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Bishnupriya Manipuri in Mumbai, Kandivli and Mahape, we all are concerned of your safety

Mumbaites, we all are worried. The whole country is in a state of shock. The day is not as usual day for you and your family. The city woke up with sounds of gunshots and it is still going on.  The ceaseless, sleepless city has been brought to a halt.  The whole country is hooked to television sets; news websites and radio whether they are in office, home or while they are traveling.  Each and every moment that passes by troubles us about your safety. Hope you all are fine.  Take care. Do comment.

Mahasabha Central General Assembly reiterates fulfillment of its longstanding demands from Gov

The Central General Assembly of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha held at Khonu Sri Mondop, Japirbond, Hailakandi district of Assam on 22nd and 23rd November 2008 reiterated its fulfillment of the longstanding demands from the Government of Assam, Tripura and the Government of India. The two-day long meeting started with the unfurling of the golden colour flag of the Mahasabha by the President of the Mahasabha Dr D.K.Sinha. After the hoisting of the flag, chanting of the Joyo Joyo Mahasabha took place. The assembled delegates offered flowers to the Sahid Vedi in honour of martyrs who have sacrificed there life during the great language movement. The President of the Mahasabha Dr D.K.Sinha, the President of the Sanskriti Parishad, Sri Jogendra Kumar Sinha, the working Presidents Sri Sundar Makherjee, Sri Gopinath Sinha, Sri Chandra Kanta Sinha, Sri Rebati Mohan Sinha working president incharge Western and Eastern India, were all present in the grand occasion. Sri Subash Sarma Pr

SMS 'Train Guwahati to New Delhi' to 9773300000 to know the train schedule, save the number

SMS ‘Train Guwahati to New Delhi’ to 9-77-33-00000 to know the train schedule from these two destinations. You will NOT be charged any premium rate. Just the SMS rate that your service providers charges. A great saving!  Wait, it is not that the service will work for these two stations only, you type and sms ‘train destination 1 destination2’ between any two destinations, you will start receiving the trains, their train numbers as well.  Even you can send your PNR number to know the status to 9-77-33-00000 . These are features from the gamut of services Google India has recently catered to its users.  I have been experimenting this SMS service rolled out by Google. And I found it works fantastically to this service. Unfortunately, the same service fail to render other add on like ‘define New Delhi’, ‘define Google’.  When I SMSed ‘define Google’, I didn’t get any response from Google. Is Google India listening!!  However, when I SMSed ‘news Assam’, within seconds I started receiving

The Assam Tribune on Nov 23, 2008 publishes an editorial article by RK Rishikesh Sinha

Small and medium enterprises — RK Rishikesh Sinha (This article was originally published in the editorial page of The Assam Tribune on November 23, 2008) The Assam – Vision 2020 reads that the state will have one of the best infrastructures in Asia to facilitate the largest volume of ‘trade’ between India, China, Bangladesh and the ASEAN countries. To envision this, which unfortunately is seen as a distant dream in the state and in the northeastern states in general, it calls for creating a new ‘trade’ ecosystem, where buoyant business environment is given emphasis and it is nurtured. To meet this objective the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the state must be seen in a different coloured glass. The ubiquitous looking SMEs must be invigorated, taken care of with robust state incentives and initiatives by financial institutions. In short, a new lease of life has to be infused in the state SMEs. The micro, small and medium enterprises are the growth engines and would work as a cat

Need to create an ocean of information on Bishnupriya Manipuri is urgently required

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi Whatever ‘sprinkle’ success that the blog has achieved so far is only due to readers. It is due to their participation and support by religiously dropping on this blog day after day (though disappointed many times not finding any new updates), from many slew of recipes, that has worked wonder in the success of the blog. However, with the increased volume of readers, their queries have also shown a jump. They are searching, believing that the blog would fetch out anything related to their queries, unfortunately are not being addressed. Thus it has become a challenge to quench the readers’ quests. They are searching ‘ban on mobile in Bishnupriya Manipuri villages’, ‘great personalities of Bishnupriya Manipuri’ etcetera on the blog. The blog fails to deliver anything concrete to these searches. Hereby I request owners of the Bishnupriya Manipuri websites/ blogs like,, www.manipuri.freeservers.

