|— Wikipedian ♂ —|
At the Wikimedia Meetup - St Johns Church
|Born||8th February 1981|
Kolkata , West Bengal , India
|Current location||Kolkata , West Bengal , India|
|Languages||Bengali , Hindi , English|
|Blood type||A+ (A positive)|
|Family and friends|
|Education and employment|
|Primary school||South Point School|
|High school||South Point High School|
|University||Sikkim Manipal University|
|Hobbies, favourites and beliefs|
|Hobbies||Blogging , Photography , Reading books , Listening to music|
eCommerce consultant by profession, I am an avid foodie and travel addict. Places with heritage value or natural beauty and small eateries popular locally are subjects on which I love to blog. I love to communicate with locals and find out stories wherever I visit. Though I do not consider myself a serious photographer, I love clicking pictures and share them along with my stories.
Whenever I get some time, I contribute to Wikipedia, mostly editing articles and adding relevant pictures. I contribute my pictures to Wikimedia Commons too. For the past five seasons I am attending the Wikipedia Takes Kolkata photo scavenger hunt. I was the organiser of the last one. Read my posts on the third and fourth seasons.
I love cooking and mixing recipes to create something new. I have won several pan India food blogging competitions for my innovative recipes.
To challenge myself I have participated in 100 Wiki Days and the subjects of my first attempt were heritage places, notable women and local food. I wrote the articles in Bengali Wikipedia. Unfortunately I had to abandon the challenge after 95 days as I was travelling in no internet zone.
Details and progress of the challenge can be seen [here]
I have started the challenge for the second time. This time I will be writing articles for both English and Bengali Wikipedia. The subject would be Notable Women in Sports.
I participated in the [UNESCO Challenge] and won the special prize given by the Swedish National Heritage Board.
Unfortunately as I was travelling in a no internet zone, I could not update my total points and missed the top 10 listing although I had the required points. Hoping to make it in the coming challenges :D
I blog about heritage, travel, food and photography here