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Kashmir For Me

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi image: eenar 6 I am neither a Kashmiri nor a tourist who is writing a travelogue on Kashmir. But my past relation with this land has prompted me to pen down my thoughts. The story goes back to those days when I was a teenager. I have spent good years of my schooldays in Kashmir from 1991 to 1996-97 which are my cherished memories even today. Living in a Kasmiri’s house and among few Kashmiri friends who didn’t flee after ‘terrorism’ started in the valley, developed my affinity for them. (For many Kashmiris, the word ‘terrorism’ might not go down their throat. For them, it is a ‘freedom movement’.) It’s been more than a decade my family left Kashmir. I wonder why there is a sudden urge in me to put down my thought on Kashmir, and that is after a decade. Understanding that writing on Kashmir will be one more addition on the machinery that is involved into the whole issue of Kashmir problem. I think Kashmir has not been portrayed from a teenager

Televised documentary on Bishnupriya Manipuri culture and custom

Here it is brought to the public domain a televised documentary (it was aired in the Doordarshan Silchar Kendra) on Bishnupriya Manipuri culture and custom. It was composed by Jogendra Kumar Sinha, President, Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sanskriti Parishad. Script written by Banabir Sinha and Uday Sinha. These online resource with six videos will definitely go a long way to bridge our knowledge gap, henceforth showcasing to the world about the community. Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 Video 5 Video 6

A poem by Sanjib Sinha

By Sanjib Sinha, Guwahati Sanjib's Kabita                                                                                                             You can also visit here

Sau Seva Samiti celebrates Silver Jubilee on Feb 14

Sau Seva Samiti, a Kailashahar (Tripura)-based NGO is going to celebrate silver jubilee (Rajat Jayanti) celebration on February 14, 2010 (Sunday). The programme will start at 09:00 am and the venue of the programme will be at Goldharpur (Rudra Sinha Dwadash Shreni Vidyalaya), Kailashahar, North Tripura. Since 25 years Sau Seva Samiti has been supporting Bishnupriya Manipuri students to pursue higher studies in various fields of general and professional education by providing them financial assistance.

Meeting held to discuss Shishya-Proshishya Sammilan

Shishya-Proshishya Sammilan on Obhishek Aradhana Mahotsav  A preliminary meeting took place at Radha Gobinda Mandir precincts in Nabadwip, West Bengal, on January 16-17, 2010, to discuss the budget and other related matters for the forthcoming Shishya-Proshishya Sammilan on Obhishek Aradhana Mahotsav, to be held in January 2011 on the auspicious occasion of Maghi-purnima Celebration. Nabadwip Photo Rebati Mohan Sinha requested both Sevait and the member of Inspection Committee to expedite the installation of white marble statue of Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur in the Natmandir (malthep), facing the Radha Gobinda idols, on that very celebration day. Nabadwip Photo 1

Happy Republic Day

Children's Corner By Ritwick Sinha , Class-III, Don Bosco Sr. Secondary School, Guwahati. Every year on January 26, we celebrate the Republic Day. On this day, India became a Democratic Republic in 1950. Therefore, this is celebrated as the Republic Day. A special parade is held at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. The President of India takes the salute of the Republic Day parade from the armed forces. Foreign dignitaries also come to see the special parade. Tanks, missiles, many other military weapons of war and fighter jets are displayed in the big parade. Military band, police and children from various schools participate in the parade. A picturesque presentation is shown from all the states. They display the dresses and customs of the people of their own states. Folk dances and songs of different states of India are performed. Colourful balloons are also seen floating in the air. On this special day, brave children are honoured and awarded. Being citizens of India, we fee

Million-plus views

In December 2009, Google first-time officially shared the Most Watched You Tube videos. As expected Susan Boyle, Britain Got Talent participant, with 120+ million viewers tops the list. About her ascendancy to success, it has become talk of the town world over. Watch her . And there is David After Dentist , with 37+ million viewers, tops the second most watched You Tube video. JK Wedding Entrance Dance , is another video that everybody would love to watch it (and experience it). It will definitely tickle your funny bone! And finally, in the Most Watched You Tube videos, comes the Evian Rollers Babies with 27 + million views. About the video, it was reported that after it got hit in the You Tube, the sale of the product went down.

