S02E32 FindingTheVoices: Tamara Reisdorf From Germany, First time Author, Nanowrimo 2015 Winner

FindingTheVoices: Tamara Reisdorf From Germany, First time Author, Nanowrimo 2015 Winner

Guest Speaker : Tamara Reisdorf
Interview Location: Web Interview, Guest Speaker joining in, from Germany.
Language: Interview in English

I love the concept of Nanowrimo , to write a novel in 1 month. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. We have Tamara Reisdorf from Germany, First time Author and Nanowrimo 2015 Winner sharing about her experience. It was really great to learn her experience and Nanowrimo is a great platform for first time author, trying to write with the drive and support, to pour out the 50K words floating in your mind into written words.

A little bit about Tamara Reisdorf in her own words:

My name is Tamara Reisdorf. I am a 24-year old german, social worker and participated this year for the first time in Nanowrimo. Currently I am getting a master degree and there I specialize in grief/loss/death and social work related to this. At the moment my thesis is about how grief is shown in children’s books. Afterwords I plan to do a Phd in the same research field. This inspired me to write my novel about a 11-year old girl (Prim), who lost her sister a few weeks ago. Therefore she is full of grief and sadness. Then she meets Alma who is a Bothynum which is a little creature that gets send to humans, who are going through a hard time. Only the human who they get send to can see them. Together they experience the loss in the family, the burial and different things.

Kishalay Bhattacharjee, Danger of a single story from Manipur

Today, I want to share a video of covered by iValley Talks. This video was shared more than 1 year ago way back in July 2014 with only 596 views. In this video, Kishalay Bhattacharjee talks about the danger of a single story from Manipur. Kishalay Bhattacharjee, an author, a senior journalist who has been with broadcast television for twenty years, seventeen of which he spent at New Delhi Television (NDTV) where he was a Resident Editor covering conflict in India’s North-East. He is a regular columnist and speaker on conflict and post-conflict situations in India.

First of all I would like to thank and recognize the work of Kishalay Bhattacharjee and also to each and every brave journalists reporting the conflicts stories of Manipur. Their reports have given a glimpse to the world of the conflicts and issues of Manipur. In this video, he talks about what and how he has failed to cover other stories, stories which are important in breaking the stereotype image the world sees. He has covered only the images of violence. And in his attempt to cover other stories he has written the books “Che in Paona Bazaar” and “Blood on my hands: Confessions of staged encounters”

He is right, there are a lot of stories which needs to be covered, stories where people rise and celebrate life in the midst of the conflict. There are stories of people working together showing hope, unity, integration and progress in the conflict zone.

People (both government officials and public) working together and rising up. Such stories aren’t covered. But you will see stories of the divide amongst people and people OR people and system, covered in bold with the same title and content (even with the mistakes carried over), being circulated.

Let me give an example. During the flood and landslides calamities in Manipur this year, the people (irrespective of ethnic community) came together reaching out to the people affected in the valley and hills. This was an empowering example of people coming together. Then, there are the army officials who worked very hard in repairing the roads for the people. Where are these stories ? Aren’t these stories important ? There is no divide in this effort and so this story didn’t reach the media.

So yes, I definitely echo that we need to change the single story portrayed in the media. And I am in the quest for FindingTheVoices, I believe that these stories will bring a change and create a positive image of Manipur and positive thinking to many individuals. I believe that this will definitely contribute to change the scenery of the conflict and violence-torn to peace and progress in our society.

Reference: IVALLEY TALKS

S02E26 FindingTheVoices: Moirangthem Inao legendary radio playwright of Manipur Part 2

S02E26 FindingTheVoices Moirangthem Inao legendary radio playwright of Manipur Part 2

Guest Speaker : Moirangthem Inao

Interview Location: Imphal, Manipur, India

Language: Podcast in Meitei-lon (Manipuri)

An interview with Moirangthem Inao, a legendary radio drama script-writer. He is 70 years old. He has scripted more than 90 Radio plays and around 50 video/movies. This is Part 2 of his interview where he talks about students of Manipur, moments of hearing about getting awards for his work, journey of his financial struggles. He also shared very interesting details where he compared his production for Radio and Cinema. He shared about his personal life which influenced his choice of work.

Catch up Part 1 of his interview at S02E25 FindingTheVoices Moirangthem Inao legendary radio playwright of Manipur Part 1

I am a big fan of his work and grew up listening to his radio dramas broadcasted by All India Radio, Imphal. And to hear his journey and experience from him is an absolute honor.  His work are inspired by the social life in Manipur. His strength in his writing is bringing out human emotions with a mix of romance and tragedy.

