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14th April, 1944; Its significance and impact on the freedom movement of India

Mairembam Prithviraj SinghNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose was convinced that freedom is not to be begged for but to be won. To achieve this end, he escaped from his house arrest in disguise and reached Berlin on 3rd April, 1941. Except for indirect support, th..

Vaccines won’t be enough; new Covid variants have changed the game

Susan Michie, Chris Bullen, Jeffrey V Lazarus, John N. Lavis, John Thwaites, Liam Smith, Salim Abdool Karim, Yanis Ben AmorNo one is truly safe from Covid until everyone is safe. We are in a race against time to get global transmission rates low enough to..

Is the value of sports dwindling in Manipur’s educational space ?

Sanasam Yaiphaba SinghContd from previous issueTheir minds are fully concentrated towards the study of lessons mainly for scoring higher marks.It is seen that at the level of higher classes the engagement of the students in their general education as well..

A train load of memories

S Balakrishnan“Baaam!” The enchanting hoot of electric locomotive is clearly audible from my house, followed by the rhyming dhadak-dhadak rolling of the bogies/wagons. Nostalgic childhood memories of steam engine pulled train journeys well up ..

Is the value of sports dwindling in Manipur’s educational space ?

Sanasam Yaiphaba SinghManipur is rightly regarded as the sports powerhouse of the country and this is the right time to study whether the formal education as one sees it encourages sports. Under the present education system sports appears to have been kep..

Let’s clear the misconception of drug addiction

Sanjoo ThangjamWhat is 'Drug Addiction?Is it a moral sickness?NoIs it lack of 'will power'?NoIs it a crime?NoIs it a sin?No absolutely not.Then what is it ?Earlier people believed that addiction is the result of psychological disorder but now after extens..

Smile and thank them

Birkarnelzelzit Thiyam“I will be home late,” I yelled to my mother as I stormed out of the house. I know the connotations of my vocal attitudes weren't as welcoming compared to other days but, sometimes ‘control’ goes away beyond t..

Cheiraoba festival : Its origin and significance

Dr Budha KameiManipur, once an Asiatic kingdom is located at the extreme eastern corner of India. With an area of 22, 327 sq. km, today Manipur is bounded in the north by Nagaland, in the east and south by Myanmar (Burma), in the south-west by Mizoram and..

Mt. Koubru : A mountain of contentious claims

TS HaokipFor the past many decades, Mt. Koubru has been a peaceful place of worship for the valley inhabitants as well as those of the hills of Manipur. If there are hundreds of pilgrimages belonging to the Valley that annually climb the 2500 M high mount..

New life to the mining sector

Pralhad JoshiContd from prev issueThis Amendment Act is set to redefine the standard of exploration required for auctioning partially explored mineral blocks for Prospecting License-cum-Mining Lease. This will boost the seamless transition from exploratio..

Getting ready for election

Free ThinkerAs  per  the  existing Laws, the term of a State Assembly is five years.  Elections are  normally held just before the term is over. The polls are conducted a month or  few days before  the completion of the ..

Choose difficult and make it easy

Dr Sumedha KushwahaThis week on 7th April, we celebrated World Health Day, globally. This day is celebrated to create awareness about health and wellbeing among people around the world. The COVID pandemic has taught us that health starts primarily with on..

Think it differently

Themneivah Sitlhou"If you look the right way you can  see  the  whole world is a  garden", Frances Hodgson Burnett. A human perspective is a view or outlook of how things are. It is how we react to everything happening in life. In psyc..

Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives

Ranjan K BaruahWe have published many articles related to management and sales and marketing. One of the areas of sales and marketing where many young people get engaged after their graduation or post-graduation is in the field of medical sales which is c..

New life to the mining sector

Pralhad JoshiBuilding a post-Covid world required grit, perseverance and a vision; precisely everything that makes up Prime Minister Modi. The world was taken aback by a global pandemic and was struggling to deal with it when our Prime Minister announced ..

