• Nagaland’s electoral malpractices
    Concerned authorities must walk the talk  Moa Jamir The recent elections to the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) have exposed several malpractices that continue to undermine the fundamental d
  • ‘God is Dead’ 
    Dr Asangba Tzudir ‘God is dead’ is probably Nietzsche’s most hilarious yet thought provoking statement. However, Nietzsche was not signing the death certificate of the Christian God. What h
  • We always get the govt we deserve
    Vishü Rita Krocha The elections are now behind us. Choices have been made and the mandate has also been given. The 2023 Nagaland State General Elections will also go down the history and be remembered a
  • The paradox of Naga politics: Who will save Nagaland?
    Wapanginla Ao “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” - John Adams Long before the dr
  • Our search bars are evolving
    Imlisanen Jamir The evolution of the internet and search engines, specifically Google, has had a profound impact on our lives. Since the advent of Google, it has been the gatekeeper to the world's digita
  • Cautious Optimism: On ‘historic’ new Government of Nagaland
    Moa Jamir On March 7, the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) made history as Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio was sworn in for the record fifth time. This momentous occasion was further accentuated, if not surpas
  • Like the eagle’s rebirth
    Dr Asangba Tzudir The expectation of something different in the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly, and the hope for opposition in the Assembly was rather met with unexpected turn of events at least to the g
  • People's welfare first
    Veroli Zhimo The recent development in Nagaland, where almost all political parties have extended unconditional support to the NDPP-BJP alliance, has raised concerns about the erosion of democratic values. T
  • Situation not 'alright'
    Imkong Walling Four months back, in November 2022, this column saw a piece titled ‘Toothless,’ which dwelled on elections juxtaposed with the obvious non-existent enforcement of electoral norms i
  • Long wait ends
    Moa Jamir The results of the 2023 general election to the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA), held on February 27, can truly be termed as historic, despite several misgivings regarding the electioneeri
  • Riding into the Election Abyss
    Dr A Sentiyula Nagaland is revelling in another festival. The Election Festival seems to be the most popular one till now. Many households in urban areas have seen the exodus of their house helps and drivers
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir The 19th Century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer had very profoundly said about the three stages of truth, and it finds application in almost every field of human activity. “A
  • Election cycle in Nagaland
    G Kanato Chophy After WW2, upset at how many falsely sought post-war reparations, Sir Charles Pawsey, the last Deputy Commissioner of the Naga Hills District, British India, is said to have remarked, “
  • Money-Drug and Arithmetical Elections in Nagaland  
    Pangernungba Kechu Most Indigenous communities in the world today grapple with the opportunities and challenges presented by rapid monetization (for the Naga indigenous peoples this came via the British Raj
  • An infodemic threat
    Rebecca K Kits When the World Health Organization (WHO) used the term “infodemic” in February 2020, it was in reference to information, mostly false, about the COVID-19 outbreak. The origin of th
  • Another momentous election awaits
    Moa Jamir The polling day for the forthcoming general elections to the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly is fast approaching, and political parties are making utmost attempt to woo voters before the penulti
  • The Culture of Alliances
    Dr Asangba Tzudir One good speech or an expression of ideology or a ‘good deed’ by a person often exude confidence in that person not knowing the culture or background from which the person comes
  • Kingmakers 
    Dr Villo Naleo We all play important roles in the election, not just mere voters and agents, but as mere observers, gossips, critics and people who are emphatically enthusiastic about politics. In all these
  • Charade parade 
    Imkong Walling The Army checking police vehicles was not uncommon in Nagaland in the pre-Ceasefire era. Such occurrences though are unheard of today. And rarer it is to witness police personnel frisking poli
  • More common platforms for candidates
    Imlisanen Jamir The idea of a common platform for election candidates in Nagaland is not new. The concept has been around for years, but the lack of enthusiasm among political parties and candidates made it