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Fault-lines and Fleeting Moments - From an Intimate Distance

Angomcha Bimol Akoijam

Manipur is a state with a fractured society and/or polity. And its fault lines are many. Even a day like 18 June carries that signature of those fault lines. The day people pay homage to those who have sacrificed their lives for the (territorial) integrit.....

Human Rights, Floods and Act East Policy

There has just happened in Imphal the Manipur launching of the Amnesty International’s Brave Campaign to Take Injustice Personally; indeed we all should take Injustice to Anybody and Anywhere Personally and Seriously at that. This global campaign is a lat.....

Plastics Waste: A Problem or Business Opportunity

Due to the inherent advantages and other unique properties which plastics have as compared to other materials, plastics are gradually replacing other forms of material and its use is on the rise in India as well as over the whole world. So, the issue of p.....

The Road Not Meant For People

In a recently reported development, we have come across the case of the affected farmers of Phalong (Bhalok) village in Tamenglong district of Manipur as a result of the construction of Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong road, financed by Asian Development Bank (.....

Suit for Idd

Mother’s instict?Premunition? An uncomfortable, unpleasant, indescribable chill feeling suddenly struck Fatma. “Could it be Ali, my son?” Ladies-young and old, children, youth were yelling to each other on the way to the “well” - A child is found float.....

Writing as a Personal Act which is Political : From an Intimate Distance

Angomcha Bimol Akoijam

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect”, so goes a quote attributed to well known writer Anaïs Nin. Returning to write this regular column “from an intimate distance” once again after a gap of some years is an act to sense my life .....

Walking A Political Tightrope

Manipur, Manipur govt, Manipur CM, N Biren Singh, Northeast, Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi Manipur is today out of bounds for almost all mainland Indians who wish to visit it overland without identification papers. They are routinely halted at the Mao C.....

Kakching bags cleanest city in the North-East Zone award; Success Story

Kakching bagged the award for “Cleanest City in North East Zone” in the recently announced Swachh Survekshan, 2018 results. Kakching is a town about 44 kms away from Imphal, Manipur and has a population of about 32, 138 (as per 2011 census). Kakching has .....

1949 and After: Welfare Deprivations in Manipur

History matters. The past accounts for the present. Yesterday explains today. This is what Economists call Path-Dependence. But this path-dependence need not necessarily be a permanent continuum. There could be shocks that disturb that path hitherto follo.....

God Given Gift

Mariam always believed that God gives everybody a special gift. The moment her daughter was born, she knew that God had given her daughter a beautiful face and body. And she made her daughter utilize the God Given Gift at full advantage. While she was ma.....

Shantidas Gosai and Goshai-mayum Clan of Manipur

In Manipur, the first mention of the name Gosai is found during the reign of Meidingu Charairongba (1697-1709). (Khelchandra/Ibungohal, Cheitharol Kumbaba, 2005 : 68). However, it is not known how the name or title Gosai was assigned to certain Brahmins l.....

Natural Facial At Home For Glowing Skin

While every woman loves to pamper herself with a facial, but there’s absolutely no time to head to the spa every weekend or even twice a month as these facials are expensive affair and majority of metropolitan spas hardly uses pure and natural products. F.....

Sid Espresso: An ideal coffee shop

Location: Yaiskul Police Lane Speciality: Freshly brewed coffee and wide range of confectionaries. Opening Hours: 10am to 7:30pm Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Ambience: Set in all possible shades of yellow, brown and gold, the coffee shop stands bold as per t.....

Rethinking Garbage Collection In Imphal

Recently, I noticed that the fees charged for garbage collection from my house and locality Chingmeirong have increased from Rupees hundred to hundred and fifty (Rs150) from this January 2018. I was not aware of this increase nor I was given an explanatio.....

It’s in their blood to donate blood: A family of blood donors

“To give away ‘something which is not lost by giving away’ to someone needy and the sense of service to humanity derived from it is one of the greatest joy of mine.” – Malemnganba. A family full of voluntary blood donors, that’s what Lokendra and his f.....

XI Admission in Private Schools and Blatant Corruption

The idea of corruption has been defined too narrowly that it erases other important aspects of human behaviour which is nothing less than the explicit corruption of monetary transaction in favour of government jobs, contracts etc. The private sector under.....

