Reach Bose Dweep in 10 mins Thrilling BOAT ride

You have to Reach Aberdeen Jetty from Port Blair by road. Then take a Ferry ride (10 mins) to reach Ross Island. Ferries are available from Aberdeen Jetty at 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30 hours.

Its place flocked by the tourist so better be an early bird, As this island is now named after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, so let’s know about his contributions.

“One individual may die for an idea ; but after his death,
incarnate itself in a thousand lives. That is how the wheel
of evolution moves on and the ideas and dreams
of one nation are bequeathed to the next “by Bose

Subhash Chandra Bose known as Netaji was born and respectable middle-class Bengali family on 23rd January 1897. Subhash father Janki Nath Bose was a known public figure at Cuttack where he successively becomes the chairman of Cuttack Municipality and government pleader and Public Prosecutor. In 1912 Janki Nath becomes a member of Bengal Legislative Council and received the title of Rai Bahadur

“The secret of political bargaining is to
look more strong than what you really are”by Bose.

Subhash graduated from Calcutta University in 1919 and was first class in Philosophy. The same here his parents send him to England to complete his Indian Civil Service. In 1920 he appeared for ICS and came out force in order of merit.

However, Subhash did not complete the year of the profession in which every successful candidate in the examination was required to undergo.

The sequence of political development in India beginning with the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, followed by enactment of Rowlatt Act and the Congress resentment with the launch of non cooperation movement emotionally disturb boss and he decided to resign from much-awaited ICS in April 1921 explaining: I do not think that one could be loyal to the British Raj and yes sir India honestly, heart and soul.

“Nationalism is inspired by the highest human ideals of the human race, Satyam(the truth),
Shivam(the god),
Sundaram(the beautiful)”by Bose.

In 1929, Subhas Chandra Bose was elected president of all India trade union congress, the position which he held till 1931. In fact, by the time bose emerged as a prominent and influential leader of left-wing in the Indian National Congress. Give a dynamically to the youth and the students of the country on National scale, also telling the support of industrial workers by building up trade unionism on solid Foundation. 

“It does not matter who among us will live to see
India free. It is enough that India shall be free and that we shall give our all to make her free” by Bose.

In the words of Michael Edward: Bose was perhaps the only genuinely Revolutionary Indian national leader and took genuinely Revolutionary Road.

Had no faith in gradualism or in parliamentary democracy as a system suited to economically and socially backward countries. He was deeply influenced by the romantic pacifism of Nazi Germany, yet he represented the continuing achievement of religious and cultural nationalism. 

Though many office political ideas came from Germany, Italy and the Soviet Union, his model for an independent India was based on a turkey of Kamel Ataturk. When a stone Centre authority head solves the problem of social change, then perhaps, the masses would be ready for democracy. (British India 1772- 1947 page 292)

Visiting this island is dwelling in preserved past, where plants have taken over human homes and saga of history could be heard by gigantic roots and abandoned houses.

History: Ever since Dr James Pattison Walker arrived in Port Blair aboard the East India Company’s steam frigate ‘Senuramis’ on 10 March 1858, this island remained under British occupation till 1942. From 1942 to 1945, the island was under the occupation of Japanese.

However, the allies reoccupied the island in 1945 and later abandoned it. During British occupation, this island was the seat of power of the British. In April 1979, the island was handed over to the Indian Navy, which set up a small post, INS Jarawa, named after one of the indigenous tribes of the Andaman group of islands.

Ross Island is controlled by the Indian navy, which requires every visitor to sign in on entering. It was during the British rule that the island was developed to a perfect township. Many reminiscent of the old British regime are still alive in this stunning Island.


The Ross Island is about 2 km east of Port Blair and can be reached by a short boat ride from Phoenix Bay Jetty. The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like Ballroom, Chief Commissioner’s House, Govt. House, Church, Hospital, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool and Troop Barracks, all in a dilapidated condition, reminiscent of the old British regime.

Ross Island is controlled by the Indian navy, which requires every visitor to sign in on entering. It was during the British rule that the island was developed to a perfect township. 

Many reminiscent of the old British regime are still alive in this stunning Island. The Ross Island is about 2 km east of Port Blair and can be reached by a short boat ride from Phoenix Bay Jetty.

The island presently houses the ruins of old buildings like Ballroom, Chief Commissioner’s House, Govt. House, Church, Hospital, Bakery, Press, Swimming Pool and Troop Barracks, all in a dilapidated condition, reminiscent of the old British regime.


Pondicherry calling:”give time a break”

Pondicherry is a glaring example of the secular culture of the region and the country. An overnight journey from Bangalore offers you a time break as same resonate in state slogan words “give time a break”.

An overnight journey from Bangalore offers Banglorites a lovely break from their busy schedule.

Pondicherry is a concoction of French cuisine to the desi south Indian dishes, Gothic architecture churches and  Gothic Islamic architecture Meeran mosque to Dravidian style temples.

Chief Secretariat

The territory of Puducherry comprises the former French establishment in India known as Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe ,yanam. French handed over territory to India in 1954. Subsequently, it was administered as an acquired territory, till 1962 when it was made a union territory by the 14 th constitutional amendment Act.

