Carmelite Convent, Outrum Street

April 24, 2015 4 comments

Carmelite Convent

Outrum Street

For the last 80 years the colonial styled bungalow at 4, Outrum Street have served as the residence of the Carmelite Nuns, who barely step out to show themselves to the world.

Carmelite Convent , $ Outrum Street, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Carmelite Convent , 4 Outrum Street, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Its hard to believe that the colonial styled 200 years old bungalow, which once belonged to a Muslim raja, houses a nunnery.

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Seven Church Walk, Good Friday, Kolkata (Calcutta)

April 15, 2015 7 comments

Seven Church Walk

Good Friday, Kolkata (Calcutta)

The lady carried the cross along the, tram tracks of, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road. She walked bare feat and had anklets and toe rings in her feet.

Seven Church Walk, Good Friday, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Seven Church Walk, Good Friday, Kolkata (Calcutta)

A Bengali Christian she had the sindoor (vermilion) at the parting of her hair, a symbol of married Hindu women.

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Chitpur Local Photowalk

April 8, 2015 16 comments

Chitpur Local

A Photowalk along Chitpur Road, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Bonga Local, Gede Local, Rangahat Local are all local trains originating from the Sealdah Station in Kolkata (Calcutta). There is no Chitpur Local and it is quiet obvious as Chitpur is a neighborhood located within Kolkata (Calcutta).

Chitpur Local (reviving of Chitpur, Calcutta's oldest neighborhood)

Chitpur Local (reviving of Chitpur, Calcutta’s oldest neighborhood)

Chitpur Local is a name of a project aimed at reviving the Chitpur area, which is considered as the one oldest neighborhood of Kolkata (Calcutta).

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Happy Street, Fun and Games on Park Street, Kolkata

March 25, 2015 14 comments

Happy Street, Fun and Games on Park Street, Kolkata

An Initiative of Times of India

I am no stranger to Park Street as I had spend a decade and half in St. Xavier’s School and College, which has been a second home for me.

Happy Street, Park Street, Kolkata, a Times of India initiative

Happy Street, Park Street, Kolkata, a Times of India initiative

But on 22 March 2015 I entered Park Street from the Chowringhee end and was greeted by a a totally unfamiliar scene.

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Choto Ras Bari, Chetla Tollygunge Region, Kolkata

March 18, 2015 10 comments

Choto Ras Bari

Chetla Tollygunge Region, Kolkata

Today the the Adi Ganga (Tollly Nala) looks nothing better than a drain, but this creek once served as a major pilgrim route to the Kalighat and is older than the city of Kolkata (Calcutta).

Choto Ras Bari, Tollygunge - Chetla area, Kolkata

Choto Ras Bari, Tollygunge – Chetla area, Kolkata

As the Adi Ganga (Tolly Nala) served as a pilgrim route, several other temples were constructed along its banks, the Radhanath Temple, Boro Ras Bari (major house) and Choto Ras Bari (minor house), is one such temple complex.

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A Few Good Bloggers, The Times of India

March 11, 2015 17 comments

A Few Good Bloggers

Jaideep Mazumdar, The Times of India

“Good Morning Sir, have you received your copy of The Times of India?” this was what I used to say as Reader Relation Executive (RRE) for The Times of India (TOI).

It was October 1999 and Times of India was making its inroads in Kolkata (Calcutta). I was doing my Masters of Business Management (MBM) from Calcutta University (CU) and the travelling bug had already bit me.

So to fund my trips I joined the door to door promotional campaign for Times of India. It was an early morning job and I had ample time to attend my classes at the Alipur Campus of Calcutta University.

A Few Good Bloggers, Jaideep Mazumdar, The Times of India, 7 March 2015

A Few Good Bloggers, Jaideep Mazumdar, The Times of India, 7 March 2015

Couple of months stint with Times of India provided me with enough funds to make my first solo trip, a trek to Sandakphu & Phalut, and opened up the opportunity of taking travel seriously.

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Adam Khan’s Tomb, Mehrauli Bus Stop, Delhi

March 4, 2015 6 comments

Adam Khan’s Tomb

Mehrauli Bus Stop, Delhi

Also see: Monuments of Mehrauli

Adam Khan’s Tomb is located in the Mehrauli region of South Delhi and overlooks the crowded Mehrauli Bus Terminus.

Adam Khan's Tomb, Memhrauli, Delhi

Adam Khan’s Tomb, Memhrauli, Delhi

Adam Khan’s tomb, with its massive dome, is popularly known as the Bhul Bhuila (labyrinth) for its complex network of corridors.

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