True Spirituality

Thursday, 19 February 2015 23:12 Written by
Bienhome Muivah What is true spirituality, and why we want it? True spirituality is the relinquishing of our own will to the will of God. This surrender releases Him to pour His life into you and through you. It is a win-win proposition. We receive from Him for our own…

Modi, Shah after Ibobi's scalp?

Thursday, 19 February 2015 23:10 Written by
Iboyaima Laithangbam Much to the chagrin of the Congress Ministers in Manipur several Union Ministers continue to landfall in Imphal in quick succession. One Minister had landed at the Tulihal airport even before the flight of the other Minister who came the previous day took off. What Narendra Modi told…
Kakchingtabam Naresh Sharma Fourth, the path finders. Such organizations make an attempt to create channels for articulation, aggregation and representation of interests beyond the political parties. Besides the presence of ethnic nationalist struggle against New Delhi, there also exists a zone of conflict between communities at different layers in the…
Thoudam Imomacha Singh According to well-known experts, music is said to be one of the oldest as well as the finest form of human expression. The commonly accepted classification of music is as follows: 1. Western (Classical); 2. Hindustani (-do-); 3. Carnatic (-do-); 4. Folk; 5. Jazz; 6. Pop; 7. …

The Idea of Freedom Today

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 22:44 Written by
Dr. Omila Thounaojam We thought it would be easy to handle. The truth is it seemed easy. The dream and the process of dreaming dreams of flags flying high and hopes too were easy. When our hands were tight up like our minds that were imprisoned under a tyrannous ruling…
Kakchingtabam Naresh Sharma Even if, it is agreed that all the democratic institutions cannot function effectively and efficiently in the desired way, we cannot undermine the fact that a “modern political democracy is a system of governance in which rulers are held accountable for their actions in the public realm…

Bucket shops face closure in Manipur

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 22:18 Written by
Iboyaima Laithangbam Till some years back people wishing to travel by air to avoid all kinds of harassment and time consuming jaded journeys along the two highways faced perennial non-availability of air tickets. However touts with high connections with some airline big shots bought tickets for months ahead. The modus…
Kakchingtabam Naresh Sharma In a representative democracy, citizens' participation in electoral politics legitimates the sovereignty of the state. Citizens also engage with different institutions and organizations to influence and control the representative political institutions. These different institutions and organizations becomes the core of the space that lies outside the state,…
Mustaque Ahmed Our amalgamation of rhythm and dance in performing Pung Cholom is quite worldwide famous. Manipuri version of Rash Leela is quite famous. Above all we have Meitei/Meetei, more than 33 tribes, Pangals/Meitei-Pangal (Muslims), Nepali, etc communities and their beautiful cultures. We have beautiful tribal dances and enchanting &…

Scheme to Resurrect Women Pride

Monday, 16 February 2015 02:43 Written by
Dr HR Keshavamurthy Girl Child in India Even though discrimination towards girls is rampant across caste and class, girls belonging to socially and economically lower categories as well as girls with disabilities face multiple discrimination on terms of identity. The Right to Education Act, 2009 has improved enrolment of children…

Raj Kapoor: The Eternal Romantic

Saturday, 14 February 2015 23:08 Written by
Thoudam Imomacha Singh Renowned actor Raj Kapoor’s real name was Ranbir Raj Kapoor. In the world of Bollywood, he was known as just Raj Kapoor. Though he set the Indian silver screen on fire with numerous box-office hits during his time, it is said Raj Kapoor was not at all…

Migrations and African Americans

Saturday, 14 February 2015 23:06 Written by
Dr Omila Thounaojam The overweening, defining event of the modern world is the mass movement of raced populations, beginning with the largest forced transfer of people in the history of the world: slavery. The consequences of which transfer have determined all the wars following it as well as the current…

Scheme to Resurrect Women Pride

Friday, 13 February 2015 23:39 Written by
Dr HR Keshavamurthy “Educate a man, you educate one person; educate a woman, you educate a complete family”- is one of the saner concepts we have come across in our life time. But why only family, she can educate and empower the entire country and humanity, feels the Government. No…
Mustaque Ahmed Recently the awarding of Bharat Ratna to Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya is very suitable action though it is at a very late stage. The award has been given posthumously. His founding with the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi (UP, India), is historical. The university has contributed a lot…
Iboyaima Laithangbam When our van left the Pallel police station after registration where every driver has to fork out slush money I had catnapped for sometime. I was rudely awakened by the banshee screeching of men and smoke swirling tyres to see that about 10 armed persons were firing at…