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EDITORIAL: Passing The Unpalatable As Manna… Calling The Govt’s Bluff

Comedy is an art, demanding a certain degree of creativity from the man behind the camera as well as the artiste in front of it, not to talk about the script writer. Buffoonery is not comedy and far from being an exercise in creativity, its primary aim is to target the baser instinct of mankind. Poles... 
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EDITORIAL: Assam: For Cong Or…?

Mr. Gaikhangam’s elation at the stupendous show put up by the Congress in the recently held Assembly election in Assam did not come as a surprise to us and we are sure it did not surprise those who have more than a passing interest in electoral politics of the country especially in the North East... 

EDITORIAL: Delhi To Imphal

Times, they are a changing, so goes one of the unforgettable lyrics penned by Bob Dylan, who is a poet, song writer, musician and entertainer rolled into one and with this in mind it is not hard to put one’s finger on the finer nuances and essence of the observation, ‘the only constant in life is... 

EDITORIAL: Umbilical Cord

Down the years, a political culture has taken such firm roots in Manipur, that there is the growing belief that Manipur can prosper only when there is a friendly Government in Delhi. This is perhaps one of the primary reasons why political parties like the Congress (I), with the odd BJP and the third... 

EDITORIAL: Highway Politics

The comparison may appear out of proportion or even gross, but it is not and this will become clearer once we go into the minute details of the matter at hand. There is nothing more complex and more unpredictable than human nature and in as much as this unique nature of mankind has set it apart from... 

EDITORIAL: Hands That Rock The Cradle

It was not for nothing that Napolean Bonaparte is understood to have once said ‘Give me a good mother and I will give you the world,’ or something to this effect. Again there must be reasons galore why we call one’s country Motherland and not the other way round or one’s principal language Mother... 
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EDITORIAL: General Strike

Reports say that a general strike is going on in Imphal Municipal area beginning 6 am of Friday. Except for figuring in most casual manner during chit chats at local tea stalls, no real picture of general strike could be observed in any locality of Imphal. This is not the first time where life goes normal... 

EDITORIAL: Imphal-Jiri Road

With the Imphal–Jiribam stretch of the National Highway 53 being not just an important land route that connects Manipur with the rest of the world, but also a road whose developmental works has always stirred the sentiments of the people, the recommendation of the State Cabinet to hand over the... 

EDITORIAL: Beautiful But Rhetoric

For a change, it’s nice to hear that the Government has started discussion to finance the expenses on education in addition to the steps being taken up to provide text books, uniform and even school bags, all free of cost, to students of Government schools. Setting up of Model Schools with an eye on... 

EDITORIAL: Protracted Projects

As expected, development works which are meant for common good are welcomed by one and all though these projects may entail certain inconveniences and difficulties to the public for some period of time. But at the end, all these difficulties and inconveniences are endured or overlooked thinking that... 

EDITORIAL: Street Vendors And Congested Roads

The dichotomy between street vendors and congested roads within Imphal city is not a new thing. The latest issue originated from allotment of vendor seats to some street vendors together with licensed vendors in the temporary market sheds.  The poignant point is, there have been many instances where... 

EDITORIAL: What Is There In A Name Yaar?… The Manipuri Conundrum

What is there in a name, yaar, is often a question, rather an expression of one’s thought that has been in vogue for years and it does not differentiate between the gentlemen and maidens from the Victorian period and the brash, confident dot.com generation, after all, we all have names given to... 

EDITORIAL: Shambolic Demonstration?

There are times when melodramas are needed to add that extra punch or make something a little spicier, but by and large, the rational man usually does not go according to the script churned out by melodramas. In Manipur, we have also had our share of melodramas being staged in the public domain and this...