• Limits of Patience
    When push comes to shove, there is bound to be resistance and the Nagas of Manipur has done just that albeit in a way that needs to be appreciated for the simple reason that they have chosen to protest within t
  • Greatness and Folly
    In what will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest world cup finals of the modern era, Italy won its fourth World Cup title, by 5-3 in a penalty-kick shootout, after the score remained 1-1 through overtime
  • Ticket to ride
    Barely concealing its disapproval, the Naga Students Federation (NSF) has asked the Nagaland Government’s “Delegation” presently doing world cup duty in Germany to “come home fully equipped with sports
  • Tactical Yes
    The 16-2 margin of vote in the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee supporting the U.S.-Indian nuclear cooperation accord Thursday is a huge boost for the unprecedented deal arrived between US President
  • Compassion in Crisis
    Archbishop Tutu remarks that a nation divided during a repressive regime does not emerge suddenly united when the time of repression is passed … neither can anyone have the power to say ‘Let bygones be bygo
  • 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
  • Power Blight
    It is somewhat off the mark to say that “Political science is the father of modern politics” and even more ridiculous to suggest that “nameplates are the face of political leaders” as was stated by the
  • The Inconvenient Truth
    In times of conflict and political strife, Truth is conveniently stepped-over and becomes the first casualty, causing despair. Nonetheless, it does not however mean that the Truth has just simply vanished into
  • Road to Berlin
    All eyes will now be on the Semi-Final matches to be played between Germany and Italy on July 5 and the Portugal versus France game on July 8. Except for the Italy-Ukraine Quarterfinal match, which was won by a
  • Tiger’s Trail
    The desperate attempt being made by the LTTE to find allies at a time when it is fighting a losing battle with the Sri Lankan Army is not to be unexpected. With dwindling support for its cause and without any a
  • Road to Nowhere
    Forty-eight years ago in 1958, the Government of India enacted the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as a measure to empower her armed forces in their war to militarily quell the Naga movement. The AFSPA,
  • Prisoners of Uncertainty?
    Growing restlessness and lingering lethargy enveloping the Naga skyline is causing an uneasy sense of acute cynicism and unfocused anger, just churning restlessly for its release. The internal and external cond
  • From Program to Implementation
    The Nagaland State Government has over the last six months or so undertaken several development programs to the people. Noteworthy among them is the slew of measures announced under the departments of Horticult
  • Breaking the Tribal Sting
    The Morung Express Poll held last week witnessed an overwhelming 94% of the respondents categorically agreeing that tribalism is destroying the very fabric of the Naga society. Only 4% responded in the negative
  • Removing the Cream
    As the impasse continues on the issue of reservations, the Group of Ministers appointed to deal with the issue has already forwarded its report to the Prime Minister. Much as it is expected of the political cla
  • Best of the Fours
    No other sporting event captures the world’s imagination like the FIFA World Cup. Ever since the first competition in Uruguay in 1930, FIFA’s (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) flagship h
  • AIDS – Part II
    In an ironic twist of fate, the meaning behind the word ‘AIDS’ underwent dramatic changes ever since the identification of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in 1983. While the origin of HIV in humans is be
  • Bold Moves
    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
  • Scientific Anti-dote
    The one day consultation on “Reducing drug demand for HIV prevention” to be held today at Hotel Japfu, Kohima could not have come at a more appropriate time when the threat posed by HIV/AIDS is taking its t
  • Best of Both Worlds
    The series of meeting that has taken place over the last week under the government’s initiative involving the Deputy Commissioners, Gaonboras and Dobashis on the issue of separation of the executive from the