Photostory: Bokar Monastery near Darjeeling

Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery is monastic centre where hundreds of Buddhist monks are engaged in studying, practicing and promulgating the teachings of Lord Buddha. It is situated in a small town called Mirik near Darjeeling in West Bengal. Its is an extremely beautiful and colourful monastery. Although tourists flock to the Mirik lake, not many people know about this monastery and hardly anyone visits here. Continue reading “Photostory: Bokar Monastery near Darjeeling”

Kolkata Durga Puja: Reminiscing the grandeur

Being from Eastern India, Durga Puja was not something new for me. The music, the pandals, the joy, the excitement; I had already seen everything. I was vacillating between an urge to go to my hometown during puja and the curiosity to stay back and experience the famed “Kolkata Durga Pujo” (as Bengalis say it). I stayed back; or rather I fortunately stayed back. What was to follow was a never seen grandeur for me. Continue reading “Kolkata Durga Puja: Reminiscing the grandeur”