India

Indian Visa in Bangladesh

That’s it friends. I have recently described in detail how to complete the visa application correctly and what the Indian visa procedure requires. We did all the necessary activities. One of the applications we corrected twice, using the computer at the Visa Center for the second time thanks to the courtesy of the clerk who was selling the coffee. Submission of…

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Why is Krishna blue

Blue is the color of all-inclusiveness. You will see in the existence, anything that is vast and beyond your perception generally tends to be blue, whether it is the ocean or the sky. Anything which is larger than your perception tends to be blue because blue is the basis of all-inclusiveness. It is based on this that so many gods…

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Mahabharata: Kali yuga is comming

The Mahabharat is one of the two major epics in Sanskrit of ancient India. It contains over one lakh couplets and is thrice as long as the Bible. However, only a fraction of the narration actually deals with the main story with the rest containing additional myths and teachings. It clearly states: “what is found here may be found elsewhere…

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Mahabharata: A tale of true friendship

The Mahabharat is one of the two major epics in Sanskrit of ancient India. It contains over one lakh couplets and is thrice as long as the Bible. However, only a fraction of the narration actually deals with the main story with the rest containing additional myths and teachings. It clearly states: “what is found here may be found elsewhere…

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Mahabharata: Karna’s Last Test

The Mahabharat is one of the two major epics in Sanskrit of ancient India. It contains over one lakh couplets and is thrice as long as the Bible. However, only a fraction of the narration actually deals with the main story with the rest containing additional myths and teachings. It clearly states: “what is found here may be found elsewhere…

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Mahabharata: How Udupi fed the Kurukshetra warriors

The Mahabharat is one of the two major epics in Sanskrit of ancient India. It contains over one lakh couplets and is thrice as long as the Bible. However, only a fraction of the narration actually deals with the main story with the rest containing additional myths and teachings. It clearly states: “what is found here may be found elsewhere…

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Mahabharata: Story of body and matter

The Mahabharata  is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. Here is one of the stories telling about the true view of human body. ‘There was once a extremly beautiful young woman, everybody fell in love with her, as soon they saw her. One king in particular wanted her very badly and he was hypnotized by her…

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Bangladesh: Applying for Indian Visa

While we are in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, we started to look out how to apply for Indian visa. In Bangladesh, there are only 2 cities where foreigners can make Indian visa. Dhaka and Chittagong. Getting Information There are 2 websites where we looked for needed documents, fees and all that. Indian Visa Application is made here And all the…

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Hijra – the third gender in India

Hijra is one of the castes in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, which includes representatives of the “third sex”: a community of transgender people, bisexuals, homosexuals and eunuchs. They dress and behave like women, call themselves a female name. The number of Hijra varies according to different estimates from 50 thousand to 5 million. But traveling in India and meeting men…

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India – the country of simple and cheerful people

Continuing the theme of video from India, I bring to your attention a selection of material collected in the city of Puri, Orissa. Indians are simple and normal people with no pretensions to life. Western domestic culture has not yet spoiled consciousness with standards of well-being. And besides, it’s very hot in India. Therefore, life is unhurried and calm. It…

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Moments from Puri

The city of Puri in the Indian state of Orissa (in the old transcription as Odisha) is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is an Indian Mecca, where hundreds of thousands of pilgrims annually flock. Imagine a marathon in 60-100-200km when you have on your shoulder a ritual stick with pots filled with some substance weighing 4-8kg. And…

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Trough the borders India – Bangladesh

Trains to Bangladesh Railway connections across the border are two: Maitre Express – it travels 6 days a week. It connects Calcutta and Dhaka. Bhandan Express only goes on Thursdays in the morning. It connects Calcutta and a small town not far from the border under the name Khulna. Check-in takes place at the railway station, so that the delays of…

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Making Bangladesh visa in Kolkata

When we got to Kolkata 9th of September we had to find a hotel near the Deputy High Commission Of Bangladesh. By Kolkata’s yellow taxi we drove near the place and left the bags to look for a hotel. Kolkata We found a small hotel nearby, called Bengal Hotel. It is located on Circus Avenue surrounded by mosques. We rented…

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By train Puri – Kolkata

Journey 8th  in the morning we woke up and made all we could to organize and pack everything. Dad went to manager and ordered a rikshaw for 5 o’clock. At 8 o’clock we had the train. When we did everything we ate lunch, packed some food, and had cleaned a little bit. At the right time we took our bags,…

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Journey: Puri to Dhaka

22 September So finally after 2 weeks of travel, we are home again. Bangladesh with its culture and people welcomed us. The religion in Bangladesh is Islam which is an interesting new experience for us. People are different and surroundment is too. Kolkata So 8th of September we packed and went by train from Puri to Howrah, which is attached…

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Tickets Puri – Howrah/Kolkata

Few days before our journey we went to the train station to buy a ticket. Our new destination was Kolkata. Train Apps I have few apps on my phone that track the trains. I used them to check the available trains but it had no use. Each showed the same which wasn’t true. There were few available; One had no…

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India: my life in shortcut

This is the story of Ekananga and her reason for being here in India. I never wanted to go to India, I was always scared of India. I always said that I never go to India, that I want to go to America. When I was a teenager in the the Seventies, India was very fashionable for the Hippies. I…

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State Orissa

Orissa is situated on the coast along the Bay of Bengal. Odisha is an ancient region with many ornaments. It is full of beaches, rivers, mighty waterfalls, forests, hills and rich wild life. You will find in Orissa ancient temples, historic monuments as well as pieces of modern engineering feat. History In its long history spanning more than just the present millennium, the region of modern Orissa…

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India states: 8 north-eastern sisters

The North East end of West Bengal covers the corridor leading to several Indian states in the Bramhaputra river basin. There is a Siliguri – a city which is a transport hub for traveling to all the neighboring countries – Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and also to the Eight Sisters – 8 eastern states of India. They include – Sikkim,…

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Konark Sun Tample – Orissa

An architecture marvel of Eastern India and a symbol of India’s heritage, Konark Sun Temple, commonly known as Konark is situated in the eastern state of Orissa, India and is one of the eminent tourist attractions. Konark houses a massive temple dedicated to the Sun God. The word ‘Konark’ is a combination of two words ‘Kona’ and ‘Arka’. ‘Kona’ means ‘Corner’…

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The awaiting journey to a new destination – Bangladesh

As the end of our Indian visa comes in bigs steps, we have to pack and pick up a new destination. We have been trice to Nepal, each time for 5 months. And in Sri Lanka too but it is far and the foundation does not allow us for the journey. We have chosen to visit Bangladesh. A new place…