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Music Passion

By Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati, Assam Music defines his life. His regular job in a bank even failed to stop him to pursue his long passion: Music. Gautam Sinha is a well-known name in the classical music field in the northeastern part of India. Despite sharing stage with luminaries like Suman Chattopadhyay, Nachiketa Chakraborty, Runa Laila, Padma Shree Awardee Bhupen Hazarika, Pinaj Masani, Zohra Bai, Nirmal Mishra, Banoshree Sengupta, Indranil Sen, Indrani Sen, Gautam still feel there is more music in him.

Blend of picnic and literature

Bishnupriya Manipuri writers' meet By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Jan 10: That picnic and literature can go together has been proved yet again when the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF) successfully blended the two, atop a five-storeyed building at Rehabari in Guwahati on Saturday. Host of the programme and BMWF president DILS Lakshindra Sinha made an arrangement where a picnic, a literary discussion and a cultural event could go together. The programme began with a picnic that also provided scope for literature and culture. When cooking was under way BMWF members and their family members started a programme where the litterateurs could read out their self-composed poems and short stories, and the artistes could perform songs and dance. While DILS Sinha, BMWF vice-president Narendra Kumar Sinha, Sanjib Sinha, Sujit Sinha and Mrinal Kanti Sinha read out their self-composed poems, DILS Sinha, Rumi Sinha, Rittik Sinha and Nani Gopal Sinha mesmerized others with t

Bishnupriya Manipuris want a clean person as ALMDB member

From a Staff Reporter SILCHAR, Jan 19: Bishnupriya Manipuri Students’ Union (BMSU) president Gobinda Rajkumar, Bishnupriya Manipuri Ex-Servicemen Association (BMESA) secretary Lalit Sinha, Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahila Samiti (BMMS) leader Jyotsna Rajkumari, the Bishnurpiya Manipuri Andolan Parishad (BMAP) general secretary Uma Kanta Sinha and other organizations of the community thanked the Assam Government for inclusion of the Bishnupriya Manipuris in the Assam Linguistic Minority Development Board (ALMDB). The organizations, however, demanded of the government to take immediate steps to replace the person who has been representing the Bishnupriya Manipuri community in the board with a man of clean image, failing which, they will resort to agitation. The organizations made it clear that they would not tolerate any bid to enter the proposed Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (BMDC) through the back door. Related reading: Gopidas Sinha included in the Assam Linguistic Mi

Bishnupriya Manipuri body recalls contribution of Rajmohan Nath

Special Correspondent SILCHAR, Jan 17: Glowing tributes were paid by eminent personalities to the great scholar and prolific writer of Barak Valley Rajmohan Nath at a memorial discussion organized by the Bishnupriya Manipuri Kristi Sanskriti Vikash Kendra today under the presidentship of Manoranjan Sinha held at Shingari near this town. It was the occasion of 111th birth anniversary of distinguished historian whose contributions towards culture, literature, creative and constructive works were sharply brought into limelight by the speakers. Those who participated in the discussion included MP Kabindra Purkayastha, MLAs Dr Rumi Nath, Parimal Shuklabaidya, eminent journalist and poet Atin Das and Trailakya Bhushan Nath. All of them in their own way described Rajmohan Nath as a prolific writer who penned 41 books and authored about 200 research papers on archeology, history and Indian culture in various languages. His magnum opus “The Background of Assamese Culture” was published in

Masughat L.P. School organises its Centenary Celebration

61 No. Masughat L.P. School had organised a grand function to celebrate centenary years of its being on December 27, 2009 in the premises of the school at Masughat in Silchar under Cachar district. On this auspicious occasion, many guests were invited. Huge audience was present in the function. During the function, various programmes were organised to commemorate the hundred glorious years of Masughat L.P. School. The day-long function was started at morning 8.30 a.m. with National Flag Hoisting programme and Opening Song programme. Soon after the opening song, distinguished guests were invited to light up the lamp. The president gave the Welcome speech. It was followed by the felicitation of Ex-students for their Excellency. Cultural programme was also held during the function. At night 10.30 p.m. the function was ended with a programme 'cultural nite'. The Chief Guest of the programme was Dinesh Prasad Goala, Minister of Urban Development & Housing,

Immar Thar, a poem by Sushil Kumar Sinha

Immar Thar By Sushil Kumar Sinha, New Delhi Ahaya Aji ammar Immara ekhnal karik- 2 Ahi bhiyan-han phuwanir pothe, Mikhnal karik Immar nanghan a matir bhuke, Dhole dhole, palla pappa, ahaya baibhuni e-khnal karik-2 Imma thaili jhigoi puria, bishnupriyar matith badhia uddar karik washak koria,jhigha havia sajia sajia ahaya aji ammar Immara..... karik. Nadhi, Nala, Khang ,Bhil, ammi Bangal haviya mil, Dhak celkom rohia, koiyat murghot badhiya, jhigha havi chaloya, ammi havi palloya, Ahao.......korik

