Monday, August 3, 2015

Nazrul Tirtha Regular Film Shows start from 7th August

I had a series of meetings followed by site inspection on the 4-shows-a-day film shows to begin from Friday 7th August. Before that, on Thursday 6th August at around 3 pm, there will be a premier show of "Basanta Ese Gechhe". I took a picture of the poster standee displayed at Nazrul Tirtha this afternoon:
Four film shows a day at
Nazrul Tirtha from Friday
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Here are few clippings from today's papers:
Top and bottom: ToI dt
3 Aug 2015

ToI dt 3 August 2015

ToI dt 3 Aug 2015

Ei Samay dt 3 Aug 2015

Ei Samay dt 3 Aug 2015


  1. Sir,

    Can we have the IFSC status for the Finance Hub done before BGBS in January? That would send a strong signal to the Global Finance Community including Pvt Banking Sector in India.
    Also , like last year, we can go for 1 more round of EOI for land allotment in Finance Hub before BGBS and we can hand over the plots during BGBS.

    Also many institutions are just constructing boundary walls and not starting actual construction for years at a stretch ( literally for years) . Can HIDCO push them a bit?

    Examples of these institutions are : Army Welfare Education Society, IISWBM, Institute of Chartered Accountants, IIT Kharagpur, Bhawanipor Gujrati Education Society , ONGC , Saporji Pallonji IT SEZ , Chhaya Prakasani etc.

    Can HIDCO push them a bit? That would also help in more employment generation

  2. Also I saw the tender for allotment of 1.5 acre of land for Educational institutions. Sir, can we ensure that this time we get some established schools of Kolkata take up the land.

    One of the main reasons why IT professional are still preferring South Kolkata over New Town is unavailability of schools for kids ( other than DPS and New Town Public School).

    I understand that HIDCO will NOT publish an all-CITY advertisement in Times of India to attract pan-India brands (HIDCO did not do that even for medical college EOI) . But at least HIDCO can have a round of talk with institutions like La Martiniere, Don Bosco, St James, St Lawrence, MP Birla, GD Birla , Frank Anthony, Ramkrishna Mission etc to EXPAND and set up a branch in New Town.

    This would definitely go a long way in making New Town an attractive place for young couples with high purchasing power.

    We do not want institutions like Chhaya Prakashani taking up this piece of land as well.

  3. Sir,

    3 suggestions for Cafe Ekante:

    1. Please start 1 branch in AA3 near TCS SEZ, Unitech SEZ, DLF-2 belt. It would be choked with people during lunch and evening snacks for sure and HIDCO will definitely make decent profit. Right now IT Professionals have no other option other than office canteen and Jhupris.

    2. Extend the timings of Cafe Ekante on Friday and Saturday Night and have an option of bar and micro-brewery with professional staff. This would also be a first in the city.

    3. Start an online booking option of Cafe Ekante Cottages with professional hospitality staff and bar services. If you start marketing it now, in no time, you will find it booked for Pujo -December time frame.

  4. Nothing is gong to happen with half educated and uneducated bus drivers and staff. You can put the best buses and infrastructure, the people behind the wheel must be educated enough to used them safely. The syndrome of changing lanes and stopping in the middle of road , swerving suddenly and changing lanes in fast moving traffic can already be seen in the New Town Highways. Measures must be put in place to look into it with utmost urgency

  5. নিউটাউন সত্যি স্মার্ট হয়ে যাচ্ছে, গত সপ্তাহ থেকে দেখছি প্রাইড হোটেল সংলগ্ন আইলান্ডের মাঝামাঝি সার দিয়ে যে এশিয়ান চেরি ব্লসসম গাছ ছিল সেগুলো একটু একটু করে রাতারাতি গায়েব হয়ে যাচ্ছে, এক্কেবারে শিকড় সুদ্ধু উপড়ে নিয়ে যাওয়া হচ্ছে। বাক্তিগত ভাবে আমি একজন সচেতন নাগরিক হবার চেষ্টা করি, প্রতিদিন নির্দিষ্ট জায়গায় আবর্জনা ফেলি,চেষ্টা করি নিজের চারদিক একটু সুন্দর, স্বচ্ছ করে রাখতে , নিজের একরত্তি ছানা কেও সেই শিক্ষা দেবার চেষ্টা করি। কিন্তু সাত সকালে স্কুল যাবার পথে যখন সে অবোধ শিশু আমায় প্রশ্ন করে রাস্তার ধারের গাছ গুলো কোথায় চলে যাচ্ছে মাম্মা? চুপ করে থাকি, থাকতে বাধ্য হই। বলতে ইচ্ছে করে আমরা যে সভ্য, স্মার্ট হয়ে যাচ্ছি রে সোনা। যে গাছ গুলো আমার রান্না ঘরের জানালা দিয়ে আমাকে ঋতু পরিবর্তনের আভাস দিয়েছে এ যাবত কাল , তারা আর নেই, থাকছে না, আমাদেরই প্রয়োজনে নিজেদের বিলিয়ে দিচ্ছে, সভ্যতার তাগিদে তাদের উপড়ে ফেলা শিকড়ের হাহাকার কারো কানে কি যাচ্ছে না??