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+ Birgu, also known as Città Vittoriosa

Malta | Smitten by the medieval Birgu

Birgu comprised of the last part of my Malta itinerary and I was already smitten by yellow limestone forts, grand harbours and azure blue waters that characterised the Maltese landscape. Birgu, also known by its title Città Vittoriosa, is an old fortified city on the south side of the Grand Harbour in the South Eastern Region of Malta. It served as the capital city … Read More Malta | Smitten by the medieval Birgu

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Malta | Sailing into the beautiful island of Gozo

The beautiful island of Gozo awaited our arrival and we sailed amidst the scenic blue Mediterranean with the cool sea breeze sweeping across my cheeks. The third day of our Malta itinerary (here’s my first Malta post on the fortified cities Valletta and Mdina) comprised of a day trip to Gozo, the second largest island after the main island of Malta. Unlike its sister … Read More Malta | Sailing into the beautiful island of Gozo

+ Traffic in Valletta

Malta | Exploring the fortified cities of Mdina and Valletta

The island basked in more than 7,000 years of history, abundant sunshine, dollops of warm sea breeze and vitamin sea all around.  Fortified cities, picturesque coastlines, pretty harbours in an azure Mediterranean surrounding thronged by fishing and leisure boats alike, Malta is regal and stunning. There’s more to this tiny island-archipelago than just picturesque locales in movies like Gladiator, Troy, Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt’s film … Read More Malta | Exploring the fortified cities of Mdina and Valletta

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