Friday, April 16, 2021

Editorial

Editorial

New life from “place of the skull”

Things happen for a reason ~ often for several reasons ~ and nothing teaches this to us more that Nature. Human activities and interactions, as well as beliefs, forms of worships and festivals, etc., are also dictated by seasons, the many faces of Nature. Further, there is a season of death, which is followed by the season of resurrections and renewals. Because we are an integral component of Nature, we face deaths and resurrections in numerous ways but our human limitations narrow our perceptions and perspectives only to physical deaths...
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For change

It appears our people have acquired a vacillating mind set. Our approach to issues besieging us is a bit awk ward, or appropriately speaking, emotionally charged. Our collective behaviour is jittery and if we are on boil, we become foam, rising and falling in moments. Boiling and cooling is a feat that we have mastered well, and with this our leadership loyalties also change. When we boil, we seem to get on a false vantage point and we develop a mistaken perspective of reality; when we cool down, we are...
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Flawed system

It can be said that the true face of democracy is eluding us due to lack of impartiality and sincerity within the system of governance. Sure our rulers and top bureaucrats stress on good governance, transparency and accountability at every given opportunity, but it is missing in reality. In every field of life today, the levels of transparency are lacking which otherwise should have been the essence of people's governance. Dictatorship has its own unwritten rules; rules to encourage nepotism and favoritism to ensure fortification of the system of ruthless...
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Renewals

I write this on Palm Sunday, which is a celebration of “Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in the four canonical Gospels. … Jesus went up to Jerusalem to make twin demonstrations, first against Roman imperial control over the City of Peace and, second, against Roman imperial control over the Temple of God. The Palm branch is a symbol of victory, triumph, peace and eternal life, originating in the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean world” (Wikipedia). I hope Palm Sunday was a blessed day for us and...
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Change agent

Revolution doesn't merely or only mean an upheaval or a sanguinary strife - nor is there anyplace for individual vendetta. Revolution necessarily implies the programme of systematic reconstruction of the society on a better basis. Revolution means that present order of things which is based on manifest injustice must change. Revolution is the spirit, the longing for a "change" for better. So who can bring this change? What can be the answer to this other than youth? Change factor depends crucially on the ways and means through which youth are...
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Be fair

We live in a place that has been every now and then been in news for all the wrong reasons, which has resulted in a vast majority of our populace being affected mentally, one way or the other. There has been increase in psychological problems since a very long time because of many unresolved issues. And Covid-19 happened and since then mental distress has been rife. In our society, women have borne the brunt of all problems facing us as a society or family. They have been put under the...
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Social disaster

While going through the annals of cultural history, we come to know that Nagas have been very simple, innocent, gullible, modest, sympathetic and hospitable in their deeds and convictions. Generally speaking the people were very simple, helpful and cooperative. Our elders believed in a simple and pure way of living. It was this ethos that kept the society intact and the people would hardly come across any act of utter selfishness, eccentricity, ravenousness and self-indulgence. While most of the societies witnessed fast changes in their social fabric after the technological...
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Lost people

It appears not a single institution has got liberty to work smoothly or cater to the public without "invisible" hindrances. And its impact can be felt on our society, which is changing fast without any check and balance, not even us noticing it. The social and economic life has deliberately been made hostage to the political issue, under the guise of which the "invisible forces" have succeeded to infiltrate the society. Thus, criminal and immoral activities are getting justified and recognized at community level. Naga society has always been a...
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Give space

We know that every individual is different, with unique talents. There is always something "own" in every individual. And that "own" is always special and unique. Freedom is when this "own" is allowed to grow. Freedom means expanding the capability of people to freely express themselves and develop their potential. Freedom needs to be available at all the stages of life for self-expression and development of individuality. Although a child needs guidance and counseling on many occasions, but it is only through freedom that he or she is able to...
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Maintain SOPs

We are all bearing the brunt of the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis. It has trapped us in a mire of colossal economic losses, and palpable emotional setbacks. The pandemic caught us off guard. We were suffering due to worrying state of affairs, and Covid sunk us further deep into a quagmire. Now it has been more than a year since the outbreak of pandemic. So far in our state there are over 90 deaths, 12,225 positive cases and 11,973 have already recovered. Fortunately, it amounts to nearly 98% success rate. In...
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