Jim Ankan Deka, becomes the first Assamese to open a music institution and a production house in Bangalore, India. Eastern Fare Music Foundation had its origination in 2007. Presently the foundation has six institutions and two recording studios. While Jim is the proprietor, two of his friends Mr Anand PM from Kerala and Miss Parmita Borah from Assam help him in running the show. So far the institution has over 400 students with six full and part time teachers. They teach mainly Guitar, Keyboard and Piano in Western Classical Style. Their students sit for Trinity exams.
Jim Ankan Deka is the son of the celebrated Assamese litterateur and economist Late Bhabananda Deka and poet Nalini Prabha Deka. Jim has been composing and arranging Music since his childhood. So far he has arranged music for various Films, Music Albums, Jingles, Video Games, Documentaries and TV Series in an array of languages including Assamese, Hindi, English, Kannada, Nagamese and Mizo. He has had a stint with "Goalporia Folk Songs" as well. He has nine albums till date and is working on three albums in Kannada, English and Assamese language.
Eastern Fare Studio has been helping the upcoming bands with the recording and promotion. They have two four piece and five piece bands in Bangalore consist of students of Eastern Fare who play retro and classic rock music in different clubs and resorts. Jim Ankan himself has a band named 'Veenar' with the renowned Kannada musician Suchethan Rangaswami who are working on their debut album to be released in November this year.
Chief minister Tarun Gogoi has cancelled his Germany visit. This is for the second time, the chief minister has skipped his proposed visit. He was scheduled to visit Germany from September 28 to October 5. Although it is attributed to flood, sources closed to Gogoi told Assam Times that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s simultaneous visit has forced Gogoi to cancel his tour this time.
Kokrajhar: Baksa Nwgwr ground falls silent. The Bodo Sahitya Sabha concluded its 57th annual conference in this historic place in Musolpur on Tuesday. The concluding day marked with a colourful procession along with many other programmes. In his address Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the literary bodies should concentrate on literary activities to the state get a congenial atmosphere. “We must keep alive strength of peaceful and unity among all sections of communities in the state”, said the Chief Minister.
Addressing the open session BTAD chef Hagrama Mohilary said, “the Writers must have attractive literary activities', he appealed.
'Nobody should hesitate to learn languages of the communities. We can learn a language to strengthen integrity”, Mohilary said. “BTC administration has been putting strong interest to meet language development for all communities and BTC administration has been kept special budget to meet healthy growth,Mohilary said. Prof Bhabesh Chandra Goswami, vice chancellor of Cotton University graced as chief guest with Toren Boro, president of the Bodo sahitya sabha in the chair.
A multi cultural rally was organized on the concluding day of the conference where different cultural troupes, apart from Bodo, Assamese, Nepali, Adivashi, Rabha, Garo etc participated which was flagged off by BTC executive member Maheswar Basumatary and chairman of the reception committee of the conference Ansumwi Khunggur Boro.
Ganbold Gonchig, Mongolian Ambassador to India,Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary,MLAs Thameswar Basumatary, Moneswar Brahma, Emanuel Moshahary, Dr Kameswar Brahma, ex president of Bodo Sahitya Sabha,BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary were prominent among those who attended the session.
GUWAHATI:Yet another sensational murder case in Guwahati sends no less shock and anger across the state on Tuesday. The victim is a college girl who was kidnapped by a youth to be killed in his house in the heart of the city as she refused to be with him.
Sweta Singh, the KC Das College student went missing on Monday on her way back to home from college. She was allegedly kidnapped by Govind Singh in Bharalumukh area where he killed her following a quarrel at his house. Then she was set on fire to destroy evidence.
Acting on a complaint from Sweta' father, police recovered thr charred body and arrested the youth, his mother and another whom a local court in the city remanded to five days police custody.
Sources told Assam Times that during interrogation Govind has given the police the breakthrough into the gruesome murder case. "Interrogation is going on where the breakthrough is there. That's all we can tell now. Details we can't divulge at this stage," said a police officer in Guwahati.
Meanwhile, many organizations and individuals have demanded capital punishment for Govind Singh, who allegedly kidnapped and killed the college girl who topped the HS commerce stream two years back.
" We need justice. This is a fit case for capital punishment. Otherwise, we will move the higher authority," said Jagriti Saikia, a local resident of Shantipur.