Rhetoric on Corruption

In a rare official action against graft, the Government of Nagaland recently penalized a village council chairman for corruption, misuse of village funds and has ‘disqualified’ him from selection as village council chairman for five years. For Nagaland, this is indeed a breakthrough in the fight against the menace of corruption. Rarely do we see […]

The Two India

The last three to four days has been an awesome time for India and its image as a growing business and entertainment hub. We had the glamour and excitement of the Formula One sporting event coming to India. Along with this came business worth billions of dollar and even jobs for the upwardly mobile Indian […]

Achieving Quality Control

It is common sense for any right thinking person to demand quality in a product or service rendered. By experience the government sector fails to deliver on this front. Everywhere you go, most products or services handled by the government are below par in terms of quality. The same is the case in Nagaland when […]

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 […]

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