Nature of the State

In the common search for a just Peace, it is judicious to begin by asking fundamental questions that define the path in which the process towards understanding interplays with issues of natural justice. Invariably, the State finds itself at the center of any discourse that involves human desire for justice and peace. Empirical truths indicate […]

Democracy & Change

Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad luck. However if it does bring bad luck to some, by the same measure it should be a lucky and victorious day for many others. Coincidently, May 13, 2011 (Friday) was […]

Fighting our Problems

Problems confronting Naga society and polity refuses to go away rather it is growing in different directions taking various shapes and forms. At the outset, it is important for everyone concerned to realize that the unresolved Naga political issue and the related factional violence and killings is not the sole problem that confronts the Naga […]

Acting against the Corrupt

It is not always that in a corrupt system like India you get to see the arrest of top politicians and powerful people in cases of corruption. In fact as per public record there has been only one politician in the history of independent India who has been convicted for corruption. But in a positive […]

Role Model Students

As the Nagaland Board of Secondary Education (NBSE) examination results was declared it was only expected that there would be the few from among thousands coming out on top. While it is true that there can be only one topper or the select few who come in the top twenty or fifty, yet we should […]

Democracy Not Enough

Every elections that is held in Nagaland only reinforces the truth that democracy we may proclaim but in reality we are undemocratic in our thinking and way of life. This is true not only of our politicians whom we ridicule no end but also the so called ‘innocent’ public. Since Statehood was attained and we […]

Overcoming Myths

Human history has shown that it is always the oppressor and the ‘powers that be’ that writes and determines the history of the people they oppress? This trend has tremendously affected the history and identity of many peoples – especially struggling peoples. Such distortion of history and facts only deprives the people of their identity […]

Flying Danger in NE

Within days of a crash in Arunachal Pradesh, another chopper went missing in Sikkim. The crash in Arunachal killed 17 persons and injured six others while all four Army personnel were killed in the Sikkim crash. Given our concern over air safety in the NE region, the Morung Express had put out a report a […]

Another Poll Test

The May 7 Bye-Election for the prestigious 26 Aonglenden Assembly Constituency will be keenly watched across Nagaland for several reasons. The re-entry of former Chief Minister SC Jamir and whether he is able to reassert his political authority not just in the Bye-Election but beyond will be a matter of interest for many. Off-course, it […]

Post-Osama World

The killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at the hands of US forces inside Pakistan has expectedly made headlines around the world. However we should not forget that the September 9, 2001 terror attacks masterminded by Osama bin Laden was a bigger tragedy and one should not celebrate too much over the demise of […]

National Unity

In a welcome development for the Palestinian people and its aspiration for a separate independent State, the two main factions, the “secular-minded” Fatah and the “Islamist” Hamas, on April 27, 2011 have decided to form a government of national unity and hold elections. Analysts believe that this could be a “dramatic game-changer in the long-stalled […]

Non-Performing Schools

The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSC) has declared the results for High School Leaving Certificate Examinations (HSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examinations (HSSLC) for 2011 with the results yet again testifying to the unfortunate state of government schools in Nagaland. The continuing dismal performance of our government schools should make us question […]

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