River Bank Music Festival 2017, Day 1

Two days River Bank Music Festival, 2017, jointly organised by Leipung Wah Entertainment and Nongmaishang as its fourth edition of its campaign to stop contamination of rivers in the state begun on April 29 at Brahmapur Bhagyabati Leikai in Imphal East district near by the river bank of Imphal Turel. With the opening performance by […]

River Bank Music Festival 2017, Day 1

Two days River Bank Music Festival, 2017, jointly organised by Leipung Wah Entertainment and Nongmaishang as its fourth edition of its campaign to stop contamination of rivers in the state begun on April 29 at Brahmapur Bhagyabati Leikai in Imphal East district near by the river bank of Imphal Turel. With the opening performance by […]

How Well Are We Caring and Protecting Our Younger Generation?

By Damudor Arambam The recent alleged rape of two minor girls by seven youths in Imphal on 14th April, has triggered widespread anger demanding death penalty of all the accused. A special court under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 has remanded the only adult accused to judicial custody while six other […]

Shirui Festival: Where is it heading

Khoyumthem Brajesh Kumar Among the slew of new initiatives being undertaken by the new Government, the decision to upgrade the hitherto local Shirui festival into a state level event is worth a closer look and scrutiny. Not that the decision to celebrate the state level festival is under question but a little more thought on […]

Raising good children

Hegin Misao Hangmi There is a saying, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” (Pr. 22: 6). Parents face many obstacles in raising kids. When we add all the distractions and the pressures in today’s world, parenting becomes even more than a […]

World Malaria Day: End Malaria for good

Ranjan K Baruah Malaria is one of the common diseases in many parts of the world. Though it is preventive but still it is affecting millions in present day. Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. It is caused by plasmodium parasites that are spread to […]

Home away from home: Saga of Herbert School hostel

Dr Yaipharemba Everyone feels safe & sound at home. It is universal acceptance that one’s home is an abode of happiness despite many disturbances and problems. When a student starts preparing for a probable career, one begins to look for a good school with an ideal educational environment; the search is quite natural. Finding both […]

Koirengei Airfield: From airfield to a historical site or a parking space?

Retd Lt Col M Ranjit Singh Few days back, I saw a news item in a local newspaper about our Hon’ble Chief Minister writing to the Prime Minister of India for handing over the Old Koirengei Airfield to the State Government. The Chief Minister envisioned developing the Airfield into a historical site under Ek Bharat, […]

One night built Hamilton Bridge during WW2 at Heingang under threat

Laishram Ranbir Over the past decade many priceless heritage sites and monuments have been destroyed, vandalised or desecrated in countries across the world, while more than 100 heritage sites could be damaged beyond repair if urgent action isn’t taken to protect them. Likewise, in Manipur, many of the sites which have been declared world heritage […]

Sorting through the paper trail of fake encounters in Manipur

Anoo Bhuyan What do 1,528 dead bodies look like? Three filing cabinets. In a dimly lit, dusty room in Manipur’s capital, thousands of files sit, marked or unmarked, as members of the Extra-Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM) sort them into various categories. These files pertain to the victims of alleged extra-judicial killings and fake […]

Relevance of ecotourism in the real world scenario

Samarjit Kambam Human civilisation is susceptible to change and change could gradually be brought about through human or natural action. The unflinching human propensity to achieve more and more within a short span of time is undeniable and has, so far, proved to be recalcitrant. In order to fulfill such an unsustainable want of stubborn […]

Social injustice: High hurdle for new king

Jinine Lai Our new Chief Minister I guess, knows well that public has been sufficiently corrupt to have floated such a deficient society we have been going through. Yet, from the end of our energetic CM and his team, things are hopeful. Now, the nature of the response from “We, the People” is one critical […]

The rise of new hopes with the advent of a new BJP-led coalition Govt in Manipur

Khelsoril Wanbe It’s been only few weeks since the formation of the new BJP led coalition government, yet some very encouraging developments or forward movements have unmistakably taken place. The bringing to an end of the months long economic blockade was one that brought a huge sigh of relief to the people of Manipur although […]

Curses come home to roost

Sometime in 2010, three former cadres of the Manipur’s People’s Liberation Army were “recruited” by 3 Corps of the Indian Army based at Rangapahar near Dimapur (Nagaland), under its intelligence and surveillance unit that reports to its General Officer Commanding. The three had apparently been used by this “cloak and dagger” unit for activities that […]

From Imphal with love

Pamreihor Khashimwo In the backdrop of the current state politics since it became fully-fledged state in 1972, distinctly reveals how different understandings of different identities influence and shape the state policy. Placing the Manipur political debates in social and historical context, it identifies major narratives within the Manipur grand political policy from which it emerged […]

You are not born to be a slave of others’ dreams

Birkarnelzelzit Thiyam When you don’t even trust yourself why do you need to trust others? You don’t trust yourself when your heart says, “you can do it!” but you trust someone who says, “you can’t do it!”. Are you born to fulfil your enemy’s dream or your dream? If you are born to fulfil your […]

Information and Communication Technology: A case study of computerization of land records in Manipur

N Irabanta Singh Introduction: Information and Communication technology (ICT) is transforming the way of life as it goes on, but to date, the change has been limited to a range of activities in certain technology – intensive enterprises. The pace of change and the opportunities, which are being presented, are of such potential significance that […]

Sirarakhong Village of Ukhrul District, Manipur

Sirarakhong village also known as Kampha is located in Ukhurl Central Tehsil of Ukhrul district in Manipur. It is situated 28km away rom Ukhrul, which is both district & sub-district headquarter of Sirarakhong village and about 85km from Imphal which is a journey of around 2 and half hour. The village has a total of 202 households with […]

Namsu Namdimmei: Foundation of a Zeliangrong village – Part 1

Dr Budha Kamei “Nature prepares the site and man organizes it to enable him to satisfy his desires and his needs.” Introduction: Generally, a village is a group of dwelling houses, built in cluster with cultivable and uncultivable land around it. It is a habitat place of mankind and a centre of community. It may […]

Wanted: Manipur River Protection Force

Rajendra Kshetri The hardly- one month-old newly formed BJP-led government in Manipur has delivered, so to say. The more-than – three – months old Economic Blockade imposed by the United Naga Council (UNC) on the Imphal – Dimapur National Highway (against the backdrop of seven newly created districts by the previous Congress government of Shri […]