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Thursday , January 20 , 2011
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Chill city

In response to the question: “Is this the coldest winter you’ve experienced? Do you want Calcutta to be as cold as Delhi?”, January 12, I would definitely like to taste a Delhi-like chill in Calcutta. This is the coldest winter I have experienced in the city and am looking forward to lower temperatures!

Aamir Lokhandwala,
Park Circus

This is the coldest winter I have come across in the city. The chilly wind, biting cold and dense fog have created an exciting ambience.

Though the elderly and the poor abhor such weather, children and youngsters are enjoying this sudden drop in the mercury. If Calcutta becomes as cold as Delhi, it would be a novel experience.

Chaiti Banerjee,
Address not given

lI would like to enjoy winter as they do in Delhi. It would be a great experience and more fun if we get snowfall during winter in Calcutta. Winter rocks!

Nabhajit Bardhan,
Address not given

Yes, I want Calcutta to be as cold as Delhi. The rate at which the temperature is dipping in the city, having a sub-10 degree Celsius chill for a prolonged period is quite possible.

Danish Sultan,
Address not given

This is one of the coldest winters in the city. I wonder if global warming is behind this chilly climate. Calcutta is supposed to have moderate summers and winters unlike Delhi that has a continental type of climate with very hot summers and very cold winters.

If winter in Calcutta becomes like that in Delhi, I fear its summer temperature might also rise. I am sure most Calcuttans would not prefer that. So, I feel winter in Calcutta should remain mild and enjoyable as it is at present.

Sohini Mitra,

Mamata’s PR skills

Regarding the report “Enter, Mamata the movie reviewer”, December 29, Mamata Banerjee has not only become a seasoned politician but an expert at public relations too.

The Trinamul Congress chief inaugurated the International Film Festival of India in Goa, we find her at college dinners and now she is reviewing Bengali movies! All these actions are bound to make her more popular. Such an image-building exercise was never undertaken by Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

A.S. Mehta,
New Alipore

Starry peeve at airport

I am a frequent flier in the domestic circuit. At the domestic terminal at Calcutta airport, often I see Tollywood stars being given special treatment. While general passengers have to wait for hours, film personalities are allowed to bypass queues (“What horrors at the airport have you faced?”, December 20).

Debayan Mitra,
Address not given

Monitor menace

The auto-emission monitoring committee has been napping since long. (Emission panel meet on ban, January 6)?

Banned autorickshaws still ply in Mahestala. I have not seen a single LPG autorickshaw in and around the area.

There is no dearth of laws to check such a menace. It is the lack of implementation that needs to be addressed. The lackadaisical attitude of the authorities should be highlighted and the panel members should be punished.

Alok Pal,
Auckland Place

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