Oh Calcutta

Snatches of Calcutta; the Oberoi’s Chauffeur, a Sikh in Sudder St, an explanation of Hijab in the Muslim quarter.   Advertisements

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Food Glorious Food

A year on the road exposed us to many delicious dishes in Asia.  My own delicious dish, Kristen, has somehow miraculously managed to stay slim and gorgeous while I have taken on a barrel like shape and are preparing myself for several bouts of serious dieting once we get back to Sydney, Here are some […]

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Hinglish Rules !

Hinglish.  Perhaps the most evolved of all the variations  of our noble mother tongue. Most felicitous and expressive, most bower birdish and elastic, most sweet to the senses, most profound to the reason.  You know it makes sense. We know that Shakespeare and Chaucer would have approved. But enough of car now Le jay.  What is […]

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The Lady in the White Sari

119 Lake Terrace Ballygunge.  A house like any other in a street like any other. There’s our room, with the green shutters closed, on the top floor. This is Shonkar.  Cook, valet, chowkidar, odd jobs man, you name it.  Faithful servant of the Dutt family these many years past.  Shonkar came from a small village […]

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