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Can India achieve a $ 5 trillion economy by 2024 ? Prime Minister Modi believes India can

Positive motivational speakers have always held that thinking big always has its advantages. So, if one aimed for the moon, as an American businessman and an advocate of positive mental attitude, William Clement Stone stated, one may miss the target, but one may hit a star...

Importance of early detection and treatment in breast cancer

Breast cancer has emerged as the most common type of cancer in women worldwide as well as in our country. Breast cancer accounts for 14% of all cancers in Indian women. In major cities, 25 to 32% of all female cancers..

Radio Play : Popular entertainment and social awareness media

To commemorate the Centenary Celebration of the Manipur’s last war of independence, Imphal station broadcast eight plays in 1991 beginning from January and ending on 13th August under the caption Manipurgi Aroiba ..

Economic backwardness of the hills of Manipur : Revenue sharing

Introduction The State of Manipur occupies a total area of 22,327 square kilometers (sq. kms.). Geographically speaking, Manipur is divided into two contrasting landscapes - the fertile Imphal valley area at the centre constituting..

Beauty tips and make-up for Karwa Chauth

With Karwa Chauth right around the corner, it’s time for you to look your best for this special occasion. Karwa Chauth is one of those festivals that is both selfless by nature as well as a great joy to celebrate...

Radio Play : Popular entertainment and social awareness media

Among them Imphal may be producing highest number of plays. Due to the installation of digital recording systems in the studios, recording and editing becomes much more easier now. Quality also is much better. According to 2011 ..

Radio Play : Popular entertainment and social awareness media

Introduction : With the establishment of radio stations in Europe and America, radio plays began to entertain the listening public. Australia and India also followed soon. It is inexpensive in production but it gives the similar..

What I saw from my window ?

We know that we are living a blessed life now after so much of the hard work and struggle for developing our societies and necessities. Just to embark the life we are living today, we have done things with inclusion of inventing..

Nagas and India will remain two separate entities : Thuingaleng Muivah-IX

The readers must have read the news of this interview on October 17 and many would have seen the interview (recorded or live on October 16) of the interview. Nevertheless the full transcript of the interview which is long..

It’s time Muivah and NSCN (I-M) realise that demand for sovereign Nagaland won’t work

The intellectual class loves to listen to the seemingly taciturn, and intrinsically recalcitrant Thuingaleng Muivah, now in his eighties but pugnacious as ever, except that he has nothing new in his repertoire of dialectics..

Ek Bharat Sreshtha Bharat–Taking the legacy of Sardar Patel forward

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Programme was launched on 31st October on the occasion of 140th birth day anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 2015. It aims to enhance interaction & promote..

BJP Government : Boon or bane for Ukhrul?

As darkness precedes the dawn of day, sowing before reaping, people of Ukhrul had always anticipated and steadfastly hoped for the last 40 years or so that one day or the other day BJP Government would come to power in the State of Manipur. ..

Nagas and India will remain two separate entities : Thuingaleng Muivah-VIII

The readers must have read the news of this interview on October 17 and many would have seen the interview (recorded or live on October 16) of the interview. Nevertheless the full transcript of the interview which is long..

My memories of Imphal from 1941- Part 5

Dr Mohendra IrengbamIn these wintry days of my life, the fragrant memories of my early life, including those in the college,are utterly beguiling. But I find it really important for us to have testaments to our pristine Sanaleibak and our belonging in it...

Play the Pena ! Mangka Mayanglambam (Artiste of Laihui Ensemble)

“Touheide” we grew up listening to our elders saying it. But have we ever asked why ? For all these long decades, we keep on believing,and somehow it became a sacred word and we keep on following it and at some point, it is scary too. When an ..

Nagas and India will remain two separate entities : Thuingaleng Muivah-VII

The readers must have read the news of this interview on October 17 and many would have seen the interview (recorded or live on October 16) of the interview. Nevertheless the full transcript of the interview which is  long, very long, is being reprod..

Cervical cancer-Role of Human Papilloma virus and screening

Worldwide, Cancer of the Cervix is the 4 th most common cancer and commonest gynaecological cancer in women. It constitutes about 6.6% of all cancers diagnosed in female in 2018, that is about 5.7 lakh and constitutes 7.5%..

Forms of greed

Lately, I have been learning more to respond than to just react. I have always been afraid to tell people how I feel because it will destroy them – really tried hard to bury it deep inside myself where it started destroying me...

Nagas and India will remain two separate entities : Thuingaleng Muivah-VI

The readers must have read the news of this interview on October 17 and many would have seen the interview (recorded or live on October 16) of the interview. Nevertheless the full transcript of the interview which is long,..

