Tags Posts tagged with "bengal"

bengal

    0 207
    Madhavi Mondal - NDTV via Youtube

    The people of Hiranmoy village, deep in the Sundarban, have achieved something amazing. The villagers of this remote village were tired of non-existent roads and they finally decided to take matters into their own hands. With a little help from World Vision India, an NGO, they have now constructed brick roads to help them connect to the outside world.

    NDTV reports – “Brick by brick, literally, they are building roads connecting their remote villages to the rest of the world — with a little help from an NGO, World Vision India. The NGO is supplying the bricks. But the labour is voluntary, a labour of love.”

    The volunteers include many women who have this to say – “”We realised that if we didn’t participate, nothing will happen. We have to build our own road,” said Bonyamoni Mondol, who has been working on brick-lining the mud road for a week now.”

    There are extraordinary stories like this in the report as well –

    “Among the most motivated is 26-year-old Madhavi Mondal, who went into labour last monsoon but couldn’t reach the hospital as the mud road had been washed away. She delivered her son Shubham in the house. “I suffered a lot. I’m working to build this road so other mothers don’t suffer.””

    Madhavi Mondal - NDTV via Youtube
    Madhavi Mondal – NDTV via Youtube

    Four years & 12 kms later the villagers have taken responsibility & shown the world what a few well meaning and decisive AAM-AADMI can achieve. Hats off!

    Watch & read the article here – NDTV – In Bengal’s Sundarbans, a Road Built With Voluntary Lab

    Liked this article ? Like our Facebook page so you don’t miss any stories from BONGFeed.com

     

    0 497

    By now, most of us have already seen the PIKU Trailer. But we thought of looking into it a little closer & look for tell tale PURE BONG material! We were pleasantly surprised!

    What follows, are 14 things that should make every Bong smile about the PIKU trailer! It is also a little about us tipping our hat to Mr Shoojit Sircar & his soon to release creation!


    THE BEARDED, PART DEAF BUT STRAIGHT TALKING DADU

    The Big B as a Bengali dadubhai?

    Chokhe jol eshe gelo…

    kALA DADU


    THE SCENES ON CALCUTTA STREETS

    I know that street ! 

    That’s how your Bong friend will shout in a Bengaluru movie hall !

    amitabh-ride


    DEEPIKA – THE NEW BANGAALAN

    Move aside Bidya Madam… Deepika eshe geche!

    piku trailer6


     THE ANGRY BONG GIRL

    Those fiery eyes…

    If you know a Bong woman, then you know what we are talking about!

    ANgry deep


    THE MOTION vs EMOTION –

    Ishabgul anyone?

    If you don’t know what this chair is, go ask a Bong!

    Khata Paikhana


    The GANGAR GHAT & JETTY

    (with a CHICKEN ROLL!)

    A jetty, a boy & a girl & chicken roll – A Calcutta Love story ?

    dEEPIKA gANGA


    THE LOOSE HAVANA CAP

    That’s how most Bong gents still carry their cool!

    hAVAN CAP


    THE QUINTESSENTIAL HOWRAH BRIDGE

    A new angle, leaves you wondering “Where was the cameraman standing?”

    Howrah sunset piku


    THE IRRITABLE (still lovely!) MOUSHUMI-MASHIMA

    You know that expression if you have even one aunt who scolds you for random reasons!

    irritating bong masima


    THE LAAL DALAAN & ALPONA

    This IS Bengal! This is how an angaan/courtyard ought to look like!

    Red dalaan piku


    JHUL BARANDA

    (Hanging balcony)

    This is where most Bongs got inspiration for their poetry

    (also romanced the parar sundori!)

    Dadu Veranda


    ARTWORKS IN A BENGALI HOME

    Bongs love art. PERIOD.

    And when you see Ramkrishna deb, Sarada Maa & Raja Ravi Varma artwork on a wall, you bow to Mr Sircar for his excellent eye for detail!

    Artwork Piku


    CHOKRO RAIL

    (CIRCULAR RAIL IN KOLKATA)

    YES, the local train line runs parallel to the Ganga in Calcutta!

    Beat that Mumbai!

    Ghat piku

     



    AYEEE PIKUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    BABA DAKCHE!

    Be right back – You can go ahead and watch the trailer


    BAJAR GOROM

    EKDOM FRESH

    Bengali stereotypes

    0 910
    We Bengalis have migrated out of West Bengal and moved to different parts of India, mostly to earn a living. Wherever you go in...