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

শুভ বিজয়া

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

Chaos on the Highway #travelfiascos

Ever got stranded on an Indian National Highway amidst no where? Any road trip memories of travel fiasco? Here is the latest in the series.

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

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

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