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Abheek Sinha aka Rohn debut movie is silent in the internet

Today is Erei (Friday) Views Abheek Sinha aka Rohn debut movie “1-800 Love!”, if one goes by measuring the reactions of the netizens, one can come to the conclusion that the hype is missing on this multi-starer movie. It is missing on the craze factor. Even the aura of John Abraham fails to show its online sheen. Knowing very well that the success and failure of any movie and its acceptance among the cinegoers, is decided on the hype it creates pre-and-post release on different social networking sites like Orkut and Facebook and other online platforms. Something ‘hot’ splutters fast in these platforms. And if it is on movies, it goes viral. So far, the online activities of the movie are silent, somber and minuscule in numbers. Even big and respectful movie sites are silent on the whole project. There are total seven ‘Community’ that are devoted to the movie “1-800 Love!” in Orkut. The average number of members joining these communities even doesn’t cross 10. Only one community own

Abheek Sinha plays lead role in Abbas Tyrewala's film “1-800 Love”

Today is Shakolsher (Thursday) News Every Indian wants to have a pie of the Bollywood dream. But few dares to dream, and those who dream, as a saying goes, their dream remains a dream. But for Abheek Sinha, a Tripura-based Bishnupriya Manipuri, familiar with ‘Rohn’, has at last kissed the Bollywood dream. Abheek Sinha, son of Dr Ashok Sinha, will be playing a lead role with John Abraham, Pakhi Tyrewala, Raghu and Madhavan in the Abbas Tyrewala's film “1-800 Love” - a $ 10 million romantic comedy. Born and brought up in Agartala, Abheek Sinha studied in Holy Cross School and then went for Jai Hind College in Mumbai. “He plays the role of a protagonist's 16 year old neighbour and is a catalyst in the plot,” Abbas Tyrewala said in an interview given to Mid Day. Abbas spotted Rohn at a cafe, walked up to him and offered him the role and doesn't want to consider another option at this stage, "I want only him for this role. I can't make the film without this boy.

4.16 lakh Bishnupriya Manipuris in NE, says Mahasabha

Today is Shakolsher (Thursday) News From our Staff Reporter SILCHAR, July 29: “A total of 2.95 lakh people constitute the Bishnupriya Manipuri population in Asom and 4.16 lakh Bishnupriya people live in the entire Northeast,” stated Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha principal secretary Uday Sinha at a local committee meet of the Mahasabha held at Tukagram, Katakhal on the outskirts of Silchar town. Sinha said a statistical survey of Bishnupriya population began under the patronage of the Mahasabha in all over the Northeast in 2004, and it completed in 2008. He said: “The Mahasabha has produced evidence on the Bishnupriya Manipuri population census to the Asom Government.” The meeting was presided over by Motikanta Sinha. Mahasabha State president Bhupendra Sinha and Movement Committee’s president in-charge Ashish Sinha attended the meeting as chief guests. Courtesy: The Sentinel (July 30, 2009) What next? Get Email Alerts Get SMS Alerts

Assam State Commission for minorities reconstituted

Today is Imsha Imsha (Wednesday) GUWAHATI, July 28 – The State Government vide a notification dated July 24, 2009, has reconstituted the Assam State Commission for Minorities, a press release said. Md Ismail Hussain Khan, ex-member of Parliament, has been made the chairperson while Allen Brook of Uzan Bazar, Guwahati and Mukti Deb Choudhury, ex-principal, Cotton College, Guwahati, have been appointed as members of the newly-constituted committee, the release added. Courtesy: The Assam Tribune (July 29, 2009) Read: Asom Minority Welfare Minister rectifies his earlier reply put by Kartik Sena Sinha (Tuesday, 21 July 2009) What next? Get Email Alerts Get SMS Alerts

Need to spread the teachings of Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur

