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!
Amritsar – a place that I had long been hoping to visit. The long awaited trip finally happened this year. It was a short weekend visit within which we managed to cramp some of the predictable highlights of a first visit. Yes, I am sure if I had spent more time or a had planned … Continue reading Amritsar: A tour of ‘nationalism’ – Central Sikh Museum @ Sri Harmandir Sahib
Can light be appreciated without darkness? Does darkness make sense without light? Philosophical questions – perhaps but necessarily not so. After all, light can best be appreciated against darkness. The soft glow of lights twinkling like little stars in rows in front of the houses is almost magical. The soft tease of breeze would make … Continue reading Celebrating the Festival of Lights
Jagabondhu kang tongba nungaibra? – Nungaite kok tum ingao-ngaowi [Jagabondhu, is it nice to ride the cart? – No, it isn’t, it makes me feel dizzy] The Hindu festival of Rathyatra, also known as the cart festival, is known as ‘kang’ in Manipur. It lasts for ten days. In the beginning and the end of … Continue reading Celebrating the festival of Kang (Rathyatra) in Manipur