A Reflection on the Forum for Naga Reconciliation Meeting, Feb, 29th

By Abraham Lotha The assembly of about 50,000 people at the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) Meeting on Feb. 29 at the Agri Expo Centre,...

Sixth Schedule

The demand for the implementation of the 6th Schedule surfaces every now and then in Manipur. It is doing so yet again, though in...

Who are the CDOs?

Almost everyone in Manipur has seen the police commandos in action both in the valley and the hills. But do they really exist? Officially,...

Damned by Sekmai dam

The collapse on July 23, of the Sekmai River Lift Irrigation (RLI) Scheme dam built on the Imphal River under the sponsorship of NEC...

Salute to Manipuri Sahitya Parishad

The Manipuri Sahitya Parishad has every reason to celebrate. Seventy nine years of literary journey is no ordinary journey. So to say, the literary...

Prohibition and Alcoholism

It must be quite an irony of fate that three traditionally heavy drinking states, Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur, were till recently the only dry...

The mental equation

Times are a changing- as everything ought to. Stuffs that were not even dreamt about are becoming devices and gadgets for everyday use. The pace...

Employment Status

Mere profession of goodwill by the state administration cannot be all that is needed to allay the widely held suspicion that government employment status...

Black gold

It has long been a rumour that Manipur is sitting on a gold mine in the form of oil and that rumour has become...

Song of Manipur

“Will there be songs in dark times? / Yes. / Of dark times.” The following lines from one of the greatest theatre playwrights of...

Coping with Infertility

There is no other word to replace Motherhood. To give a definition of it would be a futile endeavor, though we might succeed if...

Police Raas-Leela

During the last couple of weeks, the state has witnesses a recent upturn of a series of violent incidents. To note a few would...

Darkness of Mindlessness

The shock at the savagery of the murder two days ago of a Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by the Islamic State of Iraq and...

Editorial – IFP is Fifteen

The Imphal Free Press turned 15 today, May 3. By happy serendipity, May 3 is also the World Press Freedom day. So in celebrating...

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