The North East Frontier



I had the opportunity of travelling in Nagaland as a part of my work last year. I spent a few weeks in Tuensang district.

Located at the northeastern corner of the state of Nagaland the Tuensang district shares 159 kilometers long border with Myanmar (Burma) in the east, Mon district in the north, Assam in the northwest, Mokokchung and Zunheboto districts in the west and Phek district in the south. Tuensang was a part of the area earlier known as North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA). In 1957 Tuensang division of the then NEFA became a district as one of the then three districts of the state viz. Kohima, Mokokchung and Tuensang. In December 1963 the district of Nagaland was divided into seven districts in place of three. Tuensang district had an area of 4,228 sq. km until recently, the district has been further divided into two districts visibly Kiphire district and Longleng district since January 24th 2004.

I will post later about the tribes of Nagaland and some of my travel experiences there.


About Gunasekar C Rajaratnam

Social Entrepreneur, Guna has been working 28 years with market research and social research agencies and as an independent research consultant. Volunteers most of his time on social and public causes and has travelled extensively within India and has visited Africa. Trained as a barefoot manager, Guna leads a de-cluttered life of simplicity and personal Integrity and aims to be a 'Karmayogi'. He works with marginalised and rural communities and helps them set up sustainable enterprises in rural and urban areas. He holds these Positions: Director - Methodlabs Services Private Limited Co-Founder - Coworking Chennai Started as a freelance field data collector in 1985, grew up to a Senior General Manager in 1998 working for professional research agencies and as an Independent Research Methodology Consultant since 1998. He has designed and played a role in implementing a variety of research and analytic projects in retail markets, consumer behaviour, health, environment, social development, hard to reach communities and indigenous people. Specialities: Research Methodology, recruiting, training and managing large research teams, online collaboration tools, open source software, qualitative and quantitative research techniques, clinical and laboratory research practices and Knowledge management. Domain knowledge in Industrial diversification, marketing, retail markets, appropriate technologies, social development, health, sexual health, environment, urban wildlife, communities and indigenous people

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