Monday, 31 May 2010

Mahasabha calls for PM intervention on blockade

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Assam body calls for PM intervention on blockade
Courtesy: E-PAO

Source: Hueiyen News Service

Silchar, May 30 2010: The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasova in its general body meeting today discussed the inconvenient experienced by various people living the remote hilly parts and valley of Manipur due to the prolong blockage on the two National highways in Manipur by United Naga Council and further intensification of the blockade by Naga Students' Federation in Nagaland on NH 39 .

A e-mail statement of the body said that general body is very much worried that it may caused communal clash, if blockade is extended and intensified further.

The organization has decided to request the two blockade sponsoring Naga organizations to end the blockade early in interest of the poor people who are suffering a lot and starving as essential food items are not reaching to them.

The general body meeting further decided to conduct a pace and democratic rally in Diphu and Silchar simultaneously during first week of the June to drawn the attention of the people of North east and Governments.

After the meeting, the Vice President of the organization namely Anil Singha Goutam had sent a telegram to the Prime Minister of India for early intervention to ease the matter and bring early solution of the problem to avoid communal clash.

He termed the prolong blockage and non-solving the problem is inhumane and not tolerable.

He also communicated the Prime Minister that the demand on greater Nagaland by integrating of Nagas area of other states like Arunachal, Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and part of Mynmar (Burma) will create more problem and promote immunity amongst the communities of the region which had been living peacefully, the statement added.

Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council: Few Pertinent Questions (Part I)

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By Rebati Mohan Sinha

On last 25th March 2010 there was an announcement in the floor of the House that the Government of Assam has agreed on principle to form three separate Social Economic Development Councils for Bishnupriya Manipuri, Nath Yugi and Maimal. And now the Cabinet Committee has given its nod. It will be placed in the House (not yet placed) and once it is passed, then a Ministerial Committee would consult the stake holders i.e. these three communities, regarding their aspirations and would send its recommendation accordingly to the Central Government for further action within the next two months. The two months time since been elapsed, even then the bill is yet to show its face in the House. The Ministerial consultation is quite far away.

Why am I repeating the same thing now is because of a section of Bishnupriya Manipuri started quarreling for the share of so-called power, from now on, without knowing the outcome of the development which is taking place in the State capital. In the meantime a meeting held in Silchar, where an adhoc committee of Development Council was said to be formed.

Let us discuss: How many of us know the definition of Development Council? And what its purpose? We will not be able to answer. The meaning of development council is Unnayan Parishad and its duty is to give mantrana, nothing else. Some people may think that money would be disbursed area-wise and utilized accordingly; but the council is not meant for that.

Let us, therefore, address ourselves to some of the main question that will confront us while preparing the blue prints.

#1. What are the major handicaps in Bishnupriya Manipuris’ all round economic development?
#2. What are the possibilities of the basic needs multiplying in the course of at least in next 10 years?
#3. What are the resources available at our disposal and how best we can utilize them?
#4. How can we decentralize the production of the essential commodities and the distribution there of?
#5. How can we check the tendency of the educated unemployed youth for running after salaried jobs and instead engage them in real productive ventures?
#6. What are the small scale industries that can be set up in the rural areas and how the finished product would be marketed ?
#7. Where the capital investment for the aforesaid purposes will come from?

Apart from mentioned above, a “Family oriented income generating scheme” should be provided to the poor families as subsidy. The scheme covers agricultural, fisheries, rearing of milch cows, small enterprises such as Paan shop, grocery shop, veg. shop, vendor, cloth shop, tailoring and embroidery, push cart, rickshaw etc

There are more schemes such as grant to NGOs, whose objective is to create educational environment among the members of the Bishnupriya Manipuri students who are pursuing studies in Non Govt educational institutions by providing financial assistance to the Non Govt educational institutions for purchasing of teaching aids, books, furniture and major repairs and extension of school building etc. The grant will be available to the institutions predominantly attended by Bishnupriya Manipuri students more than 50%.

Another scheme, the grant for Cultural Activities including educational tour. Under this scheme financial assistance is provided to the cultural heritage, which includes purchasing of musical instruments, holding of cultural functions and exchange of cultural troups.

Grant to non-official Organisations: The objective of this scheme is to assist the non official organisations such as Mahila Samiti, Clubs, Libraries of Bishnupriya Manipuri community which are rendering voluntary service for all round developments of this community.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Something First

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By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

Remember “Books on Demand” -- the online book selling service which was started here. The link “Books” used to hover at the header as well as at the bottom here.

