Blood on the hills

On September 13 1993, 1,000-odd Kukis were killed by Naga militants in a Manipuri village. The 25th anniversary of the massacre was observed recently Yambem Laba On September 13 this year, almost all roads for the Kuki population of Manipur…

Gandhi: a fox or a hedgehog?

Ramin Jahanbegloo As the world prepares to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary in 2019, opinions and views about his person and his non-violent technique of struggle remain deeply divided. For some, he was a puritanical, conservative critique of modernity.…

Shaping digital destiny

Ajay Bhushan Pandey After six years of litigation which included 38 days of hearing — next only to Kesavanand Bharati case in 1973 — the Supreme Court’s five-judge Constitution Bench has given a landmark judgment declaring Aadhaar as constitutional. Aadhaar…

Paying the Price of Silence

Sebastian Zumvu The claim of one MLA of Assam in recent times regarding ownership of Dimapur smacks of mala fide intention, and is flawed on historical front. Firstly, the intention is certainly to foment enmity between the peoples of Assam…

Kukis’ demand questions the Naga framework agreement

Nehginpao Kipgen September 13 marks the 25thyear of the gruesome murder of over 100 people in a single day, including infants and the elderly by cadres of the Naga Lim Guard, which was a proxy of the Naga militant group,…

The crackdown on civil society

Neera Chandhoke It is a truth universally acknowledged that the modern democratic state, armed with technologies of surveillance and control, possesses the kind of power that has never ever been exercised by any other state in history. In a democracy,…

CAN Youth: A young man’s journey from frustrations to hope

Kh Katini It was in the early 2000s when he lost all hope and had even considered straying from the straight and narrow and staying aloof but good sense prevailed and a sense of ownership and responsibility (not only for…

Political games over the Rafale deal

Harsha Kakar Recent press reports have stated that the Congress has created multiple committees to raise the issue of the Rafale deal at different levels across the nation. It has formed a specific committee to regularly project the Rafale deal…

Dangerous experiments could ruin India’s higher education

Sudakshana Kundu It is a matter of grave concern that the Higher Education System in India, is being subjected to dangerous experimentations, that may ruin its foundations for several generations to come. In a vast, pluralistic country like ours, a…

Liver transplants ‘may be unnecessary thanks to new drug treatment’

James Gallagher A potential treatment for sudden liver failure could cut the need for transplants, say scientists at the University of Edinburgh. The liver has an incredible natural ability to repair itself, but this can be lost in some injuries…