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It is beautiful to grow up with all the things happening around us but we don't realize that we are growing up and we hope that things will be smooth as always and when we realized that we are grown up things has changed a lot beyond our expectations. 

 Last month was full of festival , Bengali's biggest festival “Durga Pujo”, Navaratri , Lakshmi Puja etc and every streets were glowing with color of joys and happy faces at the every corner. This year my "Pujo" was not what I had dreamed of just like every year . On the day of Mahalaya one of my close relatives passed away, it was a sudden unexpected death as he was just 50 years old without any chronic diseases and died of cardiac arrest. The entire family could not bear such loss and some of them are still in grief. On the day of Panchami my mother in law was admitted in hospital for sudden increase of blood sugar level and Hyperthyroidism. It was only me and my wife were doing all the necessities to restore her health soon as possible . Buying of higher spectrum medicines from far away, keeping an eye on her as well as looking around the hospitals for all the available services in hospital premises if she needs any helping hand . We were doing all the things with . 

It is so weird to grow up but it is much more weird that not to realize that we have grown up and growing up doesn't mean only age , it's something that called responsibilities and duties. At the moment I have finally realized that I have grown up, things has changed a lot with so much of responsibilities, taking care of my elder ones , looking out at my family , fulfilling their needs in every way I can but I have never realized it before. As I am growing up it seems like I am prepared for it but actually it changes in a jiffy. The moment I realized that I grew up , I felt myself alone in the crowd, I missed my elder's support and I realized that all I have to do it myself as the elders need my support including my parents and everyone in my family who are having some faith in me that I will sort it out of everything .

 Believe me all my lives I have looked forward for the moment when I would be on my own when I have to make my own decisions, should I take a nap or not but when the moment has came, but actually it is getting difficult. Sometime it is fun with new responsibilities as like I have to do a lot of things but then I feel daunted. But I believe I have that courage and capabilities to fulfil the responsibilities, after all I have realized the I have grew up .Whatever decision I make , I am going to be prayerful about it and hopefully I will always make the best decision for my family , myself, friends and everybody.
kash phool, kash flower, kans grass
Kash Phool

Navratri or Durga Puja one of the greatest religious festival for Hindu religion and when we say it as Durga pujo for bengali community then we get goosebumps with full of excitements. In Bengali terms we spell it "Pujo Ascha". In west Bengal pujo ascha means there will be long holidays for schools , government offices , colleges for a long term of about 10 to 12 days. This is the most awaited festival for Bengali.

autumn clouds, white clouds on clear blue sky
soroter akash

 Pujo ascha means we have to buy new dresses for all of our loved ones , jewelry , shoes etc. It is one of the most expensive festival of Bengal that here the businessmen makes triple profits in just one month which they can't make in the whole year .The beauty of pujo starts one month before the pujo, the white clouds like cotton balls is floating on the deep blue sky we call it “Soroter Akash”. The Kans grass or “Kash Phool” in Bengali on every corner of roads, railway tracks, rice fields and ponds enhancing the beauty of this month by reminding happily that the festive season is just about to begin. The giant puja pandals has started erecting the pandals around the city and the city and young people from our colony has started collecting puja donation from every houses and every vehicles passing by the local roads, these young people are also promoting the theme of the puja pandals so that many people visit to see the idols Goddess durga and most importantly the theme of pandal so that they can fetch a most beautiful/creative pandal reward trophy. Pujo asche means people who will get long holidays are planning to make a short trip around the country and abroad, and people who are staying abroad and out of town are reserving their tickets to get back and stay at home in those four important beautiful days.

 Pujo asche means full of shopping list for the entire family .This weekend we went for street shopping around Chinsura and Esplanade. The malls, street shops and footh paths on weekends are overcrowded in this season and the chaos from everywhere and the only few conversations of people were echoing in my ears are “dada oita din”, “dada oita koto dam”, “dada alada colour nei?”, “dada holud colour dakhan”, “na thik pochondo hocche na”. Well, at every corner there is a new model of dress , the lights sparkling from the jewellery shops are attracting the girls more. From sharees to shoes, watches, smartphones, jeweller, or any item, there is an offer banner with a tagline “Pujo Offer” for everyone and the malls are using lucky coupon schemes to attract more customer. But sadly we saw a lots of people who came up from far away who could not afford any new dress for their children, it was an corn seller, I asked him dada, kena kata hoye gache? He replied me “No Sir, even I could not afford to gift new dresses to my child on this year” . After all this I asked myself “Money or life which is the most important things?” and I think, both are parallely important.

