Exploring Enchanting Southern Sri Lanka: A Week of Workation and Wonders

Step into the captivating world of Southern Sri Lanka, where historical charm, ocean vistas, and culinary delights converge. Join us on a week-long adventure through the cobbled pathways of Galle Fort, where each corner holds stories of the past, and the scent of the sea whispers tales of ancient trade winds. Immerse yourself in the magic of Bartizan Hotel, our ocean-facing oasis that seamlessly blends work and leisure, with a private balcony offering panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. From thrilling encounters with whales and elephants to savoring the authentic flavors of Sri Lankan cuisine, our journey is a symphony of experiences that will linger in your heart long after you’ve turned the last page.

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A Photograph A Day During India’s 68 Days Nationwide Lockdown

On the morning of March 25, 2020, the first day of the nationwide lockdown that started in India to fight the COVID-19 global pandemic, we decided to start documenting the lives of people during the lockdown with one photograph shot daily in the morning, from our balcony on the second floor of our building. We have continued our endeavour of taking one photograph a day through the different phases of the lockdown, which is ending today, May 31, 2020. During the lockdown, on May 20, 2020, the state of West Bengal was also hit by super cyclone Amphan, leaving behind a trail of destruction.

With the Government slowly trying to exit the lockdown and normalise the situation, we have decided to close this series with the last post being made today. By trying to capture the lives of the people over these last 68 days, we got to observe the human behaviour closely – how people were initially scared of the lockdown, then started living with it and eventually came to mocking it. We even witnessed how life went on after the destruction of Amphan. And, we finally came across a lot of heroes – some with and many without a uniform.

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