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Sunday, July 25, 2021

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 a Fractured Fraternity

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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...

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

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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...
Manipur Map

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...

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

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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...

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

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

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...

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?...
Manipur Map as seen on Google Maps

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

Sangakpham and Beyond Confronting Illegitimate Violence

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By A. Bimol Akoijam In our times, empirically and theoretically speaking, terrorism has been an illegitimate child of a legitimate politics. The so-called “Islamic Terrorism”...