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Fatal flowering

Guwahati, March 27: In the life of a farmer, flowering or fruition usually constitutes a happy period, brimming over with potential of a good harvest. In Mizoram, it's time for fear to take root. Even though it happens only once every 50 years ...
(read more) DATED: 29th March 2008, 7:31 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
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For The Mizo Concord

Opportunities must be created for the most deprived to have their say in issues affecting them.The game: 'Building Mizo Society'. At first, at the creation of Mizoram, a large number of closely related ethnic linguistic groups came to form the Mizo state. The ...
(read more) DATED: 2nd November 2007, 4:24 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

NORTH EAST SECURITY

Recent debates in the media on the law and order problem in North East, as also the validity of Armed Forces Special Power Act, had raised interest among the general public as well as human right activists. From the points ...
(read more) DATED: 10th September 2007, 10:01 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

THE ORIGIN OF THE CHAPCHAR KUT

           In the halcyon days of Mizo History, around 1450-1700 A.D. (no-one could tell the exact time), a Kawlni Chief ruled over the most famous and most populous village called Suaipui. Geographi­cally this Suaipui village of the ancestors of the Mizo ...
(read more) DATED: 20th March 2007, 6:52 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
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HERITAGE OF MIZO TRADITIONAL MUSIC (An overview)

R.L. ThanmawiaEvery Society has its own traditional music and in every society, folk music is as old as the age of that society. Some Indian cultures have very long musical histories; but Mizo culture does not have such history. Yet ...
(read more) DATED: 20th March 2007, 6:48 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
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UNVEILING THE MYSTIQUE

Rachana Bhattacharya(Courtesy Discover India)          In Mizoram, tranquility does not come packaged, but unfolds quietly. It is a place that you must feel and experience, not just read about.          Travel to Mizoram by road, stop at its villages, smell its essence. ...
(read more) DATED: 20th March 2007, 6:43 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

PEACE & HARMONY WITH NATURE & NATURAL RESOURCES!

The first provision to "protect the environment" was made in the Forty-Second Amendment to the Indian Constitution. Passed in 1977, this Amendment responded to the Stockholm Declaration adopted by the International Conference on Human Environment in 1972. The Declaration laid ...
(read more) DATED: 8th September 2006, 6:33 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
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SERVICE TO GOD THROUGH MANKIND

            When I was reading in primary school, before commencement of the class, we used to sing a prayer song daily - "O Lord, we thank you for giving us food and all that we need. Help us to serve ...
(read more) DATED: 8th September 2006, 6:25 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Building Community Assets

            What is "community spirit" in terms of  money to a village project? Mizoram, where the people still live by their traditional code called "Tlawmngaihna", is an ideal place to find the answer to this important development question. Tlawmngaihna as ...
(read more) DATED: 8th September 2006, 6:22 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Music - A Channel of Peace

Mizoram's well-loved song-writer and composer Vankhama, in the title to one of his songs, had long christened his native land as 'Rimawi Ram', the land of music. Yes, it was not so long ago that the hills of Mizoram were ...
(read more) DATED: 8th September 2006, 6:18 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

I REMEMBER

            I remember the story about a Punjabi who went to England. He incessantly talked about the land where he came from - the flowing milk of Punjab, the vast wheat fields of Punjab, the beauty of Punjabi girls and ...
(read more) DATED: 8th September 2006, 6:14 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

THE CIJW SCHOOL IN MIZORAM

Mizoram is perhaps the only place on earth that has seen the worst of insurgency and the best that peace has to offer. For twenty long years, the Mizo land and people were dragged through unrest and violence when the ...
(read more) DATED: 8th September 2006, 6:11 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Peace_

            Peace _what would it mean in today's context? Especially in the light of the two decades of peace in Mizoram? A literal dictionary meaning of the term makes us realise that peace has been described by most lexicographers as ...
(read more) DATED: 8th September 2006, 6:09 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

What Price, Twenty Years of Peace in Mizoram (1986-2006): A Kuki Perspective

            In the year 1964 the Kuki National Assembly and Manipur Mizo Integration Council passed a resolution to achieve a single administrative unit for the ethnic group. The resolution was signed by Holkhomang Haokip, General Secretary of KNA and Ex-MP, ...
(read more) DATED: 8th September 2006, 6:05 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
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Of Peace and Development in Mizoram

  A truism that has often been used to explain the lack of development in a region affected by armed conflicts of one kind or another is: peace and development are indivisible and where there is no peace, there can be ...
(read more) DATED: 6th September 2006, 9:18 PM | LANGUAGE: ENGLISH