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haiku in the time of long winding queues

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zombies and demons
the demonetisation
the note’s pink, not black

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fifty days of hell
a hindu heaven for good
to hell with the gods


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five zero zero
two zero zero zero
not a single fuck


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modi and anti-
modi and patriotic
penises galore


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the modi money
the hindustani money
the backyard huithi


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money buys happiness
ask the one billion people
ask our ibobi



The National Interest

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On the pragmatism of the artists, activists and the ‘national’ question in Manipur

Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer


Many of those who are in the Manipuri film industry must be on cloud nine. One of the documentaries, Ima Sabitri directed by Bobo Khuraijam had opened the Indian Panorama in the non-feature section of the prestigious 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) the other day (on 22 Nov 2016).

So far, so good however it has demonstrated an exposure that is purely political albeit it might be far from the lens of technicalities or aesthetics of a good film.

While I’m conscious of the fact that those individuals who prefer pragmatics to ideology will find it hard to digest this argument, still I can show how such a kind …

Master, Tell Me

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I

Master, tell me what it is
My eyes are twitching
And I know not what those stars
They have in store for me

Master, tell me what it is
My palm is itching
And I know not what those planets
They have planned for me

Master, tell me what it is
My bums are tingling
And I know not what those constellations
They have been conspiring against me

II

You are going to see the largest organ
Of reproduction
Get an MRI scan while you’re at it

You are going to get the tightest slap
Of your life
Get out of that suffocating godly world

You are going to get the nastiest kick
In your ass
Get some sense while you’re at it


--Concluded




Suggested reading

Lifetime Horoscope
https://kapilarambam.blogspot.in/2008/05/lifetime-horoscope.html
Sun Tzu’s The Art of War
https://kapilarambam.blogspot.in/2016/10/sun-tzus-art-of-war.html


Book 1/5: The Book of Five Rings

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Book 2/5: The Book of Five Rings

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Book 3/5: The Book of Five Rings

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Book 4/5: The Book of Five Rings

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Book 5/5: The Book of Five Rings

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Book 1/5: The Book of Five Rings
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