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Change-precursor of growth

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

For many days I have been thinking, well to the better direction - that the blog must diversify the scope of the articles. I have uploaded many articles, written by many Bishnupriya Manipuri writers (take my articles as well), that were of no relation and relavance to the purpose of this blog for which it was created - becoming the window of our rich customs and culture to the whole world, and bringing all Bishnupriya Manipuri people in one platform so that exchange of ideas and thoughts could take place in an independent manner. I feel - change is what precursor of growth.

On September 15, the baby would be one - year old. In this one-year journey I would personally say, it was an enriching journey. I learnt many things about our culture, people and what not. Something that was vague about our people, culture and customs has become crystal clear to me. I suppose, to many as well. More than that, I have come to know the strength of our people. What do they urge, they fear about, and of course their failure and success.

I am so happy those who have been in its nascent stage have remained still with this blog. I am grateful to Ranita Sinha, BN Sinha, our Rebati Mohan Kaku and all those who have been sprinkling this blog with their beautiful articles. Please excuse me; I am not including their names. The list is too long. I really appreciate Rebati Mohan Kaku, of his age and zero-online experience he is gearing up with all modern online tools. That is something I find it hard to digest. Now, he doesn't comment twice!

Here, if some writers have become I-know-your-name status in our online, no-geography Bishnupriya Manipuri world. Readers have found commenters were also able to steal the show from them. To begin with from Sandy (Amar Sinha article controversy), I would add names of Pink Flyod (in the recent article Study) and my friend Kusum Yadav. She ambushes articles with her comments! Pink Floyd can make anyone run for their money. Getainta Getainta ...Tainta...Tainta, yes Obai Itao, his signature is blockbuster HIT. People have started imitating him.

I may be forgetting many things that I should have added here. Please excuse me, if this is so.

Coming to the point of change that we are going to bring, accommodating articles NOT relevant to the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. I would say, at first I have changed, change in the perspective of my understanding about the whole blog, readers, commenters, writers, and of course identifying the people (Bishnupriya Manipuri) those who read but don't comment, simply they don't leave behind their entry and exit route. I have tracked them through this blog.

Besides it, somewhere I am feeling the pinch that I am NOT doing justice to the readers of this blog. I am conversant in many topics since they are irrelevant to the blog as such, it is not being added here. And something that I don't know (it is not possible to know each and every thing under the sun) to seek it I have to go somewhere. Can't it happen that my thirst to know is fulfilled here itself? It can be - just we have to diversify.

Here is an example that has really prompted me to ponder hard. Few weeks back I met a Bishnupriya Manipuri friend, in our first meeting I come to know, (he said) he is tracking India and the world energy sector for the last two years. Before meeting him I used to give cursory glance to this sector (India-US Nuclear deal), but after meeting him I have made it a point to track this sector. What is this - I would say he has inspired me. Now, turning the table - something that I could assist him in his intellectual growth is - government initiative in this particular sector and in broad - policies that revolve around it. This could happen if he starts writing in the blog about energy sector and I start on government policy, finance, technology.

While doing so, the benefit, you can say the writers would be getting will be, in the due course of time - they would be specialised in their domain. And from readers' point of view - reading an article without looking anywhere in print or online. Intellectual empowerment, precisely I would say.

In this context, I would like to share one (recent) incident. In India, media, both print, online and TV, was getting frenzy with reams of articles written on the launch of iPhone. I haven't touched, you can say, watched anything about the launch. Why? I was pretty sure - what they would be writing about? I saved my time - not reading the stuff, and I utilised the time reading something of my interest. If I would have used this blog much before when it was launch in European countries- definitely I would have saved many readers from ploughing inside this media frenziness. To this, thanks to my previous employer - I am proud that there is no page on the internet about mobile technology that I haven't read!

With this, I hope, all readers would agree that the blog, you love so much, come handy with all sorts of stuff, thus equipping yourself, hence educating ourselves. Start writing on the stuff - you love, and want to share.


  1. Mailed u an article "how to keep the spark withing u...(a speech by Chetan Bhagat)", thought it will be a good one whoever reads the article as readers can take some inputs from it. But am not finding it... :-(


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