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 second  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. I have also worked 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 various heritage based portals.

I have also two peer reviewed academic papers published in the KalaKalpa journal, which is a UGC-Care referred  journal published by the IGNCA-MInistry of Culture. Currently I write articles on history, heritage, and political history for the the Firstpost and CNNNews18. I have also written for the  Financial Express, The Daily Guardian, Goti Doinik (Assam-Silchar daily), Bonikabarta-Silkroute (a Bangladesh daily), Organiser, OpIndia, and Livehistory.

My book titled “Himachal Temples and the Bengal connection” was published by Garuda Prakashan this year on 23rd January.

My name: Monidipa Bose Dey

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