Day trip to Oxford – a Potter-head’s view

“City of Dreaming Spires”Matthew Arnold That is how poet Matthew Arnold described Oxford, during the late middle ages, taking inspiration from the lofty domes of the numerous colleges around the university, that was established way back in the 12th century! It is not really unexpected, that the first thoughts that we always get when we … Continue reading Day trip to Oxford – a Potter-head’s view

Visit Vizag – food, beach and peace

It’s bad manners to let vacation wait! Said someone intelligent enough. Luckily, I listened. Our 10th wedding anniversary was almost knocking at the door and I, being the "forgetful" best half of this unholy matrimony, was almost landing myself into that unpardonable zone. We had been planning to go somewhere but nothing was ticking the … Continue reading Visit Vizag – food, beach and peace

Music from the “heART” – for your winter evenings

Interested to spend an evening without your daily dose of Netflix? An evening far from the lights and sounds of the nightclub? Someplace where your eyes can take a break from looking at screens? Take a pause and spend an evening with the heART team, who will take you back to the basics of art … Continue reading Music from the “heART” – for your winter evenings

Roastery Coffee House – The place for “Coffelaxation”

Coffelaxation. Sounds odd? Because there is no word like that.But when I sink into a state of relaxation over a cup of coffee that brings out the steaming flavor of roasted beans from the Malabar Hills, I name that state as "Coffelaxation". Relaxation over Coffee. While walking through the lane having FabIndia in Hindusthan Park … Continue reading Roastery Coffee House – The place for “Coffelaxation”

তোপসের নোটবুক – Book Review

এবার ফেলুদা প্রশ্ন করল, 'কোথাকার রাজার কথা বলছ তুমি রুকু?' উত্তর এল - 'আফ্রিকা।' এই শব্দগুলো আমাদের ছোটবেলার সাথে জড়িয়ে। অধিকাংশ বাঙালির ডিটেক্টিভ গল্পের হাতে খড়ি হয়েছে ছোটবেলায় ফেলুদার সাথে। সঙ্গে শ্রীমান তোপসে আর জটায়ু। ছোটবেলা কাটিয়ে ওঠার পর যখনই ফেলুদা পড়েছি, মনে হয়েছে এই ডিটেক্টিভ জীবনের আগে কি ঘটেছিল? ফেলুদার গোয়েন্দাগিরি শুরু করার আগের … Continue reading তোপসের নোটবুক – Book Review

Mahesh Lunch Home – Sea Food in Bangalore

Any Bangalore trip brings back to me, the best memories of staying there, at the very start of my professional career. A rookie life then, could be best described by the odd food expeditions we used to undertake then. One such weekend food adventure made me taste something we never tasted before on the eastern … Continue reading Mahesh Lunch Home – Sea Food in Bangalore

Oh! Calcutta – an almost OK experience

Good food is very often, even most often, simple food. Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly So last Wednesday, I finally made my maiden visit to Oh! Calcutta, a restaurant which has been an epitome of fine culinary experience on Bengali food. I have heard so many wonderful things about this place … Continue reading Oh! Calcutta – an almost OK experience

Shantiniketan – weekending with food

It's Thursday. I can smell the weekend from here. Prologue Every alternate month there is something which bites me - the travel bug.When August came, Sassy wanted to visit her aunt in Siuri, a small town in Birbhum around 250 kms from Kolkata.So when opportunity came knocking at my door, who am I to ignore? … Continue reading Shantiniketan – weekending with food

Sun-o-Story: A Sunday of Stories

"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today." Stories form the single most important thing to let a child's imagination fly. But in today's world, our kids generally do not get the experience of personalized story-telling. There are many reasons for that - us, parents being the prime culprit here. … Continue reading Sun-o-Story: A Sunday of Stories

Beating the Summers – Tinchuley

"Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you." A quiet Himalayan village. Few cottages at the top of a hill. Silence all around. Nirvana. Yes - that was our focus while choosing the second destination of our "beat the heat" trip. Of-course after the chaotic Darjeeling, we desperately needed to shut off the worldly … Continue reading Beating the Summers – Tinchuley