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Gayatri Devi, Princess of Coochbehar on 100th birth anniversary

Maharani’s story comes alive through year-long celebrations

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On Buddha Purnima, let’s visit Mogalmari of Bengal

Buddhist site that also acted as a major international trade route

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Poll strong room of East Burdwan centre haunted?

Are ghosts playing with the EVM machines?

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If you are a Haleem addict, do not miss the Fishy Iftar this year!

Fish and Iftar? Zakaria Street opens up to a new food choice

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Shyam Benegal to direct biopic on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Indo-Bangla feature film on founding father of Bangladesh

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Health benefits of Bengal’s Panta Bhaat this summer!

Why was it popular in Bengal since ages

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Youngest member of US Congress wants to learn Bengali! Why?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had also campaigned partly in Bangla

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Saptapadi or Basanta Bilap? Movie themed Cadbury Mishti

Celebrating 100 years of Bengali Cinema the sweet way

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Meet ‘Lake Mamata’ --- The saviour of Rabindra Sarovar

Sumita Bandopadhyay keeps a strong vigil daily to stop pollution

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Lathiyal, who was Vidyasagar's bodyguard

How he saved Vidyasagar from Brahmin goons

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Kolkata comes up with first-ever Trans Clinic of Eastern India

The city recognizes health issues of transgenders

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Walk with red crabs at Bankiput – the serene beach of Bengal

This summer enjoy the tranquil charm of the shoreline

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Imagine Bengali as the official language of an African nation!

Sierra Leone has adopted Bengali as one of its official language

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Gigantic Black Hole gets a poetic name in Bengali!

Imagine the black hole being named as Gobhir Mallika

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War of letters between Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray!

On his birthday, an ode to Sen’s creative thoughts

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Kundu Sir, the ex-Naxalite and demi-god of Basirhat

How his institute for poor students coaches for free

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Bourne & Shepherd captured Kolkata’s babus behind the lens

The iconic photography studio giant mentioned in Satyajit Ray’s Feluda

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Student from Balurghat receives NASA scholarship

He won an essay competition on spaceships

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Wedding card that Rabindranath Tagore wrote himself

Some memories from Tagore’s wedding

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Mystery of the lost pen and Lalbazar’s summons to Tagore

Why was Rabindranath Tagore called to Lalbazar?

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Dipanjan Guha’s journey in time and space

The master of creating moods through melodies

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Salute to rural women entrepreneurs of Bengal

Women of Bonhooghly beat all odds to establish profitable turkey business

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Bombay Kulfi Joint of Bhowanipore is a calming refuge in summer

Try out some kulfi – Bengal’s answer to western ice creams!

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Tamralipta – the lost port of Bengal

It played a major role in spreading Buddhism

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Orange orchard paradise of Daragaon

Visit this new destination of North Bengal

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After cyclone Fani is a disastrous earthquake waiting?

Major earthquake predicted in next 2 days

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In the Line of Cyclones: Worst Bengal cyclones since 1737

Did you know Calcutta Cyclone of 1864 killed around 60,000?

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Lost son to cancer, mother builds school for slum children

Shimanti Das dedicates her life to hundreds of children

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The palace in Murshidabad where Satyajit Ray shot Jalshaghar!

On his birthday, let’s visit Nimtita Palace

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Record Collectors’ pride at MAYA Adda

Susanta Kumar Chatterjee on a musical conversation

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Celebrating 100 years of Manna Dey!

Look into the Uttam Kumar- Manna Dey jugalbandi

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Dutta Barir Haat was a unique event at a 200-year-old house

Showcasing the secret recipes and talents of women

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Asia’s Pele : footballer Kannan no more

Star player of Maidan who lived in poverty

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Monginis is back on Kolkata’s confectionary map

Will the new Monginis give tough competition to others?

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This poll season Didi Jhalmuri and Modi Rosogolla

How Kolkata gears up for polls through gastronomical delights

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First state-run film school to start in Kolkata this August

Aspiring directors and actors get a new film institute in the city

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Child brigade in Ayodhya Hills make the region plastic free

Children of some forest hamlets of Purulia show the way

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Inmates of Pavlov Hospital get new wings to fly!

Showcase their art at Rang Matir Panchali

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RK Mission Belur bags highest NAAC score

Creates history as the only institute from Bengal to get this honour

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Bhaskar Chitrakar infuses modern social atrocities in Patachitra

The patua who is trying to contemporize Kalighat Pata

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Celebrate ‘Shakespeare Feast’ and not fest in Kolkata

Food platter with names of Shakespeare’s immortal characters

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Next time you are at Sealdah Station, be treated royally

State’s first Executive Lounge at Sealdah Station

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Kolkata’s ‘42’ is now tallest building of India

Another feather on the city’s skyline

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Romance with the Hills at Keventer’s terrace cafe darjeeling

More than century old Keventer’s of Darjeeling

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TATA returns to Kolkata a decade after Singur

Shift headquarters of a key company to Kolkata from Odisha

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Remembering Krishanu Dey – Maradona of Bengal

Master of magic dribbles and goals

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Come, enjoy a Firingee Thala at Ekdalia Road

Curated by culinary expert Pritha Sen

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Lion taps of Kolkata that almost led to a riot during British rule

Some of the Greco-Roman taps can still be found

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Burdwan Medical College doctors perform miracle operation

Extract a growing foetus from the stomach of a baby

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How Bengali literature romanticizes pathar mangsho

The favourite Bengali dish that has found place in famous books

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Jiben Bose – the famous doctor’s son who turned an actor

What motivated Jiben Bose to join acting against his father’s wishes?

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What role are greeting cards playing this poll season?

Take a look at Poila Baisakh greetings cards

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Bookstore in Kolkata selling books in kilos!

Do visit Book Tuk and buy books in perfect condition

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More than a century old gun shop of Kolkata that still sells firearms

How was Narasinghachandra Dawn & Co set up in Kolkata?

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Look-alike of Dakshineshwar Temple – Barrackpore’s Annapurna Mandir

On Annapurna Puja, travel to the famous temple of Barrackpore

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Mukherji family from Bengal is keeper of Jallianwala Bagh memorial

On the centenary of the brutal massacre here is an unknown story

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Did you know Emperor Akbar started Bengali New Year Calendar?

How was the Poila Baisakh calendar different?

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Shreya Sen turned a well-known architect despite losing an arm

Victim of the ill-fated Gyaneshwari train accident

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On Jamini Roy’s birthday, learn what he said about Tagore’s art

The artist who brought amalgamation of Western and Folk Art

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This summer do not miss the 100-year-old sharbat joint of Kolkata

Paramount was once a meeting place for revolutionaries

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Poll graffiti in Mandarin adorn Kolkata’s China Town

City’s Chinese community show support to the ruling party

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When humanity speaks above religion

Meet grandma Smritilata and ‘grandson’ Abu

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Ice jackets to give relief to kolkata police dogs this scorching summer

Elite dog squad of Kolkata Police will play an important poll role

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For the best view of Kanchenjungha visit Ichhegaon

The wishing Himalayan hamlet of Bengal

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Horbola art of Bengal being used in poll campaigns

Meet Horbola Idris Ali, poll campaigner for all parties

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In this IPL season, hear the tale of a kabaddi captain living in poverty

Sangita was a national player, yet she makes thongas for a living

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Kolkata’s Apni Roti brings a roti revolution for the poor

Supplying 7,000 rotis and sweets to the poorest of poor

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Kantha – The intricately embroidered quilt of Bengal

Do not miss a visit to the Kantha Museum of Kolkata

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In search of Suchitra Sen’s roots

House where she was born is now a museum in Pabna

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Rituporno Ghosh returns on celluloid with his unfinished work

Jeshthoputro of Kaushik Ganguly is a must watch

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Wari Club that went up in flames was born after Partition

A look at the century old club of Kolkata’s Maidan

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Why Sonagachhi sex workers might opt for NOTA

Voters who wish to keep away from the polls

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What Flury’s is to Kolkata, Glenary’s is to Darjeeling

Yummy pastries that whip up childhood memories

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South Asia’s biggest floating solar power plant in Bengal

The power plant will attract an investment of 2,500 crore

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Kolkata’s innovative Green Auto with foliage and flowers on top

Driver Vijay Pal creates an auto with greenery

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Did you know Pahari Sanyal was a great singer?

Even Satyajit Ray made him sing in his movies

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Author Saradindu Bandopadhyay and his unusual murder weapons

On his birthday GB remembers the unusual success of his Byomkesh series

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Special creches during poll season to help young parents

National Election Commission woos voters

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Six Shirish trees to be chopped down in Kolkata’s Rabindra Sarobar

This squall season these trees might pose a threat

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Anti-Sting operation at Dumdum Airport!

