Someone may be filled with nostalgia for his contemporary students, who had had their schooling in the then Tombisana High School in Imphal, the site of which now looks dilapidated. The writer himself had gone through the matriculation examination in 1961 from the then Johnstone High English School, Imphal, under…
Narendra Modi is taking steps to check defecation in the open by spending millions of rupees in the construction of low cost toilets. But tribal villagers at Parbung and the cluster of villages at a radius of 20 km have no share of these developmental projects. It was found that…

Humility of the First Degree

Saturday, 04 July 2015 21:44 Written by
This brings us to anextraordinary passage of scripture, John 13:1-13. This is the passage where Jesus washed the peoples’ feet. Jesus was about to be crucified. The disciples had spent a little more than three years with Him. They had been through it all-miracles, confrontation with religious leaders, powerful pronouncements,…
If women were meant to endure and men to procure, then let us talk about the same dynamics from the perspective of Sadomasochistic (S/M) role play. Right from the days of Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind”, sexual violence has been warped in its representation. In terms of sadism and…
We live in a world invested with rich meanings that are motivated by myriads of social, cultural, economic and political fabrics of a time and place. And as such, every place is not just a human-less geography or rather an empty container that contains void spaces but in fact, are…
Manipur has been in a continuous state of conflict now for years. The focus has been on the policy of Government of India and counter insurgency measures taken up by the army and other central forces. The existence of internal conflict of territorial, ethnic and psychological divide has generally been…

The Failure to Make it Big

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 20:46 Written by
Personalities with an immense potential to fetch innumerable laurels are in abundance in our state. Whether it is in the field of higher education or sports sector or to say, in the stream of artistic enterprises that include dance and music – the state holds in its stock a huge…

Democracy and Nagaland

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 20:46 Written by
India is, undoubtedly, the largest democratic nation in the world. It has multi-party system in its democracy. There are many countries in the world where such multi-party systems have been successful in their respective democracies. Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan,…

All about partition, Gandhi & Congress

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 20:45 Written by
The present distressing scene of Indian politics is that probity and propriety have always taken a back-seat. There are political scandals galore. We, indeed, need to do a retrospection of how the partition of India was effectuated and what are its ramifications.The Congress Party in India was founded on 29…
With the alluring smile, she will tempt you! You cannot run away when you look into her eyes but be bewitched. When she flaunts her hair, it’s ineluctable for you to ignore! Meet the current Manipur screen goddess. She redefines beauty overloaded with cuteness and is considered the ultimate beauty…

Myanmar’s constitutional challenges

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 21:19 Written by
In what some thought could be a game-changer in Myanmar political landscape, a move for constitutional amendment was unsurprisingly voted down in the Union parliament on June 25, 2015.It was a crucial vote for many pro-democracy forces, especially the National League for Democracy (NLD) which hopes to see its chairperson…
There is no gainsay in the recent statement of Congress Stalwart and former U.P.A finance minister P. Chidambaran that Narendra Modi’s silence on the alleged involvement Maharastra minister Pankaja Munde in the latest scam and the treason like activities of former cricket sportsperson Lalit Modi is indeed ridiculous. Now, the…
A review of BL Vohra, IPS (retired)’s book ‘Tripura’s Brave Hearts’ (2014) by Dr S Ibocha Singh, IPS, DIG(R-II), Manipur. BL Vohra was an IPS officer of 1967 (Manipur Tripura cadre). He was working in Manipur Police till 1990 as Vice-Chairman (now Managing Director), Manipur Police Housing Corporation. After that…
Viewing the contesting viewpoints on the location of the home in the postcolonial context and also at imagining the ideal space for the postcolonial subject in history, it could be said that it is not an easy process after all to bring the mind and the heart back into the…

Artina: Imphal to Chennai and She is Back Featured

Thursday, 25 June 2015 00:00 Written by
Artina Thoudam is now back with two exciting films called “Imphal to Chennai” and “Ningol Lakpa”, after a hiatus! The female Manipuri actor who captured the hearts of fans and critics alike got first noticed for her interesting role in the film called “Pizza.” She has acted in over 20…