Netaji Birthplace Museum – Cuttack


Bengalis are proud of two common things, Netaji and Rosogolla and there is an ongoing debate as to who these two belong to originally. Both people of Bengal and Odisha claim it to be theirs. Well, me being a true blood Bengali won’t participate in that debate as I will be biased by default. My … Continue reading Netaji Birthplace Museum – Cuttack

Odisha State Maritime Museum Cuttack


Have you heard of the “Viking of British India”? If not don’t feel bad neither did I until at least a week back. Some referred to him as the “King of Jobra”, someone who after living in India for more than forty years started calling India as his home yet could not even speak or … Continue reading Odisha State Maritime Museum Cuttack

Daytrip to Chilika Lake from Puri


For quite some time during my childhood, we used to live in Bangalore (Bengaluru) and that means regular train travel since air travel was simply out of the question. One of the highlights of the train travel was when the train traveled right next to Chilika Lake. We as a family did quite a few … Continue reading Daytrip to Chilika Lake from Puri

Daytrip to Raghurajpur Village


The first vacation that a Bengali family usually takes would be either a trip to Puri or to Darjeeling. For my family, it started with a planned trip to Darjeeling in the mid-1980’s. All the bags were packed and I was super excited especially to see Tiger Hills which I thought was a hill full … Continue reading Daytrip to Raghurajpur Village