If some body were to ask me which trait of human beings do I like best, my answer would be resilience. This is one quality that makes the world go on and human beings survive even in the extreme of conditions. Well they do vary in degrees in different individuals, but the bottom line remains that it is one single quality that is inherent in all and that which is very necessary to be inherent in all. Resilience is the primary quality that I would desire for the future generation as times are becoming harder and if they have to fight through, then they surely need it in larger doses.  But a fighter need not lose the humane touch either if you are imagining a sort of anarchy. A fine balance needs to be maintained and again thankfully being humane comes naturally to human, barring aside few exception;, so my choice of best trait still would remain Resilience.

Resilience and Humanity brings us back to Dr Bhupen Hazarika, the great humanitarian and an artistic genius whom we lost ten days back and an incident that brought life to a standstill almost, in Assam and the North East. The response was unbelievable and much talked about. The world stood awestruck, tributes poured in.People shared little tidbits about him so as to hold on to the wisps of memories of time spend with the Maestro. We in Fried eye were speechless and felt inadequate with our words- a fear that we might not be doing justice to the Genius if we attempted to utter anything about him. It seemed things would never be the same again, and yes it will never be. It never is when you lose someone you love, but life moves on.  People move on. We shake the grief away , wipe away the tears, ignore the bruises and stand up and say- Well time to move on and finish the job that we have been sent for. Time to move on and attempt to carry forward the dreams that have been left in our mantle by our loved ones. Resilience, you see!

Yes , Sir! Time to move on and attempt to create a better world that you, we dreamt of!



Executive Editor

Fried Eye

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  1. There are some handshakes that you remember all your life. One such handshake was with Dr. Bhupen Hazarika. I remember him as a sweet and innocent person with a mind of a child. Perhaps, that is what made him a Genius. He was a complete artist. He was not just a singer, but a great lyricist, great music composer, film-maker, photographer, painter, poet, journalist and the list continues. His films are not just to be watched but also studied. The word stock in his lyrics can also been seen as conservation of the Assamese language.

    P.S. – Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, did his Ph. D. From Columbia University in the early 1950s.

  2. Am i back 2 my Alma-matter (Indian Military Academy) ?
    You started as if some of my Academy day’s instructor used to motivate us in their pink of mood only ( as rest of the other times we used to be taught in a little different way rather than these sound-so-good morale boost up talks – all those punishments and impossible missions to accomplish 😛 )
    “survival of the fittest”
    “When going gets tough, The tough gets going” and
    “d more u sweat, less u bleed”
    and all those … but d second paragraph u suddenly changed your tone ( May be you being Fairer Sex, Venus ruled over u 😀 – please don’t misquote me … i like changes after all ‘CHANGE’ is d only thing in the nature which doesn’t change: i.e. Permanent 😀 )
    but there are some changes in life , occurring of what fetches you pain in the heart and so did happen when this voice of Brahamaputra had fallen silent.
    The demise of Padam Bhushan awardee (the third highest civilian award ) Bhupen Hazarika left not only ‘Asom’ but the complete Nation in a state of shock. Known for his haunting, resounding melodies like ‘Dil hoom hoom kare’ and ‘Ganga behti ho kyon’, Hazarika was a Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner. His lyrics and voice lent a special flavour to several Bollywood songs and put the spotlight on music from Assam.After Jagjit Singh, India has lost another musical wonder.
    A soul blessed with a baritone voice (Amitabh Bachhan is also said to be blessed with the same “singing voice”) has a long association with Bollywood and works like Rudaali and Daman shows his fathom as an artist, singer.
    A melodious journey which started at the age of Ten from his first stage performance in the City of Love & Blood “Tezpur” to the Octogenarian, this son of the soil of Assam not only brought laurels to his own state rather the complete nation too.
    His death cast a pall of gloom over his millions of fans.
    I too join you Mani along with Friedeye and millions of admirers of this great balladeer of India in paying my respects to his loving memory.

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