Category: India

Durga Pujo in Kolkata, India

Let me start by saying Durga Pujo in Kolkata is not your usual Pujo, a word that roughly translates to “offering of prayers to a deity.” It’s not about penance, abstinence, or thriftiness. Think of all the fun… Read More

‘Tis the Season to Chill

Growing up in Calcutta (ok fine, Kolkata), I was exposed to celebrations of various countries and communities, and Christmas was a big part of it. I will be damned if any kid will let go of a festival which… Read More

Crispy Dosas, Bag Loops, and Other Stories from India

We are back from a month-long stay in Kolkata, having touched upon Mumbai, and for the briefest of time, Frankfurt. We flew for 8 hours straight, twice in a day, and then some more. We had a three-year-old… Read More

Back from The City of Joy

Blasts in Mumbai…again!

Mumbai is the city where I met my husband, it is where I lived and worked for over a year. The financial capital of India, it is undoubtedly the safest city for women in the country. The roads… Read More