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Forget Lutyens, the Gandhis must also vacate the Congress space

A certain surreal absurdity has come to gnaw at the centre of democratic opposition to the Modi regime. Till the Congress’s ruling family bows out of the picture, the fight against creeping authoritarianism will just not take off...

Protective thinking: Honourable Governor Shri RN Ravi effects

16th August 2019, a historic day as Nagaland accorded a warm and grand reception program in honour of newly appointed Governor cum Interlocutor RN Ravi. Maybe the grandest reception program ever held in Nagaland history in honor of its Governors...

Infection draining?

My Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 23rd edition, defines infection this way: “A disease caused by microorganisms, esp. those that release toxins or invade body tissue.” (P. 1242.) Toxin is defined as “a poisonous substance, a poison.” (P. 2373.)..

The sense of an ending: The two ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic can end

Could the COVID-19 vaccine end up becoming something like the seasonal flu vaccine, requiring people to be vaccinated every year? Scientists don’t rule that out...

COVID-19: Compassion yielding place to selfishness

“Immediately sanitise the whole office” “We are in danger” “We worked on the same file that day” “He roamed all around the office” “He sat opposite me that day”.....

Connectivity woes and marvels

Monsoon in the NE is both a boon and a bane. If there are thousands of farmers eagerly waiting for the timely downpour to drench their dry fields, there are thousands more rural households keeping their hands close to their..

Suggestions & opinion on reopening of educational institutions

Considering the prevailing situation due to COVID-19 pandemic in Manipur, some guidelines and suggestions for safe reopening of educational institutions are highlighted here to draw the attention of authority concerned ..

Man behind ‘Save Nambul’

Neigailiu Gonmei Recently the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) and the Editor’s Guild of Manipur took part in an awareness campaign on ‘SAVE NAMBUL’  where a boat carrying journalists at Thong Nambonbi used ..

Changing nature of Meiteilon – Pabung / Papa

Ringo PebamMy generation grew up calling each other “Bhai”. Even girls to some extent call each other “Bhai”. When one calls “Etao” or “Eta” or “Marup”, many feel it is outdated.I call my father&..

Understanding disasters and disaster management with special reference to Manipur

Laishram Sherjit SinghContd from previous issueLANDSLIDES; landslides may be defined as failure of a slope, mainly under the action of its own weight. In another words, landslide is mass movement of slope forming materials composed of rock and soil. This ..

The larger aspect of life: The importance of the way we think

Janghaolun HaokipContd from previous issueThe mind has to be subjected to objective interpretation, and it has to be made to observe in more profound aspects than only through substantial perception.A lot can then simply be prevented if we think a little ..

Understanding disasters and disaster management with special reference to Manipur

Understanding disasters and disaster management with special reference to Manipur ..

The mirror of life

The best and the worst is yet to floor you – so, keep practicing. The worst you thought happened so far – is just another one lesser compared to the one just happened that you are still stuck in. Confused? It only is the worst if you..

The larger aspect of life: The importance of the way we think

As someone thinks within himself, so he is. ~Bible (Pro. 23:7) There is always something bigger; something deeper and something seldom incomprehensible –something much more ..

All in one peace: Reading between the lines of Governor RN Ravi’s letter to Nagaland CM

All in one peace: Reading between the lines of Governor RN Ravi’s letter to Nagaland CM..

A dozen of Ministers is not enough

Once upon a time almost half the number of our legislators was in the Council of Ministers.There were as many as 28 ministers or even 29 Ministers ( including the CM ) in our sixty member legislative assembly.Such a scenario ..

The mind piper!

Health is defined as a “state of being free from illness or injury”. Although, being healthy encompasses a myriad of aspects but primarily its the physical and mental states which are of most importance. Physical health is a top ..

Consider cooperative as career choice

There are many tasks which cannot be done by one or two individuals. There are problems where we need engagement of many people or working in a team to bring solutions. Cooperation of individuals is necessary to make many things possible on earth. ..

