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

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

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

Where the Durga Pratimas are Made in Kolkata: Guide for Photowalk in Kumartuli, 2019!

About this blog: I intent this blog to help you take a self-guided photography tour to the by-lanes of Kumartuli, where Durga Idols are made. An intense destination for a culture lover, Kumartuli is an old neighborhood by the banks of Ganga, tucked in the old dingy lanes of North Kolkata, Uttar Kolkata as Bengalis … Read more Where the Durga Pratimas are Made in Kolkata: Guide for Photowalk in Kumartuli, 2019!