Tuesday, 29 September 2009

The Legacy Of Gakulananda Geetiswami

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By Kumkum Sinha, Guwahati


When society faces a great turmoil or social degradation, God sends some social reformers to save society from plunging into an abyss of darkness. This happened in the last century when the Bishnupriya Manipuri Society became vulnerable and morally unstable. The life of younger folk was that of a ship without a rudder. Some of the bewildered youths started to ape others blindly. The society was moving without any aim or in proper direction. It became necessary to guide the society to a worthwhile goal, to have a guide to streamline the society. At this critical time emerged a great reformer Sri Gakulananda, an extremely intelligent man who knew that reformation in that age through lectures and sermons would prove futile. So he innovated techniques to bring about a change in the mindset of the people.

The Bishnupriya Manipuri Society is a Vaishnavite society with a very strong cultural background. Sri Gakulananda tried to utilize this cultural bent of mind of the Bishnupriya Manipuri in reforming the society. Being a great lyricist, he composed some songs and also wrote some simple plays which were easily understandable by the common people, in order to create a social awakening. As he wandered like a minstrel from village to village, and from town to town singing his self composed songs and enacting the dramas, he brought about a massive social change. To the common people he became widely known as “Gakul Kirtani”. Later on he was conferred the title of “Geetiswami” by the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha in 1933 honouring his patriotism and humanism.

Now-a-days, street plays have become a very modern form of dramatic art. But even in those remote days, Gakulananda Geetiswami introduced street plays as a medium of social reform since women were not allowed to perform in plays at that time. Gakulandand Geetiswami made male members of his troupe to play the female roles. This awakening of the social conscience through dramatic performance proved very effective. People crowded the streets and ‘mandaps’ where the plays of Gakulananda were enacted. This was a very simple but effective method of indirect sermonizing which induced a spontaneous change in the Bishnupriya Manipuri Society at that time. His songs were simple, having didactic them, and like his plays easily understandable by the common people.

Gakulananda Geetiswami may be compared with Charankobi Mukundadas of Bengal who awakened the society during the glorious years of national resurgence and stirred the hearts of millions with his songs and brought a silent protest against the British rule.

The impact of the songs of Gakulananda, the minstrel of Bishnupriya Manipuri society surpassed all other efforts made by other socially conscious people in awakening the society.

Gakulananda Geetiswami, the bard of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Community enthralled the audiences far and wide with dazzling performances in his life long drive to bring social awareness among his fellow men. His main aim was to bring about a positive social change making the young folk develop work culture shedding their silly foppishness. He advocated the development of cottage industries self-reliance and eradication of poverty and strove to make the womenfolk lead a life of dignity.

It is the sacred duty of the present generation of the Bishnupriya Manipuris to treasure the reach legacy of Gakulananda Geetiswami bestowed on them by the great minstrel and crystallize his noble intention of awakening and pushing forward the society urging all Bishnupriya Manipuris of work shoulder to shoulder in order to ensure parity with all other advanced societies of the world, flourishing with dignity and pride as responsible members of this culturally rich society.


Courtesy: Published in “SMARANIKA”


A Souvenir published on the occasion of the 112th Birth Anniversary of Gokulananda Geetiswami by the Brihattara Guwahati Gokulananda Geetiswami Jayanti Udjapan Committee held on November 30, 2008 at Silpagram, Panjabari, Guwahati

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  • Monday, 28 September 2009

    Insurrection turning into Revolution

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    By Karunamay Sinha

    Unpredictable Northeasterners

    Bhanubil is a place in the Sylhet Division of present-day Bangladesh. Wave upon wave of Manipuri migrants began to settle down here two-and-a-half centuries ago making it one of the most remarkable Manipuri strongholds outside Manipur. The Division was then part of Asom. Barring one or two Meitei villages, almost all the villages of the area belong to the Bishnupriya Manipuris. There are some Manipuri Muslim villages on the outskirts of the compact settlement. By the second decade of the preceding century, there occurred an unseemly problem. The British-backed Zaminder there began to impose heavier burdens of taxes. Resentment began to build up among the otherwise happy-go-lucky Manipuris. Then, one day the dissidence came to a head and the Manipuris rose to the occasion, of course, in their own mettlesome way. The insurrectionary move was later given a revolutionary face by the Indian National Congress leaders and also leaders of other political organizations to exploit political mileage. The sheer enormity of the militant uprising had made it one of the very few events in pre-independence India that had rocked the British parliament.

    It had so happened that the zaminders agent had not been issuing receipts to many a farmer for the taxes they paid. With their quintessentially Northeastern credulousness, the farmers had not suspected a rat in all this. But a day came when notices came their way asking them to clear backlogs pay exorbitant amounts of tax. They had defaulted payments in the preceding years, they were told. There were words of warning: if they failed to pay taxes within the time given, they would lose their right to the land holdings. The whole locality staggered in surprise and then began shaking in anger. They decided they wouldn’t pay any kind of taxes. The zaminder called some of the influential people for breaking the deadlock through discussion. People had faith in the zamindars magnanimity and good judgment. Some elders went to discuss the matter with the zaminder. The zamindar suggested that they pay their taxes in instalments and save their entitlements. But the farmers representatives were firm in their resolve not to pay tax. Amjad Ali, the Zamindar, threatened them with dire consequences. But this didn’t serve the purpose. The Manipuris grew more stubborn. The angry zaminder then ordered their detention. All day long, he tortured the farmers representative but failed to crack their nerve. In the evening he released them. The news spread like wildfire. All the people of the locality took a firm resolve to see things to the end, prepared themselves to fight a battle against the zaminder.
    Next day in the evening, the zaminders forces entered the locality with elephants, taking the Manipuris unawares. Their intention was to knock down the houses of the farmers and evict them. By the time the people from all the villages had gathered with their arms, the zaminders people had knocked down seven houses. But then there ensued one of the most innovative resistance fight. While some skilled people fought with the zaminders paid troops with lathis, swords and spears, others engaged themselves in scaring away the elephants with torches, sharp-ended bamboo poles, daos and whatever they could gather at a moments notice. Some innovative minds remembered the musical instruments kept in their temples. In an instant, a team came up with the drums, huge brass cymbals and conch shells. The noise they created maddened the elephants which defied their mahouts orders and ran helter-skelter. One brave man hung on to the trunk of an elephant and blew a conch shell into its ear. The elephant, it is said, lost its head and made straight for the forest nearby.

