S02E18 FINDINGTHEVOICES: A day at my School, Little Flower School, Imphal, Manipur

Sharing a video taken on a very special day, sometime in April of 2013. I was invited to address the students of Little Flower School, the school I studied and grew up. I was honored to get an opportunity to share about myself and share about FindingTheVoices. Thanks to Little Flower School for such a warm welcome and I remain indebted for the education I have received making me who I am today.

Born 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.

We have had a tremendous positive response from our viewers and listeners. And from the messages received from various age groups, our programs achieved our vision of getting our listeners and viewers inspired, educated, empowered and entertained.

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.

I am seeking out for collaboration to include you. Inviting you to join me in my journey of FindingTheVoices by making this your own.

Episode 061 FindingTheVoices Robert Naorem, Fashion Designer, stylist, Makeup artist sharing about his career (Part 3)

Episode 061 FindingTheVoices : Robert Naorem, Fashion Designer, stylist, Makeup artist sharing about his career choice

Proud to present 3rd part of Robert Naorem’s podcast where we talk in details about his journey as a Fashion Designer and details about his career. Listen to the podcast to hear the details of his career choice detailing about being a make-up artist and aspiration to being a designer, an established designer. He currently employs 15 people, all from Manipur giving them training, grooming them and offering a different life and live with dignity and respect. His belief echos with my belief on Education. He shares about his own experience and struggle with his own parents on his choice of career path. Mostly parent’s don’t consider a career path based on the child’s interest. It’s time for parents to change their mindset and widen their support on career choice other than the traditional acceptable career. Any parents listening to our show ?

You can catch up the 1st part of his podcast where he shared about his conflicting childhood and 2nd part of his podcast where he shared about his first show, Manipur Fashion Extravaganza 2013.

Picture Courtesy : Tiken Thockchom (Tiken Photography) Pictures of the 2nd show of Robert Naorem ‘s Manipur Fashion Extravaganza 2014

Video Courtesy: Youtube ANImultimedia

Episode 057 FindingTheVoices Swar Thounaojam sharing about sexual harassment and her own story as a victim (Part 3)

 Episode 057 FindingTheVoices Swar Thounaojam Playwright and Theatre Director sharing aboutsharing about sexual harassment and her own story as a victim (Part 3)

Presenting the 3rd part of Swar Thounaojam’s podcast where she shares details about sexual harassment and her own story as a victim. In this podcast, she  talks in details about the incident that happened on December 5, 2012 in Bangalore, India following an accident in which her car was hit. She said in an article covered at The Hindu  “I was assaulted by a traffic police constable. He barred me from entering my car and allowed a mob of around 40 men to sexually harass me. I filed two FIRs that evening — one for the accident and another for the sexual harassment and criminal intimidation I faced at the hands of the constable and the mob.” Listen to this podcast to hear her story in her own words of the trauma and difficulties she has to go through as a victim going through the legal process.

Catch up the first part of her podcast and second part of her podcast where she talks about her journey of being a Playwright and Theatre Director and her plays. Swar Thounaojam worked in Delhi, Mumbai, and Munich, and currently runs a Bengaluru-based theater company named FewerEmergencies.

Episode 056 FindingTheVoices Swar Thounaojam, Playwright and Theatre Director sharing about her plays (Part 2)

Episode 056 FindingTheVoices : Swar Thounaojam, Playwright and Theatre Director sharing about her plays.

Presenting the 2nd part of Swar Thounaojam’s podcast where she shares details about her plays. In this podcast, she  talks in details of each of her plays. She shared details about ” Bogey Systems” “Fake Palindromes” “Lucky Lobster“. I loved listening to her sharing about her inspiration for each of this play and how she imbibes and connect Manipur in some way to each of her plays. Is theatre a sustainable career option ? Listen to her sharing about the finance part in the theatre world. It was great learning and seeing a glimpse of the theater world from our very own Swar Thounaojam.

Full play is available online and you can read Fake Palindromes.

Catch up the first part of her podcast where she talks about her journey of being a Playwright and Theatre Director. Swar Thounaojam worked in Delhi, Mumbai, and Munich, and currently runs a Bengaluru-based theater company named FewerEmergencies.

Episode 055 FindingTheVoices Swar Thounaojam sharing about being a Playwright and Theatre Director (Part 1)

Episode 055 FindingTheVoices : Swar Thounaojam sharing about being a Playwright and Theatre Director

Presenting a podcast with Swar Thounaojam originally from Manipur, sharing about being a Playwright and Theatre Director. Swar Thounaojam worked in Delhi, Mumbai, and Munich, and currently runs a Bengaluru-based theater company named FewerEmergencies. Listen to her sharing about her first play “Turel”. It was great learning and seeing a glimpse of the theater world from our very own Swar Thounaojam.

Episode 054 FindingTheVoices Robert Naorem, Fashion Designer, stylist, Makeup artist sharing about Manipur Fashion Extravaganza 2013 (Part 2)

Episode 054 FindingTheVoices : Robert Naorem, Fashion Designer, stylist, Makeup artist sharing about Manipur Fashion Extravaganza 2013

Proud to present 2nd part of Robert Naorem’s podcast where we talk in details about his journey as a Fashion Designer and details about Manipur Fashion Extravaganza 2013. It was just not a fashion show, it was more than that. Listen to the podcast to hear the details of preparation, challenges, happiness, learnings faced by Robert Naorem creating history in the Fashion world about Manipuri Fashion and designs. Robert shared an amazing interview sharing about his passion and vision to promote and introduce Manipur and Manipuri clothes via his work.

You can catch up the 1st part of his podcast where he shared about his conflicting childhood.

Picture Courtesy : Arbind Sorokhaibam

Episode 048 FindingTheVoices : Celebrating 1 Year completion of podcasting with our 1st Guest Speaker, Manas Maisnam cartoonist from Manipur

Episode 048 FindingTheVoices Interview with Manas Maisnam Cartoonist From Manipur, celebrating FindingTheVoices’s 1st anniversary

Celebrating 1 Year completion of podcasting with our First Guest Speaker, Manas Maisnam cartoonist from Manipur. His work showing social issues in Manipur in a very humourous way have always brought smiles to many.

Episode 047 FindingTheVoices Pramesh, Ravi and Edwin sharing on the making of the songs “Because of You” and “Hey Ningthibee”

Episode 047 FindingTheVoices Pramesh, Ravi and Edwin sharing on the making of the songs “Because of You” and “Hey Ningthibee”

Enjoy the podcast from Pramesh, Ravi and Edwin sharing on the making of the songs “Because of You” and “Hey Ningthibee”

It is amazing to listen to their story on how they developed their passion in the music world, from Ravi learning the drum without a drum, recording songs at home chasing their dream practicing during lunch time with a “Never give up” attitude. And it is very interesting how each of them got together and worked for this project.

These are young people with different background getting together by a common passion of making music. I am so inspired with young talents and their aspirations and hope to do something for them to produce more music connecting all of us.

Trailer 047 FindingTheVoices Pramesh, Ravi and Edwin sharing on the making of the songs “Because of You” and “Hey Ningthibee”

Enjoy the clipping from upcoming podcast from Pramesh, Ravi and Edwin sharing on the making of the songs “Because of You” and “Hey Ningthibee”

It is amazing to listen to their story on how they developed their passion in the music world, from Ravi learning the drum without a drum, recording songs at home chasing their dream practicing during lunch time with a “Never give up” attitude. And it is very interesting how each of them got together and worked for this project. I am so inspired with young talents and their aspirations and hope to do something for them to produce more music connecting all of us.