Essence of a bengali woman: Why you should read ‘Paakdandi’?

If you are a non-Bengali, then you might not have heard about Leela Majumdar. But for us, who have brought up on the constant diet of Bengali children literature since childhood, Leela Majumdar epitomized the image of a cozy grandma who wrote stories about harmless ghost, adventure of fearless children, hidden treasure hunt and above…

4 techniques to bolster your web writing career rock solid

Job market is shrinking everywhere. The IT bubble is facing an impending burst (though I have been reading about this phenomenon for quite some time now) and robots will soon replace the human workforce. If you are determined to fly solo in these trying times, then congratulations. You are showing sheer grit already. But what…

5 bengali winter delicacies for every outlander

Winter is the carnival of foods of seasonal flavors in Bengal. Even the most disciplinarian and clean eater among us, can go bonkers and roll up the sleeve to dig into fried and rich foods (sweets, snacks, fritters or main course) without giving a single thought to bulging waist-line.  If you don’t know much about…

4 tools that save my back while writing

When I first started my freelance writing journey, I was rather hesitant. I don’t have a background in literature/writing, so during the first year I was constantly on my toes whether I am doing it correct or not. Though some of my clients were quite encouraging and gave me time to edit and re-edit multiple…

Trump rose. Rupee failed. I ate@ Kasahara

While the world ran free for all with the news that Donald Trump became the POTUS and India became busy in mourning the demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 100, my dainty brain hung up its boots and my stomach craved for greasy Chinese foods. Shantiniketan has little to offer in terms of appropriate eating…

The rant of an Indian Xennial

’Do you know who he is?’”, asked my septuagenarian father to our neighbor’s convent-schooled 5-year old daughter, showing her the photo of Swami Vivekananda. ‘”I don’t know and I don’t care’”, she retorted nonchalantly while exiting the door, leaving my father agape and furious. Later that night he lamented to us, ‘’Children these days don’t…

Eat Out: Lokahaar @ Jodhpur Park

I was on the hunt down for a pocket-friendly restaurant as we were going to commend the big birthday bash ahead of time for my ‘male-companion-in-need’.  A casual search in Zomato gave me away glorious reviews of Lokahaar– the restaurant with quintessential Bengali cuisine specialty. On the off chance you are not familiar with Jodhpur…

6 random things to do as the Durga Puja this year is over

The whirl around goddess Durga make us forget that winter is coming (and then summer, monsoon for that matter) and we need energy to bear those harsher times. I have prepared a 7-ponters (randomly picked) list that can definitely do some physical as well as mental goodness to us. Detoxify We, the mere mortals called…