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Chitra Ahanthem, based in Imphal, is mostly in identity crisis mode. She is not a journalist but has been writing for the Imphal Free Press since 2000

Sports, drama and a blast

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By Chitra Ahanthem This week saw two major incidents: one was literally a loud blast in our own backyard `“ the bomb blast at MG...

On reading and books

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By Chitra Ahanthem Lately, there is this ‘tag friends with your list of 10 books that have deeply influenced you’ going about on a social...

Notes on writing

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By: Chitra Ahanthem There have been various instances when people have tried to nudge towards writing on an array of subjects. This outgoing week, one...

The media files

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The media files By Chitra Ahanthem The IFP Saturday edition’s photo, showing a bloodied hand and a shining if not sparkling gun held as ‘proof’ of...
Front Cover of a typical Indian Passport

Passport to inconvenience!

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Passport to inconvenience! Chitra Ahanthem By an unexpected play of fate, which took me out of the country recently, I was able to apply for my...

Decoding Highway 39

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By Chitra Ahanthem Sudeep Chakravarti’s ‘Highway 39: journeys through a fractured land’ published by Harper Collins (388 pages, Rs 450) was a much anticipated book...

That chip on the shoulder?

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By Chitra Ahanthem Having missed out on so many Sunday pages of Imphal Free Press, it sure is a relief to be able to write...

Dear Electricity Department: Please Shed Some Light!

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By Chitra Ahanthem Today’s FOOTNOTES  is a first ever: it is an open letter and entreaty to the Electricity Department, it is an elegy to...

Dear Electricity Department: Please shed some light!

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BY Chitra Ahanthem Today’s FOOTNOTES is a first ever: it is an open letter and entreaty to the Electricity Department, it is an elegy to...

A B`day note for E-pao

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BY Chitra Ahanthem That Manipur has a generation of people living outside of the state and establishing themselves in their respective sphere of work is...

As the Year Ends…

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By Chitra Ahanthem Well!FOOTNOTES has missed its Sunday date with the IFP page for two consecutive Sundays now. The first Sunday space was made up...

Festivals and a lesson in faith

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What an eventful week it has been! The festive air hanging over Imphal is unbelievable and a casual onlooker who is not too familiar...

Mobile Hassles and Harassments

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By Chitra Ahanthem Some time ago, there was a string of funny SMS jokes sent to my number from an unidentified number. The jokes were...

Blockade Notes

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By Chitra Ahanthem Let us start from the beginning of it all. It is not going to matter how long the highways are blockaded really....