    Courtesy: The Sentinel (September 27, 2009)

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  • Role of feasts and festivals in Bishnupriya Manipuri culture

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    News & Views//By DILS Lakshmindra Sinha:

    The Manipuri culture has its own identity. That this is a blend of Aryan and Mongoloid cultures has been backed by scholars like E Nilakanta Singh. Though the Manipuri culture has its origin in the Aryan culture, influence of the Mongoloid culture on it in attaining its distinct and own identity and development cannot be ruled out.

    The Bishnupriya Manipuris are from the Aryan group. Till the Colonial Rule, both the Meiteis and Bishnupriyas were called Manipuris. Dr GA Grierson laid stress on this fact. Barring their languages, the cultures of these two communities are almost alike. In the post-independence era, the Bishnupriyas have been making efforts for their separate identity on the question of their mother tongue.

    When viewed from its origin, Bishnupriya Manipuri culture is the Aryan part of Manipuri culture. The cultures of Austric, Mongoloid and other ethnic communities had their influence for thousands of years on the development of Bishnupriya Manipuri culture, which is why similarities –– right from their simple way of life to folk culture and language –– of this community with that of the ethnic groups of Manipur and the Northeast are glaring. It is due to this fact, the innumerable Vedic elements that are traditionally found in the social life of this community, studded with new folk elements, have made the social life of this community vibrant. While the classical Raasaleea is the soul of the culture of the community, addition of folk elements like baaran daahaanir ela (songs appeasing the rain god) are something like the icing in the cake. However, with the advent of Chaitanya-propagated neo-vaishnavism in the community in the 18th century, many Vedic and folk elements that were prevalent in the community had to undergo gradual modifications and many of them did the vanishing act in the process. Baalaar elaa (songs that were prevalent in the community while harvesting crops together by the community members in turns) are a matter of yore. Not to speak of baalaar ela, baalaa (harvesting ripe paddy by the community members together in turn) itself is on the verge of extinction in the community.

    According to pundits, cultural development can be dated back to the beginning of cultivation of land. The Bishnupriya Manipuri community is basically an agrarian community, and hence its cultural elements are interwoven with agricultural activities. Modern cultural onslaught due to urbanization and globalization has cast its ugly shadow on the traditional culture of the community, but failed to eclipse it totally. This is why the language and culture of this fanatic and conservative ethnic community survived many an extinction threat in all testing periods in the past.

    Feasts and festivals have a decisive role in any society and its cultures, and the Bishnupriya Manipuri society and culture is no different. Feasts and festivals of an ethnic community are essentially pivoted on its religious consciousness, natural calamities and traditional beliefs.

    The cliche Baaro maahaat tero paarban (13 festivals in 12 months) is very much applicable to the Bishnupriya Manipuri community too. This community observes Bishu or Cherou Utsav for five days from the last day of Chaitra. According to pundits, the word ‘Bishu’ has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Bishub’. In Asomiya, it is called Bihu. Cherou means birds in Bishnupriya Manipuri. Members of the community have a belief from time immemorial that on the last day of the year, gods, semi-gods and other spirits shift from one place to another in the form of birds. The fellow beings of the community offer anna prasad (rice) along with many items of curry on the roads in front of their houses on banana leaves for the incoming birds. Water is offered in cylindrical bamboo pieces. There is a traditional belief that since this festival is observed by the community members to welcome birds, they call it Cherou Utsav.

    On that day, all household commodities like clothes and utensils, and all the four yards of houses are cleaned and sanctified by spraying basil water and water dissolving cow dung in it. All cattle are bathed and cattle sheds are also sanctified. There are fair competitions for making delicious dishes among the women folk who distribute the edibles among the fellow beings in order to maintain solidarity and integrity among them. Distribution of dishes is done after the edibles are offered to the birds and gods.

    Bishu continues for five days in the community during which various competitions like gilla (a rural sports being played by sliding a rectangular and flat seed of a plant prevalent in Manipur) or dasu (a kind of dice that doesn’t come under gambling) are organized. Youths of both sexes milk cows of the villagers at midnight without seeking permission from their owners in order to cook payash, but such sorts of activities are not considered theft on the Bishu days in the community.

    In Ashar the community observes Kaang (Rath Yatra). This festival is very popular in the community that observes it as one of its national festivals. Both young and old are equally moved in this festival. The festival begins on the second day of Shuklapaksha of Ashar when Lord Jagannanth of Puri in Orissa leaves for his Gundisa temple i.e. the residence of his aunt taking his siblings Subhadra and Balabhadra along with him. Kaang in Bishnupriya Manipuri means rath (chariot), and kaangar kumei means Rath Yatra festival. Lord Jagannath stays nine to ten days in the house of His aunt from where he returns on the day of Harishayan i.e. on Dashami. That festival is observed as Fira Kaang (return rath) by the community. The devout Bishnupriya Manipuris contribute their might in pulling the Jagannath Rath and get devotional satisfaction by doing that sort of activities. The festival of rath is very popular in the community which is why Bishnupriya Manipuri literature has enough works on Rath Yatra. Popular poet Madan Mohan Mukhupadhyay's one of the mostly read poem, Khaalar Paarar Kaang, gives a vivid picture of what Rath Yatra is all about in the community.

    Kaang Utsav continues for nine/ten days when young and old of both sexes get together in their village mandirs/mandaps, stand in a circular line in the mandap and sing dashavatara prayers (prayers relating to the ten incarnations of God) of Geetgovindam of poet Joidev Goswami and some other devotional and instructional songs. Khichdi along with as many as 18 items of curry is offered to Lord Jagannath and that khisri is taken as prasad by the devotees.

    Shraban is marked by the five-day Jhulan Utsav during which Radha-Krishna are cradled, and the Raasaleela is observed on Jhulan Purnima day. The women folk of the community play the role Braja Gopis and express their divine love for Radha-Krishna in the form of a Raasaleela on that day. Mild hand and body movements are associated with Jhulan Raasaleela.

