• Expensive affair
    Moa Jamir It is a foregone conclusion that elections in Nagaland are a very expensive affair, as apparent from official documents as well as anecdotal evidence, which are often poles apart. Nevertheless, the
  • Our System
    Dr Asangba Tzudir We live in interesting times. It may sound exciting but the word ‘interesting’ is caused by the waves of turbulences. Fact of the matter is, in context, these are chaotic times
  • Putting an end to poll-related violence
    Veroli Zhimo As the state of Nagaland prepares for the upcoming elections to the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on February 27, instances of poll-related violence have been reported in Wokha district. Th
  • Can the 2023 polls bring Political Accountability?
    February 27, 2023 signals the end of another 5-year cycle. People will vote in state elections where candidates will contest for the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.  Will the culture of power politics on
  • Nagaland Polls: Few essential questions
    Moa Jamir With the electoral campaign in full swing for the upcoming general election to the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on February 27th, voters are being consistently wooed with both parties' ma
  • To be an oppositionist
    Imlisanen Jamir It is a peculiar phenomenon that language lacks a proper word to express the aspiration of an individual. The title of "dissident" is revered, but it is earned through sacrifice and
  • Shameless slaves of money
    Dr Asangba Tzudir Clean Election, with all its dignity is struggling to solidify within the so many challenges. An integral aspect to the idea of Clean Election also encompasses ‘clean candidate’
  • Grip of drug epidemic - A ticking-time bomb 
    Akangjungla In the late 1970s and the early 1980s, an alarming rise in drug abuse among young people was a primary concern for the Naga people. Till the 1990s, drug addiction was widespread in Nagaland state
  • A reassuring turn 
    Imkong Walling  Elections, be it in Nagaland or anywhere else, are exciting times. With a franchise to elect, that one dispossessed person in the neighbourhood, deprived of the opportunity of having a s
  • The economy exposed?
    Imlisanen Jamir The recent accusations against Indian tycoon Gautam Adani and his namesake megacorporation, the Adani Group, have created ripples in the business world. The accusations, made by short-selling
  • On level playing field, women excel in Nagaland 
    Moa Jamir In a situation where all are given equal opportunities and a fair chance of success, females in Nagaland have proven that they can perform better than their male counterparts, as seen in their educ
  • Election and ‘Quality Life’
    Dr Asangba Tzudir Even as the State gears up for the upcoming NLA elections, the issues and ‘problems’ that has emerged attests to the fact that elections are centered not on public issue, rather
  • Next priority ULB elections
    Veroli Zhimo On July 29, 2022, the Supreme Court issued directions to the Nagaland State Election Commission to complete the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections and declare results for the same by the end of
  • Journalism and ‘a narrative of decline’
    The changing context of Naga media and its emerging new conditions highlights the critical need for it to constructively engage with what Dr Henrik Örnebring, Professor of Media and Communications, Karlsta
  • Money talks, voters listen
    Imlisanen Jamir A recent report from the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report reveals that 75% of the sitting MLAs in Nagaland are crorepatis. This is a significant increase from the 2018 election
  • NAGALAND ELECTION: Is media really important?
    Akangjungla Since the announcement of the General Elections to the 14th Nagaland Legislative Assemble scheduled on Februarys 27, every mechanism involved with the conduct of the election process are on the m
  • Clean Election: Towards Social Responsibility
    Dr Asangba Tzudir Clean Election in Nagaland may not have reached a stage to call it a peoples’ movement. However, spearheaded by NBCC, Clean Election can be said to have succeeded in creating mass awa
  • Identifying root causes 
    Moa Jamir The school dropout rate has been a perennial challenge in Nagaland, and it persists despite initiatives to check the problem. The problem becomes more perceptible as the students move to higher cla
  • Shedding colonial rind
    Imkong Walling British colonial hegemony was perhaps the most consequential in the modern history of the geographical Indian sub-continent. It laid the foundation for the eventual redrawing of boundaries, se
  • Driving in the dark
    Imlisanen Jamir The frequent outages of streetlights on the NH-29 four-lane road from Dimapur's Purana Bazaar-Chümoukedima stretch is not just a minor inconvenience, it is a serious public safety ha