Pataka Guddi

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On a sunny, breezy, and actually quite lovely spring afternoon, she passed away.   Hundreds of people came to see her body enclosed in a centrally cooling glass casket that would preserve it for 24 hours. She was so loved that people came in an endless stream till after the funeral’ from other cities, even […]

Cigarette

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Cigarette It’s been almost a week now, And I am living mostly on Cigarettes, dreams and You. Cooped up in my little dark room Hidden from the world by my own wishes, I love to get lost in the labyrinth Of my own constructed unreality. I am doing very little, Except exhaling carbon dioxide In […]

REVIEW: Momo I Am

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Serious Tibetan stuff – a mindblowing experience! I absolutely loved the setting of the place – cosy and informal, small two seater tables with little cushioned stools. There is no AC but the drone of the ceiling fan and the whirl of the pedestal add to the charm of the place. You can sit as […]

REVIEW: Mrs. Magpie

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A Land from the Fairy Tales From the food to the interior, everything is eye-candy. Very warm atmosphere. Great Darjeeling tea that is served in a beautiful glass tea-pot. Bite sized eatables – perfect to keep the conversation going! The miniloafs and teacakes taste amazing and go great with the tea. For those with a […]

REVIEW: Wise Owl

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The best cafe in town, may be not so much for the food, but surely for the classy atmosphere. Very laid-back and delayed waiting which is good for the conversationists. The place is always packed with a long waiting queue in the evening. Menu offers great variety and prices are really low. According to my […]

REVIEW: Bohemian

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The global adventure of Bengali Cuisine I first visited Bohemian during Pujo last year. And what an amazing experience it was! Each and every item on the menu reflected sheer brilliance and, thanks to our large group of school friends, we had tasted and savoured almost everything on the menu. Well, almost! I also had […]

Food Joints in Gangtok

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I believe the best food is at Darjeeling and not Gangtok. That said, Cacao and Bakers Cafe are two great cafes on MG Marg to spend the leisurely evenings.

Memories of Valparaiso, Chile

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Until 9th March 2013 when I landed in Santiago at  Chile, I hardly had a note of how that part of the world was, how it looked like and so on, well to be upfront ‘who cared’;; I remember my friend Dr.Haque expressed his utmost surprise sitting in a south Calcutta coffee shop when I […]

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: Director Got Carried Away!

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15 minutes into the movie and a mindless bollywood song starts, and I am thinking what I am doing here. Another one hour into the movie, I already regret my decision! It is a good thing that Bollywood is making movies based on real heroes. Legends like Milkha Singh should be revered and celebrated. But […]

Poylar PNanchali

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Scene 1. AaNt-e (l) ghaa deben na ekdom !   “Phone ta rakho Pritam! Shobshomoy facebook e foshti-noshti korata tomar kaal hobe ekdin.” – hunkar chharlen Vulture Babu. Bhodroloker porone otyonto shochoniyo bhabe moyla ekti fotua, jeta bodhoy Bapu nijer hathe Sabarmati Ashram e bunechhilen. Onar naam ta ashole Culture Bandopadhyay, parar noshto chhele-chhokra ra […]