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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019


Statues of freedom fighters at Kali, McCluskuegunj

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Putting up at McCluskiegunj

This thing caught my eyes today and I thought it's a good idea to put it up for you people so that you have an answer to the first question that comes to your mind when planning a visit to McCluskiegunj. Especially for people who have never visited the place before...



Wednesday, July 25, 2018

McCluskie's Nose

This is Nakta hill also know as McCluskie's nose. A beautiful spot that is visible when driving down to the gunj from Ranchi.
picture courtesy: Navin Giri

McCluskiegunj looks beautiful from up here. Entire gunj can be seen from this magnificent hill.

Friday, July 20, 2018

McCluskiegunj Railway Station

There were times that I recall when we had to climb over stationary goods trains to cross from one platform to the other.

We used to climb in-between bogies that mostly carry coal and had to step on the connectors that connected bogies together and would mess up our hands by holding on to whatever we could to get across.

Even worse, we would crawl under the standing goods trains to board a train going down east. The ticket counter is close to the up line that goes west. That is if we didn't wish to dirty ourselves by climbing across. We use to hope that the signal remains red while doing so.

This is a common practice at small stations even now but not in the Gunj. We now have a footbridge and since this has been built, we now use either of the two roads that go to the station which was something to consider before.
 
Great news, isn't it?

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Water crisis for the wild

Hi folks. It’s been a long time since I posted anything on this blog. Not much happening around. The heat is at its peak. The rivers and streams are drying...
Every year I would go to the rivers and streams to check on the water level and this year it is shocking...
Villagers depend on these rivers and streams for bathing and washing clothes. Many even wah utensils and many take water hone for cooking and drinking purposes.
One reason that I think has caused the water to vanish altogether is that the central government is searching for coal in and around the Gunj. Workers from C.M.P.D.I. Ltd.  are pumping out the water from streams into huge containers mounted on trucks which they use for drilling. This has been going on for a year now. There are many other sources available for the trucks to load water from and these are old open coal mines that are now full of water throughout the year.
Animals  and birds are suffering the most. One side the heat and on the other side no water. Nobody is concerned and nobody cares for  animals and birds.