Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sultanpur National Park

I had been planning to visit Sultanpur National Park with my family for the last many years but unfortunately due to the limited (peak) time period of visiting the park i.e. Dec. & Jan. , it could not be materialized. My children & I generally have off during Saturdays but my wife has to go. One Saturday due to some program in school my daughters and wife were supposed to go to school & I had to drop them. Luckily the school falls on the same way to Park. All of a sudden it struck on my mind that instead of killing my time alone at home I should visit the park.

Sultanpur National Park

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Half day visit to Kolkata – The city of joy

Welcome to THE CITY OF JOY – Kolkata. 

Brief History of Calcutta (kolkata)

Kolkata is capital of West Bengal situated at the bank of river Hooghly. It was capital of British India .Calcutta city established in the year 1686, as a result of expansion plans of British Raj. Calcutta derived its name from the name of a village kalikata.

The period between 1820 and 1930 saw the growing of seeds of nationalism that reached its height in 1905, when people stood against Lord Cruzan’s plan regarding the partition of Bengal. Rabindranath Tagore led the nationalist anti partition movements. The Partition was repealed in 1911, followed by the shifting of capital of India from Calcutta to New Delhi. In 2001, Calcutta was officially renamed Kolkata.

I got an opportunity to attend a training in IIM – Kolkata. Although there was a tight schedule, but I along with other trainees got a chance to visit Kolkata for half a day.

Kolkata is a rare blend of tradition & modernity. On the roads of Kolkata you will find the old buses with antique designed wooden windows running & on the other side speeding up the Volvo buses. One can find tram as well as metro, taxi/auto as well as rickshaws pulled by man.

Kolkata Tram