Back from the best holiday of this year !

Time spent with parents remind childhood the best .My sister is a topping there ..7 days passed with them make me feel the taste of peace through out.Home made cooking ,new dishes ,endless gossip ,sky watching sitting in roof with my sister cum best friend is like spending best part of life .Every time I meet them I just repent why I am growing old ,I want my childhood back .They act as an time machine.They have a magical power of making me 10 years younger ,making me a innocent girl ,they work hard so that I can rest ,they are the people who actually make me feel alive ..

When they go back they fill my mind with so much positivity ,power ,strength ,joy and ย silent sadness ,an attempt of hiding sorrow,red corners somewhere in eyes ,drop of tears..

But we do come back to our regular world and becom the best robot out of us who keeps on playing ..

Sunderban! Truly a ‘Sunder’ ‘Ban’

In local language Sunderban means Sunder = beautiful ban = jungle .Poetically an artist may imagine it as a beautiful lady and the name is worth.This trip has corrected lot of misconception of mine .I was ashamed of being unaware of so many things for which I should be actually proud of.My state has so many things ,lot of diversification ,nature’s creation ..

You will be shocked to know that sunderban contains
total geographical area of 2585 km2 with 1437.4 km2 consisting of populated areas and forest covering 1474 km2 .The present Sundarban National Park was declared as the core area of Sundarban Tiger Reserve in 1973 and a wildlife sanctuary in 1977.Indian side of Sundarbans measuring around 4000 sq. kms consists of 102 islands just 16 short of the number of islands in the city of Venice. Out of 102 islands of Indian sundarbans, 54 are inhabitated and 48 are forested. Still Indian Sundarban is around 10 times bigger than the city of Venice.
This is declared as UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed in 1987.

Map of Sunderban

This place owns unique variation of bio diversity including flora and fauna .People normally come here to expect to see Royal Bengal tiger ,crocodile along with deer ,monkey ,snake ,monitor lizards but there are hardly few who looks at the dense forest which has its own beauty ,mangrove forest with trees like sundari,gerua,dhundhol,Goran,golpata,keora.

Forest and water around !

There are mangroves which are viviparous i.e the seed gives birth to the new plant being connected to the parent tree when it has roots which can catch hold of the soil and connect to it immediately after seperation from the parent tree.This is a type of evolution they have achieved to exist in a land with soil water where 6 hours a day the land faces high tide and rest 6 hours it faces low tide.Just think ! How they have evoluted .Even human babies forms in a mother womb like this and takes birth from her mother’s body..

Mangroves in sunderban

Roots of sundari have a different respiration proces.As they hardly get oxygen from salt water .They have evoluted and made there roots hard and spiky and moved to opposite direction outward water / soil i.e towards sky and there are pores to breath.Can you imagine ?Nature is tuly a magician…

As far as wildlife is concern this is home to Royal Bengal Tiger ,saltwater crocodile,spotted deer,gangetic dolphin ,pacific shark ,monkey,monitor lizard.As per the last count only 103 Royal Bengal tigers are left so chances of spotting tigers are truly rare and can be seen only if you are truly lucky because maximum boats will ride you through the main river .They come near to main river only at very early morning or at the time of sunset to drink water / swim to cross river ..It’s their own territory and I was shocked and surprised how tourists even expect to see a tiger while boats are passing through the main river .Just think about probability of spotting a single tiger out of 103 in a wide region like 2585 km2 unless some body is lucky like a lottery buyer who becomes 1st prize owner whenever he buys one ๐Ÿ™‚

There are watch towers where from people can see far into jungles .Sweet water ponds are made to attract wild animals to drink water ..We had visited 2 watch towers like Dobanki and Sudhanyakhali .Entire waterbody and forest comes under Sunderban National Park .I was wondering how tough it will be for official of forest department to manage this locations ,fencing out,counting ,treating ,even tracking the routes when there is water everywhere and all places look same ..

We spent an entire day in waterboat and visited the water routes .I can remember the sign boards writing ‘Pirkhali1′ ,’Pirkhali2′,’Bonbibir Bharani’ etc.The place has erased all my memories where from I came to visit this place .We have got very nice co-passenger a family was there where a boy was very couragous ย and telling his family that he would like to have tiger chowmein instead of chicken chowmein and every body was laughing at .A geographer was with us from Germany who was noting down everything in a journal and clicking images ,must be making his papers based on bio diversification / nature of river ๐Ÿ™‚


