Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Written on Nov, 30, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Microchip treatment

A few years ago I wrote human evolution has come to an end; because evolution experts said so. I also wrote I believe that in hundred years’ time, the hairs of African women would evolve into straight hairs because of artificial hair-strengthening technique. But it has happened sooner because of revolution. There are already a few African women in Britain …

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Written on Nov, 23, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Meitei men singing & dancing in Hindu Nat Sankritan

Nothing sinister about the title though a bit scary. We know ‘Meiteis’ as the union of seven major tribes. ‘Hogs’ stand for Hinduised Oriental Gentlemen (Hog for single). While ‘Wogs’ for Westernised Oriental Gentleman had been used by the British for over one hundred years, ‘Hogs’ is my recent invention. Wogs is an English slang used during the British Raj, …

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Written on Nov, 13, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
puya

  IRENGBAM PUYA IN MEITEI MAYEK & MEITEI LON   I have just read a book – Early Meitei History by Rena Laisram that I bought last year from the Imphal Bookfair. The Puyas have given Meiteis the pace of thrillers – without their neat conclusions. As Rena writes about the floating and unsettling atmosphere of the Puyas, I am …

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Written on Nov, 13, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Kwaklei

Having read an article on orchids in The Sangai Express on October 12 2014, my mind started at a gallop with a flashback to my boyhood days, which were so incident-packed that it made me wonder how I had survived like the kombirei. Flowers, working with insects that are many million years older than humans (280 million years before Dinosaurs), …

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Written on Nov, 02, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Jawaharlal Nehru gives his "tryst with destiny" speech at Parliament House in New Delhi in 1947 Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

On 18 July 1947 the British King George VI signed the Indian Independence Act in London.The fifty-seven year old Jawaharlal Nehru made one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century in Delhi, as midnight struck on the night of 14 August 1947 when the British Empire fell proudly and majestically. A free nation of India was born but the …

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