From Manipur, Stories Of The Women Actors Who Didn’t Get To Play Mary Kom

Lin Laishram lounges on the verandah of her four-storied home in Imphal, dressed in a T-shirt and track pants. At 5’9”, she is tall for a Manipuri woman. An actor and a model, she has spent more time trying to crack the Mumbai circuit than she has in her hometown. Among a handful of actors from the northeastern region in the Hindi film industry, Laishram had auditioned for the lead role in Mary...

Recreation, Amusement Are Must For Healthy Life

The Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) banned Hindi movies and music back in 1998 as a part of their strategy in the liberation movement. All the theatres in the State were forced to shut down following the ban imposed by the outfit. The primary aim of the outfit was to keep the people at bay from Indianisation. Cinema halls were totally paralyzed and many became jobless. With the development of...