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International Peace Day (World Peace Day) on Sept 21

M Ibohal SinghSeptember 21, 2021 is the Day of Global Ceasefire and Non- Violence to be observed throughout the world.This year’s theme is“Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” We are to celebrate this year IDP by st..

India’s transition from Climate Change to Climate Justice

Bhupender YadavThe latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report enlists Climate Change as one of most pressing international issues. Though started in 1960s as an environmental concern, it has evolved into social rights issue for which a practi..

Adieu ! Oja Raghu Leishangthem-the author of Khungangi Chithi

Salam Rupachandra Singh When the butterflies visit the flamesGroups of Heron are flyingAnd while clouds too aimlesslyIn the rhythm of folksongThe birds on the treesThe birds as flutistsSing nodding their headsThe above lines show that he was really a poet..

Environment protection under Constitutional Framework of India

Pooja P VardhanContd from previous issue Environment protection is part of our cultural values and traditions. In Atharvaveda, it has been said that “Man’s paradise is on earth; this living world is the beloved place of all; It has the bl..

The interview

Kakai SingsitLife became topsy-turvy after my dad went for his eternal repose. It was the 1st November, 2016. Mum had passed away much earlier. Both of them were Government teachers therefore we lived a life of ease. The onus of running the family affairs..

How will the Covid pandemic end?

Paul HunterAfter over 18 months of this pandemic, with the social distancing, mask wearing and on-off lockdowns, what we all want to know more than anything else is when it will all be over and how it will end. While nothing is certain, we have a lot of e..

Pride in India’s traditions like Yoga & Ayurveda

Sarbananda SonowalIndian systems of medicine are millennia old and offer overall wellness. Changes in the health paradigm has led to an unprecedented resurgence of interest in Ayush systems (namely Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa an..

Environment protection under Constitutional Framework of India

Pooja P VardhanContd from previous issueExcessive noise creates pollution in the society. The constitution of India under Article 19 (1) (a) read with Article 21 of the constitution guarantees right to decent environment and right to live  peacefully..

Sana Leibak Manipur

Free ThinkerRoop Raag’s song “Sana Leibak Manipur” written by Jayanta Kumar and composed by Syam Sharma is now recognized as the State  song. It is really nice to have a state song.Perhaps nobody bothers to etymologically trace the ..

Hindi Pakhavaada (Fortnight) Tamasha!

S Balakrishnan;After retirement from a central government office what I really miss is the annual tamasha called Hindi Pakhavaada (Hindi Fortnight).  I am not anti-Hindi, let me make it clear, lest I be pronounced anti-Indian by the Sangh Pariwar. In..

Detachment without Resentment

Dr Sumedha KushwahaThe true colours of life aren’t in the palate of feelings and circumstances but in the moments we spend with ourselves. Once we have achieved even moderate success in life our questions are directed towards who am I ? What is the ..

Automotive PLI: Preparing India for Advanced Automotive Technologies

Automotive PLI: Preparing India for Advanced Automotive Technologies..

Yesteryears ‘Bal Swayamsewak’ is today’s ‘Pradhan Sewak’

Jagat Prakash Nadda, National President, Bharatiya Janata PartyToday is the Birthday of one of the world’s most popular leaders and our Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi ji. His highly impressive 20-year-long journey in electoral politic..

Get rid of dandruff

Shahnaz HusainThere are enough problems to deal with on a daily basis when it comes to your hair. Is it too greasy ? Too dry ? Too flat ? Too voluminous ? Too curly ? Too straight ?  Then, of course, there’s always the dreaded dandruff.Dandruff..

Safe maternal and newborn care

Dr L Dipenty Contd from previous issueHealth workers should be technically competent and sensitive to cultural practices and should treat all women, including adolescent girls, with respect.The Government of India, the WHO and other organizations have lau..

World’s largest adult vaccination program Preparing India for a grand leap forward in Atma-Nirbharta

Mansukh MandaviyaContd from previous issueI strongly believe that it is the people’s wholehearted participation in the vaccination program that has made it such a success.The Covid-19 vaccination drive, which aims to vaccinate the entire population ..

Environment protection under Constitutional Framework of India

Pooja P VardhanContd from previous issue Decent standard of living and pollution free environment is inherent in this. The Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 defines environment as “environment includes water, air and land and the interrelation..

