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  • Disquieting restructuring
    Witoubou Newmai Ian Shapiro and Casiano Hacker-Cordon in their jointly edited book, ‘Democracy’s Edges’ (1999), wrote that “democracy is a flawed hegemon.” The two scholars also articulated that democracy is “all too easily held hostage by powerful…
  • Risk Society
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   Life has always been at risk and it is getting more risky, often not even knowing the coming risks until one is confronted by it. Take the case of global warming. More than 11,000 Scientists the world over coming together to…
  • On Human Rights Day, let’s  curb the thirst for vengeance
    Imlisanen Jamir Every time horrific sexual crimes make the news, the people at large have been riled up in anger, ultimately calling for the death of the culprit. Last Friday before dawn, police in Telangana transported four suspects to the scene…
  • CAB redux 
    The Union Home Minister will introduce in the Lok Sabha the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that seeks to grant Indian citizenship to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan escaping religious persecution there on December 9, PTI…
  • 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…
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