Author: Amrita Sen

Beyond Amarnath Yatra

I had been putting off this post for a long time. I just thought that my writings might ruffle a few. But now whenever I am on any social media, I just see and read about “incidents” that does not please me. The stories of lynching or the disheartening news of Baduria in West Bengal and the last one I came across is the terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims. Then I see the headline of an online post saying that it would deepen the divide between Hindu and Muslims and Kashmir should be ready for more bloodshed! We are...

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An open letter to Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi, You must be really annoyed at me. The correspondence and one to one chat we used to have, had long since stopped.  The fun we used to have together have become lesser by the day. You know, my dear Zindagi, I have become too much attached to trivial things that I forgot my best friend. The one, who has always been with me sharing the crests and troughs of my life with the same panache as myself, laughed with me and cried with me and always cheered me up when I was low. I forgot you. I...

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Harry Potter In Kolkata

The enormous bridge was looking so elegant and strong. Harry looked out from the window of the OLA cab and felt the cool breeze blowing from the river Hooghly. “Yes, I am finally back home, I am finally at Kolkata.” Harry’s reverie was suddenly broken by a long screech and Harry saw a long line of taxis and buses in front. “Some things will never change,” Harry chuckled. Harry clearly remembered the day when he first came to this big city. He was nervous about his future, tired because of the long journey, but overwhelmed seeing the city. The...

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Kolkata Traveller’s Meet

A few days back I was quite fortunate to attend a Traveller’s Meet organized in Kolkata. The meet was organized by Kolkata Bloggers and Nomadic Clouds at Infinity Benchmark Building on 4th of May. I had always wondered that in spite of the Bengalis being such a travel loving community, why travel meets eluded the city of Kolkata. I have seen a number of travel meets, blogger’s meet happening in other cities like Bangalore and Delhi, but very few in Kolkata. We Kolkatans love to travel as well as to write. What was holding us back? So when I...

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This post is dedicated to world’s best husband – my husband! And 10 years of our being together. Yes, 14th April 2016 was the fateful day when both of us decided that we are meant to be together. Well, he is the best only to me, like our love story is only ours favourite! Every love story is unique. The love castle is very lovingly built and nurtured by the two and the foundation of the castle is very carefully laid. So is ours. It all started with a yellow salwar kameez! My husband says that he first realised...

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They inspire me – International Women’s Day

Ever since my childhood I have been influenced by a few very wonderful women. They are instrumental in my growth as a human being and a woman that I am now. So here is a humble effort during International Women’s day to pay tribute to all those important ladies in my life who never ceases to inspire me even today. I had grown up under the influence of a strong and influential lady – my grandmother. She is a doctor, a homemaker and one of the most dynamic and inspiring ladies I have seen. She is highly spirited and...

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Darjeeling – nothing’s gonna change my love for you

Let me make the confession – I am hopelessly in love with Darjeeling. Right from the first time I set my foot on the hills! I had been lucky to visit many places with my family as they had equally itchy feet. Every holiday we used to pack our bags and the whole family went for a holiday.  But, despite being a Bengali, I never happened to visit Darjeeling all these years. And how I longed to visit that place! So when the opportunity to visit Darjeeling came, I was super excited. Though skeptics warned me that Darjeeling was...

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21 Things to do in India – #WorldTourismDay

On World Tourism Day, I pay tribute to the world of travelling by sharing the most special moments I spent, the best experiences I made while travelling India. My travel tales include the places I visited, the people I met, the places, cuisines, smells and culture I encountered. As the UN celebrates World Tourism Day today (27th September), I am doing my bit by sharing my experiences. Tourism is a great way to know about each other’s culture and tradition, a way to implement harmony and peace. As the UN states in its 2015 #WTD theme, tourism has the potential for...

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Live life to the fullest, because it only happens once. -Maddi Jenkins So, how many times have you told yourself “Someday I will do……. “. Or perhaps heard yourself say “ This is not the right time to do this.. I will postpone this for later.” My husband Agni wants a Royal Enfield for himself since his college days. He used to say then “ I’ll buy one as soon as I get a job.” Well, he has been working for nearly four years now, but the Royal Enfield has still eluded him. “ Let me get a hike...

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