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No one hurt in fire at Kolkata's Park Street building

Panic gripped Kolkatans on the first day of the year after a fire broke out on the seventh floor of a multi-storied building in the posh Park Street area here but no one was injured. Amid new year......

Kolkata Book Fair opens for the 30th year

The 30th Kolkata Book Fair got underway in the City of Joy on the Republic Day at the city's Maidan. The fair, which records 13 to 14 lakh visitors every year, will be on till February 6.This year,......

Girl Mamata called 'Maoist' wants to join the system

Taniya Bhardwaj, who West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had called a Maoist sympathiser on television, wants to become a civil servant. But for now, like generations of bright young......

Partial lunar eclipse on June 26

This year's first partial lunar eclipse will occur on June 26 when more than 50 per cent of the full moon disc will be under the earth's shadow, but it will be visible only in the Northeast in......

Governor's act against state: Jyoti Basu

Lashing out at West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi for his self-imposed power cuts at the Raj Bhavan, Communist Party of India-Marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu on Friday said his action was not in......

Ride an AC tram, get a taste of old Kolkata!

A lot is often heard about Kolkata’s dwindling traffic system and how its age-old trams, means of transport that are still existing only in this part of India, are adding to the......

AC coaches in Kolkata Metro soon

The Metro Railway in this eastern metropolis will soon have air-conditioned coaches with the older ones being gradually phased out. Of the 13 being built by the Integral Coach Factory at Perambur,......

Kolkata tops 'fatigue list' in India: Survey

A survey of 1,309 respondents in the age group of 25 to 65, has revealed that Kolkata tops the fatigue chart amongst seven cities covered in the survey. Around 30 per cent of the people surveyed......

Diamond sales: Kolkata, Hyderabad lead

Diamonds are spreading its sparkle all over India. Proof for it is visible in Kolkata, which has already outshined the traditional markets of Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai in terms of growth in sale of......

Kolkata, Hyderabad shine in diamond sales

Diamonds are spreading its sparkle all over India. Proof for it is visible in Kolkata, which has already outshined the traditional markets of Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai in terms of growth in sale of......

World Cup: Argentina loyalists Kolkata celebrate German victory

Football runs through the veins of every Kolkatan. And their love for the game was on show when Germany took on Argentina in the FIFA World Cup final on Sunday. Kolkata locals are known to be vocal......

Should Gambhir replace Dhoni as Test captain?

After leading Kolkata Knight Riders to their maiden Indian Premier League title last month, Gautam Gambhir's ambitions of being the next Indian captain received a fillip. The very fact that he......

All of Kolkata to back Dada's Pune against KKR

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir may want to believe otherwise, but many Kolkatans, including Sourav Ganguly's wife Dona, said they would root for the city's favourite son when he leads......

Kolkata set to play host to stars Pele, Cafu

The home of Indian football is once again gearing up for another football fiesta when a galaxy of international stars, led by two-time World Cup winner Brazilian Cafu, will be up against a dream......

Rousing welcome for Lionel Messi in Kolkata

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi arrived in Kolkata in the wee hours on Wednesday but more than 1500 frenzied fans were left heartbroken as securitymen whisked the Argentine superstar away......

  People speak for kolkatans

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Q. which is the largest book fair?
:  A. The Kolkata Book Fair - It is the world's largest non-trade book fair, Asia's largest book fair and the most attended book fair in the world. It is...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-is-the-largest-book-fair//answers/17127774

Shezan
Q. Bengali Alphabets- very funnyA is for Awpheesh (as in Office). This is where the average Kolkatan goes and spends a day hard at work.And if he works for the 'Vest Bengal Gawrment' he will arrive at 10, wipe his forehead till 11, have a tea break at 12, throw around a few files at 12.30, breakfor lunch at 1, smoke an unfiltered cigarette at 2,break for tea at 3, sleep sitting down at 4 and go home at 4:30. It's a hard life!
Shezan:  A. NICE JOKE MR> JOYESH ! more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/bengali-alphabets--very-funnya-is-for-awpheesh-as-in-office./17124896/answers/9631921

joyesh chakraborty
Q. Mumbai has some of the best preserved buildings in the Indo-Sarcenic style. Q. Why is everyone in Mumbai running the whole day without even pausing once to admire the architecture?
Joyesh Chakraborty:  A. the same reason a kolkatan doesnt stop to admire the fantastic doric-style or the british imperial architecture in kolkata..:)) more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/mumbai-has-some-of-the-best-preserved-buildings-in-the-indo-/9631891/answers/9467851

joyoti sen
Q. Have you ever purposefully got yourself drenched in the rain ?
Joyoti Sen:  A. Yes, many times. But the most memorable is the one when me and my wife were walking hand in hand from Victoria Memorial to Theatre Road, there was...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/have-you-ever-purposefully-got-yourself-drenched-in-the-rain/9467160/answers/13263057

  Web results for Kolkatans
Zico

For football-crazy Kolkatans, the first brush of live top-flight action was back in 1982 with the advent of colour TV sets, they saw all those men... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/sports/football/82s-brazil-dutch-of-74-hungary-of-54-unlucky-sides-zico_1471025.html
Asha 'uncut' touches every chord

KOLKATA: At 82, diva Asha Bhonsle is bracing to deliver her biggest hit till date: 'Asha Bhonsle Uncut'. It isn't the title of a new album but the... ...

http://timesofindia.feedsportal.com/c/33039/f/533981/s/3e7dbd82/sc/38/l/0Ltimesofindia0Bindiatimes0N0Ccity0Ckolkata0CAsha0Euncut0Etouches0Eevery0Echord0Carticleshow0C425581170Bcms/story01.htm
Lightning kills two people in Howrah

KOLKATA: Two persons died as lightning struck Udaynarayanpur in Howrah on Saturday afternoon. Sk Rahmat (30) and Sk Hassan (35) took refuge under... ...

http://timesofindia.feedsportal.com/c/33039/f/533981/s/3e701d70/sc/8/l/0Ltimesofindia0Bindiatimes0N0Ccity0Ckolkata0CLightning0Ekills0Etwo0Epeople0Ein0EHowrah0Carticleshow0C423995840Bcms/story01.htm
Idol makers of Kumartuli

The narrow lanes of Kumartuli are where Kolkata’s favourite goddess is born each year. Ranjita Biswas revisits the abode of artists who make... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/430705/idol-makers-kumartuli.html
Kolkata boy scripts tale of 'twilight' city

KOLKATA: You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. For author Kunal Basu, Kolkata is twilight zone. A city of Bengalis, you... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Kolkata-boy-scripts-tale-of-twilight-city/articleshow/42380313.cms

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