I always wanted to leave a note for my son as he is growing up. There are so many stories which I want him to listen to, so many words which I want to share with him. Of late I have realized that if not anything else this blog for him will b worth to read as he grows up . He turns 4 today and what better way to wish him a happy birthday. Happy birthday Tugga
This #Telangana food festival is on at ITC Hotels Kolkata. The name of the dishes can be tongue twisters but they surely leave a lingering taste on your taste buds. The tangy spiced fish Pulao or the Karjyam Vepudu or the Royyala vepudu all were winners. Not to forget the Uluvacharu which is claimed to be the signature dish by both Andra Pradesh and Telangana.
There is something exciting going on in Smoke House Deli Kolkata. A new menu in addition to the regular show stoppers. More variety for the vegetarian fares and large portions has just made this place to be visited often. An often go to place for us we enjoyed sampling the new menu.
This is perhaps the largest flower market in Asia where everyday the flowers come, get sorted out and distributed across the city and country. A photowalk here can only mean some amazing shots, getting soaked in their daily lives, struggles and a valiant effort to capture them.
If there is Victoria Memorial, if there is phuchka, if there is Rosogolla, if there is Rabindranath Tagore – then there is Kosha Mangsho also. For every reason and for all seasons this an universally loved dish. The intelligentsia of Kolkata have an unending debate of whether there should be Potatos in Kosha Mangsho or where do you get the best Kosha Mangsho ? I tried to figure out if there is one last dish whih I would like to have before I die why I will have Kosha Mangsho
On the 4th day of Tata Steel, Olympic Gold Medalist Abhinav Bindra and Ronojoy Sen author of Nation at Play debate out why India doesnt produce Gold Medal winners ? How we can improve the sports facilities and infrastructure ? Joy Bhattacharya moderated the session in his trademark style.
Is it Calcutta? Is it Kolkata? or Kalkatta ? In the third day of Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet 2016 the discussion between Author Kunal Basu who has just released Kalkatta and the ever gracious and a true Calcuttan Sharmila Tagore moderated by Yajneseni Chakraborti tried to rediscover the city . Read the detailed story here
Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet had a gripping session on day 2 -It was Partition through her eyes where eminent personalities with background of research in decolonization . A heart wrenching discussion opened up so many angles and scars too . Read the full story here
Its worth recommending . The Lucknawi food festival in Novotel Kolkata offers some rare handpicked dishes from Awadhi cuisine. Chef Abid Qureshi has come down from Lucknow with the curated menu and some special spices to make some yummy Awadhi food. Reasons why you should check out this festival.
The beauty of baking is that more you get into it the more addictive it gets . Perhaps the last for the season – the carrot cake with cream cheese frosting was made on the christmas eve when 4 reindeer came to my home and Santa also came with loads of gifts for the kids .
While we were in Goa this house was calling out for the stories associated with it to be unraveled. I spent about 30 mins around the house and came back with more questions than the pictures. Introducing for the first time in blog my mirror image and its thoughts . Please read the poem and show some love and care
The dry fruits had been soaked in Rum almost a month and half ago. In Kolkata, New Market is the area where one will find most of the baking items . We mention few of those stores here. The baking season continues at home with this egg less rich fruit cake .