Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Kartik's total income Rs 6, 94, 277

3 comments
Kartik Sena Sinha
Kartik Sena Sinha in the affidavit furnished by him before the Returning Officer on March 17 has shown total income Rs 6, 94, 277 in 2009-10 and assessment year 2010-11. Rita Sinha, wife of Kartik Sena Sinha, has revealed her total income Rs 4, 41, 590. The AIUDF candidate Kartik Sena Sinha is contesting in the ensuring Assam Assembly election from the Patharkandi constituency.

According to the affidavit, Kartik Sena Sinha has cash in hand Rs 7 lakh and Rita Sinha has Rs 4 lakh. In comparison to the affidavit filed by him in 2006 assembly election, there is increase of Rs 1 lakh to each of them. Read the previous article on Kartik Sena Sinha published on 28 September 2007.


Total eight candidates will contest from the Partharkandi constituency for the forthcoming Assam Assembly election.

Name of the candidates are: Kartik Sena Sinha, Kripesh Ranjan Dasgupta, Monilal Gowala, Sukhendu Shekhar Dutta, Debangshu Nath, Main Uddin Choudhury, Rupam Nandi Purkayastha, Nikhil Kumar Sen.

If you are not able to see below table, Click on Patharkandi Constitency 2011 Assembly Election




BRO Junior Engineer (Civil) Recruitment

0 comments
Jobs & Career

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) invites Indian Nationals (Male) for filling up the following posts of Junior Engineer (Civil) in General Reserve Engineer Force under special recruitment drive for ST/SC/OBC:


  • Junior Engineer (Civil) : 603 posts (SC-14, ST-63, OBC-526), Pay Scale : Rs.9300-34800 grade pay Rs.4200/-, Age : 18-27 years, relaxation in age as per rules., Qualification : 3 years Diploma or Licentiateship in Civil Engineering or equivalent from a recoginsed Institution or diploma in Civil Engineering from College of Military Engineering.


Centre for Test:

(i) Candidates residing in the states of Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi & Jammu & Kashmir will mention their Trade Test centre as Rishikesh zone.

(ii) Candidates residing in the states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, Assam and all other states of North- East region i.e. Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland , Arunachal Pradesh & Tripura will mention their Trade Test centre as Tezpur zone.

(iii) Candidates residing in all other states i.e Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Gujrat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andaman Nicobar Islands, Pondichery which are not mentioned in above zone ie Rishikesh zone and Tezpur zone will mention their Trade Test centre as Pune zone.

How to Apply : All applications quoting this advertisement number and post applied for should be submitted to Commandant, GREF Centre, Dighi Camp, Pune – 411015 so as to reach the within 45 days of publication (published on 26/03/2011).


BUY Junior (JR) Engineer Exam Guide Book

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Future Futile

0 comments
Courtesy: The Assam Tribune, Horizon 26 March 2011

By RK Rishikesh Sinha

Japan Disaster 2011

The whole world is shocked watching the level of destruction and devastation that swept Japan in the wake of the recent 8.9 magnitude earthquake followed by tsunami. It reminded us how fragile we human beings are against the power of nature. We saw how nature’s tandav of obliteration went on in Japan. As the tragedy wasn’t enough, the blasting of nuclear reactors, gripped us with the another greatest fear that we all associate with Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Chernobyl disaster, the radioactivity exposure.

However, the tsunami and subsequent blast of nuclear reactors in Japan have given us food of thought to introspect the world we are living. Though we don’t have any control over the earthquakes, we definitely have control over the setting up of nuclear plants and in the use of radioactive materials. The tragedy reminds us lot of other human-creations which have brought havoc to the mankind. The Bhopal disaster that occurred in the night of December 2, 1984, which is estimated to have killed 15, 000, is one such gory example perpetrated by the human creation in India.

The Japan nuclear reactor blast has sparked off again the debate on the use of science in the development of humankind. It is pure coincidence that when the people were reeling under fear of nuclear fallout in Japan, the world celebrated the birth anniversary of Albert Einstein on March 14 whose contribution to the advancement of science and relating mass and energy is well known. His role in the Manhattan project of the development of first atomic bomb used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II reminds us the human involvement that goes in the development of instruments of mass destruction.

Now when India has shown interest in meeting the future energy requirements with the setting up of nuclear plants, the incidents that have unfolded in Japan gives us daylight goosebumps with a sense of terror and fear. Are we ready to face eventuality of such magnitude in India? Does India’s rapid advancement in the nuclear power industry is required, understanding the fact that the country is dependent on the imports of nuclear fuels? These are some questions that haunt all of us.

It is definitely a matter of concern since India’s record to the safety of nuclear plants gives a different picture. Since 1987, six accidents have taken place in the nuclear power plants in India. Researchers at the American University have estimated that at least 124 ‘hazardous incidents’ have taken place at the nuclear plants in India between 1993 and 1995. Scientists and policy-makers might argue that the nuclear installations in India are safe and secure; still their arguments do not go down to our neck.

If for a moment the nuclear fear is sidelined from our consciousness, the way our cities are growing haphazardly with complete negligence of building laws and safety, we can conclude that we are creating mass graves for ourselves. Time has come to give serious thought to the world we are busy in creating in the name of infrastructure development and meeting the future necessities that it meets the future eventualities. But to what extent we restraint ourselves to play in the working of the mother earth is a big question! So far, our future looks futile and uncertain if ever we face the scale of destruction that hit Japan.

Ramdhenu Assamese movie

0 comments
Personal Jottings

By RK Rishikesh Sinha

Ramdhenu Assamese movie

I wish to express my feelings associated with the Assamese movie Ramdhenu. Don’t get me wrong since writing on the movie it doesn’t mean to discourage cinemagoers to throng Gold Cinema. In contrast, it doesn’t mean a complete silence to be maintained; hitherto it is to bring the Assamese movie Ramdhenu and Assam film industry to a discussion.

My close encounter with Assamese entertainment dates back to the year 1997 when I first landed in Guwahati. I was completely alien to the Assamese language; the fear that Assam (read Guwahati) is a terrorist-infested area, which was very natural coming from Kashmir, however soon withered away from my consciousness. Now after a decade when I don’t stay in the city, I feel those study days in Guwahati were indeed Ramdhenu days for me.

Ten years down the memory lane, for me Ramdhenu was Hiya Diya Niya, the much celebrated Assamese movie. We Hindi-speaking students found the constant chattering of our Assamese friends about the movie to be inconformity to our common college topics. We go complete blank to the Hiya Diya Niya discussion. Those were the days when their remarks, “Jatin Bora boriya acting korise…, Film boriya hoi…” fell flat to us. When they mention about Zubeen Garg? “Who is he?” was the instant question from us.

