Inviting Sponsors for Season 3 of FindingTheVoices

FindingTheVoices is a Talk show by Monica Ingudam presenting voices from different parts of the globe with the vision to promote and spread Inspiring, Educative, Empowering and Entertaining stories in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur, my native place in India.

I am on a mission to find voices, voices about Manipur highlighting on Inspiration, Education, Empowerment and Entertainment.  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 these voices will definitely contribute to change the scenery of the conflict and violence-torn to peace and progress in our society. 

We have received very positive feedback for the voices featured during Season 1 and Season 2. Particularly I am touched by the stories shared by our Guest Speakers and messages from the listeners on how the stories have left them inspired. 

Juggling with my work, family and being a mother to 2 young kids, I found it extremely challenging to continue with the talk show with long weekends and many late nights of editing. We did have freelance team members helping for editing but because of the cost and infrastructure challenges, I ended up picking up. I felt that my editing compromised the quality of the productions. I have to admit that I did think of giving up at times, but it is the stories shared by our Guest Speakers and messages from our listeners that kept me going.

This year, I am seeking out to you to become a sponsor and fund this project for Season 3 (2016 – 2017) which will cover 52 Episodes for 1 year, with a release of 1 Episode weekly.  We appreciate any amount of contributions. This will help with our productions. You can contribute in person if you are in Imphal, Manipur or a direct bank transfer  or you can contribute online using the following link:

https://www.paypal.me/FindingTheVoices

https://www.gofundme.com/S3FindingTheVoices

We will be sharing and including the pictures of sponsors in our videos of Season 3. Thank you for being a part of my journey of FindingTheVoices by making this your own. Thanks for all your support and keep tuning in at http://FindingTheVoices.com

S02E14 FindingTheVoices: Naba Shamurailatpam sharing his journey as a singer in Manipur.

S02E14  FindingTheVoices: Naba Shamurailatpam sharing his journey as a singer in Manipur.

Guest Speaker: Naba Shamurailatpam (Volcano), popular singer of Manipur.

Interview Location: Imphal, Manipur, India.

Language: Podcast in Manipuri/Meiteilon.

Naba Shamurailatpam, popular singer of Manipur, popularly known as Naba Volcano amongst his music fan sharing his journey, the world of singing. He shares very interesting stories of his growing up phase, his fascination and inspiration growing up very close to the beauty of nature at Sekmai, Manipur. He shares about his initial failure, love and passion for songs and his different and interesting experiences of his journey and performances traveling to places all over India. Watch his interview to hear his special message to his fans, followers and supporters.

We have heard and played many of the songs back to back going through different moods, escaping to his songs enjoying or lamenting. Many of us grew up listening to “Sekmai Chameli” “Ukhrul da eigee thawai leihoure” “Matam Kuirabagi Tungda” “Chingi Echal” and many other songs. And it’s such a wonderful moment to meet him in person, hear his story and ever hear a song from him. What more can a fan ask for.

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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.

https://findingthevoices.com/


 

S02E13 FindingTheVoices: Meeting the Photographers of Manipur Photography Club.

S02E13  FindingTheVoices:  Meeting the Photographers of Manipur Photography Club.

Guest Speakers : Photographers of Manipur Photography Club. 

Interview Location: Ema Keithel, Imphal, Manipur, India.

Language: Podcast in English & Manipuri/Meiteilon.

I had the opportunity to cover a Photo walk event organized by Manipur Photography Club at Ema Keithel in Imphal, Manipur and meet many of the photographers whose work we have featured. Manipur Photography Club inspired me to add the photography section of FindingTheVoices. Most of our photographs are sponsored by members of Manipur Photography club. We have received very good feedback and messages from many, on these photographs. These are pictures which shows the beauty of Manipur, educating us of places we haven’t seen, of people and many aspects of Manipur. These are pictures, pictures that talks to you and many a times requires no words for description.

Manipur Photography club has created a very positive international platform bringing together members from all over the world. We appreciate the work and events (Photo walks, competitions, support for social events) organized by MPC in encouraging participation from all members. It is encouraging to see the positivity created amongst the youth in Manipur in adopting photography as a hobby, learning and sharing from each other and also giving opportunity for covering photo events in many events for the professional members.

For many of us we start our day in the morning, looking at the beautiful uploads at Manipur Photography Club, looking forward for more everyday. We look forward for a continuous collaboration with FindingTheVoices.

This episode is very special episode as I got to meet in person many of the photographers and family of FindingTheVoices, and got to hear their story, comments, feedback about FindingTheVoices too. Thanks everyone for taking the time to share about Manipur Photography Club and FindingTheVoices. Watch this episode to learn how MPC was formed, voices of MPC members.


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.

https://findingthevoices.com/


 

S02E12 FindingTheVoices: Mangka Mayanglambam sharing her journey as a Manipuri Folk singer.

S02E12  FindingTheVoices: Mangka Mayanglambam sharing her journey as a Manipuri Folk singer.

Guest Speaker: Mangka Mayanglambam, Manipuri Folk, Traditional, Classical and Contemporary song performer.

Interview Location: Imphal, Manipur, India.

Language: Podcast in English.

Mangka Mayanglambam is the daughter of Mayanglambam Mangangsana and Maibam Rebika. She is a young and beautiful Manipuri Folk, Traditional, Classical and Contemporary song performer. She is such a beautiful artist, a gift to us, a gift to the land of Manipur filled with conflicts giving us hope, bringing smiles with her voice, with her performances, in reviving and inspiring many young and old, and re introducing the Manipuri folk songs to us, to the world.

