Category Archives: Amazing Bengal

The Whistling Kettle-Down the memory lane.

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It was love at first sight. Nathmull’s the tea shop. But it wasn’t a shop, it was an ensemble of culture that Darjeeling’s soul reflected- tea. It was a tea-boutique and my love for tea came to a full circle. … Continue reading

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Timeless Treasures- A book on Weddings, History and Fashion

It is a book, simply a book. No, maybe I went a bit wrong there. It is indeed a book but is not so simple. It is a collectors’ item which is camouflaged as a coffee table book. Jokes apart, … Continue reading

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River Cruise Flag off- #AKLF2017

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So, the season is here! The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival took off with a blast from a well organized program aboard Vivada River Cruise. It was as if the organizers Appejay Group and Oxford Bookstore, has specially chosen the beautifully … Continue reading

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Tales from the Past 1-Exploring Kolkata

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History is fascinating, history is yet unknown and we are still trying to mix and match the jigsaw puzzles of time and events. I have always loved discovering a city on foot, provided its winter and the sun is spreading … Continue reading

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‘Chabar’: Chai pe charcha

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I had a dream……. of opening a bookstore. I had also dreamed of a name . I had also decided that there would be a tea coffee corner with very comfortable decorations around. I had dreams of friends, adda and … Continue reading

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5 things to experience in Darjeeling

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The title is clichéd still….. Being brought up in the northern part of our country, when I visited Darjeeling for the first time, I simply fell in love. The reason was simple too. A terrain with such vast greenery and … Continue reading

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Stew or Jhol- 4 recipes from Grandma's kitchen

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For those who wants to read a bit of history of our traditional cuisine from Bengal: https://travellingwingsblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/stew-or-jhol-the-bangali-way-to-a-healthy-summer/ From my Grandmother-in- law and Grandma’s kitchen: To continue with the story as to who were responsible for steamy stew, here are 4 … Continue reading

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Stew or Jhol- The Bangali way to a healthy summer.

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When I talk food, it’s not everyday food that interests me, but the exotics and unknown which has been a part of our cultural cuisine but was seldom mentioned. But nowadays when everyone is writing about everything, these dishes and … Continue reading

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#AKLF- Some candid moments.

With notun gur and pithey comes Boi Mela to Kolkata every year. This is the high of winter time in Kolkata. Since I had started blogging, I have been really keeping my eyes and ears open for any other story telling … Continue reading

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Takdah,Dist.Darjeeling- Information for a trip

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  The place is a conglomeration of natural beauty and man’s improvisation. So here is some information about this divine serenity. Takdah: The place is surrounded with high mountains and tea gardens and has a colonial legacy of wonderful British … Continue reading

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