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Remembering Isak Chishi Swu

In 1953 Isak Chishi Swu and Niketu Iralu joined the IA-I (Intermediate Arts) course at Union Christian College (UCC), Barapani, Meghalaya. Being one of the first pioneer students, I was already in IA-II. Isak’s sensitivity to spiritual things caugh...

06 Aug 2016

Prevention of Child Abuse

Few weeks back I had the privilege of attending three days Sensitization Programme on Child Abuse organized by the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development Regional Centre at Guwahati for the Principals & Vice Principals of ...

06 Aug 2016

THE PENTECOST DAY!

“And they were filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:4)             Pentecost may be understood as a fresh vis...

14 May 2016

Evils on the Screen

HAVE nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. Ephesians 5:11,12 Everything we see on the screen are not righteous and neither are the ones displa...

14 May 2016

Spiritual truths for spiritual leaders

PREACH the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction. 2nd Timothy 4:2 The truths of God’s Word has created an opportunity for the sinners to repent and for His elect to ...

10 May 2016

The birth of John the Baptist

On the retirement from her Mission Works, Mother Teresa told her Confessor that God has not spoken to her for the last 50 years. This must have spanned the major portion of her Missionary life. This Writer thought Mother Teresa must have worked in cl...

27 Apr 2016

Why we need to curb hunting in Nagaland

Satem Longchar I enjoy carrying out wildlife questionnaires with the locals of the communities that have settled down on the forest fringes. I would usually take my field guide book and show the pictures, to which the locals enthusiastically particip...

27 Apr 2016

The little known WW II at Viswema, Nagaland

At the break of dawn; on an early April 1944, Lt. Mr.Puhocho Kennao went to the Phe-eso water source at Kevudzu to fetch water when to his shock he came face to face with some unknown people in uniform and heavily armed. He nor his villagers had seen...

04 Apr 2016

New Waves of Spiritual Sins and Spiritual Corruption

Ambrose J Chakre Do not be deceived; God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. ...

07 Mar 2016

Resurrected in the Spirit

Ambrose J Chakre Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of Spirit of Life set me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2 There will always be condemnation for those lov...

05 Mar 2016

New Waves of Spiritual Sins and Spiritual Corruption

Ambrose J Chakre Do not be deceived; God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. ...

27 Feb 2016

What’s in a name

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) named its space shuttles, Enterprise, Columbia, Discovery, Atlantis and Challenger after famous sea vessels. While the first space shuttle ‘Enterprise’ was built as a test vehicle and was n...

27 Feb 2016

Elucidating the imbroglio of the present situation

The Five Naga Political Groups were compelled to meet by the activity of the PWC which can be considered as a blessing in disguise . It is good that their joint statement opens window for discussion to bring about understanding and solution. Politica...

27 Feb 2016

A summary of the political revelations since the signing of the Framework Agreement

Kaka D. Iralu Ever since the signing of an Accord (Framework Agreement) between the NSCN IM and the GOI on Aug.3, 2015, there have been a lot of statements and write ups from various quarters. Some of them were official statements from the NNC and FG...

24 Feb 2016

Idea of Education

Vebu Khamo I received a watsapp video of an educator from South India deliberating on “What’s wrong with our idea of education? I believe what he brought out in that one minute forty-four second clip has a lot of truth in it. Today every student ...

24 Feb 2016

When will we ever learn?

Khekiye K. Sema The Good Lord gave every living creature on planet earth a unique gift called brains. Above all His creation He further gave mankind the supreme ability and liberty to think positively or negatively; constructively or destructively. I...

22 Feb 2016

The Farcical Nagamese: Singing A Piercing Falsetto

First Language or Mother Tongue: “As languages disappear, cultures die. The world becomes inherently a less interesting place, but we also sacrifice raw knowledge and the intellectual achievements of millennia” – Ken Hale, Massachusetts Ins...

14 Feb 2016

No Opposition, no sound

Oken Jeet Sandham T R Zeliang’s historic winning of the “Vote of Confidence” of his Government has completed one year. He moved the “Confidence Motion” of his Government when 22 NPF dissident legislators led by G Kaito Aye threw an unpreced...

06 Feb 2016

Jesus- the Cause of our Joy and the reason of our Hope

When Rev. Fr. Umberto Marrocchino SDB raised the first Christmas star (lit with Kerosene lamp) in Kohima in 1952 it was an object of great wonder and subject of talk among the people of Kohima. People wondered how a man-made star could shine bright i...

23 Dec 2015

Christmas: Celebration of God’s manifestation into flesh

“…God was manifest into flesh…” (I Timothy 3:16). I am delighted to see many elected People’s Representatives used Isaiah 9:6 in their Christmas greeting cards this year. Indeed, there may be no better verse suited for the occasion than thi...

23 Dec 2015

Hornbill festival and tourism industry

Tourism industry is spiraling and has gained a greater voguewith all its zeal and valor. It is estimated that morethan five million tourists, excluding domestic tourists, arrive in India alone, annually. Alongside oil, arms, pharmaceuticals and auto-...

28 Nov 2015

Destiny of Horn Bill

Ambrose.J. Chakre The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning but the hearts of fools are in the house of pleasure. Ecclesiastes 7:4 To what was then and to what is now things has really changed. The things we now witness speaks a language of t...

28 Nov 2015

Are we Missing somewhere along the Line?

Truth is stranger than fiction… (Mark Twain). Rumours can be sipped easily but not the real story. The mysterious nature surrounding the virgin birth of Christ remains a fable to many. “A virgin birth? That’s impossible,” says the sceptic. It...

21 Nov 2015

A comparative analysis of Naga and Indian democracies and its effect on Naga culture

Kaka.D. Iralu NAGA DEMOCRACY Naga democracy was not based on any political ideology formulated by an individual. On the contrary, Naga Democracy was based on the collective decision of a people who were all independent minded. At the foundation level...

21 Nov 2015

How old exactly is Dimapur?

The once little town of Dimapur which was inaugurated as the eight district of Nagaland in 1997, and was described as the ‘Brick City’ by European scholars and Ahoms, has now grown into a size-able city and continues to grow in every aspect, be i...

14 Nov 2015