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Catching Imagination and Missing Consolidation: Biren’s Strength and Potential Strangulation

The present Chief Minister of Manipur works in an environment where the constraints facing governance are qualitatively different from those of the period of his predecessor. First, the pressure for following identified lines of action is much more with h.....

Khongjom Day; Commemorating Manipur’s Battle of Thermopylae

“Eikhoi pumnamasu hinglaroi, maisu onlaroi…” (We shall all die but we shall not retreat) -- Maj. Paona Brajabashi (Cheitharol Kumpaba, the Royal Chronicle) These are the words of one of the valiant Manipuri military commanders who led the offensive mov.....

Manipur and the Age of New Empire

In an interview Chief Minister of Manipur, N. Biren Singh says that Manipur is almost at the center of the (20,557 km) Asian Highway 1 from Tokyo to Istanbul. (Hindustan Times, Nov. 26, 2017). This statement was given around the time of North East Develop.....

Book Review: To Problematise Northeast

In Pursuit of Conflict by Avalok Langer Published by: Westland Publications. Non Fiction/Reportage, 250p. Rating: 3/5 stars Book summary: Parts of the Northeast have been engaged in a relentless war with the Indian State for more than seven decades, exp.....

Natural Ways to Lighten Dark Underarms

The underarm area rarely gives us any trouble but are major cause of embarrassing and frustrating during summer season. Dark underarms sometimes forces us to stop wearing favourite sleeveless top or going out for a swim? The skin in this area is very sen.....

World Earth Day 2018

Manipur, literally meaning “a jeweled land”, is a state nestled deep within a lush green corner of Eastern India. In about sixty years back, when our populations were small, we had the most beautiful scenic beauties and our elders felt our state to be a h.....

PART-I: Reflections of a modern nomad

Introduction What happens when people move across cities, countries or even continents? Apart from the physical and logistical challenges, how do such experiences shape them? Psychologically, do frequent moves make people lack a sense of rootedness or do.....

The Land of Apes, Baboons and Bonnet Monkeys

In my dream last night I was a child again. My long dead grandpa returned home from a far-off land beyond the seven seas. Rejoiced at his return I implored him to tell me interesting stories of the places he had visited. “Ah!” he said, “I will tell.....

5th APFSD & Development Sustainability in Manipur

The participation in the 5th Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) at UN Centre, Bangkok from 28th till 30th March 2018, organized by UN ESCAP was a momentous event worthy of serious reflection on inherent contradictions and fallacies asso.....

A Northeast Problem: Officials not knowing what they don’t know

In Psychology there is a concept which is called Dunning-Kruger Effect following the exposition of the problem by J Kruger and D Dunning in 1999 in their article “Unskilled and unaware of it: how difficulties in recognising one’s own incompetence lead to .....

Who are Meeteis

Meetei is one of the indigenous communities of North East India, who had its kingdom for centuries, like the Tai-Ahom and Tipra or Tripuri. And after their conversion to Hinduism, in the 18th Century, they assumed the name ‘Singh’ for men and ‘Devi’ for w.....

The Rhythm Of Freedom; “The Phenomenal Good Rebels and the Larger Degree of Aesthetic Intensity”

The seasonal roaring rain with its gravitational pull makes the huge rocks spiking down by the fast and constant push of the raging torrential water, gushing and going down along the steep slopes of the thick wooded and rocky mountains, further bringing d.....

Is Delhi serious to resolve Naga issue?

Exactly after one month of the NDPP-BJP-led PDA Government in Nagaland, the Government of India has come out with a statement that the territorial integrity of the NE States would not be compromised while settling the longstanding Naga political issue. Ad.....

Friendship, Consistency, Globalisation And National Interests: Missing a profound journalist

Last Monday I was absent from this column for I was on the way from Mandalay to Yangon; reached the hotel in Yangon rather too late in the evening on Sunday to write the Monday piece. But what really pains me to the core is the absolutely unexpected news,.....

Ahead by ten fingers

Scientists tell us that about 3.2 million years ago, human ancestors began walking on two legs. This is an old story, and the clinching evidence for this, as many of us will remember, came with the discovery and piecing together of fragments of the skelet.....

Hindi aggression in Meghalaya was part of a pattern

It was an ordinary moment. The Governor of Meghalaya Ganga Parasad was delivering his speech in the Meghalaya legislature. This governor of a non-Hindi state had the audacity to deliver this speech in Hindi in the Meghalaya legislature. It was an extraord.....

