Our faults

In 1987 the world was introduced to the term millennial, named for the high school class that would graduate in 2000. Commonly portrayed as idealistic and overzealous, a class that talks more about their passion than jobs, the folk for…

Dangerous signs

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely, said British historian Lord Acton a century ago. Unmindful of the warnings of such intellectuals who envisioned the dangers of absolutist regimes, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, whose aggressive doctrine on security has…

Polluted towns

For past several years, the civil society have been continuously warning the state authorities against the rising threat of air and water pollution in Dimapur and Kohima, as well as in the rest of the state. Unfortunately authorities failed to…

Communal politics

The Left Front in Kerala and BJP-government at the centre appear to be heading for a showdown with the former cracking down on protestors, who resorted to violence and stopped women from entering Sabrimala Temple shrine despite the directions of…

Anti-corruption rhetoric

The customary messages against corruption from the Governor and the Chief Minister during Vigilance Awareness Week every year makes good reading but nothing happens in the corridor of power to curb this menace that has totally destroyed the State. As…

No justice

There is no denial that there should be a human face to justice. Justice can be blind but it can’t be brute. Some respect for human sensibility is to be guaranteed under humanitarian law. States cannot rebuff mind-count and reflect…

Career paths

An exchange that one comes across regularly in a function or marriage goes like this – A brief conversation with teenagers/children suddenly take a turn and the guests start asking them what they want to be in their lives. Without…

Long-term solution

There is no denying the fact that India’s economic development and fortunes continue to stay tied to the sharply fluctuating prices of the crude in the international market. The volatility in the international crude prices has intensified in the recent…

CBI mess

The Supreme Court on Friday said a vigilance inquiry against Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Alok Verma would be time-bound and monitored by an ex-judge. Taking up Alok Verma’s case against the government for divesting him of his powers…

A tragedy

The manner in which the investigations into the Amritsar railway tragedy are becoming a casualty to politicking and game of accusation and counter accusation is a sad reflection of the scant regard for issues of safety and loss of precious…