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Today I spent almost 1/2 the day at Land Registry office in #Kolkata. As someone who has spent career in process consulting the inefficiency and corruption is just appalling. First off the entire office takes you back by 500 years and it literally looked like a cattle (1/n)
(2/n) market. I was there giving a family member, the seller of the property, company. This property is valued (govt valuation) at 70L. Every past record, every deed, stamped Site Plan with the family and in the govt record shows that the front road is 7 ft. The system data....
(3/n) which some half brained govt sloth has plugged in is 30 ft. Just imagine the shock to the Seller and the Buyer. Huge implications - the valuation goes up as do taxes. This is purposely done by this inept and corrupt govt to fleece money from people. There were 2.....
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Many know where Bengal’s bravest son, #SubhasChandraBose - Netaji – lived in #Calcutta, as he famously escaped house arrest from his home at Elgin Road, in 1940. But not many know where Netaji’s ancestral home or ‘Desh-er-bari’ is. 1/10
Now called ‘Subhasgram’ in honour of #Netaji, it is just 25 km south of #Kolkata, in a village formerly known as Kodalia. Simple and elegant, the two-storey homestead is being restored. 2/10
#conservation
Among Netaji’s ancestors was Mahipati Bose, who was granted a jagir by the Sultan of #Bengal, Hussain Shah, near the Bose ancestral home in the early 16th century. His grandson Gopinath Bose was also granted a jagir in Purandarpur, named after his title ‘Purandar Khan’. 3/10
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I have been thinking about samosas for the last week & here is a thread about them. For starters the Samosa comes from West Asia and was originally meat wrapped in a dough cone and fried - the sambusak! The only truly veg versions are all Indian! #Samosa #Sambusak #PunjabiSamosa
I grew up in Mumbai eating what is now known as the Parsi/Bohri Samosa and which I simply knew as a Samosa. Lightly spiced lamb mince cooked with onions, green chillies and corriander, stuffed into a triangular pocket made from flat precooked sheets of samosa patti. #Samosa
These were then slowly fried in hot (not too hot) oil till golded brown & served with a typically Parsi Green chutney made with coconut, mint, corriander, peppercorns, green chutney & lime juice. These treats were rare and cherished! #Samosa
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Starting a 'Historical places to visit in India' thread! 😊❤️
Buland Darwaza (Door of victory) at Fatehpur Sikri, UP, India. Built by Emperor Akbar in 1601 to commemorate his victory over Gujarat #india #historicalplaces #BulandDarwaza #sightseeing #Akbar Image
Taj Mahal, Agra, India. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his late wife Mumtaz Mahal in 1632. ❤️😊 It took around 22 years to build this magnificent structure. Made of white marble. #TajMahal #Agra #India #ShahJahan #MumtazMahal #historicalplaces Image
Agra Fort, Agra, India 😍 Built by Emperor Akbar in 1565. Fun fact- it is built entirely of red sandstone.😊 #Agra #AgraFort #India #UNESCO #historicalplaces Image
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BIG:
INDIA beware!
Did #Cheen really think they will be able to fool #Israel? LISTENING devices in THERMAL MUGs! 😄
These were gifted to Israeli govt by Chinese embassy.
Shin bet (internal spy agency of Israel) has taken up the investigation!
Reminiscent of #ISRO- cheeni #OPPO deal!

Earlier in Israel Chinese students wr apparently also tasked to spy. Nothing new! CONFUCIUS institute is known to carry out such acts across the world. Confucius institute is still active in Mumbai. Know more about it in one of our
posts here👉( )

