Tuesday, 30 December 2008

raftaar.com - a hindi language based search engine

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A search engine with difference is raftaar.com. What is all about this search engine? It is a Hindi language based search engine. This is what when you google ‘raftaar.com’, you get - रफ़्तार से हिन्दी की सभी तरह की वेब साईटों पर खोजना सम्भव है। So with this search engine, Hindi language based websites will be accessible which, unfortunately, were not part of the burgeoning search engine market very lately.

The advent of the search engine ‘raftaar.com’ will definitely give a breathing space to the site owners who cater its content in the Hindi language. At least their content will be indexed, and will be recalled in the search results.

Good thing about this search engine is that as you type into the search box, raftaar.com guesses what you’re typing and offers suggestions in real time. This feature is similar to the Google Suggest tool which is still in the Google laboratory. The feature throws to you alternative spellings for your query.

One more feature which is worth of mentioning is the Hindi alphabet table just below the search box. This will definitely help, one those who are not fluent with hindi-typing and, second, to those who would love to go instantly with the exact results.

Though it is not confirmed how many web pages the search engine has indexed so far, and what are their quality. And what is the modus-operandi in churning out the results. But it is big step to lease life in the hindi language domains.

Last, and not the least, the search engine if one compares with the giant of internet Google, this would be unfair. At least at the present time. The search engine has to go a long way to come near Google search.
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KHOURANG, a poem by Jyotirmoy Sinha

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Koto Khourange mor jiban tor ningsinge, aji jauriga mi bahe bahe;
Tore peitou na pahurtou, oya asu mi jungolor phulgo.

Kuno cheya nadehouri, na kuno chara shabdo,
hudda hunouri mi ching ching ching ching;
koto asha korechilu ere dine, har tou pare bulia mone korouri
ere aajikar dukhi dine.

Koidin aage dehesilu mi hoponor porigore, kurigo oya
Aaji koto asha karesu asha thungoitoi bhulia;
Mi tar bonomalir phulgo maloya, Kintu nadehouri kuno milleng.

Aji mor goje porer boronor phuta top-to-peya
Aaji morang nei kuno chati saloya;
Chinta korouri, tor juligot homeitu kishade oya,
Aji mi jungole asu akhulago chatoya.

Hopon dehouri, kundin aaitou mi torang gothanlo paloya,
Kintu dorte nei morang akhulago asu bhulia.

Kripa chauri Bhagvanorang aathan bareya,
Karmo kartou ere dukhipar din jinging bulia;
Akdinte soinei bhujtoi gathanlo sara jagathan loya,
Tore peitou mi mor ahigo jipeya.




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Bujon, start writing your biography

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By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi


We the great Bishnupriya Manipuri people must start writing our own history, literature and any entity that we can call is our own. It may be related to our people, their thoughts, their village, their way of living and if possible everything under the sun.

If we do not undertake now, sooner or later we will definitely find ourselves in a bizarre world – devoid of any characters that defines of being a Bishnupriya Manipuri. And who are these people who are going to enrich our understanding about our community? They are our bujon, the elderly people.

The world they have seen; and have witnessed how it had unfolded in front of their eyes, are something that are treasure troves of knowledge and information. It is my father, my elders, your father, your grandparents. They must start writing about their life. That is enough.

The narration of their life will be self-explanatory. The writings on their life are real diamond mines of information. Just simply writing their life will encapsulates everything, I suppose. Whether it is political, social or it is related to economy, or international politics. You ponder for a minute. You will find, yes, even your father has many stories to say to this world.

If your father simply jots down his upbringing, mentioning about his parents, their economic status, and add the socio-politico conditions of his village, this is enough information that could be pass on to the next generation. Henceforth, to the whole community, and to the whole world.

We all love to hear stories from our parents whenever they mention about their life, the village they belongs to, and of course the people they mention about. How interesting it would be, if we can read the stories, and pass it to our next generation. This would be fantastic. Isn’t!

I remember (here I am not adding my father’s story, excuse me) a Bishnupriya Manipuri person, an Indian soldier, who used to visit daily in our home in Jammu and Kashmir, and come up with his heroic stories related to insurgency in northeast and in Bangladesh-liberation war. He participated in the 1971 war. Believe me, he has narrated dot-by-dot each incident exactly during our 7-year stay in the state. There have not been any deviations from his earlier told stories.

His stories were so interesting, we – three brothers with jaw drop attention used to hear his version. How he and his troops used to enter Bangladesh, take reccee of the spot of attack, his halt in a college in Bangladesh, were something I remember still.

Now, if I have had made his stories in writing, this could have become not only interesting for me, but would have come out as a source of information to the community, and for the world. But sorry, I missed it, and so the whole community.

So, here is a request to all bujon, start writing your biography. It doesn’t matter the world will accept it or not. But we the Bishnupriya Manipuri are going to read it, lest you write it and save it as a treasure. Unleash your life, let loose the world you have lived in.

Sooner or later, your grandsons and granddaughters will come and will show the world, the world you have seen. Start writing.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Wear Bishnupriya Manipuri dress in college freshers’ day; and become cynosure of your friends

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By Sonica Rajkumari, New Delhi

Few days to go, we all will enter into a new year 2009, leaving behind 2008 for ever. For some people this year would have been worse, for some so-so, and for some would have been very nice. If I take my case this year has been nice to me. This year I had full of surprises and suspense in my kitty.

In this year I have been thrown into a new rejuvenated and different sort of world: the hostel life. Exactly a year-gap in between the discipline-school and the casual-college where I am pursuing my study presently. So for me the first year in the college has been very thrilling and exciting. Though we haven't faced any sort of ragging. 

We have not got our seniors as we are the first batch of SPA (School of Planning and Architecture), Vijayawada. So it became our disadvantage and as well as advantage as we are getting attention and responsibility in putting up our best work, to make each event and festival lively and unforgettable.

During Onam, which was the first festival came after the commencement of the session in September, all Malayalam speaking students, usually called Mallus, decided the dress code for that day i.e their traditional lungi for boys and simply long skirts with jasmine rose (gajra) on hair for girls. Many students including me implemented it and also made design of SPA, New Delhi logo using flowers petals on the floor outside the classroom.

