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An Unified Dream

Fiction By Parivita Sinha All flavor fades away with time. Is it with her only or with everybody? She is pondering why nothing gives her any desire? She is yet to reach her mid-thirty but life seems to her fulfilled dream. Gopa had a rising career but she never chased ambitions. She sees her world in her husband. She always wished to be with him and now when they are married, nothing has left for her to gain. But he is unrest. He has big dreams that makes him unrest and sometimes annoyed. Those were the days when they would spend hours together in the class, canteen and in the bus stand. He would do flirting silently, subtly with no friend to ever understand his intention. He was so romantic in those days and it all started then. Time has changed the mood and restrained the endurance. It could be the reason why romance ends when love begins. Time has brought them a new phase of conjugal life and it has its own demands, needs and off course adjustments. Nemesh still loves her but h

Do movies have anything meaningful to teach us?

Children's Corner Ritwick Sinha , Class-IV, Don Bosco Sr. Sec. School, Guwahati. Cinema plays a very significant role in our lives. It teaches us many things. The most important use of cinema is its educative value. What cannot be taught through dozens of lectures and volumes of books can be taught through one movie show. No doubt, some good movies have a healthy impact on the youth and such movies create feelings of patriotism, help in national integration and uphold human values. But unfortunately, some people misuse this form of entertainment. Nowadays, they show violence in films, which does more harm than good. If used properly, cinema can be of great help to all people.

Bishnupriya Manipuri writers recall MK Sinha

Courtesy: The Sentinel  By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Feb 23: The Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum has observed the 52nd death anniversary of Mahendra Kumar Sinha, a great Manipuri historian, poet, dramatist and social activist of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community at a simple function in Guwahati on Tuesday. The function began with the paying of floral tribute to the great historian by distinguished guests, intellectuals and social activists. A symposium on the life and works of Mahendra Kumar was also held on the occasion. It was presided over by advocate Bimalesh Sinha. Poet Dils Lakshmindra Sinha gave a detailed account on the contribution of Mahendra Kumar Sinha. During the British period some Kolkata-based writers made their propaganda that the “Manipuris are uncivilized and uncultured people”. It hurt the sentiment of young Mahendra Kumar who had graduated from Kolkata’s City College. In 1917, he went to Manipur to have an in-depth research on records and sources on the

5 students bag Meingal Scholarship 2010

Meingal, a Guwahati-based NGO has declared MEINGAL SCHOLARSHIP - 2010. Total five students have bagged the scholarship. Securing 89.5 per cent, Summy Sinha daughter of Sunil Sinha and Kalpana Sinha of Kahilipara, Guwahati, has topped the list. She is followed by Sunita Sinha (87.4%), daughter of Buleshwar Sinha and Anju Sinha of  Bhakatpur, Cachar; Surajit Sinha (71%, Father’s Name : Shri Chandrakanta Sinha, Mother’s Name : Ms. Arati Sinha) of Anipur, Karimganj; Supreeti Sinha (71%, Father’s Name  : Shri Surapati Sinha, Mother’s Name : Ms. Krishna Sinha) of village Dullabcherra (Tea Estate), Karimganj; and Abinash Rajkumar (84.2 % Father’s Name  : Shri Birendra Rajkumar, Mother’s Name : Ms. Rupabati Singha) of Laitumukhra, Shillong, Meghalaya. MEINGAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded  with an amount of Rs   5000/ -  only and with a  Certificate of Honour (Meritorious Student). For more detail, click

Recruitment of Constables(GD) in ITBPF, 2011

Closing Date : 04.03.2011 Written Examination : 01.05.2011 Staff Selection Commission will make recruitment to 2583 posts of Constable (GD) Male in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF). Matriculation or 10th class pass is the minimum educational qualification. The recruitment will comprise of Height Bar, Prescribed Race, Physical Standards Test (PST), Physical Endurance Test (PET), Written Examination and Medical Examination. Constabulary forms the major component of the ITBPF. The working of the ITBPF mainly depends upon the effectiveness of the personnel at this level. Therefore, it is important that only the candidates having the right aptitude, capability and fitness in all respects apply for the posts. AGE LIMITS 18-23 years as on 01.08.2011. Candidates should not have been born earlier than 02.08.1988 and not later than 31.07.1993. For complete detail, visit the ITBP website .

