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  • How callous we’ve become
    Imlisanen Jamir   As much as the topic of illegal immigration has remained a staple in Nagaland’s discourse, rhetoric and perceived action against it has upped a notch especially with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list being published in…
  • ‘For A Vibrant Future’
    The 25 years journey of Nagaland University (NU), as the sole Central University in the state, is indeed, remarkable. Since its official formation on September 6, 1994 as the 13th Central University, NU has overcome many challenges along the way to…
  • Recovering the ‘human space’
    Witoubou Newmai   The binary of ‘evil and good’ has been the story of human society throughout. The problems of a society ‘are as many or as little as’ the society allows. Such situation prevails because the degree of challenge of a given society…
  • Of teachers & teaching 
    Pioneer of change, motivator, guide, and nurturer et cetera are some common terms, often most justifiably, used to describe teachers all over the world. As Teacher's Day is celebrated across the country on September 5, a day in honour of Dr…
  • Do Frontal Organisations Represent the Common ‘Will’ of the People?
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   Plato’s The Republic was written at the backdrop of man’s desire for power and its dangers for both individuals and societies. Athens, considered as the greatest democracy in the ancient Greek world had lost a catastrophic war…
  • Scrapping the Hornbill Rock Contest
    Imlisanen Jamir The latest move to scrap the competition aspect of the Hornbill Music Festival has been a long time coming. As reasoned by the newly renamed Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA), this move should have been made much earlier, if the…
  • Lesson from NRC 
    The much-awaited final National Register of Citizens (NRC) list, released 34 years after Assam Accord,  apparently has not meet the expectation of many stakeholders clamouring for the process while leaving nearly 2 million people with uncertain fate…
  • Locating the binding chord
    Witoubou Newmai Political chicanery thrives in a ‘discourse’ when the people engaging in the ‘discourse’ failed to connect themselves with the core purpose or the core reason of the ‘discourse’. In simple words, competing oligarchies overwhelm a…
  • Towards civilised conversation  
    “Dissent is the safety valve of democracy. If dissent is not allowed, then the pressure cooker may burst," Justice DY Chandrachud, part of a three-judge Supreme Court bench, reportedly averred last year highlighting the importance of dissent in a…
  • The Need for a Healing Leadership
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   The current Indian political situation that has developed in the wake of what happened in Jammu and Kashmir has set the alarm bells ringing in the Naga inhabited areas, yet in an uncertain pretext. And considering India’s…
  • ‘Watery’ performance 
    “Sustainable Safe Drinking Water Supply and Environmental Hygiene for all” is the vision statement of the Nagaland’s Public Health Engineering Department (PHED). Bifurcated from the erstwhile Public Works Department to a fully fledged department in…
  • The Amazon fires show our misplaced priorities
    Imlisanen Jamir   If you really want to see how humans value nature in this age, just Google "Amazon Fire" and you'll see the Amazon Fire Tablet more than the Amazon rainforest fire.  This sums up the shameful job that the global media has done…
  • Placebo effect and Naga Society
    Witoubou Newmai   Placebos injected to the Naga mind all these years seem to have strong effects that the society is not able to experience a needed state of epiphany yet; even at this point of time and situation when just one bit of move stands…
  • Time for concrete actions 
    For a state whose populace follow sports diligently and a government, which never misses an opportunity to highlight any achievement on the ‘field,’ Nagaland’s concrete actions on sports and related activities are grossly incommensurate with the…
  • Reflections from The Morung Debate
    Dr. Asangba Tzudir   The ongoing Morung Debate is being held with the larger objective of creating a public debate platform for young people mostly college going students in the age group of 18-25 years, on issues pertaining to socio-political,…
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