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It does matter

Sonika Rajkumari, the writer of the blog, has got selection both in the engineering and architecture examination held this year in the AIEEE 2008, the All India Engineering Entrance Examination. She wrote It happens here in this blog. She secured 119 rank in architecture and 3159 in engineering. Having set her aim in pursuing architecture; however she would he applying for the counseling in engineering as well. Counseling for the allocation for the seat would take place in National Institute of Technology, Silchar on July 11 and 12. It is requested, please come out with information of those students who have cleared class 10, 12 or any competitive examination. Thanks. Please SUBSCRIBE to the Bishnupriya Manipuri Blog.

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Kang Yatra in New Delhi on July 6, 2008

In a meeting held at Manglapuri, the Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samity Delhi/NCR, took a decision to hold the first Rath Yatra (Kang) Mohotsav in Delhi on July 6, 2008. The meeting, presided by Mr. Kajal Kanti Sinha in consultation with the invited members decided to organize the Kang Yatra falling on July 4, 2008 to be extended for one day. In the meeting, after zeroing scores of venues, the Samity ultimately concluded to hold the Rath Yatra Mohotsav at Arya Samaj Mandir, Mahipalpur Manglapuri, New Delhi from 2 p.m onwards. The Samity called upon all Bishnupriya Manipuri people residing in New Delhi and NCR region to participate and make it successful. It is to be mentioned it is happening first time that Bishnupriya Manipuri people living in the national capital have come forward to celebrate the Rath Yatra. Please SUBSCRIBE to the Bishnupriya Manipuri Blog.

Bishnupriya Manipuri community to be included in Delhi OBC list

The Delhi Commission for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)to include Bishnupriya Manipuri community in the OBC category. New Delhi, June 20 You have not heard the last about quotas this election season. Already worried about the BSP cutting into its votebank, the Congress government in Delhi is now looking at expanding the OBC list before the Assembly elections later this year. The Delhi Commission for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) is set to carry out a survey of 13 more castes that have sent their representations for inclusion in the OBC category over the last eight years. These groups include Gorkha (Darjeeling) and other communities of converted Christians and Muslims that have not been included in the OBC category so far. The commission, headless for eight years, has a new chairperson. While the last chairperson of the commission was former Justice G M Lodha in 2001, the government appointed Chattar Singh as the chairperson in January 2008. “We have got representations from these commu

Objectives and Comment -Deletion Framework

By Rajkumar Rishikesh Sinha I feel sorry when I delete comments from the blog. It is really painful on my part to trample upon the thought process visible in the form of comments from the readers. But I do delete. To be frank, I find myself in a catch-22 situation when I push the delete button. We had earlier seen scathing attack on person’s personal life. This time we have seen something that cannot be incorporated even in main media. Forget allowing such comments to remain in a blog like this which is coming in the first page of Google search engine and is being closely watched, read all across the world. Its impact is tremendous and very much visible. In keeping in view, I have deleted some comments in the Jonaki Sinha Plesniak’s post. It is indeed painful to read such comments in a closely-knit community like us. Someway or the other way, we all share a “relationship” that, unfortunately cannot be seen in any other community. This is our greatness. We must be united wheneve

In a small village

Myself Jyotirmoy Sinha, I hail from village Baromuni and at present I stay in New Delhi. Sometimes, amidst my hectic work schedule i try to jot down a few words in the form of poetry. But how people use words and make their articles alive, amuses me. Of late, I too tried to write something and came up with a fictional story. The story is regarding the life of a village boy named Alok who had dreams of his own and how he overcame all obstacles to fulfill his dreams. Here, the boy's character will describe the four stages of human life i.e. Childhood, Adolescence , Middle Age and Old Age. The story of Alok goes as below: 'Mayor Basi' is a small and beautiful village in Assam. The village is surrounded by vast paddy fields and is full of greenery. The main occupation of the villagers is agriculture, though there are some govt. employees, teachers, army personal etc. also. The people of this village are very simple and lovable. Their dreams and ideas are also very limited. Du

Mobile crazy

By Surajit Sinha, New Delhi Last year I went to my hometown, New Bhakatpur, to visit my parents. And I was amazed by the new bug called mobile. It was really interesting coz the way we dreamed of a mobile handset when it came to Delhi, I was exactly seeing the same desperation and desire for a handset though I was not so much impressed with this gadget. The young guns have taken the digital way to impress the opposite sex. They are so busy with the mobile, discussing its features, ring tones, games and endless features. Suddenly they made me feel if you don't have a latest mobile then you are not worth living in this planet. They literally laughed at my mobile coz it was a basic Nokia phone. They even called me " Kanzoos ". I am very worried about the extra burden on the parents who has very limited source of income. It is become a minimum requirement for these superstars to have a motor bike and a high end mobile. The alarming thing is that they are ready to do anything

