• Silencing the Truth
    Violence against journalists working in Nagaland though not as marked in other places does exist and the latest attack on Nagaland Post Kohima Correspondent Xavier Rutsa should not be easily brushed aside simpl
  • Stop the Blindness
    “Stop AIDS; Keep the Promise” the theme for World AIDS Day 2005 is strong indicator of the acknowledgement for a need in shifting the focal point against AIDS, from prevention to participation. UNAIDS estim
  • Numbness
    Recent conditions have unmasked the glaring numbness which is eating away the spirit of Naga society. It seems like the Nagas have come to a time where they have just stopped living, have become indifferent to
  • Combined Responsibility
    The Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) had promised of an early political settlement in its Common Minimum Programme. More than two years have elapsed and they are still at the starting point it seems, going
  • Changes
    After more than twenty years I set foot in Shillong, a place I remember as a child for the trauma it caused every time I had to embark on an educational expedition to one of the boarding schools. For all these
  • Delete Laloo Enter Nitish
    That the power to change the course of political history lies with the people has once again being amply demonstrated in Bihar with the electorate voting against Laloo Prasad Yadav who for the last 15 years don
  • Tumultuous Times
    Bringing together political leaders into a common forum is not always an easy task given the intractable conflict and the near zero level communication that usually define their (dis)association. One of the fir
  • Political Will in HIV/AIDS Response
    The Guwahati conclave on November 19 organized by the Parliamentary forum on HIV/AIDS featuring all the elected representative of the Northeastern States, from the Panchayat level to the heads of Government in
  • Co-operative Strength
    Nagaland joined the rest of the country in commemorating the 52nd All India Co-operative week. The theme ‘Strengthen Co-operatives for Economic Resurgence’ could not have been more well timed coming at a ti
  • Circle of relearning
    When Columbus found himself in the ‘Turtle Island’ he believed he had reached India and insisted, de-spite knowledge to the contrary, that the people he encountered were Indians. This encounter elucidated b
  • Media Challenge
    Journalists have had it hard lately; the World Association of Newspapers has claimed that Asia was the worst region in the world for practicing journalism. Over 500 journalists have been arrested during 2005 wh
  • Transformative Praxis
    The historical dividing issues between Indigenous people and the State system are a reality that is being relived by the descendants of indigenous nations. The lack of will to address the indigenous issues has
  • Nurturing Understanding
    While nurturing understanding it is vital to understand how the principles and dynamics of fear, ignorance, hate, prejudice, power, respect, pride, dignity, acceptance, insecurity and self-righteousness drive p
  • Fiscal Check-Up
    The visit of Reserve Bank of India Governor YV Reddy to Nagaland came at a time when much political talk had been going on the way funds for development were being utilized by the present DAN government. Reddy
  • Tuensang’s Stake in Water Pipes
    A sense of confusion prevails both within the government departments and also among the public over the Gravity Water Supply Project for Tuensang district. While it was learnt that the Public Health & Engin
  • Maintaining impartiality
    If the first casualty in armed conflict is the truth, the next are civilians who are often rendered speechless and faceless by the scourge of violence. Caught between conflicting parties they are often the ones
  • Human Rights & Armed Groups
    A generation ago the emphasis of human rights was primarily defined in the context of the State. This was based on the perception that a State was the protector of rights, and the assumption that only State was
  • Team Cricket
    If great team contribution was the key to India’s triumph over Sri Lanka, the same will be the case against the Proteas in the upcoming series. Those who follow the game of cricket closely will feel convinced
  • The power of Power
    Essentially life is power and power is life and in the end it is through the power of Power that all life is realized. However, in the existing discourse of human affairs the life-giving forms of power have bee
  • Checks & Balances
     Despite constitutional bindings, the separation of the judiciary from the executive wing of the state remains still a far cry due to obvious reluctance and foot-dragging on the part of the Nagaland govern