KUT Should Not Lose Its Sanctioned Honor

As the refrain goes Akum kum’a kimang jing’¦. Liem u te khannou guol’¦ Ganpijangte Chanvang Kut’¦ A Golden Jubilee stone of ‘Chavang Anthah Lhun Kut‘ has been erected on the 18th of this month at Ganpijang village, Sadar Hills. This indicated that Kut celebration had attained some height with its 50th year. The Chanvang Anthah Lhun Kut celebration which probably...

Social And Environmental Impact Of Tipaimukh Dam Project ‘”Need For Re-Assessment

‘Flow gently, sweet Barak, among thy green braes, we’ll be damming thee up in a couple 0’ days.’ (To reflect the persistence of the proponents of the Tipaimukh Dam Project the writer has adapted a poem by Robert Burns’”the Scottish poet of lovely lasses and unspoiled beauty.) It is a fact that the planning of the Tipaimukh Dam Project was done by the Govt of India...

Romancing The Tribal Culture Via Modern Theatre ‘”An Experience With Khenjonglang At Sandang Shenba Maring Khun

It was the first ever Maring modern play in its true sense of the term. A play, based on Maring cultural life that the audience witnessed on the evening of 2nd October, 2010 at the village of Sandang Shenba Maring Khun, a picturesque village, perched on the famous Nongmaiching ranges, to the east of Imphal. Imagine a Maring play in the modern sense of the proscenium theatre’”dramatization of...

Nearest Route To Guwahati From Imphal

The modern days have brought the world to your corridor and room through TV, telephone, internet and other means of communication. Communication through letter writing has become wastage of time, money and energy and it is the order of the past. Spending of time, energy and money for going to Delhi by surface seems to be more expensive than going by flight. The travel by air costs a little bit higher...

Defining Greatness

Some people achieve greatness, some people are born into greatness and there is yet another class of people who have greatness thrust upon them. This has been the general understanding of mankind down the centuries, but a closer study will shed certain lights on the common thread that runs through these broad categorizations. The yardstick to measure or even to define what greatness is may differ from...

Puya Meithaba Observed

IMPHAL, Oct 25: Rally of local priests, traditional martial arts artistes, exhortation speeches and observing two minutes silence marked the Puya Meithaba observance held today at GM Hall. Even though the main observance program was held at GM Hall, the rallyists proceeded to Kangla where events that led to burning of ancient chronicles were re-enacted in front of the Kangla Uttra. The observance is...

UNC Bandh Cripples Manipur Hill Areas

IMPHAL, Oct 25: Normal life in the three Naga dominated districts of Ukhrul, Chandel and Tamenglong remained affected today on account of the dawn-to-dusk bandh called by United Naga Council (UNC) in pursuit of its demand to expedite the ongoing centre-NSCN peace process in conformity to the agreed ground rules. With exception to emergency and ceremonial services, no vehicle plied on the roads of these...

North East Frontier Railway Clarifies

IMPHAL, Oct 25: With regard to the Jiribam-Tupul railway line, the North east Frontier Railway has explicitly clarified that the realignment was done to enable connectivity to Imphal from Tupul and also to avoid sub-mergence level of Tipaimukh Dam. In a letter addressed to Transport Director BK Sharma, the NF Railway said that initial survey sanctioned for a new line from Jiribam to Imphal was proposed...