Kolkata had coffee joints older than College Street Coffee Hous...
The first adda joints of the city
Bourne & Shepherd captured Kolkata’s babus behind the...
The iconic photography studio giant mentioned in Satyajit Ray&rsq...
Rang Matir Panchali – Kumartuli gives way to Street Festi...
Where World Art Day and Bengali New Year merged through public ar...
Lion taps of Kolkata that almost led to a riot during British r...
Some of the Greco-Roman taps can still be found
More than a century old gun shop of Kolkata that still sells fi...
How was Narasinghachandra Dawn & Co set up in Kolkata?
Trincas on Park Street is a musical nostalgia
Tracing the history of this restaurant that has withstood time
Wari Club that went up in flames was born after Partition
A look at the century old club of Kolkata’s Maidan
Another century-old Kolkata movie hall shuts down, end of an er...
88-year-old Mitra Cinema to turn into shopping mall
Did you know Kolkata had goshalas since 1885?
A look at the lesser-known Calcutta Pinjrapole Society
Did you know Kolkata has the oldest Dhobi Khana of India?
When and why did the British start it?
Magic of Kolkata’s Jadughar
How did Indian Museum come into being?
Where have all the Bhistiwalas of Kolkata gone?
The men who supplied water to homes and offices once
Mahendra Goswami Lane – the revolutionary road
The house that silently helped revolutionaries
City’s favourite ‘cheap’ South Indian Club ca...
Gone is an era of simple South Indian delicacies
Kolkata’s Hungarian connect shuts shop
Why was Kalman Cold Storage so famous?
State government starts renovation of Metropolitan Institution
Vidyasagar-founded institute saved and brought to past glory
L.Madeira – 200 year old mortuary of Kolkata
They made Mother Teresa’s coffin
Raja Basanta Roy Road’s revolutionary past
The house where revolutionaries lived
Join the eerie walk through Lower Circular Cemetery
Learn about its ancient residents!
What lies behind the Doric columns of Greek Orthodox Church?
Rare connect between Greeks and Kolkata
What secret does Kolkata’s St John’s Church harbour...
World famous artist Johann Zoffany’s Last Supper!
Secret behind building of St Paul’s Cathedral
Did you know it was in memory of an assassinated Viceroy?
British war memorial in Kolkata built by melting enemy cannons!...
Have you ever been to Pepper Pot near Princep Ghat?
Businessman from Rajasthan who fought against Kolkata’s e...
Building of Zenana Ghat of Kolkata
Tagore Castle of Kolkata was built according to Windsor Castle
But why is this grand building in shambles today?
Did you know Lake Kalibari has a seat of five skulls?
Founder Haripada Chakraborty practiced Tantra here
Kolkata street where Tagore wrote Nirjhare Swapnobhanga
Sudder Street is a meeting place of multi-cultural people
Did you know Nawab Wajid Ali Shah taught Kolkata to fly kites!
Nawab’s descendant tells GB a fascinating tale on kites
GB visits the first free Public Library of Asia in Uttarpara
How visionary Jaikrishna Mukherjee built this library
Dipping into greasy telebhaja at 100-year-old Potlar Dokan
Hop on to Bagbazar Street for some yummy telebhaja
Conversing with Puppets of Bengal at Puppet Museum
GB makes a trip to the exciting Puppet Museum of Kolkata
How more than 200-year-old Jhulan Baari was restored
Iconic house of Kolkata where even musician Jadu Bhatta stayed
Will Menoka Cinema Hall soon shut shutters?
Kolkata’s single screen delights are on their way out
Where boats do not sail, but tell a thousand stories
GB visits ‘Boat Museum’ of Kolkata
Is today Kolkata’s birthday or not?
Case that was lodged by Sabarna Roychowdhury’s family
Hindustan Road – Where Tradition meets Modernity
A hidden jewel of South Kolkata
Amritendu Roy’s old heritage bungalow turned to a home-st...
GB peeps into RedBrick Residency in the heart of the city
GB visits a century-old restored South Kolkata bungalow
Rajesh Sen’s The Zs’ Precinct proves old homes can be...
Gorosthaney Shabdhan! Arpita Chanda turns detective and locates...
But who was ‘Hindoo Stuart’ and why is he famous?
How Siddhartha Shankar Ray’s Lal Bari turns a new tourist...
Thanks to Ray’s niece, this iconic building did not fall pr...
The British woman who loved Kolkata more than England
Why was Frances Johnson, known as Begum Johnson?
