Memories of my first Biriyani moment

On the Doom's day, leave thee with a plate of Biriyani and thou shall rest in peace...Yours Truly With Bongs, the topic of Biriyani is extremely touchy. It's almost as if, we didn't have "rice-ceremony" in our childhood but it was a "biriyani-ceremony"! But that's how we are. Extremely passionate about things we love, more … Continue reading Memories of my first Biriyani moment

Reloaded: Unlocking yourself in Extended Lockdown

So we all knew it was coming. It's like a necessary evil. Yes, I am talking about the extended lock-down in India till end of April. But we can't let our perseverance droop down as we are the "survivors". What do we do then? So here is the "extended" guide of what we are thinking … Continue reading Reloaded: Unlocking yourself in Extended Lockdown

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

Unlock yourself in Lockdown

It has been exactly 17 days since total lockdown was implemented in India. 17 days stuck within 3 rooms and there are loads of memes how our travel map has changed from state/country borders to the walls of our living and bedrooms. But since we are the much privileged lot, we "survive".While other countrymen struggle … Continue reading Unlock yourself in Lockdown

Caramel Custard – recipe

Christmas is round the corner and tis the season to cheer, laugh, bake and share a meal with your friends and family! Though I love to cook for my guests when we invite them over, often I skip making the dessert - so much hassle, will it bake properly, - I would rather order an … Continue reading Caramel Custard – recipe

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

Fab Café by Fab India – Review

Reinventing healthy food, the traditional way! Fab Café, Loudon Street, Kolkata Well winter is almost here and it's the season of heading out with our friends and family and eating out to our heart's content! But eating out is somehow always considered to be unhealthy and it is widely accepted that health food can never, … Continue reading Fab Café by Fab India – Review

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

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