The Concept of Sobaliba—From the Outside Looking In

Vikiyeto Noel JimomiKohima, Nagaland Culture is defined as the sum total of the original solutions that a group of human beings invent to adapt to their natural and social environment [Thierry G. Verhelst, No Life Without Roots: Culture and Development. London: Zed Books Ltd., 1990, p.3]. It develops out of human beings’ encounter with the […]

To ban or not to ban single use plastics in total

LH Thangi Mannen The Government of Nagaland, through the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) is organising a major state wide social work on 4th May 2019. The purpose of this social work is to mitigate the onslaught of disasters (natural and man-made) that may occur with the arrival of the next monsoon. Last year the […]

‘For a just future’

Naga Students’ Federation For many years now the Naga people’s life and future have been swinging between hope and uncertainty. Dreams and aspirations have been overwhelmed in the matrix of political conflicts, violence and instability. The socio-political circumstances have denied individuals to develop in accordance to their self- worth and to the building of the […]

Dr. SC Jamir as I know him

Tali Longkumer (IAS retd)Kohima It is indeed a privilege for me to personally know Dr. S.C Jamir, the seasoned politician and a statesman blended together and still stands tall at the age of nearly 90 years old. His eventful public life that has cruised through the various ecstasies and the agonies of life spans beyond […]

Guidelines to colleges

Dr. R K Behera UGC has formulated guidelines on the ways in which the campuses of HEIs can be transformed into oasis of safety, security and study. Any physical infrastructure housing students, whether HEI or hostels, should be secured by a boundary wall of such height that it cannot be scaled over easily. In order […]

Incomplete School building in Gopibung

Fr. D KavomDimapur, Nagaland I’m constraint write this the media since the grievances and the pain of the villagers are never heard by the authority and education is the basic needs for all round development. I believed that as and when the authority heard the agony of the villagers by reading this write-up, a positive […]

Prayer: Thy will be done is what really matters

Chichanbemo Patton SDB “Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays” says Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. Prayer is bound up with human history, for it is the relationship of humankind with God in the events of life. Prayer, for every religion is the most important element. Religion would be incomplete without prayer. […]

Nagaland in a Bubble

P Khel, Kohima Nagaland, a place we call Home. Tuck away in the Far East, where the sun always shines on the beautiful hills and its diversified tribes. Once dominated by its rich cultures, traditions, pride of one’s tribe is now enslaved by monopolistic policies devised by Bureaucrats, Businessmen, Contractors, Politicians and Rebels for greed, […]

Issues of Urban Growth in Nagaland

Haidobabe Hingleu Student, Mass Communication, Patkai Christian College (Autonomous) Unplanned town planning is not just a state issue but regional. North east region is adversely affected by poor town planning and with rapid urbanisation, the geography of the region is also being affected. Taking the case of urban dwellers in two urbanised town viz. Kohima […]

Government launches new health schemes

DIPR Feature To provide financial assistance to poor patients, the Government of India has launched a new umbrella, scheme of Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi comprising of the following components: (1). Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) (2). Health Minister’s Cancer Patients Fund (HMCPF) and (3). Scheme for financial assistance for patients from Specific Rare Diseases. The objectives of […]

One Nagaland appeal #AgainstPlasticPollution

LH Thangi Mannen Now that the election hullaballoo is over, it is time to for both the Government and the Public to face one of the emerging challenges with which we are being plagued today. It’s a challenge that is all pervasive and an undeniable reality to our survival. There is global movement to address […]