Friday, October 23, 2020

Editorial

Editorial

Missing integrity

Corruption is certainly now integral part of our life. We have to accept this reality and anyone who denies presence of corruption in our daily routine is denying the fact. Today corruption has a glorious existence and its future surely depends on unfolding vistas of our mindset, presently influenced by materialistic urge and diminishing values. Sure corruption cannot be eradicated overnight. However, it can be minimized and its influence contained to the minimum levels. Corruption has many undesirable elements and the most adverse element within its makeup is inefficiency. It...
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Value work

The idea of differentiating between unemployment and worklessness is very important in these times of e-governance, info-technology, privatization, free trade regimes, FDIs, globalization and ever-shrinking scenario of government jobs. We can have a situation of work for all but government jobs for only a few and this, in the contemporary times, should not be taken as a handicap in the journey of achieving an all inclusive growth and progress. It is true that thousands of our unemployed youth are registered with the State Department of Employment. We also cannot overlook...
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Degraded sectors

We all know that health and education are the most prominent aspects that determine the strength of a nation. Healthy and knowledgeable minds make bedrock for prospective robust societies. In the contemporary era of modern technology and advanced science the significance of both knowledge and health as medium and facilitators of growth and development become more important. In developed nations, these key sectors have experienced a phenomenal quality growth. Lately, most parts of the country have acknowledged these indicators of appreciated growth along with communication and connectivity. Our state has...
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Think different

While growing up, we were told that by going to school we are securing our future. By gaining education we will get a degree, diploma and certificates, which have been and unfortunately still continue to be the sole purpose of it. A mere means to make a living with a fat salary. All throughout our school years, our teachers poured loads of information and traditional trash into our mind. Like a machine, it fed us with information, and we accepted it as a touchstone. What a pity, that our concepts...
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Traffic mess

Kohima is a great place to live. But this beauty is mostly overshadowed by its peculiar state of affairs. We have many problems, perhaps more than any other city does. One of them being traffic. Kohima has seen an immense increase in the movement of vehicular traffic for the last few years due to a fast changing living standard. Roads presently within the city feel mostly choked and suffocated due to the fact that no adequate traffic carrying capacity is associated with their present state of geometry. The volume of...
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For power

It can be said that bureaucracy in our State, the most complex system of our administration, burdened with excessive red tape and thinning values, has a history of its own. By all means bureaucracy is subservient to political hierarchy, but presently bureaucracy has overpowered and overrun every institution of modern governance. Currently bureaucracy is so dominant that more often politicians meekly surrender to its manipulative diktats. Even after all offered authority (both overt and covert) almost every bureaucrat, all along, cherishes a secret wish to be in the shoes of...
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Our problem

One cannot deny that we are extremely corrupt people. This moral depravity pervades every sphere of our lives. When someone talk about our inglorious journey from the days of god fearing simpletons to the money gorging zombies today, we very conveniently, almost nonchalantly, put it down to the political leadership of the day. Like leaders, like followers is our common refrain. But is it that simplistic? Can a select few in position of power influence the wider milieu in such a significant way? Is there a way, we, as people,...
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Reform agri sector

It is claimed that more than 80% of Nagaland population depends on agriculture. Unfortunately there seems to be no viable agricultural policy in place here. The concept of agricultural policy for the last many successive governments has been to either distribute seeds (to farmers) or machineries (to public leaders claiming to be farmers) and hold distribution programme where a minister gives a speech, hears his own speech and goes home in a delusion that he has given an impetus to the agriculture sector. The state's responsibility when it comes to...
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Poor human development

It has been said that the idea of poverty is always relative. The questions of purchasing power in defining poverty are not straightforward. India's poverty debate, like elsewhere, will always have to address inconsistencies. Despite tremendous economic development, poverty line in China continues to be a matter of debate. When it comes to our state, our poverty figures and ground realities are paradoxical. The need is to address that paradox head-on. Here we cannot deny that inflating one's poverty always pays - states get more money under a range of...
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No quality

In today's knowledge-oriented society, a phenomenal expansion has taken place in educational sector at school and higher education levels. At school level, the number of schools has increased, both in government as well as in private sector. Since there is much expansion, the need of quality than quantity has become imperative and pressing today. The system of education cannot develop without better standard of schools and moreover, it cannot develop in isolation from the social realities. For a better society, better education is important and this is possible only when...
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