Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Written on Mar, 27, 2011 by in , , | Leave a comment
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    Photos of archaeological Neolithic artefacts found in Manipur showing proto-Meitei settlements The title may be shocking. Perhaps my choice of title bespeaks an unattractive scepticism. But aren’t all scientific discoveries that were once thought to be in the realm of God shocking? Natural disasters as are now happening in the north of Japan in March 2011 were once considered …

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Written on Mar, 22, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
Dr George A Grierson

Who is Dr Grierson by the way? George Abraham Grierson, an Irish linguist from Dublin, was an official of the Indian Civil Service. He conducted The Linguistic Survey of India (LSI) between 1894 and 1928 for the British Raj in which he described 364 languages and dialects, and ignorantly included the “Meitheis”, which is the name of the people – …

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Written on Mar, 20, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
An innocent woman killed at the main market in Imphal when police fired at a suspected insurgent

Manipur sanaleimayol Chingna koina panshaba lam Haona koina panngakpa lam Manipur sana leibakna Matau asumna pallami, Maong asumna leirami. Friends, Manipuris and countrymen; I’ve come to bury ethnic-strife, not to praise it. Gone are the days of lying between the sheets all charred with mendacious happiness, with head over the pillows tainted with romantic dreams. A lesson on a formula …

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Written on Mar, 13, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
R K Maipaksana

I have just written an article in which I wrote about a time as late as 1964 when I as an MBBS doctor was the “specialist” physician in Imphal. This reminds me of the Meitei proverb – ‘U leitaba maphamda kegena yumbi sai’. But mind you, I saved a lot of lives. The English proverb is ‘Half a loaf is …

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Written on Mar, 07, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
Death: Cessation of brain activity

On December 9 2010, a 42-year old British man, Andrew Cogan, a former marine biologist died at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich. He had suffered with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for the previous 10 years. MS causes patches of inflammation in parts of the brain and spinal cord. Its cause is unknown. It is incurable and progressive. Patients in the beginning …

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