Right now, the whole world is abuzz with the term ‘gender equality’. Even though gender quality is aimed at the upliftment of the society as a whole, there is a lot of negative feedback linked to the terminology. This is because many misunderstand it as giving more importance to girls and women, or giving them special rights and liberties. But in fact, it is not that at all. Gender equality is more about ensuring that everyone has equal access to resources and opportunities, regardless of gender. Even State governments are starting to understand the importance of gender equality. Recently Manipur took a monumental step by introducing the first ever Gender Budget statement in the State Assembly.
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TAKING DAAKOR BOSON TO THE WORLD
Two artists are using visually appealing artwork to spark conversations about Assam, and the region
She Can Do It!
We take a look at women achievers who helped put Northeast India on the map
In Search of the Magic Carpet
A World Heritage Site, Bukhara is a great spot to get your fill of Islamic art and architecture
It is time we work towards adopting a zero-waste lifestyle in order to help the planet
Musings of a Soldier The Beginning of a Journey
I don’t precisely remember how I joined Ramakrishna Mission School (RKMS), Aalo in 1966, but I do remember trudging 3 kms, one way, along with my elder sibling late Jarbom Gamlin – yes, the one who was in ‘politics’ and became the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh in 2011 - to attend school. I was born with six toes in my right leg – so, could never wear a pair of shoes until I got the extra toe surgically removed in January 1974 for my entry to Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun (which I have spoken about in my previous ‘piece’), and perforce, I used to wear slippers to school.
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Stay Calm and Eat Pizza
Guwahati has an awesome new place where you can indulge in wood fire pizzas
Free Street Library
A community-based free street library project is receiving great response in Nagaland
CONNECTING THE NORTHEAST LOGISTICS OPPORTUNITY
Improving supply chain infrastructure in the Northeast will not only be beneficial for the region, but for the nation as well
Manipur Introduces Gender Budget
The main objective is to bring forward a gender perspective at all stages of policy making
PLAN TO MONITOR MANIPUR'S SANGAI DEER
The Sangai deer, which is an endemic and endangered subspecies of brow-antlered deer found only in Manipur makes news headlines time to time to due to the threat it receives to its existence.
Oldest classical dance style of India
This is Beauty
There is, perhaps, no other word in the English language with such varied definitions and diverse interpretations. What was perceived as beautiful a few decades ago no longer holds significance, thanks to a brave new collective that is determined to outgrow staid standards of beauty. Cosmo brings together 14 beautiful people who already live their lives knowing the one truth: that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
MANIPUR: The Birthplace of Modern Polo
TODAY, AS IT WAS THE PRECEDENCE CENTURIES BACK, PEOPLE OF MANIPUR HAVE THE BELIEF THAT THE MANIPURI POLO RULES WERE CRAFTED BY NONE OTHER THAN “MARJING - THE GOD OF POLO”
RECALLING 2020 NORTHEAST IN THE GONE BY
The year 2020 a series of events that will go down in history. The developments were nothing less than a roller coaster ride not only for the Northeastern region of India but for the entire world. As we are at the last juncture of this tumultuous year, Mumeninaz Zaman recalls the anecdotes of the journey so far.
UNUSUAL CONTEST AT NATIONAL SPORTS UNIVERSITY
Manipur, a small state in North East India has been the mitochondria of games and sports in the country, which has to its name among many others, an overall Champion in the National Games in the year 1999.
COVID-19: Centre rushes high-level teams to four states including Gujarat
India records 45,576 infections, 585 fatalities
JUICE OF SUCCESS : THE DONLIP STORY
As the world grips to term with the consequences of the pandemic where job loss, unemployment, and business failures have occupied most headlines, the successful entrepreneurial story of a few youths in Manipur, a tiny state in the North-eastern part of India deserves to be told, heard and emulated.
GI tag status of Agro-horticulture Produces of North East India
North Eastern Region of India is the hub of organic and exotic agro horticultural produces.
NAGA PEACE ACCORD AND THE KUKIS: A HOLISTIC SOLUTION IS THE ONLY WAY FORWARD
The Naga peace talks, after going past the October 31, 2019 deadline set by the Government, has recently witnessed renewed efforts to clinch the final deal on the accord signed between the Naga rebels and GOI on 3rd August 2018. Amid talks of finalising the agreement, the NSCN IM in a scathing attack to the interlocutor Mr. N Ravi, had released a Press Statement, accusing N. Ravi, who is also the Governor of Nagaland, of branding the Naga issue as just a ‘law and order' issue, among others.