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Debdutta Gupta

He is one of the most respected art historians of our time with knowledge of almost all the disciplines of art. A part time professor of the Rabindra Bharati University, Debdutta has substantial research work behind him and has been a regular contributor in almost all daily newspapers and magazines in India.

Zoffany’s Last Supper adorns a Kolkata church

How did a world-famous painting land up in Kolkata?

Celebrating Ayurveda Day

The story of a Bengali Ayurved who defied the British

Poet Mirza Ghalib's love for Kolkata

GB traces the house where Ghalib lived during his stay in Kolkata

Nandalal Bose, the master who illustrated the Indian Constitution

GB tribute to Nandalal Bose on his death anniversary

The Greco-Roman lion taps are still found on the streets of Kolkata

Lion taps were installed by British Royal Water Supply

When Tagore fell victim to ‘fake news’

How Tagore and Grand Hotel were at the center of chaos

Let’s go behind the Corinthian pillars of Metropolitan Building

Did you know Subho Tagore left Jorasanko and lived here?

Why did Devi Saraswati find her place on gramophone records?

Devi Saraswati found a new avatar in Calcutta in the 1900s

The iconic Coffee House and its predecessors

Where Kolkata's aristocratic gentry met

Goddess Kali and the Bengal school of art

The story of becoming the household deity

Even Shiv-Parvati litho-art of Bengal got a British aristocratic touch!

Chor Bagan Art Studio humanized mythological deities

Satyajit Ray made a bride of Jorasanko Thakurbari sing for his movie

How Amiya Tagore came out of the andarmahal to sing for Kanchenjungha

Subho Thakur, the rebel of Jorasanko who created Pansy & Piko

Why Subho Thakur denied his ‘Tagore’ link

Chugging along the oldest railway track of Kolkata! Where? Behala!

How British built Kalighat-Falta Rail route for pilgrims

Why did Lord Bentinck praise Rani Rashmoni?

Baboo Ghat and the plaque that tells a secret tale

How a Marwari business in the 1890s protected modesty of Kolkata’s women!...

Travel to city’s Zenana Bathing Ghat to know more

What secret lies behind the ornate façade of Medicine House on B.K. Pal Av...

House where explosives for freedom fighters were made behind medicine bottles

Dal Madal cannon and the saga of Bengal’s illustrious ironsmiths

How a group of indigenous ironsmiths made the largest cannon

Meet the Time-Keepers of Kolkata

Ghori Babu Swapan and Satyajit Dutta maintain all city clocks

Indubala Devi – the singing sensation of 1915 Calcutta!

Trained by none other than Gauhar Jaan

Incredible tale of making Salil Chowdhury’s Pagol Hawa

How singer Jatileshwar was stumped by Salil da

Bishnupur temples show amalgamation of architectures

Burnt clay temples reflect Mughal, Rajasthani and Aatchala designs

Why Mirza Ghalib fell in love with Kolkata?

Immortal Urdu verses that Ghalib wrote from Kolkata

The Ceramic Works of Artist Partha Dasgupta

Exhibition of ceramic works titled “Amrit”

The U.S. Military Photographer who captured the city

Photographs of Calcutta during second world war

Rainy season and Bengal’s Artists

Rainy season and Bengal’s Artists