Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Yellow it is today


Today is 4th  day of Dussera

Color: Yellow


As this day of Chaturthi falls on Thursday, wear the  Yellow colour to celebrate the joy and enthusiasm of Sharad Navaratri. The colour is for  happiness and brightness. On this day, Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped. Goddess Kushmanda has eight hands and thus is also known as Ashtabhuja Devi.





Tuesday, September 27, 2022

2nd and 3rd day of Dussera


Today is 3rd day of Dussera

Color Royal Blue.


This special day is dedicated to Devi Chandraghanta, who is seen carrying half-moon on her forehead that represents emotional balance and keeps the mortals rooted to the basics.






Today is 2nd day of Dussera

Color Red.

The vibrance isassociated with Devi or Goddess.  This  day of the nine days belong to Goddess Brahmacharini. The Goddess who did severe penance. The word 'Brahmcharini' is derivative of the word Brahma.




Sunday, September 25, 2022

Day -1of 9 White


The Color of eternal peace

























Saturday, September 24, 2022





Today is Mahalaya which has special significance, especially for Bengalis,  this day marks the beginning of Durga Puja celebrations.   Goddess Durga arrives  to Earth from Kailash Parvat with her divine powers. It also marks the last day of Pitru Paksha. Kaash flower too arrives a few dsays before the Poojas, and is a sign that Poojas are about to start.


© Rajat Ghosh, available as stock image

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Saturday, September 10, 2022

To Kolkata on Hero Xpulse 4v


I was eating ice-cream on 1st September with a few friends of Royal kings as we mulled a trip to Kolkata, come 2nd I was off on a trip to Kolkata .

This was going to be a small quick trip and I wanted to see how the Hero Xpulse ( my new bike )  would perform on a trip on the Highway, normally I am used to riding a 500 cc Royal Enfield which has its own road presence , and it had enough power to overtake any vehicle that I needed to, 





It was 0845 hours and the weather prediction was rains from 1130 in Jamshedpur, and rains from 1430 in Kolkata, I had a small window to ride and make it to Kolkata without getting wet at either end of the trip.

Fingers crossed I set off yes I did have a rain coat but was hoping I would not have to use it.




Weather Gods were kind  to me mostly and soon I was approaching Kolkata.

I reached Kolkata and was greeted with a jam traffic jam, n managed to find a few workaround and kind of back roads to get to Belghoria expressway and then it was rains to contend with 




This Xpulse would prove to be no push over either, it was quiet smooth and I kept trying to find faults and if One is travelling alone I would say Xpulse 200 cc is just as capable, I usually ride at 80/ 90 kmph and most roads have speed limit of 100 kmph, well I rarely cross 100 on my 500 cc bike either.( unless overtaking a distracted driver ) so this round did go to Xpulse , cons the bike is too quiet and I did have to use the Horn to warn off some distracted folks on the road.





  While I am in Kolkata it means good food.



 Lots of lazing around


  Lots of get together “ Adda “



  Film shoots / editing / hanging out with intellectuals,

And of course there is rains and water logging



I was glad for the Xpulse with its 200 + mm clearance it let me do plenty of water wading and kept me a- OK   inspire of water logged roads there was a stretch near the irport from New town that had 3.7 feet of water and me and Xpulse did just fine through the water.

And soon it was time to  head back, the roads calling once again, Time to head back,,,





Near Jhargram, in West Bengal I took some time to go explore the red soil roads into the jungles



XPulse: it returned a average of 35 km/lit on this trip


Average speed from 75 to 91 kmph


Took a stop every 90 km on way back,



(While going took a stop at 175 km and then at 130 km)


I imagines there would be more vibration on the bike, but in fact even when I was riding at 90 kmph there was no vibration in the mirror, a strange fact as In My Royal Enfield I cant see nothing in the rear view mirror post 70kmph and its just shapes but on Xpulse it was great.



Only casualty my palm had a blister both ways, which I am blaming my Gloves.



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