Flowers for Beauty

Shahnaz Husain Flowers are nature’s gift to man and provide a unique level of botanical energy. They not only delight the senses with their beautiful colours and fragrances, but actually have powerful properties, which help to bring about the ideal…

Naga settlement: So near, and yet so far

Bharat Bhushan For a while a Naga settlement seemed within the grasp of the Narendra Modi government. Had New Delhi and the Nagas seized the moment, the oldest insurgency in India would have come to a peaceful end with both…

Time to Revive, Restore And Reinvent the Naga Society

Dr S.C. Jamir  As any other people on the globe Nagas too yearn for a better tomorrow. But it has to be fashioned by the Nagas themselves based on realities of the prevailing situation in the world. No useful purpose would…

Citizenship Bill: Diluting India’s secularism

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is part of a cynicalexercise to consolidate the Hindu vote Ratan Bhattacharjee It is by now very clear that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 which still needs the approval of the Upper House of Parliament has…

Freedom’s fault lines

Yambem Laba In his earlier avatar as a journalist N Biren Singh was Editor of a vernacular daily. During this time, he was arrested by the State on a charge of sedition. The only saving grace was that he was…

The misuse of learning

D N Bezboruah There seems to be some confusion even among some educated people about what kind of teaching-learning process can be called education and what cannot. After all, education is a teaching-learning process, but there are so many other…

Vagina Monologues: A Revolutionary Saga of Vagina

Aniruddha Babar, Ph. D, Tetso College, Dimapur Yesterday, late at night I was flipping through the pages of a piece of revolutionary writing. It was a play that revolves around just one word – THE VAGINA. A piece of writing…

Why Accessibility Matters

My life is disabled by my environment Diethono Nakhro So, when was the last time you had to turn back without getting your work done because you couldn’t get into an office building? Or decline an invitation to an event…

Ten years after the Mumbai attack

M.K. Narayanan Ten years ago on this day, Pakistan carried out one of the most heinous of terror attacks perpetrated anywhere in the world. The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, named after the date in 2008 when the attack took place,…

26-11: Ten years after

It was Mumbai’s longest and darkest night Vinod Saighal The tragedy that struck Mumbai on that fateful day in the last week of November 2008, quite hazy in the minds of many Indians living far away, is still fresh in…