IFP Articles

Barriers to Women’s Empowerment

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh Women’s empowerment is the process in which women elaborate and recreate what it is that they can be, do and accomplish in a circumstance that they previously were denied. Empowerment can be defined in many ways ,however wh.....

Mami Thawan On Its Endeavor To Relink The Awa (Myanmar)

By Marjing Mayanglambam It will be an endless task to write on the memoirs of Awa - Khongchat (Journey to Myanmar). Nevertheless, words come out when the heart can’t keep the memories of the journey to be hidden, untold. The title of the journey, “Awa .....

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

By Dr. Mona Nongmeikapam, Consultant Psychiatrist and Ms. Paviene Paulina, Clinical Psychologist BUSTING A FEW MYTHS 1. Dental procedures, certain food items or medicines cause Dementia 2. Memory loss is a normal part of ageing 3. Being for.....

Lifestyle Diseases: Top Killers in the 21st Century

By Debananda S. Ningthoujam, PhD In late 19th and early to mid 20th century the majority of deaths across the world were due to infectious or communicable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, and TB etc. However, human deaths in late 20th and early 21.....

The Bond-(Part 1)

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa 22/12/06 “Mummy, wherever you are, please come back”. 10/01/07 “I need you mummy. Please come back”. 22/01/07 Please come back mummy”. For the past 3 months Victor had been sending e-mails after ev.....

Lai Khutsangbi, female power and punishment

By Rubani Yumkhaibam One persistent ideology of the male-dominated society is the punishment of the female excess. Cinema, literature, everyday idioms, etc., are imbued with cautionary tales of women who have extraordinary hunger for freedom and agency.....

Supporters of Meitei Tribe quest for recognition as Scheduled Tribe

By Oinam Ghanashyam Khumancha (Oinam Thoujal) & Oinam Teresa Khumancha From the past eight years, people who have been supporting the recognition of Meitei as Scheduled Tribe of India has been side-line by the doubtful Civil Societies and self-styled A.....

His Master’s Voice

By Dr. R.K.Nimai People of my generation will remember the logo of His Master’s Voice where a dog was listening attentively to a wind-up disc gramophone; one of the iconic logos. In the seventies, the statue of the dog and gramophone was cloaked in bro.....

Are We Deceiving Ourselves by Claiming ST Status of the Meitei?

By A. David Meitei Without knowing much about the constitutional meaning of Scheduled Tribes so long, I am following what are the claims and counter-claims over the demand of inclusion of the Meitei in ST List of India. Many organizations, CSOs, local .....

World Patient Safety Day

By Dr. Kangjam Lakshmi Devi & Khaidem Beronika Devi Definition of Patient Safety by WHO: Patient safety is the absence of preventable harm to a patient during the process of health care and reduction of risk of unnecessary harm associated with health c.....

Breaking the glass ceiling

By Olivia Gurumayum Time waits for none. It keeps changing. Neither it can be stopped nor does it wait for anyone. Now, we say change is permanent. Many things have changed. Many people achieved many things fighting against all odds. People have become.....

Factors influencing criminal behavior

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh Criminal behavior refers to conduct of an offender that leads to and including the commission of an unlawful act and can be explained on sociological or anthropological terms or as responding to biological determinants. Cri.....

World Ozone Day 2019: Issues On Protection Of The Ozone Layer

By Dr. Konthoujam Khelchandra The United Nations International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated every year on September 16. The theme for this year’s celebration of World Ozone Day is“32 Years and Healing”. This event commemor.....

The Anthropocene Epoch: Challenges and Opportunities

By Debananda S. Ningthoujam, PhD Our Earth was formed around 4.5 billion years ago. Life arose on our planet approximately 3.5 to 3.8 billion years ago. Geologists have divided the time from the formation of the Earth to the present time into 2 supereo.....

Ways of seeing Atiyagi Maya

By Phalguni Yumnam Here is a rough translation of one of the poems in the book Atiyagi Maya, Thawan’s first volume of poetry published by Books & Coffee: Skin bites hard on bones Blooming sky Dying dreams long for life as human beings. It h.....

Turmeric in beauty care

By Shahnaz Husain Turmeric , the most powerful orange-yellow spice not only makes food tasty but brightens your skin and works against acne, uneven skin tone and even on fine wrinkles . This humble spice with amazing natural ingredie.....

