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Kali Puja

November 10, 2015 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments

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Kali Puja is a festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, celebrated on the new moon night during October or November. Despite being grossly identified as a symbol of darkness and violence, she is a beneficent deity and terrifying at the same time, with a number of attributes from the deep symbolic meaning.

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Dhanteras

November 08, 2015 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments

Dhanteras gold silver lakshmi puja jewellery

Dhanteras is the inaugural day that starts off the Diwali celebrations. The day is associated with purchase of gold and worship of Goddess Lakshmi. Exchanging of gold and silver gifts are popular traditions associated with the festival. Around 200 kg of gold jewellery is manufactured in Bengal every day. People buy gold the day before Diwali to bring good fortune and wealth for the coming year. 

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Kojagari Lakshmi Puja

October 26, 2015 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments

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The beginning of cold season Sharad Ritu of the year is marked with this day. Being the full moon day it is said that the Amrit of life is showered on all the living beings of the earth on this day of Sharad Purnima. As just before this day the monsoon ends and moon appears to be very bright, a change of season is marked. A special calmness, cheerfulness and enjoyment seems to be showered by the moon on this night. And the believe not to sleep the whole night and spend night singing, playing games and doing other activities and amusements.

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Nakhoda Mosque

October 25, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


Built in 1926, the Nakhoda mosque meaning Mariner is a place of prayer with a prayer hall capacity of 10,000 for the faithfuls of Islam built by Kutchi Memon Jamat. The word originated from the Arabic word masjid that indicates the location in which you reach the Sujud, the prostrations that are part of compulsory movements that must take the faithful praying.

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City Centre New Town

October 24, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


The City Centre New Town shopping center or multi directional differs from traditional mall for its services and activities it performs. A shopping center is a structure that encloses a supermarket or hypermarket, surrounded by a number of shops shopping mall and catering.

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Kumartuli Idol Makers

October 18, 2015 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments

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Kumartuli, the area of sculptors is a maze of narrow streets, where they live for two centuries with artisans from generation to generation dedicated to the production of religious idols, even huge, such as those for the festivities of Durga Puja, but also take it upon themselves for private and governmental committees. With a few rupees and a few hours of waiting, you could then return triumphantly home with your half-length, to be displayed in the garden.

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Shiuli Flower: Night Jasmine

October 13, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


The Shiuli flowers would bloom in the wee hours of the dawn, spread their heady fragrance and intoxicates all around. The flowers fall from the trees as the dew drops in the early morning and flower lovers pick them up and generally place them in flat bowls to keep their rooms nicely fragranced.

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Kash Flower

October 12, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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Kash flowers, in the region, in the wild, while localizing mainly in open environments, occupy almost all types of habitats, from forests to humid, from the sand dunes to the ruderal environments. They go at all latitudes, with considerable altitude excursion. Plants are perfectly adapted to arid climates, although there are other species mesophilic and even water. Considerable importance in the context of the coating plant of the earth: they are very dense vegetation formations which extended to give a particular physiognomy as grasslands, savannas, steppes.

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Bengali Sweet

October 09, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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A bengalis love for sweets in apparent by the multitude of sweet shops that dot almost all localities in Kolkata. In 2010 UNESCO declared the Bengali language sweetest in the world. For experts of the United Nations in fact, the most widely spoken in India has characteristics that make it particularly soothing to the ear of the listener. From here dare even to define the Bengali language most feminine of the globe, as sweetness called femininity and vice versa.

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Kolkata Race Course

October 02, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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Built in the year 1820, Kolkata Race Course, is one of the largest horse race venues in India, has a capacity of 30000 spectators. In its history have been hosted here also meetings of horse racing. It plays host to horse races during weekends during July to September and November to March seasons. The modern racetracks have forums and structures to accommodate the audience and allow them to make bets on races in the program. Depending on the type of competition that host, there are racecourses dedicated to the races at the trot, to those in the canter and multipurpose facilities, able to accommodate both types of stroke.

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Kolkata Eclipse

October 01, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


A solar eclipse is a phenomenon known optical dimming of all or part of a hard sun by the moon as seen from Earth that occurs during the new moon . It is a rather rare event Sun, Moon and Earth must be perfectly aligned in this order this is only possible when the Moon, whose orbit is tilted five degrees from the ecliptic intersects it in a point called node. When the node is located between the Earth and the Sun, the Moon's shadow passes in some parts of the earth's surface and there is a solar eclipse. If the node is located on the opposite side, it has a lunar eclipse.