Lack of political will in the fencing of the Indo-Bangla border, says Retd. General SK Sinha

The northeastern part of India is turning into a deadly social and economic cocktail threatening to break out into a communal inferno. Lieutenant General (Retd.) Srinivas Kumar Sinha and Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai India and Bangladesh are part of Indian subcontinent. In 1971 Bangladesh became an independent country with the strong political as well as military support from India; but since then there have been several issues of dispute and it is increasing day by day and there is no end to it and hardly any Indian citizen knows about the problems faced by N.E. people. Today, Bangladesh has become home for Islamic terrorist outfits and North-East India’s separatist elements like Ulfa and many terrorist outfits. The demographic challenge from Bangladesh is more serious and greater threat to our National Security. And with this background, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parshad organized a one day seminar on 16th November 2008, to throw a light on Indo-Bangla relationship before and afte

Mrs.Padmaja Sinha releases Hakhan Leichondonor Selpakhan online

By Henryy Sinha, New Delhi Paralysis. It is becoming astonishingly difficult for me to fix the gaze of my mind on words, in the middle of this wide sea of words that seem to be swimming in frenzy, in a haze, in a glimpse right in the middle of my brain. To baptize the imagination of a human brain, that has the capacity to think something as radical as ‘ Hakhan Leichondonor Selpakhan ’- is a difficult task. While witnessing a ballet of two marvelous relationships of a mother and a sister in one magnificent human soul through all these years might have killed the vision in me to peep through the incredible thoughts that soar so high with impossible melody, flying like white doves in a trance, flying, merging with the sky and landing in a world beyond, that’s so beautifully Bishnupriya Manipuri in its essence. Pristine. Divine. Beautiful.  Mrs. Padmaja Sinha - the womb of these thoughts. I take this opportunity to introduce this magnificent poet, lyricist,writer and creative artist. May I

Moments of Life, a poem by Raghabendra Sinha

Moments of Life In the journey of life, There comes some moments, Touches deep, the soul and the heart, Then becomes a sweet moment of life… When the sun is clear and bright, And in the midst, Blows in a pleasant wind with pride, Then becomes a sweet moment of life… When the moon is sparkling bright, And in the midst, Comes in a naughty cloud lying aside, Then becomes a sweet moment of life… When hand in hand walking together, Thru pleasant and thru cloudy weather, Someone to part with whom, Perhaps costs a sigh, a tear, Then becomes a sweet moment of life… Sweet Moments! Yet I know, Someday you and I must part… But when or how or where we met, I owe to me a secret yet... Sweet Moments! We have been long together, Tis hard to part as you are dear, I reiterate to you here.. Do we meet to part or part to meet? Sweet Moments! Say never Good Night to me... But in some brighter clime, Bid me always a Good Morning!! By Raghabendra Sinha Please subsc

Now, Shri Mairang Singh is in the charge of Radha Gobinda Mandir at Nabadwip

We live in a fuzzy world, words like Nabadwip, Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur, no doubt are in our conscious vocabulary. But ask someone what the importance Nabadwip has to our community or what the teachings of Sadhu Thakur are, it would be troubling for many. Here is an attempt by Rebati Mohan Sinha to clear the image. Mr.Ranjit’s comment, “Who will spread the message of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur”, on an article ‘ Are we aware of the issues related to Bishnupriya Manipuri  ’. For information, the message has already been spread not only in Indian metro cities: Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and Ahmedabad but also in Sydney, Adelaide in Australia and New Jersey, USA. They celebrate the birth anniversary of Sadhu Thakur every year. The founder of Radha Gobinda Mandir at Nabadwip, Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur took birth in 1871, 26th October in a very poor family from a remote village, named Baropua (Bhubaneswar Nagar). He left for heavenly abode on 1

Bisnhupriya Manipuris celebrated 'Ras Leela' at the Madhabpur Jora Mandap, Maulvibazar district, Bangladesh

The Manipuri communities living in Madhabpur and Adampur under Kamalganj upazila of Maulvibazar district celebrated their major religious and cultural festival 'Maha Ras Leela' on November 13. Celebrations were held at Manipuri Jora Mandaps in Madhabpur and the Sanatagore Mandap in Adampur.The Bisnhupriya manipuris celebrated 'Ras Leela' at the Madhabpur Jora Mandap and the Meiteis arranged their programme at Sanatagore Mandap, Adampur. Read: Manipuris in Bangladesh celebrate 166th ‘Ras Leela’ festival

Shree Krishna Kirtan and Natpala organised at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on 7 Nov

Jyoti Sinha and Shukla Sinha were superb in the roles of Radha and Barayi. Aparna Sinha could have done better as Krishna. The costumes of the protagonists incorporated the traditional Manipuri attire. The dialogue of play was in Bishnupriya Manipuri dialect. Shameer undertook the uphill task of translation. Read Capturing vignettes from the life of Krishna

Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha Central Executive Meeting to be held at Hailakandi on 22 & 23 Nov

