Eternal Vigilance

The anti-corruption crusade across the country led by renowned social activist Anna Hazare is truly a people’s movement with a groundswell of mass support which, even the government could not ignore anymore. After four days of fasting, Team Anna did what not many others could not achieve, to push the government of India into acceding […]

Human Dignity

The necessity to create a viable and secure political, social, cultural and economic environment that would allow people to exercise their rights continues to be the primary essence of peoples’ movement, the world over. It is the paramount responsibility and the collective commitment of states, governments and nations to safeguard the rights of all peoples […]

Farmers Exposure Tours

Newspapers in Nagaland are regularly being splashed with reports and pictures of our local farmers from across the State going on ‘exposure tours’ to different places outside our State. Such kind of tours is sponsored mostly by the government of the day while some are done by the Indian army, churches or in some few […]

Conscience and Change

Human conviction reasons that change is continuous and that humankind is capable of an understanding which is rooted in context and conscience. Both change and understanding are located within an inclusive historical process and when its context and conscience interplays with one another, it is capable of churning an energy which is responsible for perpetually […]

A People’s Agenda

The Congress led UPA government and its so called public posturing to fight corruption at the highest level is being put to a stern test by social activist and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare who is on a fast unto death demanding a more stringent law against corruption. While both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA […]

Winning Formula

Winning a world cup is a big feat no matter which sports or by which country or individual. However, winning a cricket world cup by India in India is more than just a big feat. It is historic and a lifelong celebration and a point to prove for all Indians because cricket is a religion […]

No Politics on Sunday

Ever since the Election Commission (EC) of India announced the dates for by-elections to the 26 Aonglenden Assembly Constituency on May 8, 2011, several appeals and representatives have been given to the EC asking that the May 8 date be changed as it falls on a Sunday. First it was the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee […]

Development under Siege

Modern conflict is frequently chronic and fluctuating with hostilities varying in intensity and location. With majority of the casualties being civilians, people feel threatened even when their particular locality is quiet. Many register ‘wounds of war and conflict’ in social and economic terms rather than psychological terms. Suffering caused in the course of conflict is […]

Mother Zaputuo-u

Her last wish of an Orphanage Day should be fulfilled With the passing away of Mrs. Zaputuo-u Angami aged 89 years, in the early hours of March 24, 2011, a legend among the Nagas is no more. Fondly referred to as ‘Mother’, Mrs Zaputuo-u carried the burden of the orphans almost single handedly with love […]

A New Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has got another feather in his cap from none other than President Pratibha Patil, the latter obviously impressed by the efforts towards empowering women and the overall development of the state under the stewardship of Nitish Kumar. Ever since coming to power (he has been re-elected for a second term) […]

School Edu Reforms

Education is seen as one of the most vital sector of human activity and therefore it is only to be expected that government programmes for this sector gets a lion’s share of budgetary allocation. The latest Budget presented by Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has naturally allocated sufficient funds for education. Besides this, major funds […]

Values in Politics

Former Deputy Chief Minister and one of the pioneers of Nagaland State R.C. Chiten Jamir passed away after a brief illness on March 20, 2011. He was 85. With the passing away of R.C. Chiten Jamir, an era has come to an end given that he was the last living member of the Interim Body […]

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