"The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve." - Albert Schweitzer The other day, my little daughter in her childish way told me, "Daddy, when I grow up, I'll become a great person so that I can afford to keep many servant." Perhaps, I or…
The architect of modern India made India a secular state. By 'secular' it means that the state will respect all the different religions in the country. States in the North East like Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland have more Christians than other religious adherents; whereas state like Jammu & Kashmir has…
What does ‘Achhey Din’ mean to Manipuris? Will Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the centre decide to remove the controversial AFSPA 1958, against which legendary hunger striker Irom Chanu Sharmila has been fasting for over a decade? Will the new government amend the Indian Constitution Article no. 3 to disallow…
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) congratulates the people of India and the Election Commission for successfully concluding a free and fair national election. This election has shown once again that the people of India value their ballot and are capable of changing governments through democratic and peaceful means. The…

FEAR DISRUPT OUR EMOTIONS

Saturday, 17 May 2014 20:42 Written by
The next major symptom of unharnessed fear is “disrupted emotion”. The Israelites 40 years desert trek to their promised land was a mine field of fear booby traps. They started their journey being afraid of the Egyptians behind them and ended it by fearing the giants ahead of them. Both…
Sanjenthong the main bridge linking Imphal east and Imphal west is closed for making a new bridge in its place. The importance of the bridge can never be over emphasized. The construction of a new bridge was overdue for a long time. The earlier existing bridge was too small; it…
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…