India Coffee House, College Street – Historic Coffee House, Kolkata

Unaltered by modernization, in operations since 1942, this historical Café is located amidst busy Collage Square area of central Kolkata.

Its past speaks of its history of catering to famous patrons – Rabindranath Tagore, freedom fighter Subash Chandra Bose and was frequented by number of notable writers, painters, musicians, scholars, historians like Satyajit Ray, Manna Dey, Amartya Sen, Mrinal Sen, and Aparna Sen to name a few with many more names included in the list.

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Visit to S.E.A Center, Kathmandu

Photo Courtesy – Café Mitini, S.E.A Center,Kathmandu

Promoting Sustainable Tourism and Local Industry

My visit to this place was unplanned. While strolling and doing my touristy stuffs through the streets of Kathmandu, I just happened to pass by this quaint little café, located away from the hustle bustle of Kathmandu city in a quiet alley adjoining the Shangri-La Hotel in Lazimpat. The exteriors in pure white color caught my attention and being a ardent lover of coffee and local cafes, I could not stop myself from stepping inside to explore.

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On the Himalayan coffee trail…

Photo Courtesy – Café Himalayan Java,Kathmandu

Kathmandu is packed with coffee shops and bars – both international and local – of various formats which indicates the rapid growth of coffee industry and coffee culture in Nepal which was almost non-existent even in 10-15 years back in a primarily tea drinking country where coffee was considered as the drink of tourists and westerners and found only in the menu of specialized restaurants and five star hotels catering to tourists & expatriates.

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A Glimpse of the glittering winter holiday season, Chicago

A Glimpse of the glittering winter holiday season, Chicago

A city which changes its looks, feel and personality with all seasons, with each bringing in stunning beauty and joy, and myriad of activities and festivities.Like summer, autumn and spring, winter too offers numerous holiday activities to brighten the season even more and make it truly memorable.

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