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A Slice of China in India

Though Capitalism continues to dominate the Indian economy, the country has had its tryst with Socialism in the past and continues to experience the same in certain pockets despite a thinning percentage. My motive behind penning the above paragraph is to focus on the fragment of Chinese Culture that is still trying to preserve its identity in a country. India shares an elongated history with her neighbour China. Both the countries have close cultural and

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Krishna Janmashtami celebration all over the World

Krishna Janmashtami (Devanagari कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी kṛṣṇa janmāṣṭamī), also known as Krishnashtami, Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, Sree Jayanti or sometimes simply as Janmashtami, is an annual celebration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. The festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Shravan (August–September) in the Hindu calendar. Rasa lila, dramatic enactments of the life of

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Metro Systems In Delhi And Kolkata, A Lesson To Learn

Kolkata – The City of Joy, the eastern megametropolitan, the cultural capital of India. This is the rosy picture painted in the minds of some people still, when the hear the name of the city. Truly, Kolkata has some uniquely amazing features – it’s home to the second largest sports stadium in the world, the only existing tramway system in Asia, the largest museum in the continent and… the best metro system as declared in

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Weekend Break From Kolkata – Tajpur – 4

Tajpur has no dearth of options for adventure lovers either. Those who love water sports Tajpur is definitely the place to be. Established hotels in Tajpur organize adventure sports. You can choose from a variety of options such as coastal biking and trekking, kayaking, parasailing, rubber boar propelling and even water zorbing. Those who want to try something else, arrangements have been made for rock climbing as well. An artificial 35 foot high rock wall

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Weekend Break From Kolkata – Tajpur – 1

Located in East Midnapore, Tajpur is one of the latest entrants within the West Bengal tourism map. Around 170 kilometres from Kolkata, Tajpur is strategically positioned between Mandarmani and Shankarpur. The prime attraction of the location is its virgin sea beaches, pristine water and a dense forest of tamarisk trees. The area has a number of fisherman’s villages around. Within a kilometre of Tajpur, lies a beautiful lagoon. Another attraction of Tajpur happens to be the red crab! The

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A Gastronomical Journey of a Different Kind – II

Fish fry. The continental style of filleting fish was not known to Bengalis initially. It came as an influence of the British cuisine and lead to one of the famous street food of Kolkata, the Fish fry, bread crumb coated Bekti(Bhetki) fillets. Fish fry is my all time favourite. I can have them anytime…at breakfast to dinner. Just thinking of munching those soft fish  fillets with a crunchy bread crumb coating…brings a smile on my face. Fish fry is generally served with Kasundi, a

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A Gastronomical Journey of a Different Kind – I

Well my gastronomic tour to Kolkata started off with a homemade Bhapa Ilish. The hilsa slow cooked on steam with mustard paste, is a true delight to taste buds for any true Bengali food lover. Bhapa Ilish is a common delicacy in most Bengali household. Though with rising of prices of hilsa, it is becoming a far fetching delight, for the Hilsa loving Bengalis. The street food is the part that’s always on top priority

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In Pictures: Calcutta’s Fading Trams

Kolkata is the only city in India that still has trams. This year, the city’s tram service is celebrating its 150th Anniversary. However, over the last two decades, lack of investment, inadequate maintenance & a sharp fall in passengers have led to a decline in their status. The first tramway service in Kolkata was run between Sealdah and Armenian Ghat Street on 24 February 1873. The service was discontinued on 20 Nov. Again Metre-gauge horse-drawn tram tracks were

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