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Contradictions to consider

Witoubou Newmai   Most people would not like to be reminded why the Naga cog fails to whir because such conversations bring monotony to every Naga ear. Those people indulging in such conversations have become incorrigible recluse before the eyes…

Umuganda

 Aheli Moitra    The World Economic Forum (WEF), in April 2017, found Rwanda to be the 9th safest country in the world. Its biennial Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report ranked 136 countries in the world—Finland topped the list, India ranked…

NITI AAYOG

Dr. Asangba Tzüdir   Has this Avatar Ushered the Path of Transforming India or a Suspect Governance?   On August 15, 2014, from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the PM of India Narendra Modi proclaimed, “we will replace the…

How injustices are addressed determines question of peace

We are surrounded by contradictions as they exist in everything and contribute to constant fluctuations in our lives. The presence of these contradictions is predictable, but what is essential is how we address them. These contradicting conditions make the question…

Quest for an elusive vision

Moa Jamir   The Nagaland Government has recently outlined the broad contours of development in the form of its ‘Vision 2030’ documents released in December 2016. A cynic may squirm at its preamble titled ‘Nagaland Vision 2030 – Our Land,…

We need long term policies

Witoubou Newmai   If one looks at the manner in which issues in the State are being attended to by the ‘concerned authorities,’ cosmetic or theatrics are the best terms that can be attached to it.   The ‘concerned authorities’…

Why were you silent?

Aheli Moitra   When we were young, those of us who were sportspersons or would stood up against unjust actions by school authorities had a singular dream—to join the Indian Army when we grew up.   The Indian Army was…

Pedagogical health of govt schools

Dr. Asangba Tzüdir   When a society finds itself depressingly filled with problems and negativities of all sorts, the little ray of hope also makes way for wish. One cannot expect or hope that tomorrow will be better than today.…

State and Violence

In the Naga 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, the State finds itself at the center of…

No ‘Anti-Romeo squads’ in Nagaland please

Dr. Moa Jamir   State of affairs in Nagaland can be considered dystopian. The latest such trait manifested when some police personnel in guise of curbing an ‘illegal activity’ and responding to ‘reports of public nuisance’ appallingly subjected some teenagers…

Change for the better

Witoubou Newmai   At least for now the gesture of N Biren Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur State, has brought the Nagas and the Manipur Government to a meeting point, a huge advancement in an effort towards a ‘way forward’.…

A bottomless pit

Aheli Moitra   A village little towards the east of Nagaland State sits neatly on the side of a hill overlooking its terrace paddy fields. Monoliths are a usual feature of its public spaces; alongside these a different sort of…

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