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Wildlife Photography Workshop : Kanha by Simana Chhariye Travel Club

Wildlife Photography Workshop : Kanha

By Simana Chhariye Travel Club

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Photo exhibition exclusively on Royal Bengal Tigers of Sundarban

Photo exhibition exclusively on Royal Bengal Tigers of Sundarban

By Pothik

Kolkata, 9 Dec 2016: Dokkhinray-er Biswajatra is an exclusive wildlife photography exhibition on the Royal Bengal Tigers of the Sundarban through the lenses of GoingWild jointly presented by Launcherz and supported by West Bengal Tourism Department......

Himalayan Orange Tourism Festival kicks off today in Kolkata

Himalayan Orange Tourism Festival kicks off today in Kolkata

By Pothik

Kolkata 2nd December: Three days long Himalayan Orange Tourism Festival kicks off today in Kolkata inviting all to taste the Himalayan oranges brought from the rural villages of Darjeeling, Sikkim, Eastern Nepal and Bhutan. Tek Narayan Aryal, conci.....

Orange Festival in Kolkata

Orange Festival in Kolkata

By Pothik

Press Club Kolkata , 29 Nov 2016: Oranges arrives in market during winter and this fruit is produced in the mountainous region .This fruit Orange helps in developing Festival.This festival  was organised first time in the year 2014 in Kolkata ......

Wildlife, Camera & Action

Wildlife, Camera & Action

By Pothik

17 June 2016 , Kolkata: Today as we all disregard the fact that we have not inherited the world from our forefathers but have merely borrowed it from our children. Depleting habitats allover are causing deep wounds on the biodiversity and we seem to .....

Indo-Nepal Tourism Journalist Association formed to boost tourism in India and Nepal

Indo-Nepal Tourism Journalist Association formed to boost tourism in India and Nepal

By Pothik

7th June 2016: To boost tourism and to promote hidden areas, cultures and traditions of Sikkim, North Bengal and Nepal, journalist from both the nations formed a committee called 'Indo-Nepal Tourism Journalist Association' (INTJA) after a long inter.....

Wildlife Conservation and the Civil Society

Wildlife Conservation and the Civil Society

By Pothik

Depleting water resources, diminishing wildlife, habitat degradation and changing climate are enough reasons for concerned people to press panic button now. Today as the internationally vital issues of "Wildlife Conservation as Development in an era .....

Boner PukurDanga– anUncharted Trail throughthe Red Soil By Tanusree Ganguly

Boner PukurDanga– anUncharted Trail throughthe Red Soil By Tanusree Ganguly

By Pothik

Though most of the Santiniketan visitorsmake it a point to visit the KhowaiHaat(village market) of Saturday, yet very few halt at thisoff-beat terminus . Boner PukurDanga – a sathal village, lies just at the periphery of the Khowai– the trenched .....

Khajuraho: The World Heritage Site by Jayanta Kumar Mallick

Khajuraho: The World Heritage Site

By Jayanta Kumar Mallick

The complex of Khajuraho, located in Chhatarpur district, Madhya Pradesh, represents a unique artistic creation, as much for its highly original architecture as for the sculpted decor of a surprising quality made up of a mythological repertory of num.....

Golden Heritage on the Thin Red Line!

Golden Heritage on the Thin Red Line!

By Pothik

Biswajit De India is bestowed with rich flora and fauna and is considered among the 12 Mega Bio-Diversity countries of the world. Out of the 25 bio-diversity hotspots in the world, India has two, namely- Western ghats and Eastern Himalayas. The .....

Hollong – The Neverland by Tanusree Ganguly

Hollong – The Neverland

By Tanusree Ganguly

‘ How did you manage to get a booking in Hollong at one go?’. People have tirelessly asked me this question before and after my visit to the Hollong tourist lodge. No! Even now I really can’t tell you how. I have heard that people even set up w.....

The Majestic Twin Islands of Andaman Archipelago by Jayanta Kumar Mallick

The Majestic Twin Islands of Andaman Archipelago

By Jayanta Kumar Mallick

The adventurous people often seek for OFF THE TRACK travel to explore a completely different world. Amongst the 572 islands in Andamans, remotest twin island “Ross and Smith” of North Andamans, few nautical miles from Diglipur Jetty, is one of t.....

