Sunderbans: A Song of Land and Sea

Sunderban was on the top of my travel-bucket list. I’ve heard so much about this place and never had an opportunity to make a small trip. Winter is always a favourable time to visit this place but it is difficult to take in its essence with all the chaotic tourists; all huddling up to enjoy … Continue reading Sunderbans: A Song of Land and Sea

Purbasthali and Migratory Birds

An oxbow lake is a U-shaped body of water that forms when a wide meander from the main stem of a river is cut off, creating a free-standing body of water. This landform is named so for its distinctive curved shape, resembling the bow pin of an oxbow.   ‘We know that, don’t we? We’ve learned it in our seventh or eighth standard. Don’t bore us with … Continue reading Purbasthali and Migratory Birds

Santragachi Jheel and Migratory Birds

The last time I started writing a blogpost, it was raining outside, it was monsoon in Kolkata and Munias were flocking together for their breeding season in the outskirts of the joyous city. The chill in the air made me realize that it's winter now and I'm writing once again. (I apologize for not being … Continue reading Santragachi Jheel and Migratory Birds

Dawaipani: A Hamlet of Tranquility

Darjeeling has always been the destination for Christmas, for most of the Indians, including me. The hill station harbors a pack of tourists from every nook and corner of the world. And being the British summer capital alongside Shimla, the place is a heritage. But visiting Darjeeling every single Christmas is too mainstream. So I … Continue reading Dawaipani: A Hamlet of Tranquility

In Search of the mighty Rufous Necked Hornbill

On a fine Sunday morning, while visiting our nearby bird sanctuary (I have already written a blog on that), Mr. Subhash Saha came up with the plan to visit the hills of North Bengal. The prime concern was to watch the Mighty Rufous Necked Hornbill nest and to learn about their behavior, and of course … Continue reading In Search of the mighty Rufous Necked Hornbill