“Anuradhapur Ashramgi Rajkumar”, “Lonthoktabagi Lon” “Chatledo eidi”, “Nongallabasu Thaballei Manam ” are some of his popular recognized work.

 


MI_5Born and raised in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur, I have a vision to promote and spread inspiring, empowering, educative & entertaining stories. I believe that we can create contents bringing the positive side of Manipur. I believe we can do this together by finding the voices, voices which needs to be heard and shared, voices of our own people, people of Manipur and well-wishers of Manipur. I believe that these voices will bring a change and connect all of us.

I welcome you to join me in my journey to finding the voices at Http://FindingTheVoices.com/


 

S02E06 FindingTheVoices: Robert Mulkey, author of the book “This Is My Lemonade” an adoption story.

S02E06 FindingTheVoices: Robert Mulkey, author of the book “This Is My Lemonade” an adoption story. A journey involving abuse, identity, acceptance, rejection and reconciliation

Guest Speaker : Robert Mulkey joining in from California, USA.

“This is My Lemonade,” a memoir by Robert Mulkey, follows an unusual 34 year adoption journey. It is an international story involving identity, acceptance, abuse and redemption and the uncomfortable intricacies of not one, but three families.

I was browsing #Goodreads found this as an e-book. I started reading and before I knew it I had read half the book in one evening. Definitely a page turner. These lines stayed with me “I wanted to thank her for being selfless enough to let me live and let someone else have me”

Call me old fashioned but I enjoy reading a book, a real paper book (not an e-book) turning the pages, smelling the pages, marking up my favorite lines. Despite reading this book as an e-book, I was engrossed with the story and these lines stayed with me “Murderers are allowed to live; despots go unpunished, yet this beautiful woman with the heart full of love who moved everyone she met would no longer be here …”. I looked up for the author to give him my feedback. And he responded so quickly and he agreed to be our Guest Speaker and share more about this books. I had so many questions “Did your mother feel jealous, insecure as he was getting more active in his search for his biological family ? Why was it so important for him to search for his biological family ? How honest was he in his writing and how did people react to his writing ? Did he get closure or healing in the process of writing this book ?” and many more questions. Watch his interview to learn more about the book and the author himself.

You can find his book at Amazon. You can Follow Bob Mulkey at Facebook or His Website.


MI_5FindingTheVoices brings voices and story that Inspire, Empower, Educate & Entertain us from people all over the world. It is a talk show presented by Monica Ingudam with the vision to promote and spread positive, hopeful, inspiring & entertaining stories in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur.

This is your show to promote your talents & work, share your experiences and voice what you stand for, what you believe in, what you want people to know & talk about.


 

S02E01 FindingTheVoices: Meeting the Authors of the book “Tattooed with Taboos”

S02E01 FindingTheVoices: Meeting the Authors of the book “Tattooed with Taboos”

Guest Speakers: Shreema Ningombam , Soibam Haripriya, Chaoba Phuritshbam

Language: Podcast in English.
Interview Location : Manipur and New Delhi in India.

Tattooed with Taboos” is an anthology that records a specific angst of the times developed within the consciousness of the poets. Circumscribed by the construct of womanhood; enveloped within the halo of love, betrayal and breathing, these poems are located in the setting of a conflict torn society. The poets use the personal as a tool to document the changing frames of the society and practices which seems to be “set in stone” through the metamorphosis of their moods, anxiety, hysteria and melancholy. The poems are experiential as well as reflexive.

You can get this book at INFIBEAM

FindingTheVoices brings voices and story that Inspire, Empower, Educate & Entertain us from people all over the world.. It is a talk show presented by Monica Ingudam with the vision to promote and spread positive, hopeful, inspiring & entertaining stories in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur.

This is your show to promote your talents & work, share your experiences and voice what you stand for, what you believe in, what you want people to know & talk about.

Special thanks to Akee Sorokhaibam and my sweet sisters of M4 Girls who have been a part in the making of this Episode.

Episode 044 FindingTheVoices Nameirakpam Bobo Meitei Author of Tales Of Human Mischief and A Cursed land sharing his journey of being a writer

Episode 044 FindingTheVoices Nameirakpam Bobo Meitei Author of Tales Of Human Mischief and A Cursed land sharing his journey of being a writer

Here is the podcast of Nameirakpam Bobo Meitei, Author of “Tales Of Human Mischief” and “A Cursed land” sharing his journey of being a writer. His books on a general note are grim, serious and gloomy reflecting life in Manipur.

