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He Came, He Sat, He Conquered My Heart

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It took more than a year for me to present this wonderful friend to the whole world through my blog. He was like any stranger when we met on Ganga river’s ghat at Howrah. Those days, I was going through ups and downs in my life. I hope you all are familiar with the story of sour grapes. Whatever I did wasn’t bearing a fruit. Neither blogging, nor digital marketing, or anything. Personally or professionally, it was a hard time. I used to roam around in search of a peaceful place in my city, where no one knows me so that I can sit back, relax and talk to myself in search of answers. And what could have been more soothing than river side on a summer noon. So I went to this place, near Bangeshwar Mahadev temple where 51 feet tall Lord Shiva’s statue is resting. The Ganges ghat I am talking about is the one just opposite to Kolkata’s famous Bhuthnath temple, which falls on Salkia School Road, the lane in which Salkia AS High School is established. It was like a half day for me from office …

Karma is a practically balanced remuneration for your deeds in continuity, not a bitch!

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The word Karma reminds me of that bollywood movie song “Karma Is A Bitch” sung by Suraj Jagan in the feature film ‘Shor In The City’, no doubt it also makes me groove on its tune too. But in real world we Indians, target the word karma with several proverbs and jargons in our day to day life. For instance, we utter hindi proverbs “Jaisi Karni waisi bharni” which means ‘As you sow, so you reap’. Or  “Uparwala bhi dekhta hai” which quotes as ‘Even God is watching your actions, watch out’ and so on. These proverbs on karma are unending, varying from country to country and languages spoken. Some praise karma and some curse as per their thinking stature.
Overall, karma is like a hanging magnetic sword which balances itself practically, but since it is magnetic by nature, it easily gets attracted to good & bad deeds, let us assume deeds as iron balls in this case.It can hit downwards due to your bad deeds which can be felt as punishment. Whereas, if it gets attracted upwards to the secon…

Memorable Road Trip to Digha, nearest Sea Beach from Kolkata

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We Kolkatans, love sea food, so how can we resist loving the sea? We somersault for sea visits towards the Bay of Bengal as soon as we get time from the busy weekdays on the weekends. But this time, we did a summersault by crafting a memorable road trip by car to Digha, the nearest sea beach from Kolkata as my city was burning with 44 degree Celsius which actually felt like 49 degree C. Nothing could have been much soothing than getting a short relief beside the sea from this scorching Indian summer heat wave in the city.
Early Morning, Time- 5:30 am
We initiated by starting our car, this time Maruti Alto 800, sharp at 5:30 am from our place. On the driver's seat was my friend Rahul, onto his left was me, Ahem, Ahem! On the back seat was Didi(Elder Sister), Jija Ji(Brother-In-Law) and the budding Instagrammer, younger sister. After fuelling the car to full tank around Kona Expressway, we rolled towards the Digha sea beach with an average speed of 80 kmpl and with a pre-planned stoppa…

दावत-ए-मुर्गी --- ठंडी के दिनों में पिकनिक का आनंद

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बड़ा
दिन यानि 25 दिसंबर का दिन हम सभी धूम-धाम से मानते हैं और मनाते हैं। कहीं कोई केक और पेस्ट्रीज खाता है, कोई गिरजा घर जाता है, कोई सिनेमा देखने जाता है तो कई लोग पूरे परिवार के साथ सैर सपाटा करने निकल जाते हैं। National Holiday होने की वजह से कभी-कभी हम जैसे भुक्खड़ लोगों को कुछ रुचिकर और कुछ सुरुचिकर करने और कराने का मौका मिलता है। एक ऐसा भी बड़ा दिन गुजरा था कभी जब सभी मित्रों के सहयोग से कुछ खाने-पकाने पर सर्वसम्मति बनि। कड़कती ठंडी को मात देने और बड़े दिन को कुछ और बड़ा करने की सोच से लैस कई सुझाव आये पर किसी एक का चयन कर पाना कठिन हो रहा था। मुद्दा ये नहीं था के मुर्गी पके या मुर्गा...LOL

मुद्दा तो यह था के चिकन करी के साथ चावल हो या सत्तू वाली लिट्टी। आखिरकार मामला ठंडी में गर्मी के एहसास का था तो सत्तू से भरी हुयी और तेल में तली हुयी लिट्टी पर बात अटक रही थी पर निष्कर्ष निकला के जिन्हे चावल पसंद हो उनके लिए पुलाव भी बने। यह तय होते ही के मुर्गी के साथ थाली में क्या-क्या सजेगा, यह भी तय हो गया के प्रत्येक बंदे को इस एक पहर की पिकनिक में कितने रुपये देने हैं और क्या-क्या काम करना है। …

Viewing 51 Feet Tall Lord Shiva Statue at Bangeshwar Mahadev Mandir in Howrah, Eastern India.

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of it's kind in Eastern India, this 51 feet tall Lord Shiva statue was unveiled by Honorable President Of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday, December 13, 2015. The President along with his team and Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi visited the famous temple 'Natun Mandir' aka 'Naya Mandir' which means 'Newest Temple' in english, i.e, Seth Banshidhar Jalan Smriti Mandir or Bangeshwar Mahadev Mandir (Official Website link embedded, click to view) in Howrah early morning on sunday. FYI, the Shiva Temple rests in between Howrah Railway Station and Salkia's Bandhaghat area exactly on Salkia School Road which is both way connected to Kolkata either by road or by river through Golabari-Armenian Ferry Service as well as Bandhaghat-Ahiritola Ferry service too. It would hardly take an hour to reach the landmark if you are connecting the nearby dots I mentioned above during peak traffic hours.

Since the inauguration was of a rarest of rare Lord …