Anar (Pomegranate) Juice
See Also: Paper Boat Drinks Review
Paper Boat Drinks is not just drinks but memories. Opening a consignment from Paper Boat is like a trip down memory lane.
Travel Blog, A Dozen Blog Tales, Ei Samay
Compilation: Nilanjan Hazra and Layout: Arghya Bandyopadhyay
My blog was among the 12 travel blogs (both international and national) to be featured in Ei Samay, the Bengali news paper of the Times of India (TOI) group, on 8 Nov. 2015 (Sunday).
Australian Rules Football
4th Australian Football League (AFL) India, Gitanjali Stadium, Kolkata
The score board of the finals of the 4th Australian Football League (AFL) India, at Gitanjali Stadium, Kolkata, read Bengal Tigers: 2 – 6 – 18 and Jharkhand Crows 2 – 1 – 13, looks complicated!!! but the rules of the game of Australian Rules Football, popularly known as Footy is pretty simple.
Know Australian Rules Football: The game is played on a oval ground with a oval ball similar to rugby. There are four posts, two long and two short, on the two end of the field.
Fighting for Peace, Indian Navy Band in Concert 2015
Lascar Memorial, Kolkata
The music was mesmerizing and with the towering Lascar Memorial in the back drop it was a out of the world experience.
It was the Indian Navy Band in Concert 2015 along with the cultural programme Fighting for Peace at the historical Lascar Memorial Complex in Hastings, Kolkata.
Plaque of the last legal Sati (Suttee) of Bengal
Assembly Hall, Scottish Church College, Kolkata
“In 1829 he lighted the one pyre of his dead father and living mother, the last legal suttee of Bengal.”
The plaque in memory of The Rev. Bipro Charan Chuckerbutty, who lighted the pyre of the last legal sati of Bengal, stands on the walls of the Assembly Hall of Scottish Church College, in North Kolkata.
Voice of Chinese – Indian Hostage of Deoli Camp
India – China War 1962
Also see: My blog post on Calcutta (Kolkata) Chinatown
The Sino – India War lasted just a month (20 Oct – 21 Nov 1962) but the ordeal of the Chinese origin Indian continued over four years.
Just after the India – China war thousand of Chinese origin Indians, who have been living in India for generation and for centuries, were horded up in trains and were sent to a concentration camp in Deoli in Rajasthan.
Esplanade and Dalhousie Square, Calcutta (Kolkata)
It was the sound of piano, isolated notes and then a complete string of music, then the loud dong of the St, John’s Church bell announcing 1:45 am, this was all part of the Ghost walk of Esplanade and Dalhousie area in Calcuta.
The idea of a ghost walk of Calcutta was conceived by my friend Anthony Khatchaturian, a Calcutta Armenian of the famous Galstaun lineage, along with Dr. Souvik Mukherjee of Presidency University. The route was soon chalked out and the Anthony did all the running and arranged for permissions and police escorts.