• Telecom Woes
    The failure of public service institutions to cater to the needs of the general public has more often than not created pandemonium particularly in the form of students protest. The planned agitation, several of
  • Where do we go?
    We live in a time where insanity has become the ruling norm. Though there is an air of complacency and indifference, it will be fair to say that people are tired and quite fed up with the direction that Naga so
  • Hopeful Imagination
    In a time of abused powers, hegemonizing structural systems, stifled voices and a frightened culture, it is essential to cultivate hope. Hope is not to be equated with a misplaced reality of suffering peacefull
  • Mediating Role
    Wednesday’s (July 26) informal meeting between the Consultative Committee for Peace (CCP) and leaders and elders of various Church organizations and bodies comes at a time when the tragic extent to which kill
  • Building Bridges
    In situations of crisis that has resulted in causing injury and human casualty, there is an acute tendency to focus primarily on offenders, thereby, often overstepping those most affected and victimized. In mos
  • Interim Tag
    Union Minister of State for Programme Implementation and Statistics, and the leader of the Prime Minister’s Ministerial team on Indo-Naga peace talks, Oscar Fernandes, not surprisingly chose to remain hush-hu
  • Implementing RTI!
    The Right to Information Act is a timely legislation introduced with the intent to empower people to hold their Government and its agencies accountable to democratic norms of functioning and responsive structur
  • Unemployment – a political disease
    Unemployment worldwide has reached high proportions, which according to the International Labor Organizations (ILO) report was 185.9 million people worldwide, or 6.2 percent of the global labor force in 2003-04
  • AIDS Education
    The decision of the Nagaland State AIDS Control Society (NSACS) to strategically involve educational institutions to combat HIV/AIDS and the formation of Red Ribbon Clubs in colleges as was deliberated upon dur
  • Border Vigil
    As the country fumbles for an answer to the 7/11 Mumbai blast, it is not a surprise that the northeast has emerged as an area of concern. According to Lieutenant General D B Shekhatkar, who commanded the IV Cor
  • Naga Hoho Mantle
    The Naga Hoho appears to be back slowly on its feet after a period of lull in which the apex tribal body has had quiet but serious and welcome deliberations on a wide range of issues including the election of a
  • The Monotheism of Force
    The ongoing cycle of counter-violence and human destruction in the Middle-East has once again put to task the complex issues surrounding the region and its relationship to the fundamental question of Force and
  • Universal Anti-Terror Plan
    U.S. President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Saturday the launch of a plan to combat the global threat of nuclear terrorism and invited other countries to join them. As per th
  • Walk the Peace Talk
    The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has insisted on the release of its five top leaders from jail to help it name its representatives to hold direct talks with the Government of India (GoI). It
  • G-8 Challenge
    Unlike the Group of Eight (G8) Summit held last year at Gleneagles in Scotland UK, which had focused on environmental and climate change issues besides aid to Africa, this year’s summit of the world’s most
  • Economic Freeway
    The consultative meeting held at Shillong, with the Planning Commission seeking the views of Chief Ministers of North Eastern states before finalizing the 11th five year plan should be seen as a step in the rig
  • Madrid, London, Mumbai, Next?
    The seven explosions that ripped through packed commuter trains during rush hour Tuesday in India’s commercial capital Mumbai killing close to 200 people and injuring scores, immediately conjures up images of
  • Limits of Patience
    When push comes to shove, there is bound to be resistance and the Nagas of Manipur has done just that albeit in a way that needs to be appreciated for the simple reason that they have chosen to protest within t
  • Greatness and Folly
    In what will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest world cup finals of the modern era, Italy won its fourth World Cup title, by 5-3 in a penalty-kick shootout, after the score remained 1-1 through overtime
  • Ticket to ride
    Barely concealing its disapproval, the Naga Students Federation (NSF) has asked the Nagaland Government’s “Delegation” presently doing world cup duty in Germany to “come home fully equipped with sports