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Few facts about Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest man of India well known around the globe. Here are few interesting, as well as important facts about this great man. He wrote a letter to Adolf Hitler. In 1939, he wrote a request letter to Hitler to avoid war, but it never reached its intended recipient because of an intervention by the British government. During his…

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Mahatma Gandhi: Return to India

Gandhi left South Africa forever and returned to India in July 1914. Initially he stayed at Shantivan ashram of Noble Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. By 1917, he had established Satyagraha ashram on the banks of Sabarmati river . In 1917, Gandhiji led a successful satyagraha campaign fighting for the rights of the indigo planters at Champaran. Champaran was a turning point…

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Mahatma Gandhi: South Africa

Gandhi arrived in Durban, Natal (now kwaZulu-Natal) in 1893 to serve as legal counsel to a merchant Dada Abdulla. In June, Dada Abdulla asked him to undertake a rail trip to Pretoria, Transvaal, a journey which first took Gandhi to Pietermaritzburg, Natal. Hard Experience There, Gandhi was seated in the first-class compartment, as he had purchased a first-class ticket. A White…

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Mahatma Gandhi: Education

The most extraordinary person from India, Mahatma Gandhi. About education. Before leave Gandhi came from a poor family, and he had to chose one of the cheapest college he could afford. Mavji Dave Joshiji, a Brahmin priest and family friend, advised Gandhi and his family that he should consider law studies in London. In July 1888, his wife Kasturba gave…

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Biryani – rice with vegetables

Although biryani is very commonly consumed all over India, few know what it really is and how it differs from the popular fried rice or Indian pulao. Biryani is often prepared with the addition of vegetables – as here – or additionally with an egg (anda biryani) or chicken (chicken biryani). However, not on these additives, the dish relies, and…

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Ma-am one photo please!

Whoever tried to visit anyplace with children in Asia knows that it is not hop and go. Actually, being politically correct, you should deal with posing for pictures, setting up children and maintaining relationships. With blond babies, and sometimes even without them, you become the main tourist attraction, even if there are over a thousand years old walls carved with the contents of…

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Puri: tea shop of Mr. Prasan Das

Wandering around the holiest temple of Sri Jagannath, we stumbled upon Prasan’s pram. Wandering around Jagannatha and recording an amazing mix of characters, various vegetables, sanctity of temples, buffaloes and mountains of garbage, we suddenly stopped stunned with this heavy herbal scent that came to us from afar. Description The tea stand a trolley on wheels standing picturesquely below the banyan….

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Mahatma Gandhi: Childhood

While learning about Mahatma Gandhi, I found this and it’s really great. I leave this piece of work here to pass on… “In a small, white-washed house in Porbandar, on the coast of Kathiawad in western India, Mohandas Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869. His parents were Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai. He was small and dark, and looked no…

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Mahatma Gandhi – Mother and the traditions

Mahatma Gandhi is the greatest known person in India. He is saved in the pages of history as the one who showed the path to the freedom, the one who fought to the end. His history is long and has many different sides. His childhood, education in Great Britain, war in Africa, racist discrimination, and fight for freedom in India….

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Biography of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi is the greatest known person in India. He is saved in the pages of history as the one who showed the path to the freedom, the one who fought to the end. His history is long and has many different sides. His childhood, education in Great Britain, war in Africa, racist discrimination, and fight for freedom in India….

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India’s Independence Day

This anniversary is one of the three most important national holidays of the country. The other two are Republic Day celebrated 26th January and Gandhi Jayanti, birthday of Mahatma Gandhi celebrated 2nd October. History Since India regained its independence from British rule in 1947, the anniversary is celebrated throughout the country on August 15. India remained under British rule for almost two centuries….

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The biggest kitchen in the world

Guess where will you find the biggest kitchen in the World. In Puri! And specifically, in the Jaganath Temple. Sri Jagannath is the Lord of the Universe. His kitchen is considered as the largest and the biggest kitchen in the world. The length of the kitchen is 150 feet, breadth is 100 feet and height is about 20 feet. It consists…

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Gallery: Kathmandu, Boudhanath

Kathmandu is a big city and this is a galery with the pictures from Boudhanath and its region. Boudhanath Sadak – at the entrance to the passage around the great stupa A view from Boudhanath  Tamang Gumba against Boudhanath Boudhanath sale of Ayurvedic herbs Boudhanath reading sutras in public  Boudhanath students on truancy? View from Boudhanath Boudhanath – this nun is always…

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Visva Bharati University

Visva Bharati University is a school located in Santiniketan, West Bengal. It was founded by Rabindranath Tagore who called it Visva-Bharati, which means the communion of the world with India. The University provides all kind of education. As well as Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary education. The University provides hostels, cafeteria, hospital, libraries and good quality Wi-Fi. The university has two guest houses: Ratan Palli and…

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Puri: Dog and Duck Lodge

A small family guest house located on the coastal Chakra Tirtha Road. Dog and Duck is actually located in the center of indigenous Puri residents engaged in fishing. From the roof terrace of the hotel you can listen to the sound of waves or watch the life of local people. Orissa’s culture is extremely rich in specific events like festivals…

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Orissa: pilgrimage of orange pilgrims

Today, on the main Konark Highway, next to us, were going an unlimited amounts of orange pilgrims. Whenever I looked out the window on the stretch of road visible from our home, we could see singing Indians dressed in orange colors. Each of them carried on a shoulder a two-meter-long stick with plastic-covered symbols of Hindu culture. The stick was completed…

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Forgotten Walls

Wandering trough the streets of  Puri, I came across this object covered with green. It is an old temple of Krishna facing a newly built one. Inspired by this subject, I dug other old photos …        Below are photos from the Portuguese Fort in Canacona, the state of Goa.    Here is an old abandoned house built in the…

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Meena Kumari – Actress of Indian Cinema

Today I’m writing about an Indian actress. Meena Kumari was born with the birth name Mahajabeen into the family of Ali Bux and Iqbal Begum (known as Prabhawati Devi before her marriage and conversion to Islam). At home, Mahajabeen’s family fondly called her by the name “Munna”. Vijay Bhatt, Director, Producer and Proprietor of Prakash Studio was approached by Ali…

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Bhaji Aloo Parwal – Vegetables with potato and parwal

Today I have another recipe from the Indian cuisine. The dish is well know in Orissa. It uses the vegetable that is similar to cucumber. But it’s small in size and is orange inside. Its seeds are totally not like cucumber’s as they are big and round. After good frying they are crunchy. And it’s not juicy inside. Parwal goes very…

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Aloo Chana – Potato with chickpeas

This is a recipe for a delicious Exotic meal. It’s well known dish in all Nepal and north India, served with chapati or puri made for breakfast. Recipe for 5 servings: Notes Depending on the and the softnes you want to acheve, you need to boil it different amout of time. There are 2 types of chickpeas, one is big and…

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Few facts about fasting and me

Today I’m writing a litte about myself and the interesting facts that I met. First of all, like many other people, I like to eat. Whenever I’m outside and there are thousand of shops around us, mostly with food or clothes I want to go to the one with the food. It’s this terrible human addiction. Well it doesn’t work…

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Maya’s 17th birthday

23rd July I had my 17th birthday. I actually kind of forgot about it, I mean to write about it. Now I understand, I woudn’t say adult but, grownups in not being so excited about a birthday. I was happy but not so excited as the previous years. Its just another year; cake, more food, playing with sisters, new things….

