Book Review: Chameleon Lights by Ayushman Jamwal

Upon picking up Ayushman Jamwal’s book Chameleon Lights, the first thing which attracted me a lot was the unique book cover. What seem to be great body tattoos and blue neon light waves are more than just aesthetically appealing and simplistic; rather it is symbolic. Symbolic, of the various themes that I would find inside…

‘Chameleon Lights’ Captures the Hearts of Kolkata Audiences

Kolkata is often described as a city of book lovers; and true to this description, Oxford Bookstore saw the presence of a number of book lovers on 5th March, a Sunday evening to welcome and usher in debut poet, Ayushman Jamwal- who released his book Chameleon Lights, to the world of literature. Ayushman is the…

A History of Clouds: A Review

“When I asked how many musicians were there, I was told five. And now I know why “said Sujata Sen, the Director of The Calcutta School of Music after an amazing performance delivered by the five musicians indeed- Varun Kishore, Alex Malseed,Davide Marini, Tanaji Dasgupta and Subhagata Singha. An adaptation of ‘A History of Clouds’…

The Chhapakkhana Trail: 2017

Kolkata is a city with an unending lineage of history, culture and literature. Unfortunately, some of these rich heritages are getting lost in the sands of time. The Future of the Past tried to revive and uphold the strong erstwhile printing communities through its Chhapakkhana Trail. According to Paramita Saha, “The Future of the Past…

Bickram Ghosh and Drumscape: Live in Concert

My first memory of Bickram Ghosh goes back to the time; a friend told me that he had been fortunate enough to photograph him once; a photograph which was the cover of one of his albums. This was in 2014. When I was completing my Masters abroad and yearned for some Indian music, Youtube suggested…

6 Alternate Things to do in Stratford- Upon -Avon

In my last post, I highlighted the main attraction of Stratford-Upon-Avon (SUA) which includes the mesmerizing history of being William Shakespeare, the legendary bard. But this place has many more attractions apart from being the birthplace of the legend. My adventures took me to a few amazing places. Thus, without much ado, let us embark…

Stratford Upon Avon: Home of the Bard

William Shakespeare is an unforgettable part of English Literature. For generations before us and for generations after, his tragedies and comedies would continue to inspire people. It would illustrate the relevance of his characters composed in the sixteenth century compared to modern-day people. Sharp orators like Octavius, shrewd and cunning wives like Lady Macbeth, over…

Manchester: Sculpture Walk, 2016

Manchester is a city of wonders. Every where you look, the buildings are beautifully constructed. From colonial architecture to gothic spirals and domes, you would find them on all houses. Even the contemporary apartment buildings have been made on the grounds of erstwhile important commercial markets or have unique designed which need to be noted….

Bury: Art, Memories and Black Pudding

I have a habit of picking up brochures about interesting places, tours, exhibitions, walks and so on. Thus, while browsing one such brochure, I came across the Bury Art Museum. Having done further research it was revealed that Bury is not very far from Manchester and can be easily squeezed into a day trip. What…

My First Liebster Award

This post is way different from what I usually post about. This is not a travel post and for the first time I have been nominated for the Liebster Awards by a fellow travel blogger at Not All Things Touristy!. I thank her for this nomination and  recommend you guys to check out her blog…