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Kolkata Photos | Saraswati Puja

2 Feb

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(Views from the roof of Landmark Book Store, Lord Sinha Road)

Will Rajarhat work?
The West Bengal government was planning to shift the largest wholesale market of the city from Burrabazar to upcoming Rajarhat in order to avoid traffic jams in the metropolis.
The city got another Railway Station ! To read the full report click here.

Finally Kolkata has another Railway Station? But what about developing the last two? When will we see modernisation of Railway Stations?
After Howrah and Sealdah, the city��s third passenger terminal in more than a century was today inaugurated at Chitpur in North Kolkata by Union Railway Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav, who also promised to look ����seriously���� into the West Bengal government��s demand for a fourth terminal at Majherhat. To read the full report click here.

Is the civic body finally heading in the right direction?
The Left Front controlled Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Wednesday sealed a Rs 17-crore deal with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) for an optic fibre backbone that will link all the 123 offices of the civic body and provide an interface for e-governance. To read the full report click here.

The Indo-Pak Test series 2006 is over. Pakistan won the series 0-1. Indian batsmen let the team down again as Pakistan bowlers pounced on them. Only Sourav looked to be in control before getting out to Razzaq. Yuvraj Sing scored a flamboyant century. To read about the full review of the Test Series at click here.
Sourav Ganguly is out of team for the ODI series againsta Pakistan. Hope he sticks around and gets back in the team for the England series.
Saraswati Devi
Tomorrow is Saraswati Puja. So no college! We celebrate the Puja at our home. So lot of work today arranging for the Puja.
(I installed Longhorn Transformation Pack and that transformed the look of my desktop considerably. Downloaded Yahoo! Widgets Engine and a Digital Clock with it to enhance the look of my desktop. Another widget helps me to tune in to the live streaming BBC Radio I and I am currently enjoying it. Downloaded Trillian, installed it and uninstalled it. Still working on the GSM CDMA presentation.)

Kolkata Book Fair | Sourav Ganguly

29 Jan

The 31st Kolkata Book Fair is going on at the Maidan Grounds..I have not yet got time to visit it this time…Last year I went to the Fair thrice! The main attraction to me is the atmosphere there.
Spain is the focal theme this year. And one more important thing is that this is going to be the last fair at the Maidan Grounds…From next year is to shift to somwhere near the EM Bypass.
(All fairs taking place on the Maidan Grounds will be shifted to new locations to protect the greenery.) I myself support this move but the new locations must be well connected or else Kolkata Book Fair will loose it’s charm. After all, the fair is an important event in the city’s calendar.

Visit the official Kolkata Book Fair website at

Sourav Ganguly is back in the third Indo-Pak Test match that has just started at Karachi. He has replaced Harbhajan Singh who went wicketeless in the last two Tests. India is off to a magical start. Pathan claimed a hattrick and Pakistan is at present reeling at 13/4. Earlier Dravid won the toss and elected to bat.
For Sourav, I think this is I think his final chance to prove his critics wrongs. Because even if he fails in a pitch where it is impossible to bat, his critics will bounce on him so hard I dont think he will be able to make a comeback….But knowing Sourav’s temperament he will take up the challenge. And if he is successful in this pitch he will silence his critics for some time atleast.
As far as I guess, he will be selected in the ODI series against Pakistan starting from February 6.

Classical Paintings

28 Jan

Examples of Classical Paintings :-

Ramananda Bandopadhyay Sirish Chandra Karmokar Jamini Roy
Courtesy : WBIDC

Princep Ghat, Kolkata

28 Jan

The photograph was taken by a Joy, a friend of mine.