“Totem shooting”, commonly known as “chuangkepmei” and as performed by forefathers to overcome their bad dreams and for purification of their sin was performed during the “Chaga/RihNgai” festival which falls in the month of February. Totem was made by softwood like human image as their enemy. However, this event has…
It’s awful to notice this rising trend in our small state. You must have seen too. Not just such a degrading habit spoils the health of the person who consumes it consistently but it also simultaneously harms us at a multiple level. At the first glance, it makes a person’s…
The newly elected legislator from the Hiyanglam Assembly Constituency of Manipur has been sworn in as a legitimate member of the Manipur Legislative Assembly yesterday (the 27th October 2014). This is, indeed, a new feather in the cap of the ruling Congress in the state. The election was nonplussed and…
(A retrospection after its actual celebration) INTRODUCTION: Oh Ningols, lucky you, happy you. But why has our society not invented a feast for the married sons to come back officially and celebrate a special day like NingolChakkouba?Poor men-folk. Perhaps, even our fore-fathers had special corner for women folk. Great feast,…
On the occasion of ‘Ningol Chakouba’, the greatest festival of the Manipuris, the voiceless speaks pens the beauty, strength, courage and spirit of Manipuri women in spite of the challenges, hardships, oppressions and discriminations they are living with. Even when women of the state have startled the world with their…

Ningol Chakkouba festival

Friday, 24 October 2014 12:42 Written by
Manipur, once an Asiatic kingdom is situated at the extreme eastern corner of India. With an area of 22,327 sq kms, Manipur of today is bounded in the north by Nagaland, in the east and south, by Myanmar, in the south-west by Mizoram and in the west by Assam.1 A…
Yet another Ningol’s Day arrives and the air seems colored with best wishes and regards. This is special and grand in our place. Truly inspiring is the whole emotion that underlines the sublimity of the occasion. Beautiful and more amazing look the market places where each rushes without a proper…

RETURN OF YANGON

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:55 Written by
The heat wave spread across Yangon city and thick humidity flows amidst the eastern wind. The mercury had touched 40 degree centigrade in mid-day with an unbearable thrust of heat unlike the one in Manipur. At times it is compensated by seldom drizzle that refreshes the withering souls. I had…
The word media originates from the plural of Latin word “medium”. The term denotes television, radio and newspapers. Rather a collective device of mass communication. The word media stands as a collective noun (one referring to a group of people or things such as staff). Whereas the word can correctly…
Why would a young man with everything going for him want to risk losing it all? One particular man had good looks, musical talent, courage, wealth, prominence, authority, a wife, and God’s favor. In addition to all these, he had single-handedly defeated one of the worst enemy threats to his…
The past couple of months have been a great turning point in this great nation called India, also Bharat, especially in relation to sanitation and rural development. My interest in this regard began with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s maiden Independence Day speech on 15th August this year when he talked…
This time the Nobel Peace Prize was given to K. Satyarthi from India and Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan. They worked for social change by peaceful means. Nobel prizes are an honour given to the persons in a particular field which gives others an impact of changes. Satyarthi worked for the…
The range of immortal folktales like Hanubi Hanuba Pan Thaba, Pebet, Sandrembi-Cheishra, Lai Khutsangbi, Kabukei-oiba, Tapta, Emoinu carry with them the best’s of life-philosophies. Ceaselessly they continue to live. Not just their presences could be felt but their significances in leading a better and meaningful life are well understood in…
In retrospection of its historical blunders on Manipur, India must restore the prosperity and unity of the state by effecting a few constitutional amendments. During the pre-independence period in Manipur history, a number of educated and conscious individuals of the erstwhile kingdom came out strongly against the autocratic and atrocious…
Importance of the biggest fresh water lake in North east “Loktak” of Manipur is increasing day by day with the fast changing world. Before hundreds of years, varieties of local fishes have been favorite dishes for people of Manipur. The taste of PENGBA, KHABAK, SHARENG, POROM, UKABI, and NGATON are…