If you thought you’ve seen it all in the Vidya Balan starrer ‘Kahaani’ which takes you through the City of Joy and its many nuances, here’s our take of the city in a different light. When you hear the name Calcutta, it exudes a certain charm, history and culture. It
Golden Dragon is a popular Chinese restaurant that mostly sees a heavy rush during lunch hours by the office crowd along with plenty of home delivery orders in the neighbourhood of JP Nagar.
Someplace Else is a haven for wannabes, snooty people, women with loud costumes. I am sorry to say, Someplace Else is by far the worst place I have ever visited. Where do I begin from? Their menu card which is a cross between a boomerang and a Frisbee.
Our flight was late thanks to the single operational runaway at the Mumbai domestic airport. We reached Kolkata after 10pm (scheduled time of arrival was 8:30pm). Our hunger were running overdrive and so on our way home, we stopped by at Arsalan an extremely popular Biryani joint to pack
When it comes to sari shopping in Kolkata, you are spoilt for choices. While there are quite a few popular names in the city, like Adi Dhakeshwari Bastralaya, Sari Kutir, the other authentic brands are Tant Ghar and Manjusha.
If you ask a Bengali what the word ‘Fish’ means to them, their eyes will light up through their thick lensed glasses and their mouth will start watering instantly – well that’s your answer. In Bengali cuisine, fish – especially Rohu and Katla, and of course the Ilish during special occasions,
Gondhoraj lebu (lime) is endemic to West Bengal and once upon a time used to grow in abundance in every household in Bengal that had a garden. As children, we remember plucking Gondhoraj lebu from our garden in Asansol, just before lunch and rinsing it with tap water
Located in Park Street, Rajniklal is a name to reckon with. You hear the name Rajaniklal, and the first picture that flashes across your mind is the vibrant coloured ceramic ware. Rajniklal is probably the only company that I can safely add that creates ceramic ware that is both microwave
As the New Year begins, one of the first things that most of us Bengalis do, is scan our calendars to mark the dates for the Durga Puja as that helps us to plan our leave for the year. So if we have family and friends living out
My only interaction with Mama Mia was at the Calcutta Club’s Bakery Carnival. They made my visit to the Carnival memorable by being snooty. Frankly speaking, they had the best stall at the Carnival with some of the best baked exhibits on display, but mama mia, it