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  • Healthy, but some risky symptoms 
    Nagaland’s report card in India’s first Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) can be deemed very ‘healthy.’  By all accounts, the State’s health and family welfare department should be commended for its efforts to reach flagship health and…
  • Outcome lies on the process
    Witoubou Newmai   Someone once made a perceptive remark during a public meeting; it goes something like this: when the process is clean there will be a good outcome, or the process has to be clean if we have to have a good result, or unless the…
  • Nagaland Wildlife Conservation 
    Y Merina Chishi   Wildlife Week is celebrated annually from October 2 to 8. Started in 1952, the primary objective of the event is to create awareness on preserving wildlife in India. In Nagaland, the Wildlife Wing of the Forest department takes…
  • The Naga Caravan: Going Beyond Illusions
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   The present ‘Naga condition’ that finds ‘hopelessly’ and ‘helplessly’ caught in the interplay of ‘conceptual problems’ shrouded in the various issues can be aptly explained through an allegory from Plato. Plato’s allegory of…
  • Breaking down the cosmopolitan
    Imlisanen Jamir   The Durga Puja and Dussehra festivities underway in Dimapur couldn’t paint a more ironic picture of the peculiar situation which this ramshackle border town exists in, and the struggle currently underway to redefine the town’s…
  • Journalists: Notching it up professionally 
    Witoubou Newmai   When many things are fast gathering into abominable storms in the region (the so-called North East), one consolation that nudges us to attention is about the growth of the media in the region, both in terms of professional…
  • Providing safe environment for learning
    Y Merina Chishi   Nagaland State Commissioner for Protection of Child Rights, Awan Konyak recently pointed out that school is a means to prepare the young for the future. However, she regreted, that the experience is not always positive one for…
  • 150 Years of Gandhi – A Tribute
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   “…My life is my message.”                  Gandhi, undoubtedly, one among the greats and well-known personalities of the 20th century, whose ‘life and philosophy’ had a profound impact on the second part of the last century…
  • Roadworks and floods
    Imlisanen Jamir     A lot of areas beside the National Highway 29, particularly around the 4th and 5th Mile areas of Dimapur, have a flooding problem.  One of the causes for it is even more ironic—the ongoing four lane road construction works—…
  • Chinese Trade-off
    By its own admission, the rise of China over the past 7 decades has been meteoric. “China has showed the world how it made an economic miracle through the central government's bold and resolute economic reform as well as its people's hard work,”…
  • De-glamorise govt sector  
    Youth employed in private sectors are boon to the state, Nagaland Minister for Rural Development, Metsubo Jamir declared on September 25, addressing an anniversary event of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), a Government of…
  • A bad day for two ‘friends’ 
    Tuesday was a bad day for two unconventional world leaders across the Atlantic sharing a “special relationship.”  On September 24, in a scathing attack on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom's Supreme Court ruled that he “acted…
  • The Need to Review BEFR of 1873
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   The publication of the final list of NRC excluded 19,06,657 people in Assam leaving their fate uncertain while giving them a new identity from being a ‘citizen’ to ‘stateless.’ Those excluded can appeal in the Foreigners’…
  • ‘Generation Z’ gives us hope 
    Last Friday’s massive climate strike undertaken by school children across the world shows us that this ‘Generation Z’ of young people is not as lost as some people older than them seem to constantly presume. Those who are to inherit this planet…
  • Supporting local artists 
    Within the span of two weeks, Dreamz Unlimited Nagaland, in a detour from their regular fares of sarcastic commentary on  contemporary social issues, released two ‘music’ videos - ‘Loss Khabo,’ and ‘Low Budget Rappers.’ The former about a band…
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