Duke- the office para watering hole …

Somehow, I’ve seen people having a strange suspicious outlook towards any singing bar. Now, let’s be honest. There are many singing bars in city, any city in that matter and they’re hardly any shady ones. These bars normally have few singers, both male and female for live singing with generally a loud music arrangement. The…

Cal27 and sharing some food stories

Generally speaking, in any big hotel, five star or above I mean to say, the coffee shop is one of the most neglected food joints. Now, please don’t get me wrong here. The food is normally good, in fact excellent- service- generally top notch. But, when compared to their own specialty restaurants, the coffee shop…

Cafe Monte Carlo- the fish-y bar-y affair

It’s an open secret that Kolkata is a city of secrets and even for a born-here-been-here type of Kolkattan, it’s a reality. But, when we have somebody coming from other states and if … if he/ she is a glutton (like me) and loves fish, I face one standard question “boss daru aur machhli kahan…

Chili's – an invitation to remember

Have you seen the movie “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”- yes yes, the famous one by Big B. Now, there was a sequence, where Big B (in his childhood avatar) goes to a house on an invitation, but little does he understand that he actually is not invited. So, after some unpleasant exchanges, he understands the scene…

Olypub and those countless moments

Ahhh, I am frankly a little confused about what to write about THE Olypub. Rather where do I start while writing on it. Do I start on one of those lazy afternoons when we used to visit there for a quick shot of Gin (so that the smell is not there) or a few years…

Monkey Bar. Kolkata

এইবারে তাহলে আসা যাক তার গল্পে, সে  শহরে নতুন এসেছে- সদ্য সদ্য।  এখনো তার খুব একটা ভাব হয় নি শহরটার  সঙ্গে। Monkey Bar তার নাম- অঙ্গে তার নানান বেশভূষা। camac st  এর fort knox বিল্ডিং এর ৯ তলায় তার বাড়ি।  এদেশের সঙ্গে ওদেশের পোশাক মিশিয়ে দিব্যি ব্যাপার খানা। আমাদের ডেকে ছিল সেখানে- তা গেলাম। তবে এলাহী…

Chhota Bristol or the Shaw’s Bar- the small tipsy Calcutta inside Calcutta

As I always say, “There lies numerous Calcutta inside Calcutta”….. When I told one of my friends that there’s a bar located almost on Esplanade crossing, where till date, Tuborg beer is priced at 115/- all inclusive, all I got was a glance of disbelief. And when I said, that the bar is also having AC…