WHEN DEATH DO US PART

Tilak Hazarika                        Haricharan Boro
Greek philosopher Euripides said death is not a misfortune for him who dies, but for him who survives. Tilak Hazarika, a colossus among the journalists in Assam, breathed his last in late October at the ripe old age of 97. It was not unexpected either as he had been in hospital in critical condition for quite some time. Yet following his death, a deep sense of sorrow gripped not only the State’s media fraternity but many outside it. Bidding a tearful farewell to him, people remembered his pivotal role in shaping and stimulating public opinion a watchdog is called upon to do. His was a restrained and sober voice, essential for the growth of healthy journalism and for a society that might be replete with wrong choices. Such a voice finds few takers at times when poisonous ideas cloud public vision and the society tends to tread a suicidal path. With his strong distaste for cheap popularity, and his unwavering commitment to people’s welfare, we saw him remaining resolute against harmful socio-political waves that swept through the entire length and breadth of the State, be it the heydays of chauvinism, be it the bloody years of terrorism or be it the divisive madness of communalism. His refusal to sacrifice his sanity won him innumerable admirers at the end of the day. In his heart of hearts he treasured a set of democratic values, which was no mean an achievement in today’s mainstream media, where ethics is a scarce commodity.

Moving on to the world, Fidel Castro, the fiery apostle of revolution, who brought the Cold War to the Western Hemisphere in 1959 and defied the mighty United States for nearly half a century as Cuba’s unchallenged leader, died in late November. Called by some in the Western media as Cuba’s “maximum president,” Castro became a towering international figure whose importance far exceeded what might have been expected from the head of state of a Caribbean island nation of 11 million people. Half a century ago, many Latin American countries, mostly ruled by military generals, mutely obeyed what Washington asked them to do. By changing this scenario, Castro instilled a sense of pride and self-respect among the people of these countries. The world can clearly see now Cuba stands tall with its head held high.

Then at the fag end of November, Assam lost Haricharan Bodo, noted Bodo litterateur. Recipient of a Sahitya Akademi award for children’s literature, he had six books to his credit. 

Om Prakash Puri, famous for his role in films like Ghashiram Kotowal and Aakrosh, who brought rural aam aadmi into mainstream cinema left us on Januwary 6 last leaving a great void. Born on October 18, 1950 at Ambala, in Patiala, Punjab he was a graduate from NSD and FTII. We pay our tributes to all these four personalities.

And now, here’s a heartening news. Dimorian Review has earned its pride of place on the Index list of National Science Library, CSIR-NISCAIR. It’s a recognition of the hard work and dedication of the members of Advisory Board and all those associated with the e-journal.


Editorial note written byRanen Kumar Goswami
Senior Journalist




DIMORIANREVIEW, VOL-4, ISSUE-1, JAN-FEB 2017 RELEASED

We express our thankfulness to Shri Ranen Kumar Goswami sir for his unconditional association sparing invaluable time in captioning the editorial space. We are inspired enough with his gracious presence in presenting and dedicating this issue in the name of four enlightening persons which is self explanatory.

With the beginning of the New Year with vigour and zeal, we are bestowed upon again with more responsibilities towards the works of the e-Journal with greater accountability and dynamism. We received communition from the ISSN National Centre, India at National Science Library, CSIR-NISCAIR, New Delhi vide their letter No.NSL/ISSN/DIR./2015/005 dated 22nd November, 2016 that the e-Journal is indexed in the ‘Directory of ISSN assigned Indian Serials 2015 which itself creates a mark of appreciation and wisdom adding 11 international indexes.

The e-Journal has received three awards of evaluation from three international organizations recently in January 2017. Impact Factor ‘SJIF 5.606’ is awarded by the SJIFactor - Scientific Journal Impact Factor (SJIF), Morocco. Publication Impact Factor - ‘PIF 3.365’ awarded by the International Instiute of Organized Research (I2OR), India/Australia is a recognized organization by Thomson Reuters and ORCiD. The South-East Asia Divisin (India) of Cosmos Foundation, Germany re-evaluated the e-Journal with Impact Factor ‘CIF 5.175’. These three awards of evaluation upto 2016 have given much deserving value to the works of our authors and research scholars.The e-Journal was awarded Impact Factors like CIF 3.910 by Cosmos Foundatoin and GIF 0.621 by Global Impact Factor based on the works upto 2015.

We are grateful to all authors/research scholars/writers for giving us opportunity again to publish their works. We also acknowledge with sincere thanks to all those who extended whole-hearted support and cooperation in shaping this issue including the honorary advisory board, honorary technical review board and all members of editorial team.

Happy New Year 2017 and have great reading again!
Editors
DIMORIANREVIEW
Vol-4, Issue-1; Jan-Feb 2017

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