Episode 038 FindingTheVoices : Sonia Nepram sharing about making of the Manipuri documentary movie Gun and a God

Presenting the podcast of Sonia Nepram sharing about making of the Manipuri documentary movie Gun and a God. It is interesting to hear the aspects of making documentary movies in getting closer to the subject, living the life and story. I am proud to see woman director coming up making movies from woman’s point of view. Hats off to the wonderful team of “Gun and a God” in bringing out the voice and story of Purnima. This could have happened to anyone of us.

“Gun and a God” is an endeavor to explore a cosmos of conflict through the lives of women.

Purnima is having the best of her evenings with her inmates in a jail room. Yet her every laughs and giggles are concealing a grave conflict. The visiting hours in the jail are dreadful with no one to visit her. These are the times when she finds herself asking who she is.

Tagged as a “disgraced inheritance”, from an unknown father to a mentally unfit mother, her childhood was chastised. The reality of being an illegitimate child haunts during her teens and when she was married, it crucified her.

A “Gun and a God” is the journey a woman, whose will was forged by the structural violence of her existence, who finally finds her voice in a Gun and justice in a God.

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A “Gun and a God” is the journey a woman, whose will was forged by the structural violence of her existence, who finally finds her voice in a Gun and justice in a God.

Episode 037 FindingTheVoices : Bhumenjoy Konsam sharing about making of the Manipuri animated movie Keibu-kei-oiba

This podcast  (in Meitei-Lon/Manipuri language) details the making of Manipuri animated movie Keibu-kei-oiba (The man who turns into a tiger) which is based on a popular Manipuri folktale by Bhumenjoy Konsam. I watched the movie with my kids. We enjoyed it and loved it. I was amazed that they sat through the whole movies and now they are running all over playing “Thong Handok-o, Thong Handok-o”

This episode is all about the making of the movie Keibu-kei-oiba , Bhumenjoy shares the challenges in making the story as an animated movie, developing, building, designing up each character, each scene creating from a blank frame to creating everything from scratch making the 84 minutes movie. It is amazing to hear about the voice over details for each of the characters.

The whole team put a lot of effort in making this movie, consulting and researching so that it is presented very authentic in terms of music, even the musical instrument and script used. Hats off to the whole team. Thanks for this wonderful gift to the Manipuri community.

In the previous Episode 36 Bhumenjoy Konsam, shared about himself, about how his career shaped from studying from Chemistry to Multimedia, choosing career between a low paying Multimedia job of Rs 2500 versus a Govt. Job as Army officer of Rs 8000. Even though it was a tough path to follow and choose his passion, despite raising eyebrows from people in leaving the traditional path, Bhumenjoy followed his passion.

Episode 036 FindingTheVoices : Bhumenjoy Konsam sharing about following his passion in his choice of career

I am proud to present the voice of Bhumenjoy Konsam, Director of Manipuri animated movie Keibu-kei-oiba (The man who turns into a tiger). This is a podcast  (in Meitei-Lon/Manipuri language) and in this episode Bhumenjoy shares about himself, about how his career shaped from studying from Chemistry to Multimedia, choosing career between a low paying Multimedia job versus a Govt. Job in the Indian Army. Even though it was a difficult path to follow, choosing his passion, despite raising eyebrows from friends and relatives in leaving the traditional path, Bhumenjoy followed his passion with his Father’s support.

Bhumenjoy shares interesting details about the multimedia course, his experience in his work and his thought process on choosing his passion or doing a JOB !! He left his job in between to pursue what he wants which lead him to making the movie  Keibu-kei-oiba with his friends. He shares details about career prospect in Multimedia.

This is a very inspiring story to follow your dream career path, despite all odds, a path which you are passionate about and which you like rather than being pressured into following the expected traditional path which you don’t like.

Please continue to tune in to listen to Episode 037 FindingTheVoices :  Bhumenjoy Konsam sharing about making of the Manipuri animated movie Keibu-kei-oiba which covers very interesting details of behind the scene in making the Manipuri animated movie Keibu-kei-oiba.