After that we were desperately waiting for the next festival, Diwali. I already had our Bishnupriya Manipuris traditional dress on Diwali we specially girls worn our traditional dress. Telugu girls’ worn lehenga which is very similar to saree. One thing I can say for sure their dress is also something like us i.e two piece where as saree is one piece. Assamese girls worn mekhla. But my dress was something that was extraordinary. My dress compelled everyone to ask what this dress is except some north-eastern student who didn’t ask about it. It was actually looking nice and they appreciated me as I was looking like a doll with that attire. I think they impersonated my dress with Chinese doll.

At evening time we cracked crackers and ful- jadi. But more than that photo sessions was going on, with the same full of energy and excitement, recently we celebrated our freshers’ party. 

We did our best to make the party unforgettable and lively even in the absence of seniors. Now, what was next – the New Year? Which I am going to celebrate here at home in Delhi, but I already had cakes for Xmas and new year in advance on 19 December, 2008 as from 21st December we had holiday.

We genuinely feel bad whenever we drop our friends to railway station, as we are not gonna meet for next 12-15 days. I think the same strange feeling envelop you when you were in college, miles away from your home.

From the past many years I have been celebrating New Year by just watching special shows on television which was specially saved only for 31 December. I don't know this year I will celebrate in the same manner or not. I hope 2009 year would be nice for me as well for you all reading this article. May the year 2009 make yours and mine dream come true. I wish all my brothers, sisters and all Bishnupriya Manipuris a warm heartedly a very happy and prosperous new year. Keep rocking.

Happy New Year !
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Delhi Nagarik Samity Meeting, Dec 28, discussed: Registration,accounts,land,release of calendar, directory,website,campaign by Mahila Samity

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On the 28th of December 2008, the Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti (New Delhi NCR) Annual General Meeting was held at Gurgaon.

Agenda:

(1) Registration: The President announced that the Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti (New Delhi NCR) is now a registered body. The members gave a standing ovation to Mr. Jishnu Sinha who has been instrumental in getting the registration done.

(2) Accounts:
- From the 1st of January 2009, the Samiti will have its own bank account. It would not operate on any individual's Savings or Joint Account any further.

- All accounts closed on the activities which took place in 2008- Sadhu Baba Utsav and Get together.

(3) Land for a Temple/Malthep in New Delhi : The most important of all the agendas to be now pursued with a complete strategic focus as declared by the President, Mr. Nirmalay Sinha. 

(4) Calendar 2009 for the Bishnupriya Manipuris to be out by January 2009. 

(5) Directory: A comprehensive directory to be churned out by the Samiti which would contain the details of the Bishnupriya Manipuris residing in New Delhi-NCR, by March 2009. 

(6) Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti website to be launched by 3rd of January 2008. The project will be managed by Mr. Jyotirmoy Sinha. 

(7) Mahila Samiti - The first campaign by the Mahila Samiti would kick-off early next year. This would be a door-to-door campaign in the New Delhi- NCR region. The objective of the campaign will be to encourage parents to instill into their children the habit to speak in the Bishnupriya Manipuri language along with Hindi, English or any other Indian languages. 

Present in the meeting:
President - Mr. Nirmalay Sinha
Vice President - Mr. Chandra Mohan Sinha
General Secretary - Mr. Shashikant Sinha
Secretary- Mr. Jishnu Sinha
Treasurer - Mr. Rajkumar Harilal Sinha
Additional Secretary (Communication) - Mr. Henryy Sinha
Additional Secretary ( Co-ordination) - Mr. Brahmananda Sinha


Advisory Committee: Mr. Bhimsena Sinha,

Executive Body: Laximant Sinha, Samarjit Sinha, Surajit, Chondon, Biprojit, Bhai, Biswajeet, Jyotirmoy Sinha.

Mahila Samiti:
President - Mrs. Lokimoni Sinha
Vice President - Mrs. Nandita Mukherjee
Co-ordinator - Mrs. Tripti Sinha

Advisory Committee: Mrs Rebita Singh, Mrs Anjali Sinha, Mrs.Prabhati Sinha.

Executive Body: Kanika Sinha

Sincerely regret if any names have been left out.

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Saturday, 27 December 2008

Delhi Mahila Samity: answer back the looming negativity

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By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

Newton's first law of motion:

An object at REST tends to stay at REST and an object in MOTION tends to stay in MOTION with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

The same century-old law of motion can be read out like this: People at REST tend to stay at REST unless acted upon by an external force. 

Or in plain English: Old habits die hard. 

Why all this universal law and proverb? Because there are souls among us who are adamant to stem any growth as such taking place around them. They are negative, pessimistic in their approach towards life, towards their brethren. They want to remain at absolute REST, and they hate to change coming to motion.

The story goes back to the day when 120 strong Bishnupriya Manipuri people living in Delhi and NCR region assembled on 21 December, 2008 and were celebrating get-together meeting for the first time at picture-perfect location at Najafgarh. One middle-age person in the midst of the crowd was busy in whispering that all the exercise to form a Mahila Samity would go in vain. His reason: people in the helm of Nagarik Samity are not united. So there is no possibility that the exercise of forming Mahila Samity will be successful. 

One thing that was not clear - was his version a challenge to prove the womenfolk or mere a negative statement, or mere expressing his real scratched soul? Anything that may be, but his whispering had a stink. Underestimating the women assembled, and the women who agreed to participate in the Mahila Samity. All were put to shame with the same brush: averse to change. 

Fine, he has a doubt about the success of the women in the new Samity. To prove that what he says is correct and must be taken into consideration, can’t he come out with the ten-solid reasons about why the whole effort would go in air. And what are the measures that should be taken to skip its failure - the most important aspect? But the person in question has to put his say, and he said, eloquently (though not in public). 

Even he doesn’t come out solutions. He must have the latent tendency to at least appreciate the effort, and should have congratulated the women and give some helpful tips. But sorry, nothing had happened. No congratulations, no blessings. It seems women have been sent to battlefront with hands tied behind their back with clear instruction not to fire. If this is the scenario, it is damn sure they will be killed and the whole operation will come to jeopardy, so the fate of Mahila Samity. 

The Mahila Samity needs support from all and sundry. This must be the attitude of all the Bishnupriya Manipuri reading this article. They must be seen with respect and not with squint eyes. Let us change ourselves to welcome such changes. Let us not remain in REST. With all said and done, it is to be seen how the present women in the Mahila Samity and the rest outside answers to such prevailing negativity. 

