Bhupen Hazarika

Bihu, Bollywood & ULFA

Bihu, Bollywood & ULFA

Just on the eve of Bohag Bihu i.e. on 10th April ULFA had issued a statement requesting the Bihu Organizing Committees and the artists of Assam not to stage or sing Bollywood Hindi songs for seven days of Bihu celebration. The request was accepted by all the artists of Assam except Zubeen Garg, a popular […]

Ya Ali & Zubin – An alternative take

Ya Ali & Zubin –  An alternative take

By- Dilip Dutta Ya Ali is a song from the Hindi Film Gangster and Zubin Garg a Balladeer from Assam, gave his voice to the song which became a popular number. The music was composed by Pritam Choudhury on the lyrics of Sayeed Quadri. The song briefly is, about a love lorn fellow wanting help from […]

Wife, Lover and Concubine – Bhupen Hazarika & His relationship status

Wife, Lover and Concubine – Bhupen Hazarika & His relationship status

By- Dilip Dutta It is extremely unfortunate that Assam’s iconic figure Bhupen Hazarika’s almost hidden a side of life is now becoming public. Perhaps if it was allowed to just be there instead of talking about law suit for defamation; it would have remained as a creative person’s weakness which my generation of Assamese have been […]

Half a century ago at 00:00 Hours tonight 21 November 1962

Half a century ago at 00:00 Hours tonight 21 November 1962

By- Dilip Dutta STOP: An apology for an error in this paragraph, “After the Establishment of the Peoples Republic of China on 1 October 1949,Chairman Mao took steps to secure Chinese territories and as the Upshot from this policy on 29 April 1954 India had to accept that Tibet belongs to India” India should read […]

No Best Civilian amongst 1.2 Billion people – Bharat Ratna Evaluation needs Transparency

No Best Civilian amongst 1.2 Billion people – Bharat Ratna Evaluation needs Transparency

By– Priyankan Goswami Mother Teresa was awarded the Bharat Ratna after she became recipient of Nobel Prize for peace in 1979. If Irom Sharmila of Manipur gets the Nobel Peace prize for her more than decade long hunger strike to scrap a draconian inhuman Indian law called AFSPA, will the Indian State who always considered […]

Late Bhupen Hazarika gets second Highest Civilian Honour

Late Bhupen Hazarika gets second Highest Civilian Honour

By- Staff Reporter | Date – January 26, 2012 Late Bhupen Hazarika, the Bard of Brahmaputra has been chosen posthumously for Padma Vibhushan Award, the second highest civilian honour of the country, along with four others. Apart from late Bhupen Hazarika, former civil servant and Governor TV Rajeswar, late cartoonist Mario De Miranda, 88-year-old eminent […]

People of Arunachal should not suffer due to anti-Dam Campaign

People of Arunachal should not suffer due to anti-Dam Campaign

By- Guwahati Press Club | Date- January 03, 2012 The common people of Arunachal Pradesh should not suffer due to the ongoing anti-big dam campaign in Assam. Hence the movement against the big dams in Arunachal Pradesh should not include any step that affect the supply of essential commodities to the neighboring State. Friends of […]

ULFA Hardliner warns not to beg for Bharat Ratna

ULFA Hardliner warns not to beg for Bharat Ratna

By- Staff Reporter | Date- November 13, 2011 In a press release signed & sent to Times of Assam by Commander of the Publicity Wing of ULFA, Lt Arunodoy Dohotiya today informed that the outfit has fixed ADYOSHRADDHO of Late Bhupen Hazarika on Tuesday, November 15 at the Mobile Military Head Quarter. In the same […]

Name the new bridge over Brahmaputra after Bhupen Hazarika

Name the new bridge over Brahmaputra after Bhupen Hazarika

It was disappointing that the square at Jalukbari near Saraighat, connecting the historic Saraighat Bridge, Gauhati University, the road to Guwahati and the by-pass around the city was named Rajiv Chowk. Not because we dis-respect the Late Indian Prime Minister who administered the Assam Accord to end six struggling years of Assam agitation in 1985. […]