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  Greens on warpath over Kolkata book fair venue - Printer Friendly Page - General - Telugu Portal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) All is not fair with the choice of Maidan, the vast green acres in the heart of a severely polluted Kolkata, as the venue of the city's most awaited annual cultural event - the Kolkata Book Fair.
Dutta, who is an unrelenting crusader to save the Maidan greens and city's landmark Victoria Memorial from pollution and encroachments, said it was the same government which came forward unsolicited in November 2003 and said it would not allow the Maidan to be abused from fairs.
While this "lungs of Kolkata" faces increasing threat from fragmentation by roadways, encroachment by the city and urban pollution, it is also home to one of the world's oldest turf clubs.
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  Kolkata: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Kolkata is the only city in India to have a tram (A wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity) network (see Tramways in Calcutta) and till 2003, the only underground metro railway in the Indian subcontinent (additional info and facts about Indian subcontinent).
Kolkata and Mumbai (A city in western India just off the coast of the Arabian Sea; India's 2nd largest city (after Calcutta); has the only natural deep-water harbor in western India) are the only two cities in India to have the honorary designation of the Sheriff (The principal law-enforcement officer in a county).
Kolkata and Mumbai (A city in western India just off the coast of the Arabian Sea; India's 2nd largest city (after Calcutta); has the only natural deep-water harbor in western India) were two of the main export destinations for British beers, which would go stale and sour during the sea voyage.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ko/kolkata.htm   (1956 words)

 Kolkata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kolkata had to pass legislature a few years back to ban fireworks which break the 65 decibel sound limit, as ambient noise levels were going up to 90 decibels or more in parts of the city.
Kolkata is the theatre capital of India, and the festival is organized by the Nandikar group, one of the most dynamic and talented Indian theatre groups.
The Kolkata Maidan was once a vast uninterrupted field, right down to the edge of the Hoogli, but is being encroached upon by the city and is fragmented by roads.
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 Kolkata Calcutta
Kolkata, on the Hooghly, retains the aura of days long gone, weaving the past and the present, the intense and the funloving into a charming fabric.
Rail: Kolkata is served by two railway station, Haora (Howrah) and Sealdah and is connected to major cities all over the country.
Kolkata's interesting zoo-the oldest in India-was the creation of Sir Richard Carnac Temple who was Governor of Bengal from 1874 to 1877.
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 Calcutta, India  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Kolkata or Calcutta, city in eastern India and capital of Bangla State, situated on the banks of the Hugli River (Hooghly)(a tributary of the Ganges River).
Kolkata was founded by the English East India Company in the late 1600s and named for Kalikata, a local rice-growing village with a temple of the goddess Kali.
From March through September, Kolkata is hot and humid, with an average July temperature of 29° C (85° F); in the months of May and June the temperature may rise as high as 38° C (100° F).
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 Kolkata City Guide
The type of Government in Kolkata is Marxist and also Kolkata has been the place of entry for the refugees of Bangla Desh and this effected the economy of West Bengal immensely.
Kolkata is full of splendid beauties including Victoria Memorial, Maidan and the beautiful Hooghly River.One very important attraction is the worth of Mother Teresa for the helpless class.In fact Kolkata is the result of the combinations of many big personalities and beauties natural and artificial.
Kolkata is well connected with all the major cities by road, air and railways.
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 CBS - The Amazing Race
Kolkata serves as the major seaport and industrial center for East India and is the capital of West Bengal state.
Acknowledged as India's cultural capital, Kolkata is a city with large pockets of dire poverty, but it also boasts a vibrant intellectual community, excellent Bengali cuisine and a flourishing art scene.
At the south end of the Maidan, this leg's Pit Stop is this impressive white marble monument to England's Queen Victoria, begun in 1901 and built over the next 20 years.
www.cbs.com /primetime/amazing_race5/show/episode09/destinations.shtml   (705 words)