I believe the Assamese film industry has come a long way from Hiya Diya Niya to Ramdhenu. Though I am not an Assamese movie fanatic, today if I am able to associate and appreciate few of the people on whose shoulders the Assamese entertainment industry rest. I may be wrong to this conclusion; still I would support and appreciate my argument reason being there would be lakhs of people like me who are away from the gambit of Assamese entertainment. And our presence would definitely give a support to the industry which is gasping for fresh air. First is — the great ‘Yah…Ali’ singer Zubeen Garg. I take him as a complete entertainer, a poster boy, a marketer, all packaged in one. Assamese entertainment world minus Zubeen Garg, is difficult to imagine. Second is — Jatin Bora. He is the Shah Rukh Khan of Assamese film industry. Third is — Chetana Das. Watch out few of her comedy acts, it is complete paisa vasool.

Coming to the topic Ramdhenu the film, the movie is graced with the most famous actors of the Assamese film world. And it got input from Zubeen Garg, Angarag Mahanta, Sunidhi Chouhan, Shreya Ghosal, Dikshu, Raj jyoti Konwar, Jublee, and Rupjyoti. It is directed by Munin Barua, the same person who had directed Hiya Diya Niya. We see in the production of the movie, nothing was left loose in the pursuit to create a history in the 75-year-old Assamese movie industry. There were no strings attached in producing the movie. Shooting of Ramdhenu took place in the picturesque locations, out of Assam. Before the release of the movie, News Live had clear cut agenda — to push Ramdhenu through news, advertisement, interviews, and every tactic available in their arsenal. Post-Ramdhenu release, News Live hit back hard, sending reporters to take bytes of jubilant moviegoers.

I had one wish that Ramdhenu should not be remembered as one of the costliest movie that didn’t get its return on investment. Ramdhenu would create history if it earns profit. Since it is profit, only profit that will give impetus to the Assamese film industry and not story, star cast, singers, director, camera, item songs, locations that would matter for long.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Titabor: Assam CM Tarun Gogoi constituency

1 comments
A retail store in the Titabor constituency of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi
Definitely being the constituency of Tarun Gogoi, Titabor always remains in news and discussion, and has its own share of hogging limelight.

Now when election is round the corner in Assam, it is time to benchmark where your village/ town stand in comparison to Titabor.

About the constituency of Assam CM Tarun Gogoi, if you think it is like any other constituency of Assam, regrettably, it is not. What are the benefits people in the constituency are availing? The question is — where your constituency stands? What they got and what you have missed.

Roads: This is one of the first development parameter of progress. If your roads in your village/ town are kutcha and in rainy reason give a grave look; time to give a clarion call. One can see roads joining villages in Titabor are concrete under Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojna.

Water: Villagers in Titabor are enjoying supply water. You read it correct, they are fetching supply water and that is in their homes.

Health: Like roads and water, health is another development parameter. The Titabor constituency has a civil hospital with ‘on-call ambulance service’.

Banks: Having a State Bank of India (SBI) branch is not enough. It must have ATMs situated at prime locations. Besides this, it must have other nationalized and private banks. Titabor has got all these.

Tourism: Titabor finds place in Assam’s tourism circuit, hitherto it doesn’t have as such booming tourism sector. If tourism has not been given serious thought and it has been undermined in your constituency, time to change your perception about your constituency.

Swimming Pool: This would be an eye-opener for many who think the luxury of having a swimming pool is limited to metro cities. The Titabor constituency has a swimming pool!

Parks: The concept of parks might seem alien to you. Titabor is equipped with well-laid parks. Though the constituency hasn’t seen metro-like living!

Electricity: This is the one area that it shares common to majority of Assam constituencies. Titabor also faces electricity problem.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Indian Forest Service Examination 2011

0 comments
Jobs & Career

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Indian Forest Service Examination 2011 for recruitment to the Indian Forest Service Officers commencing from 9th July 2011.

Eligibility:

  • Age : Not less than 21 years and not more than 30 years as on 1st July, 2011. The upper age is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC and certain other categories of candidates to the extent specified in the Notice.
  • Educational Qualification: Bachelor's degree of any recognised university with at least one of the subjects namely Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science, Botonoy, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics and Zoology or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Forestry or in Engineering or an equivalent qualification.
  • Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to the Regulations given in notice.
  • Number of attempts: The maximum number of attempts persmissible to different categories of aspirants, who are otherwise eligible, will be as (i) General Category - 4 attempts, (ii) OBC - 7 attempts (iii) SC/ST - No limit

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

1,42,147 to exercise franchise in Patherkandi

0 comments
CORRESPONDENT

KARIMGANJ, March 21 – A total of 1,42,147 voters in Patherkandi LAC will exercise their franchise. Out of this, male voters are 74973 whereas female voters are 67169. In this constituency the number of ‘D’ voters is 309.

A total of 7,10,445 voters of Karimganj district would elect five representatives from five LACs viz Ratabari (SC), Patherkandi, Badarpur, North Karimganj and South Karimganj respectively. In Ratabari constituency, the total number of voters is 1,37,138 of which male voters’ number is 71960 and female voters 65178. There are 35 ‘D’ voters in Ratabari.

In North Karimganj 1,17,132 voters including 74960 male and 42172 female voters will elect their representative. Total number of ‘D’ voters are 80. In South Karimganj the number of voter is 1,41,941. Of this the number of male and female voters are 74738 and 67203 respectively. 1510 persons are ‘D’ voters. In Badarpur 1,28,690 voters will exercise their voting right. Out of this the number of male and female voters are 67215 and 61475 respectively. There are 581 ‘D’ voters in Badarpur.

948 voting centres of Karimganj District are sensitive. Out of this, 491 centres are highly sensitive. To conduct the election smoothly, the district administration has deployed 25 companies of BSF and CRPF. There are 133 polling centres along the Indo-Bangladesh, Assam-Mizoram and Assam-Tripura border. The district Returning Officer has already appointed 7127 government employees for conducting the Assembly elections.

However, the district Returning Officer has already appointed five officers LAC wise for smooth running of the election process. They are Addl DC MK Das for Ratabari, Addl. DC MA Chaudhury for Patherkandi, DC J Borgoary for North Karimganj, PB Roy for South Karimganj and the Addl DC B Das for Badarpur LAC respectively.

Poll training: Training for the employees for elections began from March 11 by the District Returning Officer for presiding officer, first polling officer and other polling officer under Karimganj Circle at Karimganj Govt HS School, MMMC Girls HS School and Public HS School respectively.

