What is Khongjom Battle to Manipuris?

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: Essays, Issues|

by Prof. MC Arunkumar (The author is from the Department of Anthropology, Manipur University) Image: KanglaOnline Tirtha pumbadei athoibi, Meiteigi Khongjom tirthani Nilbir Shastri What is the relevance of remembering a defeated war which was fought one century ago? Why should one remember a defeated war of a nation today? One can think of [...]

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Impact of October Revolution in British India and Manipur

By | May 13th, 2017|Categories: Essays, Issues|

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 on behalf of Dr Ningthouja by [...]

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A Case of Nongthombam Biren in the Field

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Essays, News, News Analysis|

This is a compilation of two write-ups by Amar Yumnam, professor and head of department of economics, Manipur University, which was published by the Imphal Free Press on 24 April and 10 April 2017. The Football Player Is Interesting: The Fast Dynamism is Good 24 April 2017 The new Chief Minister is an interesting person. The [...]

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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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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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Good Governance 101

By | March 18th, 2017|Categories: Essays, Issues, Public Institution|

We are reproducing a collection of definitions and principles of good governance from multiple sources ahead of the PCRM's initiative to create a charter of demands that we will submit to the political parties, which have formed the government in Manipur recently. We will emphasize on the issues of public importance as stated in our objectives and in [...]

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For Your Reading Pleasure: Election 101 — Political Theory

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

This review text is sourced from the Princeton University Press Blog (http://blog.press.princeton.edu) and written by Rob Tempio, executive editor of Political Theory, http://blog.press.princeton.edu/election-101-introduction/election-101-political-theory/ Political theory inhabits the realm of our ideals and not the messy world of everyday politics. Perhaps this is even more true during an election year. Yes, this is the time when lofty [...]

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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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The People’s Philosophy

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Essays|

This post is a collection of selected thoughts, ideas, theories, philosophies and principles related to election, the general public and related areas, sourced from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. All of these texts are an introduction to the thoughts and theories and shared here for educational and non-commercial purposes.   One of the primary objectives of [...]

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Colonial and Post-Colonial Historiography of Manipur

By | February 4th, 2017|Categories: Essays|

by Professor Gangmumei Kamei  (This paper is from the author’s National Fellows Lecture series entitled “The Philosophy of History and the Historiography of Manipur” at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study at Shimla in 2010.) Source: KanglaOnline The ‘residency’ (Image from the page of My Three Years in Manipur and Escape from the Recent Mutiny [...]

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