230 Years Old Temple of the Fort William Dewan by Atanu Chatterjee

230 Years Old Temple of the Fort William Dewan

By Atanu Chatterjee

At a typical alley of Kolkata, just beside the huge structure of the Yogayog Bhawan a forgotten page of history is waiting for the readers to open and delve into. Almost 230 years back, Trilokram Pakrashi, the Dewan(chief revenue officer ) of the Fo.....

Marble Palace –the Forgotten Treasure House of Kolkata by Tanusree Ganguly

Marble Palace –the Forgotten Treasure House of Kolkata

By Tanusree Ganguly

If you walk along the Muktaram Babu street and ask someone about Rajen Mullick’s house ,most of the people would fail to answer you. So please specifically say ‘Marble Palace’. Once you pass through the gate and step into the compound of the Mu.....

JAGADDHATRI PUJA, BRAHMACHARI FAMILY HOMSTEAD, SANTIPUR

JAGADDHATRI PUJA, BRAHMACHARI FAMILY HOMSTEAD, SANTIPUR

By Pothik

Joyaditta Brahmachari & Satayu Brahmachari The town of Santipur in Nadia district of West Bengal has an extremely rich and vibrant religious history that its residents are very proud of. It is one of those few places in Bengal, where Vaishna.....

Loss in the Limboo Land

Loss in the Limboo Land

By Pothik

Raj Basu The flowering season is approaching at Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary The more you go up, the more you reach towards Hell, which is what the cyclists told me during the Khangchendzonga Challenge Cup International Mountain Bike Competi.....

‘Ahare Bangla’- Food fest of Bengal

‘Ahare Bangla’- Food fest of Bengal

By Pothik

Rituparna Banik Kolkata food lovers had just witnessed a 4 day long food festival in their neighbourhood.The Government of West Bengal organised a unique food festival ‘Ahare Bangla’ for the first time at the Milan Melaground near Science Ci.....

Pahalgam, the Switzerland of India

Pahalgam, the Switzerland of India

By Pothik

Jayanta Kumar Mallick Pahalgam (2740 m), originally a shepherds’ village, now a small town of 2-3 km, located in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, is about 96.5 km from Srinagar. It lies centrally in the Liddar Valley. Its heavenly beaut.....

Taki: The enthralling river retreat

Taki: The enthralling river retreat

By Pothik

Jayanta Kumar Mallick Taki, a small town of North 24 Parganas district near Hasnabad, situated on the bank of Ichamati River, on the international border between India and Bangladesh, is a nice weekend place for sight-seeing, just about two h.....

Outstanding Ilchhoba

Outstanding Ilchhoba

By Pothik

JAYANTA KUMAR MALLICK   Ilchhoba, a small village in Pandua Block of Hooghly district, inhabited by more than 1000 families, about 55% Schedule Castes and Tribes, is an outstanding eco-tourism spot, which can be approached following Grand Tr.....

Rawa Idli

Rawa Idli

By Pothik

Nandini Dutta   Combine 1cup rawa(suji),1cup yogurt,1/4tsp soda bi carb,1tsp salt,. Mix well.Now add,chopped green chilli,1/2 inch chopped ginger,1tbsp chopped coriander  leaves,to the suji mixture and whisk well to make a smooth batter. .....

WILDLIFE IN ACTION by Rajarshi Banerji

WILDLIFE IN ACTION

By Rajarshi Banerji

Perhaps the ultimate challenge for a wildlife photographer is photographing animals in action. Whether it is a lion with a kill, elegant Swamp Deer courting or a snarling tiger, actions are always happening in the forest, unseen to the human eye. C.....

Wildlife in Action

Wildlife in Action

By Pothik

Wildlife in Action: A solo exhibition by Rajarshi Banerji will be on view till 26th August 2015. Pothik invites everybody to visit the awesome exhibition at Maya Art Space, Kolkata. .....

Taste Meets Tradition

Taste Meets Tradition

By Pothik

Glenary’s is a popular landmark of Darjeeling’s Mall Road. Originally named Vado after its Italian owner, and later Pliva, post-independence it was bought by a Patna-based family and managed by an Armenian. In 1959, the late A T Edwards, a Darjee.....

