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Layers of tragedy are embedded in Rohingya crisis

Can Myanmar’s entire population of over 53 million be suffering from a disproportionate sense of persecution? By Pradip Phanjoubam The Rohingya crisis was brought to the fore, once again, with Amnesty International withdrawing its prestigious Ambass.....

North Point Nostalgia

A glittering event in Kathmandu brought together alumni and teachers of the venerable North Point, Darjeeling. By Yambem Laba If the Battle of Waterloo was said to have been won on the playfields of Eton years before the actual battle then it could .....

Bamboo Flower, a novel - Part 26

By Akendra Sana “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.....

Revenge

By Thiyam Ningol Dr. Nalini, Africa Just one look at his sister was enough. “Something is wrong; something terrible has happened; something which she does not like to discuss has happened.” John had been working for Juma as an accounts clerk for.....

Book review: Land of the Living by Georgina Harding

By Ahanthem Chitra Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing Fiction; 225p Rating: 4.50/5 stars Book summary: A luminous and profound meditation on the devastations of trauma in the wake of the Second World War, from a writer at the height of her.....

Benefits of Henna for Beauty

By Shahnaz Husain The art of henna has become increasingly popular in tattoos, hair colouring , and combating face wrinkles in recent decades in beauty industry worldwide. With a history that dates back to at least 12th century BC, an eve.....

Top 5 Alternative/Indie tracks of this year

By Meghendra Shamurailatpam Yes, there were many heart-wrecking incidents, mass unrest, unsolved issues with unfulfilled causes, and as a cherry on top with a curious case of street dogs with unusual “intestinal” appetites. But on the other side of the.....

When the State Dissents from the Dissenters

By L. Malem Mangal Human Rights and the State Social contract theorists points to the fact that the institution of the State or the Government are the effects of the evolution of organised human society. Taken from this premise, State is a creation .....

Mizoram’s Lesson for the Rest of India

By John S. Shilshi For a country like India with massive size of 3,287,000 square km, and a population of 1.3 billion people, Mizoram, with a population of over ten lakhs spread across 21,081 square km is like a grain of sand in the midst a desert fill.....

Four Positives – One in the Neighbourhood and Three Within: What next for Manipur?

By Amar Yumnam Four positive developments are visible and salient for economic opportunities and social advancement. One is happening in the neighbourhood – in Myanmar. Until very recently, the reports and commentaries on Myanmar were mainly focused on.....

International Mountain Day, 2018

By N. Munal Meitei This year, there was a big incident of mysterious killing of domestic animals by some unknown animals. Whatever the predator it may be but it relates to the degradation of our environments and ecology thereby losing their natural hab.....

Drama in the time of bigotry: theatre director and poet Ratan Thiyam

By Pradip Phanjoubam Manipur’s celebrated theatre director and poet Ratan Thiyam has not given up on the power of his songs In the dark times/ Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. / About the dark times — Bertolt Brecht .....

The Language of Cinema (Concluding Part)

By Chitra Ahanthem In continuation of exploring the language and intent of cinema earlier last week, it is important to look at what makes a film director. At the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, there were more sessions with popular.....

Common Factors that Enhance Beauty

By Shahnaz Husain External beauty is what is visible. It includes the skin, hair, eyes, teeth, nails, figure and much more. For example, when we talk of the figure, we are not merely talking of height and weight, because suppleness, agility, good postu.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 25

By Akendra Sana “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.....

Eerie, Eerier, Eeriest

By Ningombam Captain Ei Amasoong Yum Artist: Noong Paan Genre: Spoken word Length: 12 mins 25 secs Release date: 2nd December, 2018 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Assuming that there is no food in the mouth, I beg the reader to try reading al.....

My Father’s Bride

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa “We know, it is hard for you, Papa. But we think you need a company. We really do not object you remarrying” - on behalf of all his other siblings, Peter was telling his father. It was hardly a year ago that his .....

Hon’ble Governor’s Void Ordinance

(A Non-Political Legal Opinion) By L. Ibomcha Singh The joy We had on hearing the news of the promulgation of an Ordinance by the Hon’ble Governor of Manipur to contain the mob violence in the State was shattered and short-lived on seeing the text.....

The Thoubal Multipurpose Project and Tumukhong Village road

By Mamta Lukram Improvising connectivity is the foremost ingredient of all development vision. Development projects are encored with connectivity concerns on its onset. ‘Rough/difficult terrain’ is the technical term referred to places where road const.....

Fuck, Rule of Law, and Defining Hate Speech: Truth is Terrible

By Amar Yumnam Any of the words, clauses included, other than ‘and’ in the title of this piece is not mine. Fuck is the title of an article written by Christopher Fairman while he was alive and a faculty at the Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State U.....

Educational Innovations through effective governance would be key to Sustainable Development Goals

By Ravi Nitesh While living in the world of information technology, today the ‘connectivity’ is what really matters. People of all age groups, gender, caste, religion and regions have access to global connectivity through internet available in their ha.....

The Language of Cinema

By Chitra Ahanthem If one comes to think about it, the language of Cinema and what it sets out to do can never be contained on a set parameter. Cinema can be about escape, it can only be about technique or about propaganda or it can just transport audi.....

Honeymoon Beauty Essentials

By Shahnaz Husain Having spent months planning every single minor detail of your big day to look picture perfect ,you surely don’t want to look tired in your honeymoon photos,videos nor do you want your skin to suffer more after wearing excess makeup.....

Family Doctor

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa Dr. Smith was a very popular and successful clinician. He had a private clinic. All his clients felt comfortable and satisfied to be treated at Dr. Smith’s clinic. He had created his own world- a world of reality.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 24

By Akendra Sana contd... from last Sunday Priyo and Johnny wanted changes at “The Voice”. For Rajen, it was status quo as long as he could bear the occasional loss and could write the editorials. The conversation they had regarding the property a.....

Latest News

State govt cracks whip against supporting Maoist general strike

IMPHAL | Dec 15 State Government has warned employees of departmental proceedings against employee who fails to attend their duties during the 48-general hours strike called by Maoist Communist Party, Manipur which will begin from midnight of December .....

16-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

“Is serving people’s grievances illegal?” asks CM

Chief minister Nongthombam Biren speaks with people on Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day

IMPHAL | Dec 15 Chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh said that the PIL filed against him for organising Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ Day every month was totally unprecedented, and further noted that such response only shows that some section of t.....

16-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

1.04 lakh households in the State to be provided power connection, says Biswajit

Biswajit inaugurates 3311 KV Power Sub-Station at Kasom Khullen

IMPHAL | Dec 15 While alleging that the congress party had been destroying the country, Power minister, Biswajit questioned what they had done for the past so many years regarding the lack of infrastructure and man power. Speaking as the chief gue.....

16-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Locals decry slow progress, halting of bridge construction work

JIRIBAM | Dec 15 Locals have decried the slow progress of construction work of the Bailey bridge over Goakhal River which falls under Borobekra sub- division, which has come to a standstill from the last two months. In regard to the slow progress of.....

Free Diagnostic Service and 10-Bedded Ayush Hospital inaugurated

L. Jayantakumar speaks during the inaugural function of Free Diagnostic Service and 10-Bedded Ayush Hospital at  Ukhrul

UKHRUL | Dec 15 Health and Family Welfare minister, L Jayantakumar Singh, inaugurated free diagnostics services under NHM, Manipur in partnership with KRSNAA Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd. at district Hospital, Ukhrul. The programme was also attended by MLA .....


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