Olympic Games start at Athens. Spectacular opening ceremony with a lake in the main arena!
Dhananjoy Chatterjee, rapist and killer of schoolgirl Hetal Parekh of Calcutta hanged in the Alipore Central Jail at 4:30 AM. His case had galvanized India for and against capital punishment. His last words were I am innocent. May god bless you. None of the jail officials including the executioner Nata Mallick was dry eyed. Nata even asked his forgiveness on bent knees before pulling the lever.
India's 58th Independence Day. Went to attend the NCLCL function at the Rotary Sadan this morning. Excellent programme by children of the cultural section. An imaginary RCC Channel on TV - with announcers, news, programmes and even 'advertisement' breaks.
Start this Web-Diary.
Getting up at 5:30 am. Bring out WNC 1700 from garage and park in front of house. Promptly lie down in mother's room for a 20-munute nap.
Long stretches of city, including Ashutosh Mukherjee Road in front of Southern Medical Centre dig up for laying of huge water pipes. Kolkata should be awash with filtered water soon. Must thank Trinamul Congress Mayor Subrata Mukherjee for getting this done.
Sun 29-Aug: 11 am
City Center Super Market in Salt Lake. Our first glimpse. Short direct drive along Maniktala Main Road. Suman showed me and Sukla the way (Ayan preferred to stay back at home). Huge glistening courtyards, ample parking place (R10 for 4 hours) huge store houses - reminded us of UK's shopping plazas.
Visited C3 Superstore bursting with provisions. Inox (Multiplex) and Shopper's Stop (clothing) remained for another day.