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

Last Updated on June 29, 2019 at 10:29 pmShahnaz 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…

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

Last Updated on June 19, 2019 at 9:56 amDaniel 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…

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,…