Posted in Entertainment, Humor, Observation, tagged Anthony Bourdain, Bollywood, Entertainment, Kolkata, Mumbai, No Reservations, Rajastan, Travel on 20 August 2008|
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Anthony Bourdain in India
Anthony Bourdain is well known for hosting travel and food show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. He travels to cities worldwide where hosts treat him to local culture and cuisine.
He traveled to Kolkata , Mumbai, and the state of Rajasthan. The shows based on these travels was aired on May 29 and June 5, 2006.
Tony exposes you to diverse experiences in these cities that have been traveled many a times. He has successfully been able to present a diverse bouquet called India through these shows. Tony eats on the roadside dhabas as comfortably as he dines with the royalties. Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur, plays the royal host, cooks for Anthony Bourdain and also invited him to a royal wedding dinner!
But in his desire to explore the best of local cuisines he agrees to be a guest at a chef’s home. He lives the Indian life not as a tourist but as one of the crowd. He visits a fortuneteller, enjoys bhang in its various forms, rides the bus, and eats on the roadside. He loves Bollywood and just fits very well.
No Reservations at all.
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Posted in Activities, Cultural, Indian History, Kolkata, News and Views, Observation, tagged Bengali Art, Indian Painters, Kolkata, Oil Painting, Portrait of President of India, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Water Color, Young Painter of Bengal on 7 April 2008|
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“In the silence of the night when I take a break from my work, and sit alone in the balcony, I see a young boy with a bag on his shoulder and a drawing board in his hand. Black clouds cover the sky while people take shelter from the rain, but the boy sits on the steps of the monument under an open sky – and the rain pours. The streets are full of crowds and everyone is running. He does not know for what? He is sitting on the huge iron pipes at Metro Railways, placed on the mud hills on the sides of Park Street. He sits for hours – from evening to midnight – with no one to ask for any explanation! Freedom?
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