Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Written on Sep, 29, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
“Time is an illusion” – Albert Einstein

“Pung pung, Meitei pung; matam chadana chatpa Pung” – an old Meitei saw that says: clock clock, Meitei clock; clock that does not keep time. Time is an illusion for Meiteis. Acting on time for political mobilisation and leadership that can lead to effective and time action does not exist for Meiteis. “Hayeng tauraga loire” (will do it tomorrow instead). …

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Written on Sep, 27, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment
M K Priyobrta Singh - the first Chief Minister of Independent Manipur from August 14 1947 - October 7 1948

This column has given me the opportunity to reply to Vincent Zou from Sugnu Zoveng. He wrote to me on September 22 2013: “Sir, so far I have read 5 of your articles in the sangai express and the latest being “Good news n more good news’ which really boost my confidence with regard to my concept towards God n …

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Written on Sep, 25, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

First, to CT Suresh, a Bible student from Imphal, who wrote to me on October 15 2013: “Dear Brother Dr Singh, I enjoy reading your articles every Sunday from The Sangai Express, and I am immensely benefited from it with many insights. But one thing worries me when you said, ‘My search for God is ended,’ and have chosen to …

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Written on Sep, 25, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Excessive abdominal deposition of fat is a high risk factor to life

First, to CT Suresh, a Bible student from Imphal, who wrote to me on October 15 2013: “Dear Brother Dr Singh, I enjoy reading your articles every Sunday from The Sangai Express, and I am immensely benefited from it with many insights. But one thing worries me when you said, ‘My search for God is ended,’ and have chosen to …

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Written on Sep, 13, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Pope Francis reaching out to Atheists and Agnostics, September 11 2013

The good news is, in the eyes of God (Christian) there is no difference between believers and non-believers – Pope Francis declared on September 11 2013. So, for a change from politics (not my cup of tea) to harmless non-religion, and to stop spinning the wheel of monotony, I have decided to bring this good tidings to agnostics like me, …

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Written on Sep, 13, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

There is good news. In the eyes of God (Christian) there is no difference between believers and non-believers – Pope Francis declared on September 11 2013. So, for a change from politics (not my cup of tea) to harmless non-religion, and to stop spinning the wheel of monotony, I have decided to bring this good tidings t agnostics like me, …

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Written on Sep, 08, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Photo of Japanese bombing of Imphal in 1942

When the first Japanese bombs fell in Imphal town, midmorning of May 10 1942, I was on the main road from our house, eating raspberries on a peepul leaf (Manipuri – khongnang mana). The siren from the 4th Assam Rifles’ cantonment whined. There were a few sirens like that before, when the Japanese reconnaissance planes flew over Imphal everyday without …

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Written on Sep, 08, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Female power of free speech

Freedom of speech either orally or in writing, is the single most important political right of citizens of any country as in Manipur. The political right to communicate one’s opinions to anyone who is willing to receive them is called the freedom of speech or expression, regardless of media. I rarely involve myself in politics, but recently, I wrote my …

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Written on Sep, 01, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment
The siege and relief of Lucknow by Scot Highlanders during Sepoy Mutiny on Nov 16 1852

I am going to write three successive columns of political history of Manipur from 1945 to 1949. The first is devoted to a discussion of how accurate oral histories are without being subjected to the traditional cannons of historical analysis. The write-up is in response to a recent email (August 30 2013) from one Lokeswar: “Subject: more feedback of Manipur’s …

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