Delimitation, by Tribal Integrity?

Kekhrie Yhome On 28th February, 2020, Union Ministry of Law and Justice issued an Order to ‘readjust the division’ of State Assembly and Lok Sabha boundaries in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, the States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh,…

National Education Policy: An exercise in inclusiveness

Abhishek Dayal, Director, PIB Imphal The National Education Policy announced this year is very specific in its goals: it aims to make the Indian education system inclusive and accessible to all. It seeks to unleash the true potential of the…

Obscure towns, big cities and the mapping of identity

Elika Assumi As a student, my decision to pursue higher studies was influenced by a desire to escape Dimapur, an obscure, hot, humid city of formless urban confusion. I enrolled in a university in Hyderabad, a place which fulfilled my…

Stifling embrace

The NEP is a recipe for unenlightened over-centralization Sugata Bose The new education policy comes cloaked in pious platitudes and ostensibly progressive pronouncements. It is only by peeling away the layers of obfuscation that we get a clear insight into…

Dear Bapu, you are immortal …

Abili T Wotsa, Dimapur (This letter won the first prize at the National Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign, envelope category (1000 words) North-east level,2019-2020) “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and…

A Short Reminisce: My Quarantine Diary

Dear Diary, It’s the last minute of the football match and one could feel the blood rushing through the beating heart as the striker moves closer to the edge of the post and makes the winning goal. The thunderous cheer…

Tuensang’s exemplary Poly Clinic

Mongshai Longshe Has the Coronavirus relegated other viruses and diseases to triviality? Did the Government/administration think that non-COVID patients can survive anyway when they actuated District Civil Hospital, Tuensang, into a COVID-19 hospital? I cannot help but wonder what would…

Corona and the Nagas

Matung Raikhan When I was a child I remember my mother telling me not to drink water from my neighbour’s house whenever I visit them, because their mother is supposedly a cancer patient. I also remember my father warning me…

Just three words

Tasüngtetla Zeruiah Longkumer I met Chollen Nook in December 2019 during the annual Hornbill Riders Meet. This is a Hornbill Festival event for Royal Enfield motorcycle riders hosted by Nagaland Motorcycle Club of which Chollen is a member. We added…

Chinatown Days by Rita Chowdhury: Fractured Histories of the Chinese-Indians in the Aftermath of the 1962 War

Elika Assumi locates the novel ChinaTown Days in the present moment of India’s border conflict with China and ongoing racist attacks on people from India’s North East. She writes of the eerie reminder of a conflict torn Nagaland and the…