Editorial

  • Sorry, as a Starting Point
    In situations of armed conflict, where suspicion, resentment, confusion, division, political violence and loss of human life dominates human affairs, the challenge to recovery often lies in finding a starting p
  • Polls, CCTVs and Truth
    Along LongkumerConsulting EditorA very interesting thing that was noted a few days prior to the election and reported in the media was about how both the ruling NPF and opposition Congress reacted to the decisi
  • Your democracy and theirs
    Aheli Moitra Our grandparents were the perfect creatures of democracy. Being Bangla refugees from the partition, they knew (or assumed) that the only political voice they had as citizens of a new India was
  • Seizing Hope!
    An opportunity has once again dawned upon the Nagas to collectively discern and choose Hope and Reconciliation over Fear and Division. For Nagas, Hope is what will drive the revolution for transformation forwar
  • Election & Malaria
    Along LongkumerConsulting EditorIn this time of election season many of us will probably forget about World Health Day on April 7 i.e. today. And in all likelihood, none of the candidates in fray for the Lok Sa
  • Leadership Counts
    Along LongkumerConsulting EditorIn the backdrop of the coming Lok Sabha elections, where we are going to elect our leaders or representatives, the topic of leadership becomes important. Leadership does really c
  • You and I, in this mathematical world
    Aheli Moitra Mathematics is useful in being able to make sense of the world around us. In its many forms—arithmetic (number sense), algebra (patterns and sets), geometry (spatial sense), measurement (mea
  • Status Quo or Transformation
    It is the world of ideas that transforms the world and it acts as the bridge between historical forces on one hand and the uncertain unfolding future on the other. A society; any society that does not nurture,
  • Lenten Agreement: Time to Act
    Along LongkumerConsulting EditorThe Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) last week announced to the Naga public about the Lenten Agreement signed by top Naga leaders as part of ‘Naga reconciliation: A Journey
  • Barren Land
    Along LongkumerConsulting EditorFor those who travel by air during this time of year, a disturbing sight that one notices as you fly over Dimapur and its surrounding is the barrenness of our landscape. While it
  • UID and political processes
    Aheli Moitra If the government was to be believed, the Unique Identification Code (UID or Aadhar Card) could have sorted out all problems of a modern independent India. Based on this assumption, the govern
  • Demography and Labor
    With the supposed onward march towards progress and development, policy makers and their consultants have initiated a course of action without giving much thought about the consequences. The first evident fall-
  • Manifesto for Nagaland
    Along LongkumerConsulting EditorWith another Lok Sabha election round the corner it is once again time for people to choose which political party or leader will represent them in Parliament. To make the exercis
  • The Information Underpass
    Aheli Moitra There is a woman farmer tucked away somewhere in a small village in Nagaland who is worried about the mental and moral health of birds in her area. “Aiyah!” she exclaimed feverishly at a f
  • Relearning and Rethinking
    When Christopher Columbus landed on ‘Turtle Island,’ he believed he had reached India and insisted, despite knowledge to the contrary, that the people he encountered were Indians. This encounter elu
  • Relearning and Rethinking
    When Christopher Columbus landed on ‘Turtle Island,’ he believed he had reached India and insisted, despite knowledge to the contrary, that the people he encountered were Indians. This encounter elucidated
  • Learning from Others
    When Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams sat side by side for the first time in history to announce to the world that they had agreed to forge a power-sharing coalition, Peter Hain, British Secretary of State remarked
  • Learning from Others
    When Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams sat side by side for the first time in history to announce to the world that they had agreed to forge a power-sharing coalition, Peter Hain, British Secretary of State remarked
  • Naga Talks: What Next?
    A Commissionary not an interlocutor should report directly to the PMO  Along LongkumerConsulting EditorDr Manmohan Singh who has served as the Prime Minister of the Congress led UPA government for two
  • Naga Talks: What Next?
    A Commissionary not an interlocutor should report directly to the PMO  Dr Manmohan Singh who has served as the Prime Minister of the Congress led UPA government for two consecutive terms, between 2004-