Written on Sep, 03, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
MY JAPANLAN MEMOIR AFTER FOUR SCORE YEARS - D

After the Japanese gave “Britannia ruled the waves” a nasty shock in southeast Asia with their lightening attacks, they sneaked through the jungles of Burma, infested with malaria, cholera and dysentery, right to the outskirts of Imphal. Imphal thus became the nerve centre of the British Commonwealth soldiers fighting the Japanese simultaneously at Imphal and Kohima fronts. It was as …

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Written on Aug, 27, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
MY JAPANLAN MEMOIR AFTER FOUR SCORE YEARS - C

  The apocalyptic modernity of WWII made Imphal town look like a cowboy ghost town in Santa Fe in the Old Wild West. After the second bombing over Imphal on May 16 1942, six days after the first, Gimson told my father during one of his visits that, a few bombs fell on his Residency compound. One demolished the main …

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Written on Aug, 20, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
MY JAPANLAN MEMOIR AFTER FOUR SCORE YEARS - B

Before I begin today’s column I would like to express my tender emotions like poetry drawn from the prose, to see online, the images of Krishna Janma celebration at Mahabali on August 15 this year, as I remember going there as a little boy just before WWII. Equally touching is the group photograph of North American Manipuri Association convention 2017, …

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Written on Aug, 13, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
MY JAPANLAN MEMOIR AFTER FOUR SCORE YEARS - A

On August 15 1947 India got Independence. On August 8 1942 the Quit India movement was launched in Bombay by All India Congress Committee, led by Mahatma Gandhi. But, it was the beat of a distant drum in Manipur, muffled by the sound and fury of World War II or Japanlan. In Manipur in 1942, far removed from the concerns …

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Written on Aug, 06, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
MEITEIS & MEITEILON THAT HAD NEVER BEEN TIBETO-BURMAN: NEVERMIND THE GUESSWORK

The joy of Independence Day permeated all over Manipur on August 14 1947. I was there. But, Manipur had an Achilles Heel, the Manipur State Congress. Another fatal weakness for the superficial, was the inherent silliness of the premise that Meiteis and Meiteilon are Tibeto-Burman. The aesthetic offence of the 1950’s educational revolution, seduced by Grierson, was to dupe young …

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Written on Jul, 30, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
PREVAILING CRISIS OF LAID-OFF MEN & LEFTOVER WOMEN IN GENDER WAR

The title appears militantly ironic. But, Democracy and free markets are not intimately connected to the institution of marriage. There should be a decision maker in this set up. Decision-making is all about why highly educated women who are understandably, choosing to stay single until they findĀ  suitable men, rather than marry any sub-standard bloke. It’s human nature that’s designed …

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Written on Jul, 23, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
THE WAY TO LIVE 120 YEARS

Sceptics might think it just doesn’t cut the mustard. But, newer scientific research has made me to upgrade longevity from 100 to 120 years. That, in the near future, Manipur would be full of 120 year old people is no more a myth-tinged fairy story. It’s a paean to the sense of a joyous uplift. Manipur now has a few …

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Written on Jul, 16, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
CHANGING HUMAN SPECEIS WITH CELLULAR DNA SURGERY

To give a weatherproof coating on the brickwork of my gene-related articles that cross to the grey zone between nature and science, this column is about how Britain is now right in the forefront to change human species. It’s because its laws for scientists to cross the barrier between fiction and non-fiction are more relaxed than other countries. But ‘all …

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Written on Jul, 09, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
AN AMERICAN COMPANY TO REBOOT DEAD MEN TO LIFE THIS YEAR

It’s impossible to ask a baby not to cry, but it’s not seemingly impossible to bring the dead to life. It might sound as though the story comes out of a science fiction film. No, it’s real. An American firm called Bioquark Inc, a Philadelphia-based company is planning to bring death back to life. Bioquark believe that brain dead state …

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Written on Jul, 02, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
ARTIFICIAL HUMAN LIFE

Keeping dogma aside and reason being part of the zeitgeist, would you believe people in Australia live upside down? Yes they do. They get accustomed to the fact, which then becomes normal. Einstein understood it. It’s the structure of space and time that is made like this. This is science, but the science I seek is to highlight how the …

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