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Economics of Sulking

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Economics of Sulking

Nagaland of late is slowly becoming a state where complaints never ends that it seems the whole population is sulking all the time. Right from the hearth of every household in the villages to every living room in the urban areas the complaints seems to be swelling. It continues to every forum and institution including […]

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India’s Prevailing Divide Must End

By   /  January 16, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on India’s Prevailing Divide Must End

Social-caste divide is nothing new in India. Since time immemorial, this divide is in practice in the country. Often our leaders have vowed to end this divide. But every time this divide has emerged more strongly. Who is to blame for this prevailing divide? Obviously the political parties and the caste based organisations are to […]

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Engineering a Walkover

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Engineering a Walkover

It was in 1998 that the Naga Hoho gave the call to all the political parties and intending candidates to boycott the then state assembly elections on account of the ceasefire agreement that was signed between the NSCN(IM) and the Government of India in 1997. The slogan “We want solution not election” was an emotionally […]

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Politics Everywhere Syndrome

By   /  January 14, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Politics Everywhere Syndrome

Politics, like insects, is simply weakening the very foundation of democracy in India. No better example of the ill effects of ‘politics everywhere syndrome’ on our system can be found than the public outbursts of four of the senior most judges of Supreme Court. Even the word ‘unprecedented’ cannot describe the gravity of the situation […]

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Looking for Pioneers

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Looking for Pioneers

It is only two centuries since the Naga people came into contact with the British and with modernity. The most notable was the introduction of Western education and the gradual conversion of the Nagas into Christianity. These two were the two major factors that affected and brought monumental changes to the Naga society. The very […]

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Refrain

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Refrain

Within a span of just two days, nine civil society organisations wrote to the prime minister of the country to defer the assembly elections in the state. Even on the third day more organisations joined the chorus and still counting. The Naga Hoho also joined in the refrain; solution first before elections. It was only […]

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Bell the Cat

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Bell the Cat

It is now an accepted statement by all and sundry that 2017 was the year of agitations and protests in Nagaland. In all the cases ,if observed properly, the reason behind were the decisions of the government especially the elected representatives lacking foresight with grave miscalculations about the general tenor of the citizens . In […]

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Seize the Day!

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Seize the Day!

Nagas call themselves a people with a unique socio-cultural and political identity, a people who were once known for their honesty and hardworking qualities, for their strong moral conduct and firm social traditional ethics. But over the years, most of these virtues have become polluted, and today, the Naga society is riddled more with distrust […]

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Defining a Leader

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Defining a Leader

As a new year starts, Nagaland is also on the process to choose a new set of lawmakers in the forthcoming assembly elections. It is time for the people to critically analyse the current set of leaders that were elected during the previous elections in 2013. Lessons have to be learned and ways mended by […]

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Nothing Different

By   /  January 3, 2018  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Nothing Different

Little more than five years ago, a movement started against corruption. Under the leadership of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, a bunch of successful young professionals took the movement to every nook and corner of the country. The impact of the movement was such that the then government was forced to introduce long-pending Lokpal Bill. Unfortunately […]

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