Monthly Archives: September 2012

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Written on Sep, 14, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
It’s the activity of the brain

As neuroscientists race to connect every aspect of human experience to the firing of neurons in the brain, the battle between science and religion is heating up. The past decade has seen a rising tide of interest in consciousness—as an intellectual challenge with rapid progress in the neuroscience of perception, memory and action, with advances in artificial intelligence and dissatisfaction …

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Written on Sep, 12, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
Danish Ants for Dinner on lettuce leafs

This is a column I wrote for The Sangai Express, Imphal, after the closure of the Olympic Games. It is about a dinner with a very unusual menu of live ants that were served with lettuce salad as a starter. Over ten days, 27,000 Danish ants were served for 3,500 diners, including celebrities such as Stephen Hawkins (of Big Bang …

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Written on Sep, 12, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
Old movie scene of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by the window

And the sunlight clasps the earth, And the moonbeams kiss the sea; What are all these kissing worth If thou kiss not me? (Loves’ philosophy by Percy Shelley)   I love you’ are three very stunning words in any language. Je t’aime (French), mei tumse pyar karta hung (Hindi), mujhe tumse muhabat hai (Urdu), eina nangbu nungshijai. (Manipuri), It can …

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Written on Sep, 10, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
Death carcasses of cats. Death is a reality

This is an update from my book, Quest beyond religion. To inject a dose of the Meitei concept of Reality I am going to start with a Meitei devotional song that I heard 5 decades ago: ‘angakpani Krishna, nanggi mayaasi; kanana mapano kanana machano; kanana kanagi channaba oiriba! This is a Hindu philosophical theme that says the world is an …

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Written on Sep, 09, 2012 by in | Leave a comment
The Main Gate of Auschwitz’s Extermination Camp

This is an updated article from my Book, Quest beyond Religion. The world we see, seems to have more evil than good. Take Manipur for instance. It is a perfect time for the youngsters in Manipur to lie in bed and think for half an hour before they fall asleep at night. What is Evil? Is it simply badness or …

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