Puja Street shopping

 Pujo asche means we have to look good in every way that is possible, the best looking dress to stay attractive and unique in the crowd, extra glow on skin as people are busy pampering their skin. People are also maintaining weight to look good on what they wear, I have gained a massive weight in the last few months and I weight around 85 kg but sorry I can not control this because I am a foodie.

 Well Mahalaya is just a week away and the beauty is to wake up at 4.00 AM early morning and listening to the “Mahisashur Mardini” on All India Radio, its great popularity remains undiminished even today 86 years later. On morning witnessing the chokkhu daan on the idol Goddess Durga is one of the most beautiful things on the day of Mahalaya.

 Festivals are the important part of our life, as Durga Puja is here and Diwali is just knocking the door and to intensify the happiness there will be gifts, foods, dress etc, but it is the sense of belongings that connect us with each other during festivals. Festivals are the reasons to bring family and friends together.and celebrate the very spirit of mankind. Its the festival so sort out some time and spend with family, friends and the people you love.Believe me, festivals are the one of the opportunities to bring people close. Wish you all happy Durga Puja/Navaratri.
weekend at puri, puri beach
Weekend at Puri

After a long week of crammed schedule which was full of chaos, office burden , business pressure and other undesired work all of us want a weekend which should be free from all the chaos , rejuvenate ourselves by spending quality times with ourselves and loved ones and by doing all the things that we love to do in our spare moments . But let me practical, spending the weekend depends from person to another person we have different priorities and we set our agenda according to that. Let it be a service personnel who would love to spend the weekend with family and setting agenda for the upcoming week. A businessman who runs a stores would not like to take weekends from the business as weekend markets are more profitable than other week days , law enforcement personnel like us doesn't have a weekend , we take days off when it's necessary plan according to it, and for a student weekend means learning something new and roam out with friends. As I told everyone has different priorities but for me the weekend means spending time with myself and family and doing all those things that make me happy, as I believe that "what I have is this moment and today" .

How do I spend my weekends :

Enough sleep 
As on other week days I usually wake up at 5 O clock which doesn't fulfil my sleeps then two and half hours of journey to reach office and again the same when back to home and it really soak out all my energy but on weekends and other holidays I sleep two hours more and it really makes me feel refreshed and energetic and on weekend let my body completely relaxed without any workout. 

Long ride

 I am not a pro-biker nor I have a cruise motor-bike but I love to ride . On weekends Me and my wife usually stuff everything that we need and leaves for the ride without any plan . We make plans on road and makes an unplanned trip within 150 km usually and explore to an unknown place , we both loved to visit forgotten monuments, sculptures and unusual place like British graveyards, temples, banks of Ganga and many more. I don't know such kind of habits are good or not but it makes us feel better and free.

Spend time with family
 Family is all I have and I feel myself the happiest person on the earth alive because of them and how they make me feel special, and it's my responsibility to sort out as much time as possible and spend time with them. I cook for them whenever I get time , family outings and unusual gossips together really help me to bond with them much better . Their eyes seeks for me in their needs , and to share their happiness and sorrows. A Healthy family doesn't only mean to stay everyone fit but it also includes a perfect bond with everyone in such a way that when they will need someone to share what they feel they will not need any other people from outside and you will become their first priority. 

Disconnecting from social media.
 Social media is a boon as well as an important part in our daily life to stay connected with the world but just like other important things we do in our life it should be a habit and it should not be an addiction, and when its an addiction it is harmful for our health, condition of our mood. I usually stay away from the social media on the weekend , no Facebook and twitter and nominal phone calls only. Believe it or not but by doing this it helps me to connect with the real world , myself and family . It's a kind of distraction that I don't want on my weekends , all I want to do the things I love and spend quality time without any distractions.

Learn new tactics 
I am always a good learner and I never leave an opportunity to learn new skills and practice the existing method. After all the chores and being a cyber security analyst I do bug bounty hunting which fetch me some good amount of money at the end of the month, because its fun and profitable too.

We all have our own way to spend our weekends but one should remember that it should be productive and refreshes our mind and body, as weekends are the best time to re-charge ourselves and it helps us to stay concentrated on the works we do on our next weekdays .

