Friday, May 03, 2013

Kamakhya Devalaya

K A M A K H Y A - T E M P L E

The Kamakhya Temple, which is situated high aloft a hill called Neelachal Parbat or Kamagiri in the city of Guwahati is one of its several religious landmarks, which speaks volumes about the rich historical treasure over which the state of Assam is seated. This sacred temple in the heart of the capital city of Assam holds more than it meets the eye of the onlooker. The Kamakhya Temple had been built in reverence to Goddess Kamakhya or Sati, who was one of the numerous incarnations of Goddess Durga or Goddess Shakti.

The Kalika Purana, an ancient work in Sanskrit describes Kamakhya as the yielder of all desires, the young bride of Shiva, and the giver of salvation.Shakti is known as Kamakhya. The Kamakhya Temple is one of the most important pilgrimage of Hindu and one of the holiest SHAKTI temple, is situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India. Nilachal Hills housed a complex of temples dedicated to different forms of Shakti, or Mother Goddess as the "Dasa Mahavidya" (ten different forms of Shakti) that includes temples of Bhuvaneshvari, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta, Tripura Sundari among other temples.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A smile to die for – A smile to live a life time

I was called to give an informal presentation for an idea I proposed, it is supposedly the biggest event in the campus and getting through that team, pegged as too hard to impress, is a triumph in itself. As I was amidst my presentation, I could see a girl on my right vehemently writing down notes in a long white rectangular note book(nerdy in her outlook). As I looked for what she was writing, I could see beautifully written slanted handwriting (well slanted handwriting means someone with leadership skills). While I was still presenting my idea she was busy writing and interrupted twice to ask, something she couldn’t understand. As she was talking I could feel an air of confidence in what she was speaking and why was she. She can easily pass off as the smart, intelligent - The geeky type. Her hair was wrapped behind, she was without a tinge of make-up, neither even lips gloss. 

As I completed my presentation and as I was about to move out, it was out of nowhere, while others went back to their usual after the presentation discussion, she popped her head out just as a tortoise would have done and she smiled at me, it was as if time stood there for me. It was not the first time that a girl smiled at me, even the other ladies who were there during the presentation did the same, but the moment she smiled at me it was so surreal that Time for me stood still. Even more enthralling then when a small thumbnail sized photo of mine appeared in TIME magazine.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thank You letter to a Molester!

Dear Amarjyoti, now that you are arrested, let me confess my admiration for you. You are no less than any moral being. Such are your capabilities that you along with the bunch of other losers have resurrected an entire sleeping society.

The Indian national media who never bothered flash news of perennial floods and devastations made your disgraceful act primetime news. Do you have any idea the amount of bytes that Guwahati city received in those news items? Trust me even I have no idea! Thank you Amarjyoti, at least people will now not ask where is Guwahati. As by now all of them in mainland India have known that it is in India. As matters of fact, you have saved us so much of explanation in explaining people where exactly is Guwahati.

Secondly, Did you notice the efficiency of the state police machinery in nabbing you? For Assam Police it is difficult to even catch a pick pocket-er and look at the co-ordination, they got hold of you in Varanasi. I know even you are not able to believe it, right? Trust me, Assam Police is very efficiency, it’s just that they choose not to be.

Finally, Did you even look at those young boys and girls who took to the streets to protest against your heinous crime? Aren’t they amazing? Trust me, now on people in this part of the nation have tasted blood. Care to satiate their hunger! I know you are pernicious to the society but then learnt it in school- “Give the devil, its due”. That's what my respected principal Hansraj Singh used to say.

By the way, you certainly were an icon in your Red T-shirt. A reality show sort of, but now on, in here you will certainly be in jail.

