Victoria memorial in India is pretty much synonymous with Kolkata. But Allahabad has its own version too. Built with Italian limestone, this monument was opened in 1906. It resides in Chandrasekhar Azad Park (named in honour of the freedom fighter), originally called Alfred Park (to commemorate Prince Alfred's visit to the city), and commonly known… Continue reading The other Victoria Memorial
Quick, what's the first thing that comes to your mind when I say the word: Jalebi If you've grown up in India, sometime in the 90's, then let me describe this for you. A sulking boy, his head sunk low, marches into a railway station. He throws his bag on to the bench and perches… Continue reading Sweet and sour
We're in November! The year is fast ending. Now where did this year go? For those who know me, it's been one heck of a roller coaster the past couple of years. And given all that's going on right now, it would be madness to even think about participating in, what the blogosphere calls, the… Continue reading Sunset at Sangam
"Do you want to make a boat?" There was a hint of concern in the man's voice - he seemed to have mistaken our behaviour as a threat to his livelihood. Up until then, the nawik was quite cheerful. He encouraged us to feed the birds. Another man on another boat sailed by, selling goodies… Continue reading The nauka
We look up - When we yearn for rain, Or rays of sunshine And for a silver lining. We look up - When we dream, Or think of the struggle ahead, And when we succeed. We look up - Whether for strength, Or for hope, And in glory. To see what other people around the world are… Continue reading Looking up
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