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Praising a mutilated world

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Praising a mutilated world

To use a famous pronouncement from the Polish poet, Adam Zagajewski: you must praise the mutilated world. The striking aspect of the poet’s message here lies in its flat and no-nonsense sentiment. It is this simplicity that gives this particular sentence its beauty. Indeed, it must be pointed out, Zagajewski’s words offer us no healing […]

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Sense of propriety

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Sense of propriety

Nagaland still suffers from the lack of protocol in the way things are run in almost any organisation, especially the government offices, and also yet to achieve that level of propriety in its day to day conduct of dispensing its services and duties. The usual unapologetic nature of the Naga people is also one of […]

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Ballot to the wallet

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Ballot to the wallet

The state and the ruling Naga People’s Front party is finally trying to turn over a new leaf with the selection of the party President to be the new leader of the House in the 12th Nagaland Legislative Assembly. The turn of events since the elections to the ULBs were announced in December 2016 has […]

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Still incomparable

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Still incomparable

As mentioned earlier in this column, the failure of the national media to correctly portray issues pertaining to the customs, traditions and the existing system in the state of Nagaland has never been so starkly on display as it is now. One fault of the national media is because every issue is viewed from their […]

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Ocean of difference

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Ocean of difference

The recent events in the state have as usual attracted the mainstream national media in hordes into the state and Nagaland is once again flashed across all the national media but mostly for the wrong reasons. The recent violence as a result of the agitation against the conduct of ULB elections is now presented only […]

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Too little too late

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Too little too late

The government’s decision to cancel the Urban Local Bodies election in the state is finally done officially with the state election commission giving its notification seven days after the state cabinet had declared it null and void acceding to the demands of the civil societies only after violence erupted and 2 persons died during police […]

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Blocking information

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Blocking information

The government of Nagaland probably as a preventive measure in curbing the ongoing protests and demonstrations against the conduct of ULB elections have shut down mobile internet services in the state. However, even before the violence broke out on the streets services provided through mobile telephony were shutdown one after the other. The first was […]

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Antagonists to the rescue

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Antagonists to the rescue

Another protest in Nagaland resulting in three deaths and it leads everyone to question as to what is the best way to protest. Nagaland state since statehood has seen only a handful of violent protests and very few that resulted in death. However proud the typical Naga might be he/she still had the same pride […]

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Illogical contradictions again

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Illogical contradictions again

After the series of flip flops by the government on the conduct of elections to the Urban Local Bodies and the consequent boycott call by the tribal organisations leading to violent mobs resulting in deaths, injury and even loss of property. As covered earlier in this same column the government after a series of decisions […]

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Clarity is the need of the hour

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Clarity is the need of the hour

The agreement that in principle accepted the creation of the state of Nagaland was signed in 1960. Except for some few notable clauses out of the total of 16 points, the Government of India with continued negotiations could artistically manoeuvre and accommodate most of the demands under various statutes of the constitution. Some of which […]

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