Visiting The Abode Of Kamakhya, The Powerful Menstruating Goddess

An almost three-hour flight journey took us from Bangalore to Guwahati, Assam, the first leg of our recent journey to North East India. The plan was to stay in Guwahati for a day, and then move on to Shillong, from there on to Cherrapunjee, then to Mawylnnong, higher and higher and higher in the hills…

Calcutta Diaries: Of Hogging Street-Side Jhal Muri

Photographing jhal muri in a cone made out of a Bengali newspaper, in Calcutta, has been a silly little dream of mine for as long as I can remember. And, of course, the dream included the eating of the said jhal muri too. 🙂 I am happy to report the coming true of this little…

Calcutta Vignettes – 2

The Calcutta airport is lovely, and I had a lovely time exploring it, thanks (but no thanks!) to the fact that our flight back to Bangalore was delayed. I enjoyed visiting the Biswa Bangla store and picking out some cute little souvenirs from Bengal to get back home. I also loved how part of the…

Calcutta Vignettes

Calcutta gave me a whole lot of stories, colours, sights and sounds. It made me feel a whole lot of different emotions that are difficult to put in words. For a first-timer like me, Calcutta can be quite a bit overwhelming on the senses – it was to me. It can be tough to take…