WILL BJP MAKE THE CUT THIS TIME?

Saturday, 26 April 2014 20:25 Written by
Election campaigns are getting final touch; every party is making sure not even a single stone is left unturned. Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) neither want its traditional right based vote to loose in the process of garnering the overall vote, that is why they are once again bringing the issues of…

Protecting our paddy fields

Friday, 25 April 2014 20:04 Written by
We have heard lots of laments on the dwindling area under paddy cultivation. Growing dependency on foodgrains from outside the state, under a narrow interpretation of food security, has been dubbed the manifestation of a deep malaise. Unfortunately, we have not tried to address the fundamentals of the problem .It…

Reciprocal change of mindsets

Friday, 25 April 2014 20:02 Written by
The Congress has been ruling India for 60 years of the 66 years of her Independence. As the Congress came to rule this country, many issues—ranging from national to regional to State ones—came along. Many issues were solved along the way while many still remain elusive. Without doubt, the country…
The war which broke out in 1891 (popularly known as Anglo-Manipur War) was a short but important struggle between Manipur, a tiny hilly Asiatic country and Great Britian, the world’s mightiest empire. In fact, it was a contest between unequal powers. The war marked the ending of an era and…

HOPEFULLY NOT ANOTHER LEPRECHAUN DRUM

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 22:30 Written by
Over the past few weeks, the Naga people are, once again, holding their breath with hopeful anticipation over the rousing news that leaders of different faction of Naga underground/political group has come together for a reconciliation meet under the aegis of FNR. As we went through the news item indicating…
“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.” - William Shakespeare Literature inspires mankind to be inspired by life impulses. Tiny droplets of multidimensional…
Men are the inventors of innumerable arts which they practice according to their own decision. This is shown by the fact that individuals practice many arts, change and become more expert by extensive exercise and what is marvelous, human arts make by themselves whatever nature makes so that we seem…
A regular and early riser in his mid-50s spoke just two sentences. “Congress is sure to win. But I will vote for Dr. Nara.” Hanging a vegetable packed polythene bag with his four feet walking stick on the back demanded the opinion of his companion. Taking a longer stride with…
On the Election Day (17-4-2014), I went to the Polling Booth at Maharaj Bodhchandra College, Palace Compound to cast my vote. I was expecting a huge crowd. Surprisingly, I was the only person at that particular time to come for voting . I was in a good mood hoping to…

Election and Politics in Manipur: Is It Worth

Sunday, 20 April 2014 17:17 Written by
Election or no election, the guys who control everything in Manipur will be those with money and muscle power, may or may not be ministers, MLA’s, IAS officers or capable conmen. Then what is the point of having elections? …Manipur is a land where history has failed, where leaders have…

WHO WILL ROLL THE STONE AWAY?

Saturday, 19 April 2014 19:59 Written by
The women journeyed sadly to the tomb on a mission of mercy to anoint Jesus’ dead body. Then they remembered a problem-the stone. They were thinking of the literal stone, of course, but the ‘’stone’ could symbolize obstacles to the faith. As we recall the Easter story, do we come…
Easter, the celebration of Christ's resurrection, is the queen of all Christian feasts. The words "easter" and the German "Ostern" are cognate words, referring to the direction from which the sun rises. In other words, the words referred to the celebration of the spring sun, when all things returned to…
The article is to be situated in the context of the general election being held in the country. As the election process progresses, there emerges news items from different parts of the country about different political parties indulging in various immoral and illegal practices to garner votes to be in…

Thoughts on the election

Friday, 18 April 2014 20:06 Written by
Predicting election outcomes is becoming more and more complicated. Gone are those days when psephologists used to predict fairly accurately the outcome. I will never forget the feeling when our MP turned out to be the predicted 400th MP. It was a small team in India Today office in the…
One of my friends rang me up since he came to my village at Lilong as polling officer number one. There was a reason for him to call me. He said to me, “the facility at the school is not upto date that one cannot stay there. Toilet is so…