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Hanglaatherium

A couple of days ago, we went to have lunch out. We went to a popular restaurant in our area, named Hanglaatherium (Hangla, for short). The place had a great atmosphere, and I realized that immediately. Looking at the painted wall of the building, I realized that this was more than food. It was great […]

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A thing or two about everything

Today we went to Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM), a science museum in Kolkata. I really enjoyed my visit to such a nice science museum. I have never visited a science museum before (there is probably none of this nature in entire New Zealand!) and that is why the experience was so great. LEVEL […]

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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 #15: The city of joy

Today was our flight back to Kolkata. My father, uncle, and aunt had already left. Today, my grandparents, my mother, and I, are going to Teghoria, a town in Kolkata. On our flight, we went to the airport. Then we got our tickets checked, but skipped the boarding pass printing, since we had printed our […]

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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 #9: Rolls

Rolls are the joy of Calcutta. We find rolls in street markets, restaurants, online food ordering apps, and other places as well. Rolls are a common delight for the Bengal citizens, since it’s what they are famous for. We had rolls for a light snack earlier today, and they were great! The onions, chili flakes, […]

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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 #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 […]