Trolling Sushma

The trolling on social media of union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj for acting on an inter-faith couple’s complaint alleging harassment by a passport official in Lucknow is a shocking case of the genie coming to haunt its own creators.…

Now, the questions…

Politicians are also products of their milieu ~ hence like all Nagas, our politicians are products of the cultures, customs, traditions, attitudes, mindset, biases, prejudices, chauvinism and discriminations of Naga society. Irrespective of political affiliations, our politicians can be likened…

Cascading effects

The Associated Press (AP) reports that in major US cities and tiny towns, hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered on June 30 across America, moved by accounts of children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border ~ wearing white,…

Empowered fingers, anesthetised brains

There is too much is happening all of a sudden ~ or so it seems to us, now that we are exposed to so much with just the swipe of our fingers, or with any other technological thingamajig so easily…

A courageous act shrouded in silence

Vice President MV Naidu asked a very pertinent question “If a man can remarry, why can’t a woman?”, on the occasion of International Widows’ Day, organised by the Loomba Foundation, Delhi, while calling for a change in the mindset towards…

Disgraceful distinction

By now, everyone knows that Nagaland is the second dirtiest state in the Northeast and the third dirtiest in India ~ the Swachh Survekshan 2018, the cleanliness survey conducted by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, says so. This…

Doctor’s advice

Things are very simple for most people if we follow the Doctor’s advice ~ eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetable, especially the green leafy varieties, cut down on red meat and go for fish, drink lots of water, exercise,…

Another “political solution” needed

Inarguably, the road ahead for school education in Nagaland is paved with many a crater and it will take much more than mere streamlining of the system because the system itself is flawed. And it is flawed because school education…

Plastics crisis 

The central government does not appear to be serious in tackling the problem of plastic and polythene waste management, which has become a major pollutant in India and is overflowing in the water sources including rivers and ocean. Being a major…

Yoga & Argentina

There were no official functions on the 4th International Yoga Day at Mizoram, which was observed across the country and abroad, media reports inform. Mizoram is a Christian-majority state. Reportedly, Church leaders feel that it is “essentially a Hindu religious…