The Holi of my imaginations,

holi, nandgaon, srivatsan sankaran

The word “Holi” creates vivid imagery in our minds. Especially if you are a Bengali who has grown up listening to either Ranga Hashi Rashi Rashi, Oshoke Polashe, Ranga nesha… or Khelbo Holi Rong Debo na, Tai kokhono hoye? And must have once definitely giggled while playing Holi with a select few friends or perhaps a cousin when they come […]

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The thrill that Himalayan Drive 5 is!

Himalayan Drive 5

  The sun refused to set as the dense fog enveloped the mountain. The driver drove past the road beside the tea gardens, miles along the twisted narrow lanes and hair pin turns. Tired but equally thrilled, I kept looking at the cars as they “navigated” their way through during the Himalayan Drive 5.     Picture this – the […]

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The Birders’ weekend destination – Purbasthali Bird Sanctuary.

Osprey in Purbasthali, Bengal

“Weekend Destinations” are perhaps the biggest bets in the Tourism industry now and with so many birders, bird watchers and bird photography enthusiasts in Eastern India, the Purbasthali Bird Sanctuary forms the best weekend destination.     My trip was coordinated by Swarnava Nandi (Young Bird Photographer) and a lot of interesting people joined in. Of them were Swaroop Singha […]

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Ropeways: Transforming Tourism Destinations.

Trikut Ropeway

“Going to Gangtok? We have made the ropeways there. Meet the people and avail the services. It is beautiful!”. “Okay Mr. Chamaria, I would”, I murmured over the phone thinking to myself, how would the ropeways excite the imagination of a 27-year-old supposedly grown up Kolkata boy who shows little interest in the Science City ropeway? “Mr. Chamaria that was […]

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7 Reasons why you should travel young!

why travel solo

I’m now friends with a lot of young people. 53% of my FB page followers, 45% of my Instagram followers, 60% of last-4-months-blog readership are below 24 years of age from primarily Kolkata and Delhi. This article is dedicated to them.     Most of us, young city-bred travelers have grown up racing with the other rats. We often fail […]

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16 Kolkata square frames as clichéd af.

Not always does a young Delhiite come all the way to Kolkata to meet me and see Kolkata around. But when he does, I should make sure he sees all things clichéd, be it the Howrah Bridge or the Victoria Memorial. How could I not tell him and his friend about the Jewish Synagogue or the china town? I even made […]

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Saga Dawa at Gangtok Sikkim.

saga dawa

If the Almighty restricts you from something, always know for a fact that something better awaits. I kept asking God, “What’s up? Why did you stop my North Sikkim trip? What would I do in Gangtok the entire day tomorrow?” Inside my head, I kept screaming, “Seriously? THIS much rain, God?” Almost crestfallen, I strolled down the hill trying to […]

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10 shades of Holi in Vrindavan & Mathura

Holi Widow in Vrindavan

Holi in Vrindavan & Mathura | Arghyadeep Roy and Anirban Saha | 27.03.2016  Radhe Radhe.   The Holi in Vrindavan and Mathura is already spoken much about on all travel and news portal. We could hardly add anything new to it. We could perhaps share our experience and we must say it was great! For those who still believe that Holi […]

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The Parsi Fire Temple and 5 things about Parsi community in India

Parsi Temple Kolkata

The Parsi Fire Temple in Kolkata is a place forbidden for any non-Parsi. But the forbidden things seem most tempting, isn’t it? When the temple was under renovation last February, I decided to give the place a visit.   Related Posts:20 Kolkata based photographers you should follow…10 thoughts to share today. #PersonalCaving in Meghalaya – Closer to the core10 shades […]

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Christmas eve celebrations at Ramakrishna Mission Belur Math

Christmas Ramkrishna mission

    “Blessed are the ones who know how to forgive”. This echoes inside my mind when deep down I feel hurt. Hurt by people, I’ve often referred to as family and I simply wanted to escape. I have been rude and I have had my share of mistakes in the past. “Do not say – I am a sinner. […]

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