 Hitting a sweet spot - Travel
Even the streets surrounding the monument and crisscrossing the broad expanse of the Maidan, Kolkata's giant park, are comparatively rubbish-free, the result of heavily increased fines for public littering imposed by the new right-wing council team that deposed the Marxists three years ago (and abolished the "colonial" name of Calcutta).
To suggest that Kolkata has undergone not only a name change but a renaissance since 2000 is probably a bit hysterical - particularly as the ubiquitous poverty and decay persist - but this new, improved city appears to have far more energy and promise.
Accommodation options in Kolkata are limited unless you can afford to stay five-star (and if you can, book into the Oberoi Grand at 15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road; phone 0011 91 33 2249 2323, fax 2249 1217, http://www.oberoihotels.com).
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/09/26/1064083175848.html   (1050 words)

 Kolkata travel guide - Wikitravel
Kolkata's history is intimately related to the British East India Company, which first arrived in 1690, and to British India, which Calcutta became the capital of in 1772.
Kolkata is located in the eastern part of India at 22°82′ N 88°20′ E. It has spread linearly along the banks of the river Hooghly.
Kolkata is well connected by rail to almost all the big stations in India and also serves as the gateway to the North Eastern India.
wikitravel.org /en/Kolkata   (5078 words)

 Prime Attractions of Kolkata
The lungs of Kolkata (Calcutta), The Maidan is one of the few open spaces in the city.
It is the largest private indoor stadium with international standards in Kolkata with an enclosure of 7,000 sq ft. Being seated in a tiered arrangements, the audience is able to witness cultural shows of all kinds, be it music, dance or theatre.
The Bonobithi, an artificial forestry project in Kolkata Maidan opposite to Indian Museum is now open to the public and is a star attraction to the stroller.
members.tripod.com /moumita_kolkatta/attraction.htm   (4305 words)

 Articles - Kolkata   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Kolkata and Mumbai were two of the main export/import destinations for British beer, which would go stale and sour during the sea voyage.
Kolkata was the original headquarters of IBM Corporation in India before shifting to Bangalore on its return to operations in the country.
Kolkata based physician Subhash Mukhopadhyay was the second doctor to perform a successful in-vitro fertilization in the world leading th the birth of Kanupriya Agarwal, alias Durga.
www.centralairconditioners.net /articles/Calcutta   (9604 words)

 Maidan travel guide - Wikitravel
In the heart of the city, the 400-ha park stretches from the Hooghly river in the West to Chowringhee and Park Street in the East.
Both the Maidan and Park Street Stations are conveniently located.
In the early 18th century, a dense jungle was cut down to build the fort, after the earlier mud defense was destroyed in 1756.
wikitravel.org /en/Kolkata/Maidan   (467 words)

 Green signal for Kolkata book fair at Maidan - India
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Kolkata Book Fair organisers Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief after months of uncertainty as the defence ministry said the event could be held at Maidan, the green area in the heart of the city.
The Maidan is under the Indian Army's jurisdiction and greens have opposed any commercial activity there.
The West Bengal government made major efforts to ensure that the army allowed the Book Fair 2007 at the Maidan after the Calcutta High Court dismissed a public interest litigation by the guild seeking permission to hold the event on the ground.
news.monstersandcritics.com /india/news/article_1247270.php/Green_signal_for_Kolkata_book_fair_at_Maidan   (380 words)

 Rugby Clubs in India
Kolkata the "City of Joy" played host over the weekend of 19/20 November 2005 to the first ever international tens competition in India.
The venue was the East Bengal football ground in the heart of the city within the grounds of the 100+ acre Maidan.
The Maidan was originally created 100 years ago to provide clear firing lines for the adjoining Fort William.
www.junglecrows.com /LSC_kolkata_tens.html   (747 words)

