My Father, the Politician

By: Shachi Gurumayum “Give *us* the future, we’ve had enough of your past. Give us back our country, to live in, to grow in, to love.” – Michael Collins It started with an article I chanced upon en route from Beirut to Dubai. Hoping to keep busy on the plane, I picked up an early edition of Gulf News, dated Saturday August 20th 2011, and flicking through the pages, I was surprised to find an article entitled, “Manipur activist has been on fast for 10…

Annual Social Gathering, 2012

___________________________________________________________________ The European Manipuri Association London, United Kingdom Announcement Dated 8th March 2012 The Executive Committee of EMA is pleased to announce the details of this year’s Annual Social Gathering.                                Date                          : Saturday, 2nd June– Monday 4th June 2012                             Venue                        : St Michael’s Environmental Education…

Holiday Manipur

By Bishwajit Singh Okram  Without development and supporting infrastructure, why should tourists come to Manipur? Lack of adequate infrastructure and support system betray tourists visiting Manipur for holiday, writes Bishwajit Okram about a recent holiday to Manipur.. Manipur is a multicultural and multi ethnic state. It boasts a temperate climate ranging from 0 to 32 degree cc. Its natural vegetations, abundant varieties of faunas, orchid plants and flowers are world famous. Unlike other populous parts of India, Manipur has a thin population, just less than…

India vs. China – the elephant can not fly like the dragon unless winged

India vs. China – the elephant can not fly like the dragon unless winged By Bishwajit Okram Simple facts of the two fastest growing economies of the world say, Chinese dragon is way ahead of Indian elephant in terms of their respective future economic growth. For India, the elephant needs to be winged to fly; she can not afford to wait for the evolution of a flying Elephant, writes Bishwajit Okram, Financial Controller, C&F Group, Ireland. China will take over USA in 2018 as the…