About Me

An eternal traveller, with wheels under my feet, I cannot sit still in my house for too long. I travel, and as I travel I do what I love doing the most: photograph the places, almost as if I am documenting them; perhaps with an unconscious desire that I will enjoy them at some point of time in life when I no longer possess those wheels under my feet. Until then, I will keep exploring the beautiful places and the rich heritage of my country, and photo documenting them. Alongside photo documenting, I also write about the places and monuments that I have visited as blog articles. Since my main area of interest is history with a particular focus on iconography, my blog-posts attempt to share the heritage structures that I see and the history behind them, while exploring the iconography behind the various temple sculptures. So do keep reading and exploring with me, as I learn and write about ancient India; its heritage, religion, and culture.

For a more formal introduction to myself:

Born and brought up in Kolkata, I have stayed and worked in Kolkata, Mumbai, as well as in Delhi. A Masters in Lifesciences, I further did a Bachelors in Education with the aim of becoming a teacher; however, fate had other plans. As I changed cities, I moved on to being a sales team leader, finally ending up as a freelance research oriented writer. As of now I work as an educational consultant, lesson plan developer, content creator and reviewer. In the near past I have worked as the Head of Publications for a Delhi based NGO (Youth For Heritage Foundation), which was working towards creating general awareness about heritage. Following my love for photography and art, I have completed a one year diploma course in photography from the Birla Institute of Management and Futuristic Studies (Kolkata), and a three year art and craft course from the Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratisthan (Kolkata). I have been fortunate enough to have my travel and heritage related photographs and articles featured and published in newspapers, print magazines, and heritage based portals. Currently, I write a weekly column on heritage and travels for the OpIndia and Financial Express media houses.

My name: Monidipa Bose Dey

To ask any questions do get in touch at any of the given email addresses.

monidipadey@rocketmail.com

monidipadey@gmail.com