An Expert Explains Everything You Need To Know About Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is fastly gaining popularity among young professional ladies seeking cleanest and clearest complexion without hassle of down time. Dermaplaning aka Dermablading is a gentle non ablative shaving like technique in form of physical exfoliatio.....

CM’s Madhavpur Mela Speech: A symptom of desiring the other

“We represent the girl’s family. Krishnaji has abducted a girl from our community. We are not here to fight with you. There shall be a marriage ceremony. Without the wedding, we shall not return home.” --N. Biren, CM, Manipur (Addressing a gathering at Ma.....

Coffee industry in Manipur…mere existence or optimal production?

Coffee made its way to India (from Ethiopia via Arab nations) through assisted migration. History has it that one saint smuggled 7 (seven) green coffee beans (hidden in beard) into India despite the strict embargo by Arab countries against transportation .....

Connecting with “The Naga Concordant”

(The following is a statement issued by The Forum for Naga Reconciliation) In the political saga of the Naga people, “happenings” have served as vital catalysts in bringing about deep and true transformation. They have reframed past memories to contempor.....

Unfolding Mapithel Dam Implications & State Unaccountability

Displacement, impoverishment and marginalization of indigenous peoples is not a new phenomenon, but a continued and aggravating phenomenon in Manipur. The 105 MW Loktak Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project in Central Manipur and the Khuga dam in Churachandp.....

Tribute to KhelenThokchom, Founder Editor TSE: Adios My Good Friend!

“Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God”. (Hebrew 9:27) It was Easter Monday, April 1, the first day after Easter Sunday. After joyous Easter Sunday worship celebration, I was looking for my morning paper The Sangai Express first thing o.....

Last of his ilk

In 1994 when Thangjam Karunamaya Singh, IPS, was posted out of Manipur to a public sector unit as its chief vigilance officer in Patna, “Th” — the abbreviation of Thangjam, his Manipuri surname — was changed to “Thakur” by the Thakurs, Rajput gentry of Bi.....

Why Naga Accord is important?

The protracted Indo-Naga peace-talk is a dear issue the Nagas are sincerely praying for. The signing of the Framework Agreement on 3rd August, 2015 has brought a ray of hope for an amicable settlement. The talks being held at the highest level and looking.....

Ahead by ten fingers

Scientists tell us that about 3.2 million years ago, human ancestors began walking on two legs. This is an old story, and the clinching evidence for this, as many of us will remember, came with the discovery and piecing together of fragments of the skelet.....

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How unregistered weapons were procured for fake encounters and surrender dramas, Naib Subedar Ramesh reveals all

Ramesh disclosing to IFP Reporter

IMPHAL | Apr 23 : Naib Subedar Ramesh Chand Sharma of 30th Assam Rifles revealed how weapons were procured clandestinely by the military and para-military to get promotions, many officers took advantage in the name of counter insurgency operations to stag.....

State leaders call for unity on Khongjom Day

Governor Najma Heptullah pays floral tribute

IMPHAL | Apr 23 : On the occasion of historic Khongjom day observance today, state leaders, governor, Najma Heptullah and chief minister, Nongthombam Biren Singh called for unity of different communities residing in the state. The chief minister urged th.....

24-Apr-2018 / A Staff Reporter

CM wants judiciary to deal cyber criminals

IMPHAL | Apr 23 : Chief minister, N. Biren urged to the judiciary estate of the state to take up appropriate measures to deal with cyber criminals of the state. He was delivering the chief guest speech today during the closing ceremony of the 5th anniver.....

24-Apr-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Finance department clarifies on Finance Software utilisation

IMPHAL | Apr 23 : Finance department has clarified against the ‘allegations’ published in local papers on the finance software and its utilisation in the department in a press release issued by undersecretary to the government of Manipur, Aribam Amarjit S.....

24-Apr-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Heisnam Basantakumar Award, 2018 conferred to Keisham Priyokumar

Th. Radheshyam hands over award to Keisham Priyokumar

IMPHAL | Apr 23 : Education, labour and employment minister Thokchom Radheshyam today, conferred the first Heisnam Basantakumar Award, 2018 to the eminent writer Keisham Priyokumar, popularly known for his story ‘Nongdi Tarakhidarae’. The Heisnam Basant.....

24-Apr-2018 / A Staff Reporter

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