Pradip Phanjoubam

The myriad hues of Manipur’s internal tussles

While the Kukis fear raids by organised mobs from the Meitei community, Meitei farming villages at the base of the hills remain apprehensive of attacks by Kuki militants.

22 May 2023

Expanded golden triangle Manipur’s new nightmare

In the last few years, the drugs problem has acquired another dimension. From just being a transit route, a new culture of illegal poppy cultivation has arrived in the hills.

06 Apr 2023

Remembering and forgetting a WWII Northeast battle

Though winners get to write and flaunt the annals of battles and losers generally retreat from it, both always have a fair share of “unclaimed experience”.

02 Mar 2023

Corporate Social Responsibility and Northeast

CSR funds worth Rs 1 trillion were accumulated in 2020-21.Of this, the eight NE states received less than one per cent

05 Jan 2023

The effect of geography on Z security concerns

Rimland and heartland nations have very different perceptions of security. It is important for heartland ones to have a sense of control over areas just beyond their borders

13 Mar 2021

The slippery slopes of Naga solution

The interlocutor in the Naga peace talks has revealed a possible solution. But there are concerns about the Centre’s concessions

15 May 2018