Remembering my Mother

Remembering my mother on this Mother’s Day.

My mother left for her heavenly abode in 2003. But it is very fortunate for all those people who have their mother. 

It is better to say a word of *APPRECIATION* to a Mother while she is with you than writing a beautiful biography about her after she left you. 

*My Mother*

My mother’s love is indefinable by me with word

Nor describable on the paper in writing with my pen

Her selfless love and patient is incomparable with any one

My mother suffered in her whole life till her last breath

She was industrious, altruistic, understanding and caring

Her whole life was full of struggles, pains and tears

No diagnosable sickness suffered her for 24 years long

Yet she never whispers a word of pains and anger to any one

She thought not of her own pain and eased everybody’s pains

She taught her children to have holy fear to God

Great visions, wishes and hope on me to fulfill her dreams

She was happy as I cleared my NET Examination,

Hoping I will soon get a job and live a happy life

She was happy not because she wants money from me

But her concerned for me to have a secured life

She left for heavenly abode hoping to have better life

She is happy living in everlasting heavenly abode

But things were altered in this earthly abode;

Home sweet home turned into teary home,

Dwelling in same house has no more same sweetness

Sweet home became cold and like a deserted house

As I step into my house, always I call Mummy

But I will never uttered again the word “Mummy”

I wish to call again mummy as I enter my house

When I come back home or leave to other place

I will never hug and shake hand again with my mom

She will not welcomed and say again safe journey to me

I heard my mom’s sweet last voice on 8th December 2003;

Saying safe journey and come back with great succeed in life

She says no any parting word to me on her departure day

But she has two wishes in her life for me to be fulfilled

She wants me to get a white-color job in my life

She wants me to set up a family before she dies

My mom’s wishes could not fulfill before she died

My wishes also could not fulfill before she died

I wish if I could give even a single penny from my salary

She had sown the seed on me the security of life

Yet she will never see again the fruits she had sown

She will no harvest and taste again the fruits she had sown

My mom suffered from the sickness for twenty-four years

Yet she never revealed pains and suffering in her life

God’s wonderful patient and love reveals through her life

Her health problem would let her leave earlier this world

But God extended her life for another twenty-four years

If she would leave this world 24 years back

I would not experienced my mom’s love and patient

God had wonderful plan for her and took away

As a human being I may sobbed and regretted

Yet, I’m grateful to God for his plan for my mom

When I get a job and give my first fruit to God

My mom will be in jubilant in heavenly abode

Then will recall mom’s vision, dream and wishes

When I need prayer support, I asked my mom

She prayed for me as I come home or leave

But now it’s only a wish for me in real life


You left me happily and peacefully

But for me time has to come to live such a life

When I need something from my dad to ask

I first to go my mummy to tell my daddy

She was a good mediator too for her children

Have I ever give you any good gift on Mother’s Day

Hope you’ll understand and forgive me for whatever

When Mother’s Day comes and people celebrate

When their children bring Mother’s Day gifts

When others sing songs for their mother as thanks giving

When others call their mothers by their names

With teary eyes I would only wish to have my mom

My unforgettable mother left this world

Yet I pray God may raise many good mothers in the world

Restoring past beautiful life with my mom is to enter a new life

I pray God may take me to heavenly abode to live with my mom

 (My mother left for her heavenly abode on 12-12-2003

©R.B. Thohe Pou 2004

Poumai Naga Festival write-ups copied and pasted in the book: Encyclopedia of Manipur

Some people do research and some people copy and paste in their Book/Thesis and publish 

First person: Last month I have found copy and paste work done by a PhD scholar (Naga) who has directly copied and pasted from my article “The Myths of Naga Origin” to his Thesis book and submitted to the University and awarded Doctorate of Philosophy. (It is okay as he has not published his Thesis. However, he may need to edit and ‘quote’ if he wants to publish his Thesis)

Second person: And this time , it is found that Poumai Naga festival written by me (Thohe Pou) is published in the book: “Encyclopaedia of Manipur”, author by Dr. Khomdam Singh Lisam. He has directly copied and pasted in his book: Encyclopaedia of Manipur (In 3 Vols, Page 400-401), published in 2011. He has not given any citation or quote given in his book except the acknowledgment given as Reference Book used for his research work.

Some of the interesting screen shot pictures are here:


Poumai Naga Festival original manuscripts

Poumai Naga Festival original manuscripts

Encyclopaedia of Manipur

Encyclopaedia of Manipur

Copied and Pasted in the book: Encyclopaedia of Manipur

Copied and Pasted in the book: Encyclopaedia of Manipur

Copied and pasted in the book: encyclopaedia of Manipur

Copied and pasted in the book: encyclopaedia of Manipur


Stop jealousy and enjoy with your own work


Love comes from God; love lives within you. You cannot love or appreciate others by reading all the books in the universe nor by the highest intellect you acquire nor by studying of various philosophies or science of the world.

