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The amazing natural heritage of Jaldapara

Famous for the one-horned rhino, Jaldapara is a treasure trove of other attractions as well

Bakkhali is a destination like no other

The timeless charm of Bakkhali

Harbingers of change in Bengal on Int’l Youth Day

Real life stories of real-life youths

Kolkata’s Raunak and Neha topped India’s Civil Service Exam this year!

Students from Bengal shine in civil services exam

Mukutmanipur, the charm never fades

Mukutmanipur’s reputation as the perfect weekend destination has strengthened over time

Dr Asima Mukhopadhyay, famous onco-researcher, helps set up cancer units in...

Starts first-ever Indian research group to become global member

Bengalis who fought in World War I and the first ‘only Bengali’ British...

It was in August 1924 a monument was built by British in their memory

Honey from the Sundarbans, and the story behind it

The raw honey that comes to us directly from beehives in the Sundarbans tells a tale of hardship and courage

Paying homage to the soil

Every year, the ‘Halokarson’ ceremony at Sriniketan reminds us of Tagore’s commitment to the soil and those who cultivate it.

NKDA to hold training camps for Cyclist Enthusiasts of New Town

Cycle is the answer to modern mode of transport

Celebrating Tagore, and the legacy we have inherited

Rabindranath Tagore’s death anniversary as observed at Santiniketan over the years, seen through the lens of Tanmoy Chatterjee

West Bengal launches tele-education helpline for school students

The helpline is primarily intended for those students who are unable to avail online classes and learning

The unspoilt beauty of the Ayodhya Hills

For sheer natural charm, few destinations can rival Purulia’s Ayodhya Hills

Biotechnologist from Kolkata part of NASA’s Mars Mission

The mission will investigate the ancient environment on Mars

Musical genius Kishore Kumar was a prankster even in his school days!

Remembering the gifted musician on his birth anniversary

Bengal seeks to improve the homestay experience

Thanks to a revised policy, the Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal can now make the homestay tourism even better.

‘Lota’ and ‘Macha’: Bengal’s football legacy

As East Bengal football club celebrates its centenary, a look at how the famed East-Mohan rivalry has evolved

Bengal welcomes you back

Tourism Properties start operations to welcome guests

Bengali scientists of IIT Kgp develop portable low-cost COVID test kits

At only Rs 400, the results will be out in an hour!

‘Mask Up Kolkata’ --Kolkata Police starts unique campaign to fight Covi...

Awareness message to anthem by Usha Uthup is being used for the ‘ Mask Up Kolkata’ campaign

‘Safe Home’ Covid-19 treatment in West Bengal

Rs 3,500 run by a team of doctors and COVID-19 survivors

‘I will go to the top.. the top.. the top’ and that’s what Uttam Kuma...

What catapulted the actor to a screen sensation over generations?

Neora Valley Trek

One of the most adventurous treks of India

Idea from Kolkata goes Global

#GoViralToStopTheVirus creatives to be exhibited in the United States

Dr Senjuti Saha, first Bengali microbiologist to be appointed in WHO board

Dhaka microbiologist to head Polio Transition Independent Monitoring Board

Exotic and endangered animal babies born during pandemic in Bengal’s zoos...

Red Panda and Anaconda reproduce and add to the population

Banaphul -- The master short storyteller

On his birth anniversary GB tribute

Did you know the founder of Sreeleathers was a freedom fighter in Surya Sen...

The brand that revolutionized footwear industry in India

Howrah Bridge --- Linking Past and Present

Fascinating stories galore about the ancient bridge

Class X student of Bengal launches ‘Drishti App’ on google to counter C...

Drishti will help video calls and chat with 100 people at a time

Three students from Bengal help in Mangrove Conservation in a unique way

Distributing saplings for free through social media

KMC brings ‘Mist Cannon Machine’ to sanitize Kolkata Streets

Help remove Corona infected droplets during pandemic

Sumantra Chatterjee-- First Indian Neuroscientist to get prestigious EMBO h...

Global accolade for Bengali scientist’s path-breaking research

Visva Bharati University gets 2nd campus at Tagore’s Nainital retreat

The house where he took daughter Renuka before her death

Picturesque mountain hamlet of North Bengal

Latpanchar-The birders’ paradise

Meet Kolkata’s ‘Mask Man’ who sells masks at wedding venues to create...

Rajarshi Das supports several craftsmen in this venture

Calcutta’s first linguistic interpreter recruited by East India Company w...

How Ratan Sarkar saved the day for Basaks and Seths

Was it the British who named Kolkata’s favourite Mughlai paratha?

How did this delicacy make its way to Bengal

COVID-19 Plasma Bank coming up in Kolkata!

CM Mamata Banerjee announces a plasma bank

‘Maharaja’ of Indian cricket – Sourav Ganguly

Dada’s Dadagiri on and off field has always attracted all

Modern entrepreneurs can take lessons from Motilal Seal – the richest Bab...

First businessman to trade with Australia and use steamships

Griffon vultures of Rajabhatkhawa return with a flock of rare vultures from...

Bengal’s vultures dared to fly over to Pakistan and bring their hordes

A day before Guru Purnima, let us take a virtual tour of Mogalmari in Benga...

Buddhist site that also acted as a major international trade route

Meet Chandra Sekhar Kundu, the ‘Foodman’ of Sundarbans

Computer Science teacher who runs community kitchens to feed the poor

When the Biswa Bangla flag flew atop Mt Kilimanjaro

Cyclist Ujjwal Pal conquers the highest peak of Africa

Water bus service between Chandernagar and Kolkata flagged off this mornin...

