Indians are gradually waking up to the reality that there are games other than cricket in this country that could be as fasciting, if not better. The immense popularity of badminton as a sport appears to have attracted many a youngster into its fold and now boasts of a players’ roster that could do any tion proud. With Sai, Sindhu, Kashyap and K Srikanth’s intertiol exploits continuing unhindered, India appears to be fast becoming a domint presence in world badminton. It is not as if the game was not played in India earlier. But then this has been the story with almost all sports, except cricket of course. It is time our sporting federations found ways to ensure that public adulation is not only reserved for cricket. After the astounding success of the Indian Premier League, various other sporting associations too have introduced the league format, and with soaring popularity. The popularity of any sport brings in commercial involvement, which in turn guarantees the participation of big mes. Indian sport is in for a grand rejuvetion.
India and World Badminton
Satish Kumar Sarma,
Kalayanpur, Biswath Chariali.
As reported by your esteemed daily on February 26, many parts of Guwahati are facing immense hardships due to acute water scarcity. It is not like Guwahati is a parched piece of land. It is situated bang on the bank of the mighty Brahmaputra and yet suffers from water woes. This must sound ridiculous to the residents of any other city of India or abroad where water magement is such that people do not have to suffer despite some of such cities being on parched lands.
Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) must do something meaningful immediately so that the water woes of the city are addressed. This city is showcased as the gateway to ASEAN under the Look Act Policy. The State government recently invited investors to the city. But here we have a terrible city face!