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Northeast: A Thousand Assertive Ethnicities

Northeast: A Thousand Assertive Ethnicities

🕔16:07, 10.Jun 2012

(The article is a reproduction of the lecture given by Subir Bhaumik at Arambam Somorendra Memorial Lecture on June 10, 2012 at JNMDA, Manipur) Mr. Chairperson, Prof. W. Nabakumar, Chairman of the Arambam Somorendra Trust, Dr. Lokendra, scholars, friends, ladies

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Book Review: Beautiful Country: Stories from another India

Book Review: Beautiful Country: Stories from another India

🕔01:03, 10.Jun 2012

By: Patricia Mukhim This is an era where a book a day gets published and released. But Beautiful Country: Stories from another India – really floored me. The book is a documentary cum travelogue stylishly pieced together by two extraordinary

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Signs Of The Times

Signs Of The Times

🕔15:03, 9.Jun 2012

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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Maoists Further Link-up With China-supported Ne Ug Groups Re-uniting

Maoists Further Link-up With China-supported Ne Ug Groups Re-uniting

🕔15:03, 9.Jun 2012

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

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How India missed the Burma bus

How India missed the Burma bus

🕔15:03, 9.Jun 2012

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,

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Healing Minds

Healing Minds

🕔15:03, 9.Jun 2012

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

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Un-colonizing the mind

Un-colonizing the mind

🕔15:06, 8.Jun 2012

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.

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Manipur Negative Outlook

Manipur Negative Outlook

🕔15:06, 8.Jun 2012

By C. Doungel The overwhelming majority won by the Congress in the last general election (2012 January) has frightened the people of Manipur rather than make them rejoice. For, the masses know that such landslide victory was the result of

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Career Option in Disaster Management

Career Option in Disaster Management

🕔17:07, 5.Jun 2012

  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

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Food Sovereignty in Manipur

Food Sovereignty in Manipur

🕔15:04, 4.Jun 2012

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

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