Be sensible, stay safe as the second Corona wave poses an increasing danger

Lakshmana Venkat KuchiSecond wave of Covid-19 pandemic to hit the Nation is unleashing its fury, with a strong spike in infections, and even deaths at a time when there are apprehensions of a shortfall in vaccine availability. In many States, several citi..

The Power of Prayer

Tingthuilungbou PamaiWe often stop praying because the outcome seems decided, because too many days or months or years have passed. Many a time, the doctor’s report, or the negativity around us keep us from hearing Jesus say, “Ask, and it will..

Barriers towards cleaner production

Debapriya MukherjeeContd from previous issue In response to these notices, owners of the industries with the help of outside experts find out temporary solution with little financial investment just to fulfill the legal requirement not “real..

When the PM came shopping !

Pravir KrishnaContd from previous issueThese showrooms are strategically located in airports, prime commercial districts in metros and large cities and other locations of high footfalls of potential buyers. The website of Tribes India carries the complete..

Coconut oil for summer beauty

Shahnaz HusainWith summer finally rolling in, , everyone gets excited about spending more time outdoors. Sun is fun, but it can be tough on your skin and hair.Excessive heat during summer will dry up all the natural oil from your body. In order to keep yo..

Barriers towards cleaner production

Debapriya MukherjeeIf we look into the areas close to industrial sector, production of pollutants particularly from Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) has damaged the natural environment by excess emission of waste water, gas or other solid waste. ..

When the PM came shopping !

Pravir KrishnaMonday, March 8, 2021, is a day Sarita Dhurvi, can never forget in her life. This tribal artisan from an obscure village in Dindori district in Madhya Pradesh, might as well echo words of famous English poet  Lord Byron,”I woke up..

The status of women in the 21st century

Lamneivah KipgenWe all know that women has always been in a position where they are considered weak and frail and incapable of making “important” decisions. This misconception of women has prevailed in society since time immemorial. And it is ..

World Autism Awareness Day-Light It Up Blue

Ksh Rameshori Devi (M.ASLP)It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential—-Hans AspergerApril 2, is observed as “World Autism Awareness Day”,  and the whole April months is celebrated as “Autism Awa..

Michelangelo in my drawing room

S BalakrishnanI am not an Ambani to own a Michelangelo masterpiece in my drawing room. What I own, instead, is a tiny and crude replica of his Pieta sculpture, rated one among his masterpieces. What really matters is not money or size but the attitude, th..

State’s low vaccination rate and increasing +ve rate throughout India with super spreader variants Covid test a must for all incoming flights

Dr Th Suresh SinghIndia perspective : India is witnessing exceptional increase in Corona +ve cases. For 14 consecutive days, it is having more than 40,000 new cases per day since March 20. Out of this, more than 50,000 new cases are accounted in 11 days s..

The negatively discriminated Meitei Tribe of Manipur

Oinam Teresa Khumancha (Pe-tang-nga) and Oinam Thoujal Khumancha (Thoujal)Article 14 of Indian Constitution states that “(Equality before law) The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within ..

World Veterinary Day, 2021 Environmental safety for enhancing animal and human well being

Dr K Rashbehari SinghContd from previous issueToxic residues in animal products : Toxic residues of drugs may be present in the edible products of animals treated with veterinary drugs. The chemicals used in livestock husbandry practices include antioxida..

World Veterinary Day, 2021 Environmental safety for enhancing animal and human well being

Dr K Rashbehari SinghOn the 24th April 2021 World Veterinary Day, 2021 will be celebrated globally on the theme of, ‘Environmental  safety for enhancing animal and human well-being’ and it is an opportunity for the veterinarians to  ..

The days to come for Indian entrepreneurship

Birkarnelzelzit ThiyamBesides the Government’s tax that’s driving the economy to sustain the people, both rich and poor, there are three kinds of people who are also taking a lead role in driving the economy, ie businessmen minded people, indu..

