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 the general body of citizens of the state and its social, political and legal policies; on the other...

EDITORIAL: Delhi To Imphal

Times, they are a changing, so goes one of the unforgettable lyrics penned by Bob Dylan, who is a poet, song writer, musician and entertainer rolled into one and with this in mind it is not hard to put one’s finger on the finer nuances and essence of the observation, ‘the only constant in life is change’. And this change is swift and fast and what happened 365 days ago or even 365×10 days...

Ibobi’s Statement Cloaked In Obscurity: RPF

IMPHAL, Apr 16: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi’s statement presented at a function held at Hqs IG AR (S) Mantripukhri on April 13 was cloaked in obscurity and was not fully comprehensible, alleged the proscribed RPF. Uttering insincere statements would only multiply the complexity of the Indo-Manipur conflict and add to the misery of the beleaguered people, the outfit asserted in a press release issued...

Notorious “Golden Triangle”: India’s Golden Opportunity

The Golden Triangle is an area of around 350,000 sq. kms. that overlaps the mountain regions of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan Province of China. The Golden Triangle is infamous for being one of the most extensive opium-producing areas in the world since the 1950s. Opium-based products from Myanmar, the second largest illicit opium-producing country in the world after Afghanistan, are...

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 abound and are supported by a fair amount of recorded history. The Capital city of Imphal itself...

Manipur’s War Tourism: Translating Into Reality- An Inclusive Approach

Gurkhas advancing with tanks to clear the Japanese from Imphal-Kohima Road in North Eastern British India, March 8 - July 3, 1944. Image Credit: Wikipedia. Introduction: There are shrines/sites for pilgrimage. These places were once associated with conflicts and hence places of sacrifice for victory of good over evils. Religious pilgrimage apart, a place where battles were fought resulting loss of...

KIF Celebrates 8 Years Of Journey

KIF representative Chongboi Haokip (right) after meeting Japanese World War II veterans in Japan in May 2005 The U.S.-based Kuki International Forum (the global Kuki Forum) completes eight years on December 29, 2010. The organization was formed at a meeting held from 29-30 December 2002 in the United States of America. Since its inception, the Forum has made great accomplishments. In the first few...

Nagas With Attitude

Where was I? India? Gay porn and Christian forgiveness? I don’t know whether there is any way to tie these loose ends together on a Friday afternoon before I lose my head completely, but I’m going to try. I’ll start with Gandhi: I do not believe in forced unions. If you (Nagas) do not wish to join the Union of India, nobody will force you to do that. But as the source of the quote...

PREPAK For Co-ordinated Struggle- I

The proscribed People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) has proposed to all ‘˜fraternal revolutionary groups’ of the land to fight the alien rule as one. Greeting all indigenous peoples of Kangleipak, civil societies, women activists (Imas), students, scholars, resource persons, those people who have settled outside Kangleipak, journalists who have been discharging their...

Hiroshima: Greatest Tragedy

Why Hiroshima Day? At 8.15 am august 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb dropped in history exploded approximately 580 meters above the city of Hiroshima. In an instant, it reduced the city to a scorched plain, wiping out countless precious lives and inflicting devastation on all city structures. This unprecedented tragedy was on a completely different scale from the destruction caused by natural disasters...

Ethnic Groups In Burma

A peaceful and democratic Burma requires a flexible accommodation among the country’s diverse ethnic groups. Without lasting resolution to questions of local autonomy and national power-sharing, rebellions that have flared and simmered in Burma’s borderlands for over five decades cannot be resolved. And without peace, there is little chance for grassroots economic development that could...