Corona is both devastatingly resilient and deeply egalitarian. There is only one way out of this – beat it at its own game. We have to be more resilient and more egalitarian. More resilience will require more than vaccines; it will necessitate massive investment in healthcare where there is no paucity of drugs or oxygen or beds.
Ki don ki jingpynksan nia ba kam don jingmut ban їakren shaphang ka jinglaitluid bad jingpynkup bor ia ki kynthei ha ka Jaidbynriew bad ka Jylla kaba shim jait na ka kmie. Ki pynksan jur halor ka nongrim ba ki kynthei ki dei ki nongїohpateng, ki nongkhmih bad nongpynїaid ia ka spah-ka nongtymmen jong ka kur bad ka їing. Dei halor kane ba ki kynnoh katba mon ia ki kynthei bad tang pher wiak ki tei pop ha ki kynthei. Naduh ka poikha-poiman haduh ka pait їing pait sem ki pynkit ha ki kynthei.
In the piece “How Hindi helped to build a bridge to Manipur language and culture” published on 12th July in The Hindu, the author of the said article/Op Ed piece Kuldeep Kumar, attempts to make a case for the prominence and historical importance of the Hindi and Devanagari script in Manipuri history and literature. The piece however is littered with factual and historical inaccuracies and worse, an extremely selective and distortive history masquerading as profound discovery.
Armed with this array of impulses, we learnt uneasily,
to live with each other, with songs and dance to gel
this newfound togetherness,
but always fearful that like licks of fire that vapourise
into the night,
we will be forgotten.
“To wan ha nga, phi baroh kiba thait…” Ha ka 23 tarik January 1999 la thang im ia u Graham Staines bad ia ki khun…
In his recent opinion piece, Apoorvanand writes, in fact teaches, recently UAPA acquitted MLA Akhil Gogoi the meaning of justice, of law, of togetherness, of compassion, of equality with special emphasis on the preciousness and moral responsibility of freedom. Apoorvanand celebrates the release of Assamese activist Akhil Gogoi with his colleagues on June 17 and reiterates his conviction for support to any wrongfully punished opponents of the state saying ‘one who is at the receiving end must get ‘our’ support, irrespective of ‘their’ ideology. When Apoorvanand sanctions this moral support towards Akhil Gogoi and his comrades, probably one could not resist but to ponder- what moral ideological high ground is it anyway from where such bogus and idiosyncratic support in the name of preaching values can easily be unleashed?
This is a political ideological murder by the regime. The system has not failed, it has worked.
RAIOT is pleased to publish extracts from Memories of Seven Campaigns : a record of thirty-five years’ service in the Indian Medical Department in India,…
“Saul, Saul! Balei me pynshitom beiῆ ia nga?” Katkum ka almanac jong ka Balang Presbyterian ha ka bri hynῆiewtrep, ka sngi U Trai kaba nyngkong jong…
it takes a second to turn a grown woman into a heap of sandterribly afraid of disappearing We are sitting there chatting about theatre and…
As the country prepares for the 3rd Wave and starts counting its losses wrought by the 2nd wave of COVID-19, the already overburdened education system…
Growing up on the outskirts of Bombay, there were four types of rice that we ate at home: two for daily meals—from the Public Distribution System (PDS) ration shops and later, the local kirana (grocery) shop; Basmati Rice for special occasions or for pulav; and the red boiled rice from Goa. Most often, I did not know their name. We ate what we could afford… Sometimes, we stretched a little too much for the long-grained Basmati on birthdays and feast days. There were ten such days in a year.
Kumari travels from Koodlipet in Somarvarpet Taluk in Kodagu district to the city of Mangalore. She stays in a hostel here, applies for jobs, and…
Colonial sovereignty travelled into the frontier hills of the north east frontier through law. Frontier law or its absence and frontier space or its elusiveness tell us a different story about the history of Khasi, Jaintiah, and Garo hills of north east India. This story is one of unfinished borders, and malleability of landscapes. What does belonging and land based identity show us when we begin to uncover the processes through which modern boundaries were established during the colonial period? Is the history of law the history of boundary making? What lies underneath landscapes and in between divided spaces that we encounter today as normalized in law ? And very broadly what does place based identity mean in view of spatial processes of law? This historically based essay will explore these questions and invites readers to critically rethink identities and boundaries.
