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(Many of us already know when, how and where to use mobile phones. Again many don't know it. I am forwarding some tips to those who don't know.)

You are in a hospital for some work. Don't ever put the mobile to silent mode. Attendants are standing around the patient with a depressed and fatigued face. Suddenly the mobile rings. Excellent, if the ringtone is 'DhinkaChika' or 'SheilaKiJawani'. Don't recieve or disconnect the call immediately; let everyone be amused by the tone. Look at the number for a couple of times. Now, recieve and set out a loud roar of laughter, and then continue gossiping loudly while winking at the 'Silence Please' board on the wall.

You are riding a bike or scooter. If out of sudden, your mobile rings, don't try to park your bike and then receive the call. Else, show people how finely you can ride your bike with one hand, while the other hand is holding your mobile to your ears. If you require to pull your clutch, set the mobile between your tilted head and shoulders and then continue. While doing this, you may lose your balance and move zigzag, and the car behind you may too come to a stop. If the driver of the car gives you a rough look, just wildly smile at him 'khik khik', and get busy with your job.

If you are visiting a public temple, and you had set silent mode or switched off your mobile, it could be a kind of sin. You kneel before the deity, the priest starts chanting some mantras for the sake of good- at that very moment rings your mobile. And if your tone is an alien to the cluster of regional songs, it would be a boon. Don't feel shy in receiving the call. However hover your face around the kneeling people and the priest, and after determining how you had succeeded in bringing a shuffle among the holy atmosphere of the temple, let out a smile of internal joy.

After passengers board a flight, they are advised to switch off their mobile phones and other electronic appliances. So what? Just because they said, will you do so? Nah, Never. The flight will take-off and then your mobile rings. You're lucky. A beautiful air-hostess will rush towards you and once again make a request. You should give her a idle smile and set back with your talks. If possible, ask your co-passenger to give you missed calls every second minute or so. This will let you know until what height network coverage is provided. Now, it may happen that the beauty will request you in a tough tone. Just don't pay attention, after-all any tone from such a beauty will seem like a song to you.

Don't you have FM on your mobile phone? Don't forget to enjoy your favourate songs every moment from the earphones hung around your neck. Cross roads while you are lost in such songs. A four wheeler will have a screeching halt. Turn around and look. A bike following the car may not be able to apply brakes and hit the rears of the car and the rider may fall out on the road. The car driver may roar to you, "I'm blowing the horns for so long, what thoughts keep roaming around your head while walking, huh? Wanna die?", or some other abuses. You should let out a gentle smile, say 'Sorry', and set out with the cords back on your ear. Don't forget the word- 'Sorry', else your chances of getting a good thrashing in public can't be ruled out.

Translation of the Assamese Update is done by me.
The original Assamese update was found by me in a Assamese symposium group, 'Asomiyat Kotha Botora'.

Here is the original Assamese update:


(মোবাইল ফোন ক'ত, কেনেকৈ, কেতিয়া ব্যৱহাৰ কৰিব লাগে বহুতে জানেই৷ কিছুমানে নাজানে৷ মই কেইটামান কিটিপ আগবঢ়ালোঁ নজনাসকললৈ৷)

হ'স্পিটেললৈ গৈছে কিবা কামত৷ মোবাইলটো চাইলেন্ট ভুলতেও নকৰিব৷ ৰোগীৰ এটেন্দেন্টবোৰ ৰৈ আছে৷ মুখত উৎকন্ঠা, বেজাৰ, হতাশা৷ হঠাতে মোবাইলটো বাজি উঠিল৷ ৰিংটোন যদি 'ধিংকাচিকা' নহ'লে 'শীলা কি জৱানী' হয়, অতি উত্তম৷ বাজি উঠাৰ লগে লগে নধৰিব বা কাটিও নিদিব, সকলোকে ৰিংটোনৰ মজাটো ল'বলৈ সুযোগ দিয়ক৷ দুবাৰমান চাওঁক নম্বৰটো৷ তাৰ পিছত উঠায়ে জোৰেৰে হাঁহক, চিঞঁৰক, কথা পাতক, সন্মুখত থকা 'চাইলেন্স প্লিজ' লিখা থকা ফলকখনলৈ চকু টিপিয়াই৷

