How Corruption and Tribalism Intensify Each Other

Dr. Salikyu The Modi Government initiated India’s first Good Governance Index (GGI). This index measures the delivery of ‘good governance’ to citizens across States and Union Territories in India. The GGI is seen as a vital instrument to help states…

Remembering Atmaram, Nidhi and Godhula

Samudra Gupta Kashyap While the Christmas spirit still rents the air, it is the most opportune time to recall the contributions of 3 Assamese persons who had accepted Christianity and had made certain very significant contributions. The first name is…

CAB/CAA exposes glaring gap in Naga thinking

Charles Chasie The Citizenship Amendment Bill/Act has quite sharply exposed the soft under-belly of the Naga leadership and the glaring gap that has grown in the Naga thinking ability since the days when the Naga leaders submitted their Memorandum to…

22nd December 1872: Historical Beginnings of the Baptist Church in Nagaland

— Molungkimong Baptist Church— This day 147 years ago in 1872, the first Church in Nagaland was established by Dr. Clark. Here’s a look at how history of Christianity unfolded in our land. Dr. E. W. Clark and his wife…

Nagaland’s Hornbill Festival…..A commentary on the evolution of a tourism event

L.H.THANGI MANNEN (Ex Secretary, Tourism, 1998-2004) “Memory, is the diary that we all carry about with us” Oscar Wilde. Come December, and all roads lead to Kohima, or more precisely to KISAMA, and the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, which is…

It’s time to wrap up Naga peace process

Makhan Saikia A fortnight has already gone by since the deadline, fixed by the Union Government, for the Nagaland peace pact lapsed on October 31, 2019. Even as the peace talks are inconclusive, the good news is that the both…

‘Govt. should not mistake us Nagas for Kashmir’

Esha Roy Eighty kilometres to the north of Imphal city, atop a hill, lies Ukhrul. An uneasy calm is palpable in the town, the headquarters of one of Manipur’s 5 Naga districts. At the heart of it, next to a…

550th Birth Anniversary Of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji

(15 April 1469 – 22 September 1539) Guru Nanak was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. His birth is celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Gurpurab (Birth Day Celebrations) on Kartik Pooranmashi, the full-moon day in the month of Katak, October–November.…

A Plastic Free Hornbill Festival 2019, towards a “Zero Waste” challenge

L. H. Thangi Mannen With the Government of Nagaland’s ban order on all single use plastics (SUPs) coming into effect since 18th September 2019, one would have expected a reduction in the availability and usage of such items in the…

Kashmir to Kohima: The muddied pathway to peace talks

Samir K Purkayastha On August 14, 1947, a day before India made her tryst with destiny, the Naga National Council (NNC), then an omnipotent political organisation of the Naga people headed by Angami Zapu Phizo, declared Independence for the Nagas.…