Good part of this service was that I fulfilled few of the orders that came from the regular readers and writers. I feel good that I availed books that were not available in their area.

It's services were offered to length and breadth of the country from Kerala to Meghalaya. Ordered books were sent to possibly each and every state of India.

Why I am writing about this service which is defunct?

#1. Like any “first”, it was my ‘first’ foray into the arena of e-commerce.
#2. If I don’t jot it down fast the experiences I had running this service, I fear, I will not be able to recollect and experience it later, in my later adventures.
#3. I will miss its case study later, though micro was its scale and operation.

What were the challenges?

Books On Demand had hell lot of challenges – some imaginary and some technical.

#1. Marketing

The very term ‘marketing’ was blurring my mind as if I don’t know the meaning of the word. What I did – I shifted its meaning to “visibility”. Voila! The whole landscape of Internet came visible in front of my eyes. I came to know where my clients are.

The next question was -- How to reach them? I can’t wage a full throttle war (web marketing) on a non-existent budget. So, I had to resort to guerilla marketing --- attack and leave the message without leaving any sign.

The guerilla marketing was carried out not more than a week, and I started getting results…orders after orders…Mission accomplished!

#2. Price

The prices of the books were exorbitant, adding list price plus courier, plus commission of Rs 50 (A book of Rs 100 used to cost Rs 250 and more). I was thinking people are rational while buying things, especially if it is related to books. But the notion was broken with the flurry of orders. The very thought changed --People were ready to buy at any costs. Exceptions are there.

#3. URL

I was bit perturbed with the url of the Books on Demand (booksondemand.bishnupriyamanipuri.com) – too long and being associated with the name of the community.

I remember a customer was literally pronouncing the whole URL (bish—nu—priya—ma---ni—pu—ri—dot--com). :)

Though I didn’t face any problem with the customers regarding the URL, but it was bit difficult to market the brand amongst Delhi book publishers. A lesson learnt (without any upfront cost.)

Reminiscent

I have lot of nice remembrances associated with this service. First, readers and writers of the blogsite were able to contact me regarding their necessities. That I always long for. Thanks, again.

Though the service was very mechanical, it had a lot of memorable clients’ interactions. One was V. Poli Naidu from Meghalaya, he rang only to give me the message that he has received the books. Another one was Harsh Suman, he was so happy receiving the books at the eleventh hour of his board exam that his mother showered on me lot of blessings.

Before Leaving

Read #2 Why I am writing

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Radha Madhab Mishra heads Radha Madhavjiu Mandir

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Rebati Mohan Sinha

Radha Madhab Mishra, a retired police officer from the village Bihara, Cachar, Assam has taken over the administration of Radha Madhavjiu Mandir Complex from the outgoing sevait Krishnakanta Das Babaji on May 16, 2010 in a simple ceremony, attended by Krishna Charan Sinha, Secretary of Central Committee; Bhupendra Kumar Sinha, President of Steering Committee, Radha Madhav Seva Parichalan Samiti, Rebati Mohan Sinha, Working President, Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha; Bishwajit Sinha, Vice President, NBMM of Delhi State Committee, Biku Sinha from Delhi and other dignitaries.

Friday, 21 May 2010

New Definition of Communication: Google Wave

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By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

Email is loosing its sheen in the plethora of latest communication and collaborative tools that are relentlessly added in the World Wide Web to simplify our communication needs.

One such tool which has the potential of making electronic communication (Email) obsolete and a thing-of-the-past is the latest tool from the kitty of Google -- Google Wave (it was launched on May 18, 2010 for the public).

If you have not given a try yet on Google Wave, I suggest – explore the tool, now! I have been using this tool since two months when its usage was given with a request. It is remarkable! It is a completely next generation new communication and collaborative tool.

However it is still in Google Lab, so at any given time it can be dropped or added to the list of Google products.

The tool has been used here in the BishnupriyaManipuri Online. See in the right panel “Wave Me”. Or Click here.

You have entered into a private yet public conversation – controlled and managed by the creator. 

Google Wave comes with host of extensions to meet our imagined communication needs. Three things which I appreciate about Google Wave in comparison with Gmail 1) Filters and Labels has become redundant; 2) Any thread of communication (call it Wave) can be made public, and collaborative -- that was not possible in Gmail; 3) It has made Google Docs obsolete for collaboration.

