S02E10 FindingTheVoices: From Malom to Rome, Rishikumar Khundongbam from Manipur

S02E10: From Malom to Rome, journey of Rishikumar Khundongbam from Manipur.

Guest Speaker : Rishikumar Khundongbam joining from Rome, Italy
Phone Interview: Washington DC, USA and Rome, Italy
Language: Podcast in Meitelon/Manipuri.

FindingTheVoices is proud to feature the journey of Rishikumar Khundongbam from Malom to Rome as a Security Assistant working for the Indian Embassy. He shares very interesting aspects and opportunity and growth of his career. He grew up from a poor family, struggling with the loss of his father at a young age, joining as a constable and continued his journey traveling to traveling to different places (yangon and Rome). It’s interesting to hear about his intensive training experience. He shares the motivation given by his seniors to grow in his career path showing different opportunity and it’s encouraging to hear such stories of growth and opportunity without being touched by the corruption, bribing or knowing higher officials one so often hear, giving hope, hope to the common people that you can grow.

Also he has tips and advice for self defense techniques for girls. He has a great message to students on the diverse career option available.

One of our goal is to give student and parents an opportunity to hear from our own people about different career and job options. This will help to widen the young minds of Manipur to hear about other line of work. I have spoken to many students and the general perception of career option are limited to becoming a Doctor, Engineer or IAS officer. Other options are not much known amongst students as well as parents. Also there is the craze and pressure to join extensive coaching classes and wait for 2 to 4 years to get into the medical entrance exam. And within this span, there are many who would become depressed with low self-esteem, loose focus and stray away. We encourage that students go in the line which they have aspirations and interest in rather than being forced or pressured into the line of career parents believe in.


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


 

 

S02E05 FindingTheVoices: Raising girls in Manipur and Manipuri proverbs

S02E05 FindingTheVoices: Raising girls in Manipur and Manipuri proverbs

Guest Speaker: Madam Saroj Nalini Ingudam

Interview Location: Imphal, Manipur, India.

Language: Podcast in Meiteilon/Manipuri.

It’s our pleasure to present Madam Saroj Nalini Ingudam, Retired Senior Grade Lecturer in Manipuri language and Literature from Thambal Marik College, Oinam, popularly known by Students of St. Joseph School and HRD Academy. Today she shares about raising girls, the need for a deeper engagement and guidance for girls to grow in the midst of conflict and violence in Manipur.

Even after her retirement, and age catching up, she continue to pursue her passion and belief in raising girls, instilling values and preparing them to be equipped to face the world in her own ways. M4 Girls Residence is a home away from home, for girls, coming from different locations within Manipur, looking for good education. Madam Saroj shares her passion in being a teacher to these girls. This episode is dedicated to all the Girls of M4 Girls Residence, my sweet sisters, the girls who has inspired me to pursue FindingTheVoices with their questions of different career and life outside of Manipur.

Also Madam Saroj shares about Meiteilon (Manipuri) proverbs, proverbs with great meaning which can help the young minds but proverbs which are ignored by the newer generation and the need to revive them.


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.


 

V009 FindingTheVoices – About FindingTheVoices from Lukhoi Shougaijam

It’s been raining in Washington DC today but that didn’t stop us from going out and shooting for Season 2 for FindingTheVoices. Thanks to our Guest Speaker Lukhoi Shougaijam. Sharing a clipping where he shared about FindingTheVoices. Coming up soon will be the video podcast Episode on “Is it ok to call North East Indians as Chinky ?”

Thanks for all your support. Please continue tuning in to our show at http://FindingTheVoices.com

V008 FindingTheVoices – About FindingTheVoices from Bobo Hijam

It’s been raining in Washington DC today but that didn’t stop us from going out and shooting for Season 2 for FindingTheVoices. Thanks to our Guest Speaker Bobo Hijam. Sharing a clipping where he shared about FindingTheVoices. Coming up soon will be the video podcast Episode on “Is it ok to call North East Indians as Chinky ?”

