Waning appeal

The forthcoming Lok Sabha polls are becoming more interesting with every passing day amidst surprise developments, pre-poll alliances and projection of personalities. The impressive resurgence of the Congress and the creation of major alliances with key regional players has made…

No funds for development

We have a situation where the Government is the largest employing agency in the State. As per reports, the ratio of Government servants to population in Nagaland is 1:15, which means we have one Government servant for every 15 people.…

Revisit ahimsa

The world as we knew is constantly disappearing and another emerges every day. But alas, nothing is resolved; in fact, we confront tumultuous times more and more. Everyone would have varied reasons for this ~ some would even perceive tumultuous…

No governance

Governance or the act of governing relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power or verify performance, management and leadership. It is understood that in an unstable strife ridden polity like ours, effective governance is a challenge. Governance as defined…

Scuttling transparency

The Right to Information (RTI) Act was a landmark legislation that contributed to the democratic dispensation of our country and the State as it meant devolution of right to the ordinary citizens of India. The Right to Information Act gives…

Neglected education sector

In Nagaland, there is a lot that is questionable vis-à-vis the status of education. The state of affairs needs to be subjected to serious probe. Over the years, almost all leaders, from Governors to Chief Ministers to Ministers and civil…

Pulwama attack

Many question risen over the working of the BJP-government and its response in the aftermath of Pulwama attack in which, as per the last count, at least 44 CRPF personnel lost their lives. In the first instance, the tall claims…

Unhealthy democracy

The recent round of conflict between the Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and Lt Governor Kiran Bedi in Puducherry has been more serious than those that have happened in the past few years. The conflict owes its origin to the alleged…

Unsafe care homes

The reports exposing the abuse and exploitation of children and old age persons in the care homes across the country are shocking and give an impression that the successive governments have not paid any serious attention to them. This is…

Needless interference

After damaging the credibility and prestige of the country’s premier investigating agency two months ago with a highly politicised row involving the head of the organization and his deputy, the BJP government has successfully and completely decimated its image by…