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Relevance of Nehru today

Contd from previous issue Now as we turn towards the North-East of India, particularly the Naga issue, it may be equated with that of Kashmir. It was generally considered that the opportunity to settle the..

Why CAB, 2016, is controversial and being opposed in the North East

While updation of the NRC in Assam was very necessary after the 1951 preparation and while the same work was still very much necessary as per terms of the Assam Accord of 1985 between the Government of India on one side and the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the All Assam Gana Sangraam Parishad (AAGSP) on the other hand , which ended the six years long mass movement in the state demanding detection and deportation of illegal immigrants, and while Assam and the other states in the North East ..

The acute triangle : Meitei, Naga and Kuki in Manipur

Why can't a group of people having the same racial stock, belonging to the same linguistic group and settled together for ages in the same geographical location live in peace together and prosper? ..

Apropos to Radhabinod Koijam What Mindset does Government of Manipur have ?

Radhabinod Koijam, former Chief Minister of Manipur, in his recent article in one of the leading English dailies newspaper , writes his concern of ongoing Naga Peace Talk between one time Naga rebels and Government of India. He narrates some of the events that lead to the anxiety over the disintegration of oneness of Manipur. The article was serious reacted by COCOMI recently as being untimely and anti-Manipur. As Radhabinod Koijam has a wide range of knowledge in administration, politics and laws, ..

Water: Talks galore, but more actions awaited

Very importantly UN recently opines that water management must play a central role in adapting to the worst effects of climate change and reducing greenhouse gases...

The physics of life

Have any of your seniors stopped by, just to point at some people working as hotel boys or dishwashers to take them as a motivational factor, so that you will study hard not to be like them?..

Relevance of Nehru today

Durga Das asked the reactions of Gandhi on the above contention of the Congress Working Committee, and Gandhi readily agreed that Patel would have proved a better negotiator and organizer as President of the Congress Party..

On ‘Cry of A Dying River’: Conversation with Professor Rajendra Kshetri

This is the excerpt of the transcript of interview with Professor Rajendra Kshteri by the author. The interview was conducted on the occasion of publishing the 100th poem of a series of poems on the Nambul River penned by Professor Rajendra Kshteri and published in the Poetry Section of the english edition of The Sangai Express on every possible Sundays starting from 17th September 2017. ..

Winter care for beautiful hair

The Festive Season is finally over , winter has already set in! Summer might be gone, taking its troubles with it, but winter means a whole new set of problems that you need to deal with...

Career option in technical writing

Writing is passion for many and people who are passionate about writing chose professions like writer, journalist or content writer, etc. There are many other options available for people who are interested and passionate about writing. Like content writing there is another area called technical writing or technical writer. Technical writing is writing or drafting technical ..

Cannabis from around the world!

Cannabis has been used as a sacred plant, either as a medicine or in religious ceremonies, across the world from South-east Asia to North America. It has played a significant role in many cultures, shaping their beliefs...

World Diabetes Day 2019: Family and diabetes

Short term complications - Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar occurs from time to time in most people with diabetes who are on treatment. It may result from over treatment, missing a meal, doing excessive exertion..

Relevance of Nehru today

Foreign influences poured in and often influenced that culture and were absorbed. Disruptive tendencies gave rise immediately to an attempt to find a synthesis. ..

Consensus among the stakeholders of Manipur

As per the newspaper report, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured the Chief Minister N Biren and his team that before a final solution is sealed, the Government of India (GoI)..

World Diabetes Day 2019: Family and diabetes

World Diabetes Day is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2019..

Relevance of Nehru today

Introduction:Any interest in the outstanding figure such as Jawaharlal Nehru does not diminish with time. More so, with his relevance which needs hardly to be over-emphasized. It is mostly due to his charm..

Meeteis’ paradox

The longest peace talk which ran for more than 22 years, the Government of India- NSCN (I-M) peace talk, of late became Indo- Nagas peace talk by bringing more Naga groups and organizations on board,..

World Diabetes Day 2019

There is an epidemic of diabetes in all over the world, with some 425 million people or 8.8% of adults of 20-79 years, are estimated to have diabetes and about 79% of which live in low and middle income countries...

