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Fr. Joseph Kachiramattam: The Priest with a Positive Aura

John S ShilshiEven as the mourning over the demise of Archbishop Emeritus, Most Rev. Joseph Mittathany, had hardly settled down, the Archdiocese of Imphal is yet again bereaved by the passing away of another Catholic stalwart-Msgr. Joseph Kachiramattam - ..

The elasticity of love

Birkarnelzelzit ThiyamFor where there is unconditional love for someone, the colour of love changes from red to white. The colour red usually expresses passion, heat and courage. It’s a strong colour, deep in hue and stands out. But when we colour c..

Dairy farming : A means of sustainable income under integrated farming

M Norjit Singh, Th Ranadhir Singh, Chongtham Sonia, Blessa SailoLivestock is an integral component of agriculture. It makes multifaceted contributions to the growth and development of the agriculture sector. Livestock helps to improve food production and ..

Weeding out Congress Grass (Parthenium hysterophorus L) from Imphal City through compositing

Prof N Irabanta SinghIntroduction : Congress Grass (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) is a menace to human beings, animals, environments and biodiversity. It has infested road sides of National and State highways including inter Assembly Constituency segment r..

Career through Skill Development

Ranjan K BaruahContd from previous issueWhen we look at the beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council then we become familiar with courses like beauty therapist, assistant beauty therapist, hair stylist, bridal fashion and photographic makeup artists, yo..

Overpopulation, an Asset or a Curse

N Munal MeiteiContd from previous issueOur planet can offer a quality of life to not more than 2 billion people. Humans have a greedy tendency to want more and more in the name of development. Thus, there will come a time when population growth and welfar..

Unparliamentary expressions not words

Free Thinker"I love my wife", sounds good and Parliamentary; "I love your wife", is obnoxious and unparliamentary; “I love Pakistani wives", is highly unparliamentary, defamatory, inflammatory, illegal and unconstitutional, etc, etc. ‘Love..

‘Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’

Dr Chandrakant Sambhaji PandavContd from previous issueWith Phase-2, the Government plans to cover all aspirational and high burden districts for stunting (total 291 districts) by March 2023 and in Phase-3 cover all remaining districts by Mar-24. NITI Aay..

Career through Skill Development

Ranjan K BaruahIndia is a young Nation with many young people all over the country. Though most of the young people prefer to get a Government job, in reality getting a Government job is very challenging as we have many aspirants instead of vacancies in t..

The legend of Lord Koubru and a Liangmai princess

Khiubamliu ChawangBefore the advent of British colonists and Western missionaries in the Liangmai Naga territories in the early 19th century, the people of Liangmai worshipped various eminent Gods and deities. Lord Koubru (Koubo Ra), the guardian God of t..

MicroEnsure : Democratizing Insurance

Anand LaishramA majority of people living in developing countries are just a setback or two away from complete financial ruin.An unforeseen event can easily send millions upon millions of people around the world below the poverty line.It can be an illness..

Overpopulation, an Asset or a Curse

N Munal MeiteiEconomist think population as an asset but from environmental prospective, it’s a curse. July, 11 is celebrated as the World Population Day as the world population reached 5 billion on this day in 1987. This day is observed to raise aw..

India shows the way in putting routine childhood immunization back on track

Lakshmana Venkat KuchiThe Covid-19 pandemic has left behind an alarming phenomenon of a huge number of newborn children going without regular vaccinations. What this means is that hundreds of thousands of children in the world are at risk of catching life..

Random thoughts on people’s expectations and what the Govt can do

Khelsoril WanbeThe dictum, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people” seems to hold true till today, especially in India, which is indisputably the largest democratic Nation in the world. Here a Government exists so long as it e..

‘Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’

Dr Chandrakant Sambhaji PandavContd from previous issueAs per the World Health Organization (WHO), known measures to control anaemia include i) Dietary Diversification, ii) Supplementation iii) Food Fortification iv) Biofortification v) Public health meas..

Demography as a Career Choice

Ranjan K BaruahContd from previous issueThis fellowship aims to provide Indian faculty, researchers and professionals the opportunity to teach, conduct research or carry out a combination of teaching and research at a U.S. institution. Aspirants may apply..

Apple benefit for skin

Shahnaz HusainIt’s always a special time of year. The most awaited apple season 2022 has begun with farmers harvesting the first of this season’s apples.    Apple varieties that ripen early have already made their way to the mar..

