The Halwai Culture Of Bikaner

There is something very alluring about life in a smaller town, to which I have always been attracted to. Being accustomed to life in India’s maximum city, it is borderline essential to step off the gas at times. Alighting the overnight train from Delhi at Bikaner, I couldn’t help but take a deep breath and…

More Than Just Food: A Slice Of Aaheli At The Leela, Mumbai

Mumbai has always been a city that welcomes a wide variety of cultures. This particular aspect is more evident when you look at the city’s restaurants, and the many seasonal festivals that it hosts. One of these communities that have a wide presence in this city is the Bengali community, and you wouldn’t be hard-pressed…

The Love Room, Kolkata: What A Pawsome Experience!

The first ever pet-friendly and pet café and restaurant in Kolkata, The Love Room is a must-visit for pet lovers in the city. You’ll be greeted by a family of nine adorable, furry canines, and if you’re more of a cat person, even four kittens. The owners, Ankush and Shruti, have put in a lot of…

Kolkata’s Park Street: A Winter Story

Kolkata, the grand city of emotions, cultures and romance, has always been a forerunner of sorts in following and upholding British cultures. The old capital of British India boasts of a number of antique churches, cemeteries and Anglo Indian strongholds. The Armenian Church, St.Paul’s Cathedral and the South Park Street Cemetery are noteworthy tourist attractions,…

#TeaSeries: Kolkata And Its Tea- Need We Say More?

Calcutta, or Kolkata, is a bizarre city where the old world coexists seamlessly with the new. Her grand colonial structure also succeeds in accommodating art deco style residences, cafe chains and shopping malls. Restaurants like TGIF and Mocambo both enjoy a clientele, as do Globe and Inox. The crowded and noisy bookstores of college street…

Student’s Guide To Kolkata’s Budget Food & Where To Find It

Of all the cities in India, Kolkata has one of the most vibrant student cultures in India. Strewn all over the city are some of the legendary colleges and universities, including Jadavpur University in South Kolkata, Presidency University in North Kolkata, St. Xavier’s College in Central Kolkata, and more. Naturally, with so many students, the…

Ace Food Photography With These Simple Tips

Just like us, many of you out there are lovers of the culinary art. Food, as we believe, is not just to satiate hunger pangs – right from choosing ingredients, to the process of making, the mixing of colours and the final arrangement on the table, food photography is the art that celebrates it all….