Zeroing in on Lac Bangles

At Burrabazar, Kamal owns a humble stall full of beautiful bangles. I visited his stall to buy bangles for the upcoming wedding of my cousin. While in Jaipur and Hyderabad, it is common to find dedicated bangle markets, in Kolkata there aren't many options. The busy street next to Satyanarayan A.C. Market is one option... Continue Reading →

Yummilicious Sugarcane Juice

My friend and me would visit the sugarcane juice seller after school. The drink helped us to rejuvenate and refresh our senses. Stacks of sugarcanes piled up on the cart would entice us to enjoy a kulhar of the cold fresh, juice. To beat the summer heat, this was our favourite option! Not cold drinks,... Continue Reading →

Xerox copy of his father!

Manish has the same shrill voice, the same gait and a similar dressing style - said my dadi. Sharing a resemblance with his father and continuing with his business, Manish was the kulfi wala who visited our locality in the evenings. Carrying a huge container full of ice and molds of creamy kulfi, he was... Continue Reading →

Weavers of Kolkata

Making many baskets, the skilled craftsmen sell beautiful jhuris (Bengali word for baskets) in the bylanes of Brabourne road. The baskets are used to keep fruits and odd nick nacks in many households. Suresh and his brother have been sustaining the trade of the family. Weaving sturdy baskets can take anywhere from an hour and more.... Continue Reading →

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