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.
Altogether 54 swimmers are prepared to represent Assam in the National Games in Kolakata slated for November 3 to 7. The entire team comprises 4 Under 19 girls, 8 Under 19 boys, 7 Under 17 girls, 13 Under 17 boys. These are apart from 13 Under 14 boys and 9 Under 14 girls.
NEW DELHI: AB Mathur will broker peace between Centre and the United Liberation Front of Asom.
The home ministry has already appointed the former RAW special secretary to resume the peace initiatives with the rebel group who have been fighting for an independent Assam for more than three decades.
Mathur is understood to have been in touch with the top ULFA leadership who have come overground to initiate the peace process during the UPA regime.
A couple of months back Dineswar Sarma was brokering peace between government and ULFA. But Sarma recently was appointed as peace interlocutor with the J&K separatists.
The combined competitive examination for selection of candidates for Assam Civil service and allied services mires in uncertainty. The mains examinations slated for June 28 to be conducted by the Assam Public Service Commission is likely to be rescheduled following allegations of question paper sale in the open market. A candidate brought this sensational allegation forcing the authorities to step in. A high level CIDteam rushed to the APSC office to probe the allegation.