Today is Leipakpa (Tuesday) News Left to Right: Rebati Mohan Sinha, Kajalkanti Sinha, Rakhaldas Babaji, Dr Ashoke Sinha, Krishna Charan, Subhah Sharma, Braja Kishore, Shyam Sundar, Chittatosh, Mairang Singh Debabarma There is an urgent need to spread the teachings of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur, it was decided in a meeting of the engineers in Kolkata recently. It was also decided that a statue of Sadhu Thakur sculpted in white marvel be installed in the Nat-Mandir, where the general devotees (Theertha-yatri) can offer their prayers. At present the statue is quite away from the Nat –Mandir. In this regard, an appeal was made in writing to the President, Inspection Committee through proper channel i.e the sevait, to look into the matter in their perspective. The meeting was attended by the Radha Madhavjiu Mandir Central Committiee members (Subhas Sharma - President, Krishna Charan Sinha- Secretary); members of Yatri Nivas Nirman committee Kajalkanti Sinha (President), Shya

Unholy nexus behind the Bishnupriya Manipuri teachers’ imbroglio

Today is Ninthoapa (Monday) Dayamai Sinha, Patherkandi, Karimganj, Assam The write-up appeared in the Dainik Jugasankha dated 23rd July 2009, as a Letter to the Editor After four long decades of the democratic movement for the introduction of Bishnupriya Manipuri Language in Assam, the Government of Assam, officially introduced Bishnupriya Manipuri text book “Kanak Path” in the 52 primary schools of Barak Valley districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi on 12th February 2001. However the introduction of “Kanak Path” was not an end in itself. It soon started sailing into the choppy waters of vested interests ordained by allegedly few people of our community. It is to be mentioned that the than AGP Government of Assam directed to impart the Bishnupriya Manipuri language through rationalization of teachers i.e. through the existing Bishnupriya Manipuri teachers. Things started going bad when some persons who raised the slogan “no appointment, no language” were able to persuade

Is Imaar Thar in Danger: Influenced by external factor?

Today is Lamboishing (Sunday) This is the second article in the series which has come up from the reader's perceptions have on an intriguing issue – Is Imaar Thar in Danger. Read the first article : Dwindling Vs Secure Tridiv Sinha from New Delhi: I have some reasons to believe that it might come straight to us as a punch on the face. Yeah, our own language might be counted as an endangered language in the near future. But I am not sure of the specific time-period. The current limitations in the use of our language is that, even though almost every family speaks the language as of today, the children and teenagers aren't fluent in it and often use terms from other languages to complete the message. So, the language is losing it's resources exponentially. Statistically speaking, we are already a minority in the country; forget the world. Moreover, rate of increase of population of our community isn't in par with India or world. So, even though we are growing in

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Henryy& Dolby Motion Pictures: Zoom Out

Today is Erei (Friday) By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi Henryy & Dolby When the economic slowdown was on its zenith point and entrepreneurs world over were feeling the pinch of the slowdown, young Turks Henryy Sinha and Dolby were busy finalizing the nitty-gritty of their new enterprise Henryy& Dolby Motion Pictures. Henryy& Dolby Motion Pictures is India’s first Profile filmmakers, claims Henryy Sinha and Dolby to their new venture. Like many new entrants into the world of business the top guns would be concentrating on multiple verticals of business. The Henryy& Dolby Motion Pictures will be concentrating on making films on Profiles, Corporates, and on such social issues which need urgent attention, said the partners explaining the areas where their baby-project would be venturing into. Both the partners, Henryy Sinha and Dolby affirm that they also intend to cover and promote the Indian Rock Bands. How a Bishnupriya Manipuri Henryy Sinha and a Punjabi munda

Delhi Transforming to Mecca of Education Seekers

Today is Shakolsher (Thursday) Delhi touted as the job destination for many Bishnupriya Manipuri youths, in this year has undergone a transformation. The capital city has become the hotspot for many Bishnupriya Manipuri students who want to pursue their studies in the best of the colleges that the city offers to them. Take Manisha Sinha, a Bishnupriya Manipuri girl, she had a dream to pursue Psychology in the prestigious colleges of the Delhi University. And this year attaining 82.5 per cent in Class XII from Army School Guwahati she set her foot in the capital city to take admission in the regular course offered by the Delhi University. She knew well that taking admission in the Delhi Colleges is going to be tough, very tough with the pouring of brilliant students from all over the country into the city. But she cracked with her insurmountable, unflinching effort and with the blessings of her parents. She took admission in the Daulat Ram College pursuing her favourite subject Psych

