Nalanda

Ancient university of Nalanda.

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I visited this wonderful place in November 2016. A holy place for Buddhists, tourists, mostly from South East Asia flock to this place on a regular basis.

A must visit for history buffs.

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Why is West Bengal so Underdeveloped?

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Originally answered on quora by me.

If you travel to WB after visiting Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore or Hyderabad, you will definitely believe that WB is extremely underdeveloped. But this scenario was not always there.

Based on what I have heard from my father and uncles, who visited today’s big metro cities in the 1960’s, WB, specially Kolkata was extremely developed. Even though, there was the refugee crisis, during the 1950’s & 1960’s, still the state managed to be in the top list.

The problem started with the rise of the political crisis in the late 1960’s. The Congress Govt of S S Ray and Left under the politburo, managed to wage a war against each other. Their extreme politics in all fields made things in bad conditions. Also, not to forget the over-excited Bengalis when it comes to ideology politics.

When India was in short of food and Indian cities like Mumbai and Delhi were trying industrialization, Bengalis of Kolkata were busy fighting for Venezuela and Vietnam. Some young people went ahead to clash with Kolkata police, the reason being why USA attacked Vietnam. How fool can one community be?

When the Left came to power, they stopped industrialization. They literally made 2 generations deprived of English knowledge. They made stringent anti-business law, people were being trained to become party volunteers rather than skilled man power. I have seen the young 25–26 year old in Kharagpur, my home town during 1996–97. Their only job was to eat at fathers money and sleep, and above all, adda at party office. They have spoiled their whole career. What can you expect them to impart to their kids?

People wanted quick money, but nobody had either skill or knowledge to do that. Today I have seen Bengalis abusing Marwari and Gujarati businessman for being money minded. Why not earn money? Is earning money bad or is doing business bad?

And then comes the cultural aggression during the Left rule and the legacy is aptly being carried forward. People worship Ma Durga, then abuse and criticism Hinduism. For Bengalis (specifically from Kolkata), anything bad is Hindu.

And lastly, the brain drain. During the 1970’s and 1980’s, huge number of educated and skilled Bengalis left WB and settled in Delhi NCR, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai and Bangalore.

The trend increased after the IT boom and people had mainly 2 destinations, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

So, to conclude, I would say, it was the Bengalis themselves who allowed (and still allowing) their state to be ruined. If anybody is responsible for the condition of WB and the Bengalis, it’s the Bengalis themselves.

P.S- I am a Bengali, and I am hurt to speak the truth. But the truth needed to be spoken.

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Suing the school system, Prince Ea

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I saw a video on YouTube and was extremely impressed by him. I wish to share his link as I want everybody to think the point he is trying to make.

 

 

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Financial planning tips for young married couple

This question appeared in Quora and one of the answers caught my attention. After taking permission from the person who answered, I’m copying his answer as a post.

 

Here are a few ideas:

  1. Live on one salary and save and invest the other.
  2. Always try to live on 1/2 of what you make and save and invest the rest.
  3. Do not get into debt.
  4. Live modestly.
  5. Don’t overspend on houses or cars. It isn’t worth it.
  6. Pay cash for all cars.
  7. Always get a 12–15 year mortgage.
  8. Don’t get caught up in buying things. Own stuff, don’t let your stuff own you.
  9. Have an emergency fund of 6 months – 12 months of expenses.
  10. Invest time into each other and into the marriage.

 

 

The profile of the person who answered this: https://www.quora.com/profile/Gordon-Miller-21

 

His answer link: https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-pieces-of-advice-to-help-a-young-married-couple-get-ahead-financially/answer/Gordon-Miller-21

 

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The making of Tamma Tamma from Thanedar (1990)

It was the end of 80’s and the beginning of 90’s. Computers were unheard of in towns and villages. Cities were panicked that computers will eat away jobs due to automation.

At that time, Indian music composer & singer Bappi Lahiri aka Bappi Da brought in something different. He used computers to mix his songs. This famous song of 1990 tamma tamma was mixed in computers.

We can see the making in this video:

 

Let us enjoy the song and see how songs was made at those times.

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Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad

This was February 2013..

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A memorable day with friends…

 

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Bailadila

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