A loss that doesn’t heal with time

When I was young I used to gaze at my reflection on the looking mirror to find out whether I looked good or not. During those times the looking mirror was my best friend. I used to watch my image in the morning as soon as I climbed down from bed, after taking a shower, before going to school or college or whenever I was about to go outside be it an appointment with somebody or any other private work, after returning home and even before going to bed. Sitting in front of a looking mirror, preferably a wide and lengthy one was an inseparable constituent of my very existence during those yonder years.

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Bruce Dickinson : The “son-rise” of Iron Maiden

For those who can’t live without music, those with music in their blood, those who eat, sleep and drink music, those who draw inspiration from music and more particularly those metal heads who like all kinds of rock genre, this piece of writing may come as an embracing one. Those who loathe music have the liberty to skip reading this piece from the very end of this very sentence.

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Holistic education : Trends and challenges

The word ‘Holistic’ according to Webster’s dictionary, is the principle that “Whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. It lays down that the system as a whole should determine how its parts behave. Holistic Education is based on the premise that each person finds his/her identity, meaning and purpose in life through interaction to the community, to the nature and inculcating humanitarian values such as compassion and peace. It is meant to bring a synergetic relationship between developmental areas such as body, mind and soul.

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Unlearning is harder than learning

Generally, most of us are right handed since birth. So, higher percentage of works are done more by the right hand for us right handers. That’s why our right hand muscles starting from the arm upto the wrist are usually bigger than our left hands.

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If it’s too good to be true it’s not true

If Taylor Swift comes halfway across the world to tell you that she can’t live a second without seeing you, saying that she misses you every single moment, that she wants to marry you, settle together with you, have a dozen kids and lead a happy and merry life with you till the end of time, then what would you do? If I were you, I’d wake up because such a thing doesn’t happen in real life. It happens in dreams only, a sweet dream of course. Likewise when you open your e-mail account and you find that you have become the owner of five crore bucks from a corporate body or an organisation of sort will you buy it? If you do so then you are in fantasy land.

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PDS : Proven Deceitful System

It’s heartwarming to learn that the state government has come up with its own Anti-Corruption Cell. Some small fish are being caught in the net of the Cell such as peons, lower division clerks and lower level assistants of some government departments. It is a welcome step anyway. But the people are yet to be convinced whether the big fish who amass crores and crores of taxpayers’ money will ever be caught in the net of the Anti-Corruption Cell and brought to book.

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Fatal distractions : Honey I lost the kid

Samarjit Kambam Memories of different kinds and hues come hitting inside our heads every now and then, a biological mechanism for us humans. Some memories are sweet, some are better not remembered. The irony is that the bitter memories which we intend to ignore come kicking inside the brain more frequently no matter how hard […]

Fatal distractions : Honey I lost the kid

Memories of different kinds and hues come hitting inside our heads every now and then, a biological mechanism for us humans. Some memories are sweet, some are better not remembered. The irony is that the bitter memories which we intend to ignore come kicking inside the brain more frequently no matter how hard you try to block it. Bitter memories can easily tear apart your brain’s firewall and pillage your mental balance like a storm trooper equipped with all the gears to give you higher levels of stress, depression and anxiety. For those suffering from Alzheimers’, it’s a different matter.

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Indian dream: Just a Modi-tag?

Samarjit Kambam Persons who create sensations grab the attention of the masses. Likewise citizens of different nations of the world like sensational figures of varying degrees. Experts opined that people of the United States, among all countries of the world tops the chart when it comes to sensation. The Americans are sensation-cravy and anything sensational […]

Of storms, flying saucers and lazy thoughts

It comes to many as a mood swing and a visual coitus-interruptus when their favourite TV show or much awaited movie or a live sport which is being wholeheartedly watched get impeded by “The set top box is unable to receive signal. This could be due to a bad weather or bad cable connection…..” with no hope of re-appearance of the “on-the-watch channel” by itself. For those not so patient, it is a source of “curse & fume” followed by an expletive laden oration. It’s a situation which does not fail to ignite the ire of the short tempered for when such situation prevails they would involuntarily reach the extremity of throwing whatever lies in their hands be it a remote, a junk food pack, a cup half-empty or full, whatever. Some fidgety ones would go outside, look at the dish of the DTH leaning sideways and drooling like a bedridden octogenarian, walk inside the room, pace up and down, go outside again, look up at the dish and repeat the same steps again and again as though being caught in a time warp. Those guys with ISTV and Impact TV connections can skip reading this article albeit they also experience their own score of frustrations. Actually, I had ISTV connections before their introduction of Set Top Box and the picture quality was too low but now, to the relief of many, things have improved to a certain extent. Thanks to ever changing technology. Call me outdated, call me deadbeat for I don’t want a combo connection as my DTH is still functional and I dare not commit the sin of throwing it away and going for a new connection. At least, for the time being.

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My endless love affair with Jeans

Firstly, my honest confessions. “Jeans” is not the name of a lady. Please don’t misunderstand me for there are many girlies and ladies by the name of “Jeans”. Actually, the name was derived after the city of Genoa in Italy, a place where cotton corduroy called either Jean or Jeane was manufactured.

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Relevance of ecotourism in the real world scenario

Samarjit Kambam Human civilisation is susceptible to change and change could gradually be brought about through human or natural action. The unflinching human propensity to achieve more and more within a short span of time is undeniable and has, so far, proved to be recalcitrant. In order to fulfill such an unsustainable want of stubborn […]

Kurt Cobain: The phenomenon who attained Nirvana

Leafing through the pages of history in the world of music, legendary artists lived fast and died unusually young. Most of them at the unripe age of 27. Some mention may be made of Jimi Hendrix(the Guitar God), Janis Joplin(The Queen of Psychedelic Soul), Amy Winehouse(the soulful singer), Jim Morrison(The Lizard King) of the Doors, Ron McKeman of the Grateful Death (also known as “Pigpen”), Dave Alexander(a punk rock pioneer) of the Stooges, Kristen Pfaff(bassist for Courtney Love’s band “Hole”), Brian Jones(former guitarist of the Rolling Stones) etc out of which Kurt Cobain, the frontman of Nirvana is one. Each one of them made enormous contributions to music and were among the most talented minds of their time.

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The Framework Agreement – A ticking time bomb?

Samarjit Kambam It’s true. Manipur, the small daughter state of India has been decapitated bit by bit, just like an animal in a slaughterhouse. Firstly, the first Prime Minister of India Pt Jawaharlal Nehru gave away the naturally resourceful Kabaw Valley to Burma including the Ningthi Turel, a bountiful river in terms of precious elements […]

The Framework Agreement – A ticking time bomb?

It’s true. Manipur, the small daughter state of India has been decapitated bit by bit, just like an animal in a slaughterhouse. Firstly, the first Prime Minister of India Pt Jawaharlal Nehru gave away the naturally resourceful Kabaw Valley to Burma including the Ningthi Turel, a bountiful river in terms of precious elements such as gold, other metals and varieties of precious stones as a way of negotiating a truce of peaceful-co-existence as a neighbouring country with Indian Union as well as flaunting that India has embraced democracy since its independence from British Colonial Rule. Like an on and off affair or an illegitimate relationship, the valley remained a bone of contention between Manipur and Burma. As per historical facts Kabaw valley, no doubt was a part of Manipur during the 18th century when Manipur was a princely state.

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