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From Putin to Zuma to Trump, voters put personality over policy

From Putin to Zuma to Trump, voters put personality over policy

    John Lloyd Reuters   Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa, survived a no-confidence motion in the country’s parliament earlier this week. It was the eighth since he took office eight years ago.   Zuma won the vote by…

North East Christian University – Can we make a difference?

North East Christian University – Can we make a difference?

    Wati Longchar Professor, YTCS, Taiwan   The American Baptist missionaries were the first to start modern education in North East India. In early 1940s, they proposed to establish a full-pledged university at Jorhat mission centre. The vision for…

Aung San Suu Kyi’s free press dilemma

  Alex Lazar Reuters   Aung San Suu Kyi is treating the press in Myanmar poorly, and that may impede her efforts to democratize the conflict-wrought country. But is Suu Kyi’s apparent authoritarian streak mere caution? Expanding civil liberties too…

Peace in Nagaland: Myanmar and India Both Have a Role to Play

  Bidhayak Das The Irrawaddy   There is much talk and speculation about a new solution to ongoing peace negotiations between the Indian government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland—Isak Muivah faction (NSCN-IM). There is also an emerging belief…

Inner Resource And Choice

Inner Resource And Choice

  Vemedo J Kezo Asst. Professor, Dept. Of Education, St. Joseph’s College Jakhama   PRELUDE All of us carry a buried treasure within us. Not realising that they are the potential for making our life more meaningful and resourceful. Often…

Mexico: A journalist’s murder underscores increasing threat

Mexico: A journalist’s murder underscores increasing threat

    Maria Verza Associated Press   The staff of the weekly newspaper Riodoce normally meets on Wednesdays to review their plans for coverage of the most recent mayhem wrought in Sinaloa state by organized crime, corrupt officials and ceaseless…

Amplifying the voices of Indigenous people through the lens of women – Biodiversity, Livelihoods & Climate Change

  Monalisa Changkija The word “Indigenous” basically means native, original, aboriginal, home-grown, local, etc., and is the antonym of foreign or alien. For centuries, peoples and communities have either been born to certain lands and areas or have marked out…

Nagaland Progresses at Night

  Mapu Jamir (I.A.S. Retd) Nagaland grows at night when the government sleeps. This is a reality-suggesting that someone may be rising despite the state government. But would it not be wonderful if Nagaland also grows during the day? In…

Comedy film acting is landing two girls to life imprisonment!

  Thepfulhouvi Solo, IFS Retd (RR 68) Retd. Principal Secretary, Nagaland The Bible teaches: ‘Do not let your right hand know what your left hand has given’; a Pangan traditional Angami woman would ask the Giver: ‘why do you give…

FOR US, BY US

  X Chophika Sumi Bank Colony, Dimapur   Nagas are gullible- that is usually what the non-locals attributes us. Ever since we attained our Statehood, we’ve been relying completely on the grants/aids from the Central Government for our survival. There…

Putting God First, The Success Secret!

Putting God First,  The Success Secret!

    “Put God first and you’ll never be last.”   Fr. C. Joseph, Counsellor St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama   How would your life be different today if every decision you ever made was done with the advice and consent…

The Nexus between Buyers and Sellers Plundering and Ravaging Nagaland

  Alas! Aya! I have academic publications after publications, I have NET-JRF, I have PhD- the three pillars essential for Assistant Professorship. But how can I apply? They do not even advertise the vacant posts. – Enunciated angst of an…

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