Crossing the Padma, Highlight of the Kolkata – Dhaka Bus Journey

February 10, 2016 2 comments

Crossing the Padma

Highlight of the Kolkata – Dhaka Bus Journey

I was delighted to receive the invitation from Wikimedia Bangladesh to attend the 10th anniversary celebration of Bengali Wikipedia in Dhaka.

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Padma Crossin at Dulatdia Ferry Ghat, Bangladesh

But I was a little disappointed as the invitation provided for land transport instead of air transport.

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Fifth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk

February 3, 2016 Leave a comment

Wikipedia Takes Kolkata V

Fifth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk, 24 January 2016

Also see: Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalks

Wikipedia the world largest online encyclopedia runs entirely on voluntary effort. Each major city in the world has a a Wikipedia chapter, who apart from contributing to Wikipedia carry out different activities like workshops and photowalks.

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Group Photo (not the whole group), Fifth Wikipedia Kolkata Photowalk, (Photo Courtesy: Indrajit Das, Wikimedia Commons)

The main objective of Wikipedia Photowalk, officially known a “Wikipedia Takes,” is to build a database of photos of landmarks of the city. The photos can later be used in the relevant articles.

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Dargah of Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, Mehrauli, Delhi

January 28, 2016 5 comments

Dargah of Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki

Mehrauli, Delhi

Also see: Monuments of Mehrauli

Qutb Minar, one of Delhi’s most iconic land mark, was started by Qubuddin Aibak and was completed by his successor Iltutmish, but with was not named after the founder of the slave dynasty Qutbuddin Aibak, but after a Sufi Saint Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki.

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Dargah of Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki, Mehrauli, Delhi

The Sufi saint Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki lies in eternal rest in the shadows of Qutb Minar deep inside the labyrinth of Mehrauli in southern Delhi.

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Walking tour of Zagreb Upper Town (Gornji Grad), Gradec and Kaptol

January 20, 2016 6 comments

Walking tour of Zagreb Upper Town (Gornji Grad)

Gradec and Kaptol

See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia

Map of Zagreb Upper Town (Gronji Grad)

Map of Zagreb Upper Town (Gronji Grad) (Source: Google Map) (Click to enlarge)

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is divided into two parts the Lower Town and the Upper Town (Gronji Grad). The upper town consists of old Zagreb while the lower town consists of new Zagreb.

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Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) 2016, Literally Heritage Walk

January 13, 2016 3 comments

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) 2016

Literary Heritage Walk organized by Streets of Calcutta (SOC)

The 7th edition of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Fest (AKLF) kicked off with a Literary Heritage Walk of College Street area on 10 Jan. 2016.

AKLF Literary Heritage Walk group in front of College Street Coffee House

AKLF Literary Heritage Walk group in front of College Street Coffee House

The walk was organized by the Streets of Calcutta (SOC) and I was privileged enough to lead this walk.

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2015 in review

January 6, 2016 Leave a comment

WordPress Annual Report

2014

Also see: WordPress Review for previous years

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

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Remembrance Sunday, St. John’s Church, Kolkata

December 30, 2015 9 comments

Remembrance Sunday, St. John’s Church, Kolkata

November 8, 2015

The First World War (WWI), which was the known as the Great War of 1914 – 18, ended on 11 November 1918 (11/11/18).

Remembrance Day, St. John's Church, Kolkata

Remembrance Day, St. John’s Church, Kolkata

A year later in 1919 King George V inaugurated the first commemoration end of the Great War of 1914 – 18, which was subsequently observed by all Commonwealth Nations.

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