Nagaland Needs to Have a Few Big Private Firms

Nagaland Needs to Have a Few Big Private Firms

Politicians must not turn a people’s government into something like a private firm or business corporation. A political institution exists to facilitate businesses, not to become another business enterprise per se. Even allowing bureaucrats to make key decisions in the running of a country’s economy can be counter-productive as most of them are wired to […]

Lump sum investment

Lump sum investment

My friend Imran called the other day with an urgency in his tone, “My dear friend, let’s meet.” Being very busy, as it was the last week of the financial year, I hesitated. But he insisted on meeting. Sensing his urgency, I invited him over for dinner, asking him to come only after nine.   […]

The Simple Life

The Simple Life

“I am going to the Galapagos Island to live as long as I can and die there,” was the response of a grand old man whom this writer met while travelling from Ecuador to Peru. As Confucius believes, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”, and this old man was soon […]

Nagaland Police: What lacks thee?

‘High time the State police has a dedicated riot response force’   Imkong Walling Dimapur | April 5   The March 4 and 5 incidents in Dimapur are now etched in indelible ink. The incidents not only brought to light the failing of the people as a society but also exposed a glaring chink in […]

God Has No Hands

God Has No Hands

The message was relayed by a neighbor. Her words, transmitted through my grandmother, Dana Josephina Ongecha Nyo’Tenda, were crisp and clear: Kwara Odera K’Ogwande needed me to meet him at Mwibona market at the “usual place” like now!   I was both excited and afraid. I was afraid because the sun was almost kissing the […]

The Resurrection of Christ: Prove it to me

The Resurrection of Christ: Prove it to me

Selie Visa   The foundation of Christianity: “And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith” (1 Corinthians 15:14).   The Resurrection of Christ is the crowning proof of Christianity. It is the foundation of the Christian faith. If the Resurrection did not take place then Christianity is […]

Kuala Lumpur to Dimapur on a Harley

Kuala Lumpur to Dimapur on a Harley

Morung Express News Dimapur | April 2   This preacher from the ‘Wild West’ is not your usual image of a conventional priest confined to his pastoral ground. In a trail blazing tour to know more of the North East region and its people, founder and director of ‘Fire around the World’ Ministry, Rev. Daniel […]

What to Grow: Bureaucracy or Private Businesses?

What to Grow: Bureaucracy or Private Businesses?

According to a recent report, the approximate numbers of government employees in some of our North-Eastern states of India are as follows: Manipur – 65,000; Meghalaya – 55,000; Arunachal – 45,000; Sikkim – 35,000; and Mizoram – 75,000.  But when it comes to the state of Nagaland, the number of government employees jumps to a […]

Naga Reconciliation: A call for collective responsibility

Naga Reconciliation: A call  for collective responsibility

38 Naga organisations take ‘ responsibility for nation building’   Morung Express News Dimapur | March 31   Naga society today agrees on the need for honest and multi dimensional discussions in order to take the Naga struggle forward. To facilitate the reconciliation process within, the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) brought together representatives of […]

Shilloi Lake: Logging & Jhumming taking its toll

Shilloi Lake: Logging &  Jhumming taking its toll

Lipichem Lutsam (Meluri) | March 31   Shilloi, a still water body resembling the shape of a footprint, is a tectonic lake located in Meluri, under Phek district. ‘Guarded or protected’ in the Lurathura dialect, Shilloi was once bounded by evergreen Pine trees and mineral rich mountains, having a unique beauty. However, the future of […]