Sashi Tharoor insulted my Naga tribesmen but would all be forgiven and forgotten?

Photo Coutery: Yinchunger Naga tribe by Kikon James Photo Coutery: Yinchunger Naga tribe by Kikon James
​I'm a proud Naga tribesman born in a small town of Manipur, a state in North East India. I Left Imphal, Manipur due to growing civil unrest among the different ethnic communities in my teenage years and this civil unrest remains unresolved until today. It's even gotten from bad to worse.  Growing up in the metro cities, I ...
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What do i owe you, society?

culture-of-alcoholism The message we send : Drink up! It's fun. It's the only way to party.
This is a piece on social media responsibility -- accountability to content A post by one of my friends - one whom I adore for her strong headed personality - was followed by the hashtag:  #neverapologiseforwhoyouare You see, the hashtag bothered me. What do I owe the society? I have the right to do right by me. Should I particularly care abou...
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Manipur burns in hell - This is how it started!

Nagas, Kukis and other smaller tribes inhibit the hill areas of Manipur, India. One of the highly neglected North East states by the Central Government. Meiteis inhibit the valley (Imphal, the capital city). There's a small percentage of tribals who live in Imphal and a small percentage of Meiteis live in the hill areas as well. To understand what'...
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Why I decided against buying a car for myself

I have been driving since 2006. Yes, it's been 10 years now. I started driving without a Driving License like everyone, no points for guessing. My first drive was my sister's Maruti Zen in Hyderabad and the passion for driving escalated within no time. I've driven cars from the humble Maruti Zen to Mercedes Benz/Audi and oh yeah, Ferarri included o...
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3 Tinder tips for Indian men to get more matches

Before you start on using Tinder, know that Indian girls use Tinder and recommend it to their girl friends just for the sheer joy of rejecting Indian men . How do we match and get ahead of this "game" where the Indian problem of a surplus men is real? What made you think I'm any better or why I'm writing this blog? Let me explain. I have a classmat...
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Naked hairy men at IIT Delhi

Yes, most of us stay almost naked with just the boxers. No, we are not in protest or stripping for money using webcams. IITians stripping, anyone for a startup idea? LOL.. We are simply trying to survive the furnace like rooms in the IIT Delhi hostels with just a ceiling fan running 24/7. i.e until the electricity goes out. It's not a pleasant sigh...
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Desperate attempt for a DU Girl

"I'm in love with you and I don't know how it happened. Deep down, I know you feel the same for me too… Shall we make this official?" I could hear the excitement in her voice. It was a definite "Yes". My first official girlfriend and I proposed her over the phone standing on my terrace in Hyderabad. She was hundred miles away and yet I was on top o...
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Imphal, Manipur – A desperate cry

THJC-MANIPUR-FUEL Photo Courtesy: TheHindu
A bomb blast killing a young girl and injuring 5 others in the capital city of Imphal the other day didn't make the headlines anywhere in India. It's heartbreaking to see that the media and the government have left my people high and dry. A city surrounded by seven scenic hills is a beautiful valley and we called it Imphal. It is a unique city with...
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Liangmai Nagas in Manipur & Nagaland

Liangmai, the name of my dialect and tribe is spoken by all the Liangmai Nagas with different accents in different villages spread across many districts in Manipur and Nagaland, India. We are about 40,000 in population as of the 2001 census. Interesting as it may not sound to you but I'm a guy from Tamei and if someone from Thalon speaks to me in L...
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Imphal Manipur - the forgotten land

​Imphal was once called the Switzerland of India for its scenic beauty with seven hills surrounding it. The weather is awesome and so is everything else. It is still very beautiful if you can ignore the kidnapping, extortion, killings, extremely dusty, bumpy roads and if you don't mind driving at less than 30kmph on the National highway, 6 hours of...
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My awesome life - Ningning Niumai

ningning_niumai_home At home!
​Where do I begin? Should I start from the very beginning? I've got a terrible headache and I'm half asleep right now. I don't know what I'm doing but I guess this is the fun part about blogging. The Freedom of Speech! duh.. its the 14th February and here i am blogging away while my best of friends are out on dates!! IITians on the dating business,...
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