Kolkata, May 11, 2017: Ham radio operators will help check whether fishermen along West Bengal coast receive weather updates via radio broadcast in the deep seas, an operator said on Thursday.
A joint inspection for measuring the signal strength of All India Radio broadcast in the deep seas will be held on May 14 and 15 by the Coast Guard, AIR, state fisheries department, fishermen’s association, and ham radio operators.
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“Around a year back, 39 fishermen went missing in the deep sea. The reason was they didn’t hear the weather report on radio. We will investigate whether they are receiving these important transmissions,” Ambarish Nag Biswas of the West Bengal Radio Club (Amateur Club) said.
Through ham radio one can talk across cities, around the world, or even into space, all without the internet or cell phones. Ham radio operators or hams can swing into action in times of disaster, when regular communications channels fail, and assist disaster management agencies.
Biswas said the hams will also educate the fishermen on using the Very High Frequency (VHF) radio.
“Although every fishing vessel has a VHF Radio, due to lack of knowledge they are not maintained properly,” he said. (IANS)
On Mahalaya, people throng to the holy river Ganges in order to pay homage to their ancestors and forefathers; which is called ‘Torpon’
Mahalaya remains incomplete without the magical chanting of the scriptural verses from the ‘Chandi Kavya’ that is broadcasted in All India Radio
The magic is induced by the popular Birendra Krishna Bhadra whose voice makes the recitation of the “Chandi Kavya” even more magnificent
Sept 19, 2017: Autumn is the season of the year that sees the Hindus, all geared up to celebrate some of the biggest festivals of India. The festive spirit in the Bengalis all enthused to prepare for the greatest of the festivals, the ‘Durga Puja’.
Mahalaya is the auspicious occasion that marks the beginning of “Devipaksha” and the ending of “Pitripaksha,” and this year it is celebrated on September 19.
Observed exactly a week before the ‘Durga Puja’, Mahalaya is the harbinger of the arrival of Goddess Durga. It is celebrated to invoke the goddess possessing supreme power! The goddess is invited to descend on earth and she is welcomed with devotional songs and holy chants of mantras. On this day, the eye is drawn in the idols of the Goddess by the artisans marking the initiation of “Devipaksha”. Mahalaya arrives and the countdown to the Durga Puja begins!
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The day of Mahalaya bears supreme significance to the Bengalis. The day is immensely important because on this day people throng to the holy river Ganges in order to pay homage to their ancestors and forefathers. Clad in white dhotis, people offer prayers and take dips in the river while praying for their demised dear ones. The ritual is popular as “Torpon”.
As per Hindu myth, on “Devipaksha”, the Gods and the Goddesses began their preparations to celebrate “Mahamaya” or Goddess Durga, who was brought upon by the trinity- Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwara; to annihilate the fierce demon king named Mahishasura. The captivating story of the Goddess defeating the demon got popularized with the goddess being revered as “Durgatinashini” or the one who banishes all the evils and miseries of the world. The victory of the Goddess is celebrated as ‘Durga Puja’.
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Mahalaya remains incomplete without the magical chanting of the scriptural verses from the ‘Chandi Kavya’ that is broadcasted at dawn in All India Radio in the form of a marvelous audio montage enthralling the souls of the Bengalis. Presented with wonderful devotional music, acoustic drama, and classical songs- the program is also translated to Hindi and played for the whole pan-Indian listeners.
The program is inseparable from Mahalaya and has been going on for over six decades till date. The magic is induced by the popular Birendra Krishna Bhadra whose voice makes the recitation of the “Chandi Kavya” even more magnificent! He has been a legend and the dawn of Mahalaya turns insipid without the reverberating and enchanting voice of the legendary man.
Mahalaya will keep spreading the magic and setting the vigor of the greatest festival of the Bengalis- the Durga Puja, to worship the supreme Goddess, eternally.
“Experience is not What happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley
Everyone loves to travel during monsoon, but looking stylish and maintaining comfort in the rainy season remains a major concern for most of them.
