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Traditional Media Vs New Media

By   /  March 26, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Traditional Media Vs New Media

Print media was once the main source of news across the world but digital revolution has changed the way people communicate and disseminate information. According to Reuters Institute India Digital News Report, online news generally and social media specifically have outpaced print as the main source of news among respondents aged under 35 in India, […]

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What is Amiss in Nagaland?

By   /  March 26, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on What is Amiss in Nagaland?

It took 38-year-old Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, six days to announce an immediate plan to change the nation’s gun policy after a gunman inhumanely shot 50 people at two mosques in Christchurch.

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What About the Real Issues? What About the People?

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on What About the Real Issues? What About the People?

In a few days from now, the people of India will elect a new government. Usually the outcome of such exercises are determined by the performance of the incumbent government and the promises made by the opposition. But, strangely, the forthcoming general election is not a fight between the above mentioned two. The party in […]

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Ignoring Small States Will Cost Big

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Ignoring Small States Will Cost Big

High-decibel campaign has begun and many politicians have already started resorting to rhetoric, including immature and nonsensical ones as the 17th Lok Sabha elections draw near. It is increasingly becoming clear that the upcoming elections will be one of the most keenly-contested electoral contests in Indian history. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has in a blog […]

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Breeding Hooliganism Not Patriotism

By   /  March 21, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Breeding Hooliganism Not Patriotism

Post Pulwama, the social narrative in the country has changed. Instead of vision, policies and programmes, chest thumping jingoism has now become the order of the day. People are making all out efforts to establish their credential as patriots. All types of language are being used about a neighbouring country. A particular community is being […]

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Lokpal and Expectations

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Lokpal and Expectations

The government of India has finally recommended former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose to be the first Lokpal of the country. The Selection Committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, and eminent jurist Mukul Rohatgi finalised his name on Sunday. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge refused […]

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A Sad Day for Mankind

By   /  March 17, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on A Sad Day for Mankind

The world has progressed. Science has brought us out from darkness. But our mindsets have not been changed. In our minds we are still carrying the legacy (sic) of the medieval era, where an eye for an eye was used to remedy all disputes. That dark age seems to have made a comeback. Look closely […]

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Merging Music and Technology

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Merging Music and Technology

People from mainland India think that everyone from the Northeast is good at music. This generalisation may be an exaggeration but it’s a fact that there is no dearth of talented musicians in the region. It is also a fact that only a few from Northeast have made it big in the industry so far, […]

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Pre Poll Gimmicks

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Pre Poll Gimmicks

A close look at the happenings during the last couple of months stresses the need of urgent electoral reforms on the country. As we are at thethreshold of general elections, each and every political party in the country are virtually promising the moon to the voters.At the same time, foundation stones of various projects are […]

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Election and Tribalism

By   /  March 12, 2019  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Election and Tribalism

People started talking about the 17th Lok Sabha elections quite early with many political pundits trying to see the mood of the general elections through the outcome of State assembly pollings held last year. The clamour is getting louder as the countdown for the crucial elections has begun with the Election Commission having announced the […]

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