Relief to commuters of Chandernagore and adjoining places

Five Bengali youths generate business buzz with ‘Drivers for Me’ app

This students start up will encourage many more to follow their path

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Treeman’s journey to Kibo Hut despite the challenges

No other climber was spotted in the way

Bankim Chandra’s Devi Chaudhurani still alive in a Jalpaiguri Temple

Devi Chadhurani and Bhabani Pathak might have led the Sanyasi Movement

LET BIRD’S CALL GO VIRAL

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Let Nature Go viral

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Make Nataraj Go Viral

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Head to Bengal’s Hilsa hotspots this monsoon

From Diamond Harbour to Kolaghat, this year its raining Hilsa

Make Solitude Go Viral

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ISKCON virtual Rathayatra to reach more than 25,000 homes!

Stay at home and enjoy the Rathayatra celebrations

Deepest annular solar eclipse of the century can be seen today!

Kolkata will get to see a partial solar eclipse post 9am

Amartya Sen to be awarded the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

His work on issues around global justice recognised

How did the Chinese land up in Kolkata and Bengal?

On the wake of Indo-China conflict, a look at Chinese immigrants of Bengal

Romancing in the beaches this monsoon

Get ready for a seaside trip

Make Kolkata Go Viral

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Creator of India’s first test-tube baby was forced to commit suicide

Dr Subhash Mukhopadhyay took his life on this day

Treeman Diaries: Cycling to the top of ‘Chander Pahar’

When Ujjwal Pal left the last camp to the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro

Director Kamaleshwar Mukherjee dons the doctor’s coat to treat poor patie...

When a qualified doctor turned filmmaker finds his call

Asima’s Pathshala for Amphan hit school children of Kultali

Housewife who keeps the candle of knowledge burning still

Hooghly’s poor tribal girl Chandmani Hembrom is an extraordinary musical ...

She gets chance in Indian Idol and Bollywood for her songs

In search of a forgotten zamindari --- Parbatipur near Bolpur is a historic...

Non-descript village steeped in 17th century history

Happy Birthday Hemanta Mukherjee: Did you know the singer was also a film p...

Produced Mrinal Sen’s Neel Akasher Neechey and many Bollywood hits

Let Origami Go Viral

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Make Peace Go Viral

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Make Faith Go Viral

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KUDOS! Students of Asansol Engineering college invent ‘touchless switches...

Will help in reducing spread of COVID-19 through surface touch

The Treeman’s Diary --- Reaching atop Mt Kilimanjaro on a cycle

Ujjwal Pal and his physical challenges on this breath-taking adventure

Make Happiness Go Viral

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Kolkata creates milestone: Critical COVID patient recovers after Ecmo suppo...

24-year-old girl brought back to life and discharged yesterday

Bengal’s Dhaniakhali saree and dhoti are going global

Simple, yet comfortable, they are answer to Indian summer

Villagers of Birbhum still craft Bengal’s indigenous toy ‘Taalpatar Sep...

Tug-of-war between traditional toys and modern gadgets

Make Compassion Go Viral

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COVID-19 puts a brake on 624-year-old Mahesh Rathayatra

The ancient chariot festival of Bengal

First graphic novel series on Mahabharata based on 'Critical edition'

Artist from Bengal-- Sankha Banerjee’s path breaking initiative

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Let Love For Dogs Go Viral

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Tree Savers of Maidan! Children of a Rugby Team save damaged trees

Amphan had partially damaged or uprooted many trees of Maidan

MAKE OCCULT ART GO VIRAL

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Let Art go viral

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State helps Sundarbans’ farmers grow salt-resistant paddy post Amphaan

Saline water that entered fields will not be able to pose threat

Let art go viral

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67th Everest Day celebrated at Darjeeling’s Himalayan Mountaineering Inst...

HMI remembers Tenzing Norgay on his 106th Birth Anniversary

Make Endurance Go Viral

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Let Hope Go Viral

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What did Rituparno Ghosh speak about ‘Death?’

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

Make Renewals Go Viral

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Finally Tollywood rises to help Amphaan victims of Bengal

From providing food packets to medicines

Bengal was once a seat of ancient Ayurveda which is now believed to boost t...

Recent Calcutta High Court judgement favours Ayurveda

Make child art go viral

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Make focus go viral

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Eid Mubarak! Fascinating history of Royal’s biriyani of Kolkata

Due to lockdown, bringing in a virtual treat

Music director and actor Kazi Nazrul Islam and how Tagore helped him

Rabindranath Tagore overruled Visva Bharati and helped Nazrul

Robots will check Corona patients in Kolkata hospital

AMRI Salt Lake introduces Robots to check COVID patients

Mangolicious tales from Bengal – Kohitoor to Saranga, rare mango breeds o...

Tracing the history of 124 rare varieties of mangoes from Bengal

Let clean roads go viral

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Birbhum’s Gunutia on Mayurakshi was India’s first sericulture hub more ...

Today it is just a skeleton in the pages of history!

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Bridging the gap between Bankura and Spain

Bankura court rises to humanitarian gesture during Corona

Saving a museum! When Bengal rose to save Gurusaday Museum

On International Museum Day a GB exclusive

Let shadow play go viral

Poster of the day

Jogen Chowdhury- Life and times

First structured documentary on the living legend.