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Effect of over tourism

There is no doubt that tourism has an ethical impact on the economy of our country as well as provides prosperity and employment to the nation and locals by generating revenue , taxes and by providing jobs. People visit the tourists places for their unique features either a beautiful bay of seas , ancient places, natural beauty , sports and adventures any many other attractive features. However in present days tourism has become unsustainable for nature due to human activities and mal-practices by the tourism companies. Over tourism may be a boon for the pockets of a region but it has arises many problems related to sustainability and environmental degradation . 

 What is Over tourism ? 
When too many tourists visits at a place and the situation creates more problems than benefits.It deluge the balance of livelihood, culture and heritage, attractiveness of the tourist spots and also it arises the problems regarding environmental degradation . 

 Negative Impacts of Overtourism 

 One of the poor impact of over tourism is sustainability of livestock, a tourist places which has enough spaces, food, drinks, medicines and daily requirements goods of 2 lakhs guests annually but actually there are unexpected guests of about 2 millions annually every year. Then the things becomes the theory of ‘Demand and Supply’, the demand of every needs increases without out any proper ratio of supply hence prices of livestock rises with the shortage of living spaces, increase in the amount of sewage wastes , city becomes congested , places becomes over crowded, beauty and the attractions of the places becomes deteriorated. Jungle of plastics , as now a days uses of plastics are everywhere from the tube of the toothpaste to the packaging of the edible foods and drinks. The more the tourists the more uses of plastics in daily needs as a results plastics are littered everywhere around us which block the drains and sewage system and land pollution. The rainwater gets trapped by the plastics in the soil which decreases the ground water level, and plastics on the bay area really harm the aquatic animals as well as the tourists surroundings looks so messy . 

 How to overcome overtourism? 
 Do not litter Natural tourist sites are regularly destroyed by human waste, plastics and mal-practice by the tourists , but if you love this earth and want your favourite destination to be look alike even after few decades then please don’t litter wastes , especially the plastics which takes more than a thousand year to abolish.

 Use Public Transport
 Use Bus, train and shared cab as transport because public transport can be used by multiple person at the same time rather than travelling on car by single occupant. Public transport not only decreases th traffic but it also helps to reduce air pollution. 

Plan a trip on off-beat season . 
On season trips are often overwhelmed by unexpected guests , places becomes crowded and tourism experiences are degraded . If you plan a trip on off-beat season then you will not face the massive crowds, the prices of rooms and daily needs becomes cheaper in this season so you will save money as well as you will enjoy your favourite destination too in the way you want.

 Spend Responsibly 
 Instead of spending much on tourist’s companies we should spend on local business which will grow the local economic, boats, foods or guide a local service at a tourists spots are better than the services provided by travel agencies . The travel agencies are always in queue to make money on behalf of their company and in the result they brings a rush at the spots where tourist could not enjoy in their own way. I suggest to travel independently and hire a local guide, eat at the local restaurants and understand their culture and traditions. 

 Respect local culture.
Every culture are unique in their own way and has their significance in the world. But what happens when we mix up our own and their correspondent ? You may not feel the theme they want resemble. By often the respect towards the local culture and traditions are con-tempted by overtoutism. Always remember its their culture and traditions that makes them unique and that is why it attracted us to visit their place. 

 Obey the traffic rules: 
Overtourism always ended up with heavy traffic and more than that people always breaks the traffic rules to get out of the traffic rules early but all of them stuck up at the source of traffic jam which makes more difficulties for the local authorities normalises the traffic. So its important to obey the traffic rules and be on your lane until it is not any emergency situation. 

 Be a responsible tourist
At the end this is your earth where you eat, live and grow , this may not be your place or country but this is the part of the same planet you live. So responsible to where you stay, do not litter wastes , always dump the non-biodegradable waste at the proper place , always respect the locals , try to avoid traffic and air pollution by using public transports. Do not do anything that may harm the environment, local culture and tradition and at the end when you return back you can tell everyone that you had a great journey.

