Editorial

  • Preparing for the Heat Wave
    Dr Asangba Tzudir The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that India’s rain-fed agri areas are likely to get above-normal monsoon rain this year, and which is good. But it has also forecast h
  • Nagaland ULB polls: No local chemistry?
    Moa JamirThe announcement of elections to Urban Local Bodies (ULB) in Nagaland has disrupted the so-called ‘opposition-less’ government, as three parties have broken rank and declared their intention to con
  • Respecting elders hallmark of Naga culture
    Vishü Rita KrochaTraditionally, Naga homes place great value in respecting elders. This is something that is ingrained in the Naga culture. It never had to be taught, but came almost naturally. “Respect” i
  • Philosophy in Nagaland
    Dr Asangba Tzudir Someone once said, “Philosophy is a dead subject.” The remark directly came with some kind of condemnation of the subject as irrelevant. However, looking at the status of the subject
  • Mental Health: Where to start?
    AkangjunglaMay is World Mental Health Awareness Month. The World Mental Health Awareness Month started in the United States in 1949 with the purpose to create awareness and educate the public about mental illne
  • The Coming ULB
    Dr Asangba TzudirThe stage is finally set for the conduct of the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) election, to roll in the process of local administration and governance. Urban Local Bodies will be ‘responsibly burd
  • AI & Education Sector
    Moa JamirArtificial intelligence (AI), Encyclopædia Britannica defines, is the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. Among oth
  • Identity or progress?
    Imkong WallingIf the Urban Local Body (ULB) elections take place as scheduled on June 26, 2024, it will be the first in a long, long while in Nagaland. An entire generation has come of age since December 2004,
  • Like an Elephants Buffet
    Dr Asangba TzudirThe early eighties saw the internet coming into operation and the computer had just been born. Since then, with technological revolution, new forms of knowledge and information have defined and
  • Beat the Heat
    AkangjunglaLast month, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an updated Seasonal outlook for hot weather season (April to June) 2024 and Monthly outlook for April 2024 for rainfall and temperature. A
  • People’s Civic Sensibility
    Dr Asangba TzudirCivility seems to have reached a point where it hardly features even as a footnote in the larger pool of things that are important or considered important. Over the years, on the aspect of clea
  • Ramping Up Transparency
    Moa JamirWidespread access key to Nagaland Municipal ElectionsWith remarkable alacrity, the Nagaland Municipal Act (NMA) 2023 swiftly passed through the Nagaland Legislative Assembly on November 9, 2023, gainin
  • Motherhood, the noblest job of all
    By Vishü Rita KrochaIt isn’t just biology that enables one to become a mother. Motherhood is so much more than the ability to conceive whether it is through natural means or with the help of science. It is a
  • Temperance on Roads
    Dr Asangba TzudirRoad accidents in Nagaland especially in the commercial hub Dimapur has become a regular feature. Every now and then, there are cases of road accidents because of various reasons like drunken d
  • Inclusive Progression
    Moa JamirThe recent notification by the State Election Commissioner (SEC) on April 29, outlining the 'Election Programme' for the conduct of general elections to 3 Municipal Councils and 36 Town Councils in Nag
  • Nurturing journalism
    AkangjunglaThe free flow of information in the recent times has clouded the differentiation between the main stream journalism and social media. The outcome, impact and influence of the two are entirely differe
  • Inaccessible from the top
    Moa JamirKey institutions in Nagaland fail accessibility checksThe directives from the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD) issued on May 3 in response to inspections carried out at the Nagal
  • Is the Press really free?
    Vishü Rita KrochaAs proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1993, World Press Freedom Day is observed annually on May 3. This is a day that holds prominent significance not only for the m
  • Perpetuating a phone based childhood
    Imti LongcharThe pervasive trend of parents handing over smartphones to their children/wards as a means of keeping them occupied or entertained is having far reaching consequences. What might have started as a
  • A new concept of formal learning
    AkangjunglaMore and more educational institutions in Nagaland are adapting to the new policies and schemes required for the fulfillment inorder to be registered, accredited and recognised. Even without visiting