Even after 30 years of Government immunisation projects, less than 70 percent Indian infants are vaccinated

Other reasons include side-effects immediately after vaccination (such as a fever), misinformation about vaccines, migration of families, refusal to get vaccinated and shortcomings in the implementation of the scheme..

Even after 30 years of Government immunisation projects, less than 70 percent Indian infants are vaccinated

Two in five infants nationwide did not receive complete immunisation, leaving them susceptible to disease. An intensified effort focussing on lagging districts is crucial to improve the lives of millions of children..

Ocean of communalism

Since Supreme Court is the highest decision maker of the land; it's verdict is required to be accepted, irrespective of whether one likes the verdict or not...

The great cosmic discovery - V

The discovery of microwave background radiation, neutron star, pulsar; trying to understand the cosmic forces, the discovery of anisotropy of cosmic microwave background radiation, the discovery of Higgs boson (God’s particle)..

How Guru Nanak criticised regressive customs imposed upon women of all religions

On Guru Nanak’s 550th birthday, an excerpt from his biography, ‘The First Sikh’, by Nicky-Guninder Kaur Sing. Though written centuries ago, the Babarvani hymns possess the sensitivity of contemporary scholars...

India should reconsider its decision on RCEP

India on November 4 decided not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade deal involving the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, and New Zealand. The agreement aims to reduce tariff rates to a considerable level and boost the exchange of goods and services within the member states. Had India decided to join the deal, RCEP would have the world’s largest free trade area covering 45% of the world’s ..

MANITEX and the poor fate of weavers in Manipur A challenge of Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Manipur, perhaps, the last in the queue of national calculated engagements on all fronts of lasting economic significance being caught in the deep trap of prolonged policy paralysis and weak governance, has been trying to make a mark possibly by nourishing “dwarfs” of tottering handloom sector, when the whole world is increasingly marked by rising economies of scale and large scale production. ..

550th birth celebration of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Jasmeet Kaur Pasricha Sikhism, arguably the youngest of the major world religions was initiated by Guru Nanak and is based on his revelatory experience. Born in 1469, on the eve of the age of discovery, Guru Nanak came to this world with a divine mission. His unique definition of a creator lord the foundation for a model human society. Guru Nanak and his successor nine Gurus translated this basic description of God called the Mool Mantra, into a harmonious life model for mankind. Freedom from fear ..

Substance abuse in NE : Nearly 20 percent more than other States

The rot in Northeast India’s substance abuse problem runs deep. A recent study shows that the prevalence of any type of substance abuse - smoking, smokeless tobacco products, alcohol..

The day I chose to be happy

Let me tell you a story, a story that is now a back-bone of mine, a story with is now a bridge that connected me with everything. Forgot which day it was, but never could I ever forget how the day was...

Plight of the peasants in the hills of Manipur

Similarly, 55-year-oldChongkengHaolai gets about rupees 500 in a day, whereas, 60-year-old Hoikhoneng Chongloi gets about rupees 15000 as annual profit. This is discouraging farming activity in the hills as farming is no longer..

Dr Sanajaoba (Pumpkin Doctor / Dr KS Singh) Reminiscence of his association as a colleague and guide

Dr. K. Sanajaoba was born on 13th October, 1940 in Haobam Marak, Kangjam Leikai, Imphal West District as the 4th sibling ( 1 - elder Sister, 2 elder Brothers and 1 Younger brother) of late Kangjam Mukta and Kangjam ..

When God’s people humble

“I fear the prayers of John Knox more than all the assembled armies of Europe ’’ -Mary, Queen of Scots..

Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2020

We have published different articles related to career in defence forces. Most of our readers are aware of National Defence Academy & Naval Academy exams as well as Combined Defence Services..

What is pollution doing to your skin

Pollution has become buzzword in metropolitian cities during these days .Pollution is a contamination of the natural environment — both indoors as well as outdoors. It occurs in different forms, including air, water, soil, heat ..

What is all about a flag?

Manipur had a flag, in two colours, a white one and a red one – both featured Pakhangba (dragon king) at the centre. Nobody knows when Manipur started using this flag; but certainly the flag was used by our Kings..

