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.

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

Camden Town – the quirky bit in London

With world sinking into the spiral of Covid-19, I have been awfully withdrawn to write anything. Here or anything in the social media. Then today I chanced upon how my otherwise favorite places in London, has slowly sunk into loneliness. The first image I saw, was about Camden Town, probably the most weird yet wonderful … Continue reading Camden Town – the quirky bit in London

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

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”

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

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