“A learned scholar once retold me the story of Rabbit & Tortoise’s race. The first encounter between the rabbit and the tortoise ended with the Tortoise winning the race. The morale behind is ‘Slow and Steady wins the race’. Out of shame, the rabbit again asked the tortoise to repeat…
A young-man who is shouting “Kakching”, “Kaktching,” as I was passing through the state Education Department suddenly stop his cry and came rushing towards me. He was pointing a finger at me. It looks for a while he was shouting only to call my attention but no he looks handle-men…
God’s will is a place of safety. When we walk in the will of God, we find safety. But when we live outside of God’s will, we forfeit His protection. We all want to be in the centre of God’s will. We must regularly ask God to show us what…
“Fellow citizens, why do you turn and scrap every stone to gather wealth and so little care for your children to whom one day must you relinquish it all ?” thus wondered the Greek philosopher Socrates on the state of education of our children many centuries ago. The preface to…
The word “Relationship” is a complicated term. More so if we realize that no man lives in an isolated island. We live by being in association with people. The more we feel connected to our societal fabrics, the more we feel normal. It so happens that there is an invisible…
In accordance with certain episodes in India’s post independence political history, “Protocol” had failed to be mandatory at different events involving political titans of state-craft.At one such juncture, the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and his Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel had a confrontation on the…
The United Nations International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone layer is celebrated each year around the world on 16th September. The theme for this year’s event is “Ozone-Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On”, and it marks the 27th anniversary of Canada’s signing of the Montreal Protocol-an international treaty…
The Phurju Loisangs: The Loisang was responsible for making Chengjam-luk (colander for rinsing rice) and various Thumok tairuk (baskets). As such, its premises were always full of debris and were always in disarray, hence the name Phurju Loisang.The Brahmasabha Pandit loisang: The Loisang was attended by Brahman Pandits. It presided…
You can be in the right position but not really understand your purpose. This is the place where millions of Christians are. They Love the Lord, they read the Bible, they pray, they go to Church, and God has guided them to the right place. But it is yet to…

Club Muzik's: Interview withRedolent

Saturday, 13 September 2014 21:13 Written by
Redolent, the Band from Tamenglong District, Manipur was formed in mid-summer of 2003. Their 1st album "Shine Your Light" was released in 2003. The 2nd album "Infinite Horizon" was released in 2007.Q 1. What were you all before Redolent?Redolent: Prior to Redolent, we were into our respective educational careers. For…
A female voice calls “Oi hello”. As I turn around suddenly I met an old friend. I ask her “how are you?” but she retorted back with mock alarm, “what do you mean how are you”. She knows that what I’m asking for is whether she got married.Last time we…

Contour of Governance

Friday, 12 September 2014 20:49 Written by
The withdrawal of the UNC sponsored blockade of the national highways was both expected and unexpected. It was unexpected because we were used to longer blockades and the issues also appeared intractable. Besides the forces behind such episodes usually take time to play out fully. It was expected because the…
Having much keenness and desire in rebuilding lives and transforming land like leaders of other states, MLAs/MPs from Manipur also began with some political objectives before coming into public domain for the supreme sacrifice that is not to be washed away easily and forgotten but shall always lingers in the…
I’m feeling frustrated to the core and can’t seem to place why I’m feeling so. Considering the scenarios that stand before my eyes, in fact, there are many things going on that are making my blood boil. I knew way before I jotted down these lines that am going to…
In India’s post independence era, no political party had the style and grandeur of projecting a leader as their own prime ministerial candidate in Lok Sabha elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has done it for the first time, projecting Narendra Modi, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat as its…