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10 Typical Styles Of Bengali Cooking

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10 Typical Styles of Bengali Cooking
Food is an integral part of Bengali culture. Be it a festival, puja or a wedding, cuisine plays a major role in the celebrations. Bengali cooking has mostly been nurtured in households and families and the dishes are carefully prepared as per recipes handed down through the generations. The cours...

Pujo Time! The 5 Absolute Must-dos!

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Pujo Time! The 5 absolute must-dos!
All the flights are full even though the ticket prices have risen to almost double and the train tickets are unavailable, not even in tatkal! Yes! Tickets to Kolkata during Durga Puja is a challenge to get hold of. The roads are blocked, autos and metros have specially adjusted their time schedu...

Pujor Prem

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Pujor Prem
The seatbelts were fastened and the lights had been brightened as the last flight for the day prepared to land in Netaji Shubhas Chandra Bose Airport. All the passengers at the window seats felt lucky as they enjoyed the first glimpses of the ‘Tilottama Kolkata’ decked up for Durga Puja. I, seat...

From “Oily Devil” To “Golden Nectar”- A Change In Notion

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From “Oily Devil” to “Golden Nectar”- a change in notion
Touring has always being a part of my job. On this note, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I -being a lecturer and also a researcher in tourism- have been privileged to travel almost all across our beautiful country. During my travels over the last ten years I have always no...

You Are What You Eat - Janmashtami Reminds Us To Eat Pure

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You are what you eat - Janmashtami reminds us to eat pure
Many of us know these famous verses inthe Bhagavad-Gita that say:Yada yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati bharataAbhythanamadharmasya tadatmanam srijamyaham Paritranaya sadhunang vinashay cha dushkritamDharmasangsthapanarthay sambhabami yuge yuge SwamiVivekanada, the great Philosopher translat...

For The Spirit Of Friendship

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For the spirit of Friendship
Friendship Day…A day we celebrate to rejoice the spirit of true friendship. This day demands celebrations in the company of your close pals and buddies. However, many a times we ask ourselves “where are my close friends?” The very thought of this day drifts my mind to those days when we used to ...

The Fatafati 15 Foodies Of Bengal

The Fatafati 15 foodies of Bengal
We Bengalis eat to live and live to eat. Food is the common thread that connects all Bengalis across the world. Food is the topic of the quintessential adda and the one thing that every Bengali thinks about most of the time. It has inspired Bengali literature and one can even guess the season of...

5 Iconic Food Brands That Every Bong Would Identify With

5 iconic food brands that every Bong would identify with
Every Bengali I know (including myself) has a soft corner for some things that are quintessentially “Bong”, like the Howrah Bridge, Maidan, phuchka, misti, mustard oil (shorser tel), mach (fish of course) to name a few. These things are ingrained so deeply in our hearts and minds that they have ...

What That Travel Bag Got Me...

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What that travel bag got me...
All my bags were packed and I was ready to go. Summer vacations were over and it was time for the university to reopen. No excuses to stay back at home would work anymore. Yet again, I would have to go back and have that boring hostel food. Yet again, I would have to do literally everything, fro...

5 Daals We Love... And Here's Why!

5 Daals We Love... And Here's Why!
Be it Vegetarians or Non- vegetarians, daal is a compulsory dish for all Indian meals especially for the Bengalis. Daals are types of pulses that have many nutritional values. Apart from the general health benefits of all daals, each type of these super-foods has its own set of nutritional values...
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