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Manglaknariba Ashiba

by Yumlembam Ibomcha

From Manipuri Seireng - An Anthology of Manipuri Poetry (Published by Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, 1983)
Painingi ei ining tamna
Uchekkum painingbra eibu
Ebubokki warida yaoba uchekkum
Ikhang khanghoudana
Eibu footkhi ishaifududa
Eina fidring-fidring chongjakhi
Piklaba ishaifudugi manungda
Thermometergi macheina
100-200 lishing
Thonggat-pirammi ikokthakta
Eigi ashiba hakchangdu
Sakladuna kaina esei
Puduna chatchei koo adu ikokthakta
Aduga thanggatchei
Singgi marol marolthakta
Adudagi meiri chaama chaama
Meiri chaama chaama na
Yomsillak-e eibu
Broong broong souri ishaifu
Sandrembinadi kapchei
Ho ema nachadi khwaang youredo
Sattokpide meidudi
Ho ema nachadi luton youredo
Luton youre
Karino tougadaba
Fana chongdunasu
Shing gi marol marol
Ei lengba ngamdre
Swar asi funjillakle
Ho kanano
Uppu asigi manungda
Eibu sho lonshinduna thambiramlaba
Khanjakhibani einadi
Tenwa onduna pairaga
Amrabatigi heikonda
Amritfal charuge
(Ebubokna lib…

A fleeting stream of consciousness

What is there we have to lose in this emptiness,
When nothing is left in the barren terrain,
everything is spoiled with the paucity of ideas.
The gun, the blood, the lust, the avarice, the drugs,
the stinking resilience bind the consciousness.
The supermen and jungle warriors
of fucking politics and lousy economics;
The marching bands
of gun-toting spin doctors have razed
the reluctant sprouts in the jam,
the matériel of messy legit masters
merely miff the mob and trigger mayhem.
Old men lie bleeding
with syringes and guns and debts
whilst antsy mothers cried for their lost kids.
The lost kids burgeon
in the labyrinth
of pesky geography and nagging history,
consume in the theatre of the absurd.
Casting the vote for the tricksters in each ghetto,
paying off the elected tricksters
to bring a smile on their wives' puckered visage.
And in a flash
they lie bleeding
with the syringes and the guns and the debts.
Fight for the freedom
whilst we sing the redemption song;

Digital confusion

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Guerrillero Heroico

A tribute to the Guerrilla Hero

“Better to die standing, than to live on your knees.”
 Ernesto Che Guevara


There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love Ernesto Che Guevara and those who hate him. Previously, the ubiquitous Korda image was just another piece to adorn my notebooks and t-shirts, but my fascination for this rebel took the plunge after writing the script for a documentary film on his life a few years ago. He belonged to a school of thought that the opressed can overcome the oppressors, conforming to the leftist ideologies and armed struggle – and he died for the ideals he believed in. Apart from the craze to get the Motorcycle Diaries DVD when it was released in 2004, it was the essence of his undefined philosophy to fight against inequality and injustice that attracts attention.

People who adore Che, glorifies him; whilst his detractors liken him to a mere ruthless executioner. I'd say he was an intelligent…

A Notion of Natural Beauty Amidst the Imperfection

....................................................................................... Man’s essential characteristic is his rational faculty. Man’s mind is his basic means of survival—his only means of gaining knowledge... In order to sustain its life, every living species has to follow a certain course of action required by its nature. The action required to sustain human life is primarily intellectual: everything man needs has to be discovered by his mind and produced by his effort. Production is the application of reason to the problem of survival.  .......................................................................................

Ayn Rand in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal 

Hilly regions are well known for their extravagant natural beauty. I take pride in the fact that I belong to one such land, where the blue mountains kiss the azure skies and the green shrouds adorn the breathtaking landscapes. The lonely, winding highways could take your heart from the pinnacle of the highlan…

Lost in space

Lost in space
A short take on virtual reality

Fig. Internet map from Wikipedia ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
There is a guy called Sujit Ghosh from Kolkata, who holds a unique world record. Last year, he created more than 5,500 email accounts on Rediffmail. What he had done is something bizarre but the point, at the moment, is the diminishing line between reality and virtuality. The ubiquitous internet has embraced a substantial part of our life.
If you want to find a thing – be informed, read about, research – you can find it on this incredibly diverse web. Our life has evolved with the internet, which has transformed from a global data communications system to a daily commodity. The seamless blend of a physical world and the electronic milieu reinterprets our personal lives, professions and relation with the society as a whole. 
In this passage, we have offered a huge part of ourselves to become a subse…

AFSPA 1958



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