Plain packaging will accelerate progress towards ending the tobacco epidemic

Despite the indisputable scientific evidence that tobacco kills, the tobacco industry has been conniving to use every trick possible to protect and increase its profits. Over 8 million people die of tobacco use worldwide every year. ..

COVID-19 and 14-day quarantine in Manipur

In view of those stranded Manipuri natives outside the state returning to Manipur quarantine centres are opened with the active and dedicated participation of NGOs, social workers, local leaders etc. as per guidelines..

Webinar: The need of the hour

The word ‘webinar’ is a blend of ‘web’ and ‘seminar’. A webinar is an event held on the internet which is attended exclusively by an online audience. This distinguishes it from a webcast, which also includes the presence..

Delimitation and development: The crucial role of Census operation

Society is dynamic. The changes in population, occupation, transaction of business and lifestyle of the people continue to create manifold transformations in different walks of the society...

How to use glycerine on the face

Moisture is the skin’s basic requirement. It keeps the skin soft, healthy and youthful. All ageing skins have a lack of moisture. The amount of moisture that the skin holds makes a great difference to its texture...

Lockdown and its impacts on the society

It’s hard to STAY HOME when you don’t have a HOUSE and it’s hard to STAY SAFE when you don’t have a ROOFABOVEU. Karl Marx spoke on his ideology of classless society where equilibrium rise between the ..

Government bans Chinese mobile apps: An opportunity for Indian start-ups

Mobile applications generate large amount of revenue for the App-publishers, whether it is WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Gmail, Paytm or TikTok, and are what make your phones and tablets smart..

Dancing in tune in this pandemic: A belated analysis of Manipur political crisis

Manipur, too, did not disappoint to entertain in times of political crisis. Recently, it managed to thwart the typical distinctive category of a stereotypical Northeast politics and manage to made it enthralling...

Pregnancy and mental health

Pregnancy is often considered to be a wonderful and exciting time in any woman’s life. Pregnant women are said to emit a “pregnancy glow” (due to hormonal changes and increased blood flow) and this “glow”..

Duped for a coffee

Mr. Sajal was one of the playful staff in a railway office. He loved to create or cut jokes mostly on his office workforce. He always strived to open up a window for a congenial environment to work with the sagacity of fun ..

India should rethink its policy in the emerging cold war with China

If India has to form a trilateral initiative along with Japan and France, then it must not solely focus on the flexibility factor alone. ..

Career scope in Chemistry

Chemistry is an integral part of the day-to-day life of human beings and society. From the very ancient days of alchemy to today’s modern high-tech chemistry, the subject marched a long way down the path of technological advancements and ground-breaking inventions...

Government should recruit teachers by controlling private schools

The government schools have not failed but it is the failure of the governments, bureaucrats, and leaders who run it. It is these people who are responsible for the recent malaise of the government school system which has destroyed ..

Why Nagaland Governor RN Ravi has threatened to take charge of law and order in the State but hasn’t

Arunabh SaikiaA leaked letter has stirred the political pot in Nagaland and led to a flurry of speculation.On June 25, the four-page letter surfaced, nine days after it was sent by governor RN Ravi to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. In the letter, Ravi had mo..

Neire, Mei Taare... words of the new generation

Ringo Pebam“Mee kanglup ama na pukning gi waakhal bu phongdoknaba amasung lousinnaba gi pambei bu Lon kouwe.”  That’s the definition of “Lon” I learnt in school in Manipuri class.Very often we use words like “Neire”, “Mei Taare”, etc. These days these are words used by the younger generation, but hardly by the elders. The word “Neire” is presently used by many to express something extremely good or excellent. It means to say ..

National Statistics Day 2020 and statistical system in India

Dr N Sharat SinghContd from prev issue-    The National Sample Survey (NSS) came into existence in 1950 to collect information through sample surveys on a variety of socio economic aspects.-     In 1954, the National Income U..

