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Zumba is therapy!

Dr Mona NongmeikapamOf healing and moving on.....A saying goes: KHUBAAK KHUNAM PUNSI NI.One day, you feel like life is perhaps as good as it gets and are sending up your prayers of thanks. And then all of a sudden, your whole life as you know it comes cra..

Manipur Crisis: With dialogue better sense will prevail

Ngaranmi ShimraySmall, but significant baby steps are being made now by the State Government and the Kuki-Zo organisations to bring back normalcy in the State of Manipur. It is the first sign the ice is thawing.Firstly, illegally procured fire arms looted..

Climate preview at COP 29

N Munal MeiteiThe UN Climate Change Conference, COP29, will convene in Baku, Azerbaijan from 11-22 November 2024 with the objective of building on the previous successes and paving the way for future ambition to effectively tackle the global climate crisi..

Working with much pleasure

Kajal Chatterjee Contd from last SaturdayThe other day, after accomplishing a work at the nearby Post office sooner than expected, I found myself in a short window of leisure which I desired to spend around the river for a bit of oxygen in lungs and balm ..

Haats of Guwahati

S BalakrishnanHaats (weekly markets/bazaars) are a fascinating place providing treats for your senses – sight & sound (audio-visual), smell, taste and touch. One gets to know the social life of the local people by the vast and varied spread in t..

Behind closed doors: The untold stories of hardworking men

Aubaid Ahmed Akhoon"The  strength of  a  man  is  not in his physical might, but in his unwavering spirit  to face  challenges  and provide for  those  he  loves."In a world where the clamor for gende..

Prodigal Ambani shaadi

Free ThinkerNational news and global media have been covering the most pompous and glamorous wedding of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant. They are writing or reporting, broadcasting or telecasting about the events relating to this marriage for the last 5..

Gossiping : Safety valve of social pressure

Dr T Deepamanjuri Devi Nobody can say when did humans start this pastime called ‘gossiping’, but it is certain that the human species has always used gossip to navigate the social world. Sharing information about others is a ‘hygienic wa..

False picture

Sudipta BhattacharjeeThe undercurrents of the volatile situation in Manipur are possibly most evident in the relief camps dotting its verdant landscape. Over the past 14 months, the Meitei population fleeing the hill districts have taken refuge in camps i..

SoO pact with Kuki-Zo militants towards disintegration of Manipur

Oinam Nabakishore Singh, IAS (Retd)In his interview with Ms Pipy Chongloi, private you-tuber and Ms Karishma of The Print, youtube news channel, Dr Sailien Haokip, spokesperson of the Kuki National Organization (KNO), one of the signatories of Suspension ..

Hotspots of trouble in North East India

Borus ThongamContd from previous issueInsurgency erupted in the erstwhile princely States of Tripura and Manipur in the late 1960s, almost around the same time as the uprising in the Mizo Hills. Due to the influx of Bengalis from East Pakistan (now Bangla..

Putting people first means following Gandhi's Talisman

Shobha Shukla – CNSContd from previous issueOne of the best indicators of the quality of TB care would be how many patients are actually satisfied with the TB services and want to become TB champions. Right now, we do not have many TB champions- per..

Working with much pleasure

Kajal Chatterjee The Hooghly river flows around a kilometer West from our residence. Whenever I manage to afford a bit of dispensable time, I venture towards the river. Though the area around the river is not entirely clean, still the ambience is at least..

Hotspots of trouble in North East India

Borus ThongamTraditionally the term terrorism defined the use of violence against its citizens by the State during the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror 1793-1794, under the leadership of Maximilien Robespierre. Through the years, originally a Nat..

Choosing the right skincare for your little one this Monsoon

Shahnaz HusainYou finally have a bundle of joy-a baby in your lap. But now, a question bothers you. What should be done for the baby’s skincare ? The answer lies in the unique needs of your baby's skin. It requires a specifically formulated cream, a..

Putting people first means following Gandhi's Talisman

Shobha Shukla – CNSContd from previous issue“We need to be thinking about solutions from the perspective of people for whom we are working - the perspective of people living with HIV - and getting the community to lead the HIV response. One of..

Marks Vs Skills in today’s world

Vijay GarG Contd from previous issuePrepares the students for upcoming challenges and helps them thrive in the competition. It is right to say that skill-based education is not a choice but necessary for the world.So, in conclusion, The advice would be no..

