Guwahati Adda: Can we abstain from stains?

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Can we abstain from stains?

Sidharth Bedi Varma | February 10, 2018 17:56 hrs

Three journalists are on a break from their grunt work. This is the conversation that follows...


Dhiren: Rajnigandha dia rey olop. Khau...
Niren: O gimme some too! Tulsi milai dibi!
Hiren: Dhet ro! Agote milabo tu de *starts shaking the packet vigorously *
Dhiren: Aah... Eiya khale he matha tu kaam koribo! *stuffs Rajnigandha inside his mouth* 
This blood colour makes blood flow to my brains. After this I have to file an article.
Niren: O moza! What are you writing about? 
Dhiren: Guwahati beautification drive. Guwahati is looking great after hosting Advantage Assam. 
Niren: Nice. What a positive story! Tumi ki likhisa Hiren?
Hiren: I’m following up a health report shared by the Ministry that puts Assam on better health indices. 
Niren: O very cool. While you’re at it maybe you can shed some light on sale of smokeless tobacco and rising cases of oral cancer in the state. I wonder if the government is ever going to take that seriously...


They all walk to the nearby paan dukan. One buys a packet of guthka, one spits out the Rajnigandha and one is fiddling with his phone, because there’s always that one guy...

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