Monday, January 18, 2021

Editorial

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Eroding value system

Good governance has today become a buzzword in daily life and the term symbolizes the paradigm shift of the role of governments. Good governance means that government should provide accountable, responsive, transparent and participative administration. The biggest challenge in improving governance is to act against corruption, which has permeated the entire social fabric and has led to large scale mis-utilization of resources. Good governance means that the processes and institutions produce results that meet the need of society while making the best use of resources at their disposal - which...
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Empathy missing

It has been said that Nagaland is a poor state and depends entirely on funds from the Centre for managing its daily affairs. But are we truly a poor state? For more than a decade or so, we are noticing innumerable constructions all over the state. Particularly the twin cities of Dimapur and Kohima have seen an unprecedented boom in construction of palatial private residences and shopping complexes. The number of vehicles in our roads is increasing by lakhs annually. The land prices are soaring sky high. The value of...
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Renewed hope

We are now into another year - 2021. Last year is over, but not actually over. The pandemic and the devastating consequences that the entire humanity faced from the beginning of the year 2020 are yet to come to an end. The effects of the pandemic have been so devastating that it will take much time for the world to recover. Indeed 2020 was a year of disease, loss of work, poverty, death, confusion. And reflection. In the social realm, the virus showed us our places. In the economic sphere,...
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Losing trust

We know that doctors are the most trusted profession. All of us fervently believe that doctors tell the truth and this has made this a noble profession. Indeed doctors have worked wonders. They have healed the wounded and treated the sick. Sadly this most trusted profession is slowly losing trust of the people in our state. Money now seems to drive this noble profession. Devotion appears to be gone, professionalism no more. Doctor patient relationship is now getting completely commercialized. Undoubtedly doctors are also human being with the same, or...
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Need reform

There is an urgent need to rethink the educational system in place in our state. Sure some are happy with the prevailing situation, but there are many who are concerned with the continuous downfall of the system. Educational write-ups are now a regular feature of this paper but the question "where we fail" remains unanswered. There is a saying that all the knowledge in the world is inherent in every child that takes birth on this earth; then why are we lagging behind in educational field. What does our current...
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Poor PR skills

It has often been said that the state is a proven bad administrator because of its reluctance to unburden despite being unable to carry its burden effectively. While this seems debatable, but when we page through the functioning of various public institutions or government organizations, either in isolation or in comparison to private establishments, it appears reasonable and substantive. By maintaining an exclusive control over the provision of various public goods the state makes itself indispensable in the lives of its citizens, a tendency that has always been ridiculed as...
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Land conversion

Over a period of time food security has emerged as a critical issue. We all know access to healthy food and optimal nutrition for all is at the core of food security. Or we can say food security is dependent on a healthy and sustainable food system. When we talk of food system, it is food availability, food accessibility and food affordability that constitute the pillars of food security. However, lot of imbalances are visible in our food system as people have been facing difficulty to have physical and economic...
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No governance

The concept of governance is not new. However it means different things to different people. The actual meaning of the concept depends on the level of governance. We are talking about the goals to be achieved and the approach being followed. Exercising power and decision-making for a group of people is called governance. It happens everywhere - from urban centers to rural villages - and the well-being of a community depends on the choices made by people who are granted this authority. Good governance is a relatively new term that...
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Value education

In today's world it appears education is largely directed towards materialistic destination. There is a speedy decline in the ethical standards of the system which is witnessed in every corner of the society in different phases of value crisis. Starting from the Vedic period, there has been a gradual and historical decline in the ethical dimensions of educational functioning. Can education produce the desired output when its ethical limbs are being paralyzed? Our present educational scenario has forgotten the vitality of ethical standards and the concept of value education has...
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2020’s lesson ~ 2021’s test

The fourth day of the New Year has already dawned upon us and we are looking at 2021 with cheerful and hopeful eyes ~ with the thought that it would be kinder and gentler to us. This is the collective global prayer ~ for it is human nature to be optimistic. It is also human knowledge that a new day brings more clarity than the night. And, 2020 was indeed one long terrible night. However, while we know that each day brings with it new opportunities, we also see things...
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