TATA Sons signs MoU to bring ‘Feluda Corona Test kit’ by end May for ma...

The rapid kit was developed by two Bengali scientists

Let devotion go viral

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Bengal’s Kshirode Chakraborty made India self-reliant a century ago

First electric fan manufacturing company as a Swadeshi venture

Let Turmeric Tea go viral

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Will the dying Santhali form of puppetry, Chadar Badar, survive?

Apathy and lack of support push Santhal doll makes to oblivion

Let reflection go viral

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Why Bengal’s Dalit poet Kalyani Thakur uses the surname ‘Charal’

In her quest for dignity for all down-trodden humans

Make peace go viral

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Tashigaon – Lepchakha trek, a route worth a try

One and a half hour hike through forests

Teacher from Bengal to become first COVID 19 vaccine volunteer in India?

Chiranjit Dhibar writes to ICMR making the offer

LET CHILD ART GO VIRAL

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On Mother’s Day, freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta’s last letter to his moth...

What did he write and why did he write a letter to his mother?

U Ray & Sons - Upendrakisor was not just a storyteller, he was a scientific...

The maker of first block printing technology of India

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LET STRONG SPINES GO VIRAL

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Bengal’s ‘Shatraj Ke Khiladi’ – Chess Master Moheschunder Bannerjee...

The man who checkmated European masters in the 19th century

The poet who wrote and designed his own wedding card – Tagore at his best...

On Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary a tribute

Belur Math opens gates for COVID warriors -- doctors and nurses

Gives their guest house for COVID -19 warriors

Let Bengal Art Go Viral

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The first departmental store of Kolkata – Hall & Anderson

Tracing the first in this era of stand-alone shops

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Jadavpur University students design a device to differentiate Corona cough ...

Big invention in post Lockdown phase to detect random patients

Let leaf art go viral

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Let Doodling Go Viral

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On his birth anniversary, not the director – but calligrapher Satyajit Ra...

He who sketched most of his characters and even found calligraphed scripts

How Satyajit Ray turned Pather Panchali into a cult movie?

The movie that defines Bengal, its ethos and its beauty

LET KITES GO VIRAL

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How Prafulla Chandra Ray discovered Corona-like ‘Burdwan fever’ of 1860...

The fever that killed almost 70% of Burdwan and Hooghly’s population

Soccer king of Maidan --- Chuni Goswami no more

The glamorous player of dribbles

LET UNITY GO VIRAL

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For art enthusiasts, Lepcha Museum of Kalimpong is a must visit

Preserving the culture and heritage of an ancient tribe

Work from Tree! Bankura’s teacher shows the way to rural India

Innovative way of taking online classes during Lockdown

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Centre gives nod to Bengal student’s Virus Destroying Mask to prevent Cor...

Memari’s Digantika Basu does wonder with her invention

Caregiving in times of COVID-19. How stressful is it?

How are caregivers in Kolkata coping with the stress

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Bengali scientist Chandra Dutta in Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine team!

The vaccine has already gone for human trials

JU students rise to the cause of COVID-19 crisis. How?

Sewing masks and setting up emergency funds

Corona virus shape used to spread hope beauty kindness love

Positive twist to the virus shape by artists goes global

Divine tourism circuit of Bengal – Jairambati and Kamarpukur

Seat of Ramkrishna Paramahamsa and Ma Sarada

West Bengal starts ‘Pool Test’ to track asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

The test will help identify patients in low-risk zones

NIT Durgapur students build ‘Pranesh,’ an economic ventilator for COVID...

These ventilators can be a big relief if number of cases rise

This summer do not miss the rare Poppy Seed Fritters of Bankura

Bengal’s Posto Bora can beat any yummy fritter

BREAKING! Well-known theatre personality Usha Ganguly is no more!

GB tribute to the dramatist who brought Hindi plays to Kolkata

Free Sunday vegetable markets during Lockdown

Garulia of North 24 Parganas sets an example

Tribute to Abhay Mitra, the master juggler of Joy Baba Felunath

Did you know he was the one who threw the daggers?

Dr Niladri Konar of London not just won over Corona, but dedicated his life...

Alumnus of SSKM, Dr Niladri Konar is an inspiration

Bengal – Land of Free Thinkers, where Derozio formed Young Bengal

Remembering Henry Vivian Derozio on his birth anniversary

On World Heritage Day, romancing the historical ghats of Kolkata

How and why these heritage ghats came into being?

Have you ever wondered where the policemen on the streets are getting food ...

Mobile Canteen supplying food to working police force

Alipore Zoo invents new technique to lure animals for Corona tests

How the zoo animals are also under strict vigil during Lockdown

Reclining Arjuna by Nandalal Bose in public eye for the first time

The rare painting was with a freedom fighter

Real Heroes of Bengal – Policemen donating blood daily

Meeting the huge crunch of blood in blood banks

Cab driver Md Saidul hands over Baruipur hospital he built to treat Corona ...

How a cab driver gave all his savings to fight against COVID-19

Jamini Roy - man with a vision far ahead of his times

How did Jamini Roy discern Tagore’s paintings?

Kolkata’s nearby Bibhutibhushan Abhayaranya --- ideal weekend getaway

Where birds, photographers and ornithologists meet

Unprecedented Good Friday in Kolkata! Livestreaming of special prayers

Mankind suffers today, will Lord Jesus come to the rescue?

