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Stop ‘talking the talk’

Witoubou Newmai   There is no gainsaying, and the people have been saying this for years and decades, that majority of politicians are only good producers of “moving flights of rhetoric” (in the words of Noam Chomsky). Most of the…

The Naga Family Crucible

Rev. Dr. Ellen Konyak Jamir   A systemic perspective involves understanding the human condition, the relatedness of human beings with each other, and the physical and contextual world in which they live (F.A. DiBlasio). An individual’s concern is understood by…

TIME COLLAPSES

Establish a ‘public inquiry’ into the collapse of the Bridge   The bitter crisis within the Naga People’s Front is not only negatively impacting Nagaland State government and the people, but the state’s overall stability. This is the second political…

‘Orwell Rolls in his Grave’

Dr. Asangba Tzüdir   The present political condition has once again created a destructive situation that is harmful to the welfare of the people and the society. The legislators are once again at the forefront of the current comical spectacle.…

Yesterday, once more

Moa Jamir   Will the 11, 38,215 electorates stand up?   As another political drama unfolds in Nagaland, one is reminded of the classic 1973 hit ‘Yesterday Once More,’ by The Carpenters. But the similarity stops here. While hit-sibling ‘nostalgically…

‘Change attitude’ to fight corruption

By Witoubou Newmai   It is imperative for Naga society to introspect whether or not the public discourse is talking about corruption with abhorrence. Today, the practice of corruption in Naga society has gone up to the ‘next level’ in…

The Woman Condition

Hewasa Lorin   Jack Ma, Alibaba’s founder and one of the world’s richest men, said that one of Alibaba’s secret for success is hiring women. What made this stand out is that it was said by Jack Ma, a man.…

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX

Dr. Asangba Tzüdir   …And PM Calls it Good and Simple Tax   On July 1, 2017, the whole of India woke up to a new tax regime – the Goods and Services Tax (GST), envisioning a new India through…

Is the Govt Equipped?

A defining character of responsible governance is in its use of democratic means to evolve equitable solutions based on inclusive, participatory and nonviolent approaches. This is foundational to its ability for constructively addressing conflicts.   Nagaland is filled with examples…

Don’t rob opportunity

Moa Jamir   The Public Service Aspirants of Nagaland (PSAN) has rightly decided to stage a peaceful sit-in protest on July 3 in Kohima. Formed in 2016 by a group of like-minded civil service aspirants, sharing a common concern for…

Power of persuasion

Witoubou Newmai   It goes without saying that persuasions can alter attitudes and minds of people for good or for bad and consequently affects behavior or action of people, one subject that is heavily articulated by behavioural scientist B F…

The Invisible Prison

Atina Pamei   Women’s Human Rights versus Customary Laws   Naga men and women take pride in their identity, culture and traditions. Young and old Nagas speak with passion of Naga nationalism and the struggle for their right to self-determination.…