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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Police to stop Yuva Morcha’s Gorkhaland campaign in Siliguri..... Electricity arrear waver myth in the Darjeeling Hills shattered....Green signal for ropeway ...2nd campus for hospital....Work in tea garden suspended....From classroom to field - Sikkim students study tradition and trends...Why this Kolaiveri: Rejection, Rage and Revenge.....पहाडमा शिक्षक नियुक्ति विषयमा जनप्रतिनिधीहरु बोल्नुपर्छ : तारा सुन्दास

Police to stop Yuva Morcha’s Gorkhaland campaign in Siliguri
SNS, SILIGURI, 4 JAN: In order to avoid any untoward incident, Siliguri police will bar Gorkha Jan Mukti Yuva Morcha (GJMYM) activists from organising any signature campaign demanding separate state of Gokhaland.
The GJMYM has started a signature campaign and has planned to collect signatures from residents of the Terai, including Siliguri.
To avoid conflict between Nepali-speaking locals and adivasis and other minority community people, the GJMYM activists are not campaigning in the Dooars. Local Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad (ABAVP) leaders have allegedly threatened to stop the campaign in the Dooars.
The Siliguri additional SP, Mr Amit P Javalgi, said: “Nobody has sought permission from police for the campaign. We need to know the purpose of the GJMYM’s programme. If it is for the separate state of Gorkhaland, we will not the programme in Siliguri.”
“When the state government has planned to execute the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) in the Hills and police would not grant permission for any such programme,” a senior police officer said.
The GJMYM general secretary, Priyabardhan Rai, said: “There is no need to seek permission from police for the signature campaign. Our members will approach the people to put in their signatures demanding a separate state. Without seeking any permission such programmes are going on in the three hill subdivisions ~ Kurseong, Kalimpong and Darjeeling.”
“We would hold an indoor meeting with the GJMYM leaders in Siliguri sub-division soon and announce the date of the campaign,” Mr Rai said.
The GJMYM started the campaign on 1 January and has decided to continue it in Darjeeling, including Terai region, till 20 January. The GJMYM leaders would formulate strategies on how to begin the movement in the Dooars after 20 January.”
On the other hand, ABAVP state president Birsa Tirkey said: “Local-level leaders, including the people belonging to the minority communities, protested against the signature campaign in the Dooars. They are determined to protest against the Yuva Morcha’s movement for a separate state. Nobody would give up an inch of land from the Dooars when they would demand separate statehood.”
Electricity arrear waver myth in the Darjeeling Hills shattered
Amitava Banerjee, HT, Darjeeling, January 03: Shattering popular belief that electricity arrears of the Darjeeling Hills would be waved off; reply by the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (WBSEDCL) to a query under the Right to Information Act 2005, clearly states that no such decision has been taken by either the State Government or the WBSEDCL.

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on an agitation path for a separate state had clamped an embargo on the payment of electricity, telephone bills along with other State Government taxes since April 2008 in the Darjeeling Hills. However the embargo had been lifted from August 1, 2011.
The electricity arrears in the Darjeeling Hills stand to the tune of Rupees 72 Crores. “I had read in an English daily that the arrears would be waved off. Others told me that the news was wrong. To clarify my doubts, I had written to the WBSEDCL under the RTI” stated Prabin Gurung of Government Ipecac Plantation, Rongo, Darjeeling talking to HT.
In reply to the query, N Sadhukhan, Senior Manager, WBSEDCL in a letter (Memo No. GM/HRD/TRG/RTI/S-601 dated 10-12-11) wrote “ No such decision have been taken by the State Government /WBSEDCL for waiver of outstanding dues of the consumers of hilly areas of Darjeeling district.”
Despite raining sops in the Hills during her recent visits to Darjeeling, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee steered clear on this issue, not making any commitments or announcements regarding any waiver of arrears.
Meanwhile a State Government inter departmental review meeting for the formation of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) took place on Tuesday at the Writers Building, Kolkata.
On the "Gorkhaland" front, the Gorkha Janmukti Yuva Morcha (GJYM- Youth wing of the GJM) has launched a signature campaign in support of Gorkhaland. “Our local units have initiated the drive all over the Hills and plains. The signature sheets will be compiled on January 20 and sent to the Indian President and Prime Minister “ stated Priyavardhan Rai, General Secretary, GJYM.

