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Trump’s confrontational America

By Moa Jamir True to his self, Donald Trump marked the first day as the President of the United States by attacking the media of lying about the “size of his inauguration crowd.” He took office as the 45th US…

Social Media, Breaking News and the Traditional Media

Witoubou Newmai   There have been discussions for some time now that social media have come to rule the roost in disseminating and sharing news.   The Oxford University Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism observed that young people…

Status to humanity

Aheli Moitra    If one wants to make sense of the current imbroglio unfolding before the slated elections to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in Nagaland State, the best place to go would be the editorials of the Nagaland Page…

EMBRACING ‘NAGANESS’

Dr. Asangba Tzüdir   The idea of a ‘Naganess’ that is ‘constitutive’ of being a Naga can be located within a communitarian project, an ongoing process, where everyone has a part on the success of the project. It is not…

‘The Danger of a Single Story’

In 2009, the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie while presenting “The Danger of a Single Story” during a TED talk eloquently pointed out that, “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue,…

Corruption as a virtue

By Moa Jamir   Looking at the state of affairs prevailing in our society in the recent past, a measured conclusion can be drawn that corruption and self-interest have become a virtue in the Naga society. Corruption is a global…

Belief in an ethical society

Witoubou Newmai   It is either due to the lack of nuanced understanding of today’s Naga situation or the absence of a right conscience and genuine dissenting voices that today’s Naga case can be compared fittingly with the parable of…

We are protectors, not protestors

Aheli Moitra  Learning from Standing Rock & each other     The campaigners protecting their indigenous lands have come a long way. They have sustained a powerful movement to protect their land—the source of life and livelihood for the indigenous…

Lessons from Morung

Dr. Asangba Tzüdir   We have come a long way from our traditional culture and have reached a stage where our culture is almost reduced to symbolic representation of the material. The technological impact on our lives is tremendous and…

Decolonizing Framework

The Naga heart continues to be confronted with crisis on multiple fronts, all of which have the potential to negatively impact the Naga future. In the south, it is faced with a government that continuously subjugates the people and fragments…

Of reservation & opposition

By Moa Jamir   Observing the events unfolding after the announcement by the State Government to hold election to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in Nagaland, one is acutely reminded of the following observation by the prominent 18th century English scholar…

Elections do not determine a government of the people

Witoubou Newmai   To what extent will the deeply polarized situation in Manipur reflect upon the upcoming assembly polls?   A conventional take would suggest that the developments witnessed in the past two months in Manipur State is bound to…