Xudhakantha and Nobel Prize
This year's Nobel Prize for literature was awarded to Bob Dylan of America by the Swedish Academy. The controversy centering on the awarding of the prize to someone connected with music and literature was turned down by the Academy. It was Dylan's poetic talents superbly blended with the music of America that brought about a revolution not only in America but also in most parts of the world. Rabindrath Tagore was the first Indian to receive the Nobel Prize in 1913 for literature. Satyendra th Tagore, the nephew of Rabindrath Tagore, was the first ICS among the Indians. He translated most of the works of Rabindrath Tagore into English and, thereafter, only his me and fame spread far and wide. After the death of our beloved Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, at one point of time, BBC announced that the song 'Manuhe Manuhar Babe' (Bangla version) was the best song of the century (Satikar Sarbashrestha gaan). We wish our beloved Xudhakantha was born in some western country; there would have been a fair chance of his receiving the Nobel Prize. Is it his misfortune that he was born in Assam? It is for the people of Assam to decide.
Demonetization of currency
I would like to thank Prime Minister randraModiji for his secret mission of the surprise demonetization of currency notes of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 from the midnight of November 8, 2016. The main objective behind the step is to reduce black money, curbing generations of fake money, reduction of corrupt practice and assault on terror fincing. It is the boldest attempt ever made in the country since independence. He stood against the corrupt people, black money holders etc. However, after demonetization of the currencies, from November 8 to 10, the general people, especially the local vendors, thelawalas, Sabjiwalas etc, are affected as they don’t have 100 rupee notes with them. It has also been heard that 1000 rupees will be completely banned. Will there be 100 rupee notes available in ATMs to exchange against 2000 rupees? As earlier, there was a huge scarcity of 100 rupee notes especially in SBI ATMs. I would also like to ask if this denomition process can completely stop the evil activities in addition to curbing black money.