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, with the aim of documenting them for the future generations. 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. 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, UGC Care referred peer reviewed journal, and various heritage based portals. Currently I write articles on history and heritage for the Financial Express, Firstpost, The Daily Guardian, Goti Doinik (Assam-Silchar daily), and Bonikabarta-Silkroute (a Bangladesh daily). I have also written few articles for OpIndia and Livehistory.

My name: Monidipa Bose Dey

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