Pradip Phanjoubam

Book Review: Touching as a memoir but analyses too casual

Sanjoy Hazarika’s Strangers No More: New Narrative from India’s Northeast has many flashes of brilliance, and interestingly most of these are the passages anecdotal in nature. The book therefore would have shone much brighter if edited down to these flash.....

Rising cost of medical studies

It is quite an irony that while higher education in the government sector remains practically free, the costs of education in private schools and universities are hitting the roof. When it comes to specialized professional courses, such as engineering and.....

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.....

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.....

Intriguing source of political legitimacy

Exactly where do politician, in particular in the Northeast states, draw their legitimacy is a puzzling question. While in power, they end up reducing politics to a mass orgy of selfish pursuits and misuse of power, yet their electorates remain so forgivi.....

Has BJP taken over the Northeast?

(First published in New Indian Express. The article argues the BJP’s impressive performance in the recent Assembly elections in the three Northeast states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland, is confined to a psychological arena, for on the statistical pla.....

NE Assembly Elections and Portents; Three shades of a BJP surge

(First published in Indian Express) Much has been written and talked about after the assembly elections in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya, the results for which were declared on March 3. In much of these analyses, the picture portrayed has been that of .....

How BJP won without winning in Nagaland

(First published in Economic and Political Weekly) Nagaland politics is probably at its nadir at this moment. The events of the few months before the Assembly election, the results for which were declared on 3 March 2018, demonstrate this. Moreover, the .....

Human rights and wrongs

The Manipur High Court early last month, in a long and dragging Public Interest Litigation, directed the Manipur government to revive the Manipur Human Rights Commission, which has been allowed to lapse after the end of term of the last of two commissions.....

Time to change the Naga question

The unexpected turn of events in Nagaland on the eve of the state Legislative Assembly election scheduled on February 27 is yet another indication how intractable the problem of peace in the state is. Responding to a call for “No Election Before Solution”.....

Simon Commission encounter as an important marker of how identities form in the Northeast

The representation made by a delegation of leaders of the still nascent Naga Club to the Simon Commission in 1929 was indeed a heroic assertion of the Naga identity and the increasing sense of unity, integrity and autonomy that the Naga Club was giving th.....

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Mass casual leave paralyses schools

Teachers storm the Directorate of Education(S), Lamphelpat

Edn director assures to send proposals for ROP rectifications by Monday IMPHAL | Jul 20 The normal functioning of government schools was paralysed today in Day-1 of mass casual leave protest by the teachers against downgrading of pay scale for teach.....

21-Jul-2019 / A Staff Reporter

High Court stays criminal proceedings against IFP in trial court

IMPHAL | Jul 20 The High Court of Manipur today issued notice and suspended the proceedings of the trial pending before the Session Judge Imphal (west) in the criminal complaint case lodged by the Chief Minister of Manipur against Imphal Free Press (IF.....

21-Jul-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Democracy cannot be suppressed, says ex-CM Ibobi

IMPHAL | Jul 20 Value of democracy is already degraded under the BJP government, but suppressing the voice of the people and democratic values will not last long since people also keep a close eye in the activities of the present government. This st.....

21-Jul-2019 / A Staff Reporter

There are lapses in hostel management : Principal

Principal and founder of Standard Robarth Higher Pheiroijam Landhoni speaks to media person

CM assures to solve the case immediately IMPHAL | Jul 20 Principal and founder of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School, Canchipur, Pheiroijam Landhoni said the unfortunate incident occurred and that the headmistress and the faculty shares the gr.....

21-Jul-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Bomb found along CM’s travel route

Bomb found along CM’s travel route

IMPHAL | Jul 20 In what could have been a planned attack on chief minister N Biren Singh, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) weighing 7 kgs was found by a sniffer dog of the Assam Rifles today morning. As per reliable sources, the IED was found plant.....

21-Jul-2019 / A Staff Reporter

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