    Srikrishna Janmastami and Sriradha Janmastami festivals are observed by this Vaishnavite community. On Janmastami i.e. on the eighth day of Krishnapaksha of Bhadra, the devotees fast till the moon is visible at night. During this period they can eat fruits. They have a firm belief that the moon is visible only after the birth of Srikrishna on that day.

    Ashwin is the month for pritritarpan and Durga Puja. During Pitripaksha the head of every household pays tribute to his forefathers in a water body or river. Rice, teel and dubari (a kind of herbs) are offered during tarpan along with pindodaan. The women folk offer various kinds of vegetables, fruit, rice, flowers, betel nuts etc. for their forefathers in temples. Some people organize feasts for the eternal peace of their forefathers.

    The fellow beings of the devout vaishnavite community consider Durga as a devout Vaishnabi and offer her puja in the vaishnavite style. Of course, this community considers the Basanti Puja as the main Durga Puja that was initiated by King Surathe on the earth in Satyayoga. On the influence of their neighbours, the Sharadiya Durga Puja is seen in the community as a public festival nowadays. A distinct deviation in the Durga Puja of the Bishnupriya Manupuri community from the rest of Hindus is that they don’t sacrifice any animals since they are viashnavas. A symbolic sacrifice of pumpkins is, however, seen in the pujas of this community also. The community also gives equal importance to Lakshmi Puja.

    Kartik is the month for Maharasaleela and kapakar pali (turn). Pali begins from Lakhsmi Purnima day and continues for the entire month. After hyming devotional songs related to the return of Srikrishna from grazing cows along with other gopals (cowboys), Baalkrishna aarati and Radha-Krishna duet songs are sung at temples. Sometimes, there are competitions of aarati and playing of dhols and dholaks. Reading of epics like the Ramayana, the Mahabharata or any other holy books is a must on every evening during the Kartik month. Pali ends on Kartik purnima day when the community observes the Maharasaleea, the festival that is observed with the highest degree of devotion. This is the national festival of the community whose members, young and old as well, are equally moved in this festival that is full of divine love and happiness, but not even an iota of amusement. Rasaleela themes often make their ways to the Bishnupriya Manipuri literature. In a poem of this writer, a vivid picture of Rasaleela has been depicted.

    Tumi mridangar tale tale nasi aha/ Gopinir bhalpuwabur loi (You dance and come at the staccato of mridanga taking the divine love of Brajagopis)

    (To be continued in the next issue)

    Courtesy: The Sentinel (September 27, 2009)

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  • Simplicity and Talent Discovered

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    By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

    There are some developments that you can’t stop – it has a universal appeal. Music is one. In recent times if there has been a development ( the word “development” is not correct), call it “sensation”, a “phenomenon” the world over, it is the discovery of a 47-year-old unemployed lady Susan Boyle, in the Britain’s Got Talent.

    “I am so thrilled because I know everybody was against you I honestly think that we were all being very cynical and it was a wake up call…” said Amanda Holden after hearing Susan Boyle, who like anyone in audience went by her unattractive look.

    "I'm going to rock that audience", she said before her performance. She didn't imagine in her wildest dream that after her first introductory song “I Dreamed a Dream” it would be the whole world. Audiences, who were skeptical about her before the act, later stood up, cried, and were happy to the marrow, Susan being given three “Yes” by the judges.

    You Tube – the rendezvous of music lovers the world over, as soon as the video of the Susan Boyle surfaced in the video-sharing site, they were all asking, “Why the world took so much time to discover her talent?” It was her simplicity and feeling of “being”, with no starry ambitions that the whole world fall upon her.

    The Google’s video sharing site, You Tube, got 75, 968, 746 views and 420, 130 comments in the Susan Boyle’s first performance video in the Britain’s Got Talent. It brought Google infrastructure susceptible to broke down with ever-increasing streaming demand, forcing Google and the producer of the Britain’s Got Talent to discuss and come to a solution.

    Solution besides monetary: It has stopped the Embedding option that comes with every video uploaded in the You Tube of the Susan Boyle first singing stint. It was not Google, but media all across the world started penning down about her. Whether it is The Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, or it is print media of India. Journalists got a new story, a new icon, to follow upon.

    However, Susan Boyle success reminds all of us that we shouldn’t go by the cover of a book, a face of a person, but we should go by the content of the book, talent of a person.

    Video: Susan Boyle in the Britain's Got Talent

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    The comeback of Tushar Sinha

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    High Fliers

    By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi





    His life catapulted suddenly from being a faceless and nameless boy to a heartthrob of millions after he participated in the Zee TV Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa singing programme. Viewers across the world were hooked to their television sets to watch him singing the hit numbers of Hindi songs.

    What was his life before appearing in the Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa programme which has the rare distinction of producing singers like Shreya Ghosal, Kunal Ganjawala, and like many talented singers to the movie-crooning nation? He said, “During those days I was singing in local orchestras and someone informed me that Himesh Sir is coming to Guwahati, Assam and will be taking auditions from contestants for the programme”. He went on saying that he had never expected that he would be selected among the thousands of contestants, competing first in Guwahati and then in Kolkata, West Bengal.

    Explaining what are the steps or hurdles that he had to cross to appear finally in front of the camera, he said “It was evening; I entered the audition hall after waiting since 3 am in the queue and crossed three rounds. I sang all styles of singing and got selected.”

    “The competition was not ended there in Guwahati, we 10-selected singers from northeast, again competed with singers from Kolkata. Two another singers and I from northeast finally got tickets to Mumbai - our final destination.” For Tushar the rest is history.

    The singer went on explaining that he was unsatisfied with the songs that were given to him by the creative team of the programme. “Experiences are not so good because I can’t prove myself by singing my own style. The songs given to me were not of my choice and genre,” he confides.

    He further adds, “But I am lucky that I was selected in the world top finalist in an international program Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa Vishwayud that gave me an opportunity to say that I am a Bishnupriya Manipuri.”

