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Kalinganagar, Jajpur, Odisha

The Overall Picture: Kalinganagar is the name given to the Jajpur industrial cluster located in the Jajpur district of Orissa. Jajpur along with districts of Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kendrapara, Balasore and Bhadrak constitutes what is known as the “mainland” … Continue reading

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Bangkok Bytes I

Planning For A Trip to Bangkok Madhusree and I have never travelled abroad together on vacation. Both of us individually have travelled for work and for holidays within the country but never used our passports. Money is a constraint but … Continue reading

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Manipur – The Heart Chakra of India

This time I make an exception to my preference and which is that instead of the aisle seat I opt for the window seat on the plane. Yes I am flying from Kolkata to Imphal to attend an industrial meet … Continue reading

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Strange Sariska, Ghostly Bhangarh

Madhusree and I have a thing about forests; both of us seem to become one with the verdant wilderness. We love sitting inside the foliage, listening to the sound of silence. This silence left unbroken soon becomes as loud as … Continue reading

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ebaar Uma ele….

Purna Chowdhury’s status on Mahalaya day, ‘ebaar Uma ele” makes me think why Bengalis invariably organize the Durga Puja? One has to be a Bengali by birth to be able to organize this enormous event called the Durga Puja. It … Continue reading

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Bodoland via the Brahmaputra Assam 1/4

Rakesh dropped in at my office in Delhi and put forth an interesting proposal. He was going on behalf of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, henceforth the NCPCR to Kokrajhar, one of India’s nine most disturbed districts … Continue reading

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Travelling in Bodoland – Sham Called School Assam 2/4

We set out early in the morning with a hearty breakfast of luchi and ghoogni cooked by a family of Bengali speaking Assamese staff in the Circuit House despite Shobhan, one of our resource persons fearing indigestion after the lavish … Continue reading

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