Voice of the People

While it is accepted that public opinion polls or even editorials, put out by newspapers here in Nagaland may not be the most accurate indicator of what people think, it nevertheless provides a general viewpoint on a particular issue or problem. What is important is that such public opinion implies plurality and diversity and as […]

Telangana Formula

Justice (Retd) B N Srikrishna, who heads the panel examining the contentious issue of statehood for Telangana, has submitted its report to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram. There is huge expectation over the content of the report which will be made public today i.e. January 6, 2010. As per Srikrishna’s comments made to the media, […]

A Quantum Leap

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 […]

Why Statehood?

The separate Statehood demand made 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. While there had been stray media reports over the last two-three years about such a demand for separation […]

Save money, lose weight!

Time to say goodbye to Road Shows for now With another New Year it is only natural for people to attempt making some kind of resolution/s. And since the media is filled with reports about New Year pledges and resolutions, one that seems appropriate for us is this: Save money, lose weight! This was one of […]

Year of Letdown

In 2009, in our year ending editorial, we had described 2009 as a Year of Change because the Naga people’s aspiration for peace and a common cause especially among the warring Naga political groups was in small measure achieved through the signing of the document “Covenant of Reconciliation” jointly by Isak Chishi Swu, Chairman, NSCN/GPRN; […]

New Politics of Development

It does not come as a big surprise to learn that incumbent Chief Minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar from the JD (U) has returned to power with a landslide victory in the just concluded State Assembly election. What is even more convincing about Nitish Kumar’s victory is the wide acceptance across the political spectrum to […]

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