ILP – Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Bihari migrants have taken Manipuri surnames – someone has issued the papers. Bangladeshis and Nepalis besides other non locals, possess local residential certificates and voter ID Cards– someone has issued the papers. That someone is and always will be an educated son of the soil. Following this trend, the sinister is written on the wall. The moment ILP gets its legal sanction in Manipur and the...

Extortion, Fear And Post Traumatic Stress

Uncle Matt was a diligent and honest man. He lives up to his reputation and was venerated by the society. His contribution to the rural folks such as in helping looking into the affairs of the elderly population to the youths and even to the young age groups was enormous. He was one of the few persons in the village that knows the function of the State, and therefore, everyone from the individual to...

Be Careful Of Honey Trap By Sharks Disguised As Dove

“You are late for the school”, my mother would growl at me every day and that’s how the day would normally begin. But what I always waited for was my Dad’s company when he would drop us to the school bus every day. Holding his big hands during those short walk to the bus stop always made me feel strong and secured. I never forgot to give him a goodbye kiss on his rough unshaven cheeks, and...

The Wonder Years

My daughter’s first day in the school after she turned 4 was a big day for the two of us at least. We talked about it for months and mentally prepared for it.  She’d not have me around to pick her up when she fell, pat her on her back when she faltered and cuddle her to sleep in the afternoons, she’d be all on her own from that day one!! How would she eat on her own I fussed. When the day finally...

February Balm

My February sails smoothly in the calm sea of Manipur. She has a date with me in the wilds and heaths of this magical land with light blue sky and mild sunshine. Every year in the thickets and bowers of rural Manipur she lies in wait for me. I have already received a message from her this year also. But I fail to keep my promise. I don’t know whether she feels sorry for my indifference. The reason...

Wake The Leader In You

Have you ever felt that things are not going well around you? Whether at work or home or in the wider society, you feel things don’t seem to be happening the way they’re supposed to happen. You see people milling around but nothing gets accomplished. You want to do something and you can’t do it alone. Then this is the right time for you to get up and do something about it. Wake the leader in...

Oh, No Comments On Manipur

About two months ago, a sultry July afternoon played host to some oldies of Manipur with ripe delicious mangoes and luscious pine-apples to my house. The purpose was solely for the rejuvenation of the waning friendship of ten of us with receding hairlines and grey patches who had seen seventy winters of triumphs and tragedies of life. It was nice to see my childhood friends, my high school and college...

Reminiscence Of An Old Soldier— 4

H Bhuban Singh Read | Part 1 |Part 2 |Part 3 | 61. At the end of the inspection, the General and his entourage settled down at Officers’ Mess with pre-lunch mugs of beer and gin with lime cordial. Young 2/Lt. Gopal Singh could not resist the temptation to tell his Commanding Officer that his name was really Gopal, not Gulab. The old man called Gopal to a quiet corner at the end of the bar and with...

Reminiscence Of An Old Soldier— 3

H Bhuban Singh Read | Part 1 |Part 2 |Part 4 | 61. At the end of the inspection, the General and his entourage settled down at Officers’ Mess with pre-lunch mugs of beer and gin with lime cordial. Young 2/Lt. Gopal Singh could not resist the temptation to tell his Commanding Officer that his name was really Gopal, not Gulab. The old man called Gopal to a quiet corner at the end of the bar and with...

Reminiscence Of An Old Soldier— 2

H Bhuban Singh Read | Part 1 |Part 3 |Part 4 | 31. 640 NTE together with Supplies and Transport units of Army Service Corps, supporting Field Workshop units of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, two Pioneer Companies, Field Ambulance units of Army Medical Corps, Signal Units for communication and a Garrison Engineer were at Missamari and all these were under Colonel Vijh, Deputy Chief Engineer....

Reminiscence Of An Old Soldier— I

H Bhuban Singh Read | Part 2 |Part 3 |Part 4 | I passed my Matriculation (now HSLC) examination in June 1947 and joined Presidency College, Calcutta (now Kolkata). College Street where the University of Calcutta and also Presidency College were located, was drenched with blood, tears and agony, on account of “Direct Action” (killing of Hindus) called by Md Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan known...

Right Conceptions & Misconceptions About Albert Einstein —The Christian Perspective—

Albert Einstein Albert Einstein has become a folk hero in today’s world. You see his image on T-shirts and hear him quoted by virtually every special group around from environmentalists to politicians to religionists. Much of what is attributed to Einstein is myth, and many claims about him that you hear are stories without factual base. 1. Einstein’s irreligious childhood: Einstein was born into...

Christian Zionism And Israel-Palestine Conflict —A Naga Christian Perspective—

I. God’s Problematic Promise: Israel-Palestine conflict is the most covered News in the world today. This conflict is triggering great interest and subsequent debate to both religious and political perspective all the world over. It becomes the bone of contention between Christian and the Muslim world. Many people believe that the world peace hinges in this volatile and tiny compact area of the globe....