Episode 021 FindingTheVoices : Halley Laithangbam the successful male model from Manipur in the glamour Industry

021 FindingTheVoices Halley Laithangbam the successful male model from Manipur in the glamour Industry

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Today I am with a Guest Speaker where many listeners have requested to have him at our show from the very beginning when we just started our talk show. And here he is at our 21st episode, we are proud to present Halley Laithangbam, the successful male model with cute dimple baby smiles from Manipur who has captured himself in national and international platform in glamour industry.

Driven by self motivation and passionate in chasing his dream, Halley started modeling at the age of 17. With a name like Halley , it gave him a noted stand when he entered the field. His revolutionary looks, macho body but cute dimple baby smiles made him most lovable and successful model . Halley bagged numerous titles including MR.PUNE CITADEL 2010 MAN-HUNT MANIPUR 2002 MR.SURYADATTA 2005 and achieved many other prizes in different fashion related events.

Listen to Halley sharing his interesting journey of getting into the glamour industry. He also shares his view about the financial aspect of modelling.

What I am hearing is that in the fashion Industry, Manipuri look is well accepted. But it may be difficult to get a break in Bollywood and Indian Movie Industry as the Characters in Bollywood movies doesn’t call for Manipuri look . Bollywood Wake up !!

Episode 018 FindingTheVoices : Part 2 Vik Sorensangbam 3D Character Artist at Montreal, Canada

018 FindingTheVoices Part 2 Vik Sorensangbam 3D Character Artist at Montreal Canada

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This podcast episode is dedicated to all my student listeners, this is a great story of taking up the career option as a 3D Character Artist. How would it be to design 3D Characters for games, even better play games to test it out, watch movies and play more games to keep up with technologies & strategy. What an amazing career option !! How many of us come back from work and play games for fun and Vik does it for work and he gets PAID 🙂 How cool is that ? And it is a lovely story of romance finally settled with his Girl friend and blessed with a beautiful daughter. It is important to remember the struggles and hardship a person goes through to achieve success. Also what you do and like as a child plays a very important role in shaping your career and moving towards what you like in future.

Part 1 focuses in the beginning & struggles of Vic in shaping up his career covering many aspect of life from being a Body Builder, not knowing anything about Computer to becoming a 3D Character Artist in Montreal all the way from Manipur, struggles in getting loans for his education, experiencing lay off, running around for getting visa….. Please listen to this episode if you haven’t yet !!!

This episode covers the details of his career discussing about very interesting technologies like 3D printing etc and details of his interesting career aspect going deeper into how he comes up with his design and aspirations …

Please check out his website at Vik3D.com and his Facebook page. Also check out VFS featuring his journey and E-PAO featuring brief overview of our lovely state Manipur to the west world.

Episode 017 FindingTheVoices : Part 1 Vik Sorensangbam 3D Character Artist at Montreal, Canada

017 FindingTheVoices Part 1 Vik Sorensangbam 3D Character Artist at Montreal Canada

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I am proud to present the voice of Vik Sorensangbam 3D Character Artist Montreal, Canada.

This podcast episode is dedicated to all my student listeners, this is a great story of taking up the career option as a 3D Character Artist. How would it be to design 3D Characters for games, even better play games to test it out, watch movies and play more games to keep up with technologies & strategy. What an amazing career option !! How many of us come back from work and play games for fun and Vik does it for work and he gets PAID 🙂 How cool is that ? And it is a lovely story of romance finally settled with his Girl friend and blessed with a beautiful daughter.

This episode focuses in the beginning & struggles of Vic in shaping up his career covering many aspect of life from being a Body Builder, not knowing anything about Computer to becoming a 3D Character Artist in Montreal all the way from Manipur, struggles in getting loans for his education, experiencing lay off, running around for getting visa…..

It is important to remember the struggles and hardship a person goes through to achieve success. Also what you do and like as a child plays a very important role in shaping your career and moving towards what you like in future.

Please watch out for the next episode to continue listening to Vik’s journey and details of his career discussing about very interesting technologies like 3D printing etc. Part 2 will focus on details of his interesting career aspect …

Please check out his website at Vik3D.com and his Facebook page. Also check out VFS featuring his journey.