Ajodhya Hills, Purulia

Since childhood we have heard this song, "Tu ranga Matir Dashe Jaa" meaning "Go to the land of red soil". It was time for us to visit the land of red soil, Purulia. Even after staying in Bengal for years, it saddens me that how ignorant we are of the scenic pleasure that Bengal has … Continue reading Ajodhya Hills, Purulia

Udupi/Udipi

-"Vasco da Gama has set his foot first here." -"Wait. What?" -"Yeah." To escape the bleak January evenings of Pune, we made a quick weekend gateway plan to Udupi/Udipi, a beach town in Karnataka. Udupi is 60 kilometers away from Mangalore and is 700 kilometers from Pune. The beauty of the journey was some part … Continue reading Udupi/Udipi

Ganapati Festival 2018 in Pune

Ganapati Festival does all the justice when we say that it is the biggest celebration in Maharashtra. For 10 days, all the lanes and localities of Pune are decorated with the vibes of celebration. The roads are decorated with lights and pandals can be spotted in every corner. The celebration of birth of Ganapati, one … Continue reading Ganapati Festival 2018 in Pune

Shantiniketan, West Bengal

Have you ever heard of a place where classrooms are beyond walls, boundaries and are set up just under trees? Shantiniketan has its own school, colleges and university (Bisva Bharati) where students sit in the lap of nature (no, it's not because of poverty). That’s how students are taught to get close to mother earth. … Continue reading Shantiniketan, West Bengal