Showing posts from April 12, 2008

Glimpse of City of joy


Love or lust? It shows on your face

It’s possible to figure out if some really feels for you, or is more interested in a short physical stint by carefully studying their faces. In a study conducted by Durham, St. Andrews and Aberdeen University on 700 heterosexuals revealed ,that though there exist no definite facial pattern to differentiate between lust and love , a whopping majority of 72% figured out correctly the sexual attitude of men and women after being shown them the photographs or facial images of men and women. It showed that men believe that women who have wide eyes and large lips are attractive and it was also noted that men found women who are open to short physical relationship more attractive. Women on the other hand found men who are after long term relationship more desirable. Like it was a common conception of women that masculine men are likely to be more unfaithful than those with softer physic. A man with a square jaw, large nose and small eyes are perceived to be among those who are mostly after l…

Streets of Kolkata

Some random pictures of Kolkata the City of JOY

Howrah Bridge or Rabindra setu

Some Pictures I took from the bus, on my way home from Howrah station.

Howrah Bridge or Rabindra Setu.

Built 1937—1943
Location Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Current status In use
Crosses Hooghly river
Type Balanced Cantilever Suspension
Usage Road bridge
Daily Traffic 150,000 vehicles, 4,000,000 pedestrians
* Rendel Palmer & Tritton
* Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Co. Ltd

Material Steel
Tower height 82 m
Number of spans 3
Length of spans 99.125 m

457.50 m 99.125 m
Length of drop-in span 172.02 m


India being the largest democracy of the world with six decades of its existence is still in the infancy stage of basic infrastructure in the sense that the very specialized training course and institution to train the Top Political Managers (like elected members of Parliament, State Legislative Assemblies, State Legislative Council, the Hon’ble Ministers, Chairman of Board/Corporation etc) is still nonexistent. Also there is neither any mandatory practice nor constitutional provision in this regard. It is pity that to manage each and every segment of specialized institution both in Academic and Corporate sector, there are specialized training and refresher courses of specific kind of Management; likewise areas of Business Management, Banking & Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Personnel Management, Industrial Management, Forest Management, Environmental Management etc. But alas, the people who run all finer and key portfolios in Government system by virtue of being…

The Practical aspect

No doubt, English as a language is language is riches in propagating scientific culture and advancement and the best link-language amongst people from all over the world. But due to the culture being flown through English medium schools, our dear children become quite negligent towards the responsibilities of their parents, elders, and weaker members of society in the lure of so-called smartness, dynamism and the materialistic involvement. The exorbitant amount of fee etc. charged puts an unbearable burden on most of the families of hand–to–mouth.
On the other hand, Government does not answer the uniform syllabi so that all could get reasonable share in lucrative jobs. Also, it is the common man’s problem that it cannot be learnt and expressed so smoothly in a foreign language than in his own mother tongue. Therefore it is high time to crusade against the harmful style and functioning of the traditional English medium schools to preserve our unique and valuable heritage.Written…

This is what is called beautiful