Plight of the peasants in the hills of Manipur

It is easy to take for granted the section of the populace who are responsible for putting food on our table every day of the year. Sadly, they are a fast dwindling population as farming for them is no longer a productive venture...

Centre making a mistake by not recognising silent protests in Kashmir

He is a former judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and a Member of Parliament from Anantnag. In a chat he weighs his words carefully but says clearly that he is disappointed with New Delhi and the Prime Minister’s approach to Kashmir...

Cannabis plant : Myths and facts

We think it’s time to separate the myths and facts circulating about this sacred plant and we hope this article helps to bring about an informed perspective regarding some of these questions, which may be lingering in the mind..

Why peace With NSCN(IM) is vital for Modi Government's Act East Policy

That a tentative agreement has been hammered out between the government and the NSCN(IM) is the only safe conclusion that can be drawn from the parleys held between the two sides in the capital over the past few weeks...

From exclusion to protection: An ordinance in Meghalaya raises questions on Inner Line Permits

On November 1, the Meghalaya government passed an ordinance making registration on entry mandatory for visitors who intend to spend more than 24 hours in the state...

The pollution question What will it take for farmers in Punjab and Haryana to stop burning stubble?

What mattered was the simple economics. Crop residue is almost useless. “Are you kidding me?” Avinash explained, “a stalk is what? It’s purely carbon. Carbon and a lot of moisture, and a little silica.”..

Keeping the military apolitical

Soldiers deserve to be admired but never revered to a point where they feel invincible The ‘bloodless’ army coup of January 1972 in their country caught most Ghanaians by surprise...

Kerala's multi-layered approach to end TB

As part of the #EndTB Dialogues series launched in lead up to the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health last month, we got an opportunity for exclusive interview with Dr M Sunil Kumar, State Tuberculosis Officer..

Stigma and mental illness

In 2013, Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for best actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook where she portrayed a woman with borderline personality disorder. In her acceptance speech, she remarked..

The pollution question : What will it take for farmers in Punjab and Haryana to stop burning stubble?

“It looks like an apocalyptic scene. A post-war scenario. You see huge plumes of black smoke coming out. I don’t know how to describe it.” My friend Avinash was telling me about seeing fields of crop residue burn in Haryana and Punjab...

Final Indo-Naga Peace Accord and beyond

In Nagaland the Government, NSCN (IM), NNPGs, Naga Hoho, NSF etc. are complementing each other for the breakthrough in the Peace Talk. In Manipur, the atmosphere is quite tense with the deployment of additional Central ..

Environment: The innocent bystander

Looking at the history, we can find two devastating wars fought by many countries. World War I and World War II have destroyed lives and properties in many parts of the world. In the ancient days wars were everywhere...

Protective thinking: Are Nagas ready to face its hostile neighbours?

In recent times, numerous articles in our local dailies have frequently mentioned about the unique history of the unconquered Nagas and their historical rights to remain a sovereign Nation, as it was before the arrival of Colonial British power...

Many single working women in India are holding men to higher standards

Something unprecedented is happening in India. Single working women, even those older than 30, are now openly contemptuous of the poor quality of available men. ..

Why the Centre is playing down the breakthrough in the Naga talks

The October 31 deadline set by the Union government to conclude the Naga peace talks ended on a somewhat ambiguous note. The deadlock between the government and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim ..

What a disgrace!

When Bengal's Mohammad Afrazul was barbarically burnt to death in Rajasthan, the Who's Who of Bengal BJP leaders --- far from condemning the brutal murder or accusing Rajasthani society, then BJP-led Rajasthan ..

Let me motivate you today

Every winning shouldn’t be a destination but a hotel for a short stay. The moment things get comfortable; it only says you are growing less. Learn to play cool and easy because you came with nothing and you will die with nothing...

Indo-Naga talks: Praying for a happy ending

Maharaj: We are praying for an amicable happy ending. But our territorial integrity is sacrosanct. There is no scope to negotiate on this issue. Our land will remain ours – the land of 37 ethnic groups...

A tumultuous Hiyangei to remember!

