People Of Manipur

People Of Manipur is the podcast series featuring people of my beloved birthplace Manipur with the intent to increase inspiring, empowering and educative content.

I started interviewing way back 2012 with audio only, evolved to video to live streaming now.

Over the years, I have interviewed people from different professions and ways of life — artists, reporter, writer, social activist, scientist, teachers, entrepreneurs, monk, singer, actor/actress, director and many more. Every conversation is different and I promise you that you will walk away feeling enriched learning something knowing someone with a deeper connection after each session.

My goal and mission of People Of Manipur podcast series:

  1. Identifying Who is Who in Manipur elevating local role models for the youth with different career choice.
  2. Featuring unheard voices and stories of Manipur elevating the people who are contributing in building a better Manipur.
  3. Connecting us deeper through the stories covered in a different lens.
  4. Creating a global virtual community promoting love and peace, inspiring to rise above the conflict and violence.
  5. Showing to the world and filling the social media content with inspiring and empowering stories of the talented awesome people of Manipur.

Replay at YouTube

Who is Who of Manipur ?


  1. Ajailiu Niumai, Professor of Sociology talks about child trafficking issues in Manipur.
  2. Memyo Ningombi, Design Consultant, Ministry of Textile, Manipur.
  3. Biona Tayenjam, science teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Manipur.
  4. Oja SarojNalini Khomdram sharing about Hijam Irabot, Lamyanba Irabot.
  5. Jayalalita Mutum, Development Practitioner & a Menstrual Educator from Manipur, India.
  6. Dr. Yumnam Arunkumar, Ministry of ExternalAffairs in UN Economic & Social Division, New Delhi, India.
  7. Dr Jodha Chandra Sanasam, lyricist, writer and ENT specialist, Manipur, India.
  8. Meena Longjam, First woman filmmaker from Manipur to bag national award for Autodriver.
  9. Heisnam Jogen , Physics teacher from Thanga island at Loktak, Manipur.
  10. Tomba Angom, Events Manager, Carnival – British Cruise Line, UK.
  11. Chingakham Chinglenthoiba, research scholar of NIT, Calicut, India.
  12. Oja Saroj Nalini Khomdram, retired teacher of Literature in Manipuri language, volunteer of Palliative Care, Manipur.
  13. Dr. Bhagyabati Sorokhaibam and Thongam Binodini teaching self defense to girls.
  14. Jamuna Advani, author of books Land Of The Dancing Deer, The Letter, Nurse Hemabati.
  15. Md Nasir Khan and Shaheda Praveen Choudhury, founder of Manipur Creative School.
  16. Yumnam Rajeshwor Singh, President, 2nd World War Imphal Campaign Foundation, Imphal, Manipur.
  17. Nongmeikapam Jotin Singh, Dog trainer from Manipur.
  18. Albert Nam, medical student joining in from the International University of Kyrygzstan.
  19. Dr M S Ningomba, Panthou Paa first Buddhist Monk in #Manipur
  20. Soniya Yambem, Researcher, Physicist, Educator from Brisbane, Australia.
  21. Dr. Vijita Ningombam Co Founder of R & V Art House, a platform for Manipuri artist to grow as an individual artist.
  22. Mocha Athokpam, tattoo artist from Manipur.
  23. Urmila Chanam, Menstrual hygiene advocate, Women rights activist and journalist, Bangalore, India.
  24. Bimolata NIngthoujam, Assistant Wellness Director, Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand.
  25. Suzania Brahmacharimayum, PhD Scholar/ School of communications, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
  26. Lien Gangte , Director – Providence Foundation UK.
  27. Philem Rohan ,student, bicycling from New Delhi to Manipur for awareness of pollution.
  28. M Okendro Singh, Senior Manager, HR, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Kochi Refinery, Kerala, India.
  29. Okram Ningol Heisnam Ongbi Sumati Leima who was conferred the title “Aphabi Mama” by 4th Kanglei Ningol Numit organized by the Ningol Khongchat Lup at Manipur Press Club in 2011
  30. Dr. Bishwajeet Elangbam consultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals, NHS Trust in UK.
  31. Tuleshwori Sapam, Research Scholar, Centre for Bioinfomatics, Pondicherry, India.
  32. Chinglenthoiba John Chingakham, NIT Calicut, Calicut/Kerala/India, Researcher/ heterogeneous Catalyst for biodiesel and separation membrane from waste material/ School of Nano Science and Technology.
  33. Heisnam Dhiren Senior Scientist, Analytical Development Laboratory, London, United Kingdom.
  34. Nameirakpam Malemnganba Meitei, Medical student, State Medical University, Stavropol, Russia.
  35. Shanti Thokchom, Nursing assistant, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
  36. Saya Okram, Freelance Researcher, PhD in Public Health, Manipur, India.
  37. Girija Ningthoukhongjam , Student, Imphal, Manipur, India
  38. Yanglem Chanu Carolin, Law Student, Bengaluru, India
  39. Dr. Ajit Lukram, coming back from UK to work for Manipur.
  40. Ms. Laishram Meena Devi, Love, marriage and career. #Manipur #Artist
  41. Ranson, Naoba and Langam are three teenagers who have come out of India for the very first time as part of a global business study tour in Europe as part of study organized by the college IILM Undergraduate Business School.
  42. Mr.Gurumayum Shyamsunder Sharma, sculpture artist of Three Mothers Art Gallery in Manipur.
  43. Mr. Oinam Khelchandra Singh, Rituals for the dead in Manipur.
  44. Oja Saroj Nalini Ingudam talking about the art of invitation using Banana leaves in Manipur.
  45. Reverend Father Joseph Kachiramattam, life as a priest in Manipur for 58 years.
  46. RK Budhimanta, RKCS Art Gallery, Imphal, Manipur, India.
  47. Mr. Yambem Laba, senior journalist at The Statesman Pvt. Ltd. Language: Interview in English.
  48. Bhargab Sarmah Mainland Media and Manipur.
  49. Dr Jugindra Sorokhabam, Medical Superintendent of Shija Hospitals.
  50. Mr. Phungzathang Tonsing, Health Minister of Manipur.

About Monica Ingudam Born and raised with conflict background, lack of freedom in Manipur (India), based in Maryland (USA), patent holder for identifying Caller ID, with Computer Science Engineering background, you will find her innovating Healthcare solutions as a Senior Product Analyst. With the vision to spread love and peace, you will find her hosting FindingYourself personal growth workshops for high achievers and talk-show at FindingTheVoices during the weekends to inspire, empower and educate. She loves painting and her art is created with lots of love and healing energy. She has pledged funds from her Art to giving back to the society. She has successfully supported Palliative Care , education for children and currently raising funds for 1001Thagatchari gratitude project of Manipur , COVID19 in Manipur. Do consider supporting her by getting her paintings and products made from her art.