Green signal for ropeway - Eight-year freeze on Darjeeling ride set to end

SREECHETA DAS, TT, Calcutta, Jan. 4: Holidaymakers in Darjeeling can soon add another must-do to their checklist: the ropeway ride that has been suspended for the past eight years.

The ropeway service before it was shut down in 2003
The state public works department has issued a no-objection certificate that will allow the ropeway to resume commercial operations. “A no-objection certificate was issued two days ago. The ropeway will resume commercial operations very soon,” said A.R. Bardhan, the PWD secretary.
A joint venture between the West Bengal Forest Development Corporation and the Conveyor and Ropeway Services, the service was stopped after an accident in 2003 killed four tourists. Three cabins had then jumped the cable and plunged 50 feet.
The freeze meant that tourists in Bengal had to make do with ropeways at amusement parks, which does not gift the same thrill — and a chance to shriek in delight or fright — as sliding down a verdant slope in a cable car.
The 2km-long Darjeeling-Rangit Valley ropeway ran between Singamari, near North Point school in Darjeeling town at 6,500ft, and Vah Tukvar tea garden at 6,000ft. A one-way ride on the ropeway used to take about 20 minutes. The ropeway in the serene setting was popular among tourists as it offered a view of the tea gardens.
An audit was carried out by Metallurgical and Engineering Consultants (India) Limited, a central government undertaking, after which the PWD gave the certificate to resume the ropeway service.
“Mecon was given the responsibility as they have expertise in this field. The audit was conducted four to five months ago. It gave a list of recommendations, after which the private firm that runs the ropeway jointly with the forest department implemented all that they had been told to do,” Bardhan said.
“After the necessary changes were made, our team visited the site. We are satisfied,” the official added.
The specific date for resuming commercial services will be finalised after a meeting between the forest department and the company.
“It will take at least a week,” Bardhan said. “But they will have to decide at their meeting when they will resume operations. We have given the green signal. Now it is up to them to decide on the date from which commercial use of the ropeway will resume.”
Forest minister Hiten Barman, during his visit to Darjeeling in September last year, had announced that the ropeway would be made operational in October 2011. Barman is also the chairman of the West Bengal Forest Development Corporation.
Welcoming the move, Pradip Tamang, the general secretary of the Darjeeling Association of Travel Agents, said: “The ropeway was a great tourist attraction as the view from the cabins is unmatched. If the ropeway is made functional, we are hoping that tourists will extend by a day their stay in Darjeeling.”
Fine replaces demolition plans - Illegal structures to be legalised
VIVEK CHHETRI, TT, Darjeeling, Jan. 4: The Dajeeling municipality today announced that illegal structures would be regularised after imposing a “hefty fine” on the owners of the buildings.
This comes despite chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s diktat to the municipal affairs minister, Firhad Hakim, last month that rampant regularisation of illegal structures should be stopped immediately. The instruction came after the December 9 AMRI fire in Calcutta, where more than 80 patients had died.
Amar Singh Rai, the chairperson of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-run civic body, said here today: “We have started scrutinising all building plans and we have decided to levy hefty taxes on illegal structures. We think such a move will discourage residents from constructing illegal buildings.”
According to the West Bengal Municipality Act, constructions that exceed a height 11.5 meters are considered to be illegal in the Darjeeling hills.
In the past, the municipality had embarked on a drive to demolish illegal structures, but it could not be a success because of resistance from the owners.
Sources in the municipality pointed out that conducting demolition drives was tough and that was why the present municipal board had decided on the imposition of fine to tackle the mushrooming of high-rises in town. “The board has decided to be innovative and is of the opinion that the only way out was to levy fines at very high rates for the registration of these buildings,” a source said.
Rai did not specify the “hefty” amount that would be imposed. “The amount will be almost half the total construction cost of the illegal portions. So far, the municipality has identified 10 structures which breached the permissible limit,” the source added.
Asked about the chief minister’s instructions to the state municipal affairs minister, Rai said the law had to be changed to put an end to the regularisation of the illegal structures.
“The state municipal act has to be amended. Let that happen first then we will take a call. For now, we shall carry on with the imposition of the fine,” Rai said.
The act has a provision that allows civic bodies to hold a hearing for those who are accused of flouting the building rules. It is the desecration of the civic authorities to legalise the buildings against the payment of certain amount.
The Darjeeling municipality’s move to regularise the illegal structures would also go a long way in generating the much-needed revenue as the civic body is facing a major financial crisis.
Sources said the total outstanding dues had reached the Rs 6 crore mark as on March, 2011. “It is difficult for us to manage as we have to pool 20 per cent of the salaries of the 456 permanent staff members. Also, we do not get any financial help to pay the 193 daily wage workers who are paid Rs 75 a day,” an official of the municipality said.
The civic body collects around Rs 25 lakh a month as various forms of taxes, but its total expenditure on wages and salaries, gratuity to retired employees and a portion of the pension stands at Rs 1.02 crore. The sources said the municipality was running on a monthly deficit of Rs 20 lakh. “We need to collect around Rs 45 lakh a month to function normally,” said an official.
Rai today said the decision had been taken after consultations with Morcha president Bimal Gurung. “Even Bimal Gurung is of the opinion that time has come to put an end to illegal construction,” said the chairperson.
The municipality has also decided to make it mandatory for builders to conduct soil tests before starting construction. “We want soil tests to be compulsory. We also want all buildings to have provisions for garages. I was going through all building plans and it has come to our notice that most people construct buildings that are different from the plans we sanctioned. We want to put an end to this practice.”
2nd campus for hospital
TT, Siliguri, Jan. 4: The Siliguri MLA today announced that the second campus of the district hospital here would come up on the outskirts of town with a trauma care centre and emergency unit which would mainly cater for patients from the Dooars, Sikkim and Kalimpong.