I have left Hooghly my hometown, along with my mom and dad at the age of 8 years probably I don't remember. Five years ago I came back again after 18 years settled here and started my livelihood. It's been a great experience around the nation, I have lived a great life of about 18 years because of my dad's transferable jobs and the interests towards travels grown inside me with that . After I came back here I started peeping around my city and found lots of historical places, temples , mixed with modern and ancient traditions. I have created a list in which I have already visited those places which is nearby my resident and also those places which I have plans to visit very soon by the coming winter. 

 Basilica of Holy Rosary (Bandel Church)

Basilica of Holy Rosary, bandel church
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 If you are planning a short weekend trip around Hooghly then Basilica of Holy Rosary commonly known as the Bandel Church. Its a great spot with immense history . It was first established on 1599 by the Portuguese but it was burnt by some moors of Emperor Shaha Jahan in 1632 and destroyed Portuguese settlements. After sometime things has been settled down and father Joah De Cruz was successful to impress emperor Shah Jahan and he donated about 100 hectors of land to local Christians and the church was re-elected in 1660.There is much more to explore inside. Me and my wife we often visit this place specially on weekends. To visit here you will get Howrah Bandel Local train after every 30 minutes from Howrah . From Bandel station there are AutoRikshaw available and you can also book a cab. 


Imambara, Hooghly Imambara

 It is also near to the Bandel Church and situated in Hooghly at the beautiful bank of Ganga river. To reach here you have to board the Howrah Bandel local from howrah and de-board the train at Hooghly station. From there totos and AutoRikshaw are directly available. Let's get through the descriptions of Hooghly Imambara. Imambara means the residence of the Imams, but it is a congregation hall for commemoration ceremonies of Shia denomination and associated with recognition of Muharram. The construction of the building was started by Muhammad Mohsin in 1841 and completed in 1861 by Hazi Muhammad Mohsin and it took almost 20 years to build. It was designed by Keramtulla Khan , the main courtyard is surrounded by two storey building and there is a fountain and pool in middle of the courtyard which attracts the beauty. But the main attraction of Imambara is the two high towers of about 85 feet and consists 152 stairs in both which gives a magnificent view of Hooghly river , railway bridge the connect hooghly and Naihati . At the back of it there is a sun dial which shows the time with the changing position of shadow but I did not able to understand its concept. But despite of being a nation heritage moment it lacks of care, the ancient lantern glasses are broken , fountain is not working and the water is full of green algae. You may go there and discover the history on its every wall and enjoy some moments at the bank of river ganga. 

 Hangseswari Mandir 

Hooghly, Hangseswari Mandir,

The construction of the temple was started by Raja Nirsinghadeb but after his death It was completed in 1814 by his wife of Rani Shankari, the temple is dedicated to goddess Hangseswari and manifesto of Goddess Kali. The design of the temple is truly extraordinary and it is the prime attraction. Each of the tower of the temple has a lotus flower on it which enhance the beauty. Raja NirshinghaDeb was followers of Tantrik rituals and the idol of Goddess Hangseswari was made according to it, presiding four armed made up with blue neem wood. They don't allow to take pictures of the idol but I have managed to take a picture. The temple has both the deities of Shiva and Shakti so the temple is named as Hangseswari Temple. 

 Radha Krishna Temple (Birla Mandir) Kuntighat

 Its a very beautiful Radha Krishna Mandir situated at the bank of Holy Ganga at Kuntighat . It is very well maintained and have very good greenery and scenic beauty. This place is so quiet and peaceful. I have visited this place only once and it was very relaxing. If you want to spend sometime with yourself or mediate then there is no better place than this in Hooghly. You may take a Howrah-Katwa local train from Howrah and deboard at Kuntighat station. From station there are many autorikshaw and totos which will take you to the temple. 

 Triveni Ghat Hooghly. 
This is one of the oldest Holy Hindu cremation ground in West Bengal on the bank of holy Ganga. The word “Triveni” portray the meeting point of three river that is the Ganga, Saraswati river and Kunti River. This place retains its holiness for centuries even after captured by Mughal Dynasty and British. There are many Nissen Huts built during World War 2 and many other historical touches . Triveni is a very vast area even I have not explored in much, there are stories behind every streets. just take an Howrah-Katwa local train from Howrah and deboard at Triveni station and from station you may go onfoot which will take around 10 minutes of walk or there are also totos . 