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Puri: Swan Regale

We moved some time ago to the Swan Regal estate. Now we live in a multi-family block as in a big housing estate. The fact that we are in India, however, causes several important differences in the landscape. I am thinking especially of the habits of Indian residents supported in this fragrant concrete modernity of the place. Bonfires on the estate…

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Puri: Ratha Yatra – the biggest festival of the year

Rath Yatra Festival, an annual “chariot journey”. Traditionally located in Puri – in the state of Orissa – is associated with the figure of Sri Jagannatha. When the festival falls Rath Yatra takes place on Ashadha Shukla Dwitiya, which is the second day after the new month of Ashadha’s Hindu calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, this time falls on…

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Gallery: Puri, fish village

A few scenes from the coast area in Puri. The seaside region separates from the rest of the city Chakra Tirtha Road known for bhang shops there. Between this alley and the shores of the Bay of Bengal are settlements of fishing families. At dawn, the bay is full of boats. In the morning, families unravel the nets on the…

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Paneer curry

Paneer is Indian / South Asian white curd that goes great with many other products. And it also maintains its shape during thermal processing. I did not believe that this cheese would behave so well during frying, that’s why my pieces of cheese are oblong and a bit larger than they should be. However, a cube with a side of…

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Sabut moong daal curry

This dish of daal prepared from the green moong bean comes from the state of Gujarat. Gujarat is known for its huge salt places, people work there, with no access to traditional fruits and vegetables. Maybe that’s why this special life-giving bean got so popular there. Green bean moong is prepared when you want to increase the level of iron. Moong has…

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Rajma Sandheko – bean salad

Being on the wave of Sandheko, or Nepalese salads, I composed this dish … I actually used up what was just available in the village and at home, with the exception of tomatoes that were not present today. Rajma, or kidney bean is rather hard even after long soaking and cooking. It’s great for chewing when watching a movie. I…

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Meth sabji – potato wth coconut

Methi bhaji or methi sabji – vegetables with fenugreek – is a standard dish prepared during the Navratri festival. If the dish is called sabji, it does not mean a colorful bouquet of vegetables. In India, the main vegetable is potato and onion, followed by – in the frequency – other vegetable plants … Fenugreek is a popular vegetable in…

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Bean sauce for potato

Green peas are one of the widely available vegetables in India. Seasonally fresh, then dried. A grain sauce is a topic for families with small children who are not used to ubiquitous chili in Indian cuisine. Best in the set with potatoes – fried, fried, boiled … who likes it. We like to have a bit mild, a bit spicy…

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Little about Orissa

This place is called Jagannath Puri, or Puri, the land of Jagannatha Essentially, in our tightly defined categories that most often include only the “four major world religions” or simply “our world” and “exoticism” one could conclude that Hinduism prevails in this land as well as in the rest of India. This, however, is a very flattening subject, I would…

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Gallery – Orissa: In the village

Orissa, otherwise Odisha is unexpectedly a bit different piece of India … though like the same. So we are sitting in a land where Jagannath exists. We got to a seaside hotel, where the eternal sound of waves soothes all children to sleep. In search of a larger apartment for our six, we made a trip to the countryside in the Orissa…

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Little bit about Polish lifestyle

From which we escaped … Deciding on the offspring, we would usually want it to grow into happy people. What does it mean to someone – a different matter … a happy life depends on the relationship with the desired person, the popularity on social networks, the number of people haunting the house, most – more or less – wants…

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Last views from Varanashi

We left our nice Guest House and till departure we had a whole day. Leaving backpacks at the station Cloak Room (15 rs for 1 luggage for 24 hours, it is required to have a padlock for the backpack) we went for a walk around the Varanasi Junction railway station. Among the ghats of Ganges, the closest to the station…

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Samsara

Samsara is to see the mistakes of others. Tilopa …….. Judge not, and you will not be judged. For a judgment you judge will judge you; and they will measure you with a measure that you measure. Why do you see the splinter in the eye of your brother, and the beams in your own eyes do you not see? Or how…

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Saag curry – cooked leafs

Saag is a cooked leafy greenery. In the Nepalese restaurant, ordering a daal bhat you will get rice with a number of bowls with sauces and almost always there will be saag. In India and Nepal, many different types of salads are used in the kitchen under the general name of saag or spinach. It is a delicacy for those…

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Chaat – Asian fast food

Chaat is a specialty of street snack vendors … It comes from the state of Uttar Pradesh in North India, now popular throughout Asia. We met for the first time in Nepal under this name. I would say that chaat is a conversation of several Asian dishes: samosa, daal and a few sauces, which is a good combination of hot and…

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From Varanasi to Puri – Orisa

29 June we had a train to Puri. We had to leave the city of lights and our guest house. On previous Monday we bought a ticket. The journey was to take less than 1 day and it actually took about 23 hours. We paid 2250 Rs for 3 seats. The departure was set for 8:10 pm. We had spent…

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Ankurit chana

Chana is an Indian name for chickpeas. Ankuri Chana is chickpea sprouts or a North Indian salad made from them. In the picture Ankuri Chana sold in Gorakhpur from a trolley, given on a leaf and eaten with a leaf – yes, the big leaf that protrudes from my salad is a “spoon”. Chick soak three days earlier, leave at room temperature. Notes:…

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The Cremation of dead bodies in Varanashi

Varanasi, Monday, 25/06/2018 My name is Deliv, I will tell about the cremation ritual in Hindu tradition, just as we keep it here in Benares. We are currently at Harish Chandra Ghat. Here, all bodies are cremated, with no distinction between castes and religions. Cremation here also includes electrical combustion. Besides, there is another ghat in Varanasi, where only Hindu…

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Gauhar Jaan – legendary dancer and singer

Today is the 145th birth anniversary of legendary dancer and singer Gauhar Jaan. Gauhar Jan was a very noteworthy artist of Calcutta at the turn of the 20th century.  It seems strange that today she is largely unknown, but at the time, she was one of the most famous vocalist in India.  She was one of India’s first recording stars. She was…

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Varanashi – Gallery

This time we are visiting Varanashi – the city of light. Althought we don’t go around much, we had made some pictures.