We stayed in mud cottage ,enjoyed some local programme,folk music.We spent night in a island called ‘Sukumari’ .We enjoyed food made by local people .They are very homely and courteous and welcomed us as tourism is one of the important business here.Its truly tough to survive and pass daily life there .We have provision of putting AC on whenever temperature goes beyond 30 but these people work in scorching heat,gets only soiled water to drink and do everything .Their occupations are fishing,collecting honey ,getting crabs .Every one takes high risk everyday as they have to enter dense forest to do all.Outsiders are just worried about tiger but there are lot of venomous snakes,amphibians,reptiles ,crocodiles .I have seen lots of places where red clothes are tied with tree stems marking there are danger inside so that others enter with safety measures only .But only blessing they get is the natural beauty .You will forget everything when you will sit in the bank of river or in the boat and check out water ,how its flowing silently how its effected in low tide / high tide.

Sunderban in low tide

This trip made me calm ,composed had given me a glimpse of power possessed by nature / God.It made me patient ,adjusting ,sacrificing by thinking how people are surviving everyday taking part in a battle called ‘life’.It made me realised that our life is like a river which starts as a small from a big glacier / mountain like our protective parents ,go on ,creates memories as compared to places ,takes turn ,makes its own way ,some times crushes hard stones / flows with it,forms / destroys relation the rivers forms and destroys new islands and ultimately gets into infinite occean the way our spirit gets merged into the infinite power pool after death..

Life moves like a river
Watching high tide in Sunderban
Trees submerged in water
About to sunset
Saltwater in Sunderban
Boats are getting ready
Land is dry and drought inside villages even cultivation is tough in salt water
Boat ride in an pin-drop silent evening
Photography Of a Photographer




Planning a trip to sunderban..

Salty water ,fear of tiger ,crocodile ,scorching heat ,what more some one wants to spice up life in this extreme hot and humid whether

We are planning a trip to sunderban full of nature ,water ,sea,mangrove and water life .

We are going with a tour packaging group .They will organise including fooding,accomodation etc.

All my friends who are not aware of the place can get details from the link I have given above so ,I wont be repeating that it’s a UNESCO world Heritage ,it has a national park with tiger rehabilitation centre etc

I was going through personal blogs so that I can have few tips,gather some information about other’s person experience .Most of the people are saying there is hardly chance of seeing tiger ..Still I am hopeful ..Atleast I can hope to see monitor lizard ,gangetic dolphin,crocodile and lot of greener to heal my eyes ..Every one is writing about wearing soothing cotton as there will be scorching heat,shoe which covers entire feet because it’s most wet land and may have leech and snake ,other poisonous insects ..

Travelling is becoming an inseperable part in me because some where some time we should trash garbage of our mind and detox and come back to the concrete civilization

I will surely share my experience on I am back from there


Bad times are like bad dreams!

Imagine a morning with fresh start after a sound sleep though you had a bad dream for few minutes .Life is a combination of good and bad where neither good times stays forever nor bad time tortured you through our life.

Bad time gives you lesson where as good times give you memory both are equally important for flows like a river where mountains and planes both exists ..

It’s important to keep calm,deal bad times tactfully and wait for good times as well as pray to God to give strength.Lot of people looses calm and take around g decisions at their bad times where’s as there are people who take wrong decisions at their good times too.Money usually makes people arrogant and proudy they often forget they have passed from bad times what may come in future so they should be equally polite ,calm and plan for future instead of loosing self control,dealing badly with others .Beacuse it’s only people around you who will become your strength at your bad times and if you will disrespect / ignore them at your good time why they will stand beside you.

So enjoy good after planning for bad and be strong and hope for good when you are in bad faces of life .After all sunshine and rainfall both are equally important to live ..

lets go towards perfection

Let’s think twice and react ..

Though this incident was not sudden and unexpected I was bit shocked why it took bit of time to happen ..Every place comes with mixture of good,bad people .There are people who always appreciate,motivate where as there are few who always criticise but there are few who do none of them and are always unhappy and keeps on spreading negativity about a person or about behaviour ..
Mr.Bill Gates said something like his source of input for improvement are the unhappy customers.I believe he must have said this because these are the people who always points on the faulty segments / places where you have to improve..People who always appreciate you are your strength you should always love ,respect them.but to me the most harmful are the people who spread negetivity points you out with blame because of nothing or may be their own personal jealousy.I am sharing a recent incident happened to my dear friend few days back.

