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Back in the day…

Again, this post is about my father. When he was 20, he went to Jawaharlal Nehru University. Fast-forward to 2019, someone who studied in the same university won the Nobel Prize for economics. This event made my father take a trip back to his 20s, as he now talks about JNU quite a lot. The […]

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India #13: Blast To The Past

Today my father went back to Kolkata, and my uncle, my mother, and I, went to drop him off at the airport. When we were going back to the flat, we stopped by at the local grocery store, Reliance. When we were going to Reliance, we thought all we needed was batter, but my uncle […]

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India #10: Ready for Ranchi

Challenge: Find a place called Ranchi on the map. Ranchi is a small town in Jharkhand, a state of India. Ranchi is a town. It is home to my other set of grandparents, as well as my aunt and uncle, who are also coming to visit for the occasion. My dad will be leaving early, […]

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India #7: The Friendly Community

Hello, and welcome to another travel diary! Today, I will tell you the most unique thing about India. The unique thing where everyone in one certain space, gathers together to eat (also known as community dining). We have such community dining in our building, Mecon Tower. One of the most beautiful things about Bengal is […]

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India #6: Lights, Camera, Action!

Last night, my grandfather starred in two movies. Not really, but he did two theater stage performances. The first one, had him as a lawyer. People came asking him for money to create something, and he kept kicking them out. At the end, somebody came to give him his money back. The guy made my […]

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India #3: Various idols, stunning decor, and a giant housed world

Hello everyone! Live in India, TRAVEL DIARY THE THIRD! Let’s see what happens to us in this adventure! Starting………last night! Last night, at maybe 7-8 PM, my father, my grandfather, and I went out to see idols of India, or as some would call them, “thakur”. We first went to a place that was huge, […]

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India #2: Sounds of Music, and the taste of tradition

Hello and welcome, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, to the second FUNADDICT travel diary! Starting……..yesterday night! A few hours ago, at about 8 at night, my grandmother performed on stage underneath our building. She sang songs, along with a few other ladies living at Mecon Tower. I taped some of the songs they performed […]

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India #1: Scenic drive, and a peek at a traditional event

I arrived in India yesterday night. After leaving Singapore, we went on a flight with Singapore Airlines to Calcutta. We met my grandparents at Calcutta Airport. The driver, who took us to their home, chose a quite scenic way to get to the building. It was midnight, which was an advantage. The light decor was […]

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Flying out

Tomorrow and probably the day after, I won’t be active. This is because, as mentioned in two of my posts, we are going to India! Tomorrow, we will pack our bags, and on Thursday we will be taking off to Singapore and then take off to Calcutta, where we will create our YouTube channel (most […]

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A singer is born

(Wow, the same sentence starter used three times now) My father loves to sing. He uses karaoke on YouTube and sings away. He usually sings cultural Indian songs and is interested in us making a music/travel/cooking YouTube channel. He also sings songs on karaoke when there is a new version of the song (remix), and […]