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The Step- Mother

By- Dr. Nunglekpam Premi Devi

She seems beautiful and active;
She seems to wears her best clothes;
She seems to adore enchanting smiles;
She seems to have a good heart;
She seems to capture everyone at her centre;
She seems to have her final words to each
And every one on her good tone notes;
She seems to please me and all;
She seems to be the best mother I ever have;
She seems to a cool being; but
She is too uncertain and slick.

She talks sweet and lustrous;
She invites brilliantly;
She accomplishes her mission well superb;
She’s brightly artful and she polishes differently
She’s talented; she is capable-
Capable to apt metaphors promptly;
She’s punctual;
She’s quintessential;
She’s skillful and very professional-
Her masterly home-making; I ever have
She seems to a cool being; but
She is too uncertain and slick

She’s bounded with techniques;
She’s reverberating; and her words repeating
She tries and tries; she never gives up tough
Her peal of my absences; her peal of my duties
Echoing all day throughout; reverberating through my veins

I ever feel haunted in my territory; my home
Her reign; her tempting
She seems captivating; her alluring innocence
Her suppression; her concealments to her evil-doing
I am never a being; I bear no identity
She seems to a cool being; but
She is too uncertain and slick

She seems motherly;
She knew seemingly and she professedly reacts;
Her moves stirring, her evidences overwhelming;
Her affectionate ego is proving thousands and millions;
She bravely attacks; I ever submerged damages
She knew no boundary; she knew not her category;
But she seems strikingly mother; mother of agitation
She lies undisturbed; she hides her distress
She hides all her hates;
All her ache mellow; her carving to her tormenting life
She’s plague;
She’s cursed;
She make-up her desolate gloomy soul;
She still sings of melancholy; All I ever experienced
And all I ever have unconditionally; step-mother
She seems to a cool being; but
She is too uncertain and slick
 
Dr. Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Associate Research
School of Women’s Studies
Faculty Council of Interdisciplinary Studies, Law and Management
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
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River


By- Dr. Nunglekpam Premi Devi

I stepped, step by step
Down to the misty river, tramping
I know not; what actually she was
I treaded and treaded; making my way
Towards the dark misty river, tramping and captivating
Stumbling and slipping, I creep as I carried
Fuzzy silken dim, wishy-washy steps
Down to the misty river, tramping
I know not; what actually she was

I stepped, step by step
Down to the misty river, tramping
I perturbed my uneasy steps, fearing fraught
Not to degrade lounge upon nature’s call;
Not to distract faraway laze epitome;
Not to embodied and entangled with, Personification soul spirits;
Laid down unwinding bravely in numbers,
The condensing summary of varied loved souls; as
I treaded and treaded; making my way
I know not; what actually she was

I stepped, step by step
Down to the misty river, tramping
Bushes and prickle; tingling my body temple
Feeble and weak, as I treaded making my way
A gust of chill breeze reached, reaching my amber eyes
Wandering this puff, I rejoiced this charm
This dark musky river, Imphal
Amidst the fuzzy silken dim; serene placid water

Tranquil ling and soothing; rippling waves
Fuzzy silken dim; down this misty river, tramping and captivating
I know not; what actually she was

I stepped, step by step
Down to the misty river, tramping
I was afraid not to favor a last minute gaze;
Gaze at those entangled and twisted fragments of holy woods;
Oh! The brave and vibrant knots;
The fiery flows, sparkling waters, wrapped in between
The towering steep banks; hammering and chastising
Forging and founding; vertiginously her wrinkle banks; as
I treaded and treaded; making my way
Down to the misty river, tramping and captivating
I know not; what actually she was

I stepped, step by step
Down to the misty river; tramping
I assemble all these premonitions; the fondness
I witnessed empathetically, the compassionate;
Humanitarian care; acceptable and unbiased natural virtues 
The emotions I carried; far along the ridge
The fair intuition I develop; far along the ridge
Was never a lie; I hunch unknowingly
Ah! What a binding; river and I
That tossed a moral theory; as
I treaded and treaded; making my way
Down to the misty river, tramping and captivating
I know not; what actually she was


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Open letter to Guv. of Manipur

