Inner line permit has been as emotive as the issue of territorial integrity of Manipur. The spontaneous response of the public has confirmed it. Another issue that has also been confirmed is the difficulty faced by the ruling party in pushing this agenda further. We remember the struggle of Manipuri…
“For the first fourteen years of my career”, says the artist, “my artistic vision wasn’t clear enough.” She worshipped her art and loved it. Yet all those years, as she mourned lacked something. She used the precise word “seriousness” to describe this missing element. The folk singer expressed that she…
It was my hostel days during early 1990s studying Bachelor of Science (B. SC.). I still remember many students in the hostel got to be bunking classes due to Eid festival. No one was there in the hostel except some of us who belonged to far off places. No one…
“Police Discipline must be in the streets, not on the lips of the Bosses. It must be demonstrated during turmoil, not during peaceful seminars and workshops” Last week is a week of ‘immorality’. Actions of a few policemen attempted to malign the whole police establishment in the state, while actions…
The Nirupan of Shri GopinathThe nirupan of Shri Gopinath came after the nirupan of Shri Govinda and Shri Bijoy Govinda. Karta Maharaj ordered his craftsmen to cut portions of the tree trunk that could be used to sculpt idols. Accordingly portions were measured and cut. The portion close to the…
It is said that our parents are next to God. But, we hear of bitterness between the sons and the fathers many-a-times in the news. Let us learn to respect our old parents by reading this story. The story is a transliteration/translation from a book entitled Angakpa Thoudok Khara (Some…
Do you need to change some of the words you are speaking? Dead sure, dying to get there and afraid so. These are just idle words. Wait a minute! Jesus said, we would give account of every idle word that we speak. “But I tell you that men will have…
It was shocking to see our police personnel thrashing our children who were out agitating for introduction of inner line permit. It was a reflection of their mental state. It is also painful because the responsibility of maintaining law and order is in their hands. It was even more painful…
Ramadan is the most precious month in the Islamic calendar (Hijri) and fasting is obligatory for the Muslims in the month of Ramadan as it is one of the five pillars of Islam. 1. Fasting in Ramadhan is intended to seek NEARNESS TO Allah and beseech HIS PLEASURE and FORGIVENESS.2.…
In a small state like ours, it is rather a proud and heart whelming thing that we have multiple talents embedded in our soil. Whether we lack funds or many forms of extra aids to nurture them, the talents anyhow emerge and make our home a home for many proud…
INTRODUCTION: God blessed them and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that move upon the earth” (Gen. 1:28). The words…
Churachand Maharaj deserves a place of honour in the National Sports University to be set up in Manipur. If we name the newly mooted sports university as “Maharaj Churachand National Sports University”, it will be a great salute to the sports pioneer king.If news reports are to be believed, Narendra…
Churachand Maharaj deserves a place of honour in the National Sports University to be set up in Manipur. If we name the newly mooted sports university as “Maharaj Churachand National Sports University”, it will be a great salute to the sports pioneer king.If news reports are to be believed, Narendra…
Each year, on the 20th day of Lamta, there is a celebration of the Halangkar in the Bijoy Govinda compound. This festival is closely tied to the “Lai Keithel Kaba” tradition that was around at the time of Meiding-u Nongda Lairen Pakhangba (c. 33-154) and Meiding-u Taothingmang (c. 264-364). In…
As in a race where the naturally talented runner springs from the starting blocks with a blinding burst of speed, there are those who enjoy fast starts in adult life-not because they are great thinkers or mental giants, but rather because of natural abilities and useful connections. They may have…