• Struggle and Pursuit
    The formation of modern state has led to two contradicting phenomenon: the struggle for rights, and the pursuit for power. While it is fundamental to recognize the relation between rights and power as interdepe
  • Betrayal Once more
    Ending an uneasy stay in the UPA coalition government, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Ministers K Chandrasekara Rao and A. Narendra yesterday resigned, unhappy at not being able to redeem the promise of a sepa
  • Trial by Profit
    Even as the Monsoon Session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) got underway, both the Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Leader of the Opposition I. Imkong continue to remain under a cloud of uncer
  • Tragic Stockpiling
    In a truly democratic and just society, decisions are not just simply made with the active participation; they are made in response to the people’s collective need and for the betterment of the society at lar
  • Young Achievers
    The conferring of the prestigious Governor’s Award to six talented Naga personalities in the field of art, music and literature on the occasion of August 15 Independence Day will be of huge boost to the human
  • Two to Tango
    In a PMO-driven move, the Union Home Ministry has at last announced a conditional and limited ceasefire with ULFA and this has been reciprocated in good faith by the armed group, although it has to be said that
  • An interesting find
    A recent research has found that over-confident people are more likely to wage war but fare worse in the course of an ensuing battle. It suggests that ‘positive illusions’ may contribute to costly wars. Pet
  • Myth – A tool of power
    Mythmaking has so often in human history been used as a political tool in shaping the polity of a State. Was it not the ‘agenda of mythmaking’ that helped the progression and development of imperialism and
  • Tobu Missive
    The 59th Independence Day at Tuensang with Minister for Transport, Imtilemba Sangtam as Chief Guest could not go as planned in the designated venue after the Chang public and students reportedly spearheaded by
  • Policy without Intent
    It has been learnt for many months and years now that Nagaland Draft State Policy for the Empowerment of Women, 2003 is under consideration by the state government. Not only that, but the setting up of a State
  • Us and Them
    Power has the tendency to generate some form of resentment. This resentment is further multiplied when those with power have lost the ability and wisdom to see its power from the perspective of those with relat
  • Chosen Traumas, Chosen Glories
    Every people, nation and state defines its identity and gives meaning to its existence based on a set of chosen traumas and chosen glories. These chosen traumas and chosen glories shape the role of a people’s
  • Gandhi’s India
    “Long years ago we made a pledge with destiny and now the time has come when we shall redeem our pledge, not in full measure but substantially… when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom”
  • Hope – A Decisive Element
    Some have said that Hope is what threatens power; Hope is what drives the revolution forward. If hope is a decisive element that defines the line between status quo and transformation, between oppression and ju
  • Youths for Conscience
    The continuous task to collectively envisage imaginatively a better relational society is by no means a recent attempt; it has been the ideal yearning of all who contemplate in thought and in action to lead a p
  • Fear Psychosis
    Terrorism wherever and against whomsoever it is perpetuated against, inevitably creates a fear psychosis in the minds of ordinary people. Terrorism today feeds on the fear that it is able to generate in the min
  • Terror Chock-A-Block
    A major terrorist plot to commit “mass murder on an unimaginable scale” by blowing aircraft flying from Britain to the US has been unearthed by the police in London. There should be no two opinions that the
  • Political Fizzle
    Pressure is now mounting on Coca-Cola and PepsiCo even as two more Indian states banned the sale of their soft drinks at government-run schools and colleges amid allegations they contain high levels of pesticid
  • Heat is On!
    There has been much persuasive analysis and opinions on the increasing climatic changes taking place around the world. But as it often happens, such pre-emptive signs are ignored and when reality hits, panic se
  • Sharing Responsibilities
    After more than nine years of ceasefire, fifty-odd rounds of political negotiations in about nine different countries from three continents, the effort to find an honorable and peaceful solution to one of the o