Monthly Archives: October 2011

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Written on Oct, 28, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

First, I would like to thank a student from Manipur, who sent me an email about a previous article: “Dear Sir, Thanks for writing such wonderful articles about Manipur and its people. I have been trying to understand the origin of the Meiteis. While doing so I came across your website with an article by Geeta Sapam, which was enlightening. …

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Written on Oct, 20, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
Boots Court Hotel on the famous USA Route 66 (ancient wagon trails to the wild west) replaces room no, 13 with 14

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in the West. There are many reasons that go back to medieval times. Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday. The most popular Friday superstition has been because of Christian scripture that Jesus was crucified on a Friday and other traditions. Number 13 was …

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Written on Oct, 15, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
Ancient Manipuri warriors

    Ancient Manipuri Warriors     Modern Manipuri Warriors The world is full of unknown and unheard-of places. Manipur was such a place. It was unknown and hidden until World War II. Imphal is the capital of Manipur, a remote and inaccessible state on the north-east frontier of India; a beauty spot, wedged between gigantic Burma and the subcontinent …

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Written on Oct, 15, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
Ancient Manipuri warriors

  From (ancient) Manipuri martial arts (Thang-Ta) (above) To modern warfare Indian Army & Air Force officers (below)   The world is full of unknown and unheard-of places. Manipur was such a place. It was unknown and hidden until World War II. Imphal is the capital of Manipur, a remote and inaccessible state on the north-east frontier of India; a …

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Written on Oct, 12, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

Many years ago while I was doing research to write a book, I studied many theologians and philosophers. Among them I liked Socrates best. He mixed pleasure with his studies as I did. It is more than 2,400 years since his death, but his philosophies are remarkably relevant today. Socrates is such an important figure in the root history of …

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Written on Oct, 12, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
Photo of bacteria infecting human blood

The adult human gastro-intestinal tract (GI tract) consists of mainly the stomach and the intestines (small and large). It is 20ft (5m) long. In it live a variety of bacteria (germs) that are single-celled microscopic organisms, one of the basic forms of life. The bacteria are neither animals nor plants. Some of them can survive in boiling and freezing temperatures …

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Written on Oct, 12, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
Socrates (469 - 399 BCE) - father of modern Western philosophy

Many years ago while I was doing research to write a book, I studied many theologians and philosophers. Among them I liked Socrates best. He mixed pleasure with his studies as I did. It is more than 2,400 years since his death, but his philosophies are remarkably relevant today. Socrates is such an important figure in the root history of …

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Written on Oct, 07, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
The Naga demand for a Greater Nagaland or Nagalim aroused Meitei nationalism

It is necessary to keep Manipur inviolate. Economic disparity is not the cause of Naga strife. The Meiteis always had a concept of a ‘Manipuri nation’ – Manipur sana leibak (the golden land of Manipur), encompassing groups of ethnic people who have different languages, cultures, traditions, rituals and religions, but having a common ancestry in Manipur. They all lived together …

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Written on Oct, 06, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
dreaming

  Dreaming of my rice fields at Khurukhul village Last night I went to sleep in Bradford City. I dreamt about my mama and green rice fields of Khurukhul, their tall blades fluttering in the gentle breeze, giving the green grasshoppers a free and joyful rollercoaster ride. I had a splendid dinner in the comfort zone of our house, cooked …

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Written on Oct, 04, 2011 by in | Leave a comment
christ 1

  The image on the left is a tiny booklet, smaller than a credit card engraved on lead with inscription of “Saviour of Israel” found recently in a cave at  Golan Heights – 100 miles from Qumran where “Dead Sea Scrolls” were  discovered, believed to be the first portrait of Christ I wrote this paper 4 years ago after reading an article of the …

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