Mrs. Najma Heptulla,
Her Excellency,
The Governor of Manipur

Madam Governor,

         I have been privileged to have interacted with two former Governors of Manipur, Shri Ved Marwah and Dr. S. S. Sidhu (both have studied in the same college where I also studied) in New Delhi. Shri Ved Marwah gave me a trophy of being the best cadet, in academic, during my school days at Sainik School Imphal.
I don’t compare the governors; but I must write this to you - specially, because I find your presence on social media is uniquely appreciable.
Madam, I have seen governors of the state - namely, Shri Chintamani Panigrahi, Lt. Gen. V. K. Nayar and Shri O. N. Shrivastava.
I am indeed delighted to glance the office of Governor of Manipur, through you from the official facebook page of ‘Governor of Manipur’. I have a request to you.
Madam, I believe that the children of Manipur would be finding themselves deeply encouraged, highly motivated and memorably refreshing in their future if your office and official residence are open to them for a specific timing, so that they could see Manipur’s Raj Bhavan.
I am making this humble request, from an inspiration which the entire nation receives from our People’s President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam who opened the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the children - the future of our great nation.
I hope and pray that you would hear my prayer.
Thanking you.
With warm regards,
Yours sincerely,
Ningombam Bupenda Meitei

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Open Letter to the Secretary MPSC, Manipur

Dear Sir,
I would like to lay down some bare facts regarding the horrible functioning ofMPSC , Manipur to which you are also a part. Sir, Manipur stands higher in Literacyrate which is above than the national average. However due to corrupt politiciansand bad bureaucrats, we remain underdeveloped. The situation is made more worstwith the compounding problems of unemployment. Nobody can deny the fact thatevery job in Manipur comes with a price tag. Even Candidates who fail in written testfind their names in final merit list ?? In such situation , literate, efficient and capableminds go out of Manipur in search of better avenues and results in brain drain. Tostop it, MPSC has been entrusted with the recruitment of best talents of Manipur toserve the State. But since its establishment, MPSC has been in news only for wrongreasons. In 2013, 2014 people breathe a sigh of relief during the regime of previousChairman. But now, MPSC is again in news due to its sorry state of affairs.Corruption,Bribery and Nepotism has entangled MPSC.
Sir, in MCSCCE-2016 Mains examination, MPSC violated the instructions ofextra paper. In almost PSC exams extra paper has been discontinued only toremove corruption and to stop manipulation. Why MPSC allowed candidates to useextra sheets, when its usage has already been stopped in the examinationinstructions? There is no accountability of extra sheets. Even some candidates havebrought blank Extra answer sheets to their homes ?? in such situation, there are highchances of manipulation of answer sheets during evaluation process. Some answersheets may be written at home and brought to Evaluation Centre . In Manipureverything is possible.
In General Studies Paper II, there were arithmetic questions which was out of Syllabus. Questions should be framed according to the syllabus. It cant be askedfrom everywere. One of the questions relating to pipes and cisterns was printedwrong. MPSC never came out with clarification on these questions. MPSC neverclarified on the evaluation of these questions. In Telangana PSC exam, one questionrelated to Data Interpretation was asked, which was out of syllabus. The matterreached Supreme Court. Finally Telangana PSC, ordered re-evaluation of GeneralStudies Answer Sheets excluding the Statistics Questions. It seems that ourSecretary is not aware of happenings in other Public Service Commissions.
Main issue is the evaluation process. What made you to evaluate the answerpapers hastily ? If your mains answer sheets of UPSC exams were evaluated byMPSC evaluators, i bet that, you would not have become an IAS Officer ? Answersheets should have been evaluated under CCTV surveillance. But in case of MPSC,answer sheets were evaluated at the residences of Examiners . Every line ofanswers should be read. But MPSC only glanced the answer sheets. Why theevaluators are paid ? To read carefully or to glance ? More than 80 answer sheetswere evaluated on a single day by an Examiner. Such speedy evaluation happensnowhere except in Manipur. When 2 or more examiners were involved for a singlesubject, there should have been discussions before the evaluation process. How isthe Question ? How much marks should be given ? But in case of MPSC, there wereindependent evaluation process resulting in marks given by different examiners.Besides, some optional subjects were high scoring and some other less scoring. Therules and procedure of MPSC clearly states that Moderation shall be carried out for alevel playing field amongst various Optional Subjects. It is also the norm of UPSC .But MPSC never did it. It is sheer negligence. There are high chances of multipleevaluation. An examiner might have evaluated more than one Optional Subject. Buta proper enquiry by an independent committee will only verify it.
The Syllabus and Scheme of examination was outdated. UPSC and variousState PSCs have changed their Scheme of examination. But MPSC is in mood tochange. The Scrutiny of Answer Sheets was also not done. The Das EnquiryCommission of 1997 pointed out the same mistake. But MPSC is adamant.
MPSC is a constitutional body. It is an independent commission. MPSCshould function under its Chairman and Members. The E Suraj v/s MPSC of 1997clearly stated that Officials of MPSC should not interfere in its working. But therecent cases disclosed that Secretary and other Officials are involved in theQuestion Setting, Coding, Decoding,Evaluation process. There is no confidential inthe Examination process. We can easily conclude that Members were not appointedsince last 01 year because functions of MPSC can be easily carried out by itsOfficials.
In case of MCSCCE 2016, an independent enquiry committee was formed tolook into the matter. But the members of enquiry committee and Officials of MPSCare on same side. The enquiry committee never looked into the whole examinationprocess. The committee never scrutinised the Answer scripts properly. If that be thecase then they should know the actual number of pages. I don’t know whose answersheets they verified.The report of enquiry commission is being manipulated byOfficials of MPSC in their favour. With such blunders in the recruitment process, how can we believe in MPSCand its Officials? It is very clear that MPSC is working under the guidance ofPoliticians. The role of Secretary is only administrative work. But, you interfered inthe functioning of MPSC thereby degrading its constitutional obligations. You evendon’t dare to submit your mistakes. You are so adamant in manipulating the enquirycommittee report. On moral ground, you should submit your letter and go out ofMPSC until the Court Case is disposed off. When the case is finally settled in HighCourt or Supreme Court, i believe that, you will be reprimanded and never comeback to MPSC.
Dear Sir, if you have really worked in good faith without any prejudice andbias in upholding the duties and functions of MPSC, then please re consider thewhole examination process of MCSCCE-2016. If you committed mistakes, pleaseaccept it for a better Manipur. Present disputes have disheartened us. We have lostfaith. When young minds and students lose faith then what can be the future ofManipur? Only Chaos!! We will surely help in dismantling MPSC. Its functions canbe carried out by UPSC.
Sd/-Yours,
Mohd Amir
Yairipok Bamonleikai
Thoubal Manipur

