HILSA; THE KING OF FISH

By  Debashis Das      Bengalis are well-known for their fondness of fishes, as well as, for sweets. Supported by mother river Ganges, along with other different sized water bodies and even with a little coastal area, fish of different varieties, is a round-the-year availability. In Bengal, the fish market...

Kashmiri Kahwah (Tea) Recipe

By Debashis Das Kahwah (Urdu: قہوہ‎, also transliterated qehwa, kehwa or kahwa) is a traditional green tea preparation consumed in Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, some regions of Central Asia as well as the Kashmir Valley. In Pakistan, it is made in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan regions. It is...

Is Growing Tourism Becoming Self-Destructive?

It was 4pm. I was awakened from my afternoon nap by the continuous splashing sound outside. I got up and came out at the balcony of my hotel. What a wonderful scene awaited me! The dark green mangrove forests looked even brighter and youthful with the continuous shower! As if the forest was dancing in the...