The holistic approaches to good governance and realistic priorities in Manipur

Dr Nunglekpam Premi DeviContd from previous issueAlerting the elderly people to the financial assistance schemes under the Manipur Old-Age Pension Scheme and CM-Gi Sotharabasingi Tengbang for the differently abled people,  cultivating affordable heal..

Survey report of Tupul landslide trigerred on 29th-30th June

The team comprising of Prof. Arun Kumar MU, Dr Manichandra Sanoujam MU,  Dr Thingujam Dolendro Geoconsult, M Jagajit Singh Computer Gallery Imphal, Dr N Sanamacha Singh ECC, SK Gainaimei ECC,RK Bikramjit ECC visited the spot with Dr RK RanjanContd fr..

‘Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’

Dr Chandrakant Sambhaji PandavThis phrase often attributed to Hippocrates rightly lays down the importance of nutrition to prevent or cure disease. As India continues to suffer from a vicious cycle of poor intake of nutrients, poor diversity in diets; the..

Demography as a Career Choice

Ranjan K BaruahDemography or population studies, is a systematic study of the population and engaged with concerns like population characteristics, growth, and other changes. It examines variables like birth, fertility, health, death, migration, ageing, e..

Archbishop Joseph Mittathany: His Vision and Mission for Manipur

Fr Paul Lelen HaokipA leader passed away on the 11th of July 2022. An architect has left us; a foresighted soul who inspired thousands has left us a legacy. You came from Kerala to enlighten, inspire and uplift the people of the North East – especia..

Survey report of Tupul landslide trigerred on 29th-30th June

The team comprising of Prof. Arun Kumar MU, Dr Manichandra Sanoujam MU,  Dr Thingujam Dolendro Geoconsult, M Jagajit Singh Computer Gallery Imphal, Dr N Sanamacha Singh ECC, SK Gainaimei ECC,RK Bikramjit ECC visited the spot with Dr RK RanjanIntroduc..

The holistic approaches to good governance and realistic priorities in Manipur

Dr Nunglekpam Premi DeviOn the successful tenure of 8 years of Central Government (Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP), the Government of Manipur is on the verge to observing the “Seva, sushasan and Garib Kalyan” owing to “Service, Good Governa..

Plastic mulching for vegetable production

Dr Laishram Kanta Singh, Mrs K Lily Rangnamei and Dr S Roma DeviContd from previous issue· The film shouldn’t be laid on during the hottest part of the day since then it will be expanded.Selection of mulchThe ecological conditions, primary mulc..

Demography as a Career Choice

Ranjan K BaruahOur population is increasing every day and there might be a day when there would be more challenges when it comes to resource management. The global data is already alarming and we should be aware that since the middle of the 20th  cen..

A brief sketch on the life and works of Late Most Rev. Joseph Mittathany

N Samuel Douminthang BaiteThe sad news about the demise of Most Rev. Joseph Mittathany, DD, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Imphal, Manipur came on the fateful day of Monday, July 11, 2022, around 9.55 am. He breathed his last at Catholic Medica..

Plastic mulching for vegetable production

Dr Laishram Kanta Singh, Mrs K Lily Rangnamei and Dr S Roma DeviIt has become essential for us to produce more and of higher quality produce in order to compete in the global market due to the rising demand for horticulture products and people’s inc..

Effects of excessive online gaming on children

Satyavan SaurabhContd from previous  issueThe anonymity of participants should be removed and a robust grievance redressal mechanism should be created, various forms of self-regulation should also be encouraged for the industry.More and more youth ar..

Common diseases of rice and their management in Manipur

Bireswar SinhaRice is considered to be one of the important crops among cereals. Historically, rice was cultivated l0000 years ago in the river valleys of South and Southeast Asia and it served as the most important food for the people. Although Asia is t..

The Marangching disaster

Yambem LabaTupul is a nondescript settlement in Noney district of Manipur. But years ago, when Lalu Prasad Yadav was the Union Railways Minister he came and laid the foundation stone of the Jiri-Tupul railway line. It was a dream project of the Government..

Effects of excessive online gaming on children

Satyavan SaurabhContd from previous  issueSixth, India can take a pragmatic approach like advanced jurisdictions. The UK exempts skill sports from the licensing requirements that apply to games of chance.Finally, the government may regulate online ga..

The frills and thrills of district administration

Lunminthang Haokip, IAS RetdTHE AURA ATTACHED TO A DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR: Considered a prize and crucial cutting-edge administrative posting, several rounds of confabulations, usually at the highest levels, take place to avoid a ‘wrong decisionR..

