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Addabaazi in Kolkata
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Shonar Bengal

Addabaazi in Kolkata

Sumona Chakravarti starts her Bengal trip from Kolkata, where she meets locals to understand the concept of Adda, which is synonymous with Bengalis. She enjoys jhalmuri and Badshahi Mutton with local families in North Kolkata.

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Green Living
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Goan Gullies

Green Living

Goa’s indigenous ecosystem has given way to sustainable tourism and a balanced way of living. From responsible Dolphin watching to supporting organic produce, farming communities, Rocky and Mayur, take a step back to become conscious tourists and learn from the sensible green Goan ambassadors.

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Toy Train Ride
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Toy Train Ride

After taking lessons in rock climbing, Sumona Chakravarti meets Baishali, who takes her to Ghum railway station, the highest railway station in India. Sumona takes a trip down memory lane as she rides a toy train.

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Jamming in Kolkata
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Jamming in Kolkata

Sumona Chakravarti visits Aasmaan, an art and cultural centre by Kolkata Creative Waste Art Centre where tins, plates and other metal objects are converted into musical instruments. She also meets a musical group, that raps in Bengali as well as Hindi.

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