Netarhat Travel Guide


I was travelling to Netarhat after visiting Betla Forest, Betla Fort and Kechki. I have already written blogs about Betla and Kechki so this blog would cover the trip from Betla towards Netarhat. If you are travelling to this part of Jharkhand then people usually do these two places together since these form a part … Continue reading Netarhat Travel Guide

A Tryst with Ray’s Palamu


My first taste of Satyajit Ray’s cinema started at the age of ten when we used to stay in Bangalore. Those were the days of VHS video cassettes and my father showed us the Apu Trilogy. Honestly speaking then I never did really understand the exact meaning of a Ray Classic. In fact, then Satyajit … Continue reading A Tryst with Ray’s Palamu

Night at Betla National Park


Betla National Park - 1986 Since I was quite small and cannot recollect all thus the key information have been provided by my parents. The year 1986, the place Betla, my father in those days used to go around different places across Easter India in a Mahindra Willys Jeep with the canvas covering. All of … Continue reading Night at Betla National Park

Palamu Fort – A Close Encounter with a Tiger


Some parts of this blog was already mentioned in my earlier blog about my Betla – Netarhat trip but I have decided to write a separate blog about Palamu or Betla forts since its importance is often not recognized in the history of that particular region. But the main reason for me to write this … Continue reading Palamu Fort – A Close Encounter with a Tiger

Land of the Red


In the beginning It is becoming somewhat of a tradition to go on photography tour during Holi vacation. Last year it was Khajuraho and we desperately wanted to go somewhere this year also. We had shortlisted Betla – Netarhat circuit or Murshidabad – Baharampur. Our first preference was always Betla – Netarhat but in the back … Continue reading Land of the Red