Shady part of Google Wave. Like other web services –Twitter, Google Buzz, Facebook, etc….— you have to master it to bring to its true potential.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

OBITUARY BK Sinha

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GUWAHATI, May 19 – Noted Bishnupriya Manipuri Kirtanga singer Braja Kumar Sinha, popularly known as Pacha Ojha in the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, passed away at his Krishnanagar residence in Durlabchhara in Karimganj district yesterday.

He died of prolonged illness. He was 73. He leaves behind his wife, brother DILS Lakshmindra Sinha, sister Fulkumari Sinha, four sons, three daughters, two daughters-in-law and a host of grand children.
He was the recipient of Geetiswami Sanman. His death was widely mourned.

He was one among the kirtanango singers and writers in the Bishnupriya Manipuri community who had to work overtime to implement Bishnupriya Manipuri language in mahasankirtan.

(Published on 20-5-2010 in The Assam Tribune)

Pacha Ojha no more

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By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 18: Eminent Bishnupriya Manipuri kirtanga singer Braja Kumar Sinha, fondly called as Pacha Ojha in the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, breathed his last at his Krishnanagar residence in Durlabchhara in Karimganj district this morning.

According to Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF) president DILS Lakshmindra Sinha, who is younger sibling of the singer, Pacha Ojha died of prolonged illness. He was 73. He leaves behind his wife Pramila Devi, brother DILS Lakshmindra Sinha, sister Fulkumari Sinha, four sons, three daughters, two daughters-in-law and a host of grand children. The mortal remains of the singer was cremated at Krishnanagar today.

Pacha Ojha was the recipient of Geetiswami Sanman.
Talking to The Sentinel over telephone from Hailakandi, BMWF general secretary Santosh Sinha said the Forum condoled the death of the singer who had contributed much in implementation of Bishnupriya Manipuri language in mahasankirtans replacing Bengali. Pacha Ojha was one among the kirtanango singers and writers in the Bishnupriya Manipuri community who had to work overtime to implement Bishnupriya Manipuri language in mahasankirtan. The BMWF said that it would be very difficult to fill the void created in the community due to the death of Pacha Ojha.

Courtesy: The Sentinel (19 May 2010)

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Selection May-2010

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Applications are invited from Indian citizens for the following posts :

Assistant Commandant (General Duty - General Service)
Assistant Commandant General Duty (Pilot/ Navigator)
Assistant Commandant Technical Branch (Mechanical/ Electrical)

LAST DATE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS is 28 May 2010. (In respect of application received by post from candidates residing in North East Regions (Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim) and Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep & Kavarati Islands, the last date is 04 Jun 2010.)

For more detail, download Indian Coast Guard pdf file. Visit Indian Coast Guard website.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

6 Reasons: Why there is no IAS

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Shah Faesal (26), a doctor from Jammu and Kashmir, became the first Kashmiri to top the civil services exam this year. From Assam, four candidates were in the list of successful candidates who cleared the India's toughest exam.

In one corner of my brain I was expecting a Bishnupriya Manipuri adding his or her name to the list of successful candidates. But to my utter dismay history 'of failure' has repeated itself.

What are the reasons that we don't appear (lest come out with flying colour) in the IAS exam?

# (1) Risk: Any candidate appearing in the IAS exam, his or her career is at risk. Somewhere in our deep bone marrow -- we shy away taking any type of probable risk.

# (2) Babudom: We don't have a babudom (hierarchical) culture of prestige. For us everyone is same with respect to social yardstick. So No prestige, No IAS! An IAS and a clerk is same.

# (3) Power: We are not at all power hungry. We are power praiser.

# (4) Failure breeds failure: We have failed to exemplify "success". Count success stories, we will soon start counting successful clowns.

# (5) Motivation: If this would have been abundant in us, rest 4 points mentioned above holds no water to stop us.

Hope is the greatest remedy, let us hope next year that someone cracks the exam.

By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Unishe May

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In 1961 when world woke up to celebrate the birth centenary of its poet-laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, the two banks of Barak rose to an wake up call...ten young men and a woman fell down to the bullets of the state police...First to resign from Assam Legislative Assembly in protest of firing was Nanda kishore Singha, a Bishnupriya Manipuri...continue reading Unishe May  (a newly launched website)

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

BishnupriyaManipuri.Com is no more dot.com

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The bishnupriyamanipuri.com is no more associated with '.com' tag. It has come to its earlier version "blogspot.com".

Necessity didn’t arise

No doubt, adding “.com” gives the site owner and the site, a power to use Google’s powerful tools of commerce and communication (the true meaning of .com). But all these powerful tools and services were NOT put on service, as these tools were more than our requirements.

