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Unit Area assessment system: Kolkata Municipality goes Trendy...

E-commerce have been in the forefront for a long time. For the first time, I thought of trying out and to my very surprise found the whole image well organized.
Today, while veiwing the daily news in Star Ananda, I came across the news where the Unit Area Assessment System was formally announced, the system in its due course of being implemented as law for taxation for the MegaCity of Kolkata. The pros and cons:
* Relief from the whimses of the Property Tax commissioners who sometimes make un-fair calculations to levy taxes. * The extra Income, if any, collected through renting premises will not be reflected on the tax. * Consistent and Constant Equation based Calculation for all the premises in the designated location.
The City of Joy have been devided into regions, based on the socio-economic status of the residents and the degree of civic service available. The 148 Wards of the Kolkata Municipality have been segregated into 174 locales, whereby they are categorized into Group A to Group…

Bed Lamp.

The current have been off for past three hours and it has been at the most unfortunate juncture when the two emergency lamps have been out of charge. But, with two days post a full moon night, the silver of the moon glittered across the streets of tired Kolkata.

I had my research work, trying to stitch a link between the cancer cell lines and my goal to finish a work, whose dateline for submission was nearing the brim of our Cookie Jar...Any day, Mr. Results would try to take out some cookies, and I was incessantly trying to bake some!!! The LED of my laptop glowed through the darkness. It was running for three hours and would soon blink to a sleep... I hurried along.

Mother brought out a twentieth century lamp, which I have been seeing for the past quarter century of my existence. One of the very few items that survived the mood swings of time and was working for the fifth generation of my clan... The lamp, being manufactured in 1923 by a local craftsman, Mr. Anil Mahut, who gifted t…

Learning...

The more I try to be one, the more I falter... Many people shall agree and ask me to make the statement generalized.... But I would ask them that for once, let me talk something about myself....
In the past, things have made me learn in a softer and slower manner, a stuff for which I am paying a price for a number of days... this includes today as well... The more I try to speak out my experience and the knowledge of stuff and when I see that I am in a confronting situation, I forget that I cannot confront...coz to shout and prove my point somewhere comes slowly. Present me a black board and a piece of chalk, I would be very easy in performing the customary to "protest", but when it comes verbal, my weakness is I falter. I get resistance and as I swell with my words, I burst, ending up speaking nothing but non-sense.... (The goofy part of it all is I also realize that sometimes, the sense that I am supposedly uttering is turning non-sense....)
At that juncture, I stop by my im…

Pegs of Tears...

There is no CHEERS before lending a sip into this peg... its salted or blant, made of tears over the years....
Kolkata, a city ever expanding with it's horizons, where a good fourty years back was confined in a radius of 20kms from Shyambazar to Dharamtala, even the palatial Victoria Memorial was a part of daily outskirt adventure now grows into a mega city, with hypothetical MEGA PROJECTS!!!
But it bleeds...its soaked with tears...
Time and again, the world has seen great political minds come up from bengal and this one place where the bengalis are GOOD at.... Think Politically.
40 years back, it was the brigade frontier held by the present day communist rulers (should I mention them psuedo-communists) that was beaten up and then Bengal got a new government which still rules, but is ROTTEN to the CORE! There is NOT a single leader who have come from the masses.... In that beating, 40years ago...i have not heard any tale of any present day leader get a blood bath! Only few innocent pe…

Sign of the Paper

Back in early 16th Century, the Afgho-Indian ruler, Sher Shah Suri started the first ever postal system of the world, addressing the household and sending out messages in bits of paper....

He also was the architect of the first organized highway of the World, the Grand Trunk Road that connected the port lands of Bengal (India) with the rich plains of the North East frontiers, up to Landi Kotal, via Peshawar (now in Pakistan).

He also has another credit to his reign, apart from being a menace to the mighty Mughals... he segregate the Indian currency system to bring parity to the land...

Today, the Indian Government of the twenty first century makes an upgrade move, making a symbolic attempt to symbolize the Indian currency. In the light of some common names like Rupiah (Malaysia and Burma), Srilankan Rupees, etc, the Indian Rupee made her own lustre as gher government announces the symbol for it...

Indian Rupee India, making her headway in the World Economy stage now joins the UK Pound, …

Glasses and Meat...

It started with a sign in password by Soumillo, I AM LATE...and the the Delay culminated thanks to the agonizing moments by Soumillo over Facebook, gmail(s) and Orkut....!!!

Dual Skills...both on phone and lappy..
With Sandip a little dicy, thanks to the un-avoidable works that remained pending and Sourav and his wife, Deblina would be due by 7:30PM, the planned out leisure time at Oly seemed shortened without reason. Instead of starting out at 3:30PM, we went out at 4:45PM!
After 1.5 years, this group is gonna meet. The last time was in 2009, January, during Sourav and Deblina's marraige. This ocassion is hard to come along thanks to the work commitments of Sandy (@ Huawei), Sanga (@Mphasis), Sourav (@ IBM) and Soumillo, pursuing his MBA at Pune. The first two are located in Chennai and Sourav is located at Bangalore at the moment! Deblina is here in Kolkata @ CTS. I am the lone manger, of the general stream on the paths of pursuing my distant dream of a PhD, presently located at II…

The Monkey Business

Today, 5th July, 2010, was supposedly a pre-planned ReUnion day of S5, a plan foiled by Bandh, followed nation wide (except Tripura). The cause of the strike is to send a notice to the UPA government at the Center against the price hike of petrol based products and subsequently the price hike in all commodities. The monkey business is tht, even a few allies of the UPA have also supported the strike, proposed by the opposition at the union parliament.

Everyone knows the strike will be successful. Today, while watching the evening News, I came up with the view expressed by Prakash Karat that the Bandh was a success. it surely was, as not a single vehicle was seen plying! But the funny part is, on my own survey, the people opted to stay home (or some have fled to a nearby tourist spot from Saturday), beacuse, June and July themselves are Dry Months regarding extra holidays and, this year, the legitimate holidays, 75% of them are on either Saturdays and worst on Sundays!!! But the politic…

The Bengali Link....

Uploaded, Scratched and Devasted.....
Bengal and Bengalis have their ever onward link with football. Come May, June or July or may be the cold Jans and Febs, Bengalis have always loved the game, that the English preached the world. Its a famous quote that the English preached the beautiful game of football, the world over and the Brazilians made it their own. But folk lores have always proved it a point, that there is one more nationality, that have owned this beautiful game, smearing emotions, tears, love, smiles, pain and almost all the basic human traits....even death!
The culture of football in Bengal started way back in 1867, when the first ever match was being played. In 1889, the first ever Soccer club was established, bearing the name Mohun Bagan. Today, it is one of India's premier clubs... Incidentally, Mohun Bagan is Asia's oldest soccer club. Its first achievement came in 1911, being the first Indian club to defeat a British team in the prestigious IFA Shield Finals,…