Calcutta


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Synonyms for Calcutta

the largest city in India and one of the largest cities in the world

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They are coming in to Simla to send down their horns and heads to be dressed at Calcutta.
The Adjutant had done his very best to describe his feelings after swallowing a seven-pound lump of Wenham Lake ice, off an American ice-ship, in the days before Calcutta made her ice by machinery; but as he did not know what ice was, and as the Mugger and the Jackal knew rather less, the tale missed fire.
The letter of acknowledgement to Garrick from Calcutta on 21 April 1772 mentions the gift of madeira but not the chintz, possibly because it was prohibited and to be smuggled in.
IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT Calcutta attracts twO kinds of visitors, those seeking sainthood by extreme acts of philanthropy and those seeking their past.
Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in India, where she worked with the poor of Calcutta.
Happy to be cuddled by rugby international Gordon D'Arcy, she is unaware she is one of the lucky few in the poverty ridden slums of Calcutta, India.
One response was a vast expansion their early modern Black Town/White Town model, including the development of segregated military cantonments for soldiers, separate civil lines for administrators, and hill stations such as cool, foggy Simla, in the foothills of Himalayas, a kind of ersatz English country town where a large segment of the British Raj decamped every summer to escape the heat of Calcutta and even, some imagined, India itself.
While lingering in Calcutta, Uncle Gates receives a smallpox vaccination on the inside of his forearm.
Some of these children became so skilled and adept that their developed and developing photography skills could eventually be the source of their emancipation from the lowest rung of Calcutta social and cultural ladder.
Born Into Brothels follows photographer Zana Briski as she teaches photography to the children of prostitutes in a notorious red-light district in Calcutta.
Air pollution raises the risk of respiratory illnesses; about two-thirds of the residents of Delhi and Calcutta suffer from respiratory symptoms such as common cold and dry and wet cough, which Twisha Lahiri, head of neuroendocrinology at India's Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, largely blames on two-stroke engine emissions.
While Chatterjee argues that Mother Theresa did not do as much charity as she claims, Sanal Edamaruku of the Indian Rationalist writes that by her work she projected Calcutta and India as a land of beggars and thereby did India incalculable harm.
Leeds-born Taylor Bradford flew to Calcutta last month to get the 260 episode series, Ka-rishma: Miracle of Destiny,banned from the air a few days before it was to be broadcast.
Reports of an air passenger arriving in Calcutta, India with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) were false.
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