Deciphering Indian Courtesies

The last time I visited my Kolkata home, there was a large crowd of people bidding goodbye to one person at the airport. Goodbyes are significant events and often extended families and even neighbours will come to see people off at airports and railway stations. I thought of writing this post about deciphering Indian courtesies …

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For the love of Bollywood music!

I have intentionally listened to more Bollywood songs during my two and a half years living in Atlanta than ever before. I have actually searched for Bollywood hits on YouTube and looked up a few fun songs that are commonly heard during every puja festival in Kolkata. I have even watched Bollywood movies on Netflix. …

The Abode of Clouds – Meghalaya

I’ve always wanted to pen down something and share about this little state of mine. Situated in the north-eastern part of India, Meghalaya is also known as the “Abode of clouds”.  Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is known as “Scotland of the East” because of its scenic beauty. Mawsynram, a village in Meghalaya receives the …

Train travel in India for first time travelers

Trains can be the most awesome way to travel around India. The railway system connects the entire country and you can choose from a variety of options based on timing, speed and luxuries. Most trains are cheaper than airfare and for shorter journeys, it is common for people to opt for train travel. Of course people …