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A Declaration of Death
I’d desist from going to the municipal corporation to get a death certificate I’d desist from going to a newspaper office to publish my own obituary Get no sorat for me Get no firoy for me I’m dead I live no more A bit of this remains A bit of that I can se...
I’d desist from going to the municipal corporation to get a death certificate I’d desist from going to a newspaper office to publish my own obituary Get no sorat for me Get no firoy for me I’m dead I live no more A bit of thi...
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A Nihilist’s Nightmare: The Personal Is Professional
Thoughts on being too professional to be political The battle cry of The Personal is Political was conceived during the heydays of student movements and feminism in the hippy-istic Sixties in the West. Far away from that epicentre, in the hinterland of Mani...
Thoughts on being too professional to be political The battle cry of The Personal is Political was conceived during the heydays of student movements and feminism in the hippy-istic Sixties in the West. Far away from that...
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Of the Governor’s ‘Calendar’ Wishes
The governor has a calendar The governor has a sleek calendar The governor has the most beautiful calendar In front he would sit, lost in thought Pixel-perfect images of rowing by the Loktak And fresh and misty mountains and tribal art The fluorescent highl...
The governor has a calendar The governor has a sleek calendar The governor has the most beautiful calendar In front he would sit, lost in thought Pixel-perfect images of rowing by the Loktak And fresh and misty mountains and ...
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Of the Governor’s ‘Calendar’ Wishes
The governor has a calendar The governor has a sleek calendar The governor has the most beautiful calendar In front he would sit, lost in thought Pixel-perfect images of rowing by the Loktak And fresh and misty mountains and tribal art The fluorescent highl...
The governor has a calendar The governor has a sleek calendar The governor has the most beautiful calendar In front he would sit, lost in thought Pixel-perfect images of rowing by the Loktak And fresh and misty mountains and ...
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The Asians of Lesser Gods
On an illegitimate comparison of the Asian entire races by a racist Anytime you see someone more successful than you are, they are doing something you aren’t. — Malcolm X After the Chinese invented gunpowder in the 9th century, it took another six hundred y...
On an illegitimate comparison of the Asian entire races by a racist Anytime you see someone more successful than you are, they are doing something you aren’t. —Malcolm X After the Chinese invented gunpowder in the 9th cen...
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The ‘Money’ of a Slave Society
How to live like an owner in a slave society or what is apparent in such a society when three major news of a day is just about corruption, corruption and only corruption I cannot ignore this irony. The Imphal Free Press published an exclusive today under t...
How to live like an owner in a slave society or what is apparent in such a society when three major news of a day is just about corruption, corruption and only corruption I cannot ignore this irony. The Imphal Free Press pu...
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Manipur Merger Agreement 1949 (Full Text)
Manipur was annexed to the Union of India in 1949. All along the Government of India stays adamant that the decades-old armed movement as a law and order situation, as an internal affair that should be controlled and abolished. It is amazing how a colonised...
Manipur was annexed to the Union of India in 1949. All along the Government of India stays adamant that the decades-old armed movement as a law and order situation, as an internal affair that should be controlled and abolishe...
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The Bourne Bust
The newly released Jason Bourne has taught me one thing: your favourite team does not win the match all the time. After watching the first three original adaptations a dozen times each, the number has reduced to a half with The Bourne Legacy . In the latest...
The newly released Jason Bourne has taught me one thing: your favourite team does not win the match all the time. After watching the first three original adaptations a dozen times each, the number has reduced to a half with T...
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The Artist
A translation of Ratan Thiyam’s Kalakar —the original poem in Manipuri is from his anthology Mangkhraba Sahargi Loikhraba Wari (The Concluded Tales of a Ghost Town), which was first published in June 2014 He’s the artist par excellence He’s as always invite...
A translation of Ratan Thiyam’s Kalakar—the original poem in Manipuri is from his anthology Mangkhraba Sahargi Loikhraba Wari (The Concluded Tales of a Ghost Town), which was first published in June 2014 He’s the artist...
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in brief: excretory irony in the imphal valley
a man was shot point blank however he lives as if Death was fed up of all the excretion a woman presents us her artful design but too verdant for deserts all just excretion
a man was shot point blank however he lives as if Death was fed up of all the excretion a woman presents us her artful design but too verdant for deserts all just excretion
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On Reading
A translation of noted theatre personality, Ratan Thiyam’s Lairik Oiraiba — the original poem in Manipuri is from his anthology Mangkhraba Sahargi Loikhraba Wari that was first published in June 2014 The lazy boy he was alone He was asked to read his books,...
A translation of noted theatre personality, Ratan Thiyam’s Lairik Oiraiba—the original poem in Manipuri is from his anthology Mangkhraba Sahargi Loikhraba Wari that was first published in June 2014 The lazy boy he was alone...
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On the Shaky Foundations of Politics
When we start from a wrong premise to solve a public issue in Manipur, it creates more questions than answers; and yes, there are reasons galore to prove it   Our lives are but a house on a shaky ground. We also do stand like a house but it’s just a matter ...
When we start from a wrong premise to solve a public issue in Manipur, it creates more questions than answers; and yes, there are reasons galore to prove it Our lives are but a house on a shaky ground. We also do stand li...
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Once I beat a big fat lion to shits.
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Myanmar 9th Most Censored Country Globally: Media Freedom Index
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"AFSPA: Licence to kill"
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Anarchist portraits - Clifford Harper
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A beautiful set of 36 woodcut style portraits of anarchists by Clifford Harper, originally published as a set of picture cards by Freedom Pr

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Everything you need to know about smart quotes, proper apostrophes, em dashes, en dashes, accented characters and more

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Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer
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The prison house of identity
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For Syed Sarifuddin Khan, the suspicion of rape was enough to set alight a tinderbox of regional discontent with the political dispensation,

In This State Capital, Over 30 Blasts in Just 80 Days
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Three people were killed and 23 injured in Imphal's latest Improvised Explosive Blast (IED) blast on Wednesday evening that took place near

Famed Artist Lun Gywe, Wife Bring ‘Brush Strokes’ to Rangoon
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An exhibition by the celebrated Burmese artist Lun Gywe and his wife Lun Mya Mya opens to the public, featuring 75 impressionist-style paint

Infographic: 10 Myths About Graphic Design – You The Designer
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Throughout the years graphic designers have tried to dispel the myths surrounding graphic design and …

Why the Oscars chose Birdman over Boyhood for Best Picture
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Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is clearly the superior film, but the Academy isn’t considering long-term trends or trying to make a statement.

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