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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Ramps: A mece


Construction of ramps on roads and in front of each newly constructed private or commercial house and building, constructed by the owner of the respective houses on Zakir Hussain Path and in some by-lanes of Mathuragar in Dispur, have rrowed down the existing already rrow roads.

This practice is being adopted by every house owner, whose houses are constructed with high plinth and very high from the existing roads of GMC and PWD, ignoring the trouble faceb by its nearby residents.

The GMC should demolish such ramps constructed on the footpaths and roads immediately, taking into consideration the inconveniences faced by the public.

Prasanta Baruah,

Zakir Hussain Path,

Mathuragar, Guwahati.


Humanity & brotherhood


There is a saying in Bengali that one does not need to press all grains of rice in the pot to assess whether it has been boiled sufficiently, rather pressing of a single grain will do the job.

Similarly, in the pot of humanity, there exist innumerable memorable comments and anecdotes revolving around great souls of the world. Without belittling the treasure trove of such enlightening thoughts, I prefer to pick a single ‘grain’ from that pot, which will reflect the ultimate essence of humanity in simplest of language comprehensible even to a little child.

A funeral procession passed by in front of the Prophet (PBUH) and he stood up. When he was told by the people that it was the coffin of a Jew, he said, “Was he not a human being?” (Reference:— Sahih Bukhari Volume 002, Book 023, Hadith Number 399).

Yes, this is the greatest and ultimate truth of human civilization. No glittering shopping malls, multiplexes, gigantic statues and towers, space mission, ‘enviable’ rate of economic growth, bullet trains or supersonic jets, missiles, IT revolution — but one and only humanity and brotherhood transcending all barriers of language, race, religion, caste, colour, politics, tiolity, sex and economy, that can act as the guarantor of world peace and its survival.

Kajal Chatterjee,

D-2/403 Peerless gar,

Kolkata-114.

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