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The measuring Tape

Dr. Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Associate Research
School of Women’s Studies
Faculty Council of Interdisciplinary Studies, Law and Management
Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Aha! What a gloomy day, it was
When her boundary loosen, still brittle
I never thought it would be safe again; to heed
This frightening body; her frozen feet;
Holding upon her, measuring
Measuring undoubtedly, what fate brings
This imperil measuring tape, into sixteen different shades
When her boundary loosen, still brittle

This joyless day; the shadowy shots of gun
Upon the uninviting grove,
And the murky suspicious night; measuring undoubtedly
Friends becoming foe; rivals to friends
Suspicion! Suspicion!
Oh! What a gloomy day, it was
Emulating wariness;
Holding upon her, measuring
This imperil measuring tape, into sixteen different shades
When her boundary loosen, still brittle

She struggled, struggled to fit in;
Colors; she noticed no one
All Brighten and greenery as ever; no mark
No taint could ever smear her Temple;
Holding upon her, measuring
Measuring undoubtedly, what fate brings
This imperil measuring tape, into sixteen different shades
When her boundary loosen, still brittle
Behold! Hold her frontier;
Cut in and cut out; survey her valuation
Make her no move, no uncertainty be marginalize
Touch her worth; leave her no uncertain bodily lines
Sure of her feeling, as she welcomes your hazy breath;
Holding upon her, measuring
Measuring undoubtedly, what fate brings
This imperil measuring tape, into sixteen different shades
When her boundary loosen, still brittle

Stop waring; stop her hunting
Let her Clad, let her bloom green, red, blue, Black and white
Let her sing color chorus, cherish her desires
Make no wrinkle, make no ripples
Too Worth her bodily line, stop bewildering
Behold! Hold her frontier;
Holding upon her, measuring
Measuring undoubtedly, what fate brings
This imperil measuring tape, into sixteen different shades
When her boundary loosen, still brittle

Judge not, conclude not;
Her strength still firm, her feet still holding strong;
Complain not her worries; she’s still breathing
Fresh, swinging her wavy hair;
Terminate not; her stretching palm
Too bloody tears could emerge her temple, still
Unfurling her unbending ménage;
Holding upon her, measuring
Measuring undoubtedly, what fate brings
This imperil measuring tape, into sixteen different shades
When her boundary loosen, still brittle

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Condolence

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can erase”- and so we bid farewell to Hoinu Haokip (Associate Professor, DM College of Arts) - a friend who will remain in our hearts forever even though death has snatched her before her time, and share in the grief and sorrow of her bereaved family and relatives; but with God, her joy is eternally sealed. We stand with our heads bowed in remembrance and a prayer on our lips for her soul to find eternal peace.  -    Friends of 1989 batch, Little Flower School.

