Sunday, 24 April 2011

Chalo Dilli

Courtesy: The Assam Tribune (April 23, 2011) Horizon

RK Rishikesh Sinha writes about the migration of youths from the Northeast to the national capital for greener pastures.

New Delhi North Block - Central Secretariat

We have heard it many times from our well- wishers. This thought has now been supported by a study conducted by the North East Support Centre and Helpline. According to the study, Delhi has come out as the most preferred destination for youngsters from the Northeast. The continuous migration from this region has brought Delhi to such a state that today the capital city look ‘visually-overcrowded’ with Northeasterner than it is in Northeast!

There are perhaps no office, bazaar, school, college and corporate house in Delhi that don’t have the presence of Northeasterners. People from this area have sneaked into all possible spheres of profession — media, advertising, call centre, retail, IT, ITeS, etc. — in every nook and corner of the capital city like Rajendra Place, Indra Vihar, Gandhi Vihar, South Extension, Munirka, Noida, Gurgaon, Kingsway Camp, Dwarka to name a few.

The thought of how a city with a history of migration took the sudden influx of ‘foreign-looking’ young boys and girls in their neighbourhood is perplexing. Their attitude and lifestyle ignite the Delhiites. Why are the Northeasterners so stylish? Do they dress like this in their homes? Don’t they understand this is Dilli? Why these people are all with good qualification? These are some of the questions that come to the minds of Delhiites.

Perhaps, there are other observations made by people from all walks of life that girls from the Northeast are daring, confident, independent with a different mindset oblivious to the perceived Indian mentality that girls should be inside home, and they should run their life under man’s supervision.

With two lakh Northeasterners living in Delhi now, local entrepreneurs have found a new-found USP with ‘NE’ — ‘North East’. Especially in the areas where people from the Northeast are highly concentrated, one would find restaurants and caf├ęs galore being run with such USP. Even the local markets have started selling vegetables like squash, banana stem, banana flower and tamul paan — which are part of the Northeastern cuisine! One could hear local people inquisitively asking — how is it prepared?

The study brings forth some interesting facts about the migration pattern; 66.35 per cent of Northeasterners migrate for higher studies, out of them, 78.15 per cent for graduate studies, 11.48 per cent for engineering and managerial degrees, 6.80 per cent for research and PhD and 3.57 per cent for medical studies. These would possibly be the first-of-its-kind in the history of the Northeast that a big population is leaving the geographical boundary and ‘graduating’ in Delhi. Interestingly, it has been seen that many students do graduation in those disciplines which could be pursued in the Northeast itself!

Call it acclimatization of students in an altogether new environment or it is the mere ‘Delhi’ namesake, for which Delhi attracts parents to send their wards to the national capital. The bottomline is that crores of rupees is flowing out of the Northeast in the name of education. This migration is being considered as the prime reason for the soaring room rents in the Northeasterner-inhabited areas. And they are being taken as money-milch population.

Another startling revelation of the study is that only five per cent of the migrants return to the Northeast after completing their studies. For some people it is a disturbing trend and it should be curtailed since it amounts to ‘brain drain’. However, such sentiments do pop up many other questions. One is: Are not these people the ambassadors of the Northeast in Delhi? Today, if North India knows the Northeast, it is not due to the parade of tableaus of respective states on the Republic Day celebration, but it is only through these people — the students, the professionals, the entrepreneurs from the Northeast — that the Delhiites get a fair glimpse of the easternmost corner of the country.

People who have migrated will definitely come back. After all, everybody wants to be near to their people and place. But employment opportunities in the region will have to be improved to accommodate this huge pool of talent and human resource. What if this migration wouldn’t have happened and in which sectors they would have engaged themselves. A simple answer is the terrorism sector! However, what is happening now is for good. And these young boys and girls, who would have otherwise gone astray, are struggling to make a place in India Inc. and thus make the Northeast proud.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Viral Copy

A statistical figure which has not been ever given priority, so never published here in this blog is — content leaving from this blog. Here it is, on an average in a month, over 60 articles are copied. Where these articles goes? It ends up in Microsoft word [so that the articles could be printed and distributed], in social platforms like Facebook, Orkut, Twitter etc.