    Absolutely, for Tushar Sinha, who belongs to the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, it was indeed a great moment of his life to reveal in an international platform like Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa about his mother tongue. But destiny played here rude and ultimately got eliminated in the Episode 10 on June 2, 2007 leaving behind the growing fan-following.

    Recalling his friends who were with him during his short sojourn to the world of fame, Tushar Sinha says, “I miss Raja Hasan and Amanat Ali very much. Raja used to say that I am a very strong contender to him; and I used to say that he is better singer than me. I am very happy that he went on to become the first runner-up…God bless him with all success in his life.”

    Some other moments, the singer still have in his mind, how “Amanat used to like Bihu songs very much which I used to perform in my off-time.” He went on to become the second runner up in the Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa Challenge 2007.

    The post-Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa life didn’t turn up as he was expecting. “From a celebrity life in the show, suddenly I found, I was no-where… I was in a crossroad not knowing from where to start my life…”

    Tushar Sinha at last took the advice of Charu Hansnayak of Zee TV not to forget one’s State, he came down to Guwahati, Assam, where he found the respect from his own people and gave a new turn to his life and to his career.



    “Right now I am doing nice work in Assamese music and also giving a tough fight in Mumbai. My State helped me very much in building my music career. I am proud of my State Assam,” he blurts out.

    The singer’s career which got halt has at last started sailing again. “I had signed an Assamese CD movie and an album (Mone Mone Morom) and also singing for coming up Bihu CD movies”. He further adds that he had sung for Bishnupriya Manipuri movies “Paritran” and "Anangsa” and also in the background in the Hindi movie “Lets Dance”.

    Asking about his wish, Tushar replies that he wants to entertain the world around with his singing ability and wants to meet his fans. Is he open to perform anywhere in India for his fans, “Definitely, why not, I will come for them, I will perform for them…just I need their wish and a call.”

    Unfortunately the journey that Tushar Sinha had traversed attaining the glare of camera has not being appropriately carried forward by his fans and media altogether. Still the star is in ignominy in comparison to his journey-to-stardom partners are concerned. He is still uninformed where the world had left him since the day he left Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa. He still doesn’t know his fan following.

    Nevertheless, Tushar Sinha has proved his mettle by making his presence felt in the Assamese regional music industry. For a singer, association with music is itself a grand success. Yet he has a long way to go in his journey to the world of music. The artist has made his comeback with a new name - Tushar Arjun Sinha.



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    Thursday, 24 September 2009

    ITBP is recruiting Constable, for northeastern states the last date is Nov 3

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    NEWS//Jobs & Career:

    Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force is recruting male Indian citizens for the post of Constable (General Duty) Group 'C'.

    The last date of receipt of application from Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of Chamba District of HP, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep for which last date is November 03, 2009. It was mentioned in an advertisement in the Indian Express, New Delhi edition, on September 21, 2009.

    Total number of vacancies from Assam is 102 and from Tripura 12.

    Applicants from Assam and Tripura should addressed their application to

    DIG, SHQ
    (Itanagar), ITB Police,
    PO- Sinkiview
    Dist.-Papumpare
    Itanagar
    Arunchal Pradesh - 791111


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  • Wednesday, 23 September 2009

    Ghazal singer Sushanta Sinha performs in Guwahati on Sep 29

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    //NEWS// Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati//

    Bhajan and Ghazal singer Sushanta Sinha is going to present a solo performance in Guwahati in the programme called Bhajan Sandhya on September 29, 2009. It is organized by Suhhrid Sangha. The venue of the programme is near the precincts of Ram Mandir, Police Reserve, Guwahati, Assam.

    Monday, 21 September 2009

    Alert Assam:Earthquake Emergency Survival Guide

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    Assam has been rocked by the earthquake for the fifth time. It was reported that intensity was 6.3 in the Richter Scale. The consecutive quakes have arisen a sense of panic and impending danger of life among the people. The haphazardly growing city and unorganised concrete buildings one after another has further made the city more earthquake risk prone.

    It is important to spread awareness about the safety measures and dos and don'ts among the people.

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    GANCHAL SHAHAR, a poem by Sanjib Sinha

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    Sanjib Sinha

    Hey Shahar ti osot koti goigo.
    Belihan nukultei
    Dhap dhap koria dapditai,
    Dinhan oitei tor pothe,
    Garh garh koria rohitoi koto gari,
    Tor buke ghum ghum koria
    Choltoi koto je machine.
    Hey Shahar ti osot koti goigo.

    Tor podo-pothe koto je kadani,
    Koto je aat patani.
    Tor pothe VIPr bajer sairon,
    Koto manur hai-hai, kotilo kandon.
    Hey Shahar ti osot koti goigo.

    Boronor dine tor pothe
    Swimmingpool hangkortai,
    Manu, gari-ghura
    Habbiye haturtai,
    Tor naghe kotilo gunguneitai.
    Hey Shahar ti osot koti goigo.

    Roithan ditoi tor galgo fateya,
    Kortai tor sito-tap niyontron,
    Koto je kolpona, koto je jolpona,
    Kortai tor bukgot, koto je niyontron.
    Hey Shahar ti osot koti goigo.

    Shendai aarti, butole borti,
    Jaleitai koto je kita,
    Rang birongor ghari choltoi,
    Beltai tor pothe bikharir deho,
    Chaltoi koto honon-kando,
    Oitoi habbi londo-bhando.
    Hey Shahar ti osot koti goigo.

    Ratir Jonake oitai bibhor,
    Kheltai Nidra-Immar buke, jitaiga konake.
    Ahante harnei, shristir niyome
    Aoitoi punor jonom, Kowar dhake.
    Hey Shahar ti osot koti goigo.

    Lousy Critics: Please stand up!

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    KALEIDOSCOPE

    By Prabal Atreya, Bangalore

    Austerity. Rahul Gandhi. Shatabdi Express. SM Krishna. Shashi Tharoor. Five-Star facilities closed. Pranab Mukherjee. Shashi Tharoor again. Twitter. Cattle class. Jayanthi Natarajan. Ashok Gehlok. Media. Blogs.

