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Oct 30 Assam blasts: A reason to be united

Photo: By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai On October 30 in 2008, Assam had witnessed the bloodiest day in its history. Series of bomb blasts in different parts of the state left behind 90 people dead and injuring many. Never before it, had the people of Assam witnessed such calculated dastardly act of terror. One year has passed. But dreadful memories of the gruesome incident still lingers in people's mind. After one year, the question arises – how we shall remember this day? With anger or grief?  The immeasurable pain that the people of Assam have suffered, forgetting it as another run-of-the-mill terrorist attacks that the country have witnessed, is impossible to go. Especially for the victims of the bomb blasts, the day will be haunting them every time it will be mentioned, for its sheer horror, for its ceaseless terror that was trailing on this very day. For us who were glued to the television set, it was anger coursing in our veins. On one hand, the day

Ritwick Sinha brings laurel to his school

Children's Corner Ritwick Sinha, a class-III student of Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Guwahati has been placed 1st in Group ‘A’ in the Drawing Competition in Guwahati Metropolitan Talent Hunt, 2009 organised by Chiro Seuj Kalakrishti Vikash Kendra in association with EemBeeM Social Circle, Guwahati. He is son of Mr. Ramendu Sinha and Mrs. Rina Rani Sinha, Guwahati.

Hori-utthan, the hoisting of Firral

By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai This is a very auspicious day for the Hindus in general and Bishnupriya Manipuri in particular. On this day the elders of the house, keep the Ekadashi fast, to be the part of the ritual while the priest orate the mantras prior to hoisting of the flag, the Firral next day. The important of Ekadashi occurs on the 11th day of the bright fortnight in the Month of Kartika month (mid Oct-Nov.) after the chaturmas, fourth month period of solitude and meditation, when Lord Vishnu is said to be resting. The Ekadashi at the start of chaturmas 11th day of Ashada is equally significant and sacred. And it also scientifically proved that the Ekadashi fast fulfils the need for the digestive system to take rest and helps periodically clear the digestive track of food, oil and spices etc. thus the person becomes healthy thus longevity increases. Why should we keep Ekadashi fast? There is a story behind the power of Ekadashi fast. The power of Ekadashi is about a ki

140th birth anniversary of Shree Shree Bhubaneswar Sadhu baba in Bangaluru

By Shila Sinha,  Bangaluru On October 25, 2009, the 140th birth anniversary of Shree Shree Sadhu baba Bhuvenaswar mahotsav was celebrated at a Krishna temple of Kormangla in Bangalore. I was lucky to be a part of this auspicious occasion. I was rather surprised to see so many families and enthusiastic young stars present over there. Before coming to Bangalore it was beyond my imagination that there would be such a big society of Bishnupriya Manipuri in this city which is the fastest growing city of information technology in India. I felt proud of my society. At the beginning of the occasion, puja was held. After that cultural programme started and it continued for sometime. Everything took place very smoothly and systematically. For that I must give thanks to a few enthusiastic, energetic and lively youths namely Prabal, Mrinal, Swapan, Santosh & all. They left no s

140th birth anniversary of Bishnupriya Manipuri saint celebrated: The Assam Tribune

NEWS Correspondent HAILAKANDI, Oct 26 – The 140th birth anniversary of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur, the foremost saint of Bishnupriya Manipuri community, was celebrated with two daylong programmes in the Sadhu Thakur Sevashram of Hailakandi on October 20-21 last. The programme started with the worshipping of Sadhu Thakur. A procession was also taken out on the occasion in the morning. The discussion on the life of Sadhu Thakur held on the occasion was presided over by Lalmohan Singha and was addressed by veteran educationist and retired principal of Public Higher Secondary School, Prajesh Chandra Debroy, retired professor Barun Kumar Sinha, Madhusadan Sinha, Sabyasachi Sinha among others. All of them discussed about the life of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur and urged the young generation to follow his path. Explaining the life of Sadhu Thakur, they said that the saint was born in the middle part of 19th century in the Baropua village of Cachar. The name of Baropua villag

Photo Glimpses: Delhi Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Abhirbhav Tithi

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Nagarik Samiti Delhi celebrates Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Abhirbhav Tithi

NEWS The Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti Delhi and NCR successfully organised the 140th birth anniversary of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur in the capital city on October 25, 2009. The programme which ran the whole day was dotted by cultural programmes and speeches on the life and philosophy of the Great Saint Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur. The day began with the speech by Kabindra Purkayastha, MP, Silchar , describing the life and work of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur. He said Great people are above community, their contribution is for humanity. He was followed up by Jogendra Sinha’s brief speech on the role and contribution of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur to the society. Haridas Sinha, Ex-President, Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti Delhi and NCR, also spoke on this occasion. Paritosh Sinha, Hindustani Classical singer, sang on this auspicious occasion. The classical dances performed by Bandana, Monica Rajkumari and Kanika Rajkumari were well ap

