More from Manipur

Social Media

On Trend

Most Popular Stories

Economic Viability of a Kuki State – by Ram Wangkheirakpam

It amazes me that some ‘experts’ in India are analyzing the current Meitei and Kuki political conflict from a majority hindu Meitei resource grab perspective. These viewpoints only reflect their petulant petty politics and do not help in anyway addressing the problem at hand. Government and Corporates must be resisted if they are found grabbing and destroying, land and forest. I also further argue that as part of their imagined homeland, it is the ‘Kuki’ elites who have imagined a viable Kuki State by dreaming to usurp these resources. Let me pick a few of the news items to explain my argument. 

Ningol Chakouba

Ningol Chakouba or Chakouba or Hiyangei Nini Paanba is a festival, celebrated by the Meitei people in the second lunar day of Hiyangei (October–November) month of Manipuri calendar. The festival is celebrated in the theme of

Sangai – the brow antlered deer of Manipur

The sangai is an endemic and endangered subspecies of Eld’s deer found only in Manipur, India. It is also the state animal of Manipur. Its common English name is Manipur brow-antlered

Shirui Lily –  Shirui Kashong Timrawon

Lilium mackliniae, the Shirui lily or Shirui Kashong Timrawon, is a rare Indian species of plant found only in the upper reaches of the Shirui hill ranges in the Ukhrul district of Manipur, India, at an