Moa- Jayanagar , Baharu and quest for the best variety

childhood is a strange thing. So many items remain there sketched as a voice, as a memory. When I was a kid, Naren da used to come to our Bhowanipore house (with that box and degchi on his head) shouting “Moa chai, jayanagarer moa, nolen patali gurrrrrrr “.  Now today, I don’t even remember whether…

Jila Parikrama at Aaheli, Peerless Inn Kolkata

Frankly, I am not someone who goes ga-ga over bengali food in fine dining restaurants. No, it’s not the problem of those outlets, let me be very clear. It’s the problem of my typical middle class mentality. Whenever, I see a fish dish being priced at a bomb, my bong mind starts the calculation- this…

AKLF 2016 literary walk and my personal

Its the time of the year when Kolkata becomes the city of Festivals and being the cultural capital, how come it not host the first literary meet of the season, The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2016 ….. Luckily, they chose us as their online media partner and as a prelude to the festival (starting from 14th January’16), the literary…

Following the kebab trail- Chitpur beefwalk part 2

As I always say, the full list of items covered during the ramzan period in Chitpur area are impossible to cover in one evening – at least by an oldie like me. Hence, we set on a second venture on the same road (after all, as they say, old memories seldom fade) for another ramzan…

The ramzan foodwalk in chitpur

And the time of the year is here, where Kolkata rises after sun-set- the ramzan time. After a full day of roza, the muslim community here takes on the streets with their offering of clothes, ittar and off course food items and we are more than happy to join them in their celebration. And, as usual,…

Darjeeling- our escapade with মেঘ পিয়ন

I do not know why, every bengali I ever meet has got a strange nostalgic attachment with Darjeeling. Technically its just another hill station in West Bengal. But, its every bong’s dream escapade. Well, we’re also bong and so we started our journey for it. How to go:- The nearest and most convenient (accesibility-wise) town…