I introduce #Kolkata street food to Benjamin Zand for the BBC Travel Show. We had the signature pauruti-stew-ghugni and also the khuchuri combo at the famous Chittoda’s restaurant ~ an eating hole in the office district which boasts of a few regular diners who have been visiting the place for the last 40 years!
Eid Mubarak and Shubho Bijoya to all of you! Born a Hindu and brought up embracing all faiths, I am always amazed to find how different festivals from different faiths almost always coincide with each other – as if underlining my belief that we are ultimately bound by only one faith – that of humanity. It is all destined. Much like how my feature … Read More Bhapa Mishti Doi and A Food Safari of Bengal | BBC GoodFood ME
‘If Bruschetta remains Bruschetta and Crostata remains Crostata, then Phulko Luchi should be nothing else but be called Phulko Luchi!’ Luchi got featured in the February issue of Ahlan! Gourmet (above), along with Kosha Mangsho and Polao. Naturally, my Bengali foodie soul is very satisfied. When Olivia Spadavecchia, the Editor of Ahlan! Gourmet contacted me, I had already been planning to do a post … Read More Luchi Featured In Ahlan! Gourmet | My Ode To Phulko Luchi!
Today is the 41st UAE National Day or Al-Eid Al Watani as it is called in Arabic. The above picture is a personal favourite of mine. It might look like a canvas but is actually a special drink that I’ve created as a tribute to the UAE National Day. The lovely Jihad and Sajith from My Dubai My City, the first video guide to … Read More UAE National Day | Making Aam Pana/ Green Mango Drink For My Dubai My City
Shubho Bijoya to all of you! A few months ago my Rasgullas or Roshogollas was aired on Noor Dubai TV and Dubai One during Ramadan (above video). And I got the video in hand today just as I had sat down to write a festive post wishing all of you a Shubho Bijoya! And whoosh by some sudden act of magic, came up the … Read More Rasgulla Macapuno On TV & Shubho Bijoya to all!
A few posts down the line, a few blogging ‘good’ friends made down the way, a few inspiring bloggers to look up to, a few ups and downs and some moments of real HIGH. One such high is being featured in BBC GoodFood Middle East’s August 2012 issue in ‘Meet the Blogger’. I have always dug myself into this magazine every month – savouring … Read More BBC GoodFood ME, August 2012 | Meet the Blogger
Yes, I admit that I have many stories to share. But ‘Tell’ I will not. And that is precisely why I started blogging. From day one I had the above image in mind in various modes – the violet dream/impression mode in my photo-gallery, green day mode in Twitter when I communicate to the outside world, the B/W mode for my Facebook Profile picture … Read More I Do Have A Story To Tell | Excellence in Storytelling Award!