The ancient Greeks called those who spoke a language that they did not know, “the Barbarians”, meaning foreigners. The Romans also identified the people outside their huge empire as the Barbarians. Their classification includes the Huns, the Goths the Nandals & Vandals. Nevertheless, it was these barbarians who ultimately crumbled…
We are passing through a critical phase in development discourse. We are reeling under the Manipur Regulation of Visitors, Tenants and Migrant Workers Bill (MRVT&MWB) 2015. People are on the streets protesting against the bill which has been passed in the Assembly. Joint Committee on Inner Line permit System (JCILPS)…

Women denied due respect in Manipur

Sunday, 22 March 2015 22:33 Written by
The Manipuri women are the most feared and respected lot in the world from the pre-British days. When the men had gone on war expedition they defended our kingdom. The enemies usually conquered the women. But they were treated the enemies in food and drinks laced with sleep inducing chemicals…
...Contd from March 21st 8. No mention about deletion of names of migrants workers entering Manipur after 18 November, 1950 from the electoral rolls. 9. No mention about invalidation and cancellation of Sale Deeds , Pattas (Jamabandi) of migrant workers who purchased land in Manipur after 18 November, 1950. I…
Our Hon’ble Chief Minister says –“there is nothing to worry, the Bill can be amended later on”. But once you have given the right to the outside migrant workers to buy lands and settle in Manipur under this Bill/Act, any future amendment will amount to violation of this right with…

Good Reasons or Poor Excuses

Saturday, 21 March 2015 00:21 Written by
Nowhere is this tendency better illustrated than in third chapter of Exodus, which describes how God gave Moses an unexpected and incredible assignments to lead Israel out of bondage and slavery from the Egyptians. By this time Moses was eighty years old and apparently had grown accustomed to the life…
Having bounded by Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur, Chandel and Churachandpur districts in different directions, Thoubal district is blessed to be having an area of around 514 Sq. Km. which is not totally plain. In an average, the district is 790 meters above the mean sea level. Thoubal district is…
In recent times, the rate of criminal behaviour of people seems to have drastically increased in different parts of the world. It becomes a common feature of media to see some pictures or stories related with crimes and criminality in different forms. Criminal attitude of criminals becomes so cruel that…
Next step taken up by him was the settlement of people coming from different places and establishment of separate department for them.This was followed by the formation of clan and the yek. Thus, the Meitei confederacy was formed. The expansion of territory of Ningthoja kingdom was started by his son…
Aftermath the confirmation of the prevalence of Swine-flu (H1,N1) and the demise of two patients due to the malady, there is panic in public-life in Manipur. Only the learned ones in the public health-care domain can deal with the developing situation. Despite strong propaganda of safeguards, two patients have succumbed…

Reimagining the North east

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 23:11 Written by
The north east has finally managed to captivate the attention of the country. Every section of the country is trying to contribute their mite in making up the deficit imposed on the region. It is indeed a recognition of our existence and aspirations. However there is also the apprehension of…
iv) Chapter 3 continues with the mentioning that the clan formationand the intermingling of the different ethnic groups, thereby paving the way for the people's integration leading to the subsequent formation of a nation state, started from the reign of King Pakhangba in 33 AD. In this regard the author…
Objectives and the main provisions of the Bill. Why should I write such an article ? Because I can visualise what is going to happen? And this has happened. I am re-iterating herewith that the title of the Bill should reflect the main objective of the Bill. The proposed title…
iv) Chapter 3 continues with the mentioning that the clan formationand the intermingling of the different ethnic groups, thereby paving the way for the people's integration leading to the subsequent formation of a nation state, started from the reign of King Pakhangba in 33 AD. In this regard the author…
Right at the edge of Khangshim Village, Kakching Lamkhai, a group of young boys and girls are currently poring over gigantic books in their respective hostels. They are preparing for all the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), which is to be held in May. It was a gloomy, rainy afternoon…