Get lost with feathered friends at the swamps of Gajoldoba

Birder’s Paradise to be turned into International Tourist hub

Mungpoo in Darjeeling might play a role to fight Corona

Cinchona plantations of Bengal as a game changer

Government now turns to Bengal Chemicals for COVID-19 drug Hydroxychloroqui...

Prafulla Chandra Roy’s company was earliest Hydroxychloroquinine manufacturer

Devi Chaudhurani--Bengal’s very own Bandit Queen

Devi Chaudhurani played a role in Sanyasi Revolt

Did you know Pt Ravi Shankar sang a Bengali Film song?

GB plays an exclusive recording of the song on his birthday

Bengali scientists develop a coating to contain infectivity of Corona virus...

Led by Prof Jayanta Haldar, this can be a tool to fight the virus

Why did Suchitra Sen turn a recluse?

On her birth anniversary, GB finds out

Two Bengali scientists of CSIR device low cost rapid testing Corona kit!

Indigenous kit will help India identify cluster infections in just one hour

How Bengal’s tribal villages are quarantining migrants

Corona awareness among them seems to be better than urbanites

Bindu – the last village on Indo-Bhutan border

Enjoy the gushing Jaldhaka and the blue hills

Try this begun-puri as suggested by Leela Majumdar

A must have dish for all meat lovers

New app helping city’s specially-abled children to cope with Corona menac...

How are children with special needs being educated?

How West Bengal is efficiently handling migrant labourer movements during L...

Strict vigil to stop any migrant labourer from leaving base

Yes, Hon’ble Chief Minister, you have really inspired us all to donate!

CM Mamata Banerjee donates 10 lakhs to COVID fund

By the river Reshi in Rishikhola, sit down and enjoy!

Pristine stopover along the Silk Route

Author Saradindu Bandopadhyay and his unusual murder weapons

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

State Fisheries Department to supply fresh fish to all localities during Lo...

Bengal’s love for fish is taken care of even during difficult times

Do not make your children feel left out

Dr.Jai Ranjan Ram’s advice to the parents

Quarantine centre at Ffort Raichak! Business tycoon Harsh Neotia gives his ...

Luxury resort near Kolkata to turn into quarantine facility

Ancient Jain temples submerged by Panchet Dam in Purulia

Temples mentioned even in ancient scriptures

Enjoy a weekend at more than two-centuries old Danish Tavern

Have a coffee date or just stay by the blissful river

CM Mamata Banerjee thanks all ‘Corona Warriors’ through a touching note...

Let us all join the Chief Minister in showing gratitude

Kolkata Corporation uses disinfectant jet-spray to sanitize streets

The world is using these germ killers to sanitize streets

GB EXCLUSIVE: A Bengali scientist talks to GB from Italy

Stay home, stay safe- the only way to win this dreadful situation.

BREAKING! ‘Ray’s photographer’ Nemai Ghosh is no more!

The man who captured Satyajit Ray in different moods

Eden Gardens offered as a quarantine centre by Sourav Ganguly

Indoor facility and players’ dormitory offered

CM Mamata Banerjee prepares rural Bengal in advance to fight Corona

What steps are being taken to create awareness?

India’s super soccer star, our favourite PK Banerjee is no more!

The soccer player who got the highest FIFA honour!

Himadri Shankar Dey --- Lone crusader launches heritage museum

Shuvendu Mohan Dey Historical Museum of Barshool

How Pradeep Bhattacharya took the power of theatre to prisons

Prison inmates staging difficult Tagore plays

Chittoprasad Bhattacharya, whose sketches on Bengal famine spoke a thousand...

Why was he not accepted in leading Art schools of Bengal?

Did you know the first biopic on Mujibur Rahman was made in Kolkata?

GB brings this incredible tale on Bangobondhu’s 100th birth anniversary

Kolkata’s iconic double decker bus all set to stage a comeback

Which was the first double-decker route in the city?

Will Swami Vivekananda’s Plague Epidemic manifesto help us fight Corona f...

Fighting the mental stress during times of epidemic

Baguran Jalpai – the new virgin beach destination of Bengal

Secluded and un-spoilt, Baguran is paradise on earth

Rani Putul of Bengal was made to praise Queen Victoria of England!

How the exquisite European faced dolls of Howrah are made

Bank of Calcutta, oldest bank of Asia never failed!

The bank that was precursor to State Bank of India

Samaresh Basu – the most prolific author of Bengal who was surrounded by ...

One of the best activist authors who relied on semi-rural and social issues

Veteran actor Santu Mukherjee is no more!

Tollywood and Bengal will miss him

Dhrupad maestro Bahadur Khan popularized Bishnupur Gharana

Was Bahadur Khan honoured by king of Bishnupur?

I-League for the green and maroon brigade

Mohun Bagan wins the I-League title

Did you know a fierce historic battle was fought on Dalhousie Square!

The battle that changed the course of Indian history

Mayapur is not just about Rathayatra, it is also about Dol

Watch the grand celebration of Gaura Purnima

Did you know Bhim Chandra Nag sells Ashu Bhog in memory of Asutosh Mukherje...

The century old shop that was gifted a ‘Bengali’ clock by a British

Asia’s first zoo at Barrackpore was even older to London Zoo! Surprised?

Barrackpore Zoo was built by Lord Wellesley to preserve Indian animals

The ‘sweet pirates’ who taught Bengal how to make sweets

Portuguese and the art of chhana making

Chitre – the tonic for your tired soul

Visit this Himalayan abode of Bengal

How Rabindranath Tagore stopped communal divide through Raksha Bandhan!

