Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Glimpse of Dheer Bheel ni Kokrajhar

More than 50 Peoples Admited to Dr.Ravi Boro Civil Hospital due to Food Poisoning

More than 50 peoples from Baksa district under Mashulpur Police Station.
Over 50 Peoples were admitted to Dr.Ravi Boro Civil Hospital due to food poisoning.
The report, says that entire villagers were impacted by this serious problem.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2 crores illegal Bangladeshis in the country: Rijiju

When organizations in Assam are making hue and cry over illegal Bangladeshi migrants occupying economic and political space in the state, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today said there are 2 crore illegal Bangladeshis in the country.
Replying to a question of Tripura MP Jharna Das, Rijiju said Bangladeshis had entered the country clandestinely and surreptitiously without any valid documents. So, it is not possible to have accurate data. However, he further said according to inputs, there are 2 crore illegal Bangladeshis living in India.
On their detection and deportation he said it is a continuous process and state government and Union territories are given mandate to do so under section 3 (2)(c) of Foreigners Act 1946.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Railway Blockade in Udalguri and Basugaon on Demand of Bodoland

Udalguri, Oct 24- Due to unfulfilled dreams of Bodos from the last 50 years the demand for Bodoland state in Assam. The All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) along with the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Progressive) and the People's Joint Action Committee for BodolandMovement (PJACBM) blocked the entire North East Frontier Railway in the Assam.  The Blockade took place in Basugaon Train Station in the district of Chirang and Udalguri Train Station. Over 20,000 peoples were present the rail blockade in both the Stations. The blockade given time was 12hours from 5AM to 5PM, the leaders present there has called for 10 hours until 3PM.

Janak Jhankar Narzary introduce people working in Bithorai Afat

I was a theater maker during my 7 years of student life in school and college from 1960 to 66. Let me introduce the personalities of my theater team all of them were associated with Bithorai Afat a Bodo students literary and cultural club founded by Prasenjit Brahma, Kamal Kr. Brahma, Jagadish Brahma, Jogen Brahma, Charan Narzary and others. pictures from left top to right: Purnima Basumatary, Fulmati Narzary, Bhanu Brahma, Bharati Brahma, Anu Brahma, Guni Brahma, Pratima Brahma, Janak Jhankar Narzary, Arup Gwra, Ganesh Brahma, Jogen Basumatary Indra Koch, Shachin Basumatary, Hitoraj Brahma, Prasenjit Brahma, Ramnath Narzary, Sarat Narzary, Nilkamal Brahma, Tiken Narzary, Ghanakanta Basumatary, Daneram Basumatary, Hiramba Narzary, Kamal Kr. Brahma, Jogen Brahma,. Most of them have left for their last destiny of life. I left Kokrajhar, my theater land in the mid of 1967 for fine art in Santiniketan, a turning point of my life.

10 Fishing tools and Implements of Bodos that you may not know

Fishing has great socio-cultural significance in the Bodo Society. There are various myths and beliefs with regard to fishing. Bodo people go for two types of fishing- individual fishing and community fishing. Individually, people can fish in water which is not very deep and in case of community fishing they go for deep water. For both the purpose the Bodo People use different types of tools which are made by them. It had been the ancient tradition that a Bodo man without the ability to make the basic fishing tools for him got lesser importance in the society.

10. Jekhai


9. Chen/Chenburung

8. Khokha

7. Pholo

6. Kobhai


5. Khakhi


4. Chagse


3. Zulakha


2. Chen Gidir


1. Suli and Khanthi



Thursday, October 20, 2016

7 Traditional Musical Instruments of Bodo You May not Know

Since the immemorial, the Bodos have been maintaining a very rich musical heritage. Like any other civilized society of the ancient times, the Bodos have been using music as a medium of expressing their joy and sorrows. For the purpose, they made variously musical instruments with various skills from their natural resources which are easily available around them and those are of very fine quality. Some of these traditional instruments are still prevailing in use and some on the verge of extinction. Since ancient times Bodos have been able to niche a glory to their culture through their traditions dance and music. Shown here are some rare musical instruments which are still being used by the Bodo people for their traditional music purpose.

7. Kham or Madal (More than 200 years Old)


It is the Bodo musical drum which is big and long in size.

6.Siphung or Flute in English (More than 200 years Old)

It's the long-sized Bodo flute having five holes only.The length of the flute may vary from 25” to 30”.

5. Jotha (More than 200 years Old) 

It is a symbol which is like musical instrument beaten together in pairs.It is equal in size and shape with those used by the musicians of authentic Indian music.

4. Serza (More than 150 years Old) 

It is a kind of violin used by the Bodos and have four strings and traditionally played by a small bow made of bamboo strip.The bow string is made of a small bunch of hairs of a horse’s tail.The Sijou (Euphorbia spledens) log is the best known for making Serza.

 3. Jangirenga (More than 200 years Old)

It's a kind of instrument which is made from Bamboo sticks which produce the different pitch of Sound according to its stick size.

2. Thorkha (More than 100 years Old)

A bamboo clapter which vary from 2`1/2  feet to 3 feet in length.The clapter have two internodes and three nodes - the nodes are  in the upper,middle and lower respectively.The lower nodes save the clapter from being complete split away.

1. Zabkhring or Zapshing (More than 200 years Old)

It is made of wood in half moon style having some round suffocations on its body to adjust the metallic discs coins like by pins.These dies produce harmonious musical sound during the playing.