Freshly brewed resolutions!

Year ends are like hangovers…Duh…Einstein! you’d say sipping that much needed strong coffee…Well No! that’s not the hangover I am talking about here…I mean yes that too…but this is more of the taking-stock-of-the-year-gone-by hangover, the realisation that another year just flew by….another round of counting your blessings, another round of coming to terms with missed …

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A Season for Dying – Book Review

A Season for dying by Sharmishtha Shenoy is the 3rd book in the Vikram Rana Series. Vikram Rana is an ex-cop, who now works as a private investigator. Sharp and intuitive, Rana, despite not being in the police force, is looked upon by the force to help them solve crimes in the city. Sharmishtha sets …

Lean In – Book Review

I generally tend to steer clear of books which fall in the category of inspiring reads…they either come across to me as too pompous or extremely prescriptive and hence boring. And so, while Lean In had been on my reading list since it released, I never got around to reading it until last month. Lean …

Sarbojonin @ C R Park, for the people, by the people #BloggersDurgaPujo

As a C R Park import, thanks to the husband, I remember being the quintessential Bengali from Kolkata; raving about how grand Durga Pujo is in Kolkata, epic pandal hopping stories and of course the vibe in the city. Here, even on Mahalaya, the pandals were still being built, a far cry from Kolkata where …

The Hungry Tides #TheBlindList

I met him on my visit home from the hostel. I saw him digging away in the lush green lawn. He looked up to take a look at me through his blank, deep set eyes and then got back to his work again. The first rains of the season had just paid our town a …

The panchami food fiesta…Anandomela #bloggersdurgapujo

If you have had a Bengali friend or if you have grown up in Kolkata, irrespective of whether you are a Bengali or not, you would know how important food is in a bengali’s life.  Like my mother-in-law jokes on weekends…shokale uthlei khawar chinta (your mornings begin with planning out the menu for the day). …

Ma starts her journey from Kailash, we start our celebrations! #BloggersDurgaPujo

Tomorrow a little before daybreak, at 4 am precisely, Bengalis the world over will come together as they listen to Mahalaya – Ma Durga’s agomoni song (a song welcoming the Goddess). The night before the alarm will be set religiously without fail. If you are however in Calcutta, you probably wouldn’t even need one as …