We have seen, heard and admired many, many beautiful Manipuri folk song performances from our very own Mangka Mayanglambam, playing it back to back. And now we are proud to present her interview where she shares details about her journey as a Manipuri folk singer. I really enjoyed listening to her story and thoughts, that too coming from a teenager. Watch to find out How Mangka got into the world of Manipuri folk singer, what she enjoys, her dreams and aspirations. Find out what she likes to do for fun.

It’s interesting to note her thoughts and experience of an artist in Manipur and outside of Manipur. Her thoughts and story left me with the questions like “Do we give the due respect for an artist in Manipur ? What are the challenges faced by an artist ?”

Wishing her success in showing the world about Manipuri folk songs, we look forward for her upcoming performances and we know we will definitely have her again and again in our show in future.

Here is my favorite Mangka’s folk song performance at the opening of International polo at Manipur Polo Ground 2014, a song I have heard back to back many times.


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.

https://findingthevoices.com/


 

S02E11 FindingTheVoices: Khundrakpam Bodhachandra sharing about choices of Education, Career and work culture in Manipur

S02E11  FindingTheVoices:  Khundrakpam Bodhachandra sharing about choices of Education, Career and work culture in Manipur

Guest Speaker: Khundrakpam Bodhachandra, Teacher, Guide and a Role Model.

Interview Location: Imphal, Manipur, India.

Language: Podcast in English.

A proud moment presenting Khundrakpam Bodhachandra sharing about choices of Education, Career and work culture in Manipur. It has been a great honor and a very nervous moment for me to interview my Teacher, Guide and role model. Growing up everyone has a role model a person whom we look up to, whom we feel like listening by virtue of our admiration and on our own will and not because we had to listen to them. I have always admired him for his honesty, directness, ways in dealing with things in life. He has played a major role and influence in my life in my choice of education, career and ways of life.

Watch this special episode to learn about how his journey of education, hard work, failures, building up confidence, believing in yourself and never giving up. Also he shares about  the different choices of career in Manipur and work culture in Manipur. As always his words are an inspiration building up such positive energy.

Even after knowing him for a long time, there were so many things I didn’t know about him. And through this interview, I have learnt and enjoyed his story and thoughts sharing about education, career and work culture in Manipur.

His message “Work Hard, don’t loose hope ! Everyone of us are intelligent” lingers even now, giving us hope to come out of our foolish moment.


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.

https://findingthevoices.com/


 

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/


 

 

S02E04 FindingTheVoices: Imphal Talkies, The folk rock band from Imphal, Manipur.

S02E04 FindingTheVoices: Imphal Talkies, The folk rock band from Imphal, Manipur.

Guest Speakers: Irom Singthoi, Sachidananda Angom, Akhu Chingangbam

Interview Location: Imphal, Manipur, India.

Language: Podcast in English.

Many of our listeners have requested to have Imphal Talkies in our show and it took us more than a year to finally coordinate the show. It was really nice to meet the team and hear their story.

Imphal Talkies was formed in 2008 by Akhu Chingangbam with Sachidananda Angom and Riki Chingangbam. The band released its debut album Tiddim Road in 2009. The band releases its music under its own record label Oomorock Records. Raju Athokpam, a software engineer, joined the band in 2009 March. The band dedicated a song “Eche” in 2010 to Irom Sharmila, a lady who has been on hunger strike since November 2000 as an act protest demanding the repeal of the draconian act, Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958. The Imphal Music Project was conceived by Akhu to create a platform among artists from Indian sub continent. Irom Singthoi is the latest addition to the band.

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FindingTheVoices 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….

Special thanks to Akee Sorokhaibam and my sweet sisters of M4 Girls who have been a part in the making of this Episode.


 

Become a sponsor of FindingTheVoices

Become a sponsor and help support our production for our talk show, help us in getting more stories and more voices.

We have a very young team (from Manipur) supporting us with recording, editing and coordinating our show. The fund will go towards the cost for production for our talk show.

We appreciate and welcome any amount of contribution, we don’t believe in setting any amount, it’s how much you can contribute. As a sponsor of our show, we will include you in our sponsor list which will be published in our website and video podcast.

Please help in Finding The Voices, bringing the voices from our own people which are inspiring, educative, empowering and entertaining. Let’s get together, spread positivity in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur and show the world the talents of Manipur. And most importantly have some fun and laugh too. Why complain we are not featured or covered in the media world, let’s make our own. Join us and make FindingTheVoices your own platform.

Thank you for all your support and help.

Become a sponsor of FindingTheVoices

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S02E03 FindingTheVoices: Career choice from Botany to the world of Marketing and Business development

S02E03: Career choice from Botany to the world of Marketing and Business development.

Guest Speaker : Ramina Haorokcham joining from Shanghai, China
Phone Interview: Washington DC, USA and Shanghai, China
Language: Podcast in English.

Ramina Haorokcham shares about her career introducing us to the world of advertising, marketing and Business development. She shares her studying and working experience in India as well as China. She started out with Botany and ended up in the media world fighting through her career aspiration and chasing her dreams in spite of her parent’s expectation to pursue into the line of IAS.  Watch her share about her experiences, challenges and satisfaction in her line of career.

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….