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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.....

Viewing The Koi’s sophomore EP in a kaleidoscope

Eigi Waabu Ningsingduna Artist: The Koi Genre: Indie folk/alternative Length: 15 mins 21 secs Release Date: 20 June, 2018 World Music Day, this year, witnessed one of the most awaited release made by the alternative folk band, The Koi; following thei.....

At the Heart of Army Officers’ Protest, an FIR Against Colonel for Child’s Killing

Mohammed Azad Khan was 12 years old when he was killed about 70 metres from his house in Manipur, allegedly by the Assam Rifles and the Manipur police. Although the young boy died nine years ago – he was shot four times from behind him and two bullets hi.....

A tug of war within NSCN-K : An analysis of the power struggle in NSCN K

A vicious power struggle has troubled the NSCN-K for some time now, leaving Nagas confronted and bewildered with the polarizing realities of ethnic power politics, self preservation and exclusiveness. The violent split in the NSCN in 1988 drove a wedge be.....

MEDICOS

When Dr. Benjamin remembered his early life as a medical student, he felt so stupid and sometimes ashamed. At times it amused him. He had never told and will never tell anyone why he became a gynaecologist. Benjamin was the fourth child in a family of si.....

Bamboo Flower – A Novel, Part-10

“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.....

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MU VC Pandey suspended by Univ Visitor till enquiry against him through

IMPHAL | Sept 18 : The HRD ministry has suspended the incumbent vice-chancellor of Manipur University Professor, Adya Prasad Pandey until the enquiry constituted against him is completed and action is taken thereof. A suspension order was issued in this .....

19-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

State-wide rally held against mob lynching

State-wide rally held against mob lynching

IMPHAL | Sept 18 : Condemning the rise in mob lynching in the state, several organisations, clubs and Meira Paibis, and security personnel carried out rallies at different districts of the state since yesterday. In Thoubal district, several torch rallies.....

19-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

KWOHR hits back at WJP statement

IMPHAL | Sept 18 : Kuki Women Organisation for Human Rights (KWOHR) has condemned the statements made by Women for Just Peace (WJP) as a poor attempt at neutral concern for justice and peace, conspicuously bent on protecting perpetrators of a well-planned.....

19-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Indo-Myanmar trade briefly halted over confusion caused by anti-drug drive

MOREH | Sept 18 : Indo-Myanmar trade came to a brief halt over confusion arising from an anti-drug drive conducted by Anti-Drugs Abuse Campaign Committee (ADACC), Moreh on September 17. Members of ADACC, Moreh were pelted with stones at No Man’s Land whi.....

Radhesyham appeals to teachers to maintain healthy relation with students

Thokchom Radheshyam during inspection tour at Y. K. College, Wangjing Thoubal

IMPHAL | Sept 18 : Education minister, Thokchom Radheshyam made a surprise visit today at Y. K. College, Wangjing Thoubal and Lilong Haoreibi College. The minister met the principal, professors and students of the colleges, where he was highlighted about.....

19-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

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