Every evening after getting off from office and before boarding the train from Howrah I get to find out few wonderful moments to admire the beauty of river Ganga (Hooghly river) , ravishing beauty of sunset at the horizon  of Ganga is pure charming and it completely capture my attention. I have captured all these pictures on ferry ride from Fairy to Howrah and the end of the these 10 minutes on ferry on the holy Ganga is truly healing, the beauty of sunset with cold breeze of Ganga feels like it takes away all the stress and burden.  

All the photos taken by Samsung A7 smartphone 

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Clicked on this evening , an another ferry is partially blocking the view of sunset.  

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The sunset, you! what an beauty, really we fail before the beauty of the nature, its truly inspiring.

howrah station from ganga, orange sunset

A view of Howrah station and rail museum from the river bank of Kolkata.
Wish you all a great weekend. 

Dace in rain, rain feels like, feel the rain

Now a days my day begin with a gentle good morning from her, then 16 KM of bike ride to board the train to Howrah and at the end of the day its vice versa. The last two weeks was very frustrated, it was filled with new patterns of crime complaints and sacked with heaps of works and research with a completely unknown  field . I really wanted to experience something new that I have never experienced that. So at early morning on yesterday it was raining slowly with cold breeze and asked Sipra "I am very stressed, let's do something exciting"

She replied "let's go for a ride in the rain, it's been a month we haven't went for a long drive "

"We can catch cold and the road is slippery it's risky" I said

She said " it's ok to take nominal risk someday when it's a subject of enjoyable moments, drive slowly with all the riding gears then all will be fine "

Just a cup of tea and Without wasting much time we began our ride.  Believe me it was an extraordinary feelings for me . Empty roads which was away from the chaos of the city, only me and she accompanied by rain and drizzling weather. No hurdles, no fake smiles we both were so free and had nothing to care about other than just two of us . The water droplets and the misty sensations feels like the heaven has been singing the song of life with melodious symphony. The rain make us want back the most carefree, innocence time and sweetest memories of our life . At that moment the inner part of real me " was struggling to come out which has never spoken that much ever before. I am the happiest person on the earth alive with all the who have everything in life . Its drizzling again like before that keep us unbreakable bonded and we are laughing free with harmony.  I assuredly found her the real she which is more pure, cheerful , joyous and more beautiful from inside. More than myself it was like something inside her was carvingly waiting to deliberately out of her to portray her inner beauty. "  
its rainning, toto in rain

rainning, its rainning

We stop at the roadside tea stall to have a cup of coffee with hot chocolates to maintain our body temperature as we were wet . But there was also another wonder that was wondering in me, its raining and the cars trucks and other vehicles were so much in rush in the quarter of town , I got a glimpse through my fogged rear view mirror that a girl was trying to cross her old mother supported by walking stick and her face was  having a sign of hope, what an encouraging sight. 

tea, roadside tea stall,

We went around 50KM straight on local roads and highway, by the time we came back it was stopped raining and the environment were looking greeny , clear and calm. We both spent the day very well in an extraordinary and risky way but its ok to have some fun with risk if it is really worth full. It relieved me from extreme stress and found myself in a new way.

bike and cloud

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Once it rain the cool breeze make us refreshed and if it is a clear sky just after rain we can feel the beauty and calmness of the nature. The water droplets hanging from a iron rod and amount  of white sunlight passing through it enhances it's beauty.

cloudy sky, cloudy skyline
Dense cloud when kissed by the light from above seems like heavenly flowers. We can also feel the intensity of the nature . Know what? there is something between the dense clouds, the one of forgetting what was and the uncertainty that we don't know.

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Shield of umbrella , breath the earthy mists, the wetly freshness of earth , blissful of romantic thoughts . Seems like its his day and rests are loosing much stuff in life.

streets of kolkata, streets of kolkata during rain, lalbazaar street

I am rain , I am wet, cold, romantic for someone and troublesome for some, I am gloomy and windy. Umbrella and jackets are best shields to defend me, put your bare feet, close your eyes and feel my drops on your face and the breath in the earthy mists , that's how you enjoy with me