Bishnupriya Manipuri Union calls 501 hour road blockade from October 21

Today is Shakolsher (Thursday) Staff Reporter SILCHAR, July 22: In order to make their 501-hour road blockade program a success, the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Students’ Union and the Bishnupiya Manipuri Gana Sangram Parishad have intensified their activities in Cachar district. A public meeting was organized by both the organizations at Chincoorie High School in Silchar on Saturday. Sources said, Bishnupriya Manipuri Youths have decided to call a 501-hour bandh from October 21 demanding telecast and broadcasting of Bishnupriya Manipuri programmes from Guwahati Doordarshan and Silchar radio station respectively, to introduce a separate cultural programme division for the linguistic minority community from Guwahati Doordarshan and Silchar AIR. Manipuri Sahitya Sabha general secretary Manikanta Sinha, Women’s Organization president Rita Sinha, Ram Gopal Junior College principal Manash Sinha, Director of North Eastern Development Council Prof Debasish Purkayastha, secretary of a mon

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Bishnupriya Manipuri is a notified linguistic minority community, says Islam

Today is Leipakpa (Tuesday) By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, July 20: Rectifying his earlier reply to a question put by MLA Kartik Sena Sinha in the Assembly on July 15, Asom Minority Welfare Minister Nazrul Islam today said the Bishnupriya Manipuri community is a linguistic minority community. Islam also informed the House that the proposal to introduce Bishnupriya Manipuri language at the pre-primary level was approved in 1999, and therefore, it is a recognized language. He said the State Government is contemplating on setting up a linguistic minority board, and all developmental works of the minorities will be carried out based on the recommendations of the board. Taking part in the discussion, AGP’s Abdul Aziz said the Bishnupriya Manipuri community has a sizeable population in Barak Valley, and as such, the community should have its representatives in the Minority Development Board. Sinha had raised the issue of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community being a linguistic minority

Committee formed to refurbish Yatri Nivas at Radhakund

Today is Ninthoapa (Monday) News In a meeting of the engineers held in Kolkata on July 2 to refurbish the condition of the Yatri Nivas at Radhakund, it was decided that a Technical Sub Committee under the guidance of Dr Ashoke Kumar Sinha, Civil Engineer, will be formed. The Technical Sub Committee will visit Radhakund and prepare a preliminary report on the condition of the accommodations including the boundary wall as well as the strengthening of the south wall of Nat-Mandir (Malthep). Due to paucity of fund the maintenance work of old accommodations was not done during the last 30 years and as a result the buildings are in a state of dilapidated condition. Engineers also had consultation on the three-story building which is coming up next to the Mandir. The Mandir is facing scores of problems from the non availability of fund to the unavailability of the lay-out design. The meeting was attended by Kajal Kanti Sinha (Civil Engineer), Braja Kishore Sinha (Civi

Is Imaar Thar in Danger: Dwindling Vs Secure

Today is Ninthoapa (Monday) To the question – Is Imaar Thar in Danger? Sarmila Sinha says that the population speaking the language is dwindling. However with the renewed impetus to the preservation of the culture, language and identity by today’s generation, it is safe, avers Pranjal Sinha. For Suroshree Sinha, “Language cannot be extinct” and it is complete “No” for Gautam Sinha. Sarmila Sinha stays in London, UK, and she is originally from Guwahati, Assam Is Imaar Thar in Danger? – Yes I think the population of Bishnupriya Manipuri is dwindling, and there is no political platform to expand or secure our base. Pranjal Sinha resides in Pittsburg, USA, and hails from Guwahati, Assam Is Imaar Thar in Danger? – Yes Though I have voted for "yes", but I have a strong feeling that our people are becoming more & more conscious about their identity/culture/language. The participation of many young people shows that. Anyway, I am optimistic that we will gain our

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Today is Thanksha!

