Going back to the roots- Samvad at Tata Group

Somehow, I am not a rustic person. That “mera gaon mera desh” wala feelings somehow never come to me. For a couple of days, leaving the hustle and bustle of city life is fine, but saying in a rustic environment simply freaks me out. Tribal food, that typical tribal food, however has been simply a…

Chitto da’s Suruchee restaurant and Dacre’s Lane Kolkata

Let us talk about one typical joint in the heart of city- Esplanade. Have you heard of the name Dacre’s Lane ? You may or may not. Now, this area is the father of all khao-gully (food lane) in Kolkata. A whole stretch of around 100 mtrs is full of street food vendors on both…

Mohamushkil at Gujrati Basa- Burrabazar

Due to my recent health problems, I’ve turned vegetarian for almost a month now (well, except fish, I mean to say). And, during this period, I’ve started being introduced to newer good vegetarian food joints in Kolkata. But, when this paid invitation to visit a Gujrati basa ,came from the Good Vegetarian Food group, I…

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). Where to go…

Calcutta Coffee house….. and on its coffee

This time I am planning to venture into mother of all the coffee shops in Kolkata- The Calcutta Coffee House, college street. Seldom comes a food-joint which can rise above the stature of a food-place and becomes epitome of cultural history. This is one such place. Calcutta Coffee House is known as the hub of…

Kolkata Beefwalk and the sweet ending

A few phone calls, a few minutes of discussion and off we go- to taste the flavor of the mini beef-mecca in Kolkata- the beefwalk. Direction and timing:- From the central metro station entrance towards poddar court, take the road towards poddar court keeping the maharana pratap statue on your left. The first right lane…