67. Jora Ghat Chandni, Chandernagore, West Bengal - India @ Humayunn N A Peerzaada
Jora Ghat Chandni - estd by Dewan Durga Charan Rakshit of Lalbagan Chandernagore.
Chandernagore/Chandannagar Strand: It is a beautiful tourist spot along the banks of the Ganges river. Chandannagar Strand has an excellently decorated footpath studded with lights.
It is 1 kilometer in length and 7 meters in width. Many buildings of historical importance surround the spot. Chandannagar Strand is very popular among the locals.
With the high demand for Durga idols and lack of space they spill out of the shops into the narrow la...
The idols are made in small shanties and they are usually 8-10 feet tall. Made of straw & clay on...
Idols of Goddess Kali waiting for buyers or delivery in Kumartulli where most of the idols are made.
Dyni Buri is a flesh eating ugly old witch that is used to scare children into going to sleep or obey...
The street vendors do roaring business during festival time. As night falls at Kumartuli, trucks full...
The Nakhoda Mosque/Masjid is the principal mosque of Kolkata, India, in the Chitpur area of the Burra...
Ye tram hai .. ye tram hai tukur tukur chalti hai lekin sabki jaan hai .. .. ye matakti hai .. ye lah...
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.