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Will Manipur ever be the same again ?

Ngaranmi ShimrayThe Nagas and Kukis have a long history of animosity and warfare. The fights were vendetta over century old bloodsheds and claims of land ownership. There was a detente only after the control of various areas between the warring tribes bec..

How to get healthy glowing skin with fruits

Shahnaz HusainYour journey to getting healthy and radiant skin begins with your diet. The foods we consume play a crucial role in the overall health and appearance of our skin. Your skin will only glow if you are healthy from the inside out, regardless of..

Understanding the profundity of secularism

L  LuingamContd from previous issueTHE WRATH OF GODThe Bible says that king Uzziah reigned for 52 years in Judah. He was overall a good king who did much for his land. But in later years pride crept in his mind and disobeyed God by trying to perform ..

Efforts to free examinations from cheating

Vijay GargContd from previous issueHowever, some States have taken strict action to prevent rigging in various recruitment examinations. Rasuka on people involved in cases like paper leakAction has been taken under the (National Security Act), but inciden..

Indo-Myanmar Border FencingA long term peaceful solution for NE region

Brigadier Laiphrakpam Ibotombi Singh (Retd)(Those who have voiced against Indo-Myanmar Border fencing have their hidden agendas as they are directly or indirectly benefitting from drug trafficking, human trafficking and other illegal trades)On Feb 8, 2024..

Understanding the profundity of secularism

L  LuingamCHRISTIANITY:What we know today as Christianity or Christian religion began with Christ in the days and within the bounds of Roman empires, the world has ever known in all its history. Christianity is one of the religions in the world which..

Efforts to free examinations from cheating

Vijay GargContd from previous issueAfter being passed in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, it will be sent to the President for approval. As soon as the President gives his approval, this bill will take the form of law. In cases of malpractices related to ex..

Among the indigenous people of Manipur, Meetei bears more tribal characters

Thangjam RanjitMeetei Community is one of the main tribes of Manipur and North East India and possesses all the characteristics of becoming a tribe living in a permanent society. Though, the majority of Meetei population embraces Hinduism/Vaishnavism, the..

Consequences due to existence of Kuki Hereditary Chieftainship

K Yugindro Singh, M Manihar Singh and Sh Janaki SharmaContd from previous issueThe abnormal growth of villages in four districts viz., Churachandpur, Kangpokpi, Tengnoupal and Chandel is discernible from the figures shown in Table 1. The abnormal growth o..

Legalised and institutionalised discrimination of Meiteis in Manipur

Soubam Nongpoknganba Meitei, LLM (President, Indigenous Development Mission)Contd from previous issueWhile so being situated the agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing, namely the free movement regime or simply FMR has allowed the bor..

Efforts to free examinations from cheating

Vijay GargContd from previous issueIn modern times, in any competitive examination, studies, writing and mental understanding have become the basis, but what will happen if the examination which is required to determine the merit, is tainted with malpract..

Consequences due to existence of Kuki Hereditary Chieftainship

K Yugindro Singh, M Manihar Singh and Sh Janaki Sharma1. What is Hereditary Chieftainship ?The institution of hereditary chieftainship is well described by WW Hunter in his book ‘A Statistical Account of Bengal Volume- VI’ as under: “The..

Legalised and institutionalised discrimination of Meiteis in Manipur

Soubam Nongpoknganba Meitei, LLM (President, Indigenous Development Mission)Contd from last SaturdayThis Act further prohibits the transfer of land from tribal to non tribal but not from non tribal to tribal by making the transfer of land from tribal to n..

Facts about Article 371-CAttempts to tinker with it could trigger bigger ramifications

Ngaranmi ShimrayContd from last SaturdayBut the demand for the Hill Areas of Manipur where the district council system is in place since 1972 has been refused and scuttled for half a century. The tribes have been very accommodating to the Meitei community..

Efforts to free examinations from cheating

Vijay GargThe purpose of any competition is to test ability. Is. In ancient times, this work was done for recruitment in the armies of the rulers. At that time, the criteria for such examinations used to be physical fitness. (To be contd)..

Messenger of universal brotherhood

Kajal Chatterjee Contd from last Saturdayall-embracing sage used to see the Divine Mother in all female entities irrespective of religion. So instead of paying lip service to Vivekananda at the drop of a hat, they should try to learn the values of him and..

In perfect imperfection: Love's untold story

Aubaid Ahmad Akhoon“Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”  Ursula K Le GuinIn the grand symphony of human existence, love emerges as the most enchanting melody, weaving i..

