A Weekend at Rajbari Bawali

Rajbari Bawali stands as a representation of Bengal’s rich heritage and splendor. I was a witness to this last month. Two of my friends and I spent a lovely November weekend at Rajbari Bawali, a heritage property converted to a premium resort. In fact, we had a toddler in the team, my friend’s 2.5 years … 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

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

Monsoon Weekend At Ajodhya Hills, Purulia

Purulia in the monsoons is mesmerizing. West Bengal’s Purulia District is located at the lower part of Chotanagpur Plateau, extended part of Eastern Ghats. It hosts a diverse landscape which makes the place magical. There are rocky hills, pebbly grounds and at the same time lush forests. In my recent monsoon visit to Purulia, I … Read more