India

Imphal , Manipur

My 24 hours in Imphal , a Jewelled town of Manipur

Reading Time: 6 minutes Once the home of the royal families of Manipur, Imphal became the capital of Manipur State under the rule of Britishers in 1826. This small city has witnessed some of the most important battles in Indian history with recent ones being one fought in World War II and the other one being fought between independent India and China.

Holi

Holi Festival in Vrindavan , Mathura – Detailed Guide

Reading Time: 11 minutes Holi is not only a festival of colours but also is a celebration of traditions, unity and happiness. And , to witness that what better place could be other than that of Braj-Bhoomi ? Find out in my blog about all my experience (good or bad) as I had while I witnessed the biggest congregation of people. May be it will help you to plan for next year.

Baymaas Lakehouse

Baymaas LakeHouse –Abode in the Tranquility of Vembanad | Property Review

Reading Time: 5 minutes Baymaas LakeHouse is an ancestral home of the owner of the property which is dedicated to the memories of their loving mother as they affectionately call her “Ammachi”.Situated right on the banks of Lake Vembanad in the neighbourhood of Kochi, it has a picturesque location for a perfect backwaters getaway.

MURSHIDABAD

Murshidabad Travel Guide- Lost Saga of Erstwhile Capital of Bengal

Reading Time: 13 minutes Murshidabad which was declared as the capital of not only Bengal but also of Orissa and Bihar by Nawab Murshid Quli Khan who was the founder. The former name of the city was Maksudabad. In 1706, when Dewan Murshid Kuli Khan was recognised as the Nawab of Bengal under the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, he decided to move his capital from Dhaka (Now in Bangladesh) to the lush fertile banks of Bhagirathi in Mukusudabad which he later named as “Murshidabad” (in connection with his own first name “Murshid”). As Murshidabad was then a flourishing place for international trading hub for all noblemen and businesses.

Durga Puja

Durga Puja is not only a Festival- It is about Celebrating Life

Reading Time: 9 minutes Kumartuli visit, Mahalayar Agomoni, Dhaaker Taal, Dhunuchi Dance, Shondhay Arati, Astami Pushpanjali, Sindur Khela and then Devi’s Biday bela . All this may sound just a ritual but there is a gamut of human emotions which flows immensely on those 5 days of celebration. Where the heart rejoices to every tune of Dhaak, as the Devi is greeted with affection in the form of love by her devotees. Durga Puja is indeed a celebration of life. – From the heart of a Bengali.