RK Nimai

RK Nimai

The author is a former bureaucrat, Imphal, Manipur

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Opinion

Why water scarcity in Manipur?

Posted on 24 Jan 2023

Cutting of forest for jhum and poppy plantation impacts the environment, allowing top soil erosion, etc but threatening to stop all forest fires is not justified, especially for jhum which has been in practice for centuries and is a lifestyle of our tribal brethren.

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Analysis

Use of Drones in Restricting Poppy Plantation

Posted on 17 Jan 2023

The Manipur government had recently experimented on the use of drones for spraying herbicides at Mongjang village in Saikul Sub-Division under Kangpokpi district. But, unfortunately, the details of the herbicide used are not available in the public domain yet..

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Analysis

Manipur History - Propagating Controversy

Posted on 10 Jan 2023

Amid the controversy sparked off by Union home minister on the history of Manipur during his recent visit to the state, one concern is the silence of the defenders of the Meitei faith.

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Analysis

Festivals galore in Manipur - Time to take a good look

Posted on 4 Jan 2023

Too much festivity and merriment can harm the society, especially the youth who can while away their time without any productive activity. And, the state sponsored festivals need a review to determine the cost effectiveness and if necessary to introduce mid-term correction to make it more effective.

Opinion

FIFA World Cup 2022: Knockout Stage

Posted on 20 Dec 2022

The two teams played their hearts out, but the difference was Modric who was everywhere in the field and his penetrative passes created huge problems for the defenders of Morocco while he made critical interceptions in their defence line.

Opinion

The Controversy at IFFI-53

Posted on 6 Dec 2022

The Kashmir Files Row: While the festival was successful, on the last day of the festival, the jury chair of the competitive section Nadav Lapid dropped a bombshell claiming that the Indian entry “The Kashmir Files” did not deserve to be the entry.

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Opinion

Manipur Population Commission and Population Policy

Posted on 18 Oct 2022

It will be in the fitness of things that experts from different fields are roped in to develop a state population policy for Manipur suitable to the state’s need and the Commission mandated to provide the lead in achieving the goals set in the policy.

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Analysis

Respect not Vilify “Yu”! Get GI Tag Instead

Posted on 4 Oct 2022

The government claimed that our local liquor or Yu or Kalei is substandard, but the cottage industry of 'Yu' production needs to continue and the products can be marketed at a premium price, provided the state government seeks GI tag for the product.

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Analysis

Pushing Out Traditional Brewers?

Posted on 27 Sept 2022

Decision on partial lifting of prohibition in Manipur should have been taken after consultation of all stakeholders, and a draft policy should be the basis of discussion with those supporting prohibition.

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Analysis

Censorship of Academic Works

Posted on 20 Sept 2022

The tendency to bring censorship in academic works will only retard academic development as it curtails critical thinking and free exchange of ideas. Instead, the ideal would be to counter the narratives and seek correction, where it errs..

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Opinion

Lightly Wore Their Ideologies

Posted on 6 Sept 2022

The moot question is why are elected representatives so easily drawn to the party in power, irrespective of which party is in power.

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