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

House of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay at Deulti


All hell breaks loose when it’s your daughter’s birthday party and for me, it was no different. Planning for weeks, calling up relatives and of course meticulously planning every minute by minute activities. We were having this birthday party a day after her actual birthday since the weekend would ensure good attendance. All shopping was … Continue reading House of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay at Deulti

Places To Visit in Darjeeling


I have travelled so many places around the India and abroad but for some reason or the other I have never managed to travel to Darjeeling. I still remember when I was around eight (1988) a big family vacation was planned for Darjeeling but it was cancelled the very day we were supposed to board … Continue reading Places To Visit in Darjeeling