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Written on Sep, 24, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Dear Reader, While this website is under construction, please visit my previous published articles in the “The Sangai Express” Here  

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Written on Sep, 24, 2017 by in | Comments Off on THE NUMBERS GAME OF MEITEI ST DEMAND TURNING INTO A PUBLIC OUTCRY
Meitei ST Demand meeting with Y Mohendra as the President

The peaceful public demonstration by more than 100,000 Meiteis on September 18 2016,  marching  from Thangmeiband to Palace Ground, captures the tungsten spirit of Meitei majority grassroots supporting conversion of Meiteis from OBC (SUDRA) (NOT Forward class anymore) to Scheduled Tribe (ST). The challenge is undoubtedly etched in history as measured by the number of aspiring participants in this revolutionary …

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Written on Oct, 16, 2016 by in | Comments Off on PLANTS’-EYE VIEW OF THE WORLD & PLANT INTELLIGENCE
Plants eye

I have borrowed the first half of this title from Michael Pollan’s book The Botany of Desire and the second half is my ramblings. Pollan sees the world as if we are manipulated by plants for their survival rather than we use them for ourselves. He cites examples of tulip bulbs, potatoes, apple and marijuana, to demonstrate that it is …

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Written on Oct, 09, 2016 by in | Comments Off on MICROBE’S-EYE VIEW OF THE WORLD: BACTERIA SAVING OUR LIFE
MICROBE'S-EYE VIEW-OF-THE-WORLD-BACTERIA-SAVING-OUR-LIFE

This is not rollicking sci-fi with some imaginative and dark touches, scrabbling for treasure amid alien detritus. It’s about a real world we live day in day out. This is about science and not for average young adult territory, who might find it boring for the story that it tells. Still, it’s good to know the bug that saves your …

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Written on Oct, 02, 2016 by in | Comments Off on MAN CAN CREATE BABIES FROM SKIN CELLS WITHOUT WOMAN
sperm cells swimming

Having shared and immersed, gluten-intolerance style, about political developments in Manipur with a bunch of strangers with their Pride and Prejudice  and with intimate conflicts about class and tribalism, like Jane-Austen-go-to Imphal, I am back to my favourite subject of science with the greatest hidden secrets, parking silently in the most unlikely places, like people in a bus at an …

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Written on Sep, 25, 2016 by in | Comments Off on DEATH OF A SWAMI WHO BUILT A HINDU MANDIR AS LONDON’S ANSWER TO THE TAJ MAHAL
DEATH OF A SWAMI WHO BUILT A HINDU MANDIR AS LONDON'S ANSWER TO THE TAJ MAHAL

London newspapers highlight the death of a Hindu priest – Pramukh Swami Maharaj who built a timeless Shri Swaminarayan Hindu Temple or simply as Neasden Temple in London. He was born on December 7 1921 and died on August 13 2016 at the age of 95. This was the largest traditional Hindu temple built outside India at that time in …

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Written on Sep, 11, 2016 by in | Comments Off on THE RISE, FALL & RISE OF MOSQUITOES AND MALARIA
Female anopheles mosquito having dinner

The buzz of mosquito (Spanish for little fly) has become louder again since some sporting people got malaria during Rio 2016 Olympics in Brazil, and Zika virus has reached Florida in the US. In the battle for survival there is a recent discovery of how mosquitoes find their “attractive” victims. It seemed malaria was headed for history books but it …

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Written on Sep, 04, 2016 by in | Comments Off on LATEST HYPE IN THE WEST FOR “SUPERFOODS” – MEITEI DIET
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12 health benefits of pomegranate – rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins   A superfood is a nutrient-rich diet containing balanced ingredients of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins, that is beneficial for health and well-bring. In modernity, a diet is no longer “foreign” to any global region. You can eat continental food or Chinese and Indian food in any global …

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Written on Aug, 28, 2016 by in | Comments Off on MANIPURI TRIBALS MUST FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS – MEITEI ST CONVERSION IS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM
MANIPURI TRIBALS MUST FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHTS - MEITEI ST CONVERSION IS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM

Only Negotiations to craft agreements that give everyone more from better relationships will stop Manipur waltzing into the sunset. All communities in Manipur are having unwavering principles of culture (ignore ex-governor Shanmuganathan – the last intelligent man from South India) drawn to danger like a moth to flame. They spend so much energy wanting to poke wasps’ nests, just because …

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Written on Aug, 21, 2016 by in | Comments Off on THE WONDERS OF PLANKTON – ORIGIN OF TREES AND FORESTS
PLANKTON

The topic of this column is based on the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Though it was a cut price performance because of economic depression, at less than half the cost of London Olympics 2012 (£9.3bn), it was glitzy and sexy with super model Gisele strutting catwalk along the length of Maracana stadium, followed by Samba dancers in …

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