Yet another Cheiraoba!

Wishing everyone a happy new beginning and a Happy Cheiraoba!

And to those who have already observed it on the first of Sajibu, a belated Happy Cheiraoba! but why do the Meiteis celebrate it twice in one given year? Continue reading Yet another Cheiraoba!

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The Apricot Tree

The first blossoms of the apricots must have begun. it is the middle of winter. Winter at my hometown at Imphal (Manipur in India’s Northeast) is cold and dry but sunny. The grass turns yellow. The paddy fields are barren. The trees shed leaves. The mornings are foggy. As the sun begins to shines, the ponds … Continue reading The Apricot Tree

A happy meal, a Hillock and the Flora of the Season : Happy Cheiraoba!

Today is Cheiraoba, the start of another year in the Meitei calendar. It is a day ideally spent with one’s own family.  In many homes, guests are not really welcomed with open arms on this day. The first half of the day is typically spent  in and around the kitchen while the remaining half would … Continue reading A happy meal, a Hillock and the Flora of the Season : Happy Cheiraoba!