Food and Travel Writing Workshop with Anubhuti Krishna

October Dates: 9-10th October and 23-24th October Every once in a while a young, to not so young aspiring writer reaches out to me for help. It is mostly on Social media or email and I almost always reply too -- in whatever way I can. Writing however is a long and subjective topic, it …

How Bengal got its Badi Pujos – and how they became community events

Durga Puja may be an ostentatious community festival now, but it has its beginning in the humble harvest festival of rural Bengal that was celebrated in the courtyards of the wealthy landlords to pay respect to the farmers.  At the cusp of winter, when the winter chill is a few months away and the summer …

Who is That Girl In Muddy Boots and what does she do?

So, a lot of you are new here. And many of you are confused about this funny handle. You see, like most of us 5 years ago, I had given in to get a catchy name for my page. The intent was to stand out rather than be lost in the slew of accounts - …

Best Gifts This Season

With the impact of Covid looming large and small businesses striving to keep their shops running, this can also be a great way  to support your favourite brands and people.

Calcutta: A 330-year-old love story

A monochrome view of the city of Kolkata ©ABIR ROY BARMAN/Shutterstock.com It is impossible to date Calcutta, and yet, in its modern avatar, Calcutta has a date of birth, all thanks to the British and their record keeping. Its official birthday makes Calcutta exactly 330 years old this year.  Memorial of Job Charnock, the man …

Travelling with Books

Books can take us to faraway places even when we cannot travel. ©Ivan Kruk/Shutterstock.com ‘If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.’ One of the most quoted lines from …

Fascinating legends and tales from India

Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala ©Shutterstock India is home to the most fascinating stories and myths and some of them come in forms of architectural wonders, monuments, even temples and schools. Imagine a 6th century temple in the heart of South India, with half a dozen secret vaults hidden in its basements, hundreds and thousands of kilos …

The rise of niche and curated travel in India in times of COVID-19

Dunes of Thar Desert present a scenic getaway for the locked Down soul ©Anubhuti Krishna There is nothing we have missed more than travel in the past few months. Whether it is the weekend trip to the town next door or the long leisurely vacation to foreign shores, this summer of being locked down has …