Christmas in Kolkata; What It Means to Me

Christmas in Kolkata is definitely not a snowy Christmas and is different from that seen in West or the Orient. Yet, it has its own sweet charm, I keep waiting for. Christmas in Kolkata means holiday; friends and family; party, music and food; and gifts, music, lights and décor. However, Christmas is symbolic of generosity … Read more

A Weekend at Rajbari Bawali

Rajbari Bawali stands as a representation of Bengal’s rich heritage and splendor. I was a witness to this last month. Two of my friends and I spent a lovely November weekend at Rajbari Bawali, a heritage property converted to a premium resort. In fact, we had a toddler in the team, my friend’s 2.5 years … Read more

Take Away from Durga Pujo of Kolkata

There’s a list of take away from Durga Puja of Kolkata and I am going to share them, reminiscing the just spent Durgotsav, 2021. Durga Puja or Durgotsav is far beyond a religious festival. It is an emotion and an experience in itself. Everything about this festival is hyperbolic for a Bengali. Understanding Art, the … Read more

Mahalaya at Kumortuli, the Land Where Gods and Goddesses are Made

Kumortuli, the traditional potters’ colony of Kolkata is renowned for potters with terrific clay sculpting prowess, who not only regularly make idols for various pujas and festivals but also export them to various parts of the world. These artisans have been living in this area of Northern Kolkata since ages, collecting clay from the river … Read more

Happy Birthday to the city of Joy, Kolkata

‘The city of joy’, Kolkata, which was previously known as ‘Calcutta’, has a chaotic sweetness to her everyday mundane. The warmth of the place instantly makes one belong here. It is a city beyond brick and mortar, driven by crazy emotions, love for Durga Pujo, food and football. I wish my city a very happy … Read more

Biriyani Tales

Biriyani tales are inseparable from Eid for most Indians. Available in luxurious fine dining restaurants, Biriyani in India is often a festive and exotic delicacy. At the same time it is a regular street side affair as well. We have countless varieties of Biriyani in India with the twist of cultural overlap and local influences … Read more