• Peace is Possible
    Contradictions exist in everything and contribute to constant fluctuations in our lives. The presence of these contradictions is not decisive, but what is decisive is how we address these contradictions. These
  • Eastward Bound
    Considering that the tacit policy to reach out to the West was understandably not yielding her desired expectations and interest, it was quite inevitable for India to change course and head Eastward. It was onl
  • Embracing RTI
    More than one year has elapsed since the Right to Information Act (RTI) came into force. But the impact of RTI on the people is yet to be felt simply for the reason that except for a very few cases, the Act its
  • Vote for Lights
    The power situation in Nagaland refuses to improve. While this is nothing new for all of us, yet at the same time, the public should not remain a mute spectator anymore. If we want to see an improvement, it is
  • Vote for Lights
    The power situation in Nagaland refuses to improve. While this is nothing new for all of us, yet at the same time, the public should not remain a mute spectator anymore. If we want to see an improvement, it is
  • Prioritizing Crisis
    Today’s world for the Nagas faces no shortage of challenging crisis: identity, political conflict, militarization, HIV/AIDS, financial instability, corruption, water, electricity, roadways and transport, wide
  • Redefining Elections
    There is a critical need to redefine Elections, and the culture of state elections in Nagaland. It will not be wrong to say that the present culture of state elections is actually contrary to the values that th
  • The Sandwiched Generation
    More and more I am convinced that Naga children born in the 70s should aptly be referred to as the Sandwiched Generation. I make this emphasis because I perceive this generation as the one that links the past
  • Doctor Governor
    In his Republic Day address to the people, Nagaland Governor K. Sankaranarayanan pointed out that Dimapur can become a major health hub in the North East after Guwahati. Sankaranarayanan in his address went on
  • Gentleman Gilchrist
    To many people, the decision to retire from international cricket and subsequently the announcement made by Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist during the fourth test between India and Australia at the Adela
  • Confronting Monologue!
    One reason why Nagas in recent times find themselves in a perpetual state of arrestation is because of the manner in which ‘monologue’ has become so embedded into the ethos of daily life. Indeed the healthy
  • Sorry
    Sorry is always a good starting point to begin some form of honest conversation around historical relationships between people, especially when one group of people has been dehumanized by the other for generati
  • Oh Elections!
    One still cannot fathom the steel grip that Indian state elections have over the Naga mind. When election time comes, everything just seems to go into disarray and people begin to act and relate quite strangely
  • Dialogue of the deaf
    Human failure to respond to the natural call for transformation indicates that they have lost their capacity to make relevant structural adjustments with change. In the process humans have become immune to the
  • Cong dilemma
    With the Nagaland Congress party set to release its first list of candidates for election tickets, the dilemma that faces the party in the run up to Assembly Election is very much real. Whatever decision it tak
  • Shared Vision
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s three day visit to China recently could not have come at a better time when there is an urgent need for the two Asian giants to come together in greater unison on a number of r
  • Unchanged Hearts in a Changing World
    Over the last few years we are all witnessing some degree of visible changes in Naga society. One can say that these changes are part of the natural process of social change and human progression; while also ac
  • Problem of Dualism
    Human conviction reasons that change is continuous and that humankind is capable of understanding; an understanding rooted in context and conscience. Both these convictions are located within an inclusive histo
  • Plural Entity
    The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has upped the ante on a separate Statehood setting a deadline for the Congress and the United Progressive Alliance government it heads at the Centre to come out with a firm co
  • Dependency Syndrome
    Thomas Paine once said: “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it”. The essence of this powerful message lends credence to widely accepted dictu