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From Kathmandu to Varanashi 2018

Again on the road. This time we are planning to go to Orissa. Sadly we didn’t get six months as we applied we only got 3 months. Our Nepali visa finished 22nd June and we where set off 21st. The day before, we got ready, packed and cleaned everything. The next day we sayed goodbye to our friends and took…

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Kalachakra Tantra – ancient total science

Name of Kalachakra: Circle of Time. Kala – means time is an aspect of unchanging bliss. Chakra – this is a circle, aspect of elusiveness, emptiness of everything. Thus, the term Kalachakra may mean the unity of eternal bliss and the emptiness of everything that manifests. It is Kalachakra Outer, Inner and Secret. Outer Kalachakra is the world around us:…

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Kids entertainment while traveling

While traveling in a train for 3 days or staying in a rented house for 5 months, we, and specially children need some entertainment. Besides books, mobile games and videos, we make games. It, of course, depends if you are currently traveling or staying. In the first case there is a smaller diapason. The easiest are word games like ‘make a…

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Recipe for a Buff sauce

As I said in my previous post; whenever my mom doesn’t want to cook she buys some meat for me and I make all the cooking. This time she got some buff meat for my meat sauce. Sadly after cooking it turned out that there is almost no meat so it turned out to be more onion sauce. Anyway I’m…

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What is puri and how to make it.

Puri – popular crispy bread

 Puri is a popular crispy bread known in India, although it is also a traditional Nepali dish. It is a bread made of whole wheat flour, usualy eaten with Potato Curry (Aaloo ko tarkari). Recipe for 20 pieces: Preparation: Mix flour and salt in a bowl and add water little by little to dough while kneading Add 1 spoon of hot…

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A recipe for bolognese in Nepal

Spagetti bolonese

Mom and the cooking Everyday my mom cooks. Mostly she makes dall bhat which is rice with legume sos. Sometimes, also aloo dum, potato curry. She is a busy woman. Beside housework and cooking she writes and makes movies for our Polish website. And its her favorite occupation. Sometimes she wants some more time for her artistic expressions, so she…

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The story of the Shehnai instrument

History: Shehnai, traditional wind instrument

Quick Introduction Emperor Aurangzeb was considered as the last great Mughal Emperor who extended the Empire over nearly all the Indian subcontinent. He was born in 1618 and ruled for 49 years. He brought to his rule a strict Islamic law called Fatawa-e-Alamgiri. It was said that he imposed a ban on music but it seems that not completely. The story Long ago…

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The cremation and how they do it

Cremation in India and Nepal

The traditions Traditions of funerals are different all around the world. We buried dead people, in Tibet they give them to vultures, in India they mostly burn them, sometimes they bury, and sometimes they just let them into the Ganges. By the way mummified are always the rich and famous ones. In Tibet only high lamas and in Egypt pharaohs. Everywhere in different ways,…

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A recipe for fish in curry with coconut

Kerala Fish Curry

I’m sharing this wonderful Kerala recipe, thanks to which my sisters – who turn away from the fish – took extra portion. For 4 portions: Notes: The original fish is put fresh, raw to the curry and stewed together. This is a good option, especially if you have a good sea fish. If you have a deep-frozen fish, it is worth frying it….

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Arai keerai curry – Tamil green sauce

Arai Keerai appears on Tamil stalls in January and remains there for several months. Arai is a plant from a wide range of edible salads belonging to the amaranth family. Tamil word Keerai means ‘greens’. As every green here, arai keerai is quite cheap – for a large bunch we pay 10 rs. At a similar price was also a variety…

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A recipe for Vendakai sambar meaning sauce made of lady finger.

Vendakai sambar – lady finger sauce

Sambar is a popular type of hot vegetable sauce prepared on the basis of tur daal (pigeon pea), in the southern states of India – especially in Tamil Nadu. Vendakai in Tamil meansr, or lady finger, a popular vegetable throughout India – and more recently in Europe, especially due to its specific throat and respiratory healing abilities. The seeds contained in the…

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Roti – fried breads

When 8 eggs bought from the store land unexpectedly on the ground … … our neighbor said she would show how to make roti. This is a kind of bread fried in oil. Sometimes with egg, sometimes not. My roti made according to the instructions of the neighbor pleases me the most. She recommends eating it with vegetable curry. We, of course, prefer with…

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All ingredients within a reach – Hashtags to ease the searching

Often we look for recipes for a great lunch or big dinner but sometimes it happens that you need to find some specific ingredient. No matter it is because you have too much of it or because you like it very much. Maybe you want to learn something about it or start experimenting. Which ever case it is you want to get…

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A recipe for a vegetable curry. Perfect with fried pancakes or rice.

Sabji curry – Vegetable sauce

The word „sabji” means vegetables. Maybe we sometimes forget that the potato is also a vegetable … now we can remind ourselfs of this fact. Potato is the most commonly added vegetable in India and Nepal in various types of combinations. Sabji curry is also made of cauliflower, peas and cabbage. Bengal sabji puri – that is, vegetables with fried bread, popular, warming…

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Coconut biscuit from India. Made of nuts, raisins and coconut.

Nariyal barfi – Coconut biscuit

Delicious Indian coconut coocies. Nariyal barfi is an Indian cookie flavored with cardamom with fresh coconut flakes, nuts and raisins. Preparation: Dissolve a glass of sugar in a glass of water in a pan Put on the fire, bring to a boil, reduce the gas and leave the syrup to get a bit thick. Remove the cardamom seeds from the…

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Recipe for pancakes with legumes perfect for lunch.

Masoor Daal Paratha – Indian pancakes with masoor lentils

Masoor daal is a shelled red lentil It has a pleasant earthy taste that blends well with onion and chilli. Masseur lentil is especially easy in digestion, it is the first meal made for the baby. The consistency of cooked lentils is ideal for flour applications. For around 10 pieces: Notes: You can add a bit of kumin (jeera – 1…

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Beet Poriyal from Tamil Nadu

The Tamils ​​sometimes compare the aromas of freshly cut beetroots to manvasanai – the smell of dried earth sprinkled by rain. Tamil Nadu is a state in the south of India, where the biggest delicacy and source of food for people of all caste is coconut and its products. This duo – a fresh coconut with beet, today I presen…

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Thali – Rice with whole set of sauces

Thali means a plate with a rice and a set of sauces that traditionally has to offer all five flavors. The word ‘thali’ means a plate in Hindi and Nepali. The dish under this name is offered throughout northern India and Nepal. Restaurants compete in the quantity – and of course, sometimes and in quality – of the sauces offered…

