শুভ নববর্ষ! ❤ 1426 !

Back then , all through my growing up days, this time of the year was so special. Not only the first day of the year , actually the celebration started on the last day of the year ‘choitro shankranti’ and continued till ‘poila boishakh’. My grandma and mother started cooking since morning. Though no one…

A conversation over jhaal-muri took me years back

A couple of weekends back on a bored Sunday evening, I texted my new neighbor and now friend (the root is the common link that binds us). In an hour I was in the couch in #dwitwiyaardho , my nook in #secaucus , #newjersey , sipping tea and chatting over #jhalmuri that I made for…

Aam-fatale !

Since my Hyderabad days – I have associated #ugadi with #pachadi , I simply love the taste as well as the significance of this dish. Even in Bangalore I got to taste it from some friend or neighbors. This year , I was checking all the online posts , in fact a friend of mine,…

Dol – Holi – down the memory lane

Today’s post is not a typical food or travel related post. It’s more of reliving some fleeting memories, talking about myself , a little bit of my childhood . I guess these are bits and parts, that makes me. Usually Dol was the bengalis’ version and Holi was celebrated a day later by the Hindi…

In the mood for a Mediterranean meal

Last two days I had probably dreamt of falafal and similar other dishes each time my eyelids met each other. I had been thinking of Doner Kebabs too. The weather being amazing today (almost 22°C while Bangalore showed 21°C) we saw most of our neighbors coming out for a walk , skating , etc. We…

And the clock struck 0300 !

Ever since I joined the millennial work force , I heard often of the term #daylightsaving. What it meant to us then : in the month of November , from a certain Monday the work which probably used to start at 4.30 pm will now start at 5.30 p.m. by IST. In the following years,…

Añejo – our ‘première’ NYC brunch experience

A cousin of ours was visiting New York City for her work. When I asked her , what can we do together when we meet , she popped the idea of a NYC brunch ! While I am here for a little over 5 months, but I definitely don’t know this city , the way…