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Viewing The Koi’s sophomore EP in a kaleidoscope

Eigi Waabu Ningsingduna Artist: The Koi Genre: Indie folk/alternative Length: 15 mins 21 secs Release Date: 20 June, 2018 World Music Day, this year, witnessed one of the most awaited release made by the alternative folk band, The Koi; following thei.....

Colonized Mind and Its Naked Truths

Revisiting the postcolonial revelations by the Imas of Manipur A few days from now, some of us shall be remembering an unprecedented moment in the life of the collective which had revealed who and what we are. Did we notice that revelation in any signifi.....

Bamboo Flower, a Novel – Part III

Continued from last Sunday “Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction by Akendra Sana. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously and any resemblance to any actual perso.....

Bamboo Flower the Novel- Part 2

“Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction by Akendra Sana. 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 or.....

Bamboo Flower the novel, Part-I

“Bamboo Flower”, serialized here, is a work of fiction by Akendra Sana. 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 or.....

Yoga Enhances Beauty

Every one wants to look beautiful to feel better about themselves. Personal appearance is important for a sense of individuality and well being. People take pride in their young looking appearance which boost their confidence . Generally people .....

Beauty Icon Shahnaz Husain Interview : Question and Answers

Question: Please tell us something about the early journey as your success story is an inspirational one and needs to be highlighted. Who inspired you most? Answer: While training in London in cosmetology, I came across instances of damage caused by chem.....

Chasing Tidal Waves by Lo! Peninsula; (Critical Analysis and Dissection)

By Ningombam Captain Length : 4 mins 36 secs Release : 29th July ‘17 Genre : Shoegaze “The shadows on the walls don’t recognize me anymore. I wish I could pretend that everything’s gonna be alright.” The above quoted lines sound a bit like a fragme.....

Khallui by Sil Heiba (Critical Analysis and Dissection)

By Ningombam Captain Length : 4 mins 51 secs Release : 7th November ‘17 Genre : Baroque pop “Angangba nongjabido numidangwairamgi, yengningludre eidi yengningludre” The given lyrics, translated as, “Don’t wanna see the scarlet rainbow in the dusk.....

Film Review : Experimental short film “Ei” by Andy Tourangbam Meitei

The avant-garde and modernism movement in Paris started and flourished in the early 20’s. However, it takes to cross a millennium and a decade and a half to witness it in Manipur. No, we have not witnessed much modernism in literature and arts, yet there .....

Eidi Ethantani by Eyoom (EP Review)

Review by: Ningombam Captain Length : 24 mins 26 secs Genre : Contemporary Folk Recording : Khongthang Recording Studio Rating : The year 2017 was marked with many significant recordings that were washed up on the shore of indie music in Manipur.....

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.....

Governor’s address to the Assembly

(The following is the full text of governor Najma Heptulla’s speech in the state Assembly on Friday) Hon’ble Speaker and Hon’ble Members, I am delighted to welcome you all lo the fourth session of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly and the very firs.....

Let us help Mr Muivah sign an Agreement

By Sh. Ajit This is the Framework Agreement as revealed bythe Week, 23 April Edition. The content may be right or wrong. The Week may violate the game rules of politics in Naga world; the Government of India may or may not be happy as a party cannot kee.....

Khongjom Day: Commemoration of the last Battle of Manipur

By Dr. Budha Kamei The Khongjom day is observed on 23rd April every year to pay rich tributes to the great warriors who laid down their lives to safeguard the freedom of the land in the Anglo-Manipur war of 1891. They are martyrs. Lack of unity among the.....

The Grade And The Un-grade: Manipur University’s predicament today

By Amar Yumnam In December 2016 Manipur University submitted indented information to an authorized agency of the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India. The outcome of the information submitted by Manipur University today is th.....

