BM org: Hi Vishal. Stud what’s up with your long hair?
Vishal: Chopped off. Delhi’s weather!
BM Org: Too bad. Tell us something about you?
V: I am simple guy. I come from a very bonded family. Right now Iam pursuing my Management course in Delhi. Might pursue a career where I can use my creativity. Media or Advertising.
BM org: You have a band right?
V: Yep. You heard it right.
BM org: What do you call it?
V: Jam Station. Jaan, Sudarshan, Tapan and I form the band.
We don’t have a genre as such. But yeah we play hard rock. Iam also into a bit of Blues these days.
BM org: Kewl. Tell us which bands inspire you?
V: Dream Theater, Iron Maiden.
BM org: But if I am right, weren’t you in Adare Mringal doing ala Bollywood act, you know sing and dancing around? Don’t you think that act and doing a rock act are two and TOO different things? Isn’t it a bit too conflicting?
V: (Laughs finally). I was scared of that question. But anyways, see I did the film because of two reasons. One, I am already in the music scene for the last 7-8 years. So guessed, if Bon Jovi could do, so could I. (LOL). You can say it was an experiment.
Second, you know it’s a Bishnupriya Manipuri film! I wanted to be a part of it. Yeah, just for the heck of it you can say.
BM org: Do you regret it?
V: Absolutely not. I am proud of Adare Mringal.Its the first commercial Bishnupriya Manipuri film.
BM org: Have your friends ever accused you of throwing attitude?
V: Never. As I said, I am a simple guy. In fact a bit orthodox. I respect all.
BM org: Ok now the most important part of this interview! Let’s check your BMQ.
V: Sure. But what’s BMQ?
BM org: We call it the Bishnupriya Manipuri Quotient. Here we go.
What would you do if you were made the President of the Mahasabha for a single day?
V: Gawd! Honestly did not expect this. Probably I would invite all of you for a Bandara!
BM org: What’s your favorite Bishnupriya Manipuri dish apart from Paltoi?
V: Paltoi has to be there. But yeah I love Naniyar Hou with Khatolor athi.
BM org: What would you call those Bishnupriya Manipuris who don’t speak the language at home? In one word Vishal….
BM org: Phew! Who is Kalashena?
V: The greatest Bishnupriya Manipuri Ishalpa.
BM org: Very kewl…Name a famous Daakula.
V: Dola Moni from Chenkuri.
BM org: Do you know your gaang? (Village)
V: Of course, Tangalokei, Khalopar, Patherkandi!
BM org: Awesome Vishal! Any suggestions for www.bishnupriyamanipuri.org. Did you click?
V: Oh yeah. Feels damn good. It can be more colorful. Can we have a section on rock music?
BM org: Thanks and congrats for being BM org’s first BM Dude of the Week! We’ll think about that Rock section. Keep your fingers crossed. And yeah we will do an interview with the entire Jam Station gang too.
Vishal is the lead vocalist of the rock band, Jam Station. A regular head banger with several gigs into his kitty, his cool quotient coupled with his good BMQ makes Vishal Sinha our unanimous pick for www.bishnupriyamanipuri.org’s first BM Dude of the Week!
Watch out this space for the next BM Dude/ Dudette of the Week.You might be the next.