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Why Not ATSUM-T Or UNC Or NSCN-IM Impose Economic Blockade For 10 Years?

I was really very unhappy when the All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM-T) suspended its proposed indefinite blockade of National Highways and ban on National projects in the State beginning from midnight of 20 October, 2014. I would like to make a personal appeal to ATSUM-T or UNC or NSCN-IM... 

ILP – Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Bihari migrants have taken Manipuri surnames – someone has issued the papers. Bangladeshis and Nepalis besides other non locals, possess local residential certificates and voter ID Cards– someone has issued the papers. That someone is and always will be an educated son of the soil. Following this... 

MEELAL Observes Mayek Adoption Day

IMPHAL, May 18: Meetei Erol Eyek Loinasillon Apunba Manipur (MEELAL) today remembered the day on which Meetei script was first implemented in school education after decades-long adoption of Bengali script in the State. MEELAL organized a program to mark the occasion at Manipur Press Club today. It was... 

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... 

BRIEF NEWS: April 26, 2011

Memorandum submitted to CM IMPHAL, Apr 25: District Level Co-ordinating Team (DCT) Federation, Tamenglong district submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh. The memorandum said that the present Executive Director of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) under the chairmanship of Autonomous... 

Origin Of The Meiteis

The Land According to the literature review, Manipur was an independent kingdom before the colonization by the British Empire (Singh 2004, 4). However, the extent of the so-called Manipur border is in debate. Some scholars believe that it reached Kabou Valley in Myanmar (Burma) in the east, the Chinese... 

Uniqueness Of Manipur From Other NE States

Manipur is somewhat different culturally from the rest of the Northeast region because of the Vaishnav influence and some of the dance forms are very distinct and stylish. Along with dance forms, various martial arts are practiced here and the game of Polo is said to have originated in Manipur. Folklores... 

Meitei-Manipuri Conundrum

"Meitei Manipuri" celebrating Lai Haraoba in Tripura. The emergence or rather the sense of urgency accompanying the poser, who is an Asomiya, or rather the indigenous people of Assam, comes with its fair share of ethnic identity, chauvinism and of course the need to assert one’s identity... 

In The Land Of Nupi Lans: 11 Women Murdered, 10 Raped In 2010

IMPHAL, Dec 30: In the midst of the euphoria evoked by MC Mary Kom winning the fifth consecutive world women boxing championship, this year witnessed brutal murder of four women after being raped. Incidentally, Manipuri women had already earned the distinction of being vanguards in the fight against...