Interview of Monica Ingudam by All India Radio, Imphal, Manipur

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I want to share the interview covered by All India Radio, Imphal, Manipur featuring FindingTheVoices during my visit in Manipur way back in 2014. It was a great honor to be interviewed by Eche Bijaya Yumlembam, and be a part of radio network, a medium I listened growing up and even now.  In this interview I shared about my initiative of FindingTheVoices and a little bit of myself and life in USA.


About FindingTheVoices:Monica Ingudam, Founder of 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/

Waakhal 004: Tampha Oinam Gupta “We need more people like Irom Sharmila for Manipur” #ISupportIromSharmila

"You are not alone" a series of FindingTheVoices 
dedicated to Irom Sharmila Chanu of Manipur. 
#ISupportIromSharmila
IromSharmilaChanu_Manipur (5-1)

Tampha Oinam Gupta "We need more people like Irom Sharmila for Manipur"
 Irom Sharmila Chanu says she is misunderstood by the people and she needs voice of moral support.

FindingTheVoices is reaching out to you for your voice, please contact us to participate in this series of  interviews.
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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/

S03E18 FindingTheVoices with Peraly Meyer: A journey of saying NO to corruption in Manipur.

S03E18 FindingTheVoices with Peraly Meyer: A journey of saying NO to corruption in Manipur to being a surgical assistant in Denton Regional Medical Centre, Texas, USA.
Guest Speaker : Peraly Meyer, surgical assistant in Denton Regional Medical Centre, Texas, USA
Language: Interview in English
Location: Video interview with Guest Speaker joining in from Texas, USA.

Peraly Meyer was born in Komla Thabi village of Chandel district, Manipur. She grew up in a destitute family where she had to take turns with her siblings to get formal education. Even though she started in such conditions, Peraly never gave up her education and kept focusing on building herself an honorary career. She is now working as a surgical assistant in Denton Regional Medical Centre, Texas, USA. Since the age of 12, Peraly was always passionate about helping the sick and she was always eager to help whenever her family and relatives got sick and admitted to hospitals.
Because of the open corruption that is prevalent in Manipur, Peraly opted out of paying bribe to get herself a job. She shares about her journey of how she began working towards her career, moving from one place to the other and gaining experience. She worked in various hospitals and soon discovered what she loved. She also gained a lot of experience working at AIIMS, Delhi. From her colleagues at AIIMS, she got to know about the opportunities about applying for jobs abroad.
Peraly also shares about her experience working in the hospitals and the challenges she faces at work. She shares about how she faces the jibes she sometimes receives from either the patients or the relatives and how she handles them by being gentle and calm.


About FindingTheVoices:Monica Ingudam, Founder of 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/

 

Waakhal 003: Joyraj Waikhom, Kolkata, India “Understand that there is another group of people who is supporting her” #ISupportIromSharmila

"You are not alone" a series of FindingTheVoices 
dedicated to Irom Sharmila Chanu of Manipur. 
#ISupportIromSharmila
IromSharmilaChanu_Manipur (5-1)

Joyraj Waikhom, Kolkata, India "Understand that there is another group of people who is supporting her"
 Irom Sharmila Chanu says she is misunderstood by the people and she needs voice of moral support.

FindingTheVoices is reaching out to you for your voice, please contact us to participate in this series of  interviews.
MI_S03_withlogo
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/

Waakhal 002: Chaoba Phuritshabam “We, as people of Manipur should be very shameful” #ISupportIromSharmila

"You are not alone" a series of FindingTheVoices 
dedicated to Irom Sharmila Chanu of Manipur. 
#ISupportIromSharmila
IromSharmilaChanu_Manipur (5-1)

Chaoba Phuritshabam, Delhi, India "We, as people of Manipur should be very shameful"
 Irom Sharmila Chanu says she is misunderstood by the people and she needs voice of moral support.

FindingTheVoices is reaching out to you for your voice, please contact us to participate in this series of  interviews.
MI_S03_withlogo
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/

Waakhal 001: Kishalay Bhattacharjee “We all are behind you Sharmila” #ISupportIromSharmila

"You are not alone" a series of FindingTheVoices 
dedicated to Irom Sharmila Chanu of Manipur. 
#ISupportIromSharmila
IromSharmilaChanu_Manipur (5-1)

Kishalay Bhattacharjee, New Delhi,  India "We all are behind you Sharmila"
 Irom Sharmila Chanu says she is misunderstood by the people and she needs voice of moral support.

FindingTheVoices is reaching out to you for your voice, please contact us to participate in this series of  interviews.
MI_S03_withlogo
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/

S03E17 FindingTheVoices with Dr. Nabakanta Sharma: Impact to doctors on prevalent Mob justice in Manipur.

