Rahul’s Perspective

In a sweeping statement for a young mainland politician visiting Nagaland state for the first time, Congress national general secretary and the party’s youth icon, Rahul Gandhi alleged that Nagaland government under the NPF has not been able to deliver the largesse handed to the state for the common people. Whether these charges are fair […]

Expanding FNR

The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) is still being talked about for the commendable work it has done so far in bringing about a semblance of peace, order and the hope for a shared future. As all of us will recall that the FNR stepped in at a time when Naga armed groups were bitterly […]

Reinvigorate Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy wherever they are performing large scale administrative tasks should have the wherewithal to look inwards and make necessary corrections so as to remain not only relevant but also to enjoy the confidence of the people. In this context, the bureaucracy especially in Nagaland needs to remove the image of red-tapism and evolve a new […]

Famine and Politics in the Horn of Africa

Since the summer of 2011, there has been a crisis that the world’s media has not been reporting upon with the urgency that it deserves. The Horn of Africa, comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, is facing another famine that the constituent countries are unable to deal with. The online resource, Famine Early Warning System […]

Hijacking of Democracy

The present NPF led government in Nagaland has still not come out with any official statement with regard to several important issues demanding attention. One of them is obviously the implementation of 33% reservation for women in Urban Local Bodies (ULB) in Nagaland. Despite passing a law to this effect in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, […]

Rhetoric on Corruption

In a rare official action against graft, the Government of Nagaland recently penalized a village council chairman for corruption, misuse of village funds and has ‘disqualified’ him from selection as village council chairman for five years. For Nagaland, this is indeed a breakthrough in the fight against the menace of corruption. Rarely do we see […]

The Two India

The last three to four days has been an awesome time for India and its image as a growing business and entertainment hub. We had the glamour and excitement of the Formula One sporting event coming to India. Along with this came business worth billions of dollar and even jobs for the upwardly mobile Indian […]

Achieving Quality Control

It is common sense for any right thinking person to demand quality in a product or service rendered. By experience the government sector fails to deliver on this front. Everywhere you go, most products or services handled by the government are below par in terms of quality. The same is the case in Nagaland when […]

Climate Change Governance

In an earlier editorial, we had mentioned governance as one of the key factor that needs to be given due importance in order to address climate change and the myriad of issue and problem that come with it. A recent conclave on Climate Change Leadership in North East India under the theme “The need for […]

Naga Identity in Christ

In one of the Sunday service in the first week of September, a senior Pastor of a prominent Church in Dimapur delivered an important sermon touching on the relevant issue of a people’s identity and how Nagas are at an important crossroad of determining the kind of identity they want to nurture and build. The […]

Kashmir Report

Advocating “meaningful autonomy” and speedy development, the three interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir submitted their report to Home Minister P. Chidambaram recently, a year after they were appointed to draw a roadmap to peace. From whatever we have seen, the report is quite disappointing as it has failed to come out with out of the […]

Year of Entrepreneurs?

An organization going by the name ‘Entrepreneurs Union’ consisting of those selected under the State’s ‘Year of Entrepreneurs’ has brought to the attention of the Government of Nagaland on the need to expedite what it called the “implementation process” and “give out proper guidelines” for entrepreneurs selected under the State’s ‘Year of Entrepreneurs.’ The entrepreneurs […]

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