Today’s India truly needs a man like Tagore!

When London swayed to Bengal’s Spring celebrations

Famous Fagun Fest warmed up a cold London

Relive revolutionary Bengal in the 100-year-old ‘Young Bengal Hotel’

The pice hotel of Khidderpore that still carries age old tradition

British Jhalmuri man Angus Denoon in the city of joy!

Scotsman Angus Denoon wins hearts with his jhalmuri

Is Sri Ramakrishna’s belief that ‘all religions are same’ relevant in...

On his birth anniversary GB traces Joto Mot Toto Poth

Cancer survivor and cricket icon Arun Lal gives shocking account on pappad ...

Did you know diesel is used for rolling the pappads?

Caught in Indrajaal – the glamour of P.C. Sorcar, Maharajah of Magicians

How Sorcar took Indian magic to the world and made it famous

Vignettes of erstwhile Kolkata from Hutom Pyanchar Naksha

On birth anniversary of Kaliprasanna Singha

Did you know Pahari Sanyal was a great singer?

Even Satyajit Ray made him sing in his movies

Enjoy a quiet summer on the banks of Reli river in Bidyang

Lose yourself amid livestock farms and orange orchards

Krishna Bose is no more! Bengal loses an erudite academician and ex-parliam...

Married to Sisir Bose, she kept Netaji’s legacy alive

Imagine Bengali as the official language of an African nation!

Sierra Leone has adopted Bengali as one of its official language

Bengal’s endangered tribal languages --- are they being revived?

GB traces the languages on the verge of extinction

Documentary tracing Presidency University’s rich in-house museum

Did you know music classes were also held at Presidency?

Kolkata Police’s all women ‘Winners’ win big time against criminals

Winners successful in curbing crime against women

When and how did Bengal’s only classical music gharana originate?

Tracing the rise and fall of Bishnupur Gharana

Ghoti-Gorom call – the Pied Piper of Bengal

Lure of Ghoti Gorom bridges generations of Bengali foodies

Why Jibanananda’s Banalata Sen is a cult poem?

On his birth anniversary, remembering the poet

Dadar Kirti goes silent, actor Tapas Pal is no more!

GB tribute to the ’80s hero on his death

Lone rice crusader Debal Deb is reviving lost varieties of Bengal paddy

Why indigenous rice varieties are important for health

How Tagore re-introduced Esraj, an instrument that made its way from Afghan...

Esraj, the dying instrument that needs to be revived

Kashiprasad Ghosh - unsung ‘English’ poet and author of colonial Bengal...

Ghosh was praised for his writings by European critics

Sukanya Run--- A first of its kind marathon in Kolkata

Bidhannagar Police to host a marathon on 16th of February in Kolkata with the aim of creating awareness on the growing need of making this city safe for women

The first woman physicist to get a PhD from Calcutta University!

Dr Purnima Sinha and how she broke shackles of patriarchy

Devika Rani, the Greta Garbo of Indian cinema was from the Tagore family

The first lady of Indian cinema was from Bengal

GB Exclusive interview with Russian author Anna Goncharova

Children literature is important to nurture young minds

The ‘Blue Lagoon’ of Bengal --- Mousuni Island

Enjoy the virgin and unadulterated nature of Mousuni

Sunayani Devi – forgotten first modern woman artist of Bengal School of A...

Sibling of Abanindranath Tagore she was a self-taught artist

BITM to showcase German machine used to record Rabindranath Tagore’s voic...

Tagore’s own rendition of poetry and music to come alive

Kolkata to host unique Women Writers’ Festival this weekend

Women writers of the city will discuss on various issues

Save ancestral houses of Ritwik, Satyajit and Mrinal in Bangladesh!

Global campaign to preserve houses on verge of being demolished

Doladanga – the new tribal paradise of Bengal

Spend the hues of Spring at the quaint hamlet of Doladanga

Miss Shefali, Kolkata’s first cabaret dancer is no more!

She fought poverty and landed in Kolkata as a refugee

Kolkata’s Hemen & Co served musical maestros from Baba Allauddin Khan to ...

Small shop on Rashbehari Avenue with global musician clients

Blood tests at just Rs 10! IIT scientist Suman Chakraborty and team invents...

Hundreds of poor patients of rural India will be benefitted

Virgin Gurdum --- an escapade for honeymooners and trekkers

Where hills rise to the songs of birds

Dada’s Dadagiri as ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Sourav Ganguly is the 2nd ambassador in India’s Olympic history

Giving a voice to the voiceless --- superb tales from the animal kingdom

Spectacular wildlife photography exhibition at Nandan

Head for a fairy-tale romance in the Land of Castles, Dhanyakuria

English-styled castles and mansions built by Bengal’s traders

This book fair, celebrate the connect between Tagore and Russian poet Pushk...

Did you know several Russian students pursue their PhD on Tagore?

Bengali fashion designer Sabyasachi picked up by famous Swedish retailer He...

First Indian fashion designer to collaborate with global giant H&M

Messiah of the poor – two doctors from Bengal get Padmashree Awards

Take a look at the two doctors from Bengal -‘One rupee doctor’ Sushovan Banerjee & Sunderban’s Arunodoy Mondal who get Padmashree Awards in 2020 who are the messiahs of the poor.

Eureka! Meaning of Chinese Piccaso’s paintings deciphered at last

Chinese Picasso’s daughter came down to Visva Bharati for the task

When did Pondicherry join the Indian Republic?