বাইক বা স্কুটাৰ চলাই গৈ আছে৷ হঠাতে যদি বাজি উঠে আপোনাৰ মোবাইল ফোনটো, বাইকখন কাষলৈ নি, ৰখাই ফোনটো ৰিচিভ কৰাৰ চেষ্টা নকৰিব৷ তাতকৈ মানুহক দেখাওঁক এখন হাতেৰে বাইক চলাই আনখন হাতেৰে ফোনটো উঠাই কেনে সুন্দৰ ভাবে আপুনি কথা পাতিব পাৰে৷ হঠাতে ক্লচ টানিবৰ প্ৰয়োজন হ'লে ডিঙিটো বেঁকা কৰি মোবাইলটো কাণ আৰু কান্ধৰ মাজত স্থাপন কৰি কথা পতা কামটো অব্যাহত ৰাখক৷ তেনেকুৱা কৰোতে আপোনাৰ বেলেন্সৰ হেৰ ফেৰ হৈ বাইকখন একাঁ-বেঁকা হ'লে আপোনাৰ ঠিক পিছে পিছে আহি থকা গাড়ীখনেও ক্ষন্তেক সময়ৰ বাবে বেলেন্স হেৰুৱাই ৰখি যাব পাৰে৷ গাড়ীৰ আৰোহীয়ে আপোনাৰ ফালে পেন্দোৱাকৈ চালে আপুনি খিক খিককৈ হাঁহি মাৰি পুণৰ কথা পতাত মত্ত হওঁক৷

ৰাজহুৱা মন্দিৰলৈ গ'লে ফোনটো চাইলেন্ট বা অ'ফ কৰি থোৱাটো একপ্ৰকাৰ পাপ বুলিয়ে গন্য কৰা যায়৷ দেৱীৰ মূৰ্ত্তিৰ সন্মুখত আঁঠু লৈছে, পূজাৰীয়ে মংগলাৰ্থে মন্ত্ৰ মাতিবলৈ আৰম্ভ কৰিছে - ঠিক এনে সময়তে বাজি উঠক আপোনাৰ মোবাইলটো৷ ৰিংটোনটো যদি 'জ্বালৱা' জাতীয় গানৰ হয়, তেনেহ'লে সোণত সুৱগা চৰিব৷ কলটো ৰিচিভ কৰি কথা পাতিবলৈ কুন্ঠাবোধ নকৰিব৷ পূজাৰী আৰু ওচৰত আঁঠু লোৱাসকলৰ মুখকেইখন চাই, মন্দিৰৰ দৰে পৱিত্ৰ ঠাইতো তেওঁলোকৰ মুখলৈ খং আৰু বিৰক্তি আনিব পাৰি মনৰ ভিতৰতে দুটা সাফল্যৰ হাঁহি মাৰক৷

ফ্লাইটত উঠাৰ পিছতে যাত্ৰীসকলক মোবাইল আৰু ইলেকট্ৰণিক সামগ্ৰী বন্ধ কৰি থবলৈ অনুৰোধ কৰে৷ অনুৰোধ কৰিলে বুলিয়েই আপুনি শুনিব নে? নুশুনিব৷ ফ্লাইটে টেক-অ'ফ কৰিব আৰু, এনেতে আপোনাৰ ফোনটো বাজি উঠিল৷ আপুনি সৌভাগ্যবান৷ সুন্দৰী এয়াৰ-হোষ্টেজে দৌৰি আহি আপোনাক আকৌ অনুৰোধ কৰিব৷ আপুনি বুৰ্বকৰ দৰে ভেঁকৈ হাঁহি পুণৰ কথা পতাত ব্যস্ত হওঁক৷ পাৰিলে লগৰজনক এক-দুই মিনিটমানৰ মূৰে মূৰে 'মিছ কল' দিবলৈ কওঁক, কিমান ওপৰলৈ আপুনি নেটৱ'ৰ্ক পায় তাক পৰীক্ষা কৰাটোও হৈ যাব৷ এইবাৰ এয়াৰ-হোষ্টজজনীয়ে অলপ টানকৈ ক'ব পাৰে যদিও টেনশ্যন নল'ব৷ সুন্দৰী এয়াৰ-হোষ্টজৰ শুৱলা মাতৰ গালি আপোনাৰ ৰোমান্টিক গানৰ কলি যেনেই লাগিব৷

মোবাইলত এফ.এম আছে নহয় আপোনাৰ? হেডফোনটো প্ৰতি মূহুৰ্ততে কাণত ওলোমাই গানৰ আমেজ ল'বলৈ নাপাহৰিব৷ তেনেকৈ গানত ডুবি ডুবি ৰাস্তা পাৰ হওঁক৷ কেৰেচকৈ বিকট শব্দ এটাৰে চাৰিচকীয়া এখন ৰৈ যাব৷ আপুনি মূৰ ঘুৰাই চাওঁক৷ গাড়ীখনৰ পিছে পিছে আহি থকা বাইকখনে ভালকৈ ব্ৰেক লগাব নোৱাৰি গাড়ীত খুণ্ডা মাৰিছে, বাইক চালকজন বাগৰি পৰিছে৷ গাড়ীৰ আৰোহীয়ে আপোনাক 'ইমানকৈ হৰ্ণ মাৰি আছোঁ, কি ভাবি খোজ কাঢ়ে হে? মৰিবলে আহিছে?' বুলি দুই-এক কথা শুনাব পাৰে, আপুনি হাঁহি এটা মাৰি "ছ'ৰি" বুলি পুণৰ কাণত হেড'ফোনটো ওলমাই আগবাঢ়ক৷ "ছ'ৰি" ক'বলৈ নাপাহৰিব কিন্তু, নহ'লে 'পাব্লিক ধুলাই' খোৱাৰ সম্ভাৱণা নুই কৰিব নোৱাৰি৷

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A project and an inspiration

Only last year I took this project, 'Tinsukia Mirror'. It is actually an initiative taken by me along with a group of local youths/students to highlight our city, Tinsukia to a higher platform by creating directories, databases, photo-albums on our website and social-networking-sites (SNS) as a part of their hobbies on a non-profit basis.

