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

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

Kumortuli – Where Man Creates God


Ever since I had developed an interest in photography I have heard seniors talking about Kumortuli Photo Walk, initially there were very few who ventured out to the lanes and by lanes of Kumortuli but recently this has become the place for photographers to test their skills. Not knowing what to expect I simply avoided … Continue reading Kumortuli – Where Man Creates God

Opium War – Leather Boots – Calcutta’s Chinatown


Chapter 1 – Chinatown Match Box Mystery 1925, Calcutta, somewhere in China Town renowned for its leather boots and wood works the shops often hid the real business that went on beyond its façade, it’s actually opium that ruled this part of the city. Smuggled from China these opium entered the streets of Calcutta through … Continue reading Opium War – Leather Boots – Calcutta’s Chinatown

Essential Travel Clothing


After my last blog about my backpacking essentials many bloggers requested me to write something about travel clothing so here is what I take along during my solo adventures. I like to travel light and also to travel smart, this means that I plan according to the climate of my destination and also the climatic … Continue reading Essential Travel Clothing