About Arambam Kapil

A language editor by day, a designer by night

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

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Essays, Issues, Public Institution|

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 the Wealth of Nations by Richard [...]

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Send in Your Ideas

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Issues, Press Release|

In pursuance of our aims and objectives, PCRM is looking for volunteers’ contributions for our column called “Manipur This Week”. This is to keep track and make sense of every moment on issues of public importance. This column shall analyze developments/events that have critical bearing on our collective life and how those developments/events is linked to [...]

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Congress Is the Single Largest Party but It Is Advantage BJP

By | March 12th, 2017|Categories: Manipur Assembly Election 2017, News|

Manipur Assembly Elections Results 2017 Image: www.elections.in/ (India Today) The BJP, which has been the biggest gainer (the party could not open its account in 2012 assembly polls) in these election has won 21. But what gives them a clear advantage is the fact that like-minded parties on which it depends for support. (The [...]

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Districts and Assembly Constituencies in Manipur

By | March 11th, 2017|Categories: Constituency Monitor, Election Information|

Check the districts and assembly constituencies in Manipur including the seven new districts that were created in the run-up to the recently held election. This documentation is a part of our plan to monitor the political parties and start the Constituency Monitor action. We will be also updating the detailed results of the election asap. To [...]

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Manipur Election 2017

By | March 11th, 2017|Categories: Manipur Assembly Election 2017, Videos|

Above: Inside Manipur by the Hindu Courtesy: Elections.in   Manipur Election 2017 List of winners A/C Candidate Constituency Party Criminal Case Education 1 Thounaojam Shyamkumar ANDRO INC 0 10th Pass 2 Konthoujam Govindas BISHENPUR INC 0 Graduate 3 Letpao Haokip CHANDEL(ST) NPP 0 Graduate 4 Khashim Vashum CHINGAI(ST) NPF 0 Graduate 5 V. Hangkhanlian [...]

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Transparency International on Corruption and Government

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: Creative Space, Issues|

Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 (Transparency International/Pic: A screenshot from www.transparency.org) PROBLEM It’s natural to think of elections when we think of political corruption. People or organisations with their own agendas can skew voting. They may secretly give parties big donations. Or parties and candidates can buy votes instead of winning them. But political corruption [...]

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10 Things the Manipur Government Will Never Say

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Creative Space|

The Manipur government can speak out for or against all sorts of issues ranging from unfair defection law to the union government’s plan to scrap the plans for special category states. Last time, our cheap minister almost shat in his pant when he heard the news from the expert observers of the universe based in Imphal, [...]

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The Death of Indian Subaltern Studies

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: Creative Space|

There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard. ― Arundhati Roy In the Indian subcontinent the Subaltern Studies Group or the Subaltern Studies Collective occupies a large space in the scholarly world in general and in the study of postcolonialism, political economy as well as sociocultural [...]

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For the Love of the Government

By | January 31st, 2017|Categories: Creative Space|

There’s one trait of a politician well known all over the world. S/he is an a**hole, 100%ly. Yet as the popular saying goes, either you love her/him or hate her/him, but you cannot ignore him/her. Here’s a collection of quotes designed for the love of the government (pun intended).   [foogallery id="12172"]  

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