KJCF: Transforming words into actions

KJCF: Transforming words into actions

SHILLONG: The Dalai Lama once said—“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others” and only few individuals and groups takes the effort to transform these words into actions. One such group is called the Khasi Jaintia Christian Fellowship based in Bangalore who took it upon themselves the duty and responsibility to provide a […]

US diplomat flares up Arunachal Pradesh border dispute issue

US diplomat flares up Arunachal Pradesh border dispute issue

Recently, a US diplomat on a visit to India stated that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India. This greatly annoyed the Chinese who have taken exception to the recent comments. Although this is seen as a positive to India as the Americans have acknowledged what the Indians have always stated. The Chinese however […]

Young Manipuri girls welcome lifting of Miss Manipur ban

Young Manipuri girls welcome lifting of Miss Manipur ban

In 2012, women’s organisations across the state decided to call a ban on all beauty pageants. They deemed the pageants to be anti woman and stated that they degraded woman as these contests tend to turn woman into “commodities.” Fast-forward a few years later and we see that the ban has now been lifted. The […]

The silent cries: Manipur’s martyrs long for burial 247 days on

The silent cries: Manipur’s martyrs long for burial 247 days on

In our quest for materialistic desires, we often surpass the limits that binds us as humans. A similar case scenario has been witnessed in Manipur where nine bodies have been rotting away in a morgue at Churchandpur, about 60 kms south of Imphal, the capital of Manipur. 247 days have passed since the killing of […]

At Peril, Ponies in the land of polo

At Peril, Ponies in the land of polo

At the end of 7th Century AD, an intriguing game was born in medieval Manipur after the local kings started patronising a leisurely activity of its elite cavalry, known as Sagolkangjei  meaning Horsemounted Hockey which later became the modern Polo. For several centuries, Polo in Manipur was a form of public exhibition to assert a […]

“Child effect” NSCN-K strengthens New Army

“Child effect” NSCN-K strengthens New Army

The theater of war seems to have changed and actors who are involved in it have been relentlessly dangerous and cunning in their approach. With the NSCN(IM) on the other hand which have struck a peace brokerage with the Indian government over the stalemate which have driven the state and the whole of the Northeastern […]

Does Mary Kom really deserve a Rajya Sabha nomination?

Does Mary Kom really deserve a Rajya Sabha nomination?

A majority of people from the Northeast are ecstatic that Mary Kom has been nominated for the Rajya Sabha seat. But after the euphoria settles down, we all ask ourselves the question does she really deserve a Rajya Sabha nomination? It seems to be trendy to give the nomination to sportspeople now but if somebody […]