Hiding failures

By playing politics over air strikes and pivoting its electioneering campaign around terrorism and Pakistan, the BJP is making all out efforts to deflect attention from major issues. The opposition would be falling for the bait by hitting back in…

Another tragedy

Death of at least half a dozen persons and injuries to more than 31 others in Foot Overhead Bridge collapse near Mumbai Railway Station on Thursday is both tragic and unfortunate. It is all the tragic that the pedestrians using…

Politics & sports

Amid escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of Pulwama suicide attack on February 14, refusal to grant visa to Pakistani sports competitors, the country has risked hosting future sports meets. It is unfortunate that International Olympics…

Nowhere paths

Exactly a week has passed since last Friday (March 8) when the world celebrated the International Women’s Day. After that we didn’t hear a whimper on women and gender issues from anyone. As last year, there was no “greetings” to…

The main manifesto

A characteristic of any economy is capriciousness. Things go so well one minute but the next minute things just tumble down like a house of cards. Blame it on the capriciousness of human nature ~ much complementing nature’s unpredictability itself.…

Addiction and Ownership

We are almost exactly a month away for the Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency and the bye-election to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly from 26-Aonglenden (ST) Assembly Constituency. Surely much thought is focused on these elections ~ now that the Election Commission of…

Asserting democratic rights

In the March 12 issue of Nagaland Page, we discussed about one aspect of most leading dailies in the Kashmir valley printing a blank front page on Sunday as a mark of protest against the “unexplained denial” of advertisements to…

Governments & the Free Press

The Nagaland Government is in good company, along with Assam and Jammu & Kashmir, vis-à-vis Government advertisements and payments thereof. You may be aware that the North East Newspaper Society (NENS) has announced a three-day boycott of all Assam Government…

Failed summit

President Donald Trump’s return to US expressing his disappointment over the failure of talks with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi is clearly a setback to the process of reconciliation for finding a peaceful solution to Korean nuclear…

No urban development

Urban settlements in Nagaland ranging in size from small agrarian/tourist towns to giant buzzing city like Dimapur during the last few decades have grown at an unprecedented rate with auto-urbanization and migration almost balanced. Two major cities of Dimapur and…