Faulty EVMs

The high incidence of technical problems and glitches faced in the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in the by-elections conducted earlier in different parts of the country should be a major cause of concern for the Election Commission…

SC on tourism

The importance of tourism to promote economy of a country cannot be countered by any account especially when it concerns a special segment, that of tourists from other countries. That involves earning precious foreign exchange and furthering the scope of…

Truth gone

Telling the truth that could be delivering bad news, giving a negative performance review/comment, disagreeing and digging heels publicly means risking one’s future/life. Veto someone else’s project and see the reaction. Speak your mind (to your superiors) and you lose…

Our worst enemy

Most of the ills in every sphere of the society emanate from extensive nepotism. It would be interesting to study the rise of nepotism and its prevalence in our parts. The Cambridge dictionary defines nepotism, as “the act of using…

Our worst enemy

Most of the ills in every sphere of the society emanate from extensive nepotism. It would be interesting to study the rise of nepotism and its prevalence in our parts. The Cambridge dictionary defines nepotism, as “the act of using…

Ailing rural schools

In recent years, the state school education department is beating drums to rejuvenate the education sector Naga land. Contrary to it, the educational institutions here, particularly in rural areas, have remained the victims of official neglect. Over the past many…

No inspiration

While education gives hope to our youth, of late it has become excessively bureaucratic and overly intrusive. This denies learners the transformative effects of quality education. Our higher education sector has focused on the expansion of the educational opportunities to…

No tourism policy

Almost all the governments have been declaring from various pulpits that tourism is one sector that can transform our economy. Unfortunately, so far there appears to be neither an approved “policy of tourism” nor a long term master plan for…

Mob violence

Calling for a special law to deal with lynching cases, the Supreme Court order send a strong message about the growing menace of mob violence which claimed many precious lives across the country. The vigilante violence assuming the form of…

No waste management

The Supreme Court slamming more than a dozen states in the country for not having a policy on waste management speaks of the crisis that is gripping the urban centres. The SC disgust was apparent when it had to impose…