Category: History

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In Search of Red Dream in Berlin

One thought came into my mind, whether you are becoming irrelevant or obnoxious? Believe me, I did not allow myself for the second time for such a thought. How come you could be irrelevant? Suddenly, I think of your memorial in Moscow, whose inscription reads: “Proletarians of all countries, unite!” That ignites me once again and again I started walking, in search of the red trails in Berlin.

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A True Story of Forgotten Photographer Ajit Biswas

Coming to the moot point of the story as I delve deep into it. As I was travelling to Nepal three years back I received a message. I only remember that while crossing the Indo-Nepal border way back home, I read the messages. They ran as follows: ‘Are you from Kolkata? Travelling to Kathmandu? I am also from Kathmandu’. Up to this, it was normal. Suddenly, she was online and started talking. I found she was more curious about me. 

Ugra Narasimha or Laxmi Narasimha statue in Hampi 4

Hampi: Story of A Ruined Citadel – Part 1

The visual delight of Hampi is dominated by craggy hills, Tungabhadra river, plain surfaces or vale and widespread of ruins. The entire region consists of 1600 surviving remains which include temples, mandapas, forts, royal complexes, lofty towers, water structures, pillared halls, gateways, defense architectures, stables, and many more. My imagination took a swift turn from the alley of Roman Amphitheater to the era of Ramayana.

Baz Bahadur’s Palace in Mandu Fort, Madhya Pradesh, India 12

Mandu: A Ruined City in the Heart of Incredible India – Part 1

Once, it was a thriving city situated on the top of a hill, surrounded by the dense forest, where nature was the protector of the fort. Love bloomed, where Islamic faiths melted into the Hindu faiths, become myths and part of folklore. Even conspiracies were hatched, where a sharp dagger killed the faith of a father. Whatever happened, the destiny never encountered permanent sorrow, as joy was in the air of Mandu. Mandu, a story of a city called Shadiabad or City of Joy, Anand Nagri.

South Park Street Cemetery,Kolkata 8

Novelist Charles Dickens and His Connection with Calcutta

Do you know there is a relationship between famous Novelist Charles Dickens and Calcutta? Yes, It is a fact. His favorite son “Young Skull”, nickname of Walter Savage Landor Dickens joined British Infantry Regiment and posted here in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in the mid of 19th century.

Tomb of the Mother of Zain-ul-Abidin in Mazar-I-Salateen in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India 6

Kashmir Diary: Tomb of the Mother of Akbar of Kashmir, Zain-Ul-Abidin

I peeped through the main door and saw an iron chain hangs in the central dome. What is the significance of the iron chain in an Islamic monument? He was the first man who forbade cow slaughter in Kashmir. People of Kashmir still remember him as Akbar of Kashmir.Stone temples of Hindu in Kashmir suffered destruction, some were modified and some converted into mosques.

Pathar Masjid in Srinagar - Jammu & Kashmir, India 1

Kashmir Diary: Story of A Desecrate Mosque – Pathar Masjid

This mosque was built by Mughal Empress Nur Jahan the wife of Emperor Jahangir, in 1623 AD. why this beautiful
mosque never used as a place of prayer, there is a very interesting story. Once a Mullah questioned to Empress Nur
Jahan regarding the costs of its construction….

Chandipur Beach in Balasore, Orrisa, India 4

Your Next Weekend at Lonely Vanishing Beach Chandipur

There were no traces of any sea, not even a single drop of water. I asked a passer-by fisherman about the location of the sea. He said “Vanished”.Suddenly, I noticed waves, then which were far away from us. As time grows, I saw a full-fledged sea in front of me. I witnessed the moment, how a completely dried out beach transformed into a sea.