India being once part of the British Empire saw its share of cross-cultural amalgamation especially when it comes to architectural style. However India being a pretty large land mass there were also some pockets of French, Portuguese and Dutch settlements. One such classic example is that of Pondicherry, a small town which had been completely … Continue reading Churches of Pondicherry
Close Encounter with Mother Teresa "That’s Mother out there" my mother whispered in my ear, it was in the year 1988 and she had come to our school as the chief guest for the school’s annual sports day. With everyone standing in front of me I could hardly see so my mother lifted me up … Continue reading Mother Teresa – Retracing Her Footsteps in Calcutta
Continuing with my Chinsurah series, this time, I will take you the famous Bandel Church. This is a must stop if you are on a day visit to Chinsurah, this famous church dates back centuries and is one of the most important landmarks in the town. Probably this is the only church that I have … Continue reading Guide to Bandel Church
So finally I have decided to spill the bean once in for all so that you know the real mystery behind those delicious pieces of Christmas Fruit Cake.
Do you know when Christmas is celebrated? I am sure you will reply 25th of December. Well actually it is correct but it all depends on which part of the world you are. Most of the world celebrates Christmas on 25th of December but there are some communities which celebrate Christmas on a different date. … Continue reading Armenian Christmas in Kolkata
Christians have very few festivals so we tend to extend the Christmas fun as much as possible. The best example for this is that of “Boxing Day”, traditionally this was observed a day after Christmas that is 26th of December. On this day the rich and high in the society used to distribute gifts to … Continue reading Boxing Day Celebrations in Kolkata