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Belur Math Kolkata

September 23, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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Belur Math is a hour bus ride from the center of Kolkata. This sanctuary of Rama Krishna is a peaceful place. At night temples are lighted which make it look more beautiful with pleasant Ghats. However photography is prohibited inside the premises. You can find a shop and a small museum and absolutely worth the detour.

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Ganesha Chaturthi Kolkata

September 15, 2015 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments


Ganesha Chaturthi, celebrates the birth of the god Ganesh, son of Shiva and Parvati, according to Hindu religion prevalent in India. In the weeks preceding the festival, which lasts for ten days, are produced and sold idols in the shape of an elephant, the appearance of which is identified with the god Ganesh.

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Missionaries of Charity

August 25, 2015 Kalyan Panja 4 Comments


Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa. This large spirituality inside together with the signatures of reincarnation belief gives them peace and tranquility. The Tomb of Mother Teresa is in a simple room in the refectory of the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by religious born in Skopje in 1910 and died in Calcutta in 1997.

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Kolkata Port Dock

August 16, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments



The Kolkata Dock System also includes impounded dock systems at Netaji Subhas near kidderpore which handles mostly containers and Haldia. The shipyards Kolkata Dockyard, are at the face of the River Hooghly, are among the oldest in the country. Their origin dates back to the period following the British East India Company in 1870, following the shift of power from the company to the British crown and new ports were needed. Throughout its history, the yards have built vessels for the Indian Navy. At the peak of its activity has occupied more than 16% of the total number of vessels. 

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Kolkata Municipal Corporation

August 13, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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Established in 1876, Kolkata Municipal Corporation is an administrative entity determined by specific territorial limits over which stands a portion of the population. It defines, for its characteristics of tuition center in which there is the public social life of its inhabitants, the local entity key.

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Oxford Bookstore

August 12, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

Oxford Bookstore

Oxford Bookstore is a Calcutta based book store chain founded in 1920 now managed by the Apeejay Surrendra Group located at the time in 15 Park Street, at the facade of Park Hotel in Kolkata. It also has a Cha Bar, library that is interested in literature independent international arts and politics progressive.

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Kolkata Bus Service

August 11, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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Kolkata Buses are run by Calcutta State Transport Corporation that manages bus services in Greater Kolkata. Most services are operated by private companies, although this is not well known to the passengers as the bus carrying the same colors and logo of public transport in Kolkata.

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Chowringhee Road

August 09, 2015 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments

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The artery that runs along the Maidan is the largest park Jawaharlal Nehru Road, better known as Chowringhee Road, which is overlooked by numerous monuments. In front of the Victoria Memorial stands the Cathedral of St. Paul, built in the Indo-Gothic style between 1838 and 1847, and the Academy of Fine Arts Nearby is then visible the dome of the Birla Planetarium, one of the largest in the world.

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St Paul's Cathedral Kolkata

August 06, 2015 Kalyan Panja 2 Comments


The Cathedral of St Paul is located next to the Victoria Memorial, near the Maidan, the most interesting part of the city from tourism point of view. Its an Anglican church built between 1839 and 1847 in neo Gothic style, widely used by the British during the colonial era. The most interesting part, however, is definitely the interior, especially for the decoration of the side walls and the beautiful stained glass.

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The Oberoi Grand Kolkata

August 03, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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Whether traveling for leisure or business, The Oberoi Grand Kolkata Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Calcutta. The hotel is not far from the city center which is a km away and takes about 40 minutes to reach the airport. Hotel guests can take advantage of the visit to the most important attractions of the city New Empire Cinema, New Market, Shahid Minar in Kolkata.

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Victoria Memorial Night

August 01, 2015 Kalyan Panja 2 Comments


The magical lighting effect every evening brings charm and beauty to the structure of Victoria Memorial. The Victoria Memorial, officially the Victoria Memorial Hall, is a building constructed in memory of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India, built in Calcutta, which at the time was the capital of British India. Currently it is a museum and the greatest tourist attraction of the city.

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Howrah Bridge

July 31, 2015 Kalyan Panja 4 Comments


Impressive, majestic giants. From here run hundreds of thousands of people a day. Lives intersecting destinies that run, sliding doors that are avoided. A whole of humanity runs through them every day, and often go unnoticed. But not in this case. Not when it comes to the world's busiest bridges. Howrah Bridge popularly known as Rabindra Setu spanning over river Hooghly is enumerated amongst the busiest cantilever bridges in the World.