Amar Jyoti Kalita in Police Custody
image courtesy : Hindustan Times
Thank You! Looser bond hero Indeed you are a Bond, Molester Bond

Kingpin molester named Amar Jyoti Kalita


Amar Jyoti Kalita
Reporter Gaurav Jyoti Neog of News
Live Channel who was instruments in
instigating the mob arrested by police.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

A journey by Indian rail

I travelled from Bangalore to Guwahati by Bangalore- Guwahati super-fast train on 27th June, 2012 and reached Guwahati on 30th June, 2012. The condition of the coaches of the train is so pathetic that it’s compelling to mention that few of the lavatories do not possess the basic cleanliness. The basin pipes are broken. Though it is cleaned at various stations and water is filled periodically the basic infrastructure is grossly inadequate with old worn out seat, somehow managed to survive working condition, rusted holding-support within, out-of-order fans and lights, broken toilet doors’ without locking facilities from inside and what not. The most intriguing of all is the comment by (Train Ticket Examiner) TTE. When I complained of the leaking basin he helplessly said that he will do what he can but it’s the usual situation in this train. Moreover, as a precaution he himself carries a torch as sometimes the lights may not work in few of the coaches.

All these conditions have made me arrive at the conclusion that the officers at Northeast Frontier railway (NFR) are either very incompetent or they do not possess the necessary administrative power to make the necessary changes. I truly pity the dilution of either competency or status of these officers at NF railway who though were selected at par with their counterpart’s in other railway divisions such as Southern Railway, Western railway etc. but now are now reduced to take care of work of minimal importance and have lost out in the race for development of skill and administrative excellence. Their inaction in providing better facilities to the passengers actually portrays of not only their inefficient also their lack of resolve to perform at par with the others officers, same as their cadre, because I dread to believe that it is their incompetency.
I believe the concerned officers’ will look into these issues with high priority. As the work they will do will due diligence, will also give the people of the region to be boastful of the facilities the concerned officer of NF railway have provided to the general public at large. It invariably will help to develop the image of NF railway and the larger North-eastern society.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


What do they call it as- ummmm yeah!! It’s……“Happiness “!! Now what can that be and what can better bring happiness? A cookie, a hand caressed over your head, without concern if you are bald or it’s hirsute, a holiday destination you have been yearning for too long, a nice piece of dress, a promotion, a business deal, a new house, and car, that you are newlywed, that you just found the love of your life or got rid of your obsessed and ever possessive partner or from helping someone in need or savings someone’s life. Happiness has its myriad interpretations and its expressions and yeah not without aspirations. We humans, interpret happiness in a variety of ways and such that we never seem to be happy. We talk of sacrifices great men and women have persistently made over the years. Does that make then happy, or rather they have sacrificed something which otherwise would have been theirs’. We remember great man for their contributions, in our belief can be a rendition of sacrifice. We would never know what would that have meant to them in their private, but all we talk see is their passion for the cause they have taken up. Happiness may be found it those small causes or the minute moments that helps one to cherish it later.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Manager within a Hostel Boarder

Living in a hostel with 300 of same ilk can always be an experience of a lifetime. Hostel life of any hostel boarder starts with the ringing of the alarm clock, which though is of a great nuisance and which one, always persistently and deliberately tries to ignore but such is the significance of this time machine that at times it certainly decides the fate or per say the career of the students. You don’t agree with me? Fine then, consider the time when you have an exam and your alarm ditches you (specifically speaking you ignore your alarm) and you are late for the exam. What say, now? 

Must confess though that I too sometimes have, as the alarm is ringing, feelings of angst to the point of thoughts of breaking off the alarm clock but seconds thoughts of buying a new and being late to class and missing out of attendance, is what acts as the thoughts of an angel in the mind of a devil and not only dismiss the idea of breaking the alarm clock but also get out of my bed and hotfoot up to the bathroom.

Well bathroom, in a hostel is always a war zone, a perfect place for strategy planning and implementation. It certainly is an example of how a middle level manager is supposed to carry on his duties. You must be wondering the co-relation, Isn’t it? Well let me explain it to you. The usage of various facilities in the bathroom is completely based on the time management and priorities. One is supposed to manage its time effectively for all the various activities involved in the bathroom and also subject to availability of the facilities at the dying moments of need. I hope you understood what I meant!
One who is able to effectively manage his bathroom facilities can always be a manager with certain skills in management. Skills as in, the management of time and use of various available resources to its optimal usage. So, all you hostel boarders manager your time effectively and remember, you are worth a manager. Never doubt your credentials though.