AI weary passengers pin hope on IndiGo

AI weary passengers pin hope on IndiGo

Morung Express News Dimapur | April 13   With private airline IndiGo set to connect Nagaland State with a daily non-stop flight from Dimapur-Delhi via Kolkata commencing April 15 onwards, air passengers from Nagaland are in flying spirits.   Weary of the blatant discrimination and torment frequently thrown at passengers by callous Air India (AI) […]

Women and Church Leadership

Women and Church Leadership

Selie Visa   History and mythology: Temple of Artemis at Ephesus is one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. It was a structure famous for its imposing size and for the works of art that adorned it.  Artemis, in Greek religion, is the goddess of wild animals, the hunt, and vegetation, and of […]

Weaving through history

Weaving through history

90 year old Khezheli Chishi wants to make sure that traditions don’t just fade away   Y Merina Chishi Dimapur | April 9   She might be in the twilight of her life, but for this nonagenarian, age is just a number. 90 year old Khezheli Chishi, a traditional weaver, has been weaving for the […]

Youth and Naga Diaspora: A Sociological Enquiry

Youth and Naga Diaspora: A Sociological Enquiry

Introduction I would like to explore two issues; firstly, to what extent ‘youth’ of the techno-savvy generation contributes to frame the structure of the present Naga society? Secondly, what can the Naga Diaspora or Non-Resident Nagas (NRN) contribute in shaping the destiny of the Nagas. There are more youth in contemporary India than rest of […]

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 […]