IFP Articles

The Stigma of Mental Illness

By Dr. Meesha Haorongbam, M.D. Psychiatry In 2013, Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for best actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook where she portrayed a woman with borderline personality disorder. In her acceptance speech, she remarked “It’s j.....

Between Facts and Opinions: Integration of Naga Inhabited Areas

By Dr. Salikyu Any dialogue concerning society, life, and technology rely on the establishment of certain facts. To properly understand the issues of interests, parties to the discussions must begin their discourse on facts, not opinions. In other word.....

Translations of Lai Haraoba

By Usham Rojio Today, translation has played an important role in spreading ideas and information across cultures. To some extent, interpretation of the Lai Haraoba celebration depends on the translation of the phrase ‘lai haraoba.’ Lai Haraoba has bee.....

What Vows Does A Catholic Priest Take?

By Sanjoo Thangjam Catholic priests take up to three vows, depending upon their affiliations. Since various religious institutes exist within the Catholic Church, the vows priests must take vary depending upon their affiliations. Not all priests mus.....

High & Low of the present BJP led Government in the State

By Dr. R.K. Nimai The BJP led government in Manipur has completed two and a half years; half of the tenure of the 11th Legislative Assembly. Therefore a look on some of its achievements and failures is required; vis a vis the work done, and not based o.....

Sand War - A deadly war against mother Earth

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh Sand is one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. The United Nation estimates that mining of sand and gravel may exceed 40 billion tons a year. Due to high demand for sand that planet’s resources are now bei.....

Why do not Manipur forget Merger Agreement

By Sh Ajit, Khongman Manipur is now at a wrong cross-road of history and geography. The people of Manipur faces many thousand problems brought by India’s classification of population such as Hindu and Muslim, Castes, Caste-Tribe as well as deliberate n.....

World River Day, 2019

By N. Munal Meitei “Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.” this is the word by the founder of world river day, Mark Angelo. Every river is unique in terms of its flow patterns, the landscapes, the species it .....

The Bond - Part 2

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa Harry ignored Debora. He rushed to the car. Took out his camera and started photographing everything around. Debora heard the muffled but unmistakable cry of a baby. She became wide awake. She was unwrapping the hea.....

World Heart Day

By Dr. Kshetrimayum Kala Singh Theme: “My Heart - Your Heart” “Cardiovascular Disease is Public Health enemy number one” “Each year 17.9 millions people die of cardiovascular disease in the developing world” This year the WORLD HEART DAY is ob.....

Anglo – Kuki War (1917 – 1919)

By Sominthang Doungel Executive (Political Affairs), Kuki Inpi Manipur The sub-nation called Kuki nomenclature had its origin from Bengal and Tripura. Before the term Kuki was used as their nomenclature and even before they were known as Kukis, they.....

Barriers to Women’s Empowerment

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh Women’s empowerment is the process in which women elaborate and recreate what it is that they can be, do and accomplish in a circumstance that they previously were denied. Empowerment can be defined in many ways ,however wh.....

Mami Thawan On Its Endeavor To Relink The Awa (Myanmar)

By Marjing Mayanglambam It will be an endless task to write on the memoirs of Awa - Khongchat (Journey to Myanmar). Nevertheless, words come out when the heart can’t keep the memories of the journey to be hidden, untold. The title of the journey, “Awa .....

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By Dr. Mona Nongmeikapam, Consultant Psychiatrist and Ms. Paviene Paulina, Clinical Psychologist BUSTING A FEW MYTHS 1. Dental procedures, certain food items or medicines cause Dementia 2. Memory loss is a normal part of ageing 3. Being for.....

Lifestyle Diseases: Top Killers in the 21st Century

By Debananda S. Ningthoujam, PhD In late 19th and early to mid 20th century the majority of deaths across the world were due to infectious or communicable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, and TB etc. However, human deaths in late 20th and early 21.....

The Bond-(Part 1)

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa 22/12/06 “Mummy, wherever you are, please come back”. 10/01/07 “I need you mummy. Please come back”. 22/01/07 Please come back mummy”. For the past 3 months Victor had been sending e-mails after ev.....

