Written on Jan, 22, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

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Written on Oct, 15, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
NEWTON'S GRAVITATIONAL FORCE & EINSTEIN'S SPACETIME

I was born in a family with guns. My father Gulamjat had a single-barrel shot gun. My eldest brother Gokulchandra had Webly & Scott .32 revolver, .22 rifle and 12-bore double barrel shotgun. During my student time, I practiced with them all. During my college holidays, I went to shoot wild pigeons with the .22 rifle at Langol Hill and …

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Written on Oct, 08, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
LONGER LIFE FOR TEA DRINKERS & BENEFITS OF BEING OBESE

I was born aged 15, knowing everything, in the endangered narcissistic Meitei species. Far too late. I should have been born aged 1O months. I’m not nostalgic, just opportunistic, to grab this space that, precociousness isn’t a nice thing to be. You lose your childhood innocence. As a well-dressed and smart post-war boy with a cooked ‘primordial soup’ of my …

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Written on Oct, 01, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
I DRINK, THERFORE I AM: MYSTERIES OF HUMAN BRAIN

The latest research in favour of ‘moderate’ alcohol consumption every day, is here analysed, while the word ‘moderate’ needs clarification. It reminds me of Madonna’s song, “like a Prayer”: Life is a mystery/Everyone must stand alone […], which she sang in 1989 for Pepsicola, when ‘cola war’ was hotting up, and she stirred some controversy. This column is about whether …

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Written on Sep, 24, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
COMING TO GRIPS WITH COLD WATER & STAR SIGNS

I’ve been through an emotional wringer in my last week’s column. Now it’s countdown to hot water.¬†¬† ¬†Science keeps changing things that we are comfortable with. Many things once we thought right have become false or vice versa, such as the germ-killing evidence of hot water. Biologist Jonathan Wells argues in Zombie Science that DNA does not contain the genetic …

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Written on Sep, 17, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
TIME DOES NOT ALWAYS HEAL A BROKEN HEART

Everything is hunky-dory with love in the air, but love has casualties. A broken heart isn’t just a figure of speech. It causes actual physical pain. That you may die of a broken heart has become a scientific reality. It’s happening despite increasing digitalisation of romance with significant changes in “falling in love” in this post-modern age of “loving you …

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Written on Sep, 03, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
MY JAPANLAN MEMOIR AFTER FOUR SCORE YEARS - D

After the Japanese gave “Britannia ruled the waves” a nasty shock in southeast Asia with their lightening attacks, they sneaked through the jungles of Burma, infested with malaria, cholera and dysentery, right to the outskirts of Imphal. Imphal thus became the nerve centre of the British Commonwealth soldiers fighting the Japanese simultaneously at Imphal and Kohima fronts. It was as …

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Written on Aug, 27, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
MY JAPANLAN MEMOIR AFTER FOUR SCORE YEARS - C

  The apocalyptic modernity of WWII made Imphal town look like a cowboy ghost town in Santa Fe in the Old Wild West. After the second bombing over Imphal on May 16 1942, six days after the first, Gimson told my father during one of his visits that, a few bombs fell on his Residency compound. One demolished the main …

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Written on Aug, 20, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
MY JAPANLAN MEMOIR AFTER FOUR SCORE YEARS - B

Before I begin today’s column I would like to express my tender emotions like poetry drawn from the prose, to see online, the images of Krishna Janma celebration at Mahabali on August 15 this year, as I remember going there as a little boy just before WWII. Equally touching is the group photograph of North American Manipuri Association convention 2017, …

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Written on Aug, 13, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
MY JAPANLAN MEMOIR AFTER FOUR SCORE YEARS - A

On August 15 1947 India got Independence. On August 8 1942 the Quit India movement was launched in Bombay by All India Congress Committee, led by Mahatma Gandhi. But, it was the beat of a distant drum in Manipur, muffled by the sound and fury of World War II or Japanlan. In Manipur in 1942, far removed from the concerns …

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