Fastest man on earth
In the just concluded Olympics in London, Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the gold in both 100 and 200 meters races. By winning the shorter distance in 9.63 seconds, he also became the fastest man on earth. Over the years, man has developed increasingly faster machines which can travel on land, water, sky and the space; there seems to be no limit for the speed of machines that man can develop in the future. But what about a human being? How much faster can he run? “Everyone has been talking about 9.4 all season,” Bolt told CNN in an interview last month. “If it’s possible I am the one.” Living up to the expectations, he had already lowered the time to 9.58 seconds at the 2009 World Championships.
It is interesting to browse about the progression in the timings of this race. As per the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) records available in the Wikipedia, it has progressed from 10.6 in 1912 to 10 seconds in the 1960s. The 10 second barrier was first broken by the American athlete Jim Hynes in 1968 in the Olympics held in the Mexico City. Since then many athletes around the world have run the race in sub 10 seconds. But so far, no Indian has been able to cross the 10 second barrier in 100 meters race.
H K Borah,
The Guwahati High Court’s order to close wine shops and bars including bars and pubs in clubs, resturants, lounge bars and hotels situated within a radius of 500 meters of educational institutions,hospitals, dispensaries and nurshing homes, religious institutions and judicial courts, is a praiseworthy decision and it is highly welcome. Now it is up to the execution agency as to how much they are serious in implementing the orders of the court. I would like to request the Guwahati district authority (Metro) to implement the orders in letter and spirit and never show any laxity for the same notwithstanding any obstacle and influence. Because several incidence of violence and crime and accidents which were fatal have occurred particularly among the young generation due to alcohol abuse.
Bamgaon, Biswanath Chariali,
The recent violence in Mumbai, an aftermath of the BTAD disturbance is a strong pointer of jehadi threat to genuine Indian citizens. This is only because of weak kneed policy of the so called secular UPA government at the centre, whose constant appeasement policy to a particular religious community due to reasons best known to all Indians. Two dreaded jehadi terrorists namely Afzal Guru and Kasav who slaughtered many innocent Indians are still enjoying the nation’s free hospitality at the cost of the nation’s exchequer. The very word secular exists only in our system which in fact made India a punching bag and a safe haven for all jehadi elements across the globe.
We, the bonafide indigenious populance of the entire Northeast India are the worst sufferers, who are living in relief camps in their own homeland.
Dr. Ashim Chowdhury,