Darjeeling Day 1: The Flashpacking Honeymoon

“I don’t care if it is too cold to be romantic, I don’t care if it is too short for a trip to the mountains, I want nothing but the Himalayas as my honeymoon destination” I grudged on. We got married in 22nd January 2017, a time when winter is at its peak in India. Many would consider going to the Himalayas suicidal and the … Continue reading Darjeeling Day 1: The Flashpacking Honeymoon

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Chitwan And The Tharu Dance Show

Like a monkey I sprang from one room to another. I was trying to decide whether I should take up a room in the building or one of the garden huts. I settled with the garden hut. The location of our resort in Chitwan, Nepal was excellent. Chitwan forest surrounded the entire locality, the Sauraha village- home of the Tharu people and the Rapti riverbank … Continue reading Chitwan And The Tharu Dance Show

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The Chaotic India-Nepal Border Crossing On A Horse Drawn Cart

The loudspeaker blared in Howrah Station as I sat in the Mithila Express along with my parents and a huge group filled with strangers. We were supposed to be reaching Raxaul station early morning next day. Our first overnight stop in Nepal would be Chitwan. Travelling in Indian trains is an experience in itself, more so when you choose sleeper class. These come at dirt … Continue reading The Chaotic India-Nepal Border Crossing On A Horse Drawn Cart

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Sonajhuri- Part 3: When I Had The Entire Place To Myself

The crowd which had gathered for the ‘Shanibarer Haat’ had completely vanished the next day, i.e, a Sunday. My last night in Sonajhuri was already a history and currently I was spending the ‘last day’. I always tend to suffer from incredible bouts of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). The previous night before falling asleep I had promised to myself that next day I would … Continue reading Sonajhuri- Part 3: When I Had The Entire Place To Myself

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Sonajhuri-Part 2 : The Musical ‘Bauls’ And The Weekly Fair

The train reached Bolpur station in West Bengal, India just in time for breakfast. The weather was comfortably cold. The entire gang pounced on the first tea seller we came across. As for me – nothing wrong with tea – just that I feel irritated holding anything hot in my hand. Tea is generally served in minuscule cups in the roadside shacks of India. I … Continue reading Sonajhuri-Part 2 : The Musical ‘Bauls’ And The Weekly Fair

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Sonajhuri-Part 1: The Shingles, The Plan and The Mad Drive To The Station

Generally people cringe and cry when they suffer from a painful disease, particularly diseases which may leave a scar. My case was different. Before consulting the doctor I had googled my symptoms and the Almighty Internet had made me believe I would die within a month. So, when I was diagnosed with the Herpes Zoster (Shingles) – a curable disease, it didn’t bother me much. … Continue reading Sonajhuri-Part 1: The Shingles, The Plan and The Mad Drive To The Station

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