Kolkata Wetlands Must be Saved without Compromising on Development

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Flanked by sky-high buildings and corporate architectures, the placid blue-green water bodies to the east of Kolkata have been quietly flushing out the city’s waste for more than a century. While that description may invoke images of filthy, marshy, waste water, it’s not quite so. If you’ve ever passed through the EM bypass that runs […]

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The Legacy of Sports in Kolkata Adds to the Spirit of the City

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Giving up Maachh (fish) and Mangsho (meat) to cut down their expenses, 85-years old Pannalal Chatterjee and his wife, 76-years old Chaitali Chatterjee live on a shoestring budget. The sacrifice is to save for their World Cup kitty – something that the elderly couple from a middle-class family in Kolkata cannot compromise with. Starting with […]

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How You Can Save Taxes on the Sale of Property in India

Taxes on the Sale of Property in India

“You should have contacted me once before selling the property,” businessman, Mahesh Srinivas’ accountant said. “As per your current tax slab, you will have to pay a tax of 30% on the profit you made from the sale of your property.” Astonished and taken aback, Mahesh, who sold his residential property within a year after […]

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Holi in Kolkata: How the City of Joy Celebrates the Festival of Colours

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“Spring is nature’s way of saying, let’s party!” — Robin Williams. This is essentially the emotion behind the festival of Holi. It is a way of celebrating the vibrant colours of nature that come with the arrival of the spring season. The ‘carnival of colours’ is one of the most prominent festivals in India, which […]

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