Locating Baigachi RAF Airfield


While writing the blog about the places bombed by Japanese in Calcutta one name that often crept up was “Baigachi RAF Airfield”. For some time I was not being able to locate its exact position since the name of the locality has changed and has nothing to do with an airfield anymore. The one reference … Continue reading Locating Baigachi RAF Airfield

Achipur Chinese Temple and Sugar Trade


You must have read several blogs and articles regarding Achipur so why would you go ahead and read this blog? To start with I took around two years to go through several reference documents and trying to understand the logic behind this whole sugar industry in the first place. There are two different aspects to … Continue reading Achipur Chinese Temple and Sugar Trade

Bagan Sunset Cruise


Bagan was the second city that I visited on my epic road trip across Myanmar. I had taken the bus from Mandalay in the morning at around 10 AM and reached Bagan at around 4 PM. After checking in to my hotel it was time for a boat ride on Irrawaddy River. My original plan … Continue reading Bagan Sunset Cruise

One Day On Inle Lake


I am not sure when I will be able to go to Srinagar which has the famous Dal Lake with its crystal clear water, houseboats, floating markets, floating post office, etc. So when I was going on the road trip to Myanmar I made sure that I must visit Inle Lake. The only issue was … Continue reading One Day On Inle Lake

Tomb Of Bahadur Shah Zafar In Yangon


One of my dream projects is to visit all the last resting places of Mughal rulers. Easy said than done simply because one of them is in Pakistan, one in Afghanistan, one in Myanmar while the rest are here in India. In my lifetime there are slim chances for me to get a visa to … Continue reading Tomb Of Bahadur Shah Zafar In Yangon

Places To Visit In Santiniketan


Who knew that within a week there will be complete chaos in the country, who knew it would be the last trip for many months to come. My trip to Santiniketan was in March when COVID-19 had already spread across the world it was almost certain that it was in India too. I was there … Continue reading Places To Visit In Santiniketan

Vel Vel Festival in Bandel


Who would have thought that a festival typical that of Tamil is widely celebrated in West Bengal with equal fanfare? One summer morning on a Saturday I and two friends of mine set off to Bandel which is around an hour train ride from Kolkata. The summer was at its peak and we were all … Continue reading Vel Vel Festival in Bandel