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
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’
Dolly’s – The Tea Shop: Certainly my Cup of Tea
Looking for that perfect Cuppa ? Here’s where you should be 🙂
This one used to be a usual haunt for me a few years back, but somehow, with the appearance of so many adda joints around, it got sidelined for months and years. This is the place which made me fall in love with tea, and made me understand that it is so much more than a syrupy hot brown liquid.
Today when i visited Dolly’s after years together, the place greeted me just like it used to. As I sat down in my favourite corner, a rehydrating shot of cold water with salt and sugar was given to me, along with a cool wet tissue to wipe off the sweat and grime. This was such a wonderful gesture in the sweltering heat of summer afternoons, that I instantly fell in love with them once again.
I am a sucker for their Corny-Cheesy Sandwich and also their Orange Julep. But I…
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Kolkatar Dosh Kaahon: Ten must do things in Kolkata
1. Walk through the Gorer Math Gorer Math, or the Maidan, symbolizes two very contrary passions of us- the Bengalis. Dotted with over 75 sports clubs, small and big, it beautifully reflects Bengal’s madness about sports. On the other hand, the Maidan is synonymous with our carefree spirit mixed with oodles of ‘lyadh’. It's … Continue reading Kolkatar Dosh Kaahon: Ten must do things in Kolkata
On The Times of India Tea Trail
Few other things offer greater pleasure to me than a sip of that perfect blend of Camellia sinensis. Well, if you think you have accidentally clicked on some science journal, let me tell you, it is the “Bhalo-naam” for our “Tea”. So I was quite excited when I got an invite for the coveted Tea … Continue reading On The Times of India Tea Trail