The “middle class”, regardless of their political affiliations, or their “apolitical” stand, need not be “inhuman” to be geared towards the notion of self-preservation.
Ha ka 22 tarik Jylliew ka Balang Presbyterian ha ka Bri Hynῆiewtrep ka kynmaw bad rakhe ia ka jingwan poi jong u Thomas Jones bad…
Ki nongdiemadan wat la ki long ka kynhun kaba don ha trai duh jong ka pyrnon, pynban ki long ka kynhun kaba laitluid tam bad ki bun kiwei pat ki para nongshong shnong kiba kwah ban їoh lem ia ka kajuh ka jinglaitluid ban long kynrad bad long shakri hi da lade їalade. Kum kane ka jinglaitluid mano bym kwah? Ha kajuh ka por pat ka jingim ki nongdiemadan ka dap da ka jingїakhun lynter, khamtam ha kane ka Nongbah bad ka Jylla Meghalaya ha kaba ka aiῆjong ka Sorkar India kam pat shym la treikam satia bad kane ka buh ia ka jingim bad ka kamai kajih jong ki nongdiemadan ha ka jingeh bakhraw. Hynrei ym tang ia ki nongdiemadan, ki paidbah nongshong shnong ruh ki shem jingeh namar katba ym pat pyntreikam pura ia ka aiῆ kan long kaba kaba shitom ban wanrah ia ka jingkylluid bad ka jingitynnad jong ka Sor Shillong.
1. Kumno u tika iada Corona u treikam?
Ka long thik kumba la wah ia ki dur jong u nongleh kam sniew ha manla ki adong khnang ba ki pulit pahara ki lah ban ithuh ia u.
Kane kan iarap ia ki pulit pahara ban ioh kem noh ia ki naduh shua ba kin iohlad ban leh ia ki kam sniew ba ki thmu ha kano kano ka jaka thymmai ba ki poi.
Lada ngi pdiang ia u tika iada Corona…
Yn injek da u khniang Corona uba la iap bad u bym don jingktah shuh ia ka met jong ngi, hynrei kin long pynban kum ki pulit, kin iada bad iarap pat na ka bynta ban pynkhreh ia ka jingiakhun pyrshah ia u khniang ba im ki ban ktah bad pynsniew ia ka met jong ngi.
Te, ynda uta u khniang corona u la ioh ban rung ha ngi, ka met jong ngi ha ryngkat u tika ba la long kum kita ki pulit pahara kin iohi bad kem noh ia uta u khniang bad iada iangi na ka jingktah jong u.
For the Imprisoned I want to gift all of this to you the silence, the wind the freedom of walking I want to tuck…
“To long phi kiba khuid namar ma nga nga long uba khuid” Ki sngi, ki taїew bad ki bnai ki їaid, ym lap ba sngewthuh,…
The 2’nd wave of the Pandemic swept through the country leaving a trail of destruction everywhere; it was evident even in our tiny state, how the wave has ravaged through many unfortunate households. Yet here we are, still having to deal with people who think the virus isn’t real; and worse yet, people who know the virus is real but are spreading misinformation to the public, creating more confusion, and making it more difficult for people to come to the right conclusions.
Kyrsoibor Pyrtuh Ka la long ka taїew kaba dum ia ka pyrthei phutbol jong ka Nongbah Shillong bad ka Jylla Meghalaya ha kaba ki arngut…
A poem by Arundhati Roy
Translated from Axomiya by Biswajit K. Bora. (1) What do I do with these corpseshalf buried in front of me on the banks of the…
Ka 22 Jylliew ka dei sngi ba ka Balang Presbyterian ha ka Bri Hynῆiewtrep ka kynmaw burom bad rakhe ia ka sngi jong ka jingwan…
The arrival of spring in Kashmir every year begins with the inauguration of Asia’s largest tulip garden located in Srinagar, splashing the news print, social media platforms and television screens with photographs of manicured rows of bright tulips.
On June 2, while the country continued to struggle, barely making sense of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a tiny, fantastical incident gave Indians a moment of respite. The Delhi High Court was hearing the suit filed by Actor Juhi Chawla, where she argued that installing 5G technology would seriously damage humans and all of Earth’s ecosystem. All was going well, till the hearing was disrupted by a man singing songs from her movies, ranging from – “meri banno ki aayegi baraat” to “ghoonghat ki aad se.” Many users took to Twitter to express the comedy just enacted out on the stage of the Court.
