RK Nimai

RK Nimai

The author is a former bureaucrat, Imphal, Manipur

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Death in pre-poll violence and malpractices

Posted ·28 Dec 2021, 11:09 pm

The followers of those candidates who fight and kill each other may find their leaders join hands in the future but those who had suffered will never forget the violence perpetrated to them.



Omicron Threat: Why vaccination must be ramped up

Posted ·22 Dec 2021, 11:42 am

The aspiring candidates who swear to serve the people must realise that crowding can lead to outbreaks and thus they should ensure that in any gathering for election purposes the laid down protocols are strictly observed.


Do PDS rice impact paddy cultivation in Manipur?

Posted ·7 Dec 2021, 6:05 pm

It would be in the fitness of things that a study is carried out on the impact of PDS rice on the agriculture in the state. A competent investigator can be roped in and a systematic assessment on the quantity of annual production of rice, shortfall in requirement, quantity utilised for preparation of local liquor, etc is assessed.

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Tapering of second wave and fresh challenges

Posted ·17 Nov 2021, 8:15 am

Feasting together puts great risk as one has to be unmasked for not less than half an hour, while in marriages well make up ladies irrespective of age refuse to don mask as it will cover their efforts and thus can be spreading events.

Ima Keithel, Imphal (PHOTO: IFP)

A fallen society

Posted ·10 Nov 2021, 12:28 pm

Why does a society which refuses to beg even in the time of great distress now run after politicians for freebies is confounding and perhaps deserves a sociological analysis.

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Unidirectional narratives in oil palm plantation

Posted ·3 Nov 2021, 6:46 am

Palm oil is one major species which can make a change due to its high productivity. But the issue is whether it is suitable for the state of Manipur? Without doing any study, forcing down the throat of the farmers smacks of authoritarianism as no study has been carried out as to its suitability.

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Violence: A prelude to the election

Posted ·26 Oct 2021, 6:46 pm

Manipur has many CSOs which always took the high moral ground that they are not interested in electoral politics. Nothing wrong in that; but what ails the state is the outcome of the elections, many criminals and incompetents becoming law makers.

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Craze for honorary degrees and awards

Posted ·12 Oct 2021, 9:48 pm

Manipur University and the Government of Manipur should do an exercise to find out how many teachers of colleges from Manipur had acted as full supervisors of students of other universities and take action accordingly.

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Sharp fall in COVID-19 positivity rate in near future unlikely

Posted ·6 Oct 2021, 5:40 am

With the state election approaching, throwing to the winds appropriate behaviour will be the norm. And people, including those in the administration, are carrying out in the sly sporting activities, which is in clear violation of rules and liable to penalty.

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Expanding the Hill Areas Committee

Posted ·7 Sep 2021, 7:10 pm

With the hills up in arms against the September 1 order and rightly so, it would be most appropriate at this stage to cancel the September 1 order as it not only created tension between various communities but was in colourable exercise of power.

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Taliban: The Difficult Way Ahead

Posted ·25 Aug 2021, 5:05 pm

India is in for bad times with limited options, especially the long history of relations acting like a millstone on its neck. Taliban is likely to support the rebels in Kashmir. India will have to do tight-rope walking with limited rooms to manoeuvre and the outcome will depend on the skill of the negotiators.

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Convergence: Alien Concept in Manipur?

Posted ·17 Aug 2021, 6:42 pm

The world is changing fast and if Manipur do not join the movement in the administration reforms it would be left out as a straggler and there will be none to help it.

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Burying the Issue

Posted ·2 Jul 2021, 9:23 am

Kanglasha should not be a property of a particular community, where rituals are performed. It should be given the importance it is due where an international event took place even leading to the polarisation of the world and was widely reported then in the world press and should be projected as a heritage for all humanity.

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Pseudo Experts on the Forefront!

Posted ·2 Jul 2021, 9:10 am

The removal of kabak of the two kanglashas at Kangla which was shown in the local TV channels indicates the utter lack of knowledge of the so-called experts even in Meitei tradition.


Science and COVID-19: Where are we headed?

Posted ·9 Jun 2021, 12:00 pm

The present need of the hour is not unscientific large scale mass testing but focussed testing on those having symptoms or are primary contacts identified through robust contact tracing.

Mamata Banerjee (PHOTO: Facebook)

Stopping the Juggernauts

Posted ·7 May 2021, 11:58 am

BJP is very good in elections and their election juggernauts seems unstoppable till it met its doom at West Bengal, with Didi in the front fighting and how she won, a thumping absolute majority better than in the last election.

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Skilling the Youth: Need to refocus amid changing scenario

Posted ·14 Apr 2021, 7:52 am

Manipur ought to urgently find out the people who are either unemployed or underemployed and can absorb the various types of skill training and based on the availability of such persons devise suitable program to up-skill them.

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