Imaar Sade, a poem by Ramendu Sinha

Imaar Sade By Ramendu Sinha, Guwahati Napeyar Imaa tor sade mannapa Imaa homa diyar tor sricharane Ngak koredis tor kopalthipa jiputore Sat-samudra laloiya bichareya cheilang Napeyar Imaa tor sade mannapa Na pahurtangai Imaa tor banapani Kade kade buliyar ami dine-ratiye Ngak koredis tor kopalthipa jiputore Tin beibunir taja rokote, jingta koranir sale Dese-bidese buliya cheilang Tebou nuwarlang jingta korani Napeyar Imaa tor sade mannapa Ngak koredis tor kopalthipa jiputore Imaa Homa diyar tor sricharane

Rendezvous @ Bangalore

Photo Glimpses of the Picnic in Bangalore (Click on the text link) Jam Session Game Woods Again Food Goody Goody Guys Children on the ride Identification Parade Photo courtesy: Abhijit and Debasis Sinha

For Whom I Cry

By Dils Debojyoti Sinha, Mumbai For whom I cry nobody understood They thought it otherwise Though I cry only for their good. They do not think for the hard days to come Rather busy in finding faults with others; When I talk of reforms they thought I do it only to coverup my weaknesses. Nobody thinks about the hard days ahead Rather passing the days foppishly By giving to others the whole dividend. They have the eyes to see But no mind to apply, When I try to point it out Simply termed me as selfish and rubbish. I told them to be spendthrift To go for self-woven clothes at best possible They thought that I am talking of it Only for my gain. I warned that poverty is gripping fast And to go for measures proper, They turned deaf ears and remained lavish Only to be stripped to the fun of others. I wandered from place to place And sang my heart out I got, indeed, a pleasant audience But a little who can judge and act. In practice nobody paid any heed to my w

My Favourite Letter ‘C’

Children's Corner By Ritwick Sinha Class-III, Don Bosco Sr. Secondary School, Guwahati. My village's name is C hincoorie. My village is in district C achar. I like to drink C offee. My favourite food is C ake and C happati. My favourite place is C hennai. My favourite outdoor game is C ricket. My favourite indoor games are C hess and C arrom. My favourite T.V. channel is C artoon Network. My favourite subject is C omputer.

A shared moment with Bangladeshi Singer Meera Sinha

By Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati It is always a moment of excitement when we come across a person from a foreign country and get the opportunity to know the individual and share feelings and information about the Country. The meeting becomes more pleasurable and memorable when the person happens to be of same community and religion, follows same culture and traditions. On November 13, 2009, I got a chance to meet Meera Sinha, a talented singer from our neighbourhood country Bangladesh. She had come to Guwahati for recording some Bhajans in Bishnupriya Manipuri. I went to meet her at her residence in Christian basti and accompanied her to the recording studio at Kalakshetra in Guwahati. On the way to the studio, we had a long conversation. I expressed my curiosity to know about her in detail and about the country Bangladesh, particularly, the Bishnupriya Manipuri people living there. She was extremely happy to share her experiences, interests, and information about her singing caree

New Year Celebration at Wagah Border

By Sonica Rajkumari  Since my childhood, I have been celebrating New Year at my home sitting in front of TV watching the New Year programs, or by wishing my friends New Year late night via SMS. But, this time I celebrated my new year differently, in a very special way that I had never thought of and never planned for it. I would never forget the night of 31st December 2009 and the first day of New Year i.e.1st January 2010. Last year we had NOSPLAN (National Organisation of Student of Planning) in the School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Delhi, in the month of Jan ’09. This time Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) Amritsar had hosted two-day NOSPLAN on 29 December 2009 and 1 January, 2010. On the night of 26 December, we boarded train at 2 a.m from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, station to Delhi after seeing the movie 3 Idiots at a cinema hall which made our tour more enjoyable. We reached on December 28 and on the same day we had a bus to Amritsar from Lal Quila, New Delh