Talk with children in IMAR THAR

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By Ramanuj Sinha, New Delhi

Language (IMAR THAR) is one of the most fundamental aspects of a people’s culture. We all want our children to speak the language of their heritage. Let us discount the opinions of those who say that it is better to forget “IMAR THAR” and to concentrate on speaking “MAYANG THAR” well. These people are just wrong. It does not hurt your “English/Hindi/Bengali/Assamese/………..” to speak your own language; it helps. 

My dear friend Henryy has rightly said in his recent Article “JINGTA KORO IMAR THAR” that “A simple survey would reveal, the 5-10 families residing in New Delhi for the last 30-40 years, have butchered the growth of the Bishnupriya Manipuri language………Their children DO NOT SPEAK the language…….”

I have come up with an “APPEAL” to all those Bishupriya Manipuri people. Please try to speak in “IMAR THAR” with your children. Do not be afraid of "confusing" the child. Children can identify speakers of different languages as they grow up. 

Make your children be able to speak with their relatives in “IMAR THAR”. Thanks to improved phone service which is entering the most remote villages of our country. Today a phone call is economical enough, so the question of away-from-home doesn't arise. The thrill of being able to talk to their uncles, aunts, and cousins will get the kids interested in keeping up their language. 

Another good reason for you to work at your children's learning to speak “IMAR THAR” is because it will make you proud to hear the compliments of your friends and countrymen because your children are able to speak your language. You grow in prestige as a person who values your roots. 

JAI IMA BISHNUPRIYA.

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Friday, 26 December 2008

Govt Job! Crosscheck your OBC certificate

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In 1995, I appeared in an interview test for Production Operator in the Guwahati Refinery (IOCL). Fortunately I cleared the written test and was ranked 3rd in the overall successful candidates for the personal interview. Next day was the personal interview and during scrutiny of my documents, the selection committee members told me that my OBC certificate was not in the prescribed format as required for any jobs in Central or PSU Company under Govt. of India. My OBC document was from All Assam Other Backward Classes Association. So they disqualified me as I had applied for the position under OBC quota even though they put me in the General Category list on the notice board.

I got so frustrated that I could not face my father for next few days and immediately got my OBC certificate done in the prescribed format.
(http://www.rrbbpl.nic.in/Download/obc_certi_format.pdf)

Fortunately I got another opportunity a year later and got employed in a NAVARATNA PSU but not in IOCL.

So that was the story of my ignorance and you can say complacency that I got all the documents ready.

But why I am sharing this story is another different story.

During my last visit to Guwahati, one young woman from our village at Patharkandi got selected as Asstt. Sub Inspector (Ministerial) in the CRPF. But she was asked to produce her OBC document in the said prescribed FORM OF CERTIFICATE [TO BE PRODUCED BY OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES APPLYING FOR APPOINTMENT TO POST UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.] so that they could appoint her as soon as possible.

She showed me the OBC document issued to her by All Assam Other Backward Classes Association. Before that interview, she was also not aware of this OBC FORMAT which is mandatory for APPLYING / APPOINTMENT TO POST UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. I don't know whether she got her OBC certificate from DC office, Karimganj or not. God knows what happened to her dream as I couldn't contact her anymore.

So please dissipate the importance of OBC certificate (in the prescribed format) to our parents and students so that they can get the certificate issued from the concerned authority as soon as possible. It will definitely help them save from undue embarrassment at the last moment.

Here I am not encouraging you to seek opportunity under quota system if you have the talent. But it is up to an individual whether to avail the facility or not.

So be prepare with your documents and you can also get your all important documets cross checked by a senior person who knows about these things.

With best regards,

Pocha



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Thursday, 25 December 2008

GUWAHATIANS RECALL GITSWAMI, Dec 3, The Sentinel

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By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI,Dec 1: The 112th birth anniversary of Gokulananda Gitiswami, a bard and
alternative media moghul in the Bishnupriya Manipuri Community,was observed at the auditorium of Shilpagram in Guwahati with slew of programms that concluded at 9.30 pm last night.Right from the leichandan to the cultural programme that was associated with the celebration,the day long programme presided over by Sri Rebati Mohan Sinha of Mumbai kept the capacity crowd at the auditorium spell bound.While inauguration committee president Sushil Kumar Sinha and General Secretary DILS Lakshmidra Sinha gave a detailed account on the importance of the observance of the day,invited speakers like reformist Lt Col. Bijay Sinha, Agnipurush Gopinath Sinha, Chief guest of the function and Axom xahitya xabha(AXX) Vice president Satish Choudhury, litterateur Mathura Sinha, litterateur Prabhash Kanti Sinha, Nabendu Sinha (IPS) and Pratap Sinha, ASP gave detailed account on the life, philosophy and contribution of the bard for the uplift of the Bishnupriya Manipuri literature and the community as a whole on all fronts.

A relay recitation of a brief life story of the alternative media moghul by four girls--Pomi Sinha,Manisha Sinha,Juri Sinha and Bidisha Sinha--did give a fillip to the ceremony in no uncertain term.The function witnessed felicitation of number of personalities likeAgnipurush Gopinath Sinha,Kumkum (only woman from Asom to hold the post of Commisioner,Scout and Guides,Northeast headquarters),Nabendu Sinha(IPS) and ASP Pratap Sinha.DILS Singha also gave its annual awards to Singer Ashutosh Sinha(Rabi) and litterateur Prabhash Kanti Sinha for the years 2007 and 2008 respectively for their contribution to the society in their respective fields.

In the cultural programme,singers Manju Sinha,Shyam Kumar Sinha,Sumana Sinha and Pramila Sinha and a group dance by Suraksha and her party mesmerised the audience.Upcoming singer Rahul Sinha left the audience with the impression that he would be an artiste to be reckoned with.While Nikhkil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sanskriti Parishad General SecretaryAshutosh Sinha led the cultural function from the front,noted singer Goutam Sinha helped the upcoming singers by accompanying them with musical instruments.
Courtesy: The Sentinel (December 2, 2008)





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NBMM Mumbai unit extends assistance, Dec 3, The Sentinel

