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In Pictures: India’s Gun-Violence Widows

Campaigners in the north-eastern Indian state of Manipur have been demanding that authorities withdraw a controversial anti-insurgent law which gives the security forces the powers of search and seizure. The region near the Burmese border is home to many militant groups and has seen decades of separatist... 

Harassing A Girl From North East – Racism Experiment

Racism is prejudice and discrimination directed against someone on the superficial belief that one’s own race is superior. There have been incidents across our country when racism showed up its ugly head and the consequences were fatal. The folks at Trouble Seeker Team conducted a hidden camera social... 

Feminist Discourse And The Fear Of Patriarchal Backlash

“The world is still run by men and I kind of think we can do it better,” quipped the Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg. Naga/Meitei/Kuki women admittedly are fairly circumstanced as compared to their counterparts – woman in the traditional Naga/Meitei/Kuki society being conceived not as mere... 

Maharaja-In-Council Of Manipur For Customary And Religious Matters Of Its People

The kingdom of Manipur began to exist centuries before Christ, unlike the Kingdom of Great Britain, which came into being only from 449 A.D. when Teutonic wild Tribes, the Angles, the Jutes and Saxons from the sea coast of North Germany landed in the Island, then mainly occupied by its autochthon people,... 

Dance: The Tool Of Sanskritisation Process In Manipur

Manipur, lovingly called the Sanaleibak or the land of gold, had various clans and tribes rooted in her soil. The seven major clans Khábá, Cenglei, Luwáng, Khuman, Moiráng, Angom and Ningthoujá integrated to form the Meiteis. The hill people like the Nagas, Kuki-Chins and the Mizos added palpably... 

A Professor’s Homesick Film

Bimol Akoijam’s take on diaspora, brain drain and the intractable problems facing Manipur Angomcha Bimol Akoijam, an Associate Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, wears many hats. He is a regular commentary junkie in TV and press, a film critic, a writer, a frequent speaker in national seminars... 

Rights Of Women And Law

(Since I stepped in to the law class of my alma mater five years back, the plight and sufferings of Indian women has always been in mind. As I studied deeper in to Indian and International law relating to women, sometimes I found myself exasperated on the sheer lack of awareness among Indian women. I... 

The Women’s Movement In Manipur As Reflected In The Text ‘Meira Paibee.’

The resistance movement in Manipur, which is aimed at protecting the democratic rights of the Manipuris, is distinguished by Manipuri women voluntarily grouping themselves into Meira Paibees. The Meira Paibee movement reveals the present state of the political structure in Manipur which perpetuates undemocratic... 

Gender Bias In Manipuri Society —A Reappraisal—

The lofty height of idealism on “Equality” as enshrined in the Preamble to the Constitution of India is a manifestation of anti-climax of inequality which has been in existence in the traditional Indian society. Equality being the cardinal value of the Constitution of India as against the background... 

TKS 28th General Conference Kicks Off

THOYEE, Apr 19 : The 28th General Conference cum Sports Meet of Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong has kick-started here today with the traditional benediction —hokharai—led by the village headman Ng Khathing in the presence of SDO Phungyar Rang Peter MCS, ANSAM president Komou Sha and other dignitaries on... 

Women Hurdle Health Challenges To Save Manipur

Conflict has marked life in India‘s northeastern state of Manipur for over six decades now. It has affected the lives of people, especially women in many direct and indirect ways. This is a region where even something as basic as clean drinking water is scarce. In many areas, people use either... 

Cheiraoba – The Meitei New Year Day

This year, Sajibu Cheiraoba, an important traditional festival of the Meiteis was held on April 4. This festival is celebrated on two different days – Sajibu Nongma Panba, the first day of Sajibu celebrated by traditional Sanamahi Laningthou and Charak Pujah on April 14 celebrated by the believers... 

Structure Of Tone In Liangmai

Introduction Ethnically and linguistically Liangmai people belong to the mongoloid group of race and speak Liangmai, a Tibeto-Burman language under the Naga Bodo section family (G.A. Grierson in Linguistic Survey of India). Liangmai is an indigenous and minority language in Manipur. Liangmai is one of... 
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