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…

Not investor friendly

The NDA-government’s decision to re-impose the long-term capital gains tax (LTCG) on equities, which was scrapped in 2004-05, seems to be a hasty move to plug the widening fiscal deficit ahead of an election year. With investors in equities enjoying…

Unfair move

In a functional democratic set up that is evolving with the participation of the people around the world, there cannot be permanent laws in response to transient trends, especially to create a power that is open to abuse. The Election…

Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV

Now that Act I of the election theatrics, in the form of the campaigns, and the right and duty of voting to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly are over, Act II has already begun. The drama will intensify with greater…

Today

Finally, the day that has all the potentials and promises to change the destiny of the people and state of Nagaland has dawned upon us. But would our people rise up to the occasion and tap these potentials and promises?…

Poll reforms

The decision of the Supreme Court imposing an additional norm for candidates contesting elections for disclosure of the sources of their income, spouses and dependent has added to the growing body of judicially inspired electoral reforms in the country. The…

Dwindling forest cover

The ministry of forests and environment’s “India State of Forest Report 2017” based on the satellite imageries showing 24.4 percent of the country’s land area covered by some form of forest or tree cover does not present an accurate assessment.…