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The Last Vaishnava resurgence

By Karunamay Sinha, Tripura Conspicuously, one of the few songs with which the Father of the Nation used to bathe his soul regularly is ‘ Vaishnava jana to tene kahiye je pir parayi jaane re… ’ meaning Vaishnava is he who feels the pain others suffer. Vaishnavism can be said to be the phenomenon that played the most important part in forming the soul of India. Some call it the essence of the Hindu way of life. Indian cultural traditions, all that we are proud of as Indians today are immeasurably indebted to this phenomenon. Most of the puranas and other priceless gems of Sanskrit literature were restored, recreated and reinstated during the period of the Guptas. Most importantly, a new literary and cultural resurgence gave a firm shape to what we know today as India’s cultural heritage. It was during this period that the traditionally worshipped deities of the people like Vishnu, Shiva and the mother goddess were given prominence in an area where the Vedic divinities like Bra

Tengarar uruke thaya, a poem by Ranjit Sinha

Tengarar uruke thaya Niam durait te nagoi Himalayar uruke jom Hongkoraat goi Palonir woama te koi …Mingal nai aahithom ! Nungshi khollik hunouri Mor imaar thare Zinar hopon satkorouri Palonir khourang magouri Tumarang bare bare O mor chouhatpa, loushingpa imaar shou !! Today is Lamboishing (Sunday) What next? Get Email Alerts (Bishnupriya Manipuri) Get SMS Alerts (Bishnupriya Manipuri) Get Email Alert (E - World)

Reasons to Celebrate

Views By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi What is celebration? What is its importance in ones life? Ask this question to any Bishnupriya Manipuri living in Bangalore, UAE, USA, Australia and United Kingdom; they will be able to tell the true meaning of celebration. If not ask this question to a defence personnel who reminisces his past association with the celebration which used to take place in his village of Assam or Tripura. He plans his leave according to festivals. They all have a longing to spend a few golden moments of his life with whom he could associate and dissolve in the celebration. But their wish remains a mere wish. Isolation added with meager number of his clan kill their aspiration. They spend the celebration-day like any other day. Come to Delhi, after Assam and Tripura, this is the supposedly the only city which registers the highest concentration of Bishnupriya Manipuri people. Celebration of any puja in Delhi be it is Shree Shree Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur’s birth

Gov to launch a 10-point programme for Safeguarding interests of Linguistic Minorities

NEWS Special Officer-In-charge for Linguistic Minorities (SOLM), Shri Upendera Tripathi, has stressed the need for pursuing more vigorously the Constitutional Safeguards provided to the Linguistic Minorities. This was stated in a press release released by Government of India on August 28, 2009. Shri Tripathi announced that a 10-Point Programme is being prepared for helping Linguistic Minorities Safeguard their right to maintain the identity and propagation for their language. He also said that henceforth there will be regular meetings of Nodal Officers and Education Secretaries of States/UTs dealing with the Office of Special Officer Linguistic Minorities. Today is Thanksha (Saturday) What next? Get Email Alerts (Bishnupriya Manipuri) Get SMS Alerts (Bishnupriya Manipuri) Get Email Alert (E - World)

Sounding the Bugle

By Karunamay Sinha When the Britsh officials, diehard in their attempt to go on with their recruitment drive to raise the Labour Corp, started wooing the lesser known pliable chiefs, the strong-willed chiefs realized the need for quick action. They lost no time and began performing their traditional war-declaration rituals. The Kuki chieftainship had Inpi at the national level where all the chiefs met and discussed matters whenever there was a crisis of national magnitude. By the beginning of the year 1917, Kuki chiefs held a series of conclaves at Chassad, Jampi, Longya, and Khongjang. Chiefs from all parts of Zalengam (Kuki fatherland) took part in the conclave. After a series of discussion, the chiefs announced their steely resolve to rise against the British to protect their Zalengam. They began expressing solidarity by performing Sajam-Lhah, killed mithuns and ate the hearts and the livers of the animal - a symbolism for their commitments coming from the depths of their hear