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Goan Shark

The shark was fresh and very small and did not resemble a monster of any Hollywood production … of course, apart from its specific shape of mouth and dorsal fin. The shark does not scratch, you have to take the skin off it. Here you can see the removal of shark skin and a few other exotic films … Our…

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Tamdi bhajji: amaranth curry

Tamdi bhajji or amaranth herb with the addition of lobia beans – originally from the Goan cuisine. Amaranth does not have great crop requirements, it is available everywhere.Its sweetish leaves perfectly blend in with soft beans and a set of Indian spices. Amaranth’s herb is like a beetroot: if you want to keep the amaranth color – do not cover…

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Why Indian people paint eyes of their children

Perhaps you are in shock seeing,  for the first time, a small child with intensely painted eyes. However, it has been very common in Hindu culture for a long time. Also today, many mothers, in India, Nepal, and in the Middle East, paint their childrens eyes with kayalem – an Indian equivalent fof eye-liner – obtained from oil, herbs and…

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Calamari in goan curry

Squids, of course, the best will be fresh, but I threw my in a freezer for two days. Nevertheless, they turned out to be excellent. We have made them in our version of the Goan curry. The dish is so specific and original in taste that it leaves a great field to modify the composition. From the wide range of…

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Sukhi Urad Dal in Europian version

Urad is a very popular bean in the West Indian state of Punjab. Today I am presenting sukhi urad daal – means dry – prepared from peeled veal beans (commonly known as urad daal or white lentils), alternatively! Because traditionally sukhi is dry, I made a European modification by adding a fried round and green bean. Urad belongs to the…

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Cauliflower Poriyal 

Cauliflower Poriyal jest jedną z potraw serwowanych z okazji festiwalu Navratri. Poriyal means in Tamil Nadu fried or stewed vegetable dish, you could say – curry. Typically, there must be primarily spices – black mustard seeds, turmeric, coriander and – at least a bit – dried chilli peppers and black gram, which thickens the dish and gives it a specific flavor….

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Chakkarai valli curry: batatas in Tamil Nadu

Chakkarai valli means sweet potato and is so unspeakably tasty that it’s difficult to compose with it a dish that you will not like. It cooks very quickly, basically 10 minutes. It tastes great fried as French fries, it fries quickly. Today I present valli as a curry with the addition of cauliflower, a composition of delicate flavors with Indian…

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Matki Usal: curry made of sprouted moth beans

Papillons beans – moth – is known in Europe as Indian beans. Although it is found here less often than other types of legumes – only in some regions of India. This particular recipe comes from the Marathi language region – the states of Maharastra and Goa. Usal is characterized by a strong aroma obtained thanks to the use of…

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Masala dosa – Indian breakfast

Masala dosa with chutney. To make dough for idli and dosa, Indians use a special type of rice called idli rice. Basically, the dough for both dishes, mentioned above, is the same, the difference is only in density – dough for dosa should be slightly thiner. Living in India, you can – instead of exploring the secrets of the culinary…

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Ayurvedic ways to speed up metabolism

According to the teachings of Ayurveda overweight is associated with the advantage of kapha dosha. Overweight of the body strengthens the Kapha trait, and in turn building Kapha leads to overweight. Thus, a return to balance requires some effort and actions directed towards the opposite – towards light, focus, heat, dryness, mobility, roughness, fluidity, subtlety. Practice yoga every day Yoga…

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Spices in India

The basics of Indian cuisine is its specific spices and their combinations in dishes. The aroma of Indian spices is notorious enough, I will just add that it is worth visiting the regional fair, because they are usually solelling fresh spices, which aroma has surprised me many times, despite the culinary experience. I cataloged the spices and herbs used in…

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Vidanga and other miracles of Ayurveda

In India, where parasites are common, it is good to remember that people with weaker digestive systems are more susceptible to parasitic infections. It is not difficult to get an infection, and the conditions for development are important for the parasite. Intestinal parasites excellently develop on undigested food. Ultimately, the host suffers from weakening and degeneration. That’s why Ayurveda uses hot…

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Hariyo Saag: green leafy vegetables in Nepal

Winter months – December, January and February are the peak of the green vegetable season, from southern India to the Himalayas. Today I present a selection of salads, spinach and greens available in the winter season on the market in Kathmandu. A typical Nepali meal consists of rice, daal – a sauce prepared on the basis of one of the…

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Adi Shankaracharya united the country with the help of philosophy, poetry and faith

In the picture above – the Temple in Kaladi, the birthplace of Saint Adi Shankaracharya  „Jagat mithya, brahma satyam” जगत मिथ्या, ब्रह्मा सत्यम Means that the world we experience, including tangible scientific conclusions, are essentially illusory. The only original truth that is independent of the mind is brahma – translated as soul, consciousness, language or infinite, eternal, unconditioned mind. Those…

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A wedding in the Hindu tradition – Goa

Here is the story of the wedding ceremony of the parents of our friend, interspersed with comments and additions regarding the Hindu wedding tradition. My dads name is Padurag Shankar Gookar. He has three brothers and four sisters, they lived in a large house in Kolam. Both our families – dads and moms – come from the Chhetree caste, in…

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Hindu caste system

In the ancient system of Hindu Varna System caste – हिन्दू वर्ण व्यवस्था … … people were qualified to one of the castes according to their personal qualities, behavior, employment and degree of spiritual development. Kshatriya were warriors, soldiers and also held positions in the management group. All kings, ministers and soldiers were given the title ‘Kshatriya’. When Varna System…

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Daal: a directory of Indian legumes

Daal Is a collective term for various types of shelled bean seeds, as well as finer whole seeds, such as the masoor known to us commonly as lentils. The term dal is also used in relation to various types of sauces and soups prepared on the basis of these seeds. Legume seeds are an absolute foundation of Indian cuisine –…

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Cancer, fear sicknes from keeping the emotions inside

Experienced physicians say, that there is some relationship between the nature of emotions of a man and his illnesses. This very certain interrelation is well developed in various medical techniques in the regions of Asia. Let’s select Chinese and Tibetan medicine as the most philosophically integral. Modern China, after several decades of translating the official course towards Western medicine, began…

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Translate Sanskrit into Russian

Here are the words from Sanskrit from India 4 thousand years old. Now understand who are the founders of the written language, Slavs or Indians. But of course everything is much easier than it might seem. Slavs, are like arias not a nationality, but the designation of the territory on which the first highly developed form of the human language arose that later…

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Tulsi – holy basil

Tulsi contains strong antioxidants, has antibacterial, antiviral, antidiabetic, antimalarial, antiallergic, adaptogenic and immune properties, and also gives the beverage a refreshing but delicate taste. The plant shows great variation depending on the type of soil, rainfall and the place where it grows. The growing environment affects the size of the herb, its strength, and medical efficiency. Tulasi has a sweet-sharp…

