A mysterious disease swept the gay population in San Francisco in the United States in the early 1980s. Amid confusion and misconception about the disease, many young people had died unaware. In 1983, four young men – Bobby Campbell, Bobby Reynolds, Dan Turner and Mark Feldman, knowing they would die…

Let everyone be happy

Friday, 16 May 2014 20:40 Written by
Let everyone be happy. That is my wishlist for the new government. This is the most inclusive wish I can think about. When we are happy, can the world be different? The last few months we have witnessed the biggest exercise in democracy with all its failings. We have the…
Nuisance of using loudspeakers Noise is a pollution problem that affects human health and can contribute to a general deterioration in the environmental quality. It is undesirable and unwanted sound. However, not all sound is noise. What may be considered as music to one may be noise to another! It…
Theme : “Know Your Blood Pressure” Every year 17th May is dedicated to World Hypertension Day (WHD). This is an initiative of the World Hypertension League (WHL), an umbrella organization of 85 national hypertension societies and leagues. The world hypertension Day was 1st inaugurated in May 2005 and has become…
Why we need to assess our colleges? NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) declared the year 2002 and 2003-04 are the “Year of Re-dedication for quality and Excellence” and “Quality in Higher Education”. The result of the assessment by NAAC is linked to developmental support to educational institutions. NAAC is…

The 16th Lok Sabha election

Thursday, 15 May 2014 20:09 Written by
The 16th Lok Sabha election is not only a costly affair spending neatly 300 crores of rupees for a free and fair election in India but also the right time for cleansing the Indian Union to a certain extent. There is really a Modi wave and the exit polls are…
On 8th February 2013, I filed one RTI under RTI Act-2005 to the Director of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Lamphelpat, Imphal to furnish certain information regarding illegal encroachment by private organisations, religious institutions or private individuals in the RIMS complex. I requested the Director to furnish (1) names…
Harsh infightings among the school students have become a main headache of most parents and school authorities nowadays. These happen mostly in boys’ schools and particularly among students of higher classes. The fights have been reportedly very severe that they have even led to destruction of the whole physical and…
The bond between mother and child may be as old as humankind itself and the origin of Mother's Day may date back to the era of ancient Greeks and Romans. The world is celebrating a very big birthday of Mother's Day this year. Mother's Day is officially 100 years old…

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…