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Article: Debrup Bhattacharya Photography: Saugata Banerjee , Sudipta Chowdhury The finest egg roll I ever had was in a street joint near the Tea Board building in Dalhousie, Kolkata. The mere aroma of the egg with the chapatti was mouth watering. The joint had no chairs or stools, you have to stand and place your order and eat it standing ...

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Dry Swordfish Salad

Swordfish Salad

So it was this bright, sunny Sunday morning which I had kept totally free to spend some leisure time on my own. At least, that was my idea. But then, when I woke up in the morning looking forward to it, I found myself absolutely clueless about what to make of this morning which looked fine otherwise. So yeah. That ...

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James Norwood Pratt ’s Tea Dictionary: A review

James Norwood Pratt

It’s been a while that I have been thinking about taking a day or two off from work because it feels like ages that I’ve done away with a break which I so badly need but somehow I never seem to manage to do so (because something or the other pops up and then I’m again stuck with it till ...

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The Classic Pati Shapta!

Pati Shapta

As you start to feel a gradual chill in the air and winter begins to show its first signs of arrival, you know it’s that time of the year when people celebrate Pous Sankranti in this part of the world. And with the festivities, comes the sweets! a must-have for any Bengali festival. Traditionally, Pous Sankranti is celebrated as the ...

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Article: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee Haat Predominant in rural areas, ‘Haat’ is a common market place where buyers and sellers meet once or twice in a week to sell whatever is grown in their farm or sometimes sell as intermediaries. Due to lack of customers, there is no permanent market, so the sellers meet at a fixed place on ...

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Phuchka : Crispy mouth-watering dumplings


Phuchka is to Indians what puffy Taco is to Mexicans. You grab a bite whenever you want, wherever you want. It is a very popular snack in Kolkata —well, almost everyone has to have it whenever one goes out— and Bengalis seem to have a Phuchka-craving nearly all the time. And the plus side of it is that it is ...

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