Oh Bengal

I wish I could wake one day to find all corruption gone in my state of West Bengal and everyone starting anew!

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Thanking you.Yours unfortunately Kolkata and West Bengal

Having followed news headlines on Kolkata /West Bengal for more than one decade it is evident that it is only hope that it survives on. There seems no signs of a face-lift  neither a silent revolution. For every news headline announcing the completion of something there are ten headlines announcing that something is being promised as being done and another five headlines announcing the cessation of good things. The only silent movement has been the migration of talent and labour to other states and parts of the world.

Low attrition points to a hidden disadvantage for Kolkata

Kolkata Office Areas - Source Wikipedia Images

Kolkata Office Areas – Source Wikipedia Images

There was a time when private companies/corporations based in Kolkata and branch offices of national and international companies especially Information Technology companies used to take pride in the low staff attrition rates prevalent in the Kolkata offices. This is partly due to limited job opportunities as a result of fewer companies and the tendency of most Bengalis to feel content with his or her life and current income.
The roots of the above issue which created a boon earlier has now created a bane. Companies find it difficult to expand operations due to poor availability of human capital. Many (maybe be most) commerce, arts, science and engineering graduates from this region planning to work move to other cities in India. Mangers find it hard to staff open positions with good resources and the work place continues to be boring with employees sharing a similar background.

Sunderbans

With regards to this article I read I am more concerned about the mighty Sunderban Mangroves and its sheer mystic beauty than usual news on terrorism.

HuJI man on hire drive

I am concerned that this quaint place on this earth, with its people and environment so removed from what happens elsewhere can become another battleground for law enforcers and criminals. The dead silence and the deep and pitch black darkness of its nights, the groan of the Bengal Tigers and the chirping of insects deserves protection in this world where places of interests like the Middle East with all its rich history or the jungles of Jharkhand which could have been excellent camping and hiking destination a few hours drive from Kolkata are for most parts inaccessible to many enthusiasts.

The good news is that the bad guy has been caught. More need to be done to patrol and police this area to stop it being turned into a den for criminals.

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Sunderbans at dusk

Sunderbans at dawn

Sunderbans at morning

Sunderbans