What does the Bengali New year mean to you ? Is it another date in the calendar where, if you are in Kolkata, there may be a holiday, meeting relatives or friends , visiting Dakshineswar or Kalighat temple or something else? If outside Kolkata, would it be celebrating...
Identifying 10 best sweet shops in Kolkata is like searching needle in a hay stack . From the neighborhood to the century old legends each one is a star in itself . In the first part of this effort we try to explore some new and and some century old sweet shops in kolkata . Let us know which are your favourites
When we reached Durbar Square in Patan little did we know that we will witness an unique festival of worshipping rain god through a Chariot journey .Rato Machhendranath is considered as the reincarnation of the Lord Shiva by Hindus, while the Buddhists regard him as the Tantric reincarnation of Avalokiteshvara. A 300 year old temple at southern part of Durbar square Patan is where it all started .
We often used to bypass this small little shop at Circus Row while on our way to office . One day we stopped to experiment and check out that shop . We realised that it was worth the experimentation . Creme Caramel is that cake shop in your neighbourhood which will grow on you ..
Its a beginning for two friends . Its a beginning for a friendship over a decade . Sweethandi starts delivering Kolkata sweets across India and Pikturenama becomes the official blogger and food photographer . In the month of December
Satarupa represented those women who for ages have remained forcefully silent in dark with leaps sealed but now the time has come to come out . Time has come to embrace the light and become bold and courageous . A photostory.
Winter Tales III – Ma cooks Rashapuli Traditional deep fried sweet potato dumplings in date palm syrup
The transition between winter and spring and then summer has many memories . What defines end of winter ? This winter Ma cooked Rashapuli – a traditional bengali dessert which is fried sweet potato dumplings in date palm syrup . We said good bye to winter . Read here for more
Its rarely I participate in a competition but when the invitation comes from a fellow veteran blogger – thats an honour in itself . Thomas cook wants the bloggers and the photographers to explore the four basic elements in Universe – Earth, Fire, Water and Air . I searched through my pictures and travelled from Mt Alps in Switzerland to Phewa Lake in Pokahara Nepal with a stopover at Turkey and Greece . The choice was tough . However – here are my four options . Let me know how you like it
I was lucky to be witnessing the LGBT parade at Zurich . First time for my life . We had no plans for Zurich and explored the city on our own and at Bahnhofstrasse we witnessed this colourful carnival . Memories surfaced of my friend P who years ago was confused about his identity and suffered . Stay well P .
We Bengalees grow up with sweets . Any occassion , any situation , any season sweets are part of it . Memoirs of growing up along with sweets and how it was an integrated part of life . One misses this the most when stays outside kolkata . Memories , nostalgia and some pictures
Magnum Ice Cream got officially launched in Kolkata .On 21st February , at Crystal Room Taj Bengal it was a sinful Belgian Chocolate trail with celebrity Masterchef Kunal Kapur and ravishing Soha Ali Khan Pataudi . Check out the recipe for traditional Bengali dish – Pathi Shapta with Magnum Ice Cream .
After a long hectic Sunday , Madhushree starts baking for our sons tiffin next day . Little research reveals that this is the original Indian Cookie with a Dutch origin and traces in Surat . Presenting Nan Khatai – with recipe