How Aurobindo Ghosh helped in the merger

Speech of first Bengali Christian member of Constituent Assembly

H.C. Mookerjee helped in drafting Indian constitution

Stimulate creative thoughts at the MAYA Art Fair

From contemporary art, ceramics to music

Discover a mini Bishnupur in the heart of Burdwan

Travel to the terracotta temple town of Debipur

Did you know Bengal’s patachitra and kantha influenced Picasso and Chagal...

Bengal’s Kantha work can be seen on 1915 Marc Chagall art work

Netaji’s historical meet with world leaders frozen in time in this rare v...

Subhas Bose was declared as leader to lead 100 million Indians

Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival set to nurture young minds...

Visit Nandan with your children and enjoy the film carnival

Cultural capital of India, Kolkata, rediscovered at Art Villa Gallery

Art historian Debdutta Gupta and photographer Shubhomoy Mitra speak

Irene Begum brings women empowerment through ‘Nakshi Kantha’

From a poor family to an established international entrepreneur

Why is a moon’s crater named after illustrious Bengali scientist Sisir Ku...

Mitra will always be remembered for his path-breaking ionosphere study

Nilratan Sircar – the doctor who was born poor and who died poor

One of the best doctors India had ever produced!

The Bengali shop that supplied the first ever survey equipment to IIT

Journey down Pyary Mohan Soor’s shop established in 1848!

Happy Birthday – Legendary soccer player Chuni Goswami

He will be honoured with release of his postal stamp

Kolkata Street Art Festival

Day long art celebration held in the City of Joy

Mahasweta Devi was more a socialist than a communist!

Why the author distanced herself from the communist party?

107 delegates from 37 countries joined Destination 2020

An International Tourism Buyer-Seller Meet in Kolkata

Air Ambulance to be used in Gangasagar this year

Special arrangements for people falling sick in the mela

Goalondo Fowl Curry - Pritha Sen reviving a lost cuisine

When food binds the soul of two Bengals

Unique Majilpur dolls that have uncanny resemblance to Kalighat patas

Meet the master artists of this almost dying craft form

Century-old Gousia Library of Chitpur frozen in time

Priceless books depicting life of Sunderbans

Mountain biking at 7000 ft in Darjeeling

Picturesque trail through a wildlife sanctuary

Will Kolkata be soccer star Ronaldinho’s next port of call in 2020? ...

Maidan’s love for football to get a bigger show this year

Get a cleaner Kolkata this new year! How?

Kolkata Fire Brigade undertakes urban cleaning initiative

Rajabazar Science College scientist part of Chandrayaan II

Chandrakanto Kumar is in charge of Chandrayaan II’s antennae section

Best Panoramic View of Teesta from Munsong!

The hill station of Bengal where Ronald Ross experimented with quinine!

Happy Birthday to great scientist Jagadish Bose who was denied Nobel Prize ...

Scientist who sent radio signals much before Marconi

BREAKING! Bengali officially declared the second language of London!

Can you believe Bengali is 2nd most spoken language in London?

BREAKING! Muslim professor appointed by Ramkrishna Mission to teach Sanskri...

RK Mission Vidyamandir did when Benaras Hindu University students protested

KUDOS! Bengali scientist leads cancer breakthrough with low-cost detection ...

Professor Yasmeen Haque’s invention will help poor patients across the world

Charles Dickens’ son still lies in an obscure grave in Kolkata! ...

Famous author’s last letter to his son while he was in Kolkata

Sonar Kella’s Mandar Bose died in poverty and pain

Anti-hero Kamu Mukherjee was indeed a brilliant actor

All women Pink Cabs to be launched in Kolkata

Bengal government’s Gatidhara project to help women drivers

Today SSKM Hospital created history with first heart transplant

Anjana’s heart will now beat in Mrinmay’s body

IT professional from Bengal cracks Indus Valley script!

Meet Bahata Mukherjee who has used technology to decipher the script

Bengal’s tryst with Mihidana – history of Burdwan’s famou...

Bhairab Chandra Nag designed the new sweets

Good News! Kolkata soon to get 80 E-toilets!

How will they help to keep the city clean

Jaan Bari of Kolkata --- Hot seat of ancient tantric rites

Did Tantra Sadhana take birth in the city’s famous Jaan Bari?

India’s only mangrove zoo to come up at Jharkhali

Preserving ecological balance of Sunderbans

Century old Kolkata tram gets a single car chic look this Christmas

Launch of more new-look single tramcars by March 2020

Get to see a partial Solar Eclipse today in Kolkata

Starts from 8.30 am in the morning and continue till noon

Have a sumptuous Turkey Meal as Christmas Lunch

Learn the recipe for Christmas Special Stuffed Turkey

Join the Bow Fest at Bow Barracks this Christmas!

Narrow lanes with red brick building come alive to song and dance

Anglo Indian jockeys of Race Course. Where are they now? 

If you are heading to watch the races this winter, get to know the jockeys

Kolkata’s British charm relived on an Anglo-Indian palate

Dishes from kedgeree to pish pash, try any

Poush Mela starts today at Tagore’s land

Melting pot of global tourists

Bengali-Bihari association of Karmatar preserves Vidyasagar’s house a...

Why Vidyasagar lived with the Santhals of Jharkhand?

Haridhan Mukherjee – ‘Mama’ of Bengali cinema who fought ...

Satyajit Ray respected his versatile acting prowess

Meet the Saldanhas --- Goan Bakers of Kolkata

Surviving in the bakery business for more than 80 years!