We had also reported 2 years ago on how an #ISRO’s office in #Kolkata is located right next to infamous cheeni company. Read here 👇

resonantnews.com/2020/07/22/ind…
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The "Integrated country strategy" with #SriLanka will likely be our template for #BharatVarsh as a union of #Indic civilization.
Interesting to note that instead of imposing ourselves we've let the #SriLanka govt outline the details of the integration process on their terms.
A detailed description of what they're looking at below . In essence seems to be much like a federation of union of states .Better for the people of both nations .
Russia went straight to Dand .
We try to stay between Saam & Daam use Bhedh if necessary as a measure of Dand .
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#Thread🚨| Hundreds of students from #AliahUniversity in #WestBengal have taken to the streets to protest against alleged misconduct of police in the death of 27- year- old Anis Khan. Ground report by @adrijabose
#AnisKhan, a 27-year-old former Aliah University student, was found dead outside his home in Howrah’s Amta neighbourhood on Friday night. His parents have alleged that he was thrown off the roof of the building by four men dressed as police officers. @adrijabose reports.
#AnisKhan’s father claimed that four people barged into his Amta home on Friday night, including three civic volunteers. One of the four was dressed in full police gear. @adrijabose reports from #Kolkata. Image
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Geetoshree #SandhyaMukhopadhyay (সন্ধ্যা মুখোপাধ্যায়)) passed away at the age of 90 on 15 February 2022. She was the doyen of Bengali playback music and a household name in both Bengals.
Sandhya, was she was popularly known, was born in Dhakuria, Calcutta, on 4 October 1931 to Narendranath Mukherjee, a railway official, and Hemprova Devi. She was the youngest of six children.
By her teen years she was already being trained in Hindustani Classical Music under the tutelage of Pandits A. T. Kannan and Chinmoy Lahiri.
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#Kolkata the city of #Cyclotrons - where Indian scientist led by the legendary #MeghnadSaha DARED TO DREAM BIG
A cyclotron is a particle accelerator. It is an electrically powered machine which produces a beam of charged particles that can be used for medical, industrial and research processes.
As the name suggests, a cyclotron accelerates charged particles in a spiral path, which allows for a much longer acceleration path than a straight line accelerator.
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There is no cure for stupidity & nonsense & @Expedia epitomizes it. The crap they have on their site on #BallyBridge connecting #DakshineshwarTemple & #Uttarpara. Again, I have to fix the false narrative. If you are interested read on. Anyone who has traveled to #Kolkata (1/n)
(2/n) and been to Dakshineshwar Temple must've stumbled upon the famous Bally Bridge. Here is a history of the engineering marvel that you may not have known. Believe it or not, #Crowdfunding was not invented at #PaloAlto. Kolkata was separated from Hoogly District by.....
(3/n) Bhagirathi (Ganges) river. It was expensive and cumbersome for people to travel between the 2 sides. #RajaJoykrishna put a proposal with the British government to build a bridge in 1842. After pursuing it over 2 years the government sanctioned the construction under the....
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There are 3 #Hindu cohorts in the #HijabControversy. Hindu 1: In support of Hijab : Hindu 2: Against the idea of face cover: Hindu 3: The sitting on fence quiet Hindu apparently politically neutral with several Muslim friends and @Twitter followers. The 3rd kind is dangerous!
Most of my youth was spent in Park Circus, hard core Muslim dominated neighborhood in #Kolkata. 30% of my class mates were from the neighborhood & some were my best buddies. Most folks who comment on Muslims have never really mingled with the community at the depth. Let's (1/2)
(2/n) clear the air. There are 2 types of Muslims. The bloodline of the invaders & converts. There are sub divisions. Those that speak Hindu, those that speak Urdu and those that speak Bengali. They all hate each other to the core as much as they hate other clans within their....
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Brij Mohan Nath Mishra was born on 4 February 1937 in Lucknow into an illustrious family of musicians. Popularly known as #BirjuMaharaj he would go on to become one of the most recognized personalities of Indian classical dance and make his own way as a artiste.
His father was the famed Pt. Jagannath Mishra (d.1947) , popularly known as Achchan Maharaj was the eldest among the three sons of Pt. Kalika Prasad. He was an expert of both Nritta and Bhava. He would serve as court musician of the Raja of Raigdh.
Achchan Maharaj was a disciple of both his father Kalika Prasad (d.1910) as well as his uncle very famous uncle Bindadin Maharaj (1830-1913). Originally from Lucknow, the duo were pioneers of contemporary kathak as court musicians of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Awadh.
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#Kolkata's trams are famous. The electric #trams were first introduced in 1902 and at their peak covered 40 lines carried commuters over a 70 km network. Today only 28 km of the network remains. Once upon a time other cities in India also had electric/mechanical trams.
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#Karachi Tramway first opened for traffic in 1885 as a steam tramway. By 1909 the East India Tramwag Co, had an all petrol/diesel fleet of trams. In 1949 the whole tramway system was sold to the Mohamedali Tramways Company (MTC). All 4 lines closed in 1975.
#Bombay Tramway Company Limited was established in 1873. Electrified service began in 1907 and double-deck tram service in 1920. At its peak in 1935, 433 trams ran on 47 km of track. The service closed in 1964.
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Often We Bengalis hear ,Bengal lacks entrepreneurs & Bengalis are "not good in Business".Its time to break the Myth -hence starting a thread on Inspiring Bengali Entrepreneurs - which shall be updated periodically hence forth
Heard of the name Supriya Roy ? - She is the MD & founder of Sugar & Spice bakery chain which has 125 outlets in West Bengal, & they make as many as 51 products including cakes, pastries, bread, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, hot dogs, and croissants.theweekendleader.com/Success/2365/m…
The Swedish Hotel chain 'Elite' is owned by Barun Chakraborty, a Calcutta University graduate getbengal.com/details/meet-b…
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গীতাজয়ন্তী উপলক্ষে বিশ্ব হিন্দু পরিষদের পক্ষ থেকে (ব্যারাকপুর জেলা, ইছাপুর প্রখন্ড তে) শ্রীমৎ ভগবৎ গীতা ও তুলসী চারা বিতরণ॥ ImageImage
“জেগে উঠুক হিন্দুর স্বভিমান”
আগামীকাল #গীতা_জয়ন্তী উপলক্ষে #বিশ্বহিন্দুপরিষদ#বজরংদল আয়োজিত #গীতা_শৌর্য_সঞ্চালন যাত্রায় যোগ দিন।
#কলকাতা #বিবেকানন্দ ক্রসিং সকাল ১১টা॥
#GitaJayanti #Kolkata
@VHPDigital @HinduWB @DrSukantaBJP @SuvenduWB @Drsubhassarkar @DetheEsha @me_sourish_ ImageImage
আজ বিশ্ব হিন্দু পরিষদ ও বজরং দলের পক্ষ থেকে বিবেকানন্দের পৈত্রিক বাড়ি থেকে শ্যামবাজার পর্যন্ত #গীতাজয়ন্তী শৌর্য সঞ্চালনের আয়োজন করা হয়েছিল।