World ozone day and the living beings

N Munal MeiteiThis is agreed that the Vienna Convention for protection of the ozone layer is the most successful of all the UN agreements so far. Today, the 16th September is the 36th year of World Ozone Day with the theme, "Montreal Protocol-Keeping us, ..

Could economic development lead to climate deterioration ?

Fr Paul Lelen HaokipThe world observes 16 September as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. Let us consciously monitor our actions as humans. Short term goals of economic development can be a precursor for the depletion of the oz..

Safe maternal and newborn care

Dr L Dipenty Every pregnant woman hopes for a healthy baby and an uncomplicated pregnancy. However 800 women and 7700 newborns still die each day from preventable complications related to pregnancy and childbirth and in the postnatal period with an additi..

World’s largest adult vaccination program Preparing India for a grand leap forward in Atma-Nirbharta

Mansukh MandaviyaSeventy-five years after attaining freedom from foreign rule, our search for freedom of a different kind continues—this time the country is seeking freedom from an invisible invader—the SARS-CoV-2, which has been ravaging the ..

Environment protection under Constitutional Framework of India

Pooja P VardhanThe Constitution of India is not an inert but a living document which evolves and grows with time.The specific provisions on environment protection in the Constitution are also result of this evolving nature and growth potential of the fund..

Understanding CAT

Ranjan K BaruahContd from previous issueCAT will be conducted in centres spread across around 158 test cities. Test cities will be mentioned in the CAT website and the name of the test centre will be indicated in the Admit Card. Registration for CAT 2021 ..

27th August 1965 : Birth of students force in Manipur

Seram Neken Contd from previous issueAMSU strongly condemned the efforts of some Naga leaders for unification of Naga inhabited areas with Nagaland and its endorsement by the then Nagaland Chief Minister TN Angami. The Union submitted its memorandum to th..

Understanding CAT

Ranjan K BaruahContd from previous issueAdmission to the two year post graduate programmes in IIMs is based on merit and involves a rigorous selection process consisting of a Personal Interview, Written Ability Test/Group Discussions, and scores in the Co..

Tourism as an engine for welfare delivery

G Kishan ReddyAs of today, India is at the cusp of administering 75 crore Covid vaccine doses.  There could be no bigger confidence booster for the Tourism industry than this. While international tourism could take longer to open up, as international..

Role of media in combating Covid pandemic : Indian perspective

Dr A Ibomcha Sharma, IISContd from previous issueWe have seen not only in National media but also in local print and electronic media special communication campaigns to promote preventive measures like wearing masks, social distancing, frequent washing of..

27th August 1965 : Birth of students force in Manipur

Seram Neken Contd from previous issueShri Seram Mangi Singh, Loitongbam Tombi, Soyam Lokendrajit, Y Rajen Singh, Laitonjam Ibopishak, Th. Ibohal Singh, L. Raghumani Singh, Ksh Iboyaima Singh, Kh. Joysakhi Devi, Laishram Jugobala Devi, Kh. Ibetombi Devi, C..

Understanding CAT

Ranjan K BaruahMany students want to get engaged in a profession where they can earn money and support their families and also live a healthy lifestyle. One of the areas of study which may give a quick job is none other than management. The best institute..

Health management of poultry

TC Tolenkhomba and Prava MayengbamContd from previous issueCannibalism and feather picking: Cannibalism is a problem that is particularly associated with large poultry flocks where birds kept in close confinement peck at each other. This can produce signi..

Role of media in combating Covid pandemic : Indian perspective

Dr A Ibomcha Sharma, IISMedia plays a pivotal role in combating COVID-19 pandemic and has been shouldering the responsibility as a brigade of frontline warriors helping the public administration in informing the people about all aspects of pandemic manage..

Equal pay for different genders

Birkarnelzelzit Thiyam Let’s start from the West, according to the Shriver Report released in 2014, women’s average annual paychecks reflected only 77 cents for every $1.00 earned by men. For women of color, the gap is even wider: In compariso..

Prostate Cancer: Know its warning signals and treatment options

Dr Thaodem TomchaIntroduction Prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland in males that surround urethra just below the urinary bladder. It produces seminal fluid that nourishes and also transports the sperms. Prostate cancer usually grows very slowly and may..

27th August 1965 : Birth of students force in Manipur

Seram Neken After the first and second Nupi Lan (women's wars) against the malpractices of the respective regimes in 1904 and in 1939 during British rule in Manipur, the students' uprising of 27 August 1965 was the biggest movement against the injustices ..

