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wake up early I went to morning walk. Streets of Kolkata are still in sleeping mode. Footpath has acquired by baggers for sleep. I stop at bifurcation and not able to decide which road I should follow. I saw tram lane is passing through one road so I will follow the tram lane road. This area has many societies and shops but not big shopping malls. School going students are giving life to the road. Kolkata is simple metro city. Life doesn’t run like Delhi or Mumbai here. People are not rich but well literate and simple. After a long walk, I way back to hotel. Road become alive while I return to the hotel… I get fresh and off to see the city without any fix agenda. I ask hotel boy abo...
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Tag :India
  December 8, 2017, 12:38 pm
 Outside station, many yellow color Ambassador Cars are in a file. Ambassador cars? Till now? Strange!!! Ambassador cars have been vanished from India long ago and here these cars still exists?  But if so then I will love to experience ride in this car. I was thinking about it and a guy comes to me for taxi. My first question to him is – do you have ambassador car taxi ?  He replied with big smile – yes Me ‘am. Then I ask him anything else…Soon after I was in yellow color ambassador taxi. Taxi guy, copper color, white hair old man, has started conversation in Bengali but I cleared him that I don't understand the language. Then he starts with Bengali mix Hindi.  He...
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Tag :Howrah Bridge
  November 14, 2017, 12:50 pm
Sitting in Kathgodam Railway Station and waiting for train to Delhi. Actually I didn’t want to take risk of landslide in rain season. From Delhi will take train for Kolkata. From Kolkata I will go to Darjling then Sikkim then back to Delhi and back to Nainital. Indeed a long journey…Kathgodam railway station is small and beautiful. One of my favorite places for wait. I love stroll one end to another end rather than sitting in a place. This railway station is single platform railway station so no madly hustle-bustle. After a while I went into waiting room. Mostly ladies are here. Men must be strolling outside. I noticed mostly ladies are interested in talking about television serials whic...
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Tag :Delhi
  November 2, 2017, 1:05 pm
After almost half-n hour, I wake up and move towards Babaji’s Hut. There I saw a man wearing trek-suit, sunglass and covered his head with white cloth. His curly and knotted hairs are poking out from the head cloth. Babaji looks me when I greet him. He greets me back with hand gesture. Amit introduce me to Babaji and says – He is Mauni Baba (reticent hermit). He doesn’t speak to anybody. He explains his feelings through the hand gestures. I know him from many years so I understand his language. After introduction, I sit at verandah where Amit serve me tea in small steel glass. With the sip of tea, I saw the group of blue sheep moving in front of Babaji’s hut where a little creek is f...
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Tag :Travel
  August 18, 2017, 12:29 pm

Weather was clear but cold when I wake up in the morning. I move straight to Ashram for tea and breakfast. Then pack-up my tent and sleeping bag dump them in the Ashram coz Amit told me I can get everything in another ashram at Tapovan. After done all packing I start trek. Today’s trek would be straight till Goumukh but after Gaumukh it will be difficult. I start trek in sunny and bright weather. Few small and naughty clouds are playing with deep blue sky. Though trek is plain but whole path is rocky, on which I have to be careful with balance otherwise my feet can be bend between rocks… Anyway keep the road aside but scenario is still beautiful. River Bhagirathi is flowing like ser...
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Tag :Hills
  August 5, 2017, 2:40 pm
Weather was clear but cold when I wake up in the morning. I move straight to Ashram for tea and breakfast. Then pack-up my tent and sleeping bag dump them in the Ashram coz Amit told me I can get everything in another ashram at Tapovan. After done all packing I start trek. Today’s trek would be straight till Goumukh but after Gaumukh it will be difficult. I start trek in sunny and bright weather. Few small and naughty clouds are playing with deep blue sky. Though trek is plain but whole path is rocky, on which I have to be careful with balance otherwise my feet can be bend between rocks… Anyway keep the road aside but scenario is still beautiful. River Bhagirathi is flowing like ser...
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Tag :Hills
  August 5, 2017, 2:40 pm
When I wake up in morning, it was chilly. I get ready for trek and come to the market where Amit is waiting for me. Market is still close so I find out a small restaurant finish breakfast there and start trekking. After a while sun come out and valley get life again. After crossing long stairs through the narrow market my trek starts with steep ascend which is not very long. Now it’s plain walk along with roaring River Bhagirathi. Huge deodar trees making valley green. Sunlight coming through the leaves and giving pleasant feel of warmth. I can see many trekkers actually devotees who are going to Gaumukh but no one is going Tapovan…Soon we reach to Forest Office where we paid rent for ou...
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Tag :Tapovan
  May 19, 2017, 1:33 pm
After much confusion, I am finally packing my rucksack for adventures trek of Tapovan. It’s too dark when I wake up 3 ‘o clock and there are two reasons for this too dark. First, its night and second is no electricity since night. I somehow manage my works and off to station in wintry dark. Station is busy with buses so I struggle to find out bus for Haridwar and 6.30 am I starts journey. Bus is almost empty. In Rudrapur bus had an accident. Actually, driver left bus without lock. Suddenly bus starts moving forward but luckily, driver see and manages to jump inside and stop the bus. It could be a serious accident coz road was engage with paddlers. Bus reaches Haridwar by 2.30 and I went ...