World Ozone Day and Langban Tarpan

By N. Munal Meitei People belonging to the Meitei community across Manipur and beyond remembered their departed souls of the forefathers and ancestors on the occasion of Langban Heitha-Leitha or Tarpan. On the next day of full moon of Langbantha, the m.....

Here Is The Basic Trigger Piece For My Film -”Walking Over Water”-”Obhimani Jol”

By Joshy Joseph Today I started my day at 9am,oversleeping for some two hours. The gist which i had written listening to Pastor Louie Giglio’s sermon titled “CONFIDENT IN THE MESSY MIDDLE” wasn’t as much elaborative as my father liked it to be. So i wa.....

Death of Babysana Reveals Our Subverted Life

By Angaomcha Bimol Akoijam The death of Ningthoujam Babysana Chanu, a young child who was found hanging in her school hostel, is indeed a deeply disturbing incident. There is no doubt that it must have been a very painful moment for her near and dear o.....

Story of two Demands: Flag for Naga and ST for Meitei

By Sh Ajit, Khongman The ongoing Naga peace talk brings many new dimensions in the political scenario of North East India in general and Manipur in particular. The long process of Naga peace negotiation shows its ups and downs, commission and omission .....

Evolution of makeup art in Manipur

By Dr. R.K.Nimai Gone are the days of the black and white movie era, where in Manipur a facial foundation, powder and a light touch of mascara, rouge and lipstick were the make-up for an artist. After colour films came, there was an evolution in the ar.....

BJP needs to retrospect to win ‘Sabka Viswash’ in the Hill areas of Manipur

By Dr. L. Lam Khan Piang The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his speech delivered after winning the general election 2019 at the Central Hall of the Parliament, says, “We have shown how to achieve Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and now we have to win Sabka .....

Food Wastage & its Effects

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh Food waste or food loss is food that is discarded or lost uneaten. The cause of food waste or loss is numerous and occurs at the stages of producing, processing, retelling and consuming. Global food loss and waste amount to.....

The Framework Agreement: Divide The Damn State!

By Dr. Salikyu North East Christian University (NECU) Since the announcement of the new Governor to the state of Nagaland, we’ve seen a lot of optimism and euphoria, among various tribal apex bodies, civil organizations, public leaders, intellectual.....

Two steps from the moon....Proud of our scientists

By Lt General LN Singh Bad luck yesterday that the Vikram lander signals was lost when it was just 2.1 km from lunar surface. The final retro engine probably failed and the lander has hit the surface at high speed - crashed. The orbiter is still functi.....

Latest News

High Court directs army to hand over unaccounted weapons to police

Lt. Col. Dharamvir (Right) -File Photo

Lt. Col. Dharamvir’s case IMPHAL | Sep 22 The High Court of Manipur has directed the Commanding officer (CO) of 3 Corps Intelligence and Surveillance Unit and Officer Commanding (OC) of M Sector Imphal West to inform and hand over the alleged unacco.....

23-Sep-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Makhan arson was to protect ‘ancestral land’: NMPO

IMPHAL | Sep 22 Clarifying on the recent incident of torching 18 houses at Makhan Khuman village under Senapati district, Northern Maram People’s Organisation (NMPO) has said, they took up the extreme step as retaliation for taking up developmental act.....

23-Sep-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Mizo-Gangte discord on tribe issue

IMPHAL| Sep 22 The Gangte Tribe Co-Ordination Committee, Manipur (GTCC) expressed unhappiness on the alleged interference in the ‘Gangte tribe’s internal affairs’ by the ‘Mizo People Convention Sub-Headquarters (MPC Sub HQs).’ In a statement issued .....

MLA urges local clubs to join anti-drug fight

MLA, K. Meghachandra felicitating a student

THOUBAL| Sep 22 “The problem of drug usage in the State has reached a crucial stage; and local clubs have a strong responsibility in order to combat the menace,” said Wangkhem MLA, K. Meghachandra at a ‘public awareness programme on drugs’ held here to.....

Artists are harbinger of social change, says Nara

‘24th State-Level Jana Neta Hijam Irawat Seitha Eshei Changdamnaba’  at JN dance

IMPHAL | Sep 22 Artists need to play a crucial role in bringing about social change in the state. Artworks whether poems, paintings, songs, etc. portray contemporary society and help in shaping it towards a better future. This was stated by veteran .....

23-Sep-2019 / A Staff Reporter

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