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.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Barikothi is an ancestral house in Azimganj- Murshidabad, which is now a heritage boutique hotel. But, story dates back as old as 250 years when it was the ancestral home of Dudhoria family who were one of the Jain merchants , also known as the Sheherwali’s.
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.
Reading Time: 7 minutes “Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself”. -Anthony Bourdain
Reading Time: < 1 minute Home is where my heart is – And that’s Kolkata for me!! Here’s what I feel about my City Do check out the link below : Very Rough City Guide – Kolkata My interview with www.addsomecurry.com about my city was a great experience, as I loved boasting about this great historical city.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Weekend drive to the Udaipur of Bengal Someone mentioned to me about this place, I thought she was mentioning about the famous city of lakes “Udaipur” of Rajasthan. As soon as long weekend rang the bell in my calendar list of holidays. Ideas started to doing rounds, as to how to make use of the …
Reading Time: 9 minutes It’s been a journey which was all about learning, realization and testing my potential. I came out of my comfort zone and lived my days out of my backpack, made friends, talked to locals, to understand the hardship, to appreciate each smaller little things which may seems very little but has a deeper meaning. I felt extremely content to have been able to ticked off one more wish out of my bucket list. I now look at it, I realized that journeys are actually way more important than the destination. What I said not because I could not witness any stunning view at the top. But it is because, I trekked for 5 days covering about 45 kms chasing something which I could not get the view of. Still I feel that I could achieve the inner joy of finding my new love for mountains. I think I m just hooked on to this and I will definitely going to take up many more treks.