Our basic necessities i.e. to upload text, video, images, music could be fulfilled in ‘blogspot.com’. The 45 per cent of regular readers have to now onwards type 'bishnupriyamanipuri.blogspot.com' in Google to come here. One more change, ".com" from the header has been replaced with 'Online'. Rest there is no change, whatever changes have to done at the back end, it will be done, smoothly.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Navodaya Vidyalaya Teachers Appointment in North East

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SPECIAL RECRUITMENT DRIVE 2010 FOR RECRUITMENT OF TEACHERS FOR
JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYAS LOCATED IN NORTH EASTERN REGION
(STATES OF ASSAM, NAGALAND, MIZORAM, MANIPUR, TRIPURA, MEGHALAYA, ARUNACHAL PRADESH AND SIKKIM)

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) invites applications from eligible candidates for the Post Graduate Teachers, Trained Graduate Teachers and Miscellaneous Categories of Trained Graduate Teachers on DIRECT RECRUITMENT BASIS in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas located in North Eastern Region (states of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim).

For more information, click Navodaya Vidyalaya Teachers Jobs

Khushwant Singh and Tiger Prawns

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The doyen of Indian journalism, Khushwant Singh (ex-editor Hindustan Times and Illustrated weekly, he has also taught comparative religions at the Oxford), is not only a devoted writer but he also loves to devour Chinese-style sesame tiger prawns. He had been frequenting the Ambassador Hotel, New Delhi (Taj Group of hotels) for years that is across the road to his residency... writes a huge foodie on his home-grown food, beverages, health and recreation portal in a column titled WITHOUT MALICE by Ravi V.Chhabra with a powerful headline: 'Khushwant Singh’s Chinese Link'

Monday, 10 May 2010

My Mom, My Teacher

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By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

Today is Mother’s Day. With weeks of ‘continuously’ (don’t read ‘continually’, I mean it) working on a professional project (today happens to be the day of submission) my state is such that my brain has stopped working, my body has stopped taking up instructions from the central nervous system -- I am sitting and pushing myself (as if today is an Endurance Test Day) only to add a stuff here.

Thanks to Prabal Atreya’s article on his mother, Ritwick Sinha’s poem, which has rejuvenated me, inspired me to sit and write ‘something’ about my mom. (I will not write more, reason – an article is nothing to describe about my mom’s sacrifice and labour).

What Prabal and Ritwick’s words have done for me in giving me the boost, at this condition, I promise, million dollars wouldn’t have pushed me as much!

My mom has always cherished a dream that her son should study in an English medium central school. That is the reason that I being born in a village didn’t attend school there though students of my age had started attending school. I didn’t go to nearby school.

My school was my mom, my teacher was my mom. She used to teach me subjects like English and Mathematics at home. I still remember the rhymes of English (Baba Black Sheep, Jack and Jill) and the abacus lessons in Mathematics that she taught me. My mom didn’t know Hindi; she assured that I should also learn Hindi, she sent me to learn the subject from Bina Di of Baromoni.

However, after much struggle and persuasion on her part, I with the court’s directive was directly admitted to Class II in the Kendriya Vidyalaya Panchgram, Assam. Such was her teaching that I was in much better position than my friends who had come passing pre-school and Class I. I remember she didn’t sleep whole night on the first day of my school journey.

Her struggle didn’t end with me. Likewise she tried hard single-handedly, fighting with the bureaucracy and red-tapesism, to get my two brothers admitted in the KVs.

If I ever fulfilled her dream in my long academic career starting with her lessons, it was after 8 years, when I came second in Class IX, KV Srinagar, when she saw me taking my report card from my school Principal in the full glare of students and parents. She cried seeing me handshaking with my Principal.

Today, my mom didn’t know the project on which I have been working for long; I have copyedited a Computer Science dictionary, I am the person who has taken the final call – what is correct and what is not, and what should be published and what not; within months the book will be published, and it will be in the public domain—in the libraries.

Mom, your lessons are still relevant

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.

(Thanks again Prabal and Ritwick giving me the push, I am going to sleep like a log:)

Saluting Mothers, a poem by Ritwick Sinha

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Saluting Mothers
- Ritwick Sinha, Class-IV,
Don Bosco Sr. Sec. School, Guwahati


My mother's favourite dress is a saree.

My mother's favourite colour is yellow.

My mother's favourite dish is masala dosa.

My mother's favourite flower is hibiscus.

My mother's favourite actor is Sunny Deol.

