About Angomcha Bimol Akoijam

A political psychologist and social analyst who teaches at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi is also a film and theatre enthusiast.

A Big Thank You from PCRM!

By | March 10th, 2017|Categories: Press Release, Videos|

PCRM is a private initiative of citizens, and it shall remain so. Since 2011, we have been pursuing our aims and objective to strive for a Resurgent Manipur. Just as we sought to intervene to have a public issue-based election and fight against private interests, this time also, PCRM has made three ad films in public [...]

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Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958: Disguised War and Its Subversions

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Issues|

by A Bimol Akoijam and Th Tarunkumar Originally published by the Manipur Research Forum (www.manipurresearchforum.org) in their journal Eastern Quarterly (Volume X, Issue: X http://www.manipurresearchforum.org/index.php/pub/eastern-quarterly) Image: The Sangai Express AFSPA reveals that it is an act of legitimizing the involvement of the military in the domestic space, and that it does not supplement but [...]

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Manipur as a Constitutional Fiction with a Nostalgia

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Essays, Issues|

by Angomcha Bimol Akoijam   Image: Deepak Oinam/E-pao There is something admirable about the Constitution of India as a living document. Take for example, the honesty with which it records the historicity of the emergence of this country, something that one can see in its definition of Manipur, which goes as follow: Manipur: [...]

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‘Thikka’ and Empowering People

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Issues|

Image: PTI If knowledge is power and educating people, including (educated) youth, is an act of empowering the people, one ought to explain what ‘thikka’ or ‘contract’ (work) is. How is it different from ‘tender’ and ‘outsourcing’ etc under a system of economy? And what, why and how ‘thikka’ or ‘contract’ (work) has come [...]

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Manipur As a Constitutional Fiction with a Nostalgia

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: Issues|

BY A. BIMOL AKOIJAM   There is something admirable about the Constitution of India as a living document. Take for example, the honesty with which it records the historicity of the emergence of this country, something that one can see in its definition of Manipur, which goes as follow: 'Manipur: The territory which immediately before the [...]

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Myanmar’s 2015 general elections explained

By | November 9th, 2015|Categories: News of the Day|

"Myanmar holds general elections on 8 November - the country's first elections since a nominally civilian government was introduced in 2011, ending nearly 50 years of military rule. There is widespread speculation about who will be the next president - and how well the opposition National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, will [...]

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Beyond the Slings and Arrows: Bills, Sharmila and Threat of War

By | November 8th, 2015|Categories: Manipur This Week, News|

[su_quote]As a part of the campaign, from now onwards we intend to follow up and grapple with the happenings/developments in Manipur on a weekly basis[/su_quote] Analysis of the Week Thounaojam Tarunkumar, a respected senior journalist from Manipur who once edited a radical publication which was deeply respected by the readers and feared by those in the establishment [...]

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A Premise to Imagine Peoplehood

By | October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Issues|

Discovering, inventing and commemorating days and figures from the past are facts of human existence. States and organizations have their shares of such commemorations. Even traditional communities do have similar 'commemorations' in the form of totemic rituals and celebrations. And such exercises are often the reflections of some needs of the collective in the contemporary. Nationalists [...]

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