The first phase of the training was held from March 11 to 13 while the second phase for the second and third polling officers was held from March 19.

Officers under Badarpur circle took training at NC College and Badarpur PHS School. Similarly, training for the polling officials under Patherkandi Circle was held at Model HS School and Premomayee Senior Basic Model Institute. Training was also held at Nilambazar SV Vidyaniketan and Baraigram Zafargarh Extended HS School under Nilambazar circle. The District Returning Officer arranged election training for the polling officials of Ramkrishnanagar Circle area at Madhabendra Dutta Chaudhury, Ratis Chandra Chaudhury Memorial Hall, Ramkrishnanagar and Narayan Nath HS School, Anipur.

How to re-issue a new SBI ATM Card?

1 comments
How to

It has been seen that SBI account holders drop at their bank to issue a new ATM card without taking due care. For their carelessness, not only they spend their valuable time but of the bank employees as well.

If you have lost your State Bank of India (SBI) ATM card or you have forgotten your PIN number and you wish to apply for a new ATM card. Relax!

1. Drop at your bank and request for an application for the re-issue of ATM card from the Public Relation Officer.
2. Call at the SBI toll-free number (1 800 11 22 11) or land line number (+91 80-26599990). Please note, though the numbers are always active, you have to wait for a long time before you had the chance to talk with the customer care personnel. Tell him or her to block your previous ATM card and jot down the given ticket number carefully. It is suggested to try these numbers from home.
3. Mention the ticket number in the application form and fill in all the details, and submit it to the Public Relation Officer.

Note: The SBI ATM card will be delivered within 15-20 days at your mentioned address in your SBI bank account. After you receive your SBI ATM card, drop at your bank to receive the PIN number.

Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2011

0 comments
Jobs & Career

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2011.

Name of the post [9300-34800/4600 (GP)]:

Assistants, Inspector Central Excise/ Preventive Officer/ Examiner, Inspector of Income Tax, Assistant Enforcement Officer

Name of the post [9300-34800/4200 (GP)]:

Inspector of Posts, Statistical Investigators, Gr.II, Sub Inspectors (DBI), Divisional Accountants

Name of the post [5200-20200/2800 (GP)]:

Auditors, Junior Accountants/ Accountants

Name of the post [5200-20200/2400 (GP)]:

Compiler, Tax Assistants, UDCs

Closing Date: 15.04.2011

Date of Examination: 19 and 26 June, 2011

For details refer to Notice published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar dated 19 March, 2011 and Commission’s website (http://ssc.nic.in)

Monday, 21 March 2011

Kendriya Vidyalaya NEIST Jorhat Walk-in-interview

0 comments
Jobs & Career

Following teachers are required in Kendriya Vidyalaya, NEIST (RRL) Jorhat – 06 on purely Contractual basis.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Kartik Sena Sinha gets AIUDF ticket

6 comments
News

It is official now that Kartik Sena Sinha will contest from the Patharkandi constituency under the banner of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF).

See below the list of selected AIUDF candidates for the up-coming Assembly Election – 2011 (Phase – I) in Assam to be held on April 4, 2011.
Karik Sena Sinha has the full support of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community and other communities that make up the constituency, says Brojo Mohon of Tinokhal village. Unlike 2006 assembly election when Kartik won from the Patharkandi constituency, this election would be tough and the fight would be limited to Congress’s candidate Monilal Gowala and AIUDF’s Kartik Sena Sinha, he asserts.

Letting the electorate know about Kartik’s change of party would be tough since campaigning hasn’t yet started, says Brojo. The trump card that would sway people to support Kartik is development that the constituency has witnessed in his five-year tenure.

LIST OF AIUDF CANDIDATE

Sl. No. Name of LAC Name of Candidates
1. LA – 1 Ratabari Sri Priyada Ranjan Mallick
2. LA – 2 Patherkandi Sri Kartika Sen Sinha
3. LA – 3 Karimganj North Abdul Muqtadir Choudhury
4. LA – 4 Karimganj South Dr. K. M. Baharul Islam
5. LA – 5 Badarpur Helel Uddin Choudhury
6. LA – 6 Hailakandi Alhaj Selimuddin Barbhuiya
7. LA – 7 Katlichera Sri Jyotish Chandra Dey
8. LA – 9 Silchar Sri Dibakar Bhattacharjee
9. LA – 10 Sonai Jabarut Alom Choudhury
10. LA – 11 Dholai Sri Ratindra Das Laskar
11. LA – 12 Udharbond Sri T. H. Nanda Singha
12. LA – 13 Lakhipur Alhaj Md. Chouba Miah
13. LA – 14 Barkhola Mohammad Ali Laskar
14. LA – 15 Katigora Maulana Ataur Rahman Mazarbhuiya
15. LA – 72 Barchala Sri Karunakanta Medhi
16. LA – 73 Tezpur Sri Manik Gogoi
17. LA – 74 Rangapara Sahidur Rahman
18. LA – 76 Biswanath Hifzur Rahman
19. LA – 77 Behali Sri Malay Das
20. LA – 97 Dergaon (SC) Sri Ghanashyam Hazarika
21. LA – 100 Titabar Sri Subodh Dutta
22. LA – 103 Amguri Sri Jayanta Gogoi
23. LA – 104 Nazira Safiquddin Ahmed
24. LA – 105 Mahmara Sri Sujit Kumar Sahu
25. LA – 108 Sivasagar Amanuddin Ahmed
26. LA – 110 Nowbicha Mamun Imdadul Haque Choudhury
27. LA – 111 Lakhimpur Md. Dilwar Hussain
28. LA – 116 Dibrugarh Parvij Khan
29. LA – 120 Naharkatia Imran Uddin Ahmed
30. LA – 122 Tinsukia Sri Anata Hazarika
31. LA – 125 Dumduma Sri Bharat Yadav

A life devoted to poetry

3 comments
Courtesy: The Sentinel

By Champalal Sinha

In the world of present Bishnupriya Manipuri literature, the man who first makes his imprint on our minds and reflects his image in our eyes, and the name that comes first while discussing the literature of the community is poet Brojendra Kumar Sinha. His fault-finders will, however, have a different view. His is a life totally devoted to poetry, and this is his first identity. It’s poet Brojendra Kumar Sinha who first introduced structural aspect, subject matter, mode of expression, appeal, soul (core), rhetoric and the like in a conscious way in Bishnupriya Manipuri literature in order to put it on a par with developed literatures in the world. And he has been successful in his relentless efforts towards that end. His poems have been translated and published in English, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali, Kokborok, Manipuri, Urdu and other languages, and received with applause. Talking straight, he is the architect of modern Bishnupriya Manipuri poetry. Paucity of metaphysics or ‘poetic substance’ was glaring in the poems of Bishnupriya Manipuri poets preceding poet Brojendra Kumar Sinha. We fail to feel the soul-stirring pulsation in the poems of his predecessors because of their sheer inept arrangement of words and improper prosody.

