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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Memories of the Unfamiliar Land

Is it possible to have memories about a place we have never been to? As I dwell deeper into this question, I know that there are more places that make me feel like this. These memories or in most cases, visual reveries formulate themselves from the existing information I have. This information is either stories I’ve heard…

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My Top 12 Travel Moments From 2015

2015 has been an incredible year. From meeting some of my favourite writers to travelling surreal wonderlands, I really couldn’t have asked for anything better. It has been a steeper learning curve too. Some of the most important things I learnt was to say no to free work, developing a thick skin and accepting the…

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Exploring Kolkata Through a Different Perspective

Have you ever explored a place looking at it through someone else’s eyes? It could be any place—perhaps the city you live in or a destination you’re visiting for the first time. The perspective changes. I call this the ‘magical perspective’. It doesn’t permanently change the way I look at things, it helps me identify…

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Photo Story: Walking Through the Heart of Kolkata

On a humid April morning, I decided to take a walk down some of the oldest alleys of Kolkata. My guide and my storyteller was Calcutta Walks. And even though Kolkata is my temporary base-city, I don’t really step out to explore it at all. This morning, I decided to travel to the heart of…

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