The health authorities said the Siliguri District Hospital would soon have another neo-natal care unit also to treat ailing children who are up to one year of age.
“We are preparing a detailed project report for the second campus of the SDH. It will be set up on the premises of the TB Hospital at Second Mile off Sevoke Road. There is a vacant plot at the TB Hospital that can be used for the second campus. The project has been finalised on the basis of discussions with the chief minister and north Bengal development minister Gautam Deb,” said MLA Rudranath Bhattacharya, who is also the chairman of the Assembly’s standing committee on health.
He was speaking after the inauguration of a rest-shed for the patients and their relatives at the SDH.
The MLA said the huge rush of patients to the SDH had made the government think of the second campus. “Once the second campus becomes functional, the footfall of patients at the existing SDH will come down and doctors and staff will be able to provide better services.”
Bhattacharya said a trauma centre, an emergency unit with a CT scan facility would be established on the second campus. “As the area is located on Siliguri outskirts and close to NH31 that connects Dooars, Kalimpong and Sikkim, the trauma centre can help in dealing with accident cases,” said the MLA.
Bhattacharya also said a public address system would soon be installed at the SDH to provide information to patients and their relatives.
As of now, the SDH has 320 beds in general wards, 24 beds in the maternity ward and 10 beds at the sick new born care unit (SNCU). About 800 patients visit the out patient departments of the hospital every day, SDH sources said.
In a separate announcement, chief medical officer of health (CMOH), Darjeeling, Subir Bhowmik, said they had received Rs 10 lakh to set up a neo-natal unit at the SDH. This would supplement the SNCU, which was opened here last month, and treat children who are up to one year of age.
“The main task of the neo-natal unit is to provide best healthcare to ailing infants whose parents cannot afford to take them to private hospitals for treatment. Newborns and infants are susceptible to several life-threatening diseases like septicemia, infections, bronchopneumonia and low birth weight. They will need special care other than what is available in the paediatric ward. They need to have specialised facilities like SNCU and a neo-natal ward with sophisticated equipment to treat them,” said Bhowmik.
पहाडमा शिक्षक नियुक्ति विषयमा जनप्रतिनिधीहरु बोल्नुपर्छ : तारा सुन्दास
डी० के० वाइबा:कालिमन्यूज ; कालेबुंग 4 दिसम्बर : पश्चिम बङ्गाल सरकारको राज्यभरी लगभग ४५ हजार शिक्षक नियुक्ति गर्ने गत २८ दिसम्बरको दिन सरकारी आदेश पत्र जारी गरेको छ | स्कूल सर्भिस कमिशन मार्फत शिक्षकहरुको नियुक्ति गर्न मंगलबार देखि फारम शुरु भएको छ | राज्यभरी विभागले ४५ हजार शिक्षकहरुको नियुक्ति गर्ने प्रक्रिया शुरु गरेपनि दार्जीलिंग पहाडका तीन वटा महकुमाहरुका निम्ति भने कुनै रिक्त पद स्वीकृत गरेको छैन | जसको कारण पहाडका शिक्षित बेकारीहरु रोजगारको अवसरबाट बंचित हुन परेको छ | दार्जीलिंग पहाडका तीन महकुमाका मानिसहरुले शिक्षक नियुक्तिमा बन्चित बन्न परेको कुरालाई लिएर माकपा नेता तारा सुन्दासले विरोध जनाएको छ |

