The future I want


Babet Sten’s “(Not) The Future That I Want” (ST Nov 14, 2015) triggers me to think about what I really want the future of our children in particular, mankind in general and the world as a whole to be like: I want no stomach to go hungry. I want every soul to be clothed. I want every person to have a roof above his/her head to shield him/her from the heat and cold. I want safe drinking water for all. I want proper health care for all. I want quality education for our children in spirit and in action ; not only on paper. I want job opportunities for all. I want a clean and healthy environment to breathe in. I want every girl and every woman to be safe. I want a future with no threats of terrorism. I want a future free from violence. I want a future with no division between the haves and the have not’s. I want a corruption free world. I want a clean government. I want conscientious minds. The list is endless and these are just some of the basic opportunities I crave for the future. Can we at least attempt to have a few of them?

Yours etc.,

Jenniefer Dkhar,

Via emai

The Paris terror attacks


The inhuman terrorist attacks in Paris and huge loss of precious lives remind us once again of the horrors of the New York 9-11 incident in US; and more to the nightmares of the 26-11 massacre of innocent lives in Mumbai. We need to introspect why as a modern human society instead of progressing forward we are gradually returning to the dark, medieval ages of barbaric killings of innocent fellow citizens across the globe. The heinous incident is also an important message to all that no place on earth is now safe from the attacks of fundamentalists and that the French intelligence network failed miserably in preventing such unprecedented attacks just like in other parts of the world. It is important for each one of us to come out to the streets and stand united against such deadly, inhuman and condemnable attack on defenseless ordinary citizens and to register our strongest protest in the loudest voice against global terror and violence all across the globe. At the same time we should remember not to jump to conclusions and take similar actions for the purpose of retaliation from the perspective of jingoistic nationalism. It is important to remember what Mahatma Gandhi preached to us all when he humbly suggested that “an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind”.

Yours etc.,

Saikat Kumar Basu Lethbridge

AB Canada T1J 4B3

TMB CEO’s ouster


I read the Press statement issued by the CEO, TMB, Tura published in your esteemed daily under the caption “Demand for outster of Municipal CEO, TMB, Tura politically motivated” (ST Nov 6, 2015) His statement is totally incorrect and baseless. It is a fact that the CEO, TMB, Tura had let loose his tyrannical engine of oppression towards the business community of Tura irrespective of caste and creed. The show cause notice issued to businessmen and the shop keepers is fearsome and threatening in its purpose and intent. The illegal direction to file affidavits after submission of show-cause statements by the traders and shopkeepers extracted a heavy cost both financially and mentally from the business community and members and their families. The direction of the CEO, TMB, Tura to the traders and shopkeepers of Tura is illegal and unwarranted. This naked truth cannot be changed by distortion or simple denial. Over and above I, for one, feel that the tyrannical and rude actions of the CEO, is a great blow to the State Government because 10-15 days prior to the GHADC elections the CEO created such problems and inadvertently created among the citizens of Tura an aversion for the ruling party. There is no truth in the press statement issued by the CEO. The demand of the Tura traders and citizens of Tura is legitimate and based on genuine displeasure against the acts of omission and commission of the CEO, TMB.

Yours etc.,

P. R. Marak,

New Tura

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