• Planned city dream
    Imkong Walling India’s fortune lies in “well planned cities,” asserted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in one of his post-Budget webinars earlier this year. His prognosis though came with a la
  • Clothing for genuine cultural appreciation
    Akangjungla Clothing holds deep meaning and great significance to the Indigenous Peoples. For the people who wear cultural or traditional clothes, it creates a sense of belongingness and collective identity.
  • ‘Scienceploitation’
    Imlisanen Jamir In today's world of commerce, the shelves of grocery stores and pharmacies have turned into battlegrounds of persuasive language. Products of all kinds are adorned with labels that promis
  • Task cut out
    Moa Jamir  As the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) convenes for its second session on September 11, the State Government has a task cut out. This column has previously noted that the Government
  • Engaging the Powers
    If governance is the art of managing differences, it can be said that a top-down governance system based on structures which create dependency and inculcate an economics of desperation, lies at the roots of inj
  • When leaders embrace the social media circus
    Imlisanen Jamir In an era dominated by digital ubiquity, the intersection of politics and social media has birthed a new breed of political leader – one who thrives on humor, brashness, and the calcula
  • Decline of reading culture, Revisited
    Akangjungla During the recently concluded 44th Foundation Day of All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) cum felicitation of degree toppers in Kohima, Nagaland MLA Achumbemo Kikon conveyed to the
  • No More Private Practice?
    Dr Asangba Tzudir The directive of the Government of Nagaland to government doctors to stop private practice is a serious concern and calls for a thorough deliberation. There are various perspectives based o
  • HC should revive PIL on NH-29
    Moa Jamir The four-laning of 42.86-kilometre National Highway 29 from Dimapur to Kohima has been severely hampered by problems, resulting in the significant delay of completion of the construction. Most rece
  • Fait accompli
    Imkong Walling The amending of the Forest Conservation (FC) Act, 1980, was in many ways controversial. From the initial posturing that sought to provide stronger protection to forests against non-forestry us
  • Stolen childhoods
    Imlisanen Jamir Dimapur Railway Station has tragically transformed into a gateway for vulnerable children seeking escape from their harsh circumstances. Every day, three to four cases of children running awa
  • Charting a new course
    Akangjungla Gender specific interventions aimed to guarantee the provision and access to water and sanitation services are getting worldwide media attention. Indigenous peoples everywhere relate to water as
  • Alcohol Use Disorder
    Dr Asangba Tzudir Even as the debate on the NLTP Act continues it is also imperative to look at the aspect of Alcohol Use Disorder and see how serious this medical condition is. Though easily available for &
  • Bold now, real test later
    Government of Nagaland’s stance on UCC and Forest Conservation Act Moa Jamir In a distinct departure from the past, the Government of Nagaland (GoN) has taken a divergent stance on two contenti
  • Recovering our ability to think for ourselves
    Education involves more than books and skills, tests and examinations. it is about nurturing and developing individuals to learn, create their own knowledge and grow in order to live a fulfilling and dignified
  • From Cosmos to Community
    Imlisanen Jamir Step into the frontiers of modern physics, and you'll find yourself embarking on a journey that challenges the very fabric of our reality - a journey that brings us face to face with a ca
  • Embracing Traffic Lights: A Public Responsibility
    Imti Longchar The Dimapur Traffic Police on July 25 launched the Improvised Traffic Control System (ITCS) at the city’s two crucial junctions-Holy Cross Traffic Point and Nagarjan Traffic Point. This m
  • Child sexual assault: Confront the inaction
    Akangjungla The problem of sexual assault of minors is all the more grievous because it is the reflection of greater and deeper issues prevailing in the family and the society – educational institution
  • Bold Step by DoSE Nagaland
    Moa Jamir  In a bold move to confront corruption and ensure accountability within the department, the Directorate of School Education (DoSE) Nagaland recently took a significant step by exposing an &ldq
  • Incentivising alt energy 
    Imkong Walling Electricity shortage and load-shedding will repeat every year, announced the Department of Power Nagaland (DoPN) in a grim forecast in the early part of June 2023. It also expressed hope of su