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Old 14th March 2010, 14:13   #16
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Thanks and Excellent Observation. They calibrate the leaf springs on the right side a bit lower to be able to counter the body roll caused by hanging passengers on the doorsteps. Old 70's Legacy.
It's actually the other way round - they add an extra spring leaf on the left side to compensate for the added load of passengers hanging out the doors (and windows at times ). So a fully loaded bus runs level, but an empty bus tilts to the right!
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Old 14th March 2010, 14:18   #17
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Thanks for the pics. They provide a colorful insight into urban Calcutta ...oops Kolkata. Your astute observations about the city are inspiring.
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Maybe I do not have the intellect to understand the pics :-(
I am out of Kolkata for the last two years, however the images in my memory are much better than the ones posted here. Maybe I am too much biased towards the City of Joy. Sorry, no offence meant, but I do not feel nostalgic by seeing these pics.
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Amazing pictures. Now I can safely say I have been to Kolkata!
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Tirthankar, some good pictures but felt sad seeing the pictures of poverty. I guess some things never change.


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BT: Good stuff. Enjoyed it.

Incidentally, have you ever wondered why most of the buses tilt to the right in a mostly Left-oriented state?? Maybe the technically interested among us would like to take a shot at answering this...

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Thanks and Excellent Observation. They calibrate the leaf springs on the right side a bit lower to be able to counter the body roll caused by hanging passengers on the doorsteps. Old 70's Legacy.





Thanks. I actually want to make everybody connected to this city nostalgic.
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It's actually the other way round - they add an extra spring leaf on the left side to compensate for the added load of passengers hanging out the doors (and windows at times ). So a fully loaded bus runs level, but an empty bus tilts to the right!

Oh btw was quite surprised to see Volvo's for City Buses. I hope there were no morcha's to protest the bus fares on these. Do these buses run empty always or only during non-peak hours ?
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awesome pics and descriptions rather captions for the pix.
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Old 15th March 2010, 22:06   #22
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Tirthankar ,

This is your best photo blog so far .
there is a vast improvement on quality
and subject than 2009.

you guy really got eyes!!!

But the best one I liked is your's
"Ager moto sukh nei" behind the
truck.

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Old 15th March 2010, 22:23   #23
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Thanks for the pics. They provide a colorful insight into urban Calcutta ...oops Kolkata. Your astute observations about the city are inspiring.
I love calling it Calcutta too, but use Kolkata for better Google searchability
I see a changed Kolkata myself when I look back to the 2008-09 Galleries.

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Tirthankar ,

This is your best photo blog so far .
there is a vast improvement on quality
and subject than 2009.

you guy really got eyes!!!

But the best one I liked is your's
"Ager moto sukh nei" behind the
truck.

Cheers
Thanks.

and at Your service again, Captain

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awesome pics and descriptions rather captions for the pix.
Took me appx. 24 working hours to work on 240 slides.

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Tirthankar, some good pictures but felt sad seeing the pictures of poverty. I guess some things never change.
Oh btw was quite surprised to see Volvo's for City Buses. I hope there were no morcha's to protest the bus fares on these. Do these buses run empty always or only during non-peak hours ?
one of that Volvo was vandalised last weekend

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Amazing pictures. Now I can safely say I have been to Kolkata!
Please have some Mishti Doi and Roshogolla to top it up, whichever city you are in.

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Please have some Mishti Doi and Roshogolla to top it up, whichever city you are in.
I loved Mishti Doi. Didn't like roshogollas much. Loved Sondesh a lot.
Guess its time to revisit kolkata to tank up.

And when the truck guy mentions follow traffic rules between the photo and the "can't enjoy as much as before" comment below, what trafficking is he actually talking about?

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Aamar baadi te road te photo liye ? bishon bhaalo

Hope the grammar is okay, else there will be a majorer adda-baji session on my grammar,
sorry was educated in Marathi as the fourth language (we had french as well)
lol.

Cheers and great photos, excellent captions, you should do Rajarhat/New Town to show people the other side of CCU.
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Oh btw was quite surprised to see Volvo's for City Buses. I hope there were no morcha's to protest the bus fares on these. Do these buses run empty always or only during non-peak hours ?
The one I travelled (was in Kolkata for two days last week) had the minm fare printed in A4 sheet, and pasted on windshield
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And when the truck guy mentions follow traffic rules between the photo and the "can't enjoy as much as before" comment below, what trafficking is he actually talking about?
Perhaps he is driving traffic there

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Cheers and great photos, excellent captions, you should do Rajarhat/New Town to show people the other side of CCU.
Rajarhat after a decade. Still flat lands there.

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The one I travelled (was in Kolkata for two days last week) had the minm fare printed in A4 sheet, and pasted on windshield
Yes. INR 20/-
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Talking "Maa - Maati - Manoos" all around but no jobs and no money!!

Good one...Nostalgia + Food Choice + Sweets + Bong Beauty + Interesting Places are all fine....But where are the jobs and where is the $$? One can't sustain on just these things (culture and agriculture as 'didi' puts it)...which is why most of the competent workforce is employed by other states (And countries) which offer better livelihood and opportunities!

Guess it will take another 2-3 generations for this state of affairs to change.

Take McD for example - Opened in 1996 in New Delhi. Opened in 2007 in Kolkata. Even Mathura had a McD in 2000 before Kolkata!

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G....But where are the jobs and where is the $$? One can't sustain on just these things (culture and agriculture as 'didi' puts it)...which is why most of the competent workforce is employed by other states (And countries) which offer better livelihood and opportunities!
Dude I understand all that. You are saying as if I am not struggling to meet my ends here. Its very difficult to earn a dime in Kolkata leave alone a few thousands. But at the end of the day you have a life of bliss here. You just need to focus and re-size your resource implementation. Kolkata has taught me frugality like no other place.

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+1 BT. Finally it's how we manage within our resources. There can be no end to avarice else!
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