    Most of us reading this piece would have gone through at least a few of the above mentioned in some way or the other, in the last couple of days. The austerity drive by the government that’s been labeled by the media, so-called intelligentsia, and the learned bloggers all around the country. Can’t blame them, it’s this country which has such a tarnished image about the politicians. Such has been a polit-bureau’s image that the common man does not want to distinguish between the age-old practices and good practices that are on the process.

    As if Rahul Gandhi and his invisible army of advisers were not aware of the fact that he cannot board a Shatabdi Express every now and then; that this drive could only aggravate his image as a lausy example for the larger Indian crowd. But it was taken, more so for his colleagues. A drive was required. Within those days, an expense list amounting to a humongous Rs.183 Crores came out open. Given economic conditions, a tax payer’s money is to be dealt more appropriately. Besides, conditions aside, it is definitely a good practice to have a check on the expense and become leaner in the operations. The government is showing signs of managing rather than work. That’s the only new perspective that’s coming up in all the recent drives. The drive is not just about all MPs and VVIPs taking economy class air tickets and chair seats in trains but about all such practices that the so-called HOLY COWS could take that reduces cost and thus better utilization of funds. I seriously recommend management classes to all critics to have a different perspective. We do not recognize Indian Politics professionally for sure. But at least, we could start acknowledging the facts and the drives and changes that are happening across. My quest into the matter saw other comments in blogs like cutting down travel cost with audio and video conferencing. Good thought. Likewise, there could many others we can come out, but only when we sit on the table with the same mindset.

    Who would have cared to take note of a Union Minister staying up in a Star Hotel? This is not the first time for sure. Unless our dear Pranab Babu would not have carried those instructions to vacate their suites. What he meant there was transparency, much like a Finance head reaching out to other departments, that it is actually sending wrong signals to the people at large. Putting it in a much better way just because the men in question, S.M. Krishna and Shashi Tharoor, conduct and display the highest level of integrity. They have a proven track record. Bangaloreans still remember the CM Krishna days, so does the Marathis, not every Maharastrian would have loved to see a Kannadiga Governor given their territorial issues. Not to forget Tharoor’s race for UN General Secretary; he would not have been counted, had he not performed and delivered earlier on. I would go blindly, when they say the bills were being paid from their own pockets. This episode could have been easily dealt with, internally. What came out in the whole episode is a discipline, a transparent action, a drive that we can’t afford to do it anymore and misuse government funds. A sincere message. A common man needs to understand. Eyewash! It had been going on since ages. But these definitely look more productive in terms of actions. Do you observe some changes, do you? Understand that drives and initiatives are happening across the board in the political arena. Which is good, and we the common man, can only welcome those.

    Home Ministry. PC brought in some reforms there. Timeliness in his office. The finger print log-in devices that are being installed in the Home Ministry and the responses of ‘finding-it-tough-to-deal-with’ employees are definitely good signs for us to see and acknowledge. Soon, other offices would follow. Babugiri in Sarkari offices has to be abolished. I’d love to see the same drive happening on the District Commissioner’s offices in the country. Now don’t rush for the cost hurdles associated with finger print devices, there are hundred other ways to track employee discipline; IAS officers, you guys are the best, be a change and come out with some methods and implements. Imagine the productivity. Imagine a common man coming in, getting his work done in a 30 minutes time. Against those- “Aajke Sir meeting ee, kaalke aayo” whereas the truth is he/she is not willing to do so on the given day. What PC drove is brilliant; and where else to started other than the Home Ministry itself?

    This austere effect reached the ever-travelling Mr.tharoor. Professional Hazards. He twittered around as his practice. The smart man that he is, chose a smart line. For God’s sake, just because he’s representing the government. does not mean he can’t speak or write on a lighter note. Tharoor is well-read, in fact would understand Indian sentiments better than many. And we feel should good to see such dynamic people chairing important govt. portfolios in the country. English is still a foreign language in India, we still think Indian. And it’s okay to not take note of anything or anyone who gives a normal weightage to words or phrases being used. Jayanthi Natarajan, another learned person, a woman face of the ruling party, being a spokesperson, had to come strongly keeping in mind the larger sentiments of the country. But I am sure, deep down; she too understands where it came from. Later, the PM went above all and accepted it was all in good humor, thank you Manmohanji. But yes, the political atmosphere has to take on these issues too, give due treatment (in this case, ignoring is the best treatment) if we are to believe that the system is coming of age. Concentrate on the larger issues and ignore the trivia.

    But it’s not the political establishments alone. It’s the intelligentsia, the irresponsible bloggers, media working 24/7 for their TRPs, who are equally the villains. Why do we have to be unduly critical about things, more so, when they are driven for a positive change? Why do the intelligentsia, keeps challenging the people at power; when he himself never made his way up there, he can’t. Media houses found the formula; pick the dictionary up, get the most unpopular word and make it the most hunted in google. The blogger would test his articulation skills, get into a bashing mode. The crème de la crème of the society, working in the corporates, practices the best in operational excellence in their respective business models, but fail to recognize the same being displayed at a political level. The truth is, we have not recognized politics as a profession. A politician’s job is as skillful just like the bypass surgery you do, expert hands like the anti-hacking software you code or dedication in the way you exceed your client’s expectations. How many of you and I, the lousy critics would take up politics or for that matter, any of the Administrative services. We sweat out by the name of Civil Services exams, and here we are, ready to criticize on every other action. If I can’t be an agent of change, the least I could do, is acknowledge a change, educate others on the change. But please, for god’s sake, be constructive rather than a destructive critic!

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  • One step forward

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    RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

    Vision is the foundation of progress and progress is the motivation and reason to live. Often I ponder what would be the future of the site? The mere thinking, that the site could become dead (which is the hard reality in the on-line world) due to some unforeseen reasons, personal or otherwise, jerks me from inside. I think about the online and offline readers, who have been associated with the site for years, what would be their primary mode of communication if the site goes down. There will be looming silence all over again.

    But when I take into consideration the thousands of the viewers of the site, and the enormous opportunities that they bring with their association, I find there is a ray of hope to institutionalize it. It doesn’t matter whether I will be there or not, it will be alive on the Internet.