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Guava

July 09, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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The guava often referred to as the Spanish Guayaba is a small tree widely cultivated for the commercial value of its fruits. The place of origin of the guava is not certain, but is believed to be the area between Mexico and the southern Central America. It was then spread by humans, birds and other animals in all areas of warm-temperate America and in tropical West Indies from the XVI century. The guava was already known to the Aztecs, who called Xoxocotlan plum sand in later times the first historical date to the first decades of the sixteenth century to the work of Hernandez de Oviedo.

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Singara Bengali Style

July 02, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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Singara or samosa is a popular fried triangular snack consisting of a savory filling, which mainly includes spiced potatoes but is also available sometimes in other variants like onions, peas, coriander, and lentils, or ground lamb or chicken. The samosa is a popular appetizer and snack Indian widespread across the Asia center south, the Arabian Peninsula, arriving over the Mediterranean to the Horn of Africa, North Africa and Greece.

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Jamrul Fruit

June 23, 2015 Kalyan Panja 4 Comments

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Jamrul or Water Apple or Java Apple or Wax Apple is a tree native to Southeast Asia and widely occurring elsewhere, having been introduced as an ornamental tree and fruit. The tree has been variously attributed to the genus Eugenia Syzygium, where time seems to have been accepted on a permanent basis.

There have been some species attributed to it, but now several varieties with different colors of fruit are all recognized as Syzygium. Syzygium jambos has several common names, reflecting the large number of regions in which it manifests itself as a tree garden or fruit or as an invader.

The names include Malabar Plum, chambakka, Chom Chom-pu or Phu. Terms such as plum rose, water apple, Malay apple, jambrosade, and Pomarrosa, or the English equivalent, rose apple. Many of these names are also applied to other species of Syzygium.

The Jambu name for this fruit is probably limited to one or two of the twenty major Indian languages, while most of the other languages ​​use similar words Jaamun, Jaambhool, etc. to another fruit, smaller than the rose apple, and dark purple as the fruit of the eggplant.

In Karnataka the common English name is rose apple and the common name is Pannerale Paneer Hannu, while the name for the other is eral. This confusion of common names in horticulture is nothing unusual also known as Boga Jamuk in Assamese and Jamrul in Bengali.

Syzygium Jambos leaves and fruits. The young leaves are a glossy red when he grows up, but become dark green at maturity. Jambos Syzygium is a large shrub or small tree of medium size, high-typically three to 15 meters, with a tendency to lower branching. Its leaves and twigs are hairless and bark, dark brown, however, is quite smooth too, with little relief or texture. The leaves are lance-shaped, two cm to 4 cm wide, 10 cm to 20 cm long, pointed, base cuneate almost no petiole, bright red when he grows up, but dark, glossy green on reaching full size. The flowers are small terminal clusters, white or greenish white, long, many stamens, giving them a diameter of 5-8 cm. In temperate regions the tree is flowering in summer.

The edible fruit of Syzygium the shape of some types of guava, for which the plant is quite closely related. Indeed, the fruit is so like the guava in appearance that people are not familiar with it can exchange for a guava on sight. However, the fragrance, flavor and texture are different, and instead of containing dozens of small hard seeds, immersed in a gelatinous tissue, as does guava, the fruit of Syzygium jambos usually contains one or two large, semi unarmed, about one cm in diameter, lying loose in the cavity a bit 'fluffy maturation.

Shaking a fruit to see if the seeds rattle, gives some indication of whether it is ripe. The skin is thin and waxy. The flowers are described by some as fragrant, though this seems to be an attribute variable. The ripe fruit, however, has a strong, pleasant floral bouquet, from which the common names like Rose apple and Pomarrosa. There are many varieties of Syzygium the world, including wild trees anonymous. In Thailand the most common variety grown wears a pale green fruit. Variety Malaysians generally have red skins.



In many regions of the fruit is a shade of pale yellow, often with a slight blush. The skin is thin and waxy, and the hollow core contains a small amount of fluff insignificant. The flesh is crunchy and watery, and the taste is characteristic, which leads to some fanciful descriptions such as like a cross between nashi and bell pepper, with a delicate rose scent and a little bitter aftertaste. There seems to be considerable variation in flavor if such a description has no merit; in South Africa, for example, there is no obvious bitter aftertaste, but the bouquet is very assertive, when you consider how pink like it or not.

Syzygium Jambos is native to Southeast Asia but is naturalized in India, especially the state of Kerala was also introduced widely in all continents except Antarctica, and has established and invasive in different regions. Concern has been expressed regarding the threat of different ecosystems, including those in different islands of Hawaii, Reunion Island, the Galapagos Islands, parts of Australia and the warmer parts of the Americas.