Lai Khutsangbi, female power and punishment

By Rubani Yumkhaibam One persistent ideology of the male-dominated society is the punishment of the female excess. Cinema, literature, everyday idioms, etc., are imbued with cautionary tales of women who have extraordinary hunger for freedom and agency.....

Supporters of Meitei Tribe quest for recognition as Scheduled Tribe

By Oinam Ghanashyam Khumancha (Oinam Thoujal) & Oinam Teresa Khumancha From the past eight years, people who have been supporting the recognition of Meitei as Scheduled Tribe of India has been side-line by the doubtful Civil Societies and self-styled A.....

His Master’s Voice

By Dr. R.K.Nimai People of my generation will remember the logo of His Master’s Voice where a dog was listening attentively to a wind-up disc gramophone; one of the iconic logos. In the seventies, the statue of the dog and gramophone was cloaked in bro.....

Are We Deceiving Ourselves by Claiming ST Status of the Meitei?

By A. David Meitei Without knowing much about the constitutional meaning of Scheduled Tribes so long, I am following what are the claims and counter-claims over the demand of inclusion of the Meitei in ST List of India. Many organizations, CSOs, local .....

World Patient Safety Day

By Dr. Kangjam Lakshmi Devi & Khaidem Beronika Devi Definition of Patient Safety by WHO: Patient safety is the absence of preventable harm to a patient during the process of health care and reduction of risk of unnecessary harm associated with health c.....

Breaking the glass ceiling

By Olivia Gurumayum Time waits for none. It keeps changing. Neither it can be stopped nor does it wait for anyone. Now, we say change is permanent. Many things have changed. Many people achieved many things fighting against all odds. People have become.....

Factors influencing criminal behavior

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh Criminal behavior refers to conduct of an offender that leads to and including the commission of an unlawful act and can be explained on sociological or anthropological terms or as responding to biological determinants. Cri.....

World Ozone Day 2019: Issues On Protection Of The Ozone Layer

By Dr. Konthoujam Khelchandra The United Nations International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated every year on September 16. The theme for this year’s celebration of World Ozone Day is“32 Years and Healing”. This event commemor.....

The Anthropocene Epoch: Challenges and Opportunities

By Debananda S. Ningthoujam, PhD Our Earth was formed around 4.5 billion years ago. Life arose on our planet approximately 3.5 to 3.8 billion years ago. Geologists have divided the time from the formation of the Earth to the present time into 2 supereo.....

Latest News

State cabinet approves ‘Stand-Up Manipur’ scheme

IMPHAL | Oct 12 The State Cabinet today approved the ‘Stand Up Manipur’ scheme under the existing Start Up Manipur Scheme. The scheme will provide subsidy and soft loans to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, OBC, Women and Minorities of the State for se.....

13-Oct-2019 / A Staff Reporter
13-Oct-2019 / A Staff Reporter

RN Ravi to meet Naga representatives on Oct 18

IMPHAL I Oct 12 The Government of India representative and interlocutor for the Naga peace talks, RN Ravi, who is also the Governor of Nagaland will hold a consultative meeting with the “primary stakeholders, Church leaders and civil societies” at 2.30.....

13-Oct-2019 / A Staff Reporter

UCM reaffirms stand against any division on ethnic lines

UCM president Sunil Karam briefing media at its office

IMPHAL | Oct 12 “Every community in the State should be consulted by the state government before placing any political aspiration and demand to the Centre. We are all prepared to resist if the NSCN (IM) peace talks outcome compromises state’s territori.....

13-Oct-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Flat tyre halts Air Asia passengers for 24 hrs at Imphal airport

IMPHAL | Oct 12 More than 150 passengers were left stranded for nearly 24 hours at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport (BTIA) after one of the rear tyres of a Delhi bound Air Asia flight deflated before taking off yesterday. When IFP went to enqui.....

13-Oct-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Top