me , she and the sea

It was last weekend and there should be a gateway not to far but good enough for relaxing. We spend our last weekend on a very delight way because we were far away from burdens of work and household chores . But I am not complaining about it as I love my life and I love my job. Well so finally it was  an unplanned weekend to Digha , luckily we got tickets in the overnight and it was a comfortable journey from Howrah to Digha by train of about 3 hours. I did not book meal online while I was reserving tickets as I have seen before on different train that the meal was not that good and hygienic but in that train I saw the food was really hygienic and I ordered meal for both of us it was really yummy , consists of fried rice , chilly chicken , pickle and curd. The food was less spicy and oily and hats off to irctc for this great improvement
We reached Digha by 3 PM and because of unplanned trip we did not booked any hotel before we have to book hotel on the spot , so we went to old Digha as It is generally less crowded than new Digha. On the first stop at Hotel Sea hawk we luckily got a sea facing room and all the other rooms were pre-booked by the guests. The hotel is big enough with a great reputation among the guests , and I am really impressed by the professional behavior of the staffs. All the upper floor rooms were already booked so we were allocated on ground floor . The room was very beautiful , well maintained and the bathroom was clean and hygienic. As I entered the room I went to the balcony that was the best part of the room and the view was really wonderful.
Digha, Digha tour photo, Digha sea photo, digha photography

Digha, Digha tour photo, Digha sea photo, digha photography, girl walking on sea

Digha, Digha tour photo, Digha sea photo, digha photography, sea corals

 We took a sort of nap when we woke up it was a beautiful sun kissed evening.   So we thought to take a walk on the beach barefooted. One of the decent part of the hotel is it has a gate at the back and we have to pass through a beautiful garden and temple to reach the gate and it lead to the beach of old Digha. The beach was really quiet and less crowded. Only few people we busy with fishing and two or four couples were there at that time, wow really we spent some quality of time by holding our together along the sea shore . We stand at the edge of the land and from where the waterways of sea begins. We walked along the sea shore about two kilometers until it became dark , but we did not went much ahead because first it's an unknown place for us and second we had to go back the equal distance we have came up. By the time we came back near the hotel we saw all the chairs and wall were full of people . Old Digha is a place where you might find few people during the day time and by the evening it becomes prime attraction for the tourists. Because during day most of the people goes to New Digha beach,Udaypur or many other beaches nearby because these places are suitable to have fun with water but there is no proper place to seat and enjoy the sea breeze at the evening. In such case Old Digha is well decorated where people can seat and enjoy their evening . 
Digha, Digha tour photo, Digha sea photo, digha photography, digha rock

Digha, Digha tour photo, Digha sea photo, digha photography, sea rock

Well in evening at Old Digha you might find people selling fresh fishes and crabs on rickshaw you can choose any fish or crabs they will make you fish fry , fish pakoda and other dishes on the spot . We tasted big prawn and crab ,it was really delicious and the price was affordable too. By the time it was 8:30 PM and we were so tired and went back to hotel and decided to complete the next part on the next day . We were so tired that we could not go to the restaurant which was situated the ground floor so we ordered the food at our room . It was plain rice and fish kaliya but believe me the quality of the food was so good as I did not expected that much from hotel's in-house restaurant.
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a view from hotel
Next day we planned to visit Digha science city , Amarabati park and Udaypur beach . First we went to the park the entry fees was just Rs.5 only per head .  The park was well decorated with greenery and flowers. But the main attraction was the ropeway as it gives the view of entire park from the top hanging in the air . It was my first experience on ropeway and it was great , the tickets was of rupees 60 per head. Well the park is well decorated with different breed of colorful  flowers , rabbits and different birds like kingfishers, white pigeon etc, just like a mini zoo . If you are with family and want to kill some time there then this is the place with ropeway , boat ride , well decorated gardens, a small bridge over the lake etc , children will love it the most . 

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Digha science city

lost in our thoughts

Market at Old Digha

Then we headed towards the Digha science city a mini science city where many scientific phenomenons has been beautifully portrayed .  This place is specially created for children, mass visit from schools are often seen here. Models of 3D images, epic center of tornado, bio science etc are well described here. I heard that they have separate theater for 3D shows but we were in hurry so we could not explore that part of the science city. 