It is interesting to listen to his journey and struggles of being a writer. And as usual, taking up the difficult path to pursue writing rather than traditional expected career option without support from parents and going through the initial rejections and disappointment from publishers to get his first book published.

He shares a very interesting journey detailing how he got his aspiration, process of writing in actually sitting in solitude and write and many other interesting details. His strength in writing is his creative descriptions which takes the reader to that scene described, feeling what the character is going through.

Listen to the clipping where he talks about his second book  “A Cursed land”,

Listen to the clipping where we talk about one of his initial writing “Colored Education” which he wrote based on an experience during his stay in Thailand, where racism is a big thing. Also we talk about being out of place, not being recognized as Indians within India and where many of his references in his books come from. His book are fiction but the characters, incidents in his books are inspired by facts and stories he has heard.

Read the initial writings of Bobo at e-pao before he published his 2 books.

Trailer2 044 FindingTheVoices Nameirakpam Bobo Meitei Author of Tales Of Human Mischief and A Cursed land sharing about his book “A Cursed land”

Trailer 2 Episode 044 FindingTheVoices Nameirakpam Bobo Meitei Author of Tales Of Human Mischief and A Cursed land sharing about his book A Cursed land

Coming up this Friday is the podcast of Nameirakpam Bobo Meitei, Author of “Tales Of Human Mischief” and “A Cursed land”, Here is the clipping of the podcast where we talk about his 2nd book “A Cursed land”

“With enormous easiness he goes home to see his ailing father. When he returns, after he has faced the vanity of humans at the place where his father is diagnosed with cancer, he finds his girlfriend dead. She has been a victim of sexual abuse. This incident thickens the gloom in him, and as though it isn’t enough he loses his father. ”

Read more about “A cursed land”

Here is the previous clipping released earlier where we talk about one of his initial writing “Colored Education” which he wrote based on an experience during his stay in Thailand, where racism is a big thing. Also we talk about being out of place, not being recognized as Indians within India and where many of his references in his books come from. His book are fiction but the characters, incidents in his books are inspired by facts and stories he has heard.

Read the initial writings of Bobo at e-pao before he published his 2 books.

Trailer 044 FindingTheVoices Nameirakpam Bobo Meitei Author of “Tales Of Human Mischief” and “A Cursed land” sharing about his initial writing experiences

Trailer 044 FindingTheVoices Nameirakpam Bobo Meitei Author of “Tales Of Human Mischief” and “A Cursed land” sharing about his initial writing experiences

Coming up this Friday is the podcast of Nameirakpam Bobo Meitei, Author of “Tales Of Human Mischief” and “A Cursed land”, here is the clipping of the podcast where we talk about one of his initial writing “Colored Education” which he wrote based on an experience during his stay in Thailand, where racism is a big thing. Also we talk about being out of place, not being recognized as Indians within India and where many of his references in his books come from. His book are fiction but the characters, incidents in his books are inspired by facts and stories he has heard.

Read the initial writings of Bobo at e-pao before he published his 2 books.

Complimentary Gift from our Guest Speaker Mali Phonpadith to our Listeners

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Congratulations to our listener Budhachandra Kh located in Quebec, Canada and Maisnam Arnapal based in Delhi, India for winning the complimentary gift of Mali’s book “A Million Fireflies”. We appreciate your support for FindingTheVoices. Thanks ! Please continue tuning in at https://findingthevoices.com/ and sharing with friends and family.

A Million Fireflies, all the way from USA to India ! It was a great pleasure to personally hand over the book and meet our special listeners of FindingTheVoices. Congratulations to our listener Maisnam Arnapal based in Delhi, India for winning the complimentary gift of Mali’s book “A Million Fireflies”. Thanks to Arnapal and Lilyma for taking your time to come and meet me at Delhi, India.

Great to see that Budhachandra Kh received his complimentary copy of “A Million Fireflies”, all the way to Canada, Thanks Mali Phonpadith. Thanks for sharing the picture.

Congratulations once again !!! Thanks for all your support for FindingTheVoices.

If you haven’t heard Mali’s podcast, here is the link …

Mali Phonpadith, a poet, author and entrepreneur all the way from Laos to America