State government fights mosquito menace

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Museum where boats sail

Visit the Boat Museum of Kolkata

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Unique app on artefacts and history launched by Indian Museum

Kolkata’s Indian Museum brings you closer to the lost eras

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Karan Chhatu mushroom of Bengal costs more than mutton!

This wild mushroom of Bishnupur is a season’s delicacy

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First Lokpal of India – Judge from Bengal

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh makes us all proud

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Lepchajagat of Bengal is a paradise on earth

This April head for this tiny Himalayan hamlet

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SSKM comes up with a specialised organ-transplant unit

Complicated surgeries at affordable cost

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Nandalal Bose’s Reclining Arjuna in public eye for the first time

The rare painting will go under the hammer soon

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Mental Hospital patients in Bengal gain the right to vote

64 patients of Baharampur Mental Hospital will vote

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Viswa Bharati brings back the lost glory of Panchabati

Five trees that were planted by Rabindranath Tagore

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Bengal is fast catching up on Tea Tourism

Sourenee Tea Estate of Darjeeling is one such upscale destination

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Remembering Masterda Surya Sen on his birthday

Chittagong Armoury Raid and India’s Freedom Movement

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Ban on Palash ornaments in Santiniketan this Basanta Utsav

Viswa Bharati issues notice to stop exploitation of Palash trees

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Basanta Utsav of Santiniketan was started by Tagore’s ‘Shomi’

The festival of colours that attract tourists from across the globe

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Maximum women candidates from Bengal in upcoming elections

More than 40% of Lok Sabha TMC candidates are women this year

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Our Tenida is no more: Tribute to Chinmoy Roy

Actor with a great sense of comic relief

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Visit the Palash Forests of West Bengal this Spring!

Biharinath Hills is a riot of colours

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Service to the nation stood above marriage for this Purulia jawan!

Rajesh Gope of Indian Army kept his motherland above his wedding

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More than 70-year-old Sabir’s restaurant and Kolkata Rezala!

Did you know Hazi Ali Sabir first cooked the Kolkata Rezala?

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The man who spoke to elephants

Dhritikanta Lahiri Chowdhury’s death leaves a big void

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Magic of Kolkata’s Jadughar

How did Indian Museum come into being?

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Shoojit Sircar’s new biopic on an unsung hero of independence

Vicky Kaushal to play the role of Udham Singh

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The antiseptic cream with a Swadeshi connect

How proud Boroline was distributed for free in 1947

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Classical maestros perform at the Bishnupur Music Festival

Bring to life the oldest classical gharana of Bengal

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Singapore takes lesson from Kolkata to create ‘Art from Chaos’

Connect between Kolkata and Singapore under British India

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Six theme cities to come up in Bengal

The cities will be built on PPP model

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Great Bengal Quiz enhances knowledge on Bengal

The quiz that took place in various districts

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Alternative to Dumdum airport coming up at Barrackpore

A new airport to soon come up at Barrackpore. Good news for Kolkata

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Lost glory of Atreyi River and its Raikher Fish!

How are locals trying to save this historic river in Balurghat

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West Bengal Tourism Department awarded at the national level

Mangrove Forests of Sunderbans are the ‘Most Iconic Landscape’

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Why did Ramkrishna Paramhansa choose Kali as his deity?

His family was a follower of Sri Ramchandra for generations

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On International Women’s Day tale of a different ‘Kanyadaan’

Bengali wedding that deconstructs age-old beliefs

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Spirit of yuletide at Kolkata Christmas Carnival

Do not miss one of the largest Christmas Carnivals of India

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Jalpaiguri stops country liquor sale with mushroom cultivation

Innovative idea to stop liquor addiction of tea estate workers

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Goopi and Bagha turn peace messengers in a new animated movie

Do not miss the animated version Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya

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man from Asansol who researched on 422 flags of the world

Flag researcher Kalishankar Bhattacharya

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KIPF showcases Mother Teresa’s amazing journey

Documentary on Sunil K. Dutt who captured Mother in different moods

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Walking Book Fair creates buzz in Kolkata!

Imagine a truckload of books at your doorstep

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Tulsi Chakraborty: Prince and Pauper of Bengali celluloid

On his birthday a GB tribute to the great actor

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Bengal’s tourism festivals in districts prove to be a big hit!

An umbrella where all converged and made it a success

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Where have all the Bhistiwalas of Kolkata gone?

The men who supplied water to homes and offices once

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Kolkata’s stray ‘Neri’ dog proves herself in the dog squad!

Stray dogs overshoot the foreign bred sniffer dogs!

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India’s first integrated tourism hub comes up at Gajoldoba

Bhorer Alo – the mega-tourism hub of North Bengal

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Santhal women of Bankura unite to fight log poachers

Adivasi women showed the way to protect forests with just sickles

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Why did Satyajit Ray choose actress Kanika Majumdar?

She will always be remembered as a classy actress with a difference

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Grass cultivation in Rajarhat help farmers earn in lakhs

Bengal government help farmers to make remarkable profit

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Is Jibanananda’s Dhanseri dying?

What is Bangladesh doing to save this river?

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‘West Bengal Poised to Lead’ --- CII meet in Kolkata

Various sectors in Bengal throw up endless opportunities

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Have we failed our freedom fighters?

Have you heard of Batukeshwar Dutt, the unsung revolutionary

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Siliguri to have Singapore styled Marine Aquarium

Underground tunnel aquarium of North Bengal to draw tourists

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Pathra – the temple village with a rich past

Blend nature and history on your next trip

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Cancer Treatment for the poor in Bengal free of cost!

Calcutta Medical College comes up with ‘State Cancer Centre’

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UNESCO World Heritage Event in Kolkata

Bishnupur and Durga Puja made its due impact

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Nachiketa coins new song for Mohun Bagan

Tracing the journey of the team’s success

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Golden era of actress Bharati Devi and her personal struggles

Not just an actress, she was one of the first Indian models

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Bengal Ultra Marathon takes Purulia on global map

Participants from different countries on first ever Trail Run

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Subhomoy Biswas of Nadia invents a solar bike

Eco-friendly bike will help in curbing environmental pollution

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On Int’l Mother Language Day a look at Bengal’s endangered languages

How state government is trying to revive lost languages of Bengal

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CM launches all-women pink cabs in Kolkata today

State government ensures women safety and women empowerment

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Gudiya’s dreams – from a beggar to a Madhyamik student

GB traces the courage of a child beggar who dreamt of going to school

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Bengal’s new travel destination Biharinath

Local block and Panchayat turns this tranquil place to a tourist hotspot

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Netaji’s ancestral home in Kodalia gets a major revamp

The state government restored this ancestral home

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How did the Hakka Chinese community learn Bengali

The community that settled in Kolkata more than 200 years ago!

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Ankiti Basu, the girl from Bengal who is CEO at 27!

Entrepreneur from Bengal who dreamt it big!

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Solving the doctor-patient conflict in Bengal

Civic volunteers in government hospitals will resist attacks on doctors

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Who was Jibanananda Das’ Bonolota Sen?

On his birth anniversary GB’s tribute to the great poet

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West Bengal has potential of a new Buddhist Tourist Circuit

Travel India 2019 brings forth Bengal’s link with Buddhism

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Kolkata’s SSKM hospital saves a woman with blood tears!

How doctors of Institute of Psychiatry treated a rare ‘blood’ tear disease

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Soumyadeep Jana did not succumb to terrorist bullets

The 14-year-old from Midnapore who came out of come

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Kolkata’s ‘Saint of Slums’ receives Légion d'Honneur at 92

Father Franchois Laborde inspired Lapierre’s City of Joy

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Donot miss ‘The Bengal Ultra Run’ tomorrow at Purulia

Engineer Saikat Dutta tries to showcase unknown facets of Purulia

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Did you know Asia’s first zoo was built in Barrackpore?

Lord Wellesley’s zoo lost in the annals of time

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Nagarkirtan -- ‘Pride’ of Transgender Love

Do not miss this un-scathing movie on ‘different’ love

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‘Hold your tongue and let me love’

Reading Tagore’s Shesher Kabita on Valentines Day

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Tanushree Shankar encourages everyone to be at KIPF

GB spoke to the famous dancer and choreographer

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Rosogolla made out of rice!

Try out this simple recipe to use your leftover rice

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Danny Denzongpa’s son steps into Bollywood

Remember that villain from Darjeeling?

