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Egypt  An ancient  civilization
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Egypt An ancient civilization

Egypt. In Arabic known as Misr, a beautiful country but took it for granted as I lived in Jeddah. A mistake which I made. It was the eighties and could have easily convinced my father to goto visit Egypt but my attraction was the United States.It was just 200 riyals to goto Egypt and lodging […]

AKSUM -ancient City in Ethiopia where Queen of Sheba lived
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AKSUM -ancient City in Ethiopia where Queen of Sheba lived

Aksum History Aksum or the Kingdom of Aksum is certainly a treat for history and archaeology lovers. The location of Aksum is on the northern edge of the Red Sea Coast. Aksum is not just a city but an empire which was founded in the 1st Century CE.The Aksum empire consisted of Ethiopia,Eritrea,Djibouti,Somalia and Somaliland. […]

Shaddad bin Ad’
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Shaddad bin Ad’

Shaddad bin Ad. When I was young I had heard about Shaddad and his earthly paradise. I never really knew who he was really. Then with the advent of modern technology lot of information has been found. Shaddad was a king who was strong and tall accompanied by long life.By today’s standard he was a […]

Kolkata -walk around
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Kolkata -walk around

Kolkata or was known as Calcutta. The West Bengal government changed it somewhere in 2002. Its funny for so many years you see it as Calcutta and suddenly Kolkata. We Bengalis always pronounced it as Kolkata any way. The hurt maybe more the British who lived during the British Times,sice they pronounced it as Cal […]

Turkey :a land in Europe and Asia
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Turkey :a land in Europe and Asia

Turkey. The thing that comes to mind of a person when he or she thinks of Turkey. Well Turkey in both ways are nice. There are two things that are called :Turkey. Turkey the country Turkey the bird or that might not be proper classification. It is best known in Thanksgiving. We are talking about […]

Hooghly—A mix of Europe in Bengal
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Hooghly—A mix of Europe in Bengal

Hooghly or Hugli is a district in West Bengal,India.It is very well known both in Bangladesh and India. Distance from Kolkata:45  KM Time:About 30–50minutes by train. Where to stay:Bandel or Chandanagar(if you have to stay in any case). Advice:Hotels fare around 1000 Rs or more,just stay in Kolkata.Come back next day unless you want to […]

Chandanagar –The city of the French in Bengal
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Chandanagar –The city of the French in Bengal

Chandanagore Chandannagar is a beautiful town located(once French ruled) in Hooghly,West Bengal,India and is the a scene to battles as well scenic beauty.This is rather interesting since I have been there in my childhood,passing through by train.The only thing what I knew about the place was that in British times locals committing crimes escaped to […]

Calcutta or Kolkata :
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Calcutta or Kolkata :

Brief Intro and History: Calcutta or Kolkata was founded by the British as the capital of British India in 1757 .There is much history surrounding Kolkata and defeat of Nawab Siraj ud Dowla.But that is topic for another Post. It was formed by the combination of three villages: Kalikata Sutanati and Gobindapur After 1757 these […]

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