Media, Politics & Power

The phone hacking scandal involving the British tabloid ‘News of the World’, which is owned by News International belonging to the Rupert Murdoch media empire, has continued to remain a focal point of attention given the larger question involving abuse of power and the corrupt nexus between the press, police and politics. Ever since the […]

Backdoor Appointments—Old Temptations Die Hard

On a day the Department of School Education came out with important orders and notification with regard to the much talked about bogus appointments in the department and to correct the same, the Naga Students Federation has brought to the attention of the government on backdoor appointments taking place in several departments. All of us […]

Terror Attacks—India’s Unhealthy State of Affairs

India’s financial capital of Mumbai has now been targeted by terror attacks for the fourth time in eight years. There is obvious frustration for people of Mumbai in particular who have been made to suffer at the hands of the faceless enemy whether they are home grown or from across the border. And as would […]

Transcending the Past

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 […]

Is Africa Our Mirror?

On midnight, July 9, 2011 South Sudan became the world’s newest independent country, thereby changing its status as a semi-autonomous part of the Republic of Sudan, a status it enjoyed since the 19070s and had to keep fighting to retain. In January 2011, a referendum was held as part of an agreement between the government […]

Tasks for Naga Reconciliation

It is an honor for the Naga people that ‘A Journey of Common Hope’ has got global recognition with the Baptist World Alliance, comprising of six regional bodies and 120-member countries, resolving to support and strengthen the Naga Reconciliation process. The resolution on the Nagas was among three resolutions passed during the general council meeting […]

Vision for Human Health & Environment

Nagaland with the rest of the Northeastern States very often talk about the vision 2020 goal with focus on development as the center piece of this policy. Economic growth is very essential no doubt for the overall development of our people. However growth should not be only about wealth creation but must include the vision […]

Population Control and Naga Identity Discourse

On July 11, 2011, along with the rest of the world, Nagaland and its government also observed World Population Day under the theme “Small Family—Overall Development”. As is the convention and also given the huge publicity campaign, we in Nagaland led by our Ministers also participated to “vigorously promote small family norms”, as was stated […]

Development as Transformation

Political, Social and Economic Justice and Ecological Sustainability have become the central rallying points to restore Development, Liberation, Transformation and Self-Determination at the core of peoples’ struggles once again. Development begins with strengthening the praxis to reclaim the values of freedom, dignity and the freedoms of all fellow beings since therein lies the indivisibility of […]

A Night at the U2 Concert

“I don’t know why the train is so crowded at this time of the day”, said a woman talking over the phone, on a Fremont-bound train in Oakland, on June 7, 2011. Indeed, it was a packed train at 4.00 in the evening, quite out of the ordinary in San Francisco’s BART system. “It’s the […]

Are Nagas Worthy of a Peace Award?

Naga Reconciliation under the ‘Journey of Common Hope’ stewarded by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) is today looking more and more like past history. A journey which began quietly but with firm resolve in the face of huge public skepticism, significant strides were made towards fulfilling the objectives of peace. Despite the hurdles strewn […]

Food for All Policy

According to a recent study, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has predicted that food prices will soar by as much as 30 per cent over the next 10 years. Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD, said that any further increase in global food prices, which have risen by […]

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