Darjeeling Diary – The Birth of Toy Train

Though Darjeeling had become a sprawling city with the Nineteenth Century moving towards its second half, reaching there was a big problem. The steep slope of the road that connected the plains with the hill city was the main reason for the problems. The journey from Kolkata, the capital of the country was to take … Continue reading Darjeeling Diary – The Birth of Toy Train

Darjeeling Diary – The Birth of Darjeeling Tea

Darjeeling came into British map in the year 1835 (Read the History of the Hill City of Darjeeling) but soon after that, it started attracting British population. A major boost to the city's population came when, in 1841, Archibald Campbell successfully planted a few Chinese tea seeds he brought from Mussourie. The tea grew well and … Continue reading Darjeeling Diary – The Birth of Darjeeling Tea

25 Times Bollywood went to the Queen of Hills

(Read The History of the Hill City of Darjeeling) It will be a tough task to find an Indian who has not seen the 'Mere Sapno Ki Rani' song featuring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. The iconic song is still a super hit even after half a century of its release. It is not only … Continue reading 25 Times Bollywood went to the Queen of Hills

Darjeeling Diary – How it started

Darjeeling, in Tibetan, means the 'land of Thunders'. 'Dorje' means thunder and 'ling' means a place or a land. However, another school of thoughts believe the name has originated from the 'Thunderbolt Spectre' or 'Bajra' of the Hindu god Indra. Whatever be the reason the name is related to thunders and there must have been … Continue reading Darjeeling Diary – How it started

7 Tips for Travellers to survive the Nasty Heats of Bengal like a local

  The nasty summers of Eastern India are here again. The worst part of this tremendous season is that it is extremely humid and drain out all the energy in you. The summers of the Northern parts of India can be termed more extreme because the mercury touches greater hights there but unless you are … Continue reading 7 Tips for Travellers to survive the Nasty Heats of Bengal like a local

13 Exceptional Indian Rail Routes you should experience in your lifetime.

This Post is Sponsored by With a history for more than one and a half century, the railways in India have been a great source of adventure. The charm of the railways has been so fascinating that it have been inspiring authors, poets, painters, filmmakers since its very early days. Though mostly laid during the … Continue reading 13 Exceptional Indian Rail Routes you should experience in your lifetime.

Darjeeling Diary – The Happy Valley

                                                   It was the super breakfast at Glenary's that started my day. As I walked along the morning Nehru Road to the Mall, the flags of the Nations participating in the … Continue reading Darjeeling Diary – The Happy Valley

A Quest for Golden Fort of Jaisalmer – Featured Post

This post is sponsored by    When I joined my Post Graduation School at Delhi, I was super excited - not because a new course of study and a new degree was on my way but thinking that the huge treasure trove of Rajasthan, MP & UP was going to be within hours distance from … Continue reading A Quest for Golden Fort of Jaisalmer – Featured Post

Darjeeling Diary – The Glorious Railway

(Read the Previous Part of the Journey) There were only 3 compartments headed by a diesel engine in the small train. The first & the last one was regular non-AC coaches and the middle one was air conditioned. When I entered my designated coach F1, there two more families already occupying the first few rows […]

12 Must Visit Cities for Every Nature Lover

I have always praised the endless diversity in every aspect of India. Just like its culture, India's geography has unimaginable diversity. A tall standing mountain, huge riverbeds, a long coastline, plateaus, dessert, salt desert everything is there in this amazing country. It is obvious that the job to finalise the 12 best places to enjoy … Continue reading 12 Must Visit Cities for Every Nature Lover

My first Eid away from Home – at The Jama Masjid

The greatness of the Jama Masjid was felt during my first visit to Dariyagunj. I was heading for a delicious Mughlai dinner at the legendary Karim's and seen the huge minarets and the domes of the mosque from a distance. It was one of the last few days of the Ramzan and naturally, the entire … Continue reading My first Eid away from Home – at The Jama Masjid

10 Frosty Places in India to Get Some Cool Air This Summer – Guest Post

The Original Article was published at Seenshot.in India is a huge country full of diverse climates. While one place in the country is burning in the heat, someplace is freezing in cold. The lush green Western Ghats or the Eastern Ghats or the mighty Himalaya – have created uncountable breathtakingly beautiful places in their adobe … Continue reading 10 Frosty Places in India to Get Some Cool Air This Summer – Guest Post

Travel Tips – When you are travelling with an One-Year-Old baby in India

The mighty Himalaya called me again. There is no better feeling than enjoying the dense greens on the tough terrains, moving along the dangerous curves of the narrow roads cut through the mountains, the hide and seek game of clouds. Himalaya has always been a dramatic adventure for me. The last time I stepped on … Continue reading Travel Tips – When you are travelling with an One-Year-Old baby in India

Eklakhi Mausoleum – The first Islamic Tomb of Bengal

Soon after returning from my journey of Bishnupur, I decided to head North to Gour & Pandua to experience the Medieval Bengali Architecture. Gour and Pandua two small hamlets close to Malda Town of Malda District of West Bengal are the two most important cities so far medieval Bengal is concerned. Malda is extremely easy to … Continue reading Eklakhi Mausoleum – The first Islamic Tomb of Bengal

Why bike touring has become so famous in India – Guest Post

The Original Article was published at Seenshot.in Ask any Indian boy or a girl in their twenties – they are sure to have a secret fantasy of travelling to Ladakh on a Bike – with their partner – unless they have already done that. 3-Idiots must have played a crucial role in this but touring … Continue reading Why bike touring has become so famous in India – Guest Post

The Greatest Gates of India – Rumi Darwaza

Monumental Gates has always been a reflection of prosperity for Kingdoms. Rulers, over the course of human civilisation, have always wanted to build gigantic gates which will play a pivotal role in the security of the countrymen and also display the might of the state. Not only for military reasons, many gates have been erected … Continue reading The Greatest Gates of India – Rumi Darwaza

Weekly Photo Challenge – Transformation

Another extremely challenging topic by The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. Transformation is a part of nature and every natural thing slowly transforms into something else. The kid grows to be old, the flowers transform to become fruits, the caterpillar transforms into a shining Butterfly. But I would like to present a very unusual transformation - … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge – Transformation

Instant Triple Talaq, A sign of Patriarchy, Abolished by Law

  On 22nd of August, exactly seven days after the Independence Day of the country, its highest judicial establishment, the Supreme Court, on a historic judgment illegalized the custom of InstantTriple Talaq (divorce) a practice among the Muslims of the country. Many, mostly in the Muslim community, have argued if court's interference into religious practice … Continue reading Instant Triple Talaq, A sign of Patriarchy, Abolished by Law