Friday, March 20, 2009

Beyond Headlines

Return of a legend

Bhupen Hazarika’s fans can look forward to some vintage stuff from the legendary singer who has decided to return to stage this Rongali Bihu after a gap of nearly three years.

As expected, Bihu organisers are literally falling head over heels to book him but only a handful will ultimately get the privilege, as the music legend has not been in the best of health.

The excitement about his return can be felt in the air.

Kamal Kataki, a senior college teacher and guitarist in the singer’s troupe since 1984, said the response from the organisers has been very encouraging but it will be really difficult for the singer to accommodate everyone.

“At best there will be five shows of 45 minutes each. We will need the stage at 8pm sharp. Bhupenda will, however, interact with the fans and there will be supporting singers who will sing his compositions. These shows will be Dada’s first professional engagement after he fainted during a Bihu show three years back,” Kataki said.

If all go as planned, Bhupenda’s fans will enjoy a very enchanting Bihu.

Source : The Telegraph , 20-03-2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bhupen Hazarika to participate in Bihu

GUWAHATI, March 15 – Dr Bhupen Hazarika, the living legend has decided to participate in coming Rongali Bihu celebrations in the State, a press release stated.

Dr Hazarika informed The Assam Tribune that he was deeply inspired by the overwhelming felicitations, love and respect shown by the people on his last visit to Guwahati and this has prompted him to take part in select Bihu pandals to sing songs as well as interact with the audience – especially on cultural aspects and replying to queries.

For further details, Bihu organisers may contact Kamal Kataki on phone number 94351-44895, 98640-67165 or Mumbai 09820-1927927, 09920-192092.
Source : Assam Tribune

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Bhupen Hazarika to participate in Bihu

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Asomiya Pratidin , 18 March 2009

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Insight Report of Youtube Video -Ganga

Today I was checking the Youtube Insight Report of one Youtube video – Ganga , which was uploaded around one & half years back , As it’s a live video the quality of video & sound is not up to the mark , however nice to see the immense response from every corner of the world ….

Here is the report summary :

Total Number of visit : 54,728

Average visitors per day : 108

Comment on the video : 43

Favorited : 178 times

Visitors Age : From 13 years to 65+

Male Visitors : 83%

Female Visitors : 17%

Few Snapshots

Worldwide Visitors

Visitors from India
Visitors from Japan
Visitors from Germany
Visitors from Canada
Visitors from UK
Visitors from USA
Visitors from Australia
Visitors from France

Demographics of India

Demographics -Worldwide visit
Demographics of USA
Demographics of UK
Demographics of Japan

This information is now available to all youtube video uploaders with an innovative new feature for insight called "Hot Spots." The Hot Spots tab in insight plays your video alongside a graph that shows the ups-and-downs of viewership at different moments within the video. We determine "hot" and "cold" spots by comparing your video's abandonment rate at that moment to other videos on youtube of the same length, and incorporating data about rewinds and fast-forwards. So what
does that mean? Well, when the graph goes up, your video is hot: few viewers are leaving, and many are even rewinding on the control bar to see that sequence again. When the graph goes down, your content's gone cold: many viewers are moving to another part of the video or leaving the video entirely.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Jajabor, you are the chosen one- A rich tribute to the Asom Ratna winner

The Telegraph-30-01-2009
By Surjya Hazarika

Bhupen Hazarika is Assam’s Shakespeare. He is our Leonardo Da Vinci. Our very own Paul Robeson. He is the state’s Rabindranath Tagore. He is our pride and joy. A living manifestation of the dreams and hopes of every Assamese. He is all these and more. Because he is Bhupen Hazarika.

As the state conferred the Asom Ratna on him tonight, I had a lump in my throat. It is because of the happiness that we, the Assamese, collectively feel whenever the legend is honoured on any platform. But this award is very big. And there can be none more deserving to be awarded the first Asom Ratna.

When Emperor Akbar conferred the Navaratna title on nine of his best associates, the spotlight was more on Tansen and Birbal. I am constrained to say that there may be other awardees of Asom Ratna in the years to come, but Bhupen Hazarika will remain the chosen one.

Consider his contributions to Assam’s vast socio-literary and cultural field. It’s simply mind-boggling. He is a singer, a lyricist, a composer, a poet, a writer, a translator, an actor and more. A jajabor — vagabond — in his own words, Bhupenda has made the world his homeand millions of people across the globe his family.

For me, Bhupenda’s magnetic personality is a combination of his physical and artistic attributes — tall and straight when upright and an ever-smiling face which radiates energy. Anybody who has had the opportunity of spending time with Bhupenda will vouchsafe that the singer is never short of energy.

However, Bhupen Hazarika is not just about his physical presence, he has transcended that stage to a much more elevated realm. And that’s because of his music, which has become a part of our everyday life.

What makes his songs so special are the lyrics, the powerful words, the metaphors and above all, the haunting tunes. He has given patriotism a new meaning with his numerous songs about his motherland.

As the chairperson of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, it was because of the tireless efforts of Bhupen Hazarika that Sattriya dance was elevated to the status of an Indian classical dance form, which has gone a long way in enhancing the status of the entire Sattriya culture.

Bhupen Hazarika is today not just a “great” singer of Assam; the light of his creations has spread far and wide, across the world. He has given us, the Assamese, an identity in the world. Like Shakespeare gave the English that special identity. Like Rabindranath Tagore gave Bengalis that special identity. Why should we, too, not bask in the glory of Bhupenda?

On this very special occasion, I join the entire state in wishing him a long life and good health.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Manuhe Manuhor Babe

Source: Asomiya Pratidin , 7th March 3009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Similarity- A short Story by Bhupen Hazarika

Source : Natun Raginee , September 2005 issue

Monday, March 2, 2009

Sahasro Jone Muk Proshno Kore

Amar Pratinidhir pator pora , issue : September 1972

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bhupen Hazarika returns to Mumbai

Source : Dainik Agradoot