Good story tellers

George Bernard Shaw had said that politics was the last resort for scoundrels. But looking at the current situation, we can also say that it is the first resort of artistic thieves who know how to weave a story around…

Poor PR skill

According to an Indian political scientist, the state is a proven bad administrator because of its reluctance to unburden itself despite being unable to carry its burden effectively. The statement may seem howsoever debatable, but when we page through the…

Cultural void

We live in a place, where every soul is confused and finds itself caught between the devil and the deep sea. The situations that arise in such conditions of enormous mental stress sows insecurity that a human psyche confronts every…

A vicious circle

We are a people who have become too impatient. We want everything immediately. In all matters concerning our daily life we exhibit extreme impatience. It has been said that of late there are three specific features common to all Nagas…

Our youths

Whatever one says, one fact remains that Nagaland is a unique land. And sure enough, its people are also unique – especially the youth. It is dynamic yet at the same time laidback; innocent yet sharp. Our youth may have…

WTO ruling

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling against India in a critical trade dispute, ordering it to stop all export promotion schemes, is a serious issue, which can hit adversely the exports from the country. It is important to note that…

Corrupt state

Notwithstanding our reputation as one of the most corrupt state in India, Nagaland, it can be said, is not especially corrupt. The national capital probably leads the pack. Nothing moves in Delhi without hefty gratuities. Itching palms are in no…

WhatsApp case

Violation of rights of Indian citizens allegedly by governments at the centre and various states on privacy in terms of communication facilities is nothing new and such violations by international tech companies is a serious issue. Such violations become all…

No transparency

It is a fact that governance is the key issue, which presently needs to be addressed as far as our state is concerned. We are aware that our state receives huge amount of money from the center every year for…

Artificial system

There is a flood that comes once in a century, destroys properties. But there is a flood that comes annually, destroys generations and cripples minds. And it is on a mass scale, and we are all its victims. But we…