तिनले त्रिणमूल कांग्रेस सरकारको आलोचना गर्दै यस्तो सरकारी निर्णयले पहाडका मानिसहरुलाई सानी आमाको व्यवहार गरेको आरोप लगाएका छन् | तिनले विगत दिनमा राज्यभरी ५६ हजार प्राथमिक शिक्षकहरुको नियुक्तिमा पनि पहाडका मानिसहरुलाई बंचित गरेको अनि पुन: यसपल्ट सरकारले पहाडलाई थोत्रे आश्वासनमा भुलाएर वास्तविकतामा केवल ठग्ने काम गरिरहेको आरोप लगाए | पहिलेका मन्त्री अधेन्दुसेनले यसबारे पहाडका मानिसहरुले शिक्षक नियुक्तिको माग नगरेको बताएको जानकारी गराउदै अहिलेका नेताहरुले यसबारे के गर्दैछन् भनी प्रश्न गरे | सुन्दासले पत्रकारहरुसित कुराकानी गर्दै यस सन्दर्भमा ममता ब्यनार्जीसितै पहाडका विधायकहरुको पनि आलोचना गरे | दार्जीलिंग जिल्लाको सिलिगुडी महकुमा क्षेत्रमा शिक्षक नियुक्ति हुँदा पहाडका तीन महकुमा क्षेत्रमा शिक्षक नियुक्ति हुन नसक्नु अत्यन्तै दुखको कुरा रहेको बताउदै यसबारे रेकर्ड भोटले बिजयी बनेका नेताहरु किन मौन भनी सुन्दासले प्रश्न गरे | तिनले सन् १९९० देखि दार्जीलिंग पहाडमा शिक्षकहरुको नियुक्ति नभएको जानकारी गराउदै दार्जीलिंग पहाडमा रहेका ६ सय ५६ प्राथमिक पाठशालाहरु मध्ये लकभक १९५ वटा आगमी २०१२ को अन्तसम्म बन्द हुने सम्भावना रहेको जनाए | शिक्षकहरुको नियुक्ति नभएकै कारण अब पहाडका प्राथमिक पाठशालाहरु बन्दको मुखमा पुगेको सुन्दासले दाबी गर्दै यथासिग्रह पहाडमा शिक्षक नियुक्ति हुनपर्ने माग गरे | 
बी० टी० कलेज खोल्न पर्छ :

