• 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
  • Self-Criticism
    I wish to perceive self-criticism as a constructive praxis of critical introspection, self-discovery and self-examination that leads to new ways of action and reflection. The process of self-criticism has and w
  • Nurturing Understanding
    While nurturing understanding it is vital to understand how the principles and dynamics of fear, ignorance, hate, prejudice, power, respect, pride, dignity, acceptance, insecurity and self-righteousness drive p
  • Engaging the powers
    In reality, the present praxis of governance, peace and leadership is being imposed from above by structures that have acquired global proportions with the intention of creating forced dependence and inculcatin
  • Finding the Global Naga
    Inaugurating the 4th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, an annual convention of the Indian Diaspora, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a slew of policy measures including the assurance of giving them voting rights.
  • 500 years later
    Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu described Bolivian President-elect Evo Morales as a man of “remarkable humility and warmth.” Clearly impressed by Morales, Tutu declares, “I can see why he won
  • Poverty Demoralizes
    While social and economic poverty has caused a serious threat to the survival of humankind, poverty of the mind has a demoralizing effect that questions the very existence of human life. Hence a question to pon
  • Political or Public Servant?
    The change of guard of Deputy Commissioners in the State Capital Kohima and in Dimapur, will be keenly watched as both the two aforementioned districts are high profile in terms of the administrative importance
  • New Year Resolutions?
    At the end of the year, we usually write piecemeal columns about the year: updates, reviews, highlight various events that form an important part of this exercise. Which are the most striking events that need a
  • Dead-Lock Mode; Push Play
    The period following the last round of Bangkok talks Post-December 16-17 has seen some development on the dialogue front, although it has to be said that there has been no qualitative improvement in the peace p
  • Tsunami Lesson
    The devastation caused by the Tsunami that killed some 200,000 people on December 26 last year has left an indelible mark of haunting memories following the death and destruction on an unprecedented scale. Add
  • State Funding Polls
    As underlined in a recent editorial in this column (En-cashing System, Friday, December 23 issue), the UPA Government at the Centre has now done the right thing by pulling out the seven-year old Indrajit Gupta