• ENTERTAINMENT,  MOVIES

    Submergence: film review

    Director: Wim Wenders Screenplay: Erin Dignam (Some mild spoilers below) There are some novels in some murky corners of the literary world that (arguably) should never be adapted into a film. Submergence seems to be of that kind. Based on the novel of the same name by J.M. Ledgard, this multi-themed film wants to hit you hard, but lacks the punch. On the surface, this film is a story about James More (James McAvoy),a British-spy who is going off to Somalia to do his usual work, posing as a “water-engineer” and Danielle Flinders (Alicia Vikander), a bio-mathematician who is diving deep into the Atlantic, to study about the deepest and…

  • FOOD

    Pohela Boishakh Special: Bengali Sweet Shops in Kolkata

    In the previous article, we discussed about Bengali restaurants in Kolkata. We suggested some restaurants where you can get traditional Bengali meals. But any meal is imperfect without dessert. In Bengali culture, our meal is incomplete without ‘mishti’(sweets). Fusion is a new trend in our lifestyle. We are experimenting in every field in our life, so why not food? There are so many great sweet shops in Kolkata and some of them are experimenting with bengalees’ favourite food item which is ‘mishti’. Outside of misti doi and rosogolla they are making sweets with some twists. Here are some famous sweet shops in Kolkata whose sweets are amazing and you must…

  • MOVIES

    12 films with strong female leads that are worth your time

    Women have not always been the best represented gender in films. For quite some time,  films all over the world have featured ineffective to downright disposable female characters, who have either been damsels-in-distress waiting  to be rescued by the male characters or just a mere prop only written into the film to fill the quota of a love interest. But as Bob Dylan said once, slowly although steadily, the times they are a changin’. Women have not only started landing superbly written roles in mainstream films , they have also started headlining their own films (even franchises!) that put them in from and center of the story. So here we…

  • FOOD

    Pohela Boishakh Special: Bengali Restaurants in Kolkata

    There are few more days left for Bengali new year. There is a phrase called “bangalir baro mashe tero parbon”. Apart from durga puja, Bengali new year is also kind of a festival for us. We buy clothes, shoes and lot of things during ‘chaitra sale’ to start a happy and fresh new year. We know these things are important but without food bengalees’ life is incomplete. Bengalees are food-junkies. Our festivals are incomplete without delicious food. But in this modern lifestyle we are slowly moving away from our roots. Whenever we go to a restaurant we tend to order Chinese, continental, Italian or American not Bengali cuisine. But there…

  • MUSIC

    BTS dropped a new video ‘Euphoria : Theme of LOVE YOURSELF 起 Wonder’ which left the fans speechless .

    The worldwide superstars BTS recently surprised fans by releasing 9 minutes long video titled ‘Euphoria : Theme of LOVE YOURSELF 起 Wonder’. From the mysterious dark scenes to the refreshing visuals ,this video left the fans ( BTS fandom is also known as ARMY ) speechless . The video starts with a series of dramatic scenes which is cryptic reference to  previous album contents with the classical music ” Claire De Lune ” playing in the background . Then the actual soundtrack “Euphoria” cuts through the midway of the video where we can see all the 7 members featuring JIN , SUGA , JHOPE , RM , JIMIN , V and…

  • TRAVEL

    Book stores of Kolkata: Oxford Bookstore

    Kolkata has a rich history of literature and bookshops. It has an almost 1.5 km long street entirely dedicated to bookstores,  known as “College Street”( lovingly called “boipara” by the Bengalis), a place that all the bookworms of the city swear by. Apart from that, it’s really hard to find a locality in this city, however small it might be,that doesn’t have even a tiny bookstore.  From the earliest days of Rabindranath Tagore and Shakespeare to Sunil Gangopadhyay and Salman Rushdie, Kolkata has been satiating the booklovers since a really long time. In this series, we are cultivating the streets of our city in order to find the absolute go-to…

  • TRAVEL

    Giethoorn: Venice of the Netherlands

    No, you’re not day dreaming. This place does exist in reality. If you love Venice, you’ll definitely love Giethoorn, a small village of Overijssel, Netherlands. Giethoorn is often referred to as “Venice of the Netherlands”. You will be surprised to know that the population of Giethoorn is 2620. This village has no roads, the only medium of transportation is boats. It has 180 bridges. It has an enormous attraction for tourism. Over 150000 tourists travel here every year. During the spring, this place looks magical. It has a beautiful tint of nature and the colours are so wonderful. The enchanting solitude will give you the utmost peace. In autumn, it…

  • LIFESTYLE

    My BEST friend’s wedding

    Wedding seasons are coming. So you have to start planning from now and if this is your best friend’s wedding, it is extra special for you. We all know, in a wedding the most beautiful woman is the bride. Everyone talks only about the bridal dress,makeups etc. Inspite of that all of your looks should be graceful, after all it’s your best friend’s wedding. Indian wedding lasts for 4-5 days. Sangeet, haldi, wedding, reception so many ceremonies are there. So it’s tough to look extra-ordinary everyday. We are here to help you with this brain-scratching problem. Destination wedding is trending these days as we saw the biggest wedding of 2017…