• Recipe notebook
  • Steaming goodness

    Two years back, during my sons’s activity project I had to learn making Bhapa Pitha. For a strange reason I always thought making Pitha (Bangladeshi desserts) is tough. Now that I can make an entire cake and decorate it too, I know making pitha can be tiresome but never impossible. Hence these days I make […]

  • Styling
  • Pohela Boishakh spread

    Pohela Boishakh is around the corner. It means your house will be filled with batasha, misri, naru, muroli and lots of other desi delights. It also means you will look every inch a Bengali beauty with that red bindi on your forehead, your hair will be adorned with bunch of Jasmine, and your men will be […]

  • Traditions
  • That time of the year

    Yes this is April. When entire Bangladesh is dressed in white and red, gearing up for Pohela Boishakh, lots of food and fresh Beli phul aka Jasmine. Colourful fairs all around the country and people in a festive mood will make your heart swing in joy. I specially love Dhaka Art College around this time. […]

  • Traditions
  • Stitched dreams…

    Bangladesh is a tropical country, with a mild winter and humid summer. In the northern side, the winter is stronger than the rest of the country. The span of winter is also very little. Thus the use of heavy blankets is limited to only few days of the year. Rest of the year we use […]

  • Nature we know…
  • Hemanta…. or Late Autumn

    All of my seasonal posts will begin with my favourite poet and his songs… Here is what Tagore says on Hemanta or late Autumn.. হেমন্তে কোন্‌ বসন্তেরই বাণী   পূর্ণশশী ওই-যে দিল আনি॥ বকুল ডালের আগায়   জ্যোৎস্না যেন ফুলের স্বপন লাগায়। কোন্‌   গোপন কানাকানি   পূর্ণশশী  ওই-যে দিল আনি॥ আবেশ লাগে বনে   শ্বেতকরবীর অকাল জাগরণে। ডাকছে থাকি […]

  • Traditions
  • Fine art of….

    Adibasi is a term used for all the heterogeneous set of ethnic and tribal groups considered to be the indigenous population of Bangladesh. Adibashi people live mainly in the hill tracts of Chittagong belt also they live many other plain land areas of the country. There are about approx. 40 groups of Indigenous communities in […]