About this blog: Bonedi Barir Durgapuja takes you through the century old Bengali Zamindar or wealthy households of Kolkata and Bengal where traditional rituals, customs are observed. The eldest daughter in law of the household whispers to Maa Durga’s ears, “Aasche Bochor abar esho”…Come again next year, such is the charm and homeliness of these … Read more Bonedi Barir Durga Puja Parikrama of Kolkata (Updated with Map)
About the Blog: I stayed at two places during my Dandeli adventure days! One was Old Magazine house and the other one was Dandeli Jungle camp. While the first stay was full of watching exotic birds of Dandeli up close and personal, the latter was all about an adventure traveler’s cup of tea. Here is … Read more Live your Jungle dream at the Dandeli Jungle Camp, Karnataka!
It numbed a part of my mind. The moment I visited the War Remnant Museum, Saigon. Sure, I have read tons of literature, spent sleepless nights watching movies on the Nam war and felt the terror. And not lived in it. For when Copolla had filmed the Napalm bomb razing over the swaying palm trees … Read more Never Again: Saigon War Remnant Museum
As I am writing this blog post, my forefathers from past 14 generations, along with a school of “Pretatma”, the disappeared souls with desire for Earthy pleasure have been unleashed from the hell. The smokescreens shall appear in the alleys. This is their night. Are you prepared to treat them with the relish of 14 … Read more Dakini Yogini: the Demons of Kalipuja
Time follows its serpentine course as we make merry by the side, all engulfed in fun and frolic. It was a little more than 30 months, Sayantan proposed me a plan of Nam escapade. Now, I am a Thai travel veteran and in love with the tiny nascent beaches by the Andaman sea. I had … Read more Vietnam: My 2 Weeks Travel Itinerary
Hampi‘s ruins instilled an emptiness in my mind, never foretold. 9/11 with horrid visuals of twin towers crumbling to dust had been the only profound destruction I ever witnessed, with the panic stricken voices of United 73 airlines to jostle with the Islamic extremists to bring the aircraft down. I needed the sense of comfort … Read more Romancing the Konkan Coast: Goa beaches
Bangkok‘s floating markets witness joyous family celebration as well as curious travelers’ footfall at large. You will see vibrant happy families feasting together on weekends with signature Thai dishes. They eat different varieties of food in smaller portions and fresh ingredients and herbs feature high on their choices. The floating markets are epitome of this … Read more Bangkok’s Floating Markets