Skin care tips for men

Shahnaz Husain The men’s skin is   little oilier and  thicker than women’s is the key difference between opposite sex . The main  differences between men and women’s skin include texture, hydration and collagen density . The men’s skincare products are manufactured differently as compared to any women’s products   but the basic element of […]

Dangers of ‘Trial by Media’ & the MPSC

Arshad Shah When the Boston Bombing incident took place in 2014, users of Reddit (a social media platform) took it upon themselves to find the perpetrators. A suspect was singled out and a massive head-hunt was launched to harass this person and his family. The users congratulated each other, but it was soon realized that […]

A musical revolution asking ‘Where Have All The Flowers Gone?’

Jyaneswar Laishram A vast green moor at the foothill of Kounu Chingsang topping a blanket of fluffy cottony summer clouds at Maning Sabal Lampak of Khukhrul Makha Leikai in Sekmai was where the stage of ‘Where Have All The Flowers Gone?’ stood. Such a tranquil open air venue full of green virgin grass, chosen for […]

The martyr, Haipou Jadonang Marangmei

Dr Heera Marangmei Some of the historians, writers have emphasised incomplete name of Jadonang. It is a misnomer. Jadonang was born in Marangmei clan of Kabui (Rongmei).It is more appropriate to mention surname. It is a Kabui (Rongmei) customary to provide surname after his or her name whatsoever personality he or she possesses. To cite […]

Loktak Project & corporate unaccountability in Manipur

Jiten Yumnam Of the most ambitious and controversial mega projects in Manipur, the 105 MW Loktak Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project (Loktak Project) hit news headlines in early August 2017, again for wrong reasons. Several media establishments published the non-existence of memorandum of understanding or agreement (MoU) on Loktak Project between the Government of Manipur and the […]

Leave nature alone

Gonmei Meithuanlungpou Sebastian (An extract from my forthcoming book “Beautiful Manipur Hills”) Over all the things created by God, man, i.e., the image of God is given dominion; to rule, use, care, enjoy, respect and be grateful for the goodness, wisdom and power of the Creator. However, God does not authorise man to destroy His […]

Will PM Modi betray Assam in ‘No ST, no rest’ or let Assam burn?

Ningombam Bupenda Meitei In the recent Assam strike over ST (Scheduled Tribe) status, called by the state’s six communities [Koch Rajbongshi, Moran, Matak, Tai Ahom, Chutia and Adivasi (Tea Tribes)] of Assam, demanding Scheduled Tribe status for them, there was a slogan of “No ST, no rest”. Supporting the protest, the president of the Tinsukia […]

Marijuana, Mahadev and Maneka

Free Thinker A few days back the Union minister of Women and Child Development, Manekaji suggested legalization of Ganja (marijuana) for medical purposes. She made her suggestion in a meeting of a group of ministers (GOM) on drugs demand reduction policy. The GOM was chaired by Rajnathji Union Home minister (wishing him a quick recuperation […]

CM’s referring of Meitei ST demand to ST Commission is ultra vires

Ningombam Bupenda Meitei This writing of mine, which could also be perceived as a personal opinion, is indeed a matter of public importance. It is to present a constitutional argument on the basis of the statement made by the incumbent Chief Minister of Manipur in the ongoing Manipur Legislative Assembly’s session. The statement of the […]

The dawn of cricket in Manipur

S Lokeshwar Singh Maharaja Sir Churachand Singh, KCSI, CBE, picked up among others, a variety of modern games while he was studying at the Mayo College, Ajmer from 1895 to 1901 and later up to 1907 at the Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College (now called the Rastriya Military College), Dehradun. It may be […]

We need to start male empowerment

Birkarnelzelzit Thiyam If a man gets kicked by his wife then he becomes a laughing stalk but if a woman gets kicked, he will be charged with violence against women. If a girl whistles at a boy, she is called a brave girl but if a boy does it, he will be charged for molestation. […]

Privacy & private body parts

Free Thinker These days people in the town are talking about privacy and innocuous private parts like finger-prints, iris, body weights, body marks, length and size etc, while discussing the polemical issue of intrusive ‘Aadhaar’. The matter has been made so serious that it has reached the Federal Court, I mean Supreme Court. Some 9/10 […]

Privacy & private body parts

Free Thinker These days people in the town are talking about privacy and innocuous private parts like finger-prints, iris, body weights, body marks, length and size etc, while discussing the polemical issue of intrusive ‘Aadhaar’. The matter has been made so serious that it has reached the Federal Court, I mean Supreme Court. Some 9/10 […]

Hepatitis C is upto 95 pc curable with new drugs

It claims close to 1.5 million lives every year, and so, hepatitis is considered to be the world’s 8th biggest killer. While hepatitis is caused by a group of A, B, C, D, E viruses, Hepatitis C is emerging to be a new health threat in India. As we observe World Hepatitis day, Dr N […]

Hepatitis C is upto 95 pc curable with new drugs

It claims close to 1.5 million lives every year, and so, hepatitis is considered to be the world’s 8th biggest killer. While hepatitis is caused by a group of A, B, C, D, E viruses, Hepatitis C is emerging to be a new health threat in India. As we observe World Hepatitis day, Dr N […]

Loktak Lake and Manipur in ecological disaster

M Asnikumar Singh Presently, Manipur is facing one of the worst man made ecological disasters in its history. Loktak lake is the largest natural fresh water lake in the North East with variable size and reaching upto 35*13 kilometres during rainy season. Being highly productive and rich in bio-diversity, the lake has been the cradle […]

Meetei bears more tribal characters among the indigenous people in State

Dr Thangjam Ranjit Meetei Community  is one of the main tribes of Manipur and of North East India, and possesses all the characteristics of becoming a tribe living in permanent society. Though, the majority of  Meetei population embrace Hinduism/Vaishnavism, they do not give up their age-old traditions, cultures, way of life, etc. of their fore-fathers. They […]