Jamai Shosti: A Festival To Celebrate The Sons-in-Law Of Bengal

Jamai Shosti: A Festival To Celebrate The Sons-in-Law Of Bengal

“Welcome to Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata. The temperature outside is 35 degree centigrade and humidity is 74 percent,” announced the pilot. This was a completely unplanned trip as a few cousins living in the United States made it last minute for this year’s Jamai Shosti celebration. A treat for the son-in-law or Jamai […]

Kosha Mangsho – The Sunday Feast In Every Bangali Hesel

Sipping Laal Chaa (Red tea as it’s called in Bengal) on my bed and listening to Vividh Bharati radio, I gazed through the window and watched trains passing by on the South-Eastern Railway route. It’s a cold morning, the sun is yet to emerge. Kaku had already left with the Phoddho (list of ingredients) to […]

Experience The Vegetarian Summer Flavours Of Bengal

Experience The Vegetarian Summer Flavours Of Bengal

Let’s go beyond Maach, Kosha Mangsho and Mishti Doi to understand Bengali delicacies! It’s a beautiful Sunday morning and I am in my home town, Kharagpur, West Bengal, after 10 long years. Suddenly, I hear the voice of my aunty calling me for our Laal chaa (Red tea or liquor as we call is Bengal) […]