Thanks for all your support. Please continue tuning in to our show at http://FindingTheVoices.com

Note: Please excuse the rain drops on the camera lens, learning everyday on mistakes made with every shoot.

V007 FindingTheVoices – About FindingTheVoices from Linthoi Angom

It’s been raining with hail stones in Washington DC today but that didn’t stop us from going out and shooting for Season 2 for FindingTheVoices. Thanks to our Guest Speaker Linthoi Angom. Sharing a clipping where she shared about FindingTheVoices. Coming up soon will be the video podcast Episode on “Is it ok to call North East Indians as Chinky ?”

Thanks for all your support. Please continue tuning in to our show.

V006 FindingTheVoices – Learning about “Saroi Khangba” in Manipur from Madam Saroj Nalini

Learning about “Saroi Khangba” in Manipur from Madam Saroj Nalini, a vodcast in Meiteilon (Manipuri language).

What do you know about #Manipur’s “Lamta Thangja” and “Saroi Khangba” ? Though I had seen it, I didn’t know much about it except being scared on those Saturdays. After seeing the vivid capture of Ronel Seram’s pictures he shared with FindingTheVoices I was inspired to learn more. Today, my mother told me the story on my way to work, over the phone (which I really enjoyed, remembering what I saw growing up) and I had recorded it.

Please share your memories and what you know of “Lamta Thangja” and “Saroi Khangba” ?

Special thanks to Ronel Seram for sharing these pictures.

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 059 FindingTheVoices : Romi Meitei Director of Manipuri Movies, sharing his experiences of Manipur Movie Industry (Part2)

Presenting the second part of the podcast (in Meitei-lon) of Romi Meitei, Director of Manipuri Movies, sharing his experience working in Manipur Movie Industry for the last 10 years. He is one of the eminent Manipuri movie director having more than 10 years of experience working in Manipur movie industry as a Director, script writing and even writing lyrics of songs (including one of my favorite Inga Nonglakta). He shares interesting aspect of the work culture and talent of artists which raises the question, Are the actors and actresses in Manipur reading the script ? Is Manipur keeping up with the technology change with the basic infrastructure and challenges in making a movie ? We also spoke about piracy and how that impacts the Manipur movie Industry.

Episode 059 FindingTheVoices Romi Meitei Director of Manipuri Movies sharing his experiences working in Manipur Movie Industry (Part2)

Catch up with Part 1 of the podcast where Romi Meitei shared his experience and vision of Manipuri movie industry. Listen to his podcast to hear his thoughts on “Have the movies in Manipur Industry changed in the last 10 years ? How is the infrastructure ? Are we equipped with a studio ? Are there any government policy or incentives for promoting the movie industry ? We spoke about the immense talents but lack of sponsors for quality movie production. The movies right now are more market driven to get back the investment.

Watch his short movies Noong Amadi Yeroom (Rock And Egg) and Kaangkhada Lin (Snake under the Bed)

Episode 058 FindingTheVoices : Romi Meitei Director of Manipuri Movies, sharing his vision of Manipur Movie Industry (Part1)

Presenting the first part of the podcast (in Meitei-lon) of Romi Meitei, Director of Manipuri Movies, sharing his vision of Manipur Movie Industry. He is one of the eminent Manipuri movie director having more than 10 years of experience working in Manipur movie industry as a Director, script writer and even writing lyrics of songs (including one of my favorite Inga Nonglakta).

Episode 058 FindingTheVoices Romi Meitei Director of Manipuri Movies sharing his vision of Manipur Movie Industry (Part1)

This was a very interesting discussion where Romi Meitei shared his experience and vision of Manipuri movie industry. Listen to his podcast to hear his thoughts on “Have the movies in Manipur Industry changed in the last 10 years ? How is the infrastructure ? Are we equipped with a studio ? Are there any government policy or incentives for promoting the movie industry ?

We spoke about the immense talents but lack of sponsors for quality movie production. The movies right now are more market driven to get back the investment.

Watch his short movies Noong Amadi Yeroom (Rock And Egg) and Kaangkhada Lin (Snake under the Bed)