Poem of Eternal Love on White Marble….Part I

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue “On a magnificent Friday evening, the fading rays of the day’s light were bathing the all white marble Taj Mahal with mystic orange delight. The emperor Shah Jahan was seated in his temporary royal tent looking at his ever busy engineers and their assistants hovering up and down the tomb-site. He had … More Poem of Eternal Love on White Marble….Part I

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Jodha Bai: The Legendary Rajput Mughal Empress..Chasing the Truth

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue Although historical writings have not given importance to the legendary queen Jodha Bai as the consort of the great Mughal emperor Akbar, but with the sky rocketing popularity of the “Jodha-Akbar” soap opera telecasted in Zee TV and Ashutosh Gowarikar’s hit movie “Jodha-Akbar” – she has become “viral” in every Indian household. … More Jodha Bai: The Legendary Rajput Mughal Empress..Chasing the Truth

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Too good to be at the Fatehpur Sikri….an experience of a lifetime Part I

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue The hymns of the early Morning Prayer were coming from Jami Masjid. The emperor of Hindustan, the great Akbar was seated towards west direction, at the direction towards the holy Kaaba, Mecca for Namaj. After finishing the Namaj, now morning bell was rang from the Nahabatkhana (Chahar Sukh). The beat of starting … More Too good to be at the Fatehpur Sikri….an experience of a lifetime Part I

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Durgapuja in Sovabazar Rajbari

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue Tagore had immortalized the autumn morning with his magical verses…. “Autumn your morning light offerings…” (Sarat tomar arun alor anjali). Both the rainy and autumn seasons had been great inspirations for Tagore. Autumn is very special for every Bengali for its cotton ball clouds amidst blue skies, the fragrance of Shiuli flowers … More Durgapuja in Sovabazar Rajbari

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Exploring the roots of mankind at the Manu Temple, Manali

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue How would you think, if I would have told you about the origin of the mankind species? Scientifically there are so many opinions, documented texts and theories. But how many of you are aware of the origin of the mankind considering the popular Indian (Hindu) mythology? Have you ever heard of the … More Exploring the roots of mankind at the Manu Temple, Manali

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A Journey to the Ranga Mattir Desh Birbhum– where Art, Devotion, History, Achievement and Nature is at the best Part II

Indranil Mutsuddi …Contd. from Part I Shantiniketan – a nature’s treat Shantinitekan as the name suggests, “abode of peace”, is truly the abode where a soul can discover peace of mind. The nature God had gifted the place with immense natural beauty in the form of housing a huge collection of flora and fauna. It … More A Journey to the Ranga Mattir Desh Birbhum– where Art, Devotion, History, Achievement and Nature is at the best Part II

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A Journey to the Ranga Mattir Desh Birbhum– where Art, Devotion, History, Achievement and Nature is at the best.. Part I

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue Tagore’s magical verses in his melodious composition… “Gram chara oi ranga matir poth….Amar mono bhulay re…” (Those red soiled paths of the village…mesmerizes my mind…) brings tears of joyfulness, peace and tranquillity in every soul on the known world who had loved and adored his immortal works for ages. His verses were … More A Journey to the Ranga Mattir Desh Birbhum– where Art, Devotion, History, Achievement and Nature is at the best.. Part I

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Quest for the Black Taj at the mysterious Mehtab Bagh, Agra

Written by Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue Possibly there are hardly any people in this known world who have not adored the marvellous Taj Mahal and the eternal romance between the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The spectacular white marble monument is not only one of the Seven Wonders of the World, … More Quest for the Black Taj at the mysterious Mehtab Bagh, Agra

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Rendezvous with the Mughal Pietra Dura at the Taj & Jewel Box Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

Indranil Mutsuddi Prologue Being a scholar in management studies and presenting you guys with a write up on the Mughal Pietra Dura may seem to you something too ridiculous and hard to digest. I would have never dared to scare you all, yet after seeing them on the historic Mughal monuments in Agra I could … More Rendezvous with the Mughal Pietra Dura at the Taj & Jewel Box Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah

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Spiritually Delightful Dharamshala..Part I

Indranil Mutsuddi A rain-soaked late afternoon at Dharamshala..on our way to the bus stand… Prologue Dharamshala had been a long cherished attraction for me not only from the point of view of a tourist’s perspective, it had been equally alluring for the aura of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Our booking was done in advance … More Spiritually Delightful Dharamshala..Part I

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Konnagar’s famous Shakuntala Raksha Kaali Puja

The people of Bengal had been known since ages for their devotion towards Goddess Shakti, consort of Lord Shiva in her many avatars. During the autumn the Goddess is worshipped as “Devi Durga” or “Mahishashura Mardini” (Slayer of the Buffalo Demon – Mahishasura). She is frequently also worshipped in her Kaali avatar during the Diwali … More Konnagar’s famous Shakuntala Raksha Kaali Puja

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Our Rendezvous with Siraj Begum – A Passionate Social Entrepreneur and the flag bearer of the Chamba Rumal

Indranil Mutsuddi   Prologue Car full of tourists flock to the town of Chamba as a part of their conducted tour in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. They roam around the places of tourist interest and return back without having the true taste of the tradition and culture of the historic Chamba District. During our visit to … More Our Rendezvous with Siraj Begum – A Passionate Social Entrepreneur and the flag bearer of the Chamba Rumal

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The Michael Angelos and Leonardo Da Vincis’ of Kumartoli, Kolkata

The Michael Angelos and Leonardo Da Vincis’ of Kumartoli, Kolkata Indranil Mutsuddi Bengal had been known through ages for its mastery in art and culture. How many of us are aware that, cosy, dark, humid studios located at Kumartoli, North Kolkata have consistently produced Michael Angelos and Leonardo Da Vincis’ through generations. Kumartoli is popularly … More The Michael Angelos and Leonardo Da Vincis’ of Kumartoli, Kolkata

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Spiritually Delighting Jwalamukhi..

Spiritually Delighting Jwalamukhi…. Indranil Mutsuddi                    Jwalamukhi temple located in the Himalayan foothills of the Kangra District in Himachal Pradesh is one such place that had been always spiritually refreshing for me, although the number of visits to this amazing temple had been only two.       The Temple courtyard The aura of this … More Spiritually Delighting Jwalamukhi..

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A Day out in the Land of Terracotta Part 2

A Day out in the Land of Terracotta Part 2 Indranil Mutsuddi Shyam-Rai temple A short distance away from the Jorbangla temple is the Shyam-Rai temple. The first thing which caught our attention is the five pinnacles of the temple. Hence the temple is also named as Paachchura or Pancharatna (meaning five gems) temple based … More A Day out in the Land of Terracotta Part 2

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