Dhaka v/s Kolkata

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    If you look at the methodology they have used, you ll see why Kolkata did better than other Indian cities Mumbai and Delhi. Basically they have given 2/3rd weightage to Mobility performance and 1/3rd to Mobility .

    Kolkata's public transport might be old and rickety but is very effective. It gets you from point A- Point B quicker than public transport in any other Indian city and at a cheaper price. You d never have to wait for more than 5 minutes for a bus or a cab to show up in Kolkata. The traffic situation and flow is pretty good ,traffic jams are rare, and the traffic police is effective and know what they are doing for most parts. All that makes Kolkata better than Mumbai or Delhi. With newer buses being introduced, widening of the EM bypass and the upcoming EW metro, Kolkata's public transport will further improve.

    Then you have indicators like Trasnporterelated fatalities, where cities like Mumbai and Delhi would have fared vary poorly, compared to Kolkata.

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    Appreciate the breakdown, mate.
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    I can't see the point in this thread. Like let's compare a national capital with a state capital? Why not do like for like? Compare Dhaka with New Delhi.
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    Because Dhaka and Calcutta have the same type of people and the same challenges and are geographically close by.
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    It's a bit of a weak comparison IMHO as why look a them in isolation? You have to factor in one is a naitonal capital and the other merely a state capital.
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    Because you cannot compare BD with India. India is a far bigger economy.
    Lets compare things that are comparable, not because we want to show off.
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    But then it's such an arbitrary comparison.
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    I didn't know Durga Puja is celebrated in such a grand style in Bangladesh.Thanks for sharing. Please upload more photos if you have.
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    Not in the least.
    WB and BD were one State earlier.
    Its interesting to see how much they have developed as different countries/economic systems.
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    "Same type"? Saying this even after seeing the BD Defence section? :D
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    Are you a huge fan of Aishwariya?? @IamBengali

    Dhaka looks pretty good too......

    But a little disappointed it dosnt have any night life/bars/ multiplexes.......

    Why is it so??
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    Well.........In Dhaka 92% of the population is Muslim and it is famous as a "city of mosque". Religious practice is there with significance. Then what do u expect?
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    I am her biggest fan. I also sent her birthday diary few years back and she was posing with that diary during a film premiere. :wub:

    There are multiplexes but very few as of now since people don't watch local B films and bollywood is unofficially banned. Very few people go to watch hollywood films hence less multiplexes.

    You can't expect open night bars in Dhaka since Majority of city dwellers are Muslims even though there are closed door night bars at 5 star hotels. If one wishes to go there they can.

    There is a lacking of nightlife but hopefully in coming years there will be nightlife.
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