Bihar (@6.5) vs West Bengal (@1.33)

Our Prediction:

West Bengal will win

Bihar – West Bengal Match Prediction | 25-09-2019 02:00

Patna does not have much influence on overall Bihari culture. People are more self centered in Kolkata (I am not saying it in an abusing way) and what your neighbour thinks doesnt really mater. Bengal has been influenced by Kolkatas culture. Kolkata is nearly 10 times larger than Patna and life is quite fast there compared to Patna. For non Bengalis, Kolkata and Bengal are one.

West Bengali films are shot mostly in studios in the Kolkata neighbourhood of Tollygunj; the name "Tollywood" (similar to Hollywood and Bollywood) is derived from that name. The Bengali film industry is well known for its art films, and has produced acclaimed directors like Satyajit Ray who is widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century,[203]Mrinal Sen whose films were known for their artistic depiction of social reality, Tapan Sinha who was one of the most prominent Indian film directors of his time,[204] and Ritwik Ghatak.

West Bengal produces several varieties of cotton and silk saris in the country. Handlooms are a popular way for the state's rural population to earn a living through weaving. Every district has weaving clusters, which are home to artisan communities, each specialising in specific varieties of handloom weaving.


Stone Age tools dating back 20,000 years have been excavated in the state, showing human occupation 8,000 years earlier than scholars had thought.[42] According to the Indian epic Mahabharata the region was part of the Vanga Kingdom.[43] Several Vedic realms were present in the Bengal region, including Vanga, Rarh, Pundravardhana, and the Suhma Kingdom.

Is there any leader within the BJP ranks who could challenge her popularity? Though it's a Lok Sabha election, the significance of a strong and popular state leader can't be neglected completely. Is there any leader in the BJP camp who could challenge Mamata's popularity? But here is the question. Mamata is a terrible CM, no doubt, but only a fool would question her popularity in West Bengal.

Migratory birds come to the state during the winter.[114] The high-altitude forests of Singalila National Park shelter barking deer, red panda, chinkara, takin, serow, pangolin, minivet, and kalij pheasants. 3.26% of the geographical area of West Bengal is protected land, comprising fifteen wildlife sanctuaries and five national parksSundarbans National Park, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Gorumara National Park, Neora Valley National Park, and Singalila National Park.[108] Extant wildlife includes Indian rhinoceros, Indian elephant, deer, leopard, gaur, tiger, and crocodiles, as well as many bird species.

The capital and largest city of the state is Kolkatathe third-largest urban agglomeration[125] and the seventh-largest city[126] in India.

Geography and climate

As of 2011, the total railway route length was around 4,481km (2,784mi).[135]:20 Kolkata is the headquarters of three zones of the Indian RailwaysEastern Railway and South Eastern Railway, and the Kolkata Metro, which is the newly formed 17thzone of the Indian Railways.[150][151] The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) serves the northern parts of the state.

Years after independence, West Bengal is dependent on the central government for help in meeting its demands for food; food production remained stagnant, and the Indian green revolution bypassed the state. However, there has been a significant increase in food production since the 1980s, and the state now has a surplus of grains.[138] The state's share of total industrial output in India was 9.8% in 19801981, declining to 5% by 19971998.

The western part went to the Dominion of India and was named West Bengal. The eastern part went to the Dominion of Pakistan as a province called East Bengal (later renamed East Pakistan in 1956), becoming the independent nation of Bangladesh in 1971.[71] In 1950 the Princely State of Cooch Behar merged with West Bengal.[72] In 1955 the former French enclave of Chandannagar, which had passed into Indian control after 1950, was integrated into West Bengal; portions of Bihar were also subsequently merged with West Bengal. Both West and East Bengal experienced large influxes of refugees during and after partition in 1947. When India gained independence in 1947, Bengal was partitioned along religious lines.

It was one of the four main kingdoms of India at the time of the lives of Mahavira, the principal figure of Jainism, and Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism. The kingdom of Magadha was formed in the 7thcentury BCE, consisting of the regions now comprising Bihar and Bengal.