It might seem a nightmare, but in reality all you need to know is how the system works when you apply for passports at the Passport Seva Kendras in various cities in India
If you thought that the good old bangali adda would only be complete in a roadside tea stall, think again. You can’t possibly walk past Wise Owl and not feel the urge to be a part of its ambient bonhomie
Kolkata is vivid as much in images as in real life. Much of what we see in the city everyday could be a photographer’s delight as she captures the moment in her lenses. Here is a collection of 5 incredible moments…that perhaps only Kolkata can offer.
When a fire destroys homes of some 450 people, only in Calcutta do people’s leaders stop fire tenders from reaching the site. When an ambulance is desperate to reach a hospital with a dying man in it, only in Calcutta, political activists stop it and think nothing of letting the sick man suffer or even die.
What is unique to Kolkata’s Durga Puja is the quest for creativity, the insatiable urge to create something new. And it is for this reason that I will always feel that Kolkata’s Durga Puja can perhaps never be paralleled.
That the city’s landmark icons have more or less remained the same over the past several decades is a roundabout indication of the city’s decay that amounts to its failure to build new.
This development is welcome for the sake of Bengal art, but then the question is how long the ‘interest’ will sustain. From what understands with a little interest in the subject, Bengal art is relatively cheaper and maybe – as Christie feels – unexplored to a large extent.
A total of Rs.402 crore is budgeted for cleaning just 25km of 88km, 10ft wide sewer. The total cost, money for which is not available yet, for cleaning all the brick sewers, replacing the century-old pumping stations, and cleaning the major canals is pegged at a whopping Rs.2200 crore.
It’s now that commerce peaks. It’s now that thousands of artisans, craftspeople, small merchants, and the like expect to make some money trading their wares, their skill, and above all their hard labor they had put up for this once-a-year grand festival.
Imagine what the city’s top news item today would be. No prize for guessing right though because the brouhaha over vehicle pollution has been all over us for quite some time. What makes the occasion memorable is that this is the first time in the state in a long, long time that the rule of […]