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.
But I was a little disappointed as the invitation provided for land transport instead of air transport.
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.
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.
Dargah of Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki
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.
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.
Walking tour of Zagreb Upper Town (Gornji Grad)
Gradec and Kaptol
See also: FAM (Familiarization) tour of Croatia
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.
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.
The walk was organized by the Streets of Calcutta (SOC) and I was privileged enough to lead this walk.
WordPress Annual Report
Also see: WordPress Review for previous years
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
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).
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.