গীতায় বীরত্বের শৌর্যের ও অন্যায় অধর্মের বিরুদ্ধে লড়াই করতে শিক্ষা দেয়।
জয় শ্রীকৃষ্ণ। জয় শ্রীরাম। হর হর মহাদেব।।
#GitaJayanti
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PM @ScottMorrisonMP has announced 🇦🇺 is strengthening our technology partnership with 🇮🇳 through the establishment of:
1. A new Consulate-General in #Bengaluru;
2. A Centre of Excellence for Critical and Emerging Technology Policy, also to be based in 🇮🇳 (1/4)
The new Consulate-General will focus on deepening 🇦🇺’s ties to 🇮🇳’s vibrant innovators, technologists and entrepreneurs. It will support 🇦🇺 businesses in one of the 🌏’s most important commercial centres (2/4)
The Consulate-General will expand our diplomatic presence in 🇮🇳 to 5 diplomatic posts, further to our High Commission in #NewDelhi & Consulates-General in #Mumbai, #Chennai & #Kolkata, deepening our engagement with 🇮🇳 governments at all levels (3/4)
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My brother met with a severe accident few hours back in #Kolkata. He has multiple fractures in his face, a lot of blood loss. We need to raise ten lakh in next three days. He is in ICCU and under ventilation in Apollo.
Always heard #twitter does wonders. Need it this time for me!
Okay, I will take sometime to gather everything up plan a fund raiser today and get hold of all medical details & updates. Will keep posting here.
For now just pray for his first OT and adding this account:

