September 18 Friday
Harbinger of Devi Durga
This picture was published in the Anandabazar Patrika of today.
It was taken by Debaraj Ghosh in Raghunathpur, Jhargram.
Lore has it that this bird lives in Kailash Mountain of the Himalayas,
abode of Shiva and his consort Devi Durga.
The bird is seen about this time of the year
before the arrival of
Goddess Durga on earth. It is taken as a messenger from kailash
announcing the impending descent of the goddess to Earth.
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Thursday, 10 September, 2009 12:30 PM
CAR SUDDENLY STALLS AT A RED LIGHT !!!
While driving near the Kankurgachi rotary crossing with my wife.
o Ask Sukla to take an auto-rickshaw back home.
o With the help of a policeman push our light Maruti 800 car to one side.
o Telephone my car mechanic - no reply.
o Telephone second mechanic - no reply.
o Convenient road side mechanic arrives, diagnoses an empty petrol tank! (The
petrol meter was faulty).
o Buy a 4.5 L jerry can from a nearby hardware shop. Rs 15
o Buy 4 litre petrol from a nearby pump. Rs 235.
Attendant teaches how to make an emergency cardboard funnel!
o Pour petrol. Start. No response !
o Road mechanic tightens a loose fuse. Presto! Car starts purring. Tip Rs 10.
o Car parking attendant fixes a slip. Rs 5.
Back home to a hot cuppa tea.
Tuesday, 08 September, 2009 3:00 PM
MASSIVE RAINFALL IN KOLKATA
Girish Park area flooded. Walked barefoot to car parked nearby.
Scary moments driving through accumulated water.
No water in front of house,
Garage car. RELIEF
Traffic mayhem and traffic jams till about 9 pm.
Deficit monsoon rainfall becomes normalised. The Anandabazar newspaper
described it - as if in the 'slog overs' of a 20-20 cricket match.