Visiting Hill Stations: The Must-Do Activity in Summer for Bengali’s

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The residents of the state named “West Bengal” in India are known as Bengalis. They love to travel. Most of the parts of West Bengal are very hot and humid in the summer (April-June) and monsoon months (June-August). The temperature sometimes crosses 40 degrees Centigrade and the humidity makes the situation worse. So, a trip to cool hill stations is the most popular summer activity for the travel-lover Bengalis.

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This summer, I visited one of the most beautiful hill stations in India, named Coorg. The temperature was around 20 degrees Centigrade and thus, it was a wonderful escape from the scorching heat for a few days. Coorg is a district in the state of Karnataka in India and is located on the eastern slopes of the “Western Ghats” mountain range.  Coorg is a hilly district, the lowest elevation is 900 meters above sea-level and the highest peak…

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For the residents of Kolkata, visiting the city zoo is a fun, and they often do it, especially in winter, when the weather is good here in India. Summer, in Kolkata is intolerable because of scorching heat (around 40 degrees C) and extreme humidity (around 80% or more). Winters are lovely in comparison to that, with less humidity and a moderate temperature of around 10 to 15 degrees. I am born and brought-up in Kolkata and I am whole-heartedly a Kolkatan. So I also love to visit the city zoo in winter. Among the several animals, the prime attractions are, of course, the Royal Bengal tigers. They come in two colors, white and orange, both with black stripes on it. Both are photogenic and they like to pose for camera. I have clicked them several times. On a wonderful winter afternoon I had…

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The Baul

Thank you so much Urban Skyline for featuring my article in your blog.

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The word “Baul” has its origin in the Sanskrit word “Vyakula” which means “restless”. The “Baul” are a group of people from Bengal (some part of India and Bangladesh) who have kind-of-rejected the traditional social norms and have formed a distinct sect that upheld music as their religion. They can be identified by their distinctive clothes, uncut hair, long beard and a particular type of musical instrument that they use. “Baul-song” is the name given to the genre of folk music developed by this creative cult. Bauls pour out their emotions in their songs. They never bother to write down their songs and thus maintain an oral tradition. Though Bauls comprise only a small fraction of the population of Bengal, their influence on the culture of Bengal is noteworthy. In 2005, the Baul tradition was included in the list of “Masterpieces of the Oral…

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Bench Series : July

This post is in response to the Bench Series of the month July 2015. The challenge is the following.

This month I want to see photos of a bench which is different to the norm. It may be the shape, style, length, height, colour, material or even location that attracts your attention

So, here comes my “unusual benches”. I clicked this photograph in Hungary back in 2013.

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Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge (Close Up)

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.”

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A Snake (India, 2015)

This week’s theme is “close up”, and let’s have a close look at a snake. Quite scary, huh?

This is not a macro photograph, it’s just a close-up photo. This photo was taken in the state of West Bengal, India.

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