Le Reve Pahela Baishakh Collection 2020: An odyssey to authenticity

The inspiration behind the collection is best explained through the words of Monnujan Nargis, the CEO and head of the design team, Le Reve — "We tried to highlight not only the folklore, but also the traditional elements of Bengali urban life. Our rickshaws, the taste of fuchka-chotpoti, the gramophone, sunglasses from the eighties, and…

Light amongst darkness

This Pahela Baishakh's weather forecast is cloudy with a light summer breeze whooshing past you; the perfect weather to be outdoors all day from the crack of dawn till the late hours of the night. Well, it most certainly is a figment of my imagination, because the harsh reality at ground zero is nothing even…

You — That Vastness

The mind of earth shall be a home of light The life of earth a tree growing towards heaven The body of earth a tabernacle of God — Savitri, Sri Aurobindo You look magnificent — the way you are sitting at this moment, the way your eyes are glancing on this page, the shelter of…

Summer melodies

Tea and coffee will be flowing in as you browse through panels of saris, from comfortable cottons to sensuous chiffons. "Every time someone goes sari shopping, they have to do it in such morbid conditions as if it's a daily chore — choose, pay and leave. To me, a sari is one of the biggest…

Delectable Baishakh treats straight from the kitchen

WATERMELON JUICE WITH ICE CREAM Ingredients 500g watermelon 100g ice cream Method Scoop the watermelon with an ice cream scooper. Put it in a food processor and grind it. Strain the juice. Keep the juice in the freezer for 4/5 hours. Take a long-shaped glass. Put one scoop of vanilla ice cream in a glass.…