Rifle, poem by Ramlal Sinha

Rifle By Ramlal Sinha “Rat-a-tat-tat Boom boom boom,” Drum-fire continued In riot zones in Karbi Hills As if to greet you when you were born. Helpless was Terangpi At an advanced stage that she was On the desperate lookout for a safe site Just not to abort you amid the bloodbath, Could any woman ever prevent that natural force? She had to give birth to you Amid the refugee camp inmates Who instantly christened you Rifle, A befitting name indeed, only when viewed From the moment of your arrival on this earth. Rifle, will you keep silence, And say no to this mayhem, bloodbath? Do a legendary Prahlad and preach love; Let your sweet voice reverberate in the hills And its echo in the horizon and in the globe. Be the voice of orphans Who’re made to be so in thousands By the gun-totting rebels and jawans, Tell the world the tales of terror widows And the woes that they continue to live with. Courtesy: The Sentinel ( August 23, 2009 ) Melange Today is Erei (Friday) What next? Get E

“The world and Internet are hungry”

E-WORLD By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi Among the many sweet reasons for which Delhi is wooed the world over, the biggest is the array of food delicacies and myriad cuisines that it pans out for food freaks. Whether it is hot sumptuous aalu tikki, lacchedar paratha, butter chicken , or the frosty lassi , to name a few - the city has more to offer than perhaps any other city of the country. Born, brought up and living in Nizamuddin East, a historical residential colony by all standards and a Mecca for Mughlai food-lovers, for Ravi V. Chhabra, it came very natural to delve into the food and beverages sector. He worked for India’s first Alcobev magazine called Ambrosia in 2001 and did many path-breaking stories on Indian government’s vexed excise policy, beer companies and about the alcohol trade. In 2005, he decided to occupy a space in the cloud with the launching of www.fnbworld.com . Ravi V. Chhabra, who has worked with many international national publications as a full-time j

Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers on Demand

Views By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi Very soon the bishnupriyamanipuri.com would be registering over 100 devoted visitors per day, 3000 per month. And rest 3000 new readers from all over the world would be eating out our articles and write-ups. So, on an average 7000 visitors per month the site would be fetching! It has never been before that the brand Bishnupriya Manipuri would be circulating its literature produced by our writers and for the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. People have started knowing us - for good reasons and intentions. They have started seeing the value that we are in the path of creating original niche literature. Soon our Bishnupriya Manipuri writers would be not only known to us but to the whole world. They would be creating a place in the writing sphere with their excellent style of writing, incisive views, and subject topics. Let bishnupriyamanipuri.com becomes the first stepping stone for these budding Bishnupriya Manipuri writers. Let them hone their

National Institute of Technology, Agartala, extends reservation benefits to OBC students

News The benefit of reservation in National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala, has now been extended to students belonging to OBC category. This came with the Union Cabinet’s approval for the implementation of reservation for students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes situated therein. This was stated in a Press Information Bureau, Government of India, press release today. The National Institute of Technology (NIT) located at Jirania in the Tripura Tribal Area Autonomous District Council, Agartala, was unable to extend the benefit of reservation to students belonging to OBC category in view of the non-applicability of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, under Section 4 (a). Section 4 (a) of the CEI Act, 2006 provides that the provisions of Section 3 of the Act shall not apply to a Central Educational Institution established in the tribal areas referred to in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution o

Delhi Police seeking license from Puja Organisers

News The New Delhi-based Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti may have to do bit of paper work while organizing the birth anniversary of Shree Shree Bhubeneshwar Sadhu Thakur on October 25 in the city. This has come in the light of Delhi Police advertisement published in The Indian Express , New Delhi edition, on August 26, 2009. The attention-seeking advertisement has been carried out keeping in view the festive season which the city would be experiencing with the mela, Ramlila and puja. “All (such) gatherings must have proper permission from the concerned authorities,” the advertisement reads. “In order to avoid last minute inconvenience, the application process for obtaining license has been started.” On submission of the application form, “clearance will be obtained from the local Police, Traffic Police…Application are available at the reception counter of the Licensing Unit, Defence Colony, New Delhi”. The last date of receiving application forms is on September 2, 2009. To

Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2009 on September 19

Jobs and Career The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2009 on Sunday, the September 13, 2009 at 41 Centers all over the country; states a Press Information Bureau press release. Admission Certificates to the candidates have been dispatched. Letter of rejection, citing the grounds of rejection have also been issued. If any applicant has not received either the admission Certificates or Rejection Letter, he/she may contact UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone Nos. 011-23381125, 011-2338271 and 011-23098594 during working hours. The candidates can also send FAX messages on Fax No.011-23387310. Detailed venues information in respect of Admitted Candidates is also available at the Union Public Services Commission’s website at http://www.upsc.gov.in. The candidates who have not received the Admission Certificates may download the “Venue Information” from the above mentioned website and use it for appearing in

Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum chalks out its programme

News By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Aug 25: The Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum, a Guwahati-based body of Bishnupriya Manipuri writers, has chalked out its programme schedule for 2009 at a meeting held at Rehabari in Guwahati on Sunday with forum’s president DILS Lakshmindra Sinha in the chair. The forum has decided to publish a half-yearly journal in September and April every year and a seminar on “Challenges before Minor Languages” in September this year. The meeting was attended, among others, by Jaiprakash Sinha, Narendra Sinha, Depashree Sinha, Prativa Sinha, Ramendu Sinha, Debashis Sinha and Kanchan Baran Sinha. Courtesy: The Sentinel (August 26, 2009) Today is Imsha Imsha (Wednesday) What next? Get Email Alerts Get SMS Alerts

Mahasabha-What it is?

Views By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi Love it or loathe it, but you can't ignore it, if there is one institution, extend it to any great personality, with which we could associate and is in our consciousness, it is non other than the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha or simply Mahasabha. There is a reason to it. It is one institution which has a history of its own. The fossilized institution has been active and participatory in the travails of time. And we see it, feel it at this present time. That’s a glory in itself. Its existence itself tells a story of its inner strength. It has not been dissected, or got broken in the strides of time. Though slowly it has been walking, the institution is alive. That is a victory. But this grand old institution is in jeopardy. Any communication mentioning about it goes blank to Bishnupriya Manipuri netizens. Readers of the bishnupriyamanipuri.com are inquisitive to explore what the Mahasabha is. Don’t panic! If you are well versed

IMAAR SREECHARANE, a poem by Ramendu Sinha

IMAAR SREECHARANE Ramendu Sinha dedicates this poem to his loving mother Late Rashami Sinha Imaa katkorlu mor thoi satogi, Katkorlu mor rokot Imaar ninge, Tabuo jingta kore nuwarlu Imaa. Manur mimange nuwarlu tulani, Kshama viksha magouri Imaar sreecharane. Imaa katkorlu mor thoi satogi, Imaa ashai ashai din kateiley Asha pura nuwarlu imaar puninge. Kshama viksha magouri Imaar sreecharane. Imaar ashar hrine buriya thailu, Ashar hrin huje nuwarlu. Imaa katkorlu mor thoi satogi. Janam janame jaram oingga Imaar garva sagare, Iho janame nuwarlu purani, Poro janame pureing Imaa, Ashar sagare jaram oiya. Imaa katkorlu mor thoi satogi, Katkorlu mor rokot Imaar ninge, Tabuo jingta kore nuwarlu Imaa. Manur mimange nuwarlu tulani, Kshama viksha magouri Imaar sreecharane. Today is Leipakpa (Tuesday) What next? Get Email Alerts Get SMS Alerts

Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum meet held in Guwahati

News GUWAHATI, Aug 24 – An extended meeting of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum was held at Rehabari today under the chairmanship of Dils Lakshmindra Sinha, a press release stated. A threadbare discussion was held on various issues related to the language, literature and culture of this minor ethnic group in the State. The members reiterated the need for a scientific approach to protect the language from the onslaught of globalisation and popularising the language amongst younger generations. They felt the need for translation of Bishnupriya Manipuri literature into English and Assamese and vice versa. The meeting decided to hold a seminar-cum-workshop in the last part of September under the caption, “Challenges before the minor languages”. The meeting further decided to publish a half-yearly journal in September and April every year and drive for membership amongst the young writers. Jaiprakash Sinha, Ramlal Sinha, Depashree Sinha, Z Prativa Sinha, Narendra Sinha, Ramendu S

