6.9 Richter Scale Earthquake Hit Notrthen and Eastern India

September 19, 2011 – 3:53 pm

sikkim earthquake

Yesterday 18th September 2011 a strong earthquake of 6.9 Richter scale hit northern and eastern part of India. The epicenter of the earthquake was around 60 km from Gangtok, capital of Sikkim. The tremors struck at 6.10 pm on that day left many building broken and people fearful. Many buildings in Assam, West Bengal, Bihar etc has developed vivid cracks on the walls. In Sikkim it has triggered many landslides. There were three aftershocks within a span of 30 minutes measuring in the range of 4 – 5.5 in Richter scale. As of now already 50 people are believed to be dead in India. The reason of this earthquake as in most cases was tectonic plate movement. The entire north east and the Himalayan region is high seismic zone. These region has already experienced high intensity earthquakes in the past of 8.7 in Richter scale. The strongest earthquake recorded in history was in Chile in 1960 of around 9.5 in Richter scale.

Phone connection the earthquake prone areas was completely lost. My father was trying to contact people in our native town but was unable to do so that evening and night. I heard on news that Indian PM was able to speak to Sikkim CM using the highly secure hotline. The PM has been proactive in ordering relief for the affected areas. The government which is battered many corruption scandals, if they have slumbered on this disaster then they would have invited nails for themselves. It is a good opportunity to show that they care and they work.

Government has declared compensation for the deceased and injured. But the concern is will the compensations will reach in time and will they get the exact amount. As in all government dealings there is a commission for all work. Lets hope that after Anna affect this changes. May god take care of the people of Eastern India.

West Bengal helpline # is 033-22143230

Airtel Indian Grand Prix 2011

September 16, 2011 – 10:45 am

The first ever formula one Grand Prix is here. Yes, the Indian Grand Prix will be held in Delhi from 28th – 30th October, 2011. The event is organized by Jaypee group under a group company called JPSI. They have created an international standard circuit called Buddh International Circuit at Greater Noida. Forumla one has always been an expensive sports and Indian Grand Prix is no different. So to be there and experience it you will have open your wallet – simple.

Date: 28th – 30th October, 2011
Venue: Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida (near Delhi)
Ticket cost: Various denominations starting from Rs 2500 to Rs 35000. To buy tickets visit Bookmyshow.com.

Tickets are also available at:

107, Kasturba Road, Bangalore

Parking: parking is available but at a premium. For car Rs 1500 and for two wheelers Rs 150. Also, one can buy shuttle tickets at Rs 600 for all three days from various parts of Delhi.

This is billed as one of the biggest sporting event in India. The recently concluded Common Wealth games might have been the biggest. But formula one Indian Grand Prix is definitely would be the most in terms of glamour.

The effort to bring formula one to India is quite old. In 1997 there has been an effort to organize the event in Kolkata. Since then many contenders came like Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai.

Check some more resources on Formula one Indian Grand Prix:

1. http://indiangrandprix.net/
2. http://www.indian-grand-prix.com/

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