Skip to main content

Bishnupriya Manipuri: We definitely can...

By BN Sinha

Every kid irrespective of any community grow up with an objective or ambition in life which gradually diverts and gets distinctive as he grows by… for example in our school days we used tell to our teachers or seniors about our aim in life to become Doctors/ Engineers/Professors/Pilots etc…As we grow up our aim evaporated and we land up in a situation wherein we accept the bread in the way it comes to us. Few are exempted of it and get obsessed with new and innovative field of operation. I also got obsessed and determined to choose electronic media as career…which again vanished away later due to some unknown reasons…

I can remember the days when “The World This Week" used to come in Doordarshan on Fridays…Production of Radhika Roy, New Delhi Television later known as NDTV. It was indeed a program to be watched out. Mr. Prannoy Roy has certainly brought a revolution in the electronic media in India like wise the PCO revolution by Sam Pitroda.

The legacy is still on and as days goes by prominent personalities emerged to carry forward the revolution like Rajdeep Sardesai , Barkha Dutt, Vidyashankar Iyer etc..the have become a household name now.

It was a great pleasure to be even as an audience in the current affairs program like ''We The People".. also its nice to be in media coterie….and proud feelings to have our friends associated with leading media groups Bennett Coleman , TV 18 etc…The spanking presentation and its innovative nature has indeed made the programs like Walk The Talk, X- factor etc.. to compete with typical daily soaps in television.. leading to a high TRP too.

Refer to Bishnupriya Manipuri community …till date we are yet to come across to prominent media personalities. It is definitely nice to see our guys in the top IT firms like Infosys, TCS, Oracle etc…Bishnupriya Manipuri guys are also making their presence felt in organizations like Amex, GE, Hewitt and many more MNCs. There are academicians also in various varsities in India. But despite of the fact that media is the most influential profession to penetrate into the mainstream political and beaurocratic systems in India.. which is indispensable for a deprived community like Bishnupriya Manipuri.

Bishnupriya Manipuri community is desperately looking our Gen –X to have few Vir Sanghvis and Barkha Dutts….

Down the line 5-7 years can we dream to see a Bishnupriya Manipuri acting as Devil's Advocate in place of Karan Thapar and presenting India 360 by one Sagarika Sinha instead of Sagarika Ghose….Can we dream…?

We definitely can…..

Further added by Rishikesh Sinha:

In the emerging field of mass media, it is a fact we Bishnupriya Manipuri don’t have any presence, I was lone boy in the mass communication class of the Gauhati University. And hopefully there were no Bishnipriya Manipuri students in the Tezpur University and in the Assam University in the year I was pursuing the course.

We should not leave it to the coming Gen – X generation, since we all know how our parents studied at their time and grew in the abject environment; and still they excelled in their respective field; and what we are today is only because of them.

I will only say – Let us “Kiss the Sunshine” and bang the world hard. Bang…bang…bang


Popular posts from this blog

The 'Star' Krishankant Sinha of Space City Sigma

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi It is a myth that the all-knowing Internet knows everything. One such myth relates to old television stuff aired on Doordarshan before 1990. Search in Google “Space City Sigma”, the search engine would throw up reminiscent results from the people who still long for those days. Those days were really golden days. Krishankant Sinha in the role of Captain Tara in Space City Singma For those who have watched Doordarshan some 15 to 20 years back, am sure they will have nostalgic memories of it. The days when possessing a now ubiquitous looking television set was a luxury. It was a neighbour’s envy product. It was a visual product to showoff, to flaunt that we have a television set . Those were the days when black and white, locked television was rarely found in homes. The days became immortal for teleserials like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Swami’s Malgudi Days (Ta-Na-Na-Na…), Ek-Do-Teen-Char (Title song: Ek do teen char, chaaro mil ke saath chale to

Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur

By Ranita Sinha, Kolkata Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Thakur, the great saint of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Community was born on 26th October, 1871, in a remote village of Cachar district called Baropua in the state of Assam. He was born to a Xatriya Manipuri family. His father Sri Sanatan Pandit was a Sanskrit teacher and mother Srimati Malati Devi, a house wife. Sadhu Baba from his childhood was indifferent to all worldly happenings. He was engrossed in chanting the name of Lord Krishna. Along with other students of his age, Sadhu Baba started taking lessons of grammar and other spiritual literature from his father. At a very young age he lost his mother but he was brought up with utmost love and care by his step mother. At the age of eighteen, Sadhu baba lost his father, so, to continue his spiritual education under the guidance of Rajpandit Mineshwas Swarbabhwam Bhattacherjee, he went to Tripura. But within one year he made up his mind to visit all the holy places and as such he took permis

Shastriya sangeet exponent no more

Post Bureau, Silchar/Guwahati (Mar 31): Renowned Shastriya Sangeet (Uchchangik) exponent from the Barak Valley and gold medalist (1983-84) from the Bangiya Sangeet Parishad, Calcutta Guru Motilal Sinha breathed his last at 10 pm on Friday at his Bhakatpur residence on the outskirts of Silchar town. Born in the family of Ojha Deveswar Singha and late Kusumleima Devi on Poush 11, 1330 Bangabda, Motilal Sinha had his graduation in vocal music (Bisharad in Shashtriya Sangeet) from Bhadkhande, Lucknow and master’s degree (Nipun with gold medal) from the Bangiya Sangeet Parishad, Calcutta. In 1960, he started teaching classical music (vocal) at Silchar. He had a long stint in the Silchar Sangeet Vidyalaya as its honorary principal since 1960. He also worked in Government Higher Secondary and Multipurpose Girls’ School, Silchar, and retired in 1985. He had received the Assam State Award as an ideal music teacher. He had a stint in conducting a programme on the teaching of Rabindra Sangeet