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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sense has been replaced by sensation, news by noise

Rajdeep Sardesai Rajdeep Sardesai, veteran journalist and author, spoke on the problems confronting contemporary journalism at the Venkatesh Chapalgaonkar Memorial Lecture in Pune on Saturday. The annual lecture is named after the late Marathi journalist who worked with the Maharashtra Times, Loksatta, Star News and Star Majha (now ABP News and ABP Majha) and is […]

Question leakage: Where the system goes wrong?

Dr K Nabachandra Singh It is quite disturbing to see in local dailies that the Physics Question Paper on the 5th April 2017 of the on-going Higher Secondary Exam conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur leaked through WhatsApp. Some of the culprits are reported to have been pulled up by the cyber […]

Education system and emotional integrity in Manipur

Safiur Rahaman Maibam “A good system of education is one which can make people accept the past, support the present and encourage the future”. Education is one which can make fulfilled the needs of society and individuals. Education is one which engenders in an individual the sense of values and urge for serving the society, […]

Appointment of an IAS Officer as JNIMS Director previously by Ibobi and now at RIMS by Modi Govt

Dr Th Suresh Singh It was somewhere in April, 2015 that an IAS officer Suresh Babu was appointed as Director of our only medical college JNIMS temporarily. Your Opinion Maker was the only one who openly challenged the same through this column and Hueiyen Lanpao (April & August). It was also pointed out that the […]

The man who bridges Manipuri Meiteis living beyond the eastern horizon

Hareshwar Goshwami Many people express their deep sorrow and heartfelt words when Aigya Sunder Gopal Sharma departs this world for the heavenly abode of God on 15-03-2017. There are hundreds more who could not express but felt shock and sorrow at the news of the demise of this man they lovingly call Aigya. Some friends […]

Manipuri is a classical language

Free Thinker What is the oldest language in the world? Historians remain inconclusive and indifferent because of fragile and conflicting evidences. However, we can mention some of the oldest languages like – Hebrew, Harappan, Mesopotamian, Mayan, Sanskrit, Prakrit, Chinese, Tamil, Egyptian, Nordic, Latin, Greek, Tibetan, Persian, Africans and many others. Of course, Manipuri is also one […]

Observation of World Health Day

Prof N Heramani Singh Background: The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7th April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). The World Health Day is held to mark WHO’s founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a […]

Assam, the pride of Northeast and its river festival

Kamal Baruah Assam is the gateway to the north east. It is a land of multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic and multi-religious society. Surely it has enormous potential to make it a must visit location. “Atithi Devo Bhava,” Known Assamese hospitality is a reflection of their culture. They are truly warm hearted people of hills and valleys. The […]