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KMC Focuses on the Protection of Greens in Kolkata

KMC Focuses on the Protection of Greens in Kolkata

Among the big cities of India, Kolkata has one of the lowest green cover. Greenery is essential in any city to combat air pollution. There is a huge need in Kolkata to preserve the existing trees and plant new trees. A tree can provide an essential of life for all living things on our planet…

Kolkata Finally Decided to Optimize Water Usage

Kolkata Finally Decided to Optimize Water Usage

When Rajat came to Kolkata after some years in New Delhi, he was appalled at the gay abandon with which the citizens used water. Rajat is an officer in the Environment Ministry in the Union Government. He is also quite passionate about saving the environment. He is aware of the environmental challenges we are facing…

How Christmas and New Year Celebrations Changed in Kolkata with Time

How Christmas and New Year Celebrations Changed in Kolkata with Time

Subir Mukherjee has crossed half a century. Yes, he is now over 50 years of age. He belongs to a generation that witnessed the best of the last century and the overwhelming social change of the 21st century. On the last Sunday afternoon, sitting on his balcony and enjoying the winter afternoon sun, he went…

What is the reason for Kolkata AQI being among the highest in India?

What is the reason for Kolkata AQI being among the highest in India?

“Do not forget to buy notun gurer sandesh, Shalu absolutely loves them.” Sharmila told her husband Akash while he was going to market on a Sunday. Winter has finally arrived in Kolkata. Kolkata loves its winter. It is the season of celebrations, fun, and frolic. And plum cakes, notun gur, and a variety of vegetables….

Howrah Bridge — the Unmistakable Symbol of Kolkata for More than 80 years

Howrah Bridge — the Unmistakable Symbol of Kolkata for More than 80 years

The Howrah Bridge became operational on 3rd February 1943. A solo tram was the first traveler on the bridge. However, the Howrah Bridge was not formally inaugurated as the British authorities were afraid that the Japanese might bomb the bridge as the second world war was going on. Even today, it is the most prominent…

The Importance of Green Cover in Kolkata for Containing Summertime Heat

The Importance of Green Cover in Kolkata for Containing Summertime Heat

It was a long time ago when Kolkata had a number of roads covered with canopies of trees. Over the years, the green covers changed. One of the most beautiful tree-lined roads was VIP Road. It had large trees on both sides. Most of them were Krishnachura, Radhachura, Palash, and Gulmohar and were in full…

Poila Boishakh — the Quintessential Spirit of True Blue Bengalis

Poila Boishakh — the Quintessential Spirit of True Blue Bengalis

The Bengali spirit is versatile and they celebrate their festivals in many ways. In fact, their festivals mean different things to different people. It is the same with Poila Boishakh (Bengali New Year). Everybody celebrates this day in different ways. It is the day of religious fervour (mandatory puja), socialising (long adda sessions), indulging in…

How to Implement Optimum Water Usage at Your Home?

How to Implement Optimum Water Usage at Your Home?

“I think the authorities should take more proactive steps to save water,” declared Nirjhar while brushing his teeth. While he was brushing his teeth, water was flowing continuously from the open tap. But he did not bother. Nirjhar is not an ‘authority,’ and water conservation is not his personal responsibility. However, Nirjhar is not alone….

The Union Budget Focuses on Infrastructure Growth, Shuns Populist Path

The Union Budget Focuses on Infrastructure Growth, Shuns Populist Path

Historically, the Union Budget in a pre-election year was always populist, with enough measures thrown in for immediate financial relief for the voters, even if it compromises future growth to some extent. We are a capital-starved country, with resources for growth gathered after a lot of difficulties. But if we have to fulfill our ambition…