Rich in vitamin C, the fruit can be eaten raw or used in various regional recipes. In the countries of south-east Asia, rose apple fruit is often served with spiced sugar. The wood is dense and therefore is used as a carbon source. The tree is rich in tannins that are of some interest antimicrobial. Some parts of the plant are used in traditional medicine in the region.

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Childrens Day

June 17, 2015 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments

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Every year, November 20, we celebrate the Day of the International Rights of the Child, which commemorates the anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most organic framework for all initiatives in defense of children's rights approved in 1989 by the General Assembly of the United Nations and recognized in 190 countries worldwide.

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Bengali Wedding

May 07, 2015 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments

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In Bengal marriages encapsulate and symbolize a rich set of rites and rituals, traditions, and sumptuous feast, far exceeding the hundreds of other minor customs passed down from generation to generation. In Bengali culture the wedding ceremony follows an ancient tradition. The rituals of family culture in Bengal is predominantly Hindu.

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Kalighat Kali Temple

April 16, 2015 Kalyan Panja 2 Comments

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The Kalighat temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali, is one of India's most venerated and visited daily by thousands of pilgrims from all over the country. And one of the main attractions of the city of Calcutta. Originally built on the homonymous ghats of the river Hoogly, now sits on the banks of a small canal called Adi Ganga. It is not known exactly when it was built, probably around 1500, but became an important temple in 1800 when the family Sabarna Roy Choudhury, who at that time reigned in Bengal, decided to build a large new building.

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Bakkhali

April 15, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


Bakkhali is a seaside resort in the many deltaic islands spread across southern Bengal just 125 km from Kolkata. Bakkhali is unique in many ways. A few kilometers away from Kolkata, Fraserganj and Bakkhali is one of the best holiday spots for those who seek sun, sand and serenity.

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Science City Kolkata

April 12, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


Want fun. Science City an initiative for the promotion and popularization of science is an amusement park as one can expect to see in India. At the entrance you take notes of the attractions you want to do. Visiting the Prehistoric caves scares rainy days, and can be of the impression that it can turn into a horror movie. Otherwise the theater space, the machines here are adventures back in time! Then we find all rooms scientific experiments and mirrors and dusty fishes.

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Purnima: Full Moon

March 28, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


According to Hindu tradition, the demon Holika traps during winter nature and men in an icy stasis, curbs the desire of the seeds to life, the impulses of love, clip the wings of birds. Then the full moon of February, the Tithi white, brings the party Phalguna, which celebrates the life energy with the return of sounds and colors. Occult power cosmic issues an order and the forces of regeneration hidden in creatures and elements are activated, expressing their essence.

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Bishop House Kolkata

March 22, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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The highest body of the Christian community, the Bishop of Calcutta stays in the Bishop House. The bishop, in some Christian churches, is in charge pastor of a diocese, and in Catholicism as in orthodoxy, and in all the churches who believe the historic episcopate, is considered a successor of the apostles. The word comes from the greek episcopos, which means supervisor, overseer.

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ITC Sonar

March 20, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


Built in 1928, Virginia House is the corporate headquarters of ITC Limited. Originally incorporated as Imperial Tobacco Company of India in 1910, it became India Tobacco Company in 1970. Imperial Tobacco is a leading international company in the tobacco industry with a portfolio of brands and products. 4th producer of tobacco in the world, tobacco and accessories based in Bristol and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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Crescent Moon

March 12, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


Knowing the phases of the moon can be very useful in a variety of areas from agriculture to gestation, through the study of the character and personality of each of us. The Moon, the satellite of our planet Earth, has always been the subject of investigations and scientific studies, romantic serenades and evenings spent with its nose pointing toward the night sky studded with stars. A particular celestial body, able to influence a number of factors land, agriculture mood of the people. 

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Queens Mansion Kolkata

February 19, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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Galstaun Mansion or more popularly Queens Mansion, have the distinction of being the largest mansion in Calcutta. Completed in 1923, it has a large frontage and from its roof splendid views of Calcutta and the river beyond can be obtained. The Mansion is a synthesis of Renaissance architecture, Baroque and Rococo within the city walls. The Mansion was built in the place of existing buildings.