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Meet the ‘Don of Tangra’ Monica Liu

The Chinese woman who struggled and fought goons 

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Famous percussionist Tanmoy Bose to promote KIPF

GB spoke to Tanmoy Bose to find his take on this photography festival

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Kolkata’s two new proposed flyovers can be an environmental menace

Proposed Alipore Flyover can damage Adi Ganga and cause flooding

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State government hospital revives ‘brain dead’ woman

A feather in the cap of MR Bangur Hospital

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Gautam De tells GB why ICCR is a chosen venue for KIPF

Kolkata’s largest photography festival will hold show at ICCR

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Multi-lingual poetry meet festival ends in Kolkata

GB was present at the literary gala party

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Celebrate photographs that are more real than reality

Do not miss The Kolkata International Photo Festival

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Why was Saraswati Puja celebrated in brothels of old Kolkata?

Babus of the city held this puja for their mistresses

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BGBS opens up new dimensions to steer Bengal’s tourism

Digital and social platforms to play an important role

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Modern Bengal stands upon ‘Vision, Perception and Action’

Global and national industry leaders admit that at BGBS

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Fifth edition of Bengal Global Business Summit starts today

UK and Luxembourg to attend summit with biggest Indian delegation

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Mahendra Goswami Lane – the revolutionary road of north kolkata

The house that silently helped revolutionaries

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Chandannagar Bidhansabha Utsav felicitates town stalwarts

Where cultures merge and ‘people’ meet

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Usher in a new revolution with GetBengal Renaissance

Potpourri of articles by stalwarts of Bengal

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Raju ‘Joker’who brings a smile to the poor of North Bengal

He has overcome his own poverty to make the poor happy

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Unique discovery of life in India by IIT Kharagpur researchers

Earliest life flourished in India 2,500 million years ago

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Kolkata to witness a grand Literary Gala Party tomorrow

Literoma community brings in new literary festival to the city

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Celebrate convergence of all communities at Milan Utsav!

The festival that rings in the true essence of Bengal

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Leela Roy – the first woman post-graduate of Dhaka University

She saved many Hindu women during Noakhali riots

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How did Jisshu Sengupta fare in Manikarnika as Gangadhar Rao?

Actor from Bengal who is making a mark in Bollywood

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First ever Chandernagore Bidhansabha Utsav 2019

Come, celebrate at the erstwhile French colony

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Will Apu find a closure through ‘Abhijatrik?’

Madhur Bhandarkar makes a movie to close Apu Trilogy loop

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Fight of immortal 11 of ‘1911’ Mohun Bagan on celluloid

John Abraham brings legendary film on Mohun Bagan

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Bishnupur Festival being launched with greater grandeur this year

Bengal government revives lost glory and heritage of Bishnupur Gharana

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History of Kolkata Book Fair that starts tomorrow

When, where and why Kolkata Book Fair started?

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Goyna Bori of Bengal: Eat it or wear it as a jewellery?

Dying culinary art of Goyna Bori revived at a recent workshop

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Jhulan Goswami and Indian team create history in New Zealand

India’s women cricket team has won today!

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Abhaya’s Rohini da – actor Dilip Roy

Did you know Tapan Sinha mentored Dilip Roy?

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Meet Charles, Danny, Rock and their sisters at Darjeeling Zoo!

Legendary Mishmi Takins of Germany are new residents of the zoo

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Meet Ujjwal Pal from Siuri who cycled to the top of Chander Pahar

Real life Shankar of Chander Pahar back in action?

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West Bengal is a role model in empowering backward classes

The state has implemented various schemes for their upliftment

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Soumitro and Naseeruddin in new film to address ‘intolerance’

Two stalwarts join hands in new movie Debotar Grash

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International-standard tourist hub coming up at Mirik

Infrastructure development makes way to new tourist centre

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Speech of first Bengali Christian member of Constituent Assembly

H.C. Mookerjee helped in drafting Indian constitution

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When did Pondicherry join the Indian Republic?

How Aurobindo Ghosh helped in the merger

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Do not miss Bengal’s tableau tomorrow at Republic Day parade

Tableau to feature the meeting of Rabindranath Tagore and Gandhiji

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Young scientists from Bengal sweep Science Congress Awards

Bengal bags the highest number of awards, ahead of other states

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World War II bomb discovered during dredging at Kolkata port!

Reliving the dark tales of colonial rule and Japanese bombings!

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Rupam from Chandannagar wins National Award

Made cheap Beat the Heat Cooling Jacket while in school

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Did Netaji Subhash Bose die in a Vietnam Prison?

What has a French historian find recently about Netaji’s death?

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Why Ross Island has been named after Netaji Subhas Bose?

First hoisting of Indian National Flag 75 years ago

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New paddy cultivation technique brings profit to Balurghat

Youths helped by State Agriculture Department introduce mulching

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Emotional letter by Netaji’s wife written to his brother

The letter that first mentions the presence of Anita

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Did you know a century back 1 crore was spent for Bally Bridge?

The bridge that bears memories of Vivekananda

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Innovative packaged tours for Kolkata Book Fair

State government comes up with Book Tours to attract crowds

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The Ghosts of Kurseong

Are there spirits lurking in the forests of Kurseong?

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Morning After Traders Assembly Fire

The ‘Dala’ problem returns to haunt Kolkata’s markets

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City’s favourite ‘cheap’ South Indian Club canteen shuts down

Gone is an era of simple South Indian delicacies

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Bird hunting tribe of Bengal – The Pakhmaras

How the nomadic gypsies withstood modern world

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Kolkata’s Hungarian connect shuts shop

Why was Kalman Cold Storage so famous?

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Unearthing Indus Valley Civilisation at MAYA Art Space

Archaeologist Rajesh Purohit shares tales of new artefacts

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Geet Govindam poet Jaidev’s temple endangered

How and why the famous temple needs immediate attention!

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the man behind the Anti-Hunger Squad

Zeeshan Majeed single-handedly feeds patients and their families

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Enjoy five-star furnishings at government tourist lodges

Tourists of Bengal are in for a surprise!

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Mystery of the missing trees at Botanical Gardens shibpur

Did you know some trees have eaten up others?

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Cruelty against the city’s stray dogs is no stray incident

GB speaks to citizens of Kolkata to address the inhuman face of humans

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The unsung woman physicist from Bengal

Why Bibha Chowdhury never got her due recognition?

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RG Kar Hospital of Kolkata creates history

Successfully transplants goat ears on humans with deformities

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All women Pink Cabs to be launched in Kolkata

Bengal government’s Gatidhara project to help women drivers

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Scientists from Bengal discover electricity in spider webs

New green energy can be generated from webs and egg shells

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Chattagram Astragar Lunthan! Hang Surya Sen!

How Master da was brutally tortured and hanged on this day!

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New year calendar that spreads wildlife conservation awareness

Imagine a calendar with 12 hand-painted endangered species

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First Indian Vice Chancellor of CU was a Bengali

Gurudas Bandopadhhay, the man of contrasts

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Prof Aloke Kumar gives 360-degree view of Kalighat Pat

He speaks on this indigenous art form of Bengal

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IIT scientist warns of a major earthquake in Kolkata

The city sits on a deadly seismic zone

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When farmers of Bengal turned scientists

Using light in Chandramallika cultivation

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How personal grief framed the personality of Chhaya Devi!

Did you know she took her song lessons from Krishna Chandra Dey?

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State government comes up with schemes for farmers

 Beneficiary schemes to aid farmers

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State government starts renovation of Metropolitan Institution

Vidyasagar-founded institute saved and brought to past glory

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Ashapurna Devi – Feminist or ‘kitchen writer?’

