Review - Travel & Tourism

Rezala (Mughlai Food) From the Kitchens of the Nawab

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A few weeks back I was watching Satyajit Ray’s film Shatranj ki Khiladi and quite enjoying the fact that the nawabs had so much time to laze around and gorge on some exotic nawabi khaana. Well, I was certainly thinking of Wajid Ali Shah who was known to be foodie. When he came to Calcutta, it is known that he brought all his chefs and cooks to supply him his daily dose of food glorious food. 

Alcazar Show (Pattaya, Thailand)

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“No see Alcazar Cabaret?” came the question with a broad smile. “I beg your pardon?” I surprisingly asked the lady at the travel desk of Dusit Resort of Pattaya. I was not ready for this funny question. “Alcazar, Pattaya’s culture show” was the prompt reply. The name Alcazar always reminded me of Tintin’s friend, General Alcazar. No one in Pattaya could tell us why the renowned dance programme was named so. 

Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja

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Name of the Puja Committee : Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja Committee,
                                               5/1, Kashi Bose Lane, Kolkata – 700 006.

History Of this Puja          : It was the foregoing time of 2nd World war. In the year of 1937, the British empower stopped the puja at ‘Simla Bayam Samity’ in North Kolkata, which was mainly organized by some freedom – fighters. They came to Kashi Bose Lane CIT park along with some local enthuastic youths & residents & arranged & started the Durga puja at Kashi Bose Lane ground, but in the time of 2nd World War (in 1939), this tune of had been loosened for one year due to the socio-economic situation. But then , this durga puja continues till now with adding various dimensions to Kolkata Durga Puja Festival & enriches the significance of Bengali culture world wide. In 2012, Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja Committee will be going to celebrate 75th year i.e. the Platinum Jubilee year to poise the projection to the masses & to develop a well entrenched tradition in Bengal rather in Indian socio-economic landscape for attracting visitors from far & wide and also for winning their hearts. The main objective of this puja is to provide the message of peace to the masses with endless joy, prosperity, love & happiness forever.

Sonar Kella (The Golden Fort-Jaisalmer-Rajasthan-India)


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Every Bengali knows the golden fort of Jaisalmer as the ‘Sonar Kella’ and probably loves it more after Satyajit Ray’s eponymous film starring Bengal’s favourite fictional detective Feluda.

Lena Meijer Children's Garden (Grand Rapids, United States)

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Like every year, India celebrated Children’s day on 14th of November. But there is a place in the Frederick Meijer’s garden in Michigan that celebrates Children’s day everyday of the year. Since this garden has no age bar, we visited the place to feel and enjoy the childhood days, once again. The garden is a unique place for the children to learn, explore and enjoy.


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