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Sex! Yes, Sex! Oh yes, Sex!

Sex! Yes, Sex! Oh yes, Sex!

🕔18:08, 17.Jul 2012

By Angomcha Bimol Akoijam Yes, sex does sell. But when one says that we must also know that the sex in question is primarily, if not exclusively, that of women. Sex is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscience. It’s everywhere, in its

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Minds that Matter

Minds that Matter

🕔23:08, 3.Jul 2012

By Angomcha Bimol Akoijam It is possible to change the state of affairs in Manipur. But who shall do the needful for that change? If we go by, as Marxists would say, a ‘concrete analysis of concrete condition’, we are

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Pathos of Self Estrangement

Pathos of Self Estrangement

🕔22:07, 27.Jun 2012

By Angomcha Bimol Akoijam It seems, times have truly changed for the mandarins in New Delhi. Delivering a lecture at a well-known institute in Delhi, former Union Home Secretary remarks that Manipur is suffering from a ‘collective depression’. And a

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Towards a Resurgent Manipur

Towards a Resurgent Manipur

🕔16:07, 19.Jun 2012

Coming to terms with the historicity of a geo-political entity By Angomcha Bimol Akoijam The news of ‘Magnificent’ Mary making it to the London Olympics brings cheers and a sense of pride to the people of Manipur. And come July-August

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Intellectual Deficits and State of Affairs in Manipur

Intellectual Deficits and State of Affairs in Manipur

🕔16:03, 12.Jun 2012

By Angomcha Bimol Akoijam I suppose, except for those who are in a denial mode for obvious reasons, the state of affairs in Manipur has been bad, if not worse, for a long time. And any attempt to bring about

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Richard Loitam, Racism and its Violence

Richard Loitam, Racism and its Violence

🕔17:32, 16.May 2012

Richard Loitam, a Manipuri student in Bangalore who died reportedly after he was assaulted by his fellow students, presumably was not the first student who died resulting from nasty brawl amongst students; and under the criminal justice system of this

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Attack on Srinagar to Imphal rally against AFSPA and in support of Sharmila

Attack on Srinagar to Imphal rally against AFSPA and in support of Sharmila

🕔06:33, 20.Oct 2011

“Aam Hindustani”  (if I may translate it into English, “ordinary Indian”), a name used by those who tried to disrupt by throwing stones at the “Srinagar to Imphal rally” against AFSPA and in support of Sharmila in Delhi today reveals

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Highway Blockade in Manipur

Highway Blockade in Manipur

🕔21:12, 5.Oct 2011

By: Dr Angomcha Bimol Akoijam Another episode, another episodic reaction and noises; it is a déjà vu of frustratingly comical experience of a tragic life. Highway blockades for more 50 days again and facts of price rise and simmering communal

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Ten issues/questions to understand the significance of the political premise of AFSPA

Ten issues/questions to understand the significance of the political premise of AFSPA

🕔01:30, 17.Sep 2011

  To insist that one must address and understand “Political Premise” of AFSPA is to insist that we must fundamentally know/address the following issues: “Law” is a juridico-political fact, thereby meaning it has a political premise and that must be

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What the heck do we know of AFSPA?

What the heck do we know of AFSPA?

🕔02:55, 15.Sep 2011

By: A Bimol Akoijam To all those who seem to have a problem when I talk of “Tragedy of de-linking the political premise of AFSPA” Read the following excerpts: (1) Calling Naxalism a bigger challenge then terrorism and insurgency, Union

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