What a comeback!
The king of tennis Roger Federer is back with a bang on tennis court after a layoff of six months. His dream run started with Australian Open where tennis pundits gave no chance to him and he surprised one and all by clinching the Men’s singles crown. It was his 18th title and first after 2012 Wimbledon crown. There are certainly few such fairy tale comebacks that too at an age of 35 years. Roger Federer followed his Australian Open success by winning the Miami Masters recently. Let us hope Roger creates more records and raise the bar. Salute to the true legend.
Dr Ashim Chowdhury,
Hindi songs during Bihu festival
Bihu is a culture of the Assamese people but now-a-days, it has become commercial, which is not a good sign for the Assamese culture. There has been a controversy for quite some time as to the singing of Hindi songs in Bihu functions during the days of Bihu festival. Some artistes sing Hindi songs during the days of Bihu ‘hurting’ the sentiment of some audience. I think, if the artiste is very much interested in singing Hindi songs during Bihu days, he may sing the translated version of Hindi songs in Assamese.
However, I request the artistes not to sing Hindi songs in Bihu functions at least during the days of Bihu, respecting the sentiment of some audience.
Brow-beating India, Chinese style
At a time when Chi is browbeating India warning with acrimonious and provocative words centering round the visit of the Dalai Lama, many mind-boggling questions keep disturbing us. Why at all Chi should brow-beat India on the slightest pretext? Is India so weak to swallow the humiliation? Recently, on the 14th convocation of the Tezpur University, our Governor Banwari Lal Purohit told the gathering that India is far behind Chi in respect of development and this sorry state of affairs is owing to corruption, scams surfaced during the long regime of the Congress at the Centre and in most of the States. BJP came to power with a promise to make India Congress-mukt. Among the promises of BJP, corruption free India was one. Of course, an intertiol survey suggests that corruption level in India since taking over the rein of administration by the BJP has come down. But still there are miles to go. We suggest drastic actions against corrupt officials that must include among others attaching their ill-got properties. Further, we note with concern that many corrupt political leaders of the Congress joined the BJP. Can leopard change its spots?