A town called Jamshedpur

I first saw it in the stories of my husband’s boyhood: when he told me about fishing in the local river with his bare hands and when he described the tough climb of the adjoining hills. When he told me about the ghost that changed shapes and the tortoise that came home. There were also …

A taste of Sichuan at The China Kitchen

As strange as it may sound, it is not wrong to say that Chinese is the most popular Indian cuisine. It is after all India's most popular food -- from Gobhi Manchurian in Bangalore to Chilly Paneer in Lucknow, from Hakka noodles in Calcutta to cheese fried rice in Udaipur Chinese food is everywhere in …

Calcutta’s Durga Puja: the biggest art festival in the world

http://www.instagram.com/reel/CU40N9HFAsp/ Many refer to Durga Puja as world’s largest art installation; others think of it as a 5-day carnival open to all. The festival might mean different things to different people but Durga Puja pandals remain the undisputed pivot around which the festival is centered. While every pandal and idol in Kolkata is unique in …

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