Chatting Made Easy: Digsby

E- World By Tridiv Sinha, New Delhi There used to be days when people used one messenger to chat with strangers, friends and family online. Online chatting became one of the most popular Internet activities for young and old alike, especially youngsters trying to make online friends instead of social friends. The business of chatting has evolved since then. We have many messengers; call it the chatting software, having features of their own. One can send free text messages to any cell phone; enjoy music while chatting with inbuilt radio stations and send files to friends. The existing service providers are so popular that new ones have little or no share of the pie. But now we have chatting software which supports almost all the popular messenger services at the same time. Digsby.com is one such software to connect to multiple chatting services at the same time. Using Digsby, one can use 7 Instant Message services at the same time, get updates on 4-social networking sites and

Google around

E-World By RK Rishikesh Sinha Google Picasa If you are among those who have a penchant for photography, personal or professional, than definitely you are facing one problem - management of the photographs shoot at different intervals of time and occasion. You don’t find photographs in the array of folders you have created. You scratch to find out the exact photographs that you intend to see. Even if you find after a stretch of time you don’t have a command over it. You can’t email it, edit it, publish it online; you can’t push a button that all the photographs are placed in the cloud. But relax; download Google’s Picasa in your computer and you will find it is so easy managing thousands of photographs that are in your PC. It is a must tool for any photographer or image collector. Download it, now! Google Wiki Search Many people still think that they don’t have control over Google search results. Look at the image below, what does the pxylem.blogspot.com is doing here in the

Jobs in Delhi: It is not rosy as it was once

Jobs and Career If you are thinking to land in Delhi for a job, think twice. The job market is not rosy that used to be year back. Crisis in liquidity in economy, banks aversion to push money in the market, had taken a leaf out of the overall sentiments with which young job aspirants flock to the city from all over India. Businesses were hard hit in the backdrop of the global recession in India. The impact of the global financial meltdown was visible with business establishment treading cautiously in these testing times. The impact has more or less affected each and every sector. So, candidates will have a tough job to cut the ice in their chosen path. However, if your dream is to kick start your career from Delhi. Do come with prepared mind. Give a second look at your CV. Polish it with out any grammatical error. Brush up the fundamentals of your subject. The heydays are gone when interviews were lined up to attend. And if you are from publishing/ journalistic background, don’t

First pin-point the goal

Views By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai There are nowadays, so many topics like ‘imaar thar in danger’, ‘road blockade by BMSU & BMSP’, coming in the bishnupriyamanipuri.com. We have come a long way to arrive at, where we are today, to able to interact, debate, exchange our views etc. At the same time I am not at all happy because the similar progress is not there in other towns, leave it apart the villages. At the moment it is confined to only Metro Cities. There are progresses, as far as the language and culture is concerned. When I came to Bombay in beginning of nineteen sixties, hardly could I speak in imar thar; but now I can speak, because there are plenty of people who speak in this language in Mumbai today with me. How could people say IMAAR THAR in danger? Any way my point is not to advocate on this subject, but to exchange views. Here I would like address one issue where people are not applying their mind before coming up with some topics. You might be aware that our ce

Danger of extinction looms over the Bishnupriya Manipuri language in metro cities: Survey

News The Bishnupriya Manipuri language is not safe, reveals a survey recently conducted among the populace all across the world. Sixty-three per cent respondents feel that the language is in danger and it will vanish from the metros. Responses were received from 17 locations all over the world. Hira Kumari Singha, conforms to this. She believes, “Imaar Thar is safe in villages but not in cities and metro cities.” However, thirty-three per cent respondents were having the opinion that the language is safe and secure in metros and will eventually not out of our spoken language. “Language cannot be extinct,” said Suroshree. Shairng the same view Remuna Sinha said, “The language may languish but will not perish.” Extinction of the Bishnupriya Manipuri language like any other languages of the world depends upon both internal and external factors, said Mihir Lal Singha. Today is Thanksha (Saturday) Read all the articles: Unity in Smoke Not simple to answer Immar Thar han hab

Bishnupriyamanipuri.com to release e-Book

bishnupriyamanipuri.com has registered a phenomenal growth of 219. 28 per cent jump in its viewership in the month of July 22-August 21, 2009. In the same duration, it clocks total 4,093 pageviews (the number of times the pages of the site have been visited). On August 13, 2009, the number of pageviews totaled the highest 248 pages. With the number of articles/ write-ups/ in the bishnupriyamanipuri.com increasing (statistics proves the same), it is hereby requested to readers to suggest their 3 BEST articles published here. After successful compilation of the readers’ choice, the common BEST articles will be published as an e-Book here. The e-Book, carrying the best articles, will be FREE to subscribers and to all readers. Fill in the FORM Today is Thanksha (Saturday) What next? Get Email Alerts Get SMS Alerts