You may assume to be a good human being but without love and appreciation in your heart, you are just another good hypocrite and you are just deceiving yourself.

Do you jealous other people? How can you jealous others when you have love and appreciation in your heart? It is impossible to hate or jealous others when you truly love God. It is impossible to jealous other people when there is love and appreciation in your heart.

Jealousy only weaken your spirit to do any good work without affecting much to others. Other people may just snub your jealousy or even may no notice and continue to enjoy doing with their own works. So stop your jealousy on others and start to enjoy with your own works.

What I want to be remembered?

What I want to be remembered?

What I want to be remembered for…

What do you want to be remembered for in your life? Many people want to be remembered and recognized as some one great or contributed something good in their lives. However there are also some people who have not vision or dream.

Do you have visions and dreams? If yes then you must be having something that you want to do and be remembered after you become old after you died.

Here is some of the politicians, Celebrities, sports persons, social activists in India who want to be remembered as –

1. Sachin Pilot (Politician): I want to be remembered as a politicians who could bring a positive change to society. I would like to be recognized for my initiatives to make life better for people around me.
2. Shah Rukh Khan (Actor) : I want to be remembered as a hard working human being
3. Medha Patkar (Activist): I would like to be remembered as a an activist who has challenged social, economic and political injustice and inequality, as one of those who has found against violation of human rights of disadvantaged and deprived sections. I may also be remembered as one who has spoken out for mute nature and given it a voice.
4. Rajpal Yadav: I would like to be remembered for being an honest and good human being. As some one who was able to help his friends and family with money, love, guidance, morality…anything. A person who contributed both his country and people. As a man who was satisfied with what he achieved in life, who never stopped dreaming, and was motivated to convert those dreams into reality.
5. M S Swaminathan (Agriculture Expert): I would like to be remembered for contributions to generating a new confidence in India’s agricultural capability and to harnessing frontier science and traditional wisdom for enhancing agrarian prosperity and sustainable food security.
6. Sunita Narrain (Activist): I want to be remembered as some body who worked very hard for what she believed in. as a person who is passionate and commiteed to environmental issues and sustainable development.
7. Valmik Thapar (Conservationist): I want to be remembered for my failure to save the wild tiger. My 30 years in this field didn’t reap any benefits. I’ll have to live with my failure. I have failed to engage anyone to save the animal. People still don’t understand the importance of animals and keep killing them mindlessly.
8. Irfan Habib (Criketer): I am too self-centered to bother what I should remembered for
9. Kapil Dev (Cricketer) : My greatest desire is to always be remembered as a good sportsman, not just a good cricketer.
10. Bhaichung Bhutia (Footballer): I never thought as a youngster that I would lead the country in any sport. I am still fulfilling a dream. Though I haven’t spared any thought on retirement, I would like to be remembered as a footballer who tried to give his best whenever he played.

(Note: Given serial No.1-10 are compiled from Pune times)

My experience going by Indian Railway (Part II)

(You may become another sales man in the market if you are not specialise properly in your course)

In 2001 while I was going back from
Delhi to Pune, once again I was alone. I took out some newspaper and magazine to read…this time I was in 2nd Class (Sleeper) with confirmed ticket.
 In the same compartment, there were also some guys seem going back to Pune after the winter vacation. While I was just reading the magazine, a guy who is sitting near to me started to talk with me. He looks very confident and acting over smart because he is doing his MBA from a prestigious institute like IIM, Pune. I like his confidence but I don’t like him acting over smart/show off. MBA: “Where are you from?”Me: I am basically from ManipurMBA: Is that from Assam?

Me: Yes, Manipur is the capital of Assam 

MBA: Where are you going?Me: I am going to PuneMe: What about you?MBA: I am also going to PuneMBA: What do you do in Pune?Me: I am a student from Pune UniversityMe: What about you?MBA: I am doing my MBA from IIMSMe: That is great, so you are going to earn a good sum after finishing MBA.MBA: ThanksMe: Well, in which branch are you doing specialization?MBA: I am doing my specialization in MarketingMe: Oh I see that is very goodMe: But now there are too many MBAs and you need to specialize properly otherwise you will become another sales man in the market.MBA: (He was shocked when I said that)Me: We may be doing Engineering, Doctor, MBA or any course; we need to have sound knowledge and specialized properly, otherwise there is no point of doing for the sake of doing.MBA: (He is little nervous after I told him)MBA: Yes, there are too many MBAs and some are getting very low payment.Me: Nice talking to you Note: If he would have not acting over smart, I would have told him that Manipur is a separate state and the capital of Manipur is Imphal. However since he is acting smart even though he does not know the names of all the states in India, I told him that Manipur is the capital of Assam. (He just believe me and I was shocked in my heart) I would have no told him that he may become another sales man in the market if he was not acting over smart.