Once in a year

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi Sunday appeared a complete different day for the Bishnupriya Manipuri residents of Delhi . Young and old, men and women alike, had a complete gaga time at the celebration of 140 th Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Abhirbhav Tithi. They were all seen carrying close-up smile and busy chit-chatting with their friends and relatives. However, for many it came as an unexpected day, since the day gave them an opportunity to be in touch with their villagers, classmates and oldie-goldie friends. A young lady from Barupua, the birth place of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur, was very happy to find many of her village boys and girls at the venue. Not to guess, the newly married lady kicking the never –stopping conversation with her gangor manu. For Gautam Sinha , M.Tech student of IIT Delhi, and who is first-time attending the event, got amazed with the sheer volume the Bishnupriya Manipuris in the capital city that had congregated in the event. It w

Great People are above community line: MP Kabindra Purkayastha

NEWS ‘The life and work of great people are above community line; their contribution is for humanity’, said Kabindra Purkayastha, MP, Silchar while speaking at the 140th Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Abhirbhav Tithi held in New Delhi, on October 25, 2009. The Minister said that we, the people of Barak valley feel proud that Great Saint Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur took birth in our land. He further added, if one looks back on the history of India 140 years ago, when it was under the British-colonial rule, it had a golden period; it gave birth to many social reformers like Swami Vivekananda and many other. In his minute-long address, Purkayastha described the life and time of the social reformers and their contribution to the cause of social awakening of the masses. He said that he is obliged being present on the auspicious occasion of 140th birth anniversary celebration of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur. Today is Ninthoapa (Monday) Previous Posts: Utsav 200

Delhi Bishnupriya Manipuris to celebrate Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur’s birth anniversary at Shiv Mandir Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Andrews Ganj

The 140th birth anniversary of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur is going to be held at Shree Shiv Mandir Sanatan Dharam Sabha, August Kranti Marg, Andrews Ganj, New Delhi, on October 25, 2009 (Sunday). Shri Kabindra Purkayastha, MP, Silchar, is the Chief Guest of the event. Author and poet Jogendra Sinha is going to give a brief speech on the life of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur. On the occasion, a cultural programme is going to be presented. Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti (Delhi & NCR) has invited Bishnupriya Manipuri people residing in Delhi and NCR to participate in the celebration. The programme will begin at 9.30 AM and will continue till 5.00 PM. Venue of the event is near Point B  (Follow the Blue Line) View Larger Map Today is Shakolsher (Thursday) What next?

Conclave of Bishnupriya Manipuris of Manipur and Mayangmati held

NEWS By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Oct 20: Separated for centuries together during which even their language had to die an unnatural death at the very place of its origin, the Bishnupriya Manipuris of Manipur had a nostalgic meeting with their brethrens in Moyangmati i.e. places outside Manipur like Assam, Tripura and Bangladesh at the venue of the 140th birth anniversary of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhuthakur at Diphu in Karbi Anglong district yesterday. Talking to this reporter over telephone from Diphu late last night, Assam State Committee vice-president of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sanskriti Parishad (NBMSP) Shimu Sinha said: “The conclave between the Bishnupriya Manipuris of Manipur and the office-bearers of the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM) was possible because of NBMM interlocutor and vice-president Anil Singha Gautam and T Chandra Kanta Singh of Manipur. During the cordial discussion, those from Manipur who continued to defy their Bishnupriya Manipuri ide

Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav celebrated at Guwahati

NEWS By Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati Like every year, this year the 140th Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav was celebrated with full devotion and enthusiasm by Bishnupriya Manipuri residents of Guwahati at Sri Sri Radha Madhav Sevashram, Maligaon. The two-day celebration which started on October 19, 2009, with flag hoisting ceremony of Sevashram, Ghot sthapan, adivas kirtan etc. got concluded the next day with a full day programme. On October 20, 2009, the main items of attractions were Mangal Aarati, Abhishek of Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur, lightening of 140-earthen lamps, discussion and highlighting on the life history of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur, “Rasa Kirtan”, served cooked prasads to all participants and audiences in lunch. The main item of attraction on the auspicious occasion was the performance of the Isalpas, Dakulas, and Dohars in “Rasa Kirtan.” The devotees hugely appreciated their performances. The names of the Isalpas ar

Bangalore Bishnupriya Manipuris celebrating Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav on Oct 25

