Category Archives: Meitei

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 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 Jul, 03, 2016 by in | Comments Off on HISTORY IN THE MAKING – MANIPUR’S FUTURE’S BRILLIANT WITH ST MEITEI
HISTORY IN THE MAKING - MANIPUR'S FUTURE'S BRILLIANT WITH ST MEITEI

  Have I Got News For You? Manipur’s history might change its course from source to mouth. The Schedule Tribe Demand Committee of Manipur (STDCM) wants to integrate equality with diversity, in that, they want to remove discrimination while recognising and respecting differences among the communities. This is to a create a culture where everyone can take part, contribute what …

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Written on Jun, 19, 2016 by in | Comments Off on MEITEIS AS ‘OBC’ – CHEATED OUT
MEITEIS AS 'OBC' - CHEATED OUT

The way I write my columns is intended to educate youngsters, remembering my college days, and even more importantly, to entertain, with a mix of informative texts and imagination, achieving a balance between humour and fact. I am not usually scared by little things. Little does not cut me to the core or strikes a visceral fear. But, an order …

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Written on Sep, 30, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Meitei women campaigning for Manipur’s independence

“Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,” Wordsworth recalled of the French Revolution, thinking of the fall of Bastille in 1789. Drums have been sounded and harsh words have been spoken precipitating a Meitei nationalist insurgence in Manipur. Having entrusted them with the stewardship of the nation, have they lost their ways in the mist of political time, …

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Written on Aug, 09, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
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We live in the age of narcissism or self-adoration – Me, Myself and I, especially with the  media-generated ‘selfie’ culture of 2014 – pouting, posing and sending ‘instagram’. But the Meiteis have been living for ages with narcissism –  mana lairik khara heire haiduna ichao hek chaothokladuna (boasting a lot because he has some education). I myself, do secretly believe …

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Written on Jul, 12, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
King Kullachandra and yubraj

Meitei narcissistic (self-important) trait – “mana kari khangdana, eina henna khabgibasine” – what does he know, I know better – is hard to change. First, let me report that odd Meitei “linguists” are “afflicted”, erring on the side of Englishness with a spelling mania – “Manipuries” for Manipuris. English language is evolving, Even the Queen does not speak with the …

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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 Jan, 29, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Meitei girl weaving handloom clothes

We are in history. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put the Tribals in the Northeast in the history of India. By “Tribal Meiteis” I do no mean Meitei people who fanatically support narrowly focussed political issues. I simply resonate the inescapable raucous and rugged baritone that underscore Meiteis as tribals in Mayang India. Narendra Modi, speaking in Hindi for 25 …

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Written on Jan, 21, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Because we all belong to Manipur

I am not an unqualified critic of Manipur. In the years before 2015, the educated youth of all the communities in Manipur were gripped with bitterness, shaped by their experience in the time warp of the post-war civilisation, which was incompatible with the demands of a modern economy. This year 2015 is the “beginning of the thaw” like the changes …

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