Dzükou valley: The day after

Sunday, 24 May 2015 22:21 Written by
Since the people of Manipur are inured to the general strikes, blockades and other forms of wildcat obstructions the 24 hour gridlock protesting against the cavalier attitude of the state government to the not so slow and insidious usurping of Dzükou valley and its immediate vicinity. Chief Minister Okram Ibobi…
The simplest definition of democracy, that even a layman could understand, taught in our schooldays is, ‘the government of the people, by the people and for the people’. This was the definition given by Abraham Lincoln more than a century ago but not very surprisingly, the same concept still echoes…

Election: Prepaid or postpaid?

Saturday, 23 May 2015 21:11 Written by
Following the announcement of the 6th ADC (Autonomous District Council) election, the people of Manipur, especially the tribal communities are once again caught with election fever including the Christians. The contesting candidates in the ensuing election along with their party workers are working hard on a war footing and gearing…
Set in the American Civil Rights era that corresponds to the period 1930-1990, Morrison's Love complicates both African-American and American history by uncovering the vexing interrelationship of black identity and history, a concern that has been foregrounded in her historical trilogy comprising Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise. The novel is loudly…
When TR Zeliang led NPF legislators along with their allies were singing a “song” paying “tribute to mothers” at the famous Kaziranga’s IORA, The Retreat, it reverberated across the State of Nagaland. One thinks – “How nice it would be nice if they could sing the same song in Kohima…
Freedom of expression and democracy is inseparable. The trust and belief in premise should always walk hand in hand. Democracy can only exist in a situation where citizens enjoy freedom of expression. Today, we live in society where the media plays a critical role to uphold democracy. Transparency and accountability…

Delhi administration in the doldrums

Thursday, 21 May 2015 21:50 Written by
Delhi is now in a state of doldrums due to the confrontation between the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Lieutenant – Governor Najeeb Jung. As Delhi is called the National Capital Territory (NCT), it is also the seat of governance for the Indian Union. In accordance with the provisions…
“Innocence” – is “the” word that has always been the highlighting term to define young children. Today in the middle of many complex crises that our society is facing, the fact that a child is no longer a child remains a major topic of great concern. Are we lucky or…

A cruel joke to unemployed nurses

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 21:05 Written by
A few hundreds of nurses from Manipur are serving in government and private hospitals in India and abroad. Professional doctors, human resources and management personnel are all praises for these nurses. They are hard working, uncomplaining, do not grumble or haggle salaries and very competent and efficient.Wherever you go for…
A PROPHET is without honour in his own country. Substitute “CITIZEN” for “PROPHET” and you will get the gist of the various writ petitions filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India assailing section 6-A of the citizenship Act: Justice RF NarimanManipur State has a total area of 22,327…

A Fiasco every now & again

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 22:19 Written by
Since April 30, Manipur has been experiencing a number of unruly incidents, some of which are just like earth shaking tremors. However, the root cause of all these unwelcome episodes may be attributed to the undemocratic actions meted out to the general public by responsible public servants. In view of…

Mob justice, justice on communal lines

Monday, 18 May 2015 21:28 Written by
Mob justice and/or the justice on the communal lines without the due process of law are no justice at all. It is a gross miscarriage of justice as the victims were denied their right to procedure established by law (Indian constitutional doctrine) and to a due process (American). Let’s see…
It has been my unpleasant task to write requiems for friends who had died basically due to alcohol related diseases and complications. The last piece I wrote was about a News Editor who was young and promising.This time I am compelled to write about a journalist turned lawyer. Sarat (it…
Delhi’s Interlocutor to Naga peace talks RN Ravi’s attending the 26th General Conference of the Naga Students Federation (NSF) on May 14 at Khonoma is historic in many ways. First, he is the envoy of the Government of India to the Naga political negotiations. Two, his attending the 26th General…
Where has the world view ever changed? Our societal outlook stays the same. We look at skin colors and validate our gradated viewpoints justifying our sickening narrowed perspectives about people, their cultures and what not. Even though we try our best to sound neutral and wise by using newly coined…