The different colours of romance

“I saw a girl, she was walking by – then she turned around, her hairs revolved around her axis,” then what? You are in love? Or You fall in love? Or You are such a pervert. Falling in love for no reason – that’s true but there should be a reason to ‘fall in love with no reason too.’ You know what true love is? It’s nothing but owning the courage to hurt the person you love; your parents. Because you trust their love so much and know they will still love you – even after all the mess you did.

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Naga peace and deals within the rebel structure The peace deal is not all about a deal with India, or the Naga homelands. It is also about deals within the rebel structure

When Ningkhan Shimray formally took over as army chief, or longvibu, of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim’s Isak-Muivah group, or NSCN (I-M) earlier this week, it signalled more than an appointment. My conversations with some insiders point to seismic shifts and churn within the rebel structure.

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Manipur – ‘The Land of Jewels’ aka ‘Jewel of India’ and it’s so true

Manipur known as ‘Kangleipak’ has its history as an independent princely state since 33 A.D. spanning in terms of millenniums till it merged to the Indian Union. Hard to believe? As a kingdom, Kangleipak had umpteen battles with its neighbouring country Myanmar, the erstwhile Burma. Of all, Kabaw Valley always remained a bone of contention between Burma and Kangleipak. In the valley, a river called Ningthi Turel flows which is known for its resourcefulness. When we were kids, elders used to narrate to us that Ningthi Turel is abound with gold, gems, other precious stones and jewels. The Kabaw valley is also a resourceful valley with lotta trees growing such as Teak, Ebony, Mahagony and the likes. As per Treaty of Yundabun 1825, Kabo Valley is the rightful property of Kangleipak. The irony is that Kabaw Valley which included Ningthi Turel was given away to Myanmar by the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Till now, we are asking ourselves the question, “On what basis and for what palpable reason the valley was given away to Myanmar. Was it an intention to prune Manipur and make it smaller for easy dominance or was it a show off that India had adopted democracy after independence from British imperialist rule?” Questions galore. Uncertain answers.

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The imbroglio of ethnic identity of Ranglong

The Genesis of Ranglong: The term ‘Ranglong’ is also simultaneously used as ‘Langrong’ by different scholars and writers. For instance, GH Damant, in his book ‘Notes on the locality and Population of the Tribes Dwelling between the Brahmaputra and Ningthi Rivers’ published in 1880, by Stanford University, USA, in the ‘Journal of Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland’ and GA Grierson, in his research work,

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When rejection is more lethal than HIV

December 1, 2017, was the year’s World AIDS Day, and the theme this time was ‘Right to Health’. Only 54% of the adults and 43% of the children with HIV are receiving Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART). The rest are out there – not diagnosed and not on ART. This is a challenge. Additionally, insurance companies often refuse to cover persons with HIV under their health insurance – even when they suffer from non- HIV related ailments. If we are hospitalised for an accident, we have medical insurances to cover our expenses.

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Banished Manipuri script stages a comeback

Manipur’s king chose Bengali script in 18th century, but the fortunes of the local script have revived
The Manipuri script, over 3,500 years old by some accounts and edged out by a Bengali import, is on a revival course, with street signs, newspapers, literature and even records of Assembly proceedings adopting it.

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Hello, dear Chief Minister

On 24 November 2017, there was a book release function at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi. The book in question, ‘The Last Battle of Saraighat: The story of the BJP’s rise in the North-east’ was written by Rajat Sethi and Shubhrastha who were actively involved in the BJP campaigns in the Northeast. Manipur CM Biren Singh was there. I was there too.

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Listen to your heart if you don’t want to die as a best employee only

The main problem in life starts when you start living for reputation not satisfaction. If you want to live a life being loved and wanted by people, all you have to do is DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THEM. The moment you can ignore them, you will start loving yourself truly making you numb and senseless towards fear of WHAT IF’s.

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Why hurry Mapithel dam commissioning plan ?

The state’s development discourse in the recent era dwelt around the paradigm of mobilising the huge untapped natural resources bestowed by Nature’s bounty. The numerous proposed, planned and commissioned multipurpose projects in the state is the economic framework for advancement, as mandated by the national policy framers. Consequently, the‘mega dam syndrome’ clutching the fists of the meandering free flow rivers in the state is the Pandora box, unsealing whose lid followed by concentric circles of impacts upon the lives of many thousand innocent villagers; testified by the concomitant performance review of the multipurpose projects that ever failed to adhere the targeted objectives.

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Framework Agreement: A cry for territorial integrity of Manipur is not the solution, the ultimate is what Manipur can accept

Framework Agreement: A cry for territorial integrity of Manipur is not the solution, the ultimate is what Manipur can accept Dr Th Suresh Singh Past link: Before the Framework Agreement…

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