• Reflection

    Of church, alliance, and clarifications

    Including…lest it be said, ‘why didn’t you say this before election?’ Questions have been raised at NBCC, a church body for speaking out against a political party. It is legitimate to ask why a religious body should ‘campaign’ against a political party, especially when election is fast approaching. Some people say that the church should at the most stay at campaigning for a clean election process but not go beyond to muddy itself in political affairs of the state. Religion and politics should not be mixed is the cry of these people. If the political parties were all just political parties which are for development, anti-corruption, and so on and…

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    How not to mix religion and politics

    For those who are sick and tired of mixing religion and politics, this is what I would recommend. Wrap religion in a soft warm cloth and place it in a cute little box; and please don’t forget to turn that tiny key to lock it. Place it in your almirah locker where you keep your precious stuffs like jewelry or your original documents. On Sunday morning, you open the cute little box and apply religion on your face. Don’t forget to rub it gently over your nose and your cheeks with your finger tips in a circling movement. Now, you are glowing and set for the day. Say a little…

  • Reflection

    A thought about my office drivers

    What I have observed over the years is that drivers bring their officers to office in the morning, play cards the whole day, and go back in the evening. There are times when that is the not the day’s routine but those times are few. If they accumulate the time spent on playing cards for a year, it will be a month’s worth of time or more. If accumulated over 10 years, it may be a year’s duration or more. During the length of one’s service, it may be enough to complete a Ph.D. A Ph.D may not be a desirable thing for them, but they could use the time…

  • Reflection

    Election Rumble: Romancing BJP, old wine in new bottle, etc

    My dictionary says ‘Rumble’ as a noun has three meanings: A loud low dull continuous noise, A servant’s seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage, and A fight between rival gangs of adolescents. The title of this article refers to one of them. During election, people go crazy and say or do crazy things. So, if what I am going to say sounds crazy, blame it on the season. People do crazier things than to sit at home and form opinions. Who becomes a political analyst overnight? OK, no background, no ground experience, and no formal association with any contesting party. And without anyone asking for an opinion.…

  • Reflection

    ACAUT : a mandate diverted

    When people flocked to the clock tower in October 2013 to show their solidarity to ACAUT, no one would have imagined that the support given would be one day used for something called ‘solution before election’. The ACAUT executive members may be Nagas and the Naga issue may be dear to them like to most Nagas. The connection between ‘corruption’, ‘unabated taxation’, and ‘election’ or the so-called ‘solution’ may be established. And the executive members can in their own capacities support the call for ‘solution not election’, ‘solution before election’, ‘election for solution’ or whatever. But the support given by the people to ACAUT was not for this. ACAUT was…