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi Today is Thanksha!, according to Bishnupriya Manipuri weekdays. If it is translated to English weekdays it comes to be Saturday. What is so particular about this weekday – to be mentioned in the site? On April 18, 2008, Ranita Sinha wrote on the Bishnupriya Manipuri weekdays : We are very much comfortable with either addressing the seven days of the week in English as Sunday, Monday or in Bengali as Ravibar, Sombar etc. One article on the weekdays doesn’t end or brush up our language skill. To maintain the proficiency of any language, one has to consume it: Yes, daily. Cruelty of time is that we have almost forgotten our mother tongue weekdays. There is a danger lurking above our head that if it is not resurrected urgently it will vanish. Can’t we all do one thing: what Reader’s Digest is doing it for decades - carrying a page of English vocabulary? We can start with the Bishnupriya Manipuri weekdays. If for a year in every post the weekdays are me

Feera Kaang at Kolkata

Kolkata Bishnupriya Manipuris celebrated Feera Kang, the second biggest festival after the Sadhu Thakur’s birth anniversary, with pomp and gusto at Begerkhul, a suburban area in South Kolkata, on July 2, 2009. Prabhas Kanti Sinha, Ishaalpa , sang the entire Doshobotaar in Imaar Thaar . The Kolkata-based Ishaalpa Nirmalendu Sinha and Dhakula Rajat Sinha were able to grip the devotees with their performances. Besides this, the response from the attendees on the Dhakor Cholo n by Kunja Singha and by his daughter was awesome and it was appreciated a lot. In the Jaidev along with the Bishnupriya Manipuri residents of Kolkata, people from Delhi, Pune, Silchar, Guwahati, and Tripura, also participated. Kajal Kanti Sinha from Delhi, Rebati Mohan Sinha from Mumbai, Subhash Sharma, the President of Radha Madhav, Ravi from Guwahati, Prabhas Kanti Sinha from Silchar, Dipankar Sinha from Tripura, are few of the people who had their presence in this year’s Kaang Puja held at the city. Read:

Know Sushant Sinha, Bishnupriya Manipuri Classical Bhajan and Ghazal singer

By Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati, Assam Classical Bhajan and Ghazal Singer: Sushant Sinh a Today is Erei (Friday) When I came to know about Sushant Sinha, a Bishnupriya Manipuri Classical Bhajan and Ghazal singer and heard his songs in one of his live performance at Guwahati, Assam; I completely got swayed with his melodious voice which was full of devotion and in-depth knowledge of the classical music. After knowing about his past performances and experiences in the field of singing, it came to me that Sushant Sinha’s talent needs to be projected and promoted. He is a precious asset for our community and his successes and contributions must be shared amongst us. His singing will grow on the music lovers - the more we listen to him, the more we will like his voice and fall in love. It is a great pleasure for me that I got the opportunity to create an exclusive blog/site especially with the aim to promote and expose the talent of an artist and introduce him

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NBMSU, BMGSP seek apology from Brahma

Today is Erei (Friday) From our Staff Reporter SILCHAR, June16: The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Students’ Union (NBMSU) and Bishnupriya Manipuri Gana Sangram Parishad (BMGSP) has vehemently criticized the ‘wrong and whimsical’ statement made by State Minister for Tribal Welfare and other Backward Classes Pramila Rani Brahma regarding the status of the Bishnupriya Manipuri in the Assam Assembly last Wednesday. Brahma had said on the floor of the Assembly that the Bishnupriya Manipuri community was not a notified linguistic minority community. The NBMSU and BMGSP today, in a joint petition to Brahma, asked her to publicly seek apology for her unwarranted comment which has hurt the sentiments of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, failing which the Bishnupriya Manipuri bodies threatened to block the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar. The petition further demanded various socioeconomic development schemes for the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. The NBMSU and BMGSP also clari

Army operation in Jiribum, ammunition recovered

News From our Staff Reporter SILCHAR, July 7: In a major development, the 72 Field Regiment of the Assam Riffles, during an operation at Bangairibge jungle in the Baro Bekra, which is a Bishnupriya Manipuri area under Jiribum PS of Manipur, recovered a US carbine, eight olive-green uniforms and two Chinese grenades. Sources said that the weapons recovered belonged to suspected UNLF militants of Manipur. The operation continued for seven hours with no reports of any casualty. Courtesy: The Sentinel (July 8, 2009)