What is it in the name? Famous ‘Michaels’

Professor Dhaneshwar MoirangthemContd from prev issueIn India and other commonwealth countries, another popular sport is Cricket. There are many Michaels in cricket. Michael Holding (nicknamed Jamaican Express, West Indies), Michael Clarke (former Austral..

Incentivize vaccination for success

Free ThinkerA few days back Director, RIMS spoke to me and expressed his concern about the slow progress of the Covid vaccination drive in the State as well as in the country. He said, if we really want  to have some kind of a mass immunity from this..

Easter : A strange and unique celebration

Fr Paul Lelen HaokipIntroductionAround the world, the Christians (2.3 billion) commemorate the feast of Easter (resurrection of Jesus) during the spring season which usually coincides with the Indian Holi festival of colours and newness of life. Tradition..

Spiritual flight journey

Dr Sumedha KushwahaWhile taking a flight from Delhi to Imphal this week, while fellow humans around me were drowsing to sleep, out of nowhere I was reminded of a verse from the Bhagavad Gita. This text,I feel it is more spiritual than religious in nature...

What is it in the name? Famous ‘Michaels’

Professor Dhaneshwar MoirangthemIt was sometime in the winter of 2009-2010, I was teaching Organic Chemistry to first semester students (MSc) in the Department of Chemistry, Manipur University. At the end of my lecture, I was taking the roll call with the..

Career in Poultry Science

Ranjan K Baruah The pandemic and lockdown has taught us to be more self dependent and one area where business flourished is none other than poultry. Consumption of meats and eggs continued and the sector did not incur loss as there were demands. Whenever ..

Second Covid wave could delay economic recovery

Lakshmana Venkat KuchiThe second wave of Coronavirus attack is very much upon us, and we as a Nation must be serious in our attempts to tackle it head-on with the necessary resolve to fight back. The silver lining in an otherwise apprehensive health outlo..

The Ultimate Sacrifice The wonderful story of a man named Jesus –the story of Good Friday

Janghaolun HaokipTwo thousand years ago, a man came and died for the world. He was stripped and mocked, and they made him wear a crown of thorns. People spat on him and the soldiers tortured him. He was demanded to be crucified by his own people whom he s..

In Myanmar, resistance to military regime grows as nurses, bankers join protests

Tharaphi ThanYoung people were the first in Myanmar to peacefully protest the country’s new military regime. Then came labour unions. In the weeks since a February 1 military coup, Mynamar’s resistance movement has expanded dramatically to inc..

Addiction to drugs and alcohol : : The time to stop is NOW !

Sanjoo ThangjamContd from previous issue- Maintains hidden supply of the drugs because the very thought about its absence is threatening.- Begins to have problems at school, college and place of work.- Uses drugs to handle unpleasant emotional state and s..

Addiction to drugs and alcohol : : The time to stop is NOW !

Sanjoo ThangjamThe term addiction has been used to refer to both addiction to alcohol and other drugs. However, several aspects of alcoholism and drug addiction and their manifestations are written separately.1.What are the characteristics of addiction?Th..

Detox your hair

Shahnaz HusainIf you have an itchy, oily, or inflamed scalp, dry follicles, hair loss, or any scalp pain, it’s time to detox.  Nutritional deficiencies, environmental pollution, hormones imbalances and a stressful lifestyle leads to lacklustre,..

Mulling over the absolute

Andrew Heanngam Pamei Contd from previous issueThe Father is not the Son nor the Holy Spirit; the Son is not the Father nor the Holy Spirit; the Holy Spirit is not the Father nor the Son: but the Father is only Father, the Son is only Son, and the Holy Sp..

Emergent need of drastic actions to control air pollution

Debapriya MukherjeeContd from previous issueIn India, the Governments both at Central and States  adopted unprecedented measures to protect people from COVID-19 but they are not serious enough to avoid the millions of preventable deaths caused by air..