On her birth anniversary GB delves into her world of words

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Baul and Folk Festival inaugurated in Birbhum

HCM encourages folk artistes through the Lok Prasar Prakalpa

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History finds life through scrolls

Silk scroll exhibition at Kolkata Centre for Creativity

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English medium schools re-introduced by Bengal government

Huge boost in primary and secondary education sector

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New service of Darjeeling Toy Train starts

 ‘Jungle Safari’ from Siliguri to attract more tourists

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Bagbazar rises to the first ever Rosogolla Utsav

Rich cultural heritage of Bagbazar showcased through sweet festival

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Paid menstrual leave for Kolkata’s working women

How a city organisation comes to the aid of working women

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Bengal Government’s new gift: Bakkhali Bridge

Now reach Bakkhali on a smooth ride from Kolkata

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Michael Hoppkins’ dream factory at DhaparMaath

Weaving future behind piles of garbage

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Celebrating 100 years of East Bengal Club

Renowned director Goutam Ghosh makes an in-depth documentary 

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Kalyani Palui and her girl gang’s fight against hooch sell

Despite death threats, the team has destroyed 60 cholai shops

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Revolutionary online mutation process in Bengal

Now property owners will have a hassle-free online mutation

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Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta embarks on a world record attempt

MAYA Art Space flags off his historic summit journey

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All new festive menu at Ekdalia Road

Try out duck or turkey platter

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Enjoy a mix of Rabindrasangeet and Chinese music

At Nicco Park’s special Chinese illumination festival 

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century old history of La Martiniere School

The French soldier who started this school

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Kolkata’s Paramount turns hundred

GB visits this iconic sherbet house where freedom fighters met

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Heritage Hotel falls prey to developers

Heritage building of Old Kenilworth Hotel being pulled down

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Murshidabad sets record in cabbage production this winter

Special nutritious cabbage being grown in Bengal

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Bengal government focus on malnutrition in tribal belt

Lodha and Sabar communities getting special protein food

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West Bengal tops list of Scotch Foundation list

Mamata Banerjee’s projects get highest recognition

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Enjoy a hearty Christmas lunch with Stuffed Turkey

Try this special stuffed turkey recipe at home

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Nutrition of Apples in the Christmas Apple Pie

Try out this simple Apple Pie Recipe at home

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Kolkata’s St John’s Church

World famous artist Johann Zoffany’s Last Supper!

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End your Christmas lunch on a sweet note

Do not miss this unique Christmas Pudding recipe

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Secret behind building of St Paul’s Cathedral

Did you know it was in memory of an assassinated Viceroy?

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Ayodhya Hills of Purulia soon to produce CTC tea

New industry in tribal belt to help local economy

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GB leaves through her famous Rannar Boi

Did you know author Leela Majumdar was also a great cook?

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Imagine Digha turning into a pilgrim site

Digha might take away the sheen of Jagannath dham Puri

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Jaynagar girls fight out gender discrimination on the football

They formed Shakti Vahini to stop child marriages

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Do not miss Mecha Sandesh of Beliatore

How did this century-old delicacy arise?

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British war memorial in Kolkata built by melting enemy cannons!

Have you ever been to Pepper Pot near Princep Ghat?

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How a tigress even slapped a young tiger who tried to mate!

Why tigresses of Alipore Zoo are not mating?

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Pakistan Army's inhuman atrocities against Bangladesh’s women

Today is 16th December, the day Bangladesh was liberated

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Swimmer Bula Chowdhury and her dream Swimming Academy

Bula Chowdhury pours her heart out in this exclusive GB interview 

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Why is Young Adult the fastest growing genre in fiction today?

Writer and columnist Jashodhara Sen speaks to GB

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‘Crab Man of Sundarbans’ is GB Inspiration of this week

Sukumar Mahato, a school drop-out, earns in lakhs

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Netaji’s flag hoisting at Andamans completes 75 years!

New 75-rupee coins to commemorate the historic event

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Raksha Bharadia speaks to GB on the tricks

Learn ‘How to Make Your Blog Work’ 

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Drop in at Women Writers’ Fest tomorrow

Ipsita Ganguly speaks on ‘Writing about Self’

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Septuagenarian headmaster cleans Churni bridge single-handedly

Swachh Bharat campaign needs to learn from his dedication

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Author and journalist Jayeeta Ganguly speaks to GetBengal

The Art and Craft of Writing About Self 

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Beware! Think twice before having street-side momos

Research shows they contain harmful chemicals

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Author and journalist Shutapa Paul speaks to GetBengal

Challenges of writing a political biography

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Bengal’s Alosree is India’s benchmark to solar power project

Schools and colleges of Bengal save lakhs in electricity bills

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Paintings by children bond Russia and India

Russia my love at Kolkata’s Nandan

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This exotic fruit being cultivated in Rajarhat

Wonder fruit ‘Dragon fruit’ steps into Bengal

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Not Human Bombs, Kolkata offers Human Books

The First Human Library in Kolkata in January

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Fragile mangrove forests cut down mercilessly by land sharks

Mangrove forest deforestation in Bakkhali-Henry Island

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Kala Bhavan celebrates 100 years with unpublished paintings

A look at exclusive art works by various artists at Kala Bhavan 

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hundred years of Bengali Cinema unfold at MAYA adda

Film scholar Sanjay Mukhopadhyay in a candid conversation

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English students to take lessons on Saptapadi and Sholay!

Calcutta University English syllabus to be revamped

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Anthropologist Madhumala Chattopadhyay speaks to GB

Why the Sentinelese tribe of Andaman should be left alone!

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Cement companies to invest 3K crore in Bengal

Three cement companies open job opportunities in state

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Where to head for a romantic escapade this winter?

Enjoy the love, the sun and the urban scape

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West Bengal Radio Club reunites lost man with family

Group of amateur radio enthusiasts work wonders

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Publishers from Pakistan may join Kolkata Book Fair 2019

Plethora of Urdu books at the Book Fair to be an added attraction

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Beer batter Loitta vs Crispy Chilli Mourala!

Bengal’s fishes find a new dimension in fusion dishes

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Why are we averse to breast-feeding in public?

Kolkata’s shopping mall compares breast-feeding to ‘household chores’

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Now breathe easy at Uttarpara’s oxygen parlour

Uttarpara Municipal Corporation starts an oxygen parlour

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Jahar Roy, the comedian with perfect comic timing

Did you know Roy had his own tailoring shop!

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Darjeeling Hills now grow coffee and orchids!

Directorate of Cinchona Plantation Mungpoo experiments

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Tagore Castle of Kolkata was built according to Windsor Castle

But why is this grand building in shambles today?

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Organic lipstick grown in Bengal from Lipstick Tree!

To all beautiful women – Here is Bengal’s Rupbriksha

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Did you know Lake Kalibari has a seat of five skulls?

Founder Haripada Chakraborty practiced Tantra here

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Tagore’s Gitanjali translated in Belarusian language

Republic of Belarus honours the great bard

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Kolkata street where Tagore wrote Nirjhare Swapnobhanga

Sudder Street is a meeting place of multi-cultural people

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Chhabi Biswas and his aristocratic perfection

Did you know in real life he came from a zamindar family?

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Autumnal Lines by Jogen Chowdhury at MAYA Art Space

Rare sketches and line drawings of the master artist

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After Rosogolla, Bengal’s bonde claims GI tag

Kamarpukur’s succulent white bonde is a unique delicacy

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Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee, As I Know Him

Not just an artist, but also a great human being

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KIFF brings to screen Supriya Devi of Meghe Dhaka Tara

A tribute to the legend Benu di and her outstanding performance

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Café Positive celebrates the cause of HIV positive patients

Only café in India managed by HIV positive people

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On Children’s Day KIFF brings award winning Child Movies

From undying spirit of a dying child, to one who travels far and wide

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Child prodigies from Bengal who beat all odds and made it big

Do not miss the tales of Babbar Ali, Tuhin Dey and Saifa Khatun

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cruise down Ganga, Jamuna and Brahmaputra

From Kolkata to Guwahati via Barishal and Dhaka!

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Catch Amitabh and Waheeda on the KIFF stage today!

Kolkata International Film Festival will feature 321 films!

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Bengal’s own Halloween: Bhoot Chaturdashi

Households in Bengal drive away evil forces in a scientific way!

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Why so many Shakti Peeths are concentrated in Bengal?

GB visits Shakti Peeths of Bengal on eve of Kali Puja

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Artist Sanatan Dinda speaks to GB on nudity and body painting

Why body painting is still not popular in India 

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Only Indian film topping BBC list is Pather Panchali

What is so timeless about Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali?

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Kaun Banega Crorepati crown for taxi driver from Sunderbans

Gazi Jalaluddin runs orphanage and schools for the poor

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Did you know Sukumar Ray was a print technologist?

GB delves into the other face of Sukumar Ray on his birthday

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Have a poetic Sunday with translations of post Tagore poems

Ruma Chakravarti from Australia shares with GB her translations

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Pritha Sen weaves stories through Bengali dishes

Bringing sociological and historical treasures of Bengali cuisine

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First Ever International Poetry Extravaganza in Kolkata

Poets from across the world to converge in the city this November

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GB Best Durga images of 2018

Clicked by GB readers

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Kanyasree Yoddhas of Bengal is GB’s ‘Lakshmi’ brigade

They stop child marriages, they save girls from doom

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Two Bengal farmers who taught us how to make ‘wealth’

GB traces inspirational tales of Sukumar Mallick and Harun Mondal

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Kojagori Lakshmi Puja Bangaal vs Ghoti

Is Bengal’s Lakshmi Puja a great leveler?

