The wait for Durga Puja starts from the moment it ends. So while the earth takes its fair share of 365 and a quarter day to complete this wait, the lesser mortals like us plan, schedule, shop and hope for the best 5 fun filled days of the year. Needless to say 'pujo ashche' is … Continue reading Dressing up for Durga Puja- ‘Pujo r Shaaj’
As they say, a Saree is timeless. Not just in the lifetime of the original owner, but a Saree is often treated as an asset and passed on through generations. Given the endless possible permutations and combinations of weaves and threads and colours, sarees never get boring. However, a lot of us are unsure of … Continue reading Protha: Continuing the tradition of Art
I am being rather honest and upfront when I say that my palatte has a innate inclination towards non vegetarian food. However, during our year long stay in Ahmedabad, one of the culinary challenges was the procurement of good non vegetarian food or raw material. While I would be lying if I say I did … Continue reading Bhatiar Gali, Ahmedabad – food and more
Coming back to Kolkata after a year is one of the last things any bong wants to do. Because given a choice - he would never leave the city in the first place. But then again, that was like a decade ago. Now things have changed, and so have the bong sentiments. Being away from … Continue reading Checklist, Kolkata
This was the place where Tagore penned his famous poetry 'Nirjhorer Swapnobhongo' in a sudden moment of epiphany. A place that was once looked down upon for its 'hippie culture', and availability of hashish and pimps alike, Sudder Street sure is that non conforming, defiant and Bohemian soul of Kolkata. Over the years it has … Continue reading Sudder Street, Kolkata – Things to do
In life and times of 'bucketlists' and 'epic itineraries', the inevitable flipside is bored and broke!!! Afterall as much as we drool, gawk and crave for all the 'pinterest-y' destinations, we need to trudge through a lot of daily humdrum to plan and execute it. But does that mean we just sit back and sulk? … Continue reading Playing Tourist in your own City – Reasons why you should definitely do it
I am absolutely not the kind who sticks to colour and print stereotypes. My Winters aren't about Grey's and reds, and my Spring isn't about floral prints and pastels. But there's one stereotype that I can't help but follow, that of whites i Summer. This is mostly because unlike other stereotypes, this one is scientific … Continue reading The White Summer Story: The scientific stereotype
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
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.
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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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'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