Md. Jawed Ahmed
Experienced IT Professional based out of Kolkata in India.

Waldorf Chinese Restaurant, Kolkata

January 2024

This is one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Kolkata if not the oldest. Setup in the early fifties of the last century, the eatery has changed ownership thrice and is run by a local business group now. But they try their best to maintain the legacy and taste for which Waldorf has been know […]

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Sarat Chandra Kuthi – Samta Village

April 2024

I visited the this old heritage building last week (Jan 2024). It was pending on my list for a long time. Arguably he is one of the most well known writers of India. People who are not into literature will know him for Devdas (made into multiple movies) and Shrikant(80s TV serial, Farooque Shaikh). But […]

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International Book Fair Kolkata

February 2024

I visited the Kolkata Book Fair and had a very good time. This is a must visit place for all book lovers. In fact its not limited to books but traditional music and arts are also exhibited. Though I don’t know the exact number, but I guess more than 800 stalls were put up for […]

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Sonar Bangla Kolaghat West Bengal

January 2024

Drove down on a hot Saturday in May. This property situated some 70-80 kms from Kolkata and like many other Sonar Banglas, this one is right on the river bank. The rooms are nice, spacious and well maintained and worth the price they charge. But the staff service is very poor. Again this is a […]

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Sundarban Wild Animal Park – Jharkhali

January 2024

This is a small zoo in Jharkhali. One needs to park the vehicle some 1 km away and then take a Toto or walk to the zoo. There was Tigers and Crocodiles in the zoo. And there is a small grass lawn where one can sit and rest. They have made provisions for children’s playground […]

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Canning House in Canning, West Bengal

January 2024

This was supposed to be a Port Town in the early days of British India in Mid 1800s. And the project was driven by Charles Canning ( he went on to become Governer General of British India). Source : https://rangandatta.wordpress.com/2022/06/22/canning-house-the-last-remains-of-the-failed-canning-port-project/ This is situated on the banks of river Matla. And its misunderstood to be the […]

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Rajasthani Mela(2023)

January 2024

Every year, in the last week of December, a Rajasthani Mela is held in Kolkata. The location is the Lawns of Nicco Park. The Mela has different cultural programs on each day of the 8 days. In addition to the cultural events, there are loads of events ranging from traditional dance, songs and food. Sharing […]

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Tecsun PL-660 : Tuner Knob defective

January 2024

The PL-660 is one of the most widely used enthusiast Shortwave radios in use. It combines rugged make, high end features and affordable price in one small package. But most of these radios are prone to getting the tuner knobs messed up. These are small digital encoders which do not age well. With time, due […]

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Khirai Visit (24thDec2023)

December 2023

Khirai village in East Midnapure is well known as the valley of flowers of West Bengal. It is a small village located near Panskura. Just like its name, the surroundings too are calm, peaceful and amazingly colourful. Along the rivers Khirai and Kangsabati, many varieties of flowers are cultivated which look like multi-colours carpet – […]

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