This time of the year calls for small moments of introspection. Yes, sounds clichéd. Time to give back… even more clichéd! Well some tender moments of Clichédness will not harm that much… I hope! We have been involved with the following events or drives that promise to ‘give back something to society’. In some places the involvement has given me a lot of emotional … Read More Giving Back!
Though I don’t run my household in the manner of taking Geography lessons, but subconsciously our kitchen does turn into a lab. Probably I must have done a Geography Major in my previous birth. I believe in the concept of Reincarnation according to my own convenience. When I cannot explain any particular characteristic (bad or good) in myself, I push the ’cause’ to my … Read More Bori Tarkari/Beans Curry & Maithili Art – Chitwan, Nepal
Chitwan Part 2 Our stay in Chitwan was memorable not only because it brought us incredibly close to nature but also because it gave us the opportunity to show the Z-Sisters a different world altogether. During our stay there, one evening we went to the nearby Tharu village where they the Z-SISTERS were confronted with some extreme but essential life moments. [Tharu is an … Read More Tharu Village Walk in Chitwan, Nepal – Innocence In Their Eyes, Joy In Their Faces
We travelled almost 8 hours by car. Meandering and sometimes very dusty, these snaky Himalayan roads run through the mountains and along a few rivers and their tributaries. We stopped several times. For refreshments (read toilet-breaks), clicking pictures, collecting pebbles as mementos from the banks of the Trisuli river, for Mr Driver to freshen up, to visit the Manakamana temple in the Gorkha district, … Read More Machan Paradise View in Chitwan, Nepal – Gift Wrapped & Preserved For Each Tourist!
As I transcended on the second part of my spiritual and religious journey in Nepal, I realized that the first part of the journey reflected a strong orientation of Hinduism in Nepal, while the 2nd part of the journey was reflected by elements of Buddhism. Though both the journeys were markedly different, they joined hands to form an unusual assimilation which is very unique … Read More Budha in Nepal – Where The Buddha Can Only See!
Daal Maharani. Maharani denotes the queen. Can a name be more regal? Perhaps not. Previously, I had dragged the recipe of Sikarni Raan/Marinated Lamb Shank out of the kitchen of the hotel that we stayed in by the method of incessant persuasion. Not that the staff of the restaurant was any less courteous. But there were too many diners vying to catch their attention … Read More Daal Maharani Befitting the Queen (And Also Us) From Yak & Yeti – Kathmandu, Nepal
I have always maintained from the very beginning that I will refrain from expressing my personal opinion on politics and religion in my writings that might reflect any bias or hurt any religious/cultural/spiritual sentiment. Having grown up in the multicultural Kolkata we have participated in all festivals from all religion. My previous writings dwell deeply on this aspect (Article 1, Article 2). But I … Read More Mahasthan Ghar, Nepal – The Abandoned Women Amidst Many Prayers
I have started writing our Nepal journey in a very unusual way – the first post on Nepal being the last day of our trip. Probably the divine experience of seeing the Mt Everest and the Himalaya can’t be written anywhere else but on the first post of my Nepal travelogue! But that doesn’t mean that our other experiences were any less than ordinary. … Read More Sikarni Raan/Marinated Lamb Shank From Yak & Yeti – Kathmandu, Nepal