Beijing

I have been a regular visitor to Tangra , Kolkata’s Chinatown for a quarter of a century. My favorite eatery in those days was Kim Ling opened in the early 1990’s by Monica Liu , “The Queen of Tangra” as she has been dubbed. This formidable lady is a true ode to “woman power” and…

STONE – BEING AND BECOMING

Kounteya Sinha is an artist who weaves his magic not with the brush but with the lens of his camera. He is truly gifted with “the eye” and has the striking ability to see depths and dimensions in simple everyday objects and people that we never possibly could. His photographs are stunning and striking and…

IFTAR @ ALFRESCO

I have always believed that memories and associations play a great role in our choice of food. My earliest years and fond memories are of my maternal Grandparent’s home in Dharamtolla Street where the call of the muezzins would herald daybreak and Eid would mean standing on the balcony of their home looking down at…

6 BALLYGUNGE PLACE

Though I am not a Bengali I absolutely love Kolkata ( I was born here) and I adore Bengali Food. Regretfully its not cooked at home very often so I usually like to head to 6 Ballygunge Place my cravings attack. I recently visited with my family and had a superb dinner there. This place…

MANGO MANIA AT FLURYS

The Mango is our National fruit and is popular across the country age no bar. Juicy, delicious and versatile it can be eaten both raw and ripe, cooked and uncooked, paired with savory or sweet. No wonder then it is such a favorite and I am no different. As a child it takes me back…

Asia Kitchen by Mainland China

Asia Kitchen the newest offering from the Specialty Group of Restaurants is a wonderful place for lovers of Oriental Cuisine. They are serving up cuisines from China , Vietnam , Indonesia , Burma , Thailand among others and the food and service are both very very good. Its a very cleverly chosen Menu with lots…