Monday, September 18, 2017

Kolkota, City of Joy

Kolkata located on the east bank of the Hooghly River is the commercial, cultural, and educational center of Eastern India. In the late 17th century, it was ruled by the Nawab of Bengal and later East India company took over the city.

The city is known for its literary, artistic, and revolutionary heritage. Notable people who architected modern Bengali literature are Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Rabindranath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. The Bengal Renaissance was spear headed by Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Swami Vivekananda, and others.

While the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. There are many buildings that depict Indo-Islamic and Indo-Saracenic heritage of the city. 

The places of interest in the city are:

  • Victoria Memorial
  • Indian Museum
  • National Library of India
  • Dakshineswar Kali Temple
  • Howrah Bridge
  • Eden Gardens
  • Kalighat Kali Temple
  • Birla Mandir
  • Vidyasagar Setu
  • Howrah Railway Station

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Butterflies in Hebbal Park - 2, Bangalore

Hebbal Lake in north Bangalore has a small garden on its banks. There are various flowering trees as well as small flowering plants in the garden. 

One can see different colorful butterflies hovering over the flowers here.