Sundarbans - The Home of The Royal Bengal Tiger

on Monday, January 26, 2009

Forests and wild life fascinate most of us. The nature, the beauty, the fear and most of all, the chase, are all the factors which makes a trip to a jungle the most sort after one. Being away from the hussles and bussles of the urban life and listing to the songs sung by other species gives each and every one of us the relaxation we all so dearly want! In fact, psycologists believe that watching wild life helps our mind to relax.

So, me and my friend decided to catch up some "wild" actions and embarked upon a journey of our life time to The Sundarbans viz The Beautiful Forests, home to the most eligant and graceful cats of all, The Royal Bengal Tiger!

It was a sort 2 day - 1 night trip via a ferry owned and organized by the West Bengal Tourism Development Board. Altough we didnt catch up with one of the cats :( .. we did plunge into some wonderful moments and experiences. Heres a small snap shot of what we experienced:

You can view more pictures of Sundarbans from here.

All in all, it was a weekend of a life time! The mangrove trees, the sea side, the moonlit winter night, grazing dears and the hope of catching a chase.. it was an out of the world experience for me! However unlucky I might have been this time, but I will definitely catch the king next time!

If you would also like to see the Royalty in full freedom, do visit Sundarbans whenever you come down to Bengal! You can read more about Sundarbans from here:

Suggested Books

The Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans

Spell of the Tiger: The Man-Eaters of Sundarbans

Mangrove Swamps of the Sundarbans

What Does It Take to Succeed in a Business Online?

on Thursday, January 22, 2009
Success of an online business depends on a lot of factors - your business model, your offerings, the industry in which you operate, the usability of your website, the search engine friendliness of your website and most of all, your intent!

It might sound a bit silly, but your intent is the most important thing which will decide whether your business will be a successful one or not! Take for example The brand basically offers services in the field of link building. We had a good model, interesting packages, good knowledge about the industry which was regularly updated, a wonderful site which was Search Engine Friendly as well. So, what?? Didnt most of our competitors had these?? They did. Yet, why we stood out was because of our intent. We intended to be the "Reliable Link Building Partners" of our customers and always strived to create good value for them. This was what set us apart from most of our competitors and hence, the point which made a lot of difference.

We had good intentions, not only from the client's prospective, but also from the employees' prospective as well. We always provided opportunities to the needy and the freshers. Hence, grooming them to take the first big step of their lives!

The whole point here is that before you start off with an online business, always ask yourself the following questions:

1. What does my business stands for?
2. Am I helping myself only with my site or a larger number of people?

Most people start off a website with the sole purpose of making money from it. However, I feel that your primary objective should be to "create value" for the visitors. Every visitor who comes to your site must go as a more knowledgeable, satisfied and a better person.

Remember, What you chase always runs away from you!

So my friends, ask yourself some tough questions before you begin a business, do some soul searching and get your intent right!