I made candles to support my family, says 16th ranker in HSLCE 2022

Birkarnelzelzit Thiyam Echoes of the success stories are all around in times like today. And to be sure here is Somraj Athokpam.“Hello Somraj Athokpam, nice to meet you. Are your parents happy with your success?” I congratulated. “Yes, t..

Sleep : A non-negotiable biological necessity

Dr Meesha HaorongbamIt has been rightly said that a good night’s sleep is the best bridge between despair and hope. In fact, sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health each day. Sleep is a basic biological ..

Effects of excessive online gaming on children

Satyavan SaurabhContd from previous  issueGaming addictions cause physical, social, and emotional damage to health, poor sleep, appetite, career, and social life. Addiction can also cause insomnia, cause nearsightedness, withdrawal from social intera..

Mr Abe went too soon but his legacy will live on

Prime Minister Narendra ModiShinzo Abe - an outstanding leader of Japan, a towering global statesman, and a great champion of India-Japan friendship - is not among us anymore. Japan and the world have lost a great visionary. And, I have lost a dear friend..

Leaving Shani Mandir, Thangal Bazaar

Free ThinkerIn the last few years, many important people have started inquiring about the Shani Mandir in Thangal Bazar. Some say it is located in and around Gandhi Avenue; others say it is in Major Khun. All are correct; the increasingly popular Shani Th..

How mPesa brought Financial Services to Africa?

Anand LaishramLast week, we learnt about how Celtel brought mobile telecommunications to many African countries and thereby, creating enormous value for the people in Africa.We also talked a bit about companies building upon the mobile telecommunications ..

Tupul landslide: An impact of climate change

K Rajeshwar SharmaContd from previous issueIt has been shown that carbon, particularly from fossil burning, has risen significantly since the second half of the 19th century. It is estimated that the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has ri..

Career in yoga for humanity

Ranjan K BaruahContd from previous issueThere are different courses available starting from degree to diploma or advanced diploma and aspirants may choose and take up courses according to their interest or choices. Some of the most sought courses may be a..

Effects of excessive online gaming on children

Satyavan SaurabhRecently the government has announced the formation of a committee to identify a ministry to regulate and oversee online gaming. In the changing technological era, today more and more states are bringing in-laws to bring some order to the ..

Now, the BJP is on its Southward march

Lakshmana Venkat KuchiAfter conquering North East, and few other regions where the BJP made significant gains, the ruling party at the Centre has now turned its focus on south of the Vindhyas where its performance has traditionally been weak. As its evolu..

Tupul landslide: An impact of climate change

K Rajeshwar SharmaLandslides are mass movements of soil or rocks along the slopes of mountains. As rains are one of the causes of landslides, they occur more often than not during the rainy season whether it is in the Himalayas or elsewhere. These mountai..

Single-use plastics ban: A big leap towards a better planet

Bhupender YadavIn 2018, when India hosted World Environment Day on the theme Beat Plastic Pollution, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi gave a call for eliminating single-use plastics (SUP). A year later, in his Independence Day speech, PM Modi raised the ..

The Holy Grail of Khuga Dam : Promises vs Plight

Paojakhup GuiteContd from previous issue“Wind of Change”Unanimity in political will from the concerned 3 MLAs-Shri Paolienlal Haokip of Saikot A/C, Shri LM Khaute of Chura-chandpur A/C and Shri Chinlunthang of Singnat A/C has come to the fore...

Career in yoga for humanity

Ranjan K BaruahContd from previous issueIn case we have any issue with our physical health then we have the option to do a different check up but for mental health there are not many tests available. It means taking care of our mental health is important ..

Into the world of Agricultural Engineering

From Advancing North East • Introduction  The agriculture industry is one of the oldest and most important industries in the world. It is said that the first agricultural tools came into use during the stone age. The agricultural field wa..

Monsoon makeup tips

Shahnaz HusainSummer’s sweltering heat may be gone, but the humidity is here to stay.With the advent of the monsoon, the humidity will be at its peak and that will lead to sweating and dripping of makeup.While rainy days are fun and romantic if you ..

The Holy Grail of Khuga Dam : Promises vs Plight

Paojakhup GuiteContd from previous issueUnintended FailuresAll the three intended primary objectives of irrigation, electricity and drinking have met with failures. Agricultural farmers are faced with an irrigation ire. Unfortunately, the purposes and pro..

