Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Singara Trail

Exploring the roots of Bengali samosas and it’s global family Ahem… Scrumptious singara, piping hot are you with innards of narkel, badam and of course, alu From paka dekha to parar adda, of all trades you are the jack Oh! … Continue reading

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The Bengalurean Bengali

It’s official. Bengaluru is the new Kolkata. With the Bengali populace crossing well over 5 lakhs, number of Durga pujas held by Bengali associations and housing complexes easily reaching three figures, a new ‘Kolkata roll/chaat’ shop opening in almost every … Continue reading

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The story of lens and by lanes of Kolkata

It was a lone man’s crusade – giving up a flourishing job, to project ‘Kolkata’, giving in to the attraction of meeting newer people and showing them the nooks and corners of the city, wanting them to take a slice … Continue reading

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Fishy fishy, Bong Bong

10 quintessential Bengali fishes All the world knows that Bengalis have an eternal, classic love story going on with fishes. Like Paro to her Devdas, Juliet to her Romeo, Heer to her Ranjha, so is fish to the Bengali; no … Continue reading

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The Bong Vs Bangali Controversy

I was thinking the other day (yes, I do that sometimes!). What is it about the words Bangali and Bong, that sparks (well, controversy may be too strong a word for it) a debate between the dearest of friends? Is … Continue reading

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