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Ashis Ghatak

Ashis Ghatak is a teacher in senior secondary school of Kolkata. During his frequent trips to the mountains, he keeps company with folk music, his camera and a note-pad to record his journey. 

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Tale of Two Cities

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Have camera, will travel

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