Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines and The Calcutta Chromosome in the hostel library

amitav ghosh shadow lines calcutta chromosome

Padma Shri recipient and famous Indian writer Amitav Ghosh’s “The Shadow Lines” and “The Calcutta Chromosome” in our hostel library. The Shadow Lines was his second novel written 25 years back in 1988. The Calcutta Chromosome was written in 1995. The Shadow Lines has fetched him the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Ananda Puraskar while The Calcutta Chromosome has won him the 1997 Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Our first set of 2014 wall calendars arrived today

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2014 calendar photo
Our first set of printed wall calendars for the year 2014 arrived today. More sets of wall calendars and pocket calendars expected in the coming weeks. 🙂

All Fire Extinguishers upgraded to latest IS specification today

All our 4 fire extinguishers have been upgraded/replaced with the latest ISI Specification i.e. IS : 15683 from the earlier IS 9001 Specification as per recommendation of the Assam Fire Department. These include 2 Carbon Dioxide extinguishers and 2 dry powder extinguishers. The dry powder extinguishers have also been replaced this time around with heavier 6 kg extinguishers for extra safety though the recommendation as per Assam Fire Department was only 4-4.5 kg. The carbon dioxide extinguishers have flexible outlet/pipe in the latest specification (the outlet was fixed in our earlier extinguishers) in order to make it easier to point and use the extinguisher quickly during fire emergency. All the changes in the four fire extinguishers are beneficial both from logical and practical point of view in case of any fire emergency.

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Khaled Hosseini’s New York Times Bestsllers and Jeffrey Archer’s Clifton Chronicles in PGH Library

Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner A Thousand Splendid Suns And the mountains echoed in PGH library

Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner A Thousand Splendid Suns And the mountains echoed in Pretty Girls Hoste, Guwahati library

Jeffrey Archer Clifton Chronicles in Pretty Girls Hostel Library, Guwahati

Jeffrey Archer Clifton Chronicles in Pretty Girls Hostel Library, Guwahati

All three bestselling novels of Afghan-born American novelist and physician Khaled Hosseini i.e. The Kite Runner (2003), A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007) and And the Mountains Echoed (2013) in our hostel library. All his three novels have remained in the world’s most trusted New York Times bestsellers and Amazon bestsellers list for nearly 200 weeks (around 3-4 years combined). All his three novels have sold over 40 million copies internationally.
English author and former politician Jeffrey Archer’s Clifton Chronicles i.e. Only Time Will Tell (2011), The Sins of the Father (2012) and Best Kept Secret (2013) also available in Pretty Girls Hostel, Guwahati library. website relaunched

PGH website

We had started the website as the official website of Pretty Girls Hostel, Guwahati with the opening of our hostel in the year 2009. The website was built at that time using Flash. Though Flash looks quite good in websites but there are some difficulty in updating it (due to static content) and is not recommended by search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo search etc. Moreover, in the last 5 years, we have added a lot more facilities in the hostel and improved the quality even further to make it stand “miles ahead of any of our competitors”.

So, we have now re-created and re-designed our website from scratch using the best Web 2.0 practices instead of (static) Flash. The new design has been made easily navigable to help you locate all important information a lot faster. The information provided in the new website is more detailed too. We have added several new photographs in our website including those of the last few years. All our photographs and information are real, accurate and genuine as always. The website will be updated frequently with the latest news, information and updates from now onwards. Hope you all like the new website design and shower us with your love and blessings.

Pretty Girls Hostel, Guwahati
Phone – 9435191970