• The Future?
    The process of nation-building is greatly influenced by intergenerational perspectives and opinions. Issues surrounding how different generations approach this are critical in the making of a nation. While olde
  • Demilitarize Populated Areas
    With increasing factional clashes and an overt turf war spreading from the rural hinterlands to public inhabited areas, the much hyped and talked about Ceasefire Ground Rules that the Government of India has si
  • Culture of Truth or Culture of Silence?
    The recent revelations of atrocities committed by the 9th IRB in Chhattisgarh have put Naga consciousness to the test. The manner in which the Naga consciousness responds to this pertinent issue will reflect on
  • Prisoners of Uncertainty?
    Growing restlessness and lingering lethargy enveloping the Naga skyline is causing an uneasy sense of acute cynicism and unfocused anger, just churning restlessly for its release. The internal and external cond
  • Truth and Knowledge
    Truth and knowledge are existential realities perceived and understood in different ways. It is essential to examine how the basis of social and cultural practices formed the realms of knowledge that not only r
  • Welcome Changes
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has finally undertaken an expansion and reshuffling of his Cabinet. With this, the strength of the Union council of ministers goes up to 80 with 34 Cabinet ministers, seven Ministe
  • Transformative Praxis
    The historical dividing issues between Indigenous people and the State system are a reality that is being relived by the descendants of indigenous nations. The lack of will to address the indigenous issues has
  • Un-Ending Talks
    The Government of India-NSCN (IM) peace process, which completed another round of ‘inconclusive’ talks at Amsterdam, is heading for nowhere. The talk appears to have reached a deadlock with both sides ‘st
  • Irresponsible Denial
    It is understandable that there would be diverse responses to the reports identifying and holding the IRB responsible for gross violations of human rights committed on civilians in Chhattisgarh. The common inab
  • Illegal Toll
    Illegal tax collection on transport vehicles by various registered and unregistered unions remain rampant in the State. This is even after the Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur had passed an order directing the as
  • IRB behavior in C’ttisgarh affects Naga image
    There were much expressions of opinion over the deployment of the Naga Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) to Chhattisgarh, which formed part of the composite state reaction to the Naxal issue. Subsequently, there h
  • Justice via Media
    The conviction of Santosh Kumar Singh, son of a former IPS officer in the sensational case of rape and murder of Priyadarshni Mattoo is a welcome development. Coming as it does eleven years after the trial bega
  • Tryst with Destiny
    In a time of global push towards respecting universal rights and democratic values, the vindictive and barbarous system of death penalty or ‘state-sponsored murder’ continues unabated in countries such as t
  • Colonial Legacy
    On August 15 1942, the then British India government introduced the Armed Forces (Special Power) Ordinance, 1942, which was signed by Linlithgow, Viceroy and Governor General, and GH Spencer, Secretary to the G
  • Three Stones
    Traditionally, when fire is lit for cooking, three-stones are commonly erected not only to provide stability and support for the earthen pot placed over the fire, but to channel and distribute the heat produced
  • Naga Poll Fray in Manipur
    The elections to the Manipur State Assembly will in all likelihood be held in February next year. Not much time therefore remains for poll preparation to what is expected to be one of the most crucial elections
  • Talking about Talk
    How should nations and peoples respond to issues of incompatible interest, pursuit over limited resources and underlying questions of self-determination? Perhaps, the problem is as ancient as human history. Evi
  • Alarm Bells on AIDS
    On October 12, 2006 the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) Chief, Sujatha Rao in the presence of senior political leaders sounded an alarm on the AIDS scenario in Nagaland. The observation that the state
  • Our Right to Info
    Other than the exercise of appointing Public Information Officers (PIO) and the State Information Commissioners, not much headway has been made in terms of the Right to Information Act here in Nagaland. Awarene
  • Making sense of NGOs
    It seems that any and every organization which does not fall under the direct structure of the state-system is fairly or unfairly labeled as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Indeed the term ‘NGO’ is w