Editorial

  • Salvation in our Land
    Culture of Compromise must stop Is it a good thing to compromise? Or to put it differently, doesn’t life require compromise? The answer could perhaps lie in what we are compromising on. If we compromis
  • Salvation in our Land
    Culture of Compromise must stop Along LongkumerConsulting EditorIs it a good thing to compromise? Or to put it differently, doesn’t life require compromise? The answer could perhaps lie in what we are co
  • We love Karbi vegetables
    For an observer, one thing peace talks teach you is that men love rhetoric and women talk reality. Exceptions occur. Take, for instance, the joint meeting of the Karbi Anglong Peace Forum, the Rengma Naga
  • ReThinking
    Although many Nagas are sure of their aspirations and have demonstrated their yearnings through public expressions, the challenge is to translate their aspirations become reality. This condition creates a gap b
  • Corruption and Social Relations
    The debate over corruption is often dominated by moralist and judgmental viewpoints. And in this sense, the discourse around corruption has been influenced by an attitude of ‘class.’ Therefore, corr
  • Restoring peace
    The conflict between the Karbis and (Western) Rengma Nagas, which has led to violence and human suffering on both sides, has been going on for sometime but without any kind of resolution. It is unfortunate that
  • From VIP Culture to People's Power
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has turned down the two adjacent five-bedroom duplex houses that had been identified for his residence and office. As a result, the government has embarked on another house
  • From VIP Culture to People's Power
    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has turned down the two adjacent five-bedroom duplex houses that had been identified for his residence and office. As a result, the government has embarked on another house
  • Laughing through security
    India is a laugh and a half. For some, it is a gloating laugh brought on by India test-firing nuclear-capable missiles. Ironically named Prithvi-II, it is capable of carrying 500-1000 kg of warheads, and of des
  • Introspection
    In times such as this present crisis which is simmering with violence, the human heart is filled with emotions of loss, pain, anger, rage, fear, bitterness; and the human mind is distressed and clouded with fee
  • Blessings for 2014
    Even as we enter the New Year with a sense of uncertainty and doubt, there is an essential need to embrace 2014 in a spirit of renewed hope and optimism. At times words are unable to fully comprehend and apprec
  • Media & Social Peace
    The challenges posed by social media and the great stride made in communication technology are important questions before us. Many are wondering whether the proliferation of media technology (Youtube, Facebook,
  • Media & Social Peace
    The challenges posed by social media and the great stride made in communication technology are important questions before us. Many are wondering whether the proliferation of media technology (Youtube, Facebook,
  • Old Problems, New Year
    As 2013 ends and we enter a New Year, the 'Naga situation' continues to be a matter of deep concern. We as a people remain stuck with our old problems, unable to move forward and claim our rightful plac
  • Something about everything
    Aheli MoitraThe last week, hoorah, was full of itself. A friend attending the Doha climate talks displayed a wide grin in a photo, having seated himself as a mock country delegate. The badge of fame in front of
  • New opportunity for Nagaland
    Nagaland is perhaps enjoying a rare time of grandeur what with the Festival of Festivals the Hornbill Festival in full swing and a worldwide audience just simply astonished by what is on offer—the colour and
  • Defrost Middle East Peace
    The peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians has been stuck for some time now with nothing happening. There is growing frustration on all sides because of the lack of progress made. While the interna
  • For a peaceful Hornbill
    In a few hours we will venture into the last month of the year. Whether by coincidence, we save the best for the last. From December 1 onwards until Christmas and New Year it is going to be one hectic time of e
  • Power & Inequality
    Inequality is not just a problem in our Naga society but it is seen worldwide as one of the biggest social, economic and political challenges. And therefore it would be misleading to say that everyone is equal
  • Redundant policing and rule of law
    Aheli MoitraIn 1990, we visited an uncle in the police posted in rural Maharashtra. The journey was long, involving, in part, a ride on a bullock cart. Uncle’s family lived in a two room ground floor house ad