Roads as Development

As was reported widely in the local media in the run up to the New Year, the Government of India has marked for Nagaland a massive Rs. 1, 130. 67 Crore for a 3-year road development project, arguably the biggest road-related thrust ever for a single road development undertaking since the state attained statehood in […]

Green Drive Vs Development

Union Minister for Environment & Forest Jairam Ramesh has quite a reputation as a no nonsense Minister in the Manmohan Singh Cabinet. He does not compromise on his job even if it means displeasing some of his own party men. He has refused to give the nod to several development projects in the country despite […]

2011 & Beyond

The Year 2011 and beyond which lies ahead presents to us Nagas with the fullest of opportunities to accomplish our goals and targets if we make the best use of our time and resources. For those who may not be aware of the time line, 2011 is actually the beginning of another decade. To put […]

2011 & Beyond

The Year 2011 and beyond which lies ahead presents to us Nagas with the fullest of opportunities to accomplish our goals and targets if we make the best use of our time and resources. For those who may not be aware of the time line, 2011 is actually the beginning of another decade. To put […]

Costly Nagaland

There have been recent reports in the local media about escalating costs of essential food items in Dimapur, the commercial hub of Nagaland. If this is the case, one can only imagine what the situation will be in the rest of the State since most of the food items are lifted from Dimapur. There have […]

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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