सरकारले प्राथमिक शिक्षक नियुक्तिको निम्ति बी० टी० अनिवार्य हुनपर्ने थोपेको नियमलाई सुन्दासले विरोध गरेका छन् | विगत २००६ देखि पहाडमा रहेका बी० टी० कलेजहरू बन्द भएर विधार्थीहरु बी० टी० गर्नबाट बन्चित भएको समयमा सरकारले यस्तो नियम थोप्न नहुने तिनले माग गरे | एकातिर बीटी कलेज बन्द गरेर अर्कोतिर बीटी अनिवार्य हुनपर्ने सरकारको नियम रहेको बताउदै सरकारले यथासिग्रह पहाडका बीटी कलेजहरू संचालन गर्नुपर्ने माग गरेका छन् | यस्तो नीतिको माकपाले सधै विरोध गर्ने तिनले ठोकुवा गरेका छन् |
पुस्तकालय कलेज खोल्ने कुरामा मन्त्री किन मौन ? 
कालेबुंगमा रहेको पुस्तकालय कलेज दीर्घ दिनदेखि बन्द अवस्थामा रहेको छ | एकातिर दार्जीलिंगमा पुस्तकालय मन्त्री अब्दुल करिम चौधरीले पुस्तक मेलाको उद्घाटन गरेका छन् भने अर्कोतिर कालेबुंगको पुस्तकालय कलेज बन्द रहेको छ | विगत दिनमा उक्त कलेज सिलिगुडी स्थानान्तर गर्ने पहल समेत भएको थियो | जसको सम्पूर्ण पहाडभरी नै विरोध समेत भएको थियो | पुस्तकालय कलेज बन्द रहेको कारण यहाँका मानिसहरु लाईबेरी साइन्स अध्यायन गर्न समेत बन्चित रहेको कुरा बताउदै यसबारे पुस्तकालय मन्त्री किन मौन भनि माकपा नेता सुन्दासले प्रश्न गरेका छन् | पहाडमा ९० वटा पुस्तकालय खोल्ने कुरा गरेतापनि पुस्तकालयमा कसलाई नियुक्ति गर्ने भन्दै पुस्तकालय कलेज झट्टै खोलेर पठन पाठन शुरु गर्नुपर्ने माग गरेका छन् | तिनले वर्तमान सरकारले कलेजमा अस्थायी रुपले काम गर्दै आइरहेका शिक्षकहरुको नियुक्ति रिन्यु गर्नुपर्ने कुरा गरेर समस्या उपार्जन गरिरहेको आरोप लगाए | विगत माकपा सरकारले कलेजमा पदाउने अस्थायी शिक्षकहरुले ६० वर्ष सम्म पदाउन सक्ने सरकारी आदेश जारी गरेको बताउदै उक्त सरकारी आदेशको कसैले उल्लङ्घन गर्न नपाउने जनाए |
पहाडमा स्कूल सर्भिस कमिशनले नियुक्ति गर्ने कुरामा जनप्रतिनिधिहरु बोल्नुपर्छ:
भोलि कोलकातामा राज्यका शिक्षा मन्त्री ब्रात्य बसु अनि पहाडका जेएसटीओ प्रतिनिधि लगायत विधायकहरु माझ बैठक हुने भएको छ | उक्त बैठकमा ममता सरकारको पहाड प्रतिको कोल्टे नीतिको जनप्रतिनिधिहरुले विरोध गर्नु पर्ने माग गरेका छन् | सरकारले आश्वासन दियो भनेर मख्ख पर्नु नहुने बताउदै शिक्षक नियुक्तिको सरकारी आदेशले पहाडको तीन महकुमाका शिक्षित बेकारीहरु प्रति र शिक्षा ब्यवस्था प्रति सरकार उदासिन रहेको प्रष्ट भएकोमा विधायकहरु मौन बस्नु नहुने सुझाव राखे | यदी यस्तो अवस्थामा जनप्रतिनिधिहरु मौन बसे पहाडको शिक्षा व्यवस्थामा सुधार ल्याउछु भन्ने कुराहरु सबै झुटो सावित हुने सुन्दासले दाबी गरे | दार्जीलिंग जिल्लाको एउटा अंग सिलिगुडीमा नियुक्ति गरिंदा पहाडमा पनि शिक्षक नियुक्ति अनिवार्य रुपले हुनपर्ने माग गर्दै यदी यस्तो नभए दार्जीलिंग पहाडमा शिक्षकहरुको अर्को आन्दोलन हुने तिनले जनाए | यदी यस्तो आन्दोलन भएमा केवल सरकार नै दोषी हुने थप तारा सुन्दासले बताएका छन् |
Work in tea garden suspended - Threat of water-borne diseases looms over estate
TT, Alipurduar, Jan. 4: The management of Dalshingpara Tea Estate suspended work and left the garden last night after a labourer had allegedly assaulted an official and damaged properties.

