Thursday, September 20, 2012

Showing the light of truth- 4

Rinku Khumukcham
The adoption of Hinduism by the Meitei people may have been due to political necessities of the time. The political scenario of that time - that is during  the reigns of Meidingu Charairongba (1697-1709), Meidingu Pamheiba (1709-1748) and Meidingu Chingthangkhomba or Bhagyachandra (1749-1798) was described by historians as – at the most critical junctures. And it was also during the reign of these three successors that the social live of Meitei people was transformed to a momentous changed

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Showing the light of truth - 3

Rinku Khumukcham
The arrival of Hinduism to the Manipuri Society during the 17th Century is the root of all this confused state of my mind. Various Manipuri scholars, historians and social activists had interpreted the entry of the Hinduism in their own views and perspectives. Some said it was the beginning of a new Manipuri civilization but some said it was an invasion. As found at some of the writings of social scientists - the arrival of Hinduism during the reign of Miedingu Pamheiba (1709–1748) had brought tremendous change in the religious practices of Manipur.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Showing the light of truth – (ii)

By: Rinku Khumukcham
My good night wished to that strange friend didn’t actually mean that I was feeling sleepy. It was a slip of tongue to put a full stop on the conversation that we have been undergoing.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Showing the light of truth -(1)

By  :Rinku Khumukcham
Way back in late 2006, I happened to share a room with a Christian convert Assamese in a Guwahati lodge. He was a stranger to me and me to him but I don’t know what made both of us trusted to one another to share in a same hotel room which charged rupees 300 per night. Of course both of us managed to save rupees 150 each by staying in the same room with two beds. The lodge did have single bedded room but it charged rupees 250 for staying one night. As we both had limited budget so we finally decided to stay in the double bedded room. After all it was for a night stay only. The following day was setting off for my destination at Shillong to give my final third year degree examination.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


By: Rinku Khumukcham
Imphal, September 12, 2012

State intelligence unit seem to have been turning as a name sake department as rebels’ hands seem to have no bound in reaching at any place they wanted to strike. After three blasts at different places of the state causing severe casualty to security forces as well as a civilian, a bomb was today found placed inside the complex of secretariat South Block. 

at 4.20 pm Old Secretariat gate

Monday, September 10, 2012

An Evening with Manipuri Rock band POSTMARK

by; Rinku Khumukcham
Imphal Sept 10, 2012

A small gathering at a Sayang Pukhri resident in Imphal on Monday evening brought back those memories of late 80s when the youth of the state were greatly influence by heavy metal rock music. POST MARK, one among the pioneer Manipuri Heavy metal band which was also known as “Death Guitars” was the talk of the town until the tragic demise of its vocalist Abungcha Kshetrimayum during late 80s.