Necessity Entrepreneurship

Abokali Jimomi   Entrepreneurship and innovation are viewed as the key drivers of economic growth. Evidence on the role of entrepreneurship in stimulating economic growth in low-income countries however, is much debated topic.   The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), the world’s leading research consortium focusing on entrepreneurship defines necessity-driven entrepreneurs as those pushed into starting […]

The Gentleman’s Club

Yet again, the Nagaland Government has constituted a Cabinet Sub-Committee to examine the issue of Urban Local Body elections vis-a-vis women reservation and other related issues and make recommendations.   The announcement conveyed through the State’s Directorate of Information and Public Relations on August 23 informed that the Cabinet Sub-Committee will be headed by G […]

The rise and rise of e-Sports

Imlisanen Jamir The sight of usually four people huddled over their smart phones shouting instructions while trading supernatural blows, slaying dragons, and invading enemy bases is something that we come across all too often these days.   With the proliferation of mobile devices and technology being constantly upgraded within smaller and smaller hardware, the number […]

BEFR 1873: Time to alter ILP’s ambit

Dr. Asangba Tzüdir The publication of the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens which left out over 40 lakh applicants (though they have another chance of proving their eligibility) have created ripple effect in the state of Nagaland. Following which, security has been tightened checking for migrants without Inner Line Permit (ILP). Various […]

Shifting focus

Witoubou Newmai It appears today that the people need to rediscover the ‘purpose’ together by forgetting the binary of the ‘authority’ and the ‘grass-root’ for a while.   The culture of ‘trickling downward’ is not trickling down well, there are confusions and doubts among the grass-roots. This hazy trend is creating divisions or broadening split […]

Fine print in the soil

Aheli Moitra A significant portion of the news that the press in Nagaland highlights relates to agriculture. There are detailed discussions around jhum agriculture, government departments often impart commercial agricultural training, cooperatives are formed to market agricultural produce and best agri-practice methods are consistently shared. Nagaland is still a land-based society with the rural poor […]

The Altruist?

Asangba Tzudir Altruism refers to a motive for helping behavior that is primarily intended to relieve another person’s distress, with little or no regard for the helper’s self-interest. When it comes to altruistic help, it should be voluntary, deliberate, and motivated by concern for another person’s welfare. Suppose a politician in Nagaland or one that […]

Skills & education

What should education truly be? This question, as tired and old as it might seem, is a running theme that is being harped on (either intentionally or not) by leaders of the state structure. Does employability take precedence over other vital aspects of education?   Almost every new report regarding any facet of Nagaland state’s […]

Daring but Deficient

The Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio launched the CM’s Dashboard in Kohima on August 13 with the objective of ensuring proper “monitoring of all government schemes with transparency and accountability in one single frame.”   CM’s Dashboard has become a trend in recent years after it was first implemented by Andhra Pradesh in 2015 as […]

The crisis in our education

Witoubou Newmai When today’s every occasion or happening is being channelized by vested interests our society must go back to what is already considered as the clichéd topic i.e. the real values and purposes of education. Though it sounds raking up irrelevant details our society must consider for one more time that the elixir to […]

The Push for ‘One Nation, One Poll’

Dr. Asangba Tzüdir For some months now, the issue of holding simultaneous elections across the country has attracted considerable debates where a stakeholder discussion called for the ‘One Nation, One Poll’ proposal by the Law Commission of India. In this strain, the recent letter by the National BJP President Amit Shah to Law Commission calling […]

Making science simpler does not help

Imlisanen Jamir Science on the internet can be an incredibly mesmerizing and contradictory thing. Is coffee good or bad for you? Do opposites really attract? Should you stretch before running?   Depending on where you look on the web, there are different answers. Almost all of us these days are influenced, consciously or not, by […]