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The Art of Saying ‘No’

The word ‘No’ means a complete and firm stop to all kinds of advances made to attain certain goals. Agreed, this small word ‘No’ at times, leads to a lot of displeasure and discontentment; however, it is of utmost importance that our children learn to use this word in their day-to-day life in a diplomatic and tactful manner to avert undesirable human actions in this modern and overcrowded challenging world.

Amrit Pritam wins IIFA 2009 award for Ghajini for Best Sound

Amrit Pritam Dutta and Oscar  winner Resul Pookutty have jointly won the 2009 IIFA Technical award for Sound Recording in the film Ghajini. International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards are given yearly by the Indian Bollywood industry. Amrit becomes the first Assamese and the first person from the entire North East of India to have won an IIFA award. The 10th IIFA awards celebrations are going to be held from the 11th to the 13th of June 2009 at the Venetian Resort, Macao, China.

Rongali Bihu in Pune

punebihu1The advent of spring brings the reverberating sweet voice of the cuckoo, the permeating fragrance of newly born “kopoou flowers”, and the most beautiful festival of Assam, Rongali or Bohag Bihu.
It derives its name from the Sanskrit word “vishuvam” when day and night are rendered equal through the vernal equinox.

Vedajyoti Ozah embarks upon The Sattriya Heritage Project

vedajyoti2Vedajyoti Ozah, a spirited Indian Classical dance soloist and choreographer has conceptualized and embarked upon a dance preservation and enhancement endeavor named the “Sattriya Heritage Project” wherein different dimensions and facets of the Sattriya tradition such as instrumental music (with special focus on unique and dying traditional



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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