The need to relearn Grammar

At quite a very young age, we learn to recite the English Alphabets and write them. We undoubtedly learn our alphabets by memorizing them but this foundation becomes so rigid that all throughout our years in the educational system, we learn by memorizing. Memorizing has become synonymous to learning and this has raised many concerns. […]

LIFE ON THE BORDERS

LIFE ON THE BORDERS

•    Road to one of Peren’s last villages •    Four years after PMGSY, Njauna still doesn’t see a motor-able road   Morung Express News Njuana | May 3   When the construction for a blacktopped road up to Njuana, the last village in the remote part of Peren district bordering Manipur, was announced in 2012 […]

Grandmother of all Grandmothers

Grandmother of all Grandmothers

My grandfather, Kwara Odera K’Ogwande, and I were seated outside Dana’s house enjoying little talk while listening to the transistor radio under the huge mango tree. It was one of those sunny afternoons in Gem, western Kenya, when one would feel entitled to simply “chill-lax” after a busy morning weeding the crops or tending the […]

REPEAL AFSPA: Make the world more humane

NPMHR addresses the United Nations’ 14th session on Indigenous issues; seek intervention to repeal Act   Morung Express News Dimapur | May 2   Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) has once again urged the United Nations to take cognizance of the issue of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), and prevail upon […]

The seven woes against Jewish leaders

The seven woes against Jewish leaders

(Matthew 23:13-36 NIV)   Selie Visa   Pharisees: a small but extremely influential fellowship of men committed to strict observance of religious rituals and duties.   Sadducees: well-to-do priests. A large block in the Jewish Sanhedrin was made up of Sadducees. They denied life after death. They were opponents of the Pharisees, who nevertheless joined […]

Of prophesy, Naga unity & the legend of Kütsapomi

Of prophesy, Naga unity & the legend of Kütsapomi

Morung Express Feature Phek | May 1   Tucked into the hilly folds of Phek district in Nagaland is Kütsapo village, or Kütsapomi, as it is referred to in Chokri and Sümi, the languages its inhabitants speak. When the Naga Shisa Hoho prayer centre—Kütsapomi’s second claim to fame—was constructed, the painter made a small mistake. […]

NBSE results spiral downwards

  Morung Express News Dimapur | April 30   Government schools in Nagaland failed to impress yet again, reaching a new low with regard to pass percentage in the HSLC examinations 2015. The Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) today declared the results for the HSLC and HSSLC exams. In most parameters the results fared […]

The Renaissance Thinking: Dream to Change

The Renaissance Thinking: Dream to Change

The study of Renaissance has always caught my imagination.It is in this period where ‘reasoning’ became the central figure. Renaissance simply means “Rebirth”. The Renaissance period is often considered as a bridge between the medieval period and modern period of Europe. The major impact through Renaissance were; Humanism, Art, Church and State, Adventure to outside […]

DISASTERS, CALAMITIES AND RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE

Chingya Luithui   A Facebook post titled “Wherever Christian were persecuted in India or Pakistan, There was a retaliation from God’s creation”(sic) is doing the rounds among some Naga pages. Against the backdrop of persecution against Christians, it lists the Bhopal gas leak of 1984, the Gujarat earthquake of 2001, the deadly Paradip Super Cyclone […]

Peren’s forests under threat

Peren’s forests under threat

Lure of logging becomes irresistible in the absence of alternate economic development   Imti Longchar Lalong/Njauna | April 28   At the foothills of Mt. Kisa, between Lalong and Njauna villages in Peren district, bordering Manipur, couple of labourers load one of the last consignments of timber onto a Shaktiman truck. The timber will be […]