Sun Temple of Modhera : A rare encounter

Let me start this post with a very familiar Vedic hymn… om bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ bhárgo devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ prachodayāt – Rigveda 3.62.10 This is known as the Gayatri mantra. It is found in ancient Vedic text and later has its presence in so called Hindu and in some Buddhist…

Rani ki vaav : An Architectural eye feast

Hi ! I have been a bit silent for some time now. That is because I was pre-occupied with lots of work and then I went out for a short outing to Gujarat including Kutch. The land is indeed vibrant. We were there during Sankranti , the time when the kite festival goes on. But…

The tale of a single shot…

No , this is not about photography. I am not fit for providing any advice on that, infact, I am so bad at it that I consider photography not entirely my cup of tea. But that changed to some extent in recent past. I had a precious opportunity to take a long and hard look…

Merry Christmas!

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!” ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie   Warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season filled with peace, hope, happiness & good health. Merry Christmas, everyone! ✨🎄😊💕

Andaman dreams – Heart of the island – Island of hearts

This is the thirteenth post of my blog, and of my life. And as a coincidence, this post talks about an unfortunate event that forced us to make few changes to the original travel plan. So we reache… Source: Andaman dreams – Heart of the island – Island of hearts

Andaman Dreams – Port Blair

When people go to Andaman Islands, they expect a tropical paradise. What many choose to blissfully ignore is the historical side of it. The city of Port Blair, for example, is filled with memories of our feedom fighters. Head up to the post for more details. Source: Andaman Dreams – Port Blair

Andaman Dreams – D day – Ross and Smith

In a land far far away, lies two small islands saperated by deep sea but still connected…only via a white sand bar, that come up during only low tide. To see the sandbar getting hidden by the water as the high tide comes is a beautiful experience.. read more here… Source: Andaman Dreams – D…

Dooars: Chilapata and Gorumara safari

Going to Dooars for me was a personal achievement. I wanted to go away from my usual life for a few days and wanted to breath fresh air. I wanted to experience how the people live there but mostly I wanted to see forests..dark deep forests. So when my desire to see forests was satisfied…

Dooars: South Khaibari Wildlife Rescue Centre

So, what do you do if you find the king of the Terai Jungles wounded? You take him in, nurse him back to health and give the jungle back a healthy king! South Khairbari does this as a norm. Read on… 🙂 Source: Dooars: South Khaibari Wildlife Rescue Centre

Dooars: South Khaibari Wildlife Rescue Centre

After the Gorumara Safari earlier in the day, we left for Madarihat from Lataguri. Madarihaat is a town with vicinity to some well known forests. One of notable places near Madarihaat are South Khairbari Tiger rehabilitation Centre. The eniter terai and Dooars region is well endowed with rich wildlife and lush green forests. The incidents…

Dooars:Bindu , Santhalikhola , Rocky Island

And the name is Joldhaka 🙂 One of the four predominant rivers that flows in North Bengal. The other three being Teesta, Torsha and Raidaak. Bindu is the last village on Indian side before Bhutan.  It also has a dam on the river Jaldhaka. The dam is used to control water flow to Jaldhaka Hydel…