How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Smoking rooms available
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... homes to the homeless women living on the side of the street cooking them over a fire in the central reservation. Street snacks like chana masala bring alive a pretty dull pulse, and the selection of kachori, pakora and samosa pastry fried treats available all around the country are always a surprise - each filling individual to the chef and the ingredients available to them. I now realise my deep love for the luxury of the sanitation, as well as an etiquette and ...
... greeting me with a frown and a hawking spit into the gutter. I carefully stepped over sleeping staff wrapped up like mummies in the foyer, reluctantly handed over my passport, and collapsed into my room.
I woke up next morning to the quintessential (that’s my wanky word for the day….!) Kolkata sound of hand-pulled wooden rickshaw wheels rattling on the street below, and the tinkle of the bell the rickshaw wallahs wear around a finger to ...
... based on a greater community consciousness, respect for nature, and sharing resources rather than competing and fighting over them." Excerpt from Title: THE NEED FOR A NEW CONSCIOUSNESS THE GANDHI INTERNATIONAL PEACE AWARD 2011 by Bulu Iman. See full address http://www.polycarpjournals.com/article s_by_bulu_imam.html We return to Kolkata moved and inspired by our experience with the indigenous art and the activism to save and secure it. We begin to focus on the ...
... us!The library was lush green. The lawns, the trees, the old buildings - all looked so beautiful in the rain. After spending a couple of hours at the library and browsing through some very interesting encyclopaedias on Sleep, Early Childhood, Creativity, we came out of the library and spent some time in the campus taking various pictures of the flora and fauna.
The National Library of India on ...
... a fascinating state of India that covers an area a few hundred kilometres south of Kolkata right up to Darjeeling in the Himalayas. After India’s formal independence from Britain in the early 1950s (led by Mahatma Ghandi who is so revered across the country his face appears on all the bank-note denominations) Kolkata was one of the places significantly impacted by how the country was split - into the Hindu centre and Islamic east and ...