Bangalore Bishnupriya manipuris are organizing the 140th Shri Shri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur Aabirbhav Tithi Mahotsav on the 25th of October, Sunday. We, the organizing committee, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Bangalore, welcome all Bishnupriyas residing in Bangalore and beyond, to be a part of the auspicious occasion. Venue details- Sri Krishna Temple Sri Edneer Mutt # 137, 1st Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala, B'lore- 95 (Before Jyoti Nivas College Lane, Infosys) Highlights of the program- Puja Aaroti Bishnupriya songs from the Land of Sadhu baba. Ethnic Dances from the best talents. Power 'Bandara' like never before, prepared by the best bamuns. Interactions with the crowd and many more. Timings- 10am-3pm Be there to witness the grand occasion. Please contact the following numbers for any queries Sushanta Sinha - 09972933131 Pannalal Sinha - 09986580570 Pratim Sinha - 09972375028 *Everyone reading this piece of info.are requested to pass on the mess

International Society of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur Sevashram

By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai I feel proud and it is a great privilege to me to be associated with the International Society of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur Sevashram, an institution striving for the spiritual, social, and educational up-liftment of people at large and our community in particular. Sevashram’s philosophy is based on the universal religion of Naam-sankirtan. We request all people to take part and have spiritually wholesome. The laying of foundation stone of Sevashram was performed on the occasion of Sadhu Thakur’s 137th birth anniversary, celebrated first time in all India basis at Range Hill, Pune in a grand scale. Dignitaries from all over the country attended the celebration. The Sevait of Radha Goginda Mandir, Nabadwip, Sri Mairang Singha Debabarmana had laid the Mandir foundation stone at the site donated by five distinguished Bishnupriya Manipuri ladies of Pune. This is the third year celebration under the aegis of International Institute of Sri Sri Sa

Employment News Oct 10

Jobs & Career Oriental Bank of Commerce invites applications for 916 posts in Clerical Cadre. Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force invites applications for Constables/Tradesmen. Intelligence Bureau notifies Assistant Central Intelligence Officer-Grade II/Executives Examination, 2009 and invites applications for the posts of Security Assistant (Executive), Group C. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited requires Artisans. Union Public Service Commission invites applications for various posts. The Indian Army invites applications for B.Sc (Nursing)/General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM): Course-2010. Regional Institute of e-Learning & Information Technology, Agartala invites applications for the posts of Scientists, Sr. Technical Assistant, Assistant etc. Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India needs Deputy Chief, Private Secretary, Principal Private Secretary etc. Central Food Technological Research Institute invites applications for various posts. Public Servic


Personal Jottings By Sonika Rajkumari, New Delhi I do not know how to start. I have never been so confused while writing like I m today. Whatever is running into my mind I am just writing it down. I know this is not the way to write something formally. We often say “I am not lucky” or “I am happy.” What does lucky or unlucky mean? What are the criteria that decide someone is lucky or unlucky? Or are we lucky and content? Very confusing, even I am confused I know so you are. Nevertheless, if we look into others life personally then this confusion would go away within a second. I had visited a place and met a 29-year-old woman that made me think all this. Since the day I came home from hostel, I didn’t go out from my home. So, the day before yesterday i.e. on 16th I had been to my brother’s friend house, she lives in Dwarka Sector 22, Delhi. As usually, that day also I was in happy happy mood. Her husband welcomed and took us to her bedroom. We sat near by her. My brother introdu

Wish You All A Very Happy Deepawali, from Ritwick Sinha

CHILDREN'S CORNER – Ritwick Sinha, Class-III, Don Bosco School, Guwahati Our country has many festivals and pujas to celebrate. Diwali is one of the most widely celebrated festivals. Diwali is the festival of lights. The earthenware lamps, lit in the temples and houses, are said to mark the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Diwali is celebrated in the month of October or November. During this festival, people clean and decorate their houses and shops with colourful diyas, electric bulbs and candles. Children are happy on this day and they burn fireworks and crackers. But children should be careful while celebrating Diwali. Some people worship Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth on this day. Diwali is also an important festival among the Jains. Published in The Assam Tribune Planet Young (October 14, 2009) Today is Erei (Friday) What next?

Untold pain, a poem by Shila Sinha

Untold pain By Shila Sinha Heard a shrill cry Heartbreaking unbearable That makes me perplexed Left me paralyzed with shock, And benumb with panic. That took away my breath Nostalgia veiled for sometime, But being the man of today Have to endure all the pain. Soul is stirred violently Awaken from the slumber. The feeling which was untold Become visible with hatred and agony That bursts into violence Causing vandalism, destruction of innocent life. Leading a road to ruin. There nobody can breathe peacefully Everywhere there is disbelief Sustaining everyone in unrest Tracing foe in friends But relentless struggle and violence Never precedes to peace Freedom without peace Bring life to a cease Waling and moaning Freeze our life for a while But never bring any great change. Life is flowing, so are we Yet to find the happiness That is ceased in the violence. Today is Erei (Friday) What next?

