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 Ranga alur Roshopuli 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
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 .