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  • What next?
    Witoubou Newmai   The ongoing sociopolitical churning witnesses a watershed in the State of Manipur after the United Naga Council (UNC) asked the Naga legislators, irrespective of political party affiliations, to stay away from the December 18 ‘…
  • The Great Hornbill
    Y Merina Chishi   A Naga octogenarian recollects the days when the great Hornbill bird was found abundantly in the jungles of his native village. His grandchildren have seen the bird at a zoo in Dimapur. Even as the old man tries to explain why the…
  • One More India’s Daughter Raped and Eliminated
    The recent incident only attests how sexual crime has become a ‘normalised condition’ for women in India.     It was around 9 PM when a young woman returned to the toll plaza where she had parked her scooter. Her scooter tyre had gone flat and a…
  • A not so chilly season
    Imlisanen Jamir   With rising global temperatures, brace for a not so chilly winter this season, if the met department is to be believed. Winter is likely to be warmer than average, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting…
  • DEFINE AND RULE[1] – The Emerging Reality
    The State’s policy of Divide and Rule has systematically and strategically evolved into one of “Define and Rule.” The Naga people seem to be caught unaware as this form of rule is proving to be efficient and cost-effective. And, most significantly,…
  • Need to create ‘justice mechanisms’
    Witoubou Newmai   The Meghalaya Peoples Human Rights Council (MPHRC) has attributed the rise of rape cases in Meghalaya to ‘failures of the justice system’.   It is very much likely that this argument of the MPHRC holds good even if we discuss…
  • Responsible Tourism
    Y Merina Chishi   Tourism is serious business. If promoted and managed well, tourism can generate income for locals and boost the state’s economy. Many countries around the world depend on tourism to build their economy. States in India like…
  • Constitution Day
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   On 19th November 2015, the government of India declared 26 November as Constitution Day through a gazette notification. Since then, every year, Constitution day (National Law Day), also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated…
  • Ensuring Maternal Rights
    Imlisanen Jamir   The recent judgment of the Guwahati High Court’s Kohima Bench directing the Nagaland State Government to pay in excess of Rs 25 lakhs as ‘exemplary compensation’ for the death of a woman during childbirth in Mon should serve as…
  • ‘State’ of Nagaland 
    ‘A Mighty Force’ is what India Today’s description of Nagaland Police in its 18th edition of the ‘State of States’ (SOS) survey. The annual survey ranked the 'best performing' and 'most improved' states in 12 parameters – Economy, Infrastructure,…
  • Re-connect with our aspirations
    Witoubou Newmai A pastor once said that “our vertical relation (relationship with God) directly affects our horizontal relation.”   This jargon of the pastor, even if we take it in general aspects, stresses loud and clear on relationships. When…
  • Lessons from Delhi
    On a Diwali night several years ago, a friend of mine remarked, “Just see, there will come a time when we will have to buy clean air.” The time has come indeed. India's capital Delhi recently made it to the top spot as the most polluted major city…
  • Victimizing Education
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   After all the ‘mudslinging’ episodes, Jawaharlal Nehru University is once again thrown into the limelight on the heels of the hiked hostel fees. They have once again become a subject of intense public scrutiny. The Delhi…
  • OK Boomer!
    Imlisanen Jamir When is the first image that comes to mind when you think of a politician? It’s usually an older dude in a suit. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this image, which comes to mind because it is a stereotype, albeit one that is…
  • Outsourcing in Nagaland 
    ‘To arrange for someone outside a company to do work or provide goods for that company,’ is the Oxford English Dictionary definition for ‘outsource.’ In practice, outsourcing occurs when a company hires another company within or outside the country…
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