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Thursday, March 10, 2016

McCluskiegunj Main Road being Broadened

Work on broadening the main road from Chama to McCluskiegunj has started. This road measuring 35 feet in width is to go upto Balumath via the Gunj.
Once this road is completed, the traveling time between Ranch and the Gunj will be as less as an hour depending on traffic.
It will become safer too, in the sense that the Chama -Gunj road is noted for it's road holdups which are much rare now but still exist.
The location of these pics are between the junior section of Don Bosco Academy and the Roman Catholic Church...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

"A Death in the Gunj" or 'Taksaal kaa Khotaa'?

This is interesting... Konkona's movie is based on a true incident that occurred in 1979. This is well known by the residents who were in the Gunj then and are still living.
Vikas Kumar Jha, a journalist from Patna who is the author of a Fiction novel called "McCluskieganj" claims that he has written many stories based in McCluskiegunj including ''Taksaal  kaa Khotaa" and Konkona's movie is based on it.
Though I haven't read ''Taksaal kaa Khotaa' yet, so I don't know if the story is based on the same incident that was concerning the Sen Sharma failmy or not, but doubt it.

Monday, March 7, 2016

A Death in the Gunj - Shooting over

It has been wonderful and profitable for the people of McCluskiegunj to have had the opportunity to meet renowned Bollywood actors and also getting into the film.

Kitty Teixeira, Nelson Paul Gordon and his wife, Malcolm Hourigan, Sunil Prasad Sahu, Dev Lal Ganjhu etc.  were among the few locals that did side roles such as bread woman, post master, policemen, servants, shopkeepers etc...

Its hard to say how many people got selfies with actors. But the no. is big.

Almost all the hire vehicles were hired sparing just a few. The shooting lasted for a month and a half. It is the first movie to be shot in the Gunj. Meaning a complete movie.

Just this much for an update... Please wait for my next post on my experience with the movie team... A good story...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bollywood Stars Shooting in McCluskiegunj

Konkona Sen Sharma is down directing her hinglish film A Death in the Gunj since 24th January.
The cast of the film include Om Puri, Tanjua, Tillotama Shome, Ranvir Shorey, Gulshan Devaiah and Kalki.
The stars were just returning after a shoot.

Child Marriage in McCluskiegunj

Friday, January 29, 2016

Rajkumar 15 to marry Seema 14, today!!!

Today, two students of the Aadarsh High School here are getting married to each other.

Rajkumar and Seema are class 9 and 8 students who are getting married at the Lohra Toli Bast in McCluskiegunj today.

According to the Principal of their school, neither of them are older than 15 years of age.

It is shocking to know that nobody seems to have any objection. I mean the local public. Nobody seems to realise that this will turn into a trend.

If anybody sees this post in time maybe it can be stopped!!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

An Active Mukhia-Putul Devi

In the past week, the Mukhia of Lapra panchayat, Putul Devi distributed 225 shawls to the most deserving. Yesterday, she distributed 70 radio devices to people of the panchayat.

The distribution was carried out at the Police Station, McCluskiegunj.

Putul Devi is an active person who has been chosen as the Mukhia for the second time.