Category Archives: Manipur

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, 14, 2016 by in | Comments Off on WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE 100 YEARS – IN MANIPUR
One hundred year old student going for doctorate in India

TRIBUTES: The day Manipur stood still: Tuesday, August 9 2016, when Irom Sharmila Chanu gave up her fast after 16 years, by overcoming the mental conundrum she was faced with, without her mind scarred and heart damaged as an ‘Iron Lady’. She is the bravest of the brave. The true essence of courage for a person is to feel the …

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Written on Aug, 07, 2016 by in | Comments Off on SIX MANIPURI ATHLETES IN TEAM INDIA FOR RIO SUMMER OLYMPICS 2016
SIX MANIPURI ATHLETES

Rio de Janeiro or simply Rio is hosting the 2016 Games of the XXXI Olympiad from August 5-21. Rio de Janeiro is the coastal capital city of the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, whose best known landmark is the statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Opening Ceremony will be held in the largest football stadium – Marcana Stadium, …

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Written on Jul, 31, 2016 by in | Comments Off on ADVANTAGES OF PRIVATE EDUCATION IN MANIPUR
Amrita, Director, SIshu Nishtha Niketan, Imphal

This coming-of-age story of Manipur feels like a familiar terrain to my own life. The best gift parents can give to their children is a good education. When one’s children fail educationally, a dustbowl of disappointment opens up before the parents. There is now evidence in Manipur that private (independent) schools are better than state schools as presented by trends …

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Written on May, 29, 2016 by in | Comments Off on SCHEDULED TRIBE MAKE-OVER OF MEITEIS WILL END HILL-VALLEY DIVIDE
SCHEDULED TRIBE MAKE-OVER OF MEITEIS WILL END HILL-VALLEY DIVIDE

Please release me, let me go; for I don’t love you anymore.  To live a lie will bring us pain; so release me and let me live again (Englebert  Humperdinck). This was Top of the Pop song in 1966 Britain. This was what the Hillpeople have been singing in Manipur from 1946, with a refrain by the United Naga Council …

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Written on May, 15, 2016 by in | Comments Off on THIS MANIPUR – SO MUCH OF KNUCKLE DUSTING
THIS MANIPUR - SO MUCH OF KNUCKLE DUSTING

I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do and I say to myself what a wonderful world – sang Louis Armstrong. This is what we want to see in Manipur; chingmee (hillpeople) and Tammee (valley people) shaking hands as friends and equals; and we say to ourselves what a wonderful Manipur. Friendship involves mutual fondness to begin with, …

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Written on Apr, 24, 2016 by in | Comments Off on DID SAPAM ROIBINSON DIE FOR A LOST CAUSE
earth-quake

While agreeing with the Editorial of TSE that Ukhrul district should have had a minstrel berth, “The Psalm of life” with the subtitle – What the Heart of the Young Man said to the Psalmist” comes to my mind. I wonder what young Robinson, with no one to represent him, might have said to us whether his sacrifice was worthwhile! …

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Written on Jan, 03, 2016 by in | Leave a comment
Indian flag & national anthem

  HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone in Manipur and Let’s sing “Thou (prime minister in Delhi) art the ruler of the minds of all people of Manipur – dispenser of Manipur’s  destiny”. As I join Editor Rajesh of TSE in wishing pluralism and cultural materialism for the whole Manipur (cf. Editorial 29.11.15) I am very touched by a long email …

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Written on Jan, 01, 2016 by in | Leave a comment
gaikhangam gangmei

Before I portray Sri Gaikhangam, a round of applause is in order for DR KH PALIN who has been awarded Indian Health Care Ambassador of the year 2015, by “being the right size” and being in harmony between ambition and reality. This is a great day for all the doctors from Manipur. Gaikhangam Gangmei punches above his weight in the …

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Written on Dec, 10, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Married women dancing - Thabalchongba

I visited Manipur to attend the 8th International Manipur Polo Tournament in Imphal, which took place between November 21 to 29 in 2014. There I met many new friends and shook hands with those from the hills and the valley saying how do you do. I saw the relaxed faces of people watching polo matches and comely Meitei women dressed …

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