About Pradip Phanjoubam

Editor, the Imphal Free Press' and author of 'The Northeast Question: Conflicts and Frontiers'

The Myth of NE Black Hole

By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: Issues, News, News Analysis|

By Pradip Phanjoubam Text courtesy: An editorial published by the Imphal Free Press on 15 May 2017 If the Northeast was a barren, uninhabited desert, any small amount spent to develop civic infrastructure here would probably have been justifiably called redundant and a waste. The script, we all know is a lot different. The Northeast is [...]

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Abnormal Is the New Normal: Life in Manipur in the Post-Election Days

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Essays, Issues, News|

This is a compilation of three editorials published by the Imphal Free Press on 16th, 20th and 21st March 2017, for the record of PCRM with an observation that these write-ups have succinctly captured the prevailing mood in Manipur, with the conclusion of the 2017 Assembly Election, which was held earlier this month. These have been [...]

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Respect the mandate

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Manipur This Week, News|

Text courtesy: Imphal Free Press, editorial, 13 March On the morrow of the election to the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly and the razor edge hung electors’ verdict, it is difficult not to be reminded of what German philosopher Karl Popper said what the most important virtue of a liberal democracy is. Democracy is not perfect and [...]

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In Manipur, real game to start from March 11

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|

Chief minister Okram Ibobi is confident his party will comfortably exceed the halfway mark on its own By Pradip Phanjoubam (Source: Imphal Free Press) 1 2 On March 11, when the counting of votes is done, it will be known for certain if the ruling Congress in Manipur is able to keep [...]

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