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 […]
Naropa Festival: Tracing Back Antiquity at the Kumbh mela of Himalaya at Hemis Monastery, Ladakh
The Naropa Festival at Ladakh, High Passes of Himalaya: Touching the Peaceful Soul of Ladakhi Culture A riot of colours splashed against the bleak mountains of highlands of Ladakh as the monks from Hemis monastery emerged from the fold of barren lifeless Ladakhi mountains. The relics dating back to antiquity, believed to be handed down to Naropa […]
Durgapuja 2018 in Kolkata: A Complete Guide to the Grandest Bengali Carnival!
Durgapuja 2018: To be or not to be in Kolkata (Your complete travel guide to experience the Durgapuja 2018 in West Bengal!) The first memory of Durgapuja in my mind is of Purulia Express, along with a huge pile of the crowd, jostling with the urgency of an army evacuation on the 8 number platform […]
Kolkata Durgapuja: A Melancholy
If I have to tell you to come visit Kolkata, I need to tell you all about Durgapuja. All of it. The annual homecoming session is Durgapuja for the whole of Bengal. Hindu Bengalis believe the Goddess Durga takes a break from her household in Kailas and comes to her maternal home with four children. […]