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

Map on Oct 30, 2016

Location of the family of FindingTheVoices

Thanks to all our listeners and viewers all over the world. Today’s map covering statistics showing locations of our listeners. A big hands for our top 5 viewers in India, USA, Canada, Singapore,Kuwait and Bahrain. It’s exciting to see the statistics and hits coming in from different countries, countries I have never been to.  Thanks for your support and message.

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/

Interview of Monica Ingudam by ISTV, local TV station in Manipur

Taking the special occasion of us celebrating 2 years of podcasting, I want to share the interview covered by ISTV Network Imphal, Manipur featuring FindingTheVoices during my visit in Manipur. It was a great honor to be interviewed by Tamo Kh. Bishwamittra, in the TV channel I watched growing up and follow regularly now getting the News update about Manipur.

As always I thank everyone for your support and participation in making our talk show possible.

Episode 1 : We spoke about me, my career path, experiences and story. We covered the challenges and choices I faced as a woman changing jobs, taking breaks to keep up the balancing role of career and being a mother. Also we spoke about keeping up with education, technology trend to keep up with the job market trend.

Episode 2 : We spoke about students, role model and talked about FindingTheVoices and I got an opportunity to thanks all the family of FindingTheVoices through ISTV, the TV channel in Manipur. Also I got to ask a question to the host, Tamo Kh. Bishwamittra which is a treat to watch for this show.

Thanks to everyone, to each and every team member of ISTV. This means a lot to me, to FindingTheVoices.

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.

 

S02E09 FindingTheVoices : Rabi Moirangthem sharing about Hotel Management as a career choice

S02E09 FindingTheVoices Hotel Management as a career choice

Guest Speaker : Rabi Moirangthem (Student, undergoing Industrial training at London)

Interview Location: London, UK & Washington DC, USA (Phone Interview)


Presenting Rabi Moirangthem (Student, undergoing Industrial training at London) sharing in details, prospect of jobs opting Hotel Management as a career choice. Many of our listeners have requested to feature a student and cover about the process and experience going to study out of India. Rabi shares details about getting visa, internship, financial aspect. Most importantly he shares very informative details of his experience studying in Manipur, within India and in London. Also we spoke about the tuition culture in Manipur. It was really a great learning interview and this episode is dedicated to all my student listeners of FindingTheVoices.


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/


 

S02E08 FindingTheVoices : What made these women leave their home ?

S02E08 FindingTheVoices : What made these women leave their home ?

Guest Speaker : Women of “The Raja Dumbra Singh Women’s Home”
Language: Manipuri/Meiteilon

Interview Location: Imphal, Manipur, India.


We visited “The Raja Dumbra Singh Women’s Home” in Imphal Manipur and spent special moments listening to their voices sharing their story on “What made these women leave their home ?” Each of their story is unique but is a story resonating the life of many women.

And as always, the camera is rolling and magically they shared their story from their heart, giving me speechless moments, not knowing how to react. And one is left with many question “In the modern world of Gender equality, is there a place for woman after her husband pass away ? How about woman who couldn’t become a mother ? How difficult is it to survive as a single woman ? How about the generation gap with the modernization and change in food habits ? How tolerant are we towards each other ?” Watch these woman share their stories in their own words.


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/


 

S02E07 FindingTheVoices: Sneha Bhavan, Home for the children and HIV infected woman in Imphal, Manipur

S02E07 FindingTheVoices: Sneha Bhavan, Home for the children and HIV infected woman in Imphal, Manipur

Guest Speakers : Sister Teresa and Children of Sneha Bhavan

Interview Location: Imphal, Manipur, India.

Sneha Bhavan, a home founded by Sister Teresa in 1994 mainly for HIV +ve infected Drug addicts and woman alcoholics, who were discriminated and disowned by family. Soon it also became a home for the children born by these women, children whom nobody would claim for, after the mother died. Sneha Bhavan also provides vocational trainings to these women to help in their sustenance. Sister Teresa shared the struggles, issues and her pain in not able to accommodate all the children for lack of resources and limitations. Also she shared about the kind gestures and help from the public.

It should be noted that this home is open to anyone irrespective of Religion. And it’s humanity which ties everyone here and there is no religion conversion to be a part of Sneha Bhavan.

Watch and listen to Sister Teresa and Children of Sneha Bhavan sharing their unique story, story which will definitely leave one to ponder on what and how we can help.

I spoke to some of the children to talk about their dreams, aspirations and understand them. And I was left in awe, such bright, smart and beautiful children and there is so many things we can do for them. Most kids wanted to become nuns or priest, not that it’s a bad option and that is all they see now. I hope to visit more children and talk about FindingTheVoices and share the different career options from people of our own, the stories of our Guest Speakers so that they are aware of the different options.


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/


 

S02E06 FindingTheVoices: Robert Mulkey, author of the book “This Is My Lemonade” an adoption story.

S02E06 FindingTheVoices: Robert Mulkey, author of the book “This Is My Lemonade” an adoption story. A journey involving abuse, identity, acceptance, rejection and reconciliation

Guest Speaker : Robert Mulkey joining in from California, USA.

“This is My Lemonade,” a memoir by Robert Mulkey, follows an unusual 34 year adoption journey. It is an international story involving identity, acceptance, abuse and redemption and the uncomfortable intricacies of not one, but three families.

I was browsing #Goodreads found this as an e-book. I started reading and before I knew it I had read half the book in one evening. Definitely a page turner. These lines stayed with me “I wanted to thank her for being selfless enough to let me live and let someone else have me”

Call me old fashioned but I enjoy reading a book, a real paper book (not an e-book) turning the pages, smelling the pages, marking up my favorite lines. Despite reading this book as an e-book, I was engrossed with the story and these lines stayed with me “Murderers are allowed to live; despots go unpunished, yet this beautiful woman with the heart full of love who moved everyone she met would no longer be here …”. I looked up for the author to give him my feedback. And he responded so quickly and he agreed to be our Guest Speaker and share more about this books. I had so many questions “Did your mother feel jealous, insecure as he was getting more active in his search for his biological family ? Why was it so important for him to search for his biological family ? How honest was he in his writing and how did people react to his writing ? Did he get closure or healing in the process of writing this book ?” and many more questions. Watch his interview to learn more about the book and the author himself.

You can find his book at Amazon. You can Follow Bob Mulkey at Facebook or His Website.


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.