Embracing Co-existence

Historical truth demonstrates that Naga political relations with India and Burma have been an acrimonious one. It is imperative that one turns to that history so that people may once again engage with those defining issues, with the intent to imaginatively create opportunities that will affect future Naga generations as a dignified shared humanity. The […]

Leaders & Solidarity

At the heart of indigenous people’s existence is its critical consciousness and indigenous leadership. These must serve as an alternative to the dominant culture and one that refuses to accept the interpretations of reality as defined by dominant. The consciousness that results of a dialogue, needs to lead towards understanding; an understanding which is the […]

Govt-Public Interface

Two years after it was launched with much fanfare in 2009, the Government of Nagaland has finally decided to do the right thing by officially discontinuing with the ‘State Road Shows’, which after the first year of its successful implementation was often seen as controversial and exchequer-draining. The biggest problem with the so called Road […]

Info Blast & Anarchy

We are now living in the age of the information superhighway where the dissemination of news and information has not only gathered speed but the sheer magnitude of available resources at our disposal is truly mind-blowing. The key to successfully harnessing this information superhighway will lie in how we manage as well as filter the […]

Arrest Corruption

The arrest of the present UPA Government’s former Telecom Minister A. Raja in one of India’s biggest ever corruption probes, the 2G telecom scam is significant in more ways than one. While the BJP and other opposition parties may describe the arrest of A Raja as “too little too late”, nevertheless the CBI’s move to […]

People’s Supreme Will

The Year 2011 is already history to many unfolding events around the world, some of them very significant as well as unexpected. The overthrow of the old order in Tunisia, the massive protests in Egypt and ordinary people taking to the streets in other Arab States is starting to shake the establishment in these countries. […]

Defining Moment?

In this defining moment such as the present, Nagas have no other option but to transcend the past and the present and to confront with the realities of the future to create a society that is truly worth living in. History will judge whether the Nagas of today are willing to cast aside their fears […]

Nurturing New Leadership

Every popular struggle for their rights has at various points of time been faced with the difficult question of who will carry on from the present leadership. The over-dependence on the present leadership and the relatively obscure faces of the next generation of leaders has often created unnecessary tension and uncertainty around questions of leaders […]

Political Indiscretion

In politics and among politicians regardless of the party at the helm of affairs, the very thing called discretionary power is a treasured commodity and therefore one that cannot be disconnected from those in power. Ever person in power wants to use his or her indiscretion to get things done, one that will suit his/her […]

Deterring Rape

It appears to be the season of rape if news paper reports are to be believed. In the run up to Christmas and New Year, several cases of rape and crime against women and children were reported from across Nagaland. All this once again raises our concern about the failure of the present system to […]

Picturesque Nagaland

Using the platform of the 6th North East Business Summit held at Mumbai from January 21 to 22nd, 2011, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has once again done his best to project and promote Nagaland as a tourist and investment destination. How convinced or satisfied the business leaders are on the nineteen point presentation made […]

Time to Vote

A first of its kind ‘National Voters Day’ was celebrated across the country on January 25, 2011 to mark the formation day of the Election Commission of India. The significance of the day, ahead of India’s Republic Day should not be missed. The objective of the EC is to increase the enrolment of voters so […]