Ujjala Chanachur and that middle aged bhodrolok

Let us visualize a middle aged kolkattan bhodrolok. Let us assume this gentleman has reached home after a (supposedly) hard day’s work, he transforms into his customary pyjama and ganjee. And, the next thing he shouts for (with that secret love in his tone) to his be(i)tter half is, “Ki go, cha-ta hobe ?” Now,…

Apanjan- the legendary fish fry in south Kolkata

“South Calcuta has no good joint for fried food, barring Bijoligrill” my friend told me. That set me thinking. Though I am a lover for north Calcutta’s dingy old fry shops, still I can remember at least couple of great joints from my old para, bhowanipore who can easily compete with city’s best and most…

The great non branded biryani joints- part 2

Kolkata is THE mecca for biryani lovers. There are branded biryani joints (some of them discussed here) and then there are those lone warriors in this segment, who, over the time, has stood up to their forte. You can check part 1 of this series here In this, series, rather in this second part, I would love…

The great non-branded biryani joints in and around Calcutta- Part 1

Calcutta is THE mecca for biryani lovers. There are branded biryani joints (some of them discussed here) and then there are those lone warriors in this segment, who, over the time, has stood up to their forte. In this, series, I would love to highlight those Biryani joints who, though non-branded and non-hyped, are loved by…

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…

A D Cabin, Manicktola sukeas Street

If you’re anywhere near manicktola more or Sukea street and looking for a light afternoon/evening non-veg snacks, look no further. Your heaven has arrived. Welcome A D Cabin, sukeas street. Direction:- Its very near to the sukeas street bus-stop, in between manicktola and rajabazar science college. Get down and the stoppage and enter sukeas street…

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…