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Book Review: “Matamgi Manipur: The First Manipuri Feature Film”- Best Book on Indian Cinema 2017

By Meghachandra Kongbam A new chapter in the annals of 45 years of Manipuri cinema preludes with a book in English entitled, “Matamgi Manipur: The First Manipuri Feature Film” by Bobby Wahengbam. The book bagged the Swarna Kamal for ‘the Best Book on C.....

Jail-Path to Freedom

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa “Help me God! I know it is wrong but it is the only way to get my freedom”-Lucy prayed. Lucy was imprisoned by her own husband, in his own house, inside his own heart. Three days ago Robert was an ordinary, po.....

Dweller’s Tea (An exhaustive review)

By Bharati Yumnam Dweller Location: Lamphel Supermarket, near Evelyn Scan C & India Post Office, Imphal. Timing: All days from 11am to 7pm. Speciality: Naturally delightful tea blends, indigenous snacks. Rating: 4 out of 5 Setting: Dwel.....

Flowers for Beauty

By Shahnaz Husain Flowers are nature’s gift to man and provide a unique level of botanical energy. They not only delight the senses with their beautiful colours and fragrances, but actually have powerful properties, which help to bring about the ideal .....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 31

By Akendra Sana “Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, events.....

Gaan Ngai: A Festival Of The Zeliangrong Nagas Of North East India

By Dr. Jenpuiru Kamei The Gaan Ngai is the greatest festival of the Zeliangrong people. It is mainly celebrated by the followers of Tingkao Ragwang Chapriak (TRC) in the three states of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland. The Zeliangrong which performs a well.....

Profile of a Playwright

By Rajmani Ayekpam In the long twenty years journey of Ranjit Ningthouja’s playwriting, his plays (Shumang leela) not only entertained Manipuri audience but also entertained non-Manipuri audience of outside Manipur. He was introduced as a young playwri.....

Unfolding Global Dynamics and Prevailing Governance Character: Future Uncertainty for Manipur and India

By Amar Yumnam The World Economic Forum Meeting for 2019 is going to happen later this month from 22 January to 25 January at its usual place at Davos in Switzerland. As a prelude to this, the Forum has brought forth quite a few documents and reports. .....

“Cyber Crimes”-Crimes through Ionosphere

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh Cyber Crime or Computer oriented Crime is the crime that involved a computer and a networks. The computer may have been used in the commission of a crime or it may be the target. Cybercrime can be defined as: Offences that .....

Poetry and Samarendra

By Milan Ashem I wonder myself at this very beginning of this essay who am I, (just an anonymous self proclaimed metamorphosised post-teen?) to critique a Sahitya Akademi awardee, Laishram Samarendra. Well, to be perfectly and factually honest, it was .....

Journalist’s arrest and the rot in Manipur

By Pradip Phanjoubam Manipur is descending back into its accustomed lawlessness. Curiously, this time it is not the insurgent challengers of the state, or habitual street-fighting bandh and blockade callers who are at the heart of the turmoil, but an u.....

Freedom’s fault lines

By Yambem Laba In his earlier avatar as a journalist N Biren Singh was editor of a vernacular daily. During this time, he was arrested by the State on a charge of sedition. The only saving grace was that he was arrested along with the late Thaonaojam I.....

Detox Your Hair

By Shahnaz Husain Nutritional deficiencies, environmental pollution, hormones imbalances and the stressful lifestyle leads to lacklustre, thinning hair and hair loss. The use of chemical laden hair styling products like soaps, shampoo,hair masks etc.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 30

By Akendra Sana “Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, events.....

The Lost Village

By Sanasam Pratibimba Ramrei Naga village was completely submerged by 2013, by the waters from the rising levels of the Thoubal river, which was blocked by the Infamous Maphou Dam. Now, what we could see of the once prosperous village, founded on the w.....

