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Written on May, 22, 2016 by in | Comments Off on SRI AUROBINDO ASHRAM, PUDUCHERRY
SRI AUROBINDO ASHRAM, PUDUCHERRY

We’re all leery of change, and the future changes in ways we can’t see. I’m always cheered by visions of the future when science will dominate human existence. When one dies the soul dies. I’ve been lucky to have a soul that has seen many of these changes. When I was in class V we were made to memorise in …

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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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Written on Aug, 28, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in sacha pain of some sort

In this summer of discontent in Manipur, August and September have become void of decent humour. On the face of it, it seems a brilliant idea to write some boring articles, while the politicians and the discontented sections of the population are slinging out for the’ battle of Waterloo’, to punctuate the history of Manipur for all the gore and …

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Written on Jun, 16, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Meitei history is littered with conspiracies, especially by the royal clans to overthrow the incombant monarchy, added by conspiratorial rewriting of some puyas. Conspiracy theories are very pervasive, sometimes as a symtom pf paranoia. There are conspiracy theory of 9/11 destruction of the twin towers in New York or fake moon landing staged in an American desert to fool everyone …

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Written on Mar, 07, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Strictly for young people. A deconstruction of a life in short comments is less than the sum of its parts. How we are seen by others, and how complete can that picture be? This is for you young people to figure out. The 16th parliamentary elections will be coming soon. Many of you must be wondering who you should vote …

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Written on Dec, 13, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment
Maharaja Bodh Chandra inspecting a British Indian Airforce fighter plane at Koirengei airfield. during the Battle of Imphal, 1944

I am very privileged to be invited to read a paper at this seminar today. I am delighted to see Sanuoukha Jhalajit. I remember seeing him a couple of times at Khwairamband Bazaar, soon after he came back from Gauhati with a glorious BA degree. I was in high school when we heard that a very bright student RK Jhalajit …

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Written on Dec, 05, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment
Reconstruction of Kangla Sha (2) at Kangla Fort, 2011. Author & friend Dhiren

In this last political column, I am reminded of an email (July 28 2013) from Jemson Singh Ningthoukhongjam: “Sir, I never miss your Sunday articles and really find then very informative, interesting and read-satisfactory. I find your articles on the origin of the Meiteis most interesting and would like to have a copy of the book titled –“The Origin of …

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Written on Nov, 14, 2013 by in , , | Leave a comment
Christopher Gimson, CIE: Political Agent 1933-1946

I plan to write three columns on the post-War political intrigue in Manipur, following an email from RK IRB, dated Sep 1 2013: “Sir, I used to read your column on newspaper Sangai, now i’ve some knowledge of Meitei and i’m proud of myself being born as a Meitei. N i want to thank u, sir, to give me lots …

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Written on Sep, 27, 2013 by in , | Leave a comment
M K Priyobrta Singh - the first Chief Minister of Independent Manipur from August 14 1947 - October 7 1948

This column has given me the opportunity to reply to Vincent Zou from Sugnu Zoveng. He wrote to me on September 22 2013: “Sir, so far I have read 5 of your articles in the sangai express and the latest being “Good news n more good news’ which really boost my confidence with regard to my concept towards God n …

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Written on Sep, 08, 2013 by in | Leave a comment
Female power of free speech

Freedom of speech either orally or in writing, is the single most important political right of citizens of any country as in Manipur. The political right to communicate one’s opinions to anyone who is willing to receive them is called the freedom of speech or expression, regardless of media. I rarely involve myself in politics, but recently, I wrote my …

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