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Editorial Desk

Recently All-Assam Student Union (AASU) announced that it is planning and taking initiative to form a new organization in Assam called "Asomiya Sena" for a different kind of agitation called "Jangi Andolan". At this moment, it is difficult to predict the outcome from forming such an organization. But if we see the last 20+ years history, it comes to our mind that the focus of this organization, if formed, should not be usual, but should be extraordinary, i.e., constructively energized.

Paintings of Mahesh Baishya, Bay Area, California

I am grateful to Mahesh Baishya for letting me enjoy
three of his paintings. They are very beautifully
made!

The object of a symbolist painting, especially in the
Postmodernist types, is to convey a unified feeling to
the viewer and the success of the painter is
proportional to the degree to which he can convey his
own feeling.

John Atanasoff and his magnificent digital computer

Did you know who invented the world's first digital
computer? When Professor John Vincent Atanasoff and a
graduate student Clifford Berry were building the
world's first digital computer at the basement of Iowa
State University's Physics building, it barely came to
their minds that they were stepping on to a
significant stone that laid the very foundation of
computing technology. It was neither fame nor fortune
that had motivated Dr. Atanasoff to invent a machine
whose principles would change the technology forever,

A Travelogue

Recently I made a trip to the USA accompanying my
younger son Ujjal who started his undergraduate
studies (BS in Computer Science) at the Louisiana
State University, Baton Rouge, beginning Fall 2003. We
had a nice trip by KLM/North West from Calcutta to
Baton Rouge via Amsterdam and Memphis. From Delhi to
Amsterdam, a Brazilian student doing her BA in
philosophy in Aberdeen, UK, was our co-passenger. She
came to India on a holiday tour and her main purpose
was to study Buddhist philosophy. During our 8-hour

Community News

A sumptuous Thanksgiving feast was held at Juri and
Madan Bhattacharyya's place on November 27th in Ames,
Iowa. As usual there was the local Kharkhuwa community
as well as visitors from Iowa City; Prabhat and Uma
Goswami with daughter Monaalee and son Sauvik; and
Devajyoti and Monika Kataky of Woodbury, MN with their
daughters Meghna and Devika

- Satyam K Bhuyan, Ames, Iowa

The Smart Cat

Once upon a time there was a cat. The cat sat with his
library book and started reading it.

Suddenly Woof a dog jumped out of nowhere and caught
the cat by its tail.

"Ahhhh!" Said the dog.
I' m going to have a roasted cat. "

"Oh-no!" said the cat, "I'm going to be the roasted
cat. Oh-no!"

As the dog got his apron on, the cat yelled, "STOP",
I'm not going to taste good if I'm going to get
roasted. I am going to need tongue-twisters and
stories.

The cat asks which one he would like to hear.

To The Stars

"To the Stars" is a repetition poem in which my intent
was to use at least one line and reproduce it
somewhere else in the writing.  All topics were given
in the Writer's Workshop class I attended recently,
but the individual student selected the themes.  For
this poem, I used the theme from a Japanese Animation
series known in the U.S. as "Robotech."  For fun I
added a Robert Frost and William Cullen Bryant verse
and slight sensibility.  That just came to mind in the
3rd and 4th paragraph.

To The Stars

Not Purple Again!!

Last summer my friend Mary's grandmother came over to
visit and she had purple hair. This summer she topped
that!! Now she has everything purple even her rearview
mirror is a light shade of purple. By the end of the
week I was sick of purple, even though it used to be
my favorite color. Now all I could see was purple
swirls in my head whenever I went to my friend's
house. From then on I would always go past her
grandmother's room as fast as I could; straight to
Mary's room I know I wasn't the only one terrified.

What can Prabaxi Oxomiyas Do?

What can Prabaxi Oxomiyas (Assam expatriates) do for
Assam?

It has been a question that has been going around
amongst us ex-patriates for a long time. There is
definitely a great deal of desire amongst this group
of people to be able to participate in some
meaningful, achievable, measurable and sustainable
ways, to give back.

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SOLES for TOTS

During one of our annual visits to Assam, our young son, felt very distraught when he noticed rickshaw wallas and poor children without any footwear.

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