Career in yoga for humanity

Ranjan K BaruahWe are aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented human tragedy and it brought many challenges for us. Beyond its immediate impact on physical health, the COVID-19 pandemic has also exacerbated psychological suffering and me..

Modern chemicals in food putting the health of millions at risk

Jayanta SharangthemHealth is above wealth because we can’t enjoy the wealth if we are not in good health. There is saying that ‘Good health is a crown worn by the healthy that only the ill can see’. The value of good health knows to the ..

The Holy Grail of Khuga Dam : Promises vs Plight

Paojakhup GuiteTime and again, a fear psychosis surfaces over the structures of Khuga Dam with this year’s heavy monsoon. Zoumunnuam village is a case in point in the most recent flood induced by the dam. The entire village was waterlogged to almost..

Appearance of Lord Jagannatha : The Merciful Lord of the Universe

Radhamohan DasContd from previous issueOtherwise, how would it be possible that king Indradyumna, the emblem of perseverance could have lost his patience and broken his word. Narada Muni also confirmed that brahmana Ananta Maharana was Visvakarma, the mas..

1st session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly

Prof (Dr) Nimai Chand LuwangContd from previous issueThe Business Advisory Committee allotted a total of 9 hours and 40 minutes sitting during the first session: 3 hours and 40 minutes for the sitting on 24th March; 3 hours for 25th March and 3 hours for ..

Dying Agriculture in Manipur : Suffering in silenceNeed for good agricultural governance for modern Manipur

Professor N Mohendro SinghWhen the whole world is talking about innovation-driven economy, Manipur is talking about food deficit. We are reminded of the fact that political freedom and economic freedom are two sides of a coin; and food self-sufficiency is..

Appearance of Lord Jagannatha : The Merciful Lord of the Universe

Radhamohan DasIt was on the auspicious occasion of a solar eclipse that the residents of Vrindavana including Nanda Maharaja, Yasoda Rani, Rohini, Radharani and the gopis got an opportunity of seeing Lord Krishna at Kuruksetra for the first time since the..

1st session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly

Prof (Dr) Nimai Chand LuwangContd from previous issueThe House took up the Agenda for transaction of the General Discussion on Supplementary Demands for Grants and Discussion and Voting on Supplementary Demands for Grants 2021-22 on 25th March 2022. Seven..

Five years stronger

Nirmala SitharamanToday, we mark the completion of 5 years since the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced in our country. It was first discussed in the report of Kelkar Task Force on indirect taxes in 2003 and hence took 13 long years in the making..

The role of tech and the media in the Gospel scene

Lunminthang HaokipT Waichong Golden Jubilee : Year 1965. I was hardly 8 years old. My father, Late Ngamjathang Haokip, was the Supdt Pastor of LAKBA (Now ECI - Chandel Dist). The LAKBA Choir had song practice sessions for KBC Golden Jubilee celebration 19..

Significance of the Intl Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking

Thounaojam BonbihariDrugA drug is any chemical substance that causes a change in an organism's physiology or psychology when consumed. Drugs are typically distinguished from food and substances that provide nutritional support. Consumption of drugs can be..

1st session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly

Prof (Dr) Nimai Chand LuwangContd from previous issueThe Business Advisory Committee allotted 3 hours and 40 minutes for the sitting on the 24th and 3 hours each for the sittings on 25th and 26th March. However, as per the provisions of the Rules of Proce..

A few women activists whose names come to mind

Sunil Thongam I did a little bit of research about activists and social workers before writing this article. I have discovered there is a fine line between an activist and a social worker. The precise meaning goes like this: 'An activist is a person who c..

The other younger version in you

Birkarnelzelzit ThiyamHere lives a boy in me, inside my soul. He wakes up and talks to me at times. I work for this boy. Death matures only when this boy thinks ‘enough’ is reached. Everyone talks to themselves, people call it introspection bu..

NEP a game-changer : Preparing for a knowledge economy

Dharmendra PradhanWhen the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched in 2016 under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, our greatest challenge then was reaching the last woman standing in the queue in remotest recesses of the country wi..

1st session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly

Prof (Dr) Nimai Chand LuwangContd from previous issueThe Secretary shall issue summons to each member specifying the date and place for a session of the House [at least 15 clear days] before the date so appointed; Rule 18. (1) Sittings of the House shall,..

GST on horse trading and racing

Free ThinkerGST on horse racing may not be a lucrative idea but GST on horse-trading will be a great revenue generator. I don’t know whose original idea is it. But I love the idea of imposing a heavy levy on horse-trading. This is going to be a big ..

