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.
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.
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.
Bridging Kolkata & Howrah – the 3 prides! [Image source] There are many expletives that can be hurled at Kolkata for its abysmal failure to protect human lives on the road, and for permitting the most lawless road transport that one could think of. But notwithstanding the pervading gloom that descends after every road accident […]
Not since the underground Metro did Bengal stand to receive so much from the Indian Railway. It’s stupendous by any standard, and what is a surprise is that not many from outside Bengal are wagging a finger at this shower of ‘gifts’ on Bengal. Nitpickers may argue where from so much money will come, the […]
If Chennai and Bangalore – sorry, Bengaluru – have the privilege of central government’s participation for the construction of Metro links, why should Kolkata be deprived of that? So inquired Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, the I&B minister at the center, in today’s Cabinet meeting in Delhi. The Cabinet approved the East-West Metro project by permitting formation […]
As someone whose better part of childhood was spent in Dhakuria, I know how important the arterial Raja Subodh Mullick Road cum Gariahat Road South is. It connects the hitherto southern suburbia with Ballygunge and beyond, the once landfall point to the south of this great city. Up to late 60s the urban life of […]
Sreeleathers must rank one among the few Bengali-owned enterprises that have thriving businesses. Cheap yet good leather footwear have remained the hallmark of the company. This perhaps is one reason why people do not mind waiting for hours on the footpath in queues leading to their Lindsay Street showroom during puja. Talking about their Lindsay […]
Don’t get alarmed! There is indeed a plan to convert the erstwhile Behala flying club to a full-fledged airport that can cater to small aircrafts. Apparently the cost of conversion is not much because a minimum infrastructure was already there. The runway is presently 3500 ft long, and needs an extension by 1000 ft, which […]
SK Birla owned Hindustan Motors, the makers of Ambassador cars, have fallen in bad times. The cars don’t sell, and no plan of turnaround is working. Can’t blame because the plans are presumably not designed to succeed. But then the HM owns a sprawling complex at Hindmotor which is located very attractively. As is the […]