Slumber: Thy Name Is Manipur

Sunday, 11 May 2014 19:53 Written by
Do you know why the public of Manipur is suffering from shortage of power? I mean electricity, not the power of ministers, MLA’s, ward commissioners, bureaucrats, executives, revolutionists, reformers, civil society iconic men, local club secretaries and presidents so on and so forth, whose power is stronger than that of…
One thousand liter of water is being sold for Rupees 350 and there is no guarantee that you will get the water on the same day the demand has been made for; such is the plight of water in and area around Imphal city these days. Manipur was known to…

Impact of Jhum cultivation Featured

Friday, 09 May 2014 19:49 Written by
Jhum cultivation is the process of growing crops by first clearing a piece of land by burning. This burnt soil contains potash which increases the nutrient content of the soil. It is a primitive practice of cultivation in the states of North Eastern hill region of India. The practice involves…
“People changed lots of other personal things all the time . . . Why was gender the one sacred thing we weren’t supposed to change? Who made that rule?” - Ellen Wittlinger, Parrotfish In April, India’s apex court made a historic ruling in favour of a specific category of transgendered…

The Divine Power of Sward and Spear

Thursday, 08 May 2014 16:24 Written by
Different communities, of several countries, in the world do possess various traditional weapons including sword and spear, etc. There are many types of swords and spears in the world. The various shapes, sizes, names and skills of the weapons of the indigenous people of our land (now called Manipur) are…
The very precise and systematic manner in which we used to categorize seasons into some numbers with certain characteristic features defining each one of it could not be done anymore. As could be seen as we are certainly facing it, the environmental face has changed beyond our usual understanding. Theirs…
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur Shri O.Ibobi Singh’s deep sense of exemplifying a humble nature of a well educated gentleman, despite being deliberately not treated in the manner in which he was not only supposedly to be welcomed but more significantly to be honoured as the Chief Minister of…

Enduring Discrimination

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 17:23 Written by
In February 2014, the Government of India decided to constitute a committee to study and frame remedial measures to address the concerns of citizens hailing from North East India residing in different parts of the county. This is an initiative to understand the layers of discrimination faced by persons from…
Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) is responsible for more deaths in the first year of life than any other birth defects across the world. CHD is believed to affect 8 new born children in every 1000, and 1 in every 10 CHD births is fatal. In India, as per estimates, 1,80,000…
Relations between the Manipur University and the state government need to be cordial for the overall development of Manipur. Politicians must take the advice of University intellectuals on various state issues and the university authority in turn should consult the state government in matters concerning its academic development. In spite…
Except for the die-hard few Meiteis who have been strongly conditioned to believe that they are descendents of Arjuna of Mahabharata fame and they are therefore Mayang Aryans, the overwhelming majority Meiteis do believe that they are Yelhoumee – the indigenous people of Manipur; that their forefathers were the original…

Chico River’s Flow of Freedom Featured

Sunday, 04 May 2014 16:38 Written by
The silvery Chico River sparkles in the mid April sun as one traverse the enchanting Cordillera highlands in Northern Philippines. The green lush forest and famed rice terraces beholds the River as it permeates through the vast expanse of Cordillera Highlands, referred to as the “Hills of Gold” by the…
It was indeed a great moment of pride and excitement for all the birders and members of Indian Bird Conservation Network (IBCN) to received a sudden call from E.Budha, a young and dynamic wild life activist, an active birder, secretary, Wild Life Protection Committee (UWLPC), Sekmaijing of his recent sighting…

MANIPUR BANDH AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

Monday, 28 April 2014 17:06 Written by
The IFC department may initiate cleansing of river beds of major rivers of Manipur at specific points before the flood comes. When a friend of mine went door to door to beg a few plantlets, no forest office in Imphal area dared to spare even one sapling. A social worker…

WHAT IS FEAR, FRIENDS OR FOE?

Saturday, 26 April 2014 20:33 Written by
According to the National Institute of Health, 24 million Americans suffer from feelings of fear intense enough to interfere with their daily routines, imagine twenty-four million-the total populations of the state. The loss of productivity and effectiveness due to fear is inestimable. Fear comes in many guises, perhaps the most…