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Nuadristi Sahitya Puraskar to dramatist Indra Kumar Sinha

Topo Singha Noted BM dramatist and short story writer of repute Indra Kumar Sinha had yet another feather in his cap on April 16, 2013 when the ‘Nuadristi Sahitya Puraskar – 2013’ was conferred on him at a litterateur-studded function at Gauhati Press Club. The editor of Nuadristi, Anjana Sinha, conferred the award on him at a function that was presided over by Sahitya Akademi award winner Atulananda Goswami who was flanked by poet Samir Tanti, BK Nath and top-rung Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mohasabha (NBMM) leader Rebati Mohan Sinha as guests of honour. Earlier, the dramatist had received the BR Ambedkar Award, besides a number of other awards.   Nuadristi has been rendering valuable services to the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, their language and literature for the past 23 year. In the run-up to its golden jubilee celebrations, Nuadristi Prokashan has had an offshoot in the form of Khuttal, a monthly BM magazine.   Receiving the award, the dramatist said: “...Litera

Nua Dristi award to Indra Singha

GUWAHATI, April 13 – The Nua Dristi Sahitya Puraskar-2013 instituted by Nua Dristi Prakashan, will be presented to well-known Bishnupriya Manipuri litterateur and playwright Indrakumar Singha at a function to be held at Guwahati Press Club here on April 16 at 3 pm, according to a press release.  The play Tinhan written by Singha, two books Prashnopanishad and Kathopanishad translated by Dr Binoy Bhushan Singha and Nua Dristi’s own monthly Bishnupriya Manipuri magazine Khuttal will also be released at the same function. Several well-known personalities from the literary world are expected to attend the function, the release added. Courtesy: The Assam Tribune

Jogendra Kumar Sinha compiles lineage of Moirangs and Kshamuls

RK Rishikesh Sinha Author Jogendra Kumar Sinha In an effort to advance our understanding of Bishnupriya Manipuri history, Jogendra Kumar Sinha, has compiled the descendants of the Moirangs and Kshamuls in his book “ Chronology of the Moirangs and the Kshamuls ”. Written in a succinct style, the book has precisely mentioned the Kshamul Aribam clan (the descendants of the King Samurak) till now. On the part of the author, it was indeed a herculean task to build up the lineage of Kshamul Aribam clan alongside Anoubam or Noaraja Clan (the descendants of the King Maimu). Abindhwaja ( Kshamul Aribam) Lineage Here is an excerpt of the book. The chronology of the Kshamul Aribam clan is: (1) Samurak (2) Athing (3) Ningphucha (4) Khuyan Lanthaba (5) Khomba (6) Khapak (7) Kalaraja Ariba Lairik Laisomba (8) Sana Kharitomba (9) Samiloiba (10) Dasaraja (11) Kirtidhawaja (Kalaraja) Kirtidhawaja (Kalaraja) had six sons: 1.       Naradhwaja (no record)

‘Prena’ hits the shelves

Topo Singha Prerana , a little multi-lingual cultural magazine with no little vision, hit the shelves at a  very small and simple yet highly brainstorming session at Nilachal Kala Kendra, Beharbari,  Guwahati on Sunday (April 7, 2013) with former SCERT, Assam director Kumkum Singha in the  chair. Yes, it can rightly be termed as a brainstorming session as and when the line of  thinking, not without contrast, that emanated from some serious thinkers for the propagation  of an endangered language and literature is taken into consideration.  Releasing the magazine, Tezpur University professor and writer Dr Smriti Kumar Sinha spelt out  the way of bringing people, separated by the multiplicity of nature, together. “Translation  works can break the barriers or bridge the ditches that keep us apart from one another,” the  professor said. According to him, diversity is the gift of nature and it’s the man who has to  strike a chord in order to make unity in diversity possible in every

Where would you live after retirement?

RK Rishikesh Sinha A hard-hitting question. Indeed. Where would you like to live after your retirement or in your old age? With the passage of time, Bishnupriya Manipuri youths migrated to major cities like Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, etc. for education or job opportunities leaving their ancestral-village or home town. We can infer most of them are first generation (except few). Definitely, the challenges are more for first generation people for it takes time to acclimatize to the place and to the occupational demands. The second generation people might not face the difficulty in sustaining themselves in these cities where their parents have already made a ground. For example, in Guwahati, many first generation people migrated long back assuming 40 years ago and there second generation youths are already adjusted to the place and the people. However, it is quiet interesting and intriguing, what prompted the first generation people

Holi-day in Delhi by BMs

Sonica Rajkumari Holi - the day some people look beautiful because of colorful gulal on their faces and some you won’t even able to recognize because of their ghostly faces. This is the day when you get mixed responses. Some are eagerly waiting for the holi, some try to avoid it and then there is another class of people who like to see people playing holi and keeping themselves aloof from it. I like to play holi with my friends that too only for one day not like playing holi for 2-3 days as who is gonna wash cloths and scraping skin and hair daily? This holi which was on 27 th march I did not want to play it at all as I did not have my friends over here and also in my office my colleagues had put holi on me for two days. I did not have enough energy to wash clothes again and scraping skin so that color could wash off. But because its holi and a day off, even if you don’t play holi atleast you should do something to make the day especial holi day, right? And for me i

4-5 lakh revenue from Bishnupriya Manipuri Online

Since its inception of the blog in 2007, when I look back, and see what I have gained from it, I see I have earned a lot. The combined source of income from this blog has been touching staggering figure of Rs 4-5 lakh in a year since its inception.   If one calculates, in a month, the blog churns out Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 per month. An unimaginable, tax-free, invisible complete passive money. In the year 2010-2012, due to global slowdown, and other economic reasons, the blog saw bitter days with revenue swinging between Rs 2 lakh to Rs 3 lakh per year . In comparison to 2007-2009, the blog underperformed. However, after long haul of slump, the blog is again at its peak. It has become a money spinning machine. Supposedly, in the financial year 2013-2014, the income from this blog has to be shown to the Government. After all it will reach over Rs 9 lakh in this period. And I wish to cross the figure anyhow, my hands and legs are deep into the blog, in an effort to monetize t