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An unexpected surprise

Personal Jottings

By RK Rishikesh Sinha

Surprises come in many hues.


While maintaining this blog for five years, I have encountered lot of astonishing surprises from the readers. Some readers take me

  1. as an old person.
  2. as a retired person.
  3. as a person having a wide network of contacts.
  4. as a person who knows each and every Bishnupriya Manipuri people.
  5. as a person who is an expert in the subaltern subject, the Bishnupriya Manipuri.
  6. with surprise that I am the person who maintains this blog! 
And some, do not even want to acknowledge me as a person who does many invisible work behind this blog.

All the above four points are wrong. I am not old and retired. Neither I am an all-know person nor I know each and every individual. About the fifth point, ‘Yes’ I would like to understand it.

Besides this, I didn’t know that there was another surprise stored for me. How it was unfurled?

Recently I got introduced to a boy who recently came from Guwahati to Delhi. As soon as he came to know that I am a Bishnupriya Manipuri, he said: Assamese papers in Guwahati were awestruck with our Bishnupriya Manipuri achievements in the Internet. It had created lot of discussions there [in Guwahati]. In his words: How a small community could have created a mammoth online literature in Wikipedia? — is the centrality of the discussion.

It was a huge surprise for me. I quickly asserted to my new friend that whatever he has read is the secondary effect of the first article published in the Assam Tribune. And I am the writer of that piece: Online Culture.

It was a great surprise for me since I didn’t know that an article written by me would be travelling a distance. Indeed! It travelled.



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