• NAGA SETTLEMENT | Not Immediately Possible

    LOOKEAST REPORT | Failure to agree on a special arrangement for Nagas living outside Nagaland is delaying an early settlement of the six decade old imbroglio. LOOKEAST has learnt that the NSCN–IM is not happy with grant of educational and cultural rights that the Modi government has so far promised them. They want some political rights and substantial autonomy for Nagas in those states. Their leader Th. Muivah is a Tangkhul Naga from Manipur and especially keen to get as much as possible for Nagas outside Nagaland in the final settlement.   It was a departure from their earlier position of “with India, not within India,” and that the government called it a framework agreement and signed it. This is the first time that details… …. 


  • China’s Brave New World

    GORDON WATTS | Isaac Asimov was a visionary. The American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University was one of the “Big Three” science fiction writers of his generation along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke. His seminal works were the Foundation, Galactic Empire and the Robot series. When asked about his views on technology, he simply quipped: “I do not fear computers. I fear a lack of them.” Asimov’s comments illustrate in two, tight sentences President… ….