Apart from poetry, his is a skilled hand in all aspects of literature that he has tried his hand at. His dramas, essays, comedies, stories and criticism bear testimony to his success story. The type of write-ups that we get in his book, Journal, have also contributed much to the Bishnupriya Manipuri literature.

Without enriched translation works, no literature can grow on all fronts. Poet Brojendra Kumar Sinha translated and published poems from different languages and literatures into Bishnupriya Manipuri magazines from time to time. Anubadkalpa, a collection of translation by poet Sinha in two editions, has been released off late. This is indeed an asset for the budding Bishnupriya Manipuri poets.

Poet Sinha does inspire the upcoming poets and litterateurs by organizing kabi sanmelans and programmes for recitation of poems from time to time. Still now he is a source of inspiration for many as an upcoming poet. Born on February 12, 1938 at Pakaipar village in Cachar district, Sinha was meritorious as a student. Having his Master’s degree in Economics from Calcutta University in 1962, he started his professional life as a lecturer in SS College in Hailakandi. Later on, he became the principal of the college. He superannuated in 1999.

Poet Sinha was honoured with various awards by various organizations, including some international ones. Following is the brief interview of poet Brojendra Kumar Sinha with poet Champalal Sinha.

Champalal Sinha (CLS): When and where were you born?
Brojendra Kumar Sinha (BKS): On February 12, 1938 at village Pakaipar in Cachar district in Assam.
CLS: Names of parents?
BKS: Late Brajalal Sinha and late Neelamanjuri Devi.
CLS: Give a brief account on your educational life.
BKS: Nothing special. I had my education in Gauhati, Hailakandi, Silchar and Kolkata. I had Master’s degree in Economics in 1962 from Calcutta University.
CLS: How did you involve yourself in the field of literature? Inspiration from anyone?
BKS: My uncle Bihari Sinha used to write poems in Bengali. He has a book – Geetmanjuri – to his credit. The book – Rabindranath and Asom – had references of Geetmanjuri. However, I didn’t get inspiration of any sort on writing poems from my uncle. I started writing poems all of a sudden. One of my friends who did encourage me much to write poems is Pandit Rabindranath Bhattacharya, a Sanskrit teacher of Government School, Hailakandi. To begin with, I had written two poems in Bengali.
CLS: May I know the Bishnupriya Manipuri literary ambience at that time?
BKS: No, nothing true to the sense at that time. Poets like Madan Mohan Mukhupadhay and Senarup Sinha wrote poems for their self satisfaction. Prior to that, Amusena Sinha staged Ramayana solo and others too wrote poems in Bishnupriya Manipuri language, albeit separately on their own. Literary activities as a team work was a nonstarter till then. A matter of regret now is that the vast literary works of poet Senarup Sinha have been on the verge of extinction.
CLS: Any experience on the Bishnupriya Manipuri readers (audience) during your long literary life? What future awaits the Bishnupriya Manipuri literature?
BKS: I got encourage from our readers, and continue to get it. Real readers are a scarce in any community. I’m alive with the few real readers the Bishnupriya Manipuri community has. I’m grateful to them.
CLS: What is the most memorial incident or day in your life?
BKS: It’s the day when my book – Lehau Fulgare – hit the stand. Placing the book along with other books on the shelf I thought of: “We too have contributed a book to the world. That puffed out my chest with pride.”
CLS: A society of poets is coming up now in the Bishnupriya Manipuri community, and we can hope a lot from them. What’s your opinion?
BKS: There isn’t any notable poets in Bishnupriya Manipuri literature after Madan Mukherjee and Senarup Sinha. Others do write but fail to touch the very core (soul) of poems. Sometimes we get poems of very high standard from Champalal Sinha and Samarjit Sinha. Most of the other poets in the community are ignorant of what poems are exactly all about. They aren’t familiar with the techniques of poems. Theirs efforts can be called a futile exercise. Of late, we can keep our high hopes alive with the poems of Kanchan Baran.
CLS: Can we be proud of our poems? What message do you want to pass to the poets of GenNext on this matter?
BKS: We can be proud of our poems. The budding poets should keep trying to touch the very core (soul) of poems. They should also experiment of with the techniques of poems.
CLS: What’s your greatest poem? A number of books are there in the market to your credit, and of them, Chikonglei and Birohi Yakshar Elahan have an impact on me. Your opinion?
BKS: Still I like to read the poem ‘Matik Neyachhe Morang’ of Birohi Yakshar Elahan. I also like Birohi Yakshar Elahan and Chikonglei.
CLS: Please, give an account on translation literature.
BKS: Importance of translation works is always the more in any literature. A vast side of English literature and language is translation works. Through translation, we can make the world literature available before our readers. Poets too get a chance for experiment with translation works.
CLS: What could be the reason behind your so much emphasis on translation works?
BKS: In order to make the best literature of India and the world available before our readers. This can pave the way for our writers and readers to set a benchmark and determine our rating.
CLS: “Modern poems are bereft of any subject matter, appeal, and rhyme and rhythm” is a common accusation from most of the readers. Such poems, according to them, are a futile exercise. Your opinion?
BKS: How many of the Bishnupriya Manipuri poems enriched with subject matter, appeal and rhyme and rhythm have been read? They don’t read, and hence they don’t know. We do have a lot of poems with right rhymes. In fact, readers of modern poems is a scarce in all communities. The number of readers with the required ground work to know modern poems is very few.
CLS: How many books to your credit have hit the stand so far?
BKS: It’s around 41, including eight translation works, two books on stories, nineteen books of poems and others.
CLS: What honours have you got from the Bishnupriya Manipuri community?
BKS: The list has been given in my book Chikonglei. Mentioned may be made of Mohendra Memorial Trust Prize, Adikabi Naku Ojha–Funei Pandit Prize from Sahitya-Sanskriti Academy of Singla and a citation from Agartala Sahitya-Sanskriti Academy. This apart, I presided over the centenary celebration of Jibonananda of the Barak Upatyaka Bangasahitya-Sanskriti Sanmelan and the Bangasahitya Sanmelan at Haflong. I did take part as the president in many a poets’ meets. Giving the list in detail isn’t possible.
CLS: What are the languages in which your poems or books have been published?
BKS: There is no translation of any complete books as yet. However, my poems have been translated and published in Bengali, Assamese, Hindi, Nepali, English and other languages.
CLS: Do you have any hopes and aspirations, and planning with literature?
BKS: No hope and no planning. I keep myself busy with what I remember and like to do.
CLS: Thanks for your patient hearing and cooperation.
BKS: Thanks.

