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Fading memory

Fading memory

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Fading memory

It is a tural phenomenon that with advancement of age, automatically fading of memory takes place which should be respected by one and all. This is the reason why people retire from service, business or any other post, except the so-called special breed of politicians. Of course, there are some exceptions with the likes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee who retired gracefully from the political domain. Now what about our hat-trick performing former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi? He refuses to retire from political field inspite of suffering from fading memory. Even in the last assembly election, the octogerian leader contested from his home town Titabor. The reason for such politicians, who have taken ‘hidden pledge’ of not retiring from politics, is nothing but lust and greed for power. In fact, with advancing age, coupled with fading memory, such veteran politicians become a laughing stock for the public. It is an appeal to ever-smiling Tarun Gogoi, please call it a day or else, the writing is very much there on the wall.

Lanu Dutta Chowdhury,

GNB Road, Guwahati.

Brahmaputra and its problems

I am thankful to you for taking up the matter of flood and erosion on the banks of Brahmaputra. I think that the mighty river Brahmaputra, as its me indicates, is the son of God Brahma. It is the pride of the people of Northeast to have such a mighty river on its soil with so many tributaries. During my childhood, this river was the best means of transport, saving the people from vehicular air pollution with many benefits. But unfortutely, with advancement, we started keeping it away from us without helping it to flow easily. Many studies indicate the huge sand accumulating in its belly, compelling it to flow on upper level, eroding and flooding new areas. So, all attempts are diverted to make it easy to flow without much obstacle in its way. Towns and adjacent bunches of villages should be saved through ring bunds making high bunds by sands from the river bed by strengthening with stone craters.

WR Shankar Prasad,

RK Bosu Road, Dhobi.

Pleasure trip at this hour!

It is wonder of all wonders that when our State is reeling under unprecedented flood, former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is on yet another pleasure trip to the US. Like his heydays at Dispur, where he used to call press conferences at the drop of a hat, the hat-trick performing Chief Minister once again addressed a press gathering prior to his departure where he in his usual style attacked the newly installed NDA government at Dispur, accusing the current dispensation of creating all problems. There is a common saying that when one’s home is made of glass, one should not throw stones at other’s home. This saying is right now very much applicable to Tarun Gogoi.

Dr Ashim Chowdhury,

Ambari, Guwahati-1.

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