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#1 Jan 18th, 2006, 10:40
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Tell something about your home town/village.

I am from Bamrail, Barisal (Bangladesh). The village is small. A river (Sugandha) if flowing by the side of this village. A narrow street divided the village. One side are home & another side green paddy fields. Barisal is famous for paddy growing. Lot of trees shadowing the village. There is a haat (Local market). People gather there twice a week.

Though modern technology like mobile, TV, Computer entered in the village but that has not significantly changed the rhythm over the centuries. The village life is same as like as mid of last century. I like my village very much.
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My village

Hi Mahmud. We have a small village near Punjab-Himachal border that's quite like yours. It's also very small and has not changed much over the years.

It's a beautiful place. It has hills and in the fields you'll find sugercane, corn, wheat or sunflower, depending upon the time you visit. A unique feature of the land is that at some places the ground is covered with round stones for as far as you can see. There's also a small stream of water that flows through it.

Life is slow there and everyone is into agriculture. Much of my dad's family moved to cities several decades ago but we still have some relatives living there. Here's a picture of me and my cousins in the village. I think this must be taken around 15 years ago.
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My Home town is in Singapore and the village where i was born into is call WELD ROAD or ICE BRIDGE and it is those three storeys shop houses village . My grandfather use to operate a coffeshop at the ground floor and there the whole bloody extended family live in the two storeys upstairs.

Now the whole area is a flat piece of land after the govt tear down the buildings and some of it is now a carpark. If anyone of you has been to Singapore and know where is SIM LIM TOWER, my old village is now the carpark behind SIM LIM TOWER.
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Nice thread, I would like to hear more

No matter where your home is ;-)
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Soulfood. You look like a very young Amitabh in the picture. Are you an actor?
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Hometown

"My native place" is Chattanooga, Tennessee. Yes, that Chattanooga. All over the world, even in Finland and India, people know "the Chattanooga Choo Choo," a wartime big band song made famous by Glenn Miller. There really is a Chattanooga ChooChoo; Chatt. used to be a railway hub back before the internet highway system killed the American rail system. All the Southeastern trains had to go through Chatt-town.

Perhaps we have more Silly Nicknames than any other town: ChattaBoogie, Chatt-town, Chatta, ChooChoo Town, 'Nooga. Population: about 150,000.

Chattanooga is in the Tennessee River Valley, surrounded by ancient, sloping mountains, foothills of the Smokies. These mountains are older than the Himalayas - they are some of the oldest mountains in the world. Chattanooga was the capitol of the Cherokee Nation at one time, and from here the Trail of Tears began. The name is actually a Cherokee word meaning "rock coming to a point" (refers to the most prominent peak, Lookout Mtn).

Our fall foliage season is famous and people come from all neighboring states to see the amazing colour changes of the trees, and take a river cruise on a vintage steamboat. My town is also known as the Scenic City of the South. I grew up with all this beauty, and just took it for granted. Then I went to Memphis, Alabama and Louisiana and realized what people were talking about (other places were flat and ugly! how could people actually live there?).

Chattanooga made two major contributions to world cuisine: it was here that both CocaCola and the Moon Pie were invented. You can still visit the original CocaCola bottling plant (all local school kids have to), but manufacturing moved to Atlanta many years ago. Some major Civil War battles were fought here and nearby (another mandatory school field trip).

Blues legend Bessie Smith was born here and we have an annual blues and jazz fest, the Bessie Smith Strut.

The state of Tennessee is well known for having spawned three of the major American musical forms: rock, blues, and country. Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly Parton, Hank Williams et al all came from here. Okay, technically Elvis was born in Tupelo MS, but he only lived there about a week. Tennessee is also the HQ of both black and white Christian gospel music, in case you're hankering to hear it. At Uncle Dave Macon Days in Smithville, you can still see old-time fiddlin, banjo, clog-dancin, gitar-pickin, country singin and storytelling contests. And of course Nashville is the home of the Grand Ole Opry. Bob Dylan recorded "Nashville Skyline" here, in the city that now houses one of the largest Hindu temples in America, the Sri Ganesha Mandir.

