Back in the day, the aroma of nolen gur (date palm jaggery) wafting through the house used to be a very winter thing. We
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Dhrubaa Mukherjee is a PhD candidate in the English Literature and Language department at an American University. Her areas of interest include contemporary South Asian literature and culture, Indian cinema, Postcolonial, transnational, and feminist Discourses, and <a href="http://bestgiftstokolkata.com/" rel="nofollow">food and culture</a>. She also authors a successful food blog titled <a href="http://notacurry.com/" rel="nofollow">Not A Curry</a>.
For 11 months you hear no mention of fruitcake in Kolkata, but suddenly in December it becomes the talk of the town as the
02/12/2016 8:47 AM IST
Sarat, a fleeting season between monsoon and autumn, is the favourite season of Bengalis, not only because it is marked by
08/10/2016 1:16 AM IST
According to well-known journalist Vir Sanghvi: "You can take the craze of Diwali in Delhi, Christmas in London, Summer Carnival
08/10/2016 1:12 AM IST
Kolkata is one of those places that are identified more by its taste than by its architecture, location, climate or people
08/10/2016 1:07 AM IST
This is one recipe that I have been planning to post for a long time. Not only because it is one of my favourite Bengali
05/10/2016 8:01 AM IST
This may not be the most popular thing to say, but, I think, of all the Bengali culinary inventions, koraishutir kochuri
01/10/2016 12:44 AM IST
The festival is more about coming together as a community, reveling in song, dance, art, food, and friendly banter, even with random strangers than about religion or devotion. The most important markers of Durga pujo, dhaaks (drums) and dhunuchi dance, are not religious, but Bengali cultural symbols that make the whole city gooseflesh together.
13/10/2015 8:24 AM IST
Question is, when and how did the life of the supposed Holy Cow become bigger than the life a Hindu girl or a Muslim man in India? Do the Indian scriptures dictate such reverence for cows at the expense of human lives? Turns out not.
07/10/2015 8:22 AM IST
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