More than 10,000 people living in the garden face the threat of water-borne diseases as power and water supply will be hit with the departure of the management from the estate. The garden doctor said people might contract the diseases if they drank water from the Torsha river.
According to sources, the estate with 2,268 workers in the Kalchini block had been taken over by a new company in July. The management had agreed at the time of the takeover that 1,503 labourers would be added to the payroll initially and the rest would be absorbed into the workforce in phases.
Some more labourers were absorbed into the workforce gradually. But those who were not assigned any job would often go to the manager and express their dissatisfaction.
“The manager and his staff were gheraoed and abused by the disgruntled workers every afternoon for three days from December 27. On Monday, trade union leaders approached the manager with a list of 38 names and demanded that they be made permanent. But the management said only 14 labourers could be absorbed into the workforce,” said the source.
Meen Kumar Gurung, a worker who was yet to be absorbed, entered the factory yesterday and brought the notice board down.
“He stomped on the notice board and damaged a stool used by the garden chowkidar. He and some other workers even tried to hit an assistant manager with a brick, but the official somehow managed to escape the attack,” said Rupinder Singh Ranawat, the general manager of the estate, 49km from Alipurduar.
A notice put up by the management said “under such circumstances” they were forced “to suspend the operations of the tea estate with immediate effect”.
The Progressive Tea Worker’s Union said the suspension of work was an extreme step on the part of the management. “Instead of leaving the estate, the management could have taken action against the errant worker. The management’s decision to suspend work over the unruly behaviour of a single person cannot be justified,” said Marlace Toppo, the garden unit secretary of the union.
Toppo said there were indications that the management had decided to move out of the estate even before yesterday’s incident. “On January 2, the manager had taken the transformer out of the garden and since then, a generator has been in operation. This shows that the management was determined to leave the garden,” said Toppo.
With the management leaving the plantation, there will be no fuel to operate the generator and the water supply will be hit.
Garden doctor Arjun Bhattacharjee said the workers and their families would be forced to drink water from the Torsha if the pumping was stopped
“Most of the people in the garden are anaemic. There is no other source of drinking water in the garden and if they drink water from the Torsha river, outbreak of diseases cannot be ruled out.”
However, the assistant manager said instructions had been given to operate the water pump for four hours in two shifts every day.
From classroom to field - Sikkim students study tradition and trends
BIJOY GURUNG, TT, Gangtok, Jan. 4: Over 400 undergraduate and PG students of Sikkim University are taking part in an inter-disciplinary field work where they will get to do research on topics ranging from traditional games to modern trends in fashion.

