• Something to FOCUS
    Dr Asangba Tzudir The year 2022 will make way for the New Year 2023 in a few days, and looking back, it has been another topsy-turvy year, though a year filled with activities all through in all the social a
  • Par for the course
    By Imkong Walling “If you say that something that happens is par for the course, you mean that you are not pleased with it but it is what you expected to happen,” is how the Collins English Dicti
  • The Glorious Game
    By Moa Jamir Legacy completed in win, glimpses of future in defeat  “World Champions! I dreamed it so many times, I wanted it so much that I still haven't fallen, I can't believe it
  • Pegging down fusion energy claims
    By Imlisanen Jamir Researchers in the United States this week announced that they had achieved “fusion ignition,” which an official US Department of Energy announcement described as “a majo
  • Journalism and public support
    Akangjungla In a recent public poll conducted by this newspaper on, ‘Are journalists in Nagaland upholding ethical standards of journalism?’ 14 percent of the respondents voted for ‘Yes&rsq
  • A Crisis of Leadership 
    In today’s political culture, the spectrum of Naga leaders – from government to non-government – have failed to adequately demonstrate their capability of foreseeing and preparing for the road
  • Truly decolonise
    Imkong Walling To the uninitiated, yours truly included, the idea of decolonisation equated to the process of delinking or withdrawing political supremacy from a subjugated people by an imperial state. It la
  • In public interest 
    Moa Jamir Two recent developments in Nagaland concerning the third pillar of democracy - the judiciary, have significant potential to enhance public interest and ensure the delivery of justice, particularly
  • A Naga Repatriation
    Dr Asangba Tzudir A larger question surrounding the repatriation of the Naga ancestral remains housed at the Pitt Rivers Museum concerns the ‘model’ on which Naga repatriation will be built.
  • Recognise value of election manifesto
    Veroli Zhimo In the Nagaland Assembly Elections of recent years, the election manifesto has lost its significance. Most citizens no longer talk about it and often do not make efforts to seek and read the man
  • Everyone’s Cup
    Imlisanen Jamir For a little bit, it’s fun to imagine a world where everyone can hold their nation’s flag with pride over something as silly as putting a ball in the goal, and we can all share in
  • Love and Peace 
    Akangjungla The busiest time of the year has come and it is almost Christmas in Nagaland. The run-up to Christmas is keeping the people busy in the market places, the roads are jammed and there is a ubiquito
  • Combating substance abuse in Nagaland
    Moa Jamir By all indications, drug use is making a resurgence and substance abuse is emerging as a major social concern, especially among young adolescents in Nagaland, The Morung Express reported recently.
  • What is Christmas? 
    Dr Asangba Tzudir The early Christian communities made a distinction between the date of Jesus birth and the celebration. The observation of the day of Jesus birth or for that matter birthdays particularly d
  • Consistency in our solidarity
    Imlisanen Jamir Despite the Naga penchant for recollections and commemorations, there was a stark absence of any such sentiment during the one year anniversary of the tragic Oting incident which occurred on
  • Reimagining Hornbill Fest
    It requires an intentional process that begins by asking - Why and culminating with Why Not? The 23rd annual Hornbill Festival, also known as the Festival of Festivals, is currently underway. Much to th
  • ‘Gaslighting’
    Imlisanen Jamir   When British playwright Patrick Hamilton wrote Gas Light in 1938, little did he know how often the word would be used in the 21st century. The word has recently been chosen as Merriam-W
  • Of extravaganza and discontent 
    Moa Jamir In a State self-proclaimed as ‘The Land of Festivals,’ the annual Hornbill Festival is denoted as the ‘Festival of Festivals.’ As Nagaland prepares to cajole both natives an
  • Clean Election: Is it the Responsibility of the Church Alone?
    Dr Asangba Tzudir With the Nagaland State Assembly Elections slated for 2023 around the corner, the chorus of the clean election ‘campaign’ is also getting louder. However, it continues to genera
  • Making justice accessible
    Veroli Zhimo Access to justice is a basic principle of the rule of law without which people are unable to have their voice heard, exercise their rights, challenge discrimination or hold decision-makers accou