    What the site could do in the near future? One could probably think! Well, possibilities are many. It could provide employment, nurture talent, assist people in their over all development and could contribute to the empowerment of many. One day if God bless, it may come out with the print version of the site, so that people in the interior regions of Assam and Tripura could join and communicate with the rest of the world. Yes, it could do so many other things.

    To keep the ball rolling definitely it is necessary to bring the site into self-sustenance level. And it will come when there will be a mode of money generation.

    To materialize the same, it has come out with a service “Order Books from Delhi”. Definitely the service would be beneficial to the people availing it and for the maintenance of the site. Service would be catered to the whole world with a commission of a tiny amount.

    To know more about the service, visit “Order Books from Delhi”.



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  • Sunday, 20 September 2009

    Series of Condradictions

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    By Rebati Mohan Sinha, Mumbai

    If one analyses the news that are being carried out in the newspapers of Guwahati and which are republished here in the site, one can make out that the stance and statements made by the so-called decision making bodies relating to Bishnupriya Manipuri community are contradictory in nature.

    On one hand, news appeared in The Sentinel reported from New Delhi on 4th september 2009 that the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni told Silchar MP Shri Kabindra Purkayastha that a separate section of Bishnupriya Manipuri programs in All India Radio and Doordarshan Kendras of Silchar and Guwahati would be introduced soon.

    On the other hand, the news reported from Silchar on September 18, 2009, explains that Bishnupriya Manipuris has called off stir temporarily which was in support of the demand for broadcasting and telecast of Bishnupriya Manipuri programs, at the intervention of Governor of Assam.

    It is worth to note that these two news items are ambiguous because if Union Minister had given assurance for the implementation of the long-standing demand of broadcasting of Bishnupriya Manipuri programmes in AIR and Doordarshen, then why NBMSU and BMGP should went to Governor of Assam who has no jurisdiction over the Central ministry. The first statement about the assurance by Ambika Soni came on September 4, 2009, and the second came on September 18, 2009 about the temporarily withdrawing of the stir. Their one after another changing stances in the short span of time is creating a lot of confusion for the people since such activities do take a lot of consensus building process among members? Isn't incredibility is apparent in their changing moves? One couldn't infer what could be their next step.

    The Governor acts as a nominal head whereas real power lies in the hands of the Chief Minister of the state and CM’s council of ministers. It is very important on the part of the Governor to act in accordance with the recommendation of the council of ministers that is headed by the CM, so in such matters like broadcasting/telecasting, honorable Governor will not be able to exercise his discretionary power vested upon him.

    These developments show inconsistency on the part of the NBMSU and BMGSP.

    Moreover, we had been hearing reports after reports from Silchar and Guwahati simultaneously regarding hunger strike for the appointment of language teachers. In the flurry of stances and news, where does the concern for the issue have gone, what are the steps taken to solve the problem of teachers.

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  • Passionate artist Sunil Kumar Sinha

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    By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi



    Sunil Kumar Sinha, a multi-talented artist based in Guwahati has been adding vibrancy and vitality since many decades, to the land of Assam through the power of his creativity.

    As a former student of Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai, Sunil has something to proud about, it is his association with the institute from where many notable personalities of the country had been shaped. Raj Kamble, the first Indian who got nominated in British Design and Art Directors (D&AD) and a first Indian to win prestigious One Show Gold Pencil; Arun Kolatkar, poet; Nana Patekar, Indian actor and filmmaker; Raj Thakare, politician and social worker; Vikas Sabnis, illustrator and caricature artist, are few of the names who passed out from the Institute and made history in their own sphere.

    Getting into the precincts of J.J. Institute of Applied Art and learning the nuances of art, was a dream came true for Sunil Kumar Sinha, born in a village Katabari of Karimganj District, Assam. In the year 1987 he completed the B.F.A from the institute under the supervision of faculty like Prof. S. Palsikar, Tirodkar, Rajadhyaksha, Mrs. Karande, Nagvekar, Shetge, Jatkar, Dixit, Deshpande, Nibre, Kale, Machave, Saynekar, Dandekar, Sathaye, Murti and Dr.G.M.Rege.

    After the completion of his education and training, Sunil felt an inner urge to express himself and test his ability on the practical ground of the world of art. He didn’t bind himself to a particular form of art. Like a true artist he experimented with different forms of art, whether it is painting, photography, poster design, advertising or cinema. He contributed immensely for the enrichment of art and culture of Assam and entire Northeast.

    Sunil Kumar Sinha assisted Mohan Ghosh in the casting work for the first Khasi film “Manik Raitang”. His also assisted the poster design of the first Bodo film Alearan.


    Jahnu Barua

    The year 1988 was a successful year for the artist. He was associated with the legendary filmmaker Jahnu Barua’s “Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai”, as a Title Script and name casting. The film bagged the National Film Award for Best Film in 1988; and it also won multiple awards at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1988. He assisted the filmmaker again in the year 1990 in the production of the film Bonani. The film bagged the Best Film on Environment in the National Film Awards for the year 1990. He was responsible for the Title Script and name casting in the film. Sunil Kumar Sinha also worked with many other Assamese film directors and producers like Dip K (for Oh Chenai) and Hiranya Kr. Barman (for Samadan).

    In addition to cinema, his inimitable dexterity is also found expression in the literary field. Sunil worked with many publications of the Assamese, Bishnupriya Manipuri and Bengali languages. He published “Amar Atalji”, a biography of Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India, in the Assamese language. He published the first pictorial story of Sri Sri Bhubaneswar Sadhu Thakur in the year 2003.

    Sunil Kumar Sinha, is a true artist who has no boundaries and limitations to bind him and his creativeness. The artist is adding colours in the colourful land of Assam in real sense.

    To know more about Sunil Kumar Sinha, visit the blog created and designed by Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati.

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  • Saturday, 19 September 2009

    Be visible and viral in MTV Hero Honda Roadies 7

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    Like many youngsters, Manna Sinha, 27, an aspiring fashion designer, wants to capture the attention of the whole nation through the reality-based shows and programme. This year he applied for the MTV Hero Honda Roadies, a youth-based very popular reality television show on MTV India. [Visit Manna Sinha’s Profile – To vote him type “VOTE 51915 “and send it to 56882]

    Popularity of the show forced the producers of the show this year to go for online registration of the candidates. A trick to differentiate chaff from the wheat, serious from the unserious candidates! Precisely.

