• United we Brand
    For one, the Agro Expo mega-event has caused openings that provide insights to aspects on how an event such as this, causes flutters of activities that reveals more than it actually says. The impressive mass of
  • Horti Pawar
    Among all of the North Eastern States there is no doubt that Nagaland is at this time raking in the moolah and the inauguration of the first of its kind Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH) at Medziphema has
  • 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
  • United In Profit
    While the moral debate over Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s resignation as MP over holding an ‘office of profit’ continues with even an RSS ideologue now voicing his praise for Mrs Gandhi the issue on t
  • From Slogans to Solution?
    In recent times, polities have been swamped by a lexicon of slogans covering a spectrum of issues from tourism to youth empowerment and presently, declared as “Year of the Farmer.’ While it is fair to state
  • 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
  • Agri Flavor
    Dimapur and its surrounding villages will hopefully become the flavor of the entire country when Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar sets foot at Sugarcane Nursery Farm to inaugurate the much expected North
  • Above Politics
    Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s inner voice has once again proved a point or two and this time more significantly from the heart of India’s most revered political institution, Parliament. By resigning as
  • The Violence of Silence
    One of the most violent forms of violence is silence. In the face of compelling unjust circumstances, silence becomes violence itself. While it is true that silence can be a powerful medium of protest, one need
  • Decoding the Begum
    Relations between India and Bangladesh have taken on a downward slide in the last few years since the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) assumed power in 2001 under the dispensation of the hawkish Prime Ministe
  • Renewal
    How does one construct the memories of yesterday which is the past; how does one engage with today that is the present; and how does one prepare to stand face to the mysteries of tomorrow? Perhaps the underpinn
  • Forward Looking
    With an Annual Plan outlay of Rs. 760 crores, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has managed to juggle the rupees and the paise into a realistic forward-looking budget. Fiscal prudence and growth objective seem to be t
  • Democracy – A Paradox?
    There seems to be an ironic paradox in the way democracy is practiced in ‘Nagaland state.’ While there has been steps made to make distinctions between the prospects of democracy as a vision, and the mechan
  • Peace for Development
    The intent of the DAN government in declaration of 2006 as the ‘Year of Farmers’ needs to be welcomed and one would hope that the objective towards achieving self-sufficiency in agriculture and bringing the
  • The power of Power
    Essentially life is power and power is life and in the end it is through the power of Power that all life is realized. However, in the existing discourse of human affairs the life-giving forms of power have bee
  • Budget Plan
    All eyes will be on Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, who also holds the Finance portfolio, when he walks into the Legislative Assembly on Monday to presents the budget for the year 2006-07. Although the Annual Finan
  • 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
  • Perception of boundaries
    The passionate and innate relationship between human beings and land has and continues to define the dialectical parameters of what constitutes a peoples’ understanding of a dignified existence. A political t
  • Huska’s Demand-Note
    Once again, the issue of collective responsibility has resurfaced into the open for the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) coalition government. Traditionalists who appreciate the British model of Cabinet go
  • NU Sound-Check
    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly asked the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to submit the true account of the alleged financial misappropriations and other anomalies in the