About this blog: Doors of Zanzibar are historical artifacts documenting turbulent past of the island nation, tiny yet a key player in the old world trade route. Colonists came from as far as Arab nations, settled here, traded in human flesh. Europeans followed suit soon. Some sailors of Gujarat from India’s west coast stepped in … Read more Exploring the Ancient Zanzibari Doors at Stonetown!
“Cocoa-fringed shore of purest white, and the sea blue as a slab of lapis lazuli.” Sir Richard Burton It was love at first sight. Zanzibar is breathtakingly beautiful. I agree, it is sweaty humid. The sun scorches your skin before you know it! Everyone wants to take you to Prison island. Yet, Zanzibar is painfully … Read more Zanzibar: an Island that Resembles a Poem! A Photo-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)
About this blog: Kolkata Durgapuja is an enigmatic celebration of life and Bengali culture. Inclusive in nature, Durgapuja in Kolkata touches life at the most obscure points. From marginalized groups of child labor and sex workers from city’s oldest red light zone, to Rabindranath’s nuanced literature, Durgapuja transforms the city into a fairy tale land … Read more 50+ Incredible Photos of Kolkata Durgapuja Pandals
About this blog: Dandeli is one of the best places for birding in India. besides, it is in Dandeli where I learnt to appreciate the art of birding. While most of it revolved around camera shutters going down at an incredible speed, I learnt to appreciate the intriguing art of birding while post processing the … Read more Ganeshgudi Forest, a Safekeep for the Hornbills and Small Pleasures of Birding in Dandeli!
About this blog: The Nepalese masks intrigued me. There is something about them. The expressions are loud, the colors are bright, the beads are assembled in weird fashion. The message, if at all any, they want to convey is about scare and terror! The first time I spotted a Tibetan mask was at a flea … Read more Traditional Masks of Nepal: Tracing back the Origin
About this blog: 50 pictures from Nepal, her culture, vibrant spiritual spots, verdant nature and residents. This is an ode to Nepal beyond the granddad of every adventure seeker, the Mount Everest walking trail through a photoblog! Here is a complete series of travel blogs from Nepal! From the Heart of Chitwan… Pink hibiscus in … Read more 50+ Pictures of Nepal Beyond Everest (& We Can’t Deal!)
About this blog: I intent this blog to help you take a self-guided photography tour to the by-lanes of Kumartuli, where Durga Idols are made. An intense destination for a culture lover, Kumartuli is an old neighborhood by the banks of Ganga, tucked in the old dingy lanes of North Kolkata, Uttar Kolkata as Bengalis … Read more Where the Durga Pratimas are Made in Kolkata: Guide for Photowalk in Kumartuli, 2019!