Thursday, May 26, 2016

City of Joy

India ramah chuan pathian ang a an biak Bawng hi a lalber mai awm e, traffic Jam khawpin kawng kan mahse a speed pangngaiin kawng a zawh ngut ngut thin. Fiamthu thiam Russel Peters chuan Kolkata kawthlera Bawng champ taka kal hmang hian mipui sang tam a ti nui tawh a. Hyderabad lehkha kan zirlai a kan haw Howrah Train stationah sawn vai hi tam kan ti thei hle mai a, kan thianpa chuan nui sun sun pahin “vai nih an va tlin tak” a tih lai pawh kala hrechhuak e. Chu hmun ngei, mipa tam takte’n an tlukloh DiDi rorelna-ah chuan hnathawh avangin ka awm a lo ngai ve ta!   

British India sorkar-in Partition of Bengal Annulment an puan hma zawng khan India khawpui ber chu “Calcutta” hi a ni thin. British ho in India ram an chhuahsan hnufe khan India ram hmun hrang hranga mithiamte’n colonial influence duhtawhloh avangin sap phuah khawpui hming an thlak sup sup a, hetah hian he khawpui pawh hi a awl biklo, kum 2001 khan “Kolkata” ti a thlak a ni ve ta a ni.     
Gunter Grass lehkhabu “Show your tongue”ah khan Kolkata khawpui chu a thim zawngin a ziak a. Kolkata chu Bengali tawng Kalikatta (Kali pathian) atanga lak a nih thu min hrilh a. Lei chhuah hian Bengali culture-ah chuan zahna (shame) a entir a. Nun zahthlak tak mai Kolkata khawpui a mihausa leh miretheite inkar zau thuk lutuk chanchin chuan a lehkhabu hi a luah khat a. In bang tam taka bawngek kai thler thlurte, electric awm mang lohnate, hmeichhia tam takin factory hnathawk a hlawh tlemte an dawng chauhte chu a sawi chhuak a ni. He a thuziah hian Politician leh mithiam thenkhatte lung a ti awilo hle nghe nghe a ni. Gunter Grass lehkhabu chhiar hnu hian “City of Joy” kanla ti thei dawn em ni tih hi ka zawhna ani fo thin.
A khawpui hming put chhan ber dang pakhat “City of Joy” pawh hi kum 1985 novel Dominique Lapierre ziah atanga lak kha a ni a, kum 1992 khan Roland Joffé hian film hmuhnawm takah a siam a ni. He movie-ah hian rickshaw puller pakhatin nun tha zawk beisei a Kolkata a rawn luh thu a ni a. A awmna slum chu “Anand Nagar” hlimna khawpui an tih a ni a, he hmun tho-ah hian sap pahnih chuan miretheite tanpuiin hun an hmang ve bawk a ni. Hlimna hi sum leh pai zawnga i teh a nih chuan he movie-ah hian hlimna pakhat mah i hmu lo ang. Theih ang tawk a an thawh hlawh hlim taka an hmangho leh mite tan an thawh chuan an awmna chu “City of Joy” ah a siam mai a ni. Thenkhat chuan Mother Teresa leh Missionary of Charity te hnathawh behchhan a siam a ni an ti bawk. Mother Teresa thih khan khawvel mipuiten Kolkata khawpui-ah mit a fu thuap mai a. Mirethei chanhaite tana nunna leihbawtu chu zah a phu a ni. Hei hian thil tam tak min ngaihtuah tir a, mihring hian enge hlimna kan tih? Chu chhanna chu - Kan telve na, ngaihtuahna kan senna-ah hian kan ngampa a, nuam kanlo ti mai thin.    Mizo uihum zah vel chauh he khawpuiah hian kan awm a. Mizo kan nihna anga khawtlang hriata kan awm ve hi a ngai a ni. Chhiatber lo thlengse kan tihbuai tur chu kan hnampui Mizote tho hi a ni. Tel ve ila, neitu nihna chang ve ila nuam kan ti ngei ang. Mizo tlawmngai tak takte, inkhawmna leh Fellowshipna tur tha a awm avang hian a lawm “City of Joy” a lo nihna chhan chu.   

Picture credit:  tusharkmandal  

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Ka University thar

Chenna ngailoh ram fan thu ka han ziak teh ang, chu hmun chu ka chenna mai nilo ka hnathawhna hmun a nih tak avangin, ka hai haipawr law law ang e. University Of Kalyani tih a ni a. Kalyani tih hi thil tha ti, hmasawnna lam a kawk deuh awm e. Kum 1960 a din niin  Bengal University neihah chuan campus nei zau ber dawttu a ni a. Faculty of Arts and Commerce-ah hian Department 25 an awm a, Faculty of educationah 2, Faculty of Science-ah Department 26, Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Management-ah Department 20 an awm a, Centre 13 a nei bawk. Zirlai naupang awmna tur hi Hostel 10 a awm a, he university hnuaiah hian College 44 lai mai an in affiliate bawk.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Alcohol and MNF (excerpt from my article understanding Power)

Mesmerised with the talk of Mizo nationalism and champion of the people as claimed by the MNF, the people expected the ministry to embark on a journey of the fulfilment of their hope and aspirations. However, the new ministry had to sail on a raft tide of new political order. MNF acted as a symbol of Mizo sub-nationalism and their political ideology based on self determination (Nunthara 1996:218). This is what built the structures of power in MNF regime. With the passage of time, their leader Laldenga started to face a problem regarding the liquor permit and on internal conflict within the party. On liquor issue, the MNF while underground vehemently fought against the country liquor and IMFL (Indian Made Foreign Liquor). The popular opinion during the time was that the social evils which were rampant in the days were caused by consumption of liquor as access to it was easily made available. At that time the Church was totally against the permit of Liquor. The MNF who came to power were expected to restrict or prohibit Liquor permit which was permitted during the Congress (I) regime in 1985. The war waged by the MNF against liquor from below the ground was still fresh in the minds of the public. The Chief Minister Laldenga publicly announced that he would consent public opinion on the policy to be adopted on the issue of permit for sale of liquor. On 16th April 1988 prominent social leaders, Village Council members of Aizawl town, representatives of the Young Mizo Association (YMA) and Mizo Hmeichhia Insuihkhawm Pawl (MHIP) were invited to discuss in the issue of Liquor at Vanapa Hall. The invitees attended with the expectation that Zu (liquor) will be restricted by any means. On the contrary, the Chief Minister stressed on the need to obey law and order. The meeting resulted in general frustration and grumbling reaction of the audience, unhappy with Laldenga the crowd departed.

The MNF circulated a Letter to the Parents No V of 1988. The pamphlet showed that the MNF had collected views and opinions from some 3000 people with regard to the issue of permit for the sale of liquor. Their survey showed that majority of the people wanted a rigorous control be exercised on liquor instead of resorting to its prohibition. The church leaders met the Chief Minister in relation to the question on liquor and the government accused the church leaders on encroaching upon the jurisdiction of the Government. The ideology for which they were championed “For God and the Country” started deteriorating with the authoritarian attitude of their leader. The church leaders having left with no option gave up negotiating on the issue, leaving the matters to the will of God. When the MNF Ministry fell the Church leader characterised the event as “an answer by God to the prayers of the Church on the liquor issue”.