USPA on Pony and Polo

USPA on Pony and Polo

Steve Armour of the USPA and the Houston Polo Club, Ed Armstrong of Yale Equestrian and Polo Center, and L. Somi Roy of Hun-tre! discuss international prospects of Manipuri polo and the Manipuri Pony. Imphal. November 2014.
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Pony Nature Preserve Begun

Pony Nature Preserve Begun

The first of 53 ponies entered the Pony Nature Preserve in Heingang and Khundrakpam in time for USPA, German and Thai polo players to see the first phase of this preservation project to house Imphal's street ponies, homeless since ~1985. Spearheading the move for the preserve, the Chief Minister of Manipur, O. Ibobi Singh also declared the Manipuri Pony and Endangered Breed.
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Manipur, Birthplace of Polo, Donates Exhibit To International Museum Of The Horse

Manipur, Birthplace of Polo, Donates Exhibit To International Museum Of The Horse, November 19, 2012

The International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington unveils a new exhibit chronicling the contributions of the people and ponies of Manipur. This Southeastern Himalayan kingdom, now a state in North East India, introduced the sport of polo to the British in 1854...
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Hun-tré! Polo Tours

(Nov 23 - 30, 2014), a first-ever, unique, exotic polo adventure to the birthplace of modern polo! Hun-tré! Polo Tours is an international venture of Edward Armstrong Polo.
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USPA teams plays in Imphal

USPA team plays in Imphal

A six-member USA team organized by the United States Polo Association was brought by Huntre! to play in the 7th International Manipur Polo Tournament, held in Imphal from November 23-28, 2013.
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Manipur, Birthplace of Polo, Donates Exhibit To International Museum Of The Horse

4th MLBI Camp in Imphal, 

February 13-15, 2013

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Barry Larkin (Cincinnati Reds) and Joe Logan of the Montreal Expos), headlined a two-day clinic at Khuman Lampak in Imphal.
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Buy The Maharaja's HouseholdBuy The Maharaja's Household
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Amitav Ghosh's Premiere Reading Release of The Maharaja's Household

Amitav Ghosh's Premiere Reading Release of The Maharaja's Household

Imphal, February 6, 2015

World renowned author Amitav Ghosh gives the first public reading from his upcoming Flood of Fire at the MK Binodini Memorial Lecture. The occasion included the release of The Maharaja's Household and a performance of Black Swan by Priti Patel and Anjika. Watch CNN-IBN Exclusive on Amitav Ghosh in Imphal. Watch Video

The Maharaja's Household at JaipurLitFest

The Maharaja's Household at JaipurLitFest

Launch, January 2015

With the first book of Manipuri literature to be launched at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the panel on MK Binodini Devi and her work featured HH Maharaja Pradyot Manikya Dev Burman and L. Somi Roy, in conversation with writer Janice Pariat. Watch Video


Calamity and Courage Calamity and Courage

Indian Edition published, April 2014

Imasi Publications' Indian edition of Calamity and Courage: A Heroine of the Raj, a biography of Ethel St. Clair Grimwood by Belinda Morse was released by H.E. Vinod Kumar Duggal at Raj Bhavan in Imphal. View Video

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re:PLAY 2013
media workshops

The Manipur Film Development Corporation hosted three re:Play Media Workshops from January 7-16, 2013 at MFDC Complex. The workshop leaders were Deirdre Towers, New York; Iben Trino Molenkamp, Netherlands & New York and Alexandra Viets, Washington DC.

Crimson Rainclouds Published Buy Crimson Rainclouds Published

July 17, 2012
The English translation of M. K. Binodini's play "Asangba Nongjabi" by L.Somi Roy is now available on discount at NE-Bazaar.
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