• Human Security over National Security
    While it maybe fair to say that human security and national security are ideally complementing and mutually reinforcing principles, it is true to say that state-centered concepts of national security has threat
  • Populist Council
    The expansion and reshuffle of the 20 month old Union Council of Ministers on Sunday seems to have been intricately worked out by the Prime Minister with the counsel of the person who matters the most—Sonia G
  • 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
  • Job Action Plan
    The State Government is reportedly serious in going ahead with the ban to be imposed on creation of new posts in the state. It is evidently clear that the government is no longer in a position to provide jobs t
  • 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
  • Verdict-Out Buta
    In a landmark judgment on Tuesday, January 24, a five-judge Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court has held that the position taken by Governor Buta Singh and the subsequent report send by him to the Centre
  • State and JustPeace
    The realization of JustPeace cannot be achieved unless the dilemma of the State is adequately addressed within any political process of negotiation. This is fundamental since the State is a creation of a realit
  • Growth Trajectory
    The inauguration of the Industrial Growth Centre and Export Promotion Industrial Park at Ganeshnagar is indeed a landmark in the history of Nagaland since attaining statehood. It is a venture that has the where
  • Moral Imagination
    Indigenous peoples, the world over have witnessed great destruction, despair and suffering meted out against them; challenging the very core of their social, political, economic and moral fiber. Yet, it is thes
  • Giving back to Gokhale
    In a significant move, the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES), New Delhi has sanctioned seven Bio-Mass Gasifier projects spread over different parts of the State. For a Power-Deficit State like
  • 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
  • Maintaining impartiality
    If the first casualty in armed conflict is the truth, the next are civilians who are often rendered speechless and faceless by the scourge of violence. Caught between conflicting parties they are often the ones
  • Self-Reliant Youth
    When this newspaper first hit the stands about six months ago, it began with the deep conviction about the human resource potential of the younger generation and having a strong belief in their capabilities wit
  • Behind the Mask
    Behind the façade of uniformity in every government or organization, there are real people with a wide spectrum of reasons for maintaining rank with the hierarchy of orders. Often these reasons have more to do
  • Active Partners
    The inauguration of the 2x100KW Tuphaleri Mini Hydel Power Project at Chizami in Phek district by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday is a triumph of sorts for Nagaland’s communitization Programme. The fac
  • Eastward Bound
    The dialogue ‘Going beyond the Look East Policy’ held yesterday at Kohima and the deliberation on the possibility of the North East emerging as a regional market and a single economic Zone is an important e
  • Remembering to heal
    In life, we suffer the loss of loved ones but none could be more painful when one loses them to unnatural circumstances. Many innocent Naga lives have been cheated off their youth and from their aspirations to
  • What’s the time?
    For centuries, world politics has been organized around kingdoms, empires and states, but with the development of alternative political movements the understanding and perception of governance is being transfor
  • Mid-Course Correction
    The decision to dissolve the DAN Sub-Committee for Peace to facilitate the formation of a Joint Legislators’ Committee for Peace is a welcome development given that the decision to exclude the Opposition Cong
  • Life Skill Lessons
    Both the Government machinery and the people who run it including the general public of Nagaland would have learnt a thing or two from the recent incident in which large tracts of pristine forest cover in the D