My mother's favourite cricketer is Sachin Tendulkar.

My mother's favourite singer is Lata Mangeshkar.

My mother's favourite author is Raghunath Choudhury.


LOVE YOU IMA!

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By Prabal Atreya, Bangalore

I opened the newspaper and saw this loaded supplementary paper along with it. It seems the 9th of May is celebrated as the Mother's Day. I googled around, it took me to Greece as a practice, then to the American Civil War days, many individuals and groups involved US in commemorating a day for Mothers; the state of Michigan serving it for the first time, then officially at Virginia. And finally, US President Roosevelt approving at as a National Holiday. Was followed in parts of UK and Europe and spread across the world. Back to newspaper, I found columns on Moms, Super moms, doing extra-ordinary things in life, balancing acts done by them with multiple roles that they conduct in their respective everyday life. There's Kajol giving her 'motherly' gyan, I like her. It also talked about the immortal story of 'Yashoda and her Nandalal', Mr. A.R.Rehman dedicating his award to his mother at the Oscars. And so was Sandra Bullock at the same venue (Yeah! yeah!! she also talked about her wonderful husband on the same platform, who was caught on grounds of infidelity in the next couple of days).

The Mother and her relationship with her offspring is immortal, go beyond human and is part of all universal living creatures. Recently I saw a sister-in-law giving birth and witnessed the happiness in her face, it is eternal and beyond words. I saw my friends, getting married, having babies and the transformed selves in them. A friend of mine now in Singapore, who's just become a mother, either has a 'short-term-memory-loss' or a split personality (pun intended). The first time I call her to congratulate, she's like- "Puchhu is like really naughty but he's my world" (Note- Puchhu is her baby's name). In another occasion, " 'Potol' egoi more jaaleya kheilo, kintu minute aahan taare chaara tha nuarouri". "Wait a minute, is this 'Puchhu' or 'Potol'? "Oh sorry, the name's Jeez"(Said somewhat like- The name's Bond, James Bond). Jokes apart, I could sense a mother's underlying love for her son, I'm sure she makes a great mother. There's another friend, who works all out in office, but left her heart at home to her growing daughter, she cant be at rest at work. Wait a minute, are you saying that all your friends are married and you're not as yet? Am I this old? Excuse me! My time has just come and I'm not OLD as yet. For the records :) .

But on a serious note, my intent is to remember and dedicate a column on my mother (not that I don’t remember her everyday), more because on the day, when I actually read so many things about mothers in the newspaper. To convey my love and affection for once, just like any other son/daughter feels for their mother. To appreciate the daughter, sister, woman, wife, and mother I had seen since my birth. That today, after almost living half my life (Oh hello! yet again, I am not old as yet, just keeping evolution in mind that life span is getting shorter), I appreciate the fact that she is truly the inspiration for me.
I've heard from Mama & Mashi how in early 70s, you were this free bird, taking flights and traveling alone, quite unheard of during those days, from home and to the faraway university then. I also saw the romantic side in you when you kept humming on the Uttam/Suchitra movie numbers, during the most trying hours. I saw you commanding respect from your seniors, peers and juniors. I saw you taking care of the entire thread of family from both sides, shifting gears between family and your profession. I experienced going out with you to the best eat-out joints in the small town (You always complain about my eat-out habits, I guess it all started then). Only two days after you left me in hostel with tears in your eyes that I realised how much I missed you. The 'bookworm' in you never made a good cook, but you surprised me on every summer and winter when I was home on vacations, with you coming up with exquisites, all for my sake. I remember dad saying- "I long for a day when my son will be home forever, I guess we'll get good food forever then" and then followed the war. Also, the lessons that you gave me on Sanskrit, I swear that I always had been getting more than 85% in all my class tests (BTW, I’m talking ONLY about Sanskrit). After all, your name was always at stake, so could not have gone wrong there. That in spite of the TV revolution that happened during that period, aired Ramayanas and Mahabharatas of the world, you also bought me the hard copies of the same name, off course along with Chacha Choudhary/Phantom/Archies/Reader's Digest. Yes, I also remember that it was on your behest that dad got me the Cricket kit from faraway Calcutta, made me a proud owner of a kit available to select sporting clubs. Yeah, yeah! I was shadow practicing the whole night, imitating the Azhars and the Vengsarkars (this was the dull period between Kapil Dev and Tendulkar when we were short of cricket heroes). I was grooming myself well in hostel with the annual cosmetic package that you put into my baggage until another beautiful lady came in and said its so-not a MAN thing to do. I had to be a MAN. You were in the forefront of affairs and did most for your siblings along with us. Highly appreciate the intend and the degree of it.

