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 […]

The art of living

The art of living

ZuchanoKhuvung, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science   It is a well known fact that every human being wants to live a joyful life, a life with content. So, how do you achieve that or why can’t you achieve it? It may be because you are missing out the very implications of a contented life. […]

TEENAGE PREGNANCY: Disturbing link with rape

TEENAGE PREGNANCY:  Disturbing link with rape

Morung Express News Dimapur | March 30   There is a disturbing link between teenage pregnancy and rape that is seldom investigated and only kept in the closets of countless homes.   While there are no research statistics or data to indicate teenage pregnancy and abortions rates in Nagaland; its high prevalence is considered to […]

Knowing thyself

Knowing thyself

Rukutalu Veswuh St. Joseph’s college, Jakhama   Life is simply the process, or journey, of knowing ourselves. The ultimate reason for life is self-discovery. Yet, many people spend their entire lives getting farther and farther away from their own true, inner nature. Most people are constantly distorting their own idea of themselves, only because they […]

A Date with Infamy

A Date with Infamy

Our experiences are our greatest teachers. As we live our lives (whether individual or societal), the things that we experience, the things that we achieve, the things at which we fail, the mistakes which we commit should all go towards making us better, wiser, more thoughtful, more prudent and more practical. Indeed it is from […]

For my Grandmother, it can never be your turn to eat

For my Grandmother, it can never be your turn to eat

This Cockerel had been crowing in intervals for hours now and the bird was flapping its wings with more energy, evidently impatient of proclaiming it was time for humans to rise and build the nation.   I recall hearing my Grandmother, Dana Josephina Ongecha Nyo’Tenda, strike a match. From the living room where I slept, […]

‘Far from the madding crowd’

‘Far from the madding crowd’

Morung Express Feature Yimchalu (Mkg) | March 29   Here is a story of a young man – educated, well known and daring – investing in what he likes best. Here is a young man who, in his own words, is a hopeless romanticist and loves to be among the trees ‘far from the madding […]

Must Christians give away all their possessions?

Must Christians give away all their possessions?

Selie Visa   Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you […]

Submerging history, culture and identity

Submerging history, culture and identity

Vibi Yhokha | Kohima, March 25   Mapithel Dam: 7.5 megawatt of electricity versus the loss of homes and livelihood   A visit to the Naga village of Chadong under Ukhrul district in Manipur will give you a rare view of uncertainty and apprehension living under the shadow of a dam construction. The village carries […]

Bad Capitalism and Good Capitalism

Bad Capitalism and Good Capitalism

Every country follows some kind of economic system to grow its economy. In a communist country, the state owns and controls the means of production, sets most prices and wages, and often cares little about what goods consumers want. Usually, this is not the case in democratic countries where some attributes of capitalism characterize their […]