Monday, December 23, 2002
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Since 1st March, 1999
> The Calcutta Column
Abode of goddess, den of vice
When I went to Kalighat temple recently, I was hounded by the
s 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.
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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