With good intention, there is nothing to worry about it. At least these articles are going viral to some extent, to reach a section of the people who are interested and who find it useful.

There are lot of words [search engine results] that bring traffic to this blog. However, the top word that takes visitors out from this blog is non other than "krishankant sinha"! Readers are interested to read more, so they google it by copying it. No problem, they drop again at this blog.

Before concluding this write up, here is a piece of advice: Visitors from Guwahati, please change your browser. If you are using Internet Explorer version 6, upgrade it or start using other browser —  chrome, mozilla, internet explorer 8 etc. With Internet Explorer version 6, you will not be able to enjoy modern web applications.

This version of Internet Explorer is widely derided for its security issues and lack of support for modern web standards, making frequent appearances in "worst tech products of all time" lists, with some publications labeling it as the "least secure software on the planet.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Of writer and writing

By Ranjit Sinha, Arunachal Pradesh

For last few days, my mind was hovering upon the agility of writers and reasoning of their writings.

Writer's Block (52 Weeks, Week 17)

Why do the writers write, is it for name or fame, or is it self-imposed responsibility towards society? In fact the diminutive article thrown by RK Rishikesh Sinha, (The art of life) has forced readers like me to ponder upon.

“Writing is not at all for readers to read. One writes for oneself,” — the conclusion drawn by Rishi itself unveiled the brazen truth and it also carried a message to all upcoming writers in our society.

I could say that there are two categories of writers — stimulated writers and professional writers. Large number of the stimulated writers bid adieu to writing at their prime time of life, only few of them survive and run the show in our society. On the other hand there are a few numbers of professional writers who are undecided to embrace writing as profession in the long run as it can not help them to earn bread and butter.

Most of the writers in our society who make the pen their bosom friends even in old age are inspired writers not professional writers. They are inspired to write, (may be they are inspired by readers, their friend circle, or inspired by some happenings in their social or personal life) and we are grateful to them — at least they are writing and publishing books with their hard earned money for the cause of society.

It is a fact that we are going to lose many writers like Rishi in years to come due to dearth of (genuine) readers who inspire the writers to be in motion. Time has come to encourage professionalism in writing for more creative activities from the writers.

Image courtesy: Adam Lyon  

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Monday, 11 April 2011

The art of life

Personal Jottings

By RK Rishikesh Sinha

It happens ominously. An art for which we gave our heart and soul, with the passage of time, especially when priorities take the shape in the ‘to do’ list, we start neglecting it. Ultimately a period comes, when we start taking the art for which we have strived so hard as a burden. It doesn’t find place in our day-to-day activities.


I am from writing profession. The same was happening with me. I haven’t been writing vigorously like before. For months, writing didn’t find place in my priority list. I won’t say I didn’t find time; I was intentionally neglecting it by taking ruse with my other involvements.

I must accept the fact that, “‘yes’, I devoted a period of my life to hone the writing skill”. Now, what happened that I am not actively participating in the writing? I would say priorities have changed. Now, my name ‘RK Rishikesh Sinha’ appearing in the print or in any media doesn’t excite me as it once used to.

Before writing, the spade of ‘priority’ fell on my mathematical skill. I killed it, covered it up, and went to set another skill. It is a well-known fact that, mathematics and writing doesn’t appear in one quadrant. Mathematicians are known for being worst writers and orators. I feel lucky that I professed these to extreme points, mathematics with writing.

At this juncture of my life when I don’t have any of these two extreme points, shall I bury writing? For many months, I was consumed with this thought — what to do with my writing? There are people who forget it easily and don’t recall it. And of course there is another breed who carry their set skill with honesty and enriches them to the fullest.

