Sunday, November 20, 2011

299th Calcutta Derby - East Bengal Vs Mohun Bagan

The title of your home pag The fans of Mohun Bagan are also  known as the 'Ghotis' while fans of East Bengal are called as 'Bangals'.

I could not follow the match as closely as I do on TV with all the festive atmosphere but a brief report of the  Match- Mohun Bagun got off to a good start,  Bareto created lot of chances, Sunil chhetri created a penalty which was converted by Odafa Okolie. Alan Gow and Robin Singh of East Bengal seemed to be missing the Presence of Tolgay, even though East Bengal players seemed to have a lot of chances, they failed to convert any goals. The lowlight of the evening was the 20 minutes powercut 5 minutes before the game ended.

1.  The Mohun Bagans in Maroon & Grey and East Bengal in White- What an electrifying crowd....Rockets , fireworks, crackers, flames and burnt torches inside the stadium....and non stop screaming, shouting, cursing, taunting & hollering inside the stadium by the young, old, sober & drunkard, it reminded me of the line from movie  Gladiator, where the trainer asked the gladiators, "Have you ever seen anything like that before? " enough said, now for some pictures.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


2004 - 3
2005 - 4
2006 – 5
2009- 4Review -( One observation that I have made here is that in last year’s India Today Issue, they had mentioned Mizoram was No.1 among the small states, whereas in this year’s edition it mentions that last year’s ranking was 4th. I have my own doubts how reliable this ranking is and doubts remain wheather rankings can be manipulated due to some interest.)
2010 –  Visiting USA
2011 – 8 – I still remain sceptical of the India today ranking of the states. The two economist who are doing the ranking Bibek Debroy and Laveesh Bhandari say that the format of ranking has been changed. Instead of  showing the actual ranking of state based on development indicators, they say that they are now doing ranking based on Improvement over the past years,  unlike previous years, they would want us to believe the improvements in ranking without showing us thenumbers and source of information for their ranking. The India today ranking of the states seems to me more like a paid news wherein rankings are adjusted based on the whims of the editor.  Let’s look below at Mizoram’s ranking compared to the previous years, Mizoram has never been ranked lower- 8th among the small states. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Aizawl Art Gallery Painting Exhibiton

Another Art exhibition that I visited while in Aizawl, the Aizawl Art Gallery Painting Exhibiton 2011 at Aijal Club.

1. Painting of Mizo Chheih lam

Friday, November 11, 2011

MAFA 2011 Exhibition Vanapa Hall

I was fortunate enough to visit MAFA (Mizoram Academy of Fine Arts) Painting Exhibition inside Vanapa Hall during my visit to Aizawl,  some of the photos that I clicked during my visit with their permission.
1. Typical Mizo Village Painting

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pachhunga University College Photo tour

Pachhunga University is a college which according to me can be said to be the Harvard of Mizoram, it's one of the topmost college in Mizoram with most of the Politicians, Church Leaders, Bureaucrats, Journalists, Sports people, famous singers alumini of this college. I do hope that one day this college does become a full fledged university with strong support from it's alumini & Mizoram University. As PUC has a very big green campus, I do hope someday that college's in unsuitable location with no parking and playground eg- T Romana College, will be unified with PUC. Even though I never attended this college, my aunt- Nu Awmpuii (RIP) worked in the principal's office and it was for this reason that I went down to the campus.

A small write up about the Pachhunga University college from their website
Pachhunga University College is the Constituent College of Mizoram University. Pachhunga University College  was awarded Grade ‘B’ with CGPA 0f 2.78 by National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC). The college caters courses up to Honours level in 19 subject areas of Arts, Science and Commerce streams. The academic programme include, apart from effective class room teaching, two terminal exams, periodic class tests, seminars, assignments, remedial courses, field studies etc. One of the distinctive features of the college is its unique setting – a couple of kilometers down the hill away from the hub of the Aizawl Town is the sprawling 760 acres campus. Its lush-green vegetation, the result of 30yrs of nurturing the semi-isolation of the campus, wide-open space with luxuriant natural vegetation provide an excellent atmosphere of learning. Pachhunga University College also have two hostels for boys and girs with a maximum capicity of 100 each. The college also have Internet Resource Centre with wifi internet for the students and teachers. The college has been successively awarded “The best college in Mizoram” by the Mizoram Research Foundation. The college established in 1958 has celebrated their Golden Jubilee with immense joy and success in 2008.. The college currently have 84 teaching staff,  71 non-teaching staff and 25 technical staff

Photos of the campus:

1. Birds eye view of the campus

Aizawl close up

Aizawl kawthler thla lak thenkhat te 1. Chandmari .

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Zofa te Jerusalem, Aizawl

Aizawl has some of the most beautiful panoramic views, here are some of the photos below. If you are from Aizawl, try to identify your home, hope this reminds you of home.

1. View of Secreteriat and Chawnpui from Dawrpui Veng

Cock fight in Aizawl

Ar pa insual lai, Model veng ah ka tawng fuh hlauh mai a, thla lak tlem a zawng ka rawn post a nih hi.