Mulling over the absolute

Andrew Heanngam Pamei As I came of age, never did a thought of mulling over the absolute ever crossed the horizon of my mind, but, somewhere along an intellectually stimulating sojourn five summers syne, the credo that I professed got shaken when a spirit..

In need of a saviour : The weeping folks of Myanmar

Janghaolun HaokipIt is today needless to tell of the chaos that Myanmar is going through. Since the military coup, Myanmar has been but a land of savagery and chaos, particularly of barbarous killings and inhuman tortures against helpless civilians carrie..

Emergent need of drastic actions to control air pollution

Debapriya MukherjeeDelhi has been ranked as the most polluted capital city globally despite air quality improvements during 2019–2020 according to a report from IQ Air, a Swiss air quality technology company. The progress is only marginally attribut..

ST demand may become redundant

Free ThinkerBy an instruction from my ‘home minister’ I had to go to the city designed by Le Corbusier. It was a long drive as the main Highway was blocked by the farmers demanding scrapping of uncomfortable laws for them. I am not an expert t..

Time for India to go for selective lockdown? Country faces dual problem of increasing new cases and new variants

Dr Suresh SinghWith India witnessing more than 20,000 new cases per day consecutively for 16 days since 11/3/2021 and more than 40,000 per day for seven days since 20/3/2021(> 50,000 on March 25&26th), it is time to declare total lockdown in select..

Paradise found. Paradise made.

Dr Sumedha Kushwaha“Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”- Napoleon Hill.Do you think this is true? Can you believe in this in this simple line more than anything else?Great minds throughout history perceive that this st..

Difficult tightrope walk in Myanmar for India

Sudha RamachandranContd from prev issueHowever, a week later, under instructions from the Central Government, it “revoked” the SoP with “immediate effect.”New Delhi’s order to Governments in the North East to identify migrant..

Will advances in TB treatment outweigh the COVID-19 pushback ?

Shobha Shukla - CNSContd from prev issueShorter regimen for drug sensitive TBIn the 3rd episode of The Dose Podcast series, that was released on World TB Day 2021, Dr Susan Dorman, an infectious disease expert at the Medical University of South Carolina, ..

Mask up, maintain social distancing, to beat the second Covid wave

Lakshmana Venkat KuchiCongregations in flagrant violations of Covid-19 norms across the country reveals the misplaced overconfidence of the masses that seem to think that the deadly pandemic is gone, and above all the emergence of a vaccine for the virus ..

Difficult tightrope walk in Myanmar for India

Sudha RamachandranWith the Myanmar junta’s crackdown on pro-democracy activists growing in intensity in recent weeks – more than 300 protestors have been killed so far, including dozens of teenagers – a steady stream of people are fleein..

Will advances in TB treatment outweigh the COVID-19 pushback ?

Shobha Shukla - CNS The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on TB diagnosis and mortality in 2020 has been frightening, to say the least. Recently released WHO data shows that 1.4 million fewer people got TB care in 2020 as compared to 2019- a 21% decrea..

After 15 years, child stunting has risen in four NE States

Neha Saigal and Saumya ShrivastavaContd from previous issueThis was the fastest decline in the rate of stunting ever recorded, with the next best being Bangladesh. Conditions in Maharashtra were conducive to the rapid declines in stunting on several front..

War on drugs and sports movement in Manipur

Sanasam Yaiphaba SinghGlobally, substance abuse has become a major problem which needs immediate attention and intervention to do away with it. In present day Manipur, the menace of substance abuse has been spreading in the society to the extent that it i..

Holi colours can cause dangerous side-effects

Shahnaz HusainHoli "holiday of colours,”  is here again .The annual Traditional  Hindu festival which marks onset of spring season will be celebrated  across India amid the coronavirus scare for the second successive  year.Tradit..

