Which First—Peace Or Development? Justice First!

Which first, “Peace” or “Development”?—has been a very purposeful and fundamental question in the conflict and violence ridden Manipur. The argument goes… When peace is in its best position, development will flourish, or in the absence of development, peace has no chance. The contextual understanding of development in the question though mainly concerned with the constructional activities...

Single Act That Captures A Dozen Wounds Of Manipur

CHENNAI, Feb 12: Most of us know that the Indian Railways has the largest network in the world. But to hear that Imphal, the capital of Manipur, is not connected by rail, stops you in your tracks. It’s something actor Ojas SV says within minutes of beginning her play, Le Mashale’, on the life of human rights activist Irom Sharmila, and it’s a fact that still stuns people. “The...

Tipaimukh Dam: A cul-de-sac

The Government of Manipur, through the Deputy Commissioner, Tamenglong, called a consultative meeting on Tipaimukh Hydro Electric Multipurpose dam on Aug 29, 2002. Invitation was extended to representatives of NEEPCO, the Government of Manipur for the purpose. The invitation was also extended to representatives/leaders of various NGS. Accordingly, the meeting was held at Indoor Hall, Tamenglong and...