Surviving COVID-19 onslaught : My experience

It was in the second week of August 2020 that I first pressed the panic button on Covid-19. Several men in uniform had gotten infected with the coronavirus in my office vicinity, and out of apprehension, I got myself tested...

Alibaba and 35 patriots

When the word 'Alibaba' is uttered , it will trigger two responses ; the present generation will say ,yes we know this MNC led by Jack Ma (now retired ); earlier generation may say, yes we have heard/seen "Alibaba & 40 Thieves"..

Nagas and India will remain two separate entities : Thuingaleng Muivah-V

This chapter will be of immense interest to the people of Manipur as Muivah here talks about the demand for a Nagalim which according to him is the final goal...

Mind, Body, Soul-Let there be imbalance !

It has been raining incessantly for over three days in Imphal now, the weather is beautiful, winter is approaching, the entire scenery seems to exude love and appears romantic. However, no matter how perfect the natural environment ..

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

Are looking after an ill family member. For health workers, medical masks are essential personal protective equipment when engaging with patients with ..

Polls in two important States : A late surge of challenger makes battle for Bihar interesting BJP sitting pretty in Madhya Pradesh

Lakshmana Venkat KuchiTwo important States are having elections – Bihar is electing new Assembly and Madhya Pradesh is undergoing a bunch of by elections to fill vacancies created by the resignation of Congress MLAs that brought the downfall of the ..

Private schools yesterday and today : Contribution of private schools

Fr Hans Igness SDB (Don Bosco Imphal)It is a fact today that the private institutions for the past few decades have taken the educational system to a higher level, adopting technology to the benefit of the students. Needless to say, look at the list of pa..

Nagas and India will remain two separate entities : Thuingaleng Muivah-IV

The readers must have read the news of this interview on October 17 and many would have seen the interview (recorded or live on October 16) of the interview. Nevertheless the full transcript of the interview which is  long, very long, is being reprod..

Give tryst a chance Shrinking biodiversity and environmental degradation

After a long sabbatical of three months, coming back with a vast and complex subject of vanishing florae and faunae. Manipur has been endowed richly by mother nature. Variety of species, rare and common alike, were found ..

Beauty benefits of amla

Ayurvedic gem Amla considered as "Divine Fruit'' in Hindu philosophy is one of the most ancient fruits. The desi superfood rich in vitamin C has been used to provide effective treatment to various diseases like cough, ulcers..

Nagas and India will remain two separate entities : Thuingaleng Muivah-III

The readers must have read the news of this interview on October 17 and many would have seen the interview (recorded or live on October 16) of the interview. Nevertheless the full transcript of the interview which is long..

My memories of Imphal from 1941-Part 4

Manipur may not be the most poetic land in the world. It may not be as captivating as the three snow-capped peaks of Kanchenjunga that turn orange in the glow of the rising sun on most clear mornings. But writing about Manipur’s..

Nagas and India will remain two separate entities : Thuingaleng Muivah-II

The readers must have read the news of this interview on October 17 and many would have seen the interview (recorded or live on October 16) of the interview. Nevertheless the full transcript of the interview which is long..

Solar power plants using the rivers in Manipur

When the sunlight hits the semiconductor surface, an electron springs up and is attracted towards the N-type semiconductor materials. These will create more negatives in the N-type and more positives in the P-type..

Nagas and India will remain two separate entities : Thuingaleng Muivah-I

The readers must have read the news of this interview on October 17 and many would have seen the interview (recorded or live on October 16) of the interview. Nevertheless the full transcript of the interview which is long..

Re-imaging agriculture through the lens of food processing industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated the criticality of food security and food surplus management in the current policy space. To this end, policy steps in the agriculture sector in recent years have shifted their orientation..

Building resilience is critical to minimise impact of humanitarian crises

Recovery will require application of a comprehensive approach across the triple nexus through a resilience lens. There are already reports of increase in maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, increase in unmet need for family..

Solar power plants using the rivers in Manipur

With the rapid depletion of fossil fuel reserves, it is feared that the world will soon run out of its energy resources. Energy has an established positive correlation with human population and economic growth. Primary energy ..

On the brink of irrelevance ?

Ninglun HanghalThe neglect of the tribal hill districts in Manipur is obvious. The local self-governance which is purportedly hyped as the base and soul of democracy remains merely on paper. The rural hinterlands and grassroot democracy continues to be ov..

Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Dr Meesha HaorongbamSome of us have had friends who were often disruptive and fidgety in classrooms; the ones who often got in trouble with teachers for their constant interruptions and for failing to do their class assignments in time. They’d talk ..