Then we headed towards Udaypur beach its about one and half kilometers from science city, we took a motor van it costs us Rupees 30 per head. It is situated at the West Bengal-Orissa border the entrance of the beach falls in Orissa where as the left part of the beach falls in West Bengal. The main attraction of this beach is bike ride and water sports. We took a bike it was at an affordable rate. What can be better than an exciting bike ride along the beach, it was an awful experience for me. But we humans have really made this world a worse place to live in, the entire beach is pathetically littered with alcohol bottles and plastic plates, people seated around are literally heavily drunk and one will feel unsafe. In my opinion Udaypur beach is not safe if you are with family, else the experience was great . Next day we packed our luggage and headed back to home. It was an amazing weekend for us , far from chaos , burden of work, crimes and sort of tensions.

beach near old Digha
Mistakes, Mistakes quotes

On last evening while I was going back to home from office on the daily scheduled train , I met an old friend from college days, we are from the same town. I did not recognise him at first until he approached me first, as he has changed his appearance like full beard and extra long hairs. I asked him what happened to him as he looks extremely odd and upset, but he did not reply . After getting off the train we had a cup of coffee together and discussed a few things back from the college days and at the end he asked me a damn question that I could not reply to him at that moment "can all mistakes be corrected?" 

I was so dumbstruck for that moment , I did not ask him why he is asking such question or what happened as I could see him crying from inside and understood that there is something really bad going along with him. I could not give him any reply at that moment, so I thought to write  a post about it.

Well, it depends on the potentials of the mistakes but more than that the more important thing is the cost of the mistakes. If you have broken someone's heart it may be because of misunderstandings, shoddy deeds or else you can win over their heart with love , mutual understanding, sacrifice and respect etc. If you have failed in your semester you can retake your exams after six months or one year it means it will cost you a year. If you have failed to achieve your dreams you have to work hard severely on that particular domain it you cost you time.

If you have killed someone in life you can correct your deed by spending 7 years or 10 years in jail means it will cost you some years if you have killed someone but that actually doesn't rectify your did as you won't bring back a precious life.  There are mistakes like breaking a heart, career, education , social behaviour, family relationships etc which can be rectified but it will take lots of moments but there are few mistakes like taking someone's life , missing a once in a lifetime chance , etc which can not be rectify. 
Well,  nothing is perfect in this world, you would not get things as per your expectations. Time changes along with changes in people you love,  people you trust , their behavior, what you wanted to be and what you are now. Do you know what are the most important things we need to have and need to do in our life? expect less from people whether it's your closest person or someone else because one you start to expect from someone it increases with day by day and no one can fulfil it as per you have expected and you are disappointed,  the more you expect the more you feel disheartened and finally it leads to misunderstandings and hatred moments. 

Well all I know that we humans keep doing mistakes and we need to learn from our mistakes that our future should not lay down beneath the heap of our mistakes. Our life is a race and we have to stay alive in this race for ourselves not for others. Everyday there we have a new challenge It matters to keep challenging ourselves each and everyday so that at the end we would have enough strength to push ourselves again and again. 


At the end ‘Time heals everything’ . 

Are we what we pretend to be

Putting a mask or pretending to be someone/something is not a seldom case but this might be a serious problem for all of us to wear a mask before our actual face. Oh sorry! I cannot spell this as a problem but it has become a virtual part of our real life isn’t it?  This is just like the lies, if you live on lies then to hide one lies you have to throw up more lies and you will feel you are entirely going away from the truth. 

Do you know why do we actually pretend? It is believe or not but because to fit ourselves with the social norms. We adapt this practice in fear of social insecurities, we fear that we will not balance with the norms of social that how people want you to see among the other people. Yes, there are various sub-reasons that why do we pretend , if it is in a relationship then we fake for someone’s happiness or to meet their expectation , if it's a business then it is simply for business gain, if it's for personal benefits then it's completely unethical and blah! . of course pretending is very necessary when it comes for decision making for something big but does it really need in our daily life activities ? Cannot we lead a happy and peaceful life without faking ourselves?

What happens when you stop pretending?

  • People will expect from you only what is real in you not much nor less than that. 
  • You will be dealing with the real life incidents and you will be habitual to tackle them.
  • More self confidence.
  • You are more mature than before
  • You will be out of the fantasy world that might be a sad part for some time.
  • No more faking smile and most important fact is YOU WILL START BEING TRUE.

The more you try to pretend to be okay the more you will feel you are going away from reality of life and living in fake world. Believe me if something is making you down then try to observe it with the real in you and for sure you will find a solution for that. Things come to your life as an opportunity or as a lesson and if you learn how to handle this situation then it will never come back to your life as a lesson. Never let any situation or person turn you into a fake person , as by pretending you will detour the situation only for that moment but you will not like it at all later part of your life.  

