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 their Christmas and winter vacation.

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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 geographic terms, Agnij!’

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Santragachi Jheel and Migratory Birds

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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 decided to visit Darjeeling but not the same old and new hill station.

No words can explain the beauty of Dawaipani. Yes, this is the place I visited this Christmas along with Samir Saha, Atanu Chakravarty, Abhik Ray, Subhash Saha and Joydeep Das. Situated in the opposite mountain of Darjeeling, that is the famous Tiger Hill, the place is deprived of sunlight for most of the day. Rangaroon tea estate, which is situated at the foot of Tiger Hill, gets its first sunrays of the day at early afternoon. So you can pretty much imagine how hard the life is in the cold winter when the mercury hits subzero level.

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Surprise! Surprise!

All the images, unless stated otherwise, are ©Agnij Sur

I have several hobbies. This category mainly includes painting, singing, reading books, listening to music and there’s bird watching. Bird watching is the newest addition to the list. And now a day I do a lot of it.

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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 photographing the bird. I was eager to join the four of them but was little concerned with the financing. With the permission granted by my parents I took off to Siliguri. Continue reading “In Search of the mighty Rufous Necked Hornbill”