পুরোনো স্মৃতি, ঘুড়ি আর Peiping নামে এক রেস্তোরা

করোনা ভাইরাসের চক্করে শহর কলকাতার আকাশ কিন্তু অনেক পরিষ্কার। এখন ঘুম ভাঙে পাখির কিচিরমিচিরে।অনেকটাই কল্পনার বাইরে। বিশ্বাসও হয়না।তাই সময় পেলেই ছাদে পালাই।আজ নীল আকাশে চোখে পড়ল কিছু ঘুড়ি উড়ছে। লাল, নীল, সবুজ ঘুড়ি নীলাকাশকে বেশ রাঙিয়ে দিচ্ছে। ঘুড়ি উড়িয়েছি তাও বেশ কিছু বছর হলো।নিচে নেমে ঘরের ওপরের লফ্ট থেকে খুঁজে বার করলাম একটা আস্ত ঘুড়ি … Continue reading পুরোনো স্মৃতি, ঘুড়ি আর Peiping নামে এক রেস্তোরা

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

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”

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

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

Breaking The Fast at Cafe I Am, Saltlake Sector-V

"Momo I Am" has always been my favorite for simple fuss-free Tibetan/Chinese food at very reasonable price. Starting from the days in Lake Gardens outlet to the more frequented one at Golpark, I have always sworn by their momos , baos and shyafaleys. Oh, did I miss mentioning their super Chilli Pork and Lhasa Pork? … Continue reading Breaking The Fast at Cafe I Am, Saltlake Sector-V

Yule Tea Lounge, Eco Park | “Secrets” of Kolkata

Sundays are generally associated with some laid-back moments spent either at home, lazing in the bed or spending time with your family and friends. So the calling for a good "adda" was always there - only the place and time was needed to be finalized. Now with two super energetic mini-Monkeys with us, I always … Continue reading Yule Tea Lounge, Eco Park | “Secrets” of Kolkata

Kolkata Art Lane Festival 2019 – One Day, One Street, One Unique Festival

Winter in Kolkata is like an oh-I-blinked-and-missed episode. But we, Calcuttans / Kolkatans grab on to what we have and enjoy each and every those wintry days and nights. This is the time when going out with our friends and family for that day out or spending an evening with makes life worthwhile. Then when … Continue reading Kolkata Art Lane Festival 2019 – One Day, One Street, One Unique Festival

পুজোর গল্প ২ | বাড়ি থেকে পালিয়ে

কৃতজ্ঞতা স্বীকার: মূল ছবি ইন্টারনেট থেকে সংগৃহীত। একান্ত মালিকানা ছবির স্রষ্টার - Debasis Deb। আমরা কেবলমাত্র কাহিনীর জন্যে ব্যবহার করেছি। ৩৫টি বসন্ত কাটিয়ে ফেলার পর আজ যখন নিজের বেটার-হাফ অভিযোগ করেন "খালি ঘরেই পড়ে রইলে। কি করলে জীবনে!", তখন নিজেকে কিঞ্চিৎ Sacred Games এর নওয়াজ সাহেবকে মনে হয়। Daring কিছু করছেন কি? তাই এই পুজোর … Continue reading পুজোর গল্প ২ | বাড়ি থেকে পালিয়ে

The City of Colleges – Cambridge

Good thing about having good friends abroad (specifically, in tourist places) is that if a chance presents itself to be there, you always have a friend for the journey and exploration nearby! The other important aspect is that you can then take a break from the mundane hotel stay and food, of course. 😉 So … Continue reading The City of Colleges – Cambridge