A Winter Afternoon in New Market

A Note before we begin:

I deliberately haven’t included history in the main body as this article is about my experiences. However, New Market (earlier Sir Stuart Hogg Market) is a historical place and many will be interested in the background, especially my readers from other countries. So at the end of this article, there are a few useful external links on New Market- which is more than a century old British era shopping arcade and Nahoum’s- the Jewish Bakery inside the market. I have also mentioned several shops in New Market in my write-up. I have given a list of my favourite shops, containing one sentence introduction and location on Google map, at the end. Happy reading! Continue reading A Winter Afternoon in New Market

‘Moglai Porota’ at Das Cabin and Chutnification of some Childhood Memories

“দিদি, দাশ কেবিন আসছে!”

No, the restaurant couldn’t really walk. This was actually a coded communication between my sister and me.

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Niranjan Agar. Egg-ing Gracefully.

It’s pouring here, guys. Don’t think I can make it” – I texted my friends around 4 pm, feeling a bit guilty because this was the third time I cancelled an adda at Niranjan Agar. The rain god was however not in a punishing mood and cleared the skies giving me ample time to make the journey. I took the metro (underground train), which I was told the most convenient transport for this particular destination. And it was so. It took me under 30 minutes to reach Girish Park Metro Station in North Calcutta from my south Calcutta residence. Continue reading Niranjan Agar. Egg-ing Gracefully.