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Photo Publication – X

January 29, 2014 2 comments

PHOTO PUBLICATION – X

JET WINGS

January 2014 

Two of my photographs on Calcutta (kolkata) was published in the article titled “Colonial Tales” by Monojit Lahiri in the Jet Wings (In flight magazine of Jet Airways) January 2014 issue.

Pages of Jet Wings with my photo

Pages of Jet Wings with my photo

My two published photos:

  • Ganga Arati, Bagbazar Ghat, Calcutta (Kolkata)
  • Chinese Breakfast, Tiretta Bazar, Calcutta (Kolkata)

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Armenian (St. John, the Baptist) Church, Chinsurah

January 22, 2014 Leave a comment

St. John, the Baptist, Armenian Church, Chinsurah

Annual Pilgrimage of Calcutta Armenians to Chinsurah (Chuchura)

Also see: Armenians of Calcutta (Kolkata)

Armenian Pilgrimage, St. John, the Baptist, Armenian Church, Chinsurah (Chuchura)

Armenian Pilgrimage, St. John, the Baptist, Armenian Church, Chinsurah (Chuchura)

Every year on the Sunday after the Armenian Christmas, which is celebrated on 6 Jan, the handful of Calcutta (Kolkata) Armenians along with the students of the Armenian College make an annual pilgrimage to the St. John, the Baptist, Armenian Church in the erstwhile Dutch settlement of Chinsurah (Chuchura).

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Cherial (Cheriyal) Scroll Paintings

January 15, 2014 29 comments

Cherial (Cheriyal) Scroll Paintings

Ancient Audio Visual Art, Chrerial (Cheriyal). Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

See also: FAM (familiarization) tour of Hyderabad and Warangal

As our car meandered through the winding roads of Cherial (Cheriyal) village, it was a total disappointment. I expected houses with intricately painted scroll hanging from the walls, something which I have seen in Raghurajpur (Orissa) and Naya (West Bengal). But Cherial (Cheriyal), which is located in Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh and is 100 km from Hyderabad, looks like any other Indian village.

Cherial Scroll Painting, Cherial, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

Cherial (Cheriyal) Scroll Painting, Cherial, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

We made our way past playing children, to the studio of famous Cherial (Cheriyal) Scroll Painter, D. Vaikuntham. Its just an ordinary house but a board outside said that it belonged to a National Award Winner.

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www.rangandatta.wordpress.com referred by Lonely Planet Guide

January 8, 2014 5 comments

Referred by Lonely Planet Guide

http://www.rangandatta.wordpress.com in Lonely Planet Guide reference list

Lonely Planet (not the magazine), the largest travel guide book publisher in the world with over 500 covering 195 countries has mentioned my blog in their reference section.

Screen shot of the PDF copy of Lonely Planet Guide India. My Blog highlighted by red box

Screen shot of the PDF copy of Lonely Planet Guide India. My Blog highlighted by red box

The 15 edition of the Lonely Planet India Guide mention my blog in the resource (reference) section of the Kolkata page.

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2013 in review

January 1, 2014 Leave a comment

WordPress Annual Report

2013

Also see: WordPress Review for previous years

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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