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Pampore- The saffron town of Kashmir

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Kehwa, Kangri and Zafaran- three words which describe Kashmir so well. So it was for the taste of Kehwa and a tour of the saffron town, that we responded to Altaf’s call, whose family owns a saffron or Zafran field … Continue reading

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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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Tales from the past: Delhi- Tomars to Chauhans,the handover.

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They say all tales in history, is a brick on the wall of change. The tales which Delhi, as a city has, inside the folds of its buildings, walls and streets have often changed the course of our history. My … 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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Tea: History revisited

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Whenever we discuss the history of tea, people talk about how Englishmen brought it to India. Then they discuss that Emperor Shen Nung in 2737 BC had been the one to bring tea into Chinese culture after he discovered the … 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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Srinagar to Leh- Road Trip Summery.

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‘I’m chronicling my road trip adventure for CEAT Tyres in association with BlogAdda June 2015: “A road trip?” “Yes, a road trip through the mountains and valleys and plains and it was for us, 2 women celebrating almost 35 years … 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: 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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