With no moh-maya to writing fame (though I have a wish to write a novel when I get old enough) and  no emotional string attached to it. The long gestation from writing, I understood the real meaning of writing, that writing is not at all for readers to read. One writes for oneself. I have made up my mind that I will write for myself. Like any art, writing is an art to join many ‘me’.

Photo : jjpacres

Sunday, 10 April 2011

UPSC NDA and NA Exam

Jobs and Career
National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) Examination (II) - 2011

Like a wall they stand

Like a wall they stand

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the NDA-II and Naval Academy (NA) Examination (II) , 2011 on 21/08/2011 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wing of the NDA for 128th Course and Naval Academy for 90th [10+2 Executive Branch] course commencing from June 2012. Only Unmarried male candidates are eligible.

Posts : 335 (Army-195, Navy-39, Air Force - 66, Navy Academy- 35)

How To Apply: Online - Apply Online at up to 09/05/2011. Offline - All applications must reach the "Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069" either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by courier on or before the 9th May, 2011. For the candidates from remore far flung areas the last date is 16th May, 2011.

Photo courtesy: Sumeet Bhoyte

Ningsing, a poem by Dr. Ashok Sinha [Republished]

If the below image is not opening. Please click Ningsing part 1, Ningsing part 2

Dr. Ashok Sinha 

Ningsing1 by Dr Ashok Sinha
Ningsing2 by Dr Ashok Sinha

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Meitei Manipuri voiceover

Jobs and Career

An India-based translation, localization and voiceover company requires Meitei Manipuri voiceover for one of its client. The company work with freelance translators and voiceover artists located world-wide and undertake jobs for all Indian and European languages and most Asian and African languages. The voiceover is on the Education subject consisting of 10,000 words. Adult male and female can apply. For more detail, mail at with subject "Meitei Manipuri Voice Over". Please mention the subject as it is.

Corporation Bank Single Window Operator Clerk Jobs April 2011

Jobs and Career

Corporation Bank invites Online applications from Indian Citizens for following 1000 posts of Single Window Operator (Clerk) Cadre:

Single Window Operator (Clerk) : 1000 posts in various states (UR-520,OBC-246, SC-155,ST-79), Pay Scale : Rs.7200-14500/-, Age : 18-28 years as on 31/03/2011, Qualification : Graduation with 40% marks (35% for SC/ST/XS/PH candidates)

How to Apply : Apply Online only at Corporation bank website from 04/04/2011 to 25/04/2011.

Important Dates :

  • Opening date for online registration : 04/04/2011
  • Last date for online registration : 25/04/2011
  • Likely date of written test : 12/06/2011

Visit Corporation bank website for more information.

Buy Corporation Bank  Clerk Exam book.

Patharkandi Updates

Patharkandi Updates brings you 'News' related to the high-profile constituency of Patharkandi which is going to poll on April 4. Click on this post link to open it.

CPM says AIUDF dangerous like BJP
TNN, Mar 31, 2011, 12.20am IST

SILCHAR: Stating that communalism in all colour was a serious threat to the integrity of the country, CPM leader Nilotpal Basu on Wednesday said the AIUDF was as dangerous as the BJP.

Addressing a CPM election rally here, the Left leader from West Bengal said the actions of the AIUDF chief Maulana Badaruddin Ajmal "have brought the party of the minorities on a par with the BJP".

Basu said the CPM's aim was to oust the "corrupt Congress" from power and also stop communal forces from coming to power in the northeastern state.

He added that the Left parties would contest the Assam elections together with the CPI and the CPM contesting 17 seats each, CPM-ML eight and Forward Bloc five. The parties would also back two Independents in the fray. Of the 15 seats in the Barak Valley, the CPM would contest in two segments Silchar and Patharkandi. Read here

Friday, 1 April 2011

Patharkandi decides

On April 4, electorates of Patharkandi will decide the fate of eight contestants from the constituency.

However, a quick 'google' of the candidates' names with the constituency, Kartik Sena Sinha tops the search engine list with 2,380 results.

If the below form is not opening, please click on Who will win from the Patharkandi constituency?

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