Assessment of cage culture and its effect on Maphou Reservoir, Manipur

Kamei Ringjonmeilu, P Bhattacharjee, Y Bedajit, Ch Basudha, J Parhi, P Pal, MK DattaAmong the top 5 States in terms of fish consumption, Manipur stamds in 3rd place with an annual consumption rate of 14.1 kg per capita per year. However, the State’s..

Putting people first means following Gandhi's Talisman

Shobha Shukla – CNSA collage of a group of people Description automatically generatedWhat can be a better explanation of what #PutPeopleFirst means than what was explained so candidly by Mahatma Gandhi. He had said: "I will give you a talisman. When..

Voting and Development : A new strategy

Dr L Krishnamangol Singhthe breakdown of the primitive society in different parts of the world the hijacked democracy (in the early history of kingdom) which had got ultra vires and which had been rejected by the authorities existed or prevalent in those ..

Marks Vs Skills in today’s world

Vijay GarG Contd from previous issueMarks are momentary, but skills can make them stand out in a crowd and take them a long way.Let us be that student who puts his/her knowledge a priority over our urge to reach the finish line first, shall we?Here are so..

Voting and Development : A new strategy

Dr L Krishnamangol SinghIt is well known that in a democracy or in a democratic country, a voter chooses or elects a candidate of a political party at the time of election (election of any type) of the country or of any State. In fact, at the time of Parl..

‘Pelvis as the body’s emotional junk drawer!’

You can use movement to release tension in your body. The hips may store emotional stress, and so certain hip-opening stretches may make a big differenceDr Ashwini Anil Kumar SirapanasettyContd from previous issueWays to release old emotions in the hipsTh..

Goa to Munich: Growing call for 100-100-100 to end TB and end AIDS before 2030

Shobha Shukla, Bobby Ramakant–CNSContd from previous issueWe appeal to the world leaders who will meet at the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) to scale up response to drug-resistant TB.- Following ..

Marks Vs Skills in today’s world

Vijay GarG Contd from previous issueEquipping ourselves with skills is essential if someone wants to see himself/herself succeed when it matters the most in today’s world. Soft skills, persuading communication ability, positive attitude, and a winni..

Compassion, empathy, and mutual respect can restore peace; Hatred can destroy integrity

LB SinghThe CSOs and various organizations, including National political parties, demand that the Central and State Governments restore peace and normalcy in Manipur and return the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to their respective places. However, th..

‘Pelvis as the body’s emotional junk drawer!’

You can use movement to release tension in your body. The hips may store emotional stress, and so certain hip-opening stretches may make a big differenceDr Ashwini Anil Kumar SirapanasettyGetting to know your hipsThe hip is the area on each side of the pe..

Goa to Munich: Growing call for 100-100-100 to end TB and end AIDS before 2030

Shobha Shukla, Bobby Ramakant–CNSContd from previous issueVietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Pakistan, Japan, Rwanda, Indonesia, USA, Lesotho, and Thailand.Tariro Kutadza, who leads TB People (Zimbabwe), said in AIDS 2024 Affiliated Ind..

Marks Vs Skills in today’s world

Vijay GarG Contd from previous issueHow satisfied does it make you?Marks and academic loads are now a parameter for knowledge, but they are not always precise indicators. It might get you into the college of your dreams, but the shelf-life of marks is sho..

Introducing Thang-Ta in school curriculum: Aligning with NEP 2020

Laikhuram MariaIntroductionIn a rapidly evolving educational landscape, the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 emphasizes the need for holistic and inclusive education that nurtures students' physical, mental, and emotional well-being. One innovative ap..

World Youth Skills Day 2024 and our environment

N Munal MeiteiOur planet is our home, the place that sustains us; but are we living in harmony with nature ? This is the question that our skilled youths should ask.World Youth Skills Day is celebrated on the 15th July. The theme for this year 'Youth Skil..

Goa to Munich: Growing call for 100-100-100 to end TB and end AIDS before 2030

Shobha Shukla, Bobby Ramakant–CNSOver 1500 people from 73 countries are unequivocally demanding that all people with HIV or TB must have access to full cascade of standard health services and social support in people-centred, rights-based and gender..

Marks Vs Skills in today’s world

Vijay GarG Contd from last SaturdayWhen you complete lots of assignments just for marks in school? How satisfied you feel in terms of skill development when you are just doing “Copy Paste? It is entirely natural because that is how students are trai..

Boeing crisis hits India, air fares to shoot up

Shivaji SarkarContd from previous issue Airlines in India carried record 152 million passengers in 2023, 30 percent increase from 2022 and 5 percent rise over 2019. According to the Director General of Civil Aviation, the domestic air traffic from Ja..

