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Perhaps!

  Moa Jamir   How tech savvy is our government? The Morung Express asked in June 2017, noting that barring a few, most of the Nagaland Government departmental or affiliated websites were either defunct or simply abandoned projects. Overall, it…

Understanding with the people

  Witoubou Newmai Often we start off our critical inquiry, asking whether the regressive affairs between the Manipur Government and the southern Nagas are attributed to misdiagnoses of the problems. Actually, overwhelming of interests has been the hallmark of affairs…

Building a movement

  Aheli Moitra   An activist-educator in North America recently remarked that there are forty thousand statues of MK Gandhi in India and only two courses that teach his methods. While the precise figures of this claim could not be…

Weaving Dreams

  Nagas need to Dream because when people dare to dream Dreams great things happen. The impossible becomes possible. Dreaming lifts people out of the everyday ruts and worries. Dreams help people guide their own destiny and make their own…

70 years of Independence Is India Liberated?

  Dr. Asangba Tzüdir   “The capacity for compassion and empathy is the true foundation of our civilization. But every day we see increased violence around us. At the heart of this violence is darkness, fear and mistrust. We must…

A Collective Attitude

  Witoubou Newmai   As we know, daunting circumstances which are already huge challenges for our society have become even more challenging today. Various reasons have contributed to this. One has been the collective attitude of our society that does…

Time for Action

  Aheli Moitra   An afternoon in Dimapur: A scooter and an autoricksha collide mildly. The drivers are furious. As the dust settles, they unmount their vehicles. Passersby, their eyes squinting, hold shirts and hankies to their noses as they…

‘Twining’ PAN and AADHAAR

  Dr. Asangba Tzüdir   The Supreme Court recently had to stare at a kind of legal vacuum as Maharashtra government, through a senior advocate demonstrated that the 40 year old judicially laid down foundation for privacy as a fundamental…

Can young legislators be the change makers?

  The young as well as the upright legislators need to expose and end the practice of taking commissions and ending the culture of nepotism   In Nagaland State the need for change has reached saturation point. It is like…

Of truth & lies

  Moa Jamir   Politicians and lies are intimate bedfellows   ‘All Politicians Lie. Some Lie More Than Others,’ read a cheeky headline in The New York Times in December 2015. The article by Angie Drobnic Holan, a political fact-checker,…

Naga society needs a new kind of confidence

  Witoubou Newmai   By all conventional signs in the context of Naga society, it has become a monotonous affair to see endless flow of ‘advice’ from newspaper commentators on varied subjects. For years now, many people have been comparing…

We have questions

  Aheli Moitra   It is that time when focus is needed on the Indo-Naga peace process.   But first, a bit about the Colombian peace process. The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia—Ejército del Pueblo (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s…

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