Promise of a good life

Aheli Moitra   This week, The Morung Express highlighted the plight of a Hemophilia patient in Nagaland. Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder. Due to the absence of a blood clotting factor, patients of Hemophilia bleed longer than others after an injury, injections, operations or tooth extractions. They may bleed internally, and in the joints […]

On Section 377 Verdict

 Dr. Asangba Tzüdir The Supreme Court earlier this year in July had reserved its verdict after hearing a number of petitions challenging Section 377 of the IPC which states that, “whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with […]

Don’t ruin all that hard work

Imlisanen Jamir We cannot allow disputes within ourselves to ruin one of the most remarkable conservation success stories that Nagaland has seen.   The Amur Falcons brought global attention to the state for all the wrong reasons in the beginning. Images of the birds being hunted in droves spread across media outlets, drawing concern and […]

Radio Gaga in Nagaland

In a Smartphone era, who needs or listen to the radio? A valid rhetorical question, the answer, au contraire, is ‘a lot,’ melodiously defying popular perception that radio has lost its relevance in the modern milieu of technological progress.   In Nagaland, FM Tragopan under the All India Radio (AIR) Station Kohima launched last year […]

A pinch of the feminine

Aheli Moitra Autumn has dawned and celebration of female divine power is underway. From birthing to nurturing and protection, the feminine in our lives is a symbol of the light that ignites our collective way forward. At home, the feminine has mended the fragile; on field, she has fortified the foundation of human society.   […]

Good Governance

Dr. Asangba Tzüdir ‘Not an option, but basic right’ Good governance is an indeterminate term used in the international development literature to describe how public institutions conduct public affairs and manage public resources. Good governance means that the processes and institutions produce results that meet the needs of society while making the best use of […]

It’s been coming!

By Imlisanen Jamir   When a part of the Old Nagarjan Bridge in Dimapur began collapsing to one side on Sunday, it shouldn’t have come as any surprise.   Badly damaged since last year, and despite repairs being done on it sometime later; commuters in the town had been playing a dangerous game while driving […]

Nagaland’s elusive sports policy

The role of the government is vital promoting sports in a state or country. The overall development of sports personalities as well as the infrastructure is in everyone’s interest and a comprehensive policy is needed to ensure such outcomes.   Yet, it remains an ignored or disrespected domain in the State. When the People’s Democratic […]

A rightful place

Witoubou Newmai Nagas need to acknowledge our writers   Good books “age with the readers,” they say. Besides the influence of the themes, the readers are also charmed by the places, cultures, practices and food habits of the characters in the books, often. That is why, for ages, the world has been all about who […]

Look Who’s Talking #MeToo

Aheli Moitra On the east coast of the country, you can trace the birth of gigantic waves rising from the distant flat bed of the ocean. Few can predict how high, long or strong a wave may become before dissolving into white froth. These waves define how we experience the ocean—one may sweep us off, […]

Of Unions, Donations and Collections

Dr. Asangba Tzüdir For sure, Nagaland will easily enter the Guinness Book of World Records for having the distinction of most unions if such a record in included in the list. The increasing number of unions, donations and collections has been aptly enacted by the theatre group Dreamz Unlimited in one of their latest play. […]

The anti-vaccine movement is dangerous

Imlisanen Jamir One of humanity’s greatest accomplishments has been the development of vaccines, saving millions of lives across the world.   Since then, several new vaccines have been developed over the course of history, each being heralded as a landmark medical achievement—a cause for celebration. However, despite their incredible success, groups of people who doubt […]