South Asia’s oldest dental college of Kolkata celebrates 100 years

Visionary Rafiuddin Ahmed and the college he established

First Indian to fly was from Kolkata --- Ramchandra Chatterjee

First Hot Air Balloon flight in 1836 from Garden Reach

Meet Dr Santosh Kumar Biswas of Murshidabad – doctor who also holds a...

Doctor runs the primary center alone on days the staff does not arrive

Soccer’s greatest fan Pannalal Chatterjee, who witnessed Maradona&rsq...

He will no more be seen on the stands of 2022 World Cup

9th Kolkata Christmas Carnival starts at Allen Park with huge fanfare

Hon’ble CM Mamata Banerjee passes message of love and peace

To die for --- Kapilda’s Ghugni Chaat at Girish Park

Kapil’s deft hands whipping up the chaat is like Pied Piper playing a tune 

How far will Dhritiman Chatterjee do justice to Professor Shonku’s ro...

Satyajit Ray’s science fiction brought to life

One of the oldest fairs of Kolkata -- Behala’s 227-year-old Chandi Me...

Rural feel in the middle of a bustling metropolis

Salute to Chattagram’s Ratna Chakraborty who got Birangana title for ...

Celebrating Vijay Diwas today, independence of Bangladesh

BREAKING! Ramakrishna Mission College wins highest NAAC grade

Another winning accolade for Ramkrishna Mission College

William Daniell’s canvas and elephants on Chowringhee!

GB brings you some enchanting landscapes of British ruled Calcutta

Shimurali’s heritage sweet ‘Kaalakand’ made from buffalo ...

Try the century-old shop Mahamaya Mistanna Bhandar

As India fights over NRC and CAB, here’s an inspiring tale from Benga...

How Muslim family gave refuge to an abandoned Hindu woman

Saswata Chatterjee back as Bob Biswas this January

Shooting to start in Kolkata next month

River, sea and lighthouse – welcome to serene Junput

The perfect beach holiday this winter

Did you know St Xavier’s College was established twice?

Where was the first college and why did it wind up?

World’s 2nd largest coal mine Deocha Pachami in Birbhum goes for oper...

CM makes big announcement at Bengal Business Conclave

Abhijit Banerjee wore a dhoti while receiving Nobel Prize! How dhoti carrie...

Tracing the history of this quintessential Bengali attire

WOW! Calcutta was world’s 2nd city to enact anti-air pollution legisl...

Lord Curzon took serious notice of infamous ‘Calcutta Smog’

This Christmas if you are heading to St John’s Church do not miss fam...

The church of Kolkata that houses a priceless painting of Zoffany

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Human rights violation at Nandigram lead to international...

Amnesty International found gross human rights violation

Abhijit Banerjee will receive Nobel Prize this afternoon at Stockholm

Set your eyes on TV for the 2.30 pm IST ceremony

Baghajatin started a revolutionary storm over a class of Paramount sherbet!...

Century old Paramount got Heritage Eatery tag last week

Netaji’s kin to ask Japanese PM for DNA analysis of ashes on his Indi...

Will Netaji’s death mystery get a final closure?

KUDOS! State government launches Banglar Shiksha app with data on 1.5 crore...

Even Central Government heaps praise for this new e-portal

Aamir Khan’s Kolkata calling, Shoot on Howrah Bridge!

All Aamir Khan fans geared up for a date

110-year-old Dilkhusha Cabin got prestigious Heritage Eatery Tag yesterday!...

Poet Nazrul Islam was a frequent visitor at Dilkhusha

Did you know Kolkata produced the first professional female photographer of...

Photographic Society of Bengal established in 1857 with 23 female photographers

Curtains finally come down on Roxy Cinema Hall by High Court Order

City loses yet another iconic single screen movie hall

Did you know Kolkata has a Chinese Kalibari where noodles are offered as pr...

Why do Chinese community of Tangra worship Goddess Kali?

She was ‘evil or scheming’ mother onscreen, yet Gita Dey was ca...

Tracing the life and times of this legendary actress

Even Hindu rulers destroyed Buddhist stupas and built temples on them!

On Babri Masjid Demolition Day, a look at historical Hindu terror 

Bengal’s own Agatha Christie Prabhavati Devi and her female detective...

Prabhavati invaded male domain of detectives decades ago

Ram and Sita were siblings? Linguist Suniti Kumar Chattopadhyay proved thro...

How Bhashacharya Suniti Kumar raised a furor 5 decades ago

BREAKING! Bengali officially declared the second language of London!

Can you believe Bengali is 2nd most spoken language in London?

State government medical colleges bring online test report facility

5 state run hospitals help patients get reports fast on their mobile

How Pintu Mahato fought poverty and Maoist threat to become a rising soccer...

Learn the tale of resilience from West Midnapore’s Adivasi Pintu

The Melody shop that still repairs Uttam Kumar’s harmonium

Iconic Rashbehari shop that has its named entwined with legends

Bengal’s ‘Lathi Khela’ is an answer to modern martial art...

Tracing glorious years of Pulin Behari Das and Bengal’s lathiyals

BREAKING! 200-year-old chest found in Sanskrit College with Vidyasagar&rsqu...

Treasure trove of how he had left money for widows!

Good news for Bengali medium students! Give JEE (Main) in Bengali

Mamata Banerjee’s government able to make Bengali a part of JEE Main

Trace Kolkata through Ink and Paper drawings of 76-year-old engineer Sandip...

