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  • Do what you love?
    By Imlisanen Jamir   Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life!   Before falling for the warmth of that promise, it’s vital to question, “Who, exactly, benefits from making work feel like non-work?” “Why should workers feel as…
  • Insulate electrical workers 
    In the last 5 years (since 2014-15), officially there were 23 accidents - 6 fatal, among the electrical workers in Nagaland according to a recent report published by The Morung Express.     Given the nature of the job, the ‘accidents’ seem…
  • From the Moon, we discovered ourselves
    By Imlisanen Jamir   1970 saw the first Earth Day observation, which eventually became a worldwide celebration of our home planet. The subsequent years saw an emergence of environmental consciousness; awareness on how to take care of our air, water…
  • Innovate! Create! To save the planet
    Imlisanen Jamir   This Easter Sunday was the second ‘official’ celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Day; a day which is incidentally celebrated six days after Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday and one day before International Mother Earth Day…
  • The ‘blanking’ years
    It’s been the longest break for Nagaland in the last decade or so. For the last three years, there is an acute dearth of Nagas from the state clearing the UPSC’s Civil Services Exam. This is in stark contrast to the scene around ten years back when…
  • A space for progress
    Aheli Moitra Beisumpuikam village sits right on the border of Dimapur and Peren districts. If that is not tricky enough, they have the additional complexity of sharing their neighbourhood with Intangki Forest Reserve and NSCN (IM)’s Hebron Camp.…
  • BJP 2019 Manifesto
    Dr. Asangba Tzüdir   Under the news headline, “Nitin Gadkari reveals why PM Narendra Modi Vowed to put 15 lakh in your account” (TOI, Oct 11, 2018) senior BJP member and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s comments on a television show caused the…
  • Freedom to be Happy 
    Aheli Moitra    “Clap along if you know what happiness is to you!”   In the first half of 2014, Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ was already played 571,000 times on the United States’ terrestrial radio stations. It reached a total audience of about 3.…
  • Hornbill Goes to Mon
    Dr. Asangba Tzüdir   Konyak women ignites the real spirit of Hornbill festival   Marking the end of the three-day celebration of the Aoleang-cum Mini Hornbill Festival which was celebrated under the theme ‘Empowering Women for Cultural Heritage…
  • Where does the environment stand?
    Imlisanen Jamir   The climate is in crisis. We will be facing ecological catastrophe and climate breakdown in the very near future if those in power don’t act urgently and radically to change our trajectory. Scientists have been giving…
  • Becoming secular in Nagaland
    Aheli Moitra    Growing up in the New Delhi of the 1980s-90s, being secular was rather simple. Many families lived in mixed religion neighbourhoods and did more than ‘tolerate’ the others’ religious and cultural identities. People participated in…
  • Aspirations precede icons
    The missteps of Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and Irom Sharmila of Manipur provide full references to enable us to understand the danger of projecting icons and organisations larger than aspirations. Their cautionary stories are also about undermining…
  • The ‘Utah Compromise’
    Aheli Moitra    Seventy years ago, stated the Office of the High Commissioner for (United Nations) Human Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirmed: “All human beings are free and equal in dignity and in rights,” making…
  • Dignity of Labour
    Dr. Asangba Tzüdir   Looking back at the history of human civilization, the disparagement of blue-collar labour has been a long, sad, captivating story. A community of people cannot survive, let alone prosper, without the manual labour of farmers…
  • Primed for interesting contest
    As the nomination date for the election to bye election and Lok Sabha elections in Nagaland ends, a clear picture has emerged regarding the number of candidates in the fray and their party affiliation.  Pending the scrutiny of nominations on March…
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