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Malda’s orphan Rohim wins international brick-laying competition

Abu Dhabi crown goes to Rohim who fought many odds

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Peep into 300-year-old Chandannagar’s Mondal Bari Puja

Get to know of their unique Kalabou ritual

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Special panta bhog offered to Maa Durga in Bakulia House

GB brings a different bhog spread of a Bonedi Bari Durga Puja

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Z’s Precinct Trunk or a Pandora’s Box?

GB was present at an exciting pre-puja Trunk Show

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Bengal government focuses on higher income for farmers

A recent CII meet throws up how farmers’ income is increasing

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Pujor Gaan: Do music albums still create a stir during Durga Puja?

GB traces the musical trends this Durga Puja from Asha Bhonsle to Baul

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Bengal builds first bus-stand for breastfeeding mothers

Mothers can breast-feed their babies at Bishnupur’s new bus-stand

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Let’s celebrate Mahalaya with ‘Onyo Durga’

Tales of five women who can only be compared to Goddess Durga

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From the Andarmahal of Sovabazar Rajbari Durga Puja

The first family Durga Puja of Kolkata

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Which kurta will you don this Durga Puja?

Check out the latest trends in kurtas and Panjabi this year

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Which nine-yards will drape you this Durga Puja

Check out the latest trends in sarees this year

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Imagine a Kolkata ‘Chop’ shop is named Apur Sansar!

What led to naming a shop selling chops, Apur Sansar!

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Bengal’s Noakhali riots drowned Gandhi into ‘darkest despair’

Gandhi’s non-violence shed to ruins on Noakhali’s bloody paths 

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New jewel of Kolkata’s Riverfront

Judges Ghat to get a new look soon

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Look out for jewellery trends in this Pujo

City-based jewellery designers speak on hot trends

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Oscar nominated movie ‘Doob’ has a Kolkata connect

Made in Bangladesh, conceptualised in Bengal

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GB visits one of the oldest Collectible Store of Kolkata

Konark Collectibles is all about the bygone era

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Bikash Roy – lawyer actor of Tollywood

The Dark Horse of Tollywood, for whom acting was a passion

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When Art Talks at MAYA Art Space's ARTALK

Documentary series on artists from Bengal

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Amitabh Bachchan to flag off ‘Movie Restoration’ project

Hundreds of films will be restored to their past glory

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How more than 200-year-old Jhulan Baari was restored

Iconic house of Kolkata where even musician Jadu Bhatta stayed

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Happy Birthday Sunil Gangopadhyay

GB pays tribute to this great poet and author

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And the search goes on…

Pratik Dey Chowdhury’s masterpieces behind the lens

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Will Menoka Cinema Hall soon shut shutters?

Kolkata’s single screen delights are on their way out

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‘Kolkata Adda’ revived at Maya Art Space

An evening of exchanging nostalgia

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India Cried That Night

Supratim Sarkar’s new book on India’s unknown freedom fighters

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Try out some Makhhan Samosa on Janmashtami

On Lord Krishna’s birthday, satisfy your appetite

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‘Dugga Pujo and Me’—How kites ushered in Durga Puja

On Rituporno Ghosh’s birthday, GB brings his first-person account

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Trend of child-centric movies are back to Tollywood

 After the era of Satyajit Ray and Tapan Sinha

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‘World of Children’ this year Nutan Dal behala addresses

Architect Abin Chaudhuri and his team handles the installations

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Vintage car restorers of Kolkata

Roys of Cossimbazar have a rare hobby

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Is today Kolkata’s birthday or not?

Case that was lodged by Sabarna Roychowdhury’s family

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Ilish recipes from Barishal and Narayanganj

This monsoon ride on a nostalgic high!

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Transported to India’s Independence Day at MAYA Art Space

Rare documentary on Kolkata and collectors’ pride

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Rajbhog and Kochuri at 150-year-old Putiram

Iconic sweet shop of Kolkata on Surya Sen Street

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Celebrating 82 Years of Rupa Publishing House

GB visits their iconic store that started in Kolkata

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He preached ‘Power of the Pen’ is greater than divisive politics

Atal Behari Vajpayee knew how to hold a nation together

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Somnath Chatterjee: The Man As I Knew Him

Remembering Somnath Chatterjee

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Project Silicon Valley inaugurated in Kolkata today

Huge boost to Bengal’s dream IT hub

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Pather Panchali's 'Harihar' Kanu Bandopadhyay refused Ray at the first meet

Did you know Kanu Bandopadhyay donated his earnings to Swadeshi Movement?

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alpona book by Abanindranath Tagore

The other face of Aban Thakur

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Which mask to use this Swine Flu season?

Just any mask does not help to avoid Swine Flu contamination

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GB Face of Bengal – Rajlakshmi Syam

Meet famous entrepreneur and fashion designer of Kolkata

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Beating loneliness with Art Therapy at Maya Art Space

How art therapy is the new solution in treating depression

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GB visits a century-old restored South Kolkata bungalow

Rajesh Sen’s The Zs’ Precinct proves old homes can be a revenue earner

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GB visits Asim Paul’s Kumartuli Studio

In the age of theme pujo, are traditional idol makers taking a back seat?

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Mapping a map at the Maya Art Space adda

Exciting adda session on how route to Kedarnath changed after disaster

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After Mishti hub, Kolkata might soon get a Street Food Hub!

Kolkata ranked top in global street food survey

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Dolly Basu’s Choopkatha brings specially-abled children on stage

When children with special needs give stellar performances 

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Scientist from Bengal saves Australians from sharks!

Is the movie Jaws relived by a man from Bengal?

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France is World Champions; Is Bengal’s French pocket worth a world view?

GB travels to Chandernagore to assess universal appeal of Bengal’s French homes 

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Five Calcuttans remember the nostalgia of Rather Mela

Listen to them about one of the most colourful fairs of Kolkata

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Top 5 Rathyatra Melas of Kolkata

Food, birds, saplings and that childhood cookery set!

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How Portuguese taught us the art of making sweets!

They who taught us to make chhanaand thus sandesh

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Enjoy a Royal Ratha yatra break at Mahishadal Palace

New luxury tourist destination at Mahishadal

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After Floating Market, now it’s Mishti Hub

Kolkata’s largest Mishti Hub inaugurated today in New Town

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Messi is out, but Bengal’s football craze is still

World Cup fever and Bengal’s Football Mania in movies

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Sangeet Bigyan, the magazine of Bishnupur Gharana

How it maintained the Bengali identity

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Students of ten city schools grow their own vegetables for mid-day meals

Innovative project that teaches students about environment

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Siddheshwari Kali Temple that was razed by a cyclone

Did you know it was also known as Govindaram’s Nava Ratna Temple

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Why do we not sing Vande Mataram in the original tune?

GB brings you Bankim and Yadubhatta’s tune of Vande Mataram

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Not all fans have written off Messi

Specially-abled artist of Bengal paints Messi portraits with his feet

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Portrait of an artist as a stage designer!

Did you know Ramkinkar created stage design for Muktodhara?

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Russians more interested in Tagore and Pushkin than World Cup

Most Indian fans in Russia are in for a surprise

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Famous sweet of Bengal from the Sultanate era

Chaitanya Dev’s favourite Roshokodombo

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Kansat, a Bengali sweet, was a favourite of Indira Gandhi

Why did Indira Gandhi ask Ghani Khan to bring Kansat to Delhi

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Kolkata once witnessed Peruvian coach Gareca’s skills at saltlake stadium

Gareca played against the Indian team at Salt Lake Stadium

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Imagine elephants walking down Chowringhee!

Even famine ravished people dying in the area

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Watch World Cup Football in Russia with a plate of bhaat-dal!

Mukherjees of Moscow catering Indian soccer fans in Russia with Bengali dishes

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Artists from Bengal still rule at Christie’s Annual Sale

Top selling Indian art this year at Christie’s is from Bengal

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The ‘Fishy’ Iftar tale

How Bengal’s fish got into the Eid menu

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Ramkinkar’s horses were incomparable, says Somenath Hore

He was far ahead of his European counterparts

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Tollywood pairing is not just about Uttam-Suchitra

Take on Bhanu-Ruma, Biswajit-Sandhya and Soumitro-Sharmila

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Tracing the Bengali gaddis of Burra Bazar

Bengali traders were pushed out by traders from other parts of India

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Why did Charles Dickens send his son to Kolkata?

How Dickens’ son landed up in an obscure grave in the city

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Wishing for some weekend peace? Where to go to?

