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  • Reflections from The Morung Debate
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   The ongoing Morung Debate is being held with the larger objective of creating a public debate platform for young people mostly college going students in the age group of 18-25 years, on issues pertaining to socio-political,…
  • ‘No first use’ policy is essential
    Imlisanen Jamir   India's Defense Minister hinted on Friday that New Delhi might change its "no-first-use" policy on nuclear weapons, amid heightened tensions with its nuclear neighbour Pakistan. India committed in 1999 to not being the first to…
  • Of Rainbow & Sunshine 
    Will the Nagas experience a new dawn?   On his customary pre-Independence Day message, Nagaland Governor RN Ravi said the State is at the cusp “of history with a new dawn of peace and prosperity beckoning Nagaland” and the Nagas should not miss…
  • An increasingly centralised state
    Witoubou Newmai   There have been much derision, and in the same time, apprehensions in many parts of India after the scrapping of Article 370 and Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir by the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. The…
  • On Indigenous Languages Going Extinct
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   Today, several of the world’s nearly 7,000 languages face a grave risk of going extinct. A lead study author Tatsuya Anamo at the University of Cambridge in England said that, Ainu, a language in Japan, is now seriously…
  • A record breaking Parliament
    Imlisanen Jamir While public attention is mostly focused on the change in the special status of Jammu and Kashmir; the 17th Lok Sabha has been record breaking in its transaction of legislative business. The Parliament, in its first session after…
  • Transparency sans action
    Leaving aside the obvious politically complex trajectories and state of affairs  and looking from the prism of governance, Nagaland and Jammu & Kashmir share a  common trait presently. The two are the only states in India yet to table their…
  • Toni Morrison’s legacy
    Witoubou Newmai   In a time when the world swings Right at a high pace and the “state is taken over from within”(Marxist thinker Aijaz Ahmad in quotation), the likes of Toni Morrison will become more and more relevant “for us.” Though no longer…
  • Breaking barriers? 
    Circa 2019, arguably largest democracy in the world, India gave a massive mandate to a party, whose election manifesto, in all fairness, reiterated its “position since the time of the Jan Sangh to the abrogation of Article 370” and stated its…
  • Abrogation of Article 370
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   A Momentary Victory out of a Legal Fallacy?   The writing on the wall was already nailed when abrogation of Article 370 was included as an election manifesto of promise. August 5, 2019 saw Article 370 revoked through a…
  • In one clean sweep
    Imlisanen Jamir   They shut down an entire state, put political representatives under arrest, increased militarization, and forced people to remain indoors and shut up. Then they checked in to a sleepy Parliament in the morning and unilaterally…
  • Honour thy farmers
    The state of Nagaland over the years successfully marketed itself as the ‘Land of Festivals.’ To harness the rich cultural heritage and intending to promote tourism, the state also started the Hornbill Festival in 2000, held annually from December 1…
  • On Happiness and Wellbeing
    Witoubou Newmai   In a time when the prevailing ‘rat-race’ has brought about vacuous state of lifestyles, more and more people around the world are getting inspired by the Bhutan’s idea of Gross National Happiness (GNH). Though it is repeated ad…
  • To math students, teachers & the State
    Imlisanen Jamir   Against the backdrop of the not so surprising revelation that schools in Nagaland have not been able to achieve the desired level of performance in mathematics, here’s a message to students, teachers and the state.  To students…
  • On Compilation of Personal Customary Practices
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   The Nagaland Government has constituted a four-member committee headed by Chief Secretary for compilation of personal customary practices and usages of all the tribes in the state. Wherein, the committee is to submit its report…
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