After 15 years, child stunting has risen in four NE States

Neha Saigal and Saumya ShrivastavaContd from previous issueThe role of good governance in the rapid decline in stunting among children has also been highlighted in the studies we reviewed.Reversal from improved levelsThe States with the highest and lowest..

Deprivation in the face of privatisation

TS HaokipWhen Mr. Angam of  Molnom village in the North-Eastern State of Manipur joined a Public Sector Bank in 2008, he was not only ecstatic but relieved to finally land a job in a Public Sector. All the villagers were happy for him. In fact, he wa..

Alcoholism : A National disaster

Prabhat KishoreUma Bharti’s proposed Statewide campaign (deferred due to political compulsion) for complete ban on alcoholism in Madhya Pradesh  and death sentence to nine accused over Gopalganj hooch tragedy in Bihar, has once again fueled thi..

After 15 years, child stunting has risen in four NE States

Neha Saigal and Saumya ShrivastavaStunting among children aged below five has increased in four North Eastern Indian States, a trend not observed in the region over the last 15 years, according to the fifth round of the National Family Health Survey, 2019..

World Water Day Water and the threat to its very existence

N. Shyamsundar Singh FIEContd from previous issueThrough the ages, ponds, lakes and streams have played a significant role in the supply of water for drinking and irrigation purposes. Sometimes, these wetlands also serve as flood cushions.However, the cus..

WORLD SLEEP DAY 2021 Regular Sleep, Healthy Future

Dr S Pahel MeiteiContd from previous issueBlock out all distracting noise and eliminate as much light as possible.Reserve the bed for sleep and sex. Don't use the bed as an office, workroom or recreation room.Healthier Sleep in Children [Aged Birth-12 Yea..

Towards Special Agricultural Zone in Manipur for Food Self-sufficiency

Professor N Mohendro SinghLook at your local economy where one finds a running phenomenon of inability to manage the rising marketable surplus and commercial expansion, the rare symptom of increasing returns on land. This is a highly engaging stage we hav..

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water”

M Asnikumar SinghIn the backdrop of global climate and water crisis that we face today, is an alarming statistic; about one-fourth of the global population (2.2 billion people to be precise) still lack access to safe water. By 2050, global water needs is ..

World Water Day Water and the threat to its very existence

N. Shyamsundar Singh FIEContd from previous issueWhen the level of ground water decreases drastically, the water cannot be used anymore. The surface run off goes directly to the oceans through streams and rivers.However, evaporation occurs as soon as the ..

WORLD SLEEP DAY 2021 Regular Sleep, Healthy Future

Dr S Pahel MeiteiContd from previous issueQ9. WHAT IS NARCOLEPSY?Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder of sleep regulation that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness. People with narcolepsy experience excessive daytime sleepiness and intermittent, ..

Of Nambul River and Professor Rajendra Kshetrimayum - II

Soibam Nepola “I am no Longer the River I was once” the very line that begins each of the hundred poems in the anthology titled ‘Cry of a Dying River’ penned by Prof. Rajendra Kshetrimayum, Department of Sociology, Manipur University engulfed me to an ocean of hope and, at the same time, yank in a state of despair; considering the state of Nambul as a river. The prose- poetry, which have had a broad base reader, enthusiast, environmentalist and activist during its weekly run ..

Nurture your obstacles

Birkarnelzelzit ThiyamThe blind wind does crave for speed but only can we define his speed by how strongly he pushes the trees and other obstacles. Without obstacles, all his speeds seem to go unnoticed. The lazy water runs down the river endlessly but on..

World Water Day Water and the threat to its very existence

N. Shyamsundar Singh FIEA. Nature’s Gift : The Gift Pack of the nature for all living beings on the planet “Earth” contains water along with other essentials like air, heat & light etc. This fact itself signifies that water is indisp..

