Revisit ahimsa

The world as we knew is constantly disappearing and another emerges every day. But alas, nothing is resolved; in fact, we confront tumultuous times more and more. Everyone would have varied reasons for this ~ some would even perceive tumultuous…

No governance

Governance or the act of governing relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power or verify performance, management and leadership. It is understood that in an unstable strife ridden polity like ours, effective governance is a challenge. Governance as defined…

Scuttling transparency

The Right to Information (RTI) Act was a landmark legislation that contributed to the democratic dispensation of our country and the State as it meant devolution of right to the ordinary citizens of India. The Right to Information Act gives…

Neglected education sector

In Nagaland, there is a lot that is questionable vis-à-vis the status of education. The state of affairs needs to be subjected to serious probe. Over the years, almost all leaders, from Governors to Chief Ministers to Ministers and civil…

Pulwama attack

Many question risen over the working of the BJP-government and its response in the aftermath of Pulwama attack in which, as per the last count, at least 44 CRPF personnel lost their lives. In the first instance, the tall claims…

Unhealthy democracy

The recent round of conflict between the Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and Lt Governor Kiran Bedi in Puducherry has been more serious than those that have happened in the past few years. The conflict owes its origin to the alleged…

Unsafe care homes

The reports exposing the abuse and exploitation of children and old age persons in the care homes across the country are shocking and give an impression that the successive governments have not paid any serious attention to them. This is…

Needless interference

After damaging the credibility and prestige of the country’s premier investigating agency two months ago with a highly politicised row involving the head of the organization and his deputy, the BJP government has successfully and completely decimated its image by…

Spurious liquor

Loss of at least 70 precious lives and many others undergoing treatment in the hospitals in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand after consuming spurious liquor is both unfortunate and tragic. This is particularly sad that people are dying of spurious liquor…

Failing education system

Greek biographer and essayist Plutarch while describing the essence and the real meaning of education has rightly said, “The mind is not a vessel to be filled (with education), but a fire (of knowledge) to be kindled.” But in the…