EDITORIAL: A Fresh Look At Democracy! Focusing On The Governed

Perhaps the time has come for a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of democracy for the situation in Manipur demands that we go beyond the “Government for the people, by the people and of the people,” understanding of democracy, with due respect to Abraham Lincoln. Democracy as we understand it in its classical sense has failed to deliver and nothing illustrates this better than the reverse...

Manipur University Seminar Ends

IMPHAL, Mar 26: “Democracy which we are practicing in India is not a mature democracy,” said M Nara, ex MLA on the third and the last day of the Colloquium “Militarism and Future of Democracy in Manipur” at the Senate Hall, Manipur University. He contended that the need of the hour is to fight for a mature democracy. He further observed that the role of the military is to protect the country...

Women, Children Most Affected: EEFVAM Prez

IMPHAL, Mar 26: Women and children are the worst affected sections because of the existing Indo-Manipur conflict, said EEFVAM president Renu Takhellambam Hungzo. Presenting a paper on ‘Women in Armed Conflict’ in the ongoing workshop being held in Senate Hall, Manipur University today, Renu observed that many women between 25 and 25 years have been widowed because of the Indo-Manipur armed conflict. The...

Election: Soul Of Democracy

Increasingly Manipur is witnessing a plethora of seminars, symposiums, discussions; debates etc to understand and deal with the myriad of problems and issues besetting the State and Manipur have no dearth of such issues, which do not warrant the situation to be discussed in any open forum. Whether these discussions and seminars have helped or not is a different matter, but at times it is a little disconcerting...

Mainstreaming Media: Let Us Look Ahead

It is a very pleasant surprise that in its effort and endeavor to find its way forward, the Government of Manipur has identified and included the media. I believe that this identification and inclusion is an expression of the Manipur Government’s belief that many heads are better than one. I also believe that this identification and inclusion is a result of the Manipur Government’s appreciation...

Voters In The Heat Of Election: High Risk Campaign To Start

India has a system of political institutions, conducting more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us. This was true, and it remains true today. The political institutions and traditions of the land possibly give us a truer democracy and a fuller freedom than has been given to any South Asian country like Myanmar or Pakistan. It...