The Covenant of Reconciliation, Peace Dividends and Future Challenges

Along Longkumer* Naga Society’s Moment of ‘Chaos and Destructive Divisions’ The most deadly factional killings in recent memory took place during the months and years leading up to the Covenant of Reconciliation, signed ten years ago on June 13, 2009.…

Nagas and the anatomy of deeply divided societies

Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa* In his book, Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies, the noted peace theorist and activist John Paul Lederach delineates what he calls ‘characteristics of deeply divided societies.’ By the phrase ‘deeply divided societies,’ Lederach refers to…

Imagining Change – The Journey of Common Hope

At a time when most Naga areas were seized by Naga “factional” killing and death, the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) was christened. That was March 25, 2008, in Kohima with the support of 39 Naga frontal organisations, the Nagaland…

Nagaland and her political voyage

Dr. S.C.Jamir Former CM & Governor One can not but admire the exquisite beauty of our fair Nagaland. Nature had favoured us in a very special way by bestowing upon us with natural beauties. When we look around, we find…

Are Our Churches Environmentally Conscious Enough?

L H Thangi Mannen “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth”, twitted His Holiness Pope Francis, on 18th June 2015, on his official Twitter page. This bold statement says it…

Yes, it’s black and white

Dilip Sharma Twenty Springs back, when Nagaland Page hit the stands, it changed the whole course of journalism in Nagaland. A paper dedicated to developmental journalism stood the test of times and till today it continues to uphold the principles…

Journalism does more than keep us informed

H Chishi Effective Journalism is about fighting corruption by acting as a public watchdog and demanding accountability from authorities. Journalism does more than keep us informed. Journalism enables us as citizens to have our voices heard in the chambers of…

I am obliged to inform, hence I am a journalist

Nirendra Dev What is journalism, what does it mean in our lives? Why should it mean anything? Bertrand Russel is what of fashion these days. Once he wrote: “Religions grow old like tress unless reformed from time to time”. Journalism…

My Nagaland

It was the year 1989. One fine morning, my father announced that we are going to visit North-East India during Durga Puja holidays! Oh my joy knew no bounds as right from my childhood, North-East used to hold a special…

To ban or not to ban the single use plastics in total

L. H. Thangi Mannen The Government of Nagaland, through the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) is organising a major state wide social work on 4th May 2019. The purpose of this social work is to mitigate the onslaught of disasters…