Friday, Jun 5, 2020

Editorial
Logic of environmental sustainability

Jhum cultivation had been blamed for contributing to the deteriorating climate change in the world without taking into consideration how this method had immensely benefited the communities.


Opinion
The Manipuri Leirum Phee - is our cultural legacy

The beauty of Leirum has invited and evoked the hearts of every Indians which again has enhanced the proud for Manipur signifying our rich culture and traditions.


Analysis
Impact of childhood exposure to aggressive environment

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression: 'We cannot just say children are the future pillar when they are not secure enough to shape their lives'.


Analysis
Lockdown 5 in Manipur

The period spent in quarantine must be taken as a service to our community to stop spread of the disease protecting their near and dear ones, especially the old and the infirm and not take this as a mandatory incarceration but in a positive light.


Analysis
The Curious Case of Brinda Thounaojam

As expected of our outraged comrades online, Thounaojam’s case saw a divide between those who felt she was being victimized and those who felt she had undermined the majesty of the institution of Courts


Editorial
War against war and COVID-19 pandemic

The idea of wartime Guterres invokes may not be as clearly defined as expected but one could easily get the message within the appeal made by him.


Editorial
Paying a heavy price: Epidemiologists versus bureaucrats

Medical associations assert that it would have been much better had the government of India consulted epidemiologists who had better grasp of disease transmission dynamics than heavily rely on bureaucrats.


Opinion
Discontinue Pre-COVID mentality or be ready for a heavy defeat

When a pandemic calls for equal treatment of people, their inner self seeks to treat them first at the expense of the powerless or the less connected.


Editorial
PM-CARES Fund and public authority

The clarification issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) attracts the need to honestly debate on the very idea of the public authority and related issues.


Editorial
COVID-19: Use CBNAAT machines in Manipur

Currently, there are 10 CBNAAT machines, two at Intermediate Reference Laboratory (IR), state TB cell and eight others spread across state districts. CBNAAT - diagnostic machines are normally used to test drug-resistant tuberculosis.


Editorial
COVID-19: Control, containment and claims

Despite all the tall claims, the over 40-day nationwide lockdown has not been able to stabilize the trend and halt the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in most districts across India.


Editorial
COVID-19, infants and immunisation services

As countries around the world face unprecedented difficulties due to COVID-19 pandemic, there have been other health related issues that have been put on the back burner, not by choice but out of real time disruption.


Editorial
COVID-19 cases surge despite the lockdown

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) advised the government to carry out house-to-house surveillance in each district to actively identify people showing symptoms of COVID-19.


Editorial
Misinformation hampers response and foments unrest

The UN says that people across the world are encouraged to sign up as ‘information volunteers’ with ‘Verified’, to share trusted content to keep their families and communities safe and connected.


Editorial
Political rationality and territorial constraints

The clarity of NSCN (I-M)’s statement has the potential to obscure the positions of both the government of India and the authorities in the state of Manipur.


Analysis
Horn on the wall

The erstwhile Tribal hunters whose livelihood solely depended on hunting and cutting woods are now banned from doing so.


Opinion
COVID-19: The Pandemic

Too many people have been killed by the virus and too many people have been facing untold miseries due to the lockdown imposed in so many countries of the world.


Agriculture
Organic farming can be life-saving for unemployed youths amid Coronavirus crisis

In India the organic food market is approximately of Rs. 5.6 billion and is an emerging opportunity for generation of employment and income at village level.


Opinion
Physical activities and intellectual development of children

Let the children have the freedom and see how their creativity takes over.


Analysis
Lockdown brands online education the norm of day

Tens of thousands of students in cities and towns are glued to computers and smartphone screens as teachers take to online apps for classes and assessments.


Share Your Stories
My Pandemic Story: Conversation of a private school headmaster and an epidemiologist

I had a sudden emotional pang to that I wanted to go home so badly to give a hug to my parents and say ‘things will be alright again’.


Opinion
The only way to defeat COVID-19

Making the most of what we have now will decide our destiny: being in the green or being in the red.


Opinion
Raining deadly cocktail of heartlessness and falsehood

Even during this civilizational crisis and national calamity, there is no end to heartless politics by exploiting the tragedy to reap political dividend.


Opinion
Rejoicing during dark times

Change makes us uncomfortable. But we have no option but to change to cope with the changing world scenario caused by the Coronavirus, rather than complaining.


Analysis
Breaking the taboo to combat challenges of access to menstrual hygiene products

As many as 50 per cent of women and adolescent girls are struggling to get access to menstrual hygiene products during these current challenging times, according to a recent survey conducted on urban slum clusters in Delhi by Katha Slum Resurgence Initiative (SRI) team.


Analysis
Without malice towards one and all

Dictating terms to private schools of certain background of certain dos and don’ts do not amount to civilised rationale.


Editorial
Working lives and ‘business as unusual’

Susan Hayter, a senior technical adviser on the future of work at the Geneva-based International Labour Organization (ILO) succinctly described how COVID-19 could change ‘working lives’ of the people across the globe.


Opinion
Coronavirus In Manipur

The Biblical great Flood in which Noah, a few men and animals survived was God’s act to punish the wicked, is this pandemic God’s act again?


Analysis
Virtualization of higher education

In view of the available demographic dividend, this is an opportune time for the country to equip its young population with the best quality education so as to achieve excellence in education for becoming global leaders.


Opinion
Casual attitude creeping in

Getting into the railway coach seemed like a relaxed stroll in park in that 3rd week of March.


