Climate Change Governance

In an earlier editorial, we had mentioned governance as one of the key factor that needs to be given due importance in order to address climate change and the myriad of issue and problem that come with it. A recent conclave on Climate Change Leadership in North East India under the theme “The need for […]

Naga Identity in Christ

In one of the Sunday service in the first week of September, a senior Pastor of a prominent Church in Dimapur delivered an important sermon touching on the relevant issue of a people’s identity and how Nagas are at an important crossroad of determining the kind of identity they want to nurture and build. The […]

Kashmir Report

Advocating “meaningful autonomy” and speedy development, the three interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir submitted their report to Home Minister P. Chidambaram recently, a year after they were appointed to draw a roadmap to peace. From whatever we have seen, the report is quite disappointing as it has failed to come out with out of the […]

Year of Entrepreneurs?

An organization going by the name ‘Entrepreneurs Union’ consisting of those selected under the State’s ‘Year of Entrepreneurs’ has brought to the attention of the Government of Nagaland on the need to expedite what it called the “implementation process” and “give out proper guidelines” for entrepreneurs selected under the State’s ‘Year of Entrepreneurs.’ The entrepreneurs […]

Remembering the Real Legacy of Columbus

October 10, 2011 was Columbus Day in the United States. It marks another anniversary of the day that Christopher Columbus set foot in the New World in his erroneous attempts to forge an alternate route to India in the year 1492. Since the 1900s, this day has been celebrated as a federal holiday in the […]

Women for Peace, Democracy

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a trio of women’s rights activists: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen. The Norwegian Nobel Committee stated that this year’s award was for promoting women’s rights through peacebuilding work in Liberia and Yemen. The award, was shared between Liberia’s […]

The issue, I am told, is the tissue

How far away are we from the periphery? Alternatively, how can we ‘peripherize’ spaces that are central to its inhabitants and their ideas? If we don’t understand where our lines must run through, can we run them through wherever it makes administrative sense to us? Hey, what do I know, but the Manipur government is […]

No Communication in Manipur

The ongoing economic blockade in Manipur and the hardship faced by people there is something that all of us should sympathize with as common people are suffering due to shortage of essential commodities. Prices of fuel and food have shot up and even life saving medicine is in short supply. All this is a matter […]

Health of Children

Expressing concern over the death of 500 children allegedly due to encephalitis, the National Child Rights Commission has asked for a report on the matter from the Uttar Pradesh government in 15 days. In a letter to the state chief secretary, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has stated that the issue […]

Responding to Disaster

In the backdrop of the recent earthquake that devastated Sikkim and also the numerous warning signs of impending disaster/s striking a vulnerable place like Nagaland, the launch on October 10, 2011 of Nagaland’s own State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) is a welcome development. Full credit should go to those people in government who made this […]

Occupying Wall Street and the Protests Against Corporate Greed

About ten days ago, what began as a murmur of dissent, gathered momentum to become a multidimensional attack on corporate greed in America. Thousands of ordinary people have come out into the streets in New York, most notably at Zuccotti Park and the message of the protests is spreading to other cities in the United […]

The Resolve to Win

Since the last one decade or so, and in particular during the last two years, the Government of India (GoI) has been engaging itself with the question of Kashmir, Telangana and the Naga talks through various approaches and mechanisms. Although there are other unresolved problems facing India, these three issues has found the attention of […]

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