Traveling in this season can make your best ever memories for your entire life. As you can bask in the fascinating sunlight or enjoy the cold and calm darkness of the monsoon. Also, touch and feel the verdant greenery that is spread everywhere and vibrant culture of the places that come alive during the monsoons.
There is no denying that monsoon makes the process of packing one’s bag much more complex but don’t worry, here with some easy and quirky tips that will ease your concerns and let you enjoy the tour-
Pack more linen clothes
Men always search for something comfortable so you can definitely try linen plain shirts or T-shirts and there is nothing more relaxing than this even you can also team them up with denim printed jackets.
Carry shorts, capris
Shorts and capris are so attractive and easy to wear, easy to carry and also look fantastic.
Just carry a lightweight waterproof luggage bag with all your belonging in it, especially a plastic bag for your cell-phone assets.
Monsoon accessories for safety and style
Monsoon accessories such as hat looks funky and stylish and also protect your hair from sun, dust, and pollution. A waterproof wrist watch makes look you stunning, use a sunglass to protect your eyes. Team it up with a scarf and make a style statement of your own.
Carry light weighted colorful fabrics
Women can try refreshing light fabrics, like cotton, chiffon, silk that dries out quickly. Your clothes must be bright colored such as, yellow, orange, pink, red, blue and some context of mixtures like fluorescent and magnified colors will enhance your style.
Palazzos let you feel comfortable
Two bottoms (shorts, palazzos) will offer utmost comfort, also keep one stretchable denim pant. This funky look will definitely win hearts wherever you go.
Must carry a long sleeved top
Sum up your clothing with minimum outfits and carry one long sleeve that will protect your skin from tanning and mosquitos. One sleeveless top, a crop top for shorts- will give you bold look and colorful jackets that are reversible.
Accessories add to your style
Accessories like a jelly umbrella, comfortable footwears (avoid flat and shoe), belt, scarves, sunglasses, and junk jewelry will add to your style and will surely turn heads wherever you go.
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New Delhi, August 3, 2017: Did you just book a cab because you fear of reaching home late? Well give it a second thought, the App- based cabs may not be as safe as you think!
Recently an extensive investigation carried out by CNN-NEWS18 reveals that safety parameters that the companies promise to the Indian customers are questionable.
A fortnight-long investigation carried out by 25 reporters in 4 cities across the country took over 300 rides to reach this conclusion. It was found that despite being promised by the companies of top-notch security to the Indian customers, there were shocking loopholes in the system. Apart from Chennai and Bengaluru, the cities included Delhi as well as Kolkata.
In the national capital region, over a period of 4 days, they took over 20 Uber and Ola rides and recorded the conversations with a spy camera. The whole idea of this investigation was to get the insight of the cab business from the drivers.
This is one of its kind investigation where you will hear your cabbies uncensored spilling the secrets and how your cab is a ticking-time-bomb. Undercover reporter Saahil Meghani and video journalist Vikas Kumar found out is quite shocking-
One registered cab has multiple unregistered drivers. If you notice carefully, you will find out, that the cab driver whose picture comes in your app is not the one who is driving you to your destination. The reason is they have never been registered to drive this cab.
2. There is also a possibility that the driver of your cab is using fake driver’s license. There is no verification before they are registered with the company and also may be they are presenting fraudulent papers. This means after any crime they cannot be traceable. Did the apps keep you informed about this? Certainly not!
3. Another strange thing if you have noticed before- Try booking a cab as a female customer from any party destination- chances are it will be difficult to book a cab post 11 pm If you are a woman, Chances are you will not get a cab post 11 pm but your male friend may get it immediately. The video explains why?
Even after repeated attempts by the two media houses, both Ola and Uber didn’t respond to these sort of menace. Are cab based companies in India lacking business ethics? You be the judge!
– prepared by Naina Mishra of NewsGram. Twitter @Nainamishr94