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Four Positives – One in the Neighbourhood and Three Within: What next for Manipur?

By Amar Yumnam Four positive developments are visible and salient for economic opportunities and social advancement. One is happening in the neighbourhood – in Myanmar. Until very recently, the reports and commentaries on Myanmar were mainly focused on.....

International Mountain Day, 2018

By N. Munal Meitei This year, there was a big incident of mysterious killing of domestic animals by some unknown animals. Whatever the predator it may be but it relates to the degradation of our environments and ecology thereby losing their natural hab.....

Drama in the time of bigotry: theatre director and poet Ratan Thiyam

By Pradip Phanjoubam Manipur’s celebrated theatre director and poet Ratan Thiyam has not given up on the power of his songs In the dark times/ Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. / About the dark times — Bertolt Brecht .....

The Language of Cinema (Concluding Part)

By Chitra Ahanthem In continuation of exploring the language and intent of cinema earlier last week, it is important to look at what makes a film director. At the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, there were more sessions with popular.....

Common Factors that Enhance Beauty

By Shahnaz Husain External beauty is what is visible. It includes the skin, hair, eyes, teeth, nails, figure and much more. For example, when we talk of the figure, we are not merely talking of height and weight, because suppleness, agility, good postu.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 25

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.....

Eerie, Eerier, Eeriest

By Ningombam Captain Ei Amasoong Yum Artist: Noong Paan Genre: Spoken word Length: 12 mins 25 secs Release date: 2nd December, 2018 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Assuming that there is no food in the mouth, I beg the reader to try reading al.....

My Father’s Bride

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa “We know, it is hard for you, Papa. But we think you need a company. We really do not object you remarrying” - on behalf of all his other siblings, Peter was telling his father. It was hardly a year ago that his .....

Hon’ble Governor’s Void Ordinance

(A Non-Political Legal Opinion) By L. Ibomcha Singh The joy We had on hearing the news of the promulgation of an Ordinance by the Hon’ble Governor of Manipur to contain the mob violence in the State was shattered and short-lived on seeing the text.....

The Thoubal Multipurpose Project and Tumukhong Village road

By Mamta Lukram Improvising connectivity is the foremost ingredient of all development vision. Development projects are encored with connectivity concerns on its onset. ‘Rough/difficult terrain’ is the technical term referred to places where road const.....

Fuck, Rule of Law, and Defining Hate Speech: Truth is Terrible

By Amar Yumnam Any of the words, clauses included, other than ‘and’ in the title of this piece is not mine. Fuck is the title of an article written by Christopher Fairman while he was alive and a faculty at the Moritz College of Law of the Ohio State U.....

Educational Innovations through effective governance would be key to Sustainable Development Goals

By Ravi Nitesh While living in the world of information technology, today the ‘connectivity’ is what really matters. People of all age groups, gender, caste, religion and regions have access to global connectivity through internet available in their ha.....

The Language of Cinema

By Chitra Ahanthem If one comes to think about it, the language of Cinema and what it sets out to do can never be contained on a set parameter. Cinema can be about escape, it can only be about technique or about propaganda or it can just transport audi.....

Honeymoon Beauty Essentials

By Shahnaz Husain Having spent months planning every single minor detail of your big day to look picture perfect ,you surely don’t want to look tired in your honeymoon photos,videos nor do you want your skin to suffer more after wearing excess makeup.....

Family Doctor

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa Dr. Smith was a very popular and successful clinician. He had a private clinic. All his clients felt comfortable and satisfied to be treated at Dr. Smith’s clinic. He had created his own world- a world of reality.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 24

By Akendra Sana contd... from last Sunday Priyo and Johnny wanted changes at “The Voice”. For Rajen, it was status quo as long as he could bear the occasional loss and could write the editorials. The conversation they had regarding the property a.....

My intimacy with Han Kang’s The White Book

By Susma Sharma Gurumayum The White Book is so white, the black letters shine through. It makes you want to wash your hands before reading it. Touching it with unclean hands would soil it, which would be disrespect to its whiteness. Its pages are so wh.....

