The Role of Media and the Power of Information for generation “Z” Zomi e-Citizens

[By Tg. Sianpu]

I strongly believe that “information” is power. It is a power not to be abused but rather to spread out and shared to the unreached people of the world. The right to know and the right to freedom of expression as well as the right to freedom of information should be exercised to every human kind regardless of one’s racial, religious and ideological background.
One of the reasons that draw me strongly to believe in it is to be a voice for the voiceless, and ear for the unheard suffering people of Asian countries like Burma. I personally have seen and been during 1988 revolution as well as Saffron revolution in 2008 in Myanmar. What I’ve seen with my naked eyes are not recorded in neither digital form nor by paper.

It is has been my passion at the same time my dedication to reveal the secret dark side and untold stories of abuses, human rights violations, persecutions and discrimination all kinds of discrimination to minorities. The things I’ve seen and, the experiences I’ve gone through would not be recorded anywhere because of lack of resource and most of it, because of my lack of skill in recording, writing. Therefore, to reveal the truth and to exercise the rights of a human being for the less fortunate people and outskirt areas of the world who will feel relief by my thoughtful contribution and reflection of what it was, what it is and what it can become for a life-changing world.
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Zolia: Plots and Plans or Pots and Plates?

Zomite’ ngaihsutna ah “Numei” cih kammal ii nung ah bang teng om a tua zui in bang teng ngaihsutna nei uh ahiam?

“Ka naungek uh numei peuh hi” cih maw “Numei hi mawk ven” cih maw “Numei ci mawk leng…” cih ngaihsutna i ngei kha ngei hiam? Tanu nei kahih man in “sang kah ding, pilna zong a sang kei zong Pasal muh zawh na ciang ding khat sin sak ding… hong khang lian in ahun hong tun ciang Pasal nei in, a sin pilna a teek te a ding, midangte’ ading ahih manin sum tampi bei leh leiba thaang ba liang in hanciam pih kul kei etc…” cih bang ngaihsutna in na lung hong phawng kha ngei hiam? Ta numeite bel a pasalte’ a ding uh hi lel e, sum tampi bei in, suplawh, bailawh , gamdang ah pilna sin sak takpi ding maw…” cih bang ngaihsutna in na lungsim hong nawnkai sak kha ngei hiam?

Ih nisim nuntakna ah Zomi numei khat i mun koitak hi i ci ham? Bang cia zai a, bang tan sang hi ici hiam? Zomi numei khat ahih leh pilna ahih kei leh siamna (kivakna) khat peuh ahih kei leh a nih in thei ding, Pasal nei ding (nu leh pa’ vangik hong dawn suak pah), tu leh ta nei ding, zi hoih, nu hoih hi ding cih ciang bek na ngaihsun kha hiam? Zomi numei khat I nisim omna munkip pen- an huanna (kitchen), kuang sawpna bel tau kiim, puan sawpna bui buk leh inn nung lam cih ih ngaihsutna ah hong suak din den ngei hiam?

A leh lam in en kik leng anhuana anbuk, belt au, kuang sawpna mun leh puan sawpna mun pen Pasalte’ a ding hi masalo cih ngaihsutna na nei kha ngei hiam? Nu hoih khat I thupitna, akisapna leh a ma sep theih nate a thei khat in “tanu,” “numei,” “Zolia” khat I thupitna tam tel pen ding hi. Zi hoih zi thupi, zi kician a deihlo kua om ding ahi hiam? Paunak Lai Siangtho sung ah “zi hoh in suang manpha sang in manpha zaw a, zi hoih muh ding hamsa hi…” acih mahbang in numei khat in man, thupitna pen sum leh paai, suangmanpha tawh kiteh theilo hi.

Tangval khempeuh in “zi hoih” deih in, naupang khempeuh in “nu hoih” kisam ahih leh tua te hong piang theih na ding khaici bang a hong khang toto ding “tanu” “tanumei no” ih neih theih nading in i Zoliate nuntakna bang zah tak in “thupi” a “manpha” ahi hiam cih ih phawk kim ciat ding thupi hi.

