Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Coffee House, Nostalgia and Adda


A time when Brands like Baristas or Cafe Coffee day were not there, or rather they didn't come into being, Calcuttans had the luxary of having a place like these coffee shops where they could while away their time and no one would bother them and ask to leave the place or order something.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Bengali Online Newspapers Published from Bangladesh


After reading one of my earlier blog post on online Bengali newspapers (Published from Kolkata) many readers asked me to write a post on the online Bangla newspapers (epapers) published from Bangladesh. I fully agree and support their demand and think that everyone must get a chance to see and share the rich Bengali culture that is present both in India and Bangladesh. So here I am, with the ever-expanding list of Bangla Newspapers that are published in Bangladesh and are also available online.

In Bangladesh the daily newspapers are published from Dhaka, as well as from major regional cities of Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal. All daily newspapers are morning editions, there are no evening editions in Bangladesh.

Some Newspapers have just portals... and some have epapers... so in this post have mentioned links to ePapers as well as News Portals. If you feel that I have missed to mention any site then please do tell me in the comments section. Also your feedback is very much important to me so please do comment.
So here goes the list:-

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Kolkata's Favourite - "Favourite Cabin"

A poorly illuminated medium sized room with a few white marble-top tables and some wobbly chairs – this is what ‘Favorite Cabin’ apparently looks like. Located at 69B Surya Sen Street, the lane off College Square, this unassuming cabin is north Kolkata’s (Calcutta's) oldest tea stall and is quenching Bengalis' thirst for Tea for over 94 years.

Favourite Cabin - Photo Courtesy "Ei Samay" Newspaper

Monday, 4 February 2013

Allen's Kitchen - Pamper Your Taste Buds


Have you tasted the best prawn cutlet in Kolkata yet? Well I have... and It will not be an exaggeration if I say that this is the best prawn cutlet that I ever had in my life. I can still remember that moment when I had the first bite of it... it was "heavenly".