Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sports, drama and a blast

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

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

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...

Coping with Infertility

There is no other word to replace Motherhood. To give a definition of it would be a futile endeavor, though we might succeed if...

The media files

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!

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

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?

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!

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

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…

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...

A Message from Irom Sharmila Chanu

Translated by Chitra Ahanthem. It is the day that left its mark on time. If only human beings were able to relate to nature and...

Sangai Festival 2011: a scrutiny

By Chitra Ahanthem The ongoing Sangai Festival with the theme “Destination Manipur” being organized by the Government of Manipur and fronted by the Tourism Department...

Photographs in Sepia

By Chitra Ahanthem The heading of this piece borrows from “Portraits in Sepia” a book by Isabel Allende, which uses the metaphor of photography as...

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