IFP Articles

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.....

Live 60’s Café (An exhaustive review)

By Bharati Yumnam L60’s (Live60’s) Location: Sagolband Bijoy Govinda Mamang Leikai, Imphal. Speciality: Roots of good music, branches of good food; fruiting good vibes. Rating: Good Exterior: Located alongside one of the most busiest routes.....

Atul Sarma on North East Development: Is the government listening?

By Amar Yumnam In my piece last week I had promised that I would come up this time with a review of Atul Sarma’s just published book titled String of Thoughts on North East India: An Economist’s Perspective and published by Aakar Books of Delhi at a re.....

“Right to Information (RTI)” Movement in India

By Sanjenbam Jugeshwor Singh In Manipur the root causes of chaos, unrest, mistrust, tussle & challenges among us in all possible sphere in our day- to-days life is due to communication gap among us. Irregularities, malpractices, open corruption in most.....

A lesson to learn: Commemoration of Four Decades of Chinese Economic Reforms &Its influence on India

By C. Joshua Thomas China has been growing rapidly and remarkably in the last four decades after the economic reforms and opening up initiated by Deng Xiaoping in 1978 in the form of “open-door” policy declaring a new turning point in China’s managemen.....

Book review/ The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and the Nation

By Chitra Ahanthem Publisher: Speaking Tiger Non Fiction: Opinion/Journalistic Writing; 177p Author: by Ravish Kumar (Translated from Hindi by Chitra Padmanabhan, Anurag Basnet and Ravi Singh) Rating: 4/5 stars Book Summary: ‘The Nationa.....

Domestic servant

By Thiyam Ningol, Dr. Nalini, Africa George was not very lucky with his domestic servants. While mzee Simba was with him he never had any problem. Mzee Simba started working for his parents from the time when his mother got pregnant with her firs.....

Bamboo Flower, a novel – Part 28

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.....

Blue Bannerman’s Top 5 Indie Picks of 2018

By Ningombam Captain Ten years ahead from now, a Manipuri teen who is binge-watching a list of old coming-of-age movies might start digging up the indie soundtracks included. Chances are, he/she or the non-binary teen might look up to the old indie son.....

Peace be to all men of good will

By John S. Shilshi Keen followers of sports would recall that every cricket or hockey matches played between India and Pakistan were no less than the three wars fought so far. Players were psyched into believing that the encounters were no mere games o.....

Commercial Broilers Farming

By Leibaknganbi Maibam Broiler is a tender meat young chicken of male or female that grow from a hatch weight of 40 grams to a weight over approximately around 1.5 to 2 kg in 6 weeks time period only. Selection the site for Broiler farming:- • Should .....

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CJM Imphal East sets free MSAD advisor ‘Veewon Thokchom’ on bail

Veewon Thokchom at CJM Imphal East complex

IMPHAL | Feb 19 Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Imphal East, Ningthoujam Lanleima, today granted bail to the advisor of Manipur Student’s Association Delhi (MSAD), Veewon Thokchom, saying no sufficient ground found on ‘prima facie’ to sedition charge .....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

Ukhrul pays tribute to a legend

Ukhrul pays tribute to a legend

UKHRUL| Feb 19 In honour of one of the legendary figures of the Ukhrul in particular and the State as a whole, the Assam Rifles have been celebrating the birth anniversary of Maj Bob Khathing Ralengnao every year since 2012. And the 107th birth anniver.....

Tml district hospital suffering from lack of specialists, shortage of water

Tamenglong district hospital

TAMENGLONG| Feb 19 Even though the district administration has attained its centenary, Tamenglong and Noney districts still do not have any specialist doctor at the district hospital Tamenglong and PHC Noney. With no options left, medical officer of.....

Police personnel should be able to make the people feel secure wherever they are: Biren

Chief Minister N Biren Singh inspects the guard of honour

IMPHAL | Feb 19 There should be no political interference of any form in the discipline forces related to security, said chief minister N. Biren Singh while assuring that no personnel or officer would be victimised in the matters of transfer and postin.....

20-Feb-2019 / A Staff Reporter

MPCC submits list of candidates who applied for party ticket for 17th LS Election

IMPHAL | Feb 19 Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee, (MPCC) informed that the intending candidates of INC has been submitted after duly filling up the prescribed application forms for party nominee for the ensuing 17th Lok Sabha Election – 2019 till 4 p.....


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