Building resilience is critical to minimise the impact of humanitarian crises

Shobha Shukla – CNSThe number of people affected and displaced by conflicts and natural disasters has almost doubled over the past decade and continues to rise. Climate crisis is a major driver and amplifier of disaster risks and losses, even as arm..

Let’s talk about career

Career is an individual journey launched through learning, work and other aspects of life. It is used as an occupation or job, trade or profession of a person to earn a living. It can be one job or many jobs. In order to earn one’s living..

Acceptance is happiness

It’s not about bedecking it with flowery words to make it sound eventful but yes falling in love is as confusing as rocket science. Never was I so sure of what goes within and without falling for XYZ. Well ! Don’t get me wrong..

Muhammad Abdur Rahman: His life and works

followed by the entry of the one thousand Muslims from Taraf, in Sylhet in 1606 AD during the reign of Meidingu Khagemba (1597-1652 AD). He also contributed a long and informative chapter on the history and culture of the..

Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

If COVID-19 is spreading in your community, stay safe by taking some simple precautions, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask, keeping rooms well ventilated, avoiding crowds, cleaning your hands, and coughing into..

Change and continuity

When we were children we heard of Naga peace talks and today we are still hearing of Naga peace talks. This is continuity. Earlier we heard of Mr Phizo these days we hear about Mr Muivah. This is the change. ..

When to visit a doctor in stroke

The world is crippled by COVID-19, the whole world is reeling under its impact. Many are avoiding hospital visits due to fear of COVID-19 and rightly so. Some of the mild, common diseases..

Pledging to build an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ amidst COVID-19 pandemic

At a time when the whole world is battling the deadly coronavirus pandemic, India seems determined to head towards a self-sufficient and self-reliant economy with new goals and missions with a vision that is taking shape..

Theory of exclusion in decision making

When in life, solutions don’t seem obvious and there is a dichotomy in mind as to what to choose and decide, a prudent way of solving problems is to try the principle of exclusion. ..

All eyes on Covid-19 vaccine to rev up pandemic-hit economy

Now it is official – our economy is performing worse than anticipated earlier, going by the negative growth forecast, a decline of GDP by close to 10 per cent for the current financial year. While a few international bodies have forecast a longer time for the country to revive..

Muhammad Abdur Rahman: His life and works

Muhammad Abdur Rahman Khutheibam, one of the most prolific and respected Manipuri Muslim literary figures in Manipur, passed away on September 11, 2020 at the age of 85...

My Covid story : We were positive and we didn’t know from where

Hence, I asked my sister who lives in Australia to check with her country’s coronavirus helpline. And as I had suspected, we were to isolate ourselves from each other as well, simply because we could be at different levels ..

Shyam, Your Life, Is Sundarful

I won’t say the mundane words in your demise. That we love you; that we miss you; that we cry when you are gone; that we feel a loss – these are words reserved for ordinary mortals, not meant for you. These are words supposed to ..

Food for beauty

“Do I look my age?” Most of us want to prevent ageing, reverse ageing, or just age gracefully. All of us want beautiful, glowing, radiant and shining skin, hair. We spend literally thousands of our hard-earned money on skin..

My Covid story : We were positive and we didn’t know from where

The situation around us is quite funny. Most of us have started behaving as if the new normal is nothing but the normal that we have always known. More and more people have started going out and many are unapologetic about not ..

My memories of Imphal from 1941-Part III

September this year in England has been a glorious Indian late summer finish with our garden dappled in sunlight on most days. While writing my witness statement for those yonder years, I would like to pay a succinct homage..

Global Handwashing Day

October 15 is Global Hand washing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand washing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent infections...

Unusual contest at National Sports University

The District Magistrate thereafter ordered section 144 CRPC in and around Haraothel village. Possibly, to appease those against the MOU, a press release dated 9th October in the name of Minister, Forest and ..

15th Oct is International Day of Rural Women Women’s resilience in the face of COVID-19

Recent pandemic is still bringing more questions and it might take time to get answers and solutions. The impact of the pandemic is different in different locations or places. Though the impact differs for men and women we can find..

Nambul : The River that cries as it dies A view on Prof Rajendra Kshetrimayum’s Cry of a Dying River

It was during my master days at Manipur University that I got to know Professor Rajendra Kshetrimayum the author of “Cry of a Dying River”, a polymath who tries to inculcate in us not only the bookish knowledge but also beyond..

