Office decoration during Durga Puja

We had our office open for emergency support this year on Saptami during Durga Puja. As this was the most precious and awaited festival for all Bengali, our office got decorated to have some fun & entertainment. We had a photo session as well. After office hours we went to visit Shreebhumi Club’s Puja as we have some free passes.

Sunderdhunga Trek June 2013

Sunderdhunga valley is situated near the Pindar region of the Bageswar district. This trek is a bit tough compared to nearby Pindari Zero Point or Kafni Glacier treks. Though the beauty of this trek is worth it. In the local language, the meaning of Sunderdhunga is “The valley of beautiful (sunder) stones (dhunga)”. The Sundershunga valley offers spectacular views of peaks Tharkot (6100 m), Mrigthuni (6856 m), Maiktoil (6803 m), and Panwalidwar (6663 m). The trek starts from Kharkiya, a 5 hours motorable road from Bageswar via Bharari and Loharkhet. Earlier the trek used to get started from Loharkhet, but now the motorable road has been extended up to Kharkiya. From Khati village, the ways towards Pindari and Sunderdhunga are separated. Sunderdhunga is about 24 km. away from Khati.

Bageswar is a well-connected town with other major towns in the state. Buses and shared/private SUVs are available. The nearest Airport is Pant Nagar, around 200 km. away, and the nearest Railway Station is Kathgodam, around 180 km. away. SUVs are available from Kathgodam to Bageswar as well.

Mid-June to the end of June and mid-August to mid-September is the comparatively safe and good time for this trek. Before mid-June, all the snow doesn’t melt in higher reaches, after June the monsoon enters and in the last couple of years the effect of monsoon in Garhwal/Kumaon is devastating (stats. as of April 2015). Again after mid-September, there is a weather tendency of uncertain light/heavy snowfall in the higher reaches.

A memorable weekend spent with my family at South City Mall Kolkata

Spent some memorable time with family after many days. Everyone enjoyed a lot today. We ate pizza, visited South City Mall Kolkata, have some evening snacks with hot sizzler, have lots of gossips & leg pulling, remembered some old memories. Overall it was a great fun.

Office Get Together Party October 2012

This year after the durga puja holiday in October, our office decided to arrange an employee’s annual meet. So we booked BB’s restaurant’s banquet hall. BB’s is situated in Salt Lake Sector V at the ground floor of Millennium City building. It’s a good place for an office get together party. The food was just great. And obviously there was enough arrangement of liquor, whisky, vodka, wine, beer. All of us enjoyed a lot. We had official and unofficial gossips, leg pulling, enjoyed food and drink.

Beauty Tips – Glowing Skin Everyday

Almost every teenager face common skin problems like acne, pimples, blackheads etc. But Why Pimples?

Sebaceous gland secretes an oily matter which is called as Sebum. For oily skin this Sebum is more effective than normal skin and the result represent as Pimples. So with some simple efforts we can easily treat with our pimple problem.

1. Regular basis you have to clean your skin twice a day.
2. For oily skin ‘Non comedogenic’ moisturizer is more helpful.
3. Pimple scratching is a fun factor, but for future intention we have to avoid it.
4. Bacteria is harmful for skin, so we have to change our pillow covers as well as clean make up brushes once a week.
5. When you going to sunlight, use SPF 30 sunscreens.
6. High fat, sugar and starch are the friends of pimples, so avoid them strictly.
7. Conserve lots of water, vitamin-A, C and E based fruits and veggies are more helpful.

Valley of Flowers (VOF) National Park Trek

Valley of Flowers (called in short as VOF as well) is known for its vast meadows full of various alpine flowers and flora. This place is located in the higher reaches of Himalaya (at an altitude of 3350 m. approximately) in Uttarakhand Chamoli district. The trek for the Valley of Flowers starts from Govindghat. It is a small settlement/village situated on the way towards Badrinath shrine (approximately 16 km. before Badrinath) from Joshimath. Govindghat to Valley of Flowers is about 17 km. trek. Camping within the national park is not permitted. Last staying or camping can be done in Govinddham, which is also known as Ghangharia. Govindghat to Ghangharia is about 14 km. trek and Ghangharia to Valley of Flowers is about 3 km. trek further. This route is also commonly known as the pilgrimage trail for Sikh temple Hemkund Sahib (situated at an altitude of 4632 m.). The best season for this trek is during the monsoon, i.e. June-July-August. But during this time the hill areas become very landslide-prone and sometimes many places of Uttarakhand face casualties due to flash floods.

Mayali Pass Trek in Garhwal on June 2010

Mayali Pass trek is one of the famous high altitude treks in Garhwal region. Maximum elevation on this route is approximately 5,200 meter (17,000 feet), which is the altitude of Mayali pass. The trek is graded as moderate to hard. But the beauty of the route is speechless. You will find scenic villages, roaring Bhilangana river, lash green bugyals, river crossing, boulder hopping, snow camping, high altitude lake (the famous Masar Taal and Vasuki Taal), glacier and glacial lake, and lots more en-route. We, a group of 4 members from Kolkata, done this trek during pre-monsoon season, June 6th to June 17th in the year of 2010.

Pomfret Tandoori Recipe Microwave Oven

Pomfret Tandoori recipe is a delicious Indian recipe of fish tandoori served as a starter dish. It’s made of marinated pomfret cooked in a tandoor oven and as usual many of us will not have tandoor oven in our house, so presenting pomfret tandoori recipe for microwave oven.

Roopkund Trek – Ronti Saddle – Post Monsoon

We, a group from Kolkata, already done the Goecha La (October 2008) and Singali La (March 2009) treks all together, this year decided to do the Roopkund Trek route in September 2009. But going up to Roopkund and not visiting Ronti Saddle, this matter was hurting some of us. Many of us had the leave issues too. So at last, after lots of arguments and consecutive meetings, we decided to make it group wise. The first group went around first of September, reached Roopkund and returned. The rest of us, around 12 members, started on 25th of September, this was the Saptami of Durgapuja. Another guy named Kshiteesh Kirtikar from Mumbai joined us at Haldwani. We used to call him KK, he is a nice singer too. We too have two groups among us, six members will return from Roopkund trek and the rest seven members will proceed for the Ronti Saddle trek.