Weekends are not just about parties, it is also about unwinding

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Bengal still boasts of the finest Muslin

Let’s go on a Muslin trail to Murshidabad, Burdwan and Nadia

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Tilabari – the house atop a hill

This summer head to new tourist destination of Tilabari

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Spot where Satyajit Ray shot Udayan Pandit’s Pathshala

Rural Bengal has often hosted some of the best film locations

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Patha Bhavan and My Childhood

Piyali Chanda, an ashramite pens her experiences about Santiniketan

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Another Bengali from NASA who makes us proud

Anita Sengupta, brain behind creating coldest spot in the universe

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Apathy faced by Bishnupur gharana’s musicians

GB reaches out to the family of ‘Gyan Gosai’

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How the British beautified Kolkata with shady avenues

Celebrated art historian Rathin Mitra speaks on Dalhousie Institute

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Despite Nipah virus scare, Bengal is a safe haven for bats

Bat’ pockets of Bengal; where are they found?

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Ghosts at Kolkata’s Presidency Jail!

Ghost chasing at the Presidency jail premise, Kolkata.

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Did you know there are 26 types of payesh in Bengal?

Dessert that is loaded with legends and traditions

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Will the most famous paan shop of Kolkata survive?

Listen to the electrical engineer who runs Kolpotoru Paan shop 

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Kolkata’s Eco Park throws up biodiversity

A treasure trove for nature lovers

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Bengali architect who designed Victoria Memorial

Bengali businessman Rajendranath Mookerjee was adored by the British

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Peep into newly opened Bangladesh Bhavan of Santiniketan

Priceless artefacts and letters housed in the Bhavan

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Boats from Khulna and Jessore in Salt Lake!

Once upon a time Bidhannagar traded with Bangladesh

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Did you know Kazi Nazrul Islam acted in a movie?

It was Bhakta Dhruv by Girish Ghosh

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Kazi Nazrul Islam write to his lady love

On Nazrul’s birthday a slice of that rare letter

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Bishnupur Gharana travels to Murshidabad

Who brought Bishnupur Gharana to Murshidabad?

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Meet the Bengal boy on Trans-Himalayan cycle

Jyotishko is out to spread environmental awareness

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Behala older than Kolkata! Are you surprised?

Did Behala get its name from Behula?

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Does Indian political scenario need Lalon Fakir today?

His songs have always mocked identity politics

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What did artist Ramkinkar say about Democracy?

Influenced by Tagore, this great sculptor speaks on politics

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When Rabindranath Tagore turned film director

Natir Puja: Director and actor Rabindranath Tagore

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Portuguese taught us to make world famous Bandel Cheese

Was Bandel Cheese a predecessor to Bengal’s sweets?

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Pathe Prabashe is not a travelogue

Annada Shankar Ray believed in borderless world

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Konnagar municipality saves Aban Thakur’s home

Residents and authorities join hands to keep promoters away

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old resident of Bengal under termite attack!

Great Banyan Tree of Botanical Gardens is heading to death?

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Tribute to actress Lolita Chatterjee

An era of sophistication gone with her death

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What was Tagore doing at Kashimbazar Rajbari?

This is where he sang a famous song

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will Charu Market be another revamp victim?

High street retail space and apartments to replace Charu Market

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Escape Kolkata’s summer and head to Rasikbil

Quaint birder’s paradise of Bengal

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She won against cancer, and still she dances

Anjali Roy is our inspiration, who lost her leg to cancer

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Why was Kolkata once called Black Town?

A Portrait of Black Town by Solvyns

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Do not miss this heritage symposium at an old Kolkata building

Reclaiming the City: Built Fabric of Kolkata RECLAIMING THE CITY:

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Mayur Mahal of Chinsurah – where peacocks reign

A wake up call to save the peacocks of Rajhat area

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From Rabindra Jayanti to Kolkata’s political heritage

GB brings an extensive event calendar for the week

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Mango Wonder! Ten mango varieties on same tree

Katwa teacher grows ten mango varieties on same tree

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Century old library of Kolkata

Travel to Santi Institute to enjoy books and peace

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Did you know Satyajit Ray did a book on Bengali alphabets?

Have a look at the original book designed by Ray

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Watch this original music video clip of Ghare Baire

Role of music in Satyajit Ray’s films

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How Satyajit Ray made Indir Thakrun sing!

Chunibala Devi’s immortal song of Pather Panchali

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Visva Bharati brings back Tagore’s Sajano Sansar at udayan

Furniture and utensils that Tagore used on display

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Choose between Moong Jalebi and Babarshah of Midnapore

Agriculturally rich Midnapore still makes indigenous sweets

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Bengal’s village gets India’s best Panchayat Award

Sunderban’s Patharpratima  bags the highest award

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Old Stone Age tools found in Kolkata museum’s vault!

Indian Museum unearths 1.5 million-year-old tools

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Earliest sketches of Kolkata by British artist

Engravings and oil paintings on timeless Kolkata

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Desikottam Honour for Amitabh

Big B to receive highest honour from Visva Bharati, Santiniketan

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Darjeeling Toy Train to have Palace-on-Wheels facility

Now you can get down at ‘Tea Halts’ and stay at Tea Estates

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New bacteria to stop dengue outbreak in New Town

A new bacteria proposed by a Zoology professor is on trial

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The city will soon enjoy Duck sausage and Duck pickles!

Thanks to experiments by Bengal’s agricultural scientists

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Kolkata girl nominated for international sci-fi award

Jadavpur University alumnus eyes for Hugo Awards

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Meet the Jol Bondhu team of Balurghat

A group of children being trained to protect the Atrei River

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Bengal’s scientists find an alternate to chemotherapy

Medicine extracted from snails of Sunderbans

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World Art Day Walk in Kolkata

Unique event on Poila Baisakh in the city of joy

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Food loving Bengali stalwarts

From Rammohan Roy to Sukumar Ray

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How Jaldapara has almost stopped rhino poaching

Recent poaching case was one of its kind

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Company that built Shahid Minar shut down and sold off

Why shutting down of Burn Standard means end of an era?

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Did Jamini Roy criticize Tagore’s paintings?

GB unearths letters between Tagore and Jamini Roy

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Birth of Bengal’s only classical gharana: Bishnupur Gharana

Documenting the pride of Bengal’s classical music world

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Do you remember Bangladesh’s Gayanather Baalish Chomchom?

Undivided Bengal’s Gayanather Baalish was a famous sweet it?

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Birbhum’s famous century-old Tantipara Jalebi!

Dey family of Tantipara still sells Jalebi during Urs Festival

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Project K2 launched to save dying idol-making tradition of Kolkata

Photo-journalist Kounteya Sinha starts scholarships for Kumartuli kids

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When Philosophy animates Art

Sabyasachi Mullick’s solo exhibition questions materialistic reality

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Houseboats of Kerala backwaters in Kolkata?

Soon Kerala houseboats to float on the Ganges!

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Bankura’s remote Susunia villages get an ‘all women library’

Library with a difference to recreate old world of ‘Mahila Mahal’

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Antique machines of Mungpoo Cinchona Plantation

Next time you visit Mungpoo, you might get to see these treasures

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From elephant sirens to speed-breaker electricity

Students of North Bengal are at their innovative best

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How log poaching was stopped in North Bengal forests?

Youths guard the very forests, where they once cut trees

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GB Byomkesh Quiz on author’s birthday

Today is Saradindu Bandopadhyay’s birthday

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Author Saradindu Bandopadhyay brought in unusual murder weapons

Unusual weapons that detective Byomkesh Bakshi looked for

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The girl from Kalna who swam across international channels

Sayani Das, the swimmer and pride of Bengal needs funding

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Can poetry bring a social movement in Kolkata again?

GB brings to you WE and Rhythm Divine Poets’ Festival

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Massive archive to save Bengal’s fading tribal scripts

Attempt to revive the tribal folk culture of Bengal

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Rhythm Divine poets bring a poetry revolution to Kolkata

Do not miss Woman Scream Int’l Poetry & Arts Festival

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Bengali woman’s andarmahal to be part of post-graduate syllabus

This move will help highlight Bengal’s lost heritage

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Flipkart to build 600-crore hub in Bengal

Flipkart creates 5,000 direct jobs in Bengal with a new project

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Bengal puts women health and hygiene in front seat

Bengal government brings sanitary napkins at just Re 1

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World Bank appreciates achievements of Bengal’s Panchayat!

Bengal has completed 3 years’ work in one year

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How Bikramgarh Jheel got saved from land sharks?

Bikramgarh Jheel got Kolkata’s first floating Solar Power plant

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Communist China funds revamp Kolkata monastery

Hiuen Tsang Monastery bonds Kolkata and China

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remember Chowringhee’s Ghori Babu!

