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EDITIORIAL: The Irony Of May 21 And 22… Educating Delhi On Terror

It was terrorism that killed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991, while he was on an election campaign at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu and it was on May 22, 1958 that India adopted the Armed Forces Special Powers Act as an Ordinance.  While May 21 continues to be observed all over the... 

Delivering Resources To People —In The Context Of Manipur—

On the April 10, 2009 issue of this newspaper, I had written an article titled ‘Hill Millionaires’. This article was written soon after my return from Ukhrul district where I had gone to plan for an Integrated Watershed Development Project (IWDP). I had described in this article how, by growing Kiwi... 

Delivering Resources To People: In The Context Of Manipur

Jhum Cultivation. Photo Courtesy: www.photoburst.net On April 10, 2009 issue of this newspaper, I had written an article titled ‘˜Hill Millionaires’. This article was written soon after my return from Ukhrul district where I had gone to plan for an Integrated Watershed Development Project... 

Call For Strong Action Against North-East Ultras

Congress President, Sonia Gandhi... NEW DELHI, Dec 19 ‘“ Advocating tough measures against militants in the North-East, Congress President, Sonia Gandhi has also underlined the need to keep the option of dialogue open. Addressing the 83rd Plenary Session of the Congress Party, Gandhi said in... 

Language Of Real Politiks

Real politiks as we see and understand it today would have been a dull, slow and tedious drama being enacted in front of a bored audience, if it did not come along with its share of horse trading, intrigues, plot hatching and  back stabbing, double speak and playing to the gallery to earn some brownie... 

Peace: Mizoram Experiment

Two men born in different parts of the world, literally and figuratively speaking, but yet ordained by the strange hand of fate that they meet and ink a pact that led to the complete transformation of a people and the land they inhabit. There was nothing in common between them. One was born in the first... 

Educating Manipur: The Education District Way

On September 17, 2010 I just managed to attend the post-lunch session of the Seminar, ‘˜Manipur: The Way Forward’. My first impressions? It was well organized, but deserving of at least three days, to be fair to the speakers and expectant participants. And expectations were high. Anyway,...