Had breakfast comprising of toast, vegemite and masala chai in our hotel room again today. Our hotel supplies us with a newspaper which offers an interesting read each morning. It is somewhat of an eyeopener offering one a slight clue as to how the Belgani middle class ignores the pressing poverty issues for example when one reads headliners such as: ‘During my childhood, we ate a lot of roadside lozenges which came in colourful glass bottles, without paying much attention to hygiene. Now I am careful even when buying Swiss chocolates for my daughter’ says Deepa Roy, mother of three-year-old Meghna (The Telegraph, Calcutta, India, 4.11.2007, p. 8 ) .
It’s Christmas once again! It’s time for Santa’s gifts, for mistletoe kisses and for togetherness. Share the joys of this merry occasion with your friends/ family/ loved ones and wish them Merry Christmas.
As many as 11 tanneries have been shut down following a directive issued by Calcutta High Court last week. Traffic on the EM Bypass-Park Circus crossing was thrown out of gear for about half an hour on Tuesday afternoon after Trinamool Congress leader Javed Khan blocked the No. 4 bridge in protest against the closure.
Four tanneries were shut down on Monday for spreading pollution. These include Bengal Tannery Industry in Gholam Gilani Khan Road and Dali Industries at MatheswarTala in Tangra. The closure came following a directive issued by Calcutta High Court a week ago.