• READERS BLOG

    Reviewing the classics: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

    Author: Edgar Allan Poe Published in: 1841(original publish) In this series, we are looking at some of the most beloved classic novels in the world. The first in this series is “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by celebrated American author Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe is known to the world for his dark, gothic, macabre tales. He can also be credited as the creator of the detective fiction genre. The Murders in the Rue Morgue was probably the first ever detective fiction and paved way for Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot(s) of the world. The detective of the story, Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin exhibits all the archetypes of such…

  • FOOD,  RECIPE

    Breakfast with a Twist

    Bored with your daily life? You have come to the right place. Start your day with a great breakfast. We are giving some awesome breakfast recipes. Breakfast is the first meal of a day. So if the beginning is good, the end will definitely be better. We are tired of eating cereal everyday. We all want a yummy breakfast but not those typical bread and butter. What if we add some twist with it? In this busy, machine-like life we often skip our breakfast. Whether it’s a brunch or breakfast these recipes will cheer you up. Here are some recipes of breakfast with a twist: Spanish Omelette Omelette and bread…

  • TV SHOWS

    13 Reasons Why season 2: overlong and unnecessary

    Cast: : Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Miles Heizer, Kate Walsh, Justin Prentice with others Summary: After Hannah’s(Langford) death in the first season, her mother Olivia Baker(Walsh) has filed a lawsuit against the school. Meanwhile Clay(Minnette) and his friends discover a bunch of Polaroids that expose more truths about notorious bully and rapist, Bryce Walker(Prentice). A little more than a year ago, a certain show called “13 Reasons Why” hit Netflix and became an overnight hit. It was one of those shows that claimed to talk about some hard-hitting issues faced by teenagers, centering its first season around a young girl’s suicide because of bullying, sexual assault, negligence of…

  • LIFESTYLE

    The Royal Wedding

    The day has finally come. The most awaited event of 2018 ,Prince Harry & Ms. Meghan Markle’s royal wedding, presently known as The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Britain’s prince charming Harry and America’s sweetheart Meghan’s wedding was nothing but a fairy tale. The couple first met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. Years went by and on November 27, 2017 their engagement was announced. Prince Harry proposed her with a ring consisting of a large diamond from Botswana at the center and two smaller diamonds from the jewellery collection of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex got married on…

  • FOOD,  RECIPE

    How to make Khaman Dhokla in 15 minutes:

    Khaman dhokla is a very popular indian food. It’s originally a gujrati dish but now it is preferred as a delicious snack all over the country.It is very soft, fluffy and has a sweet-tangy flavour. It is the easiest recipe to make when guests arrive suddenly. So, here is the recipe for khaman dhokla: Total time required : 15 mins Prep time : 9 mins Cook time : 6 mins Ingredients: For batter:- 1 cup gram flour (besan) ½ cup yogurt ½ tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp sugar ¼ tsp red chilli powder 2 tbsp oil 1 tbsp fruit salt (ENO, non flavoured) Salt as required Water as required For…

  • Fashion,  LIFESTYLE

    Heavenly beauties of Met Gala 2018

    Last night we have seen the Met Gala 2018 which is held on the first Monday in May every year. In this year’s Met Gala, the theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”. Yesterday the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York was filled with heavenly looking divas’. Here are some breathtaking looks from Met Gala 2018: Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce & Gabbana Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren Blake Lively wearing Versace Lily Collins in Givenchy Rita Ora in Prada Rihanna wearing Maison Margiela by John Galliano Emilia Clarke in Dolce & Gabbana Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Ralph Lauren Amanda Seyfried in Prada Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn

  • 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…

  • ENTERTAINMENT,  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, 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 front and center of the story. So here we are, with 12…

  • 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…