Health management of poultry

TC Tolenkhomba and Prava MayengbamContd from SaturdayStaphylococcus: Infections appear in three forms — septicemia (acute), arthritic (chronic), and bumblefoot. The septicaemia form appears similar to fowl cholera in that the birds are listless, wit..

ICS (IAS) viva voce of Khushwant Singh

Free ThinkerIt is raining cats and dogs; I have already gone through the newspaper headlines; now I don’t want to read the edit page which I normally do at night when my head is on the pillows. Reading editorials is just like a lullaby for me since ..

In search of roots

S BalakrishnanOh, no! I am not a native doctor roaming in the mountains & jungles in search of herbs and roots. I am just an ordinary man in search of roots of my family which is neither of a royal lineage. For that matter, it is not a joke to become ..

Lessons from the pandemic

Mingyashin ShaizaAs the restriction eases, are we relaxing on taking precautions ?Our daily activities are almost getting back to normal. Streets are busier than they were a month ago. Students are getting ready for new admissions. Business owners have st..

Health management of poultry

TC Tolenkhomba and Prava MayengbamContd from prev issueStaphylococcus: Infections appear in three forms — septicemia (acute), arthritic (chronic), and bumblefoot. The septicaemia form appears similar to fowl cholera in that the birds are listless, w..

On tourism in the Northeast, lets us err on the side of caution

On tourism in the Northeast, lets us err on the side of caution..

Poshan Abhiyaan : A people’s movement

Dr Munjpara MahendrabhaiThe Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) is celebrating 4th POSHAN Maah’ throughout the month of September 2021 under the essential POSHAN Abhiyan also known as National Nutrition Mission. In September 2018, 1st Posh..

How the India women’s hockey team got fitter, faster and stronger

Rudraneil Sengupta, Sandip SikdarContd from prev issueIn between, it involved carefully tailored and calibrated work, everything from working on absolute speed, to explosive power training such as jumps, Olympic lifts such as cleans and snatches, heavy we..

Health management of poultry

TC Tolenkhomba and Prava MayengbamContd from prev issueTreatment: A flock can be medicated with a sulfa drug (sulfonamides, especially sulfadimethoxine, sulfaquinoxaline, sulfamethazine, and sulfaquinoxaline) or vaccinated, or both, to stop mortality asso..

How the India women’s hockey team got fitter, faster and stronger

Rudraneil Sengupta, Sandip SikdarIn February, Vandana Katariya, the India women’s hockey team’s most experienced attacking player, fractured her ankle and tore a ligament. For the gritty, lithe forward, who had spent the better part of a year ..

The UPI moment for personal data

Anil PadmanabhanLast week India launched yet another ambitious plan to fundamentally alter the status quo. This time with the intent of empowering individuals and small enterprises through their personal data.The Account Aggregator (AA) framework, enablin..

Add oats to your beauty regime

Shahnaz HusainYour kitchen is full of ingredients that will help you get that glowing skin. One such ingredient is oats.Oats are one of the healthiest ingredients one can consume every day. But apart from its numerous health benefits,  It has a range..

Manipuri Nata Sankritan Mahajagya Guru Leimapokpam Lakpati Singh‘An obedient disciple and a path follower of his Gurus’

Yumnam Suren WangkheiContd from prev issue9. ‘Sangeet Ratna’, Manipur Sahitya Parishad, 2002.10. ‘Kala Ratna’ Kala Badan, Mumbai, 200411. Jai Patra Shree Shree Govindaji Temple Board ,201312. ‘Abhinandan Patra’ on Inter..

Health management of poultry

Contd from prev issueAvian Encephalomyelitis: Signs commonly appear during the first week of life and between the second and third weeks. Affected chicks may first show a dull expression of the eyes, followed by progressive incoordination, sitting on hock..

World Suicide Prevention Day

Dr Seram Chaoba DeviDoctor! Doctor! Please save my only son, he is just 26 cried the lady in her late 60s. He was found hanging in his room…brought to the emergency room in an unconscious state, immediately shifted to ICU. In spite of all the effort..

Managing hybrid workforce

Kaustov KashyapOne of the indelible marks left by the pandemic on the way companies operate today has been its impact on traditional work structures. Remote working options that had begun to find their footing in the past few years were suddenly thrown in..

