Agra: The Fort

2nd November (4 of 14)

It was 2002. That’s when we first went on a long trip (before that, my memory was more volatile than it is now, so I don’t remember where we went before that). And that was when we had first visited Agra. But I only have faint memories of Taj Mahal from that trip.

Last year, although I yearned for mountains, Agra was something I was interested in exploring, especially for taking photos of the Taj Mahal from a certain location that my mother had told me about 🙂

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Delhi.

Rajdhani route
Obtained from Wikipedia

Delhi has been an intermediate point for a really long time. After 2002 (when I was seven years old), we have never stayed in Delhi for more than a few hours. Before planning this trip, my parents had some things in mind.

Duda always wanted to travel in the Rajdhani express (and it hadn’t happened for one reason or the other). Gunja’s interest in the Mughal architecture had piqued after studying about the era (as a part of the history course).

Hence, Delhi and Agra were chosen.

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A Saptami and A Birthday

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This year I turned 20. This is an unusual post, but my birthday was unexpectedly nice this year, and I received an amazing gift.

I should be starting off from what happened after 12:00 AM on the 20th of October, but then I’d be missing out on a couple of things. So, I’ll start from 6:30 PM, on the day before. Continue reading

The Eco Park at Dhanaulti

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This was the second majestic experience of the Uttarakhand trip – rising to the heights of Eco Park in Dhanaulti.

[and this post is delayed, very delayed]

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The Experience of Making A Short Film

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Let’s do something. How about movies?

~Sreyan Mullick Chowdhury.

Sreyan talked me into something I was originally uninterested in. Continue reading

Knowing 2014 and Shantiniketan

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2014 ends in three days. It was truly an eventful year.

This year literally tested me. I may have spent 20 days (or more) taking various examinations. Class 12 selection test, board examinations, three engineering entrance examinations, college admission tests, college semester examinations.

I took admission into Ramakrishna Mission Residential College.

My aunt and my brother came after two years, as did my grandfather’s brother (whom I call Kakadadu), after four years.

We went to Uttarakhand. We experienced extraordinary places there.

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Early Morning Photo-walks with Friends

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Salt Lake City is beautiful. It has all the aspects of a city, but it’s greener than an average city in India and has beautiful parks located within each block. There is a central location in Salt Lake City – the Kournamayee Housing Complex. Near Kournamayee is located a Central park – Banabitan. It is the property of the Forest Department of India, and is home to a variety of birds, butterflies, trees, and an ideal location for morning walkers. Several people fish. Small groups of people exercise.

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Black And White

 Facebook’s latest trend: The black and white photography challenge

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A person ‘facing’ the challenge has to upload five black and white photographs (taken by him/her) in a duration of five days. With each photograph, he has to tag another person, who will in turn post five (b/w) photographs. Three friends of mine tagged me in their photographs and asked me take the challenge. This was a few weeks back, and frankly, I don’t have too many black and white photographs.
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When we went to Landour…

When the stars meet the citylights!

The third experience during our trip to Uttarakhand, and the last one, was our stay in a place very near to Mussoorie.

Landour is a small, charming, cantonment town located 7500 feet above sea level. Dhanaulti, our previous stop, had been a short, but very memorable experience.

Landour’s temperatures are quite low during night, and pleasant during the day. The location is what makes it special. And that is what made the last location of our 2014 Uttarakhand trip magical! 

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A Journey Into The Jungle

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I’ll be listing the three extraordinary memories of our trip to Uttarakhand.

The first one was a jungle safari…
However, let me first give you a gist of the places we visited before the jungle safari. Continue reading