West Bengal

Chittoda’s Dokan at Decker’s Lane: Home to Kolkata’s Finest Street Food!

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 …

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50+ Incredible Photos of Kolkata Durgapuja Pandals

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 …

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Photo Essay: Bakultala Bazar, Kolkata – Cacophony of a Fish Market!

“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 …

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Exploring the Kebabs and Biryani at Zakaria Street, Kolkata with a Map

About this blog: Zakaria Street is located near Chitpur, one of the oldest localities in Kolkata. Zakaria Street houses Nakhoda Masjid, the largest mosque of East India! During Ramzan (Ramadan), Zakaria street comes live with various food for Iftari. Gastronomes of Kolkata highly revere Zakaria street’s Iftar spread of Biryani, kebabs, haleem, halwa etc. This …

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Cabin Restaurants of Calcutta: The Love Shacks in the Heart of an Old Metropolis!

About the blog: The old school cabin restaurants of Kolkata are the remnants of old lifestyle instilled at the heart of our Mahanagar, Calcutta! No fuss eating houses serving local favorites of Chops and Fries and Cutlets, often bearing a touch of Anglo households, are distinctive to Kolkata. Here is a list of the Cabin …

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Bijoya Sammiloni: A Trip Down the memory lane with Food Spread and Familia!

Post Puja depression is a real thing in a Bengali’s lifespan. And whom to blame? In the dingy old alleys of Kolkata, the festivities bring is an unprecedented light. It ushers the old metropolis with a much-needed splurge of energy, a measure to sustain the ensuing mellow winter, cruel summer and deluge rendering monsoon! Pin …

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Bridging the Border: In Search of Bangladeshi food in Kolkata: Kasturi Restaurant!

Kasturi Restaurant: One of the Best Bengali Restaurants in Esplanade Area! About this blog: Kasturi Restaurant is an old Bangladeshi place in the heart of Kolkata and is one of the best places to eat in the city. They flare up a typical Bangladeshi meal full of fresh river fish and bhartas. You generally do …

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Bonedi Barir Durga Puja Parikrama of Kolkata (Updated with Map)

About this blog: Bonedi Barir Durgapuja takes you through the century old Bengali Zamindar or wealthy households of Kolkata and Bengal where traditional rituals, customs are observed. The eldest daughter in law of the household whispers to Maa Durga’s ears, “Aasche Bochor abar esho”…Come again next year, such is the charm and homeliness of these …

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How to Ride the Kolkata Metro Rail or Subway: Insider Tips from a Local Girl!

Metro Rail or Subway? What is in a name! The Kolkata Metro Rail is the underground (mostly) public commute system running since three decades and diligently connecting two parts of the city, north and south, Dumdum to Tollygunge. As the city of Kolkata grew with time with more people and started engulfing more spaces from …

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