THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER

http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/indias-cabinet-passes-food-security-law/

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICAL OF BAMCEF LEADERSHIP

[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]

THE HIMALAYAN DISASTER: TRANSNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT MECHANISM A MUST

We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas. http://youtu.be/7IzWUpRECJM

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS BLASTS INDIANS THAT CLAIM BUDDHA WAS BORN IN INDIA

THE HIMALAYAN VOICE: PALASH BISWAS DISCUSSES RAM MANDIR

Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cZuBunAGk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALSH BISWAS FLAYS SOUTH ASIAN GOVERNM

Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia. http://youtu.be/lD2_V7CB2Is

Palash Biswas on BAMCEF UNIFICATION!

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS ON NEPALI SENTIMENT, GORKHALAND, KUMAON AND GARHWAL ETC.and BAMCEF UNIFICATION! Published on Mar 19, 2013 The Himalayan Voice Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE 7

Published on 10 Mar 2013 ALL INDIA BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE HELD AT Dr.B. R. AMBEDKAR BHAVAN,DADAR,MUMBAI ON 2ND AND 3RD MARCH 2013. Mr.PALASH BISWAS (JOURNALIST -KOLKATA) DELIVERING HER SPEECH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLL-n6MrcoM http://youtu.be/oLL-n6MrcoM

Imminent Massive earthquake in the Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS TALKS AGAINST CASTEIST HEGEMONY IN SOUTH ASIA

Palash Biswas on Citizenship Amendment Act

Mr. PALASH BISWAS DELIVERING SPEECH AT BAMCEF PROGRAM AT NAGPUR ON 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER 2003 Sub:- CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT 2003 http://youtu.be/zGDfsLzxTXo

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Tribute to Jitendra Nath Barooah

from Rini Kakati included below]

Last Tuesday evening I had a shocking phone call from a friend telling me Jitendra Nath Barooah passed away in his sleep at his Southfield residence. He had a heart attack, lying fully clothed in his bed. Unknown to anyone when actually he died. It was only came to light when a neighbour raised the alarm as he was not been seen around for few days. Soft spoken loving, kind and gentle person, he was everybody's moromor, Basa da – a great loss for the Assamese Community in London. He died at the age of 85.

Jitendra Nath Barooah was born and raised in a well-known family at Jorhat. As a brilliant boy to his parents after completing High school he went to join Banaras Hindu University and had his graduation in Glass Technology in 1949.

Cricket and Table – Tennis was his favourite games during his student days. At home, he played cricket regularly and joined Assam Cricket Board. As a left-hand spinner, he was the Captain of the cricket team representing Assam in the Ranji Trophy Tournament from 1952 to 1955. He was also an excellent table-tennis player and was elected the Secretary of the Assam Table Tennis Association.

After returning to Assam he worked for Tea brokers for few years. In his father's memory he established a trust for the benefit of Jorhat Lions Club Eye Hospital, Jorhat Theatre Hall and the Jorhat Music School. As an ambitious young man he was hoping one day to come to England looking for better prospects. The day was August 15, in the year 1956, Jitendra Barooah and his two friends Jogen Baruah and Prafulla Khaund decided to board on a ship heading for the West to fulfill their dream. The ship was returning from Indo – China bringing French soldiers home and there were room for passengers in the lower deck. From France all of them came to London by train, where Jiten Barooah established his residence and the other two friends left for USA.

He completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London. Employed by British Gas Company until his retirement in the early 1990's. Ever since he lived in Southfield. He was married to Rosemary Kemp whom he divorced later, leaving behind his son Robin who is settled in USA. 

Words are sometime inadequate to convey ones feelings love and admiration. Certain images remain etched in our memory through out our life. That tall, calm face is still vivid in my memory. What can one write about a lost friend who was a model of inspiration for all who came in his contact. I became close to him throughout my cultural activities for the community. He loved music, never missed any of my musical function, film show at Nehru Centre whenever I organized. His comments and appreciation were most valuable – a great inspiration to me. 

I remember that evening last year after the premiere show of "Kushal Konwar" at Nehru Centre. Basa da was so pleased telling me some exciting true stories about Kushal Konwar's life as he spend some time with him and other freedom fighters in his younger days at Jorhat. He suggested me to do a write-up and was going to provide me some more information about the great Swahid of Assam. But alas ! time and tide wait for none. It is very difficult to believe that the cruel hands of destiny snatch away a loving person – a dear friend.

Basa da was one of God's chosen ones, he was abundantly blessed in every way, even in death he was fortunate to step away gracefully to meet his creator.

You are no longer with us but your love and the warmth will remain with us forever. And you will live on through us. Let me bow myself in your memory. 

Rini Kakati
 

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