Tag: Show

Ridgefield Holiday Stroll 2017

If you had a list of New England town must-haves, three-century-old Ridgefield in Connecticut would tick every box. Located on the western fringe of Fairfield County, it’s the right amount of small. It’s upscale but not pretentious, has museums and playhouses, and parks and lakes. The town’s generously tree-lined Main Street has rows of charming storefronts and a slew of Colonials and Capes, which made … Read the rest

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 festivals around the world. Dare I say Rio? New Orleans?

Okay, now that we are in the right direction, let’s add a fierce goddess (DurgaRead the rest

Super Bowl Ads 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewBNyIQr4hg

An advertising background has its own set of prejudices. One can never enjoy a commercial without getting into the technicalities. So this year, I decided to enjoy the Super Bowl commercials for what they are – branded entertainment. At rates approachingĀ 5 million dollars per 30 sec spot, they better be sufficiently amusing, and at the same time, work some magic for the brand … Read the rest

Bye Bye Christmas Lights

Pic(k) of the Week – Providence, RI

Snapshots from New Haven, Connecticut

Since coming back from my whirlwind weekend getaway to New Haven, I have been anxious to put together a preview of the shows, the events, the people, the food, and well, the city itself. The list that I present here is not in any particular order, and not in the least bit exhaustive. It’s a just a sampling so to say.

Most memorable dinner in … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – L’homme Cirque

International Festival of Arts and Ideas 2013

I am going. Are you?

TBEX Canada

TBEX. What’s that you say? It’s only the “world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, and new media content creators.” Their 2013 North American Conference will be held at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada from May 31 to June 2. You can check out the schedule and everything else here.

I won’t be going this time but I will be … Read the rest

Weekly Link Love

Time for a round of weekly links. These are no ordinary links. These are pages I bookmark, articles I read, videos I watch, places I would like to visit, pictures I would like to frame, and recipes I try to replicate (mostly with disastrous results).

Frank Bruni, NYT columnist, unleashes the wrath of parents. His Op-ed piece, aptly titled “A Childless Bystander’s Baffled HymnRead the rest