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Kolkata, May 07, 2016: Is Feluda, auteur Satyajit Ray’s iconic sleuth, bobbing about on a camel amid the urban jungle of the eastern metropolis?

Check out a theme park launched here in New Town on Friday dedicated to the detective’s adventure immortalized in “Sonar Kella” (The Golden Fortress), the first Feluda movie, adapted from the book, in 1974.

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Christened ‘Sonar Kella Udyan’, the recreation spot is built around sculptures of the alert sleuth atop a camel in hot pursuit, a reminder of the storyline where the ace private investigator chases kidnappers in the desert state of Rajasthan. Feluda is said to have been modelled on Sherlock Holmes.

He is accompanied by cousin Tapesh Ranjan Mitra or Topshe who is the narrator of the stories and may have been loosely based on the character of Dr John Watson. It is in “Sonar Kella”, that Ray introduces Jatayu (Lal Mohon Ganguly), a writer of thriller novels who provides much-loved comic relief.

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In the park, Jatayu can be seen perched precariously on the camel, seated behind Feluda. Heaps of sand provide the perfect backdrop.

Revolving around the 27-year-old athletic Pradosh Chandra Mitter, nicknamed Feluda, the novellas showcase the private eye’s superb analytical and observational skills to dig out clues that ultimately solve mysteries — be it murders, theft or kidnapping.

Feluda possesses a .32 Colt revolver but rarely uses it.

This year is Feluda’s 50th anniversary. IANS

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Swiggy to use digital payments for delivery fleet

Founded in 2014, Swiggy aims to "change the way India eats" and is currently operational in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among a few others

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  • Swiggy is an online food ordering platform
  • It will now allow digital payments for delivery feet
  • this method will prevent any leakage in cash payment process

Online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Monday said it would use privately-run ICICI Bank to allow its delivery fleet to make digital payments.

“Through the use of Unified Payment Interface (UPI)-based solution for instant fund transfers and automated cash deposit machines at ICICI Bank branches and ATMs across the country, the delivery fleet will have a hassle-free way of transferring funds,” the company said in a statement. Swiggy operates with a fleet of over 20,000 delivery persons delivering food from over 25,000 restaurants across 12 cities.

These digital payments will prevent leakage in cash payments. Wikimedia Commons

With cash-on-delivery being a widely used method of payment on the platform, the digital payment methods allow the delivery men to quickly transfer the funds to Swiggy, saving their time, according to the statement.

“With the delivery fleet being the backbone of Swiggy, the adoption of the digital payment solutions will support the ease of operations and save their time and thousands of kilometres of travel,” said the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Rahul Bothra in the statement. The digital payment methods will also help in preventing any cash leakages, the company said.

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Founded in 2014, Swiggy aims to “change the way India eats” and is currently operational in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among a few others. IANS

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