I probably troubled you more during my college days. You had to rescue me on every other occasion from Hitler's clutches (Allow me to call him Hitler for once on Mother's Day, I love him lots too), pull him up whenever he gave up hope on me. Gave me all resources for the wannabe Pseudo-Bollywood/Hollywood/Rockstar/Doctor/Business Person dreams. Expectations were always met. I never asked a bike though, partially due to your concern and my lack of 'Macho'ism. Dating was not in the dictionary, so I managed with a code-line- "Aaij me baire kheya aaitou" (I'll have food outside), and how well you used to de-code it with- "Rupa te aase?" (You have money?), understanding my needs as a young boy running after babes. And not to forget, the support you gave to the people I love, in whatever form, highly appreciate those.

Life was just beginning when I was legally an adult. I passed out of college and did not have a job at hand, courtesy my lousy lifestyle. And me breaking down in the STD booth assuming I’ve worked hard and not getting rewarded with a job. The solid punch that you gave me then over the phone was good enough to get me started. One thing you hate about me is my funds management. but I’m getting better with each passing day. I remember when I was still wondering on how to get my promotions worked out when you lifted me out, by getting the same yourself at the highest level at the fag end of your career. When I look back today and see the amount of sacrifices you've made, makes me all the more appreciate the person in you. You wanted to focus in the line of academicians, but family became a priority. You devoted so much time and effort on Hitler and three Mavericks (the three sons) that you lost your life along the way. I guess eventually we became your life and doing things with us satisfied your life. I'm so glad that you take and give the right feedbacks from the 'Baghbaan's and 'K-Series' daily soaps. That you fight severely on woman's rights, when plans of me getting married comes across and I turn villain. Dear Mom, I also respect woman; I become villain just to see the anger in you, it brings the best in you:).

Today, when I’m far away from you, I remember everything while writing this piece. Truly nostalgic. I hope I could show it sometime to you, before Hitler shows it to you. He loves it when I talk good things about you. Also, the fact that I have the greatest example right in front of me makes me very proud. To me, you're the Yashoda Maiyya, the mother Madonna, the Iron Lady as well as the guiding force. I called you and explained you that there’s something called Mother's Day and your laugh said it all. There are certain emotions that are felt and not said and I understand that. Honestly, every time I go home and see the aging signs on you, I feel sad for a fact that I did not spend quality time with you. Wish I could get my childhood back and live it once again with you. It’s been a wonderful journey with you, mother. Living with you and loving you is a joy. I love you.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Tripura Public Service Commission

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Recruitment to the Tripura Civil Service Grade-II & Tripura Police Service Grade-II

Online applications are invited for the recruitment ot the Tripura Civil Service Grade-II &Tripura Police Service Grade-II:

  • Tripura Civil Service Gr.II : 20 posts, Pay Scale : Rs. 13575-37000 Grade Pay Rs. 3700/-, Age : 21-37 years
  • Tripura Police Service Gr.II : 25 posts, Pay Scale : Rs. 13575-37000 Grade Pay Rs. 3700/-, Age : 21-37 years
Please view  http://tpsc.gov.in/300410.pdf for details and apply online at http://tsu.trp.nic.in/tpsc/  syllabus is available athttp://tpsc.gov.in/Syllabus.pdf 

Central Bank of India PO Posts

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Jobs and Career

Central Bank of India invites applications from Indian Citizens for appointment of Probationary Officers (PO):
  • Probationary Officers (PO) : 500 posts (UR-250, SC-75, ST-40, OBC-135) (PH-19) in JMG-I cadre, Age : 21-30 years, Pay Scale : Rs.10000-18240, Qualification : A Graduate with 55% Marks aggregate (50% for SC/ST/PWD candidates). Basic knowledge on Computer applications (Certificate from a reputed/recognized Training Institute, acceptable to Bank is required)
Important Dates:  


Opening Date For Online Registration : 06/05/2010
Closing Date For Online Registration : 05/06/2010
Date of Written Examination For Probationary Officers : 25/07/2010

For detail download: Probationary Officers (PO)
Order PO Books 

Saturday, 8 May 2010

NBMM thanks Gogoi for Cabinet decision on development councils

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By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 4: The Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM) thanked Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for the Cabinet decision taken yesterday to form a development council each for the Bishnupriya Manipuris, Nath-Jogis and the Muslim fishermen community of the State.

