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Climate Change Dialogue

Whether it is a bad omen of things to come, the Year 2011 has started on a sad note with climate related disasters reported from one end of the world to the other. This is therefore a good time to…

Clash of Ideas

Every culture, every nation, every people is responsible for what they have made familiar. The truth has been its most tragic casualty and everything else is seen and interpreted with its head and not its heart, making invisible all that…

Costly Polls & Reforms

As reported widely in this newspaper, the Union Law Ministry and the Election Commission of India (ECI) will be organizing nation-wide consultations with political parties, NGOs and other stakeholders on a proposal for making comprehensive reforms to electoral laws. The…

‘No comment’ on ENPO Demand

Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Nagaland CM Chang should have known better that the local media will try and get his thoughts on the current demand of the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO) for a separate State called Frontier…

Need for Civilized Discourse

President Barack Obama on Wednesday (January 12, 2011) has implored a divided America to honour those attacked in the Arizona shooting rampage by becoming a better country. Given that many Americans are blaming the “overheated political rhetoric” as one of…

NE Peace Mantra

The Government of India appears to be in a hurry to get on board as many armed groups from the troubled Northeast region into the negotiating table. Following the success of keeping the Naga armed struggle quiet ever since the…

Climate Change Excuse

The recently concluded Northeast Agri Expo 2010 has come out with several recommendations which have been worked out after intensive deliberation among the resource persons and the participants/farmers. Everyone concerned would have to take serious note of the recommendations and…

Roads as Development

As was reported widely in the local media in the run up to the New Year, the Government of India has marked for Nagaland a massive Rs. 1, 130. 67 Crore for a 3-year road development project, arguably the biggest…

Green Drive Vs Development

Union Minister for Environment & Forest Jairam Ramesh has quite a reputation as a no nonsense Minister in the Manmohan Singh Cabinet. He does not compromise on his job even if it means displeasing some of his own party men.…

2011 & Beyond

The Year 2011 and beyond which lies ahead presents to us Nagas with the fullest of opportunities to accomplish our goals and targets if we make the best use of our time and resources. For those who may not be…

2011 & Beyond

The Year 2011 and beyond which lies ahead presents to us Nagas with the fullest of opportunities to accomplish our goals and targets if we make the best use of our time and resources. For those who may not be…

Costly Nagaland

There have been recent reports in the local media about escalating costs of essential food items in Dimapur, the commercial hub of Nagaland. If this is the case, one can only imagine what the situation will be in the rest…