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Academy of Fine Arts

February 18, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

Academy of Fine Arts

The Academy of Fine Arts in Cathedral Road was inaugurated in 1933, to develop a modern educational institution of the arts that could satisfy the new requirements of the applied arts. It has a room where they are exposed sketches and paintings of the poet Tagore. It has an auditorium where they are organized plays and ballets. Academy of Fine Arts is a type of institution of higher learning, dedicated to the art visual and applied art. The academies may grant academic degrees for the first level equivalent to graduation and second level equivalent to Masters, while they are being depleted the old order of four-year degrees to the already treated for the purposes of public competitions and teaching.

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Kolkata Shiva Lingam

February 16, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


The Shiva Lingam is a stone whose beneficial effects on the person and use for ritual purposes dates back to ancient times. The Shiva Lingam contain the highest vibration of all stones on earth. They give off a vibe that cleanses your sacred space or home. The stone represents both the male energy that the feminine energy: its shape represents the male aspect of creation, while the signs on it, a shade of brown that tends to red, are considered auspicious and symbolize Yoni, the female aspect of creation.

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Kalakand Bengal

January 29, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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Kalakand is a popular Indian sweet reputed for its exquisite taste, made out of solidified, sweetened milk and cottage cheese. It is a very popular sweetmeat in Bengal. As is the case in almost all Asian cuisines, even in India there is a strict separation of the flow unlike using a western, which includes appetizers, dishes, etc, everything is served on the board of India at the same time, including desserts. 

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Birla Planetarium Kolkata

January 26, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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The Birla Planetarium of Kolkata is an educational museum building with a dome, within which a planetarium projects the image of the heavenly bodies and their movements in the sky. Birla Planetarium is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second in the world. It was inaugurated in 1963 by the Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru. A great place for children to learn about the space in a fun, MP Birla Planetarium is the largest of its kind in India. Along with the models of the solar system, has a series of films every day that explains the mysteries of space so children can understand.

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Republic Day Kolkata

January 25, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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The Indian Republic Day is celebrated on January 26 each year to commemorate the birth of the Republic. One of the highlights of the festival is the grand parade and celebrations aiming to bring together all the diversity of its various regions to form one colourful collage that represents the true spirit of the state. The parade is broadcast across the state on radio and television and serves as one of the biggest attractions of the day. 

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Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

January 23, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Netaji Subhash chandra Bose born in a refined Bengali family passed his BA in Philosophy from the Presidency College in Calcutta and played a major role in enlightening the students and youths. Known as Netaji Leader, Bose was President of the Indian Congress Party and a supporter of the independence of India from the British Raj. He shared the ideas of independence of Mahatma Gandhi but not his methods of nonviolent struggle.

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Nandan Kolkata

January 22, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

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Nandan, the West Bengal Film Centre, a center devoted entirely to the cinema and one of the main symbols of the city's culture and Bengalis, was baptized, inaugurated in 1985 and chaired by the director most celebrated in the history of Indian cinema, Satyajit Ray and now, therefore, will be under the direction of his son, Sandip Ray, himself a director.

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Darjeeling Tea

January 21, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments



Kolkata has traditionally been a tea drinking city and bengalis prefer the leaf tea. Over here, the day begin with a cup of tea and thereafter people leave from their houses to enjoy the morning breeze. You need walk no more than a block in any direction to get your local tea-shop.  You'll be among a crowd of men, waiting for the next batch to be ready.

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Trincas Kolkata

January 20, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


Trincas, is a public place where they serve alcohol especially beer to be consumed on the spot, usually sitting comfortably. In pubs have traditionally practiced games such as darts, skittles, dominoes, cards and billiards, though nowadays are catching modern games such as video games or slot machines.

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Patishapta: Creamy Pancake Crepes

January 15, 2015 Kalyan Panja 2 Comments

Patishapta pitha poush parbon makar sankranti

Patishapta are pancakes with coconut filling and is the most popular among all pithas prepared during Makar Sankranti, which is actually a rice flour crepe with coconut and jaggery fillings. Sometimes, is added a drop of milk to soften the dough. After mixing all the dough is put in a container wrapped in a cloth, and every 20-30 minutes must be kneaded, causing a sort of natural leavening takes place thanks to the pressure of carbonated water which replaces the yeast.

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Birla Temple Kolkata

January 10, 2015 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments


Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple at Ballygunge, built by the industrial family of Birla in 1970 and 26 years were needed to complete the structure.

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Kolkata GPO

January 05, 2015 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments


The General Post Office GPO was officially established in Calcutta in 1868 by Walter B Grenville and grew to combine the functions of the system postal status and operator of telecommunications . Similar General Post Office were set up in all the British Empire. In 1985 the organization was split into two entities the Department of Posts and Department of Telecommunications.

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