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Too Many Political Demands to Trouble People

Why do we encounter too many political demands in the forms of exceptional privileges for a group, territorial or political autonomy of a group, tribal status to a formerly non-tribal community, etc. to claim to the state today? What can one make out of t.....

Wrong Target

“Did you do it” – Julie was asking her husband. Silence. “Robert, please answer me, did you do it?” “If you trust me, you would have not asked me that.” She had victimized many people, some of whom she knew them very well and some were total strangers.....

Lai Lik Lei and their debut “Esei”

Esei Artist: Lai Lik Lei Genre: Indie folk Release date: 19th February, 2018 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 We can keep count in hand with utter ease of all the Manipuri songs written for a ukulele - for there are not much. It is no wonder though; but for a .....

Benefits of Almond Oil for the Hair

Almonds are powerhouse of nutrients , minerals and fatty acids which prove beneficial for well-being and beauty both . Almond is truly a wonder food which play a holistic role for our health ,.skin and hair . It is one of the most commonly used oil for co.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 14

contd… from last Sunday “Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, .....

Rejoinder to NSCN IM shameless claim that "Kuki started Kuki-Naga Conflicts" on Kuki Genocide by the NSCN IM

The fact that NSCN IM felt so insecured every time Kuki Black Day is observed only reveals their desperation to hid their horrendous crime which even to them is shameful, and rightly so to any right minded person. The falsified branding of Nagalim Guards .....

Manipur University Crisis: Is Memorandum of Agreement Eyewash for the Public?

Is the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed on 16 August 2008 between the representatives of the Manipur University’s teachers, staffs and students unions and MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), Government of India eyewash for the protesting st.....

A thought on the Kuki- Naga Clash: A call for reconciliation

The Naga-kuki clash of 1992 to 1997 has deep scars of fearful and painful memories for both the communities. The conflict brought so much of sufferings to both the communities on all sides of life. The violence of that time brought so much of miseries to .....

Traditional Beliefs And Practices Of The Zeliangrong: Constitution Of A New Village

Introduction: A village is a habitat place of mankind and a centre of community. Usually, a village is established in a habitable location, where water, plants, trees and grasses are available in the locality. There is no specific standard number of the.....

Journey to the City

“I really owe you a lot”- Gerald was thanking Bony. Gerald had come to the city centre about 8 years ago. He was born and raised in one of the remotest village of the country. He was an obedient child like any other of the village children. Since early .....

Bamboo Flower, A Novel – Part 13

continued from last Sunday “Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or dea.....

“Nina Cried Power” cries power

Nina Cried Power Artist: Hozier Genre: Alternative/folk Release date: 6th September, 2018 Rating: 4 out of 5 A song can make so much difference in a musician’s career. For the Irish musician Andrew Hozier-Byrne, it was with the release of his single .....

He is your father

For the past few days Mariam was not feeling well. She was an asthmatic patient for many years. She knew the provoking factor of her asthma. Whenever she drank a bit of ice cold fluid she used to get problems. Her throat would start getting sore. Then s.....

AKA a beautiful existential crisis

AKA Lo! Peninsula Artist: Lo! Peninsula Length: 33 mins 4 secs Genre: Shoegaze/dreampop Release date: 18 August, 2018 When I first listened to, curtly stating (assuming that this song is a staple to almost every keen music listeners, patrons, music.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 12

“Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, events or locales is enti.....

A whiff of impunity in AFSPA

There is a clever subterfuge those opposed to criticisms of the Armed Forces Special Power Act, AFSPA, resort to. Whenever such an issue arises, they work up an equivocation to suggest those against the AFSPA are also against the army. This is mistaking t.....

If not now, when?

August 15. As a custom, everybody says that India won freedom on this day in 1947. The New Indian Express also proclaimed the same on August 15, 2018. The proclamation sounds melodious when it is sung on the podium of abject slavery. Slaves learn the less.....

Eat for Beauty

You are what you eat. The key to looking beautiful lies in your daily diet . The secret to shinning hair and glowing skin is not in those lotions and potions lining the counters at beauty saloons but It is in nutrient-rich foods in your plate or bowl. A .....

Mr. Tin

Everybody knew Mr. Tin but nobody knew his real name. Children in the neighboring community called him by that name and parents of these children were also used to this name. A quite man in his thirties but appeared mid forties. Some of the naughty chil.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 11

“Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, events or locales is enti.....

A bird’s eye-view on major diseases inflicting rice crop

Rice is an important crop grown all over the world. It has also been serving as an important staple food for many. Manipur being in the South east Asian belt, also grows variety of Rice as major crop. But many biotic and abiotic stresses affect the rice p.....

Manipur University: A Den of Insurgents or A Den of Innovative and Reconciliatory Ideas?

Manipur University (MU) had continuously hogged the headlines of all the print and electronic media across the state for nearly three months without a break consequent upon the agitation for the ouster of the present (?) Vice Chancellor, Prof AP Pandey, w.....

Wearing mantle of Lordship sans humaneness!

If nothing else, at least God-given sense of self respect nudges us to the point of inevitable question mark: what have we got as citizens in general and as tribals in particular, in Manipur all the while 70yrs since independence, 45 years since statehood.....

Unemployment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Era

Industrial revolutions and market economy have structured social system, government, and education accordingly. Then, the role of money and banking have created a coercion for the world to be part of the consumerism and labor force. Ultimately, the coer.....

Army in a warless future

A petition by 356 army officers to the Supreme Courts against any move to dilute the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act, AFSPA, brings to the fore once again some of the vexed issues associated with this Act and its application. In a somewhat r.....

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CJM Imphal sends six teachers and seven students of MU to jail : Pro VC told police that agitators made life attempt on him

IMPHAL | Sept 22 : The chief judicial magistrate, Imphal West yesterday has remanded six teachers and seven students of Manipur University to judicial custody for 15 days and two students to police custody for five days. All the six teachers and nine stu.....

23-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Public lambast Biren’s government on banning Internet

IMPHAL | Sept 22 : There have been widespread negative reactions from the public regarding the mobile internet ban imposed by Biren’s government. In a poll taken by IFP, there is absolutely no feedback saying that banning the internet over the MU issue is.....

23-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

‘Pandey does not have power to appoint pro VC during his force leave’

IMPHAL | Sept 22 : “As per the leave rule of the government of India, a person who is in force leave cannot exercise the power of his service. So appointing a pro vice-chancellor by A.P. Pandey during his leave for enquiry is null and void,” said former v.....

23-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Shiv Sena appeals for amicable solutions

IMPHAL | Sept 22 : The current turmoil and impasse of the aftermath incident of the midnight raid that took place inside the Manipur University campus was unprecedented, and it has rocked the state and brought total shut down of the student community, dis.....

23-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Stop terrorising MU campus and state: YFPHR

IMPHAL | Sept 22 : Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) has expressed strong opposition to the move of the state and central governments that terrorised Manipur University (MU) in the name of bringing normalcy at the varsity campus after a.....

23-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

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