Category: Travel

Sunset over river Narmada in Maheshwar
Posted by

The most exciting thing after Mandu, in our Madhya Pradesh tour was the road trip from Hanuwantiya to Omkareshwar and Maheshwar. We were told that the roads are in excellent condition and it would be a smooth ride. Still we made sure to start by 8am so that we get maximum time to enjoy the… Read more »

Chicken Changrezi at Taskeen
Posted by

Calcutta, the city of palaces, is also known for its delicious, yet pocket friendly street foods. From various fries to shakes and juices, Indian Chinese to Kathi Rolls (both of which originated from this very city), kebabs to littis – you will find everything on the streets of Calcutta, round the year. But there are… Read more »

Darjeeling
Posted by

From my childhood I have been hearing a line as far as travelling is concerned. For a Bengali, holiday means either Puri or Darjeeling. While Puri is a beach city in the neighboring state of Odisha, Darjeeling is our own Queen of the hills. I do not know if this cliche was the reason or… Read more »

Mahabodhi Society temple
Posted by

Last Sunday (10th of January 2016) I went for a heritage walk around the College Street area of Central Calcutta. The walk was the first event of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2016 (AKLF), and was lead by travel and heritage blogger Rangan Datta. When I reached The Coffee House (Albert Hall), which was the… Read more »

Armenian Christmas
Posted by

The whole world just celebrated the Christmas couple of weeks back. But, do you know, that there are communities, who celebrate the Christmas today i.e. the 6th of January? It might sound new, but they have been celebrating it for centuries. Even centuries before 25th December became Christmas day. I first came to know about… Read more »

Posted by

The Armenians celebrate Christmas on the 6th of January instead of the 25th of December. The photo is of the Armenian Christmas celebration in the Armenian Church of the Holy Nazareth, Kolkata (Calcutta), India. The church is possibly the oldest in Kolkata.

Beautiful sculpture at Greek Cemetery
Posted by

The Greek Cemetery at 105, Narkeldanga Main Road, Kolkata (Calcutta), though important as a heritage site, with graves dating back to the 1700s, is not famous for cemetery sculptures. Most graves are simple. But this one alone can be the reason why enthusiasts interested in cemetery sculpture should visit this place. Details : John G…. Read more »

Posted by

When I heard the fourth edition of Wikipedia Takes Kolkata is in the month of December, I was very happy. Last time the walk lasted nearly 6 hrs and we covered 8 km. and 20 landmarks. While I must admit it was a very successful one, the typical Calcutta heat and humidity exhausted us a… Read more »

Posted by

Last month a friend of mine was telling how they have minimized their annual travels after their daughter was born. I was quite astonished to hear this. Yes, initially it is understandable. But their daughter was a six year old princess when I last checked and she is a perfectly healthy child. I asked the… Read more »