World Plastic Surgery Day 2024

Dr Palin KhundongbamIn 2011, the concept of National Plastic Surgery Day was first introduced by Dr S. Raja Sabapathy, the then President of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI) to make the common people aware of the importance of the confu..

India’s refugee policy vis-à-vis Rohingyas & Chin-Kuki-Zos

YenningWith many armed ethnic organizations or EAOs engaged in a sustained and bloody war with the military junta, it has been quite a few years since a serious humanitarian crisis has gripped several regions of Myanmar. The international community is ful..

Rahul Ji, let us talk solution

Free ThinkerThe people of Manipur may be happy when they see a big leader coming from  Rajdhani to enquire about their well-being. Before Rahul ji many VIPs came and went away – but the people are still waiting for ‘Godot’ – i..

Gamcha, the Assamese scarf

S BalakrishnanWhen I landed at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Guwahati in Assam some two months ago, there was no one to receive me with a ‘Gamcha’, the traditional scarf of Assam. How sad! Gulping down the disapp..

Boeing crisis hits India, air fares to shoot up

Shivaji SarkarContd from previous issueThe Max planes which Air India wants to buy, Boeing says, would have to rework about 50 of the undelivered planes because of incorrectly drilled holes in 22 fuselages or the larger outer shell that encompasses the ma..

You are wrong, but it’s okay

Ranjan YumnamMistakes mark our lives. We consult astrologers, invest in Nigerian Scams, cast votes for losers and fall for gold diggers. But it’s not that bad. We are faulty by default, and our blunders transform us and even make civilisation possib..

World Population Day 2024: To leave no one behind, count everyone

Dr N Sharat SinghThe hilly terrain and limited connectivity hinder economic development and access to services, resulting in lower access to healthcare and education. For example, only 52.6% of households in Meghalaya and 57.9% in Manipur have improved sa..

Boeing crisis hits India, air fares to shoot up

Shivaji SarkarAir fares to shoot up sharply as airlines in India, the third largest in the world, face shortage of aircraft.The airlines are to suffer as the US Boeing is in crisis for its Starliner space vehicle leakage and two fatal crashes defrauding t..

Marks Vs Skills in today’s world

Vijay GarG The world has become competitive in terms of marks rather than skills, to an extent where students inevitably lose if they snooze for just a second. Due to this culture, the vast majority of the students experience grasping apprehension to rank..

Decarbonisation for human survival

N Munal MeiteiWorld Decarbonisation Day is observed on 25th June. Decarbonisation is the removal or reduction of CO2 output into the atmosphere. The goal is to achieve carbon neutrality by eliminating fossil fuel combustion. It will be achieved by switchi..

Lip care during Monsoon

Shahnaz HusainTensed about your dry or chapped lips ?Cool breeze,  the aroma of soil, mesmerizing sight, and melodious sounds altogether take you to a magical world when it drizzles.As the droplets of the first monsoon rain hit the earth, the moistur..

World Population Day 2024: To leave no one behind, count everyone

Dr N Sharat SinghAddressing these complexities requires proactive government intervention and strategic initiatives.In response, the Government of India has implemented a series of initiatives aimed at sustainable development. The National Family Planning..

Insanity at its worst

Kajal Chatterjee Contd from previous issueWhat a classic example of pot calling the kettle black!Last but not the least. After "successful accomplishment" of Ayodhya Project, if renewed demands of Varanasi Mathura are allowed to rear its ugly head ; the l..

World Population Day 2024: To leave no one behind, count everyone

Dr N Sharat SinghWorld Population Day (WPD), observed annually on July 11th, was established by the United Nations in 1989 to raise awareness about global population issues, inspired by "Five Billion Day" in 1987. Initiated by Dr KC Zachariah, a Senior De..

Rahul Gandhi’s Manipur trip may have been just a photo op... But the State desperately needs a healing touch

Jaideep MazumdarCongress scion Rahul Gandhi went on a much-publicised, day-long trip to trouble-torn Manipur on 8 July. He met internally displaced persons (IDPs) from both the Meitei and Kuki communities. There can be no disputing the fact that the visit..

Insanity at its worst

Kajal Chatterjee Contd from previous issueStill if his comment gets treated as "divisive"; what adjective must be reserved for the unending series of antics such as --- - "Ramzaade - *****zaade", "where the majority is in the minority", "We 5 Our 25", cal..