IFP Editorials

United against division-downfall of the CAB

Like a bad dream, the issue of the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019 is over, at least for now. And amidst all the communal tensions regarding the Naga Framework agreement and other minority related issues, it was indeed a rare occasi.....

Hello China, Bye Bye China

When Mark Zuckerberg addressed a forum at Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2014, he stunned the crowd by opening his speech and conducting an entire Q&A session in Mandarin. As Facebook is almost completely blocked in China, some interpreted that it was .....

Necessities of Critical thinking

On January 16, Manipur Legislative Assembly invited public views and suggestions (solicitations) from the general public on the Manipur Liquor Prohibition (Second Amendment Bill), 2018 that proposes to enable manufacture of alcoholic beverage for human co.....

CAB and NE

Even as the controversy over the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016, recently passed by the Lok Sabha rages in the Northeast region, especially in Assam, heats up, speculation are rife as to whether the Rajya Sabha, where the ruling BJP does not have a major.....

Amendment and Endamagement

Two negatives do not necessarily make a positive except maybe in arithmetic, but in the case of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 initiated as “Atonement for the wrongs of Partition” as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi had claimed in a rally held on Jan.....

Work culture vital

It will come as no surprise that there is an exodus of young aspiring professionals away from the state. In a way it is good, for if and when they return, they will bring back new skills and outlooks. Undoubtedly, some will return with bitterness too. The.....

Can the subaltern swear?

Whenever the word ‘subaltern’ is mentioned, it would definitely ring a bell to thousands of students currently pursuing their post-graduation degree, specifically those who are studying ‘New Literature’ or ‘Post-Colonial Literature’ in Universities across.....

Dynamic identity

Few works of art has more convincingly portrayed the irreconcilability of racial identities than in French existentialist author Albert Camus well known short story, “The Guest” set against the backdrop of the Algerian resistance movement against French c.....

Ending archaic customs

The Triple Talaq Bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha and awaits passage in the Rajya Sabha before it is sent for Presidential assent and then become law. In all likelihood, the Bill will be stalled in the Rajya Sabha where it is being debated and the Op.....

Disruptions, Delays and the Democratic Process

Democracies are measured by the number of voters; and India, discounting the People’s Republic of China, has been considered as the world’s largest democracy since its independence. As India is also home to the world’s largest number of impoverished peopl.....

Is consumerism progressive?

For a marginalised section of a larger society, it should be considered the right move to ride along the wave of globalisation and embrace the brave new world. If the inevitable changes are shielded off, it would definitely result in stagnancy which may v.....

The thin red line between Fact and Fiction

Truth maybe stranger than fiction; but when the real world starts to resemble the features a novel especially a dystopian one, it is an alarm, a wake-up call for the people. A majority of the population might not agree that such a dystopia, say from Marga.....

Get tourism USP right

Manipur always goes to the extreme. The passion so abundant in the place is admirable but it can often also be ridiculously misplaced. Take for instance the dream that has been worked up about making the state a tourist paradise. Many now have been led to.....

A reminiscence of the glorious past

A fortnight ago, the UN observed ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’ on November 2 commemorating the death of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, two French journalists who were killed during their duties in the year 2013. T.....

Ignorance, Impunity and Imbalance

“Ignorance is bliss” can be considered as probably the worst adage ever in the history of humankind. It is conventionally defined as: lack of knowledge or information. But is ignorance really bliss? Or is it just being lazy or being apathetic to the issue.....

Ningol chakouba reflections

Amidst all the politics and politicking, we are here once again on the doorstep of an enchanting human story told in purest poetry. Yes, we refer to Ningol Chakouba which is barely a month away now, which today is no longer just a Meitei festival but of s.....

Arms and the man

In his book “My Century”, a collection of 100 inter-linked short stories celebrating the 20th Century, each of the 100 stories summarising the mood of each year of the century from the German perspective, Gunter Grass characterises the atmosphere in pre-F.....

Disparities widening

The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for Central Government employees have been accepted with little or no modification by the Union cabinet. Many Central Government employees were optimistically expecting the Cabinet to enhance the entitlements .....

On complacency and lethargy

It can be said that the state of Manipur in its history, has not witnessed a massive state wide famine born out of natural causes which lasted for several years and the general people do not have in their memories, of extreme sufferings resulting out of a.....

Rescuing MU

It is sad to think Manipur University has come to such a pass that it is in today. In an unprecedented verdict on two Public Interest Litigations, which together sought the High Court’s intervention to end the ugly impasse and to restore normal academic r.....

MU crisis and transparency

In all probability, the beleaguered Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. K. Yugindro Singh, was under the impression that all that he has said and written to different persons and office will remain only with those persons or offices. He therefore gave different ac.....

Reinventing this land

The warning signals have never been in short supply though few have ever taken note of them. The frequency of these signals is also on an alarming rise in the present times. All of them in some way or the other indicate why reinventing the idea of Manipur.....

Upgrade Imphal addresses

We have written on this theme many times before, and we write again to remind those contending to form the next government of a pressing need of today. It may not command the passion as many of the emotive issues political parties in contentions are flagg.....

Education as enabler

Perfect social and economic equality is a myth, which is perhaps why a perfect Communist state too has always been a dream too far. It is not uncommon for this dream to turn into a nightmare too. Nobody has done a better parody of such dream chasers than .....

Manipur as Wonderland

Imagine a land where there is no law. If that is possible, you are either in the amazing dream world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, which we all have read either in the original or else as abridged versions of it, or more likely in illustrated co.....

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Former president of MSAD arrested, allegedly slapped with sedition

IMPHAL | Feb 15 Manipur Student’s Association Delhi (MSAD) advisor, Thokchom Veewon, has been allegedly arrested by a joint team of Delhi and Manipur police this evening from his rented room, in Delhi. It is learnt that, Thokchom, who was also the f.....

16-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

PMC condemns arrest of ex-president MSAD

IMPHAL | Feb 14 The president of the Pan Meetei Convention, Nabashyam Heigrujam, in a press statement condemned the arrest of the ex-president of the Manipur Stuents Association Delhi, MSAD, Thokchom VeeWon, by a team of Delhi and Manipur police withou.....

Garland of victory was placed on neck of wrong person says Gaikhangam

Former CM O. Ibobi speaks during press conference

IMPHAL | Feb 15 “The present state government took a weak stand on the issue of CAB, 2019. The BJP government has been excessively obsessed with cheap popularity and befooling the people with false and fake promises which were its strategies to win the.....

16-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Meinya warns public to remain vigilant of CAB

IMPHAL | Feb 15 “Even if the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019 was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha, there might be an attempt to introduce the bill if a new party comes to power in the upcoming parliamentary elections; and so there is need for the.....

16-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

One should ride bicycles for sake of future generations: Karam Shyam

Karam Shyam speaks during the function

IMPHAL | Feb 15 Spreading the message of conserving oil such as diesel and petroleum in the future, CAF and PD minister, Karam Shyam has started riding a bicycle. He said, “one should ride bicycles not for self benefits but for the sake of future ge.....

16-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

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