Unique New Year gift to journalists

Ranjit Sinha (2nd from left), Associate Editor, The Arunachal Times seen along with other senior journalists of the state with a basketful of organic vegetables offered by Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen. (Retd) J J Singh as a new year gift at Raj Bhawan Itanagar on Dec 29, 2009. The organic vegetables are being produced in the kitchen garden of the Governor who has taken initiatives to promote organic farming in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Great Bishnupriya Manipuris

In 2010, let us take an initiative to know our forefathers who with their sheer devotion and selfless contribution given a shape to the present Bishupriya Manipuri community. It was interesting to know from Sushil Kumar Sinha through one of his comment here , how his Grandfathers “Dakula” Band Singha and Maitai Singha, fought with Muslims in the mouth of Dullabcharra bridge “Singla Chara River’ and saved Singla becoming the part of Bangladesh. Besides this, there are indeed many glimpses here and there in web, where we see, through comments, the people who have indeed shaped the Bishnupriya Manipuri community since time immemorial. They were people in the field of art, music, literature, society, politics, education, profession etc. Ashim Singha in Me and My Manipuri Things , in the First Bishnupriya Manipuris list, and here in the with few of the articles on living legends like Pt. Nilmadhab Sinha , Kunjo Sinha , have tried to encaps

Foundation stone of Geetiswami Sanskriti Bhavan laid near Silchar

The foundation stone of the Gokulananda Geetiswami Sanskriti Bhavan was laid by MLA Kartik Sena Sinha at Hatirhar near Srikona in Cachar district recently on the sidelines of the observance of the 113th birth anniversary of Bishnupriya Manipuri national poet, bard and alternative media mogul Gokulananda Geetiswami. The birth anniversary of the alternative media maven was observed by the Gokulananda Geetiswami Kala Krishti Kendra with a day-long symposium that was presided over by Professor (Retd) Kamini Mohan Sinha and participated, among others, by Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum president DILS Lakshmindra Sinha, noted poet Brajendra Sinha, Kalasena Sinha, Gobinda Sinha, Dr Prabhat Kumar Sinha, Professor Santosh Sinha and Rajkumar Sinha. Speaking at the symposium, DILS Sinha threw enough light on the life and work of the alternative media mogul. Kalasena Sinha, Gobinda Sinha, poet Brajendra Sinha, Rajkumar Sinha and Santosh Sinha also spoke on the occasion. Noted artistes Ch

Birth anniversary of Gokolananda Geetiswamy celebrated at Srikona

GUWAHATI, Jan 1 – Gokolananda Geetiswamy Kalakristi Kendra celebrated the 113th birth anniversary of Gokolananda Geetiswamy, the national poet of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, on December 26, a press release said. A symposium organised on the life and philosophy of the poet at Bagarangan, Srikona in Cachar district was presided over by Kamini Mohan Sinha. A number of writers, poets, social activists and intellectuals attended the programme and paid their deep respect to the poet. Lakshmindra Sinha, the president of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum and the speaker of the symposium, discussed at length on his multi-faceted genius as a poet, philosopher, social worker, harbinger of new thoughts and awakening and the alternative-media moghul quoting a number of lines from the works of the poet. Kalasena Sinha, Gobinda Sinha, Prof Dr Prabhat Kumar Sinha, Prof Santosh Sinha, retired Prof Barindra Sinha, noted poet Brajendra Kumar Sinha and Rajkumar Sinha spoke on various a

33-men Committee set up to pay obeisance to Sahid Raj Babu Sinha

A committee has been set up to pay obeisance to Sahid Raj Babu Sinha, the first martyr who laid down his life for the sake of preserving the Bishnupriya Manipuri language and culture, on 14 March 2010 in Silchar. For the smooth conduct of the occasion, a 33-men Committee was constituted on 28 December, 2009 in a meeting chartered by Hemkanti Sinha, a social activist of Guwahati. Jogendra Kumar Sinha another social activist explained the purpose of the meeting in details. The important Committee office bearers and the members elected are as follow: Hemkanti Sinha, President Pradip Sinha, Secretary Advocate Hari Prasad Sinha, Cashier Choudhury Mohan Sinha, Masimpur Krishna Prasad Sharma Jishnu Singh, New Delhi Smt. Ranju Sinha, Mumbai The committee unanimously elected Mrs. KumKum Sinha, Deputy Director Elementary Education, Guwahati; Prof. Barun Kumar Sinha, Hailakandi, and Jogendra Kumar Sinha Retd. Headmaster, Masughat High School and educationist, as advis

Happy New Year from Ritwick Sinha

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