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
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
‘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
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’
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
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
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
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
Recently I had an i interesting interaction with emninent Occultist Meenakshii in her eeriely charming chamber in Kolkata with a couple of my fellow blogger friends. Being a Psychiatrist myself, I initially anticipated a chalk and cheese situation. However, the entire interaction gave me a new perspective and definitely busted some of the common misconceptions … Continue reading Folklore – where rational meets spiritual
Be it the gang of college friends, the love-struck honeymooners or the happy family of four on their annual holiday - Goa is in the list of all Indian travellers. Add the firangs in the equation, and we arrive at an over-whelming number of tourists at this tiny yet delightful state, nestled in the west … Continue reading Hotels, Hostels or Home-stays: Where to stay in Goa?