Can antiviral fabrics stop the spread of coronavirus?

As the world faces a stressful time with the rise of the Coronavirus pandemic, the world has carried out manyresearches for effective ways to prevent, treat, and cure COVID-19. Till now, medical experts and scientists..

A review on “Reminiscence of coming and remembering return journey”

Reminiscence of coming and remembering return journeys -edited and published by Prof N Irabanta Singh, Nibiaa Consultancy Pvt.Ltd. Singjamei Bazar , Imphal (2020). It is a great pleasure for me to express my thanks to Prof. N. Irabanta Singh..

The wings of truth

If ever you think of something you want to fall in love with, it is your scribbled words about future in your diary; you really need to be madly in love – you know who? with your dreams. Many are cocooned in the myth that we are to do..

National Statistics Day 2020 and statistical system in India

Today, the 29th June 2020 is the 14th National Statistics Day of India. It is celebrated throughout the country under the guidelines of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) in recognition of great ..

Politically stable but sticky

It is quite natural that everyone wants to become a minister and every minister wants to hold good portfolios. Who will decide ? High Command. When we have multiple Commands, netas are at sea. In such a topsy-turvy situation ..

Manipur leads a valiant fight against COVID-19 pandemic

The unprecedented global pandemic, Covid19, has tested the resolve and efficiency of all the governments across the world. India’s fight against the pandemic, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi..

Sericulture as career choice

Fibre to fabric is possible in many ways. The north eastern region is full of handlooms with unique indigenous designs. To make the finished goods we need raw materials which can be produced locally and this is an area..

Sports, children and its transferability to the classroom

In early 2019, I was invited by Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club in England at their home ground, The American Express Stadium. That was when I got introduced to the Literacy Cup, an annual event for school children organised by the Premier League...

Combating the spread of coronavirus: Strategic measures

5. Next, we may examine the strategies or the plans developed by the Imperial College London for slowing down or suppressing the spread of covid-19 or the coronaviruses. The gist of London Imperial College researchers’ analysis..

School business: True lies

The sudden breakout of the covid-19 pandemic not only teaches a great lesson to the mankind of his health hygiene but it also opens up our eyes to see under what ‘SIDDHAANT’ some section of people aim at school business..

What racism really is (hint: it’s not your attitude or belief)

Four years ago, I arrived in Salvador de Bahia, the blackest region of Brazil, for a conference. I was a couple of days early, so the gorgeous all-inclusive resort was still bustling with the usual activity. ..

Combating the spread of coronavirus: Strategic measures

Today, the peoples of the whole world are living under the serious threat of the dreaded disease called the coronavirus disease or covid-19. In fact, different countries have been struggling hard to fight against the ..

International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking: Combating addiction in COVID times!

Dating back in history, the United Nations on the 7th December 1987 had decided to observe 26th June each year as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to strengthen action and cooperation for achieving..

Turmeric for skin care

Turmeric , bright orange-yellow spice is widely used by beauty brands in their concoctions for its many skin-caring properties. The humble spice with its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal ..

COVID-19 exposes dire living conditions of India’s bottom half billion

If you have ever walked by Mumbai’s southern seacoast, you may have noticed a strange-looking tower rising above the apartment complexes. Measuring 27-stories high and featuring three helipads, an 80-seat theatre..

The larger aspect of life : The importance of the way we think

As someone thinks within himself, so he is. ~Bible (Pro. 23:7) There is always something bigger; something deeper and something seldom incomprehensible –something much ..

Asia lost a decade to counter China - but India and Quad can lead new strategy now

Deng Xiaoping’s ascent to the pinnacle of Chinese power inaugurated a high-growth economic transition, which also kick-started the modernisation of the moribund People’s Liberation Army in 2000. The trigger came in the form of the Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1995-96. ..

Do not divide army in name of State or religion

Defence commanded respect. It was like a holy cow. Nobody spoke ill of it. Defence personnel were kept in high esteem. In films, literature and other areas they were highly praised. Cut to Sonia and Rahul era...

