A Food Walk in Office Para, Kolkata

Office time, office goers and Office Para are entities in itself in Kolkata. If you thought that Wall street and New Yorkers are the only ones making a statement with their fast forward give-a-damn walks and attitude...think twice. You are yet to peep into the Metro Rail, public buses, local trains and ofcourse the business … Continue reading A Food Walk in Office Para, Kolkata

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Super Gummy Vitamins- Chewable Vitamin Supplements for Children

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Mothers are eternally and instictually worried about the nutrition and health of their kids no matter how old they get. This has been an observation that has both amused and irked me… until I became one of those ever worried mothers. Now I know this is legit or atleast I believe so!

Super Gummy vitamin supplements are chewable vitamins for the growing needs of kids above 3 years of age.
The 100% vegetarian, fat free gummies comes in 4 flavours and can be an excellent add on to the regular diet of toddlers and preschoolers.
Being a doctor myself, I feel there is no better way than giving your child simple home cooked meals and ample fruits and veggies. But being a mother, I know how sticking to that is not always practically feasible especially when it comes to fussy toddlers or at times when you are travelling.
The…

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The Ordeals of Being a Father

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Last night had been one of the most difficult nights of my life. Even the night before the final exams- which is the dread of every student at college- was a cakewalk compared to this !
It had begun well. Baby Sharo had retired to bed a little early than her usual 1030 ‘goodnight regime’. My wife and me rushed to prep our beds in stealth modes, that would put even the elitist  commando units to shame. But our training had not been any less rigorous. The last five months  had made us experts in doing all household chores with the minimum of noise, sometimes the complete lack of it. Shit! It has also made our arguments speechless. (My wife’s rather- I had been always a listener.)

We were feeling lucky to have gone to bed by 11 PM. Sharo would not wake up before 2, we assured ourselves, and…

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From Long Drives to Diaper Changes

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Nauseating to some marshmellow’y’ to others, me and my husband happen to be that kind of a couple who have known each other from school-became friends-turned lovers-turned man and wife-became parents….and remained friends still :-D. A nasty long 14 years is exactly what it took us here today.

Too used to our usual ‘routine’ of weekend eat-outs, mall visits, yearly (sometimes biannual) vacations, impromptu getaways and long drives, sudden visit to our favourite café for cuppa, catching up a late night movie or cheese and wine on weekends, is exactly when  Mr. Stork knocked on our door. We were just back from an amazing Delhi trip last year that we came to know about our pregnancy. Since then to now when our little bundle just over 2 and a half months it has been a long journey- the one where we learned – unlearned, changed-resisted, denied-accepted…and in the process became…

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A day in Boi Para – College Street, Kolkata

'Boi Para' is the endearing nickname coined for the iconic College Street Book Market. This 1.5 km long stretch in the Northern fringe of Kolkata, wears the proud badge of the largest second-hand book market in the world and largest book market in India. However, if you have been there you would know it is … Continue reading A day in Boi Para – College Street, Kolkata

Taste of Rajasthan at JW Marriott, Kolkata

The favorite luxury property town – JW Marriott Kolkata- brings to the city an eclectic food festival that celebrates the uniqueness, diversity and richness of flavors, straight from the land of Camels. Hosting a 9-day long food fiesta called ‘Taste of Rajasthan’, JW Kitchen will showcase the exquisite Rajasthani cuisine starting 18th May till 27th … Continue reading Taste of Rajasthan at JW Marriott, Kolkata

Mango Mela at Westin Kolkata, Rajarhat

‘Gulabkhas’, ‘Dilkhush’, ‘Amrapali’, ‘Langra’, ‘Fazli’, ‘Himsagar’, ‘Laxmanbhog’ & ‘Mallika. Can you guess what this is going to be about? Well ofcourse Mangoes!! What is one thing that comes to your mind when you think of summers? Well for me it has to be the Mango and all the hoopla around it. It is more like … Continue reading Mango Mela at Westin Kolkata, Rajarhat

Fish Market Kolkata – ‘Macher Bajar’

I once asked one of my non Bengali friends to write me down a list of the so called 'Bong Cliches'. Yes the ones we are silently proud of but tired of hearing nonetheless. The attributes and adjectives that have made our Tagore fed clan a well defined bulge on the face of this big … Continue reading Fish Market Kolkata – ‘Macher Bajar’

Maps of Meghalaya- a Travelogue

The northeastern province of India is much like a Pandora's Box. A hidden paradise of nature's bounty. Natural beauty, biodiversity, heritage, authentic local cuisine and the best of native folks and their folklores, there is hardly any room for complaints. Amongst the Seven Sister States of N-E, I have been intrigued by Meghalaya for reasons … Continue reading Maps of Meghalaya- a Travelogue

Mawphlang Sacred Grove

25 km off the quaint little town of Shillong, the Mawphlang Sacred Grove is no ordinary forest. Stories of the Grove Beneath the thick carpets of mosses, moulds and algae lay buried ancient secrets, stories and legends of The Khasi Folks. According to the legend, the sacred groves of Mawphlang is protected by the local … Continue reading Mawphlang Sacred Grove

Monoliths of East Khasi Hills

Monolith is a symbol of remembrance in Khasi Heritage. While the largest cluster of monoliths is in Nartiang village, Jaintia Hills, numerous Monoliths are strewn in the nook and corners of the cloudy valleys, tiny villages or the secret forests of Meghalaya.There are two parts to a monolith: the upright part is known as ‘Mehris’ … Continue reading Monoliths of East Khasi Hills

Itinerary Sikkim

Geography and popular destinations Located in the northeastern part of the India, in the eastern Himalayas, Sikkim is one of the smallest states in the country. The state’s name is derived from the Limbu words su him, meaning “new house.” The whole of Sikkim is divided into 4 zones - East, West, North and South. … Continue reading Itinerary Sikkim