This land is my land

Aheli Moitra A tussle broke out between a Naga and a non Naga autorichsha driver the other day at Nagaland State’s sole airport in Dimapur. They were attempting to compete over who will secure a passenger. Both quoted offensively high prices; the passenger had no option but to choose one. As both put forward their […]

A Relevant Church

Dr. Asangba Tzudir The entire Christendom invoke God’s Kingdom in pronouncing the Lord’s Prayer and which is the meeting point of the believers of Christ in the quest for building God’s kingdom. The challenging question being, ‘in Heaven and on Earth’ and the coming together of communities as believers without ‘borders.’ Currently, division and fragmentation […]

Short funding forest fire management

Imlisanen Jamir The recent report published by ‘Down to Earth’ showing how Nagaland state’s funding for forest fire management has gone down over the years should serve as a cause for concern. This revelation comes even as chances of man-made forest fires are increasing, with the increase of tourist inflow. As much as awareness initiatives […]

Of clogs and bags

In April this year, chairing a review of pre-monsoon preparedness meeting, the State Chief Secretary had urged all the departments to take preventive checks and be prepared for any emergencies as most disasters occur due to excessive rains in the form of landslides and clogged drainages during monsoon. A sort of reality check occurred last […]

A congenial atmosphere

Witoubou Newmai The calm passing off of the ‘June 18’ this year in the State of Manipur was a rare and pleasant departure from the past. Needless to say, this is a clear indicator that all that efforts from various quarters for dialogue between the Meiteis and the Nagas are sensibly yielding fruits and must […]

An opportunity for healthcare

Aheli Moitra Very often, in Nagaland, people with no healthcare benefits consider a visit to the local kobiraj, or indigenous healer, when they detect health discrepancies. And, as in most places in India, when people do visit doctors and are diagnosed with major health conditions, they seek a second opinion. The GOQii India Fit 2018 […]

Delivering Quality Education: Pedagogy and Evaluation II

Dr. Asangba Tzudir Going further, on the aspect of pedagogy and evaluation, is the need to address the problem of imbalance between pedagogy (constructivist) approach and the evaluation method beyond checking of answer scripts. Questions are more important than the answers, and thus the questions that are set to evaluate the students should be able […]

Air conditioning at what cost?

Air conditioning at what cost?

Imlisanen Jamir Air conditioning was a luxury once here not so long ago, but now that’s changed. As prices of AC units dipped and as temperature levels rose simultaneously, Dimapur, alongwith the rest of the world saw a proliferation of ACs. Simply opening the windows and ventilation was not enough now, and the good old […]

‘No more invisible’

It is imperative to turn children and domestic workers’ rights into reality Two significant events last week might have passed just like ordinary days for most people. However, for two interrelated cohorts of often marginalised but invisible and voiceless people, the events hold much significance. The ‘World Day Against Child Labour’ and ‘International Domestic Workers’ […]

Recovering playing ‘fields’

Witoubou Newmai Sports used to hold a unique place in the Naga society. However, with the fast devastating process of ‘development’ or ‘advancement’ playfields have shrunk, and the people, too, have meagre ‘other time’ except to constantly race against the great pace of the time. When one talks of the shrinking playfields, it may not […]

Of Hope & Reconciliation

Imkong Walling Growing up in the nineties as a school kid was literally a mishmash of experiences. Landline telephony and cable television was taking root, broad-gauge rail was taking the place of metre-gauge, rear engine autorickshaw was replacing its predecessor, homegrown print news was picking momentum, a long road overpass like in the big cities […]

Delivering Quality Education: Pedagogy and Evaluation

Dr Asangba Tzüdir With the objective of promoting quality education, the Longleng District Planning and Development Board have come up with a noble resolution that every govt. department under Longleng district would adopt a govt. School. With such initiative of adoption and subsequent monitoring, it is hoped that schools will see desirable changes considering the […]

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