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Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 101

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a comprehensive indirect tax on manufacture, sale and consumption of goods and services throughout India to replace taxes levied by the central and state governments. It was introduced as The Constitution (One Hundred and First Amendment) Act 2016, following the passage of Constitution 122nd [...]

122nd Rank in the List of Cleanliness: Dirty Mind, Dirty Imphal

Pic: Edited from an original image by the Sangai Express Text courtesy: An editorial published by the Sangai Express on 9 May 2017 Point taken. This was not the main theme of his address at the centenary celebrations of voluntary organisation, Bharat Sevashram Sangha through video conferencing, but [...]

Impact of October Revolution in British India and Manipur

Dr. Malem Ningthouja Originally published by the E-pao, this paper  on the impact of October Revolution in British India and Manipur was presented on the occasion of the centenary of the Great October Revolution May 5-6, 2017, University of the Philippines, College of Law, Manila, Philippines (This paper was presented [...]

What Makes a Rich Country Rich and a Poor Country Poor?

Brief Notes from Five Seminal Books on the Topic (Arranged according to the years of book publication) FEATURING ① Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu  & James Robinson ② Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond ③ IQ and [...]

MLA Local Area Development Scheme – What We Must Know

Newly elected members of the Manipur State Assembly takes oath in March 2017 (Image: PhualvaTimes) An Introduction to MLA Local Area Development Scheme by The Indian Iris ( The government had introduced the MLA Local Area Development Scheme from 2000–01 making MLAs able to recommend small development works [...]


Fight against the private and vested interests that seek to undermine the basic fabric of a collective life in Manipur

Let us make the political class, public institutions and leaders accountable to the citizens as individuals and as a collective

Let us encourage and cultivate the involvement of private citizens in the affairs of the collective

Let us cultivate a culture of dialogue and debates in order to generate informed opinions and choices on public issues

Let us bring about a new political culture wherein public morality and issues of public importance play significant role in our society and polity