Oct 092016
Revisiting Puja Memories:  With Love from Kolkata

The Joy Of Puja: Because Every Puja is Special Note from desi Traveler: There is Puja festivities everywhere, so I asked our friends to share their Puja Memories from Kolkata and other places.  I have my own fond memories of Puja in Kolkata, going from one Pandal to another trying to figure out what is happening all around me. But then I gave up and just joined the crowd in celebrating. Such is the joy of joining a Sarbojanin Durga Puja or the community Puja. But then there are very special Pujas that happen in Bengali homes in Kolkata that [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 252016
Let us Go to Kolkata with Alto 800

    Photographing the New City of Joy  Kolkata in Alto 800 There are certain bonds that one holds not for the financial interest but for the emotional dividend one cherishes over years. One such deep bond I have is with Kolkata that developed over the years when I first moved there many years ago to set up our company’s office. I hardly knew anybody in Kolkata and was wondering if I would ever be able to make any friends in Kolkata. But Kolkata embraced me like a long-lost son and whispered in my eager ears “Welcome home” Soon [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 162012

An Auto Ride in Kolkata  From 2002 to 2004 we lived in Calcutta or Kolkata, as it was rechristened along with a lot of areas and streets in the city. I have lived  lived most of my life in Delhi but have worked in most of the Metros in India or traveled to them for work etc.  Each city has its own relationship with money and each has its own way of making and spending money. Here let me share a unique money experience I had in good old Kolkata. The year was end 2002 and I had just moved to Kolkata after working [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]