Friday, April 16, 2021

Editorial

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Cultural void

We live in a place, where every soul is confused and finds itself caught between thedevil and the deep sea. The situations that arise in such conditions of enormous mental stress sows insecurity that a human psyche confronts every moment. This puts a thinking mind in a fix. The endurance is at stake. It's a chaotic situation where you never know what to do and how? In such a dour milieu it becomes obvious that issues related to heritage, art and culture take a back seat and seem to be...
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State of indifference

Economic development has revolved around infrastructure ever since Marx created the concept. He meant the production processes and relations at the base holding up society, or superstructure. Nowadays infrastructure means things such as roads, railways, airports, hospitals, power plants, etc. that make up the base of the economy. The whole idea of development is rooted in creating ease for people, and enhancing chances for earning a decent livelihood. Nagaland has been particularly backward in the development of its infrastructure. We invested little of the money Delhi gives us on building...
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Rising stress

In recent years we are witnessing many cases of young people dying of sudden heart attack. There have been many sections of the society getting alarmed about this trend. This scenario is believed by some to be due to psychological - heart attacks occur due to chronic stress, worry and anxiety, and biological - sedentary life style, food adulteration, increased intake of junk foods and restaurant foods, smoking and drug abuse increases cholesterol, trigliceriods, cause narrowing of blood vessels and arteries which put pressure on heart and combined with stress...
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Ensure safety

Mankind has seen challenges that were thought of in the beginning as insurmountable. But finally we conquered the summits and created new worlds for ourselves. Ours has been a long journey and it will continue till the human race is on the face of this planet. The recent challenge that took mankind by surprise, and made the wheels of life come to a total halt, was Covid-19. Within a matter of days the entire world was engulfed by the pandemic and none knew where it would lead us to. There...
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Confused state

Traffic disorder is not new to Kohima or Dimapur. It is more severe on Mondays than other week days. Here let's take Kohima as an example. For almost a decade now Kohima roads are full of confusion. The explosive growth of vehicles is quickly becoming a serious problem for us. But it is more a people created problem. The messy traffic on Kohima roads instead of efficiency has slowed down the pace. Very often traffic gridlocks significantly contribute to air and noise pollution in the city. The loss of time...
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Our failures

It is evident that our people have repeatedly succumbed to our animal nature and tacitly admitted the existence of the complex beast that stirs within us. And if we are given the chance perhaps we may yet contrive to turn our human home into a magnificent game park. But history is testimony to the fact that humans have not, as yet, fully channelized their energy to establish a social order which is free from violence, greed and exploitation. In fact exploitation has become an article of faith and in essence....
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Dying state

Today our people have become so familiar with corruption that we have long stopped talking about it. It is no longer seen as disgraceful. It no longer invokes any trouble. What begs to be seen as shameful is rather met with reverence and awe. Bribes have become the only logic that works. What efforts and patience and pleading cannot do, bribes do in a jiffy. There was a time when the dishonest needed to hide their faces and did their business under the table. Today, however, it is the honest...
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Uninformed people

Nagaland is known for its beauty and scenic splendour. However for some decades now the beauty is disappearing because of our collective oversight and greed. It will be totally wrong to blame global warming alone for the destruction of our nature. We the people of this state have proved irresponsible and callous at times towards our natural assets. While some among us have been directly responsible for the plunder and destruction of these assets for our own petty individual interests, others can be blamed for being mute spectators to this...
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Human capital

It is a well known fact that education and healthcare lie at the heart of development. For an economy, while physical capital is the sum total of its physical assets employed in the production of goods and services, education and healthcare are its human capital. Its productivity rises when their levels are raised. The better the education and health care system, the richer a region, a state or a country in human capital. So what is the condition of these two vital sectors in our state? Education system in Nagaland...
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Obsolete system

Education is a concept which refers to the overall mental, moral, and aesthetic development of a human being. It dignifies him as the crown of the creation. Indeed it is education that distinguishes humans from beasts. It is the quality of education that determines the future of any civilization in any field, be it technical, scientific, religious or moral. It is such a divine gift, in the lap of which the savage takes a human form. It has accommodated such vast expanse of knowledge in its bosom that if the...
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