Invisible Men and the Chitrangada myth

By Heigrujam Elizabeth Nandini Krishnan introduces Manipur’s nupa manbi and nupi manbi in her book Invisible Men with the myth of Arjuna and Chitrangada from Manipur. All Manipur Nupi Manbi Association (AMANA), Empowering Transgender Association (ETA),.....

Of Fear-Power-World View and Master Puppet Power Relation

By Kh. Ibomcha Episodes that we have witnessed in our state in the last two, three years, be it the midnight raid in Manipur University and picking up of students and teachers, or arresting Wangkhemcha under NSA for criticizing the government reminds m.....

In Praise of Everyman’s Library

By Ningombam Captain “Everyman, I Will Go With Thee, And Be Thy Guide, In Thy Most Need To Go By Thy Side” There are three instances on which you might come across the above quotation. The first is when you read the medieval morality pla.....

Only president can protect the people of Manipur

By Iboyaima Laithangbam There have been conflicting and convoluted statements on the issues relating to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2018. Some legal luminaries have explained lucidly for the benefit of the common people. Because we are answerabl.....

Side effects to Mindfulness

By Dr. Vijita Ningombam A few years ago, I came across the term ‘Mindfulness’ while I was browsing through the internet. I was surprised because it was a practice I was following for many years without knowing that they had a term for it. To me, it was.....

Hungry Children and Act East Policy: Now Not Even Looking?

By Amar Yumnam For me a view invariably causes happiness and a feeling of secured future. Nothing arouses shared positive feelings and intergenerational transmission of goodness as much as a group of kids going to school or coming back from school woul.....

A brief look on the Phanek of Manipur

By Marjing Mayanglambam A land known for its uniqueness and the jewels, our Manipur. Every community has a distinct way of dressings with various clothes designed specifically to suit their environment culturally and socially. The Manipuri Woman since .....

“Two Faces of Social Media”

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh It took 38 years or so for Radio to reach 50 million people, 13 years or so for television to reach the same number however it took just 4 years for Internet to do so. In just one recent year, the popular Social Media site .....

Jigsaw Puzzle

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa Helen looked at the pictures with horror. She could not believe it. She felt fainting, dizzy and nauseated. Rushed to the toilet sink and vomited. All her energy was drained. She sat down on the toilet floor and cri.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 29

By Akendra Sana “Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual person, living or dead, events.....

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Shyamkumar launches state-level Gaan- Ngai festival

Cultural dance perform during State level Gaan-Ngai festival at Chingmeirong Kabui village

IMPHAL | Jan 19 State level Gaan-Ngai festival was launched today at Chingmeirong Kabui village in Imphal East. The festival,which is a post harvesting festival of the Zeliangrong community, is being celebrated in the entire State. The grant festiva.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

MSDF appeals state govt to draw attention on price rise issue of rice

IMPHAL | Jan 19 Manipur Secular Democratic Front (MSDF) appealed the state government to draw attention on issue concerning the skyrocketing price of rice and to open a fully fledged ‘Food Commission’. Addressing the press meet held at the office of.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Authorities allegedly demand tips from differently abled during ‘Go to Village’ programme

IMPHAL | Jan 19 A physically challenged person was allegedly asked to give an amount of Rs.70 for availing the health benefits of the CMHT scheme. A differently abled, named Chabungbam Kiranjit, 37, from Kadompokpi Mayai Leikai had gone to ‘Go to Vi.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Social development depends on human resource development: Joykumar

Yumnam Joykumar during silver jubilee celebration of R.K. Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya

IMPHAL |Jan 19 Deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh has said that development of a society depends on development of human resource in the society. He was speaking at the silver jubilee celebration of R.K. Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya held at Haotal.....

20-Jan-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Residents of Moreh demand for construction of modern women market

MOREH| Jan 19 Residents of Moreh have expressed their desire and appealed the state government for the construction of a modern ‘Ima Market’ at the town considering the importance of Moreh as an international business hub and in the interest of the loc.....


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