India Trip 2012


Timeline: January 11 – January 24
Places visited: Vellore, Chennai, Kolkata
Total distance travelled: Over 4,800 km

Heritage

Indian Coast Gaurd

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Hindustan Visit


Timeline: February 10 – February 18

Attended the 34th ICANN meeting and Open Source India Week at New Delhi… details later!

Ahsan Manzil Visit


I’ve been hearing about Ahsan Manzil since childhood, but never got the chance to visit it since it’s located in a different part of Dhaka. I went to that area for the first two months ago, and decided to go there again to visit the Ahsan Manzil. So my friend Shan and I kept making plans and finally went there today… and it was worth it. It’s a beautiful architectural monument that reminded me of our gloried past.

Ahsan Manzil
Located on the banks of Buriganaga river and very near to Sadarghat Launch Terminal, it was the residential palace of the Nawabs of Dhaka. Now turned into a museum, it has 31 rooms and 23 galleries displaying portraits, furnitures and household articles and utensils used by the Nawabs.


Front view of Ahsan Manzil

Closed on Thursday, the museum is open from 10:30 to 17:30 on weekdays, and 15:00 to 19:30 on Friday during summer time (April – September). During winter (October – March), it’s open from 9:30 to 16:30 on weekdays and 15:00 to 19:30 on Friday. Go ahead and spend an hour or two at Ahsan Manzil and enjoy it’s beauty only in return of a 2 taka entry fee.

Check out more pictures of Ahsan Manzil.

River Cruise on Buriganga


I was very excited about the cruise on Buriganga river, but all my excitement died within half an hour of reaching Sadarghat Launch Terminal. The place is way too dirty and full of beggars of all ages. The river is fucking dirty and smells shit.

I’ll never ever go back to that place without a very good reason. I never imagined a part of Dhaka could be so ugly.

Water Kingdom Visit


It was my first time at Water Kingdom in Ashulia and I really enjoyed it. With me was Sumon and two of his cousins and we had a good time together. There was a large crowd since it’s Eid holiday, but we took it as an advantage as we could see far more number of “wet” girls than we could in any other time of the year! ;)

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