Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Written on Jul, 20, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
I learnt a lot of Hindi from Bombay films such as my old time favourite JAAL (1952) with Dev Anand & Geeta Bali, and from its songs like – Yeh Raat Yeh Chandni Phir Kahan, Sunja Dilki Dastan ( where will we find this night and this monnlight? Listen now to the story of my heart)

This is an article of thinking about thinking. Everyone thinks. It is human nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to it, is biased and distorted. We all love our children to distraction. Then hope is not enough for their future. Children consider themselves to be important people with rights and no responsibilities (80% in long-running American …

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Written on Jul, 03, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

 Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave. —— Longfellow This poem by the most popular American poet Henry Wadsworth Long-fellow is one of my favourites. My book ‘Quest beyond religion’ starts with Longfellow and ends with Longfellow. The title of the poem …

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Written on Jul, 03, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave. —— Longfellow This poem by the most popular American poet Henry Wadsworth Long-fellow is one of my favourites. My book ‘Quest beyond religion’ starts with Longfellow and ends with Longfellow. The title of the poem …

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Written on Jul, 03, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
Young author in Darjeeling in 1952

Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave.    ——  Longfellow This poem by the most popular American poet Henry Wadsworth Long-fellow is one of my favourites. My book ‘Quest beyond religion’ starts with Longfellow and ends with Longfellow. The title of the …

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Written on Jul, 03, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
Chandrakriti Maharaja setting off for “Jila Durbar” with Governor General of India, 1874 (Courtesy – RKCS Gallery)

Māna kari khangdana? eina khangibasinè; Māna eingondagi kari hendana; Hekta phujilaga loirê. In English: ‘What does he know? I know better; what has he got I haven’t got; I’ll just thump him’. This is in essence, the Meitei national character. The Meitei national character, which is embodied by the above hoity-toity irascibility, is a page in history that has never …

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