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Flavours of Ramadan Culture Featured Society Travel & Food 

Flavours of Ramadan – Around the world

Flavours of Ramadan: Since the holiest month of Islam is in harness, we thought of taking you through the culinary delicacies of Ramadan. A typical day for the one who keeps a roza starts with a meal followed by a strict fast until sundown when after the evening prayer, the fast is broken with a communal gathering to enjoy the Iftar feast. It is believed that Prophet Mohammad broke his fast by eating 3 dates. But fortunately, you don’t have to curb your appetite, because here is a list of…

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five relatively less popular cafes in South Kolkata Travel & Food 

The Top Five Relatively Less Popular Cafes in South Kolkata

Coffee – the brewed drink prepared by the perfect concoction of some seeds of the coffee plant, water and maybe some dairy add-ons. But as far as relaxation is concerned, coffee is that liquid hug to your brain in both good and bad times, incomparable to any other way out. This worldwide heartthrob has been subtly popular in the kolkatan air, initially through the nostalgic Coffee House in the College Street area. Time brought to us the other famous rooms of Cafe Coffee Day, Barista, Mezzuna. But apart from these…

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Mughal Food Travel & Food 

Mughal-e-Dawat : A glimpse of Mughal Food

Though the deposition of Bahadur Shah II marked the final denouement of the last vestige of the magnificent Mughal empire, in all its splendour and glory, ferociousness and defeat, it wove itself intrinsically as a part of India. Perhaps the history of India witnesses one of its most lively drama through the peaks and valleys of this regime in which the Mughals transformed India by their brilliant art, architecture, literature, and in diverse other ways, but the one thing, whose fanciful thoughts help us sail through our mundane ‘maggi days’…

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Vacationing in Puducherry Travel & Food 

Vacationing in Puducherry

An idea about vacationing in Puducherry usually conjures up an image of a quaint little beach town where life is slow and spirituality pervades the very air in the minds of people. Yet I could not have been more wrong in my expectations of the place. Pondicherry or Puducherry is a small coastal town in Tamil Nadu on the eastern coastline of India. The French East India Company built a township in Pondicherry in 1674 and established their headquarters there. The town remained under French control till 1954 when it…

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winter in kolkata Culture Featured Open Forum Society Travel & Food 

Why Winter In Kolkata Is Absolutely Amazing…

Kolkata, which otherwise remains unbearably hot and humid in Summer, especially offering a painful experience to natives flying down from a cold region, unbelievably turns into a great weather paradise, gradually with the arrival of November. Seriously, you should not think twice before planning a trip to the City of Joy in the winter months. Wonder why winter in Kolkata is a bliss? There you go. Well, to speak in strict climatological terms, winter in Kolkata is so unlike the winter in Delhi which is beyond endurance. Mind you, Delhi…

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Christmas delicacies around the world Culture Featured Travel & Food 

Christmas delicacies around the world

There we go again, it’s that time of the year again – bow, blizzard, carols, poinsettias and presents. And, food, of course. The festive season has arrived and diets and calorie headaches can now take the back seat. We all love great food, don’t we? And what better time to try out some new dishes than the time of advent. Here are some appetising Christmas delicacies around the world that will make you drool. Enjoy! Malta: Imbuljuta tal-Qastan     A traditional drink served after Midnight Mass on Christmas and…

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Window Seat: A Reality Check

When one isn’t accustomed to flying very much, one is under an impression that the window seat is a corner of awe, one that holds a position of extreme importance and luxury. When booking seats, everyone would apparently be hoggling to grab the last remaining window seats lest they run out like movie tickets that would in turn mean a flying episode of utter depravity. One reason for this might be perhaps when you’re a child, your parents always granted you the window seat; and travelling with parents always ensured…

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Travel & Food 

10 Weirdest Dishes around the World

If a bacon sarnie just isn’t cutting it and you fancy something more exotic, how about sinking your teeth into some raw whale blubber? If that doesn’t quite float your boat, don’t worry, there’s always a crispy tarantula. If you’re hungry now, you won’t be by the end of this article. From chicken feet to tuna eyeballs: here are the 10 weirdest dishes to satisfy the most daring of palates. Here are 10 of the weirdest dishes to try on your travels :-  1) Crispy tarantula.          …

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Culture Travel & Food 

The Realm of the Maharajas

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine. The “Land of the Maharajas” is an interesting travel destination as it boasts of rich cultural heritage and is an amalgamation of different travel experiences. The quintessential desert safari, the exquisite architecture and the grandeur of the palaces,a treasure trove of history, one can spend years trying to unearth its hidden gems. Day 1: Arrival at Jaipur : Jaipur, The Pink City of India – so called because its old districts were…

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Travel & Food 

Pedong – Oh You Beauty!

         “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” A FOGGY BEAUTIFUL MORNING IN PEDONG The beauty of wildness is a great natural wealth. Such a tone is aptly sounded in the quotation of John Muir.   North Bengal is indeed a place of natural beauties, a place which seems to be a paradise for nature lovers. 20 kilometers away from Kalimpong, at an altitude of 1240 meters, Pedong is located…

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