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They are not deities or gods

Before the advent of Abraham religion, the concept of GOD – as such, in the Abrahamist understanding – did not exist. Although we are used to the fact that various Eastern Asian figures in polytheistic cultures presented by gold or copper figures, statues, and monuments or wall drawings in Hindu temples are called deities or gods. But this is a…

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Sky lantern – the third try to make it fly

Today we have a lot to do. I had thought of a gift for my sister, that I have to make today, and, with dad, we are making another sky lantern. Tomorrow is Katia’s birthday so I have to make it in time. About my gift, I will write in tomorrow’s post about Katia’s birthday. And today I am writing…

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Chili Pepper in India

Chili comes from regions of South America, and the Portuguese brought it to India. Essentially, Indians distinguish mostly green fresh chili – and several types of ground red chili pepper – hotter and milder, Kashmiri. The sale of fresh red chilli peppers is rare. Most often it represents the paprika Capsicum anum, sometimes Capsicum frutescens. Nowadays in India, there are…

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Sichuan pepper

A bunch of fresh green berries bought at a market in Canacona may look too tasty to think of it as a spice. If you tempt yourself to try one, the itchy and burning feeling in your mouth will make you, want to, drink water for a few next hours, which I experienced personally, but only after one and a half…

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Nepali spirit: culture of Shivalinga

According to the Hindu cult, the puja for Shiva is made every morning and evening. The offerings are made of what brings a good impression in the cold region of the Himalayan foothills – light, clean water, the smell of incense, flowers, fire, and delicacies. The lingam – Shiva’s symbol – is commonly worshiped as a source of power and…

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Nepal – The winter is coming to an end or was it just my sister

Today sitting with a computer, as usual, I heard something that made me froze (even more than I was already). Winter in Nepal and first cold night Now Nepal is covered in the cold wind with cold air and snow on the peaks. We were so lucky not to, meet snow, my sisters wouldn’t appreciate my thought. But we still are in a…

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Culture of Bauls

The culture of Western Bengal in its natural meaning is first of all the creation of Bauls, mystics so old that one can find their connection with not only religions but also the sciences that are commonly called esoteric. It seems that the whole ancient Asiatic culture originates or is interconnected with this culture of ancient travelers. And the most interesting…

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Paneer – Chenna

Paneer is the most popular type of cheese in India, all are enjoying it, locals and visitors. In addition to its delicate taste, paneer has one more great advantage – it is great for cooking. Whatever you want to do with it, you will succeed, the cheese holds its shape well and fits perfectly with different flavors. After my cooking, I…

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Curry leaves – a popular spice and cure

Today I’m presenting one of our favorite spices – curry leaves. Murraya koenigi – curry leaf tree – is a naturally growing tree in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The plant is in the same family as the popular healing tree of nimm. It was also adapted to the climatic conditions of South Africa and Malaysia. Curry leaves are commonly used in…

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Ancient History of Goa

The original inhabitants of the Konkan region on the South Goa coast are the Kunbi, Gauda and Velip tribes. It is claimed that they inhabit the region of the coast for over five thousand years. Today, they live in the region of Kerala, Karnataka and South Goa. Some of these tribes adopted the Roman Catholic religion as a result of the…

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Tamil photos and portraits

Few of our last photos from the world of eternal summer…                                                                      

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Kolam – Rangoli

 Kolam is most known in south India, Nepal, and few other Asian countries. While walking through the village streets of Tamil Nadu, it is hard not to see the drawings on the ground. They are made of rice flour, chalk powder, rock powder or colored powders. The making of such a kolams is widely practiced by women of South India. In…

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Pani Puri

Today I would like to tell a story about the snack eaten in India, Nepal and other neighboring countries. Panipuri is a street snack of several regions in the Indian subcontinent. It is made of a round, hollow puri (fried crisp) that is filled with a mixture made of tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion or chickpeas and after added flavored water (known as imli pani). It has various names, depending…

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Lemon grass: to mosquito and cold say ‘No!’

Lemon grass, gingergrass or palmarosa – ‘Cymbopogon martini’ Known in India as ganjan or gavti cha,  is a species of grasses. It grows wild in wetlands of rural areas of India, Nepal, China and neighboring countries. In Ayurveda known as Rohisha – is a component of many ayurvedic prescriptions and is used in traditions of natural healing. The Chinese usually use…

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Goa – our experience with fish

While staying at Goa, we have tried many kinds of fishes, and the best of them that has been our favorite is bangra (pangra) – mackerel. It doesn’t need scraping, only large ones have some scales on the head and tail. It has tolerable bones – it is easy to get rid of them. It does only require cleansing of the viscera…

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Differences between India and Nepal

 While crossing the border, immediately some things change. As India and Nepal are countries that are similar in so many ways, it would be hard to take them apart. But history says differently. Before, Nepal had some issues with India. I think that only the fact, that there are mountains, made Nepal. But in any way, there are differences not…

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From Tamil Nadu – by train – to Nepal (Kathmandu)

The time started to rush and in no time it was time to leave as our Indian visa was about to end. 20th we started packing and deciding what to take. In the evening we made a feast to which came Amsa, an Indian woman, our friend and the owner of our flat. I also called our old friend Swetlana, and…

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From Chennai to Auroville

After arriving in Chennai, – 22nd, by train from Goa –  first things first, we went to check trains to Pondicherry and we got information that the train is only at 6 pm, it goes from other station that is near and the ticket can be bought only 3 hours before departure. As it was around 1 pm we still had…

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Pongal – harvest festival

Pongal is celebrated in south India mostly in Tamil Nadu. The word Pongal itself means “boiling over” or “spilling over” (of milk and rice) in Tamil, signifying abundance and prosperity. Pongal is usually held from January 13–16 in the Gregorian calendar i.e. from the last day of the Tamil month Maargazhi to the third day of Thai. It is festival that brings respite to the…

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From Goa to Tamil Nadu

Finally came time to say goodbye to sunny Goa and its beaches. We still had 1 and a half month till our visa finishes but we wanted to travel and do not depend on time. Ticket to Chennai (Chennai Express) 21st December we had a train from Margao to Chennai, in Sleeper class, of course. It wasn’t easy to gain…

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Canacona: Agonda, Cola Guest House

Big, comfortable flat with two rooms in one of the most beautiful places in Goa. Maria A. Fernandes Kajumol Cola Canacona Goa India mobile: +91 9923894870 Maria offers many nice rooms and one well equipped flat. Each room has a big bed, kitchen, and a bathroom. The flat has two nice middle-sized rooms with wardrobe, beds, and a table. It has a kitchen, bathroom,…

