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AFSPA: Smoke Screen of a Political Act

A. Bimol Akoijam“This is a lawless law”, so asserted Laishram Achaw, MP from Manipur while the Armed Forces Special Powers Bill was debated on...

Eight (8) Hours of Electricity in a Day: A Cruel Joke on the people...

By: Bimol Akoijam In response to a Public Interests Litigation (PIL), the Government of Manipur has reportedly promised that it is working towards ensuring “Eight...

The `Mainstream` and the `Northeast`: The Curious Case of Contrasting Images

By Angomcha Bimol Akoijam In a recent speech, the Chief Justice of India S.H. Kapadia reportedly said that the recent exodus of the northeast people...
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! Yes, Sex! Oh yes, Sex!

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...

Devil’s Advocate: Deranged Man and Protestors (PART 2)

By: A Bimol Akoijam Previously on Devil’s Advocate: Deranged Man and Protestors LP: What do you mean?   DM: If she decides to call off the fast or...
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Manipur as a Constitutional fiction with a nostalgia

There is something admirable about the Constitution of India as a living document. Take for example, the honesty with which it records the historicity...

Lessons from a Daughter

By Angomcha Bimol Akoijam I am blessed with a daughter a few days back, on 15 July. Since then, it has been a hectic and...

AFSPA: Tragedy of Delinking Its Political Premise

By Angomcha Bimol Akoijam All legislations are to address some realities/phenomena in our real world. Acts on dowry, sati, child-marriage, for that matter the...

Memorial Lecture UA Shimray Negotiating Identity Politics: Crafting the future of a Fractured Fraternity

By A. Bimol Akoijam Chairperson, distinguished invitees, friends, and ladies and  gentlemen. There are lots of academic professionals in this world. But there are few amongst...

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

  To insist that one must address and understand “Political Premise” of AFSPA is to insist that we must fundamentally know/address the following...

Devils and Holy Cows

Devils and Holy Cows By Angomcha Bimol Akoijam For the state of affairs, or the mess to be precise, in Manipur, whom do we hold responsible?...

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

“Aam Hindustani”  (if I may translate it into English, “ordinary Indian”), a name used by those who tried to disrupt by throwing stones at...

What the heck do we know of AFSPA?

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...

Disturbing Normalization and Confusions

By Angomcha Bimol Akoijam Violence is expected in a conflict zone or area like Manipur. As a state wherein there has been armed confrontation between...