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Hippies in disguise

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

I am almost 40 and so far I have lived in 5 countries, 11 cities and moved 15 times. Born in Tinsukia, raised in Kolkata, ethnically East Asian and culturally identified as a Bengali. I am also married to a Bengali boy born and raised in Kolkata.

Even though my life started as it would for any girl from a similar upper middle class socio-economic background from Kolkata, it did evolve into something quite interesting. I have always enjoyed travelling and exploring new places. My first trek at 16 in the foothill of the Himalayas in the Sikkim region, changed my perspective towards life (not sure if it was fresh air or the exhaustion of walking 10 miles on average for seven days straight that bought it about). After that adventure, I felt like I could conquer the world. Nothing was impossible. Incidentally, my class twelve board exams came soon after and all the romanticism vanished. All I have to say is that I was able to survive college and the painful years to follow by watching re-runs of the hit sitcom FRIENDS. I owe them so much more than a few good laughs.

Life and me, both became interesting only after I met my husband. We were 25. We liberated each other. We travelled together, for work, for fun and just for the sake it. We made the hibernating hippies in us wake up from years of peaceful slumber. It has not been easy, most of it was a struggle and still is but every second of it has been worth it. We live for the adventures and we long to explore new possibilities with similar zeal, as we did 15 years ago. Life as I say, might have been difficult but never boring.

At this junction of our lives, I feel I need to start a blog as we need to share it with the world and most importantly record the memories as they might get lost in the mundane details of everyday life. I know I will not be a regular here, but I will try to enrich this space with the memories that sparkle and leave a smile on the reader's face.

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Welcome to Vancouver! Can't wait to share in your journey through the written word.


Nov 30, 2021

Full of memories. A journey from Tinsukia to your present place Vancouver weaves a colourful contour till now and hope many more . obviously makes me nostalgic .love to travel through this with you both .waiting for more..


Satyajit Das
Satyajit Das
Nov 27, 2021

Tinsukia to Vancouver- long happy arc of a rainbow. Best Wishes always

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