The main objectives of Tinsukia Mirror are:

*To reflect the city of Tinsukia.

*To make information available on the Internet and Social Networking Sites (SNSes) about Tinsukia.

*To make people aware of the resources available in the city by putting relevant photos, links, datas, etc.

*To engage youths in the whole process which will influence for the good of their character, behavior, etc and refrain them from bad habits by keeping them engaged. The initiative will also make them know about the basics of creating a website, html editing and journalism.

*To create directories about about all organisations/institutions/establishments in Tinsukia.

*To work under the guidance of experts and involve them as advisors.

The story is presently advancing at a very steady pace, because like me most of the members of the team working for Tinsukia Mirror are TDC 3rd year students and are at the most important year of their career. But once we become graduates we will be devoting more and more time to the project. We sought to start a local journal with the same title, which will hook all the budding writers, artists, etc and then compile into a beautiful written record. But at our present stage its just like the famous lines by Frost, " The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

But again if inspiring email like this one drops in our mail boxes, it delivers a boost in us and we are refreshed. On the 10th of February, KK Dwivedi, IAS who was the former Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia had replied to our request to become an advisor in a very inspiring way. Though due to his time constraint he couldn't take active part in the project he gave some useful tips, and promised occasional guidance to our project. Mentionable is that Tinsukia had seen some major advancements under his tenure as the DC. Also he published a very beautiful guide cum handbook on the Dibru Saikhowa NP, which is serving as a great help to tourist who drop in our city from other parts. The email read as follows:

Dear Mr Paul,
 Congrats to you and your team for making appreciable efforts. Website is
very attractive and colorful. I may not be able to become advisor due to my
time constraints but  I will occasionally suggest you to make the website
more useful and interesting. Don,t try to imitate any attempt made by
Guwahatians or others but be inspired and bring out some thing different
which make your website stand apart from the crowd. Post the information
which people need and may find useful. Keep the info and posts updated
regularly. Provide links of other website related to Tinsukia. Do some
survey work among the youths who use Internet and who are your target group
 and get to know what they expect from your website and what info they need
in their daily routine.
 Once again congratulations and best wishes for your noble endeavour.
K K Dwivedi
Our website, Facebook page, Twitter, Email could be reached at:
The present team of Tinsukia Mirror:

Shubhadeep Aasween Paul,  Owner- Final Edits and Designs

He may look like a youngster, but Aasween is always creative and striking out new implements to popularise his city. Tinsukia Mirror was a result of his trials to show that Tinsukia is a better place than Guwahati before his gf. He is a BA 3rd Year student of English Concentration at Tinsukia College.

Dr. Sanat Kumar Dutta, Advisor- Photographies and Administration

A Gynaecologist by profession, an artist by passion, Dr. Dutta is interested in music, violin, painting and photography alike, apart from bearing a dream to establish Tinsukia as a better place to live by uplifting the ways of thinking of the city dwellers.

Rishikesh Jha, Member- Reports and Photographies

Rishi is a free-bird, He keeps flying around the city, not with bad intentions, but with the good ones like collectings news and reports, not for any news agency, but as a hobby and to benfit himself. He is a BCom 3rd Year student at Tinsukia Commerce College.

Gayatri Devi, Member- Reports and Publicities

"Politics is an unevitable part of Democracy. Being citizens of the world's largest democracy, it becomes our duty to lead, participate and keep a note of the happenings around us." Gayatri believes this and she proves it excellently. She is the GS of Womens' College SU and a BA 3rd Year student of Political Science.

Babina Bhoktiari, Member- Public Relations

'If a little knowledge is dangerous, then who are the men full of knowledge to be out of danger?'- Babina believes that knowledge is necessary in our lives but it must gurantee right judgements at the times of need. She is a BA student at Womens' College Tinsukia.

Lohit Dutta, Member- Reports and Urgencies 

A music freak, Lohit always reserves cool mind in him; though a bit addicted for Facebook and Twitter, he is also a good blogger. He can hook his eye upon any event and then supply a series of updates for us. Lohit is a BSc 3rd Year student at Tinsukia College.

Himashree Choudhury, Project Proposer

Himashree is a non-participating member, but she is the one for whom we have Tinsukia Mirror today. She proposed the idea of starting the website incidentally because she wanted to have a look of our city without actually visiting. Today Tinsukia Mirror holds a reflection of the city before the entire nation proudly.

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