God Brahma will not give Alimony to ex-wife. This is why!

(Disclaimer: This post does not intend to hurt any religious sentiments of the practicing Hindus. This post is supported by statements made by the Priest in Brahma Temple, Pushkar and an actual court case.) Who amongst us has not heard about God Brahma? According to legends, God Brahma married a cowherd’s daughter to complete religious rituals because, his erstwhile wife, […]

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Birding should be treated separate from Wild Life. Here’s why!

tricoloured munia, rajarhat kolkata

What are the first things that come to your mind when someone says “Wild Life”?     Tigers and other animals or perhaps the greenery, isn’t it? Around 25% of people who were asked this question, mentioned “Tigers” while 30% other mentioned names of other animals. 40% mentioned that the term brings to their mind, the feel of a thrill […]

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What’s a Birding – Blogging Trek?

birding blogging trek, kolkata bloggers

GoingWild and Kolkata Bloggers, while brainstorming, just clubbing the concepts of a birding trek and a blogging workshop together to check if people would like it. And the result is amazing! Thus this blog post.     What’s a birding trek? A trek where people walk from point A to point B, pretty much like any other trek, feel the […]

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Moushuni- The Plight of West Bengal’s Virgin Islands

mousuni islands, rajatabha ray

  Nestled between the hazy silhouettes of Jambu Dwip, Sagar Dwip, Henry Island and Bakkhali lies the rustic and virgin island- Moushuni. Not many tourists are aware of this island or its plight in contemporary times. But an expedition conducted especially for the bloggers and photographers led me to discover this island. One of the epitomes of off-beat travel that […]

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বাংলার দশেরা – রাবণ কাটা

ravan kata, bengal dusshera, rabon kata

মল্লভুম বিষ্ণুপুরের বিখ্যাত ” রাবন – কাটা নাচ ” ও একটা লোকসংস্কৃতি।বিষ্ণুপুরের অস্থলে কাতান্ধারে রঘুনাথ জিউ – এর সামনে এই নাচটি শারদীয়া উৎসবের এক বিশেষ উপসংহার হিসেবে বরাবর অনুষ্ঠিত হয়।বিষ্ণুপুরের নিমতলায় অবস্থিত রঘুনাথ জিউ এর অস্থলে রাম, সিতা, লক্ষ্মণ বিগ্রহ প্রতিষ্ঠিত হয়ে পুজিত হয়ে আসছেন সুদুর অতীত থেকে। এখানেই রাবন কাটা নাচ অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। নাচের বিষয়বস্তু হল – রাম রাবনের যুদ্ধ […]

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The Chennai Travellers Meet!

Marina Beach, Chennai sight seeing, chennai bloggers meet, chennai travellers meet

I’ve always believed in the power of ideas and that it can transform lives, make business and take the society forward. One such idea was creating a very organic group of like-minded travelers in this nation who enjoy traveling, hosting travelers, photographing, blogging or are travel startup owners. In Kolkata, we had one such “Travellers Meet” on 4 May 2016. […]

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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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Paradoxes, Irrelevance and Chhapakhana Trails.

chhapakhana trails

Did you ever pick up an engraved wooden block up, dip it into the colour and print that on a sheet of cloth? If you haven’t, you’ve no clue how incredible it feels. The Future of the Past’s participant – The Chhapakhana Trails had given us this unique opportunity to experience this and many more. The Future of the Past […]

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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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