"Hyderabad - a city of pearls and world famous biryani" — Anonymous Pearls have never been in my list of priorities but the word "Biryani" casts such a magical spell on my senses, that some times, I do things beyond my imagination. Back in April, I happened to be in the city of Nawabs for … Continue reading The Nizam’s Trio – Charminar, Biryani and Haleem
London – the lesser known secrets “Serenity within the Chaos”
London. 2022. Yes - it would have seemed far-fetched if I turn the clock back by a year, when Covid-19 was raging unprecedented havoc and pain amongst all our lives. I used to be a regular in this ever-charming city, travelling for work, that had stopped after my last visit in early January, 2020. Did … Continue reading London – the lesser known secrets “Serenity within the Chaos”
Bright winter, late lunch & adda
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one hasn't dined well...Nobody But isn't it true? Good food along with dollops of good conversation and if with the closest friends, is always the best mood up-lifter.Yesterday was one such day. After an enforced embargo due to Omicron, we were raring for some rejuvenation and … Continue reading Bright winter, late lunch & adda
My 5 from 2021: Entertainment, Books & Sports
What caught my attention - movies, audio-stories, books and sports? All in a snapshot.
Back on the Mountain roads, with a toddler!
Back on the mountain roads, this time with our mini-Honumans!
সকালে ঘুম থেকে উঠে, আধো ঘুম চোখে, জানলার পর্দা হালকা সরিয়ে চোখে পড়লো যে আস্তে আস্তে চারিপাশের আলোকসজ্জা খুলে নেয়া হচ্ছে। পাড়ার লাউডস্পিকার নিশ্চুপ, যেন ক্লান্ত হয়ে ক্ষান্ত দিয়েছে পাঁচ দিনের শেষে। সকালটা আজ বছরের অন্যদিনের মতো। সব যেন থমকে দাঁড়িয়ে পড়েছে অথচ ঘড়ির কাটা এগিয়ে চলেছে, সময় গড়িয়ে আসছে, বিদায়বেলার। দশ দিনের হইহুল্লোড় শেষে, … Continue reading শুভ বিজয়া
Yeh Karim’s Hain Meri Jaan
“There will not be peace unless access to the kebab is universal.”Kofi Annan For the souls who swear by the luscious aroma of tender meat, smoked and charred in a grill or tandoor, Old Delhi's Karim's is one of those holy places where if one does not step his or her foot at least once, … Continue reading Yeh Karim’s Hain Meri Jaan
The makers of the Gods – Kumartuli, Kolkata
September is here and along with it, the Kolkata sky and the wind becomes the harbinger of the best time of the year for us, Bongs - Durga Puja. With each passing week in September, you will find the pandals are being constructed around the city and everyone is preparing to welcome Mother Goddess. So … Continue reading The makers of the Gods – Kumartuli, Kolkata
Mutton Nihari – Story of an unrequited love
A Chicken Cutlet story – 6 Ballygunge Place
Reminiscing my childhood cutlet story