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Kolkata Chinese Food Festival

Chinese New Year 2009 is around the corner and now the Chinese Consul in kolkata is planning to organise Chinese Food Festival in collabration with some of the Best Chinese Restuarant in Tangra like Big Boss, Beijing and many others at Swabhumi somewhere around mid January.

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Getting to know Kolkata’s Chinatown

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 ) .

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The Last Dragon Dance | Kwai-Yunli

Awesome novel by Kwai-Yunli about Chinatown’s people in Kolkata(India), their little secrets and simple lives. Read more…

Video of Kolkata ChinaTown

Here is a news video i found in YouTube showing Tangra, ChinaTown in India
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Tina Ki Chaabi – 1st Bollywood Film in Tangra, ChinaTown

Tina Ki Chaabi

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Merry Christmas 2008 !!

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.

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Chinese in India feel marginalised, migrate

WILLIAM Yeh’s family has lived in India for generations. Still, the 33-year-old restaurant manager, a member of a small ethnic Chinese community in Kolkata, says he does not feel Indian.

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Tangra Tanneries People Protest

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.

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