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A Tyranny of Hooch

A Tyranny of Hooch The recent hooch tragedy that struck Assam, in which died about 170 people, has put the State on near the top of all deadliest hooch tragedies in India. A mass funeral of the victims of hooch was taken place in Halmira field on the bank of the Dhansiri river on 23rd February, 2019. By Mithu Das   April 10, 2019 It was Thursday, February 21, 2019. The dusk had just fell over the lines of labourer houses at Halmira Tea Estate, Golaghat. The labourers, after finishing their daily work at the tea garden, came home tired and, some of them, like an

The Donkey Who Inspires Us

The Donkey Who Inspires Us Image courtesy: VectorStock. By Mithu Das   February 18, 2019 Shake it off, take a step up! The Donkey I suppose you have to live in a place where people are usually measured by their wealth. Now, if you are poor and live in a hut and your goal in life is to become a writer, but every now and then you have to suffer the taunts of the people, what will you do? We know you are determined to achieve your goal. You work hard day after day, week after week, month after month. And, you are well aware of this fact that

Schopenhauer’s Views on Idea of Will, and Death

Schopenhauer’s Views on Idea of Will, and Death Arthur Schopenhauer. Credits: By Mithu Das   January 27, 2019 Life swings like a pendulum to and fro between pain and boredom. Arthur Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher who was born in Gdańsk, Poland, in 1788. He is known to be a philosopher of pessimism (an opinion that bad things will happen). He had written many essays and books on philosophy. However, he had hardly been garnered for his works during his life. Besides philosophy, Schopenhau

Durga Puja at Bokajan

Durga Puja at Bokajan Although Bokajan is relatively a small town, it attracts a large number of people at Durga Puja. A pandit performing Aarti at Durga Puja, Bokajan. By Mithu Das   October 24, 2018 I had been thinking to visit Bokajan on Durga Puja festival for a long time. Actually, I wanted to write a blog on Durga Puja at Bokajan like I’d written this one in 2017. So, after spending the first two days of puja at home, in Golaghat town—eating and sleeping and listening to music—the third day, on Navami, I called my brother-in-law who lives at Bokajan.