YES, we bongs can't live without eating maachh, watching football and hugging kol balish at night. But with the approaching sheetkaal, we also can't do without a 'maanky tupi'. No kidding. 

bengalis and monkey cap
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As soon as winter arrives, Bangaali moms stay ready to shield their hasband and baacchas with the tried and tested armour - monkey cap. And mind ya fashionistas, it isn't just a cap, its the official 'headgear for thaandar season'. 

bengalis and monkey cap
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And according to the book of bangaali theories, saying "kee sheet baba" a million times while frantically rubbing your palms can keep you warm during the winters. TBH, it works like magic. 

bengalis and monkey cap
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Not only does the quintessential maanky tupi only protect your head, neck and ears from the cold, cold weather, it also acts as a USP for bangaali kids at melas as they're easy to spot with such quirky outfits. 

bengalis and monkey caps
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Now along with many other benefits, this chomotkari tupi can also do this: 

And this... 

Now, go wear it already naahole maa raag korbe.