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Dr Angomcha Bimol Akoijam is Associate Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He loves Reading, Writing, Teaching, Research and Cinema (making/studying movies)
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Manipur as a Constitutional fiction with a nostalgia

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

Devils and Holy Cows

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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?...

Manipuri Intellectual Style

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Angomcha Bimol Akoijam ‘Ekai khumnabada matik charaba, thoidokna khang heiraba, resource person oibiduna mayai tangbal da lengsinbiriba sing-gi mafam da karisu khangjadraba eina wahang amakhakta...

Disturbing Normalization and Confusions

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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...

Making Sense of Corruption In Manipur

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By Angomcha Bimol Akoijam Corruption is a popular vocabulary in the discourses on public issues not only in Manipur but also in the other parts...

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

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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...

Memorial Lecture UA Shimray Negotiating Identity Politics: Crafting the future of...

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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...

Lessons from a Daughter

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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...
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!

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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...
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Minds that Matter

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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...
GK Pillai, Home Secretary, Govt of India, at his Office Delhi ---Pic By Oken Jeet Sandham

Pathos of Self Estrangement

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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,...

Towards a Resurgent Manipur

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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...
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Intellectual Deficits and State of Affairs in Manipur

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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...

Richard Loitam, Racism and its Violence

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Richard Loitam, a Manipuri student in Bangalore who died reportedly after he was assaulted by his fellow students, presumably was not the first student...