Arati Das
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Arati Das
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UPI I'd: kinkasarkar2000@oksbi
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On 20th October, 1962, Chinese PLA launched attacks on Indian positions in both Ladakh and NEFA, sparking off the Sino-Indian border war. The conflict hides a resonating story that would shape Kolkata's vibrant food culture in years to come (1/n)
There was a small family of Chinese immigrants who lived in Shillong and owned a small eatery. But things changed for them as the war broke out and on a cold November morning, the sounds of army boots woke the family up (2/n)
One eight-year-old little girl, with her parents and siblings, were overnight uprooted from their home, sent on a train to Jaipur with thousands of other Chinese-origin people, and interned at Deoli refugee camp (3/n)
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#CalcuttaTramways - Historical Timeline
▪️1873
24th Feb
Horse Trams introduced as meter gauge, closure in the same year.
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▪️1880
1st Nov
Services restarts, Final opening of horse tram as a permanent system.
20th Dec
Calcutta Tramways Company was Registered in London.
▪️1881
Esplanade terminus & Kalighat depot opened.
Routes opened -▪️Dalhousie Square - Lalbazar - Bowbazar - Lebutala - Sealdah Station.
▪️Esplanade - Lalbazar - Companybagan - Shobhabazar - Kumortuli.
▪️Esplanade - Planetarium - Hazra Park - Kalighat was commissioned.
1882
▪️Tram service expanded to High Court terminus & Nimtala .
Dalhousie Square - Metcalfe Hall - High Court. (Later Rt 14 extension)
Metcalfe Hall - Howrah Bridge - Nimtala .Horse was imported from Kabul , Afghanistan to run trams but many horses died due to hot humidweather These type of caps were introduced for shade from hot sun.
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Source: @jeevanrakshaa @Mysore_Sanjeev

The 7-Day Moving Growth Rate
-#Mumbai: < 2% for over 4 weeks, city ready phase 4?

-#Delhi & #Ahmedabad: <2% for 2 weeks.Phase 2 or 3?

-#Bengaluru, #Chennai & #Kolkata: little over 2% Phase 1?

Phases 1-4:

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Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is increasing.
Why?
CFR= # Deaths / # Positive cases
- ↑ in numerator: Poor detection and treatment --> higher deaths
- Low Denominator ↓: Under-reporting of COVID Cases due to poor testing.

Higher the CFR in the city, poorer the TTT strategy.

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The review of positive Cases, active Cases, and death moving growth rate in juxtaposition will give wholistic view on the situation.
#Bengaluru & #Delhi have some work to do.

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UPDATE/ We have found a place for the night. Both my aunt and uncle are now sick. But a hospital called Apex Hospital in #Behala #Kolkata had beds and oxygen. At least for now. So both of them are being taken there. Waiting for RCT- PCR done 2 days back.
We don’t know how long they can be kept there. But for the night, it’s better than at home. Now my uncle is also falling sick. Both have fatigue, pulse ox hovering between 84-86. @midhatkidwai @madhurimapaul84 Will DM details. In case they need ICU. Dunno yet.
But please note, especially #KolkataKnightRiders folks, we were told that the doc will check on Wednesday at 11:00 am IST. So unsure if they have doctors 24/7.
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Friends, calling up your MPs and MLA's and getting them to help might be a good option. Here's the list of MLA's for UP and on clicking on the constituency, you can find their contact details as well:
uplegisassembly.gov.in/Members/main_m…
Trying to do this for other states too.
This for Maharashtra: mls.org.in/pdf2020/list-o… trying to find a better link for this.
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