There is something magical about day trips during winter until you realise that there are a number of things you will need to be mindful of. Sure, you do not need to worry about the heat or sweating and that itself is a very charming proposition but you would still need a few essentials that will make sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.
In my family, short trips were the norm. I would tag along with my parents even on some business trips. These were not exactly sightseeing trips, although some side excursions were always baked in. Those visits, prosaic to some, still drew me because there were always a few things in them that excited my senses. I’d scoop up and relish every opportunity just as the thirsty hands collect water and stay tightly together to keep every bit from slipping through. Lush countryside dotted with little villages, roadside hot tea, and unpaved roads bisecting the green fields were all a treat.
Jaggery is a type of unrefined sugar made from palm or sugar cane. It is used extensively in both sweet and savoury dishes across India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. A dash of jaggery when added to vegetables like bitter gourd reduces the bitterness to a great extent. Jaggery is also used in the preparation of cakes, pithas, kheer, etc.
Glycerine and rose water are always at the top of the list of skincare components for perfect skin. Still not convinced? Ask your mum or grandma; they will agree. Women have been employing these nutrients for generations to achieve youthful, moisturised, and radiant skin, owing to their numerous cosmetic benefits.
Just 34km away from Dinajpur city, Tangon river flows along the Indian border. There is a rubber dam with a bridge over the river. This spot in Bochaganj upazila, Dinajpur is called Ranighat Mor. But now it is known as “Bhabir Mor".