Unexplored Wonder | Bagda Valley Near Ranchi

On the morning of Monday, 11 July 2022, as I woke up and looked up towards the sky and I felt from inside “Aaj Kuch Toofani Karte Hain!” After some googling for a bike ride in this lovely weather, I found a place called Bagda valley viewpoint. I was not aware of this place as it’s still not on the popular tourist map but some people have been exploring it recently on bikes. The whole trip, the off-road riding and the steep uphill climb, everything is done to reach there was worth it. Continue reading Unexplored Wonder | Bagda Valley Near Ranchi

My Son Met with an Accident | A Fateful Day

June 6, 2021 was a normal day. My son Judhajit went to the hospital in the morning for his duties. He is Medical Officer at the Bhagwan Mahavir Medica Superspecialty Hospital in Ranchi. Around 5 PM, he called his mother that he was coming home and he would have his lunch as he was hungry and he could not get the time for lunch during the day. Who knew it would later become a fateful day? Continue reading My Son Met with an Accident | A Fateful Day

Captivating Valley of Patratu | Ranchi

I am brought up in Ranchi and Jamshedpur in Jharkhand, mainly. We thought of driving down the Patratu valley earlier but because of Naxalite threats, we didn’t pursue our plans earlier. Now, the areas are safe and free from the Naxalite menace. During this visit of my father, we thought of driving down to mesmerising Patratu valley and the serene Patratu dam. Surrounded by lush … Continue reading Captivating Valley of Patratu | Ranchi

Biked to Cross Tropic of Cancer | Ranchi

I recently bought a Royal Enfield Classic 350 Signal bike. My father and I just decided in the morning to drive the bike to cross the Tropic of Cancer and have our morning tea on a roadside eatery after crossing the Tropic line. The Tropic of Cancer is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. The Tropic of … Continue reading Biked to Cross Tropic of Cancer | Ranchi

Gondal | Town of Palaces and Vintage Cars

The Gondal state was one of the eight first class princely states of Kathiawar Agency during Bombay Presidency. The state spanned an area of about 1000 sq miles comprising four towns and more than 175 villages. Gondal finds mention in texts like Ain-i-Akbari (written in the reign of Akbar) and Mirat-i-Ahmadi as Vaghela state in Sorath (Saurashtra). The Gondal state in Kathiawar Agency was founded in 1634 by Thakore Shri Kumbhoji I Meramanji from Jadeja dynasty, who received Ardoi and other villages from his father Meramanji. Continue reading Gondal | Town of Palaces and Vintage Cars