Seeming change

There is this anchor of a particular television channel, whose eyes almost pops out when she demands for war with Pakistan, distorts what we all know happened/didn’t happen and said/not said, while lambasting any political party or politician, who doesn’t…

Another day of reckoning

In the normal scheme of things, electing a representative to the Lok Sabha from Nagaland is a very dull exercise of democracy mainly because we have only one seat in the lower House of Parliament and the candidate fielded by…

Our problem

In recent years, Nagaland has regularly seen political crisis after crisis over leadership issue and another round of crisis is likely if the Congress forms the next Government at the Centre. The problem with political leaders in Nagaland is that…

Hollow words

Over the years, politicians have been telling us that a reassuring political consensus is emerging for the state’s viable economic-roadmap. But little has changed and our state has not gone beyond its excessive reliance on the Centre for its economic…

Samjhauta case

The acquittal of Swami Aseemanand and his three associates for the Delhi-Lahore Samjhauta Express explosion near Panipat in February 2007, when 68 persons were killed and many others injured, is bound to be seen as travesty of justice. Many of…

ASAT missile

By claiming to have conducted Anti-Satellite Test (ASAT) and shot down a live satellite in low earth orbit, thereby entering the elite and select club of space powers, India has altered its position on use of weapons in outer space…

NYAY scheme

Congress president Rahul Gandhi played his master-stroke by unveiling his party’s Rs 3.6 lakh crore campaign promise of a minimum income guarantee scheme, called Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) which will aim at ensuring that the basic income of every poor…

Unhealthy planet

The latest and sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook from the United Nations Environment Programme does not paint a very rosy picture of the industrial development projects in India which are producing unmanageable quantities of waste material. It is…

Secrecy laws

The important distinction between the public interest and the interest of the central government of the day appears to have been lost on Attorney General K K Venugopal’s claims that documents pertaining to purchase of Rafale fighter aircrafts published and…

Incompetent system

We are today living in a state and society where justice is not done to those who deserve it and the gifts of promotions or positions are showered on those who do not deserve it. In our State, people thrive…