Sector Highlights Manufacturing of semiconductors could be established as a stand alone industry. Bangladesh is going to be one of the largest cell-phone markets in South Asia. The home appliance market in Bangladesh is growing rapidly.
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Click on ' What sort of person am I? Mercifully it was an Airbus A and not one of those cramped and noisy little Boeing s of yore.
Strangely enough — and I could be mistaken, my memories being twenty years old — even this aeroplane seemed rather small. It was clean and well-served, but these days on these low-cost airlines the seating is quite cramped, and the stewardesses have been reduced to salesgirls.
Not that they have much to sell except a few grossly overpriced snacks and juices. Anyway, the flight was so short that it was over almost as soon as it had started. It was a cloudy day, so though we got a fine view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks before landing at Guwahati, we missed the lovely sight of the Brahmaputra that I remembered from the last time.
The road to Shillong is little more than a hundred kilometres, and the scenery is picturesque, though not as formidably grand as in the western Himalayas.
But it is horribly congested, and though the widening project is visibly underway making the trip very dustyit took us all of six hours to reach Shillong, when it should have taken little more than three. Our hotel was, as always, decent though not fancy, but with all mod cons. That first night was pretty chilly.
The next day we made a sightseeing tour of the town. The whole city was in holiday mood. Most traders here are Marwaris, most tourists Bengalis, and the locals, the majority being of the Khasi tribe, seem to care little for work and a great deal for drink and revelry.
It was good to see that these places are well-tended and guarded, and they help to earn the municipality a pretty penny. The Beadon and Bishop Falls were off-limits, because we were warned against rowdies who haunt those far-flung locations.
On the 26th we drove to Cherrapunjee locally called Sohra and back. Lovely drive, with some more picturesque waterfalls though, of course, if you want to see them in their full fury you must come during the monsoonsand the long stretches of heather and gorse on the low undulating hills quite justified the sobriquet of Scotland of the East.
Along the way we stopped off at several viewpoints, including one from where you could look down at the plains of Bangladesh, and imagine the great ocean of dark rainclouds rolling in from the sea during June to August, which go to make this the rainiest place on earth.
While my wife went shopping, my daughter and I walked for two hours around the town, since both of us enjoy walking, and have begun to agree that you cannot really see a place if you stay inside a car all the time. It gave us quite a few photo-ops and a keen appetite, among other things.
A large part of the town is under military occupation, it being the headquarters of both the Area Command of the Army and the Eastern Air Command, under a Lieutenant General and an Air Marshal respectively, no less. But the heavy military presence is largely responsible, I am sure, for keeping the town so clean and green.
One awful thing about this place is that the food is prohibitively expensive, especially anything in the line of fruits and vegetables, since everything has to be carried by truck from the plains, so I was told that the locals survive largely on meat, which is relatively cheap, especially pork.
Shillong is special for me because there used to be strong family connections.
The family fortune faded rapidly after his death inbut one of his daughters ran a primary school in her sprawling house where I visited almost forty years ago. Then the huge uprising of the natives began and went through the s, so that most Bengalis had to sell out to the locals and depart.
Now all history seems to have been wiped out. The drive back was just as slow as the first time round. The plus point was that we had a long panoramic view of Umiam Lake, aka Barapani.
The temperature rose rapidly as we came down, so that freezing inside the car was speedily replaced by cooking. En route we stopped off at the famed Kamakshya temple, though I hung back, not being half as religious-minded as my wife, preferring to enjoy the view from the balcony of a house right next to the temple complex.
Bureaucracy is equally cussed everywhere. The view of the lights of the city just before landing was the last bonus. Yesterday was spent visiting and adding a few more little touches to the new flat: And this morning we took a Volvo home… For photos, click on this link.
Four hours of the old year left.
I wish all my readers a very Happy New Year.Current Issues in Language Planning, 4(1), 1 – doi: / [Taylor & Francis Online] [Google Scholar] on the economic value of English).
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