Siddheshwari Kali Temple that was razed by a cyclone
Did you know it was also known as Govindaram’s Nava Ratna T...
Imagine elephants walking down Chowringhee!
Even famine ravished people dying in the area
Farewell to Elite Cinema Hall
How piracy and multiplexes killed well-known theatres
Tracing the Bengali gaddis of Burra Bazar
Bengali traders were pushed out by traders from other parts of In...
Why did Charles Dickens send his son to Kolkata?
How Dickens’ son landed up in an obscure grave in the city
How the British beautified Kolkata with shady avenues
Celebrated art historian Rathin Mitra speaks on Dalhousie Institu...
Was police headquarters of Kolkata really red?
How did Lalbazar get its name?
Remembering Laddie, the ‘War Dead’ of Kolkata
How is Indra Roy Road of Bhowanipur linked to World War I?
Will the most famous paan shop of Kolkata survive?
Listen to the electrical engineer who runs Kolpotoru Paan shop&nb...
‘Royal Fish’ in ‘Royal Oil’ at Belgachh...
Who shot the old photographs of Paikpara Rajbari?
Who built the biggest mosque of Bengal, Nakhoda Masjid?
Tracing Cutchi Memon Muslims and how they landed in Bengal
Let’s go behind Corinthian pillars of Metropolitan Buildi...
Did you know Subho Tagore left Joransanko and live here?
Behala older than Kolkata! Are you surprised?
Did Behala get its name from Behula?
Why Gariahat is still a street shopper’s paradise?
GB prepares a perfect fashion combo from street items
Footprints of World War I in Kolkata
Impact of World War I in Kolkata
Will 100-year-old Charu Market be another revamp victim?
High street retail space and apartments to replace Charu Market
Why Tagore family sold off Belgachhia Villa?
Who bought it?
How is Kolkata’s Grand Hotel linked to Tagore’s pla...
Funny tale of staging of a wrong play!
Why was Kolkata once called Black Town?
A Portrait of Black Town by Solvyns
Do not miss this heritage symposium at an old Kolkata building
Reclaiming the City: Built Fabric of Kolkata RECLAIMING THE CITY:...
Have you heard of Archana Post Office of Kolkata?
Sub post-office that was solely built to dispatch a magazine
Century old library of Kolkata
Travel to Santi Institute to enjoy books and peace
Imagine Bande Mataram played in your ears with a cleaner!
Babus of Belgachhia Villa played rhythms with ear cleaning tools!...
Kolkata house where Nawab Wajid Ali was deported
Picturesque palace with flowing Ganga still stands tall
Old Stone Age tools found in Kolkata museum’s vault!
Indian Museum unearths 1.5 million-year-old tools
Purono Kolkatar Golpo saves Vidyasagar’s Metropolitan Ins...
Learn what the local councillor and Trustee Board had to say
Where Sri Ramkrishna came to meet his Daayar Sagar
Iconic building still stands tall in Kolkata
Vidyasagar’s Metropolitan Institution being demolished si...
Will Kolkata ever learn to protect its heritage buildings?
Have you seen this tea-stall inside a heritage gate in Kolkata?...
Kolkata’s heritage gate at Fairlie place turned into tea-li...
Purono Kolkatar Golpo is all about genuine emotions
Group that talks and works for Kolkata
Dwarkin’s ‘Bellow Harmonium’ created a revolu...
Who founded Dwarkin? Was it a Bengali or British company?
Bengali woman’s andarmahal to be part of post-graduate sy...
This move will help highlight Bengal’s lost heritage
Communist China funds Kolkata monastery revamp!
Hiuen Tsang Monastery bonds Kolkata and China
Why does famous Radu Babu Chayer Dokan still survive?
How this century-old shop scored above plush Kolkata cafes
Kolkata comes alive through photographs of old buildings!
Do not miss VIVA -- Kounteya Sinha’s 2018 summer repertoire...
Kalighat’s Kali idol has a significance beyond religion
Temple built in Bengal aatchala architecture
British owners sell off landmark Kolkata hotel
Fairlawn Hotel on Sudder Street sold off
Abandoned and unknown fountains of Kolkata
Many of us do not even know they exist!
Did you know Kolkata Port was India’s oldest port?
It handled half of India’s trade during World War I
When a Professor of Zoology visited Asiatic Society
Prof Ena Ray Banerjee felt nostalgic viewing century old archives...
When will Kolkata learn to protect heritage structures?