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GUWAHATI, Dec 2: The East,North and West regoinal units of the Nikhil Bshnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha(NBMM) extended financial assistance to some of the next of kin of the october 30th serial blasts in Assam. NBMM unit president from Mumbai Rebati Mohan Sinha and his wife Ranju Sinha visited the Hengrabari area of Guwahati on Sunday last and paid Rs. 1000/-each to the next of kin ofBiren Teron, Sunanda Kalita and Mani Barman of Hegrabari, and handed over Rs.7000/-to Karbi Yuba Sangha of the area so as to disburse to the families of blast victims.Talking to this reporter, Sinha said, Bishnupriya Manipuris of Mumbai,Pune,Delhi,Kolkata,Ahmedabad and Bangalore got the news of the October 30 serial bomb blast in Assam on that very day at 12.35 pm, when the people of the community were observing the birth anniversary of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur at Pune.
Courtesy: The Sentinel (December 3, 2008)



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NBMM extends helping hand to kin of city blast victims, Dec 2, The Assam Tribune

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NGO extends helping hand to kin of city blast victims
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GUWAHATI, Dec 1 – So many deaths and so much bloodshed of the innocent – the saga of horror and destruction triggered by terrorists with international network is the same across the country. The pain at the loss of precious lives in terrorist attack is universal and hence the response of the common people has cut across geographical boundaries in an expression of solidarity to the families affected by terror attack.

On Sunday, when the State remembered fateful October 30 that left a trail of blood and destruction proving the casual attitude of the authorities to security matters, members of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM), Western India region arrived at Hengarabari, the area that lost several lives in the Ganeshguri blast with words of consolation and financial assistance.

The members of the Mahasabha who reside in Mumbai visited some families of the blast victims and offered words of courage and hope, most necessary apart from the financial aid coming from different quarters.

The working president of the Mahasabha, RM Sinha while talking to The Assam Tribune said that whether it is Mumbai or Assam or Jaipur, the sufferings of victims of terror attack were the same and the Mahasabha, which was a socio-cultural organisation, will respond to the call of humanity.

“We got the news of the blasts in Assam within an hour of its occurrence, but it took us a month to reach Assam as it was difficult to get train reservation,” said Sinha.

The members of the Mahasabha had got the news of the blasts in Assam at the time when they were celebrating a festival in Pune. They were quick to act and collected money, in whatever amount it came at the spot of the celebration. Similarly other units of the Mahasabha in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore which were also celebrating the same festival collected money for the people of Assam.

“Our arrival is a reflection of the sentiments of the members of the Mahasabha. We are with the people of Assam and whole of India who are targeted by a group of fanatics let loose to create mayhem,” said Sinha. The Mahasabha has responded to the Mumbai terror strike also. “Our help is limited to offering consolation, arranging for blood and doing every bit to calm the ruffled souls,” said Sinha.
Courtesy: The Assam Tribune (December 2, 2008)


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Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Jingta Koro Imar Thar

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The Bishnupriya Manipuri language is in fact an eco friendly, cholesterol free language. It does no harm if spoken moderately, at least at home or with fellow Bishnupriya Manipuris. Injecting into the child the habit to speak in Bishnupriya Manipuri should be as crucial as polio vaccination is.

By Henryy Sinha, New Delhi

Grant me the privilege for a constructive crib!

On the 21st December 2008, a Mahila Samiti was formed in New Delhi by the Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti, (New Delhi- NCR). Needless to say, it’s a great initiative. Most importantly, an important initiative. But somehow a wicked voice in my head says, this Mahila Samiti might end up as yet another feel good, cosmetic outfit. Sorry for my premonition. I might have just fallen prey to facts. Maybe plain history.

It’s ritualistic to offer ‘privileges’ to a woman with a patronizing tone for the men. Be it America, Afghanistan or Japirbon, the plot remains the same. And this ritual, I bet is very much pronounced in our community as it is in many other communities as well. To admit, we can’t claim male chauvinism is no longer a migraine for us. It very much corrupts the power that lies between our ears. The mind.

Let us confess, as confession leads to correction. Whenever a woman's forum is formed; it is mostly restricted to cuisine consultancy or flower décor! The accent of a women’s forum has been more on operations then crucial strategies or decision making. Women can do more than just cooking in a get-together or plucking flowers to garland the chief guest of a cultural event. I am more then sure about it.

With all sincerity, I believe this Mahila Samiti would not be a stereotype showcase women’s outfit. I believe it would do some serious business. New Delhi, in fact offers a very challenging task for this Samiti. The task to promote the Bishnupriya Manipuri language among the Bishnupriya Manipuris residing in the city.

A simple survey would reveal, the 5-10 families residing in New Delhi for the last 30-40 years, have butchered the growth of the Bishnupriya Manipuri language. Let us confess again. Their children DO NOT SPEAK the language. The buck goes to the parents. It is the parents who have failed in a crucial responsibility. This is a serious issue which needs to be tackled with urgency. It is here where the Mahila Samiti comes in. Women are best to tackle this issue.

This is the Samiti’s biggest challenge. Make sure whenever a Bishnupriya Manipuri child is born in New Delhi, you the Mahila Samiti should go to its parents and educate its parents not to rob the child of it mother’s tongue. Educate the parents to teach their children speak in Bishnupriya Manipuri along with English, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Assamese, Japanese, Spanish, Telegu or Burmese. Educate them that it is not UNCOOL to speak in the Bishnupriya Manipuri language in New Delhi or New York.

In fact, this language can be spoken in a place like Café Morrison or a TGIF. Educate them that the Bishnupriya Manipuri language is in fact an eco friendly, cholesterol free language. It does no harm if spoken moderately, at least at home or with fellow Bishnupriya Manipuris. Injecting into the child the habit to speak in Bishnupriya Manipuri should be as crucial as polio vaccination is. Forget about cooking in get-togethers or picnics. Forget about plucking flowers to garland the chief guest. This is your job at hand. This would be the Mahila Samiti’s social service to the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. Save the Bishnupriya Manipuri language.

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Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Increase General Knowledge of Bishnupriya Manipuri

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By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

What will you call a person who inadvertently thinks anything related to the community is detrimental, not his cup of tea (definitely in respect to job) and it is not-ripe time to involve? What is the problem with him/ her – is the natural question, you ask yourself? Same here I feel when I ask some knowledgeable friends of mine to write (very few)/ receive SMS (too many) for this blog. 

They are carrying notion, pre-conceived though, in their mind, I say. 

Something that is very common to all their response, sometimes come in veiled and very rare – openly, is that they don’t want to keep in touch with anything related to the community: it is too early to be associated with such so-called activities. They say. 

Now, coming to me – I feel so proud and deep inside content that my understanding on the community and “inter-alia” knowledge is increasing. I just don’t do my job and come to home; and I don’t follow the dreaded routine. Just writing on the blog has taught me many things. 

