The Visible Flesh of Man : The human body is a dynamic combo of the body, the soul and the spirit. The body is a lump of flesh that reacts and responds to, and takes orders from the mind and the heart. One can feel pain touch, see, smell, give signs, and express happiness and sorrow through the bodily flesh. Within the human body is the invisible soul philosophers throughout the ages, including Aristotle, debated on, as to whether it is possessed only by human beings or also by other biological and non-biological entities as claimed under ‘animism.’ Socrates and Plato also opined that “the soul must have a logical faculty, the exercise of which was the most divine of human actions.”

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates could be the world’s first trillionaire, according to recent research done by Oxfam International. When Gates left Microsoft in 2006, his net worth was $50 billion. His wealth has been growing by 11% per year since 2009 and by 2016 has risen to $75 billion. The Oxfam research established that if his wealth continued to increase at this rate, he would become a trillionaire by 2042, when he will be 86 years old.

Origin of Babu: In British India, Babu was a term used to address an Indian Clerk in the way the word ‘Mister’ was used. The honorific suffix to one’s name became popular in the 20th Century; more so in Bengal where the diversified equivalents, ‘Babushona,’ or ‘Babuji’ denoted deeper show of respect to a bureaucrat.

Taken together, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – contained in U.N. Resolution 70/1 involving the 194 member states and civil society in its deliberation – seek an encouraging level of development of humanity’s social and environmental existence. They establish a framework through 2030 that can assist nations and communities of the world in plotting what could amount to transformative, prosperous, and sustainable achievements.

Deism is a tricky belief system. Basically, it’s a philosophical position which maintains that God doesn’t interfere, or even interact directly, with the world. Meaning, He may have made the universe and everything in it but, thereafter, has stuck to a strictly hands-off policy for reasons we can never know or fathom.

The Zeliangrong, one of the natives of North East belong to the Tibeto-Burman family of the Mongoloid racial stock. Tradition says, the ancestors of Zeliangrong originated from a cave known as Mahou Taobei; they moved to Makhel and to Ramting Kabin, and then to Makuilongdi, Senapati District of Manipur. From Makuilongdi, they migrated to different directions; the Rongmei to the South, Zeme to the West and Liangmai to the North. Another theory suggests that they came from two regions: Southwest China and Southeast Asia. As the Zeliangrong are Tibeto-Burman, “they must have lived with other groups of the same family in South West China about 1000 B.C and migrated to their present habitat” 1 through various routes in batches and at different periods. Today, the Zeliangrong people are found inhabiting in the three states of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland. The present article attempts to examine the Nanu-ngai and its social significance.

A United Nations report released earlier this month detailed widespread human rights violations against the Rohingya population by security forces in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, some of which its authors claim may amount to crimes against humanity. The question now is, will it lead to any meaningful improvement in the plight of this ethnic minority?

Losar is the Tibetan New Year that is celebrated by the followers of Tibetan Buddhism. In India this is observed along the Himalayan belt like Ladak, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarkhand, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Arunachal Pradesh and the Tibetan settlements where the followers of Vajrayana, the Tibetan Buddhism, traditionally live or have settled down from Tibet. Vajrayana sect is also called the Tantric Buddhism or Lamaism as it is based on tantric practices and beliefs performed by the Blamas (religious gurus; ‘B’ is silent). Losar also symbolises harvest festival as the bumper winter yield would have been reaped around that time.

I know your pillow is wet every night; crying, thinking that you no longer worth living. I know you are afraid of what your neighbour might say if they know you want to be a singer/dancer in your doctor and engineer erupted environ. Ask this right now to yourself, “Are you not afraid of living a miserable life just because you were afraid to tell the world what you want even for one second?”

PM Modi is slated to visit the state on February 25. This is the second time he is visiting the state after becoming the prime minister. The first was not long after he took office in 2014. At that time, with the wave of “change” in the post general election still yet to settle down , PM Modi’s first visit brought freshness as people in Manipur were curious , sort of mixed feelings, as to what will it be like to have the popular prime minister in the state. Though in-visible there are reservation, bit of nervousness in ‘opening up’ to the new face in a state like Manipur, with all its numerous chronic problems and crisis. Can the new PM bring any “change” in this trouble-torn state? Can there /will there be a Modi wave? But all is well, as the witty PM made instant connections with officials and the masses at large.

He was a boy from a bania family in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district. She was a businessman’s daughter who grew up in Delhi. Both worked at a market research firm in Delhi. He collected data from the field, she analysed them. From colleagues, they became friends. He would even visit her home. But even when they realised that they were in love, the two decided to remain just friends because he was a Hindu and she a Muslim. “We knew our families would never agree to the relationship. Nothing like this had happened in either of our families,” said Rajeev. “My brother wanted to get married to a Hindu girl but my family had prevailed over him to change his decision,” Kashifa said.