Hopeless Victory

We were feeling shy and insulted. …We were so happy and surprised that my friends hoisted me, says Sonica Rajkumari, a student of SPA Vijaywada, exuberantly detailing her experience while participating in the NOSPLAN event organized in New Delhi. (The article is continuation of her previous post: Small but Beautiful ) The event NOSPLAN was of 4 days and it used to start at 9 a.m with breakfast till midnight. On 2nd day of NOSPLAN we had dance competition between colleges at 11p.m. As per schedule we had dilli darshan from 3-7p.m. We had to stay back in college to practice the steps we learned last night. My batch mates were too excited about dilli darshan as they always wanted to see Delhi and its historical places. Anannya had a firm decision of going to Delhi darshan and decided not to dance. Reshma, Anuja and me wanted them to practice. I felt if we cancel dancing we would definitely regret later as every college would be performing and we would not be the part of it, also our co

MSMEs for new stimulus package in the Budget: MSME trade lobby survey

(The article was first published in the SME TIMES, a prestigious SME news portal, on July 4, 2009. The site draws over 25, 000 visitors per month.) RK Rishikesh Sinha A recent MSME lobby poll has revealed that access to credit for MSMEs has not improved even after the announcement of the two stimulus packages. Around 70 percent respondents agreed that the two stimulus packages have not helped them much, while 81 percent witnessed slump in their domestic sales in the last quarter of 2008-2009. In the export front, 74 percent respondents accepted there has been drop in exports in the same duration. To the question: Do you expect the government to announce new packages for MSMEs? Out of 100 MSME participants, 78 percent said they do expect the government will doll out special packages for them. Like many small and medium enterprises of the country, Bangalore-based Ascent Consulting Services Pvt Ltd has not seen any improvement in the credit facility on ground after the government came

Goala’s assurance to Kartik Sena Sinha on Patharkandi town committee

By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, June 30: Asom Urban Development Minister Dinesh Prasad Goala told the Assam Assembly that the Government was not aware of the announcement made by Border Areas and Excise Minister Gautam Roy that the Patharkandi civic body as a town Committee on August 15, 2008. Goala, while replying to an unstarred question from BJP MLA Kartik Sena Sinha, also informed the Assembly that the Government was considering a proposal for forming the Patharkandi Town Committee. Sinha further asked the minister whether the Patharkandi Town Committee would be formed and when it would come into force. Goala replied that an appropriate decision would be taken by the Government after following the necessary legal process. Replying to another question, also from Kartik Sinha, whether the government will take steps to make Karimganj a model town considering its importance due to its closeness to the international as well as inter-state border, Goala said there is no such propo

Kabita Sinha fetches 84.2 % in Class X

News Kabita Sinha is among few of the students who have excelled in their studies in the recently held Class X examination 2009. Daughter of a retired army personnel, she scored over 80 per cent with four letters in the Secondary School Certificate Examination, Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education. Daughter of Mahitosh Sinha and Kalpana Sinha, Kabita Sinha recorded 84.2 per cent. Her parents hail from Sonapur, Jhapirband, Hailakandi, Assam.

Sprouting of green shoots in the Bishnupriya Manipuri art and culture

Views By Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati, Assam Bishnupriya Manipuri is a rich community. It is enriched with art and culture, music and literature, and immense talent. Due to its scattered population and political reasons, the community is still struggling to expose its identity before the society and the world as well. However, with its rich culture and beliefs, we Bishnupriya Manipuris are always brave to face the challenging world and are trying to establish a strong identity for the future. From my childhood I have heard about many talented Bishnupriya Manipuri personalities and artists from my parents, relatives and friends but I have hardly seen them personally or had read about them and their profiles in books, published magazines etc. except few of them in special functions or occasions. Sometimes, I came to know about some of them in the magazines published in Bishnupriya Manipuri language. But is it sufficient for a talented person to expose his/her talent in a ‘space’ once in bl

Abhinash Sinha secured 93 % in Class X

News Abhinash Sinha, son of Shri Anupam Sinha, a retired Naval Officer and grandson of late Prof. Nagendra Kumar Sinha of Assam Engg College, a native of Narsingpur (Baromuni),Cachar-Assam, has passed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class X examination with flying colors securing above 90 per cent. Student of Kendriya Vidylaya Ambarnath, Abhinash Sinha, secured 93.4 % without attending any coaching classes. He gives the credit of his success to his mother, Shrimati Anita Sinha. Abhinash Sinha got 91 out of 100 in Mathematics, 91 in English, 93 in Hindi, 93 in Science and 99 in Social Science.