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
At 1100 metres height on Ananda hills The World Peace Pagoda in Pokhara Nepal overlooks the Annapurna Mountain range which reflects off Lake Phewa Tal below. It is thus one of the more serene peace pagodas in the world. On a cloudy day we climbed about 200 steps with a 2 year old only to get disheartened and getting our rewards later .
Mrs Magpie at Lake View Road has been our personal favourite . We visited the second outlet opened at Kasba Connector opposite at 2nd floor of The Chambers Mall opposite of Gitanjali Stadium . This is Bistro and offers a menu which is distinctly different from Mrs Magpie the Coffee shop . Check out whats on offering .
At times unplanned moving around in an unknown city helps to explore the city more. On our last day of our tour at Switzerland we were at Zurich . We explored the city on our own and saw another face of Zurich . Part 1 of the travelog .
When was the last time you had put up a mask ? I explore Ishita with a mask , her self and also her alter ego . As a part of Fine Art Photography workshop by Agnimirh Basu Ishita took us on a journey of self exploration and inner dilemma
If you are at Ganga Kutir then you cannot afford to miss the Authentic Bengali restaurant – Sonar Tori . We had a sumptuous lunch there and enjoyed it too . Designed by ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee this is worth a visit for all gastronomes . Later a discussion with Chef Firoz Hossain threw some detailed insight on the restaurant . Here is my review .
93.5 Red FM Kolkata relaunches its morning show as Morning no.1. A breakfast magician visits our home from Flurys as surprise . All day breakfast gets cooked and served . The eldest and the youngest family member are the happiest of the lot .
Wedding photography is not all fun always . Dedication , hard work , focus , sincerity all is needed just like any other profession . My ten best learning as a professional wedding photographer and some tips to overcome some problems