• From Reflection to Action
    Imlisanen Jamir As we survey the state of the world today, it is easy to feel a sense of despair. The forces of reaction and regression seem to be ascendant. And yet, for all of our handwringing and lamentat
  • Nagaland Tobacco Free Home Campaign: A recap
    Akangjungla Among many social habits, tobacco use is not considered ‘unsafe’ in the Naga society. The fact that it is commonly used as a mouth freshener, and often shared among the family members
  • Snake or Rope?
    Dr Asangba Tzudir “The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know.” – Noam Chomsky The above quote by Chomsky
  • On critical empathy 
    Moa Jamir On May 7, much to the relief of family members and state citizens alike, a total of 676 people from Nagaland, who were stranded in violence-hit Manipur, were safely brought back to the state capita
  • ‘Ripeness for Peace’
    Understanding why Peace Agreements fail – Part II The North East region, including the Nagas, has been yearning to find resolutions to their political question and to live in peace with their dignity a
  • Church & money
    Akangjungla The topic of church and money is a difficult one. Nobody wants to talk about giving to the church and money in the Church. Giving to the church is an act of commitment for Christians. People give
  • Journalism in Nagaland: Traditional to Dynamic
    Imlisanen Jamir World Press Freedom Day is a momentous occasion that is celebrated on May 3 every year. It is a day that commemorates the fundamental principles of press freedom and celebrates the essential
  • Time to lift the NLTP Act?
    Dr Asangba Tzudir The NLTP Act has been a hotly debated topic of discussion over the years and the chorus tilts largely towards lifting of the act. Once again the ongoing debate begs the question – Is
  • Age ‘Matters’
    Demographic changes require policymakers’ attention Moa Jamir In an innovative initiative, Friends of 80plus Kohima village celebrated its 18th Foundation Day on April 30 by emphasizing the Naga tra
  • ILP again
    Imkong Walling For the unfamiliar, the Inner Line Permit (ILP) regulation is a British colonial legacy, resulting from the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR), 1873.  A regulation enacted unbeknow
  • Community efforts to save our water bodies
    Imlisanen Jamir If there is one thing that is certain about water resources in Nagaland is that they are diminishing. Every year, the water scarcity problem in the State seems to be getting worse. With exten
  • Retelling Traditions
    On 'World Book and Copyright Day', falling on April 23, The Morung Express published an extensive report on the need for Nagas to tell and amply produce their own stories and preserve indigenous languag
  • Street Foods: Lessons from City Tower
    Akangjungla Ever since the COVID-19 imposed lockdown has been lifted, the street food venture in the heart of Dimapur city has been thriving. Every evening an encouraging number of mobile food stalls, mostly
  • Neither War, Nor Peace 
    Understanding why Peace Agreements fail – Part I The history of humanity has shown us that peace is an essential condition for society to flourish and for its peoples to live their lives in dignity. Ho
  • Dimapur: Trial traffic run bodes ominous results
    Imlisanen Jamir Last Friday and Saturday, Dimapur town witnessed one of its worst traffic jams, as vehicle movement came to a crawl across on almost all roads leading in and out of the town. People of the to
  • ‘Justice in limbo’
    Moa Jamir “The grief was still raw, while ensuring justice, in terms of prosecution of alleged perpetrators as well as material compensation, remains elusive,” reads The Morung Express coverage,
  • Between ‘Content’ and ‘Context’
    Dr Asangba Tzudir The pursuit of the ‘highest good’ and for the well being of the people and for creating a harmonious society is a constant struggle, and while the mark of a civilized society is
  • A DEVELOPED NAGA MIND: Greatest wealth of Nagaland
    Akangjungla For a very long time, Nagaland state has been described as a land with much potential especially in the field of agriculture and tourism. In various text and speech, it is repeated innumerable ti
  • Naga idea of equality
    Imkong Walling Back in December 2020, this column featured an op-ed pertaining to job reservations in the government sector— a highly contentious topic that seldom fails to flare emotions between a per
  • Access, fair use and the digital 
    Imlisanen Jamir A recent ruling in favor of the book publishers against the Internet Archive has sparked a crucial conversation about the future of libraries, fair use, and access to information. The Inte