A tribute to Irish people !

*By Bishwajit Okram   Fluorescent jacket flashes in the dark, man and woman, old and young, walks or runs, even though beastly weather plays havoc almost round the year, is quite common in Ireland even during dark, long winter days. This is Ireland, the emerald island, sports is at the heart of everyone’s life. Running and walking appears to be a part of their culture. Not for winning the fastest but for winning within. On seeing them running even in the wet, one would be agog…

Colonial Instrument in Democratic India: A Case of Armed Forces Special Power Acts 1958

 *By:- Ningthoujam Rameshchandra   Abstract: The erstwhile Asiatic Kingdom of Manipur which was contentiously merged with India is experiencing armed conflict to exercise the right to self-determination since 1949. The prolonged armed conflict between the state and non-state has created an armed conflict situation. The state actors in order to suppress the voice for self-determination are deploying thousands of security forces with special powers without the consent of the state. The special power -Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958 is a colonial legacy where the…

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…

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…