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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Wild Elephants At McCluskiegunj!

Yesterday a herd of elephants, Fourteen in no. were seen passing through a village, Basaria that is on the outskirts of McCluskiegunj. Some people were here at the Gunj for treatment. They were so afraid that they ran in such a scurry that they were injured in their legs. The elephants didn't chase them though.
It was in the papers a few days ago that these animals were seen at Bachra. The residents were beating drums and burning torches to scare the animals off that were destroying crops and huts that were coming in the direction the moved. The forest department is driving them towards the Betla National Park. Most likely they belong there.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

McCluskieganj Hostel Association

It looks like the Association is a group of people that want to control all the schools and hostels in McCluskiegunj.
After the case of a class nine student being found dead in a well on the 25th morning, an emergency meeting was called for by the Association.
The reason for the meeting was to discuss problems and solutions of such incidents taking place.
The unfortunate student had left the hostel campus on pretence of going for tuition. So the Association has decided that NO hostel will allow tuition for boarders. Though school authorities have permitted teachers to visit hostels and have tuition classes privately but the Association thinks that teachers may escort a student out by hiding him/her in a handbag or in one's pocket while leaving the hostel after teaching, so no private tuition will be allowed.
The Association in not even registered, has no bylaws and only a handful of people who want to be dictators. And all hostel owners have to obey.
This is the height of nonsense.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A huge Banyan tree

This is a very old Banyan tree. You can see some people and bikes under it. This was clicked a month ago.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Thorpe Family of McCluskiegunj

This is the Thorpe family of McCluskiegunj. They own property here which is being claimed by the Malhaar tribe.
The old caretaker expired and her kin took charge and care of the bungalow and property measuring nearly 7 acres since then.
Now, it is necessary for the current caretaker to get in contact with the owners in order to save the property from being snatched away, but the info about Robert Thorpe is that he is in Australia and that's all. No phone no. or email or surface address is available with anybody here in the Gunj.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Train at the Crossing

Many students and teachers were delayed due to wagons being halted at the level crossing this morning. It is said that there is a problem with the tracks.
The wagons stood between the crossing for nearly half an hour and was later moved just enough to allow traffic.
An over head bridge is needed here soon because once the bridge over the Damodar river opens officially, there will be huge traffic and traffic jams.

Annual Visitor

This creature has been visiting the place in the month of July every year. People offer it food when it sits on their roofs. It is very friendly.
This pic was taken at Dennis Meredith's place.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

McCluskiegunj Coal Siding Closed!

Hi folks! Its great to know that finally the siding here has been stopped. Mr. Glen Galstaun, Anglo Indian M.L.A. Jharkhand raised the issue in the Jharkhand vidhaan sabhaa. Mr. Galstaun said that even after ten days of the notices issued by the Tourism Department and the Pollution Department, the coal business is on. Mr. Hemant Soren, Chief Minister Jharkhand replied saying that McCluskiegunj will be saved from getting ruined.
Finally, yesterday all activity in relation with the coal siding stopped.
That's the end of the siding by our M.L.A.