Category Travel

Recreating Seaurat’s ‘La Grande Jatte’ in “Garer Maath”…………A holiday afternoon in Kolkata Maidan.

Georges Seaurat’s ‘A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Jatte’ has long been one of my favourite post-impressionistic era paintings. The rich colours, the technique of pointillism and the diverse characters portrayed in the painting makes it, at least to me, a complete novel rather than just a landscape. A BBC News program, that I happened […]

By the ‘Bend In The River’ – Revisiting Samtaber

There’s a beautiful bend in the river at Samtaber. That is where the place gets its name from. Ber means bend, in colloquial Bengali. The river Rupnarayan takes a wide turn here and almost fences off the village. It is an idyllic place, a peaceful little nook, ready to inspire imagination in even the most […]

Tales from the Trip : friends, frolic & fun in Mahishadal & Geonkhali

Prologue I didn’t want to spend all four days of the Puja just pandal hopping (both real and virtual, on television) and dressing up for that purpose. I have done that enough for more than enough years. Also, going on planned tours on Puja has become an equal cliché which too is not appealing enough […]

Trapped in Stone

National Fossil Woods Park Thiruvakkarai, Tamil Nadu, India We did not know about the park before reaching Pondicherry. It was on our way to Gingee fort from Pondicherry that my maternal grandfather called us up and on learning that we were en route Tindivanam, suggested that we check out the place. He had visited the […]