Halloween Special: Salem, the Witch City

Today, when the world is celebrating Halloween to ward off ghosts, I would like to bring to you the story of a city. The story may help us ward off our inner ghosts which in turn may help the society as a whole. The story of Salem, the Witch City, in Danvers, Massachusetts, USA, is … Read more

Ariti and the Little Fairy

‘Ariti and the Little Fairy’ is Ariti’s story. This is a story of and for Ariti, my cute little niece living in Ireland. On her 4th birthday, which was on 30th June, 2021, I gifted her this handmade book. I wrote the story and literally, the story is hand written with painted illustrations. This is … Read more

Take Away from Durga Pujo of Kolkata

There’s a list of take away from Durga Puja of Kolkata and I am going to share them, reminiscing the just spent Durgotsav, 2021. Durga Puja or Durgotsav is far beyond a religious festival. It is an emotion and an experience in itself. Everything about this festival is hyperbolic for a Bengali. Understanding Art, the … Read more

Mahalaya at Kumortuli, the Land Where Gods and Goddesses are Made

Kumortuli, the traditional potters’ colony of Kolkata is renowned for potters with terrific clay sculpting prowess, who not only regularly make idols for various pujas and festivals but also export them to various parts of the world. These artisans have been living in this area of Northern Kolkata since ages, collecting clay from the river … Read more

Tunganath Temple, The Highest of the Panch Kedar Temples

Tunganath Temple in Uttarakhand, India, stands at 12070 feet above sea level. Did you know that it is one of world’s highest Shiva Temples? After Nepal’s Muktinath Temple at 12467 feet, comes Tunganath which is the third of the five Panch Kedar Temples and is the highest among them. In spite of being the highest, … Read more

A Matter of Time

Why This Story, ‘A Matter of Time’? Since 2020, because of COVID-19 pandemic, we all have experienced what prolonged stuck at home means. I feel it was most difficult for children to cope up with this situation. For them the world seemed to have stopped. They felt lonely when their guardians were busy working the … Read more

Covid-Ready Tourism in India

Tourism Industry has been devastatingly hit by the pandemic. In India itself millions have lost their livelihood. Paraphernalia of Tourism and Hospitality industry are slowly trying to revive but in an altogether different way such that they are resilient and sustainable. These differences are insights which must be noted by both tourists and travellers and … Read more

An Evening in Chamoli

This story, ‘An Evening in Chamoli’ has been published in the book called ‘Magnificent Pearl’ by http://theopuscoliseum.com I am sharing the story below. The Story: An Evening in Chamoli I could feel tremors. I rushed through the hilly pine forest back to the main road but my car was no longer there. It was dusk … Read more

Eateries in Darjeeling

Eateries in Darjeeling is our focus today. The world knows of three things about the Queen of Hills which are the majestic Kanchenjunga looking over the town of Darjeeling, the iconic tooting toy train (Himalayan Railways) and the exotic Darjeeling tea. Well, this place is beyond these and that is why from childhood Darjeeling is … Read more

Gorumara National Park On National Forest Martyrs Day

11th of September is declared ‘National Forest Martyrs Day’ in India, since 2013, by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India. Have you heard of this day before? This day is observed to recognise the exemplary courage, dedication and sacrifices made by the forest personnel, in India, for the protection of … Read more