Discovering the treasures of North Kolkata

Times, how they change. Or, maybe, how we change over time. As kids, during our Kolkata vacations, we hated the sight of the dilapidated buildings of Bara Bazar, the narrow and ever-crowded streets of Shyam Bazar and accused Kolkata of never changing. And now, after decades, one look at the […]

North Kolkata tour

Review of POH in Mumbai

POH — Very fine, fine dining in Mumbai!

Progressive | Oriental | House or POH at Kamala Mills is the latest offering from the house of Speciality Restaurants and a brainchild of Avik Chatterjee. And yes, they have got it absolutely right … brilliant, to be accurate. The line of luxury cars and packed house during week nights […]


Sight-Seeing in Cebu, Phillippines

Cebu is not a large city. Most of its sightseeing is confined to the old ‘heritage’ part of the city — a walk of a couple of hours and completely worth it. Take cab, get off at the Heritage of Cebu monument. This, is your starting point.  The monument is […]

Sight-seeing in Cebu, Phillippines

Must-Eat in Phillippines

Food in Philippines is kind of South-East Asian cuisine meets American fast food, with a good dose of pork thrown in. For the complete local meals, you will have to go to the streets as even the largest of malls at Manila or Cebu d0 not have decent local food […]


Island Hopping from Cebu, Phillippines

Cebu is one of Phillippines’ most visited province. Located in central Phillippines, i was surprised to know that Cebu used to be Phillippines’ capital in the olden days. Visitors throng this beach city for the many beautiful islands surrounding it. We stayed at the city centre and went ‘island hopping’ […]

Island hopping in Cebu, Phillippines

Ramadan Feast in Jama Masjid, Old Delhi

After having feasted in the streets of Mumbai (Read: Fasting and Feasting at Bohril Mohalla, Mumbai) and in Bangalore (Read: Ramadan Feast in Bangalore), this year, we finally got an opportunity to hit the streets of Old Delhi for our annual round of Iftar dinner…Here’s an account of it so […]

Ramadan Feast in Jama Masjid, Old Delhi

Day Trip to Pagsanjan Falls, Phillippines

Day Trip to Pagsanjan Falls, Phillippines

One of the best day tours from Manila is the trip to the Pagsanjan Falls, or officially the Magdapio Falls. A 318-ft (97 meters) high waterfalls located at the town of Cavinti, it takes about 2.5 – 3 hours from Manila owing of traffic and narrow lanes, going past small […]