If you don't want to be stared at here, drive a red pickup truck. American, of course.
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Sweet Home Chicago

Founded by a black Haitian explorer of African descent, named after the Native American word for "wild onion", home of the modern skyscraper, the only city that re-engineered its river so it flows backwards, and home of urban blues music.....
even tho I do not live in the city anymore, I'm a born and raised south-sider, and proud of it....

"Hog butcher for the world,
Tool maker, stacker of wheat,
Player with railroads and the nation's freight handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the big shoulders."
óCarl Sandburg's "Chicago" (1916)


"The Chicago Metropolitan area is also becoming a major center for Indian-Americans and South Asians. Chicago has the third largest South Asian population in the country, after New York City and San Francisco. The Devon Avenue Market on Chicago's north side is an example of this, as it is one of the largest South Asian neighborhoods in North America."

Read all about my Sweet Home Chicago, here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago,_Illinois

(Devon Ave. Market being the Indian area of Chicago)
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Originally Posted by MeCasa Nice thread, I would like to hear more

No matter where your home is ;-)
Yes, the thread is nice. Because wherever we live, we alwys cry for our route.
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forgot to mention that Chicago was the city where the philosophy of yoga was first introduced to the western world by Sri Vivekananda -- "accepting an opportunity to represent Hinduism at Chicago's Parliament of Religions in 1893, Vivekananda won instant celebrity in America and a ready forum for his spiritual teaching."
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Originally Posted by mahmud Tell something about your home town/village.
Lives in Athol, Idaho.. A small town of 800 located approximatly 15 miles from anywhere important...

Mostly a community where you have to travel some distance to find work, though there is a lumber mill in town..

Foothills of the mountains are nearby( At the beginning of a broad valley) a wonderful view.. When the air is clear you can see snowcapped peaks in the distance...

Several large lakes are nearby.. One, Coeur d'Alene and the the city of the same name is a popular tourist attraction.. rarely goes downtown during tourist season...

http://www.accessidaho.org/aboutidah.../kootenai.html

this link will get you whatever you would want to know...
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I'm from a small town of 400 in MidWest USA. Most of the streets had no street signs, but anyone could ask at the local Corner Store gas station and get directions. We boasted our own gas station, library, community center, city park, and one industrial plant. When they had to rename our street for 9-1-1 purposes, our local veteran wanted it to be named after himself. Unfortunately, he insisted that we use his first name: Waldo Lane. They went with "Oak Street" instead.

As kids, we used to talk the block over to the milo field and play in the tree stand in the middle. Somewhere near town was the entrance to the abandoned, flooded coal mine shafts. All the kids in town knew that every old man knew where it was but wouldn't tell for fear we'd find it. At Halloween, my brother and his friends would aim to hit every house in town, and usually managed it. We used to get cans of soda (Shasta brand, of course) and packets of hot cocoa with Bible tracts attached.
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i was born and raised in a small (population of 5000) town in Wisconsin, where the winters are snowy and freezing cold and the summers are hot and humid. an awful town with mostly redneck energy, i could not wait to get the heck out and left at age 17 to go to the capital city Madison or Madcity as it is often called. What an eye-opener after being in a tiny conservative town!

I packed it up and headed west lots of years ago, living for a brief spell in San Diego and then went north to Eugene, Oregon, where i've lived for a long while. Eugene is a lot like Madison, a college town that is pretty progressive with lots of dreaded folks and a wealth of organic health food stores and alternative happenings that keeps me here.
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Originally Posted by Ravibagal Soulfood. You look like a very young Amitabh in the picture. Are you an actor?
Hehe. No, never been an actor. But if anyone had told me then it'd have made me really happy. I was a big fan of his movies, growing up in the last 70s and the 80s.

Btw, on occasions I've been told that I (now) look like his son, Abhishek Bachchan. =)
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In addition I want to add that almost every year we contact with our chilhood friends & go to village (Specilly in Eid festival). We arrange a picnic there & recall our beutiful memories of this village.
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Originally Posted by soulfood Btw, on occasions I've been told that I (now) look like his son, Abhishek Bachchan. =)
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