Editorial

  • On Hate Speeches
    Moa JamirThe issue of hate speeches, whether alleged or otherwise, periodically emerges in the public domain in India. Most recently, there was a significant uproar when one such speech was alleged to have been
  • Sanitation: A shared liability
    Imkong WallingVisuals are a given, nowadays, whenever Dimapur is inundated in floodwaters. The deluge of visuals, captured by the victims and onlookers alike, generally provoke two types of emotions— pity for
  • Retelling stories
    AkangjunglaStorytelling is central to human experience. It is the core of human experience that can turn a moment of interaction turn into life long memories. Storytelling helps people to recognise their purpos
  • The truth telling Church
    AkangjunglaAccording to the indispensable standard set by the society, a person who follows the Christian faith is supposed to be a member of the local church. In any Christian circle in the Naga context, some
  • Against Demonstrations and Strikes
    Dr Asangba TzudirFollowing the threat of ‘pen-down’ agitation by unpaid teachers, the State’s School Education Department has responded with a reminder of the statutory restrictions prescribed in Rule No.
  • No longer a safe ‘state’
    Moa JamirNagaland has been consistently hailed as one of the safest states for women and children in India. Year after year, the annual National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reports bear testament to this, consi
  • Ethics and Customary Law
    Mahmood Mamdani observed that, “The political project of the [colonial] regime of ‘customary’ laws was to fracture a racialized native population into different ethnicized groups. The basis of group disti
  • Knowledge will always be human driven
    Imlisanen JamirIn the rapidly evolving landscape of information dissemination, Wikipedia has long reigned as the go-to reference work for countless individuals seeking knowledge. However, as generative artifici
  • Making possible Inclusive Education
    AkangjunglaWith wide ranging collaborations, the office of Nagaland State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities has been conducting training programmes on Inclusive Education and Universal Design for Learn
  • An Idea Called Roads
    Dr Asangba TzudirThe condition of roads in Nagaland is such that the effect in the aftermath of the monsoon showers presents a case of the roads similar to the craters in the moon. And the same road which is co
  • CAG Reports on Nagaland
    Moa JamirStrident finding, Deafening Silence‘Misappropriation, negligence, fraudulence, pilferage, incomplete projects, defalcation, fictitious transactions, delay, and overstatements’ are some recurring th
  • NLTP Act: Allowing reality some room
    Imkong WallingTill a few a years ago, the failure that is the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act was taboo to talk about. It was, and is, as clear as day but hardly anyone dared bring it up. The gover
  • A Jest that dimmed the light on Nagaland's Human-Elephant Conflict
    Imlisanen JamirIn the ongoing Nagaland Legislative Assembly, an offhand comment by the Nagaland Minister for Forest, Environment, and Climate Change recently ignited a blaze of controversy. The Minister, while
  • Pragmatism for a change
    Imti LongcharThe ongoing saga of debate surrounding NLTP Act 1989 has once again taken center stage as Dimapur’s civil society organizations push for lifting the decades old prohibition act has opened floodga
  • NLTP Act and the Church
    Dr Asangba TzudirWith recent calls for repealing the NLTP Act from sitting legislators and more recently from the Naga Council Dimapur stating that the Act needs to be lifted with “proper mechanism” as it i
  • Nagaland's Digital Drive Need Renewed Commitment
    Moa Jamir When the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) Government assumed power in Nagaland in March 2018, led by Neiphiu Rio, one of the central promises was to usher in a new era of transparency through
  • A landmark decision for schools
    Vishü Rita KrochaIn what can be termed as a ‘landmark decision’ for schools spread across the state of Nagaland, Saturdays will no longer be a school day. This decision announced by the Advisor for the Dep
  • Road Reverie
    Moa JamirNagaland must implement road maintenance policy, not quick fixesIt is a truism to postulate that the development of a robust network is essential for the progressive growth of any nation, state, or ent
  • We need consistency in our fights for justice
    Imlisanen JamirIn Nagaland, a land known for its sometimes vigorous civil society, the clamor for justice and condemnation of injustices is a familiar refrain. Whenever incidents of crime or injustice occur, co
  • Challenges of Teaching, Educating and Learning
    Dr Asangba TzudirTeachers as educators hold a very responsible and indispensable position in moulding the society. They have been acclaimed for their selfless service having recognised the nobility of the profe