In pursuance of the ‘ani thokpi’ culture of Manipur (especially among the Meiteis), this year’s ‘Ningol Chakouba’ (after a hell lot of controversies on the real date among the ahei-apaa saaba/bi lots) was celebrated for two days..

Career options in Labour Studies

Labour force is integral part of any economy of the world. Whether developed or developing all countries needs labour force for different activities right from agriculture to industry and beyond...

Manipur : Context and structural violence

When the mighty Himalayas is leaving its snow-white height going down the deep green Southeast Asia, there trapped a hilly terrain with a tiny valley in the middle stressing north-south...

The great North Indian smog is an emergency: Why aren’t politicians taking it seriously?

On June 23, 2015, Santiagio, the capital of Chile was partially shut down in response to smog. The city government closed hundreds of polluting businesses and ordered three lakh cars off the streets...

NE development: Lean on regional planning techniques

Whither NER? Being a real resourceful region NER calls for appropriate planning so that the latent talent could be explored, which, in turn, can help flourish the national economy in a big way. Large cardamom of Sikkim..

Medicinal cannabis revisited – Strength through science

In an ancient Chinese pharmacopoeia titled Divine Farmer’s Herb Root Classic, which was published in 2727 BC and is considered to be the world’s oldest manual on medicine, Cannabis is listed as one of the most potent cures..

Carbon neutral journey through e-mobility

Coal India Ltd, where she is the second largest consumer of coal. Recently India gifts solar panels to UN HQ with an aim to reduce carbon footprint and promote sustainable energy by declaring hash tags ‘ClimateActionNow’ and ‘Equality’...

Cost of inaction to prevent and treat TB is very high

Prevention of TB was the focus of many a sessions at the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad, India, on the theme of 'Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action.' This conference comes one year ..

Anxiety over Naga settlement sparks protests in Manipur and even a ‘Government-in-exile’

On the evening of October 29, social media groups in Manipur buzzed with a sensational piece of news reported primarily by Pakistani publications: that two men from the state had declared its independence from India..

KUT: Celebration of nature’s gift

The whole state of Manipur, wherever the Chin-Kuki-Mizo-Zomi brethren live gears up to celebrate the autumn paddy-harvest festival called ‘Chavang Kut’. This yearly festival of thanksgiving is a powerful expression of man’s..

Borewells and potholes kill more Indians than terror

Efforts to rescue 2-year-old Sujith Wilson, trapped in a borewell for over 3 days in a village in Tiruchirappalli district of Tamilnadu now have entered fourth day. Rescue teams, including those from the National Disaster ..

Carbon neutral journey through e-mobility

After nitrogen, oxygen, water vapour and argon, carbon dioxide is the fifth most abundant gas in the atmosphere. The availability of atmospheric carbon (mostly in the form of carbon dioxide) reservoir is so small i.e. 0.0391%...

Why is the Indian state shockingly blind to the problem of statelessness?

Last year in March, during a public discussion in New Delhi, Himanta Biswa Sarma, the lead man for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in the North East, casually dropped in the word “stateless” while considering the future ..

Being vegetarian can fight climate change

In Manipur when ocularly survey the number of vegetarian population, it is really very poor. In hill districts the number is again almost negligible. The elders when counted are mostly vegetarians due to the religions or the ..

Are we forgetting that TB prevention is better than cure?

Dr Surya Kant said that if we cannot beat the TB bacteria, we can at least make ourselves fitter to fight it. He said that we cannot blame the TB bacteria alone for LTBI. Host immunity is also responsible for it...

Ningol Chakkouba : A beautiful tradition

Every community stands out distinctly through its unique tradition or way of life. The yearly invitation of married women to their parental home is a beautiful tradition of the Meitei community. Gifts, reunion, life’s experience ..

Hibernating animals and climate variable

Hibernation is a way of evolution by most animals to survive harsh winters. The present climate variability and change is disturbing the physiological activity in hibernating animals...

MP, the heartland of India, has the soul of universal appeal

For the religiously inclined, MP has places like Ujjain, Onkareshwar, Maheshwar, all of which have multiple temples of significance. These places also have historical significance and their mention is found in art ..