Dire need for proper waste management in the state capital

Morotsung Longchar DIPR feature Just a week after the State wide Mass Social Work, the sight and smell that greets the office goers in and around the New Capital Complex, Kohima, especially the road leading towards the Directorate of Labour is definitely not a pleasant one. A person who is new to Kohima, the State […]

What is counselling?

Vivi Zhimomi Joyous Life Professional Counseling Center, Dimapur Counselling falls under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ and allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment. The term can mean different things to different people, but in general, it is a process people seek when they want […]

Respect for a mother

Fr Paul Lelen Haokip Celebration of International Mother’s Day is not just to honour mothers but to instil the virtue of respect in persons who are not mothers. The sense of satisfaction to be a mother will differ greatly depending on one’s family atmosphere, financial soundness, societal acceptance and religious adherence. In some religious traits, […]

Mother’s unconditional love

(Tribute to all the mothers) Huka V Awomi Satoi Town, Zunheboto She cares for her children before they are born, nurture them throughout their life and most importantly puts her children before anything else, including her own comfort and happiness. She does works without expecting any reward, do unpaid work, which starts the moment she […]

On accusations against Rajiv Gandhi

Bobby Panicker Working President, Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee This statement is issued by me to clear the lies being spread by the BJP about the involvement of Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, in the massacre of Sikhs in 1984. The day Indira Gandhi was assassinated, (31st October 1984) I was in Delhi […]

Protect Our Species

M Lokeswara Rao IFS (Rtd) Director, Protect Our Species, Earth Day Network;Former Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES) warned on 7 May 2019 of one million species at the risk of going extinct at least in part due to humankind’s activities. […]

Where are we today!

Peteneizo Talie St. Joseph University, Dimapur “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough”. -Albert Einstein In a blink of an eye, a year passes unknowingly and the journey of humankind in this world passes through confusion and uncertainty. It is imperceptible that we are living without the hope in next generation. […]

‘Indian Campuses under Siege’

Anil Chaudhary Convener, PCSDS People’s Commission on Shrinking Democratic Space in India (PCSDS) has released the Report of the People’s Tribunal on Attacks on Educational Institutions on 7th May, 2019 at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. Simultaneously the report is being released nationwide from different states/regions. The report records the emerging trends in […]

For a Just Future

Speech delivered by Rev. Dr. Ellen Jamir, the theme speaker at the 28th General Conference of the Naga Students Federation in Bhandari Town, Wokha on May 9, 2019. Respected Officials and members of Naga Students’ Federation, Dignitaries, Delegates, and our host, I am truly humbled to be standing here this evening – to be invited […]

Has there been Peace in Nagaland?

Z Lohe Lieut. General (Rtd) Shokin Chauhan, Chairman of Ceasefire Monitoring Group(CFMG) stated in the recent interview that Nagaland has come through complete peace for a year now. His assessment on the prevailing situation in Nagaland was based on the report of no physical conflict between the Indian armed forces and the Naga armed groups […]

My dying phone and the lineman

Pete Yiese Seikhazou D Khel, Kohima There are occupation related hazards in many line of work but none as high as in Power Department. Most of our linemen work on an unsustainable fix pay salary as low as Rs. 3400 per month, working 7 days a week, 30 days a month round the clock, with […]

Review of Dolly Kikon’s ‘Living with Oil and Coal: Resource Politics & Militarization in Northeast India’

Review of Dolly Kikon’s ‘Living with Oil and Coal: Resource Politics & Militarization in Northeast India’

Review by Matt Wilkinson Resource frontiers are marked by complex economic, political, and social entanglements. Valuable resources at frontiers render these sites as simultaneously dangerous and desirable. At frontiers, the promise of wealth and opportunity found in coal, oil, and other precious minerals is met with the perils of contestations for control, reckless extractive economies, […]