Planting Taro: Subverting the Tale

Planting Taro

Dr Rojio’s play not only subverts the old familiar folktale, the tale of being exploited, but also contextualizes it in the present scenario, simultaneously proposing a solution for the dismal condition of Manipuri society. Planting Taro, a play directed.....

Beat the Plastics by Proper Disposal

1. Introduction Disposal of plastics waste is a serious concern due to improper collection and segregation system. Currently worldwide accepted technology used for the plastic disposal is incineration, though it is not preferred option in India because i.....

The Political Economic Worries: Manipur Today

The issues of the state in India, the people in India and the interaction between the state and the people are facing critical crises today. To paraphrase Hayek, the Ecological Rationality founded on basically convenient interactions has become the predom.....

Was there a problem in Manipur

What was it that everyone was thinking about before the whole problem in Manipur became so obvious that everyone wouldn’t know what to do or even if they knew found it difficult to go about it. For certain Manipur would have to do most of what would be be.....

If Kubrick and Bowie collaborate to produce an album

Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino Genre : Lounge Pop Length : 40 mins 51 secs Release : 11/05/2018 Label : Domino Rating : 3.5 out of 5 I still remember when I first heard that the Arctic Monkeys, a band from Sheffield formed after Alex Turner wa.....

How to Choose the Perfect Fragrance for Summer

With the temperature soaring, Choosing the right fragrance can alter your mood, trigger memories and enhance your individuality . When it comes to fragrance, seasonality is an important factor and your perfume needs to compliment your lifestyle depending .....

Partner

They were a perfect match. Physically they both looked very fit. He was tall, hefty and had a pleasant look. She was of medium height with a slim figure. Nothing remarkable but she looked charming. First time he saw her, he was attracted to her. She was .....

Beauty Icon Shahnaz Husain Interview : Question and Answers

Question: Please tell us something about the early journey as your success story is an inspirational one and needs to be highlighted. Who inspired you most? Answer: While training in London in cosmetology, I came across instances of damage caused by chem.....

Tobacco and Heart Disease

“I WILL NEVER TAKE TOBACCO IN ANY FORM” “OTHER THAN ADVANCED AGE, SMOKING REMAINS THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT RISK FACTOR FOR CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE” Smoking is a major cause of cardiovascular Disease and Causes one of every three deaths from cardiovascu.....

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Joint secretary HRD in Imphal to assess MU unrest

IMPHAL | Jun 22 : Joint secretary, ministry of HRD, G.C Hosur arrived in Imphal to take stock of the situation prevailing in the Manipur University following the protest demanding removal of the vice-chancellor of the varsity by the students. G.C Hosur, .....

23-Jun-2018 / A Staff Reporter

University staffs ask VC to resign on moral grounds

University staffs ask VC to resign on moral grounds

IMPHAL | Jun 22 : Manipur University Staffs’ Association (MUSA) has asked the vice-chancellor, Adiya Prasad Pandey to resign from his post on moral grounds following the allegations made against him by Manipur University Students’ Union. Members of the a.....

23-Jun-2018 / A Staff Reporter

CPI to support demand for replacing MU vice-chancellor

IMPHAL | Jun 22 : The Communist Party of India (CPI) state unit has declared that they fully support MUSU and MUTA on their demand for removal of the Manipur University’s vice-chancellor, Adya Prasad Pandey from his post. Speaking to media persons at the.....

23-Jun-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Police chases members of JAC but fails to apprehend

IMPHAL | Jun 22 : Today, when the core members of joint administrative council of AMTUC and AMGEO came to monitor government departments as a part of the ensuing intensified indefinite cease work strike, they were reportedly chased by the police to make t.....

23-Jun-2018 / A Staff Reporter

MRH and RC will be instrumental in development of health sector: Governor

Governor Najma Haptulla

CHURACHANDPUR | Jun 22 : Bethesda School of Nursing under Mualvaiphai Rural Health and Research Centre (MRH and RC) hosted its 20th batch GNM graduation ceremony of 37 students and inaugurated its hospital today at Mualvaiphai, Churachandpur. The ceremo.....



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