Waphong Inthan - A failed village of Manipur Government

By Roman Riamroi Inpui Waphong Inthan is one of the richest village among the Inpui Naga villages in terms of natural products. However, it is one of the most remote and poorest village in today’s world, which is located in Saitu Gampazol subdivision o.....

Sedition Charge is a Punishment In Itself

By Michael Samjetsabam Black anti-racism activist Malcolm X in his famous speech given in 1962 at Los Angeles said there is "no man of God in the Bible who was not put in jail when they start speaking out against exploitation and oppression. They charg.....

A Kut where there is no Miss Kut contest

(The Haipi Lho-lhun Kut) By Lunsieh Kipgen IPS The news of the annual Haipi ‘Lholhun Kut’ (a post harvest festival) being celebrated had gone viral in certain social media - Whatsapp groups. This has made some people including old friends of mine pu.....

NRC: A litmus test for India’s secular credential

By John S. Shilshi In post-independence India, erstwhile East Pakistan and now Bangladesh has been the chief source of India’s migration and refugee problems. As early as 1964, non-Muslim tribal communities from the Chittagong Hill Tract, namely the Ch.....

Mama Caroli

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa The children had been waiting for this moment. They had been watching TV, the “National Channel” to see their mother, to hear her speech. When their mother’s name was called out, the 2 two girls screamed, they sa.....

Cinema, Chaos and Confusion at IFFI 2018

By Chitra Ahanthem The ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Goa, which is in its 49th edition this year after a chequered history over the years is seeing a heady mix of cinema, chaos and controversies. Started in 1952 when the film f.....

Natural Remedies for Hair Growth

By Shahnaz Husain The most important aspect of improving hair growth is to pay attention to your diet. It should contain adequate amounts of proteins, vitamins and minerals like iron and zinc. The hair is fed by the nutrients in the blood stream. That .....

Pukning Pothasang: Can we have the Sangai festival daily?

By Dr. Mona Nongmeikapam Come the last week of November and the whole Imphal city comes alive with festivities, delicacies and all things fun. The city wears a bejewelled look at night, looking like a pretty bride in her fineries. It is heartening to s.....

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Army documents reveal hand of 3 Corps behind killing of 5 Manipuri youths, families demand justice

Babloo Loitongbam speaks during press conference

Army, Intelligence personnel barge into press conference IMPHAL | Dec 9 Sensitive documents of Army origin have surfaced in the public domain which suggests that some officers of the 3 Corps Intelligence Surveillance Unit (CISU) located at Rangapaha.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Kuki Inpi, CVOs serve ultimatum for safe release of Sekmai abductees

KANGPOKPI | Dec 9 Kuki Inpi, Kangpokpi district and various other civil voluntary organisations including Thadou Inpi Sadar Hills, Kuki Women Union Sadar Hills, Kuki Students’ Organisation Sadar Hills, Thadou Students’ Association Sadar Hills have serv.....

CORCOM calls for unity on 70th anniversary of UDHR

IMPHAL | Dec 9 On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the proscribed umbrella organisation, CORCOM has sent its greetings and extended support “to the oppressed people who are struggling to fight against colonia.....

Quality grass-root level education vital for raising standard of education: Shyamkumar

Thounaojam Shyamkumar speaks during the inaugural function of Andro Heinoubok Primary School at Andro Leitanpekpham Yaihoubi

IMPHAL | Dec 9 Forest minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar today inaugurated Andro Heinoubok Primary School at Andro Leitanpekpham Yaihoubi, Imphal East. The school is constructed under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (2012-13) - Education for all. He also laid th.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Consultation programme on crime against women and children held

218 cases of violence against women and children occurred this year in Manipur IMPHAL | Dec 9 A one-day consultation cum sharing programme on ‘Crime against Women and Children’ was held today at Manipur Press Club, organised by Women Action for Deve.....

10-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

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