S03E08 FindingTheVoices with Mr. Kishalay Bhattacharjee, Senior Journalist and Author sharing about Manipur.

S03E08 FindingTheVoices with Mr. Kishalay Bhattacharjee, Senior Journalist, Author and founder-director of Reachout Foundation sharing about Manipur.
Guest Speaker : Mr. Kishalay Bhattacharjee author of “Che in Paona Bazaar” and “Blood on My Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounters”
Language: Interview in English

Location: Delhi, India

We are joined by Senior Journalist and Author, Mr. Kishalay Bhattacharjee, who is the founder-director of Reachout Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan foundation whose main goal is to work on issues around stereotype and discrimination by empowering entry-level journalists. Mr. Kishalay has been with broadcast television for more than twenty two years, seventeen of which he spent at New Delhi Television (NDTV) where he was a Resident Editor covering conflict in India’s North-East as well as in the Maoist corridor. He is a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award (2006-07) which he was awarded for his coverage of internally displaced people, a Panos Fellow for HIV/AIDS (2007) and an Edward Murrow Fellow in Journalism (2006). As a film maker, Mr. Bhattacharjee has made several documentaries one of which, “Santi, Lucy and Thoibi” was screened at international festivals in Goa and Barcelona.

Mr. Kishalay Bhattacharjee mentions a few things he loves about Manipur. He is fascinated by the mixture of different cultures, particularly the traditional entities that have a touch of modernism. We discuss in brief about his two books – “Che in Paona Bazaar” and “Blood on My Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounters”. In this interview, Mr. Kishalay Bhattacharjee reveals a horrifying underground activity which is apparently still in practice. His second book contains confessions from army officers and it is sure to shock you if you don’t already know! Why it has not been circulated by the media at large or why it has not become a controversial issue is unknown and rather very surprising. You be the judge!


About FindingTheVoices:

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.

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

S03E07 FindingTheVoices with Mr. Khaute Ginlal Chung Vaiphei: Unity and progress in Manipur.

S03E07 FindingTheVoices with Mr. Khaute Ginlal Chung Vaiphei, sharing about his vision of unity and progress in Manipur.
Guest Speaker : Mr. Khaute Ginlal Chung Vaiphei
Language: Interview in English

Location: Delhi, India


Here’s the second part of Mr. Khaute Ginlal Chung Vaiphei’s interview. The Executive Officer in the Lok Sabha Secretariat continues telling us about his life experience from his college days and the struggles he and his family faced back in those days in the Churachandpur. We find out how Mr. Chung worked hard and what motivated him to face whatever trouble came his way and became the person he is today from the small beginnings. It is very important to have something in life that drives us and motivates us and make us keep going without giving up, something that gives us the strength and enables us to do the impossible in times of difficulties. Mr. Chung was kind enough to share and illustrate a drawing that he pasted on the wall in his room. This drawing and the Bible verse became his source of strength and it helped him get back on track and pass his college exams successfully when he was feeling very down and low.
In this episode, Mr. Chung also tells us a few stories about his early days in the village. He says that even though they were financially very poor, they were emotionally very strong as a family. He also remembers that it was his father who taught him how to dream. We learn from Mr. Chung’s story that even though we come from small beginnings, we are able to achieve and fulfill our dreams if we work hard and never give up. He ends the interview sharing his vision on unity and progress in Manipur.

About FindingTheVoices:

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.

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

S03E06 FindingTheVoices with Mr. Khaute Ginlal Chung Vaiphei: Growing up at Churachandpur, Manipur.

S03E06 FindingTheVoices with Mr. Khaute Ginlal Chung Vaiphei, growing up at Churachandpur, Manipur.
Guest Speaker : Mr. Khaute Ginlal Chung Vaiphei
Language: Interview in English

Location: Delhi, India


Mr. Khaute Ginlal Chung Vaiphei, currently working as Executive Officer in the Lok Sabha Secretariat, has got an inspirational story to tell us. Born and brought up in Churachandpur, one of the most impoverished districts of India, Mr. Chung Vaiphei has come a long way from humble beginnings to
become the successful man that he is today. He worked very hard and persevered through thick and thin to create a legacy of his own. Mr. Chung Vaiphei has his parents to thank to for giving him one of the most important things in his life–Education. Although his father was deprived of education because of family traditions, Mr. Chung’s parents made sure their children got the best possible education they could provide in the remote village. In this episode, we go down the memory lane with Mr. Chung narrating about his early days in the village and telling us how his father paved the way for a brighter more fruitful life for the family. He also shares about his college days and the hardships he faced during the time–how he had given up his ambitions but got back up in life by carrying on with inner strength and by God’s grace. Tune in to listen to the story of how Mr. Chung cleared all the hurdles in life and finally got the job in Delhi. This is the first part of his interview.

About FindingTheVoices:

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.

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