Unusual contest at National Sports University

Manipur, a small State in North East India has been the mitochondria of games and sports in the country, which has to its name among many others, the overall Champion in the National Games in the year 1999...

The early story of Christianity in Northeast India

Sibsagar, moreover, housed a physician and a hospital, an army headquarters, and it was very close to the Brahmaputra river for an easy commute...

Is GoM serious in building a peaceful State ?

Thanggoulal KhongsaiOver the past few years Manipur had seen some sort of relief from Economic Blockage, Indefinite Bandh, Strike and Dharna that were carried out in different forms. Ever since coalition parties the BJP and NPP formed Government in March ..

The early story of Christianity in Northeast India

Roderick WijunamaiContd from previous issueWithin days he began his mission. In his journal, he wrote: “I am…very much like a pastor at home, who is daily receiving some testimonial of good will and affection from his parishioners.” Thin..

On political acountability : Pandemic issues

The present article makes a quick attempt to briefly spell out a new redefining role of the State represented by the Government in combating the spread of the covid-19 or coronavirus infections. It is observed that, in the present ..

Stories from my old note - never will I forget these

You have a life to live not a life to survive, you have a time to invest not spent, you have happiness to be earned not money, you have a smile to share love not hide your pain, you have a heart to expose not compress, you have a dream..

What if I am tested : Looking at COVID-19 in Tamenglong The facts and habits of Tamenglong people during the Covid-19 pandemic

About a month or so, Tamenglong HQs has seen rapid transmission of Covid 19. People were so scared of it and had not ventured out to the bazar for some days. There are orders of containment zones too from the District ..

The early story of Christianity in Northeast India

Within days he began his mission. In his journal, he wrote: “I am…very much like a Pastor at home, who is daily receiving some testimonial of good will and affection from his parishioners.” Things went fairly well for him ..

Working with elderly as career

Gerontologists include researchers and practitioners in the fields of biology, nursing, medicine, criminology, dentistry, social work, physical and occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, economics, political science, architecture, geography, pharmacy, public health, housing, and anthropology...

Corona also kills English !

"Without masks, police fined me and everyone. So far they have collected many rupees in fineding and fine-money is deposited inside the Government. So far majority masses are well and the Government is also in the well. By the way our leader is coming to give away sanitizers along with his wife."..

The early story of Christianity in Northeast India

In 1840, Reverend Miles Bronson wrote to the Political Agent and Commissioner of Assam Francis Jenkins about the difficulties he was facing in converting Nagas to Christianity, and about a year later, his decision to withdraw ..

Channel wars heating up in the harsh glare of television news arc lights

The journalist of over three decades in me is sad today that journalists, along with covering the news, are becoming the news themselves...

Mental Health for all: Greater investment-Greater access

Why invest in Mental Health ? Around 1 billion people world-wide are living with mental disorders but only few have access to quality mental-health care. The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a deterioration in the mental health and well-being of many people. ..

For Pettigrew College in Ukhrul : An appeal for a cause

Two visit to Pettigrew College, Ukhrul in the month of February, 2018 and again on the 6th September, 2019 goaded my thoughts that it is my social and moral responsibility that Pettigrew College, a college that bears the name..

My memories of Imphal from 1941 - Part-2

Using the Latin phrase ‘potiusque sero quam numquam’ which translates as “better late than never”, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself in the style I have adopted in the UK. It is posh. I took the cue from the ..

Beauty tips during Navratras

The festive season is here again.The nine day festival of Navratri is celebrated with zeal and enthuaism among Hindus .The festival has great religious significance where boys and girls are seen gearing up for ‘Dandiya Night'..

DAY-NRLM : Promoting nutri-gardens and backyard poultry

DAY-NRLM : Promoting nutri-gardens and backyard poultry ..

International Day of Non-Violence

On June 15, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly announced that it has adopted a resolution which declared that 2nd October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. The idea behind it is to disseminate and educate the masses about the message of non-violence and to promote peace and harmony in the world...

DAY-NRLM : Promoting nutri-gardens and backyard poultry

With livelihoods, nutrition and health services getting affected by COVID-19 pandemic, DAY-NRLM leads a campaign to promote nutri-gardens during POSHAN Maah 2020.This will support nutrition security and income generation in the pockets that are poorest and affected by malnutrition...

What I admired about Jaswant Singh

Jaswant Singh was an enigma. There were times when he could be warm and generous, and other occasions when he was cranky, pernickety and awkward. I never knew how he would respond and always approached him with..

Revisiting India's forgotten battle of WWII Kohima-Imphal, the Stalingrad of the East

Near the entrance of the cemetery is a memorial to the 2nd Division, which bears the poignant inscription: "When you go home tell them of us and say, 'for your tomorrow, we gave our today.'"..

