• Moving to higher ground
    At this time in history, what people of faith need to do is not to go left or right, but to go, deeper. In essence life issue should not divide people of the same faith, and yet in reality it does. The presence
  • Wake-up Call
    The extension by one year, of the ceasefire between the NSCN (K) and the Government of India should be welcomed by all sections of the Naga people. However, there has been a growing opinion of those who now vie
  • Dilemmas of Deployment
    The question surrounding deployment of armed troops into conflict areas is a difficult decision requiring the highest decision-making authorities to discern political will and ethical conscience. The consequenc
  • Demo-Crisis
    The unfolding political unrest in Nepal ever since King Gyanendra seized sweeping power in February last year after sacking an elected government, is a matter of serious concern for the region and particularly
  • Pragmatic steps build possibilities
    The journey towards reconciliation is a long process that needs to weather many seasons of transitions and therefore demands the utmost will and courage to keep the process going. To sustain the continued proce
  • Denial of Truth
    It is extremely unfortunate that journalists who are playing the role as watch dogs of society are treated almost inhumanly with outmost contempt by the powers that be. The manner in which six editors of Manipu
  • Truth and Mercy have met, Justice and Peace have kissed
    Reconciliation is a journey which consistently and foremost envisions the dignified future of a people embedded in a set of interdependent relationship, among people who were once friends, but are now rivals. T
  • A Public Process
    The Naga Nation needs healing. Victims and survivors need healing; perpetrators are in their own way victims of a violent system; and they need healing as well. The need to heal and reconcile emphasizes presenc
  • (IL)Legitimate Norms
    Over the last few weeks, several charges of corruption has been leveled against a number of politicians belonging to the ruling DAN government including a long list of allegations against the Chief Minister him
  • Training Day
    The two days orientation programme for Legislators of Nagaland beginning today at Kohima is an important learning exercise especially for the MLAs. Hopefully at the end of the progamme, legislators would be bet
  • The Reality is... !!
    Of late several high-profile programs, including a multi-crore five-day event has been undertaken by the Government of Nagaland. All these events have consistently focused on the issue of development, with the
  • Inner Strength
    Against the onslaught of many things modern, whether it is popular culture, political system or the bureaucratization of the individual and society, there is much truth in the saying that something’s are left
  • Democracy from Below?
    In an era of globalism and concentration of power through corporates and rigid States, it is only but natural to witness the popular growth of peoples movement, or in other words, the unfolding of Democracy fro
  • Local Solutions to Local Problems
    At a time when globalism is rapidly institutionalizing itself and the line between local and global blurring into a myriad of fluid conveniences, it is alluring to assume homogeneity. This assumption however co
  • Code on Accord
    In an effort to explore the other side of the current peace process, namely on the reconciliation front, the Naga Hoho has done the right thing by passing a resolution for setting up of a Reconciliation Committ
  • Change and Media
    In human terms, one critical obstacle that stands in the way of societal change is fear. Although fear is a natural phenomenon, it has been used as an instrument by which people are ruled. For instance, the fea
  • Conversion Bogey
    The manner is which the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly has piloted the controversial anti-conversion bill calls for wide condemnation. The motive behind the legislation in itself goes against the spirit of a se
  • Does the State Resolve or Create Conflict?
    In the common search for JustPeace, it is judicious to begin by asking fundamental questions that define the path in which the process towards understanding interplays with issues of natural justice. Invariably
  • Economic Returns
    Thomas Paine once said: “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it”. The essence of this powerful message lends credence to widely accepted dictu
  • Untimely Strike
    While employees of the State Bank of Indian (SBI) continue fighting for their rights, the general public, in particular the pensioners and salaried class people are at the receiving end for no fault of theirs.