Fire and ice: Remembering the big fire at Raman House in Sainik School Imphal

Squadron leader Vidula Abhyankar (Retd)“Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I have tasted of desireI hold with those who favour fire,”-Robert Frost25 February 2023 was like any other day for me in Sainik School Imphal..

ST demand & Govinda ji

Free Thinker  Today morning I went to Sri Sri Govinda ji temple with my better half.  We reached the temple a few minutes before the 8 am 'aarti'. We joined the 'parikarma' too. We thoroughly participated in the entire ‘purnima ritual̵..

Legalised and institutionalised discrimination of Meiteis in Manipur

Soubam Nongpoknganba Meitei, LLM (President, Indigenous Development Mission)There is no gain saying on how the present crisis has pushed our society to such an abyss and we don’t in fact know, how long it will take and what it will take to come out ..

Spring skin and hair care and make-up

Shahnaz HusainReady to feel all fresh-faced and fabulous this spring?After months of snow, slush, and frigid temperatures, spring is finally on the horizon.Spring is a time of renewal: birds chirping, flowers blooming, and your skin emerging from a cocoon..

Facts about Article 371-CAttempts to tinker with it could trigger bigger ramifications

Ngaranmi ShimrayContd from previous issueArticle 371-C, like other Articles under category from A to H and J have been made for different States taking into account their historical legacies, unique circumstances and regional demands of the States. For in..

Messenger of universal brotherhood

Kajal Chatterjee Contd from previous issueIt is indeed a disgusting sight when the rabid orthodox pseudo-nationalist merchants of hatred, who have emerged as the self-declared  "guardians" of Hindus  and "holy cows" and can't hold a candle to th..

Myanmar border fencing amid office arson in Churachandpur

Yambem Laba After more than 58 years of dejure-free movement of the population on either side of the international border between India’s North East and Myanmar, an agreement allowing free movement sans passport and visa up to 50 kilometres on both ..

Facts about Article 371-CAttempts to tinker with it could trigger bigger ramifications

Ngaranmi ShimrayContd from previous issueSection 52(6) is suitably incorporated as a proviso under para 4(2) of the Orders dated 20th June 1972.Section 52 (10) is suitably incorporated under para 4(3) of the Orders dated 20th June 1972.Section 52 (7) is s..

From farm to plate - Enhancing domestic fish consumption in IndiaStrengthening Marketing, Infrastructure, and Transportation under PMMSY

Sagar MehraContd from previous issue The extension services are expected to be instrumental in promoting sectoral schemes and fish consumption as an ‘super-food‘ packed with nutrition.To benchmark and understand domestic consumption trend..

Messenger of universal brotherhood

Kajal Chatterjee While the child Narendranath experimented with hookahs used by different communities to experience how one "loses" his caste or religion, the matured Swami Vivekananda advocated for universal brotherhood and equality of all human beings.T..

The marvelous essence: Exploring the nutritional virtues of maternal milk

Sivakumar Vijayaraghavalu PhDIn an era brimming with dietary supplements and baby formulas, the unassuming yet profoundly significant maternal milk emerges as a wondrous essence. This naturally derived sustenance, crafted by nature’s own hand, compr..

Facts about Article 371-CAttempts to tinker with it could trigger bigger ramifications

Ngaranmi ShimrayAn article was published in The Sangai Express titled “Article 371-C aggravates ethnic divide and stalls progress of Manipur” by Captain (Rtd) LB Singh of Indian Navy on 12th February 2024. He has blamed the provision of Articl..

From farm to plate - Enhancing domestic fish consumption in IndiaStrengthening Marketing, Infrastructure, and Transportation under PMMSY

Sagar MehraIn the vibrant tapestry of Indian cuisine, one dietary component stands out for its nutritional richness and culinary versatility – ‘fish’. Beyond its delectable taste, ‘fish’ holds a profound significance in the I..

Role of parents during board exams

Vijay GarGContd from previous issue7. Exam preparation: Parents can assist in organizing study materials, providing necessary resources, and discussing strategies for effective studying. They can also help in locating additional learning resources or prac..

A tribute to Sant Shiromani Acharya Shri 108 Vidhyasagar Ji Maharaj

Narendra ModiSant Shiromani Acharya Shri 108 Vidhyasagar Ji Maharaj Ji attained Samadhi and left us all saddened. His life is a spiritually rich epoch graced with profound wisdom, boundless compassion and an unwavering commitment to uplift humanity. I hav..

Harnessing agro forestry for sustainable agriculture in Manipur

N Ganesh and Dr Vivek Vaishnav In the verdant hills of Manipur lies a golden opportunity for agricultural innovation and economic resurgence: agroforestry. Imagine a landscape where lush trees dance in harmony with bountiful crops, promising not just sust..

