A Chinese Breakfast in Kolkata


For my birthday I wanted to do something different this year, in the sense that instead of having a gala lunch or dinner with my family I wanted to have a grand breakfast. Talking about breakfast what could be better than a gala Chinese breakfast in the heart of our grand old city of Kolkata. … Continue reading A Chinese Breakfast in Kolkata

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Elder’s Day in Chinatown


My phone rings, with no name displaying I was sure that it was from a tele marketing firm, reluctantly I pick up the phone, after few seconds of initial silence I hear a voice, barely able to understand anything I ask the caller to please speak louder, after a brief pause I hear “Kya Aap … Continue reading Elder’s Day in Chinatown

Opium War – Leather Boots – Calcutta’s Chinatown


Chapter 1 – Chinatown Match Box Mystery 1925, Calcutta, somewhere in China Town renowned for its leather boots and wood works the shops often hid the real business that went on beyond its façade, it’s actually opium that ruled this part of the city. Smuggled from China these opium entered the streets of Calcutta through … Continue reading Opium War – Leather Boots – Calcutta’s Chinatown