Happy Republic Day 2011

Ritwick Sinha, Class IV, Don Bosco Sr. Sec. School, Guwahati Happy Republic Day 2011

Guwahati Changes its Colour

Personal Jottings RK Rishikesh Sinha Resurgent Guwahati City Is it the same Guwahati that I left half-a-decade ago! I observe the slew of changes that the city has undergone. It is beyond one’s recognition. Once black and white looking city now looks lively and colourful, as it had gone below planners’ scalpel. My old memory, I found, was failing to grasp the new 21st century city. It has completely metamorphosed to a new one. Big colourful billboards greeted me, trying to get my attention and leaving an impression that there are lot of things to explore in the changed-city. Welcome! The roads which doggedly seemed to remain unchanged then, now gives an impressive overhaul: wide two-lane roads with flyovers in key areas have become the recent landmarks. The main entry points to Guwahati – Railway Station, inter-state bus terminus, and airport – all now wears a new look. Something that startled me with awe was the Lokhra Road, which once gave a barren look, now it buzzes with f

Annual Conference of NBM Sahitya Parishad and NBM Sanskriti Parishad held

Courtesy: The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sahitya Parishad and Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sanskriti Parishad (Assam State Committee) held the Annual Conference jointly at Sadhuthakur Sewashram, Silchar on February 5 and 6, 2011. The conference began with the flag-hoisting ceremony on 05.02.2011 at 10 a.m. The flag was unfurled by Dr. Ranadhir Rajkumar, President of NBM Sanskriti Parishad. Jyoti Prakash Sinha, President of Sahitya Parishad inaugurated a Book Stall of Bishnupriya Manipuri books which was opened for the two days in the venue. The proceedings of the two full-day long programme started with joint discussions by the two Parishads on literary and cultural activities of the organizations towards the upliftment of the society. The session evolved discussions on many key points and decisions taken for future action plans towards strengthening the Bishnupriya Manipuri language and literature. A book titled “ Manipuror Baatgo Baagil ” written by la

Functioning of BMDC

 By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai Today the outmost challenges in front of us is of unity, discipline and obedience, may be at home, at schools, offices and even running an organization, like Mahasabha or Development Council etc. Unfortunately, in the Bishnupriya Manipuri society, we are so busy protecting ourselves that we don’t bother about other’s problems. So no one is complaining about retrospective changes taking place around us. Today, no one figures out what a dangerous precedent we are setting. Yet no one bothered about monitoring of work being done by the contractor in our own villages, nor even the project-allotted fund being spent on road construction/ drinking water facilities etc. There is no watch-dogs system in our society. For the benefit of the  Bishnupriya Manipuri society a questionnaire is prepared for the newly formed committee of Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council to answer sincerely, rather educating our people by answering these questions. 

Statues of two martyrs unveiled

Courtesy: The Sentinel By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Feb 10: The statues of martyrs Rajbabu Sinha and Sudeshna Sinha were unveiled by Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council (BMDC) vice-chairman Banabir Sinha, Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Students’ Union (NBMSU) president Anilkrishna Rajkumar and Algapur MLA Rahul Roy at Chiporsangan in Algapur Legislative Assembly Constituency (LAC) in Cachar district recently. Guwahati Mahila Samiti (GMS) president Sushila Sinha hoisted the flag on the occasion. Besides poet Brajendra Sinha, the function was attended, among others, by former Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM) president Manoranjan Sinha, Samir Sinha, Mathura Sinha, Bhanumati Sinha, Patali Sinha and others. The two statues were installed by the Guwahati Mahila Samiti and Arjuni Sangha. GMS president Sushila Sinha thanked the Bishnupriya Manipuris of Guwahati for the help she had got from them during the installation of the two statues.

To Set Up Unit in Noida: BN Sinha

Courtesy: Sourcing Electricals & Lighting  New Delhi-based Candela Lighting Systems Pvt Ltd, a company that specialises in LED lighting solutions for architectural lighting, plans to expand operations in the country’s western region in 2011. “We would like to appoint projects-centric distributors in Mumbai, Pune and Indore by next year. The dealers must be connected to prestigious architects and interior decorators, as they play a critical role in interior lighting projects,” informs B N Sinha (, joint director of the company. Candela has a wide range of products to offer, including downlighters, track lights, spot lights, cove lighting and linear LED strips for interior applications and inground up-lighters, facade flood lamps and IP68 approved under-water LED lights for exteriors. And to market these, Candela has distributors in Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Kanpur, Chandigargh and Himachal Pradesh. It is now looking for more distributors in western