Manipuri Nata Sankritan Mahajagya Guru Leimapokpam Lakpati Singh‘An obedient disciple and a path follower of his Gurus’

Yumnam Suren WangkheiContd from prev issueUndoubtedly, it would not be enough to say that Guru Lakpati Singh is a person who plays a powerful role of spreading the unique culture of the Nata Sankirtana within the country and beyond. Through the souvenir o..

The uncle conundrum

Kakai SingsitContd from prev issueIf he was angry that means there must be a good explanation.When my roommate arrived I narrated to him of the preceding episode. I had called him uncle out of respect in front of everyone was his answer. I could not conta..

Health management of poultry

TC Tolenkhomba and Prava MayengbamContd from prev issueMarek’s Disease: Marek’s disease is a type of avian cancer. Tumours in nerves cause lameness and paralysis. Tumours can occur in the eyes and cause irregularly shaped pupils and blindness...

Manipuri Nata Sankritan Mahajagya Guru Leimapokpam Lakpati Singh‘An obedient disciple and a path follower of his Gurus’

Yumnam Suren WangkheiTo be a professionally expert person in any field of our life without the lead of a guide or a mentor is impossible. It helps them to achieve their goals and to do things in their best possible way. Only the devotion and sincerity of ..

The uncle conundrum

Kakai SingsitI was no more a spring-chicken (not young) when I reached the University but a man in the  twilight of his prime years thanks to the ubiquitous academic breaks that chequered my academic journey. My tenacious involvement in activism comp..

How the pandemic is changing the dynamics of preschool education in India

Stuti YadavThe worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has created huge gaps in the conventional education system. Despite the emergence of digital and virtual learning software and aids, what is missing, especially for preschool children, is adequate exposure to out..

Health management of poultry

TC Tolenkhomba and Prava MayengbamContd from prev issueMycoplasma synoviae: Birds infected with the synovitis form show lameness, followed by lethargy, reluctance to move, swollen joints, stilted gait, loss of weight, and formation of breast blisters. Bir..

Epitome of impeccable humanity and humility

Kajal ChatterjeeKangpokpi. Though I am much interested in geographical details and simply lap up atlas globe and stories/anecdotes on tourism since childhood; I remained ignorant of this cute-sounding name!Now who would have enlightened me of this place, ..

Health management of poultry

TC Tolenkhomba and Prava MayengbamPoultry eggs and meat are important sources of high quality proteins, minerals and vitamins to balance the human diet. Specially developed breeds of egg type chicken are now available with traits of quick growth and high ..

Teaching as a career in India

Ranjan K BaruahContd from prev issueAspirants who are willing to work with special children should have a special training or diploma or advance training programme which are offered by different institutes in the country.Aspirants need to have Bachelors i..

Color coding in Love

Color coding in Love..

Towards self-reliance in Indian steel industry

Ram Chandra Prasad SinghEnabling Indian steel industry to contribute its best to Aatmanirbhar Bharat, is how I see the Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI) for ‘Specialty Steel’. The Scheme was approved recently by the Cabinet headed by Ho..

The defeated valley- Afghanistan

Kalyani HazarikaAt some point or the other, human life pre-eminently captures trauma and its lingering fear. But for Haroon, time is not always a healer- the traumatic events and suffering of his people and community can take decades to fade. It was diffi..

Teaching as a career in India

Ranjan K BaruahOne of the noble professions anywhere in the world is none other than teaching .It is a profession which is respected by all as we are learned and educated because of our teachers. Today, being 5th September is important in India as we obse..

Importance of immune boosting food for lactating women during Covid pandemic

Dr Ranjita Devi Contd from previous issueGarlic’s immune boosting properties seem to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds such as allicin.6. Ginger : Ginger is another ingredient where its shots which are made from concentr..

The prism of relationships

Dr Sumedha KushwahaWe have come alone and we will go alone. This is the only truth of life. No matter how beautiful your wife is, how compassionate your parents are, how cute your children are - the sole fact of life remains that our existence is complete..

Teachers, I salute thee!

S BalakrishnanI don’t remember my first teacher and I can’t be blamed for it because that was 60 years back. But luckily I have a photo of my first teachers. However, truly speaking, I can’t claim them as my first teachers nor can they c..

Burma refugees yes or no ?

Free ThinkerFriends of Burma want to know whether the Government of India has accepted the Burmese citizens entering the country as refugees in the post 1st Feb, 2021 scenario. It is an undeclared fact that thousands of Burmese citizens have entered India..

