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Thursday, December 11, 2014

McCluskiegunj Forests, Being Ruined

McCluskiegunj is a beautiful place because of its forests. The
atmosphere is good and scenic because of the forests. Many varieties
of birds have made home in these forests.
But now this is being ruined as you can see in the pics, by illegal
activities such as cutting of trees and mud, making the forest loose
its charm. Just look how mud has been cut by machines leaving just a
little soil to keep the tree standing, roots cut.
Private Road Contractors use heavy machines for cutting mud to lay
beside newly constructed roads. While tractor owners supply mud in and
around town.
The authorities are aware of these illegal activities but don't bother
or are paid not to bother.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Political Party Flags on McCluskiegunj Main Road.

These pictures are to show flags of the B.J.P. and AJSU that have been
lying on the Main road at McCluskiegunj since yesterday afternoon.
It seems these parties are not supported or respected by each
individual that saw it while passing by or waiting for the railway
crossing gate to open up since they were dropped.
public mentality here....

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.