While you wait for season 8, have your fill of GOT-themed grub

Step into a world where fantasy is reality at a new eatery that brings Game of Thrones to life. Called Seven Kingdom, this restaurant spread over 1,050sq ft in Salt Lake allows you to choose from seven tables themed on the seven competing houses of Westeros
Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Hilsa treats

With the season’s catch — ilish — swimming into the city markets,  Threesixtythree° at The Oberoi Grand has laid out Hilsar Jalsa, a fish feast with the traditional Bengali jhaal and sorshe preparations as well as fusion flavours like a salad and a deboned, smoked dish.
Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Iced tea turns up the heat at Cafe Pranah

The gloomy monsoon weather and the oppressive humidity can often find us reaching for unhealthy comfort food. Seeking to change this, Cafe Pranah has created Spiced Ice Tea — a delicious alternative that won’t expand your waistline.
Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Raj Burman rocked 15 years of shisha with Bolly tunes old and new

The resident DJ of Shisha Bar Stock Exchange, DJ Bhavesh, made way for Raj Barman, a city-based singer who strummed the guitar to Sooraj dooba hain and instantly got the crowd cheering, on July 13.
Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Camps for a cause at St. Xavier’s  College

From dancing and singing to watching movies together, 50 students from Classes X, XI and XII from Baikuntapur village in the Sunderbans bonded with St. Xavier’s College students over the three-day Prayas Camp 2018 organised by the NSS department of St. Xavier’s College.
Vishwajeet Gain Jul 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Crossover couture

Wonder of white
Smita Roy Chowdhury Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Yolked for life

Eggs and potatoes have always been a weakness for any average Bengali. Especially for an average common Bengali like me, who has gone through hostel life. Lots of hard-boiled eggs, mashed with boiled potatoes and eaten with hot steaming rice with a dollop of ghee or butter — it is manna from heaven. And for many Bengalis, it is a staple diet, eaten even during breakfast!
Anjan Chatterjee Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Country comfort

I grew up in the UK and I still believe that there is something exceptionally special, even poetic, about a scene of rolling green hills, carpet-like green grass and well-fed cows. In short: the British countryside. Add to that the plethora of pink cherry and apple blossom in spring, tulips of all colours, creeping wisteria, woodlands of bluebells, gardens and immaculately-cared-for parks and throw in a gastro pub lunch and a magnificent country manor house.
Karen Anand Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Max your moves

There is plenty of evidence of the positive effects of exercise. Recent studies have shown that exercise can improve both psychological and physiological aspects of health. Long-term studies have also reported that exercise can help with depression, obesity, heart disease and diabetes. However, there are lots of fallacies around exercise. Most people tend to get caught up with the ever-changing trends. Unable to cope with the trends, people often give up on exercise. 
KAUSHIK TALUKDAR Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Rainy-day remedies

Most of us look forward to the monsoons for relief from the summer sun. However, the monsoons, like every other season, come with its share of skin and hair problems. With a little care, however, you can have a glowing complexion and fabulous hair in the rainy season too.
Suparna Trikha Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

The kids are all right

My 10-year-old cannot go to sleep unless he is in physical contact with someone. Even if it’s for just 10 minutes before sleeping. How do I change this? He will be going to boarding school next year and I need to get him out of this habit.


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