Saturday, June 10, 2017

||| SIMA REKHA |||


The border line gives a shape to an entity. Particularly for a country border line is the sanctity and the mark of existence that citizens always remain vigilant at the cost of anything they can . It's just so because an entity grows with security being protected at its border line. India's Vedic hymn tells to be global while respecting and securing country's border line. The column in Odia, Sima Rekha published on 19th April Nirvaya newspaper gets on this theme ............ This is the end of 'Rekha' series .. Don't mistake with Bolliwood Rekha ... :) Your comments solicited ..

Friday, June 9, 2017

||| Lakshman Rekha |||

The Lakshman Rekha : The line of Limitation .... Anybody doesn't like to be limited. Obvious, but it in context. Limiting self is due to the metric one defines for self. The puranic Lakshman Rekha we all know. Limiting self in conscious is the the line of limit seems each one has to define for self ... the theme is base of the column published on 3rd May 17 Nirvaya Newspaper .. Critics are welcome !!!

||| Bhagya Rekha |||

The Luck Line - Bhagya Rekha is mysterious for all of us as we all want to peep through the time window and see what lies ahead of us. We always have hope all predictions are good for us. Even God wishes to hear what the time has kept ahead so every year Panji/Panchang reading rituals in temples are practiced. At leisure or despair we look at our luck lines on palm with the brilliant lines on well developed soft palms bring tons of lucks. The luck lines almost get erased from bony palms of working people ... for such people "Apana Haath Jagannath" the hands only  make the luck  ... the column published on 12th April '17 Nirvays says ....

Thursday, June 8, 2017

||| Bakra Rekha |||

Talking something indirect known "Bakra Katha" meant to tell something crisp sharp but not openly pinpointed. When one does it openly it's called quarrelsome, indecent. But, talking in indirect,soft but sharp  is diplomatic. Bakrata .. curvy nonlinearity has its charm to onlookers of right kind of aptitude. The point this cloumn published on 10 th May '17 Nirvaya Odia Newspaper ... Your comments solicited.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

MANIPUR-MEITEI

English translation is not the total but makes a sense of the column ...
 [  Appeared on 5th April 2017 ]
The earliest kingdom in India of Maurya Chandragupta  dating back almost 2000 years (approx) was the largest empire in Bharat Varsha spreading almost upto mid-Asia. Still, the time does not make a mention of Manipur though lately Himalaya comes live with Adi Shankaracharya having his last abode at Kedarnath. However though not History but mythology in Mahabharata links to Manipur that has name different names in its timeline.
Manipur with its earlier name Mekhala coes to live with a set of its inhabitants called Meitei who started living in Imphal valley that was before submerged. As the valley went dry, people from uplands came down to settle with cultivation as major occupation. That brought in a different style life style than that of upland people. Though, it's a fact till now  conflict between people two lifestyle now even flares up still all agree they are the twins got separated in timeline. The clans mainly people seven clans of valley as well as hills keep their embryocal cords intact being from the same mother that is the same soil. 
Meitei how the name came though still remains mystery still it identifies an important set of people in Manipur who have made immense contribution to all most all the facets of Manipur. It was in the past and now it's also in the present. Though now the hill community is making a mark in Manipur life still the state unhesitatingly admits the contribution of Meitei community to Manipur.     

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Janajati ru Rashtrabad : Manipur

Few minutes back Zee Tv was showing an interview with Jahabua tribes who are ready to reply Kashmir valley stone-pelters by their native Gopon tool. Nationalist tribes we find from Ramayan times with Guhak standing behind Prabhu Ramchandra as a friend and a pathfinder. In present days they are no less in bringing laurels to the nation.
This article the second in series on my Manipur trip in December 2016 traces the changes Manipur has gone through from tribal society to a society of nationalists joining in the stream of the nation.
Human journey has brought in community, culture and nation. Manipur is a laboratory of this experimentation. Thirty five tribes now but could be many more in past came down to Imphal valley from surrounding hills to form a community called Maitei that is torch bearer of Manipur culture culminated with excellency in dance, sports, cottage industries and now poising for a big leap when its youngsters are venturing out across the nation and beyond.
Seven clans make maitei community, culture and belief system of Sanamahi worshipping nature the ultimate creator with two sons Pakhanba the mighty and Sanamahi the wise and weak - the myth resembles to Kartik and Ganesh ! Pakhamba ruled the kingdom but Sanamahi is worshiped in every house as the presiding deity. Later during the reign of the king Garib Nawaj Sanatan dharma came into the valley with Mahaprabhu Sri Jagannatha and Sri Govind ji ! Next in 18th century Islam and Christianity came in. A silent experiment in the laboratory of Manipur is still going on resulting Manipuri a rashtrabadi citizen for which whole nation is proud of with glory of Mary Kom and likes !
This column has made an attempt to trace the social experiment with its myth and subtlety in its limited space and my limited knowledge gathered in a week long trip to this beautiful land of jewels !
  

Saturday, April 15, 2017

MANIPUR NAMKARAN

Visited Manipur in 2016 amidst of blockade .. still my journey was memorable because of unexpected help from my student and his family. Thankful to them.

Manipur is an exciting state as if God is engaged in social experiment in a closed laboratory. It has its own mythology and also a mention in Mahabharata. It's own native religions and Sanatan Dharma. A place of fusion and social experimentation. With all diversity the state Mannipur is a jewel on the crown of Bharat Mata !

This article published in Nirvay on 8th March '17, explores its mythology and history is finding its origin to the name Manipur. It's short but not complete trace but touches upon exciting aspects leading to naming of Manipur state.

I urge those who have not visited yet, to visit this beautiful state ...