Paritraan, a Bishnupriya Manipuri movie, to be released soon

News Paritraan, a Bishnupriya Manipuri movie, is slated to be released September-end this year. Produced by L.L Productions, brings forth the social changes the Bishnupriya Manipuri hinterlands are witnessing due to acute unemployment among the youngsters. The movie which coalesce the Bishnupriya Manipuri culture and the prevailing socio-economic scenario of the society runs parallel in the story. Tushar Sinha of Sa-Re-Ga-Ma Fame, Golden Voice of Barak 2009, Bithi Sinha, and Promila Sinha, have given voice in the movie. Story, screenplay and dialogue by Pabhas Kanti Sinha, and lyrics by Pt. Motilal Sinha, Prabhas Kanti Sinha and Hiren Sinha; Paritraan is studded with talents- Vishal Sinha (Delhi), Pinki Sinha (Tinsukia), Ashotosh Sinha ( Robi) of Guwahati, Samarendra Sinha, Kabita Sinha. The movie is directed by Hiren Sinha and Kuldip Bora. Today is Erei (Friday) What next? Get Email Alerts Get SMS Alerts

The Financial Express highlights contribution of Bishnupriya Manipuri in Wikipedia

News Ever wondered – what is the status of Bishnupriya Manipuri in www.wikipedia.org? Where do it stands in comparison to the other languages of India? The Financial Express , in an article “Movement of a virtual community” published on August 20, 2009, New Delhi edition, again loudly validates number of articles on the language far exceeds many prominent languages of India. The number of articles on Bishnupriya Manipuri in Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia and one of the precious assets ever created in the Internet space, is 23, 416 just lagging behind with Telugu (43,253 number of articles) and Hindi (33, 268), The Financial Express states. The same article prominently promulgates that in the list of Indo-Aryan languages of India, the number of articles on Bishnupriya Manipuri it is second to Hindi. And among the northeastern languages, the only language that appears in the article written by Pragati Verma, is Assamese with contribution of 207 articles. India ranks among the to

Watch Zeitgeist, the movie

By Tridiv Sinha, New Delhi I would suggest. The documentary movie “Zeitgeist” peels off the true picture behind the religions of the world. How common people are deceived to believe lies created by a few elites to rule the world? The German titled documentary goes on to institution behind Wars and Banks. The title justifies the content of the hour and half journey through three aspects related to the modulation of ideas of common people by ruthless elites ruling the human civilization. The documentary covers three aspects. The first being related to Religions. The opening sentences are impossible to ignore, when it comes to logical thinking. When you try to educate yourself, try to find out where you came from, you’ll see lies all around you. Man often complaint against corrupt Governments and other institutions, but Religions remain untouched. In fact, Religion is at the bottom of the dirt. The religious institutions are put up there by the same people who gave us the corrupt e

Is Imaar Thar in Danger

With this we have come to the end of the series – Is Imaar Thar in Danger. The initiative drew views and insights from all across the world that Bishnupriya Manipuri people have on this precarious issue. Sunil Sinha Present Place: United States Native Place: Silchar Is Imaar Thar in Danger: Yes Views: Well, many Bishnupriya Manipuris who are getting highly educated are getting married mostly to Bengalis. It’s a matter of shame instead of marrying within the community we are going outside it. I was born and raised outside Silchar, but when I went to villages, such as Bhatirgram, Khatkhal, I was thrilled and proud to be a Bishnupriya Manipuri. The raas leelas performed by our Bishnupriya Manipuri gives a thrilling experience. It’s my advice to all the Bishnupriya Manipuris, keep up the good work and make the community proud with your achievements. Mihir Lal Singha Present Place: Mohammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh Native Place: Choyghoree, Dalua, Adampur, Bhanugach, Moulvibazar,

No Quota Benefits For Migrant SC,STs, OBCs: Supreme Court

NEWS Members of `scheduled castes' (SCs), `scheduled tribes' (STs) and `other backward castes' (OBCs) cannot claim the benefits of reservation if they migrate from one state to another if the `caste' or tribe to which they belong are not recognized as a reserved community in the adopted state, the Supreme Court has ruled. Read more: No Quota Benefits For Migrant SC/STs, OBCs: Supreme Court Today is Shakolsher (Thursday) What next? Get Email Alerts Get SMS Alerts

Bachelor of Bishnupriya Manipuri!