Sustainable development and community aspirations : The case of Chadong

The Brundtland report of the World Commission on Environment and Development conceives of sustainable development..

Impact of Covid pandemic on Manipuri women

When the entire Nation was hit by the pandemic and the lockdown was imposed, people were asked to stay at home but they were not told how to deal with the issue. Knowingly and unknowingly all of us were getting affected..

Revisiting India's forgotten battle of WWII Kohima-Imphal, the Stalingrad of the East

In a cataclysmic year during which the whole world has been beset by Covid-19, gone almost unnoticed is the 75th anniversary of the end of the last great catastrophe to befall our planet -- WWII...

Network Marketing : Good or bad?

David ZoteNetwork Marketing is also called Multi Level Marketing or Direct Distribution System. Besides, it is also called pyramid selling and referral marketing and uses controversial marketing strategy for the sale of products or services. The revenue o..

This village floats between non-existence and a hard reality, made worse by Covid

Angana Chakrabarti and Yimkumla LongkumerContd from previous issue“But now because of Covid-19, we have to bring back our children who are living in hostels and boarding schools. My house is 23 by 14 feet. How can 5-7 people live in it,” Deven..

Wildlife week 2020: Raising awareness about wildlife among children

Rahul AshemContd from previous issueTo keep things in balance, Hunggoi (Frogs), Numityungbi (Salamanders/Calotes), Uchi (Rats/Mice), Lin (Snakes) play both roles of predators and preys. Furthermore, Mirang (Spiders) are an important food source for a vari..

A new look at Ta Khousaba

“Koireng Umu Ningthang Chung, Saom Lupang Unna Marong Chungmai Henba, Ingen Leithet Teina Henmoiba Chungbu, Marong Ngakta Huk Maram Khongkhap Tei..

Change to walk the path of success

Today’s article might sound a little crazy and under but trust me, there is a sweet corner. Behind your greatest fear lies your greatest success – and let me say this – on your face, behind your greatest excuse lies your greatest strength..

This village floats between non-existence and a hard reality, made worse by Covid

Champu Khangpok (Bishnupur) : Forty nine-year-old Khwairakpam Deven Singh lives in a Manipur village that does not exist on Government records, save the 2011 Census...

Let the law take its own course, why meddle with election matter of ADC?

In a democracy, let us see what the law of the land will say. By virtue of Section 13 of “The Manipur (Hill Areas) District Councils Act, 1971”, the term of office of a member shall be five years and the proviso which read..

My memories of Imphal from 1941-Part 1

This year of 2020 is the most stressful year for me as it is for everyone on Earth, because of the pandemic of the coronavirus known as Covid-19 that began in China. Every family is cloistered together for months on end with..

Raining jobs in Wangoi !

New Babu Zindabad, Zindabad. Announcement as per the desire of the public is the sign of a popular leader. A few years back the talk of the town in Thoubal was "there are no unemployeds left here"...

Taking the blame is better than excuses

Excuse is not the way to think when you set your eye on something. When you aim at it, complete it fully. There will be trials and tribulations. There will be onlookers and bystanders in the process poking their noses and pointing fingers..

Working with elderly as career

These days we could see many old age homes in different areas where elders stay or are kept by others. Like crèche for kids, old age homes are also becoming crucial these days .,, The year 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations..

India watches the big electoral fight in the United States for a new President keenly

We are once again in election mode. Yes, Bihar is going for Assembly elections in a few weeks, and there are several bye elections in different parts of India...

Go-to-Village Mission and Job Plans Crucial roles of Zilla Parishad and District Council

In an attempt to strengthen the rural sector of small open economy of Manipur, the State Government launched GO-TO-VILLAGE MISSION on 1st May 2018 with a commitment to “Wage War against Poverty”..

Coronavirus: 2 odours that people with COVID are not able to smell, according to researchers

As we enter the 10th month of the pandemic and novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the globe, it has been well established by now that the novel contagion manifests itself in absolutely bizarre ways...

Pollution affects beauty

Pollution has become buzzword in the region in Delhi /NCR and is affecting normal functioning of life due to toxic air and heavy blanket of smog leading to zero visibility throughout the day...

Tips for a healthy heart during COVID-19 pandemic

Currently, the world is in the midst of a pandemic caused by a novel coronavirus called Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and the illness associated with the infection by SARS-CoV-2..

Vote canvassing with an eye to ‘get a Govt job’

Vote canvassing with an eye to ‘get a Govt job’ ..