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Tag :Himalaya
  May 6, 2017, 1:12 pm
It’s a fine winter morning when I was strolling around the Sattal Lake with my friend Muni, who is here in hills to cover the election news. Sattal is a beautiful place near Nainital…After crossing few restaurants which are close in off season we reach near the lake. In winter morning lake was so calm and peaceful. Layer of fog was hovering over it and making it more attractive…We took a long walk and enjoy the beauty of this beautiful lake in winter morning…Few pictures of this lovely morning… ...
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Tag :Lake
  April 17, 2017, 1:45 pm
I already had many most challenging and adventures experiences in Himalayas, but going into Himalaya again and again is not only challenge or experience or adventure for me. Himalaya is a place where I can unload all my brain-garbage and reconnect with me and my soul...So I suddenly planned Brahmtaal trek and I proud my decision coz the trek was incredibly beautiful, pleasant and relaxing. Later on due to heavy snow fall trek became adventures too...Situated at Chamoli district of Uttarakhand in altitude of 4000 meter, Brahmtaal offers a beautiful scenario of vast Himalayan peaks like Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, dense forest of Rhododendrons and huge meadows, locally know as Bugyal…Here I am po...
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Tag :Brahmtaal Trek
  March 25, 2017, 2:51 pm
I was in Mussoorie, my Granny’s town after very long time.  When I reach there it was evening time and city was crowed for Christmas celebration. When I was child I used to come here every winter but since last many years I couldn’t come here…My memories are stuck with my childhood days so I was still imagining something like that but when I first entered into city I was so amused.  I kept calling to myself – this is not my childhood Mussoorie. This place is some other place…Crossing a long haphazard colony when I reach to market place, I was again amused. Nothing is there which I could recognize.  Everything is new, every construction is new. That old Charm of Musso...
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Tag :Mussoorie
  January 9, 2017, 1:21 pm
Band Stand Nainital is a Historical /monument of Nainital, made by Jim Corbett in 1935. For this Jim Corbett him self donated 7000/- Rupees. In summer Army play Band in it also but from long time it has been closed...This Historical monument faced many changes in this period...I am showing this in two pictures...Band Stand in 26th January 2012, 12:42 P.M.Band Stand in 11th December 2016, 11:51 A.M....
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  December 12, 2016, 1:49 pm
Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred and holy river Ganga. Kumbh Mela held in every 12 years at Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik, Ujjain. Maha Kumbha Mela is an auspicious occasion in Hindu mythology which happens after 144 years. I wanted to be a part of the occasion so went to Allahabad in year 2013…When I was strolling in Mela sight I came across with lots of hermits who are staying in a tent colony.  Every tent or AKHADA belongs to the different sect of hermits where they worship god in their own way…Few hermits are quite luxuries. They were moving in decorated horse cart from one place to another place and som...
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Tag :holy place
  December 3, 2016, 1:24 pm
Walking in the bazaar of Almora is always a great fun for me. Approximately 1.5 to 2 kms long lane bazaar was once known to have stone slates on the path but now all stone slates have been replaced by new type tiles…Wonderful old wood carved houses all along the pathway, with shops on the ground floor and houses on the 1st floor... Unfortunately many of these old houses have been replaced with concrete stuffs but some older houses still exist, to show off the amazing wood craft work......
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Tag :Culture
  November 21, 2016, 2:03 pm
I was watching television, suddenly news flashed Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address nation at 8 pm. on 8th November 2016. This was of course big news so news channel started their analysis and what they analyzed was Prime Minister could announce war against Pakistan. What ??? War??? How can it possible??? There is no scene of war I murmured into my mouth. Anyway I wait for the 8 pm and listened speech of Prime Minister. When speech starts it was sounds like Man Ki Baat rather than WAR AGAINST PAKISTAAN...Between his speech, Prime Minister takes a long pause and announced -  today by midnight all 500 and 1000 rupees notes will be ban by the government to control Black money, Fake ...
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Tag :Currency
  November 14, 2016, 1:45 pm
As I set on old wooden bench, pair of eyes stairs me from inside the house. I think he is astonished to see me alone in this wilderness. He is still engaged scrutinizing me but I am badly drained that just want to rest for a while so fixed my eyes to see the pristine beauty of Himalaya... I have been walk almost 14-15 kilometers in 4 hours and now reached here. Though in morning I came for morning walk but instead of walk I went for a small trek to Cheena Peak, near to Nainital, coz warm winter morning was bright beautiful and cozy... After an hour walking I find myself in a snow View amid of blue painted tea shops, red plastic chairs exciting outside. Where I was the only patron. ...
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Tag :Nainital
  November 7, 2016, 1:28 pm
As I lit Diya (oil lamp) in door entrance my childhood Diwali days drift in my mind. What a lovely and busy days those were !!! We used start cleaning and decorating home many days before Diwali. Making Aipan (door steps) with liquid rice powder and red clay was my desired work in Diwali…On the main diwali day making of Goddess Laxmi’s motif was one of the most fascinating work and my elder brother had expertise in making goddess face in guava and lemon fruits. In night we lilted diyas and candles together. Whole house echoed with mummy’s voice…Now everything is available in market. Life is much more comfortable now. Goddess face is available in market. Every type of Aipan stickers a...
