Sicily – The land of Godfather and Marlon Brando! The romanticism and the fear of the Corleones, the imaginary theme music from ‘The Godfather’ playing on and penetrating all the 5 senses – ahhh that’s Sicily! You will find more than a dozen videos of Italian Weddings with the theme music on You Tube – apart from a dozen more videos of real Sicilian … Read More Smuggled Into Godfather’s Sicily – Italy
Kolkata Konnektion – My Soul Konnektion! Kolkata is my city, my home. It stirs up my emotions, it stirs up my soul. The city at dusk through the heavy dark thunder clouds, the incessant noise from the crowded streets, the familiar faces, the multiple options of local savouries, the hurting riot of colours – all these rejuvenate me. I get confused when my non-Bengali … Read More The Unlikely Twins – Oberammergau in Germany & Kolkata
The ‘Magistrate’s House’ on No 1, Thackeray Road, Alipore became our home when my father was posted in Kolkata as District Magistrate, 24 Parganas.
Mittenwald: Mittenwald is voted as one of the 10 most beautiful villages in Europe. Situated on the northern foothills of the Bavarian Alps in the valley of the River Isar, it is indeed beautiful. And almost surreal… Rainbows sliding down straight from the sky onto the greenest meadows and painted houses where in fairy-tales seem to unfold by themselves. Mittenwald also manufactures the world’s … Read More Rainbows, Violins & Disney Castle | Bavaria, Germany
Image Source: IshitaPhotoIdeas Suggested Starter: Click below to listen to the beautiful ‘Lorelei’ sung by the Scorpions… Lorelei, the mystical rock, soaring more than 120m above the Rhine still stands in the midst of the swirling currents, near St. Goarhausen, Germany. The mystery & the myth still float in the mist. Lorelei, the maiden singing the most beautiful song may perhaps lure the hapless … Read More Lorelei, My Ship Has Passed You By | Germany
The Auto or the Auto-Rickshaw had been my most reliable mode of transportation through-out my college days back home in Kolkata. I loved the Auto for it’s speed. I thought that they were versatile – maneuvering through the narrowest alleys and the thickest crowd. But most of all I loved the other thing that would come free with the ride – the cool hair-styling … Read More Autos In Kolkata – My Ultimate Road Crush… And Autos All over The World!
Tuk-tuks in Srilanka Tuk-tuk, as it’s lovingly called, is our very well known auto-rickshaw! Tuk-tuk is a beautiful name, absolutely lyrical & musical. The heroine (I refuse to believe that the tuk-tuk is male!) of today’s post is very significant. Why the tuk-tuk? Because it reminds me of situations which are extreme deviations from the world that is flashing across the television screen right … Read More Red Tuk-Tuks & Triumphant Rides in Colombo… Our Very Own Auto-Rickshaws In Kolkata
Nuwara Eliya, Srilanka: Nuwara Eliya means City of Lights. It is also called the Little England of Srilanka. Situated at 2000 m above sea-level, the old colonial hill retreat still smells of the delicate perfumes that the young, poised English ladies used to adorn themselves with as they strutted along in their white laces and pearls, roaming around in horse carriages as their men tried … Read More Heritance Tea Factory Hotel – Nuwara Eliya, Srilanka
Rafter’s Retreat – Kitulgala, Srilanka… it takes us dangerously close to the water. The surrounding greens, the multiple shades of green reflected on the Kelani river, the empty bench beckoning me – this was predestined to be the first post of IshitaUnblogged! Many scenes in the ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ were shot in Srilanka. Most of them were at Kitulgala including the … Read More Rafters Retreat in Kitulgala, Srilanka | Getting Started