• 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
  • 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 from Octobe
  • 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
  • Info Path
    While the path breaking Right to Information Act (RTI) came into force across the country on October 12 the State government appears to be taking some time to put in place the mechanisms with regard to its impl
  • DeStructuring Structures of Violence
    Violence plays an integral role in destroying human hopes and dreams. It takes many forms, some are direct physical force that is visible to the eyes; and some are of more subtle forms, which are indirect and l
  • Public Opinion?
    The process of formulating ‘public opinion’ is fundamental for democratization and progression of a people. ‘Public opinion’ is distinct from the ‘mind of a crowd.’ It is a systematic process of sen
  • Food security
    World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16 to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. It is also an opportune moment to heighten public awaren
  • DMC agenda
    The numerous initiatives undertaken by the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) during the short period since taking office needs to be appreciated. Due credit must go to the DMC under the leadership of its Chairper
  • Addressing history in a meaningful way
    To move forward, we must first begin to understand where we came from and where we are today. In order to do so, we must reclaim our heritage, reclaim our stories, erase the myths that have distorted our identi
  • Post-Saddam accession
    The spate of suicide attacks in post-Saddam Iraq continues to spiral even as the country grapples to come to terms with a new constitution which has raised more questions about the future of Iraq’s polity and
  • Children of Conflict
    The nature of armed-conflicts in the present modern world has dramatically changed the political relations towards a ‘new world disorder’ with increasing emergence of the ‘complex humanitarian emergency.
  • Between Hopes and Possibilities
    At the heart of indigenous people’s existence is its collective critical consciousness; provided as an alternative to the dominant culture and one that refuses to accept the interpretations of reality as defi
  • Peace Matrix
    At a time when threat to peace is ever increasing, when conflict resolutions appear deadlocked, the Norwegian Nobel Committee had done the right thing by recognizing the significant role and contribution made b
  • For An Alternative Development?
    In recent times, consciences are being stirred, ethics are being taught, intense discussions are being generated and management is being learned. While the continuing violence to human condition and its environ
  • Earthquake Mitigation
    Saturday’s earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale has brought complete devastation in three countries with death toll estimated to be well over 30,000 in Pakistan alone. The earthquake, centering round
  • Politics of Underdevelopment
    Underdevelopment is not simply just the absence of development. It is created by current economic system which sucks resources from the villages to towns, from towns to cities and from developing counties to fi
  • Bihar coup d’état
    In a landmark judgment, a five-judge Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court has held that the presidential order to dissolve the Bihar assembly earlier this year was unconstitutional. The latest injunction b
  • Education as Development
    Development and Education are about liberating people from all that holds them back from a full human life. Therefore ultimately development and education are about transformation, a process that involves spiri
  • Open route to Kashmir
    The news report about possible formulations being considered as a solution to the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan is most welcomed and goes to show that both countries are prepared to leave enough ro
  • Globalization or Globalism?
    Globalization was projected as the great leap of human evolution in a linear march from tribes to nations to global markets. Our identities and context were to move from the national to the global and from ‘p