The applique Pipli lanterns, suspended from the branches of a roadside tree, work as address indicators. As I drove towards Hazra More, these colourful lanterns told me where to alight. Sure enough it was Gopala’s. The address was 8/1A, Hazra Road, Kolkata.
Kolkata/IBNS: With the pandemic restrictions and the ban on international travel, are you missing the delightful street foods found across Asian countries such as Thailand, Singapore or Malaysia?
Kolkata/IBNS: In the current pandemic situation, it is wise not to leave shopping plans till the last minute, especially for things like jewellery and ornaments, which require a lot of browsing and discussion.
What’s brewing on Park Street? Lots by way of new-wave artisanal coffee! Enter Craft Coffee—housed inside the iconic Trincas. That’s where the action is. Perhaps it is the only one of its kind on Park Street—the hub where food, drinks and music combine to create an environment conducive to experimentation for everything related to food. This is where the old and the new co-exist making way for healthy competition and room for innovation. Craft Coffee has brought with it the aroma of fresh artsy coffee served with love.
A flight of stairs led me into the rich warm interiors as Bon Jovi greeted me with his Bed of Roses from the giant TV screen. This is how I was welcomed into the Hard Rock Café!
Kolkata/IBNS: Are you looking for some pocket friendly 'happy hours'? Here are six popular pubs and bars of Kolkata who have just the right offer for you.
Kolkata/IBNS: No Indian festival is complete without a sumptuous repast but that does not mean someone has to slog in the kitchen while others enjoy a splash with colors.
Kolkata/IBNS: Kolkata's popular shopping mall Acropolis decided to welcome the festival of colours, Holi (or Doljatra as it is known in West Bengal) early in the season with a special food festival called 'Rang Barse'.
Kolkata/IBNS: The Giant Starmark sale is now on at all four Starmark outlets in Kolkata at the South City Mall, Quest Mall, Mani Square and City Centre till Mar 31, 2021 from 11 am to 9 pm daily.
Kolkata/IBNS: Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata is offering a staycation package and a separate food spread to celebrate Holi this year.
Kolkata/IBNS: Fashion designer Surbhi Pansari has brought forth a capsule collection based on the festival of colours.
Kolkata/IBNS: Coming to town this weekend is one of India’s popular techno (EDM) music artists DJ Ashish Lakhani (Sixth Ocean).
Kolkata/IBNS: If the number of visitors dropping in for weekday lunch is any indication, then The Fatty Bao Kolkata appears to have picked up from where it left off prior to last year’s countrywide lockdown.
Sab ke liye Sabka Club! That’s the impression of this unique all-day, all-season food hub—a place for all to put their feet up! Sab Ka Club has innovatively explored its sprawling space to create a heterogeneous environment. Pratik Agarwal, brand owner, states, “Sabka Club is all about community culture inspired by the warmth and essence of this City of Joy which celebrates life. An attempt has been made to capture the feel of Kolkata by using elements of architectural and interior design elements from a bygone era.”
Kolkata/IBNS: A quick glance at exclusive offers from popular restaurants and cafes in Kolkata this Women’s Day (March 8, 2021).