By Humra Quraishi Doesn’t the government of the day remind you of those shrewd sellers who hike the price of their wares and after much bargaining lessen by a rupee or two ? Scenes rampant at the traditional mandis and
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By Anil Bhat The latter part of May 2012 saw Assam gearing up security following the so-called anti-talks faction of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)’s ‘welcome programme’ for Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s visit to the state. Its call for
By Arijit Sen It was unbearably hot in Kolkata in May last year when 31 Arakanese and Karen men walked out of Presidency Jail. It took them a little time to spot the TV cameras waiting to record their acquittal,
By B.G. Verghese The Indian and Pakistan Home Secretaries recently reached agreement on a liberalised visa regime only to have Islamabad fatuously postpone the signature for a ministerial ceremony that puts protocol ahead of progress. The 26/11 judge in Rawalpindi
Many of us have been schooled into believing that colonialism has ended. We are made to believe that this is the age of post-colonialism; post as in ‘after’ colonialism. It is true crude colonialism of the earlier centuries has ended.
By Dr. N. Samungou Singh Disaster is commonly used to denote any odd event, be natural or man-made, which brings about immense misery to a region. In other words, disasters are extreme events which cause great loss of life
By Rajkumar Bobichand Manipur has had two historic people’s democratic movements against the artificial food scarcity. One in December 1939, popularly known as Anisuba Nupi Lan (2nd Women’s Agitation) and another one is 27 August 1965 popularly known as Chaklam
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
By Sanjeev Ningombam Bangalore the Garden City, Silicon City or the IT Capital has been a second home for thousands of students and professionals since decades. Because of its pleasant, appeasing and welcoming weather and of course the facilities available