 India Travelogue - Destinations: Travel Guide to Kolkata or Calcutta, West Bengal, India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Over the years, Kolkata thrived and became an important centre of the British Raj, a leading centre of commerce and a port of call for east bound vessels.
Kolkata, a city with 25 museums, 22 identified heritage buildings, two golf clubs and the finest Polo club from the days of the Raj, is where the trail leads.
Situated near the Maidan, the Victoria Memorial is an exquisite structure made of white marble built in the memory of Queen Victoria.
www.indiatravelogue.com /dest/wben/wben4.html   (2334 words)

 ZaTaNg.CoM - LoCals - Kolkata - City Speaks - Maidan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
British bolto maidan hocche "lungs of the city"...
There’s something or the other which is new every time you visit Maidan.
Maidan is the place where Book Fair is held every year, bhenu for cinema shooting, or just for masti...Kolkatar oitijhyo.
www.zatang.com /locals/cityk/kspeaks24.htm   (243 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Frontpage
The army, the Maidan’s custodian that had publicly said it was opposed to any fair on the greens, was completely overriden to set the stage for another violation of Calcutta’s lungs.
Perhaps blinded by his love for books, Bhattacharjee also chose to overlook a pertinent observation by the court: the guild is a private body and its interest cannot be equated with that of the public.
But the Maidan custodian’s political and bureaucratic masters seem to think that Rs 20,000 is all it takes to set a wrong right.
www.telegraphindia.com /1070117/asp/frontpage/story_7272525.asp   (550 words)

 Kolkata Beckons: Kolkata Boi Mela (Calcutta Book Fair)
The pulse of a city beats the loudest at its exhibitions and fairs and Kolkata’s claim to culture is perhaps best upheld by book fairs it hosts every winter.
The fair is a time capsule of Kolkata’s life and culture, the three hundred year young city’s tribute to itself.
The year 1997 was a witness to the resilience of the publishers, the booksellers and the booklovers of Kolkata and the sense of discipline and responsibility displayed by the Government of West Bengal.
in.geocities.com /kolkatabeckons/bookfair.html   (1126 words)

 9th KOLKATA FILM FESTIVAL (November 10 - 17, 2003 Kolkata)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Today the cleared area is known as the Maidan and is considered the 'lungs of Kolkata'.
Close by, is the Assembly House, a unique specimen of Gothic architecture and St. John's Church, the oldest Church in Kolkata where lies the mausoleum of Job Charnock, the founder of the city.
The Maidan is the most tangible and, probably the best appreciated relic of British Kolkata.
www.calfilmfestival.org /2003/kolkata-attractions.htm   (545 words)

 Kolkata Travel, Tour Packages, Tours, Hotels, Holidays Or Vacation In Kolkata, Trip To Kolkata, Cheap Flights To ...
Also on BBD Bagh is a rather more useful place, the Kolkata GPO, and on the eastern side of the square is the West Bengal tourist office.
The Maidan and Fort William - In 1758 Fort William was constructed.
away from Kolkata, is famous due to the Visva Bharti Unviersity, a centre of international studies and culture.
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 Talk:Kolkata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One could perhaps argue that calico was a bastardization of Kolkata, but they'd be reading too much into what is simply an understandable linguistic change when two languages with very different phonological schemes come into contact.
So, if Calcutta Times is not renamed to Kolkata Times or say University XYZ of Calcutta is not renamed University XYZ of Kolkata, we can't and shouldn't change that on the article.
In the case of Kolkata a conscious political decision was taken to change the name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Calcutta   (844 words)

 Vulture survey report - Kolkata 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Vultures were also seen soaring during mornings at the Kolkata Maidan area, which comprised of individuals from the VT, PTS and SPC populations.
This study showed that the vultures were present in Kolkata during the monsoon of 2002, however, dispersed to other places towards winter, i.e.
A similar study could be undertaken to estimate the vulture population in Kolkata towards the end of the present year to see a possible change in the status of this birds.
www.kolkatabirds.com /vulturereport1.htm   (861 words)

