This was actually the first I ever laid eyes on the legendary kabow beri – one of the several items that flow into Manipur through the ‘Moreh market’. yes, many may have heard of the Chinese market elsewhere, Tibetan market in Delhi (and elsewhere) but in Manipur, the ‘Moreh market’ is pretty much a brand … Continue reading Finding Kabow Biri in North Delhi
In the Meitei mythology, the deity Panthoibi is said to have used the nongmangkha plant to cure her beloved Nongpok Ningthoi who has been taken ill while traversing the eastern hill range of the Nongmaijing Ching. This was something I heard through a programme aired on the All India Radio (AIR), Imphal but I do … Continue reading March Blossoms: Nongmangkha
It was an unplanned trip that day which took us to Wangoo. I had been told about this little village and its presiding deity, Tampha Lairembi, in connection to a study. And it was this connection that took me to the little village. Wangoo is about 63 kilometers by road from Imphal and roughly 19 … Continue reading A trip to Wangoo: the journey, the shrines
Lam gi san na machi sangi (The horns of the cow in the distance is longer – an old Manipuri saying) Figuratively, the grass is always greener on the other side. The old Manipuri saying refers to the human tendency to desire what is not easily available. Unlike most Manipuris, I would probably be amongst … Continue reading yongchak tales continues …..
Venturing to fulfill a commitment made to a friend to pen a short blog post on Manipuri cuisine for her food blog, i stumbled upon several anecdotes walking down the memory lane as i thought about the fascination of this one vegetable – the yongchak. My fascination was not so much about the vegetable but the … Continue reading Yongchak Trails