When we stopped for lunch by the roadside family style restaurant Kavtaradzes’ Khinkali in Pasanauri, we were half way through our family vacation in Georgia. I hadn’t planned this particular day to kickstart my Georgian sojourn in my blog. But there wasn’t any other way – as this lunch was the most memorable and inspiring meal amongst all our meals in Georgia – and trust me, each meal in this trip had been a supremely memorable one!
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!
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru Travel Green if you want to keep on traveling. I am not an environment expert. This is my green quest (or should I say green surfing over the … Read More Travelling Green | Also With Kids!
Holi… a riot of colours. It doesn’t have to be Holi to bring on a riot of colours in the city which has raised me. Kolkata. Perpetually on a roller coaster. Perpetually on a riot of colours. Millions of colourful memories occupying gigabytes of memories in the computer. Hundreds of unwritten posts. It is impossible to capture the city in all it’s essence but … Read More A Riot of Colours | Kolkata Kaleidoscope
Every morning my wake up tweet to the world is – Good Morning! What is your food and travel story today? But for the last few blogposts, it has been film posters. Not ordinary film posters, but Bnegali film posters… director’s notes and so many uncut shots from the movie locations. no change of profession… just a bit of shout out for the Bengali … Read More Abhijaan 2015 – Bengali Film Festival In Dubai | Atanu Ghosh’s ‘Ek Phali Rodh’
One more day for ‘Abhijaan 2015′, the 2nd Bengali Film Festival Dubai which is taking place from the 5th-7th February, 2015 at the Knowledge Village. It is an amazing feeling it is to see the tickets being sold out and seeing the event gather momentum and gaining popularity. From a small little idea brewing over some friendly get togethers, to a full fledged event … Read More Abhijaan 2015 – Bengali Film Festival In Dubai | Anindyo Ghosh’s Bharaate
It’s a great initiative for ‘Abhijaan 2015′, the 2nd Bengali Film Festival Dubai which is taking place from the 5th-7th February, 2015 at the Knowledge Village, to bring in Bengali movies that are absolutely hot off the oven. For example, Arindam Sil’s second directorial venture – Ebar Shobor. It released in Kolkata just yesterday and last heard, is being declared absolutely phenomenal by the … Read More Abhijaan 2015 – Bengali Film Festival In Dubai | Arindam Sil’s Ebar Shobor
No food post? Well, a temporary break to talk about films – Bengali films. After all, films do provide food for thought, don’t they? For all those readers who are joining me in my journey now… here’s an introduction to ‘Abhijaan 2015′, the 2nd Bengali Film Festival Dubai that’s taking place from the 5th-7th February, 2015 at the Knowledge Village. This year, Abhijaan 2015 … Read More Abhijaan 2015 – Bengali Film Festival In Dubai | Manoj Michigan’s 89
Merry Christmas Everyone! Here’s to a sip into a hot Mulled Wine bellowing up some smokey dreams in the air, a sniff into the Christmas chill and freezing hands trembling with excitement inside the gloves… yes, it’s that time of the year when happiness is suspended in bubbles in the wine and stuck in the grease of the Turkey gravy. Well that was our … Read More Countdown To 2015 | Oh My Mulled Wine Over Christmas!
My husband is a biker, a late bloomer in that. Like most Bengali boys with overprotective parents, this boy’s passion in wanting to *be one with the machine*, saw the light much later in life. On Fridays, much before the break of dawn, S is out of the house as he joins the other bikers who ride/glide through the darkness along with other bikers … Read More Khor Kalba & Kalba Corniche | Following The Bikers’ Trail
Back to Dubai after a long summer hibernation in Kolkata and other places in India by jumping into a very interesting campaign. If you have been reading my blog and knows me for long, would know that Dubai for me, means more than just a city of blingy shopping malls and highrises. I have created a Dubai itinerary for the award-winning travel series Peeta … Read More #MyDubaiTrip Itinerary For Peeta Planet | A Photo Essay
Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it. ∼Rumi ‘Why do you need to go on a food tour in Kolkata with a guide?’ My friends and family members were pretty baffled. I, who have been going around each and every lane, bylane, market, sweet shop, food kiosk, restaurant in Kolkata – with my Nikon, smartphone … Read More Ramadan Food Trail With Calcutta Walks | As The Muezzin Calls