While you may claim insurance if your flight is delayed, you may not be entitled to claim compensation for late arrival of summer this year in London. Weather here is mercurial resulting in celebratory behaviour among the city dwellers in the first sight of sunshine and the first feel of proper balmy air. So was it the other weekend and we ventured out in the Regents Park to witness the first day first show of the supposedly short film in London called ‘Summer’.
Just freshly returned from an eye-opening and eventful excursion through the heart of Hong Kong and mainland China, its time to share the pearls of wisdom with the ardent followers of our voyage stories here. During this maiden voyage through the very heart of mainland China, we took a total of 11 flights over these 16 day long excursion, covering 6 locations – Hong Kong, Zhangjiajie, Feng Huang, Xi’an, Zhangye and Beijing.
Plans may become useless or subject to change, but planning is an essential activity you have to undertake. Even more so when all your bags are packed and you’re ready to go to a new country far away from your home base. Planning in advance on what you will wear in the new country really helps alleviate the overthinking of what to wear in the mornings and thus makes everything much more relaxing. In this post, I am going to share yet another set of packing picks with you because we are all set to fly off to far east i.e. Hong Kong & China for 3 weeks of major discovery.
As the pages of the Bengali calendar flips over to 1424 ushering into yet another new year, it is that time to bring out the newness in you and all things around you.
It has been proven that Pohela Boishakh – the Bengali New Year – happens to be the largest and the most widely celebrated festival celebrated by Bangla speaking people all over the world. Overcoming the boundaries of faith, Bengalis from India, Bangladesh and all around the world, celebrate the advent of the new Bengali year with frenzy and fervour.
Not that you have to live in Putney and cut knee to make some chutney out of some green mangoes. This mouth-watering ‘aamer chutney’ or ‘Mango chutney’ – a savoury side-kick making special appearances in Bengali dining can be made very easily as long as you can get hold of some green (unripe) mangoes from Indian shops (Bengali, Srilankan shops may also sell these). The speciality of this mango chutney is that ‘man….this goes’ with just so many Bengali food dishes.
It is time again to shake things up with some Shak-it-baby! The group of leafy vegetables which features so prominently in typical Bengali culinary heritage that one really can not stay away from them for too long. Not long ago, I shared with you the story of Pui Shak and how with some prawns and pumpkins, this super veg could turn things around in your kitchen. In this episode, we switch focus on another shaking member of the same family and that is the ubiquitous lal-shak or red spinach, also called as red amaranth.