Saturday, January 28, 2023

Opinion

Digitally transforming agriculture

India’s agriculture sector has continued to grow in leaps and bounds, especially in terms of output- driven by a rising population and increasing external demand. In 2022 alone, the country covered almost half of the global rice market. The...

5 years

Let me tell you a story about Ato. He is a farmer living in a small village far away from the state capital Kohima, cultivating fields and earning daily wages. Two of his eldest sons had dropped out of...

Self defense training: A necessity for school girls

Proneness to women atrocities is not a recent phenomenon in the society. Women have been traditionally considered as preys to male chauvinism and aggression from the time immemorial. A typical Indian girl from a middle-class or affluent family is...

India @ 74: where’s ‘the public’ in the republic?

74 years passed by. India a republic as it is governed by the Constitution which is soul and heartbeat of India. Indian democracy is candidly demarcated and the rights of citizens are well-defined in the Constitution. The functions of...

Eating right: Just a New Year’s resolution or a conscious habit?

It’s that time of year when many people try to make New Year’s resolutions, from going to the gym every day to eating healthier. Some swear to go to the gym five times a week, while others want to...

‘Think 20’ must work for both India’s economic growth and security

All nations endeavour to safeguard their security and economic interests - in that order - and this is what foreign policy is all about. Foreign policy, by definition, is a product of national security and economic concerns, and diplomacy...

The ABCD’s of Clean Election Movement

The 4 A’s of CEM Abstain from indulging in election feasts and partyingAvoid tempering your date of birthAvoid solicitingor giving Money, liquor and things for your vote or othersAvoid Proxy votingThe 4 B’s of CEMBeware of Indulgencepractices by church leadersBoldly...

The new age is eroding the capacity to think

Human beings have been given the rare gift of ‘discretion’ which can be defined as the ‘pause’ one makes to allow for application of mind before some ‘action’ was initiated in response to a situation. In a way this...

In sports or otherwise, failing to act on a complaint of sexual harassment is criminal

All the while that the nation has been applauding our sportswomen who have shown amazing talent and grit in international competitions, these remarkably talented women, it now turns out, have been silently fighting another battle – against a vicious...

Money power in the Election process

A lot of money (both black and white) being used by the politicians during campaigning and bribing, changes the face of the election. This makes the situation just opposite to free and fair elections indirectly. The problem continues unabated...

Saluting Every Voter, CEC on National Voters’ Day

Today, January 25, marks the foundation day of Election Commission of India, also celebrated as National Voters’ Day (NVD) since 2011. Its purpose is to sensitize the citizens of India about their rights and responsibilities as voters. The Election...

Solution short of 1951 plebiscite is a blunder

The Naga Solutions not founded on the Naga Plebiscite of 1951 would be another political terrible blunder. For ages the Nagas have lived independently without any foreign control, interference or support and each and every village was a sovereign...

CEO reminder on MCC & EEM guidelines

Consequent upon the announcement of the schedule for the General Election to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly — 2023 by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on 18th of January 2023, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has come into...

If powerful branches act in a constitutionally shameless manner, citizens must step up

Under the collegium system we currently have in place for appointment of judges to constitutional courts (i.e. the Supreme Court and the high courts), the power of appointment rests with the senior judges of the Supreme Court (the ‘collegium’);...

Ardern’s resignation: gender and the toll of leadership

“Uneasy is the head that wears the crown”, wrote Shakespeare, way back in the 1500s. It’s not a new idea that top-level leadership jobs are intensely stressful and pose a heavy toll. Extended periods of stress are known to...