How often can you hear 100 pipers playing together?

  How often can you hear 100 pipers playing together? “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” - Mark Twain I have never been a whisky drinker, as my baptism happened with rum. However, as they say that taste evolves as one grows...

Murg Irani recipe and Jeffrey Dujon

There is a small story attached to this recipe. While Madhushree and I were discussing about this dish - as a pillow talk (yes, foodie couples also have food as pillow talks.  Interesting? May be boring for few), she admitted that in her childhood when she had the...

Its all fishy in Vizag fishing harbour

The best is always left for the last It had been a day long tour and that was the final day of our stay in Vizag. We went up to watch Kailash Giri, unsuccessful attempt at availing the ropeway/cablecar (not that we were very keen about this as we have already seen...

Diwali sweet recipe of Kesar sandesh and my Kali Pujo

Till a considerable period of time I did not understand the significance of Diwali. It was always a day after Kali Pujo. The remnants and leftovers of the crackers, which could not be burnt the previous night was once again going to be utilised on that night. The Day...

Hyatt Culinary challenge 2016 at Hyatt Regency Kolkata

Hyatt Culinary Challenge 2016 at Hyatt Regency Kolkata This was the third season of this super successful event conceptualised and executed by Hyatt Hotels in India. 13 hotels across the country had participated in this event- Hyatt Culinary Challenge 2016. So what is...

How did blogbuddy start ? In season 3 I am with writeaholics

Not many know how blogbuddy started? Do you know the story of how blogbuddy started? Then please share with me. The folklore says - some time ago during the month of October last year, two tweeple started chatting on a Sunday. Both were bored. One was working on a...

Kurlotsavkaptures by Kurlon and celebrations of Durga Puja

Celebrations are boundary less. It is not restricted to age, class, gender, religion, income group, location or for that matter, anything at all. When it comes to Durga Puja, it’s a carnival. While the fulcrum remains the worship of mother goddess, the celebrations...

Hor Mok Food Festival at Baan Thai, Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

  The mood for celebration is almost never ending, especially in Kolkata, with 2 major festivals falling in the same month. It is quite evident from almost no traffic jam even during peak office hours and commuting to office hasn’t been this amazing and quick,...

Vizag food diary

The much needed break of ours was planned keeping in mind a short break and easy on the pocket. Well, travelling from Kolkata with 4 people by air was expensive to most places in the country, especially during Durga puja holidays. So the short listing of the places...

Nolen gur ice cream by Mother Dairy and Ice cream stories

There is no shame in accepting the fact that no Bengali festival is complete without the planning of food. The debate to eat outside or at home is eternal and other than the person who is responsible for making the food, it is a win win situation for both. When I was...

Durga Pujo – celebrations within the celebration

  It's that juncture of the year when time literally stops in Kolkata. Sorry not Kolkata, for Bengalis across the globe. I am speaking about the biggest Carnival of Bengalis called Durga Pujo. It is better we don't call it a festival but a carnival as the mood is...

Oberoi Grand presents Grand pujor mahabhoj

Anindya Says- There is always an eternal debate in all households whether to eat out or not. This debate takes a stronger turn in all Bengali households during Durga Puja. While everyone wants to step out of the house and dine out, the traffic rush, long queues...

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