    He is not alone Bishnupriya Manipuri who has shown keen interest in the programme and had taken a plunge. A quick survey in the MTV MTV Hero Honda Roadies website, selecting the region Guwahati, will dish out 7 aspirants having “Sinha” as their surname, which are probably the Bishnupriya Manipuris.

    The names are: Sanjit Sinha, Pritam Sinha, Pallav Sinha, Rollee Sinha, Raj Kumar Gopal Sinha, Deep Jyoti Sinha, and Dipak Sinha.

    How Manna Sinha can clear the first hurdle and get maximum visibility? Going through the “Most Viewed” tab in the site, one can draw a conclusion that an aspirant getting thousands of views must go viral on the Internet. He or she must use viral Internet marketing of his profile.

    Creating a personal video is probably the first step to get noticed in the army of contestants. As video in the web carries a certain aura of invincibility, a powerful permanence and an inevitable global presence.

    Secondly, a contestant can get a guaranteed audition call by fetching the maximum number of votes. And for Manna Sinha to come as a winner in the first impediment, the collective effort from all of us is required. Type “VOTE 51915" and send it to 56882. Who knows Manna Sinha can be the next Roadies getting full camera glare?


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  • Bishnupriya Manipuris call off stir temporarily

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    : From our Staff Reporter

    SILCHAR, Sept 18: The proposed public convention of September 21 and the 501-hour road-and-rail blockade from October 21, 2009, in support of the demands for broadcast and telecast of Bishnupriya Manipuri programmes in AIR and Doordarshan respectively has been temporarily withdrawn following the intervention of Governor Sayed Sibte Razi.

    On September 16, a meeting was held between the Governor and representatives of the community’s 11 organizations, including the Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Students’ Union and the Bishnupriya Manipuri Ganasangram Parishad. The decision to temporarily withdraw the proposed agitation was taken at the meeting.

    The Governor assured the representatives of the community of all assistance in fulfilling their demands. The Governor appealed to the leaders of the community to withdraw the agitational pragrammes. The Governor further assured the leaders of the community that he would inform the Central Government of the community’s demands and recommend for their fulfilment. He said that he would also direct the State Government for implementation of the long-standing demands.

    Courtesy: The Sentinel [September 19, 2009]


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    Bishnupriya Manipuri Freshmen Social

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    GUWAHATI, Sept 18: The Bishnupriya Manipuri Freshers’ Celebration Committee will organize its eight freshmen meet on September 20 at Shilpgram in the city. The day-long cultural programme will start at 10 am. This was stated in a press release.

    Courtesy: The Sentinel [September 19, 2009]


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    Friday, 18 September 2009

    Nagarik Samiti, New Delhi, meets on Sep 20

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    The Bishnupriya Manipuri Nagarik Samiti, Delhi and NCR, has called a meeting on September 20, 2009, at Shyam Vihar, New Delhi.

    The Nagarik Samiti has requested its members and Bishnupriya Manipuri people living in the city to attend the meeting to discuss about the upcoming Shri Shri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur's birth anniversary, tentatively scheduled to be held at October 25, 2009.

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    Wednesday, 16 September 2009

    Search Tushar Sinha, the Zee TV Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa singer

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    Where is Tushar Sinha, the Zee TV Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa singer who once rocked the television viewers all over the world with his soulful voice? His elimination from the programme seems has taken such a toll that he is no more visible in the tinsel world of television.

    His absence from the limelight has been so long that people are now actually asking where he is now. “Such a long bye…now come back,” said Micheal Daglous in a website on September 15, 2009.

    Micheal Daglous comment in the site reads “Where are you lost?” in the memory of the singer who was in the Rock Gharana of Himesh Reshammiya in the Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa musical programme in 2007.

    A quick Google search with “Tushar Sinha Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa” throws out 3, 430 results in 0.30 seconds; it is an irony beside the article, which was carried out in the bishnupriyamanipuri.com and the other in the Rediff.com, there are no relevant materials related to the singer.

    It is no better in the social networking site Orkut. The singer is dead in the Internet world. His silence, read it as his hibernation, has broken the link that his fans carry for him. He has broken the communication that could have given him the fillip to the singer.

    Even the world most visited site You Tube has not been able to accommodate the singer. Now, the question is where Tushar Sinha is? What he is doing?


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  • Sunday, 13 September 2009

    The challenges before the Writers’ Forum

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    By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi


    In the recent times if there has been a noticeable activity it is the establishment of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum in Guwahati, Assam. The Forum since its inception has come out with litany of activities and meetings.

    So far the Forum has finalized to organize a seminar and to publish a half-yearly journal. It is worth to notice that these decisions have come in such a short period of time which is itself an achievement for the Forum. But speedy decisions don’t mean it is go-starter.

    Many times, and it has been seen very often, the early frantic activity goes down with the wear and tear of time, and with the pull-and-push of the concerned persons who are in the helm of the affair. It is unfortunate that the Forum had to undergo all the tests that a social body usually goes.

    At this initial stage of the Forum, it would be premature to presume what will be the course of the Forum in the coming days. However, the ground reality gives a signal that general mass whether from Bishnupriya Manipuri or from other communities are to some extent skeptical to the very idea of “social body”, “political party” or any type of association. It is a bitter truth that people are fed up with any sort of associations. The foremost reasons are their fragile ideals, hollow visions and non-transparency nature of their system. They lack credibility and authenticity. People don’t see any constructive role and fruitful results emerging out of them.

    But positive attitude makes one hopeful. Definitely, the Forum could play a pivotal role in the life of the people and for the society. To fulfill its aims and goals, the Forum has to cater the needs of the young generation which is tomorrow’s future and the carrier of the culture. Amalgamation of wisdom of the old generation and vigor of the new generation is the need of the present time. It would be the success recipe for the Forum.

