Explore the elements by Thomas Cook – Earth Water Fire and Air

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

Zurich Diaries – II – The LGBT parade and memories of P

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 .

Sweet nothings… Memories of growing up with Sweets

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

Sinful evening with Soha and Kunal at Kolkata – Magnum Ice cream launch

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 .

World peace pagoda Pokhara – 1100 metres, 200 stairs with a 2 year old

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 Kolkata has a new cousin in town – The Bistro

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 .

Zurich diaries – 1 with camera and without plan

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 .

Lunch at Sonar Tori Kolkata at Ganga Kutir, Ffort Raichak

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 .