The blessing of growing older

The blessing of growing older

Easterine Kire Contemporary culture has been insisting for quite long that life is for the young and the young at heart. The twenty-first century has created such an unnatural fear of ageing that when a sibling announces his retirement, we receive it as though it were a death sentence. Almost as if all that is […]

Mom and I Café: A favourite destination for foodies

Mom and I Café: A favourite destination for foodies

Pelevotuo Solo who runs ‘Mom and I Café’ in Kohima. (Morung Photo) Morung Express News Kohima | July 19 At 27, Pelevotuo Solo is a successful entrepreneur who runs ‘Mom and I Café’ in Kohima. The young cafe owner who holds a Masters degree in Plant Pathology had always wanted to own a cafe, with […]

United colours of discrimination

United colours of discrimination

Khin Mg Myint, Kevin Halim, Nasreen Habib and Dena Rachman share experiences of discrimination at the regional seminar and workshop held for journalists in Bali from March 18-20. (Photo courtesy: the Journalists Association for Diversity, Sejuk) Rohingya, Transgender, Assamese Bengali Muslim share stories as persecuted minorities Morung Express News Bali (Indonesia) | March 31 It […]

Kiphire Aspirational District: Ghost promises?

Kiphire Aspirational District: Ghost promises?

Kiphire was declared by the government as an Aspirational District in 2017 but no funding has been made available to bring it to fruition till date. Seen here is an aerial view of Kiphire town. (Photo courtesy: Thriseo Sangtam) P Achumse Yingbithongrü Kiphire | March 3 Among 117 districts selected from across India, the government […]

8.1% of people in Nagaland consume alcohol

8.1% of people in Nagaland consume alcohol

Alcohol dependency of drinkers: Top four States with & without Prohibition. Morung Express News Dimapur | March 3 Prohibited Nagaland State has a high proportion of alcohol users in the category of “harmful or dependent alcohol use,” according to a recent study. Against the backdrop of the prevailing Nagaland Liquor (Total Prohibition) Act, 1989, alcohol […]

Look West: future of land use in Myanmar Naga areas

Look West: future of land use in Myanmar Naga areas

Women in Layshi Township are innovative farmers and entrepreneurs (Photo Courtesy: RRtIP) Children will still cultivate jhum to maintain their traditions, but will not be dependent on it Morung Express News Dimapur | March 2 As with Naga people in India, Naga people in Myanmar are slowly turning from traditional agriculture to cultivating crops and […]

44.7%: Female workforce participation in Nagaland

44.7%: Female workforce participation in Nagaland

Naga women during paddy harvesting in Nagaland. (Morung File Photo) Rural women contribute more to workforce than urban women Our Correspondent Kohima | March 2 Census 2011 shows that women in Nagaland State are participants in 44.7% of the total workforce which has 53.4% participation of males. This was stated in the Annual Administrative Report […]

Nagaland among top in prevalence of psychoactive substances use: Study

Nagaland among top in prevalence of psychoactive substances use: Study

Cannabis Use in India. (Image & Source: Magnitude Of In India 2019, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India and National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.) Morung Express News Dimapur | February 28 Nagaland is among top states in prevalence of psychoactive substances use […]

Writing with your guts- Part two

Writing with your guts- Part two

Fiction can be inspired by non-fiction; it is not ‘east is east and west is west and the twain shall never meet.’ For me, it comes via snatches of information such as the little bits of story bait that an anthropologist might use to illustrate his accounts. The best practices of non-fiction are the ones […]

‘One cannot think in one language and write in another language’

‘One cannot think in one language and write in another language’

Adaptation of the International Mother Language Day poster by UNESCO including various Naga languages with the greeting, ‘How are you?’ (Morung adaption created by Imtinungsang Longchar) February 21 is International Mother Language Day Pfokrelo Kapesa Dimapur | February 20 “One cannot think in one language and write in another language,” says T Senka Ao, former […]

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