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.…

Nagaland resembles Kashmir

Roviso Marza Scenario: The Jammu and Kashmir Re-Organisation Bill 2019, passed by both Houses of Parliament, was apparently a political outclass of the majority. Its constitutional validity is substantially contested. A writ petition is being ensued in the Supreme Court…

The dilemma of Nagaland: Politically, Economically, Socially and Culturally

Dr S. C. Jamir After long years of gloomy nights in their political pilgrimage for the first time the people of Nagaland could see a new dawn in the Naga political firmament. This is perhaps the most appropriate  time to…

The road not taken

What current criticisms of Article 371(A) reveal is that any such locally tailored visions of development and governance have, with few attempted exceptions, not really come to pass and are not part of the current vision of those in power.…

The complexities of Naga identity

Sushanta Talukdar The Nagaland Government’s move to compile a Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) opens up possibilities in the context of the decision to link the register to the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system without a consensus on…

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…