He used to work in a place and was planning to leave it because he was hardly satisfied working there ,was not getting any exposure .He was a workaholic and a good decision maker but there were hardly some work at that place which was exciting him.He was gradually loosing interest working there though he was perfectly doing his everyday duty.Arguements started taking place every now and then because he liked to utilize his own decision making skills..Going office became like visiting jail to him .He informed his dissatisfaction to the authority and finally a day has come when both have concluded discontinuity of work tenure ..He was relaxed and started feeling fresh .Luckily his colleagues were very friendly and cooperative .He had done all his duty very professionally till last date of work appointment..After he left some rumours were spread that his performance was not upto the mark and his behaviour was not proper so the organisation has decided to throw him away.People who were close to him called him up and were surprised to know this and said everybody is aware of the true fact then how come this kind of statements are in the air..He felt sad and talked to me ..

I smiled and consoled saying which one is more important .Your freedom / rumours .Hoe does it matter who is saying what when you have your all formal papers .Trust me people forgets things too easily .So don’t be demotivated .You are confident ,skilled then how does that matter what 20/25 people are taking about you .Most importantly your colleague liked,respected your work nature so they must be knowing the real fact so your should not be worried about but yes there are few people who can’t judge / make their decision they just go with flow ..Does it really matter what they are thinking .The place the suffocating you ,you wanted to have a better place with better sky is yours,you can fly now.Dont worry about this minor stuffs .100 trivial things like this will come your way.Simply ignore .Don’t react beacuse people will catch your reaction and colorize it their way.He smiled with peace thanked me numerous times.Suddenly I felt happy thinking that I can really make somebody feel better seems like something is there in me naturally as a God’s gift.

Friends let me know if there are anything I can help you with.I will surely do..Life is all about sharing happiness and diluting sadness .Keep smiling

Budda-An idol of peace

Back to my corner !

Life is a mixture of good / bad,best / worst ,happiness / sadness .Who knows it better than me! I was truly missing my mom,my sister and everything related to my childhood but some how when I saw my husband is eagerly waiting to receive me in station all my sadness,sorrow vanished away.May be this is called life ,a circle about new things ,new bonding ,new attachment what gives you strength to move on.

Slowly and gradually I got involved into all the homely things ,everyday’s cooking ,cleaning etc and I deeply realised one thing that I have to play multiple roles for multiple relationships ..I must find some time for myself to pamper me,to take some rest,to get deep rooted to organise myself and things around me and plan further ..Else I will never be able to keep my other responsibilities .I decided to take a break.Break from my extremely busy career to reorganize my own self,to decide the priority and do the rest ..

Mom I want to stay with you forever!

I am screaming from inside but wearing a smile outside ..Time has come to go back to my in laws place leaving my childhood place,gardens,old book shelves,sadness point crafted by me …

My mind is shouting from inside why I have grown up why not my only relationship is with my parents and sister.Why I have another home why I have other responsibility ?Why can’t I have a time machine to go back to my childhood and destroy the machine and throw excuses like I can’t go back to present time ? I know it sounds odd and selfish but these home,corners,gardens,roof top secret places,books,notes,shelves,dolls,handcrafted stuffs are very much engraved in me and attracts me reminds me of childhood .These place is strong enough to clear stress,bad feelings,sadness,emptyness,arguements and all suppressed pains and incomplete discussions/ questions / arguements .

I have nothing to decide because I have go go back but some how my soul will be here ,in this home,with my parents,with my old book shelves,,covered in this lovely curtains ,walking in the beautiful garden..

inner peace

Returning back to the real world after 2 days !

Some one has said that good time passes very fast and bad times takes ages to go even in a single day.

Only 2 days are left .After that I have to leave my parents alone and go to my in law’s place again.Life is a cycle .It has to move on from good/bad times..Life repeats itself as a child ,adult,young ,old ..

Good memories are treasured and gives me strength to face hard times .But good memories are valuable and priceless because of bad incidents.I wish I could be always a kid and holding hand of my young parents .But time has decided to make me young and my parents old.I have to keepy parents happy ,fulfill their wishes.Sone times their demands sounds like tantrums of a kid and reminds me a statement like old age is second childhood ๐Ÿ˜€ .But still some where in core of my heart my mind is still like a kid and enjoys my days of childhood can see myself in my parents …& Life goes on..Becomes a checklist of desires ,duties and responsibilities ..

Prawn curry in coconut milk

Today’s lunch was trully mind-blowing and reminded my best memories of childhood.Out of all the one my mind loves the most is coconut curry .

It just takes coconut kernels ,fresh cream,tiger prawns,salt,Termeric,sugar,white mustard a bit

Take oil in a pan > fry prawns > add salt> Termeric > pinch of sugar > add mixture of coconut kernel paste mixed with white mustard paste > let it be for few minutes to fry all together and get gel with each other and boil as well.A nice smell will indicate completion of the dish.Takw time and keep all it in a very low flame ..

Time to enjoy