Simon Peter Debbarma

Student of History, Desire Machine Collective
Guwahati, India

About Simon Peter

Bio

I was born in Silchar, India on the 26th of September, 1995. I lived 13 years in Silchar doing lots of fun things. Watching cartoon on TV was apparently a huge part of it. I took a large interest in reading and reading books was a part of my daily life. Science was my life motivation. I wanted a career in science and I took part in every science fair ,competitions,aptitude tests, quizzes that I could take. My dreams varied from physicist to astronaut to a pilot in the air force. As a little kid, I once wanted to drive buses cause it looked cool to me (lol). I moved to West Bengal when I was almost 14 and thats where my home is now. I spent two years in West Bengal where I was faced with new challenges in life, I also took to debating in school, at competitions and online. 2 years later I moved back to the outskirts of Silchar where I graduated grade 10 after 2 years. It was there that I had a lot of new experiences that were awesome - no regrets! woohoo. A year later, I had wasted a year studying science in Junior year of high school. As it turned out, I was no more interested in a career in science. A job behind a desk bored the hell out of me. My mind understood things I never did before and I realized that I was going into a path of life I would regret later. Instead of wasting my entire life, I decided to change tracks. I wanted an adventurous, creative and hands-on job or career. The junior year was also where I discover my love for social change and love for music. I started my own organization, although I have no official members as of such and I also started being a DJ and Dance Music Producer. There was no convincing way of changing tracks now, so i successfully planned and failed out of grade 11 science. As of now, I'm planning my moves as the Founder of PITBAF- People's initiative To Bring A Future and as a Music Producer. Life seems to be getting better as I see myself closer to my dreams and I have that feeling where I know that I can do something in life. And I'm currently studying my final 2 years of high school in Cotton College, Guwahati, pursuing the Arts stream. Well, as for the future, I know there's a lot in store for me and I will grab my opportunities and shine.

Areas of Expertise

Electronic Dance Music, Education & Development, Social Entrepreneurship

I'm passionate about

Music, Filmmaking, Art, Photography & any other creative fields. Love to read&learn history. physics & chemistry during free time. Very passionate about bringing change to my community.

Talk to me about

Anything, and I mean, anything! If I don't know about a subject, i'm always open to learning about them. Life provides so much for granted, which we often neglect a lot.

People don't know I'm good at

>>> Producing electronic dance music /// Leading a movement, event, or program /// Bringing change in others life /// Counselling /// Solving anything related to computers /// Cooking anything

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Simon Peter Debbarma
Posted 12 months ago
Sixteen & Modeling
Innocence? being a model and being good at it does not imply to lost innocence. Can you tell me which teenager is a innocent person that is not aware of stuff.. Most teens have sex before 16. Its quite the norm and that norm is not going anywhere. You might nt like it but thats how it is. Also, age is just a number. Most of us teens become adults in out minds before we come of age. We are far more advanced than previous generation teens and thats how we are.
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Simon Peter Debbarma
Posted 12 months ago
Sixteen & Modeling
You could look at it in two ways: 1. A child under 18 who is being promoted in a "sexual" manner; which is because people under 18 are soo called 'immature'. 2. A young adult who is doing what she likes and does it well. I personally would go with option 2. Its her life and her decision to model and the media might have used a wrong set of words which provoke various thoughts, I say we are no one to judge her. Its the perspective in which we choose to think about her. Make that right and the world is a happier place. Also she's 16 and she might have looked seductive, so what? My ex last year was 16 (i'm still 17) and she used to wear super sexy clothes and i don't think anyone should be judged on it or by the words of someone else. You feel uncomfortable because most people presume anything seductive or whatever for people below 18/21 is wrong as you know it can be considered as CP or maybe because its social convention that a young person should be modest in looks and appearences. Anyway, the person we are talkin about here is a model, what do you expect?
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Simon Peter Debbarma
Posted 12 months ago
What do you think Bollywood is doing to world culture?
In my opinion, Bollywood is not something I would choose over any other kind of movies. I find it highly detrimental and having a monotonous feel. I bet 99% of Indian movies are musicals and how is musicals fun to watch, it just makes no sense. You know exactly what I'm talking about. And every movie focuses on love and relationships, i mean, how can anyone be satisfied watching the same story in a difference scene/situation everytime. Its weird. Bollywood is also why independent artists and musicians do not it gold in India. Not everyone wants to sing for the big screen. Some prefer being like normal artists creating their own music and getting famous which is not always readily available for artists in India which is why most musicians fail in getting where they wanna be. Finally, I want to say that I don't hate bollywood and its not like I don't like any bolly films. I do like some movies and some songs but that happens rarely but 'hate Bollywood' is the word I would have used if you had asked me that in person. In regards to what it does to World Culture, I'm not really sure about it in respect to the masses but tbh, none of my friends in abroad or in India like Bollywood. So technically, it has no effect whatsoever.
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Simon Peter Debbarma
Posted about 1 year ago
Why is art (or artistically creative fields) often not taken seriously?
I'm glad that as an Indian you see my dilemma but u ask, why i should bother? Well because its worth bothering about. If you question in similar manner to each and everything I doubt u will find an answer for everything. Does it not make you happy when you see others happy? Being happy is not only something temporary, Each and every person has and needs the right to be happy his/her own life. Its how we build a community, its how we make things happen, its how we in return live happy. If someone is talented to do stuff and then does not get encouraged or appreciated then eventually becomes an unhappy person.he might get over it but it leaves a dent. Every person must use his talent to give back something to the world or just to satisfy himself. Thats how a person stays happy, doing what he likes even if its not accepted by everyone, even if he does it part-time. I'm guessing you are a christian and in the Bible, it tells us to use our talents. So now ask me again why I should bother about this?
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Simon Peter Debbarma
Posted about 1 year ago
Can racism truly be eliminated?
In my opinion, Racist jokes are done between friends and whatever, we laugh it off together and then forget about it. No one holds a grudge against it generally as it was purely a joke. I make racist comments with my black friends, asian friends, Indian friends and whatever but its not wrong as we as humans make even worse jokes occasionally. Its fun, not hurtful. These are generally stereotypes and its funny just because the stereotypes are funny. What we should be tackling is the injustice done racially not the light jokes/humor. I'm not supporting racism, I'm just saying the truth as we all have done small jokes and laughed about it. Don't deny that. We have all made small racist jokes and not known it. Anyway, what should stop is these: 1. Racial Injustice to members of other races. 2. Racist jokes in public and to unknown people.
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Simon Peter Debbarma
Posted about 1 year ago
Why is it that classical music is now ignored by the majority of society?
Do you know how many people HATE JB, lil W, gaga and nicki??? Everyone know they are shit but just because of some reasons their music is widely spread so they are at the top now. JB is primarily because he is a talented kid but now is a major douche and its only young teen girls that like him. Lil Wayne is famous because he is a douche too. gaga is famous because she is unique and weird. nicki is just BS. Its crazy how mainstream music is shit. Everyone is suddently soo stupid.