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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Moral Lessons from Mellei’s Life

By | November 9th, 2015|Categories: Creative Space|Tags: |

Delhi Mellei, which is meant to be a film of social relevance, has been reduced to a korfu of craps by its own lame, male chauvinistic narrative that has no real social or cinematic values “If you are a man of note, (find) for yourself a household, and love your wife at home, as it beseems. [...]

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That Little Death in Us

By | November 1st, 2015|Categories: Creative Space|

By Akoijam Malemnganbi I died as an infant in my mother’s womb, Before I made my entrance. I died as a little girl trying to go to school, Inside the sack, raped and murdered. I died as a foolish young man in the car, Trying to get away among the bullets, A prey to their wishlist. [...]

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