Meet the Clock Man of Kolkata

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Sharmila's ancestor praised by poet Madhusudan?

Dwijendranath Tagore --- Bengal’s little-known poet and researcher

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When Hills rose to Mamata Banerjee’s call

Hill Business Summit in Darjeeling a grand success

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Bengal’s very own clothing brand

Made by destitute women and children of Liluah home

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How a photography show tries to preserve Bengal’s past

Hear from India’s top art critic Uma Nair

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Kolkata comes alive through photographs of old buildings!

Do not miss VIVA -- Kounteya Sinha’s 2018 summer repertoire show

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Did you know explorer Rakhaldas Banerjee was from Murshidabad?

Even Pakistan’s First President was born in Murshidabad

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Ration shops in Bengal to turn into mini malls

Upgrading 2,000 ration shops to mini malls

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Kalighat’s Kali idol has a significance beyond religion

Temple built in Bengal aatchala architecture

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Why did Vidyasagar praise kaviyal Bhola Moira?

Kavi-gaan was an intrinsic part of Bengal’s entertainment industry

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SPRING IN DIFFERENT HUES

Spring captured behind the lens

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Never-before aired Ritwik Ghatak play on radio

Jala deals with dark tales of suicides

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Business in Bengal’s Hills

First ever Darjeeling Business Summit to be held in March

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A Different Dol: Amadpur and Nimdih

Why always Santiniketan? Try out Amadpur and Nimdih

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Have a coffee date at the Danish Tavern of Serampore

Restored Danish Tavern opens to public

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British owners sell off landmark Kolkata hotel

Fairlawn Hotel on Sudder Street sold off

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Wish to visit a Palash bon? Travel to Bankura

Biharinath hills is blooming with Palash and Shimul

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Former Indian President calls youth to remove inequality

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee at a CII meet

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New book on ‘Journey of Science in Bangla’

Two city educationists come up with iconic Bengali Science Book

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Why Tangail’s Chom chom still rule the world of sweets!

Porabari gave the burnt brick colour to the Chom choms

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Experimental Apple Harvest in Bankura

Growing green apples in the red laterite soil

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Kolkata’s South Indian dishes are not always vegetarian

What about the non-veg South Indian dishes of Kolkata?

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Why is pre-1857 Santhal revolt of Bengal never mentioned?

Bengal had revolted way back before Sepoy Mutiny

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Why did Bengal’s banks fail once upon a time?

Kolkata was a bigger financial capital than Mumbai

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Mother, are we losing our mother language?

Endangered languages of Bengal

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Taxi driver from Baruipur who built a hospital

Meet Saidul Laskar, who drives a taxi, but thought of the poor

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Special train remembering Vivekananda’s Chicago speech

When Swamiji returned to Kolkata through Budge Budge

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What is Tagore’s bronze bust doing in police cell?

The statue was made by famous sculptor Rodenstein

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Have a Machh Bhaat meal at only Rs 21!

State government opens Ekushe Annapurna stalls

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Who taught Bengali women to drape a saree?

Not designer Sabyasachi, but Jnanadanandini

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Meet the Don of Kolkata’s Chinatown!

Superwoman who fought adversities and turned an entrepreneur

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Lost Chinese community of Kolkata

GB’s tribute to them on Chinese New Year

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Dishes that Uttam-Supriya served to their guests

Uttam Kumar once cooked Mangsho for Supriya Devi

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Abandoned and unknown fountains of Kolkata

Many of us do not even know they exist!

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Author Tarashankar’s house saved from promoters!

This is the house from where he wrote Hansuli Baker Upokatha

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Did you know Kolkata Port was India’s oldest port?

It handled half of India’s trade during World War I

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Let there be love

GB love anthology on Valentine's Day

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Will pink autos help stop women molestation in Kolkata?

‘Only Women’ Autos on Kolkata roads

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Saswata Chatterjee to act in Indo-Danish film

Bengali producer with Kolkata connect returns to her roots

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France is trying to preserve Chandannagar’s heritage

How French lessons are being given to colleges

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She sold vegetables, yet this woman from Bengal serve the poor

Subhasini Mistry built a free hospital for the poor

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Mayapur temple gets two ‘Sudarshana Chakras!’

ISKON’s Mayapur temple gets two chakras at the top

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Saline river water of Sunderbans to turn sweet

Bengal govt. on a massive project to bring safe drinking water

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Bengali professor in Guinness Book for frog stamps

Ballygunge boy sets world record by collecting 1,600 frog stamps

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Bimal Roy ---The Man Who Spoke In Pictures

Daughter of veteran film-maker remembers father Bimal Roy

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Burdwan has a history older than Kolkata

Sati Maath still stands in Burdwan, where women were burnt

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How about visiting a combo of Buddha and Netaji?

Kodalia comes up on Bengal’s new tourism circuit

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How Bengal’s Little Europe can bring global tourists

Travel with GB to Bandel and Chinsurah

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Not Natorer Banalata Sen!

But a recipe from Bangladesh’s Natore in Rajshashi district

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Why were Darjeeling oranges smaller in size this year?

Viral attack or lack of scientific organic farming?

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What was a Kolkata rickshaw puller doing at Jaipur Lit Fest?

Rickshaw puller Manoranjan Byapari has many published books 

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Is Tagore’s Kopai a dying river?

A recent survey by Visva Bharati geography dept. says so

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Why is Bengal losing its indigenous fish varieties?

Where have all the parshe, topshe, gurjali and tyangra gone?

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Enjoy today once-in-a-blue-moon treat!

Watch a rare Total Lunar Eclipse from Kolkata today

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IIT scientist from Alipurduar brings letter revolution!

Bengal man’s letter route to build bridges among children

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Try this recipe from Benudir Rannaghar

Supriya Devi is no more, but her recipes are still popular

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Bengal’s 98-year-old revolutionary who gets Padma Shri

How Sudhanshu Biswas turned a social reformer from a revolutionary

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Challenges to Kolkata’s first ever floating market opened

India’s first ever floating market in a metro inaugurated

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Jhargram scientist turns ‘Make in India’ dream true

Discovered raw material to make anti-landmine vehicles

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How Kolkata’s Asiatic Society commissioned Padmavat translation

Around 130 years ago British India was celebrating Padmavati

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Bengali student who feeds hundreds of hungry mouths

The man behind ‘Skip A Meal’ project

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Why do Bengal’s taash have Dutch names?

Ruhiton, Haroton,Ishkapon and the Dutch!

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When will Kolkata learn to protect heritage structures?

City monuments that are neglected and harbor laundry drying

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Kolkata’s twin city got the name Howrah

History of Howrah is older than Kolkata

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Did Sardar Patel pay Rs 18,000 to Netaji’s wife?

False propaganda to malign Netaji’s family

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How Netaji brought communal harmony in INA

He believed in co-existence of different faiths

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Son et Lumiere at Jorasanko Thakurbari from next week

A rare experience for the first time in Kolkata

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How about having luxury liners and cruises in Bengal?

Vijay Dewan came up with new ideas at CII’s Destination East

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Kolkata gets a cattle shelter for stray cows

New shelter was prompted by accidents caused by stray cattle

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West Bengal rural development a role model for India

Bengal’s panchayat development is being taken up as case study

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West Bengal to get 7K crore investment in green fuel

New natural gas project comes up along Digha coast

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Sundarini Scheme to help women of Sunderbans

Women will sell their farm and dairy produce directly

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Infosys Mathematics Award goes to a Kolkata scientist

Ritabrata Munshi of ISI has made a name with numbers

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Kolkata and districts to get more Kaviar meat shops

Now buy ready-to-eat exotic meat dishes from state’s Kaviar shops

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Link to novelist Charles Dickens lies in Kolkata’s cemetery

How was David Copperfield author related to this city?

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West Bengal’s biggest tourism summit starts on 18th Jan

CII’s Destination East focuses Bengal before global audience

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Mukesh Ambani to invest 5,000 crores in Bengal

Other industrialists announce investments too

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Young city entrepreneur brings lotion bars this winter

The first ever winter lotion bars for your skin

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‘Destination East’ brings foreign tourist interaction

State government uses CII meet to attract foreign investors

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Swami Vivekananda’s views on World Fashion!

Which clothes are more functional for women?

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“I was convinced Gautam Buddha was reborn as Christ”

Why Swami Vivekananda thought Buddha and Christ are same?

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Arsenic toxicity is a great threat to West Bengal

How is state government fighting the arsenic menace

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Strawberry Fields and Bengal! Yes, we are growing too

How a North Bengal farmer is growing succulent strawberries

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Alpana motifs and sweet nothings of Nabanna

How to make the Bengali pancake?