Towards a new Manipur Budget 2022-23 with Outcome Budget

Nandeibam MohendroBudget is a major instrument to achieve the social and economic objectives of a Nation. Budget navigates the courses of change and attempts to speed up the momentum of development. The reckless violation of rationale of income generation..

Common factors that enhance beauty

Shahnaz HusainExternal beauty is what is visible. It includes the skin, hair, eyes, teeth, nails, figure and much more. For example, when we talk of the figure, we are not merely talking of height and weight, because suppleness, agility, good posture and ..

Importance of immune boosting food for lactating women during Covid pandemic

Dr Ranjita Devi World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated every 1-7 August in commemoration of the 1990 Innocenti Declaration. WBW started in 1992, with annual themes including healthcare systems, women and work, the International Code of Marketing of ..

Remembering Lord Krishna’s appearance day

Radhamohan DasContd from previous issueThese are God, the soul, the mahattatva, false ego, the five gross elements: ether, air, fire, water and earth; the ten senses : eyes, ears, nose, tongue, skin, speech, hands, feet, genitals, and anus; the five subtl..

A new anthology brings together poetry of dissent from all over India

Nabina Das & Nirupama DuttContd from previous issuePoet Parul Khakhar’s “Shav Vahini Ganga” (Ganga the Flowing Hearse) which we read when this book was already completed, resonated with our inner cry of O Ganga tumi, Ganga boichho ke..

Pundit Raja Atombapu : Doyen of journalism in Manipur

BB Sharma (Retd. IIS)The evening was calm and serene. That evening, there was a discourse by Wahengbam Tomcha Singh, a social activist, on the work of late Pundit-Raja Atombapu Sharma. The topic was enchanting and all remained calm and quiet. When I remem..

Meetei tribe bears more tribal characters among the indigenous people of Manipur

Dr Thangjam RanjitMeetei community which  had ruled the State in the south East Asia for about 2000 years with more than 70 kings, is bonafide indigenous people of the State. None can challenge this hard fact. Accordingly, Meetei is one of the main t..

Remembering Lord Krishna’s appearance day

Radhamohan DasLord Krishna as the Supreme has descended to lift the world wherever abuse of unrighteousness increases or whenever and wherever there is a decline of virtuousness and a predominant rise in irreligion on the earth planet, to protect the devo..

‘Mining and fraudulent’ clearances in Manipur

Jajo Themson Contd from previous issueSeries of community objectionsThere have been series of objections from Civil Society organizations and concerned villagers in Manipur especially in the hill districts against the proposed chromium and limestone minin..

A new anthology brings together poetry of dissent from all over India

Nabina Das & Nirupama DuttContd from previous issuePenned in different languages and touching a wide range of subjects, words rise out of the despair to mark a dissent with the scheme of things.These words are not mere words but the anguish and despai..

‘Mining and fradulent’ clearances in Manipur

Jajo Themson Even though mining sector contributes well to the Indian economy with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution varying from 2.2% to 2.5%, totalling a gross GDP of around 11% to the industrial sector, even small scale mining contributes about..

The truth about asset monetization

Hardeep S Puri“A lie can travel halfway around the world, while the truth is tying its shoelaces”This famous quote aptly summarizes the methodology of using lies, half-truths and misinformation to create anxiety and fear amongst the people. It..

Jadonang in History

Samson Remei, Ashinpou Gangmei, Dr Benjamin Gangmei and Thomas KameiContd from previous issueThirdly, Higgins made two flimsy pretexts for the denial of legal defence in the court of Political Agent for Jadonang, he says:1.  “No counsel was pro..

A new anthology brings together poetry of dissent from all over India

Nabina Das & Nirupama DuttThey say memories make our art and writing. But all along the pandemic of 2020 and now into 2021, my personal experience has been of gradual memory-less-ness. Even attaching pre- and post- to talk about our experiential accou..

Do prayers have the power to heal!

Dr Mona NongmeikapamJust the other week on the verge of losing someone very dear, the whole family was united in prayers, sending up fervent prayers to the Almighty above, desperately praying for a divine intervention. The prayers didn’t exactly wor..

Remembering Jallianwala Bagh

Ashvini Agrawal The inauguration of the renovated Jallianwala Bagh Memorial at Amritsar by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 28th of August this year may raise the question of its enduring relevance to the Nation after more than a century of the gru..