Walking along the sea shores refresh the soul 

We are not but our age is beautiful 

street photography, street thoughts
I have left collage 3 years ago and I realized that we learn more from the streets in real life scenario than any lessons from the classroom. We should be more practical to our life than conceptual approach.

Fallen leaves
What makes us different makes us beautiful 

Though it is a late post now, It was mid of March about twenty days back
From last two year I have not went out of my hometown and I was feeling like I am stuck inside a container . All I wanted to pack my bag and leave for an unknown destination ,but conceptually that was a little tough decision for me.  We have got a wedding invitation at Bhubaneswar, it was weekend so I four days of casual leave from work , we stuff our luggage and headed towards Bhubaneswar.
Me and Dolon thought that it would be beautiful wedding night within that grand city and it was a beautiful wedding actually but we were facing a huge communication gap. I can not speak Oriya nor I understand it and I was surprised that only few people could understand Hindi properly. We both were feeling like we were sinking on ocean with no sign of land from any direction and somehow we survived the wedding night  and on the next morning we made an uncertain plan to visit Puri and stay there for next two days. We took a cab and it was a beautiful ride of about more than an hour. My eyes were peeping out of window as we can see there were lots of tourists place, monuments, museum and natural parks that we were skipping but unfortunately we did not have enough time and it should have taken a whole day to visit all those places as well already had made reservation way back to howrah.

Finally we reached Puri and because of an extremely unplanned trip at an unknown city it was tough for us to find a good hotel rooms and we took some locals help they suggested that to stay near City Road beach which less crowded and more clean than the other beaches and as suggested we hopped in at Hotel City Plaza which is just near the beach at a Beautiful location.

Next morning we woke up early just to get a glimpse of sunrise from the horizon of sea and also my first ever walk on the sea beach.  It was an amazing experience when the golden-reddish sun came out from the horizon . I dare say it was a magical experience when I stepped my bare foot on the wet sand for the first time, I remember the impressive scale of ever rolling water pressing my toes in cool sand while the cool-warm wind whipped at my ears and skin that still rolls through my mind. Then we settled down on the wet sand and had a playful hours with waves and sea shores.

Then after getting refreshed we planned to visit  Shri Gaur Vihar Ashram which is about 5 KM from there so we booked an auto and contracted him for other place such as golden Gouranga, Suvadra Mandir, house of Gouranga etc. The road was so rough and unpaved but the atmosphere and location of the ashram is incredible and isolated. This is the place where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has came during his time and mediated. This place is free for public and also have wheelchair facility so that one can can take their aged parents there. I found it very attractive with peaceful natural environment, sculptures and statues of different God and Goddess. There is a giant statue of Shri Hanuman . I found a beautiful temple of Shani Dev and different sculptures from Sri Krishna’s life and many more. It is a must visit place in puri.  Then we headed towards golden Gouranga, Suvadra Mandir, house of Gouranga and spent the rest of the evening at beach with sea foods.

Next days we again booked an auto to visit Shri Jagannath Temple , one of the prime attraction of Puri. There was a huge queue and I was afraid that we have to stand in queue for hours and there were some irritating pandas but finally after standing in a queue for sometime finally we got our turn to enter into the temple. Unfortunately phones and cameras are not allowed inside the temple. We sat inside the temple for sometime and it was really charming and peace of mind. We both were lost in our own depth thoughts. The architecture of the temple is very alluring and took us back to the classical era. The times of the Lord Krishna beautifully expressed on the walls and pillars of the temple. It was created by King Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva during the 12th century.
Then we spent rest of the day at beach and boarded our train at evening at headed back to howrah. There were much more place to visit at Puri & Bhubaneswar but we could not make it due shortage of time. On our next planned visit we must visit Chilka lake, Konark temple and few other place.

  It was my first experience at sea shore , the beach and wet sand and I must say the evening at the beach is more fanciful and beautiful than morning. Believe me long walk on the beach by holding the hands of your loved ones feels more unwind and relaxed. The cold-warm breeze from the sea, the roars from sea surf and bare foots on the wet sands combines together and takes us away from the chaos of daily life. It gives us the strength of inner healing and rejoice.

In her own world

the fish fry

In life not everyone has it all and everyone is not able to enjoy their childhood. 

You can't stop the waves but you can learn to surf