“Zi hoih” na ngah theih na ding in “tanu hoih” ana om masak phot kul a (na sung/ na pute kiang pan), “nu hoih” hong om theih nading in “zi hoih” a om masak kul hi. Tua hi leh a piangsa “numei” (zi, nungak, tanu) te in bang zah in manpha in thupi hiam cih hong phawk sak hi. Tua a hih leh nikhat ni ciang in “Zolia hoih, zi hoih, nu hoih, mo hoih, teek hoih leh pi hoih” a suak ding tu laitak a ih tanu (neih lai ding te) ii nisim nuntakna, kampau, luheek, zia leh tong in bang zah in manpha a, thupi hiam cih hong kilang sak pha pha hi. Tua ahih leh Zoliate zi hoih, nu hoih suak ding ciang bek mah tawh lungkim takpi ding ihiam?
Zoliate’ mun koiciang hi na ci hiam? Nang leh nang e, koi mun ah na kikoih hiam?

Lai gelh gelh zeel khat in “a modern girl is more interested in plots and plans than pots and plates”  naci hi. Ih khawhsa leh ih vulhsa a khamlo ngei, singpua, tuitawi, singtom (sing ek’) in i nisim nuntakna nuam a sa khop, a buai khop Zogam lei tang pan a piang Zolite e leh? Khuapi sung leh gamdang pan a khangkhia Zolite e… Ih tunna sang lua in ih nuai lam ih muzo nawnkei kha hiam, ih dinna mun niamlua in a tunglam (saang lam) ih mu kha zo kei hiam? Ih kipat khiat masakna mun mahmah tual niam lua ahih man in sep theih, ih tun zawh ding pilna leh siamna khat ih tuum (geel) ngam loh khong a om kha hiam?

Zomi-te pen mualtungmi nam khat hong kicih zah khat in a sangpen na mun ah a omte (Kawlgam, Vaigam ah ih om zong in), khuapi sung ah om leng zong inn sangpennate mah ah a tengte hilo ihi hiam? Ih pian khiatna mun, ih kipatna mun ih khangkhiatna mun pen niam peuhmahlo hi. A sang lua na hizaw gige hi. Huih siangtho, mualdawn tung pan a tuaksuk minam te ihi hi.
Ih kipatna mun niam ci in lungneu in om kha het ken! Khuapi sung ah ih om leh zong mite sang a sangzawkna mun ah a tengte ihi hi. Ih pu leh pate’ gam lei ah zong khuapite sang a sangzaw, huih vot, huih namtui a tampenna mun, vasa, gampa, singkungte nopsakna mun Zogam suan leh khakte Zomi lia paalte ihi hi.

Ih omna mun, ih kipat khiatna mun sang mahmah napi ih lungsim neusak in, lungsim niam in lungkia in o mom lai mawk ding ihi hiam? Zolia khat ihih nak leh “umm leh beel” te ban ah “plots” and “plans” a suai suai dingte, minam nu, minam makai, gamnu, gam makai dingte hi mawk lo ihi hiam!
“Zolia aw, Zomi in nang hong deih hi.
Zomi aw, Zogam in nang hong ngak hi.
Zolia aw, na kha lum nuai ah Zomi leh Zogam hu inla…
Khangthak Zomi-te in Zogam Tunnu nang mah hong ngak lah hi!
Zogam leh Zomi khangtoh nading vangliatna nang tungah om hi Zolia aw!
Zomite nuntakna, pilna leh simna khantoh nading nangma geelsiam thiehna tung ah kinga hi.
Zomi leh Zogam bek thamlo, leitung bup ahu ding, leitungbup nuntakna khuavaak a pia dingin hun leh nite in Zolia nang mah hong kisam hi!”
Tg. Sianpu
March 15, 2008
Zolia (Lakam): Zomi Lia Paal, Zomi U Lian, Naupang