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

Close Encounter with a Maharaja


It was Dasami (Dussera) and we had just reached Chaibasa a day before. 2015 Durga Puja vacation I had no plans but managed to go for a surprise vacation to Ranchi. From Ranchi we had a driven to Chaibasa to meet my grand mother in law. Chaibasa is in the southern tip of the state … Continue reading Close Encounter with a Maharaja

Ranchi to Hirni Falls to Chaibasa Road Trip


When it comes to visiting the In Law’s most husbands are always petrified but over the years I have started looking at the positive side of it. First of all I am lucky enough that my wife is from a state which has a real vast natural resources and equally large tourist attractions. Jharkhand is … Continue reading Ranchi to Hirni Falls to Chaibasa Road Trip

Red Ant Chutney Adventure


If you are from India then you are no stranger to Chutneys and Pickles but India being a diverse country the types or varieties of chutneys and pickles can also be mind boggling. My in laws are from the state of Jharkhand thus right after my marriage I kept hearing about chutneys being prepared with … Continue reading Red Ant Chutney Adventure

Pithoria Fort – A Promise and a Curse


It was time to say goodbye, the train was about to leave, I had gone to Howrah station to drop my wife and daughter as they were going to Ranchi to my in law’s place for the Durga Puja vacation, unlike any other year we always travelled together for a vacation but this year it … Continue reading Pithoria Fort – A Promise and a Curse