About five kilometres from the city centre, Tangra Chinatown, Kolkata lies towards the east zone of the City of Joy. Well-known for the tanneries established at this locality, Tangra at present gets these in surplus.However, there is a reason behind the name of this area as Chinatown. Since the local inhabitants of Tangra is dominated […]
The customs associated with the Chinese New Year like painting the windows of the house red and distributing red envelopes are linked to ushering in good fortune and prosperity and chasing away bad luck. And as Kolkata’s Chinatown gets ready to welcome the Year of the Rat, its denizens are hoping that it will chase […]
Learning a foreign language has always been a means of expanding one’s vistas. But unlike yesteryears when French and German ruled the roost, more and more youths are now lining up to learn Chinese to gain an edge in job opportunities.
The unveiling of yet another road sign is no spectacular event in this busy capital of West Bengal state and eastern India’s main metropolis. Yet it drew a crowd of curious passers by.
From what i heard, the Famous Indian Idol F4 Boy Band is comin’ to Chinatown this sunday for shooting their new MV.
even a few years ago, shoes from good old chinese shops were in great demand among middleclass puja shoppers. strappy sandals, stilettos, block heels, ballerinas were big draws in the women’s section while formal and informal shoes in myriad styles and colours attracted all-budget buyers in the men’s section.
Unable to reach political accommodation on disputed territory along the 3,225-kilometer-long Himalayan border, the Chinese attacked India on October 20, 1962. At the time, nine divisions from the eastern and western commands were deployed along the Himalayan border with China. None of these divisions was up to its full troop strength, and all were short […]
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