In recent times, the rate of criminal behaviour of people seems to have drastically increased in different parts of the world. It becomes a common feature of media to see some pictures or stories related with crimes and criminality in different forms. Criminal attitude of criminals becomes so cruel that…
Next step taken up by him was the settlement of people coming from different places and establishment of separate department for them.This was followed by the formation of clan and the yek. Thus, the Meitei confederacy was formed. The expansion of territory of Ningthoja kingdom was started by his son…
Aftermath the confirmation of the prevalence of Swine-flu (H1,N1) and the demise of two patients due to the malady, there is panic in public-life in Manipur. Only the learned ones in the public health-care domain can deal with the developing situation. Despite strong propaganda of safeguards, two patients have succumbed…

Reimagining the North east

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 23:11 Written by
The north east has finally managed to captivate the attention of the country. Every section of the country is trying to contribute their mite in making up the deficit imposed on the region. It is indeed a recognition of our existence and aspirations. However there is also the apprehension of…
iv) Chapter 3 continues with the mentioning that the clan formationand the intermingling of the different ethnic groups, thereby paving the way for the people's integration leading to the subsequent formation of a nation state, started from the reign of King Pakhangba in 33 AD. In this regard the author…
Objectives and the main provisions of the Bill. Why should I write such an article ? Because I can visualise what is going to happen? And this has happened. I am re-iterating herewith that the title of the Bill should reflect the main objective of the Bill. The proposed title…
iv) Chapter 3 continues with the mentioning that the clan formationand the intermingling of the different ethnic groups, thereby paving the way for the people's integration leading to the subsequent formation of a nation state, started from the reign of King Pakhangba in 33 AD. In this regard the author…
Right at the edge of Khangshim Village, Kakching Lamkhai, a group of young boys and girls are currently poring over gigantic books in their respective hostels. They are preparing for all the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), which is to be held in May. It was a gloomy, rainy afternoon…
After 2 PM there is no bus service from the Kumbi market leaving for Imphal. The middle aged fisherman of a floating bio-mass who had come for a wedding ceremony at Kumbi hitched a ride in my car. Though he wanted to get down at the Moirang market I had…
Wakching, situated in Mon district of Nagaland was once the opium/kani centre of the Konyak Nagas. In those days when the British had ‘legalized’ and ‘centralized’ the use of opium/kani in Konyak territory, the ‘Kani Mahal’ was established at Wakching. It is uncertain as to how the Konyaks first learned…
A review of the Book: Emergence of Manipur as a Nation State by Prof. N. Joykumar Singh, published by Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi. Price: Rs. 900.No of page -282 .Year of Publication: 2015 [An eminent historian of Manipur, Prof. N.Joykumar Singh had earlier published five books related with Manipur,…
One notable preacher/writer observed, “There is a close relationship between your walk with God and the assignment He has given you. He has made you and knows the gifts He has given you. In order to maximize your effectiveness, you need to be close to Him”. As leaders, we have…
...Contd from Friday issue We, the lay-men of Kangleipak, need to define Kangleiness in black and white even if identities are dynamic not constant. Nobody can represent us better than ourselves. The efforts to define ourselves by what we are not will not bring any useful results but only bring…

The plight of a parentless girl!

Saturday, 14 March 2015 01:04 Written by
A recent incident jolted me out of my ignorance about our lack of compassion towards the orphans or parentless children of our state. A week back, a distant cousin’s daughter came to my house to ask for some money so that she could clear fees for her class 11 final…
“If they are dictating food habits and a dress code, it is cultural imposition.” -Kiren Rijiju, MP from Arunachal Pradesh. The Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju’s comment was a reaction to a booklet, nonsensically christened as “Security Tips for North East Students/Visitors”, reportedly published by Delhi police…