I spent five years of my life as a student in Kolkata’s College Street during the years 1992-1997. First at the Presidency College where I studied Sociology and then at the IISWBM where I did my MBA before I moved out to Mumbai. I returned to College Street two decades later in 2018 to go on a nostalgic food walk there. This time as a food writer and not a student. This podcast is about the places we visited and about what we ate there as well as about certain memories which one was unable to relive. You will hopefully at the end of the episode fall in love with College Street just as I once did.
This episode is about Fort in south Mumbai. The original central business district of the city that’s the commercial capital of modern India. It’s about being enchanted by its grandeur and history when I moved into the city twenty years back. About getting to know it better over the years that followed and about finding out the food treasures that it hosts. It’s about how these ‘discoveries’ gave provided the launching pad of my living a life as a food writer, after having originally come to the city as a market researcher. It’s about finding purpose and happiness in life in Fort
I am feeling Christmassy so I thought that I would share a warm and fuzzy story with you. Of Biryani though, and not turkey. It’s the story of Mumbai’s Lucky Restaurant and of how it welcomed me to Bandra when I moved in here 21 years back from Kolkata and made me feel at home. Lucky restaurant is located at SV Road at Bandra West and completed 80 years of its existence this year.
Candies is a family run chain of eateries in Bandra in Mumbai. It’s one of my favourite spots to hang out in and Candies is where I spent my time while I made the transition from being a market researcher to being a food writer and the place is special to me. In this podcast I tell you about what makes Candies special and what you should order if you go there yourself
Ling’s Pavilion is a heritage Chinese restaurant of Mumbai and is one of my favourite restaurants in town. I got the idea of starting this podcast series while having lunch there and this episode originates from my experience that afternoon