Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Written on Dec, 25, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Proper way to hold knife and fork

I thought I would write something frivolous for a change, for the youth of Manipur. I have recently been to Imphal for one week at the invitation of Dr K Sushila, Deputy Director, Manipur State Archives, to read a paper on the history of “Quit Gaddi Movement as I saw it”, as a senior columnist of The Sanghai Express. It …

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Written on Dec, 22, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Thangal General (seated) willing to be hanged for his country

An email from Sunil Kumar Sougaijam – a videographer from Bishnupur, Manipur on October 24 2013 says he and other likeminded brothers have started a film based upon old Manipuri traditions and lifestyles. “I am one among those students who want to follow your ideology to contribute something to the society in one’s lifetime without expecting anything in return. Sir, …

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Written on Dec, 19, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Big Tax USA, Low Tax China

I want to thank John Singh who emailed me on 24 November 2013: “Dear Pabung. I feel proud of you because of your contribution of various information in the Sangai newspaper that is highly valuable. I pray to god for your healthy life.” Most goods sold in supermarkets in the UK are made in China. “Made in China” products have …

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Written on Dec, 13, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Building blocks of life

My boyhood days were the days my friends when I thought they would never change. The land of Manipur Sana Leipak in which I was born was endowed with gods of the Hindu pantheon and equally primitive gods of Sanamahi religion. Now thankfully, it is “graced” also by the Christian God, and the Muslim God Allah in its “jalal” (glory). …

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Written on Dec, 13, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment
Maharaja Bodh Chandra inspecting a British Indian Airforce fighter plane at Koirengei airfield. during the Battle of Imphal, 1944

I am very privileged to be invited to read a paper at this seminar today. I am delighted to see Sanuoukha Jhalajit. I remember seeing him a couple of times at Khwairamband Bazaar, soon after he came back from Gauhati with a glorious BA degree. I was in high school when we heard that a very bright student RK Jhalajit …

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Written on Dec, 12, 2013 by in | Leave a comment

      I have great pleasure in writing this column for Thokchom Binapani who sent me this email on November 18 2013. “Tamo, according to your book “Points to Ponder” the concept of love is very simple. I will like to know the philosophy of love that penetrates deep into the heart. I don’t mean marriage institution. Please try …

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Written on Dec, 12, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
I fell in "love" with Bombay (author in foreground 2010) What does it mean?

I have great pleasure in writing this column for ThokchomBinapani who sent me this email on November18 2013 “Tamo, according to your book Points to Ponder” the concept of love is very simple. I will like to know the philosophy of love that penetrates deep into the heart. I don’t mean marriage institution. Please try to explain the kind of …

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Written on Dec, 05, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment
Reconstruction of Kangla Sha (2) at Kangla Fort, 2011. Author & friend Dhiren

In this last political column, I am reminded of an email (July 28 2013) from Jemson Singh Ningthoukhongjam: “Sir, I never miss your Sunday articles and really find then very informative, interesting and read-satisfactory. I find your articles on the origin of the Meiteis most interesting and would like to have a copy of the book titled –“The Origin of …

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