Norway’s Brush with Terror and Ramifications for Europe

For many, the events that occurred in Norway on July 22, 2011, were the worst ever attacks inside a country known for its commitment to peace. In fact, European commentators go as far as saying that it is the most devastating loss of lives that the country has witnessed since World War II, when it […]

Naga Solution in the Making?

After months and months of what would seem like quiet diplomacy, some hard bargaining and off course lots of patience and commitment, the Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim are finally looking at “working out a settlement in the shortest possible time”. This was announced in a rare but welcome joint […]

Good Sound Health

It would appear that good sound health whether physical, mental or spiritual is essential for the overall health and well being of a person, the family, society, community, nation and the world. Political events (changes) around the world, economic prosperity, cultural assimilation, new innovations in science & technology etc. are all having both positive and […]

Too Much Discretionary Powers

The political executive (ie. the Chief Minister, Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries etc) in Nagaland must be one of the most powerful in the whole of India and even the world. Many times, even a mere paper chit signed by these executives can become law unto themselves. Such is the discretionary powers of our ruling political executives. […]

How about aid for Somali

As we partake in our daily activities ranging from government functioning, growing foods, church work, social or welfare service, business enterprises etc. many of us will be oblivious to what is happening in the outside world. As is obvious, Nagas have our own problems to deal with and therefore we may argue that we need […]

Solution from Within

The demand for a separate Frontier State of Nagaland by the conglomeration of the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organization (ENPO) representing six tribal groups—Chang, Konyak, Sangtam, Khiamniungan, Yimchungru and Phom communities—has come as cause of concern for the Nagas as a people and more so at a time when we need to look at convergence of […]

Of Census, Demographics and Migration

The primary tables for the recently concluded census of 2010 are out in India. This time, most of the important data, including the preliminary report are available online, which is a great boon for armchair analysts, such as this commentator. However, there is much that the layperson does not understand about statistical aggregates like the […]

Approach & Spirit of Darjeeling Accord

Quietly but surely, the newly elected West Bengal Government under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamol Congress has in record time taken the welcome political initiative in helping resolve, at least for the short to medium term, the decades old Darjeeling problem. Since taking charge as the new Chief Minister, Mamata was able to […]

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 […]

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