It was the second Instameet conducted Calcutta Instagrammers that I was attending on a dull grey March morning. The date was 6thof March 2016 and nearly six months back I had participated in my first Instameet. Things were quite different this time, unlike the first meet, this time, there were quite a few known faces and more than that there were many friends who I had acquired from the last Instameet.
This walk was organised on behalf of Turtle by Calcutta Instagrammers team and the theme for the day was “Graffiti” or you can say street art. The start point was Indian Museum and from there we will move to New Market and Sudder Street area which is slowly becoming a graffiti hub in this city.
I know its way past the Christmas season but I am sure you will definitely agree that there is no particular season for enjoying a good fruit cake. Many of my friends after reading many of my Christmas and Christmas cake related blogs had asked me about the exact place where the cakes are baked and how it’s actually done. So finally I have decided to spill the bean once in for all so that you know the real mystery behind those delicious pieces of Christmas Fruit Cake.
Have you seen a ghost? If not then read on, if yes then you are a prized possession and need to be in a museum. Just kidding, we are all scared of ghosts but most want to see them for once at least. Calcutta has a rich colonial history and being a relatively old city it has a good share of ghost-infested locations. Most of them are the old Sahibs who still haunt their old workplace or their residence.
A good friend of mine has recently come up with a fantastic walk of the city at the dead of night. He calls it the “Ghost Walk”. No, you don’t get to walk along with them but to walk along with a group to meet these friendly night beings.
10th of January 2016 was the first event of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2016 (AKLF). As a part of this event a Heritage Walk was organized at College Street by Streets of Calcutta and this was conducted by a good friend of mine and a very renowned heritage blogger Mr Rangan Dutta.
Christians have very few festivals so we tend to extend the Christmas fun as much as possible. The best example for this is that of “Boxing Day”, traditionally this was observed a day after Christmas that is 26th of December. On this day the rich and high in the society used to distribute gifts to the servants and to the general population in boxes and thus the tern “Boxing” got derived from it. It has nothing to do with Boxing the sport but more to do with packing of gift in boxes.
If there is a family wedding or any occasion in the family I used to keep hearing someone who has been given the responsibility to get fresh flowers from the Howrah Flower Market, later I came to know that this market is actually known as Mullick Ghat Flower Market. Whatever it may be but I never managed to visit this place, one of the main reason may be that this market is at its full bloom in the early hours of the morning something which is way beyond my imagination since I am not that an early riser. Years passed by but I never had been to the Flower Market of Kolkata.