Humor RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi I am going to pass the BBM, the Bachelor of Bishnupriya Manipuri, very soon! It’s been three years, the time that one has to spend to fetch Bachelor degree; I have been grilled, polished days in and days out with the subject Bishnupriya Manipuri. Now in my last phase I find the subject, you can say the topic is very interesting and worth of further intensive study. At least Master degree, than PhD and if everything goes right and correct Professorship on my visiting card! First Year of BBM The first year started with fun and frolic and with self doubt, questions were there whether I am really interested or have the aptitude to study the subject that very few have tried their hand and head earlier. Of course, everyone starts the first year of their Bachelor degree called the rest year with these emotions. New friends come from nowhere, friendship goes deep and thick. You share ideas personal and little bit academic. You try to show off your pres

Delhi Bishnupriya Manipuris to celebrate birth anniversary of Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur on Oct 25

News Delhi Bishnupriya Manipuri residents have geared up to celebrate the 139 birth centenary of the Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur. The celebration will tentatively be held on October 25, this was decided in a meeting presided by Dr Nirmalaya Sinha at Manglapuri, New Delhi on August 16, 2009. It was decided to fix the fee of Rs 300 per family and Rs 150 per individual. Members of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti attending the meeting also had discussion on the programme schedule for the day. Today is Leipakpa (Tuesday) What next? Get Email Alerts Get SMS Alerts

Screening at Airport: A ground reality

Views By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai The treatment meted out to Shah Rukh Khan detained beyond 66 minutes at the US airport is best known to the Airport Authority. These are the security drills that can’t be changed. The point is that every country has its own set of rules. Some are more stringent than the other. Here I would like to say that a visitor always has a choice of his own to go or not to go to a particular place that makes him uncomfortable. The United States is known to be scrupulous while screening of the tourist is concerned, especially after 9/11 attack and we are quite aware of this punishing procedure. All visitors are subjected to rigorous screening; nobody should feel victimized while going through such painful processes (ordeal). Last year, at Singapore Airport I faced several irrelevant questions for carrying a physiotherapy belt made up of cloth pouch having steal strips in it for leg exercise. However, at Mumbai Airport no security personnel had questioned m

Gov, Banks, auto bodies, PSU, employees: Give wings to your dream house

Today is Lamboishing (Sunday) News Are you a serving or retired Central Government Employee, or serving employee of Central PSUs, State Governments, Union Territory Administration, Autonomous Bodies, Corporation, Nationalised Banks, you can have your dream dwelling on “no profit-no loss” basis through self-financing schemes. Thanks to Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organisation (CGEWHO), which is an autonomous body of the Government of India, to promote, control and coordinate the development of housing schemes at selected places. The “organization is conducting a demand survey to take up housing projects for Central Government employees at Nagpur, Pune, Guwahati, Patna, Raipur, Goa, Chandigarh, Vadodra, Shimla, Jammu, Ranchi, Mysore, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Agra, Allahabad, Dehradun and Siliguri” reads the website. Interested! You can visit the organization website for more information: Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organisatio

SRK and to all ASIANS

By Prabal Atreya Well…Well…Well. Yet another airport conduct incident. Mr. Shah Rukh Khan being detained in Newark, NJ (USA). The Indian in me got furious for a moment; after all SRK does hold a place in our hearts. And I don’t compare the Badshah with the Shehenshah, both have their own forte. Maybe, as a human, I may tend to do it down the line but surely when SRK turns 60. But that does not mean ‘am putting my CRAZYmeter down for him; for I’ve also grown up with all the Yash Raj banners he was part of, seen the craze in the female fans who came to hold my hands but only to watch SRK do what he does best- Stretch his hands open so wonderfully that almost half the world’s females would get into his already suffocating heart. Sir, you almost made me a pimp then! What more, I tried doing the same magic; and got responses like- Honey! I like the way you are! Liar she was, because I never saw the same craze for me! Nevertheless, on a serious note, over the years, I also developed a f