Well, a successful Jorasanko Thakur Bari visit would've made ত্রয়োদশী 2019 a complete win in the books of both @shaunakbhattacharya and me. However, what followed the unsuccessful visit made for a more colourful and covetable memory album.
I mean, riding a yellow taxi, to get to Cafe Coffee O Kobita, after ages made me feel like such a quintessential Calcuttan. And what a wonderful feeling that is.
Asking for Fish à la Meunière at Coffee O Kobita, like a Calcuttan who misses Mocambo but cannot forgive the place for its 2016 atrocities, and then settling for Fish and Chips while cribbing the whole time that the original dish of choice is not available had its own Bangalir "dukkho bilash" charm.
Meandering through old, derelict North Calcutta lanes to get to Shaunak's house while @sudeshnarudradey worked her magic with the camera and clicked some of the best captures of my life was an adventure in its own right.
And last but not the least, indulging in some unadulterated aaddaa with three extremely interesting individuals—Shaunak's mum completing the quartet—while biting into an egg-chicken roll, sitting in the study of an old North Calcutta house can beat any experience hands down any day, any way. Also, stealing a Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne poster from the boy's study gladdened my heart to unfathomable extents!
Shaunak, koi baat nahi. Dil chhota nahi karte, Bhole! Hum February mein yeh bhi apne checklist pe tick off karenge aur Pheluda Theme Park bhi! ♥️
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