Kolkata Metropolitan City

April 08, 2012 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments

Kolkata largely the capital city of West Bengal or, in other contexts, the political capital is in the proper sense of the city that houses the headquarters of the government. The term capital derives from the Latin capitalis, in turn, from the noun caput. The latter designated the leader in its various meanings, such as the main part of the human or animal body head, or as a source, or as a guide, or just as a principal city of a nation . A Rome was in fact reserved for the name of caput mundi capital of the world.



Mishti Doi: Sweet Yogurt

April 07, 2012 Kalyan Panja 0 Comments

mishti doi yogurt sweet labneh

The Bengalis are famous for their sweet preparations and Mishti Dohi sweet yoghurt is among their most well known desserts. Mishti doi is an inseparable part of all festivals in Bengal. The first to observe the presence of microorganisms in fermented milk was the Russian microbiologist Ilya Ilyich Mečnikov . He isolated the Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, and recognized that these lactobacilli were responsible for the process of breaking down lactose into galactose and glucose. 



Nahoum and Sons

April 06, 2012 Kalyan Panja 1 Comments

Nahoum and Sons or Nahoum’s was started by confectioner Nahoum Israel Mordecai, and initially sold baklava, fista malfoof and almond rings. The bakery is the single laboratory dedicated to complete production of bread , and its direct sales to the public. Production is, in detail, the dosage of the ingredients, kneading, rising and baking bread.