Roads to Bishnupur Bankura

Joypur And Bishnupur Bankura-The Journey Continues

After spending one night in the lap of nature at Jhilimili forest and an adventurous day in Mukutmonipur, our next destination was Joypur jungle & the famous terracotta temples of Bishnupur, Bankura. Joypur Forest The following day, i.e. on 17th December, we started for Joypur jungle. A sweet aroma punched me as we entered the magical forest area. No! Not the typical smell of the … Continue reading Joypur And Bishnupur Bankura-The Journey Continues

Pre-independence Bengali Swadeshi Companies, still in business

Though the ‘Make in India’ campaign happened to be initiated around eight years ago, its roots dig deep into the pre-independence era when a fire of passion for Swadeshi companies swept past entire India. Making and using Swadeshi products was thought to be the fitting reply to the British dominance where the Sun had never set. There can be long-drawn arguments on the exact impact … Continue reading Pre-independence Bengali Swadeshi Companies, still in business

6 More Instant Tiffin Box Recipes

With the overwhelming appreciation from our readers for the first part of Quick Tiffin Box recipes, we decided to come up with part 2 – The Instant Tiffin Box Recipes. We had asked for tiffin recipe suggestions from our readers and friends and they had showered with loads of them. So, unfortunately, we can’t share all, just a few selected ones that we felt were … Continue reading 6 More Instant Tiffin Box Recipes

Mukutmanipur Bankura

Bon Voyage – Jhilimili Forest And Mukutmanipur Bankura

For a day’s trip or as a picnic spot, Mukutmanipur in Bankura is well known among Bengalis. But today, one of us, will share our experience of Bankura tourism, which includes more than the known holiday spots. Being a Bankri (someone from the Bankura district of West Bengal), Bankura as a holiday destination always sounded quirky to me. Moreover, my son and I prefer the … Continue reading Bon Voyage – Jhilimili Forest And Mukutmanipur Bankura

Quick Tiffin Box Recipes

Quick Tiffin Box Recipes

From Sunday to Thursday, every night, most of the moms go to bed with the same thought – Which food to pack in the tiffin box tomorrow? The sole conditions are the food should be healthy, tasty, easy to consume, compact and can be prepared at the speed of lightning! Unfortunately, the two years of lockdown have put us out of the habit of preparing … Continue reading Quick Tiffin Box Recipes

Subhadra Sengupta

Tribute to lesser-known Children’s Writer – Subhadra Sengupta

A beautifully written article by Edaan Ghosh. It’ll encourage you to study more about this lesser-known Children’s Writer – Subhadra Sengupta. By the end of the article, you might end up adding some of her books to your Amazon cart. Subhadra Sengupta was an Indian writer based in Delhi. She was born in June 1959 and had a master’s degree in history. She was the … Continue reading Tribute to lesser-known Children’s Writer – Subhadra Sengupta

Burmaik-North Bengal Tourism

Burmaik – a rendezvous with tranquility in North Bengal Tourism

There are offbeat places offered by North Bengal Tourism where one can go to find some solace from the hurried life of the concrete jungles. You just simply need to explore such hidden treasures. Parna had been to one such place last year. She shares her experience here with us. In one of his books, Ruskin Bond says, “It is always the same with mountains. … Continue reading Burmaik – a rendezvous with tranquility in North Bengal Tourism

An ode to the Thore Chhechkis and Dnata chocchoris – Bengali Staple Dishes

It’s not just about ghontos, chhechkis or chochhoris, Parna’s perfectly weaved article will take you on a ride to your memory lanes. Those distinct smells that wafted from our mothers’ and grandmothers’ kitchens, those aversion towards food until the dearth was felt..and so much more…. Come Indian summer and the winter beauties like carrots, cabbages, cauliflowers and beans go into annual hibernation. Instead, the Bengalis … Continue reading An ode to the Thore Chhechkis and Dnata chocchoris – Bengali Staple Dishes

Books by Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond Books for School Going Children

Ruskin Bond books are timeless and the best picks during this time of disharmony when our minds yearn to be free from stress. Our Guest blogger, Ekta Kubba, an ardent Ruskin Bond fan, has shared some of the best books of Ruskin Bond. The digital world and progressions in technology have altered the way of life. Undoubtedly, it has made students’ life more competitive and … Continue reading Ruskin Bond Books for School Going Children

Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury – the renaissance man who understood Bengali children

To us Bengalis, childhood is never complete without the healthy doses of Tuntunir Golpo, Abol Tabol’s verses and the Gupi Gyne Bagha Byne trilogy. And all these evergreen creations are from the same family – the illustrious Ray (Chowdhury) family of 100 A Gorpar Road! Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury created the unforgettable, cute, naughty bird Tuntuni. Through Abol Tabol, his son Sukumar Ray built improbable scenarios, … Continue reading Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury – the renaissance man who understood Bengali children