WORLD SLEEP DAY 2021 Regular Sleep, Healthy Future

Dr S Pahel MeiteiContd from last SaturdayThese episodes are associated with recurrent oxyhemoglobin desaturations and arousals from sleep. OSA associated with excessive daytime sleepiness is commonly called obstructive sleep apnea syndrome—also refe..

Of Nambul River and Professor Rajendra Kshetrimayum - I

Soibam Nepola Almost every adult in Manipur might have, at least, heard of Nambul river as it has been the life (read as: a part) of this land: socio-politically, economically and historically; and thus form a major part (find along) with the writings, na..

Expecting Rs 14567 crore from the Centre

Free Thinker A few days back while speaking in Parliament during the Supplementary Demands for Grants our Hon. MP Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh  asked the Centre to give a financial package of Rs 14567 Crore to  Manipur for further development of the..

Imagination: Not a child's play

Dr Sumedha KushwahaThere is a famous old saying that "All that glitters is not gold". We often mistake and judge people around us with the fancy tags they carry with them, their bank balance and the luxuries in which they live. The criterion of judging so..

21st March is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Ranjan K Baruah Young people are power houses for many things. It is said that youth power means nations power or power for the entire world if utilized in a positive way. Equality is important for the progress of humanity around the world. Human rights a..

A Poem’s Story

S BalakrishnanI am excited that World Poetry Day is observed annually on 21st March! It has given me a humble opportunity to declare to the world a masterpiece poem of mine. If at all anything, that romantic evening in the far off Great Nicobar Island in ..

BJP likely to retain Assam in the face of a renewed & concerted Cong challenge

Lakshmana Venkat KuchiI have had over the past few weeks looked at the ground situation in poll-going States of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, and West Bengal, where for the present, the BJP is fighting hard to gain new ground in areas that it had little..

Public auction theory and policy : Relevance to the economy and society

Dr Longjam Krishnamangol SinghIn fact, the Nobel prize in Economics of the preceeding year 2020 is related to the auction theory or acution market. It would therefore, be relevant to get an insight into the auction theory in order to newly unfold or explo..

WORLD SLEEP DAY 2021 Regular Sleep, Healthy Future

Dr S Pahel MeiteiQ1. WORLD SLEEP DAY®–WHAT IS IT ABOUT ?World Sleep Day is an annual, global call to action about the importance of healthy sleep and impact of sleep on our health. It is being created and hosted by World Sleep Society.We are ce..

Meeteis realized very late blood is thicker than water

Dr Thangjam RanjitThe Meeteis settling in the central valley districts of the State and elsewhere are the aborigines or originals settlers of the State, like the Tangkhuls, Kabuis, Marams, Maos, Poumais, Anals, Monsangs, Moyons etc. the recognized Schedul..

Natural skin detox

Shahnaz HusainIt's the beginning of summer.  As the days lengthen and the weather becomes warmer, environmental pollution, hectic lifestyle, unhealthy dietary habits and contaminated water make the skin lifeless, tired and extra dull. Pollutants and ..

US$ 5 Trillion Economy–An idea greater than the target

Rajiv Mishra , Economic Advisor , Department of Economic AffairsPresented at the seemingly tail end of the pandemic and at the beginning of the inoculation drive, Budget 2021-22 has lived up to the expectation of being a growth budget. Not only does it ha..

Myanmar learnt the wrong lessons from Indonesia’s political transition

Nehginpao KipgenBefore Myanmar transitioned to a quasi-civilian Government in 2011, the military leadership closely studied the model of Indonesia’s democratic transition.Indonesia had been a fellow ASEAN member State and both sides shared very simi..

The Khengjang- Yangoulen Fish Conservation Zone : An ecological initiative

Fr Paul Lelen HaokipIntroductionAgainst the backdrop of deteriorating environmental conditions, creation care is a relevant option for sustainable behaviour. Creation care can manifest in different ways. One such care is “The Khengjang-Yangoulen Fis..