If you don’t want you neighbours to shoot you, stop shooting them

By Garga Chatterjee When some citizen of the Indian Union dies at the Pakistan border, the Delhi media says that an Indian has died. When some citizen of the Indian Union dies at the Pakistan border, the Delhi media says that a Tamil has died. That is fa.....

Sick Social Siren

By Jinine Lai Our new Chief Minister I guess knows well that public has been sufficiently corrupt to have floated such a deficient society we have been going through. Yet, from the end of our energetic CM and his team, things are hopeful. Now, the nature.....

Commercialization Of Transgender Community Event

(Time To Make A Call) By Santa Khurai Mobilising and organising the transwomen community of Manipur have taken decades of dogged grassroots activism and celebratory community events to reach out to as many transwomen as possible. Such events became stra.....

Childhood Hearing Loss/Deafness- Management

By Dr. Moirangthem Niteshore Singh “A child who struggles to hear may also struggle to learn to speak, underachieve at school and end up socially isolated” There are 360 million people in the world with disabling hearing loss. This is around 5% of the w.....

Biren After Ibobi: The legacy and the challenges

By Amar Yumnam The recent Elections have been a Thumps Down for Ibobi for sure. Ibobi has had three terms as the Head of the People of Manipur. He has been both lucky and his political acumen too has been proven. He is lucky for the Anti-Defection Act ca.....

The Mother in Bande Mataram is not Mother India

By Garga Chatterjee First things first. The name of the national song of the Indian Union is Vande Mataram with a V. The name of the part Sanskrit part Bangla song written that Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote in the 1860s and included it in his famous.....

Where Am I?

By Joshy Joseph Razak Kottakal is identified with artistic photographs. Almost everyone ~ living or otherwise ~ connected with Malayalam literature insisted on accompanying their works with photographs taken by Razak. Writers grew old but they continued .....

The Mother, The Creator, The Feminist

By Roger Khoirom and Bijaya Laishram The word, Mother, brings lot of things in one’s mind. And it always starts from our childhood days. Though the necessity of our Mother always remains the same throughout our life but it is the childhood days that inst.....

Education system and emotional integrity in Manipur

By Safiur Rahaman Maibam “A good system of education is one which can make people accept the past, support the present and encourage the future" Education is one which can make fulfilled the needs of society and individuals. Education is one which engen.....

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State government and JAC Farooque come to terms : ‘Erring police personnel will be punished’

IMPHAL | Sept 16 : After having a detailed discussion on September 16 at the chief minister’s Secretariat, Babupura between chief minister, N. Biren and the ‘Joint Action Committee Against Mob Lynching of Md Farooque Khan alias Furkan of Lilong Haoreibi M.....

17-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Torch rally held against mob lynching

IMPHAL | Sept 16 : Condemning the mob lynching and to demand justice for Md. Farooque, people of Oinam Sawombung and Wangoi demonstrated a protest by taking out a torch rally in the Mayai Lambi area late this evening. Speaking to media, one of the protes.....

17-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

KNO hits back at NSCN-IM on Kuki-Naga ethnic clashes “Joupi Massacre”

CHURACHANDPUR | Sept 16 : Deputy secretary, Information and Publicity, Kuki National Organisation (KNO), Stephen Kuki, issued a press statement today with reference to media reports of the NSCN-IM statement post Kuki Black Day observation. The press sta.....

UNC issues clarification regarding Black Day observations

IMPHAL | Sept 16 : The United Naga Council (UNC) has issued a clarification regarding the Sahnit Ni (Black Day) programme which was observed on September 13 at Tuibuong, Kuki Inpi Complex, Churachandpur. A release from the publicity wing of UNC alleged t.....

17-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Minister Biswajit calls for balanced reporting

Dignitaries during the foundation day of All Manipur Working Journalist Union

IMPHAL | Sept 16 : Information and Public Relations Minister Thongam Biswajit has called for balanced reporting in publishing news. Speaking as chief guest in the 45th foundation day celebration of All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU), held at Ma.....

17-Sep-2018 / A Staff Reporter

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