This time we are again going to celebrate Christmas at home. The decorations are complete (above). Why is Christmas so big in a non-Christian family like ours? It’s because I have grown up believing in Santa and I still believe in him. Religious fundamentalists would probably find me preposterous but well, I blame it on my genes. Growing up in Kolkata, I have learnt … Read More Celebrating Dubai Christmas | Dining In, Dining Out, Cooking or Mall Hopping?
Snowflakes & Santa, strawberries & shortcakes, marzipans and muffins, bon-bons & candies, scented candles and hand-crafted wooden musical boxes and finally everything dipped in chocolate – that’s what dreams are made up of. ALSO the Weihnachtsmarkt or Christmas markets in Germany… Christmas markets originated in Germany, Austria and Alsace in France, particularly in a few places in Europe where people spoke in German. These … Read More The Magic of Christmas!
Kolkata Konnektion – My Soul Konnektion! Kolkata is my city, my home. It stirs up my emotions, it stirs up my soul. The city at dusk through the heavy dark thunder clouds, the incessant noise from the crowded streets, the familiar faces, the multiple options of local savouries, the hurting riot of colours – all these rejuvenate me. I get confused when my non-Bengali … Read More The Unlikely Twins – Oberammergau in Germany & Kolkata
Mittenwald: Mittenwald is voted as one of the 10 most beautiful villages in Europe. Situated on the northern foothills of the Bavarian Alps in the valley of the River Isar, it is indeed beautiful. And almost surreal… Rainbows sliding down straight from the sky onto the greenest meadows and painted houses where in fairy-tales seem to unfold by themselves. Mittenwald also manufactures the world’s … Read More Rainbows, Violins & Disney Castle | Bavaria, Germany
Image Source: IshitaPhotoIdeas Suggested Starter: Click below to listen to the beautiful ‘Lorelei’ sung by the Scorpions… Lorelei, the mystical rock, soaring more than 120m above the Rhine still stands in the midst of the swirling currents, near St. Goarhausen, Germany. The mystery & the myth still float in the mist. Lorelei, the maiden singing the most beautiful song may perhaps lure the hapless … Read More Lorelei, My Ship Has Passed You By | Germany