Timeline Blues: Fading Lines Between Real and Unreal

If you are a fan of stories like Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front or Benjamin Bucholz’s One Hundred and One Nights, then we have an offer that you can rehear more original and realistic tales of violence and conflict, that too in real time. If you are also interested in writing a war novel, the plots are already set in a chronological order; and in the skeleton you will just need to build some meat that you can find effortlessly. All you have to do is to take a glance at a month’s headlines in newspapers published in Manipur, where diurnal lives have been reduced to an unrealistic story (see timeline below).

Timeline Blues: Fading Lines Between Real and Unreal
Headlines from E-pao - The Killing Fields

31 January 2015
RPF dismisses Dimapur police claim / Bandh calls off, JAC gives 15 days for probe / PLA's serial blast bid at Dimapur foiled / Kadangband incident: KIM, KSO condemn, support JAC / Lilong bodies condemn blasts / PREPAK (Pro) owns up Lilong attack


CBI Central Bureau of Investigation      SIT Special Investigation Team      FIDAM Families of the Involuntarily Disappeared Association, Manipur      HRA Human Rights Alert      PIL Public Interest Litigation       UNLF United National Liberation Front      CM Chief Minister      NSCN-IM National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah)      ZUF Zeliangrong United Front      CSCHR Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights      NHRC National Human Rights Commission       IED Improvised Explosive Device      PREPAK People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak      IRB Indian Reserve Battalion      UG Underground      AR Assam Rifles      JAC Joint Action Committee      PLA People’s Liberation Army      NWUC      Naga Women Union, Chandel      KNA Kuki Naitonal Army      R-Day Republic Day      HC High Court      ULFA United Liberation Front of Asom      KNF Kuki National Front



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