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Abode of goddess, den of vice

When I went to Kalighat temple recently, I was hounded by the pandas the minute I stepped out of the taxi. In fact, one told me that he would not offer my sweets to the goddess unless I gave him money. It’s sad how this place of worship has become a place of business. Manoj Jhawar, Howrah.

Unsporting rule

Recently, a well-known missionary school in south Calcutta organised its sports day in another school, for want of space on its own grounds. However, some students were ‘compelled’ to report at 6.30 am, and told not to wear any woollens. When they fall ill, the authorities will demand a medical certificate explaining the cause of absence. Name & address withheld
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