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...
One just cannot miss the windmills in Mykonos . Now a major tourist attraction, these windmills were once a major contributor to the economy of the town and played a major functional role . The magnificent bright shinning white in the morning and the melancholic orange in the dusk only depicts the story of them . We witnessed both and realised the same .
Is creativity at its best when someone is under fever ? Those random listless thoughts when the fever just sets in takes you to a different world . Recently while under fever, I dreamt that instead of the singing competition there is a blogging competition happening at Shoondi Kings court in Goopi Gayen Bagha Bayen - a cult childrens film by master film maker - Satyajit Ray . I woke up to this lovely Chicken Nuggets made by madhsuhree .
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.
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