Tag Archives: Kolkata

Forgotten Toys of Childhood

These days children’s toys are slick, they are smart and they appear from a different world altogether. Every time, I have to gift a toy to a little one, I find it way too impersonal, without the touch of love. … Continue reading

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Royal Bengal Tiger Cafe, Kolkata

Tiger Tiger burning bright; In the Cafe in broad day light !! am sure William Blake will  pardon me for this distortion if he ever had the opportunity to walk into Royal Bengal Tiger Cafe. On a fleeting visit to Kolkata, … Continue reading

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25 Must See Kolkata Durga Puja, 2015

Its that time of the year again, when I am a tourist in the city where I was born and raised during my formative years. I criss crossed around the city for 3 long days, visiting close to a 100 … Continue reading

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Immersion Sights from Kolkata

The 5 day Durga Puja extravaganza concludes with the immersion of the idols. While she is the all powerful Mother Goddess – Ma Durga , she is also Uma the proverbial loving daughter who visits her maternal home with her … Continue reading

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Glimpses at Night-Durga Puja in Kolkata

It is that time of the year in Autumn when Kolkata (erstwhile capital of British India) turns into a celebration of life, love and faith. The city turns into a grand art gallery by the day and appears to be … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: A different Friendship

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Split Second Story with Terracotta Khullar Art

Every frame is a story, a narration of that something which is apparent and something beyond. Walking around in Kolkata, I stopped in front of a work of art made from Khullars better known as terracotta (burnt clay) mugs. If you … Continue reading

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Street Life in Kolkata, India

The best way to experience Kolkata is to walk on the various streets, navigating through buses, trams, cabs and of course sea of people moving around busily. If you have time, then amid all the chaos walk leisurely on the … Continue reading

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When a City turns into a Grand Art Gallery !! Kolkata, India

From Calcutta to Kolkata the city has emerged and evolved over 300 years. This city of promise and power may have lost the battle for economic, technology, or political supremacy to Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi but for anyone who has spent … Continue reading

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Bamboo Art from Bengal, India

It was a festive evening in Kolkata and while I watched well dressed men, women and children turned out in their finest with a spring in their step my eyes did not miss the stall selling art pieces across the … Continue reading

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