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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... 

Need For Organic Farming Strategy In Manipur

Concept of Organic Farming Organic farming is a holistic production management system based on basic principle of minimizing the use of external inputs and avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides to ensure sustainability of agriculture. Organic agriculture finds reference only in one... 

Sustainable Development Goals In Manipur’s Context

Manipur provides lucid examples of sharp dichotomy in processes of defining sustainable development goals in a post 2015 era and of deepening perpetuation of development injustice. Intricate and intensive efforts for defining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to replace the Millennium Development... 

Black Day Solemnly Observed At Sadar Hills

Black Day observed at Sadar Hills. (Image Credit: The Sangai Express) KANGPOKPI, Sep 13: The Kuki Black Day or Sahnit Ni was observed in Sadar Hills to mark the deaths of Kuki people killed during the ethnic clash which broke out in the 1990s. People clad in black abstained from daily activities. Black... 

The Kuki-Naga Conflict In The Light Of Recent Publications II

Some Critical Observations on the Recent Books Recently two doctoral theses on the Kuki–Naga conflict have been published as books. Singh (2008: x–xi) identifies the Kuki–Naga conflict as an ‘extension of the conflict due to the claim over a territory as one’s own exclusive homeland by ethnic... 

The Kuki-Naga Conflict In The Light Of Recent Publications

This brief article critically reviews various recent essays and publications on the Kuki–Naga conflict of the 1990s. The conflict has resulted in uprooting hundreds of villages, with the loss of more than a thousand lives, destruction of valuable properties and internal displacement. While British... 

Outdated Ideas Of Conflict Resolution

The direction of scraping the nine Empowered Groups of Ministers and 21 Groups of Ministers by the Prime Minister’s Office to expedite the process of decision-making and “usher in greater accountability in the system” and subsequent announcement to replace the Planning Commission was considered... 

Failed Dams In Manipur? Any Lessons Learnt

Singda Dam: The Place where the highest mud dam in India is built. (Image Credit: Wikipedia) Two parallel absurd realities fast unfold in Manipur. The efficacy of several commissioned mega dams Khuga dam, the Khoupum dam and the Singda dam and even the 105 MW Loktak project is increasing exposed, as... 

Uneasy Calm Reigns Ukhrul, AR Holds Flag March

UKHRUL, Aug 31: Following the violent confrontation between civilians and security forces yesterday which left two civilians dead apart from injuring 26 civilians and security forces, an uneasy calm prevails in Ukhrul town. After the district administration requisitioned paramilitary forces, 41 Assam... 

2 Protesters Killed, Over 10 Injured By Manipur Armed Forces; Situation In Ukhrul Tense

Mass rally at Ukhrul district headquarters in Manipur protesting the imposition of Section 144 of CrPC. (Image Credit: Protest Against SEC 144 Crpc Promulgation in Ukhrul) At least three protesters were killed and 10 others injured by Manipur State Commandos and Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) during... 

Politics Of Ethnic Conflict In Manipur

This article analyses the conflict between the Kuki and Naga ethnic groups in the state of Manipur in North East India and attempts to understand why tensions arose in the first place and remain today between the two ethnic groups despite the formal cessation of hostilities in 1997. This ethnic conflict... 

Women, Conflict And Governance In Nagaland III

Lived Experiences: Impact of Conflict on Women While all these were happening, the Naga women were still trying to make sense of the conflict. Nira Yuval-Davis once stated that women have a dualistic relationship with the state: “On the one hand women are always included, at least to some extent, in... 

EDITORIAL: Idea Of Manipur As A Geo-Political Reality: Picking Out The Chaff From The Grain

Without a doubt the idea of Manipur as a geo-political entity or a reality has increasingly come under the scanner, especially in the last 20 years or so, more so after the Government of India inked the peace deal with the Naga rebel group, the Isak-Muivah faction of the NSCN on August 1, 1997. This...