Watermelon Beauty Benefits

Shahnaz Husain Believed to have originated in South Africa, Watermelons are best during summer months .Watermelon , the coolest fruit needs no introduction. It has been on our list of favorites since we were kids, and it will continue to…

The Long Journey of Hope and Reconciliation: Engaging the Past, Present and Future

Zhoto Tunyi On 22nd February 2008, The Morung Express, carried an article that read: “Peace Meet carries on with empty chairs,” reporting that the Naga Peace Convention had few takers when the State election was at its peak. However, on…

10th Anniversary of the Covenant of Reconciliation on 13 June 2019

Conciliation Group, Quakers in Britain We congratulate all those whose visionary efforts contributed to the Covenant of Reconciliation. We acknowledge the courage and sincerity of all who signed on 13 June 2009, and who have stri-ven to honour and maintain…

The Shapers of History

Daniel Buttry Who is it that shapes history, particularly at this point in the human story? Is it the political and military leaders? Is it the Presidents, Prime Ministers, Generals, Revolutionaries, and other such folks? Is it the people with…

An Appraisal on the LAN Agreement

Villo Naleo* Due to political preferences, the Indo-Naga political issue has gone through many twists and turns. One of the drawbacks was the division among the Naga Political Groups (NPGs). Over the years this division resulted in fratricidal killings. Today,…

Decade since a ‘Milestone’ – the climb uphill

Nagaland speaks of its journey since the Covenant of Reconciliation (June 13, 2009) Aheli Moitra Sometime in 1993-94, a gun battle ensued near my home in Dimapur. Though shielded by concrete houses, my fear stricken 10-year-old mind could only imagine…

God at-the-Wheel in the Journey of Common Hope

Chekrovei Cho-o* Prologue: Over two decades ago, someone from an international community at Baguio City, Philippines commented: “Nagas have Christ in their heart, politics in their blood.” That was a pleasant voice! I was glad Nagas are known to people…

Naga reconciliation and its message for the region

Sanjay (Xonzoi) Barbora One of the most enduring acts in human history is reconciliation. Most often, especially in modern times, it is wrapped up in rituals of forgiveness. Yet, as we are reminded by the current decade of work that…

A Sincere Conversation of Hope

Lipichem Many a leaders around the world are telling us that solution to all societal problems is to just build a virtual wall around us; to keep certain people out; take care of our own and let society take care…

Living Culture: Stories, Sorrow, and Strengthening Relationships

Dolly Kikon The 10-year anniversary of the Covenant of Reconciliation is an important moment for us. It is a moment to celebrate the efforts of a movement that was instrumental in reducing the factional violence and encouraging Naga people to…