Covid-19 second wave From lockdown to masking after vaccination, expert explains what is the need of the hour

Several states in India are witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases since late February and early March. The overall Covid-cases tally every day has also been more than 20 thousand for some time now. From what we are observing, it appears that the second wav..

Gauri Healthy Heart Mission A run up to the Next Destination-Kakching Dist

Prof (Dr) Upendra KaulGauri Healthy heart team after covering 5 districts in Jammu and Kashmir is moving to areas of North East now as a part of our plan to cover other remote areas of the country where we have an access. First on the list is Kakching dis..

The documentary that reveals the scene inside Wuhan during the earliest days of the pandemic

Han ZhangThe documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang grew up in central China, not far from Wuhan, where the first cases of the coronavirus were detected, fourteen months ago. She has lived in the United States for nearly a decade, and witnessed the disastrous r..

Is there a thing called perfect referee in football ?

Dr Ningthoujam RameshchandraContd from previous issueTalking in term of verbal abuse of match officials by the players and team/club officials. I mean those match referees/officials have also family like we have. And in most of the cases, their family or ..

Save Myanmar, save humanity

Themneivah SitlhouContd from previous issueThe world is not free from evil as there is always a person who runs after glory. However we shouldn't be disheartened. When we join our hands together, the good of the people will always win ultimately. We shoul..

I am just alone but not lonely

Birkarnelzelzit ThiyamMost of my time in life, I have always been alone but hardly I could remember any day that I felt lonely. Yes, you might have been alone for the last several years, but never lonely. Loneliness is a sign of depression, being alone is..

Save Myanmar, save humanity

Themneivah SitlhouHow does a democratic country differ from that of military and dictatorship ? Before answering that let's briefly discuss the importance of human rights. Human rights are natural rights which cannot be restrained by human laws. It includ..

Is there a thing called perfect referee in football ?

Dr Ningthoujam RameshchandraFirst of all, if we have to go by the proverbial saying “no one in this world is pure and perfect” or “no human is perfect”, and to quote further, “to err is human”, then are we treating foot..

‘Dry fish’ from Chittagong

Free ThinkerWe always look for a seaport to reach out to the world. A kind of two-way traffic – goods coming and going – at a cheaper cost. Sea routes and rail lines are the cheapest ways of transport so far. We must endeavor to get both soone..

Myanmar Memories

S BalakrishnanAs Myanmar reels under military rule once again, I fondly recall our sneaky visit  to that country five years ago. And, yes, we also had a bite of Myanmar’s mangoes at a peaceful pagoda in Tamu Town. Tamu is the Myanmar border tow..

Civil Services Examination 2021

Ranjan K BaruahOne of the popular career dreams is becoming a civil servant. Many students dream to serve the Nation by becoming civil servants. Though many students are aware of the process there are many who are yet to explore the process of the exam pa..

Kerala could repeat electoral history, give Congress a chance

Lakshmana Venkat KuchiAfter East, I wish to once again turn attention to deep South in Kerala that is also witnessing an interesting battle for the State, elections to which were announced to be held along with West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, and Puducher..

Meetei tribe won’t grab land and reservation quota of hill tribes

Dr Thangjam RanjitIndigenes or indigenous people, according to a common definition, are those who inhabited a country or a geographical region at the time when people of different cultures or ethnic origins arrived. The new arrivals later become dominant ..

Dandi March and India’s freedom struggle

Prahlad Singh PatelThe historic Dandi March played a role of great significance in our freedom struggle. This is the reason why the special day marking the beginning of Dandi March was chosen to launch the grand celebrations of 75 years of India's Indepen..

The magic of Coriander in skincare

Shahnaz HusainCoriander, a wonder herb that is primarily used as a culinary for preparing dishes is the newest Rockstar of the beauty regimen world. Be it acne or pigmentation, oily or dry skin, pimples or blackheads, coriander juice works like magic.Cori..