My endless love affair with Jeans

Firstly, my honest confessions. “Jeans” is not the name of a lady. Please don’t misunderstand me for there are many girlies and ladies by the name of “Jeans”. Actually, the name was derived after the city of Genoa in Italy, a place where cotton corduroy called either Jean or Jeane was manufactured.

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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 […]

Kurt Cobain: The phenomenon who attained Nirvana

Leafing through the pages of history in the world of music, legendary artists lived fast and died unusually young. Most of them at the unripe age of 27. Some mention may be made of Jimi Hendrix(the Guitar God), Janis Joplin(The Queen of Psychedelic Soul), Amy Winehouse(the soulful singer), Jim Morrison(The Lizard King) of the Doors, Ron McKeman of the Grateful Death (also known as “Pigpen”), Dave Alexander(a punk rock pioneer) of the Stooges, Kristen Pfaff(bassist for Courtney Love’s band “Hole”), Brian Jones(former guitarist of the Rolling Stones) etc out of which Kurt Cobain, the frontman of Nirvana is one. Each one of them made enormous contributions to music and were among the most talented minds of their time.

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The Framework Agreement – A ticking time bomb?

Samarjit Kambam It’s true. Manipur, the small daughter state of India has been decapitated bit by bit, just like an animal in a slaughterhouse. Firstly, the first Prime Minister of India Pt Jawaharlal Nehru gave away the naturally resourceful Kabaw Valley to Burma including the Ningthi Turel, a bountiful river in terms of precious elements […]

The Framework Agreement – A ticking time bomb?

It’s true. Manipur, the small daughter state of India has been decapitated bit by bit, just like an animal in a slaughterhouse. Firstly, the first Prime Minister of India Pt Jawaharlal Nehru gave away the naturally resourceful Kabaw Valley to Burma including the Ningthi Turel, a bountiful river in terms of precious elements such as gold, other metals and varieties of precious stones as a way of negotiating a truce of peaceful-co-existence as a neighbouring country with Indian Union as well as flaunting that India has embraced democracy since its independence from British Colonial Rule. Like an on and off affair or an illegitimate relationship, the valley remained a bone of contention between Manipur and Burma. As per historical facts Kabaw valley, no doubt was a part of Manipur during the 18th century when Manipur was a princely state.

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My appreciation to Manipur Photography Club

Photography is something that always enchanted and awed me since I was a childhood. During those yonder years there were instances of many urges from my gut to be a photographer. Not having the resources, I deviated my path from it. In fact, I really love photography. It is said that “It’s never too late to learn” but to me, I kinda think that I am old school for photography and I don’t want to foray amongst these herds of youngbloods and young breeds as a newbie for I’d find myself too out of depth.

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Media war between Congress & BJP in Manipur

Samarjit Kambam The poll for the Manipur Legislative Assembly is knocking at the door and newspapers are getting more and more devoid of charms with the two goliath political entities i.e. Congress & BJP splashing political maxims and slogans praising their own party in the mean time criticising the other, that also in the front […]

Media war between Congress & BJP in Manipur

The poll for the Manipur Legislative Assembly is knocking at the door and newspapers are getting more and more devoid of charms with the two goliath political entities i.e. Congress & BJP splashing political maxims and slogans praising their own party in the mean time criticising the other, that also in the front of all newspapers of the state occupying almost the whole page. I wonder whether it is the right to information or right to misinformation which we are being privileged with.

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Education – The way I see it

Samarjit Kambam Teaching is an ever evolving process. Traditional system of education has become old school. Nowadays teaching has become a creative and interactive vocation with many technical aides contributing to the process. As per my opinion, education is “Preparing a learner for a better tomorrow”. Even though, I, being a novice in the podium […]

Education – The way I see it

Teaching is an ever evolving process. Traditional system of education has become old school. Nowadays teaching has become a creative and interactive vocation with many technical aides contributing to the process. As per my opinion, education is “Preparing a learner for a better tomorrow”. Even though, I, being a novice in the podium of education put forward my humble views in the process of education viz-a-viz the teaching-learning process.

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Indian democracy on the verge?

Samarjit Kambam Parliamentary democracy in India is hailed as one of the largest democracy in the world. This may deem theoretically sound, yet functionally, this system is permeated with many ills that are eating into the very vital foundations of its being. Democracy implies norms and values which are enshrined in our Constitution. However, these […]

The last educated man from South – The controversy monger

Samarjit Kambam Seems like the Governor of Meghalaya in the flesh and blood of Mr V Shanmuganathan (now resigned) is a guy at the wrong time and place. During his short stint as Governor of Manipur, he had already created a ruckus during the grand inaugurations of two institutions – Manipur University of Culture in […]

Euthanasia – An anathema or a blessing in disguise?

“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings” – Socrates
The Supreme Court’s opening up of the Euthanasia debate asking for opinion from states and union territories alongwith the Times of India launching an online campaign in line, a year back, with the apex court’s decision to throw the issue open for debate can be considered a bold initiative. Now that the apex court wants government and legislature to examine the issue, it is expected that the matter be pursued with more vigour and thrust till it comes to a tangible result.

Every day is a New Year’s day

No two days are ever alike. Generally, a ‘day’ is considered as the period from sunrise to sunset, but universally 24 hours maketh a day. A day may be viewed from different perspectives i.e from the individual point of view, geographical, natural and from various other angles. Viewing from the personal level, a person may wake up with a headache, toothache or back pain which he had not encountered the previous day. A person who was alive and kicking may die the next day due to accident or other incident beyond his control as nobody can break the armour of fate.

2016 : A year that isn’t a year

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Only two days are left for the year 2016 to come to an end, counting today. The year of 2016 heralded with a promising start but the ending is comparable to a nightmare. More like watching a movie that has a happy beginning with a tragic ending, only that it is happening in real life. In fact, the promising beginning is having in store a compromising end. Trust deficit and widening of rifts among ethnic groups, rearing up of the ugly head of communalism with intensified degree, things going on communal lines viz-a-viz. Unemployment reaching an all-time high. Drug trafficking climbing up the charts, rapes and molestation remaining a regular affair, pathetic governance, the UNC’s unending economic blockade taking the common people for a ride leaving the state in a state of doldrums with the central government’s demonetization adding to the woes manifold.