Interview of Subrata Nandi Majoomder (Monomousumi Monthly Essay Writing Contest Achievers)

Monomousumi Monthly Essay Writing Contest Achievers| Subrata Nandi Majoomder

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Mononomosumi is an ISO certified  Edutech Platform, that brings together technology to the education sector and providing requisite support to students, writers and school administrations. It is awarded with various accolades such as “Best Education & Technology Platform — India, 2020”, Best creative Website. Shiksha Bharti Award etc. and featured in various reputed media houses. Monomousumi has been successfully conducting international writing contests for several years since May 2018 with thousands of participants nationally and internationally.

Here we are introducing interview series of the winners of different writing contests organized by us.

Please introduce yourself in brief

I was born in the town of Silchar in the state of Assam and after completing my School education came to Kolkata for higher studies. Studied in Presidency College, Kolkata and later Graduated in Engineering from Jadavpur University obtaining First class. Worked as a successful engineer, later on as Engineering Executive for 45 years. After retirement living in Santiniketan (Dist. Birbhum) since 2007. now fully engaged in literary activities and so far got published Twenty books including four Novels. Now fully engaged in writing.

What are your prominent achievements?

Publication of Twenty Books including Four Novels in last 12 years obtaining several certificates and Medals.

When did you participated in the monomousumi writing contest and what was your rank?

In April,2022, Third prize and in March,2022 other highly marked entries.

What is your weakest point and how do you overcome it?

Nothing as such

Who is your idol and why?

Rabindranath Thakur for obvious reasons. But i got maximum inspiration from famous writer Premendra Mitra , with whom I had close association for a long time.

Which inspires you the most why you would like to emulate them?

My self -confidence. I am a regular reader.

What keeps you motivated in your life?

Go on my creative activities.

Where do you see yourself after 5 years from now and what is your ultimate goal?

To be known as a good writer

What is there in your wish list?

Confidential

Any memory which you would like to share to the world?

My association with famous writers of Bengal during 1960 to1980

What’s one thing that make you different from your peers?

I prefer to write in simple language and not using hard words and long descriptions.

What are your hobbies and how do you balance your profession/studies with your hobbies? 

Photography – occasionally.

What are your writing tips for your peers? Do you have any advice for aspirants of writing contests?

Use experience whatever one sees everyday in life should be ones story plot.

What would you like to do your bit for the society?

For society, I always like to help in any way, I get a chance.

Do you think participating in monomousumi contest helped you in anyway?

Yes. It helps

Anything other you wish to share

My experience during a long period starting from Second World War till to-day.

Your thought on “Essay

How are Essay Contest important for improving writing skill. CONTEST is a word generally used for comparison of skill between two or more persons about some sort of creativity, they are involved in, may be It is true that winning a prize is a big inspiration, but this does not specify how much the work has been appreciated, be it Arts, Literature, Drama, Music, Dance or even games. Every contest is associated with a prize and/or certificate. According to me APPRECIATION of the work is much more important than winning a prize or a certificate. By reading an essay if the reader exclaims “What a great job” is much more important than winning a Medal. As for example, while seeing a Drama if the acting of an Actor is clapped by the audience, it is much more than winning a Medal. In this context there is a story. Years back a Drama was being performed in Kolkata named “NIL DORPON” about the torture of English managers. An actor acting the part of the Englishman acted so nicely that Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, sitting there, through his chappals at the Actor. The Actor put the chappal on his head and said, “This is the best prize I have ever won.” This is appreciation. Coming back to Essay Writing, the same thing is applicable. By this I do not mean to say Contest is useless. Contest is definitely necessary to inspire the writer for better writing. But again according to me for a contest or we can say selecting a better creator, subject matter should not be specified. The subject should be left to the writer.That will give him/her a chance for wider imaginations, which is a big factor for creative writing. As for example, if students of a primary class are asked to write an essay on COW, everybody will be writing almost the same thing may be a little different in using language. But if the subject is left to them, they can use their imaginations and somebody will write about sky, somebody river or somebody may even about his/her family. There will be ample scope for imagination and the examiner can justifiably judge which one is the best. That is the reason, I feel contest is to be for subjects chosen by the writers and not to be specified, As a writer I feel imagination is a great factor, Writing skill is increased through imagination. All the same I fully agree that CONTEST is an important factor for improving writing skills because no doubt that it is an INSPIRATION.

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