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Are we a republic of bans?

Dr. John Mohan Razu, CTC, Mokokchung [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he documentary titled India’s Daughter by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, depicts an interview with Mukesh Singh, one of the six men who brutally raped a 23-year-old woman on December 16, 20...

16 Mar 2015

Statements of peace

Ambrose.J. Chakre [dropcap]P[/dropcap]eace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 The wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, who...

16 Mar 2015

An observation of rape from wider perspective

Z.K. Pahrü Pou, BTC/Pfutsero [dropcap]A [/dropcap]failed Naga city: Our heads hung in shame when the news broke out that one of our sisters was raped by a man on 23/02/2015 at Dimapur. This inhuman act had brought colossal damage not only to the vi...

15 Mar 2015

India and her neighbors

Benito Z. Swu [dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince the time the N.Modi led BJP captured power in India, India’s specific initiatives, not by design but when initiated and comes into India’s domain, is looking to be more and more like that of a purely timebou...

15 Mar 2015

Afterwards…on women’s day

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]o think of celebrating international women’s day after some unspeakable violence ensued, ironically, out of protest against a crime committed against women, actually feels odd. Rape, as many of us would agree, has destroyed the ...

07 Mar 2015

“Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!”

International Women’s Day 2015 [dropcap]I[/dropcap]nternational Woman’s Day (IWD) is marked on March 8 every year. It is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. The idea of having an Interna...

07 Mar 2015

Battering nation builders by Hindu fanatics

Z. Lohe [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he international criticism on the extremism of Hinduism activists persecuting Christians in India under the active protection of BJP Govt. has not become a deterrent. The recent publication of Annual Report of Amnesty Inte...

03 Mar 2015

Intercultural Dialogue

Dr. Xavier P. Mao Professor, Department of philosophy, NEHU, Shillong [dropcap]C[/dropcap]ulture has been defined in many ways. Some scholars make a distinction between culture and civilization. According to one version civilization stands for extern...

27 Feb 2015

Politics without philosophy

Dr. K. Hoshi Phek Town [dropcap]P[/dropcap]olitics in layman’s understanding is a one word definition; “power”. Politics is both an art and a science in that, the art of politics have been experimented from practice and proved to be not only co...

25 Feb 2015

Which way? Anna Hazare’s or Kejriwal’s to change the society

Thepfulhouvi Solo [dropcap]A[/dropcap]nna Hazare and Kejriwal sat down together cross-legged in Delhi Ramlila Ground with Anna in Gandhi Cap and ordinary snow white cotton Clothes; together they racked up India’s conscience as never before against ...

24 Feb 2015

The Mufflerman returns

Benito Z. Swu [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he coming together of like minded people gave birth to the Aam Admi Party (APP). Arvind Kejriwal played what he preached and the people of Delhi gave Kejriwal and his Aam Admi Party a verdict in the Delhi assembly el...

18 Feb 2015

Culture means Cultivation of the Land

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]any tribal communities observe Cultural Day/Festival and exhibits traditional items such as games and dance and put on traditional attires. Often the Guest Speaker or Chief Guest for such important occasion would dwell their speec...

18 Feb 2015

Growing Intolerance

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith religious issues spurting up yet again, one is reminded of the violence on communal line in Odisha in the early 2000’s and the heinous Crime that occurred in the late 90s in the same state. When the macabre that happened on ...

18 Feb 2015

A Hindu tremour beneath Christian foundry

 Khekiye K. Sema [dropcap]1[/dropcap]0th February 2015: Eastern Mirror carried rather disturbing news coverage that other dallies either overlooked or missed out. The headline read, “India is a Hindu Rashtra, favourable time to organise all Hindus...

14 Feb 2015

The Islamic State: Obama doth protest too much

Thomas L. Knapp [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL),” writes US president Barack Obama in his letter to Congress of February 11, “poses a threat to the people and stability of Iraq, Syria, and the broader ...

14 Feb 2015

Obama and Modi: Ethics of Different Gods

Madhu Chandra [dropcap]P[/dropcap]rime Minister Narendra Modi has come to power by promising development and growth. United States President Barack Obama, after a series of meetings with him about developmental investments that America as a nation ca...

14 Feb 2015

What could have backfired BJP’s Delhi debacle?

N Janbemo Humtsoe Wokha, Nagaland [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he 2015 Delhi Assembly pool results send shockwaves across the nation as the AAP, considered an underdog, emerged as the largest winner securing 67 seats out of the total 70 while the BJP faces it...

10 Feb 2015

Office attendance + a mixed bag

Khekiye K. Sema [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the greater interest of the general public, this guy is opting to candidly address the subject captioned in the header … “+ A mixed bag”… which must obviously sound meaninglessly ambiguous. This c...

01 Feb 2015

Some build, some destroy

Along Moa [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t is indeed most painful to observe the bleeding of the NPF party. The manner in which there are two wide divisions within the party is sad to observe and difficult to digest. This party is a very precious asset of the N...

29 Jan 2015

Nationalism as antonym of communalism

Faisal Devji Since Independence, secularism is increasingly opposed to communalism, with the nation no longer central to its definition. Does this indicate the failure of the nation to demonstrate its plurality, and therefore secularism? [dropcap]O[/...

19 Dec 2014

How to talk climate change in Paris

Parkash Chander There is absolutely no ground for India to agree to cut its emissions at the 2015 climate change summit. Instead, it has a strong case to press the three biggest emitters to do more as there is still a huge gap between what they have ...

17 Dec 2014

Friendship with Russia comforts, even if it doesn’t electrify

Siddharth Varadarajan [dropcap]A[/dropcap]t the heart of the decades-old partnership between Russia and India is a reality that neither the end of the Cold War nor the advent of unabashed capitalism in both countries has so far managed to change: Mos...

14 Dec 2014

RSS’ reconversion project

Bharat Bhushan [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he new-found aggression of the RSS organisations in reconversion is their understanding that under the Modi dispensation, their time for expansion has begun an expansion which is not only political but also social a...

13 Dec 2014

Silent Nagaland and Modi factor

Oken Jeet Sandham [dropcap]F[/dropcap]or quite some time, the citizens particularly the youth seemed to be pregnant with angers ready to explode any time against the menace of corruption and Governor PB Acharya, since his assuming office in Nagaland,...

09 Dec 2014

The seeds of Modi’s future failure?

Sashi Tharoor [dropcap]I[/dropcap] have just sent to the press the manuscript of my 15th book, India Shastra, which will appear in January. India Shastra is a collection of 101 articles and essays, some longish, some rather short, that seek to convey...

08 Dec 2014