The day reminds me of last year when it was same date and my friend's birthday and a trip happened because I hate get togethers for the sake of Birthdays and Anniversary celebrations, not because I don ' t like birthdays but these social occasional gatherings are so boring. School was fun because it was a day to escape regular school uniforms and dress in casual ones. Till the time I came in college I preferred escaping from the city and common people around to the place with new people and be myself.
Last year on this day we were in Calcutta and it was my friend's birthday on 6th March and I suggested to take a day off and en-route to Shantiniketan (2 hours journey from Calcutta). We heard it as a place owned by Tagore Family with his homes and Viswa Bharti University.
When asked by our colleagues and friends we were told it demands not more than a half day visit and nothing much is there. But there was something in the name of it that tempted me and so as a part of self research I asked to the ravel friend of mine about the place and she shared the details about the stay in the village and Shanibarer Haat(Market which occurs only on Saturdays and thus the name).
Incidentally birthday was falling on Sunday so we planned for the weekend. It was Saturday early afternoon when out train reached Shantiniketan, hired an auto for Shakuntala Stay in Sonajhuri Village. While Auto ride it seemed like a regular town, we passed through Tagore house, Kopai River and soon reached at our stay.