I am treading on those topics that I would not have ever thought of. The once- boring, highly detestable business newspapers, government reports, now, I find it interesting and enlightening. I find the figures and statistics dear to my heart. The revelation that a community is not a static entity but an organic, ever-changing, cohesively related microcosm is something that I wouldn’t have understood if I have remained cosy to my journalistic domain – politics and human interest stories. That is what Indian newspapers are based upon, colonial legacy. 

Now coming to those who shirk off even to receive an SMS that begins with “bishnupriyamanipuri” with complete set of inconceivable ruse is something I am not able to digest. I try my best to read their mind but somewhere I feel they are carrying a water-tight compartment believing that a community like Bishnupriya Manipuri is not linked to any activities of life, nation, and economics. They are failing to understand if they are tracking developments in Delhi, Bangladesh, Kashmir, or anything of their choice; there is no harm to at least keep a tab on the activities taking place in the community they belongs to. 

Rest, I find solace with the mere thought that people of our clan in Bangladesh definitely has come to know more about us staying in Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai and Silchar. They could make a clear mind map in general about us. 

Another recent incident that had brought smile in my face when one of my friend whom I literally took him in the other fence, after receiving SMS for more than one month, on Sunday started giving advice on how to run the blog. I find – he has changed. He talks about the community. He discusses on the importance of being in a community. 

Thanks to everyone who had been a part of the day, says Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samity, Delhi

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We had been going through this blog since long.Seeing more and more people getting interested with the improvement of our society from all parts of india make our society feel proud to be one of them.

The get together programe which was held at Delhi with the formation of Mahila Samity was one of the step toward success.

The gathering was really good and thanks all the people who had shown keen interest and made the programe successful.
We, also thank all the women who had joined inspite of the foggy weather.

Thanks to everyone who had been a part of the day.

From Secretary ( Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samity, Delhi).


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Let us join hands together for the best:Rebita Singh, Executive Member, Mahila Samity Delhi

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It's an immense pleasure to see that the Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samity is getting ahead for the development of women along with the society. They arranged a get together on 21st Dec 2008 at Jai Ambe Farm House,Jhatikhera more,Najafgarh,New Delhi-43 for the first time with the agenda of forming a Mahila samity.

People from all the sectors of Delhi came inspite of the foggy day.This get together programe is organized with some aims but none got bored. Everyone was playing cricket,football,badminton etc.inspite of the age difference. All enjoyed the day long program starting with breakfast and a delicious lunch.

There was a short introduction of all the women present at the spot. And finally the organization was formed.The president, vice president, general secretary, coordinator and executive members were selected. Mrs. Lakshi Moni Rajkumari was given the post of President, Nandita Sinha as Vice president, General Secretary Arti Sinha, Coordinator Tripti Sinha and executive members - Anjali Sinha and Rebita Singh.

Seeing my name as an executive member made me feel proud. This gives me a chance to show what we women can do for the upliftment of this segment in our society. However, I know it will take time but "when there is a will there is a way.

I would be more than happy if all of us join hands together for the best. 

Thanks

Rebita Sinha

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Sunday, 21 December 2008

Get together meeting Dec 21 Delhi: The golden moment for everybody who participated

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By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi


Photo: Biprojit Sinha

Over 120 Bishnupriya Manipuri living in Delhi and NCR region participated in the get-together meeting held at Najafgarh on 21 December, 2008. It was a complete gaga on the part of the youngsters, parents, children since they all had a nice time spending with their own people on a grand picturesque location, and in a chilly winter season of Delhi.

It was a success with its sheer number of participants. More than that it came as an opportunity for all people to have countenance with their friends, relatives and to just spend golden moments with others.

Drop in temperature didn’t deter people from participating in the programme. They came from every pockets of Delhi and NCR region. People came from Patparganj, Dilshad Garden, Laxmi Nagar, Lado Sarai, Sagarpur, Manglapuri , CR Park, Shyam Vihar, Dwarka etcetra areas. In these areas concentration of Bishnupriya Manipuris show a sizable population.

People braved the foggy day to be in association with their own people. And that was something very visible in the faces of the people. They were all in a festive mood to celebrate the event of togetherness. Youngsters were seen playing football. And ladies busy in talking and cooking.

Photo: Biprojit Sinha

In the space-starved city like Delhi, the spacious farm land, equipped with all facilities was appreciated by everybody. Venue of the event - the Jai Ambe Farms, was something that everybody gave their heart upon. It was a green, spacious, decorated venue.

By 11 a.m all were present in the venue. The day started with breakfast and it ended with the lunch.

As per the agenda of the get-together meeting, the Mahila Samity was formed. Mrs. Lakshi Moni Rakumari was given the post of President, Nandita Sinha as Vice president, General Secretary Arti Sinha, Coordinator Tripti Sinha and executive members - Anjali Sinha and Rebita Singh.




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Friday, 19 December 2008

It's never too late, a poem by Tridiv Sinha

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By Tridiv Sinha, New Delhi

Young man comes to a metro city,
To become successful like his daddy.
Tell him not to end up messy,
Coz life's bitter, not that cozy.

He tries to materialize his dreams,
But is shattered by the heartless screams.
Tried putting small things in seams,
Thread is fragile, just like day-dreams.

He starts his life with a small job,
To save himself from tears and sob.
After one year of sweet - bitter lob,
People find him a foolish snob.

When he realizes what he became,
Only to find it too hard to tame.
In his path to gain money and fame,
He engulfs in quicksand of shame.

Now it's too late to turn back,
He suffered life's unforgiving smack.
Tell him it's never too late,
He can make his own fate.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Assam State committee General Conference, Karimganj on 10 and 11 Jan

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10th General Conference of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Assam State committee will be held at Dullavchara (Hingala), District Karimganj, Asssam on 10th & 11th January 2009.

This decision was taken in the extended executive meeting of the Assam State Committee Mahasabha held at Higher Secondary School Dullavchara on 14th December where a reception committee was formed with the following members.

President: Subash Sinha.
Secretary: Sri Chandra Kanti Sinha.and others members.

Uday sinha
Secretary General
NBMM


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Empowerment of women is a slow process

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By Tridiv Sinha, New Delhi

The following words are not diplomatic. Please don’t take me as a male chauvinist person, all I am trying to put forward is the naked truth and people might get offended here. If this article has passed the moderator, I think there’s some why you should read it too.

