"Hyderabad - a city of pearls and world famous biryani" — Anonymous Pearls have never been in my list of priorities but the word "Biryani" casts such a magical spell on my senses, that some times, I do things beyond my imagination. Back in April, I happened to be in the city of Nawabs for … Continue reading The Nizam’s Trio – Charminar, Biryani and Haleem
London. 2022. Yes - it would have seemed far-fetched if I turn the clock back by a year, when Covid-19 was raging unprecedented havoc and pain amongst all our lives. I used to be a regular in this ever-charming city, travelling for work, that had stopped after my last visit in early January, 2020. Did … Continue reading London – the lesser known secrets “Serenity within the Chaos”
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
Back on the mountain roads, this time with our mini-Honumans!
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
“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
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
Do you have memories of #travelmishaps? Fun or Sad? We have many and for us, that's the lingering memories we take back from any vacation. This one is from our first Europian vacation in Paris.
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
“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