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Strategic thinker par excellence

Intellectual progenitor of the Indian nuclear weapons programme and by far the most influential strategic thinker of his own and subsequent generations, K. Subrahmanyam’s enduring contribution was the coherent intellectual framework he helped provide for the country’s foreign and security…

60% of people living with HIV in India die due to TB

Sixty per cent of people living with HIV in India are losing their life because of a preventable and curable cause: tuberculosis (TB). India’s largest network of people living with HIV (Indian Network of people living with HIV – INP+)…

Overcoming examination phobia

“Mummy, I feel I’m getting fever.” “I don’t like to appear exam tomorrow.” “Sir, I knew every answer but I don’t know why I could not write anything properly.” “Madam, my head is aching, I can’t write. I am thirsty.…

Peace Talks issues in Cordillera, Philippines

Now that the negotiating panels in the peace talks between the GRP and the NDFP have agreed to resume formal negotiations starting February this year, it is timely that concerted efforts be made to ensure that the issues and concerns…

Mubarak: a leader on the brink

Will he or won’t he go? And if he goes in what circumstances will he do so? Never has there been such acute interest in Egypt and the rest of the world about what goes on inside the head of…

The fish in your tank that could be the answer to heart disease

A small tropical fish that normally lives in the River Ganges and is commonly found in pet fish tanks could trigger a revolution in the treatment of heart disease and the end of heart-transplant surgery.  Scientists believe that the zebrafish’s…

When Microcredit Won’t Do

If you asked poverty experts to name the single most significant new concept in the field in the last few decades, chances are they would say microcredit.  Microcredit is the lending of very small amounts of money to very poor…

Wikileaks: Journalism or Espionage?

In setting up WikiLeaks, Julian Assange wanted to bring to light secret agreements between countries. That he succeeded is clear from the number of companies and governments who have tried to shut him downOn 21 January 2010, in an important…

Brief Background Paper on Naga Political History

As you journey to some of the North Eastern States of India during this maiden visit from different states and cities of the Indian sub-continent, you must have seen with your own eyes and felt with your own hearts, the…

Naga Women’s contribution not recognised adequately in past census

As per 2001 Census report, there are 260 ‘Gender Critical’ districts in the country on the basis of poor sex ratio, poor female literacy, and poor work participation of females. Nagaland too has 3 districts (Mon, Tuensang and Dimapur) which…

Rejoinder on publication of articles

Three articles which appeared in The Morung Express on January 26, 2011 on this page, viz. ‘Reporting on a struggle means becoming part of it’, ‘Sensible media’ and ‘Media dubs mosque illegal without probe’ first appeared in The Hoot, a…

The National Security State, Secrecy, and The Miss America Pageant

There is no end of bloody mischief done in direct violation of constitutional principles, which mischief has been perpetrated in the name of “national security” and its magic wand—the cult of secrecy. Secrecy has always been around and used by…