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Inspiring Generations —T Ao

The late Dr. Talimeren Ao needs no introduction. The doctor-sportsman was the captain of independent India’s first football team, which participated at the London Olympics in 1948. And now, after seven decades since the achievement, T Ao as he was ...

18 Dec 2019

Delhi’s Labour Exploits

Another inferno in a factory at Delhi claimed over forty lives. The news has two sides. On one side, it is the apathy of the authorities that enforce laws and on the other the story of how underprivileged Indians are still being exploited. Those who ...

15 Dec 2019

Plight of women in India

Protests are getting louder but so is the number of rape cases. Although the law has been made more stringent, culprits are not deterred. Funds that are provided to ensure women’s safety have been underutilised for years. The fallout therefore is q...

08 Dec 2019

Valuing Naga Cultural Identity

Nagaland, the ‘Land of Festivals,’ is currently celebrating the 20th Hornbill Festival, a platform that displays the traditions and culture unique to the Naga people and its many tribes. It showcases the dynamism of Nagaland, from its ancestral l...

06 Dec 2019

Indo-China Trust Issue

China has expressed its desire to solve all contentious issues with India permanently. Our neighbour has also indicated that Beijing is no longer interested in keeping the issues under the carpet. China wants all issues between the two countries to b...

04 Dec 2019

Mesmerising Messi

Rivalry between boxing legends Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier was widely regarded as the greatest in combat sport in the last century. But post 2000, the Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal rivalry in tennis; and Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in footba...

03 Dec 2019

Cricket Wealth from the Northeast

Can Indian cricket prosper whilst overlooking the Northeastern region? The question should be raised after the suggestions made by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar to make the country a formidable force in cricket. Sachin has asked to change the Duleep ...

02 Dec 2019

Hornbill Festival and Tourism Imperatives

The festive season is here with the much-awaited annual Hornbill Festival set to commence before the Christmas season, and followed by the New Year. Of all the events being celebrated in Nagaland, Hornbill Festival, which is dubbed the “Festival of...

29 Nov 2019

Shifting Focus – Citizens’ Rights to Duties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was right when he noted that rights mean nothing without performing duties. The Prime Minister stated this in a function to celebrate the Constitution Day in parliament. Mr. Modi’s speech on the occasion should not be t...

27 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Will History Repeat Itself?

To understand the recent political development in Maharashtra, one may need to watch the popular American television series Game of Thrones. Like in this fantasy drama where noble dynasties fight for the throne, including forming alliances, major pol...

26 Nov 2019

Why Health is Called Wealth

Health, as officially defined by the World Health Organisation, is a condition of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. It is not merely the absence of diseases or infirmities in a person. Good health is crucial to human happiness and wel...

25 Nov 2019

Solutions to Economy, Not Politicising Agenda

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged the Prime Minister to call an all-party meet on the prevailing economic situation in the country, where the important issue of disinvestment of profit making public sector units (PSU) should be dis...

24 Nov 2019

Stabilising Maharashtra

Being an opportunist is not a crime. But grabbing opportunity whilst neglecting ideology is definitely condemnable. Such situations are not rare in Indian politics. India has witnessed many incidents of burying ideology for the sake of power. It is m...

20 Nov 2019

Political Drama

The drama that unfolded after the recent Maharashtra assembly elections threw up a hung verdict is puzzling with friends turning foes and political parties with very contrasting ideology trying to become friends. It was crystal clear at one point of ...

19 Nov 2019

Ball in Imran’s Court

“Where there is a will, there is a way.” Making the often-repeated proverb true, both India and Pakistan have opened the Kartarpur Corridor in record time, enabling the people to visit Dera Baba Nanak or Kartarpur Sahib where the first Sikh Guru ...

17 Nov 2019

Reel and Real Heroes

Social media may have taken the world by storm only a couple of decades ago but the concept is old. Humans, being social animals, have always been trying to find better ways to connect with each other throughout history. This urge to communicate with...

14 Nov 2019

Indian Economy at a Crossroads

No one seems to have any clue about what is ailing the Indian economy. Various economists have suggested various remedies. But no remedies seem to be enough to cure Indian economy which is devoid of any demand at present. The government has offered f...

13 Nov 2019

Better Late Than Never

The attempt to crackdown on rampant practice of keeping proxy teachers in the state by the Directorate of School Education is one of the best things that have happened in the recent years. It is a move that should have been taken long ago but most pa...

12 Nov 2019

Are We Doing our Part?

The concept of Civic Sense encompasses the shared values of a society which integrates its members and creates a sense of brotherhood. It is based on consideration for fellow human beings and treating each other with dignity and respect. It includes ...

12 Nov 2019

Reforming India’s Democratic System

Indian election system needs reforms. The present system is adequate when a party gets decisive mandate. But it is found wanting when there a situation arises with no clear verdict by the electorate. The anti-defection law has largely been able to pr...

10 Nov 2019

Steps to a Progressive Society

The Indian Parliament passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) Act – 2016 on December 16, 2016, replacing the 21-year-old PwD Act 1995. It was a transformative legislation that defines disability based on an evolving concept and addres...

05 Nov 2019

Shrouded in Haze

A lot of noise is being made over pollution in Delhi. As a matter of fact, for the last couple of years such hue and cry has become an annual event. With the onset of winter the national capital turns into a gas chamber, where haze engulfs the city f...

03 Nov 2019

United We Must Stand

So much has been talked and written about the Indo-Naga peace talks over the last few weeks after the government of India’s interlocutor RN Ravi made it clear that the Indian government wanted to solve the Naga political issue within three months, ...

31 Oct 2019

The One Needing Primary Lessons in Politics

Sometimes he’s in Cambodia, sometimes he’s in Indonesia. No one, not even his sister, was aware of her brother’s location on the day of Bhaiya Duj, the occasion when sisters across the country pray for long life of their brothers. The sister wa...

30 Oct 2019

Rolling Hills of Nagaland

National Highway 29, the main lifeline connecting Nagaland’s capital city Kohima to its commercial hub Dimapur is currently blocked, the result of massive landslides caused by a combination of road construction work, exploitation of rock formations...

28 Oct 2019