Editorial

  • Truth and Knowledge
    Truth and knowledge are existential realities perceived and understood in different ways. It is essential to examine how the basis of social and cultural practices formed the realms of knowledge that not only r
  • Open Question
    The news about the incident in which nine IRB police jawans from Nagaland were killed during combat operation in the naxal infested south Bastar region of Chattisgarh State is indeed both shocking and disturbin
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Time-Honored Asset
    There are now no two opinions that the Naga way of life has much to offer in terms of providing the answers to many of the dilemma that the people in the State of Nagaland are today being confronted with. Whate
  • Clear Peace Call
    The news of the ceasefire extension for six months comes as no surprise given the mood of the general public most of whom had expressed the desire that the truce with New Delhi be extended in order to allow bot
  • Globalization or Globalism?
    Globalization was projected as the great leap of human evolution in a linear march from tribes to nations to global markets. Our identities and context were to move from the national to the global and from ‘p
  • Human Security over National Security
    While it maybe fair to say that human security and national security are ideally complementing and mutually reinforcing principles, it is true to say that state-centered concepts of national security has threat
  • Populist Council
    The expansion and reshuffle of the 20 month old Union Council of Ministers on Sunday seems to have been intricately worked out by the Prime Minister with the counsel of the person who matters the most—Sonia G
  • 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
  • Job Action Plan
    The State Government is reportedly serious in going ahead with the ban to be imposed on creation of new posts in the state. It is evidently clear that the government is no longer in a position to provide jobs t
  • Three Stones
    Traditionally, when fire is lit for cooking, three-stones are commonly erected not only to provide stability and support for the earthen pot placed over the fire, but to channel and distribute the heat produced
  • Verdict-Out Buta
    In a landmark judgment on Tuesday, January 24, a five-judge Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court has held that the position taken by Governor Buta Singh and the subsequent report send by him to the Centre
  • 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
  • Growth Trajectory
    The inauguration of the Industrial Growth Centre and Export Promotion Industrial Park at Ganeshnagar is indeed a landmark in the history of Nagaland since attaining statehood. It is a venture that has the where
  • Moral Imagination
    Indigenous peoples, the world over have witnessed great destruction, despair and suffering meted out against them; challenging the very core of their social, political, economic and moral fiber. Yet, it is thes
  • Giving back to Gokhale
    In a significant move, the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES), New Delhi has sanctioned seven Bio-Mass Gasifier projects spread over different parts of the State. For a Power-Deficit State like
  • The Future?
    The process of nation-building is greatly influenced by intergenerational perspectives and opinions. Issues surrounding how different generations approach this are critical in the making of a nation. While olde
  • 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