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  • Social Ordering
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir One of the greatest challenges which our society is facing today is the maintenance of social order. It is a kind of order which is in contrast to social chaos or disorder, and refers to a stable state of society where the…
  • Indigenous Peoples
    Indigenous struggles insist they are ‘indigenous peoples’ with equal rights. They have resiliently rejected the State’s intent to reduce them to statistical categories such as: population, ethnic minority, and inhabitants …   Many different waves…
  • Talks, fear, confusion
    Imkong Walling “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it…
  • Jingoistic sentiments
    Witoubou Newmai   The Kukis, the Nagas and the Meiteis, even though each one seems to be displaying their machismo, continue to employ the language of insecurity with regard to the issues of their “ancestral lands.” Hence, jingoist sentiments will…
  • Vision 2020 Nagaland
    By Y Merina Chishi   A decade ago, the government of Nagaland announced a visionary document called "Vision 2020 Nagaland." The document contained developmental thrusts for the coming decades and envisaged to boost the state's economy and human…
  • Re-learning in the Information Age
     Dr. Asangba Tzudir    Social media like Facebook, WhatsApp, Youtube etc. serves as a channel to get access to ‘knowledge’ and ‘information’ like healthcare and beauty tips; exercise and physiotherapy; how to live healthy and happy in old age;…
  • We good China?
    Imlisanen Jamir   “It’s not worth living in a world where China controls my art,” says one character in last week’s episode of satirical animated comedy show South Park.  Following the episode, called ‘Band in China,’ which poked fun at the…
  • 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…
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