If Kartik sinks, so will Bishnupriya Manipuris

3 comments
Reader’s responses to the support of Kartik Sena Sinha have started pouring in. Here is one from Karunamay Sinha. You can also express your support here
I don't know much about Kartik Sena. But the pain of losing Bimal Sinha, and the reality the Bishnupriya Manipuris are facing in Tripura prompts me to stand in support of Kartik Sena. He may not be genius of Bimal Sinha's stature. But his love for his people hasn't come under question. If Kartik had ditched BJP for the Development Council, we should welcome him. The Development Council is a reality now.

What do you think is the role of Mahasabha? I mean how much are they responsible for Kartik Sena’s predicament? Somehow I believe the Mahasabha cannot disown the role it played in defaming Kartik Sena. What a sincere Bishnupriya Manipuri should consider seriously now is the role of Mahasabha vis-a-vis the society's interests. Kartik, I hear, is fighting election with AIUDF ticket. We should all stand in his support for it's not Kartik's political career going to ruins, it's Bishnupriya Manipuris sinking into oblivion.

Imagine what happens if Kartik loses. Do you think the smarmy touts who wag their tongues against Kartik only to get closer to political leaders that aren't exactly known to be Bishnupriya Manipuri-friendly will ever attain enough eminence to make their presence felt in the political circles?

To me, Kartik's discomfiture is the ultimate treachery some leaders did to society. Had there been a united, robust voice in support of Kartik, they would not have denied him a Congress ticket. It's defeat of the Bishnupriya Manipuris, not Kartik. He's done what nobody in the community could have done. He shall not suffer because of the political banishment. It's the Bishnupriya Manipuris that'll suffer.

It's our duty now to foil the evil designs of some harmful elements in the society. These self seekers have done their best to serve their despicable, loathsome, vile, wicked, cowardly, mean, dastardly, base, reprehensible, contemptible job. Now it's the duty of all positive thinking Bishnupriya Manipuris to salvage the political future of the community. It can only be done by making Kartik a winner. If we cannot, Kartik will sink, and so will Bishnupriya Manipuris. Come let's save the day.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

The politicians left in the lurch

0 comments
Courtesy: The Sentinel

Special Correspondent

SILCHAR, March 17: Four MLAs of this Barak Valley, Dr Rumi Nath, Kartik Sena Sinha and Shambhu Singh Mala of BJP and Anwarul Haque of AIUDF deserted their parties to get berth in Congress, perhaps to serve the people of their constituencies more effectively, on the eve of the Rajya Sabha polls. They hit the headlines of the media, both print and electronic, and continued to be news makers. Many gossips and gingerly stories were in circulation about possible reasons behind their desertions from lucrative offers and incentives to assured tickets for Assembly elections.

While Rumi Nath and Kartik Sena Sinha gloated over their prize bargains of development councils for Nath community and Bishnupriyas, Shambhu Singh Mala and Anwarul Haque could achieve nothing for their tea tribe and minority people whom they represented.

Rumi Nath was the luckiest of them for scoring on both the gains of development council and nomination for her last constituency of Borkhola. Anwarul Haque however got the consolation of winning a ticket to contest from Katigorah. Kartik Sena Sinha and Shambhu Singh Mala drew blank on nomination. Kartik did fret and fume at being denied nomination, Mala preferred to maintain a low profile, but both evoked speculative stories on their deprivation in public and media. They are indeed unlucky to be left in the lurch, say the voters who elected them in 2006. They are now faces lost in the crowd.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Happy Holi

1 comments
Children's Corner

By Ritwick Sinha
Class-V, Don Bosco Sr. Sec. School, Guwahati.



Happy Holi

Class I student Subhangee Sinha wins Dilip Kumar Chanda Award

6 comments
Subhangee Sinha
Children's Corner


Subhangee Sinha, a student of Class I in South Point School, Barsapara, Guwahati, has topped in her section and has been awarded with Dilip Kumar Chanda Award for her all round excellence. She has also been awarded with a Certificate for being the Best Student in her class. Subhangee is the daughter of Sanjib Sinha and Pramila Sinha of Kahilipara, Guwahati.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Fate of Patharkandi without Kartik Sena Sinha

1 comments
News & Views

By RK Rishikesh Sinha

Kartik Sena Sinha
Kartik Sena Sinha, the sitting Patharkandi MLA, has been denied ticket by the major political parties in the ensuing Assam legislative assembly election. The ruling party Congress has chosen Monilal Gowala, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded Sukhendu Shekhar Dutta, the Trinamool Congress — Rupam Nandi Purkayastha, and the Asom Gana Parishad — Md Mainul Haque. The AIUDF is yet to declare the name for the Patharkandi constituency.

What happened really in his five-year tenure as an MLA in the political weather of the Assam state in general and in particular in the Patharkandi constituency, that he has not been handpicked by any party? What is the political arithmetic that decides choosing of candidates from this constituency? Now when Kartik Sena Sinha has been shown the exit door by every party, ultimately who will win from the fray of contestants? Is it the end of Kartik’s political career? Will he contest as an independent candidate? These are some of the questions that are making rounds among the people. However, the answers to these questions might be lying somewhere.

Going down to the political history of the constituency, since 1985 — Congress and BJP — are the only two major parties that have claimed their stake. Twice (in 1985 and in 2001 assembly election) Monilal Goswami from Congress have won from this constituency. In 1991, 1996, and in 2006 it went to BJP (1991 — Madhusudan Tewari; 1996 — Sukhendu Shekhar Dutta; 2006 — Kartik Sena Sinha). Besides BJP and Congress, AIUDF has come out as a major party in the constituency. Kartik Sena Sinha defeated K.M. Baharul Islam of AIUDF in 2006 polls.

In five years, Kartik has become an eyesore to BJP for not being toeing party’s diktat; even Congress sidelined him despite showing his allegiance to the party; however Trinamool Congress decision to give tickets to dropped MLAs also didn’t come to his support. What has happened that any party is not extending its hand to Kartik? If one goes by people’s views, they smell that a powerful anti-Kartik lobby is working hard, weaving a political chakravuyi around him, and finally expecting his ouster from the Assam political landscape.

