• 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…

  • Reflection

    BJP, RSS, and the upcoming election in Nagaland

    When Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Nagaland during the Hornbill Festival in 2014, there were side stories which raised curious questions. He was reported to have cancelled State dinner and cultural program. At Kisama, he also skipped the official lunch and instead chose to eat in the helicopter. What seemed like the result of a tight schedule of a Prime Minister is made curious by the fact that he gave audience to a little known organization called the Zeliangrong Heraka Association. Governor P.B Acharya had a similar experience when he visited Longleng. He sought the audience of people of a particular religious group who happened to be little known non-local…