• En-cashing System
    Elections to Parliament is still some time away but the concerns from various quarters over the recent bribery scams involving Members of Parliament has propelled to the fore once again the theme of electoral r
  • Plan Discipline
    The Annual Plan outlay for Nagaland for the year 2006-2007 was approved on December 19 at a meeting between the Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiph
  • Taking Ownership
    Indigenous peoples make up 5% of the world’s population, occupy over 20% of the earth’s landmass, and pursue self-determination, which includes sovereignty, in all 73 countries in which they dwell. At a tim
  • Self-definition and Existence
    The State system that feeds upon power, domination and violence has displaced humanity from its center and pushed aside other forms of political, social and economic organization. This has resulted in the break
  • Oscar for the Nagas
    The signals emanating from Bangkok after the latest round of peace talks between the NSCN (IM) and the Government of India is welcome and augurs well for the eight year old peace process. The bonhomie mood on w
  • Behind the Mask
    Behind the façade of uniformity in every government or organization, there are real people with a wide spectrum of reasons for maintaining rank with the hierarchy of orders. Often these reasons have more to do
  • Team not Individual
    The uproar over former captain Sourav Ganguly’s omission from the final Test against Sri Lanka had led to a whole lot of shaking and off the field antics even before a single delivery was bowled. With the BCC
  • Forgiveness as Real Politik
    When Nelson Mandela became leader of the new South Africa, he not only forgave his white jailers and people responsible for the apartheid system, but also those who the people had every reason to consider as tr
  • Talking about Talk
    How should nations and peoples respond to issues of incompatible interest, pursuit over limited resources and underlying questions of self-determination? Perhaps, the problem is as ancient as human history. Evi
  • Fair Trade Deal
    Another round of talks is underway at the 6th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong with an air of cautious optimism prevailing as Trade Ministers from 149 member countries attempt to giv
  • State and JustPeace
    The realization of JustPeace cannot be achieved unless the dilemma of the State is adequately addressed within any political process of negotiation. This is fundamental since the State is a creation of a realit
  • Double Jeopardy
    The decision of the Nagaland Government to declare all the Saturdays of the months as Regular Holidays with effect from January 1, 2006 will no doubt bring cheer to the government employees. But how much it wil
  • Tryst with Destiny
    In a time of global push towards respecting universal rights and democratic values, the vindictive and barbarous system of death penalty or ‘state-sponsored murder’ continues unabated in countries such as t
  • Democratic Conduit
    Being Members of Parliament and raising questions on the floor of the House is one of the basic functions expected of the political class in any parliamentary democracy. However the recent sting operation carri
  • I Choose…
    As the Sunday issue (December 11) of The Morung Express (both print and web editions) made its way into people’s home both across the State of Nagaland and beyond, a sense of awakening among cross section of
  • Will of the People
    In the course of human history, the myth surrounding ‘state sovereignty’ has been exposed, which has lived of its usefulness. This conclusion is only natural since the dominant discourse on state sovereignt
  • Tendulkar’s run-o-meter
    A true champion of many firsts, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has added another gem to his innumerable cricketing collection by getting to another world record 35 Test Century. This particular feat may yet be his mos
  • Between Promise & Practice
    If human history is about human struggle, it can be said that nations and peoples are continuously striving to attain their dignity. In the process, human tribulations consist of a dichotomy where people are ei
  • Beyond Ceasefire & Talks
    As the next round of peace talks slated to take place at Bangkok for December 16 draws closer, a sense of apprehension has set in among the people who are now questioning the very logic of continuing with the c
  • Is human right possible?
    Notions and principles of self-worth and dignity have been the touchstone of human progression. Principles of human rights were elucidated as a common heritage and inherent right of all peoples and nations when