Category: Travel

Abhijaan 2015 – Bengali Film Festival In Dubai | Anindyo Ghosh’s Bharaate

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

Abhijaan 2015 – Bengali Film Festival In Dubai | Arindam Sil’s Ebar Shobor

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

Abhijaan 2015 – Bengali Film Festival In Dubai | Manoj Michigan’s 89

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

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Countdown To 2015 | Mulled Wine Over Christmas

Merry Christmas! Here’s an easy recipe of Svařák – Czech Mulled Wine. Mulled wine is a usually made with red wine (Port and claret being the traditional choices) along with various mulling spices and raisins. It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas and is served hot or warm. Non-alcoholic mulled drink can also be made with hot apple cider and juices.

Khor Kalba & Kalba Corniche | Following The Bikers’ Trail

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

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#MyDubaiTrip Itinerary For Peeta Planet | A Photo Essay

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

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Ramadan Food Trail With Calcutta Walks | As The Muezzin Calls

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

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Celebration | A Decade Of Mommyhood… Que Sera Sera!

Big Z turned 10 years today. Sounds clichéd – yes, time absolutely flies and I don’t know where it flew. My 16 weeks ultras0no report had pronounced that we were having a boy. S however was very sure that it was a girl and had already fixed upon the name Shrishti, meaning Creation. She is also called Big Z because her pet name is … Read More Celebration | A Decade Of Mommyhood… Que Sera Sera!

The Tastiest Fast Feasts On Earth | Chowzter Awards 2014 Curated By Food Bloggers

The World’s Tastiest dish has been awarded to the Ceviche at Chez Wong in Lima, Peru and the above video is almost like the one that rolls out when a nominated actor at the Oscars gets up to receive his Best Actor award. Well, I am back from London having witnessed a coronation of sorts – imagine honouring some of the tastiest fast feasts … Read More The Tastiest Fast Feasts On Earth | Chowzter Awards 2014 Curated By Food Bloggers

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A Trip to Rajasthan To Meet The Farmers | Is Your Spice Procured Ethically? Produced Organically?

This post captures four locations, two time zones, different sets of people and many emotions – a posh cafe restaurant, an organic store, a small Farmers’ Market – all in the heart of Dubai and a Farmers’ Festival and a few organic farm lands, thousands of kilometers away in Rajasthan. What is the relationship between all of these? It can seem as simple as … Read More A Trip to Rajasthan To Meet The Farmers | Is Your Spice Procured Ethically? Produced Organically?

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Bateaux Dubai | #FoodPorn Along The Dubai Creek

Food shot first (above), then the venue (below). This is my outrage against the ‘Fancy French Chefs Want to Ban Food Porn Photos From Their Restaurants’. How else can I share the ‘experiential dining’ that this beautiful glass boat gliding (not sailing) the waters of the Dubai Creek? Much to the annoyment of my fellow diners, I do unashamedly boast myself as the ‘foodstagrammer’ … Read More Bateaux Dubai | #FoodPorn Along The Dubai Creek

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BBC GoodFood Middle East 2013 Awards | And The Award Goes To…

So the Oscar of Food Awards got over only last night. I hurriedly left the after-party celebrations before the clock stroke midnight, almost like Cinderella – lest my glass slippers disappeared and I turned into the nagging mother that I am, struggling to get up in the wee hours of the next morning, trying to get the Z-Sisters ready for school. Reaching home, as … Read More BBC GoodFood Middle East 2013 Awards | And The Award Goes To…