Tag: Travel Photography

+ Firni or Ferni, Ramadan or Ramzan, Mallick Bazar or Karama?

Firni or Ferni, Ramadan or Ramzan, Mallick Bazar or Karama | It’s The Same Festive Sentiment!

Whether it is ‘Ramadan Kareem’ in Dubai or ‘Ramzan Mubarak’ in Kolkata, either way this is the holy month for the Muslims the world over. Ramadan has a different effect on Dubai residents – both Muslims and non-Muslims. Everybody is cued in to the holy fervour of the holy month. In the UAE, the non-Muslims too have to refrain from eating and drinking in … Read More Firni or Ferni, Ramadan or Ramzan, Mallick Bazar or Karama | It’s The Same Festive Sentiment!

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Bori Tarkari/Beans Curry & Maithili Art – Chitwan, Nepal

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

Tharu Village Walk in Chitwan, Nepal – Innocence In Their Eyes, Joy In Their Faces

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

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Machan Paradise View in Chitwan, Nepal – Gift Wrapped & Preserved For Each Tourist!

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!

+ The auspiscious prayer wheels

Budha in Nepal – Where The Buddha Can Only See!

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!

+ Abandoned by family - sitting in the sacred temple premises waiting for their deaths

Mahasthan Ghar, Nepal – The Abandoned Women Amidst Many Prayers

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