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Brigadier (Retd) Thenphunga Sailo: Probably India's Oldest Legislator

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This morning I woke up late. After I was completely awake (read after shower), I browsed through a prominent daily of Assam. One of its pages, which reports only happenings from North East India, had this record news-"Brig Sailo bids adieu to active politics at 91".

As I read further, I found that 'Sailo was elected and served as chief minister of Mizoram twice and currently is a  member of the Mizoram Assembly.'

He made the announce to leave active politics in the Assembly on 24th July.He gave out a three-point formula for a bright future of the state, he requested his fellow MLAs to " have a party-less obsession with the development of the State, make the Assembly the headquarters in the fight against corruption and adhere to the traditional ethos of Tlawmngaihna, which represents the social ethics of honesty, transparency, justice and diligence."


The daily also reports that he is probably the country's oldest legislator and he could be also the worl…

Let's go to Kaziranga National Park: my idea of a perfect road trip

Here at Siliguri (West Bengal) it's hot and humid. Summer vacations are on. So we all college-going friends( Navin, Swetha, Kunal, Rimpi, Harshit, Sunaina and me) are few steps away from planning a summer trip to the famous Rhino habitat in Upper Assam.
So here is  my idea of a perfect road trip: Vroommm!!! says the new Innova…and seven friends of mine and me are ready for a trip to Kaziranga National Park in Assam. An approximately 621 KMs road trip.
Along the National Highway, we have planned that we would sing and play live music. Here is the list of 'who would do what?' Navin: Vocals Swetha: Vocals Kunal: Tabla Rimpi: Flute Harshit: Dhol Sunaina: Clapping Me: Clapping
We will be carrying the listed instruments in our car. We will arrange musical nights at dhabas and small hamlets along the way to our destination.
Our journey will start early in the morning from Siliguri Railway station's car parking area. We all shall come ready with some packed home-made food. Pa…

Internet for everyone: The technology to revolutionise the Internet is here

Many of you might have heard about the Google's latest initiative-the project loon. It is an idea about providing access to internet for all at an affordable cost.I feel that this is a brilliant idea. Imagine, when everyone get access to internet. Really, it will be a beginning of a new era, altogether.

Project loon is a network of technologically equipped balloons traveling on the edge of space. This is designed to provide internet access to rural and remote locations.

The project is currently under pilot phase in New Zealand's South Island.  30 balloons were launched and are being tested by a small group of pilot testers.The pilot testing experience will be analysed to make review the technology and make better for the next phase.

You can check out the official project page here.

And, yes, as an internet user, what is your views/opinions about this idea? do share it using the comment section.