• Dengue or not
    Imkong WallingThe COVID-19 pandemic exposed what was apparent to all— derelict government medical infrastructure and deficient resources ignored for decades in Nagaland. The biggest health challenge faced by
  • Millets: Sustaining Resilience
    Imlisanen JamirIndia is embarking on a global resurgence of millets. The heartbeat of this movement lies in New Delhi's ambitious campaign to transform millets into a global phenomenon, shaking off their outdat
  • Care about air pollution
    AkangjunglaThree-quarters of air pollution’s impact on global life expectancy occurs in just six countries, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, China, Nigeria and Indonesia, where people lose one to more than six ye
  • Anthropocentrism and our Moral Status
    Dr Asangba TzudirSince the conception of environmental ethics, engagements centered on whether human values in nature are anthropocentric (human centric) or eco-centric (non-human centered). With the populariza
  • Consultative Meetings
    Moa Jamir A common lexicographical definition terms consultation as “discussing something with somebody or with a group of people before making a decision.” Accordingly, it implies an exchange of
  • Ethics and Identity
    It is said that ethics and values define the nature and character of an identity. This implies that for living ethics to be responsive and relevant, identity has to be autonomous and free. When a people's f
  • A.I. and labor: More evolution than revolution
    Imlisanen Jamir In the not-so-distant past, alarm bells rang as Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) began its ascent, ominously threatening to sweep through industries, leaving unemployment in its wake. Lawyers,
  • INDIA ON THE MOON: 'Victory cry of a new India'
    Akangjungla On August 23, 2023, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) third lunar mission, Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft, successfully landed on the South Pole of the Moon, making India the fourth
  • Prevention is Better than Cure
    Dr Asangba Tzudir Currently the state of Nagaland especially Dimapur is grappling with the outbreak of eye flu and dengue. As a precautionary measure to contain the spread of the eye flu infection, schools i
  • For barrier-free environment
    Moa Jamir Bridging gap between policy and reality imperative for enhancing accessibility for PwDs in Nagaland  A couple of years ago, during a visit to Nagaland Civil Secretariat, intense constructio
  • Planned city dream
    Imkong Walling India’s fortune lies in “well planned cities,” asserted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in one of his post-Budget webinars earlier this year. His prognosis though came with a la
  • Clothing for genuine cultural appreciation
    Akangjungla Clothing holds deep meaning and great significance to the Indigenous Peoples. For the people who wear cultural or traditional clothes, it creates a sense of belongingness and collective identity.
  • ‘Scienceploitation’
    Imlisanen Jamir In today's world of commerce, the shelves of grocery stores and pharmacies have turned into battlegrounds of persuasive language. Products of all kinds are adorned with labels that promis
  • Task cut out
    Moa Jamir  As the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) convenes for its second session on September 11, the State Government has a task cut out. This column has previously noted that the Government
  • Engaging the Powers
    If governance is the art of managing differences, it can be said that a top-down governance system based on structures which create dependency and inculcate an economics of desperation, lies at the roots of inj
  • When leaders embrace the social media circus
    Imlisanen Jamir In an era dominated by digital ubiquity, the intersection of politics and social media has birthed a new breed of political leader – one who thrives on humor, brashness, and the calcula
  • Decline of reading culture, Revisited
    Akangjungla During the recently concluded 44th Foundation Day of All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) cum felicitation of degree toppers in Kohima, Nagaland MLA Achumbemo Kikon conveyed to the
  • No More Private Practice?
    Dr Asangba Tzudir The directive of the Government of Nagaland to government doctors to stop private practice is a serious concern and calls for a thorough deliberation. There are various perspectives based o
  • HC should revive PIL on NH-29
    Moa Jamir The four-laning of 42.86-kilometre National Highway 29 from Dimapur to Kohima has been severely hampered by problems, resulting in the significant delay of completion of the construction. Most rece
  • Fait accompli
    Imkong Walling The amending of the Forest Conservation (FC) Act, 1980, was in many ways controversial. From the initial posturing that sought to provide stronger protection to forests against non-forestry us