July 1, Senapati Declaration Of 2010- UNC Sets The Record Straight

Naga women on protest during the halycon days of 2010. (File Photo) IMPHAL, Jan 6: The Committee for Alternative Arrangement, which was constituted by the United Naga Council, has categorically stated they neither sought direction from anyone nor has anybody issued any instructions regarding their pursuit for alternative administrative arrangements for the Nagas of Manipur. The Nagas in the present...

Orange Queen Comes With A Message

The Orange Queen at the Reception and the three Toppers... IMPHAL, Dec 14: Renewing the hope of love and unity among the Nagas and Kukis as the theme, newly crowned Orange Queen for this year, a befitting reception function was hosted in honor of Miss Hoirose Sitlhou at Grace Bhavan in Motbung today. On the other hand while Holrose Sitlhou walked away with the Orange crown, Ranupati came a close second...

How To Save Meitei Identity

Simply speaking, it is not simply simple. Among the Nagas at large the quest for Nagalim has become a leitmotif of Naga nationalism, straddling Naga and Meitei political divides. Meiteis have to confront the reality of the threat i.e. the specter of Naga nationalism. By Nagas I am referring to Nagas of Nagaland in particular and a few Nagas of Manipur in general. Manipur has some sub-castes of Nagas...

The Delhi Durbar

One would find it difficult to disagree that Meiteis are great cynics; but one need not be a cynic to be cynical about the fatuous dramas unfolding before our eyes; after all one is made a cynic by the environment in which one has grown up, and Manipur is just that. Now, look at the news: Tripartite talk involving Government of Manipur, United Naga Council and Government of India ‘“ Government...

NISC Hails Reconciliation Move By Naga Groups

IMPHAL, Sep 24: Observing that the road to concrete reconciliation is a difficult one and vowing to do just that is no token endeavor, Naga International Support Centre (NISC) has congratulated the three Naga rebel groups, namely NNC, NSCN-Khaplang and NSCN-Isak-Muivah for coming together as one under the auspices of FNR and said that reconciliation of Nagas is a threat to the unpublished policies...

Funeral Rites Of The Kabuis

The Kabui, one of the indigenous tribes of Manipur is also known by the name of the Rongmei. In terms of race and language, the Kabui fall under the Tibeto-Burman family of the Mongolian race. The population of this tribe is found mainly in the Tamenglong District of Manipur. As a tribal population they are quite sizable; according to 2001 Census Report of India, their population in Manipur returned...

Naga HoHo’s Goodwill Mission Makes Absolute Sense

A definite yes when one talks about living together as good neighbors. If the Naga HoHo is what it is- the apex body of all Naga tribes- then its decision to embark on a Goodwill mission would not have come at a better time. Suffice it to say, that due to the mess created by the Ceasefire Extension Agitation, much trust have been lost between the Nagas and other peoples of the North-East. That is of...