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Tag :Childhood
  November 1, 2016, 3:01 pm
Darma valley is a Himalayan valley situated in the Munsyari, Pithoragarh District. Uttarakhand state of India...People of Darma Valley are very shy and reserved. I was in Musari during my Milam Glacier and Nanda Devi East Base Camp trek...When I back from trek I saw people are dancing and celebrating together. Women were wearing very attractive dress and Jewelry which I wanted to capture...Though they are very not camera friendly people but i managed to capture few pictures......
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Tag :Darma Valley
  October 28, 2016, 2:22 pm
As I enter into the village near Ranikhet, I was shock to see the row of abandoned houses. These houses are finely crafted and wood carving work can amaze to anyone but all has been ruined.  I haven’t’ see any, who tell me the reason why the beautiful houses are getting ramshackle?  After one hour I saw an old lady. I ask her the reason. She says – I am 65 and living alone here. All have migrated to the plain in search of work and better life.She says – few people are also there but all are old like me…Why they all migrated to the plain ? Can’t they get a better life here ? Why don’t they do farming ?  She replies – Farming is getting tough each day. Wild anima...
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Tag :Development
  October 24, 2016, 2:58 pm
Almora is a cultural city of Uttarakhand, India. In Almora, Dushara festival celebrate in a different way which I heard many time but could not be a part of it. So this time I decided to be a part of this celebration…When I reach Almora, I could feel the essence of festival all over. Everybody was in mood of fiesta. When I walk through the cramp market of city I saw many half complete effigies of demons relate to Ravan’s family. In one place huge body of demon is laying on earth to get dressed...Some Mohalla are relating demons with today’s problem which also should have to be burn…  Children are also fully involved in the celebration and making their own effigy. When I look at ...
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Tag :Almora Dushara
  October 12, 2016, 1:44 pm
Due to lot's of Traveling, Trekking and Bed Health I could not update my blog for long time. After 2 months of bed rest I am back to blog world and updating blog with Thailand Pictures…I will write complete travelogue after some time…International Airport of BangkokPatayaSmall templesBusiness Through Motor CycleAlcazar Cabaret ShowShop At BangkokParasailing at  PatayaBeach Pataya Thai FamilyThai LadySafari WorldDream WorldBangkok Night...
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Tag :Thailand pictures
  September 30, 2016, 3:27 pm
Morning I went to Anjuna Beach. Anjuna is a small village. This beach is different from the other beaches I have seen. Beach is surrounded by red stones which are the house of many sea animals like Crabs, Prawns and Snails. Crabs are very sensitive animal, if they feel little sensation they hide themselves between stone cracks. All stone cracks are filled with crabs and snails. None is here except some locals who are catching sea products. I think by the noon beach will become a happening place. Anyway it’s good to come here and feel the essence of this beach. I collected some very good shape’s stones here. They are naturally smooth and well polished...I packed my bag pack and get ready ...
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Tag :Goa life
  June 23, 2016, 2:49 pm
In morning I took walk for Vagator Beach. I ask road to two local ladies but they were not able to speak Hindi or English so one lady hold my hand and took me to the Vagator Beach road and then moves to left direction which means I would have to take left turn. This was such a sweet and simple way to tell way to stranger. Sweet women. I will always remember them. When I reach to beach it was absolute quite…Sea is different in morning light though its cloudy morning. I takes long walk and click pictures. People are jogging, walking, meditating, and doing exercises. Waves are come slowly touch my feet and get back. Sky is cloudy but morning light is making it lovely. After walk I set in a co...
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Tag :Goa life
  June 17, 2016, 11:38 am
In the morning I sit in balcony and enjoyed soothing melodious music sung by the beautiful birds and light drizzle made it awesome. After refreshing musical morning I took short walk in the market which was almost closed. Only few vehicles are on the road. Weather is pleasant yet but will become humid soon. I saw many beautifully architected though deserted buildings… Today around 11 AM. I leave to Calengute Beach which is the biggest beach of Goa. I drove through the beautiful and lush green village area. It’s raining too but not heavily. Many churches and old houses are keeping me engaged. Green wheat fields spreading sweet aroma in the air and coconut trees are adding beauty in l...
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Tag :Goa life
  June 13, 2016, 3:06 pm
Reached Vasco Railway station, and again after lots of bargain took cab for Madgaav, which is 80 km. away. Vasko is bustling in morning crowed and rain making it more hazardous. After crossing city hustle-bustle we reached in outskirt area which is beautiful and due to monsoon it becomes lush green. Cold winds and splash of rain is reminding me of Nainital. Although Goa is famous for winter but monsoon is also dazzling and peaceful. Rain, wind and all over green is making it miraculous. On the way I spotted many Portugal architect churches. Goa is a Christian city so in every turn and corner I saw churches. Small church, big church, medium church every type of church. Mostly houses are also ...
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Tag :Goa life
  May 14, 2016, 2:26 pm
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