Category: Travel

Advice for travelers to India

READER’S DISCRETION ADVISED: Contains honest opinion said in a rather impudent tone.  No sugar or artificial flavours added.  May contain traces of biases. ++++++++++++++++++++ 1. When in India always keep in mind that you are in India and not France When you are traveling through India you will see lots of things that seem bizarre,

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Calcutta

This time I didn’t get much time to photograph Calcutta.  To compensate for the lost opportunity, here are some pictures from my last visit in 2006.  These pictures (except the church and the traffic) were taken early in the morning on August 15th which happens to be India’s Independence Day.

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Hills of North Bengal

This will most likely be the penultimate entry to my India travel blog.  Our last stop in India was North Bengal (foot hills of the Himalayas).  We left Kolkata on Dashami night (September 28) and reached New Jalpaiguri next day morning at 8 am. New Jalpaiguri is the nearest train station from Darjeeling and we

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Puri disappoints

I went to the holy Hindu city of Puri with my aunt and grandmother’s sister.  Unless you are the religious type, Puri is not a place where you want to spend a minute of your time.  The temple is run by the pandas (priests) … they are more like religious mafias.  I was dumping Rs.

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