For the most part, just trying to make an effort to present the meanings of some Assamese songs to the rest of the world so that they can appreciate the beauty inherent in Assamese songs… Currently i’m concentrating more on the songs of Zubeen Garg and Angaraag Mahanta – two of the shining stars of the modern Assamese generation. At a later stage I will be taking up those of others like the legendary Hazarika brothers or other folk songs etc.
The whole idea of a translation is to capture the thoughts in what is being stated because language is essentially just that – a tool for exchanging thoughts. Thus my translations keep undergoing changes and improvements as I keep finding better ways of expressing the thoughts present in the songs. No translation need restrain itself with the shackles of vocabulary or a word-for-word correspondence
I like cooking too so once in a while would be putting up some recipes of mine. This year (2012) I will start writing a bit more and with a greater frequency and would be touching upon topics that need not necessarily be concerned with song lyrics or recipes
If anyone wishes to listen to the songs please drop me your email ID and I would be glad to mail you the songs you wish to listen to – subject to whether I do have them with me of course 🙂 You can also request for translations of any Assamese songs