Isn’t it interesting, you studied in a college which is built by the river bank and the river is the partition of two countries, separated in 1947? Yes,Taki Government College is a historic education foundation, built by the river bank of Ichhamati which is the partition of India and Bangladesh. The college is a heritage founded in 15th September, 1950.

It was my graduation days, I can remember the three difficult years of my life, obtaining a Bachelors of Arts Degree. I had a very tough time spent studying English literature in the below classroom.

THe Classroom

The Classroom, I studied English Literature for three years during my graduation.  Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015

You can see the almost blurred, foggy land by the opposite direction of Ichhamati river and that is Bangladesh got independence from pakistan in 1971 after a historical battle named Bhasha Andolon (ভাষা আন্দোলন).

The River

The foggy land by the opposite side of the river Ichaamati, is Bangladesh. Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015

Ichhamati is the river that has potential connection between Bangladesh and India. The LOC (Line of Control) has divided the river into two parts. The Sundarbans Reserve Forest is an on boat adventure tourism attraction, starts from Taki through a boat journey into Ichhamati river and spend night at the Sundarbans Tiger Camps built inside the forest full of Bengal Tigers.

The Boat

These boats take visitors to the Sundarbans Tiger Camps. Vikram Roy © Copyright 2015

I studied through a dark age, nostalgic memories and I became a Bachelors of Arts from Taki Government College in 2008. I saw bad politics, student unions, turmoil, and collapse of University of Calcutta’s education system.

It was a time when I decided to left West Bengal for good. After seven years I came back to visit Taki Government College and claimed my B.A. Degree Certificate. Still nothing has been changed and I saw how professors in the desk sitting idle, students are shouting political slogans, clerks are late, and no discipline inside the classroom.

Always love,

Vikram Roy



Hi, I am Vikram, a friend of you! I would like to take this opportunity of personally welcoming you to my blog! You can read my book “The Alchemist A Mystery In Three Acts” Available now on : Always love, Vikram Roy

9 responses »

  1. Colltales says:

    This school’s location is a perfect metaphor for the state of the two countries’ relations. They could both learn something I bet the children sitting on those benches already know: knowledge of who you are, what you stand for, and what you want for yourself and those you love should never be placed above the right of co-existence which belongs to everybody. Great post, Vikram.

  2. swabby429 says:

    I’m always glad to find out more personal background information from people I’d like to meet face to face.

  3. I am deeply impressed with your dedication to education. Let us hope that those classrooms return to vibrant use, and attract students who like yourself value education, and fine professors to teach them.

  4. Iowa Life says:

    Very interesting reading, and intriguing photos. It is neat to get a peak into your history. I met a man yesterday from Bangladesh who was helping with the Sanders campaign. He had us call him John, as we never would have pronounced his name correctly.

  5. penfrnd says:

    One of the most fascinating sights is when after the end of Durga Puja, devotees from the two countries reach this place for Bhashaan.

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous. My best to you Vikram. 🙂

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