Nga dei u syntiew ha ki khlaw ka jinglong khynnah jong nga,
Nga dei ka kshaid ha ki riat ka jinglong samla jong nga,
Nga dei ka diengsoh ha kyrpong iing ki khun jong nga,
Nga dei ka khla ha ka pyrthei ka jinglong tymmen jong nga.
I am the orchid in the forest of my childhood,
I am the waterfall on the precipice of my youth,
I am the fruit tree in the garden of my children,
I am the tigress of the winter of my life
Ngan їai ban ia kane kawei, ba ka khlam Covid19 ka la pynjulor ia ka jingim baroh kawei. To ngin pdiang ia kane ka jingshisha bad ngin ym long kum ki ‘lang matlah bad ngin ym long syntan khnang ba ngin ym buh ia ka lawei ki khun ki kti ha ki jingeh kiba kham khraw.
Assam has six detention centres housed within six different jails of the state. There is no dedicated detention centre yet and a new detention centre with a capacity of holding 3000 persons is coming up at Matia in Goalpara district of the state. The construction of such a nature and the exclusion of millions from the National Register of Citizens in Assam brings with it the possibility of a rapid increase in the number of persons who will get detained in the state.
I am so glad I reached out to you after hearing your UCLA talk, and for your honest and generous response that unspooled into such a heartfelt conversation…
I like the idea of reflecting together via letters. For some reason I feel the format is perfect; sort of a very deep political and feminist conversation in a letter-writing genre.
Katba ka pyrthei baroh shityllup ka dang ialeh ban wad ki lad ki lynti ha ka ban pynduh pyndam ia ka jingshitom khlam Covid-19 bala wan lyngshop bad shim ia ki mynsien briew khlem sangeh naduh ba kala sdang haduh mynta. Ki stad saian jong ka pyrthei ki trei borbah bad miet bad sngi ban shem ne ioh ia ka dawai ban pynkhiah na kane ka khlem hynrei tad haduh mynta kaba shem ne ioh dei tang ka dawai tika (Vaccine) ban iada na ka jingpang ne ban pynduna ia ki jingshitom lada bit ia ka khlam.
Ki bor synshar ne Sorkar, la ki dei ba la pynlong da kano kano ka seng saiῆ hima bad ki dei na ka liang kamon ne kadiang ne napdeng kim lah ban kiar ne thet kti na ka jingbahkhlieh ia ki paidbah nongshong shnong.
The discourse on indigeneity has been a bone of contention in the social and political life in Assam. This discourse should be discarded. It is…
When the Tejpal “progressive” veneer slips to display a Brahminical choti, accompanied by Brahminical angst at being oh so “up-pressed” by a young woman’s rape complaint, and that unique Brahminical monopoly over HURT.
TT’s brother MT whines that TT’s being charged with rape inside lift, traumatised him (MT) so much he doesn’t use lifts; go on dates etc, AND that he (MT) started keeping a ponytail. Puzzled? Don’t be, it’s good old brahmanism.
A most extraordinary thing happened in Jail yesterday evening. In my last letter, I said how with the children, we wonder about rainbows and fireflies.
Nalor ka jingsar ka khlam covid19, ka jingїakynad bad jingїaumsnam hapdeng ka Ri Israel bad ki nongshong shnong ka Ri Palestine ka la nang pynsuhjer ia ka pyrthei. Kane ka jingїakynad ka la pynkha ia ka jingїatai nia haduh kine ki Lum Khasi. Ha ki rynsan ka social media la sakhi ia ki dur ryngkat ki jingthoh “I stand With Israel”, katba kiwei pat ki kynthoh jur ba ka Ri Israel ka leh donbor palat pud bad leh ki kam runar kiba shyrkhei da kaba ka ther bomb dusmon ia ki Nongbah bad ki Shnong kiba don ha Palestine bad da ki spah ngut ki briew, khamtam ki khyllung kiba lui lui ki la їap.
