If you are visiting Kolkata with kids, a visit to Science City is a must.It is the largest Science Center in the Indian Subcontinent under the National Council of Science Museums.It is a unique effort to bring everyone to love the laws of Science.Munch and Perk had a great time there too.They thoroughly loved the place and so did we.There is something there for everyone..
The Evolution Park
It is a theme park covering 7 large walk through dioramas with robotic prehistoric animals and plants.It shows the history of evolution of life.
The entrance to the evolution park
The Dynamotion Hall
Here there are various exhibits and props for visitors to experience and use and understand the underlying principles of Science.It is actually learning with fun. The Space Odyssey
It comprises a Space Theatre which is like a planetarium and we enjoyed the screening of the film Greece. This place also has a 3D vision theatre, a Mirror magic zone and a Time Machine which provides a virtual experience of a space flight.The kids specially had a gala time with the magic mirrors.
dining with yourself
It was an amazing place to be in and I would recommend it to all those who visit Kolkata with your little ones…this is a must visit .It is a fun day out for the entire family.
With the kids exams being over and the schools due to open only in the first week of April, we decided to take a short break and come back before the declaration of the results.We decided to make a short trip to the City of Joy…. yes to Kolkata.
I’ve been to Kolkata many times when I was a kid and it has been one of my least favourite metro. Coming from a small town ,I hated the crows…be it on the roads,the trains,the shops,the restaurants…you name it and there were hordes and hordes of people everywhere .Secondly the weather in summers used to be really humid and bad.(I usually went there with my parents during the summer hols).Delhi and Mumbai are also crowded cities but somehow I preferred them to Kolkata.
But this time when I decided to show my kids The City Of Joy..the heart of Bengal and what our culture is all about,this trip to Kolkata had a different meaning altogether.I saw the city with a different perspective this time.My husband and kids were literally going there for the first time and I had so much to tell them and brag about things I knew.They hung on every word I said.They went according to the itinerary I had prepared for them.They ate at places I recommended ,they bought music I chose and books I recommended.
I would take you through my five days in Kolkata in the subsequent posts.
Its been a terribly busy month. …is an understatement.Munch and Perk had their final exams,year end work in school,parties,parties and more parties,setting up home and finally throwing a house warming party too.
I missed the blog and all of you too.There is so much to share but I’ll start with a peep into my living room.
These new acquisitions have added charm to the living room.
The D-shaped table and the carved mirror are a valued possession.
I got these floating shelves made by the carpenter.
The living room is shaping up…and I am taking my time to do it up….what do you think?
As I had told you in the last post, we have finally been alloted a permanent accomodation in the station. Hence, was once again very busy shifting homes.But this time it was with a lot of joy as this one is a much bigger house than the previous one. The only negative being it is a first floor home.So, no lawn or garden for sometime.That’s one thing I have to live with now.
I would like to share with you all how I have done up the entrance to this home.
I need to put in a few plants but I couldn’t resist sharing this before that.I got these boxes made and painted them in bright colours.
What do you think?
Eleven years ..ten cities…five separations….two kids.
We’ve been through it all..would love to grow old together in peace now.
Yes, today is our eleventh wedding anniversary…and cherry on cake is Nani and Dadu arriving today.Yay!! And the biggest surprise…WE GOT A BIG HOUSE FINALLY TODAY!Cheers to that …!
I hope you’ve read my previous posts on the African Safari theme ladies meet that we organised at our mess and which kept me away from this blog for some time.If not you can read about it here and here and here.
We had a wild hat competition to go with the theme where the ladies had to use their creativity and bring along the wildest hat.There was tough competition indeed!Take a look…
Those are real berries… Great effort …that,isn’t it?Which one’s your favourite?
Any guesses as to the winner?
Yes…the winner was No……..2 and the runner up was no…3.
The preparations all done.It was the D-day and we were all set to receive our guests.
This was our reception table where the ladies signed before they entered.Along with that we had placed a map of africa at the reception where ladies would pin up their raffle numbers.
There was our safari guide Sam ready to guide the pretty ladies in…And look who is standing over our prizes for the evening?All these prizes are handmade and arranged on logs.
A view of the table settings…These folders are also handmade…
And as we waited for our guests to arrive,we had time enough for a photoshoot.
That’s us in our animal prints…
And the hosts themselves at the entrance…I love those tusks ..don’t you?
The guests have started trickling in …with their wild hats(more about those in later posts)
And there goes the raffle ticket…
A lot more fun awaits all…more about it in the next one….