How to reach:

I took a greenline bus from Madiwala (Bangalore)with sleeper AC bus and it was a comfortable journey.
By Road: Pondicherry lies on NH45. Chennai (150 km from Pondicherry) and Bangalore (320 km from Pondicherry) are the nearest metros cities.

By Bus: Buses to Pondicherry are available frequently from some of the major nearby cities, including Chennai, Thanjavur, Trichy, Coimbatore, Bangalore, and Madurai

By Train: Nearest Railway Station is Villupuram (35 km from Pondicherry); well connected to cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, and Trivandrum

By Air: Puducherry Airport is a domestic airport in Lawspet district of Pondicherry. It has regular flights from Bangalore. Chennai Airport (135 km from Pondicherry) is the nearest international airport.

Places to visit(what WE EXPERIENCED)

We stayed at the hotel which has a good location and food availability then we hire a scooter at 250 per day and traveller had to submit his id proof as security.


Remembering the Sri Aurobindo and his views on the renaissance of India in nineteenth-century had three aspects from his book “the Renaissance in  india”

A)It aimed at a recovery of the old spiritual gospel contained in sacred books of country,researchers helped the people in the west and India to understand and appreciate the achievement of the Indians in past

B)this re-invigorated spirituality inspired fresh activity in the field of philosophy, literature, art etc.
c)An attempt was made to deal in an original way with modern problems in the light of the new inspiration.

All religion people are here seeking wisdom
Whole ashram is a glaring example of the latest technology for water purification and Solar powered freezer.


This place reminds us that thoughts of the great leader remain forever AUROBINDO believes that the spiritual and intellectual advances of India is bound to come.

Photography of inside serine , pious environment is prohibited. So , only outside view

3.Paradise beach:

Paradise Beach which is a pristine, untouched expanse of white sand and shallow waters presence of beautiful sea creature as coloured crabs nesting and playing is visible. Recent Tall pillared façade is added attraction for best photoshoots.

4.French war memorial:

we also visited the gigantic French war memorial, which is a window to the past dated back to world war 1constructed in memory of brave soldiers, situated in the Goubert Avenue.    

5.GANDHI Jayanti and celebration and police commemoration anniversary:

Remembering the ideals of Gandhi even after 150 years his ideas still remain relevant who fought against the caste system and was instrumental in abolishing the practice of untouchability.

Planning of police commemoration anniversary


6. Glimpses of nightlife:

Rocking nightlife with a whole range of beverages give you exotic experience and moreover few cafés as La Café remain open 24 hours, where we celebrated my birthday  that would also be remembered as Destination birthday

7.Botanical GARDEN

Perfect place to become a child again and ride in toy train.

8.Best hubs for shopping :

Muthu silk plaza
Mission street
Serenity beach bazar

9. Few other things to do

Bicycle tour of the city
Bonefire at the beaches
Volunteer at Auroville
Tour of DUNE eco-village


Unforgettable Notre-Dame of Paris Before 2019 Fire Incident

Note of 2019 fire incident

The fire that destroyed two-thirds of the roof of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on 15 APRIL 2019 did more than damage a beloved historic landmark: It also endangered the vast collection of Christian relics and artwork housed both within the building and on its grounds.

One of the cathedral’s most precious treasures — a relic of the crown of thorns believed to have been worn by Jesus Christ at the time of his crucifixion — was saved from the flames, according to the rector of the cathedral, Monsignor Patrick Chauvet.(media report )

But the condition of many of its other treasures — including sculptures, paintings, stained glass windows and liturgical art and relics — remained unclear, Chauvet said. He said the main threats to the artwork were fire, smoke damage and falling material like melted lead.
(media report )


Paris is not only a Gothic architecture masterpiece but a site which was also the focus of Catholic Paris for 700 years.

Although the cathedral is not France’s oldest or largest cathedral, it has very little completion in beauty and architectural harmony.

The work on the cathedral started in 1163 by Maurice de Sully, who was the bishop of Paris at the time.

It took 182 years to complete this building in the summer of 1345.

As Paris has changed, Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris) also changed and grown over the years trying to fit into the rapid changes Paris went through.

At some point, the cathedral was already scheduled for deconstruction. It was mostly due to the incredible popularity of the book Hunchback of Notre-Dame(by Victor Hugo’s) which restored the interest in the Gothic period

The cathedral was stayed untouched while eventually restoring its original glory. In the middle of the nineteenth century, after it was severely damaged during the French Revolution, the world famous Architect Viollet-le-Duc was placed in charge of the renovations.

The Notre Dame cathedral is practically huge, The interior alone is 425 feet long, 150 feet wide and 115 feet high. It can practically host 5000 worshippers at a given pray.


In the Catholic church, places of worship differ depending on their importance and their purpose.

The cathedral is the seat of a bishop, who leads a diocese.

It is, therefore, a crucial place of worship for Parisian Catholics, who gather there to attend daily Masses or to participate in the main liturgical celebrations of the Christian calendar.

Cathedrals are therefore always quite prestigious, comparable only with basilicas, which are generally built over the tomb of a saint and house important religious relics.

Notre Dame is the cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Paris; that is, it is the church that contains the cathedra (official chair) of the Archbishop of Paris, currently André Vingt-Trois.

The cathedral treasury is notable for its reliquary, which houses the purported crown of thorns, a fragment of the True Cross and one of the Holy Nails – all instruments of the Passion and a few of the most important first-class relics.