Soul

Connection

A quarterly, multi-lingual literary e-magazine of GGPF

In one of his immortal songs dedicated to the beauty of our motherland, the bard of the Brahmaputra, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika sings -

 

Axomi aai rupohi gunoru nai xex,

bharotore purbo dixor suryo utha dex…

Pahar bhoiam eke kora ramdhenure dore,

Tomar bhaxar morom bure milon xetu gorhe

 

This can be literally translated into -

 

O’ Divinely Beautiful motherland of mine,

you are incomparable in divine character…

The rainbow connecting your hills and valleys

are but the sweet dialects and languages

that merge to form bridges of love

 

With such lofty ideas many of his predecessors and contemporaries from Jyotiprasad to Ambikagiri, from Nalinibala and Nabakanta Barua to Hiruda everybody lived ,worked and died leaving the onus on the present generation to take the baton ahead. But times have changed drastically leaving very little in common among us all across the red river and blue hills. After all who and how much can we trust after all those back stabbings and Machiavellian designs that we fell a prey to. Utmost caution is necessary yet there is hope unlimited in what Swami Vivekananda said, “If I can get some young men of heart and energy, I shall revolutionize the whole country.”

 

With this belief the platform called Guwahati Grand Poetry Festival has been founded in 2018. It is a platform where language is not allowed to be a barrier in connecting one heart to another, one soul to the other. The multi-lingual, quarterly e-magazine of the forum aptly named Soul Connection has a similar vision.

 

Expressing oneself in the form of a poem in our own mother tongue is perhaps the most natural and soothing action for those who are marginalized and those nursing battered souls. Of course, in recent times our youngsters are opening up to being comfortable with languages other than their mother tongue. Many have learnt to think in English and expressing personal as well as major issues. This should be considered a positive trend worth our encouragement as it is of utmost importance to make the world understand our sufferings, misfortunes, worth and even resources. It is time to rise above our insecurities and puny sentiments to welcome a new era of openness, mutual trust and understanding. It is our strong belief that poetry is that powerful medium which can help us break all barriers and Soul Connection intends to do that exactly making it a collectible of sorts with poems from different generations of poets to inspire and emulate.

about the publisher

‘Soul Connection’, the quarterly, multilingual e-magazine promoting Northeast India’s indigenous poetry, arts and literature is published by the Guwahati Grand Poetry Festival, an event imprint of Nidus Associates & Consultants Private Limited (CIN: U74140AS2003PTC007030) which at registered in RoC, Shillong, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India and is based at Guwahati, Assam, India. The e-magazine was launched on 19 September, 2020 at Guwahati when the first issue was ceremonially released.

Important information’s about the publication

Name and contact details of the publisher and Copyright Owner:

Manjit Kr. Sarma

On behalf of Nidus Associates & Consultants Private Limited

(CIN: U74140AS2003PTC007030)

House No. 09, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Road, Kharghuli, Guwahati, Assam – 781004

Mobile: +917896454751, E-mail: nidusacpl@gmail.com

Website: https://www.guwahatigrandpoetryfestival.com/soul-connection

 

Date of Inauguration:

September 19, 2020
 

Frequency / Mode of Publication:

Quarterly / Online
 

Language:

Multiple (English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali etc.).

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Scope:

‘Soul Connection’ seeks to enrich the indigenous poetry, arts and literature of Northeast India by publishing these in selective basis on an online format and disseminate the same among readers across the World.

 

Mandate:

Extending a much needed platform to poets, artistes and writers and promoting young talents of Northeast India by providing them maximum scope to express their creativity without bias.

Publication Guidelines:

For downloading the publication guidelines of Soul Connection, kindly click on the link below

 

 

Editor:

Manjit Kumar Sarma

House No. 09, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Road, Kharghuli, Guwahati, Assam-781004, India

Mobile: No. +91 78964 54751

E-mail: manjitkumarsarma@gmail.com

Joint Editor:

Samsul Huda Patgiri

House No.10, Mosque Road, Noonmati, Guwahati, Assam-781020, India

Mobile No.: +91 94026 37060

E-mail: shpatgiri@gmail.com

 

Editorial Board Members:

Rajeeb Kr. Phukan

Bhairbakunda Apartment, Sagarika Path, RGB Road, Guwahati, Assam-781024

Mobile: +91 86385 12263

E-mail: phukan.rajeeb@gmail.com

Suman Sarma

Prajapati Residency 3 Sector 5 Plot 16 Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, District: Raigarh, Maharashtra-410210

Mobile: +91 83696 43085

E-mail: sumandsarma@yahoo.com

Jahnavi Borthakur

H.No.15, Milanpur, Chandmari, Behind Assam Engineering Institute, Near Shiv Temple, Guwahati, Assam-781021
Mobile: +91 95776 72282

E-mail: onlyjbs@gmail.com 

Madhu Raghavendra

2F/4 Beaufort Apartment Bashishtapur Bye Lane 3, Beltola, Guwahati 781028

Mobile: +91 70032 07106

E-mail: madhu.raghavendra@gmail.com

Samsul Huda Patgiri

House No.10, Mosque Road, Noonmati, Guwahati, Assam-781020, India

Mobile No.: +91 94026 37060

E-mail: shpatgiri@gmail.com

Manjit Kr. Sarma

House No. 09, Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Road, Kharghuli, Guwahati, Assam-781004, India

Mobile: No. +91 78964 54751

E-mail: manjitkumarsarma@gmail.com
 

Editorial Advisors & Editorial Board Members of Soul Connection

Volume II, Issue II / Apr-June, 2021
Theme: Give Me Some Sunshine 

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Contents of this issue

Theme for the forthcoming Issue (July-Sept, 2021)

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Submissions (original verses, poetry, articles, sketches and photographs etc.) for the July-September, 2021 issue of ‘Soul Connection’, Guwahati Grand Poetry Festivals quarterly, multi-lingual e-magazine may be sent to soulconnectionne@gmail.com along with name, complete address, WhatsApp number and a recent photograph of the writer.  Writings must be submitted in text format pasted in the e-mail body. Writings in image format not accepted.

Last date of submission: 30th August 2021

For submission of poetry, articles, stories etc. to 'Soul Connection', kindly follow the publication guidelines and send your submissions to us by E-mail (guwahatigpf@gmail.com). One can also reach us by WhatsApp (+91 78964 54751) for the online copy and other related information's. Those who want to regularly receive the latest issue(s) of the online magazine in their

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