Manipur

Autonomy versus Sovereignty – Assam is not alone

Autonomy versus Sovereignty – Assam is not alone

By- Dilip Dutta Advertisements As the colonization curtains were falling across the globe some geographical regions remained under the clutches of the colonizers and also neo-colonizers (usually of the same skin color  continued to maintain their hold on many regions. The United Nations Charter fortunately became the savior for these regions and many have managed to be free and became […]

Nature of North East India conflict changes – But New Delhi strategy doesn’t

Nature of North East India conflict changes – But New Delhi strategy doesn’t

By- Bibhu Prasad Routray Advertisements On November 25, at least two press releases reached the media houses in the Northeast. The first one from the anti-talk Paresh Baruah faction of the ULFA criticised the divisive policies of New Delhi of creating autonomous councils in Assam under the Sixth schedule of the Constitution. The second one […]

Manas Robin – Beyond the Musical Frontiers

Manas Robin – Beyond the Musical Frontiers

Interviewed by- Rajib Lochan He is a known name to every Assamese household. From the aroma of the roots to which he belongs to the cologne of the urban concrete settlements, singer-composer-lyricist Manas Robin has seen it all. Jonbai, Priya O Priya, Lefafa is just a few names that one associates to his success list. […]

The Hunger – 11 years and counting

The Hunger – 11 years and counting

Symbolic human representation of Irom Sharmila was addressed on 18th August 2012 near Dighalipukhuri and platform was eventually staged to voice ones opinion by a group named Yellow Cab. There were guest came from Manipur including Irom Sharmila’s siblings. Yellow Cab have been travelling various places meeting different people, various classes and categories of people […]

The great BETRAYAL, ANNEXATION & the UPRISINGS in Assam

The great BETRAYAL, ANNEXATION & the UPRISINGS in Assam

On the eve of the Anglo-Burmese war in Feb 1824, David Scott, the Agent to the Governor General on the North Eastern Frontier assured the Assamese of non-interference by a proclamation issued declaring that they were not led by the thirst of conquest but were forced to defend the frontier. It appeared that the British would […]

Open Letter from Sharmila supporters to Political groups of Manipur

Open Letter from Sharmila supporters to Political groups of Manipur

The issue of Irom Sharmila’s more than decade long hunger strike has touched millions across the globe, including Nobel Peace Prize Winners,- yet it is not even in the agenda of any political party contesting in her own state’s Assembly Elections. Expressing shock and grief, the Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign writes an Open Letter to […]

India’s North East Region in 2011 – Declining Violence & Distant Peace

India’s North East Region in 2011 – Declining Violence & Distant Peace

2012 is far near. Former Deputy Director in the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray writes his analytic piece about North East India in the period of 2011. By- Bibhu Prasad Routray 2011 was the year of consolidation of the absence of violence-phenomenon that has dawned in India’s Northeast for the past few […]

Travel inside Myanmar without visa upto 16 kms

Travel inside Myanmar without visa upto 16 kms

By- Correspondent | Date- October 26, 2011 The Government of Myanmar has decided to allow Indians living at the border areas conditional access to its territory without a visa required. As confirmed by officials of the Mizoram Government, it was agreed that residents of four northeastern states, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh can now […]

Naked Exposition of Bankrupt Diplomacy of Bangladesh

Naked Exposition of Bankrupt Diplomacy of Bangladesh

By- Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury Just within less than 24 hours of Dr. Manmohan Singh’s strange and dramatic U-turn from signing the Teesta Water Sharing Treaty with Bangladesh, Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI)’s name has come prominently in the Indian and international media as the main culprit behind tragic bomb blast of September 7, 2011, which killed a number […]

Iron Lady clarifies to media allegations, says she admires Anna

Iron Lady clarifies to media allegations, says she admires Anna

By- Correspondent| Date- September 1, 2011 The Iron Lady from Manipur, human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu has expressed utter shock and clarified that she had never called Anna Hazare‘s movement as “artificial”.  This was clarified through a written statement from Sharmila to Just Peace Foundation (JPF), a Manipur based body promoting the Iron Lady’s […]