Moyapur Achipur Barood Ghar Magazine


“What is in a name”? Everything actually when it comes to history and heritage. Around two years back I had visited a group of abandoned brick buildings that were almost in ruins while on a trip to Achipur. The locals refer to this place as a “Barood Ghar” but no such references exist in any … Continue reading Moyapur Achipur Barood Ghar Magazine

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

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

Haranath Lodge And Subhas Chandra Bose


It was October 2019 and after a brief spell of rain on a Sunday afternoon, I decided to take my bike for a test long ride after a recent servicing. Not finding anything within the one-hour driving range I decided to check out Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary, which is quite famous for bird photography. I … Continue reading Haranath Lodge And Subhas Chandra Bose

Zafar Khan Ghazi Dargah and Mosque – Complete Guide


Have you seen the entire complex? Have been to the back of the Mazar? The man constantly followed us while we were busy trying to photograph each and every section of the mausoleum. At one point the man assertively pointed out to the various Hindu mythological characters still very much visually present. He then smiled … Continue reading Zafar Khan Ghazi Dargah and Mosque – Complete Guide