Talking to this reporter, NBMM secretary general Udai Sinha from Silchar said: “The proposed development councils will go a long way for the development of the backward communities concerned.” He also thanked Assam Government spokesman Himanta Biswa Sarma who had first made the announcement on the formation of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council on the floor of the Assembly, Welfare of Plain Tribe and Backward Classes (WPT & BT) Minister Pramila Rani Brahma and Patharkandi MLA Kartik Sena Sinha, who was working overtime to get the proposed development council sanctioned. The NBMM secretary general also thanked former Union minister Santosh Mohan Dev, State ministers Gautam Roy and Dinesh Prasad Goala and Parliamentary Secretary Ajit Singh who have been extending their helping hand since raising the demand for the Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council at the biswa sanmelan (world conference) of the NBMM in 2003.

Courtesy: The Sentinel 

Mother's Day on May 9

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With Mother's Day coming up on May 9, readers can share special stories of sacrifices their mothers have made for them. Send a special story that is very dear to your heart because of something unforgettable that she did for you, in the way that mothers often do, or with a poem -- Ritwick Sinha has sent a beautiful poem on this occasion.

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Thursday, 6 May 2010

Bishnupriya Manipuri Exam Result

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Thanks Pranjal Sinha, BK Sinha, Sanjib Sinha, Sushil Sinha, HrishiKesh Sinha, Ananta Sinha, Tridiv Sinha and Bimal Sinha for appearing in the first-of-its-kind Bishnupriya Manipuri Exam.

The response has been overwhelming, above the expectation from the readers. There has been sudden surge for information from the readers related to the questions. There have been online footprints what people searched in Google to answer these questions. Most of the people searched for information on Gokulananda Geetiswami birth place!

The post received a good increase in traffic and engagement from the readers. The intention was not (and can't be) to check ones left and right brain but to carry on a checklist -- How much really do we know about ourselves.

Almost all participants went wrong in one or two questions. Pranjal Sinha said "Uday Sinha is a President of Mahasabha". It is wrong. Uday Sinha is  ....(please find out the answer). And according to Sanjib Sinha, "Late Bimal Sinha was a minister of Home Affairs in Tripura". Tridiv Sinha said, "Karik Sena Sinha is an MLA from Karimganj constituency". You can find the responses here

Monday, 3 May 2010

Sylhet Utsav-2010

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Sreehatta Sammilani, a forum of Sylhetis in India to maintain their relations and acquaintances and to preserve rich cultural heritage, recently organized ‘Sylhet Utsav-2010’ in Mumbai.



The program was opened by inaugurating an exhibition on Revolution ‘Glimpses of 1857’ the Surma & Barak valley episodes followed by lighting the lamp at the auditorium by Chairperson Smt. Bithika Deb (Silchar MLA) All India Federation of Sreehatta Association and the Chief guest Shri Gautam Roy (Cabinet Minister in the Government of Assam).

In its plenary session on literature, Dr. Usha Ranjan Bhattacharjee, professor and Former HOD, Bengali, Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Gauhati University gave a vivid lecture on Sylhetis where he mentioned about Bishnupriya Manipuris of Sylhet district and also mentioned Kabi Guru Rabindranath Tagore`s visit to Sylhet, where he appreciated the Manipuri Nritya in a function at Mashimpur in the year 1919, even he later included this dance form in Vishwa Bharati, Shantiniketan way back.


In his invited talk, Dr.Subir Kar, Former Prof. of Assam University, Silchar and Shri Nitish Kumar Bhattacharjee, Hailakandi mentioned about Bishnupriya Manipuris who supported 1961 Bhasha Andolan. Even Shri Nitish Bhattachrjee mentioned about Shahid Sudeshna Sinha and Late Nanda Kishore Sinha, who once was the district president of Congress; but later he was not given a congress ticket, then the Sylhetis of Silchar backed him to win the election in 1962 as an independent candidate.


Rebati Mohan Sinha in his article in the Souvenir published on the occasion mentioned that Bishnupriya Manipuris do not have caste system as in Hinduism; but they follow a system consisting of Brahmin and others. The Bishnupriya Manipuris are proud of their culture vis-a-vis in their clothing, even today they wear their self-woven patterned clothing and the factor that unites the community is their religion which is called a sect of Hinduism, a cult of Vishnu. They believe that the name Bishnupriya Manipuri comes from God Vishnu although they worship the deity Radha-Krishna. They are proud of performing and promoting songs and dances related to this deity as their heritage as cultural wealth.