Lord of the Land by Dils Lakshmindra Sinha

By Dils Lakshmindra Sinha Translation:  Karunamay Sinha Courtesy: Indian Review ‘Pranaam, Babu!’ A voice called from behind just as he was walking out of the refugee camp. Brajamohan Muktiar turned round to see who it was and found himself eying up Kanai – Kanailal Das. Hands folded, eyes tear-misted, Kanai was making a plea, ‘Babu Pranaam, I …I had a petition!’ Braja had seen much of this man during his visits to the refugee camp. A man of understanding. A very affable, compassionable man. Braja was instantly moved to deep fellow-feeling. ‘Yes, yes, speak up… yes?’ Braja could not wait to hear him out, his right hand round the shoulders of Kanai, he said reassuringly, ‘We are always by your side! It’s our duty to see your well being here. That is what we’re here for! c’mon speak your mind, have no qualms!’ ‘Babu! I… I… want to stay back! I do not want to be back to that land of fatality…!’ for a moment, Braja stood transfixed trying to comprehend what Kanai was trying to say. Kan

AAMSU flays MLA Kartik Sena

Courtesy: The Sentinel Special Correspondent SILCHAR, Feb 2: All Assam Manipuri Students’ Union (AAMSU) in a statement as endorsed by its executive committee meeting held under the presidentship of L Surendra Singh has flayed Kartik Sena Sinha, Patharkandi MLA who deserted BJP to join Congress, for his upmanship to claim credit for the declaration of Manipuri Development Committee by the State Government on January 19 as approved by the Cabinet. The AAMSU criticizes Kartik Sena for playing politics of divide in order to create conflict and confusion in Manipuri community with a design. Behind the fulfillment of long pending demand of the Manipuris of Assam scattered in different districts lies the sustained and concerted move of different organizations like Meira Paibi, AAMSU, Diaspora and Sahitya Parishad. Besides, the Union expresses its gratitude to the three ministers of Barak Valley, Dinesh Prasad Goala, Gautom Roy and Ajit Singh. The Union advises Kartik Sena not to meddle in

Patharkandi had seen lot of development: Kartik Sena Sinha

Courtesy: The Sentinel  Special Correspondent SILCHAR, Feb 5: For the over all development of Bishnupriya Manipuris living in different parts of Assam, rupees one crore has been sanctioned by the Congress-led Tarun Gogoi Government, pointed out Kartik Sena Sinha, Patharkandi MLA, while addressing a press conference in the newly set up office of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council. The sanction for another Rs 10 crore, he said, was being awaited. Since no scheme or project could be taken up with the meagre fund of rupees one crore, demand from the Council was made for more accommodation of unemployed and educated persons under self-help groups, financial assistance to youths for auto rickshaws in order to make them self-sustaining, besides laying stress on implementation of schemes for women. Kartik Sena Sinha claimed during his tenure as MLA, Patharkandi had seen lot of development and the socioeconomic scenario has changed for better. He was confident of being given nomina

DARLING, a poem by Debojyoti Sinha

DARLING By Dils Debojyoti Sinha You are my heart, You are my song, I have ruined my life Only for you. For you, I am self-oblivious Though to others, a trash. Yet people know that You are my great darling. I have ruined my life Only for you. You are my hope, You are my faith, Even if this life gets withered No remorse. As I have already offered This life to you. Let me turn to ashes Burning in the fire of misery, I know I will be in heaven If I can die for you. Even if this life gets withered No remorse. As I have already offered This life to you. (Based on “THOIGO”of Madan Mohan Mukharjee, one of the pioneers of Bishnupriya Manipuri modern poetry.First published in SELPUNG,1997)

‘Preserve manuscripts of B Manipuri dramas’

Courtesy: The Sentinel   By our Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Feb 7: The Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF) conducted a seminar on “Bishnupriya Manipuri Drama” on Sunday evening at Radhamadhab Sebashram at Maligaon in Guwahati. It was followed by a poets’ meet. Speaking at the seminar presided over by noted poet Sashi Kumar Sinha, BMWF president DILS Lakshmindra Sinha and Dr Smriti Kumar Sinha, professor and Dean of Students’ Welfare, Tezpur University, dwelt at length on the origin and development of Bishnupriya Manipuri drama. Dr Sinha gave a detalied account on Bishnupriya Manipuri drama vis-a-vis elements of Indian dramas and western theatre found in them. Dr Sinha threw enough light on Indian drama and the role of Bharat Natya Shastra on them, and the artistic blend of Bharat Natya Shastra and the folk elements of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community. He also threw light on performances like Udukhal Leela, Gostha Leela, Lankakanda, Kurukshetra and the like seen in the Bishnup