The kind of society ideal people is looking for, where women will be considered equal to men is an ideal case. Not a real one. Not possible until there is a huge biological change in physical form. Not possible until women are equal in strength compared to men. By strength, I mean both population and physical strength. This is an old jungle rule and no one can deny it. Having said that, I would want to put forward another fact - human beings are mammals. Now, what separates a mammal from other organisms? The mammary glands, which they use to feed the young ones. This creates a strong bond between the mother and the offspring. The bond between a mother and the offspring is much more than that with the father. This happens due to two main reasons –

(1) The offspring stays in its mother’s womb for a specific period of time before getting (birth, depending on the species. In this period, the offspring used nutrition from the mother’s body to survive. The father has no significant role in this process.

(2) After getting born, the mother’s mammary glands act as the nutrition provider. Again, the father has no significant role in it.

This rule stands strong for almost every species including Human beings. Many wild animals or pet animals in mammals’ don’t have the involvement of the male gender in bringing up the new ones. Since human beings are intelligent and civilized, the father cares for his son or daughter so that his gene pool carries on to the next generation. This phenomenon may be seen in a species of rodents – The Lemmings. Lemmings commit mass suicide to make room for the coming generation. They want the coming generations to survive and sacrifice their own lives.

The selfish genes play an important role here which is predominant in human beings. This explains the reason why siblings care for each other. It does not act as some will, but an automatic choice. The gene urges the individual to sacrifice himself so that his sibling may survive, in other words the gene may survive.

The above facts may look irrelevant to this article, but they do play an important part and we will admit in due course of time. The bond between the mother and the offspring is much stronger than the father. So, almost all animals have the custom where the mother cares for the young ones until they become self dependent. Human beings are civilized, but they can not break nature’s rule properly. We are governed by nature’s rules. Even though the father plays an important role, the mother is more involved. So, it is seen that the mother cares for the family and home and the father works for providing food and shelter. Now, if we analyze the physical strengths of a male and female body, we come to the conclusion that male body is stronger. In early societies, man used to go hunting and the woman took care of the family. So, this custom carried on.

Analyze the population now. The number of males is always greater than females. Since females are less in population in any place, they are not safe from attacks from males. The ratio of male to female at night time staying outside home is again too high. This is a vicious circle which eats up anything that works for the development of status of woman.

Let me explain it. Until there are equal number of males and females in any place, one can not expect equal status to woman in that place. Until woman feel safe, how they can equal the number of males in any place? This reduces the pace with which the women empowerment activities should work.

It seems like males enjoy physical relationships more than females do, at least males are more aggressive. The females are the victims in physical abuses by males. This is another reason why females are not safe outside home and thus reduces the number of females to work.

The final reason is somewhat related to females. Women tend to attract men with their beauty. It is a known fact that a woman devotes more time in caring to look beautiful than a man does. In this process, woman actually surrenders to the man. One can understand what I am saying if he reads the books by Taslima Nasrin. I have taken the final reason from her ideas. It is the females who dig their own graveyard.

In conclusion, I would like to say that as far as woman doesn’t go a huge change in physical form and strength; the empowerment of women will be a slow process.

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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Delhi Get Together meeting Dec 21 address: Jai Ambe Farms, Jhatikara More,Near Mukhram Bohria School,Najafgarh

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The Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samity has taken the decision to hold the get together meeting of the Bishnupriya Manipuris living in Delhi and NCR region scheduled on December 21 at the Jai Ambe Farms, Jhatikara More, Near Mukhram Bohria School,Najafgarh, Delhi.

Earlier it was decided to organise the venue at Shyam Vihar, New Delhi. The change of the venue came at a last moment finding it unsatisfactory.

It has been decided for easy commutation of the people bus services will be run between Sector 10, Metro station, Dwarka and the venue of the get-togther meeting between 9.00 am to 11.00 am two trip.

For those coming from Khanpur, CR park, Kalkaji, Duala Kuwa, Manglapuri and Dwarka, a special bus service will be availed. The bus will start from Khanpur at 7.00 am. 

For more information, readers can contact Jishnu Sinha at 9910463339.




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Good-Evil, Light-Dark, Heaven-Hell: What are these?

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Good-Evil, Light-Dark, Heaven-Hell, Positive-Negative, Yin-Yang, Male-Female, Matter-Antimatter, Electron-Proton and so on. What are these? These point out to one single phenomenon existing in our lives – The Great Duality. From time unknown, we are discovering everything with it’s opposite as well.


By Tridiv Sinha, New Delhi

May be the nemesis is discovered a bit late, but it comes out much stronger than it’s original. After introduction of electricity and artificial light, man thought that now he had conquered the dark. But the bitter truth is that we are killing natural light in the process and so the darkness is growing even more.

We all experience dualities in day to day life in different forms. Earth’s past was dominated by dualities, but with increasing time another front is born which is developing faster than a wildfire. It’s killing the boundary between the opposites and trying to establish a compromising or common path between the two. We can’t say whether it’s for better or worse, but it’s happening for sure. Many phenomenons which were dormant earlier are coming out stronger than ever.

One such can be experienced in workplaces, especially in business. If I am not wrong, people in earlier decades had two images in their minds – an honest person or a dishonest one. But in modern times an honest is often considered a fool and the later smart. In addition to that, a man who compromises his honesty for individual profits defend himself by saying that he’s doing it for a better career living. He’s neither honest nor dishonest, just trying to make a good living. He chooses the middle path and thus many follow the same and do no feel guilty.

The bridge between good and evil is declining and only one remains which plays an important part in human civilization – Power. If you have power, you are the good one and the one threatening you is the evil.

What I’m putting here are trifles, but they did occur to me and so I wanted to share. Take the example of telephone. When a call comes, what options do you have? Either to take the call or suffer the irritating ring. Now, we have cell phones. When a call comes, you can cancel the call if you don’t want to attend. Ringing any bells? Yes, third front is at play. Nature is getting us to our evolution and in the process, we are developing things which takes the middle way between two extremes. In other words, we are trying to escape. It’s for good or bad, I don’t want to argue. It’s for the readers to think over.

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Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Delhi Mahila Samity will be formed on December 21, the get-together day

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The Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samity, Delhi has decided to go ahead with the creation of Mahila Samity on the get-together day scheduled on December 21.

