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Anti-CAA Protest In Assam Hasn't Come From Out Of The Blue

Anti-CAA Protest In Assam Hasn't Come From Out Of The Blue Tyres were being burned to protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill at Bengenakhowa Chariali, Golaghat (12 December 2019; 4:27pm). By Mithu Das   January 03, 2020 Since Citizenship Amendment Bill has been tabled in the Union Cabinet meeting, All Assam Students' Union has started protesting agaisnt it, for it doesn't meet Assam Accord. Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Assam bandh was continued for the third consecutive day in my hometown Golaghat. At around 10:30am, I was riding my

The Death of Shakyamuni

The Death of Shakyamuni The Death of the Buddha. By Mithu Das   November 13, 2019 Before he died, the last message Shakyamuni Buddha gave his disciples was: "Be a torch unto yourselves". It was December, 482 BC(?), Shakyamuni or the Buddha—who was eighty years old then—was en rout to Kuśināra (present-day Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, India). He was accompanied by Ananda, his first cousin and a close companion, and several other disciples. In the late December, they crossed the Ganges river and arrived at a village called Bail

A Bike Ride From Golaghat To Furkating

A Bike Ride From Golaghat To Furkating A boy enjoying riding his bicycle on Golaghat-Furkating Road, near Tetelital. By Mithu Das   October 30, 2019 Riding a bicycle from Golaghat to Furkating can be pretty exciting, especially on Sunday afternoons in October. It can be pretty exciting because the roadway connecting the two places is a single roadway on which traffic move from both directions. There is no separate lane for bicyclists or pedestrians. Accidents are inevitable if one should not careful with their driving or biking. It was the Sunday bef

Do You Believe In God, sir/madam?

Do You Believe in God, sir/madam? The letter Tony Blair sent us from 10 Downing Street. By Mithu Das   May 06, 2019 From 1996 to 1998—I was a young adult at the time—I had been sending letters to a dozen of famous people, asking them three questions about God and the meaning of human life. Those who responded were Mr. Tony Blair, Dr. Bhabendra Nath Saikia, Mr. Bittu Shagal, Sister Nirmala Joshi, Nirupoma Borgohain, Dr. Dinesh Chandra Goswami and Santanoo Tamuly. My three questions were: (1) Do you believe in God? (2) What is the meaning of life? and (3) How a human