In a Cultural Session on 25th April ‘Shribhumi’ of South Kolkata-Sylhet Association presented a variety program in which there was a Raas-Leela item. Mrs. Soma Dutta from Agartala, performed a Krishna dance in this occasion and was well appreciated by the audience.


Sreehatta Sammilani Mumbai(SSM) has been conceptualized by a group of dedicated people in the year 2002 as a socio-cultural organization and in course of time it has enrolled about 250 life members not only in Mumbai; but also from Silchar, Karimganj, Hailakandi, Tripura, Kolkata, Delhi and Pune. The socio-cultural organisation is involved in many humane activities. It has been rendering genuine help to the cancer patients coming to Tata Memorial Hospital, India`s best known address for cancer treatment.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Directorate General Border Security Force (BSF)

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Jobs and Career

Applications are invited from male Indian citizens for the following posts in BSF Water Wing Staff Group C Combatised posts :

1. Sub-Inspector (SI) (Master) : 13 posts (UR-9, OBC-3, SC-1), Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs.4200, Age : 20-25 years, Qualification : Bachelors Degree and 1st Class Master Certificate

2. Sub-Inspector (SI) (Engine Driver) : 13 posts (UR-9, OBC-3, SC-1), Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs.4200, Age : 20-25 years, Qualification : Bachelors Degree and 1st Class Engine Driver Certificate

3. Head Constable (HC) (Master) : 117 posts (UR-61, OBC-31, SC-17, ST-8), Pay Band : PB-1 Rs.5200-20200/- Grade Pay Rs.2400, Age : 20 to 25 years, Qualification : Matriculation (ii) Serang Certificate (iii) One year experience in the trade

4. Head Constable (HC) (Engine Driver) : 56 posts (UR-29, OBC-15, SC-8, ST-4), Pay Scale : PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 Grade Pay Rs.2400, Age : 20-25 years, Qualification : Matriculation (ii) Possessing IInd Class Engine Driver Certificate (iii) One year experience in the trade

5. Head Constable (HC) (workshop) : 19 posts (UR-11, OBC-5, SC-2, ST-1), Pay Scale : PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 Grade Pay Rs.2400, Age : 20-25 years, Qualification : Matriculation (ii) ITI Diploma in Diesel Engine/ Machinist/ Welder/ Machine shop/ Carpentry/ Electrician/ Fitter/ Turner (iii) One year experience in the trade

6. CT (Crew) : 71 posts (UR-37, OBC-19, SC-10, ST-5), Pay Band : PB-1 Rs.5200-20200/- Grade Pay Rs.2000, Age : 18 to 25 years

Saturday, 1 May 2010

The 'Star' Krishankant Sinha of Space City Sigma

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By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi

It is a myth that the all-knowing Internet knows everything. One such myth relates to old television stuff aired on Doordarshan before 1990.

Search in Google “Space City Sigma”, the search engine would throw up reminiscent results from the people who still long for those days. Those days were really golden days.

Krishankant Sinha in the role of Captain Tara in Space City Singma


For those who have watched Doordarshan some 15 to 20 years back, am sure they will have nostalgic memories of it.

The days when possessing a now ubiquitous looking television set was a luxury. It was a neighbour’s envy product. It was a visual product to showoff, to flaunt that we have a television set. Those were the days when black and white, locked television was rarely found in homes.

The days became immortal for teleserials like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Swami’s Malgudi Days (Ta-Na-Na-Na…), Ek-Do-Teen-Char (Title song: Ek do teen char, chaaro mil ke saath chale to karde chamatkar), Wednesday 8 o’clock Chitraahar, ghost story Vikram Betal, Appu Aur Pappu (Appu aur pappu ki dekho yaari…) Aa Bail Mujhe Maar…and a lot more.

Among these bunch of television programmes, one which had its indelible impact on children was the first Indian science fiction serial the “Space City Sigma”. Year 1986!

Now after more than two decades, our memories have started fading, everything relating to those days is giving a fuzzy image, and in this course, once a hit character of Space City Sigma, Captain Tara, is also being forgotten.

Children of today cannot imagine those days and the craze for the serial Space City Sigma. They will not understand people’s love for this handsome actor, Krishankant Sinha.

Very few people know the actor Krishankant Sinha, who played the memorable lead role of Captain Tara. It is regrettable that the actor had not been properly acknowledged by the new media i.e Internet.

Do you remember Space City Sigma and Captain Tara?

Update: Watch rare pictures of the teleserial Space City Sigma
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