• Youth Empowerment?
    Youths of the twenty-first century are faced with issues and challenges of global magnitude. Subsequently, sustainable solutions demand trans-national and cross-cultural dialogue. Issues involving AIDS, governa
  • Verdict-Out Natwar
    Wilting under mounting pressure, Union Minister ‘Without Portfolio’ K Natwar Singh, named by Volcker committee as a beneficiary of illegal payoffs in the Iraqi oil scam, has finally resigned from the Union
  • To drink or to be drunk
    The question on liquor prohibition is a topic that stimulates intense sentiments with clear demarcated positions. On one hand there are arguments with religious overtones on why prohibition should continue, on
  • Bharati Minus BJP
    Uma Bharati’s expulsion from the primary membership of BJP for indiscipline and anti-party activities was not unexpected given her deviant posture towards the party high command for sometime now. For the BJP
  • Surprise destroys Trust
    In situations of strife, trust is a comfort very few essentially find; yet without active participation of trust, a nation rarely grows into its fullest embodiment. In the midst of prevailing assumptions, suspi
  • Demography & Labor
    With the supposed onward march towards progress and development, Naga policy makers and their consultants have under compulsion initiated its course of action without having much control or ownership over it. T
  • Message from Kisama
    The Fifth Annual Hornbill Festival got off to yet another colorful start at the Naga Heritage Complex, Kisama Village on December 1 coinciding with the annual Statehood day. Extending the period of the festivit
  • Naga Renaissance
    As Nagaland today observes the 42nd Anniversary of its Statehood Day, an element of doubt has set in over the future course of the State’s polity. While there are countless number of challenges to be addresse
  • Beyond Beautiful
    As part of the culmination programme in commemorating the Year of Youth Empowerment, a string of beauty pageants are being held district wise for the final showdown at Kohima for the Miss Nagaland title to be h
  • Dialogue of the deaf
    Human failure to respond to the natural call for transformation indicates that they have lost their capacity to make relevant structural adjustments with change. In the process humans have become immune to the
  • 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