My experience going by Indian Railway (Part I)

It was in 2001 December, I went inside the general compartment from Pune railway station to Delhi-Nizamuddin. I got a seat/berth on the left side facing with another man who is also going to Delhi. As I was alone, I feel bore. I took out the newspapers and read but finished reading Times, Express and Maharastra Herald after 2-3 hours. I felt bore but I have to be with those stinky and dirty people around me.(Unplanned trip, poor guy has to suffer)

 When I reached Bhopal, the train stopped for 30 minutes. There one lady and 3 guys in army dress came inside in my compartment. A tall guy in army dress told me, “I am army officer and give me your seat” he said in Hindi. Another person who is traveling with him also said, “He is army officer, give him the seat” I thought if he is an army officer, he will no travel in general compartment (2nd class). Then I said, “If you are an army officer, show me your identity card and I will give my seat, I told him in English” It seems he does not know English properly.He did not say anything and went to sit in the corner with some other passengers.After 3 hours boarding from Bhopal, he and one of his friends got down from the train.I felt happier as I reach nearer to DelhiThere was another army and his wife going to Jammu and Kashmir.When the train reached Nizamuddin, I asked him, “What did you said to me in Bhopal? I have told my friends to bring car so that we go for sightseeing in Delhi and they are bringing car for you”Then I pulled his hand and called him to come down.His wife asked me, “What happen?” I told her, “Asked him what did he said to me in Bhopal?”Then I pulled him again his hands but she began to cryI was just trying to threaten him because he was boasting that he is an armySince he was afraid to come down from the train And his wife was crying and begging me to forgiveI did not do anything to himBut I told him not to do again and boast infront of the civilians.And if he continues to do again, he may no come back from J K  

100 times our live is more precious

Justice and equal treatment is desirable by every one. But it is worth to seek the justice and equal treatment from those nonsense people? Many times I also thought we need justice and equal treatment from other people. But in a practical life I find this a dream to get justice and equal treatment. One of the preachers from Northeast asked, “Do you pay ST (Skin tax) in addition to our IT (Income Tax)? Firstly I could not understand much, what is this ST? He said we have to pay ST everytime we go out by Autorickshaw or go to any shopping except in fixed price showroom. You have to pay ST if your skin color is very white or very black; looking different from the indigenous people.

This is a small background how one of my cousin brother was recently beaten up brutally by five guys in Delhi. He is still in the hospital (ICU). He is now groaning and fighting to live in the hospital.

The simple reason how he was beaten up by five guys was that he told them not to call him Bahadur (Nepali). Because he does not belong to Nepali nation but he is Naga. People from northeast looks like the Nepali and due to this reason, many people call the Northeast people, Nepali or Bahadur. Those guys were living in the same colony and from time to time they used to call him Bahadur and harassed him. On that fateful day, while he was going to get some utensils from nearby a house, they called him and said, “Hey Bahadur where are you going?” On that day, he shouted at them for harassing him frequently. Suddenly, another person standing nearby took a brick and pounded him on his head and he was unconcious. His two teeth were gone. His eyes were bruised badly. One of his eyes sight is lightly to loss. His skull is broken. He did not talked to anybody for three days and still in Intensive Care Units.

Those guys were arrested by the Police but can we expect any justice and equal treatment? The most important thing is that after beaten up somebody badly and giving justice or equal treatment or taking revenge is not worth. Just think! If some body kill one your siblings or parents, will you be happy to kill those two culprits? Definitely not! One of our loved ones is more precious and lovable than 2-3 other people. What will we get in taking revenge after one of our loved is killed or brutally beaten up?

In conclusion, I would like to request everyone to control ourselves from squabbling or fighting with any nonsense people around us. Because it is not worth to fight or quarrel with them even if we are right legally, for our live is 100 times more precious than those nonsense people. Legally, the mistake was with those guys, but practically the mistake was also with my cousin brother for not controlling himself from those nonsense, blood thirsty and restless people; everytime waiting the chances to harass and kill some one.

I have learnt a good lesson that I should not quarrel with any nonsense people even though I am legally right to fight back or seek justice. This is a new lesson for me to practise in real life if I want to be in the city.