Poll Year: Tractors choke EU roads

Shivaji SarkarContd from previous issueIn talks with Central Ministers, Arjun Munda and Piyush Goel, they receive no assurance on key issues though the Government says agreement reached on ten other issues. They are alleged to be provoked by the Oppositio..

Role of parents during board exams

Vijay GarGContd from previous issue3. Proper nutrition: Parents should ensure their children have a healthy diet during exams, providing them with nutritious meals and snacks. A well-balanced diet contributes to improved concentration and overall well-bei..

Ongoing crisis in Manipur : Recipe for a full fledged civil war

Laiphrakpam Ibotombi SinghThe situation in Manipur is that the warring people have free access to the latest modern weapons and military equipment but has primitive mindset, which is the right recipe for a civil warIn 1993 while I was part of United Natio..

Nothing to Kill or Die for

Kongbrailatpam Rajeshwar SharmaIn times of turmoil, great men and women of heroic characters emerge from the soil stained with their blood and sweat as Phoenix did out of its own ashes. So do great pieces of literature.Against the backdrop of the American..

Poll Year: Tractors choke EU roads

Shivaji SarkarFarmers all over the world are protesting in an election year. The day the Indian farmers were made to face severe assault on February 13 and their roads to Delhi were blocked with concrete walls, barbed wire and spikes; the farmers in Bruss..

Role of parents during board exams

Vijay GarGParents play a crucial role during exams as they provide support and guidance to their children. Here are some roles that parents can fulfill:1. Emotional support: Parents can provide emotional support and create a positive environment at home. ..

149 experts call to find all TB to stop TB

Shobha Shukla, Bobby RamakantOne hundred and forty nine delegates of 78th National Conference of Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases ( NATCON) have endorsed a global call to find all TB to stop TB, which has 1 key task: Stop missing TB cases, by taking 2 acti..

Resilient tourism for vibrant career

Ranjan K BaruahOne of the areas where many of us may be engaged professionally is the tourism sector. We should know that tourism supports millions of direct and indirect jobs all over the world, in particular for women and young people.  For some sm..

IIT Delhi at Abu Dhabi: Excellence beyond India’s borders

Dharmendra PradhanThe recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) happened at a time when bilateral relations between India and the UAE have already been elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Reaffirming the..

Undeterred: Rising above adversity in pursuit of excellence

YenningAs you face the looming mountains of your board exams (classes X & XII), the air crackles with anticipation. Anxiety whispers, fuelled by expectations and doubts, threatening to dim the true purpose of these pivotal tests: a celebration of lear..

Nothing to kill or die for

Kongbrailatpam Rajeshwar SharmaIn times of turmoil, great men and women of heroic characters emerge from the soil stained with their blood and sweat as Phoenix did out of its own ashes. So do great pieces of literature. Against the backdrop of the America..

Great game for peace and security

Free ThinkerUntil and unless we have peace and security at the ground level, we can’t move forward for anything – whether it is for greater autonomy, urban progress, rural development, employment generation, poverty eradication, ST inclusion o..

New wine in old bottle : Folktales of Manipur 2.0

Ranjan YumnamFeathers, Fools and Farts : Manipuri Folktales Retold, a creative collaboration of Messrs. Somi Roy, Dr Hindustani Thangjam and Dr Yumnam Sapha, is an anthology of folktales of Manipur dressed in new clothes apt for a modern audience. It has ..

Magic ingredients for radiant & flawless skin – from your kitchen

Shahnaz HusainAiming to get that flawless, radiant skin, without becoming over-dependent on make-up ?Regardless of our age and gender, we love using our highlighters and strobe creams, in the pursuit to achieve a brightened look.People apply products like..

Feathered companion

Kamal BaruahOur aita (grandma) was always expecting a guest at lunchtime. She used to cook handful of rice extra in her kitchen. I was starting to wonder, whether a visitor will turn up on any given day, but she always hoped to see someone at her door and..

How to boost students retention power for board exams 2024

Vijay GarGContd from previous issuePrioritise challenging subjects during peak concentration hours for optimal understanding and retentionRevision strategy - Regularly revisit previously studied material. Utilise spaced repetition, a technique involving r..

Delhi’s dance with the Meitei-Kuki conundrum Larger ethnic entanglements loom

Pamreihor KhashimwoManipur has long been a region marred by ethnic conflicts, and the State is currently experiencing a resurgence of these conflicts with a distinct tone and character. The ongoing Meitei-Kuki conflict, a struggle for territorial dominanc..