International Plastic Bag Free Day 2022

N Munal MeiteiThe country is celebrating the 73rd Vanamahotsova, the festival of Forests from 1-7 July with the call to save the environment and the mother earth. In the meantime, the State is facing with a massive landslide, the most dangerous environmen..

1st session of 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly

Prof (Dr) Nimai Chand LuwangThe election to the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly was held in two phases on 25th February and 5th March 2022. Counting of votes took place on 10th March and the results of all 60 Assembly segments were declared the same day..

Celtel and the Mobile Revolution in Africa

Anand LaishramThe case of Celtel and its enormous success across the African continent is one of the most illustrative examples of the power of Market Creating Innovations in creating prosperity.Celtel was started in 1998 by Mo Ibrahim, who was earlier an..

Integrating duck and paddy farming

Blessa Sailo, Chongtham Sonia, M Norjit Singh, BK Sharma, Kha Lovingson, M DilrashDucks occupy an important position next to chicken farming in India. They form about 10% of the total poultry population and contribute about 6-7% of total eggs produced in ..

Adverse impact of climate change is real, immediate and scary

Lakshmana Venkat Kuchi Earlier this week, I was part of a congregation at Noida where the deliberations blew my mind – the climate change and global warming is very much real, and scary are its multifarious impacts. We the world should have act..

Spiritual aphelion

Dr Robert ShimrayIntroductionBrowsing through Internet about Aphelion & Perihelion, one gets the meaning stating that Aphelion and Perihelion describe the furthest and closest distance the Earth is to the Sun, respectively. The Earth is farthest from ..

On women’s rights, West takes a backward step, and India shows the way

Smriti Zubin IraniContd from previous issueThe present Government evinces the highest regard for its bahuroopi daughters who act -at various points in their life- not only as loving mothers but as sincere students, valuable employees and valorous entrepre..

A brief recap of the Jagannath Temple on Rath Yatra

Radhamohan Das The Jagannath Temple is an important Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath, who is Lord Krishna, in Puri in Odisha State. The present temple was rebuilt from the 10th century onwards at the site of the earlier temple and it was duri..

Monsoon nail trends

Shahnaz HusainIt is that time of the year again when there is nonstop downpour, breezy winds and splashy water everywhere. It is a common perception that monsoon has a gloomy face.Nails take the most hit during the rainy season. The season of monsoon call..

On women’s rights, West takes a backward step, and India shows the way

Smriti Zubin IraniAt a time of distressing furore on social media and on streets against near-total bans on abortion in the West, India’s generous stance on the termination of pregnancy is a comforting sanctum. Coupled with the moratorium on commerc..

Lord Jagannath – the legend about His form

S. BalakrishnanEver wondered why the holy trinity of Puri - Lord Jagnanath, His brother Balabhadra and His sister Subhadra – appear unfinished and mysterious ?Those were the times when Lord Jaganta (Jagannath) originally lived among the Saora prople..

1972 to 2022 : A reflection on my days and beyond in the IAS

Falguni Rajkumar (IAS Retd)Fifty years ago on 1 May 1972, the results of the All India Civil Service Examinations were out. I had qualified for the IAS, IFS and IPS. I opted for the IAS. It had taken 25 years after India’s independence for a Manipur..

Integrated farming system with organic agriculture

Indira Sarangthem, A Herojit Singh and Nivedita OinamContd from previous issueNEED OF ORGANIC FARMINGWith the increase in population our compulsion would be not only to stabilize agricultural production but to increase it further in sustainable manner. Th..

Why not a New Imphal City ?

Dr Rajkumar Giridhari SinghIn the quest for development and to make places of Manipur better connected by road, the Government of Manipur recently announced the expansion/widening of 79 numbers of State/districts/IVR roads of the State. This initiative as..

Integrated farming system with organic agriculture

Indira Sarangthem, A Herojit Singh and Nivedita OinamAt present, the farmers concentrate mainly on crop production which is subjected to a high degree of uncertainty in income and employment to the farmers. In this contest, it is imperative to evolve suit..

Towards affordability, accessibility and availability of quality health care

Ms Mona Gupta India is geared up to celebrate August 15, 2022, as ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, an initiative of the Government of India to commemorate 75 years of independence of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture,..

Prolonged sitting or prolonged standing spoils your leg

Dr KK PandeyIn our country, leg swelling emerges as the commonest problem out of all complaints pertaining to a leg. In some cases, there is complaint of sudden onset of swelling and redness either in one leg or both. Majority of our complainants in India..