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‘Destination Darjeeling, Destination Hills!’

Bengal government brings new projects and promotions

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Crowd-funding to save Chandernagar’s heritage building?

This French colony’s Registry Building to be restored

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Migratory birds are flocking to Narja and not Santragachhi

Learn how Narja villagers are protecting their feathered guests

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Was Ashapurna Devi a ‘kitchen writer’ or a feminist?

GB remembers this great writer on her birthday

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Kolkata is fast moving away from Chinese to Korean

Korean cuisine makes inroads in biriyani-noodles bastion

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After Kanyashree, comes up Bangla Gramin Abas Yojna

State government promises home for 5 lakh people  

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Sheeter Roddur, enjoy winter sun on canvas

GB brings exclusive paintings of an art exhibition

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Female protagonists of Tagore’s short stories

Lopamudra Banerjee’s translations of Tagore’s stories

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What did Einstein write to Satyen Bose?

Why Bengalis forgot S.N. Bose on his 125th birth anniversary?

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Kolkata boys get US invite for their cancer studies

School boys use a chemical to stop cancer from killing good cells 

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GB begins Poush Parbon festival with a variety of pithes

From Akshey Pithe to Patishapta, we share our recipes here  

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Did you know Nadia’s original capital was Matiyari?

Nadia Raj family is one of the oldest families of Bengal

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Haunted station of Purulia is ‘haunted’ no more

A group of rationalists busted the myth recently

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How did Lyangcha and Kodma get their peculiar names?

Travel to East Burdwan to savour these sweets

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New Fish App to be launched by WBSFDC

Order any fish with ‘Smart Fish App’

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'Unkept Resolutions' 2018

GB Anthology Of Poem 2018

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EU New Year Calendar features Kolkata boy’s photographs!

Famous photographer Kounteya Sinha’s unique photographs

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Did you know India’s oldest NGO at Kolkata

To support weavers and Bengal handlooms since 1917!

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How a Bengal villager turned from a coolie to Crorepati

He now exports 450 crore worth Bengal honey!

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How North Bengal villagers are taking lessons from Bangladesh

Art of gur making taught by traders from Rajshahi

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Why is state government auctioning old film reels?

Lack of proper storage led to damage of priceless films

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Musical parade at Kolkata Christmas Carnival

School children will parade down Park Street

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GB’s Christmas Weekend Calendar

From Arijit Singh concert to Jingle & Mingle, do not miss the fun!

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Kolkata’s student entrepreneurs bring their creations

Kreativ’s Zephyr is an exhibition with a difference  

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Beach Volleyball and Swiss tents at Digha!

Join Digha’s Beach Festival this weekend

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Freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta

Last letter to his mother before he was hanged

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This asthma patient from Kolkata scaled seven peaks!

How Satyarup Siddhanta overcame health issues to achieve his dream

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How are century-old ‘mess baris’ of Kolkata doing?

Are PG accommodations making the city’s mess baris redundant?

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How a Bengal village turned fertile from fallow

Australian expertise and state’s agricultural scientists work wonders!

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South Korea starts Eastern India’s first trade office in Kolkata

Korean companies look forward to invest in Bengal

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Braveheart Kolkata traffic cop with a prosthetic leg!

Sergeant Sudip Roy is first in India to work with an artificial limb

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Rabindranath Tagore did not wish to eat Goyna Bori the work of art!

agore felt Goyna Bori should find place at an art gallery   

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Where have all the circus clowns gone?

They make the audience laugh, but are they themselves happy?

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Beware!! Anacondas at Alipore Zoo!

Alipore Zoo to be home to Anacondas from March

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‘DIFFERENT STROKES’ The Short Stories

Launching GB’s short story collection of the year!

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Why Kalu Moira’s Kaju Barfi is better than its Northern cousins?

On your next travel, carry Jonai’s Manohara, it will never spoil

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Why do we all say ‘Gouri Sen will bail us out!’

Gouri Sen was not a fictitious character, he was a generous man

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Mecca of Journalism lies in neglect

This is where Keshab Sen started the newspaper Indian Mirror

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Ekla Cholo Re with Shreya Ghoshal!

GB exclusive -- Shreya Ghoshal at Berklee College of Music

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A Thief’s Advice to Shibram Chakraborty

Shibram wrote his contacts on the wall and not in a diary

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Rabindranath himself wrote his wedding card

What did he sing at his Bashor?

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Put that Paan on fire into your mouth and see it melt

Visit the new Paan Parlour of Kolkata!

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What a variety of meat at Ahaare Bangla!

Chef Atrei Chatterjee savours some rare meat and fish at Ahaare Bangla

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Finally, a medicine to stop cancer metastasis!

Scientists at Bose Institute Kolkata make a path-breaking discovery

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Nostalgic trip of Dhakai Paratha

Dhakai Paratha was once a favourite breakfast of North Kolkata

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Indian Wild Dog sighted for the first time at Buxa

They can tear your flesh like a lion, and now they are reigning in Buxa

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Kanyashree girls stop minor’s marriage

Kanyashree Scheme is not just on paper, it is showing results

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Journey of a poor student from Ghatal to Oxford, England

He had no money to buy books, but he always stood first  

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Uday Shankar’s experimental movie Kalpana

GB remembers Uday Shankar and his revolutionary dance form

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Wooden tram of Kolkata finds a place of honour

To be showcased at Heritage Transport Museum

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Colourful crabs are the new attraction at Ahaare Bangla!

Coloured crab dishes to be introduced for the first time at Food Fest 

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Did you know Morabba of Siuri is a Portuguese sweet?

Or Babursha of Midnapore honoured a British soldier

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Unique Women Writer’s Festival in town!

Enjoy feminism and much more in a new avatar!

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Technology helped this hearing-speech impaired couple find love

How Tulsi and Subhendu interacted through sign-language videos

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Ambulance Dada of Jalpaiguri, who has saved 4000 lives!

He runs a Bike Ambulance and operates in remote villages  

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Check out and plan - Visit Ahaare Bangla

Participate in this exotic Food Festival

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Ahaare Bangla! Here comes a five-day food extravaganza!

Head to New Town Mela grounds and savour the best Bengali cuisine

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How Madhusudan Dutt’s Kidderpore house got saved

Recent RTI case saved the house from demolition

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How about finding a passionate writer squatting on a street?

Extraordinary pavement book seller of Kolkata

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Memories of Shashi Kapoor stay on at Kolkata’s Fairlawn

Born in Kolkata, Shashi Kapoor married and spent his honeymoon here!

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How Chinatown’s oldest shop is building a culinary bridge

They will home-deliver home-made Chinese sauces and frozen food

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Want to marry Sherpa-style with dung-chen and tomba?

Bengal to develop Himalayan hamlets for ‘destination wedding’

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On World Disability Day he got the ‘Role Model Award’

Basam Sonar of Jalpaiguri has overcome disability to work for disabled

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At 18, this Kolkata girl is a world-famous bodybuilder

How Europa Bhowmik breached a male bastion!

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Path-breaking research: Bengali scientist duo in Nature

Father-son duo make Kolkata proud with path-breaking discovery

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US Consulate Kolkata calls young entrepreneurs from East!

You stand a chance to be mentored and work on you start up!

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Professor Shonku is here!

Satyajit Ray’s science fiction is set to be on celluloid!

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British chef who took Kolkata jhaalmuri to London!

Role reversal: We turn London to Kolkata?

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Irani chai? Whiskey chai? Kahwah?

Have it at Kolkata’s One-stop Tea Stop

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Bipin chases fire in his brother’s memory

Fire chaser of Bengal who has doused more than 100 fires!

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‘Holy Forest’ around Jhargram declared Bio-Heritage Site

Chikligarh gets the National Bio-diversity Heritage tag!

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Wish to try a hand in Bengal’s mask making?

North Dinajpur still holds on to the tradition of masks

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A mini Kolkata in Bangladesh! Watch out!

Kapotaksha River and Kotchandpur

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Winner of Infosys Award is a scientist from Bengal

Meet Sanghamitra Bandopadhay, who works with cancer cells

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Was Hogg Saheber Bazaar a racist venture

New Market was once a ‘All White’ marketplace

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Move over noodles, try some Chinese Pakchoy!

Head to this Tangra joint and get a slice of China

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Famous movie paintings on electric boxes

Famous movie paintings on electric boxes catch city’s fancy

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Park Street bookstore makes you environment friendly

Sip on a hot cuppa and discuss ecology with the owners

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Lopa Banerjee’s ‘The Broken Home’ (Nastanirh)

This weekend read an extract from USA based author’s translations