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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.....

A brief history about the rise and fall of the Cinema in Manipur

By Bharati Yumnam A unique composition of cultural heritage, literature, and art makes up the face of the Manipuri Film Industry. Cinema (movie theaters) started in Manipur in the year 1920. However, the Cinema in Manipur were established after the 2nd.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 23

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.....

Why do we need a State Children’s Policy in Manipur

By Keisam Pradipkumar Reaching out to the unreached is a path breaking approach towards delivering justice and bringing inclusive development. The direct engagements of publics through “Go to Village”, “Miyaamgee Numit” and “Meeting the Leaders of t.....

From A Seeker To A Provider

By Bosco Kharam It is a desire and dreams of every human being to live a descent life while living on earth. Isn’t it possible to live a descent life? The answer according to the writer is a big YES. To begin with, the writer would like to quote one fa.....

An Introspection: Natural Resources Management In Manipur

By Jiten Yumnam Aggressive development processes in Manipur: With the aggressive pursuance of India’s Act East Policy, Manipur and other states across India’s North East has been subjected to massive infrastructures, extractive industries, hydropower p.....

After Manipur University National Sports University set to be in doldrums

By Yambem Laba After Prof.Pndey of MU now seems to bethe turn of Dean Acharya of the NSU. The recently nation’s gift to Manipur for its prowess in the field of Sports namely the National Sports University(NSU) seems poised on its starting blocks for .....

Big Data and Manipur Governance: The Sangai Festival Now

By Amar Yumnam Earlier we use to talk of data as only numbers. Now that perception is undergoing change fast for good. With this the powerful emergence of social media as significant communication and social perception tools has also dawned on the worl.....

Kwatha –“looks for a hope in face of despair”

By Keisham Kishan Kwatha is a place where every Meitei would love to visit once in their lifetime .It was quite unknown to younger generation. Thanks to social media facebook page –“ Roots for freedom” and work hard of the Kwatha’s people, it is well .....

Soul Whipping

By Thiam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa “Harder, sonny boy harder”-Michael was telling his 6 years old son. “You cry, silly old man”- Patrick was shouting at Bakari while whipping. The pink meat under his black skin was bleeding red blood. Every tim.....

Scaramouche, Fandango, Galileo, Figaro and Mamma Mia!

By Ningombam Captain Film: Bohemian Rhapsody Director: Bryan Singer Release date: 2/11/2018 Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Imagine a large movie theater showing a film that has just arrived, with surround sound in front of the 90-odd cushion padded s.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 22

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.....

Neo-exogamy: Dialectical relationship between fantasy and mode of production

By Ibomcha In the recent past, Kanglei society has witnessed a new form of exogamy quite distinct from the ones we had known earlier in its context. Here, I am referring to our eligible young women and men getting married outside the community, prefera.....

Pukning Pothasang: Women Mental Health

By Dr. Mona Nongmeikapam A family friend was complaining how his wife “lost her marbles after her menopause”. It is also quite common amongst family or friends to mutter not to mess with someone around “that time of the month” because they tend to be v.....

Common make up mistakes and how to avoid them

By Shahnaz Husain Everybody makes mistakes, but make-up lovers definitely need a bit more practice as they seem to happen at the worst possible moment like when you’re running late for a kitty party . Women, have good instincts when it comes to .....

The Church and the Society in North East

By John S. Shilshi The North-east region of India is one of the corners where Christians have significant presence. Being small states barring Assam, their numbers may not be that dominating, but at least in a few states, Christians are the dominant re.....

Tulihal Bn celebrates Ningol Chakkouba

IMPHAL| Nov 10 Tulihal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles celebrated Ningol Chakkouba with local women at Tulihal and Mayang Imphal Company Operating Base on November 9, said a release from IGAR (South). A total of 40 Meira Paibis and ladies from va.....

Coaching camp conducted by URA Trust concludes

UKHRUL| Nov 10 The two-month free coaching camp conducted by URA Trust which commenced from September 9 concluded today. Altogether, 50 students coming from economically disadvantage were selected for the said camp after a preliminary selection test.....

Whither the National Sports University

By Yambem Laba The National Sports University’s Foundation Stone was earlier laid this year with much fanfare by Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India in tow with Col.Rajyavendra Singh Rathore the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports and the Man.....

The glamorous Maniac and their new single

By Ningombam Captain Fly High Artist: Maniac Genre: Alternative rock Length: 4 mins 31 secs Release date: 8 November, 2018 Rating: 3 out of 5 Melomaniac. Sounds quite dandy, doesn’t it? And a melomaniac is a person (or a dog) inordina.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 21

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, event.....

Going to be a father

By Thiam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa “Doctor ! Help me. My leg is hurting”. While the doctor was preparing to go for his morning round, a nurse attendant was running towards the doctor’s office shouting “Doctor, emergency, doctor emergency, hurry ple.....

Book Review: Is that even a country, Sir! Journeys in Northeast India by Train, Bus and Tractor

By Chitra Ahenthem Title: Is that even a country, Sir! Journeys in Northeast India by Train, Bus and Tractor By Anil Yadav Translated by Anurag Basnet Published by: Speaking Tiger Non Fiction: Travel/Memoir/Politics; 247p Rating: 3/5 .....

The Karen People’s Pursuit for Survival in Northern Thailand

By Jiten Yumnam An uphill winding road amidst lush green thick forest in Northern Thailand led us to the Huay E-Khang Village, bounded by Rice fields and wooden thatched houses. The village inhabited by the Karen people, a major indigenous people of .....

How pollution is affecting your beauty in a bad way

By Shahnaz Husain With toxic air containing smoke, acid , soot and other pollutant crossing the danger mark at major cities in India ,pollution has become buzzword now a days . The air pollution in Metro cities is not just bad for your lungs, it can.....

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‘MEA doing their best to facilitate visa on arrival facility between India and Myanmar’

IMPHAL | Dec 10 Union Minister of State for External Affairs, retired General Vijay Kumar Singh, said that the Ministry is trying their best to facilitate Visa on arrival facility between Myanmar and India citing the Act East Policy. The Minister of.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

Joykishan mockingly hints Biren should get his head examined

IMPHAL | Dec 10 Spokesperson of Congress party, MLA Joykishan has come out strongly against the chief minister on grounds that the latter was unable to recognized an MLA of the Manipur Assembly. Joykishan speaking to reporters at his Thangmeiband re.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

BJP govt at Centre and State are a serious threat to Indian democracy: O. Joy

Gaikhangam greets O Joy during felicitation programme

IMPHAL | Dec 10 “Democracy of India has become completely diluted since the formation of Modi-led BJP government, and the present scenario of India is almost similar to an undeclared emergency,” said 77 years old veteran politician, O. Joy Singh during.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

CM reviews PWD and Science and Technology Dept

IMPHAL | Dec 10 In continuation of the series of meetings planned for various government departments, chief minister, N. Biren Singh reviewed the works, targets, progress and issues of Public Works department and Science and Technology department at th.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

International Human Rights Day observed

CM Biren speaks during International Human Rights Day

CM urges public to read Article 19(2) of the Indian Constitution IMPHAL | Dec 10 The annually held International Human Rights Day which is to be commemorated this year as the 71st International Human Rights Day on December 10 was observed with the t.....

11-Dec-2018 / A Staff Reporter

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