Where is Hagrama? Letters to The Editor

Since the declaration of the Assembly poll results, the former BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary seems to be missing from public life.
Where is Hagrama? Letters to The Editor

Where is Hagrama?

Since the declaration of the Assembly poll results, the former BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary seems to be missing from public life. He was the unconquered king of BTC when he ruled BTAD with impunity in alliance with the then ruling party at Dispur. Every time with his sharp political calculations he sided with the winning party but last time he ran out of fortune. Deciding to board a sinking ship he and his party BPF was decimated in the polls. This time Himanta Biswa Sarma factor outsmart him and there he made the biggest blunder of joining the Mahajoot led by the Congress. Since then he is keeping a low profile but with the by-elections due in the coming months it will be interesting to see his moves. As of now he and his party are loners with no takers. If he is again routed this time, it can be concluded that his political innings in BTC in general and Assam, in particular, is as good as over.

Dr Ashim Chowdhury,



We all complain about the use of harmful pesticides and insecticides which the farmers use to grow vegetables and fruits. But we never take the initiatives to grow some of these things in our compounds. In urban areas, people give excuses for lack of space. We can grow vegetables or fruits which do not take much space, like banana trees, papaya trees, lemon trees or leafy vegetables like spinach, mustard greens, fish mint etc. That way we will not only enjoy home-fresh things but also save a lot of money. And people who do not have enough land can think of terrace gardening which is now taken up in metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Delhi. Now as we are spending more time indoors gardening can be a wonderful way to spend our downtime.

Noopur Baruah,


Fall from grace

Sushil Kumar, the most decorated sportsperson with two Olympic medals is now logged in Tihar jail. The bronze medalist in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and silver medalist in the 2012 London Olympics in freestyle wrestling is a glaring example of a fall from grace. He was a medal contender again in the Rio games but injury kept him from regaining full fitness resulting in him missing the Olympics and probably one more metal slipped out of India's kitty. Wrestlers and boxers are known to be aggressive but in Sushil Kumar's case, his over-aggression has landed him in jail. He hit a fellow wrestler in a fit rage of anger over a petty issue that caused instant death. He could have been an asset for Indian sports but his misdeeds resulted in wastage of talent. People like Leander Paes (Bronze, Tennis, Atlanta), Karnam Malleswari ( Bronze, Weightlifting, Sydney),

Rajyavardhan Singh (Silver, Shooting, Athens), Abhinav Bindra (Gold, Shooting, Beijing), Vijendra Singh (Bronze, Boxing, London), Vijay Kumar (Silver, Shooting, London), Mary Kom (Bronze, Boxing, London), Saina Nehwal (Bronze, Badminton, London), PV Sindhu (Silver, Badminton, Rio), Gagan Narang (Bronze, Shooting, 2012), Yogeshwar Dutt (Bronze, Wrestling, 2012) and Sakshi Malik (Bronze, Wrestling, 2016) are jewels of Indian sports. These above-mentioned persons should be involved in their respective fields so that India's list of Olympic medalists grows longer.

Spondon Hazuri,

Biswanath Chariali.

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