Why are strong public services essential for social, economic and health security for all?

The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated, more than ever, the overwhelming importance of public services and the devastating consequences of under-funding and privatising them. That is why the writing on the wall on this year's..

X-rays and applications

From 1895 to 1992 there seemed to be no analyzer capable of dispersing an x-ray beam into a spectrum. The spectacular Lane diffraction pattern of a zinc sulphide crystal in 1912 proved the electromagnetic wave nature..

Our brethren Tangkhul Naga Long knew better meaning of Quarantine than many officials

Dr Th Suresh SinghHats off to Tangkhul Naga Long for isolating those 10 +ve cases after discharge and keeping them for another 14 day quarantine after they became +ve. It is worthwhile to remember that 10 returnees were discharged from Government run Quar..

The walls of Roman Londinium

Akham Bonbirdhwaja SinghRoman civilisation is regarded as an ancient civilisation, but it is the most modern of the ancient civilisations. It is also most documentable of all past civilisations and its governance model and its architecture, dresses and cu..

X-rays and applications

Dr HH MateX-rays or Roentgen X-rays, are electromagnetic waves in which periodically variable electric and magnetic fields are perpendicular to each other and to the direction of propagation. Thus they are identical in nature with visible light and all th..

Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on school children

Many countries across the globe have decided to close schools when the Covid-19 virus started to spread. The schools have been closed as a part of a social distancing policy in order to contain the spread of deadly Corona virus...

Lockdown is unlocking within

On many an idle day have I grieved over lost time. But it is never lost, my Lord. Thou hast taken every moment of my life in thine own hands. Hidden in the heart of things thou art nourishing seeds into sprouts..

The psychological impact of Corona

“Our mental state should be such that even if we fail once, we must try again. This attitude should be there in every student’s life”, said the Honourable Prime Minister while providing coping strategies to students to deal with stress..

Let’s laugh a little

Happy Monday, and yes – it’s been heavy these days so, why not chill a bit. Too much motivation makes people commit crimes, so let’s hold that and enjoy. Ready? Hold on to your seats, here comes the jokes – well! About life. I mean, life is a joke – so beat it. ..

COVID mirror

The state of Manipur has been one of the model states in preparation, prevention, and protection against the pandemic COVID-19 that has now swept across the ‘isolated’ region of the northeast...

Rajas & Maharajas in Parliament

Many of us are just wondering whether Rajas and Maharajas come to Parliament as Members. Yes they do . Going through the pages of history a good number of people belonging to royal families joined Parliament as its Member ..

Yoga as career choice

The COVID-19 pandemic means that many of us are staying at home and also working from home. There are people who are sitting down more than we usually do. It has become difficult for many people to come out and do regular..

Individual responsibility to battle corona

Colocasia: a high level of vitamin A, vitamin C, and various other phenolic antioxidant found in taro roots, rhizome and leaves boost our immune system...

To all fathers on Earth and in Heaven!

The celebration of Father’s Day on the 3rd Sunday of June was founded by one, Ms. Sonora Smart Dodd in 1910 to honour her father, who was an American Civil War veteran. Today, the role of a father and mother might..

A humble tribute to fathers!

Only lately, I started to wonder, what about daddy? How long will he be with me? What would I do without Him? I’ve never had these questions in mind before. I had the feeling that Fathers just exist, or I don’t even think about it..

Sports and environment in Manipur

It is an interesting perspective to have a discussion on the interrelationship between sports and environment in the process of sports promotion and development in a state like Manipur. The performances of Manipur, a tiny state,..

Knowledge Management in Agriculture

Knowledge Management (KM) is the process of creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organization. It refers to a multidisciplinary approach to achieve organizational objectives ..

Individual responsibility to battle corona

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and coupled with the return of the fellow citizen from different parts of the country, it is now an individual responsibility to ensure one does not contract it. ..