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.
A Bengali Christian she had the sindoor (vermilion) at the parting of her hair, a symbol of married Hindu women.
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 is a name of a project aimed at reviving the Chitpur area, which is considered as the one oldest neighborhood of Kolkata (Calcutta).
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.
But on 22 March 2015 I entered Park Street from the Chowringhee end and was greeted by a a totally unfamiliar scene.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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, with its massive dome, is popularly known as the Bhul Bhuila (labyrinth) for its complex network of corridors.
Afghan War Memorial
Dum Dum, Kolkata (Calcutta)
It may sound unusual that a road in Dum Dum, north of Kolkata (Calcutta), is known as the Monument Road and whats more unusual, is that it does have a monument at it side.
The monument is shaped like a white tower and has some resemblance with the Saheed Minar (Octernoly Monument), which is located at the North – Eastern corner of Kolkata Maidan.
It is located next to the entrance of the Dum Dum Ordinance Factory and is dedicated to the fallen British soldiers of the First Anglo – Afghan War (1839 – 42).
The towering Afghan War Memorial was constructed in 1842 and predates the Dum Dum Ordinance Factory. The Dum Dum Ordinance Factory was set up in 1846, following the defeat of the British in the Afghan War, when the British East India Company decided to set up the first ammunition factory in India.
According to locals the dhum dhum sound of the the testing guns gave Dum Dum its name, but historians differ as the reference of the name Dum Dum can be found far beyond the days of the Dum Dum Ordinance Factory.