Life is a Accountancy

Life is full of ups and downs with many transition periods in between, economist say life is like the product life cycle. There is continuous change in ones lifestyle and living habits with respect to the state of mind. Even in our daily life we experience various state of mind as day proceeds, sometime somber, sometime sublime. By BN Sinha, New Delhi Nevertheless we are all concerned about our duty, duty towards ourselves, to our associates, guardians and also to our peers. There are times we just go blank as if mind is in a vacuum and at that particular moment it becomes difficult to concentrate or contemplate on any specific matter, and we are inclined to do what we often avoid in our daily life like taking out the old garments from the wardrobe, the decade old audio cassettes which are no longer in use, going through the old photo albums etc. Recently I also had gone through the same state of mind and as I was wandering my eyes got rested in few of my old diaries which I used to wr

Bishnupriya Manipuri can not live without `heedol`

By Rebati Mohan Sinha This time Ranita has impressed us very much. I was expecting a sudden thunder after a long silence from her side.I knew, she would come out with such a wonderful topic, GOLDEN THREAD , where she has poured her full efforts to justify that the majority of Bishnupriya Manipuri community can not live without ` heedol `. It was a universal topic where every one of us would like to share our views. And I am a heedol addicted person, in other words, I like paltoi and irolpa very much, for which, my granny used to call me ‘ heedolor chungotto jorom osotgo .’ In 2006,while going to Australia, I wanted to carry this ‘ matsya churno madhak ’, the heedol ; but my daughter forbade me to carry any eatable items because of the restriction imposed on.I realized on landing there, that an elderly couple was not allowed to take even a dozen of apples they were carrying, reason, it may have germs. During our stay in Australia nothing could deter us from having ‘ irolpa ’ there, a

It happens...!

In the journey of life, we come across many nightmarish experiences. Sometimes these experiences are horrible, sometimes embarrassing but at the same time it appears very funny. Read… By Sonika Rajkumari, New Delhi Till now, I think my life has been full of embarrassing incidents. But for many it may appears as a laughing stock. They literally laugh listening to such incidents. Well, I also don’t mind. Out of many comical incidents I had experienced, I’m going to share with you one of them. Every morning between 7 to 7.30 a.m, my house used to get chaotic with full of activities. “I’m getting late.” “Mom, are you going to keep ready my Tiffin box now, or not?” “Or, give me 5-10Rupess; I will get some samosa in recess time.” “Huh, where are my socks? That I had put it here yesterday.” That was the routine which remained through out my school days. And then ran to school exactly 5 minutes before the closing of the school gate. I remember I never ever reached school early in the morning.

Shri Shri Jagannath`s Rath Yatra (Kaang)

By Rebati Mohan Sinha The Bishnupriya Manipuris living in the metro cities of India seemed to be charged with their cultural and spiritual roots sown by their ancestors. The Bishnupriya Manipuri living in Kolkata had celebrated last year`s Rath Yatra on 15th July 2007 by a own built Rath, and Pune was not lagging behind in this celebration. Brishnupriya Manipuri people residing there have promised to build a Rath to celebrate this auspicious occasion on 04th July 2008. The preparations are afoot to build the Rath at Range Hill, Pune. Shri Kulajit Rajkumar, an engineer, is entrusted with the job. Other day, while offering the shradda of late Guru Devendra Sinha at Pune, I was casually briefing the gathering about the building of a Rath at Kolkata, suddenly a renowned gentleman, named, Shri Ramsena Sinha, rose to his feet, interrupting my speech, assured me that they will also build the Rath at Pune. I continued with my briefing, saying that last year the custom built Chariot, bearing sa

The Road Taken

We all choose a road with the hope that it will perhaps change the course of our life. And after travelling through the road, when we sit and try to measure the distance. Everything starts appearing rosy, the pain disappears in the mist of time. Read... By Surajit Sinha, New Delhi Having gone through this beautiful Bishnupriya Manipuri blog, I thought of writing a few lines of my experience in my life starting from the village I born but the story is more of my life here in Delhi. I was born in a remote village of Karimganj district close to Bangladesh called Chamtilla. I believe after 60 years of the independence the 2 km of the approaching road to my grandfather’s village is still crying to get a cover of "Pakkar Shorok". When I was three years old my family moved to Silchar in the year 1980 as my father got posted in Silchar. Our parents got admitted us in a Bengali medium primary school, despite relentless cry to study in an English medium school. The time went on and on

Golden thread

Hidol is not just the very own delicacy of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community but it is like the golden thread that weaves the whole community people to their origin. By Ranita Sinha, Kolkata As ' makei di roti sarso da saag ' relates to the Punjabis, ' macher jhol ' to the Bengalis and ' khar ' to the Assamese etc, ' hidol ' is related to the Bishnupriya Manipuriis. Hidol is the fermented preparation of dry small fish and katchu . A Bishnupriya Manipuri food habit can hardly be described without the preparation of a dish with hidol . Irrespective of economic status, geographical extremity etc., hidol asserts equal fervor from the whole Bishnupriya Manipuri community people. A Bishnupriya Manipuri, whatsoever sophisticated he/she may be, maybe ashamed of introducing himself/herself as a Bishnupriya Manipuri, yet their ultimate relish is paltoi or irolpa . Most of the Bishnupriya Manipuris staying away from their home may or may not receive anything