About this blog: Planning a trip to Darjeeling and want to explore the pristine Himalayan hamlets of North Bengal? This travel guide will help you prepare for what to expect in Darjeeling and must know travel tips before visiting Darjeeling. These set of Darjeeling travel tips are furbished keeping in mind you are planning a … Read more DARJEELING Mon Amour: Useful Travel Tips for the First Time Visitors
Look, I am going to be candid here. It sucks to be at home, day in day out, under the lockdown. And be scared. And look at the phone screen all the time, whether Netflixing or searching for Corona memes or something else. Whatever. Time to time, Trump or others make appearances, with their bat … Read more 30 Things That will Happen in Kolkata When lockdown Ends
About this blog: Kolkata biryani stands as a triumph on the face of food fascists. Not just the present political skirmishes but it survived the British colonists, the riot that rendered partition to the subcontinent and whatever followed suit. It made its way to the commoners from the lavish regal kitchen with elan. Unequivocally, it … Read more The Potato in Mutton Biryani of Kolkata and Where to Find The Best One!
About this blog: Indian folk art is not just sustainable, they are ecologically made out of scraps and take unforeseen aesthetic shapes. often times, they are the yield of a thriving cottage industry. Women folks of a village make them in their lone time, in between household chores and performing mammoth other responsibilities, which range … Read more Saras Mela: a Winter Handicraft Fair in Kolkata
About this blog: Bankura Horses (Bengali: বাঁকুড়ার ঘোড়া) are superior examples of ancient Indian folk art. Heavily revered for “elegant stance and unique abstraction of basic values” imbibed in this art form, Bankura horses are worshiped as Dharmathakur’s bahan and often symbolically sacrificed at “Thans”. The terracotta art-forms of Bankura horses have made entry to … Read more The Curious Case of Bankura Horses: India’s Quintessential Best SOUVENIR
[This is NOT a blog post to tell you to travel or not during the worldwide breakout of Covid 19 pandemic. I am writing this from a lock-down house in Bangalore. This is just an account of how life panned out in past one month, with a series of events occurring while Corona Virus took … Read more A Death, Indian Spring and a month in Kolkata: Life in the Times of Corona!
About this blog: This is a photo-blog on traditional Bengali wedding celebration. It illustrates wedding rituals, Bengali culture, what we eat, how we roll and captures moments that I found evocative! One of my cousin brothers got married less than a month back! By the virtue of now-fading-but-once-thriving great Indian joint families, we had spent … Read more 7 Bengali Cultural Traits Reinstated as I attended a Family Wedding! (Photo heavy Blog)
About this blog: Kolkata, the grandmother of all Indian mega-cities, has received many an accolade for her intense street food culture. Decker’s Lane in Kolkata is one of the oldest surviving street food hubs, that traces back history in the eventful days of British Raj. The fact that Decker’s Lane features few century old food … Read more Chittoda’s Dokan at Decker’s Lane: Home to Kolkata’s Finest Street Food!
About this blog: Kolkata Durgapuja is an enigmatic celebration of life and Bengali culture. Inclusive in nature, Durgapuja in Kolkata touches life at the most obscure points. From marginalized groups of child labor and sex workers from city’s oldest red light zone, to Rabindranath’s nuanced literature, Durgapuja transforms the city into a fairy tale land … Read more 50+ Incredible Photos of Kolkata Durgapuja Pandals
“Do not make this class a fish market!” our teachers would chide invariably at the onset of a new session post summer holidays! I vaguely remember visiting a fish market, the chaos, the mayhem, the excited middle aged Bengali fathers, in search of the freshest carp! It was not until I started living in Delhi … Read more Photo Essay: Bakultala Bazar, Kolkata – Cacophony of a Fish Market!