• One People with Christ
    Observed annually to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, today will be another Good Friday. The day is important because the death of Christ on the cross is the paramount event
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    Sanjay (Xonzoi) BarboraMarch 2012 has been a tragic month. In the early hours of the morning of March 11, 2012, a United States army staff sergeant, Robert Bales went out on a killing spree in three different l
  • Looking Beyond Integration
    Is Naga integration now going to be put in the backburner? It certainly looks like it; going by the post-poll political scenario in Manipur, where the United Naga Council backed Naga Peoples Front (NPF) could w
  • To Check Price Rise
    The Naga Hoho has rightly pointed out that business establishments should be reined in from hiking prices of goods under whatever pretext, be it extortion, “corruption” or donations. Reminding that the comm
  • Parallel Authorities Govt must explain on ID Drive
    The recent gang rape of a married Naga woman by five illegal Mian immigrants in the commercial hub of Dimapur did shake us all from the slumber and given the shock waves that it send across society, concern Nag
  • Army Chief Fallout
    The recent fallout between the Army Chief and the civilian government over several issues—age row, bribery allegation, leaked letter on internal security—all this has put unnecessary attention on the countr
  • Democratic Expression
    Perhaps the latest Budget Session was different from earlier lackluster sittings of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA). Issues of public importance were taken up and debated on the floor of the House. Cred
  • Cross-border Dialogue
    Once again there is problem along the Nagaland-Assam border with the Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) recently enforcing an indefinite economic blockade of Nagaland by blocking the Mariani-Mokok
  • St. Patrick’s Day, Cosmopolitanism in Nationalist Times
    Sanjay (Xonzoi) BarboraMarch 17 is a day when most of the English speaking new world – North America, Australia and New Zealand – celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It is perhaps the most widely celebrated Chri
  • Political Management in Manipur
    Scripting a new chapter in the political history of insurgency-hit Manipur, Okram Ibobi Singh has become the Chief Minister of the State for the third consecutive term. To the surprise of many, the Congress, un
  • Development as SUVs
    The funny thing about Nagaland as all of us would have seen it is that we have such bad roads and yet we have the best and latest motor vehicles plying. In a crude way this probably explains the development ind
  • Off with her head!
    Aheli MoitraOn March 8, 2012, an entourage of school girls marched, on slight drum roll, through the streets of Pfutsero town. They were walking for International Women’s Day, little more than 100 years after
  • Disease of Populism
    Competitive politics is not good for our system because in the long run it can derail the government’s functioning and make decision making hostage to petty politics such as the one we are now witnessing cour
  • God Bless Art 371-A
    A senior Minister in the NPF Government TR Zeliang has objected to introduction of Nagaland Lokayukta Bill 2012 moved by Congress MLA C. Apok Jamir during the ongoing Budget Session of the Nagaland Legislative
  • Reach out to ENPO
    The recent press rejoinder from the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) stating that the NPF has no moral right to talk about integration is interesting and perhaps the Opposition Congress has come out w
  • Divide over Women Quota
    The existing sharp gender divide over the question of 33% reservation for women in local bodies—Municipal and Town Councils has once again come out into the open with strong arguments posed by representatives
  • “Kony 2012” and the Aesthetics of Military Intervention
    Sanjay (Xonzoi) BarboraThere is a short, 30-minute film that went viral on the Internet over the last week. It is simply titled “Kony 2012” and has been made by Jason Russell, who runs a non-governmental or
  • Pre-emptive Security
    Dimapur has over the years developed into a truly cosmopolitan centre and a gateway for the free flow of trade and services. From an economic perspective, the city remains unparalleled for the sheer volume of c
  • Justice for Entrepreneurs
    There is nothing to hide in the fact that not all is right in the implementation of the ‘Year of Entrepreneurs’ (YoE) which was announced with much fanfare by the State government as part of its innovative
  • Need For Healthy System
    The recent memorandum to the Governor by the Naga Mothers Association (NMA) on the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission in Nagaland wherein allegations of “glaring anomalies, financial irregula