Monday, March 29, 2010

the bheem patrika


the bheem patrika is a weekly to which i got regular in my early days as an up coming young man in jalandhar. my parents intoduced me to the weekly, dediated to the dalit society and its affairs. i have no hesitation in saying that it was a good education for me. the editor, shri lahori ram balley, was a much respected community leader. he knew his job well. frankly, shri balley impressed me a lot as a good public speaker and a prolific writer. as and when there was a chance to listen to shri balley in the perpheri of about 10-12 kms, i tried my best to avail of that opportunity. then i moved to delhi and joined indian foreign service in a junior position and slowly, lost touch, particularly when i got posted abroad. but my interest and respect for the bheem patrika and its worthy editor remained.

now last week, i could click and browse the bheem patrika on line, hosted from canada, by the son of shri balley. i am happy. the contents and mission of the weekly has been retained, i think with some effort. the credit goes its able and experienced editor. i will continue my association with the bheem patrika. i knew that shri balley is a thought provoking writer and i am happy to learn that since then he has written a number of books and also translated a few which have been well receieved. i wish the paper and shri lahori ram balley all success in the years to come. let me finish with a couplet:

तू पहले बात फिर बात का अंदाज़ पैदा कर ;
ज़माने मैं फिर तुजे कोई नज़र अंदाज़ कर नहीं सकता .

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  2. I understand that instead of sulking over negative thoughts and circumstances, it is wise to move on and find positive reasons to move ahead in life. Thanks for sharing this motivational tale.

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  3. is this patrika online?

    see begumpurashaher.net for ravidassia news

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  4. thanks asish. yes the bheem patrika is online-
    www.bheempatrikaonline.com

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  6. WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO GET THE BHEEM PATRIKA BY POST ?

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