For 2 days, I spent around couple of hours in front of him, watching the lack of incredulity of my fellow listeners. I didn’t observe a single person who tried to refute his model with logic! Instead, I watched most of them standing speechless in front of wrong reasoning and erroneous interpretation of certain well known scientific facts.
None stopped by to answer a harried Bong’s questions. Just then as a messiah an autodriver stopped by, asked,”kaha chalna hai saab?” and Hindi never sounded sweeter!
In his article John predicts that Foursquare will be either Facebook’s or Google’s before the year is over. Looks like his prediction will become true much quicker, what with the launch of Google Buzz. Only the predator is unlikely to be Google.
The project is being assisted by BESU and IIT, Kgp among others. Here is a small excerpt of a page in the site.
The place was used to test artillery shells and was an important strategic location during the Indo-Pak war of 1971.The place still has relics from the past-a decrepit 80 feet tall watchtower, bunkers, army residential places and the kaman-ghor. My uncle, who used to study at a school nearby, told, as a child on occasional days, he used to often hear the booming sounds of shells being tested.
To that my first reaction was that just as nothing eventually shattered the earth during the cold war between the US and the then USSR despite several severe posturing, similarly Google and China too will likely mend the common fence between them in their own ways, away from the media’s glare.
Many of the ills that plague today’s Bengal can be traced back to his days at the helm of affairs in the state. To mention a few are causing the industries to flee Bengal, stopping teaching of English in the primary classes, losing crucial first-mover advantage with regard to the use of computers, and so on.
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.
I got to see only brief glimpses of it on the TV, but the moment I came across this video below I decided I must have it here to share with my readers.
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.