Hogenakkal

Hogenakkal

By Pothik

Hogenakkal is situated on the border of Karnataka, 46 kms from Dharmapuri. One of the major river of India and a perennial river of south India the Cauveri flows through and make the soil fertile.The river plays major role of making the state of .....

Simple cookies

Simple cookies

By Pothik

Nandini Dutta   3 cups maida,1/2cup besan,1 cup custard sugar(powdered sugar),baking soda1/4tsp,kalojeera1 pinch dry  roast,Mix the ingradients,and make a douugh witth the help of white oil.Water for kneding is completely no no,only oil.....

Mahabalipuram – World Heritage Site

Mahabalipuram – World Heritage Site

By Pothik

Jayanta Kumar Mallick Location: Coromandel Coast facing the Bay of Bengal, Tamil Nadu. Approach: Nearest airport Chennai, 60 km away; railhead Chengalpattu, 30 km away. Tourist attractions: Shore temples, Pancha Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance, Thi.....

Kanyakumari- The wondrous eco-religious site

Kanyakumari- The wondrous eco-religious site

By Pothik

Jayanta Kumar Mallick   Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin of British regime), the southern end of the Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, is a unique eco-religious site because it is located at the confluence of Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Oce.....

A Memorable Visit to Dal Lake

A Memorable Visit to Dal Lake

By Pothik

Jayanta Kumar Mallick Dal Lake of Kashmir valley, Srinagar, including the renowned Mughal gardens (Nishat, Shalimar, Chashma Shahi) and campus of the University of Kashmir on the gentle slopes along the shores, is a major and fascinating tourist att.....

ধসের কবলে দার্জিলিং

ধসের কবলে দার্জিলিং

By Pothik

ভারি বৃষ্টিতে ধসতে শুরু করেছে দার্জিলিং-এর বেশ কিছু জায়গা। সম্পূর্ণ রূপে ভেঙ্গে গেছে বহু রাস্.....

পঞ্চলিঙ্গেশ্বর

পঞ্চলিঙ্গেশ্বর

By Pothik

সিদ্ধার্থ শঙ্কর মুখোপাধ্যায় নিজের কৃতিত্ব অথবা পরমকারুনিকের কৃপায় সেদিন মুগ্ধ হয়েছিলাম।য.....

No Bird Was Born To Live In A Cage

No Bird Was Born To Live In A Cage

By Pothik

All caged birds are either captured or captive-bred. In the wild, these beautiful beings are never alone, and if separated even for just a moment, they call wildly to their flock-mates. Flock-oriented, they preen each other, fly together, play, and s.....

Darjeeling’s Only True Pub

Darjeeling’s Only True Pub

By Pothik

Joey's Pub is undoubtedly the nucleus of Darjeeling's pub culture. If you relish a drink, then you really don't want to be missing out on the charm of this old British style country pub during your visit to this quaint hill station. Joey's Pub.....

Old Kolkata Photos

Old Kolkata Photos

By Pothik

13 Pictures of Old Kolkata .....

Top 10 European Train Trips – Travel – National Geographic

Top 10 European Train Trips – Travel – National Geographic

By Pothik

By Randall H. Duckett From the July/August 2010 issue of National Geographic Traveler Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to .....

Python Dies After Eating Porcupine

Python Dies After Eating Porcupine

By Pothik

Sadly , the African Rock Python that became an overnight sensation has been found dead. The 3.9m long Python was found to have ingested a 13.8kg Porcupine. Autopsy showed Porcupine quills lodged in the snakes digestive tract &n.....

Dogs Avoid People Who Are Mean To Their Owner

Dogs Avoid People Who Are Mean To Their Owner

By Pothik

During the test, dogs watched their owners try to retrieve a roll of tape from a sealed, transparent container, and then turn to an actor sitting next to them to request help. In the first scenario the “nonhelper” actor refused to help and tur.....

When an extinct blue whale paid Mumbai a visit!

When an extinct blue whale paid Mumbai a visit!

By Pothik

Apparentely in one of its kind example an extint blue whale was washed ashore at the Alibaug beach in Maharashtra last week. Mumbai was shocked on Monday when a 42-feet-long blue whale was washed ashore and later died of its injuries. The blue.....