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Patnem: Villa Camaria

Big, comfortable flat not far from the beach. Mr. Ligorio T. Carvalho VILLA CAMARIA Patnem, Colomb, Canacona Goa mobile: +91  9422634445 Villa Camaria is the house of Portuguese family living in this colorful region, Canacona, for generations.  The flat has 2 bedrooms, big living room with big table, bathroom and terrace. Village Patnem lies parallel to the line of coast, with 8 minutes…

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Always says “Yes”

Here is one funy fact about Indians, the ones that live in the smaller cities or villages, is that they almost always answer “Yes”. I’m talking about Indians that have seen a white person only few times in life and know little English or at all. You ask a man “Can you show me the way to this hotel?” You…

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Spicy or not

When you are in India for the first time you certainly search for not spicy food. And maybe you already know, India is full of spices. So, when you want to eat something, no matter is it street food or restaurant, you should ask for not spicy food but even then your expectations can be disappointed. Long time ago when…

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Gajar Halva

Gajar means carrot in Hindi, Bangla and Nepali. This is a very unique dessert, very simple to prepare, popular in all of northern India and Nepal. We got to know it in West Bengal. Indians say that it is impossible to not add ghee to halva, as it will not have the proper aroma. Cardamon is added only by some Indians, many do…

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Ras malai

My favorite dessert in India. Sweet and delicate in the same time. To make it you must do: Rabri – the sauce you put chenna into Chenna – means paneer Sweet syrup – to soak in the paneer Notes: To make chenna you can use ordinary milk If you don’t have the cardamom powder you can crush the fresh cardamom…

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Banana dosai

This is the recipe I used on 5th day of Navrati (Indian festival). On 5th day the Bhag was banana so I made those. Preparation: Peel and mash banana in a bowl – I didn’t have the tool to mash so I cutted them very properly Mix well with rice flour, maida, sugar, nuts, raisins and water Take pan on…

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Bananas in batter

This is the recipe I used on fifth day of Navratri as the bhag was banana. Everyone loved those slices of banana in the batter. Preparation: Cut the bananas in circles. Mix the egg, the sugar and the salt. Then slowly add the flour and baking soda while stirring. The mixture must be something like cake batter. Fill a frying…

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Navrati Festival

This year it started September 21 and will end on September 29 Navratri–or the nine sacred days–mark the most auspicious days of the lunar calendar according to Hinduism. Celebrated with fervour and festivity all over India, and every Hindu community the world over, these nine days are dedicated solely to Maa Durga (goddess Durga) and her nine avatars. The prominent story…

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Kerala – Karnataka – Goa

We didn’t stay long in Kerala We bought a sleeper class ticket for the same day at 23 o’clock. Goal – Goa. Destination station for rail travel – Karwar. To Karwar We had to reach the destination at 12.45. Delay was not large. It turned out that Karwar is in Karnataka state not Goa. Itr turned out to be a small…

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Ernakulam – Kerala

Our target station in Kerala – Ernakulam After three days of sitting we were packed and ready for our destination point. We asked Hindu travelers if it is Ernakulam, wanting to finally see our promised land. Ernakulam Town station mysteriously came up so we decided to get out… The new land welcomed us with a clean platform on the clean station…

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Sweet and cooling dessert

Some time ago I have discovered a great dessert… First time when we came to Goa I thought to make a mix of cream, banana and sugar. It was delicious but this time we came to Goa I already knew something like curd which I love to eat with jaggery (sugarcane product, used instead of sugar). I made curd with…

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Purchase of Tatkal ticket for long distance – In Gorakhpur

I haven’t seen city but I have been on railway station… Outside in the opposite there are mostly hotels that are often very busy. On the road there are also some shops and stands with sugarcane and orange juice. The town has its own university, astronomical observatory, some pretty Islamic architecture, numerous – sometimes very nice – Hindu temples. In…

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Applying Visa Nepal – India

After 3 months in Nepal… we wanted to stay there a little longer. So we went to the immigration office at the Shahid Chowk roundabout not far from the Lakeside in Pokhara. The visa in Nepal can be extended by two months, no more. The application for an extension – as well as the application for a visa have to be done online….

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From Kathmandu to the border (Belahiya)

To reach the border we had to buy a bus ticket to Sunauli. After obtaining the Indian visa as we wanted, we had not much time to cross the border. We decided to go in the evening after receiving passports with visa stamps. Some travel agents have argued that no overnight bus ticket to Sunauli is available, as the road to the…

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Samosa

Samosa are fried dumplings popular almost in whole Asia. We made them in Poland, stuffed with meat, baked, not fried, according to the Uzbek recipe under the name of “samsa”. In India samosa is the most available snack stuffed with vegetables – most often potatoes with the dal. In Tamil Nadu they are tiny – maybe 5cm each, stuffed with fried…

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Bodhgaya: Mahabody Temple

We are the second time in Bodhgaya and still have not visited the magnificent Mahabodhi temple. So we had to catch up… The Mahabohi temple was built in the third century BC. By the great ruler Asioka to commemorate the event, which was the realization of enlightenment by the Buddha Shakyamuni in this place. It was set exactly on the…

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Bodhgaya: Tara Guest House

Tara Guest House Bhagalpur, Bodhgaya Bihar 824231 India +91 9708772708, +91 6312200117; shantianuj@yahoo.com anuj.yadav14 (Skype) shantindia1 ( Skype) Here you can find official website: http://www.taraguesthouse.co.in/ Tara Guest House is located just 1 km from the famous Mahabodhi Temple. Free WiFi access is available. It operates a 24-hour front desk to assist guests at all hours. It offers one-time drop and…

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Holi

Celebrated 12th and 13th March, 2017 Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love”. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many people it means to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair…

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From Gaya to Nepal

4th of March, Saturday The date of the end of our visa was coming up so we finally headed to Nepal. We got ready and by 11:30 we were in riksha going to the bus station. I was little angry on my friends because they didn’t say goodbye busy with their work. But we did say goodbye to the owners…

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Meeting with Karmapa

23 of February, Thursday Today we had an audience with Karmapa. Yesterday my mother had booked a private meeting with 17th Karmapa. One of our friends told us about this possibility. So my mom didn’t miss it. We got ready and went to the monastery 1 pm where we were suppose to get private audience with Karmapa. There we went…

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Complications in railways, from Santiniketan to Gaya

All day I have spend on packing and getting ready. Our Russian friends came in the evening to say goodbye. It was one woman with her nephew. We had spend this time together talking, sharing and playing games but because he had to go to school next day, they were obligated to go early home. So 8 o’clock we had…

