Tagged: West Bengal

Faces of India – 163

Can you guess what she is doing? I took the picture in Mayapur ISKON’s goshala, which houses more than 200 cows, bulls and calves.  She is collecting cow dung; she walks across pushing her...

Tree Takesover Temple

While touring Mayapur, West Bengal, I came across this temple taken over completely by a banyan tree. The roots flowed down across all the walls to ground holding the temple firmly in its place....

Dakhineshwar Kali Temple, Kolkata

We were so close yet so far! We were there at the door steps of the temple yet we couldn’t gain entry to temple. Bad planning! I knew the temple timings well, but what...

Faces of India – 161

The cook in the guest house we stayed in Kolkata. He belongs to the neighboring state Bihar. He left his home town in search for a living and after several little journeys he settled...

Faces of India – 159

A sadhu from Barakar, West Bengal. He said he traveled from Varanasi to Barakar by foot. He rested at various temples on the way. Faces of India, a series through which I intend to...

Faces of India – 158

A face with name and story! He is Niranjan Raptan of Sunderbans. He survived 3 tiger attacks successfully and now works for “save the tiger” and “save Sunderbans” campaign. He was originally honey collector...

Salty Tea in Sundebans

The Sunderbans trip was a memorable one for me even though we couldn’t spot a single tiger. This often becomes a major disappointment to many tourists and they feel the entire trip is wasted,...

Faces of India – 156

She is one of the Sunderban tribal artistes who put up the Tusu dance show for us. Faces of India, a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country...