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  • Maintain the core spirit of dialogue
    Witoubou Newmai   In each phase of the Naga peace process, new problems are raised. The potent capacity of the ‘powers that be,’ that appears to be latent, rears its elements of domination from time to time. This has also contributed to the…
  • A unifying language? 
    On Hindi Diwas, a day celebrated annually on September 14 to mark the adoption of Hindi as one of the official languages in India by the Constituent Assembly, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah rekindled a recurring controversy by pitching that the…
  • Watch the prices over the next six days
    Imlisanen Jamir As the Public Action Committee (PAC) of the Naga Council Dimapur begins its exercise against illegal collection from commercial vehicles at entry points to Dimapur, here’s an exercise that every citizen can follow.  Over the six…
  • The Ban on Single-use Plastic
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   The total ban on single-use plastics in Nagaland by the Government will come into effect from September 18, 2019. This ban is enforced with the larger objective of eradicating the menace of plastics and the serious…
  • Re-describing the ‘elephant’
    Witoubou Newmai   A society engaging with a movement fits in the parable of the blind men describing an elephant once the proliferated divisions of the society failed to look beyond their respective limited experiences, while snubbing the…
  • Positive but unhealthy 
    How happy are children in Nagaland? If one goes by recent ‘India Child Well-being Report,’ they are revealed to be contended or at least relatively well protected and live in an environment generating high ‘positive relationships.’ Nagaland topped…
  • Clear and Present Danger
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   The Need for Intellectuals’ Voice    “The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know.” – Noam Chomsky The above quote by Chomsky is an apt reflection of the times, where…
  • How callous we’ve become
    Imlisanen Jamir   As much as the topic of illegal immigration has remained a staple in Nagaland’s discourse, rhetoric and perceived action against it has upped a notch especially with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list being published in…
  • ‘For A Vibrant Future’
    The 25 years journey of Nagaland University (NU), as the sole Central University in the state, is indeed, remarkable. Since its official formation on September 6, 1994 as the 13th Central University, NU has overcome many challenges along the way to…
  • Recovering the ‘human space’
    Witoubou Newmai   The binary of ‘evil and good’ has been the story of human society throughout. The problems of a society ‘are as many or as little as’ the society allows. Such situation prevails because the degree of challenge of a given society…
  • Of teachers & teaching 
    Pioneer of change, motivator, guide, and nurturer et cetera are some common terms, often most justifiably, used to describe teachers all over the world. As Teacher's Day is celebrated across the country on September 5, a day in honour of Dr…
  • Do Frontal Organisations Represent the Common ‘Will’ of the People?
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   Plato’s The Republic was written at the backdrop of man’s desire for power and its dangers for both individuals and societies. Athens, considered as the greatest democracy in the ancient Greek world had lost a catastrophic war…
  • Scrapping the Hornbill Rock Contest
    Imlisanen Jamir The latest move to scrap the competition aspect of the Hornbill Music Festival has been a long time coming. As reasoned by the newly renamed Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA), this move should have been made much earlier, if the…
  • Lesson from NRC 
    The much-awaited final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list, released 34 years after Assam Accord,  apparently has not meet the expectation of many stakeholders clamouring for the process while leaving nearly 2 million people with uncertain fate…
  • Locating the binding chord
    Witoubou Newmai Political chicanery thrives in a ‘discourse’ when the people engaging in the ‘discourse’ failed to connect themselves with the core purpose or the core reason of the ‘discourse’. In simple words, competing oligarchies overwhelm a…
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