Morung Learning

  • Is India truly Democratic?
    “India is a democracy. D-E-M-O-C-R-A-C-Y. India is a democracy.”  In school, I had to memorise that India is a ‘democracy’. I hated the word. The spelling was much too compli
  • “Solution to Electoral Malpractices Begins with Me”
    Electoral malpractices in a country with a vast number of illiterate, impoverished, and scores living below poverty lines becomes rather rampant and unchecked largely due to the ignorance of the people.  
  • The Naga Tribes Stereotyped
    Stereotyping is a way of oversimplifying groups of people and has fortunately or unfortunately become one of the easiest ways of establishing an identity. In Nagaland, stereotyping stems from a commonly-held vi
  • The Dark Side of Online Gaming
    “As computer and Internet use has become a staple of everyday life, the potential for overuse is introduced, which may lead to addiction. Addiction to the Internet shares some of the negative aspects of s
  • Enduring Beyond: Hope for 2017
    When we talk about hope, we also need look at our shortcomings, realise them and work towards strengthening them. One disadvantage our Naga students have is that our Naga students normally do not talk in class
  • Christmas in Nagaland
    It has taken me a tremendously long time to come up with this article. One specific reason for that is maybe because I don’t have any good things to write for Christmas. Now I associate Christmas with the
  • Demonetization’s Impact on Students
    Demonetization has, in some ways, affected everyone in India and has changed consumers’ spending habits. I decided to ask some of my friends to find out their views on demonetization of old currency notes
  • Stop the Blame Game!
    When observing the prevailing scenario of the political situation in our state, my mind conjures the image of an overfed pig. The public is fed by the candidates with money to further advance their interest of
  • Nagaland: 53 Years & Miles More to Go
    December 1, 2016 will mark Nagaland completing its 53rd Year of statehood. This is not a long time in the life of a state, but it has been long enough to accommodate dramatic changes in all areas. Nagaland rece
    Education is a source of survival. To quote Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.  It affords a person to discover his or her innate cap
  • Honesty versus Corruption in Nagaland
    Corruption! Corruption! Corruption! Everyone, everything, everywhere seems to be corrupted. We are all clear about what corruption is as educated persons. But when we are corrupt, how we can say thmoat we are e
  • The Malady of Unemployment
    The term ‘employment’ is understood in different ways by different people. However, for a layman, it is understood synonymously with having paid jobs; whether in private or public sector. Employment
  • Voice of the people
    Should schools ensure that children do not carry heavy school bags (excess books) every day?   Almost every Naga student goes through this stage of life when school bags seem heavier than a sack of
  • Know your Districts: Tuensang
    Location: With an area of 2,536 sq kilometers or 15.3% of the total area of the state, Tuensang is the biggest district in Nagaland. Situated in the easternmost part of Nagaland, Tuensang shares its boundaries
  • Faux Feminism
    Mahatma Gandhi once remarked: “Women will not make her contribution to the world by mimicking or running a race with men. She can run the race, but she will not rise to the great heights she is capable of
  • Education in Nagaland
    It is exam time in Nagaland. Across the state, as colleges under the Nagaland University system embark on the end-of-the-term semester exams, it is also a time to ponder on what the ‘exams’ in our e
  • Voice of the people
    What Steps should be taken to Improve the Quality of Education in Schools/Colleges in Nagaland? From my point of view, those end semester and final exams cannot solely determine the future of the students.
  • An Ode to Teachers?
    It is one of the greatest misfortunes of our society that where the meaningful significance of life is to be nurtured, there we find the cultivations of such to occurinthe most uninspiring vacuousmilieu. As a t
  • Consumers Versus Suppliers?
    We consume varieties of goods and services. Consumption is not confined to intake of foods and drinks. It also means deriving some utilities or usefulness from the goods or services we consume. While deriving t
  • The Legend of Mehoviü and Morüsa
    [Angami-Naga Folktale]   Morûsa was a handsome and wealthy. Above all, he was a great warrior. Such qualities made him popular not only in his village, but he was known by young and old even in th