Women vendors in shops along 

Yuksam Road in West Sikkim’s 
Pelling.Students will also conduct 
a study on women vendors as part
of the field project. Picture by 
Prabin Khaling
The students from 10 colleges across Sikkim will be guided by 60 faculty members for the compulsory project named “Winter Sojourn”. No marks would be awarded for the project.
The findings of the study would be analysed during a group presentation and the final reports have to be submitted to the varsity. Students would get a chance to publish their work and pick up some of the topics for further research.
Vice-chancellor Mahendra P. Lama said the objective of the field work was to send students outside the classrooms and give them training in field research.
“During field studies, students observe, interact with people and later make reports that they can present in the classrooms. The students also communicate with the people about the university. The broad objective is to link the society to Sikkim University,” he said.
The programme was introduced during the last academic calendar and seven teams consisting of around 250 students had conducted field studies on topics like cardamom, tea and water across Sikkim, Siliguri, Darjeeling and Kalimpong last year.
This time, the students can choose any of the 18 topics ranging from earthquakes, games, monuments, fashion, forests, women vendors, hydel power projects and migrant labourers.
One of the topics given to the teams this year is amliso, a plant used to make brooms. Students opting for this subject will conduct their study at Soreng in West Sikkim and Gangtok and Siliguri in the third week of January.
“There is not much information on the commercial aspects of amliso brooms. Our team will also be looking into the sociology associated with the topic,” said Lama.
He added that the students could also study women vendors. “We have a theme on women vendors and students will be studying those who sell tea, snacks and vegetables along the highways and roads of Sikkim,” Lama said.
The VC said the field study would also be done on traditional games that had lost out to modern activities like video games and games on cellphones and internet.
“There were different games 20 years ago in the hills. Our fathers used to play them actively and we also have some knowledge about them. But the younger generation has no idea of such games. Our team will study and document the games that have now become history,” he said.
Another theme that can be studied this year is fashion.
“Our children are very bright. If a new fashion develops in places like Tokyo, Bangkok or any other big cities, our children quickly come to know about it and follow it. We want to know how they do it. We want to know about their communication channels and how the fashion trends are followed,” Lama said.
He added that two groups working on earthquakes and games had already left for their fields.
While those studying earthquakes are in Dzongu in North Sikkim, the others are at Yuksom in West Sikkim.
Each group consists of 20 to 35 students and is accompanied by faculty members.
Officials said field work during Winter Sojourn would be spread across different parts of Sikkim, Darjeeling, Dooars, Southern Bhutan and Eastern Nepal.
The group studying hydro power will visit project sites in Sikkim and Punatsangchhu-I hydro electric project in Bhutan.
Those studying human trafficking will focus on Siliguri, Dooars and Eastern Nepal.
Sources said the winter holidays are from December 11 till February 3 and the field studies that started in the third week of December would be over by February 3.
After the field work and documentation is complete students will prepare a presentation during which the findings would be analysed.
Officials said reports of the last Winter Sojourn were published in local newspapers but this time the varsity would have its own publication for the findings of the field study.
Sikkim University would be bear the project cost that would range from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh for each group depending on the location.
Why this Kolaiveri: Rejection, Rage and Revenge
J.N. Manokaran: The recent song in Tamilingsh (Tamil plus English): Why This kolaiveri has gone viral in social networking media and has become youngsters’ favourite and talk of the town/village in whole of India and even overseas. It has really perplexed social analysts and common people alike. The word kolaiveri means ‘rage to murder’.