Need to ban single-use plastic in India

Priyanka 'Saurabh'Single-use plastic refers to those plastic items that are used once and discarded. The highest usage of plastics manufactured and used in single-use plastics ranges from the packaging of goods to bottles, polythene bags, food packaging, ..

Swachh Bharat Mission : A Jan Andolan

Professor V Srinivas CharyRemember the ‘Panchayat 2’ episode when the DM visits Phulera village to check its ODF (Open Defecation Free) status. How Panchayat employees go into overdrive to protect the ODF status. This reel-life drama reflects ..

The quiet transformation in defence pensions

Rajnish KumarThe media scape is rife with narratives which may lead distinguished retired defence services personnel to get apprehensive about the quiet transformation which is happening in the management of Defence Pensions in India. The System for Pensi..

All you needed was a little more courage

Birkarnelzelzit ThiyamDo you have the courage to follow your dream ? Or will you die a dreamer ? Or will you die on the verge and on the edge of ‘could have,’ ‘should have’ and ‘would have.’ Are you listening to me Mond..

The Agnipath Yojana : Deify or demonise?

Paojakhup GuiteContd from previous issueThe suspicion behind the new recruitment system is of cost cutting, that is, a fiscal burden on pension and salary bills. This expenditure cutting on the tri-services of the country can be done best by creating flex..

A glimpse of “Yangna Paikhredako Punshi”

Free ThinkerShri (L) Moirangthem Gojendro Singh (1922-1993) had written a very short and sweet memoir “Yangna Paikhredako Punshi” in a poetic form consisting of 25 stanzas. In his centenary year and on Father’s Day 19 June 2022, his memo..

Market creating innovations in developing countries

Anand LaishramWe have seen Market Creating Innovations in action in developed countries like USA and Japan. We have seen how Market Creating Innovations helped create immense prosperity in these countries.Market Creating Innovations have also created pros..

The Agnipath Yojana : Deify or demonise?

Paojakhup GuiteIn what appears to be the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Government at the Centre to cause a tectonic policy blitzkrieg(s) in each of five-year stint, it announced the scheme called Agnipath in its second innings on June 14. The first innin..

How the fight against malnutrition is becoming a Jan Andolan in India

Dr Ananya AwasthiContd from previous issueMarrying tradition with evidence, nutritious food items like fresh fruits and vegetables are arranged alongside seasonal flowers, to convert the floral Bathukamma into a Poshan Bathukamma and increase awareness ar..

My brief experience of teaching at Mt Everest College, Senapati

Khelsoril WanbeIn September 2004, right after getting married, I joined a very popular college in Senapati, Mt Everest College, as a lecturer. That was the third major educational institution in my life, where I worked for a period of time. Students from ..

Significance of the International Day of Yoga

Thounaojam BonbihariYogaIt is an art and science of healthy living which focuses on bringing harmony between mind, body and soul. The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to unite’. As per Yogic..

How the fight against malnutrition is becoming a Jan Andolan in India

Dr Ananya AwasthiPolicy makers, academics and practitioners around the world are focusing their attention, effort, and resources on answering one basic question- how do you change human behaviour ? While it sounds simple, changing behaviours can be one of..

The need to deal with the littering and dumping of waste materials

Khelsoril WanbeIn recent days, we have seen the extent of havoc that has been wreaked by non-degradable waste materials such as plastic bags, bottles, wraps, etc. It has become a common habit to just throw away used plastic materials and litter all over t..

Skin problems that arise during monsoons

Shahnaz HusainThe pleasant days of magical monsoon are here again  to provide respite from the brunt of the hot and sweaty summer. The buzz of monsoon has grown louder with barren land springing to life with lush green fields and rolling green hills ..

Meghachandra Kongbam dedicates to the brave warriors of Manipuri Cinema

Salam Rupachandra SinghIt is said that there are art lovers born here in Manipur whose will power and interest never remain in vain. It is well said that ‘Mamitta Thibong Panba’ meaning that the Manipuris have everything in their hands and eye..

Intensive vegetable rice rotation

Sagolsem Sumanglal Singh, SMS (PBG), KVK, ThoubalContd from previous issueCucumber = Rs. 180000.00French bean = Rs. 159000.00Bhindi = Rs. 60000.00Rice = Rs. 54000.00Potato = Rs. 240000.00Total = Rs. 798000.00Net Profit (Rs. 798000.00 – Rs. 178000.00..