Monthly Archives: August 2014

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Written on Aug, 28, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in sacha pain of some sort

In this summer of discontent in Manipur, August and September have become void of decent humour. On the face of it, it seems a brilliant idea to write some boring articles, while the politicians and the discontented sections of the population are slinging out for the’ battle of Waterloo’, to punctuate the history of Manipur for all the gore and …

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Written on Aug, 17, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Meitei women in tribal dress

For precisely how long the Inner Line Permit system (ILPS) has been a presence in the Meitei psyche is not certain. Majority thinking dates the start in the 1980s. However, citing evidence from scholarly sources, it might go back to the beginning of British occupation of Manipur in 1891 or the Bengal Eastern Frontier Act in 1873, or even the …

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Written on Aug, 11, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Manipur Assembly

I am Indian and I am proud of it. I am at something doing tomorrow’s job for Indian fellow Meiteis. It might not work, still, an honourable reckoning. The struggle of survival for Meiteis feels different from that of Mayang migrants. It has become more heightened than it had been before; more risky and immediate. Preamble: An Act to amend …

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Written on Aug, 05, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Save Manipur

Necessity has been proven the mother of struggle. Indeed, it is the necessity to survive to reproduce others of our kind that Meiteis need to pursue a continuous struggle to obtain Inner Line Permit System (ILPS). Meiteis are an endangered species that is fighting for survival from mayangs (outsiders) – Indian mayangs, Bangladeshi mayangs and Myanmar Kuki mayangs, with their …

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Written on Aug, 01, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Original Meitei Mayek

This is not an article about the boring premise of a series of overlapping stories about who the Meiteis are – migrants; what language is Meiteilon – Tibeto-Burman; and where Meitei mayek is borrowed from. – Bengali. All guesswork. The time has come for every self-respecting young Meitei person to put out the spark ignited by some foreigners, which has …

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