Monthly Archives: March 2015

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Written on Mar, 26, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Edwina and Jawaharlal - star-crossed lovers

But this column is dedicated to the legendary ‘Love in Simla’ between Jawaharlal Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten – the wife of Louis Mountbatten (known as Dickie). Their attachment started from the moment they met in New Delhi in 1947. Their love blossomed in Simla and lasted 13 years. Their romance is like a prose fiction’. The knots and threads of …

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Written on Mar, 23, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
The call of the wild

As I sit down to write the “future” history of Manipur, to flatter no man, but to guide my pen by the direction of truth, I am apologetic to say that there is enough reason for this surmise that Meiteis have a propensity to many detrimental characteristics, including the one which will have a ruinous effect in our future history. …

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Written on Mar, 15, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Weasel catching woodpecker

On February 19 2015,The Sangai Express printed a statement by CM Ibobi that under 19(1) of Indian Constitution every citizen of India has the right to settle in any part of India. That is true of course. On February 20 2015, the Central Government rejected the introduction of inner line permit system (ILPS) in Tripura, arguing that the current Act is …

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Written on Mar, 13, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
My Father Gulamjat Singh died at the age of 96, at home without Hospitalisation

“While aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life”, researchers seem to have kicked old people in the teeth. A research published in the journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, outlines a development by UK doctors about a screening test to predict whether elderly patients will die within 30 days of being admitted to hospital. They …

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Written on Mar, 09, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
tripuri women 1

    Disappearing Tripuri women folk I am not talking about the Bible and saving souls. I am writing about ways of conserving Manipuris from vanishing.. Manipuris are owed to protect themselves, but how? It’s a thorny question. For the crisis is incubated beyond the many mountain ranges of Manipur, and our political class looks even more impotent. It’s not …

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Written on Mar, 01, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
there is no bad religion

    There is something magical about religion. It can coax a water lily to tie its roots to land. I just read two articles in a booklet presented to me while I was in Imphal in November 2014. One article was ‘Faith and worship of the indigenous Kabui community of Kangleipak’ and the other ‘Faith and worship of the …

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