Opposition’s ‘ground-breaking’ failures

Witoubou Newmai As the country gave way to Narendra Modi led BJP’s juggernaut, the resonance of off-the-cuff or otherwise comments over the “Main Bhi Chowkidar” and the “Chowkidar Chor Hai” came to a halt on Thursday. The outcome of 2019 Lok Sabha poll is also to mean that Narendra Modi’s “Main Bhi Chowkidar Hai” narrative […]

Information blackout

Aheli Moitra If there is an information overload on border activities in the western peripheries of the Indian Union, there is an information blackout on the eastern periphery. As the democratic machinery of the Union was put into play over the last couple of months, the Indo-Myanmar borders were witnessing growing military action. A joint […]

Fear and Truth Dilemmas

Dr. Asangba Tzudir “The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is fear.” These words by Mahatma Gandhi holds much relevance in the context of our society today. Fear seems to be our worst enemy in the face of truth. Such fear has unknowingly produced violent effects resulting in unwanted incidence of […]

Where’s the alternative?

Where’s the alternative?

Imlisanen Jamir A good exit poll always surprises and most polls following the Lok Sabha elections which concluded on May 19 did surprise. If they are to be believed, the BJP-led NDA will return to power, with the Congress-led UPA expected to fall far short of numbers to reach the half-way mark—a tremendous win for […]

India decided?

The closely contested gigantic electoral exercise came to an end with the seventh phase on May 19. In the parliamentary history of India, the current election was most widely spread out with over 39 days (April 11-May 19) with interplays diverse undercurrents. Touted as the world’s largest democratic election exercise, the bitterly contested election officially […]

Climate Change, health, and localized engagements

Witoubou Newmai “The overall health effects of a changing climate are likely to be overwhelmingly negative,” according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). This is because, according to various studies, Climate Change also intensely determines health outcomes. Our society’s failure to foster deliberative inquiry to dilate discourses related to health issues connotes that our responses […]

Good, bad, confusing – addressing CSA

Good, bad, confusing – addressing CSA

Aheli Moitra Readers may be acquainted with the recent violence in Kashmir that followed the alleged rape of a three-year-old. People, not trusting the legal system, were out on the streets calling for justice. In 2018 too, the murder and alleged rape of an eight-year-old in Jammu had triggered demonstrations in the Valley. “These incidents […]

Come 23rd May

Come 23rd May

Dr. Asangba Tzudir Who and what has India voted for? Be it on social media or on ground, controversies, catfights and camaraderie have been abundant this election season beginning with Modi’s #MainBhiChowkidar” to Rahul Gandhi’s offensive, “Chowkidar chor hai.” On the face of it, however, the results of the elections will only reflect on how […]

A Just Future: way forward for NSF

“The Naga youth needs to take a decisive stand on the question of peace and dialogue, reconciliation and healing, governance, and accountability, development and growth and all aspects of building the Naga future,” articulated the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) on choosing ‘For A Just Future’ as the theme for its recently concluded 28th General Conference […]

Caterpillars on rampage

Imlisanen Jamir It is imperative that district officials take immediate heed of the recent directives issued by the state government following outbreak of crop infestation by Fall Armyworm Caterpillars in neighboring states and parts of Kohima district. Fall Armyworm (FAW) is an invasive insect indigenous to the Americas and has been spreading across the globe […]

Overcoming wiles of familiarity

Witoubou Newmai Does familiarity breed indifference? Human beings over the years have had been grappling with the question. Consequently, there is always a human’s proclivity to fall into the “deceptive wiles of familiarity” and the current editorial is a reminder to be wary of such tendency. In the context of Christianity, author and ‘collegiate missionary’ […]

Freedom of the press

Aheli Moitra “I can’t wait to go to my newsroom.” Wa Lone, a 33-year-old journalist from Myanmar, said this on being released from prison alongside his colleague, Kyaw Soe Oo (29) on May 7. The two Reuters journalists were jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act and spent more […]

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