Reign of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Students Union now in hands of real students

NEWS   In a significant development, Bishnupriya Manipuri Student Union formed its Silchar branch comprising community students from Barak valley. With this new development, the reign of the Union has eventually come in the hands of the youths. The decision was taken unanimously in a meeting held on October 11, 2009, in Silchar. Bishnupriya Manipuri students from different educational institutions attended the meeting. Students were from Guru Charan College , Cachar College , Radhamadhav College , Silchar College , Hemangini JR College, Adharchand H.S.School, and Desho Bhakta Tarunram Phukan H.S.School. The new body has Biplab Sinha as its President; Mridul Sinha, Rita Rajkumari and Joy Prokash Sinha as Vice Presidents. The portfolios of General Secretary and Joint Secretary   have been given to Sudipta Rajkumari and Pratik Sinha respectively. Giving a brief speech in the meeting, the new President Biplab Sinha said that for the greater interest of the society all the

Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Yuva Parishad formed to uplift the downtrodden

NEWS In an important meeting, a Youth Body and its Central Committee was formed with an objective to uplift the downtrodden of the community. The meeting was held on October 4, 2009 at Guwahati, Assam. The name of the proposed body is “NIKHIL BISHNUPRIYA MANIPURI YUVA PARISHAD” that will work for the development of the community in various sectors like education, sports, culture etc. The meeting was convened by Shankha Sinha and was presided over by Juvaraj Sinha and Madhusudhan Sinha. The youth fraternity of the Bishnsupriya Manipuri community from the various states of India participated in the meeting. “NIKHIL BISHNUPRIYA MANIPURI YUVA PARISHAD” and the Central Committee is consisting of the following members: Narendra N. Sinha (President) Rajkumar Chandra Kanta Sinha (Vice President) Shankha Sinha (General Secretary) Dipak Ranjan Sinha (Treasurer) Pran Krishna Sinha (Secretary (Sports & Education)) Pradip Sinha (Secretary (Media & Communication)) Bibul Ka

Seminar held on safeguarding the Assam minority languages

NEWS By Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati Addressing the minority communities of Assam, Patharkandi MLA Kartiksena Sinha speaking in a seminar, urged them to be a part of Linguistic Minority Development Board that is going to be formed soon by the State Government. The Patherkandi MLA said this on the sidelines of a seminar-cum-workshop “Challenges before the minor languages of Asom” organized by Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum at Guwahati on October 4, 2009. The seminar organized with an aim to highlight the challenges before the minority communities of the State was participated by many distinguished personalities. It discussed various issues and possible measures related to the preservation and development, revival and implementation of the minority languages. In his inaugural speech as the chief guest, Kartiksena Sinha emphasized the role that could be played by parents and social organizations in the preservation of one’s mother tongue by instilling pride and respect in the

LIFE SPAN OF ONE DAY, a poem by Pratibha Sinha

LIFE SPAN OF ONE DAY Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati The Sun’s beam touches the earth, Trust no future, however pleasant; Countless life takes birth, Act-act in the living present. The cheerful dawn brings the ray of hope, It is the real beauty where life revels; Childhood opens the path of scope, Where all faults is venial. The ringing morning shows the day, Lark sings, cold air blows around;        Teenage shows the gay, It is the stage to gain ground. Noon’s luster is irrevocable, Shines bright and yellow in every pleasant park; Youth’s struggle is inevitable, It is time to take a leap in the dark. Dusk welcomes twilight, And sunshine mounted up the hill; Aged welcomes melancholy outright, Where life seems motionless and still. Evening is the end of brightness, And the mountains start looking grey; Old age is the end of life’s charmness, Where time hangs heavy. Night compasses the darkness of ignorance, Life gets shorter as the days run; Death enc

Threat to language

Letters to the Editor (Published in The Assam Tribune , October 12, 2009) Sir, – The North East is a unique region where many different ethnic groups have gathered at one place, thus making it the most beautiful part of the country. These groups are having their own distinctive languages, customs, and traditions. However, a few of these groups or communities are facing some serious challenges against the way of preserving their distinct identification. The Bishnupriya Manipuri is one of these communities having their language at stake. A survey , recently conducted among the community population by a website, reveals that the language is in danger. Sixty-three per cent respondents validated this opinion. The State government and the Central government should take necessary steps to preserve the language before it is too late. –Yours etc., RK Rishikesh Sinha

