#DoorsofIndia— Building Perspective and Glorifying India’s History

Why do we travel? Primarily I travel to add perspective. Perhaps this is why every time I repeat a destination, each experience is different from the other. The #DoorsofIndia campaign, by Tata Pravesh, multiplied my perspective to very many things. Architecture has always been a defining subject in all my travels. But narrowing it down to doors was…

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Solo destination: Shantiniketan, Bengal

About 165 kilometres away from Bengal’s capital is the dusty and crowded town of Bolpur. As I alighted from the train on Bolpur Railway Station, I was taken aback by the crowd. I was even more shocked with the chaos and noise outside on the main street. This was not how I had imagined Shantiniketan…

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A Quick Guide to Kolkata, Bengal

I had a fellow blogger and friend visit Kolkata last year. In my course of hosting Kathleen, I explored a part of the city, I now live in, as a tourist. This is always a surreal experience for me. Firstly, backyard travel is a rare practice in today’s travel culture. Secondly, a fellow traveller can…

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Photo Story: My First Durga Puja in Kolkata

For many, Durga Puja is synonymous to Kolkata. However, if I were to associate one place to this festival, it would always be Shillong. Barring seven years, I’ve spent every Durga Puja at home in Shillong. Last year was my first Pujo in Kolkata in my adult life. And this year, would be my second here. I…

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The Mushrooming of Microbreweries

If today I wanted to travel to across India, only to explore the plethora of microbreweries in the country, it is plausible. The metropolises of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata are seeing a rise in numerous brew pubs. My first brush with a craft brewery in India was in Pune. Established in 2010, TJs…

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Top 5 Cocktails Bars in Kolkata

There are plenty of bars in Kolkata. An evident foodies’ haven, this city comprises eateries, restaurants and watering holes across budget. However, getting my occasional fix of cocktails remained a concern for me. After a couple of years in the city, I can now claim that I have a few favourites. Unlike beer, cocktails require…

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