City monuments that are neglected and harbor laundry drying
Son et Lumiere at Jorasanko Thakurbari from next week
A rare experience for the first time in Kolkata
Link to novelist Charles Dickens lies in Kolkata’s cemete...
How was David Copperfield author related to this city?
Meet the electrical engineer who runs a famous paan shop
Shyamal Dutta and Kolpotoru paan shop of Kolkata
Did you know Kolkata port had a flourishing trade with Greeks
Sister Paradisi is matriarch of the city’s Greek Orthodox C...
Novelist Jules Verne had mentioned Spence’s Hotel of Kolk...
How is Asia’s oldest hotel today?
Did you know India’s oldest NGO started from Kolkata?
To support weavers and Bengal handlooms since 1917!
Did you know India’s oldest auction house is in Kolkata?
The only female auctioneer of Kolkata works from here
How are century-old ‘mess baris’ of Kolkata doing?
Are PG accommodations making the city’s mess baris redundan...
Did you know Strand Road was made from British soil!
Not from Bengal’s mati
Mecca of Journalism lies in neglect at Taltala
This is where Keshab Sen started the newspaper Indian Mirror
Wooden tram of Kolkata finds a place of honour
To be showcased at Heritage Transport Museum
How poet Madhusudan Dutt’s Kidderpore house got saved
Recent RTI case saved the house from demolition
Howrah Bridge through a child’s lens
Student Kshrugal Bhattacharya shares his love for the bridge ...
Memories of Shashi Kapoor stay on at Kolkata’s Fairlawn
Born in Kolkata, Shashi Kapoor married and spent his honeymoon he...
How Chinatown’s oldest shop is building a culinary bridge...
They will home-deliver home-made Chinese sauces and frozen food
Behala is a part of Kolkata, older than the city itself!
It has a history that is 800 years old
Was Hogg Saheber Bazaar a racist venture?
New Market was once a ‘All White’ marketplace
Paint the town red! Kolkata feeder boxes get facelift
Famous movie paintings on electric boxes catch city’s fancy...
All new Son-et-Lumiere at Victoria Memorial
From Job Charnock to contemporary Kolkata
Kolkata temple that survived an earthquake and cyclone
‘Black Pagoda’ that withstood natural calamities
Dalhousie square was once a battleground!
A battle before the Battle of Plassey was fought here
Architectural conservationist Kamalika Bose speaks to GB
On how to preserve Bengal’s architecture and Kolkata’...
The British hangover of elite clubs of Kolkata
Strict dress codes and male dominance in city clubs
233-year-old Asiatic Society of Kolkata goes digital
Oldest archive of the country turns digital
Kolkata bookstore that still sells Russian books
Poet Bishnu Dey had named this store, Manisha Granthalaya
Did you know Kolkata has a building to store dead letters? ...
The ‘Dead Letter Office’ of Kolkata
Death knell tolls for Tea Board
Iconic tea board building will be no more
Did you know GPO Kolkata has a Postal Museum?
GPO’s Museum and Philatelic Library was set up on this day
Are Anglo Indians of Kolkata vanishing?
Student Shae-Lynn Samuel finds out
Get spooked this Halloween with GB
Walk down haunted city sites today
How is Sir Ronald Ross’ Kolkata doing?
Under the sting of mosquitoes!
Will Kolkatas Bhistis vanish behind pages of history?
Where are they now?
How is Manna Dey’s Coffee House?
On his death anniversary a look at the iconic structure
Restored Nivedita house to open this month
Major restoration uplifts the 120-year-old house
Moida Kali! Well, she is not made of flour
An ancient Kali Temple in the village of Moida
Kolkata’s oldest citizen alive and kicking
255-year-old Banyan tree is still growing
Century-old Paramount Sherbet and Swadeshi Movement
Where poet Nazrul quenched his thirst
College Street Coffee House had many predecessors
Where Kolkata’s aristocratic gentry met
Scrapping of Stage Coach Act
Will Phaetons not run anymore in Kolkata?
Venus Vs Goddess Lakshmi
Why were Venus idols shipped to Bengal?
Greco-Roman lion taps still adorn Kolkata.
Lion taps installed by Royal Water Supply
A businessman restored modesty of women in Calcutta
The Zenana Bathing Ghat during British rule
Kolkata should revive these harmless rides
Nationalism and the 19th Century Calcutta
The city became the hub of nationalism
The U.S. Military Photographer who captured the city
Photographs of Calcutta during second world war