    One thing has to be kept in our mind that writers are universal citizens. They are not confined to any geographical, regional and linguistic barriers. They play a very significant role in the upbringing of the society and enriching it with their creativity. The Forum should encourage writers to write on topics of universal appeal with the flavor of native taste, culture and tradition.

    It should work to bring the young writing talents forth. The Writers’ forum should give proper guidance and knowledge on the whole concept of writing, various forms of writing and media of writing like web, television, radio, print etc. So that young and experienced writers can discuss, share and collaborate with each other and produce quality products.

    There would be many challenges to meet with. Now it is the onus of the Forum to cherish its visions and work for the fulfillment of those.



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  • Saturday, 12 September 2009

    The Rising Star

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    Pratibha Sinha, Guwahati, Assam


    Bithi Sinha


    She has many cherished moments of her life. Whether it is performing in the Rabindra-Nazrul Birthday Celebration or it is giving her voice in the regional movies. Her one-after-another success hasn’t stopped her to limit herself. Her hard work gave her accomplishments and brought pride not only to her family but also to her village.

    Bithi Sinha, the rising singer, who hails from Kalinjor (Singari) under Cachar District of Assam represented her team as the Lead Vocalist in All India Chorus Competition 2009 and awarded the title of Best Performing Team 2009 in Bengali Group Songs and the Best Performing Team 2009 in Regional Group Songs. Her team also bagged “Excellence” in the All India Chorus Competition of Patriotic Songs.

    Born on July 20, 1985 to Birendra Kumar Sinha and Bilasini Sinha, Bithi is emerging as a bright talent in the field of music with a sweet, melodious and quality voice. She had started learning singing from the age of 9. She had undergone formal training on vocal and achieved various degrees in the field of music.

    She achieved Visharad degree from Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapith, Lucknow, in 1999; Visharad in Nazrul Geeti from Bangio Sangeet Parishad, Kolkata in 2001-02; Nipun from Bangio Sangeet Parishad, Kolkata in 2004-05 with distinction and passed Sangeetshree, a degree in Bishnupriya Manipuri Songs under Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Sanskriti Parishad.

    During her training in vocal music, Bithi had been guided by famous classical experts namely Pandit Motilal Sinha, Mrs Usha Rani Sinha, Miss Anima Sinha, Smt. Maitreyi Dam and others.

    Bithi has been conferred with many awards for her best performances in various programmes and competitions. Her aim is to become a professional singer. Yet this young artist has a long way to go to curve a niche for herself in the musical world.

    Bithi Sinha

    Her achievements are:

    • Performed Nazrul Geeti in All India Radio, Silchar in 2005 as “B” grade artist.
    • Stood First in Rabindra Sangeet in “A” category in Ramchandra Bhattacherjee Smriti Sangeet Pratiyogita O Sangeet Sanmelon in 2001.
    • Stood First in Patriotic songs Group “C” in Rabindra-Nazrul Birthday Celebration on 2001 organised by PIONEER, a socio-cultural organization of Silchar.
    • Stood First in Nazrul Geeti Group “E” in Nazrul Birth Anniversary Celebration observed on June, 2004.
    • Stood Second in BARAK IDOL 2005 organised by a Benevolence Group Silchar.
    • Participated in cultural programme in Agartala and Kamalpur on the occasion of RAAS PURNIMA 2003.
    • Participated in cultural programme at HAWAI, Arunachal Pradesh, and performed HINDI SONGS.
    • Participated in VOICE OF AXOM in Preliminary rounds in 2008.
    • Participated in Barak Valley based Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa Challenge 2008 organised by ARGHYA, a Socio-Cultural organisation of Silchar and stood SECOND.
    • Participated in TOPCEM Golden Voice of Barak competition 2008-09 organised by SMILE and became Champion getting the title GOLDEN VOICE OF BARAK 2008-09.
    • Participated in Vocal Training 2009 at Silchar organized by reputed Music Teachers of Kolkata during June 2009 and got excellence.
    • Selected as Special Vocal Artist of Silchar and got privilege of recording as many as Five songs at Kolkata in July, 2009.

    HER RECORDED AUDIOS & VIDEO SONGS are:

    Katar hadit phulgo tite
    (Song already released)
    Duet Song in “PARITRAAN”- new Bishnupriya Manipuri film directed by
    Shri Hiren Sinha to be released soon.

    Monor Katha Monhanat Lukeyaa
    (Song already released)
    Song in “PARITRAAN”- new Bishnupriya Manipuri film directed by
    Shri Hiren Sinha to be released soon.

    Jorom Oitaw mi tor Uthanhanat - Audio , Video
    [Song in “ADHARE MINGAL” (Bishnupriya Manipuri Film) directed by Shri Hiren Sinha]

    Hajasilu Monhan Brindabonhaan
    (In Audio Album “AAR MORE TI NINGSHING NAIS”)

    Jaana mei tera Deewana huwa (Hindi Song) Audio, Video
    (A Duet song in “MAHI VE” Audio Album by Raj & Mamia Production)

    [Song in “ADHARE MINGAL” (Bishnupriya Manipuri Film) directed by Shri Hiren Sinha]

    Lyrics: Shri Amal Kanti Sinha
    Music compose: Ms Anima Sinha
    Singer: Ms Bithi Sinha

    Lyric of the song
    Jorom oitaw mi tor uthanhanat
    Singarai phuljaar oloya (2)
    Jonge jonge portaw
    Sitareya thaitaw……… (2)

    (b) Video

    Hajasilu Monhan Brindabonhaan
    (In Audio Album “AAR MORE TI NINGSHING NAIS”)

    Lyrics: Shri Amal Kanti Sinha
    Music compose: Ms Anima Sinha
    Singer: Ms Bithi Sinha

    Lyric of the song
    Hajasilu monhaan Brindabonhaan …
    Puja kortaw bulia tore….. (2)
    Kapalor lekhahan….

    Click here to hear and download the song.

    Jaana mei tera Deewana huwa (Hindi Song) Audio, Video
    (A Duet song in “MAHI VE” Audio Album by Raj & Mamia Production)

    Lyrics and Music Compose: Raj & Mamia
    Male Singer: Bikash Sonar
    Female Singer: Ms Bithi Sinha

    Download the song





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