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The measuring Tape


Aha! What a gloomy day, it was
When her boundary loosen, still brittle
I never thought it would be safe again; to heed
This frightening body; her frozen feet;
Holding upon her, measuring
Measuring undoubtedly, what fate brings
This imperil measuring tape, into sixteen different shades
When her boundary loosen, still brittle

This joyless day; the shadowy shots of gun
Upon the uninviting grove,
And the murky suspicious night; measuring undoubtedly
Friends becoming foe; rivals to friends
Suspicion! Suspicion!
Oh! What a gloomy day, it was
Emulating wariness;
Holding upon her, measuring
This imperil measuring tape, into sixteen different shades
When her boundary loosen, still brittle

She struggled, struggled to fit in;
Colors; she noticed no one
All Brighten and greenery as ever; no mark
No taint could ever smear her Temple;
Holding upon her, measuring
Measuring undoubtedly, what fate brings
This imperil measuring tape, into sixteen different shades
When her boundary loosen, still brittle

Behold! Hold her frontier;
Cut in and cut out; survey her valuation
Make her no move, no uncertainty be marginalize
Touch her worth; leave her no uncertain bodily lines Sure of her feeling, as she welcomes your hazy breath;
Holding upon her, measuring
Measuring undoubtedly, what fate brings
This imperil measuring tape, into sixteen different shades
When her boundary loosen, still brittle

Stop waring; stop her hunting
Let her Clad, let her bloom green, red, blue, Black and white
Let her sing color chorus, cherish her desires
Make no wrinkle, make no ripples
Too Worth her bodily line, stop bewildering
Behold! Hold her frontier;
Holding upon her, measuring
Measuring undoubtedly, what fate brings
This imperil measuring tape, into sixteen different shades
When her boundary loosen, still brittle

Judge not, conclude not;
Her strength still firm, her feet still holding strong;
Complain not her worries; she’s still breathing
Fresh, swinging her wavy hair;
Terminate not; her stretching palm
Too bloody tears could emerge her temple, still
Unfurling her unbending ménage;
Holding upon her, measuring
Measuring undoubtedly, what fate brings
This imperil measuring tape, into sixteen different shades
When her boundary loosen, still brittle

By : Dr. Nunglekpam Premi Devi
Associate Research
School of Women’s Studies
Faculty Council of Interdisciplinary Studies, Law and Management
Jadavpur University, Kolkata

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NE team for National Sport Climbing Championship flagged off today

Imphal, Dec 12: Commander of 9 Sector Assam Rifles Brig. Jai Singh Bainsla today flagged off “North East Team” taking part in the “National Sport Climbing Championship” to be held from 17th to 20th December 2016, at Bangalore. The team includes 13 climbers from Manipur, 2 from Nagaland, 2 from Arunachal, 2 from Assam, 2 from Mizoram, 1 from Sikkim, 3 from Tripura, 1 Team Coach from Manipur & 1 Manager from Sikkim.

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Manipur Players bag 3 Gold Medals for International Championship

Imphal, Dec.6: Three Manipuri Wushu players bags Gold Medal in 3rd Ding Feng Cup International Wushu Championship, which was held from 3 December, 2016 to 5 December,2016 at  Hang Chiang Indoor Stadium located at Penang in Malaysia.
Altogether 7 Medals including 3 goals, 3 Silvers and 1 Bronze were won by Indian team.
The three players - Naorem Boynao, Md Romiyo of Manipur and Laisom Ibungomacha of Assam bagged Gold Medal in 60 kg, 56 kg and 56 kg Senior Taolu category respectively. Kaushik Gowde, Muniraju and Uday Kumar from Karnataka of Indian team bagged silver medals in 45 kg, 56 kg and 70 kg category respectively, while Tamil Nadu’s Yuvaraj bagged bronze medal.
The Team was led by India Wushu Coach, Ksh. Jugeshwor Singh.

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10th Jadonang Memorial Football NYC, KYC enters Semi Final

Imphal, Nov 25: Namdunglong (NYC) and Kalalong (KYC) has enter the semi final round in the ongoing 10th Jadanong Memorial Football Tournament 2016 being underway at THAU Sports Complex, Thangmeiband. Nangdalung NYC defeated Longmai (LBYC) by 1-0 gaol in the quarter final match on the first ground while Kalalong (KYC) defeated Chingmeirong CRYC) by 1-0 gaol in the 2nd ground. Gaipuilan Dangmei, Jry. No. 23 of Namdunlong (NYC) and Thaimei Kachungai (Jry No. 9) of Kalalong (KYC) were declared as players of the quarter final match.
In tomorrow’s quarter final match Namthanlong (NYC) will clash Gaidimjang (GFC) in the first round and in the 2nd round Dimdailong (DYC) will clash Sawombung Sairem (SSYC). Winner of tomorrow’s quarter final match will  play semifinal match with the  Namdunglong (NYC) and Kalalong (KYC) in separate matches.

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