Economic offenders

The manner in which the economic offenders, particularly the owners of big corporate houses have been fleeing India by mocking at the banking and the judicial systems, the law proposed to seize their wealth is a welcome step. In fact,…

Deadly duo

“Politics and crime, they’re the same thing”. This remains the famous dialogue of aging mafia kingpin Michael Corleone, who is seeking a route to ‘legitimize’ his family business, in the final movie sequel of the trilogy The Godfather: Part III…

Job drought

There is no second opinion that we are facing unemployment problems among the highly qualified youth in the State. In recent years, we have seen and read about post graduates and graduates applying for fourth grade jobs in the Government.…

Being inhuman

We in the 21st century hardly know what monotony is! Not that our lives are rosy but that every day we open our eyes to a new, exciting, sometimes hilarious, many a times shocking, but all the time engrossing world.…

Instability ahead

After months of bitter campaigning, we now have a new ruler in Nagaland with the public swearing in of the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) Government on Thursday. It was a sweet return to the Chief Minister’s chair for Neiphiu Rio,…

Introspection needed

With the downfall of the CPI (M) in Tripura and the north-east now looking towards right, it is an appropriate time for the left parties in the country to begin some much needed introspection. In terms of dissection of the…

A portentous day today?

Another International Women’s Day dawns upon us but what are our thoughts? For millions of women across the globe this will be just another day of blood, sweat and toil, another day of suffering and sacrifices, another day of abuse,…

Numbers that don’t add up

Indian democracy seems to be evolving ~ now, do note that evolution is not always necessarily positive ~ therefore, Indian democracy is also clearly under threat. Take for instance a political party ~ the BJP ~ managed to win only…

An issue ignored

Except as a passing reference during the campaigns in the recently-concluded Nagaland Assembly elections, the issue of “solution” was very noticeably missing. And, this observation pertains to all political parties here ~ in fact some of them didn’t mention it…

Nagaland’s misfortunate

In the Nagaland Page Editorial of February 28 last, titled: Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, I had written, “Yes, these next three days will see more politicking for government formation than was seen in the run-up to…