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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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...

Coping with Infertility

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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

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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...

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...

A Message from Irom Sharmila Chanu

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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

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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

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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...