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Diversity and Convergence `“ Good; Diversity and Non-convergence `“ Unstable: Manipur in the latter category

Diversity and Convergence `“ Good; Diversity and Non-convergence `“ Unstable: Manipur in the latter category

🕔15:00, 3.Feb 2013

By Amar Yumnam In early and non-complex environments, people generally prefer a non-diversified society. It makes management of society easier and make early breakthrough possible. But it usually slows down after a point and breakthroughs become increasingly difficult.  But the

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Manipur’s New Woes and the Vanishing Peace

Manipur’s New Woes and the Vanishing Peace

🕔04:21, 1.Oct 2012

India definitely is not a peaceful country, peace being understood in the negative sense of absence of violence. Rapes are definitely on the rise and there is no sign of any respite. During the last ten years abduction cases have

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Institutions, Irritation and Development

Institutions, Irritation and Development

🕔17:06, 22.Jul 2012

By Amar Yumnam Two recent stories are of tremendous significance for us. One is the robust development strength of China. The second is the Japanese leaving the lost decade behind. China has grown so fast and so well today that,

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Resilience of Manipuris: History as future

Resilience of Manipuris: History as future

🕔21:08, 15.Jul 2012

By Amar Yumnam Development history of the world teaches us one fundamental lesson of progress. This is about the role of knowledge and technology. Sustained rise of population has been made possible by the evolution of agriculture ten thousand years

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Messiness as Social Agenda: Dilemma of transition

Messiness as Social Agenda: Dilemma of transition

🕔23:04, 8.Jul 2012

By Amar Yumnam Every individual and every society goes through phases of transformation. This is however never a continuous process nor a linear progression. It could happen that a single phase may continue for long like hormonal problems in individuals.

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Manipur Social Character and Individual Design: Dogged refusal to move forward

Manipur Social Character and Individual Design: Dogged refusal to move forward

🕔15:03, 1.Jul 2012

By Amar Yumnam Two great souls have left for heaven recently. Besides their significance to the national articulation and concern for issues of development transition, both of them have been two of my most rewarding interactions on this planet. Last

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Securing People or Securing Territory or a Combination

Securing People or Securing Territory or a Combination

🕔15:02, 17.Jun 2012

By Amar Yumnam India’s Prime Minister was in Myanmar recently. In the academic circle the impact of this visit has been an issue of detailed assessment, both nationally and internationally. I understand that Indian intelligence agencies are so busy to

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Time to Be Student, Time for Social Change and Time for Equalisation

Time to Be Student, Time for Social Change and Time for Equalisation

🕔16:07, 12.Jun 2012

By Amar Yumnam Now is the time to be a student of Social Science –Economics, Political Theory, and Sociology in particular. There is so much rethinking about the disciplinary exemplars, to use Thomas Kuhn’s term, in these subjects that the

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The Pipe Piper: Owning responsibility

The Pipe Piper: Owning responsibility

🕔16:08, 3.Jun 2012

By Amar Yumnam Definitely the land and people of Manipur are today passing through a very crucial phase in her trajectory of evolution towards a viable, happening and sustainable society. It was a viable and influential society for long in

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No Time for Halting Approaches: Time to think and immediate action

No Time for Halting Approaches: Time to think and immediate action

🕔15:07, 27.May 2012

  By Amar Yumnam The present phase in human history is marked by features of immediacy and decisions of long term relationships on the shortest possible period of courtships. The suitors are many but the technology of information is such

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