Bengal


Sunderban National Park – Everything you need to know 1

Sunderban national park located at the South Eastern tip of the 24 Paraganas district in the state of West Bengal. It got its name from one of the mangrove plants known as Sundari (Heritiera Minor). The Sundarbans are a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the rivers The Sundarbans are a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. Sundarban is a vast area covering 4262 square […]


Rickshaw Puller – Contemplating the moral dilemma

Being from Mumbai, I have been fascinated by Bengal. The revolutions that have happened in the streets of Kolkata have shaped the history of India and the cultural ethos of our youth. But these resolutions are born from the poverty that plagues the state. This is true since the 18th century when the Englishman was so powerful, that the people of Kolkata were left with nothing, but mere scraps to build a living. An average […]

Rickshaw puller Kolkata

Sunderbans – The beautiful forest

The local train from Sealdah chugs to Namkhana station. Nestled in verdure meadows swaying with rabi crops the sleepy station seemed a far-fetched gateway to the land of mangroves. A country van pedals us to Namkhana bazaar, a jumble of narrow lanes and cramped shops. We sail to the other side of Haatania – Doania river in full  ‘jowar’ (high tide). The Ganga-Bhramaputra delta fans out like the braids of Lord Shiva covering an area […]