Editorial

  • Rising to the Challenge
    As we enter the last month of yet another year gone by, there will be several reasons to celebrate and cheer about. The first week of December—the annual Nagaland Hornbill Festival—is something that
  • Misconception on Supra-State Body
    The information revealed about the proposed Supra-State body for the Nagas by The Seven Sisters Post newspaper has led to all sort of speculation, confusion as well as what this newspaper feels is a misconcepti
  • Pan Shop Culture
    All of us in our present Naga society know about the problem related to consumption of tobacco in its various forms and manifestations. The statistics for Nagaland is scary and shocking. According to a survey c
  • Media as an instrument of public accountability
    ‘Media as an instrument of public accountability’ was the theme for this year’s National Press Day. With the rest of India, the Kohima Press Club along with the Directorate of Information and
  • Role Model OTS
    An academy of the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC), the Oriental Theological Seminary (OTS) at Bade Village, Dimapur will mark twenty years of its existence on November 26, 2011. Many readers may be wonde
  • Supra State Body for Nagas—No takers?
    According to the recently launched The Seven Sisters Post newspaper, the negotiations between the Indian Government and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim are now in its final stages. The Seven Sisters P
  • Global Crisis 2011
    The year two thousand eleven has so far been one of the most eventful in recent memory. So much has taken place already and things are continuing to happen around the world. While the nature of events differs,
  • NPF-NCP-Cong
    The decision of the National Congress Party (NCP) to withdraw support to the NPF led DAN government in Nagaland was on expected lines given that the two MLAs elected on NCP ticket during the last Assembly polls
  • Dangerous Mindset, Language
    A word said here and there without proper thought or a contentious statement made in public has the potential to create misgivings in the minds of people especially if it has to do with something as important a
  • Costly Nagaland
    There have been recent reports in the local media about escalating costs of essential food items in Dimapur, the commercial hub of Nagaland. If this is the case, one can only imagine what the situation will be
  • Rebuilding Nagaland University
    Ever since its establishment more than a decade ago, Nagaland University (NU) is yet to achieve the potential with which it started—to be a role model university with a difference. Protests and controvers
  • Sustainable Population
    The United Nation has symbolically declared the world’s 7-billionth human on October 31, 2011. And to take the honours was the little girl Nargis Yadav born in a small rural clinic in north India in the S
  • Rahul’s Perspective
    In a sweeping statement for a young mainland politician visiting Nagaland state for the first time, Congress national general secretary and the party’s youth icon, Rahul Gandhi alleged that Nagaland gover
  • Expanding FNR
    The Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) is still being talked about for the commendable work it has done so far in bringing about a semblance of peace, order and the hope for a shared future. As all of us will
  • Reinvigorate Bureaucracy
    Bureaucracy wherever they are performing large scale administrative tasks should have the wherewithal to look inwards and make necessary corrections so as to remain not only relevant but also to enjoy the confi
  • Famine and Politics in the Horn of Africa
    Since the summer of 2011, there has been a crisis that the world’s media has not been reporting upon with the urgency that it deserves. The Horn of Africa, comprising Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somal
  • Hijacking of Democracy
    The present NPF led government in Nagaland has still not come out with any official statement with regard to several important issues demanding attention. One of them is obviously the implementation of 33% rese
  • Rhetoric on Corruption
    In a rare official action against graft, the Government of Nagaland recently penalized a village council chairman for corruption, misuse of village funds and has ‘disqualified’ him from selection as
  • The Two India
    The last three to four days has been an awesome time for India and its image as a growing business and entertainment hub. We had the glamour and excitement of the Formula One sporting event coming to India. Alo
  • Achieving Quality Control
    It is common sense for any right thinking person to demand quality in a product or service rendered. By experience the government sector fails to deliver on this front. Everywhere you go, most products or servi