Pradip Phanjoubam

The writer is editor, ‘Imphal Free Press’ and author of ‘The Northeast Question: Conflicts and Frontiers’.

A defeat foretold
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

No one doubts Irom Sharmila’s heroic resistance to AFSPA. But somewhere, she lost her bearings, confused moral strength with temporal power

The other election
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

In Manipur, Congress battles fatigue, BJP struggles to grow roots. And Irom Sharmila makes a poll debut

Under siege, on edge
Thu, Dec 22, 2016

The current crisis in Manipur must trouble us all. Blockades embitter entire populations.

The winds of war
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

A decade from now, there would probably be only scattered archival materials and secondary sources to draw from for such a project.

The face of another nationalism
Sun, Feb 28, 2016

This situation also brings to mind Earnest Renan’s famous line that the “nation is a daily plebiscite”, signifying that national identity is constructed and not intrinsic.