Jadonang in History

Samson Remei, Ashinpou Gangmei, Dr Benjamin Gangmei and Thomas KameiContd from previous issueJadonang’s appeal petition submitted to the Governor of Assam against Higgins’ verdict through the President of Manipur State Durbar, 26 June 1931 whi..

What ails the hill tribals... The proposed Manipur (Hill Areas) ADC Bill , 2021 vis-a-vis the original Act

Sira Kharay, AdvocateContd from previous issueNecessary statutory provision may be made for this purpose in the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963 (Emphasis added)” (Administrative Reforms Commission Report on the Administration of Union Terr..

The Graveyard of Empires

Kamal BaruahContd from previous issueWith Taliban in power, China is eyeing to clinch lucrative projects to exploit mineral-rich Afghanistan.Ghazni province of Afghanistan has a rare earth metal essential for electric vehicle battery production that may h..

How much more ordeal can Afghans take ?

Mingyashin ShaizaAfghans have been suffering for decades and the year 2021 has not been an easy one as well. In the first five months alone, more than 2000 Afghans were killed. There were unending attacks in schools, Mosque, on the roadside, cars, buses a..

Ask, Believe, Receive !

Birkarnelzelzit ThiyamAsk, Believe, Receive-this is the entire sequence of manifesting what you want in life. All the time in life, it is not just about hard work ! When we speak about manifestation, it’s a phenomenon that makes our ideas and though..

Jadonang in History

Samson Remei, Ashinpou Gangmei, Dr Benjamin Gangmei and Thomas KameiContd from previous issueThe condition had made the people to do a readily response to the option which could, they supposed, relieve them from this oppressive rule of colonial masters. C..

What ails the hill tribals... The proposed Manipur (Hill Areas) ADC Bill , 2021 vis-a-vis the original Act

Sira Kharay, AdvocateContd from last SaturdayThereafter, the Montague- Chelmsford Reforms reclassified these tribal belts as “Backward Tracts” and made the provisions of the Government of India Act, 1919 inapplicable to these tracts.Subsequent..

The Graveyard of Empires

Kamal BaruahContd from last SaturdayAmerica might have been on the winning side during World War II but war with Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan were bad choices and indeed not necessary. Tens of thousands of Afghans have died in fighting over supporting de..

Jadonang in History

Samson Remei, Ashinpou Gangmei, Dr Benjamin Gangmei and Thomas KameiHistorian, John Seeley has said that politics without history “has no root”. His observation is true of Naga freedom struggle. The history of the Nagas has inspired the Nagas ..

Revisiting all alphabets of Article 371

Free ThinkerThere are 395 Articles in the Constitution of India; I really don’t know how many have been repealed so far ? Certainly the total number is now much lesser. Some Articles which are complicated, controversial, temporary and redundant have..

Give up on fear not dreams !

Dr Sumedha KushwahaLife becomes easy when we choose an option called “GIVE UP”.  Numerous people can give excuses- of how they aren’t that rich/ how old they are/ how sick they are/ how they aren’t that educated etc.These help..

Kannappa Naayanaar–World’s 1st Eye Donor!

S BalakrishnanKannappa Naayanaar could be hailed as the world’s first eye donor; the recipient was none other than Lord Shiva Himself ! This is the story of a simple devotee attaining the status of a Saint worshipped to this day.In the hills and jun..

Olympics : Games and Beyond

L Kamakya Kr SinghWhen Mirabai lifted ‘Silver’ I missed the announcement on TV. But when I got it in subsequent broadcasts, it came as a benign piece of soothing music, spreading slowly all over the restive body. Last several days, a feeling &..

Natural facial at home for glowing skin

Shahnaz HusainIs the stress starting to show on your face and your  skin  is losing its radiant glow, luster and  texture due to growing  age, pollution and  hectic lifestyle . Is the dull skin  making  you feel less tha..

An officer and a gentleman (Remembering the men of character)

Lt Gen (Dr) Konsam Himalay Singh (Retd)Manipur has perhaps the highest per capita number of officers presently serving  in the Indian Defence Forces. The State officers and soldiers have excelled in various facets of military service since a long tim..

Tokyo 2020 shows Indian sports would do much better if the Netas and Babus stay away

Yashovardhan AzadThe most enduring memory of 2021 Olympics for India would be of our golden boy from Panipat, Neeraj Chopra, standing on the top step of the podium at the medal ceremony in rapt attention, clutching the ceremonial blooms, as the Indian tri..