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Since 1st March, 1999
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Calcutta Column

Disciplined, but only in sports

For the first time in my life, I went to see a match at Eden Gardens last month. It was the final of the TVS Cup between India and Australia. I was astonished how a crowd of one lakh plus could sit and watch a match in such a disciplined fashion. There were enough water pouches to be bought and enough counters to prevent long queues. Though India lost the match, the crowd sportingly appreciated the performances of the Aussies. While leaving the ground, it struck me that if we are capable of such smooth organisation, why is this discipline lacking in other facets of life'

Piyal Mukherjee, Lake Town.

Taxing wait

While depositing municipal taxes at south Dum Dum municipality at Nagerbazar, I found that the persons entrusted with the task of receving the money had not arrived even at 11 am. I had to wait to wait for another half hour, as a consequence of which I missed an important engagement. I appeal to the municipal authorities to take remedial action.

Rabindranath Kar, Sankar Ghosh Lane.

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