“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”
learnt, understood, lived, believe.
So I have officially completed an year in Kolkata in this month. I came, apprehensive, unsure and befuddled. I just knew a friend here beside family and aboveboard she has so far epitomized Kolkata for me, more than the man I have married to or any another Bengali I have ever known in this life.
The only light I looked forward to in this hastily decided coerced move. Nevertheless, she is ‘Parama’. Kolkata’s bonafide prodigious child.
As I mentioned earlier this space would be an extended life portrayal, so there are certain names, people and places I will talk about and talk about often. Read and learn them like characters of a novel. For my sake, please :).
The city is slowly taking over me. The people, the air, the food, the adda (leisure time with friends), the Lyadh (Please dont Google about it, Google will say Lyadh is lazibones or being laid back, I say No, not even Google knows, no thesaurus, no dictionary can describe lyadh other than a Bengali, also because Lyadh cannot be explained, but only basked ;).
If Bangalore is the Seattle of India, then Kolkata is the sub-continent’s London. It is an ‘in your face’ city that shocks and charms the unsuspecting visitors. Love it or hate it, you definitely won’t forget this city, the way it casts its spell over you, its cryptic.
It got me love, friendships, and life long supply of puchkka.
life is sorted.
I have and I am still making friends who share the same passions as I do, who are enthu cutlets just like I am, and every bit are sucker for art & culture. So its like, it was meant to be and the best always comes in the last, atleast in my case. Seems like I was made, designed and customized for this city. I would want to do a separate post altogether about this very conversation that’s going on in my mind right now with emotions overlapping and strange experiences that are too bizarre to be real. We will talk about it soon in the coming days, Kolkata would be talked often and more in my stories, I promise.
They say that your vibe attracts your tribe. I stumbled upon this beauty with brains Devyaani (fellow Blogger) on social media. a spine-tingling little package with aeonian energy and positive vibes. Didn’t know two Delhite girls would be meeting on the land of Tagore by any chance. Khair, I believe its Kolkata, if you’re loyal to it, it offers you its best people, it gives you the most unexpected at the most unexpected timings. For me she is as good as a Bengali, because her soul smells like machher chop and heart that of hoogly .
ok now ! I completely forgot I had to talk about the clothes too after all it’s main business, while I today went to meet and join Devyanni’s Shuffling suitcases behind the scenes fun, let me also tell you that “Shuffling Suitcases” is a unique art show curated by Devyaani Kapoor of Breviloquent. There is going to be the best of art, music, fashion, poetry and food under one roof. I am already excited. The wanna be fashion blogger in me dressed enthusiastically today for the shows preps.
The pictures that I am sharing here are sweat, blood and tears of forced and chanced upon photographers. Their faces screamed no, but the stubborn unregenerate human in me took out the best in them. These pictures are labour love of 5 photographers today out of only one is professional. Guys I lab you! you may not.
Ok! time now for deets and details:
I am wearing today some cool shades of blue, teal and mint, all that sorts of put me to relief in this scorching heat. A very unique yet comfortable Ikat Dhoti pants teamed with a basic tee layered it with a long cotton shrug. Added spunk by styling cobalt blue sneakers with some statement jewelry that feeds my boho prerequisites and I am done!
- Top : H&M Basics
- Long Shrug : Global Desi
- Dhoti Pants : Mausam By Nilesh jain
- Shoes : Koovs
- Jewellery : Desi By Nature
- Bag : Mango
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