Office of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha. H.Q- Silchar-5. Notice Dear Members, As per decision of the last meeting of the Central Executive meeting of the Mahasabha held Silchar. The Central General Assembly of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha will be held on 22nd & 23rd November 2008 at Khanu Srimandop Jaffirbond, Hailakandi District of Assam. So all the Executive Members of the Mahasabha, Sahitya Parishad, Sanskriti Parishad and Sri Sri Radhamadhav Sevapuja Committee are cordially requested to attend the same to discussion in the following agenda. Programme 22nd November 2008, Saturday, at 2 P. M. 1. Offering tribute to the Sahid Vedi. 2. Confirmation of last proceeding of the Executive meeting of the Mahasabha . 3. Reporting of the activities of the Mahasabha, and departmental committees . 4. Selection of Venue, date of holding of ensuing 43rd General Adhivasion Mahasabha. 23rd November 2008, Sunday, from 9 A.M. 1. To discuss about the fulfillment of outs

Topics on Success, murder, Gitiswami, OBC, Kang, Delhi: Bishnupriya Manipuri love to read

Acceptance of this blog has increased steeply, and it is increasing day by day, unexpectedly. This is what the subscription by email statistics shows. The numbers of subscribers getting email from this blog where shows an exponential growth, the number of people viewing the email (that is by opening it) plus the number of clicks on it, is something that is beyond satisfactory, obviously a celebration time for all readers/ subscribers/ visitors. This is what the statistics shows: an exponential curve. Sunday, September 16, 2007 to Thursday, November 13, 2008 From Sunday, September 16, 2007 to Thursday, November 13, 2008, the total views on 248 articles sent through emails have been 5137. And 2471 total clicks on 218 items. The 5 articles that have got more than 100 views are listed below. It does matter Jonaki Sinha Plesniak murdered in Poland Gokulananda Gitiswami Korpek Bishnupriya Manipuri community to be included in Delhi OBC List Kang Yatra in New Delhi on July 6, 2008 Bishnupriya

First progress meeting on construction of Yatri Nivas Radhakunda,Mathura

By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai In a review meeting held at Radhakunda on the construction of Sri Sri Radha Madhavjiu Mandir on 25th and 26th October 2008, members assembled from Assam, Tripura, Maharashtra and Delhi, unanimously approved changes in the building structure and in its design. Due to certain deviation from the working drawing/instructions given to site supervisor, the Construction Committee President of Yatri Nivas, was bound to order suspension of work, till the Central Seva Puja Parichalan Samiti representative arrived at the construction site. Accordingly, the General Secretary of Central Seva Puja Parichalan Samiti arrived at the previous night of the meeting. The meeting started at 1530 hrs was presided by Sri Kajal Kanti Sinha. In a point to point discussion on the letter addressed to Shri R.M.Sinha by the senior consultant, the meeting approved the following changes: 1. Earlier there was a proposal to keep entire ground floor as open space with roof resting on 8 pill

Mohanpur becomes first village to connect to this blog

It would have been called a partial failed attempt had this blog been only limited to netizens, who can access this through internet. But it came as a sweet jolt when Google came out with the SMS service in India. And this blog was fast enough to catch with the latest technology and use it for the maximize coverage of its readership. The blog is far ahead in its technology usage and service that it provides to its devoted readers, be it is in front of email subscription, above 100’s of readers are getting updates from this blog. Feed – is one section, though its usage is minuscule, gives the readers to read all the contents/ articles in one platform. They don’t have to click and click to read all their favourite articles. Readers not acquainted to Feeds, can go to Google Reader and type “Bishnupriya Manipuri” and start reading in one place, in one window their own blog. However, all the articles here in this blog are cached and crawled by Google bots. This means not an article is miss

November 26-celebration of birth anniversary of Geetiswami Gokulananda

Within a month of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur`s janma mahutsav, on last 30th October, Bhishnupriya Manipuris are again getting ready with another janma utsav of late Gokulananda Geetiswami, on 26thNovember 2008 in Assam, Tripura and Bangladesh. By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai He was born in year 1886, on 26th November in a village called Madhavpur of Bhanugachh in Bhanubil, Bangladesh. He studied up to class 8th standard and could not continue further due to domestic problems; his desire of learning always remained with him for which he was able to set up a primary school at village Ratachhera inTripura after shifting of his residence from Bhanubil in 1925. Geetiswami Gokulananda was known as a menestral entertainer (bhramyaman gayak);but he was a social reformer, a dramatist, a poet ,a minstrel. His life bears a testimony to all these qualities. He always thought of upliftment of backwardness of his community. Those days there were primary schools in nearby villages; but Bishnupri

Maadoi Gang, Rajar Gang-segmentation of Bishnupriya Manipuri, Why?