 Kolkata Tourism | Kolkata Places | Your Guide to India
Kolkata formerly known as Culcatta, is situated on the Hooghly, retains the aura of days long gone, weaving the past and the present, the intense and the funloving into a charming fabric.
The largest metropolis in India, Kolkata is a vibrant city on the move, volatile and unpredictable.
Kolkata are also famous for their all-consuming passion for sports, especially, football and cricket.
www.yourguidetoindia.com /content/view/69/59   (4114 words)

 Festivals in Kolkata, Kolkata Festivals, Kolkata Tour Festivals,Kolkata Festivals Tours,Durga Festivals in ...
Pandals, in which the idols of deities are places and worshippers congregate, are a staple of Hindu festivals Kolkata, but the festive landscape of Calcutta isn't about which religion you belong to.
Take a walk down the path alongside the Maidan on this day and watch the young, middle-aged and old alike gathering here for their prayers, harkening to the call of the muezzin from the Shahid Minar.
The maidan in Kolkata, however, plays host to the hordes of faithfuls thronging to the three-day Ganga Sagar Mela held on Sagardwip to commemorate this festival.
kolkatahub.com /travel-in-kolkata/festivals-in-kolkata.html   (1222 words)

 Nixal - Kolkata
Kolkata is a busy metropolitan in eastern India and is the capital of the state of West Bengal.
Kolkata is situated on the banks of river Hoogly (a tributary of river Ganga) and is about 100km north of Bay Of Bengal.
Kolkata is located at a latitude of 22° 32’ North and longitude of 88° 22' East.
www.nongnu.org /gug-nixal/kolkata.html   (5533 words)

 World Book Fair - HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In Kolkata, poets enjoy the status of minor celebrities and publishers that spin out verse anthologies on a regular basis have no reason yet to rethink their strategy.
Kolkata is a city where the likes of Neruda and Rilke still hold sway, inspiring young poets and writers to give free rein to their imagination.
The Kolkata book fair is hardly written about at the national level, and yet it is an event that book lovers, sellers and publishers around the country are aware of.
www.hindustantimes.com /2005/Jun/18/6894_576666,001600500000.htm   (895 words)

 KolkataMusing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Kolkata is a colorful city in eastern India.
A stretch of land is being readied near Park Circus Connector on the eastern side of EM Bypass to be developed as Kolkata’s permanent fair ground, similar to Pragati Maidan of Delhi.
For the academic, Kolkata was never cooler than 6.7 degrees, recorded in the winter of 1899.
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 Hotels Calcutta India
Great discounts are offered on a mind-boggling array of titles as visitors to the fair find their way in and out of the colorful stalls, stopping every now and then to grab a bite, get their portraits painted or just listen to the music filtering through the fair grounds.
Kolkata is well connected with direct domestic airlines services to and from Kolkata to Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow, etc. there are also direct flights to most of the countries in the Southeast Asia.
Kolkata is also connected with most of the Indian cities by road.
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 Calcutta,Calcutta India,Calcutta Tourism,Calcutta Travel,Kolkata India
The cleared area is now known as the Maidan and acts as breather for the, otherwise, congested city of Calcutta.
From the top of the Minar a good view of the city can be obtained but permission to ascend the tower has to be taken from the police headquarters in Lal Bazaar.
It is on the name of this temple that English gave the place name Calcutta (Kolkata) which is anglicized form of Kalikata.
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 Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper - India
KOLKATA: Uncertainty again loomed over holding of the Kolkata Book Fair with the Calcutta High Court yesterday halting any construction activity at the Maidan venue till the organisers produced all necessary clearances, including environmental.
The interim order said only after the permission of the pollution control board, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the police was obtained, the question of holding the fair at Maidan in the heart of the city could be thought of.
On Tuesday, the Kolkata Book Fair organisers had heaved a sigh of relief after months of uncertainty after the defence ministry permitted holding of the fair at Maidan, which is under the Indian Army’s jurisdiction.
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