The faux nature resorts, the stilted folk-singers sticking to only handful of tunes, heaps of garbage in Kopai river bank and decaying ecology apart, Shantiniketan has little to offer these days. Or it has, but they only appear in flashes. A dilapidated book-shop called ‘Subarnorekha’ that sells vintage books, the unpretentious tea and sandwich at … Continue reading Binging @ Bonolakshmi
It was a cold, crispy afternoon that was screaming loud for a hot cuppa along with a plate of fries. And what was best to do it in style other than hitting the newly revamped Byloom café? If you are new to Kolkata then remember that Byloom is one of the prominent spots in this … Continue reading Eat out@Byloom Cafe
This is about Christmas picnic menus popular in bengali households from bygone era.
Winter is the carnival of foods of seasonal flavors in Bengal. Even the most disciplinarian and clean eater among us, can go bonkers and roll up the sleeve to dig into fried and rich foods (sweets, snacks, fritters or main course) without giving a single thought to bulging waist-line. If you don’t know much about … Continue reading 5 bengali winter delicacies for every outlander
While the world ran free for all with the news that Donald Trump became the POTUS and India became busy in mourning the demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 100, my dainty brain hung up its boots and my stomach craved for greasy Chinese foods. Shantiniketan has little to offer in terms of appropriate eating … Continue reading Trump rose. Rupee failed. I ate@ Kasahara
The smooth, pitch covered road alongside the haat ground took me by surprise as the last time I was here ( Dec 2015), the red dust of Birbhum engulfed the whole area causing coughing, sneezing and breathing problem to a large part of visitors. Another point I noticed that, creating a different parking lot few … Continue reading Why visit Shanibarer Haat? 5 reasons to go there this Saturday (if you are nearby)
I was on the hunt down for a pocket-friendly restaurant as we were going to commend the big birthday bash ahead of time for my ‘male-companion-in-need’. A casual search in Zomato gave me away glorious reviews of Lokahaar- the restaurant with quintessential Bengali cuisine specialty. On the off chance you are not familiar with Jodhpur … Continue reading Eat Out: Lokahaar @ Jodhpur Park