• Rio’s Dilemma
    In a now famous quote, President Abraham Lincoln was said to have commented to a visitor to the White House in 1865: “If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their res
  • Marching forward
    August 9 of every year is recognized as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. It was in 1994 that the United Nations General Assembly took the historic decision to observe August 9 as the da
  • Natwar Debunked
    Once aptly named in the media as the Union Minister ‘Without Portfolio’, K. Natwar Singh seems to be turning into a political hot potato for the ruling Congress party. As a man now desperate to rebuild his
  • A fad called ‘Shri’
    The word ‘Shri’ seems to have become part of the Naga ‘in-culture’ while addressing a person, particularly people holding some position of an official nature. While it is quite obvious that the word ‘
  • Murky Deal
    The manner in which merit students, deserving seats from the allotted MBBS quota, had been snubbed by powerful vested interest politicians and bureaucrats has obviously not gone down well with the student commu
  • Politics of Need
    Recognizing the present course of human events, it is not difficult to discern the acute need for existing policies to shift from a politics of want to the politics of need. At the moment, policies are reflecti
  • AIDS from Men
    According to a recent study “Gender impact of HIV/AIDS in India”, carried out by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the number of women living with HIV/AIDS is on the rise in the country and it
  • The Futility of Force
    The one critical lesson emerging from the ongoing Israeli military operations in south Lebanon is, that military force can no longer guarantee absolute victory. Yes, it can contain and maybe weaken the perceive
  • Moving to higher ground
    At this time in history, what people of faith need to do is not to go left or right, but to go, deeper. In essence life issue should not divide people of the same faith, and yet in reality it does. The presence
  • Corruption Menu
    The last few days, people in Nagaland are waking up to find that funds meant for providing basic health and education services are either going missing or is being misused by unscrupulous elements who are out t
  • In search of a meaning
    Despite claims of significant technological and economic progress the world is plagued by small wars where 95% of which 90% are caused by small arms. It raises questions on whether the world has not been unable
  • 1-Year Road Map
    Finally a road map appears to have been sketched for an amicable solution to the Government of India-NSCN (IM) dialogue process. Concurrently, both sides have now agreed to extend the ceasefire in Nagaland by o
  • 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
  • Sustainable Agriculture
    Agriculture for the Nagas is a way of life that has shaped the culture and economy of the people. For too long though the government has not been able to give the due attention it deserved and therefore declari
  • Self-definition and Existence
    The State system that feeds upon power, domination and violence has displaced humanity from its center and pushed aside other forms of political, social and economic organization. This has resulted in the break
  • Partnering Middle East Peace
    The decision of the US President George W Bush backing an international force to return peace in Lebanon is welcome and Washington should not waste anymore time and begin the process of immediately holding talk
  • Pragmatic steps build possibilities
    The journey towards reconciliation is a long process that needs to weather many seasons of transitions and therefore demands the utmost will and courage to keep the process going. To sustain the continued proce
  • 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
  • Stop Violence
    Violence has today become a matter of grave concern for communities across the globe and more so for those that are most affected by it. Sadly, there appears to be no sign of it stopping anytime in the near fut
  • A Public Process
    The Naga Nation needs healing. Victims and survivors need healing; perpetrators are in their own way victims of a violent system; and they need healing as well. The need to heal and reconcile emphasizes presenc