The new Skincare enthusiast

The entire era of lock down has changed many areas of our lives considerably. One such is the fact that now most of us have more time to be with ourselves, something essential yet mostly forgotten. So with the incessant parties and invitations taking a back step, I finally at the age of 31, got … Continue reading The new Skincare enthusiast

Pujor Khichudi 2020

Durga Pujo. The quintessential Bengali annual gala. Months of prep leading to the epic finale- the 4 (now 7) days of endless pandal hopping, sumptuous breakfast, lunch, dinner spreads, and late-night snacking. Unlimited Adda, getting stuck in the never-ending traffic at 3 am, long queues to the pandal, and the ultimate pushing and pulling to … Continue reading Pujor Khichudi 2020

Pandemic এ পুজো

পুজো তো প্রায় এসেই গেলো! তবে কি এই বছর কেমন যেনো  'feel' টা আসছেনা। কেনাকাটা শুরু করেছেন? আদৌ করবেন? সেই ছোটবেলা থেকে শুনে আসছি দুর্গা পুজো তে গায়ে নতুন কাপড় দিতে হয়ে, এবছর না হলে 'mask' ই দিলাম। তবু কি একটুও হইহুল্লোড় করবনা! কেজানে কি হবে?সেই গলধঘর্ম হয়ে ঠাকুর দেখা, লম্বা লাইন এ ভেপু বাজানো, … Continue reading Pandemic এ পুজো

A month into the Lockdown

With the outbreak of of the Covid 19 virus in the country, India imposed a lockdown on the movement of all citizens from 25th March, 2020. West Bengal had placed a similar lockdown in the state from a few days beforehand. This was something which each of us needed to get accustomed to, at every … Continue reading A month into the Lockdown

Life in times of Corona

We are at War. It’s Us vs It. It's crazy what a virus can do to our lives. Just a few days back we were going around freely, doing things that we needed to and didn’t need to. And then ‘you know who’ struck, and we all started running for a place to hide. When … Continue reading Life in times of Corona

Exploring Tbilisi

Tbilisi, the capital and the largest city of Georgia, won us over with subtle charms and gentle nudges. The city's picturesque architecture, an ever-lively arts and cultural scene, and the welcoming Georgian lifestyle is almost infectious. Numerous cafes serving good food, excellent range of lodging options from backpackers hostel to five star hotels, parks, plaza, … Continue reading Exploring Tbilisi

Getting around Georgia – 5 day itinerary

Good food Great wine Latticed balconies and cobbled streets Idyllic scenaries and breathtaking landscapes Unfettered hospitality and quite a bit of nightlife (for those who likes it), Georgia, holds in store something for every kind of traveller. This blog post will take you through a 5 day itinerary of this lesser known beautiful Eurasian province. … Continue reading Getting around Georgia – 5 day itinerary

Singapore- Eat, Shop and Roam

Singapore has been on the spotlight for tourism for some time now- but off late there has been a splurge in visitors. It offers a good package for a short trip- exposure to different cultures, excellent local food, great shopping opportunities, quaint neighborhoods and friendly people. So when I got an opportunity of a week … Continue reading Singapore- Eat, Shop and Roam

Travel Plates – Georgia

Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonald's? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria's mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled … Continue reading Travel Plates – Georgia

Arabian Tea House – A gateway to Dubai’s past

Today we'd talk about Arabian Tea House, Dubai.Old-timers still like to call it the Basta Art Café. It is not an exaggeration to call this neighborhood and eatery a cultural reference point of Dubai. A journey into Dubai’s past could well begin through the door of this quaint tea house in the Al Fahidi Historical … Continue reading Arabian Tea House – A gateway to Dubai’s past

Souq’ing up Dubai

It is likely that the Dubai of our imagination comprises skyscrapers soaring towards a cloudless blue sky, mega malls sitting in the once arid and empty landscape, rows of sports cars gleaming in the untiring sunshine, residents and tourists frolicking in designer swimwear on white sand beaches, and, perhaps, the odd camel. That vision is … Continue reading Souq’ing up Dubai

Gender Fluid Clothing & Grooming: Fighting the Pink Tax Menace

I remember going to a toy shop to buy a bicycle with my father, as a ten year old. Well, let me re-iterate, it was a bicycle I was looking for. Not a doll or a toy gun, which are more often than not slotted according to the gender of the kid, rather than their … Continue reading Gender Fluid Clothing & Grooming: Fighting the Pink Tax Menace