Sunday, March 7, 2021

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Girls and women of this era should be following their dreams

Tanishka Jain Data from the Global Dreams Index Survey shows that half of the world's women population have given up on their dreams, such that they are unsatisfied with their lives. This report contains information based on interviewing a proud daughter of Nagaland who is very successful and also an aspect of inspiration for many young girls who wants to become somebody of value in their lives. Annalia Zhimomi It is a story of a young woman who made her dream set into the reality of the world. She is...
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A Passing Coup D’oeil At The Naga Political Movement

S C JamirFormer Chief Minister & Governor Before the advent of Christianity and British rule, living as our forefathers had been, mostly confined to their own respective and exclusive village lives, often preoccupied with inter-village internecine headhunting, the first formal articulation of a common Naga political aspiration was the Memorandum submitted to the Simon Commission on January 10, 1929. It was, however, the formation of the Naga National Council (NNC) in 1946, with T Aliba Imti as President and T Sakhrie as Secretary that gave to the Naga political movement...
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And those who never took bath baptized

Remembering the Baptist Church foundation day in Nagaland Dr. Songsongsangba Tzudir In October of 1871 the Good News Gospel was first brought to Molungkimong (Deka Haimong) of the erstwhile Naga Hills through the Assamese preacher Godhula. The coming of Christianity to Nagaland is a story of wonder and the unfolding of God's plan for Nagas though they were never in the initial plan of the American Baptist Missionary Union. Stationed at Assam, the plan was to enter western China. It was during this time that Supongmeren of Molungkimong who had...
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Urban invisibility of Gendered livelihoods

Dr. Samhita Barooah COVID-19 pandemic has opened up many truths around us. One such truth about our city is the growth of vendors and hawkers who visit our homes, by-lanes or localities even during COVID times. Only voices sometimes one could hear during home quarantine and lockdown periods were that of vegetable, fish, chicken vendors. Earlier we used to hear 'Dorupay wala' vendors from Bihar and UP with all kinds of utility products in dirt cheap prices and mekhela sador vendors during the flood season mostly from flood affected districts...
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Fiscal Space Question: On Amended Rates of Tax on Fuel

Tumbenthung Humtsoe Cars reportedly thronged petrol pumps on the eve of the effective date of the State Government's hike in fuel tax. The causal antecedent fiscal resource mobilisation by the Government reflects problems of structural nature; far from being a mere tweak on tax rates. The deteriorating fiscal health of the State has been admitted by the Government on several occasions. It comes to pass as perplexing that there's no discourse on the same (outcries on social media is limited to tax hikes, never on fiscal position of the State...
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Journalism during COVID-19

~Vishü Rita KrochaThe COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare many things. Things we have taken for granted, rights we should have fought for, issues that should have been addressed, and things that we were probably never aware of, before the pandemic. It came upon us, as unprepared as we were as the rest of the world. And life, as we know it, was never going to be the same again.In a closely knitted community that Nagaland is, journalism, at least for me, took a direction that is revealing of many 'bitter...
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The Church ~ “The Sleeping Giant”

(QuoVadis: Naga Christians) S C Jamir(Former CM & Governor) The present-day state of affairs in Nagaland leaves much to be desired, it saddens the heart to see the web of greed and deceit being indulged with impunity and with scant regard for the rule of law. The writings on the wall are evident today as Nagaland has become like a ship without a rudder. This has ultimately given birth to all forms of social evils resulting in Violence, killing, gun-culture, hatred, divisive forces and massive corruption which seems to be...
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Are We Turning into a Sick Society?

Buno Iralu As though we don't already have our hands full this pandemic season, every other day, our sensibilities get shaken by some horrible news originating right from our localities and front yards. The stories, sadly and shamefully, range from sexual abuse, domestic violence, abandoned babies, rape, kidnapping, big-time theft to cold and bloody murder. Is our Naga society turning sick? Are the dire occurrences, happening at such alarming frequency, indicative of some festering conditions that need attention and redressal? Is it enough to catch the culprits and put them...
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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, Manipur, and Nagaland-with 2001 Census as the base year-although the cacophonic resistance everywhere is for 2011 Census. A week later, the same Ministry announced the formation of a Delimitation Commission-with Justice (Retd.) Ranjana Prakash Desai chairing the three-member commission, for a period of one year. Then came Coronavirus. At the...
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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 nation's human resource by raising the literacy levels, cutting across class and regions. It directly addresses the critical issues that are plaguing a system that ignores the unique requirements of our country. It seeks to take the competency, skill and knowledge levels of the students to global standards so that...
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