By Santosh Kumar Singha, Mangalore Maadoi Gaang, Rajar Gaang….segmentation of Bishnupriya Manipuri……Why? I have always been proud of being a Bishnupriya Manipuri and never been hesitating to tell people belonging to other community about the greatness of our culture, beliefs etc. I keep my chest expanded informing other communities that (1) We don't have segmentation of people in different classes in our community, everybody is given equal status that we don't see in other communities like Bengali and many more. (2) We don't have dowry system in our culture which signifies how much we give respect to women which we find in Bengali, Marwari, Keralite, hindi bhasis and other communities. There is other greatness in our culture. But I realized some discrimination among us, made by Rajargaang people on Maadoi's. Large populations of Maadoi’s are living in Tripura and Bangladesh. Their accent in speaking 'EMAR THAR' is bit different than Rajargaang and some of their

Gaurapei, Purijelei take charge

By Henryy Sinha I sip my coffee while my fear sips me. Fear. Salif Keita’s song ‘Tomorrow’ swims into my ears, while my fear takes a stance asking what’s for us tomorrow. My mind absorbs and observes the world that’s changing.China. India. The Obama Revolution. Sensex. NY Stock Exchange.James Bond. The Australian cricket team. Hollywood. Bollywood.Iron Maiden. Rolling Stones.Space technology.Maharashtra. In this bizarre motley crew where do we stand as a community? A question that haunts me. And at times - inspires me. The Sadhu Baba Utsav was a success. To me it was more than that. The Utsav was an occasion of insights. Introspection. Retrospection. Inspection. Correction. It gave me a sneak preview to some shocking realities. Realities that we all must have seen surely but never imagined they can act as potential speed breakers to a progressive sprint.They are so microscopic, so sporadic, so automatic and so customary in nature that you tend to ignore them. You ignore them. You let t

Times of India accepted 'Guru' mistake

The Times of India today in its Delhi edition supplement What’s Hot, has confirmed its mistake of publishing Shri Shri Shri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur as Shri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Guru on its October 31 issue. The premier media group of India - The Times of India – has regretted the error done on their part. However, the whole exercise done on the part of Henryy Sinha, BN Sinha, Jyotirmoy Sinha and myself, to correct the mistake is something worth mentioning. It started with Henryy Sinha, composing a strong mail and sending it to the Times of India email id, the same mail was forwarded to many Bishnupriya Manipuri people [few names above mentioned in bcc]. In the forwarded mail, BN Sinha added his own reaction, and he sent it to TOI office marking it to other as well. The same exercise was done on the part of Jyotirmoy Sinha and me. It ends up with publishing the ‘mistake’ news on this blog. The reaction was so intense that by evening it was confirmed that the media group is publishing th

Sri Sri Radha Madhavjiu Mandir got its proper Management Team

By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai 1. For oath taking ceremony, the designated members from Assam, Tripura, Delhi and Mumbai started arriving Radha Kund,Mathura, from 24th October onwards. The last party to arrive was from Delhi on 26th Oct 2008 at 1100 hrs. 2. The oath taking ceremony commenced at 1130 hrs under the supervision of Shri Krishna Charan Sinha, the General Secretary of Sri Sri Radha Madhavjiu Seva Puja Parichalan Samiti from Patherkandi, Karimganj, Assam. 3. The following members took the oath at around 1140 hrs: Sri Kajal Kanti Sinha from Delhi, as President,Mandir Administrtive Committee,Radhakunda, Sri Rebati Mohan Sinha from Mumbai, as member Sri Bishwajit Sinha and Sri Mohan Singha Chaudhuri from Delhi, as members and Sri Krishnakanta Babaji, the Sevait of Radhakunda,as Secretary,. 4. Shri Banamali Sinha, IAS from Tripura could not take oath on that day. 5. The earlier committee could not do any formal hand over, as no proper book keeping was maintained so far. The Sevait

To those absentees in the Delhi Utsav

True, the Delhi Utsav received overwhelming response in terms of attendance, above 300 to 400 Bishnupriya Manipuri people got assembled in the occasion. However, many people didn't turn up for the celebration.  To the question, why they have not been able to be the part of the celebration, if one spent few moments thinking about them, a list of bizarre and serious reasons do come to ones mind. Minus those people who intentionally saved their face from the congregation, there would be those unlucky persons of their condition they failed to participate in the celebration.  The celebration was not only for those who attended the function; it was for the absentees, their families as well. After all, the occasion was the 139 Birth celebration of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur. As a community we must give a thought to them as well, the reasons behind their absence.  It should not happen that in the celebration, we have forgotten them. Especially in the metro cities like Delhi, Kolkata