Angst of Post-modern generation
This song captures the angst of the Post-modern generation. Each and every generation has its own experiences and evolves ways and means to deal with and also express them. The songs that became popular in the 60s and 70s were ‘philosophical’ songs. The hero/heroine faces sufferings, separation, death and pain and takes consolation in such songs. The theme of such movies were idealism, social issues/evils and search for meaning in life. That did resonate with that generation. For them the time and context was that the young independent India started emerging as a nation.
The songs that became popular in 80s and 90s were love songs. That generation was more relaxed than the previous generations. The focus of youngsters of that generation was love. The stories were about arranged marriage vs love marriage; love beyond boundaries of caste, language; ...etc. There were few who opted for love marriage and a majority idealized love marriage but preferred to go by tradition, culture and desires of conservative parents.
The song ‘Why this kolaiveri?’ represents the angst of today’s younger generation. With media explosion and penetration; kids, teenagers and young people are misled and mistaken. For them ‘love’ is nothing but chemistry. As a result, relationships are casual and only short-term. ‘Chemistry’ of relationship does not need long-term commitment. What is supposed to be a healthy relationship has degraded to infatuation that is misunderstood as love.
This song is a silent mourning lyric of the teenagers and youngsters. A majority of them feel that their inner groaning has been expressed in a song. A boy-girl relationship has to be ‘love’ and it could not be any other. So, break-up of any friendship is considered as ‘rejection’. Many incidents of violence like acid throwing, shooting, burning and murder of girls by boys who loved these girls but rebuffed have multiplied in the recent past. Rejection by the object of their infatuation leads to rage. The rage is so ferocious that could take revenge on anyone including the object of love. The rage is not simplistic but murderous as the word kolaiveri means.
The younger generation is sadly not motivated or inspired by love. In fact, they are inspired more by infatuation that leads to rage and revenge.
Digital generation and Digital revolution
Digitalization of media has made communication faster, quicker, cheaper and easier. A song like Why this kolaiveri could go viral and millions download in their computers or MP3 or Ipod or Ipad or mobile phones. Sony music used advertisement skills, technological progress and social network media to promote this son.
Simple music and lyric
This song ‘Why this kolaiveri?’ does not have a great music. It can never be described as classic, which is in the top of hierarchy. It is below average and it could be easily sung by anyone. Thus it became popular. Another reason was the absence of meaningful songs. The context and time was appropriate when the song was released.
Let us think
It is time for the older generation to think and younger generation to reflect. The older generation should think whether they failed to shape the younger generation by relinquishing the parenting role to Television and digital media? The younger generation should look inwards to find, what motivates them and who drive their lives? Is the media or peer perceptions guiding their lives?
yo boys i am singing song
soup song
flop song
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
rhythm correct
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
maintain this
why this kolaveri..di
distance la moon-u moon-u
moon-u color-u white-u
white background night-u nigth-u
night-u color-u black-u
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
white skin-u girl-u girl-u
girl-u heart-u black-u
eyes-u eyes-u meet-u meet-u
my future dark
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
maama notes eduthuko
apdiye kaila sax eduthuko
pa pa paan pa pa paan pa pa paa pa pa paan
sariya vaasi
super maama ready
ready 1 2 3 4
whaa wat a change over maama
ok maama now tune change-u
kaila glass
only english..
hand la glass
glass la scotch
eyes-u full-aa tear-u
empty life-u
girl-u come-u
life reverse gear-u
lovvu lovvu
oh my lovvu
you showed me bouv-u
cow-u cow-u holi cow-u
i want u hear now-u
god i m dying now-u
she is happy how-u
this song for soup boys-u
we dont have choice-u
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
why this kolaveri kolaveri kolaveri di
Glossary of Why this Kolaveri Di?
Why this Kolaveri Di?: Why do you have this Kolaveri, Girl? (Represents the guy’s feeling after his girlfriend ditched him).
Kolaveri: Urge to Kill/Torment/Hurt (meaning varies on situation) someone.
Di: Tamil variant of “Girl” or “Babe”.
Soup Song: A song about failing in love.
Soup Boys: Men who have failed in love.
Sariyaa Vaasi: Play the music properly.
Showed me Bouv-u: Rejected me (When you go near a dog, it barks ‘Bow’ which means, go away don’t come near me. Similarly when you go after a girl and she shoos you away, it is called showing ‘Bow-u’. In a funny way.)
Da or Mama: Tamil variant of “Dude” or “Bro”.
Notes eduthuko… Appadiye kaiyla snacks eduthuko: Take notes… And have some snacks in hand
(This line precedes the verse in which Dhanush sings about having Scotch Whiskey. In India, it is customary to have some snacks alongside alcoholic drinks).

Yo boys, I am singing song… Soup song, flop song. 

Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl? 
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl? 
Rhythm correct. 
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl? 
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl? 
Maintain please. 
Why this killer rage, …, …, girl? 
The moon is in the distance, the moon. Moon’s colour is white. 
Night’s background is white, the night, Night’s colour is black. 
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl? 
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl? 
She’s a fair-skinned girl, girl, Girl’s heart is black, 
Her eyes and my eyes met, My future is now dark. 
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl? 
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl? 
Buddy, take notes, and take the saxophone in your hand. 
“pa pa paan pa pa paan pa pa paa pa pa paan” 
Play it right. Super, buddy! Ready? Ready? 
1… 2… 3… 4… Whoa, what a difference buddy! 
Alright buddy, now tune changes… “Kaila” glass… 
Only English, eh! Glass in hand, Scotch in glass, Tears in eyes, 
Life’s empty, Girl shows up, Life’s going downhill. 
Love, love, oh my love, You stood me up. Cow, cow, holy cow, 
I want you here now! God, I’m dying now, But she’s happy, how? 
This song is for the soup boys, We don’t have a choice. 
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl? 
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl? 
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl? 
Why this killer rage, killer rage, killer rage, girl?

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