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Kolkata: The Great Banyan Tree And Botanical Garden

The Great Banyan Tree is located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, near Kolkata. The great banyan tree draws more visitors to the garden than its collection of exotic plants from five continents. Its main trunk became diseased after it was struck by two cyclones, so in 1925 the  main trunk of the tree was amputated to keep…

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Kolkata: Indian museum

The Indian Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India. It has rare collections of antiques, armour, ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies, and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata, in 1814. The founder curator was Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist. It has six sections comprising thirty five galleries of cultural and scientific artifacts…

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Kolkata

It is a big city, megacity. Also called Calcutta (the official name until 2001). It is the capital city of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River (Ganges), it is the cultural, and educational center of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India’s oldest operating port. Kolkata is third most populous metropolitan area in India.  By my experience…

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Kolkata: Castle of Queen Victoria

The Victoria Memorial Is a large marble building in Kolkata… Which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria (1819–1901), and is now a museum. It has a big, full of flowers garden around the building and it is beautifully made from inside and outside. The construction has got some motive of Taj Mahal. The…

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To Kolkata, Day 3

12th of February, sunday Today we had to wake up early because of so many things to see. This time we had to go alone without our friends. We ate breakfast and fastly seated into a taxi. The first stop was the big Indian Museum. It was big and impressing. Only some parts, almost half of them were renovating. But it didn’t…

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Katia’s Birthday

25 of February, Saturday Today there was Katia’s Birthday. She finished 7 years! I remember when she was small and fat and I remember when I wanted her to grow big so we can play together, but now she have her small sisters to accompany with her. And I have to rule. Today in the morning I went to buy some food….

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To Kolkata, Day 2

11th of February, Saturday The next day we woke up, we decided to visit Castle of Quin Victoria. We ate very western breakfast and then seated to the taxi which on my order went to the metro. After 15 minutes of driving we stepped out next to the enter of metro. This was my first time to ride a metro….

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To Kolkata, Day 1

We took an train to Kolkata Our friends, owners of house we were renting, invited us to their house in Kolkata for just few days. I was the most exited one so I took the planning on myself. We decided with owners that we will come on Friday and go on Sunday. To know what to see there I had…

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Santiniketan: Visit to Amar Kutir

That day we wanted to see what is behind our house. There was a park with very unique trees.  Called Shorea robusta. It grows only in area from Myanmar in the east to Nepal, India and Bangladesh. For me, park made of this trees looked strange and weird. When you come into a forest like that you can start to feel like an ant. So small….

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Master your self

Today we have got quiet an interesting idea… To master our selves. To do this we chose 3 kinds of habits and had made 1 day in a week for each of them: Day of being satisfied – ‘With our thoughts and posture we build our world’. That’s why we should keep our mind happy no matter of how bad…

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Railway Communication In India

Indians love to travel and do not need the Pasports. Aware of their national wealth still run back and forth – whether it is a pilgrimage to the holy places or just as tourists to see the legacy of centuries of India, or to visit family… Anyway – the second most populous nation in the world loves to be on the go ….

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Auroville: Sadhana Forest

1st of May 2015, Friday Sadhana Forest is a part of Auroville. Which is an ecological experiment. Everybody wake up early in the morning. Who doesn’t feel cold 6am takes shower in ecological system, saving water. Morning gymnastic for sleepy youth and then we are getting divided on groups. One group takes care of forest, plants trees, harvest food. The…

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Journey to the east, Tamil Nadu

30th April 2015, Thursday The time has come to choose the region of India, where we want to spend the rest of our amounting six monthly viza… and maybe more…. The choice fell on Auroville, an international city founded by Mother – The Mother – along with Sri Aurobindo. We wondered for some time and we thought it might be…

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Varanasi: Khusi Paying Guest House

Come and stay in a pleasant family atmosphere by the river Ganga. Khushi Paying Guest House B.2/63-B (next to Power House) Bhadaini, Varanasi-1 221001, India mob.: +91 9839873664; mob.: +91 9936441647; e-mail: khushipgh@gmail.com Khushi Paying Guest House offers rooms of varying standards, with or without bathroom, and a kitchen for residents use. Available wi-fi. Especially nice is the large dinning…

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Santiniketan: Prakriti Art Museum

This is a really interesting museum with statues made of wood. Each of them have a description and a tittle. It depends mostly on authors imagination. I can’t say much about them but you can see some of them here:

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Shops on The Streets

Mostly known in India are small cafes on the streets. You can find them everywhere. They mostly serve chay – tea and some tarkari – vegetables. In very low prices. It is quiet incredible because you could eat there full breakfast for really small amount of money. The only thing is that it can be spicy. It can be problem for…

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Santiniketan: Breath taking adventure

Few days ago I had went with my mom to see Deer Park. What a surprise was when it turned out to be not a Deer Park but a Park with some birds only. Our journey started early in the morning. We agreed to go out at 6-7am. But because it is almost impossible for me to wake up so…

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Breath-hold Championship

 Yoga – the good old method of psycho-physical Indian culture. And if all the physical culture as though it is clear – you need as far as possible to train and keep the body in good shape. With the exercise of the psyche it is not so obvious and clear. And here in yoga for many thousands of years it…

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Colva, test of the exotic

22nd of April 2015, Wednesday When we got bored with big city we took the bus and went to the town called Margao. Between 4.00pm and 7.00pm we were still passing Mumbai streets. The Sleeper Class in our bus offered us some comfort for all night and at 8.00 in the morning we reached Goa state. Twenty minutes by rickshaw and we…

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Coming back home

28th of February 2015, Saturday So we reached Mumbai 26 of February early in the morning. The big surprise was that we could have take out the warm clothes we were wearing… sitting in airport we were still wearing our coats because  we couldn’t believe our happiness… We sited into the plane 25th of February – Katia’s birthday. Just 3…

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Long Preparation

20th of February 2015, Friday The decision was made just before Christmas. We have no any business here at this time … this is time to something that has long been waiting for: the realization of our plans from 15 years ago! In principle, the decision of flight – according to plan – was almost equal to 2 months. So the minimum…

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Journey to West Bengal

Just Before Yesterday we had arrived to small town called Santiniketan. It took us 2 days to get there. 4th January 11am we left our Guest House in Bodh Gaya and we went to Gaya train station. Our train to Barddhaman was suppose to arrive at 9pm. Before it we decided to eat something and take little rest. Sadly when time…

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Introduce

Hi!!! My name is Maya. Welcome to my site.This Blog is about our travels around Asia. Mostly India. I am travelling with my family. Parents and 3 small sisters. We travel a lot to visit new places and learn about different cultures and religions. I want to share my experience and my knowledge about places, food, transport and many more….

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