Kartik Sena Sinha’s contribution to the development of Patharkandi is exemplary and outstanding. In his tenure, people from this constituency saw full throttle progress in welfare and well being of all sections of people irrespective of their caste and community. The million dollar question is — will people of Patharkandi support him now? Are you in his support?

If you are not able to view the below form, click here.

Executive and Manager Vacancies at a retail chain in Assam

0 comments
Jobs & Career

A leading retail chain is looking for smart, intelligent and dynamic candidates (male/female) for its Dibrugarh, Assam, store. The details of the vacancies:

Sales Executive: Matriculate/ Under matriculate
Floor Manager: Graduate (Experienced) or MBA (Experienced/Fresher)

The interested candidates may send their updated resumes to retailnortheast.hr@gmail.com

Please note that, the short-listed candidates will be interviewed in Guwahati.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

A Tata Motors dealer needs manpower at Guwahati

0 comments
Jobs & Career

An upcoming dealership of Tata Motors commercial vehicle needs the following manpower at Guwahati. Experience personnel in Auto trade will be preferred.

1. General Manager: Graduate/ MBA with experience.
2. Sales Manager: Graduate with experience.
3. Finance Manager: ICWA/ CA with experience.
4. Accountants: B.Com with experience.

Interested candidates please contact: 9706155555
Email: nbl2009@rediffmail.com

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

How to change address in the saving account of SBI?

19 comments
How to

This is the first article on “How to” section. The section will accommodate practical tips of doing things in our day-to-day life activities. Readers are requested to send their experiences of doing things so that their suggestion and tips help many stranded people.

For any purpose, if you wish to change your previous address in the saving account of SBI. Don’t worry! It is easy and less time consuming provided you take proper care.

Here are the following steps:

1. Visit the bank where your account is located
2. Write an application addressing the Branch Manager mentioning your new address.
3. Along with the application, submit

a) No Objection Certificate from the owner
b) Append photocopies of Electricity/ Water Bill which should be in the name of the owner

Note:
1. Don’t forget to mention your SBI saving account number.
2. Don’t forget to sign (original) in the application.
3. If your owner of the new address has SBI bank account, do mention it. And make him sign in the application as always as in the No Objection Certificate.

Take this application along with the documents and submit it to the Public Relation Officer or the person concerned.

Hope the procedure would help you while making a change in your address in the SBI saving account.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Why our community always choose hillocks to reside in Guwahati?

2 comments
By Bijit Sarma, UAE

Born and brought up in a hilltop mostly inhabited by Bishnupriya Manipuri and Meitei Manipuri, at Bamunimaidan, Guwahati. I was always haunted by the question why our community always did choose hillocks to reside in Guwahati. After some introspection I zeroed in to the following possible reasons for settling in hillocks though they could have bought land in other plain areas in those days:


  • insecurity to live among other communities
  • to form a village-like atmosphere in the city far away from their own villages
  • to avoid drying up offensively malodorous dry fish in front of other communities
  • to grow Yennam and Fen-kochu in their backyard
  • to build a mandir and maldhep combination for occasional puja and porbo
  • to continue the culture of dola doli
  • to borrow sugar, salt, Amul milk powder and occasional tea leafs from their BM neighbours
  • just to settle in Govt/ Forest land without spending any money
  • to help preserve the language and culture after leaving villages

Friday, 11 March 2011

Decry of a woman’s human heart

0 comments
By Parivita Sinha

International Women’s Day was observed few days ago. The whole world celebrated it with all respect and zeal. I must confess I was not very much in its celebration but… yeah, it sounds very inspiring, makes my woman psyche delighted and proud. In my opinion, the day is dedicated to women’s selflessness, compassion and the power that can construct not only a home but also a society and a nation. But here what makes me feel upset! Do every woman really relate to these aspects?

Woman is strong, of course without any prejudice, more than man because God has bestowed upon her the power to bear all the pain that nature can give. It is not a eulogy or an exaggeration but it is the truth that even man folk cannot deny. In fact, now woman has become more man than a woman not just in her deeds but also in her psyche. And I think this has made her powerful as well. Her world has become big. She is now in charge of domestic as well as professional front. It is wonderful, isn’t it? But again somewhere there is distortion of her innocence, of her real woman self. She has become competitive, ambitious, and desirous to win the world. For this she has to compromise all her purity of mind and soul.

I don’t always agree that a woman is compassionate and selfless. It is a bitter truth but often a woman disrespects a woman, often a woman destroys a woman. Woman as a mother wields power, respect and glory. Every woman has a mother inside. Yet, we see a mother-in-law ill-treats a daughter-in-law who is not only someone’s daughter but also a woman and a mother too. Does a mother is a mother only for her child? Where is the love and affection that motherhood holds? I am not on the side of daughter-in-laws. But it is what we see and hear. These could be the general cases related to the in-laws what my mind considers deeply. Daughter-in-laws cannot take their mother-in-laws normally; sister-in-laws cannot bear each other and so on…Nevertheless, why emotions change sensitivity when relationships put into different frames?

Womanhood and motherhood both makes a woman psyche and this combination makes her an incarnation of Shakti. But it is up to her whether she uses this shakti to construct or destruct. The conflicts between man and woman have always taken the focus of our so-called civilized society. But I would indeed say it is better to be a human with a human heart rather than a woman or a man!

image courtesy: vectorbunker.com

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Get a copy of Touch 2007

0 comments
You can't carry this blog where there is no Internet connectivity!

But you can carry Touch 2007, a Microsoft Word offline magazine congregating all the articles with comments published in this blog in 2007.

Touch 2007 is an effort to push Bishnupriya Manipuri content to reach far and wide readers who are away from the web world. Download and save it in your computer. Print or else put in the same format, and share it with your friends and relatives. 


How to Procure: Send a mail with subject Touch 2007 to rajkumarrishi1@gmail.com. Don't forget to put the subject Touch 2007 in the mail. Within a few seconds, you will receive a mail with a link to download. 

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Bishnupriya Manipuri Baby Names

1 comments



To name a newborn baby!

The whole family along with the parents start crunching names to find a perfect, unique, meaningful, lovely and of course which is near to everyone.

What are the Bishnupriya Manipuri baby names? Please fill in the details in the form below. If  the form is not opening, you can click here.

Responses will be published here (web page), in PDF as well in this blog post.


Ningsing, a poem by Dr. Ashok Sinha

1 comments
Ningsing
By Dr. Ashok Sinha

Ningsing, a poem by Dr. Ashok Sinha

Click on the image to read. Else click here.

