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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Art and violence

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It is a welcome development that dead bodies, especially horribly defaced victims of violence, have slowly but surely disappeared from the front pages of...

Voting in a season of discontent

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By Pradip Phanjoubam  (This article was first published in The Hindu, January 18 issue) The dates for the election to the Manipur Legislative Assembly have been...

Case of too many cooks spoiling the broth Please one, disappoint others

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Expectedly it is the two principal political parties which have announced the names of candidates for the upcoming Assembly election. While the Congress has...

Incomplete idea of India as a Nation Need to do more than Act East

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Prove your Nationality in your own country. Sounds ludicrous, but this is exactly what happened when a group of students from Central Agriculture University,...

Questioning Silence

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Delivering the third Nikhil Chakravarty Memorial Lecture last year, noted historian Romila Thapar threw light on some of the most contentious issues of our...

Failing to capitalise on the 2012 mandate Unflattering sobriquet

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Tough to say how history will remember Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, but the record will stand. After the Congress managed to emerge as...

Government and Media

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The Manipur media’s largely adversarial role in the governance process has often been read as a basic anti-establishment characteristic. This is naive for this...

Leader as Statesman

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When the present is in such a mess, the task of envisioning the future becomes next only to impossible. While this truism must be...

Give versus get

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India today has some of the richest men in the world. Yet, India is still starved of charitable funds from which organized social work...

Corruption no issue

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Corruption has become an obsessive concern of the public in Manipur today. Though there has been no formal opinion poll, it is anybody’s guess...

Check on influx still stands Mum on the deep divide

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The stand of the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) that non-locals cannot and should not contest in the coming Assembly election...

Media’s fine line walk

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This must have to be another fine line that people in the profession of journalism have to walk. They are called upon to jump...

Development Bargains

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Social science certainly is no easy science. The limits to which a proactive leadership is expected to take the initiative in policy framing and...

Legacies and way of life

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Legacies shape life and therefore creating legacies is a serious enterprise especially in the public sphere. This truism is no better illustrated than in...