Fighting Crime

The recent wave of perpetual criminal activities that have struck Naga society is a grim reminder that criminalization of the society has reached a new phase of brutality and arrogance as far as the Naga experience is concerned. These activities have struck a very uneasy and testing chord deep in the Naga mind; and it […]

A Revolution in India

The news about the arrest of Kanimozhi, DMK Rajya Sabha MP and Karunanidhi’s daughter in the 2G spectrum scam must come as bad news for many of our corrupt politicians and yes bureaucrats too, although for the country and people as a whole, it is a day of great significance. The fact that a kin […]

Welcome Palestinian Reconciliation

The reconciliation deal signed between the Palestinian factions under the mediation of the Egyptian government in Cairo on May 4, 2011 is an important achievement not just for Palestinian unity but for a return to peace in the Middle East region. However it is unfortunate that Israel in particular has openly hit out at this […]

Govt Overhaul

There is no reason to doubt at all that the entire area of our government system require a major overhaul whether it is its functioning or the quality of the working force. Why reform of our government is so important is also because of the major role that it plays in the lives of people. […]

Inclusive Peace Process

Unlike the discrepancy in the statement of Union Home Secretary GK Pillai, on the status and progress of the Naga political dialogue, at least the Government of India’s interlocutor RS Pandey, a former Chief Secretary of Nagaland, appears to be more consistent with his assessment of the Naga situation. Those who are shouldering the responsibility […]

Nature of the State

In the common search for a just Peace, it is judicious to begin by asking fundamental questions that define the path in which the process towards understanding interplays with issues of natural justice. Invariably, the State finds itself at the center of any discourse that involves human desire for justice and peace. Empirical truths indicate […]

Democracy & Change

Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad luck. However if it does bring bad luck to some, by the same measure it should be a lucky and victorious day for many others. Coincidently, May 13, 2011 (Friday) was […]

Fighting our Problems

Problems confronting Naga society and polity refuses to go away rather it is growing in different directions taking various shapes and forms. At the outset, it is important for everyone concerned to realize that the unresolved Naga political issue and the related factional violence and killings is not the sole problem that confronts the Naga […]

Acting against the Corrupt

It is not always that in a corrupt system like India you get to see the arrest of top politicians and powerful people in cases of corruption. In fact as per public record there has been only one politician in the history of independent India who has been convicted for corruption. But in a positive […]

Role Model Students

As the Nagaland Board of Secondary Education (NBSE) examination results was declared it was only expected that there would be the few from among thousands coming out on top. While it is true that there can be only one topper or the select few who come in the top twenty or fifty, yet we should […]

Democracy Not Enough

Every elections that is held in Nagaland only reinforces the truth that democracy we may proclaim but in reality we are undemocratic in our thinking and way of life. This is true not only of our politicians whom we ridicule no end but also the so called ‘innocent’ public. Since Statehood was attained and we […]

Overcoming Myths

Human history has shown that it is always the oppressor and the ‘powers that be’ that writes and determines the history of the people they oppress? This trend has tremendously affected the history and identity of many peoples – especially struggling peoples. Such distortion of history and facts only deprives the people of their identity […]