Not leaders, but an office is required

Views By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi To the question, what is urgently required for the upliftment of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community? One answer that intermittently pops us in our mind is to have leaders, like any leader to show us direction, and  who fills us with confidence (even if there is not!). Give a thought, you will find we don’t need leaders that we are accustomed to encounter in our democratic life. One will find there is a leader in one’s lane, municipal body, and constituency! And there are leaders who are scam ridden and some media savvy! Anyway! We are talking about leaders whose primary purpose is to bring economic and social upliftment to the populace, and who meets our aspiration. But, do we really need leaders to meet our train loads of expectation. No, we don’t need them. What we need? We need offices for our organizations that are actively working for the community. An office, an administrator, a clerk, a table and a chair, telephone, if po

News about introducing Bishnupriya Manipuri programmes in AIR and DD was wrong, says Jogendra Kumar Sinha

News Wrong and baseless news: Jogendra Kumar Sinha President Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sanskriti Parishad Jogendra Kumar Sinha has said the news which appeared in Silchar-based media few days ago stating that the Central Government has decided to introduce the Bishnupriya Manipuri language programmes in Silchar and Guwahati centres of AIR and Doordarshan was wrong and baseless. He further added “nothing yet been done” to meet the longstanding demand of the community. “On October 5, I visited Doordarshan Directorate, New Delhi, after getting the news that the Government of India has decided to introduce the Bishnupriya Manipuri language programmes in Doordarshan Kendras of Silchar and Guwahati…and today (October 6, 2009) also contacted officials and found that nothing yet has been done,” he said. Reacting to the news he said “It is a matter of great resentment and frustration for the Bishnupriya Manipuri community.” Stating about the present status of various demands of the B

Biography of Shri Jogendra Kumar Sinha

Jogendra Kumar Sinha, the famous Bishnupriya Manipuri play writer, author and poet is celebrating his 70 th birthday today. Born on 11th October, 1940 at village Masughat in the District of Cachar, Assam , Jogendra Kumar Sinha belongs to a family well renowned for their cultural activities. His father Late Rai Kishore Sinha and his twin brother Late Radha Mohan Sinha were trained Dakula. They took training from Ojha Gulap Singha. His grandmother Gunabati was a popular Bashok Uli in the years 1920 to 1950. His uncle was also a famous Pathak (Reader) or Leirik Thipa in his time. Jogendra Kumar Sinha started his literary career very early; at the age of 22 he published his first romantic poetry book called “ Madhu Malati ” in the year 1962. Thereafter, he wrote a dozen of play books which were based on epical, historical theme and social problems. He also wrote two books of songs and published many stories, short stories and essays on various topics. His most notable contribut

Author Jogendra Kumar Sinha releases his book Gangar Sapanta

NEWS In a glittering function held recently at Silchar, Jogendra Kumar Sinha, the author released his fifth Bishnupriya Manipuri Play Book, Gangar Sapanta , which is an Epical drama depicting the famous war fought between Arjuna and his son Babru Bhahana in Manipur. The book was released in the presence of Jyoti Prakash Sinha, President, Assam State Committee of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, as Chief Guest. Chandrakanta Sinha, working President of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha, presided over the event. In a similar event held last year, Jogendra Kumar Sinha released Awar Bhagan , the Historical 5th act play Book. Published by Lairik Laisang Prakashani, Silchar, Awar Bhagan vividly depicts the pitiful state of Manipuris due to seven years of aggression from the Burmese and their migration to Assam, Tripura and Sylhet (Bangladesh). The book ends with the Manipuris with their valour and gallantry ousting the aggressors and resuming the air of tranquility in

I remember you, a poem by Shila Sinha

I remember you By Shila Sinha I remember you At the wee hours of dawn. You evaded my memory As far as I rekon You were lost elsewhere, Among the cane stems, And swept out by the colours Like a flash of lightning. A dreadful dream Had left me numb, As I allow thoughts Of my existence to succumb. I feel our culture I feel our heritage Deeply rooted in my veins How can I go without them I remember you At the wee hours of dawn   I’m terrified, shocked  of A powerful blow of it Comes like a flow of lava From the volcano Yelling of the thousands Cannot be stopped That frightened me of the bloodshed I remember you At the wee hours of dawn. The language of poetry is heightened mostly by emotions. It concentrates meaning as a perfume concentrates different fragrances. We need poetry when life astounds us with losses gains or celebrations. Poetry is the language we speak in times of our greater need. Shila Sinha is a Bangalore-based teacher and