Opinion
Social distancing or Social discrimination: Post COVID-19 days through the lens of science and spirituality

The ability to ‘discriminate the good from that which is not’ is certainly a gift that help one take humane decisions.


Opinion
Points to ponder: Social Media during Lockdown - I

Social media addiction is as dangerous and compulsive as drug addiction; as both have the potency to affect our lifestyle.


Opinion
Looking beyond lockdown

Despite that fact that India has a SoP of response for almost every disaster, it has no such SoP for biological warfare.


Opinion
Are rules made to be broken? The case of MSPCL/MSPDCL

The trend of using undue influence to modify government rules to subdue rightfully eligible candidates will prove to be a bad precedent to the future generation of officers.


Analysis
Coronavirus is not a death sentence

Let us not despair. This is not and will not be our worst nightmare. But let us continue to dream and let us find a little hope for tomorrow.


Manipur boy builds Iron Man suit, robots using electronic wastes

This dream story of a boy is a reminder to today’s weary world what the power of passion can do even in times of difficulties, and how one can work wonders when you follow your passion and dreams


Analysis
In the world of six-inch something

Among many, not being able to connect to people and the world in this 21st century is surely not one to be advocated.


Opinion
Serve humanity serve God

Though our ultimate identity is Human beings; still in these times of tarnishing particular communities in bad light, it needs to be emphasised that a significant section of the beneficiaries were Hindus also!


Monkeys of Mahabali temple break into houses amid lockdown

With the impact of shutting down of temples, negligible number of devotees can be seen in each temples of the state including Mahabali temple, Wanghkei, Imphal East.


Share Your Stories
What to foresee from a free haircut?

A self haircut would have been beyond the skill set of most people.


Share Your Stories
‘We shall not starve’: Keeping the tradition of humanity alive

During the national lockdown which started since March 24, 2020, there had been rounds of distributions of essential items in our neighbourhood either from the Government’s side, people holding positions of power or by aspiring politicians.


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The distorted sound of celebration

Assam goes with Muga silk (golden silk) and traditional Gamosa and it welcomes spring with dancing to the rhythm of Rongali Bihu tunes and beatings of Bihu Dhol across hills and vales.


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Overcoming fear and growing stronger during quarantine

For 14 days I locked myself inside my room. Now, my quarantine days are over and I’m spending lockdown with my parents.


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Cherished memories of beautiful Yaoshang in Manipur

Watching young boys and girls enthusiastically take part in the Yaoshang sports in the playground makes me nostalgic of my younger days.


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The apricot tree and the spring of coronavirus

The wild apricots are fruiting once again; the iris is flowering; but this time, spring seem less promising than others that have gone by.


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Epitome of Grace or Labanya

Religiously she is bound to appear when the dirtiness and chaos gets defeated through cleanliness and order.


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Coming home clean from Wuhan

This personal story is based on what I saw and experienced while I was in Wuhan, China and at a quarantine facility in Manesar, Haryana and back home in Manipur with a fitness medical certificate.


Analysis
COVID-19: Our solutions are in nature

Biodiversity conservation is not a static measure but response to many threats upon natural habitats.


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The invitation I couldn’t resist

See the world through my eyes, have my heart towards God and the world and you will find rest for your souls.


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Burning the midnight oil for board exams

Students feel elated when they score well and let down when they don’t.


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In the autumn of life

Can one really find love? Is it not all around? Is it so hard to find, when it is all around?


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A page from a diary

How could I bear the sight of the one I love getting married to someone else?


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The secret excuse of falling sick

During his entire school days and academic years at the university, Bhusan had never heard of such a thing – the secret to avoid school or colleges and stay home anytime he wanted, away from everybody and rest of the world!


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The aborted garbage disposal

Disposal of daily domestic waste has become a problem in the valley where the human population has multiplied manifold, over a small habitable area of Imphal.


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Being a Chow-Momo Indian – the fun side!

Looks can be deceiving, some wise men said. It literally is true for us, North-easterners.


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Being a Chow-Momo Indian – the Dark reality!

To be called Chinese, not because of ignorance but for the sheer purpose of humiliating one had me mull over it day and night, so much so I feel like an alien in my own country more than ever.


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Where a win is hardly a win and a loss hardly a loss

Polo is quite a competitive game if you come to think of it, though being on horseback manoeuvrability would look ostensibly lesser, lending less by way of viewership to the stands.


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Engallei

I was heartbroken. Tears rolling down, I stood there looking at her as she drove away but my thoughts were also filled with innumerable questions.


Analysis
Coronavirus Crisis: Confusion Galore

The arrangement at IIIT, Mantripukhri which function as the IQC as well as the Screening Centre for those travelling by road is a confusing mess and with the long queues many of those who retuned were forced to wait without even water for a very long time.


Investigative
Revisiting Zoonotic Diseases: Lessons from the Marburg Virus

Infectious diseases have ravaged humankind since time immemorial. We have known ancient scourges such as malaria, yellow fever, tuberculosis, plague, leprosy, polio and flu etc. Malaria and TB are now dangerous re-emerging infectious diseases. Over the last several decades, many new infectious diseases have cropped up. These are often referred to as emerging infectious diseases (EIDs).


The curse of COVID-19 across the world

The current scourge with the advent of COVID-19 pandemic tells us that there is the need to protect people from health emergencies


Opinion
Challenges in the new normal

We all are waiting for that big day “Freedom from coronavirus” but only if we follow the guidelines and rules strictly.