By Dr. Paul Pimomo
Reverend Fr. John Larrea, S.D.B., a Catholic priest and missionary, passed away in Shillong, Meghalaya, India, on April 17, 2013, at the age of 92. He was born into a devout Catholic family in Spain in 1921 and lived there till the age of 18, when he left for India as a Salesian seminarian to become a missionary. In the early 1950s, the young Spanish priest asked his Italian superior in Assam, The Rt. Rev. Bishop O. Marengo, to be a missionary among the Nagas. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dr. Paul Pimomo
The Naga People’s Front (NPF) stormed back to power for its third consecutive term with an absolute majority, along with its alliance partners. It won a massive 38 seats in the 60-member Nagaland Legislative Assembly and, for the first time in the State’s electoral history, Chief Minister Niephiu Rio retains his position as Chief Minister of the State for the third consecutive term. See winners list. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rukmini Shrinivasan | TNN
It’s early yet in the day but Dr Yangerla is off on her rounds. After a full career as a government doctor and then a medical administrator, 56-year-old Yangerla is going door to door again, this time around with no medical advice to offer, but to listen and ask for support. Read the rest of this entry »
This video by CNN-IBN shows as the Assembly Elections draw near, Nagaland is once again in focus. Read the rest of this entry »
By Arkotong Longkumer
FROM THE VANTAGE point of the tribal Naga Kachari morung (traditional youth dormitory), I am mesmerised by the vivid colours of the different tribal attire. I hear myriad voices as throngs of people huddle around crackling bonfires with their bamboo jugs of hot tea and rice-beer, as dusk brings the unwelcome December winter chill in Kisama. It’s the end of the first day of Hornbill Festival 2012.
Just above me, amidst the orange glow of the evening sun, the white letters ‘Naga Heritage Village’, a copy of the iconic ‘Hollywood’ sign, are faintly visible in contrast to the faded green of the hillside. On the hilltop a familiar Christian cross was foisted, I was told, to remind people that this is Nagaland, and like in most Naga villages, it is a central symbol: of Christ as redeemer. Read the rest of this entry »
This is an attempt by the website to analyse the pre-poll sentiments of the persons participating in this survey.
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An interesting picture taken by Victoria Wlaka. It signifies how today’s technology is being used even by Nagas living in remote villages. At one time, our forefathers were called headhunters…little did they know that one day our biggest weapon will be ‘information’ shared through various gadgets and devices.
Tring Tring – Marks of War is a song and a music video based on a Sangtam Folk Tale about a warrior called Yangpongse. Yangpongse was a warrior leader who went on many head hunting expeditions and every time he came back home from a successful tri Read the rest of this entry »
Review By Sean Sequeira
What most people fail to see, what most Indians fail to see, are the problems within our country which really matter. Potholes and garbage are albeit big problems which need to be sorted out; and in that vein, so is corruption. But nothing would ever really affect us as long as we are sitting pretty in our own homes, watching the daily news as another life is taken away and another household destroyed. Read the rest of this entry »
Delhi’s insistence on negotiating with only one entity in a process that has many stakeholders has driven the wedges deeper in Nagaland
By R.N Ravi
Come Assembly elections in Nagaland, orchestrated noises claiming that peace is within reach are bound to get louder. Political actors know that traumatised by decades of external and internal bloodletting, the Naga craves nothing more than peace. The recent demonstrations of competitive eagerness by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Nagaland’s legislators to support the ‘peace’ purportedly being cooked between Delhi and the NSCN (IM) were nothing but drama. In a political two-step, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has assured the Nagas of a ‘peace’ gift before the elections. Read the rest of this entry »