Saras Mela: a Winter Handicraft Fair in Kolkata

About this blog: Indian folk art is not just sustainable, they are ecologically made out of scraps and take unforeseen aesthetic shapes. often times, they are the yield of a thriving cottage industry. Women folks of a village make them in their lone time, in between household chores and performing mammoth other responsibilities, which range … Read more Saras Mela: a Winter Handicraft Fair in Kolkata

The Curious Case of Bankura Horses: India’s Quintessential Best SOUVENIR

terracotta horses of Bankura: indian folk art

About this blog: Bankura Horses (Bengali: বাঁকুড়ার ঘোড়া) are superior examples of ancient Indian folk art. Heavily revered for “elegant stance and unique abstraction of basic values” imbibed in this art form, Bankura horses are worshiped as Dharmathakur’s bahan and often symbolically sacrificed at “Thans”. The terracotta art-forms of Bankura horses have made entry to … Read more The Curious Case of Bankura Horses: India’s Quintessential Best SOUVENIR

Diary of an Indian woman: Life in the time of Corona

Nowadays, with unusual circumstances that has been ushered on me and the life in general, I find meek semblance with the life of Anne Frank. Of course, it is exaggeration if I say it is the same. It is not a man made blood bath targeted towards a particular community. It is much more than … Read more Diary of an Indian woman: Life in the time of Corona

A Death, Indian Spring and a month in Kolkata: Life in the Times of Corona!

[This is NOT a blog post to tell you to travel or not during the worldwide breakout of Covid 19 pandemic. I am writing this from a lock-down house in Bangalore. This is just an account of how life panned out in past one month, with a series of events occurring while Corona Virus took … Read more A Death, Indian Spring and a month in Kolkata: Life in the Times of Corona!

Dance of Elephant!

“Only at the Manas National Park, you can see a parade of elephants as big!” Exclaimed Debjani, my co passenger on the safari jeep as we looked at the horizon and found the foothill of Himalaya queued with a large herd of gentle giants. More than 100 Asian elephants were seen through a green haze … Read more Dance of Elephant!

20 Places to visit in India in 2020

About this blog: As an Indian woman, I am amused and intrigued with her diversity and can never get tired of exploring India’s rich heritage and myriad landscapes. In 2020, I wish to travel to more of India’s unseen coastline, temples of the North that stood witness to dynastic changes reshaping history of the subcontinent, … Read more 20 Places to visit in India in 2020

02. Podcast: Foodie's Guide to Goa

Goa Cuisine has intense influence of 450 years of Portuguese rule. Add to that, the local produce of bountiful coconut groves, kokum, tamarind, red rice and more. Goa emerges as one of the leading destination for food-lovers. Beef and pork are part of traditional food spread of Goa. Add to that, fresh sea food, from … Read more 02. Podcast: Foodie's Guide to Goa

The Ultimate 7 days Itinerary for Goa with beaches, heritage, food trail and more!

About this blog: Seven days in Goa is a decent amount of time to design an itinerary brushing past Goa’s beautiful beaches and ancient heritage of ruins and churches. Needless to say, there are plenty of offbeat things to do in Goa which require a slow and immersive travel time. However, consider 7 good days … Read more The Ultimate 7 days Itinerary for Goa with beaches, heritage, food trail and more!

01. Podcast: Traveling to Goa, India's Beach Queen!

Travel podcast on Goa gives you a rough idea on the places to visit in the coastal state of South West India. Housed by the shore of Arabian Sea, Goa is famous for its vibe and beach life. However, there are intense heritage in the streets of Old Goa, which often brush past tourist eyes. … Read more 01. Podcast: Traveling to Goa, India's Beach Queen!

7 Bengali Cultural Traits Reinstated as I attended a Family Wedding! (Photo heavy Blog)

About this blog: This is a photo-blog on traditional Bengali wedding celebration. It illustrates wedding rituals, Bengali culture, what we eat, how we roll and captures moments that I found evocative! One of my cousin brothers got married less than a month back! By the virtue of now-fading-but-once-thriving great Indian joint families, we had spent … Read more 7 Bengali Cultural Traits Reinstated as I attended a Family Wedding! (Photo heavy Blog)