Non-Academic positions in RGIPT Sibsagar, Assam

2 comments
Jobs & Career

Applications are invited for the following Non-Academic positions in RGIPT Sibsagar, Assam on contract/ deputation basis:


  • Registrar, Dy. Registrar, Assistant Registrar (Audit and Accounts), System/ Network Administrator, Assistant Executive Engineer (Electrical), Superintendent (Stores), Junior Technical Superintendent (Lab & Workshops), Physical Training Instructors, Assistant Manager (Hostel)/ Junior Superintendent, PA to Principal, Accountant, Assistant Security Officer, Senior Library Information Assistant, Senior Accounts Assistant, Junior Assistant/ Junior Assistant (Hostel), Junior Assistant (Library)


How to Apply : Application in the prescribed format in an envelope superscribed as "RGIPT Assam Center - post applied for ..........." should reach the following address on or before 30/03/2011 to :

Director, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Ratapur Chowk, Rae Bareli – 229316 (U.P.)

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Ritwick Sinha bags ranks in Mathematics and Science Olympiad

6 comments
Children's Corner

Ritwick Sinha, Class IV student of Don Bosco School, Guwahati, has bagged first rank in the 4th International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) and second in the 13th NSO (National Science Olympiad) organized by Science Olympiad Foundation. Ritwick also scored fourth highest rank in the State and first in his school in the National Interactive Maths Olympiad (NIMO) held by Eduheal Foundation. He loves drawing and writing. Ritwick Sinha is the son of Ramendu Sinha and Rina Rani Sinha. 

Monday, 7 March 2011

Registration of Bishnupriya Manipuri Kalyan Samiti, Mumbai

1 comments
It is good news for all Bishnupriya Manipuris staying in Mumbai and Greater Mumbai, that Bishnupriya Manipuri Kalyan Samiti, Mumbai is now a registered body on 14th February 2011 under Registrar of Society, Greater Mumbai.

Bishnupriya Manipuri Kalyan Samiti, Mumbai can now act more proactively in a structured manner for the benefit of Bishnupriya Manipuri staying in Mumbai and on a broader way for the benefit of whole Bishnupriya Manipuri brotherhood.

The following office bearers of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Kalyan Samiti, Mumbai took lot of effort to its formation are Rebati M Sinha, Sujit Sinha, Bipul Sarma, Manabendra (Bobby) Sinha, Gautam Sinha, Debabrata Sinha, Biju Sinha, Bapon Sinha and Bibhulal Sinha.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Online Culture

4 comments
Courtesy: The Assam Tribune, Horizon (March 5, 2011)
By RK Rishikesh Sinha

Note: For the early regular readers of the BishnupriyaManipuri Online, the facts presented here are not new. They have read — Guess Who Is Watching Us?, Bishnupriya Manipuri in the Internet: Past, Present and Future, and The Financial Express highlights contribution of Bishnupriya Manipuri in Wikipedia. This article, exclusively written on the Bishnupriya Manipuri status in the Internet, is a first-of-its kind attempt to take this fact into the traditional media, the print. 

To the question — what has been the extent of participation of Indian languages vis-à-vis Northeastern languages in the Wikipedia? Broadly speaking, it could be said that it is woefully under-represented comparing the number of diverse languages that are a part of the Indian identity. In this context, the Bishnupriya Manipuri language contribution to the world’s fifth largest website, the Wikipedia, is worth to mention. Bishnupriya Manipuri language is the fifth largest Indian language in terms of contribution of articles in the website — over 20,000 articles as on December 31, 2010.

What is more unique and distinct about the language is that it is the only Indian language in Wikipedia which is spoken by a linguistically minority community living in Assam and Tripura. It is to be noted that the other Indian languages that have its participation are: (as on 31 December 2010) Hindi with 61,019 articles, Telugu (47,597), Marathi (32,875), Tamil (26,947), Bishnupriya Manipuri (24,819), Bengali (21,964), Gujarati (18,076), Malayalam (16,473), Urdu (15,617), Nepali (11,410), Kannada (10,236), Sanskrit (4,318), Bihari (2,703), Pali (2,322), Punjabi (2,030), Oriya (723), Kashmiri (465), Sindhi (350), Assamese (304).

Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Launched in 15 January 2001, the website today includes 15 million freely usable articles in over 200 languages worldwide written by a million registered user accounts and countless anonymous contributors. It has become the ‘ultimate’ democratic tool for sharing knowledge across the globe. Imagining the Internet without Wikipedia would be dull and boring. 

Just one year after the inception of Wikipedia in 2001, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese and Malayalam became the first Indian language Wikipedias and were all started in 2002. From the Northeastern languages, the Assamese Wikipedia was started in the month of June 2002, and the Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikipedia in August 2006 and it crossed 1000 articles in November 2006. The first Hindi article came in July 2003 and it crossed 1000 articles in September 2005; the first Telugu article appeared in December 2003; the first Marathi article came into sight in May 2003; and the first Tamil article in September 2003.

Many state governments in India have taken note of the activities taking place in the online space of Wikipedia. The Kerala government distributed offline version of Malayalam Wikipedia containing 500 selected articles to thousands of schools in the state. The Tamil Nadu government released a glossary of thousands of technical terms for use in the Tamil Wiktionary project and also organised an article competition across the State covering over 3000 universities and colleges.

Like Malayalam and Tamil Wikipedias which has got support from governments, it would be fool’s dream to expect the same encouragement for Bishnupriya Manipuri version despite building up a mammoth online literature. It is matter of concern and in the same breathe a reason to smile to the fact that the treasure house of Bishnupriya Manipuri language and culture has been built by only 26 contributors of which three are very active Wikipedians since its inception! In contrast, over 800 Wikipedians have contributed in the Tamil language of Wikipedia.

One may think — what has been the reason behind the rejuvenation of the language in the Internet world? Yes, the very democratic nature of the Internet to generate and distribute content without any check — which was a distant dream before the advent of the Internet — is precisely the reason. What printing machine has done for the enrichment for the major languages, the Internet has also done the same. Today, the Bishnupriya Manipuri community has a number of close knit of web entities meeting the aspiration of the people.

However, challenges are galore to take the online properties devoted to the community to the next orbit and it holds true with Wikipedia as well. First, there is low penetration of Internet access among majority of the population thus impending them to read and contribute to the online content. Second, it does not have the critical mass of web-savvy skilled writers. Third, there is no institutionalized effort to congregate information and knowledge. Fourth, low awareness about Bishnupriya Manipuri typing tools; and fifth low awareness about Bishnupriya Manipuri Wikipedia. These are the concerns  of the online community.

