Bengalis sure love their Bangaliyana and this Kolkata-based brand's designs capture just that - the 'chaotic existence that is a Bangali'.
HJBRL stocks t-shirts and crop tops for men, women and kids along with coffee mugs with fun and quirky quotes and graphics celebrating Bengali culture printed on them. From the jedin thakbo na sedin bujhbi admonition that all of us have grown up with to the continuing ghoti-bangal debate, their designs are a kickass representation of all things Bangali. The t-shirts are all made of cotton and you don't even have to worry about the prints getting flaky or chipped. Best part? They won't even burn a hole in your pocket because they are super affordable.
Bengalis love their ilish a little too much. So why not flaunt your love for it with the 'Bangali Ilish Petpujo' t-shirt? And, of course, how can there not be a mention of our beloved Rabindranath Thakur when talking about all things Bengali? Find tees with his beautiful poems or graffiti printed on them. They've also got Byomkesh special tees as well as ones with Jamini Roy style artwork t-shirts. Since, Bengal is incomplete without football, not having Mohun Bagan and East Bengal special tees would be disappointing no? Also, find tees on Kolkata symbols like the haat-e-taana rickshaw, Victoria Memorial and Howrah Bridge.
I also loved their range of ceramic mugs - they are quirky and unique. My personal favourites are the Patachitra-themed ones. You wanna know the best part? These are magic mugs that change colour and reveal the design underneath as soon as hot liquid is poured into it! Crazy, right?
Prices start at INR 399.