On December 21, Bishnupriya Manipuri people living Delhi and adjoining areas are congregating at Shyam Vihar, Delhi so that interaction amongst the populace could take place and given a firm ground.

The formation of women wing in Delhi has come at an opportune time as participation of Bishnupriya Manipuri people is showing a marked increase in Delhi and NCR region in the recent years.

Unfortunately, participation of women in organising events in the past has been minimal. So, the formation of Mahila Samity will definitely give a boost to their morale and to all the community members.

The get-together cum ‘picnic’ arrangement is a day-long programme from morning to evening. The event will be attended by Bishnupriya Manipuri people living in different pockets in the Delhi and NCR region.

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Monday, 15 December 2008

Bishnupriya Manipuri in Kolkata on Dec 7 discussed upon raising of fund, registration of the Society

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In a meeting held at Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata on December 7, the Bishnupriya Manipuri Awakening Society discussed upon Registration of Society under the society act and ways and means of raising fund for the plot of land either in South or North Kolkata. 

The meeting was presided by Dr.Bani Kumar Sinha as President. The General Secretary, Shri Nirmalendu Sinha and Rebati Mohan Sinha as special invitee were also present in the meeting. The attendees held one-minute silence for the Assam blast victims. 

Finding registration of the Society not getting ground due to absenteeism of few members, the meeting drew a time period of three months to get the registration done. 
However, on the topic of finding a suitable location for a plot of land in Kolkata, no final decision came out from the meeting. 

The raising of fund came out as the main topic in the meeting. It was decided that rigorous collection drive should be made to the nook and corners of the city, where our Bishnupriya Manipuri people are residing. It was also decided to tie-up with Bishnupriya Manipuri residing in foreign land. 

Rebati Mohan Sinha who came from visiting blast victims in Guwahati briefed the meeting about the donation made to Guwahati bomb blast victims.




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Saturday, 13 December 2008

Empower womenfolk; automatically community will come to line

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By Santosh Kumar Singh, Manipal


Upliftment of Bishnupriya Manipuri community without women empowerment is like daydreaming which can never be fulfilled as no reality is involved. Eminent personalities viz. Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Swami Vivekananda understood women's importance in the development of a whole system. Westerners understood this mantra because of which they are far ahead.

There are many more problems Bishnupriya Manipuri women are facing, which decelerates the pace of its overall development. Some of the problems faced by Bishnupriya Manipuri community in its women upliftment are:

1.Girls are not motivated to have higher studies as people think the investment in their studies is useless as no return is involved. One can experience this problem mostly in villages.
Gaange manuye khalkortara, ningolore niyaam lerik taamkoruweiya kita kaana, maanur ghore jitaigaago, haante khaani maani taamkoruweiya toraakore biya denaai baala.

2. Girls and newly married women face lots of oppositions in doing job outside.
If we claim ourselves originated from Manipur, can we learn something from women empowerment in Manipur so that if we can implement some of their initiatives to change the position of our women in society.

1. Manipuri women's role in the socio-economic and cultural life of Manipur is significant. Manipuri women do not stay behind the veil. They also do all the buying and selling of goods in the market. Women dominate the markets in the rural and urban areas. Their unique role in the market will be known if one visits Khwairamband Bazar at the heart of Imphal. They are greatly involved in the agricultural related activities. They are artistic and creative which they prove in the field of handloom and handicrafts and dance. One significant observation that we find today in Manipur is the rise in the number of women entrepreneurs and women self help groups. The numbers of working women in different sectors are increasing.

Aami koti niyaam jeleire economically independent baaro entrepreneur oite paangkoriyaar?

2. Meira Paibi (torch bearer) movement is a new women's movement in Manipur. It exemplifies another collective women's power in Manipur. It began in the 1980s and is still gaining momentum. The womenfolk to save people from the clutches of liquor and drugs launched the movement. This movement has become a major struggle for human rights. The role of the Meira Paibi is gaining ground due to the rapid increased in the human rights violation and other social problems like HIV/AIDS. As one of the important social institutions, Meira Paibi group has got the potential to become a very significant instrument of progressive social transformation.

Aajikar dine praai haabbi Bishnupriya Manipuri gaangor maanu hinpeitara modor problemlo, gaangor unemployed munisou sondhya haan oilei modor aashorlo boitara, loge juwaa khelani haante aasei. Esade Bishnupriya Manipurir backbone (gaaorapei) aadharede gelega aami cheyaar hopon haan kungoi baro kisade puron oitoi.

So, can we have such women groups in villages to take care of these problems?

3. Marup or cooperative movement is another movement spearheaded by women for generating income. From the early days the Manipuri society has inbuilt system of socio-economic cooperation known as Marup which continues till now successfully throughout the state. Marup, a type of self help group, is a group or association of individual with common economic needs who undertake an economic activity by participating directly in decision making and sharing the benefits on an equitable basis. It strengthens the existing income generating activity of members and also helps the members to start a new activity of members. This not only makes them economically independent but also helps their families with their financial contributions. It also acts as the financial intermediaries.

The members are engaged in both service and production activities. Some of the main incomes generating activities of the groups are – Agarbati making, Papad making, Doll-making, Handloom/Handicrafts, preparation of different sweet items, fruit and vegetable preservation etc. The Marups (cooperatives) are the best vehicles for empowerment of women in Manipur. They are the major force for the economic development of the State.

Marup jodiyou aamar kotogo Bishnupriya Manipuri gaange kheleitara, kintu onek gaange ebakao ehaan ojana oya aashe.

Kotogo gaange SHG ( Self Help Group) honkoresi jetaai aamar beyapa, emai ghore honkortara jinis baaire bechiya aamar beyapa,ema gaashire aarthikbhabe chaangkhol kortara. Kintu ebakao SHG haabbi gaange naadehiyaar.

Bishnupriya Manipuri women can contribute immensely in the socio-economic transformation and upliftment of the society. The society is still in the womb of the patriarchal system. Women have no much say in the decision making process. Their representations both in the secondary and tertiary sectors are quite minimal. The preference of male child is still prevalent. There are certain rituals where women's involvements are considered profane and restricted their participation. Women produce children; they are mothers and wives; they do the cooking, mending, sewing and washing; they take care of men and are subordinate to male authority; they are largely excluded from high status occupations and from positions of power. In terms of the reward of prestige, wealth and power attached to gender role, women almost invariably come off worst.