S03E17 FindingTheVoices with Dr. Nabakanta Sharma: Impact to doctors on prevalent Mob justice in Manipur.
Guest Speaker :Dr. Nabakanta Sharma, specialist in family planning.
Language: Interview in English
Location: Imphal, Manipur, India

 

Often when a woman dies during child birth at a hospital in Manipur, the
system of mob justice comes into place which usually goes hand in hand with violence and destruction of property. These kinds of actions discourage the doctors and sometimes they give up practice, which creates further problem in
the society. Dr. Nabakanta Sharma calmly explains why these kinds of things happen in the society and the drawbacks it brings. He shares his own experiences of such sort in this episode. In one instance, he was forced to fork out a sum of rupees one lakh for removing the uterus of a woman,
even though he practically saved the woman’s life along with her child. And in another instance, he was appreciated when he removed the uterus of a young unmarried woman to save her life. He pointed out the stark
difference in the reaction of the people in these two cases.
Dr. Nabakanta also talks about the challenges of child birth procedures in
the hospitals. According to World Health Organization, the chance of complications that can arise during such operations is 10% i.e., one out of every ten women operated have a chance of developing complications. We also discuss about the instances in Manipur where difficulties have also risen because of negligence of doctors. He says that not all of these incidents arise out of negligence but sometimes out of complications which is beyond the control of the doctor.

About FindingTheVoices:Monica Ingudam, Founder of 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/

 

S03E16 FindingTheVoices with Dr. Nabakanta Sharma: Mostly females are undergoing the family planning procedure. Why not male?

S03E16 FindingTheVoices with Dr. Nabakanta Sharma: Mostly females are undergoing the family planning procedure. Why not male?
Guest Speaker :Dr. Nabakanta Sharma, specialist in family planning.
Language: Interview in English
Location: Imphal, Manipur, India

 Dr. Nabakanta Sharma says that with regards to family planning, it is not necessary that only females should undergo the operation. Males can also contribute in family planning by undergoing the sterilization process. But even though male sterilization is much simpler than that in female, mostly females are still undergoing the more complex operation for family planning in Manipur.

In this episode, Dr. Nabakanta Sharma shares about his trip to Europe organized by World Health Organization in the 90’s where he presented some facts and figures about Manipur for the Reproductive Child Health program. He shares about how some staff members of the team came to Manipur and offered him help. He also talks about the wonderful paintings of Europe and how advanced they were in the medical field. He got the opportunity to gain invaluable experience during his time in Europe.

We also get to know about the system of adoption that is prevailing in Manipur. He says that even though there is a system provided by the Government to be followed for adoption, not many people follow this system and instead prefer to finish up the adoption process in a hush. This routine can sometimes turn out to be very unfortunate for some babies, but he says that so far he has been lucky as nothing of such sort has happened in his profession.

Catch up his first part of interview:  S03E15 FindingTheVoices with Dr. Nabakanta Sharma: Family planning, abortion and woman’s heath in Manipur.


About FindingTheVoices:Monica Ingudam, Founder of 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/

 

S03E15 FindingTheVoices with Dr. Nabakanta Sharma: Family planning, abortion and woman’s heath in Manipur.

S03E15 FindingTheVoices with Dr. Nabakanta Sharma: Family planning, abortion and woman’s heath in Manipur.
Guest Speaker :Dr. Nabakanta Sharma, specialist in family planning.
Language: Interview in English
Location: Imphal, Manipur, India

Dr. Nabakanta Sharma is a specialist in family planning and one of the most dedicated doctors today. He was kind enough to share his story and many important facts about family planning. Family planning is the practice of controlling the number of children one has and the intervals between their births, particularly by means of contraception or voluntary sterilization. It reduces the need for unsafe abortion and prevents unintended pregnancy. It even prevents the death of mothers and children.

During the early 70’s, Dr. Nabakanta passed on an opportunity to get enrolled in one of the top medical colleges in India due to financial reasons and instead studied in Manipur Medical College (now RIMS). Commenting on this, he says,
It was my tragedy, but it was my destiny! and he is right, for he became
one of the finest specialists in Manipur. He says that getting selected by
the Manipur Public ServiceCommission and getting blindly posted in the family planning department was the turning point of his career.
In this episode, we discuss about the status of women’s reproductive rights particularly in Manipur and the difference in medical facilities between the hilly areas and the valley. He tells us about the huge disparity between the two and the life threatening difficulties faced by people residing in the remote
areas. Dr. Nabakanta also shares a few facts about some of the options available for birth control and its positive impacts in a family.

About FindingTheVoices:Monica Ingudam, Founder of 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/