Friday, September 21, 2012

Sand n Surf, a new tourist location

Want to escape from the hustle & bustle of Kolkata? Well Mandarmani will be an obvious choice.

Mandarmani is a recently developed tourist destination, known for its serenity and beach resorts. Though Digha and Mandarmani are in close proximity, Mandarmani is different from Digha. Mandarmani is becoming popular among the tourists for its unexplored sea beach.

Mandarmani is a seaside resort village in East Midnapore district, one of the southern districts of West Bengal and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. You can reach Mandarmani by a highway

It is almost 180km from Kolkata Airport on the Kolkata - Digha route and just 14km from Chaulkhola. Mandarmani has a 13 km long motorable beach, probably the longest motorable beach road in India.

You can reach Mandarmani through buses. Buses including Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC) or WBSTC buses for Digha, leave from Esplanade/ Dharmatala almost every hour. You have to get down at Chawalkhola and then take an auto-rickshaw / taxi to Mandarmani.

You can also take your car during the weekend and enjoy a pleasant drive to Mandarmani but try to avoid driving on the beach.

There are several accommodations including Sonar Bangla, Sana Beach Resort, Rose Valley, Candlewood Park, Eco Villa, Digante and Hotel Bijoy .

Take a walk on the calm & clean beach, enjoy the tranquility and listen to the waves crashing upon the shore and forget about work pressure. You can also come across few fishermen who do their daily duty noiselessly.

It is advised to have information on high tides as water might reach up to the beach level during high tides.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Beveled Glass

A beveled edge refers to an edge of a structure that is not perpendicular (but instead often at 45 degrees) to the faces of the piece. Beveled edges are a commonnly found in window panes and mirrors.

Beveled glass is usually made by taking one-quarter inch-thick clear glass and creating a one-inch bevel on one side around the entire periphery. These bevels act as prisms in the sunlight creating an interesting color diffraction which both highlights the glasswork and provides a spectrum of colors which would ordinarily be absent in clear float glass.
"Beveled glass" can be obtained as clusters which are arranged to create a specific design. These can vary from simple three or four piece designs, often used in top lights (commonly known as transoms) of windows and conservatories, to more complex combinations of many pieces, suitable for larger panels such as doors and side screens (known in the door industry as sidelites).
Beveled Glass has also been used with clear and colored textured glass to create designs. Textured glass is typically 1/8" thick and has a distinct visible texture. The combination of beveled glass is juxtaposed to the textured glass creating dramatic visual effects.

I made a wall hanging decorative piece by using the beveled glass.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cloudy Day

Some pictures of a cloudy day as taken from my parent's place some times back. I remembered it rained heavily after that...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Fancy Clock

A fancy wall hanging clock with outlined glass liner and filled with glass painting colours.

Friday, March 27, 2009

A sudden drizzle

A bright & sunny morning was transformed into a cloudy and dark day with a sudden welcome drizzle. I waited for the rainbow, but it never occurred. Maybe next time......