There is a need to change the attitude of the society in general and men in particular. It is high time that we respect and reflect on the contributions of women not only in the socio-economic sphere but also in the fields of cultural, political and sports. Women of Bishnupriya Manipuri deserve a higher status. For the development of any society the status of women is a key factor determining progress.

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Delhi Nagarik Samity organising get-together meeting in New Delhi on Dec 21, 2008

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In order to bridge the communication gap amongst Bishnupriya Manipuri living in Delhi and NCR, the Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samity is organising a get-together meeting at Shyam Vihar, New Delhi on December 21, 2008. The Samity has taken a decision to organize the meeting at a farm house at Shyam Vihar. 

Taking a cue from the peoples’ reaction in the past events where it has been found as minimal, organising a get-together meeting came as a necessity to enhance comity amongst the residents living in Delhi and NCR. 

In the celebration of Abhirbhav Tithi of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur at Shiv Mandir, New Delhi on November 2nd, 2008, though it was a success on the part of people’s participation, lack of one-to-one countenance was nowhere visible in the day-long programme. Attendees only talked with their known relatives and friends; there were no interaction-platform with other people who had come to grace the occasion.

To plug the gap amongst ourselves, the interaction meeting comes at an opportune time. The Samity has taken a decision to take Rs 100 per person. 

For more information regarding the meet, readers can contact Mr Jishnu Sinha, at his mobile number 9910463339

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Thursday, 11 December 2008

Gokulananda Utsav held at Guwahati on Nov 30

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By Rebati Mohan Sinha

Gokulananda Geetiswami Birth Anniversary Celebration Committee of Greater Guwahati extended an invitation in the month of last may in Delhi, where I was leading a delegation of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha. I could not say 'Yes or 'No' to them. 

Again in the month of November representatives came to my house and renewed the request on invitation to attend the celebration on 30th November, 2008. Meantime, we - the Bishnupriya Manipuri people of Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Pune have already decided to contribute some money to bomb blast victims at Guwahati, at this backdrop I agreed to attend the celebration, thinking that I could also be able to hand over the money to needy victims. And prior to departure for Guwahati I tried to contact few people who are known to me so that they can guide me on the way we could in the best way distribute the money.
Blast victim (extreme left)

Our outward journey commenced on 26th November2008 by Tilaknagar Guwahati Express. I had never traveled by this train, it took me to Guwahati after 53 hrs i.e on 28th November at 1 o’clock. Representatives of organizers received me at the station to leave me at Hotel Prag Continental at Pan baazar and in the evening a group of youngster, lead by Shri Shankar Sinha met me in the hotel room and discussed about the Bishnupriya Manipuri bomb blast victims and other organizational matters'. 

And after their departure another group of people lead by Shri Rabi visited me to inquire about our well being and discussed about the impending program. Next day, as per discussion, I requested Mr Sunil Sinha to arrange for a News Conference.

On 29th November we could not visit the victims; Mr. Sunil Sinha had picked me up in the evening from the hotel and took me to a reporters house for a discussion. It was decided that we would be visiting the worst effected area, Hengrabari and hand over the money-enclosed envelops to the affected people and the reporters would be accompanying us.

Next day, on the 30th November, the D day of Gokulananda Utsav, in the morning my wife and along I went to the designated place at Hengrabari, where the reporters were waiting for us.

We visited the number of houses of deceased families till 11.45 a.m, and then left for the celebration at Shilpogram, Panjabari, where the Auditorium is situated.

We were given a warm welcome. The President and General Secretary led us to the sofas kept for the purpose. After the customary leichandan, it was announced that I would be presiding the Alochana Sabha.Really it was a great pleasure to accept the offer. I was led by the President, Abhyarthana Committee to the dais and occupied the chair.

After the Pradeep prajjalon, followed by pushpanjjoli to Geetiswami, formally as a President, I had thrown opened the house for discussion. The auditorium was jam packed. After the thank-giving deliberation I declared to close the meeting.

The cultural program started and I took leave from the organizers for the hotel.






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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Google arithmetic in internet

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By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

After two hot consecutive articles (Time to engineer the Bishnupirya Manipuri Student Union and Seere Seere Shinglei, Kacha Rokot Sitadei). Excuse me! Can you go ahead with a bit technical stuff. Yes! Here it is…

Readers who are closely tracking this blog would have noticed how its position has been changing in the Google search and Yahoo! Search results, every time when they wrote “Bishnupriya Manipuri” in these browsers. 

If I go by the statistics of November 9 to December 9- 573 people dropped at this blog using Google, 50 people by using Yahoo! search, and MSN by 13. 

So, you can understand any online entity like this blog cannot remain blind to those things that go with the Google’s mathematics that is dropping lot of people in this blog. Ranjit Sinha are you reading (he commented in the Browser War)! However, with the Google near monopoly in the internet world – market share in the year 2008 is 63.1%, 43.7% in 2007, 35% in 2006 and 29.2% in 2005 – it is pertinent for anybody from geek to greenhorn to at least know where we are heading towards. 

In its nascent stage the blog used to appear in Google’s fifth page results. Then for many months it swung between the second and the third page. And at last now for many months it is appearing in the Google’s first page, to be more appropriate first “fold”. Fold is number of times you scroll down to go at the bottom of a webpage. 

Appearing in the Google’s search first page, first fold is very important. First, since people start giving value, it is a prestige to appear first. Second, you automatically become the first choice in that particular niche. Third, a feeling of satisfaction seeps in you. 

How Google priorities its search results?

From the 200 signals that includes PageRank algorithm while prioritizing any site by Google, few are below mentioned.

(1) How frequently the site is updated? This is one important feature that Google see in the process of moving of site up and down. At this point, the blog has been lucky; the blog has been churning out content after content, hence it has fulfilled this condition.

(2) What is the link structure of the site? Another feature which is given great emphasis upon. Links in a website consist of inward and outward. Inward, you are linking within your site. Outward if the link goes to other sites. You can find the link of this blog in wikipedia and in many other sites. 

(3) How intelligently keywords are stuffed in contents? In this blog, the keyword is “Bishnupriya Manipuri” and this I have religiously followed. From November 9 to December 9 - 99 readers came using the keyword “Bishnupriya Manipuri”. So, you can see this is a big volume. 

Here I have cited three criteria on which Google mainly does its mathematics. There are lot more technical stuff. I think those naïve to the online world will at least get a primary knowledge, if I have been able to give an insight and understanding on this topic I will think that I have done my job! 

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