Few of the problems could be sorted out taking inspiration from the Tamil Wikipedians. Scores of workshops were organized by Tamil Wikipedians during which the participants were introduced to the Tamil Wikipedia, explained about its philosophy and usefullness, and tutored on typing in Tamil and basic editing. Half a dozen introductory talks were delivered in meetups of other groups. These have been conducted in colleges including the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, workplaces, and special interest clubs. These workshops and talks have had positive impact by bringing new active editors from various backgrounds. The Bishnupriya Manipuri community may well follow this model to enliven their net presence. Here the literary and other social organizations must play their pivotal roles.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Free of Cost Computer Education in Guwahati

0 comments
Jobs and Career

In the 21st century, Computer education has come as the most sought after skill to any person. Unfortunately, there are people who are not able to bear the price of this education.

If the cost is pinching you, don’t worry! 

Rishi Aurobindo Mission, a charitable trust, is offering Free of Cost Computer Education at the following address:

SAI INSTITUTE OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES
HOUSE NO–8,GREEN PATH
(NEAR S.B. DEORAH COLLEGE)
GUWAHATI – 781007

For more details CALL  Prosenjit Sinha 9706581911

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

A Step of Faith

1 comments
Fiction
By RK Rishikesh Sinha

It was a confusing moment for him. Many appointment letters were scattered on the table in front of him. Not only the appointment letter to join the Army was in his hand, but five other appointment letters that includes one from HydroCarbon was also with him. Fetching a job in HydroCarbon India limited located near the village Puthimora where he and his wife Jaspreet had been staying for three years was the only dream that the villagers live with. They will go to any extent to reserve few seats for their wards in the public sector undertaking. They can’t compromise on it at any cost. Every home in the village talk about those lucky few of their village who are in HydroCarbon and preach the progress they have made. Each and every boys of employable age carries a dream to be part of this folktale.

Puthimora was not a common village. Villagers sustained themselves by renting their residence to Hindi-speaking defence personnel. The whole economy of Puthimora ran on meeting the needs of the defence personnel from many central forces located in the area. It was said that every landlord had in its rent three to four defence families. The local people didn’t have any problem with them since they got rent on time and leave their bhara-ghar staying for 6-7 months. Besides rent, people were getting lot of other benefits like admission of children in the nearby Kendriya Vidyalaya School, and drawing household goods at much cheaper price from defence canteen. Their lives revolved around celebrating Bihu and taking part in the programmes organized on Raising Days of forces stationed at Puthimora. Men, women and children would participate in the programmes and they used to wait whole year to occur again.

The tranquility of the peaceful Puthimora had got disturbed that year. Members of a prominent student body in Assam had taken steps to deter any candidates from Bihar and North Indian States to appear in Group C and Group D posts in Northeast Frontier Railway. They had been demanding 100 per cent reservations of local candidates in these two Groups. The whole Assam as well as India saw the cruelty in the name of reservation politics imparted on the candidates. Candidates were bitten red and blue by the active members of the student organization. The incident instantly divided the local and non-local peaceful citizens of the State. It was followed with news of riot and loot pouring from all over Assam. Guwahati Railway station and Inter-state bus terminus were packed with Hindi-speaking people eager to leave the place where they had been peacefully leaving for decades. For them the same place had become dangerous to stay for a minute. They were eager to leave. Army and paramilitary forces were put on duty. They were patrolling roads and lanes. Police were doing half-hearted duty telling people to detect Hindi-manu (people). As soon as it was dark, roads and lanes gave a dreary look with no human activity. The fire of mistrust, hate and suspicion of the people had also gripped Puthimora.

Three years ago Shailender decided to come back with his Christian Punjabi wife Jaspreet to Puthimora, the place of his father’s retirement from Indian Army. The village was the only place where they could stay calmly from his nagging mother and sisters who didn’t support their union. One dead night both decided to leave his parental home in Bihar.

“Let us leave for Puthimora. Papa has arranged our traveling and has assured giving us Rs 5000.” Shailender said. “With this money we will do something for our living”.

Deep inside Shailender promised himself that he would fructify his dream of becoming an Army Officer. They came and started staying in a dingy Assam-type home. For a living he started taking tuition to nearby students. He would earn not more than Rs 1500 which was the only income for them. From this paltry sum they had to pay the rent, food and clothes, and even manage the cost of the competitive exam books. Except the time of tuitions, he religiously devoted preparing for the all India competitive exams. His daily routine was strict and he followed meticulously. Early morning at 5 a.m., he would go for 5 k.m. running and physical exercise, after coming from there he would take bath and breakfast and sat for the preparation. It would continue till lunch; he would take a short nap and later would go for tuitions. Night till 11 p.m., he devoured to studies.

In this way, weeks turned to months, and months to years and they both struggled in penury to live with dreams. For the villagers, their efforts were seemed unpractical and many old people even suggested Shailender to take up some petty private jobs. Not giving dent to their suggestions, he went on with his sole objective: To become an Army Officer.

Three years passed, an iota of change didn’t take place in their life nor in the lives of the villagers. Life went on with Bihu and celebration of Raising Day. In their stay, Shailender and Jaspreet never felt the fear as such before the news of arson and loot of Hindi-speaking people came to the village. They felt vulnerable and abject to their situation as they can’t go anywhere. They had no communication with their parents in Bihar and Punjab. For them they have died.

He was more worrisome with the thought that one or the other day the villagers would come to know that he is the lone candidate from the Puthimora who has been selected in the HydroCarbon. For him, the job letters  which would end his misery and hardship had come in an inappropriate time since Puthimora is now divided with Assamese and non-Assamese sentiments. Both were not rejoicing it, but were engulfed in fear. They enclosed themselves inside the room discussing the choices left with them. “I am joining HydroCarbon.” Shailender said to Jaspreet. "What if they would come to know?" She asked.

"I trust the people and the place." Shailender said. 

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Recruitment of Constables (Male/Female) in RPF/RPSF

0 comments
Applications are invited from eligible male / female candidates for filling up the following posts of Constables in Railway Protection Force / Railway Protection Special Force:

Constable : 11952 posts (UR-6901, SC-1317, ST-1363, OBC-2371), Pay Scale : Rs.5200-2000/- Grade Pay Rs.2000/, Qualification : Matriculation or equivalent from recognised board. Age : 18-25 years

How to apply : The applications in the prescribed format should be sent to the Nodal Chief Security Commissioner of North Eastern Railway/ Eastern Railway/ East Coast Railway/ Southern Railway as the full address is provided in the detailed advertisement within 30 days i.e. upto 28/03/2011.

For more information and application form, download the details.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Bisarei — Bishnupriya Manipuri Search Engine

Bisarei