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PostSubject: Tracking the trams...   Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:49 pm

Look back in time and there you would see. A Calcutta different in many
a ways from the Kolkata we see today. A time when may be you and I were
not there, but so many things that are on the verge of becoming extinct
were so very gloriously there. Kolkata is a periodic city and this is
one truth that no one seems to deny.We are so nostalgic about the
traditions that are fast eroding and those with which we were so
attached to.

There was a time when like the metro and the buses... trams were as
indispensable modes of transport criss crossing the heart of the city.
However, times have changed now. So much so that it takes Yuva to point
that romance in tram is really a sweet little thing to do or Parineeta
to remind that trams are one of those few stock visual codes to create
the Kolkata-ambiance on screen.

I remember a particular advertisement of the recent past of some soft
drink(most probably Thums UP), where they show different places in
India... and they show a woman clad in white saree with red border and
a tram cutting through the greenery of Maidan to denote Kolkata.

The tram carries so much of the Kolkata feel to it but with the rapid
pace of life and technology of the city, the accelerator of the vehicle
seems to be trailing way back.

A tram ride on a moonlit might through the Dalhousie still gives ecstatic pleasure but may be we have changed our taste.

Will the tram survive in time? or will it be yet-another-heritage object for future visitors of Museum to muse on?
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:04 pm

It's actually the times which urge us to change. The trams, though strong on the nostalgia factor, is no longer loved by most who are too busy to slow down for a ride on the trams. The Tram Company has no time to repair the old trams and tram lines and so it's a much slower means of transport and thus shunned by most. But it will always play a vital part being one of the symbols of Kolkata. Those joyrides and the savouring of the sights and sounds of Kolkata, the familiar "ting ting" as the tram passes... Thankfully the Ultadanga tram line has been repaired again and the service has been resumed. The only hope for the tram service is if people start using them once again.
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:09 pm

i know anne... n thats wot makes me sad really.... time change fast n tehre r certain things it urges us to give up!
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:18 pm

Whoevrs had this idea of puttin it in the middle of the street... whn ever you run to get on a tram you can invarialbly find half a dozen vehicles rushin towards you!!!!! chapa pore trame chorte hoy!!!!No
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:29 am

I swear ma-hn!!
Daz y i hv never taken a tram in my entire life!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:54 pm

there are some areas where ucan use th tram and thts better thn a lot other transport... like area near red road.. and the surroundings.. since they don interfere with the traffic...and busses are scarce in those placez... trams are a gud option .. but rest of the city.... hmmm ..............
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:53 pm

okay ateesh... i extend ur hmmm... a little bit more...
agreed getting on trams n putting up with its slow speed is a menace ta times.. but i was wondering just as win98 can b upgraded to win XP.. cudnt teh trams be upgraded to suit our current lifestyle?!
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:02 am

ekscuje me!the CTC was forced to start bus servive to save their back...tader ke hlp korbe ke .......govt is bsy with flyovers...municipality with roads[jar obostha chand er motoi].....abar bollam tai once againi say....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:24 am

chand er obosthya o better. Lunar modules gulo land korte perechhe. Ekhane parbe na!
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:40 am

hmmmm to say eeeeekjaktlyyyy!aaj arektu hole porei jetam bike suddhu!.... rasta to na gamlar dokan!!!!!Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:10 pm

gamlar doak...wah! wah!
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dekh tram jodi menace hoi.. bike o toh kom na! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:52 pm

Thik thik! Aar ami o kom menace noi. Gari chalate giye ekta biker ke diyechhi dhakka!
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:44 pm

ei ei nanaama biketa besh sustho...otar tram er moto sastho na!
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:47 pm

trams r a curse 2 calcutta nowadays...the govt. can either uproot dem or @ least make modern speed trams....y do we pay taxes 4??
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Sat Aug 18, 2007 11:47 pm

trams r a curse 2 calcutta nowadays...the govt. can either uproot dem or @ least make modern speed trams....y do we pay taxes 4??
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:40 pm

oi anne tuio kake chapa marli re?
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:25 pm

ei....tram e kata porle naki fine hoy!!!!!Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Tracking the trams...   Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:11 pm

kar fine hoi? je kata prolo tar???:O
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