Na.a re.anggipa bilsi o Sorkari ni ko salanti hajira ka.e janggi tanggiparang rang na on.gipa gong 2100/- aro gong 5000/- ko man.paaha ma?
Sorkari ni List o ni ko Nang Bimung ko sandie nipabo.
RTI sing.sandiani ko dakgipa dol THMA U RANGLI JUKI (TUR)
Bah Rana- Leit Suk / Alan Lyndem Nga kynmaw bad nga ju їoh-i ia i Bah Rana Kharkongor ha kito ki por ma nga dang…
In an unprecedented move, the CPI (M) decided that all its ministers would be freshers. But, reminiscent of the Orwellian quote about Napoleon being more equal – this wasn’t to apply to the Chief Minister, himself. Effectively this meant that K. K. Shailaja – irrespective of her merits or demerits – was to be excluded and has been demoted to party whip.
Lyngba ka RTI ngi la ioh ia ka list kaba don ia ki kyrteng jong ki nongtrei-nongbylla sngi kiba ka Sorkar ka kam ba ka lah dep ai ia ka song jingiarap bad jingkyrshan pisa kaba long Rs 2100 ( na ka bunta ki na ka bynta ki bnai ba don ka jingkhang dam ha ka sien ba nyngkong ka jinglynshop ka khlam Covid19 ha ka snem 2020.
Ha ka wat kaba ar, ka khlam Covid19 ka la pynngiew bad pynher syrngiew shisha. Ka mynsiem ka pang ban їohi ba ki briew ki їam paitdohnud bad mareh na kawei ka hospital sha kawei pat ban wad jingїarap na ka bynta kiba ieid bathoiῆ jong ki bad ban їohi ia ki met їap kiba ap pali ban їoh ia ka jinglehniam ba khatduh. La palat shi snem la їakhun pyrshah ia ka khlam covid19 bad ka khlam ka la pynpaw pen ryngkew ia ki jingduna kiba bun, khamtam eh ha ka liang ka sumar pang bad ka jingkoit jingkhiah (Health care) ha ka Ri bad Jylla. Ňiuma, hapoh ka Jylla ki Dorbar Shnong, wat la hapdeng shibun ki jingduna bad jingbym don ei ei na ka liang jong ki, pynban ki la long ka borbah kaba la kyrshan ia ka Sorkar Jylla bad lymda dei na ka jingshimkhia bad jingtrei shitom jong ki, ka Jylla bad ka Nongbah ki lah khyllem naduh mynno.
11 May 2021: For more than a year Karbi and Adivasi farmers of Mikir Bamuni Grant village in Nagaon district have been fighting to protect their lands, forcibly taken over by Azure Power Forty Private Limited for building a solar power plant. The land in question was cleared and cultivated by the ancestors of these farmers for generations.
Kawei na ki khubor bad jinghikai kaba khraw kaba u Jisu Khrist u la ai sha ka pyrthei ka long kane ba “u la wan sha ka pyrthei ban shakri, ym ban їoh ia ka jingshakri”. U Karl Barth, u theologian uba khraw, u la ai nam ia u Jisu kum “u briew na ka bynta kiwei” lane u briew uba im na ka bynta kiwei pat.
Last April 22nd, the burnt body of twelve year old Sumila Ronghangpi was recovered from one Prakash Borthakur’s home in Raha. Prakash Borthakur and his…
Ka jingpang ka long kaba shyrkhei, sngew kumban pluh ka shadem. Ngim dei ban kheiñ sting ia une u virus. Nga thoh ia kane ka artikl ryngkat ka oxygen mask ha khmut, artylli ki drip ha kti bad ka jingdap shadem (la shah mai ha i nurse ruh). Ngam lah ban thoh stet, kumta nga hap pynlut baroh shi sngi ban type ha ka mobile phone ia kane ka jingkyrpad ia ka jaitbynriew baieit jong nga: To da sumar, to iada ialade na une U COVID 19.
We hope that instead of becoming a cage, the state legislative assembly becomes a wrestling ring for Akhil Gogoi, where he would be able to pin the rulers. We pin our hopes on him, and we wish him the best!
We need a government. Desperately. And we don’t have one. We are running out of air. We are dying. We don’t have systems in place to know what to do with help even when it’s on hand.
What can be done? Right here, right now?
We cannot wait till 2024.