Kathi Roll, Phuchka and Many more – Kolkata Chronicles

Kathi Roll, Phuchka and Many more – Kolkata Chronicles

As I write about the Kolkata chronicles, time and again one word crops up. Food. Actually a city is never only about its historical artefacts, monuments or the buildings. The people, the crowd of the city and their habit characterizes the place. And when we talk about...
I for Ilish – Kolkata Chronicles

I for Ilish – Kolkata Chronicles

Kolkata, is a city of culture and passion. And its average citizen is motivated by good music, books and sports. But, nothing motivates them more than good food. Especially a delectable fish recipe. And when we are talking about fish, how can we not mention the...
Howrah Bridge – Kolkata Chronicles

Howrah Bridge – Kolkata Chronicles

Popular movies like, Yuva (2004), Parineeta (2005), Love Aaj Kal (2009), Kahaani (2012), Barfi! (2012), Lootera (2013), Gunday (2014), Piku (2015), Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015) and Meri Pyaari Bindu (2017) have one thing in common. Kolkata has featured in all of...
G for Gaaner Opare – Kolkata Chronicles

G for Gaaner Opare – Kolkata Chronicles

Gaaner Opare. No, I am not going to talk about the popular serial which just made a lockdown special comeback to the Bengali channel. Today I want to, with a lot of courage, write about the connection between Gaan i.e. Music and Kolkata. Why courage, you may ask. Once...