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Maa Annapurna Mandir of Barrackpore, Kolkata

Maa Annapurna Mandir of Barrackpore, built by Jagdamba Devi the youngest daughter of Rani Rashmoni and her husband Mathura Mohan Biswas can be called the exact replica of the famous Dakshineswar Mandir of Kolkata. It is said that around  Rs 3 lakhs were spent to build this temple. The famous look-alike temple of Dakshineswar is …

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A Visit to Bonedi Barir Durga Puja in Kolkata- Part 2

It is that time of the year when almost every part of our country is getting ready for the festive season. With Mahalaya to be celebrated on 25th September this year and the starting of “Debi-pokkho” states like West Bengal and Assam where Durga Puja is celebrated on a grand scale getting decked up to …

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My visit to Chitto Babur Dokan in Dacres Lane, Kolkata

Kolkata is definitely a food lover’s paradise. The city boasts of the variety of street food it offers to its people. Almost every lane and alley has its own parar dokan selling an array of delicious dishes. Some local shops and their items are so popular that people come from far off areas just for …

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Metcalfe Hall Museum in Kolkata- A Virtual tour, India

Located at the junction of Strand Road and Hare street is Kolkata’s one of the heritage buildings The Metcalfe Hall. I got a chance to visit the place in the year 2019. This building now houses a museum which is all about Kolkata and in quite an exclusive way. Although there are quite a few …

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A visit to the Bonedi Barir Durga Puja in Kolkata, India

So it took me almost a year to sit down and complete this draft that I started writing after last year’s Durga puja. When we talk about Durga Puja in Kolkata, our discussion revolves around Barowari Puja’s majestic puja pandals, themes, and idols. But what interests me are the Bonedi Barir Durga Pujas. Kolkata is …

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10 Offbeat Instagrammable places in Kolkata, India

Of yellow taxis, centuries-old buildings, and colonial architectures most of which are coloured in red, Kolkata definitely excels in one element which is – Colour! These old buildings most of which are in shambles, the historical monuments, and the yellow taxis displaying the busy roads of Kolkata a spectacular appeal. The crowded markets, the street …

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10 Popular Weaves of Bengal you must have in your closet

Bengal has always been the epitome of some extraordinary patterns and techniques of weaving. It is a part of Bengal’s rich cultural heritage. When we say weaves of Bengal, it includes the ones that originate from both East Bengal now Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. Over the years these weaves of Bengal have not …

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A pleasant stay at Rajbari Garden House, Belur West Bengal, India

It was a beautiful morning last December, I and Siddhartha, my husband started from my house on a cab for Rashbari Garden House, Belur. Little did we know we were not just travelling we were going to make memories to last a lifetime. Rashbari Garden House is a temple complex and a new addition to …

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A beautiful chaos -Kolkata’s Mallick Ghat Flower Market, India

It was one of those hot and humid days in mid-July when I was vacationing in Kolkata that one morning we three friends decided to walk around Kolkata’s Mallick Ghat flower market. It is said that this market is one of Asia’s largest flower market and the oldest too. More then 130 years old this …

Itachuna Rajbari- A Royal Retreat, West Bengal India

Itachuna Rajbari- A Royal Retreat, West Bengal India

West Bengal is no wonder a place that bears testimony of the rich past of the Zamindars, the feudal lords. Their glorious life, royal lifestyle, luxurious living can be seen writ large on the mansions or “Rajbaris” as they are called in Bengal and some of which stood against the test of time. Some of …

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