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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 Jul, 02, 2016 by in | Comments Off on HOMO SAPIENS’ STRUGGLE FOR COEXISTANCE AND RELIGIOUS SUPREMACY
Shiva

This column is a mixed bag of human struggles for coexistence and religious supremacy. The strife for the Darwinian unification of all life including Homo sapiens has been hard and brutal. As I caught the dying embers of British Raj, I have glimpses of Hyderabad, Goa, Kashmir, Manipur and Nagaland, whose histories dry in congealed blood.   Every time an …

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Written on Feb, 28, 2016 by in | Comments Off on THE ANCIENT SILK ROAD
silk_roads

While in school I had heard about the ancient Silk Road. I had only an idea that was more than vague. Because of lack of library books no teacher knew about it. I remained in this twilight zone until I have read a voluminous new book – The Silk ‘Roads’ – (many trade routes) – A New History Of The …

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Written on Oct, 04, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Kuki-uprising-in-Churachandpur-2015

There is always the first time for everything, such as O Nabakishore – the first Meitei IAS officer on merit, has become the first Meitei Chief Secretary of Manipur. It’s history. Likewise, there must be the first Inner Line Permit System for Manipur. While all is quiet on the Meitei JCILPS front, since hearing the distant drums of Khongsais on …

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Written on Aug, 16, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
Drs

It’s shocking and heartbreaking when a close relative suddenly dies. I know the feeling. In the last 3/4 years I lost two very close nephews unexpectedly. While sympathising with the bereaved people,  this is a question each of us must try to answer, considering the resurgence of old Meiteis culture towards doctors. Early in my college education, I still remember …

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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 Feb, 05, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
sharukh khan

    “I love you” – a lying phrase Lying is the act of both knowingly and intentionally making a false statement. Everybody tells lies. Benjamin Disraeli once said “Lies, damned lies and statistics”. It was a brilliantly tongue-in-cheek analysis of the persuasive power of numbers to bolster weak arguments and to mislead. Here I am talking about simple liars, …

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Written on Jan, 03, 2015 by in | Leave a comment
robert burns

Happy New Year to all the readers. Better late than never. Today is the third day of the New Year of 2015. It’s Sunday and tomorrow is Monday – a “Divorce Day” for many in the UK. Modern marriage is one of the adventures of life in the West. I have just read an advert from a law firm in …

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Written on Sep, 12, 2014 by in | Leave a comment
Choupette

We are aware that the Meiteis are heading towards the most significant chapter in their history – a decision no less, about whether or not Meiteis will survive. The idea that silence should descend upon the Meiteis in this matter is draconian and outrageous. And herein lies the paradox. We are witnessing a psychological and social movement for the prevention …

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