Darj Diaries: Day I

For us, a trip to North Bengal was forever in the ‘To Do’ list for as long as I can remember. Just as the winters in Jaipur were fading away, we set our long-pending plan in motion, on a whim. The little that we have travelled together has mostly been about getting away from the …

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The Oxford Not Many Know

If you were a middle-class Bengali kid growing up in the 90s and early 2000s, you would know ‘DiPu Da’ very well. For those of you , who have no clue,  it was, is, and will remain the go-to golden trio of weekend getaways for the traveler in every Kolkata Bengali - young and old …

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Will Wonder Woman Finally Let DC Match up to Marvel?

Ever since the resurgence of ‘SuperHero Movies’ during the early noughties, nerd culture has become the  new cool. Maybe Big Bang Theory did its bit to make ‘geek chic’ more mainstream. But by and large it has always been Camp DC vs. Camp Marvel. SuperHero movies were apparently not quite blockbuster material that they have …

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SHILPGRAM via Ranthambhore, Sawai Madhopur

A visit to Ranthambhore is mostly - if not entirely - concerned with getting a glimpse of the majestic tigers in their natural habitat. Other than the quintessential safari, there’s the fort and to some extent, the museum. SHILPGRAM, a State Government initiative inaugurated in 2013- however, has got no takers. As a concept, it …

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