Pui, Prawn & Pumpkins: Pleasant Bengali Food Medley

If we should call a ‘spade’ a ‘spade’, then there should be no shock to call ‘Pui Shak’ – Pui Shak. Sure to quench the thirst of the curious minds, I am talking about Basella alba which is also known under various common names, including Malabar Spinach, vine spinach, red vine spinach, climbing spinach, creeping spinach, buffalo spinach and Ceylon spinach among others. However, given this is also a leafy vegetable making frequent appearances in the lunch and dinner menu in Bengali households that the true honour will be to call it by the name it is called at home – Pui Shak!

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Bywater Street: London’s Candy Corner

All smile because the sun is out, all spring up because the spring is in the air. To bypass the grey and gloomy winter out of the calendar, I stepped out wearing the spring palettes and headed to the West London gem at Bywater Street in Chelsea. Year in year out, the houses of Bywater Street continue to hold on the vibrant pastel colours they have been painted with, but especially when its spring time, this cul-de-sac shines in all its colourful tones.

Bywater Street: London's Candy Corner
Bywater Street: London’s Candy Corner

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Casual Spring Wear: Chunky Sweaters & Boyfriend Jeans

No time for casual fling dear, only interested in casual spring wear instead. No time for boyfriends anymore but happy to don a Boyfriend Jeans – by all means.

Casual Spring Wear: Chunky Sweaters & Boyfriend Jeans
Casual Spring Wear: Chunky Sweaters & Boyfriend Jeans

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Diana: Fashion Story of the Princess

”There are lots of movie stars and celebrities, but there will be only one Diana” – Elizabeth Emanuel, Fashion Designer

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Diana: Fashion Story of the Princess

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A Date With Tate (Britain)!

A balmy weekend and not to visit a gallery or a museum in London or being out there in a park is unthinkable actually.

A Date With Tate (Britain)!
A Date With Tate (Britain)!

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9th Anniversary: Nine Drops of Wisdom from Cloud Nine

On our 8th anniversary last year, we shared with you in a post here 8 pivotal events which helped us shape the itinerary of our marriage. On the eve of the 9th anniversary this year, we want to share with you nine such tips or principles that helped us float on cloud nine all these years together.

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Spring Vibes: Orange Coat & Floral Prints

Happy Friday everyone! Vibes of spring in the air! Basking in sunlight but still chilly wind, the weather has been very kind to us in every now and then. To celebrate the beginning of spring, I pulled out my floral prints and bold coloured coat!

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Spring Vibes: Orange Coat & Floral Prints

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