My first impression of Kurukshtera was that I did not like it very much; there was something about it that I couldn’t quite place. But as soon as I started interacting with the local people, I started warming up to it. In fact, today, after all these months, I am still in touch with a few of the sweet and friendly people of Kurukshetra. After exhibition hours, I visited ‘Bhrama Sarovar’ with the team members and even though I have never believed in Mahabharata, this place soaked me with peace. Given a chance, I would love to visit the land of Mahabharata once again.
— Amalendu Maji, as told to SEBS Blog team: Nitin, Ishan and Jigu.
(Amalendu Maji, a very generous Bong and an absolute foodie who infects people with his smile, joined this biodiversity express to inspire and inspire he does. An oceanographer by academics, his traits vary through art, travel, friendly singing of Bengali songs, patiently listening to people’s stories and telling his own with a twinkle in his eyes.)