Infrastructure deficiencies

Unemployment is one of the grave problems we are facing. The short-cuts that we have over the years used to deal with this did not work obviously for the reason that this problem could not intrinsically be dealt with short-cuts.…

Justice undone

Eleven years after the ghastly Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad that left nine persons dead and 58 others injured, and with the acquittal of all the five accused facing trial including Devendra Gupta, Lokesh Sharma, Swami Aseemanand, Bharat Mohan Lal…

Electrification target

With Leisang village in Manipur getting electrified, the Centre has claimed to have achieved the 100 percent electrification target. “Yesterday, we fulfilled a commitment due to which the lives of several Indians will be changed forever,” PM Modi tweeted last…

Another precedent of silence

It was indeed a happy day for Nagaland ~ and for humanity ~ when the news of the rescue and release of the driver and handyman of an oil tanker, abducted on April 22, 2018, in Tuensang district, poured in,…

Bad disaster management

The Nagaland Emergency Preparedness Exercise (NEPEx) conducted across the State on April 26 last had again brought to light how unprepared Nagaland is to face any major disaster. The April 26 mock drill showed that the problems of communication and…

Change planning mechanism

We know nothing or only a little about the visionary traits of our politicians/ministers. The NDPP and BJP alliance came to power in the State some two months back on the plank of bringing change. The alliance was later bolstered…

Internet neutrality

The attempts within the institutions to maintain internet neutrality in India for the benefit of poor people has once again triggered another debate on this issue. The notices issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to social networking…

Traffic mess

We regularly read stories about the regulation of traffic in Kohima. It is indeed true that the waywardness of decades in traffic cannot be undone in a matter of days just by strictly regulating its movement. This is because the…

So it begins

Yes and so it begins ~ the hula and the hoopla, the pomp and the ceremony, the fêtes and the festivals, the festivities and the celebrations. No wait ~ the celebrations began earlier with the thanksgivings and the felicitations ~…

A knee jerk response

As an effective deterrent against rape, especially of minors, the Central Government moved fast by approval of an ordinance by the Union Cabinet on April 21, immediately after the Prime Minister returned from London. President Ram Nath Kovind, next day,…