Be at Golpark RK Mission today to have a look at these rare paintings

BREAKING! NRS Hospital to start free-of-cost IVF clinic in memory of Dr Sub...

Poor patients get a chance to have test-tube babies

This winter enjoy some lost Pithe recipes of Bengal

Delicacy that is intrinsic to Bengal’s own brand of desserts

CONGRATS! Suman Das from Siliguri wins prestigious World Title in Bodybuild...

Wins gold at International Federation of Body Building competition

Kolkata gets new museum at Town Hall

Showcases pre-colonial to independent India

Why Ronald Ross’ Bengali partner Kishori Mohan not get Nobel Prize? ...

Colonial apathy for Kishori not getting his due!

Royal Gallery at Victoria Memorial opens after 25 years!

Step in to see India’s largest oil painting

Revisiting refugees of Marichjhapi as Bengal gives land rights to 12k refug...

Kudos to Mamata Banerjee government for recognizing victims of partition

On Heritage Week, GB brings the story of how Deb Sahitya Kutir building was...

Purono Kolkatar Golpo took the fight against demolition

‘Human Computer’ Shakuntala Devi wrote India’s first book...

Maths Genius who married Bengali IAS Paritosh Bannerjee

First look of Avijatrik, the newly-made monochrome last leg of Apur Sansar ...

Apu, Aparna and Kajol return to silver screen in a B/W mode

Sharadendu Mukherjee, ex-Indian team cricketer speaks to GB on today’...

When two Bengals will come together and create history

Pratima Devi, unsung talent of Tagore household brought to limelight by Suj...

Did you know Rabindranath Tagore’s daughter-in-law was an author?

BREAKING! Ancient Jain temple found under Kangsabari River in Purulia!

Archaeologists say they belonged to10th-11th century

GOOD NEWS! Kazakhstan looks for $5 Billion trade target with Bengal

Agriculture, Tourism and Mining are sectors to look into!

Did you know there is a Buddhist monastery and stupa in the heart of Kolkat...

Visit the Karma Gon Buddhist Monastery in Chakraberia

120 years of Kolkata’s Electric Trams celebrated with special cover r...

Tracing the history from horse trams to electric trams

Big boost for Kolkata’s logistics infrastructure! World Bank to pump ...

Bengal features in World Bank’s South Asia connectivity plan

Wow! Darjeeling’s Green and White Tea get GI tag

Big boost for international tea trade from North Bengal

CONGRATS! Bandhan Bank’s Chandra Shekhar Ghosh gets ‘Banker of ...

Business Standard Banker of the Year 2018-19 goes to this Bengali

Centre’s NCRB records show Bengal fared best with 90% drop in women &...

Kudos to social welfare schemes of CM Mamata Banerjee

Pujo Shilpo -- MAYA Art Space hosts famous installation artists today

From Bhabatosh Sutar, Sanatan Dinda, Susanto Pal to Partha Dasgupta

200-year-journey of Agri-Horticultural Society and how it introduced winter...

Founder William Carey brought cauliflower and cabbage from England

Kolkata Comes up with its first Zero Waste Shop

The shop that is adding to environment protection awareness

Tagore’s Ghare Baire was powerful, has Aparna Sen lived up to it in G...

Even Satyajit Ray came up with a rare and weak cast!

Meet the family with a Baghdad connect! All roads lead to Nahoum’s th...

A look at when and how this iconic New Market shop started

Statue vandalised in JNU! Didn’t Swami Vivekananda preach tolerance? ...

Bigotry and hate were what Swami Vivekananda always protested against

KIFF celebrates Children’s Day with ‘Child’ movies

Film-makers from across the world pay homage to children

Rakhee Gulzar’s new movie Nirban being screened at KIFF

Why did Gautam Halder’s Nirban take so long to release?

Ram Ray – Giant of Indian Advertising passes away

Kolkata mourns the death of a creative soul

GB KIFF SPECIAL: Celebrating 100 years of Jahar Roy

KIFF pays tribute to 100 years of legendary comedian

Burdwan Medical College doctors perform first ever uretero-duodenal fischul...

Patient’s life saved in a first-of-its kind operation

Kolkata to host first-of-its-kind Global Internet Meet

Chance to meet more than 300 IT brains from all over the world

Sagar Island’s Kapil Muni Temple is at stake after Cyclone Bulbul

How the cyclone impacted erosion of the islands!

Bengal embraced Lord Rama not on religious lines, but as a product of Bhakt...

Krittibasi Ramayan gives social picture of Bengal in middle ages

Wish to see a Portuguese village in the heart of Bengal? Visit Mirpur

Band of ‘Portuguese-Bengalis’ will welcome you this Christmas

Will Cyclone Bulbul be as severe as Aila? When will it hit Sunderbans?

Severe Cyclone Bulbul brings back memories of Aila

Ayodhya Verdict Day: The case Siddhartha Shankar Ray fought for Muslim Law ...

Kolkata’s legal eagle ‘Manuda’ was intrinsic part of this historical case

Flipkart’s largest Indian warehouse to open at Haringhata next year ...

Flipkart to generate 10,000 plus employment in Bengal next year

Feisty Radharani, mother of Nabaneeta Dev Sen, who did her own Sampradan in...

The heroine of Nabaneeta’s life was as courageous as she was!

Eden Gardens Buffet with 50 dishes from Ilish to Posto for Bangladesh PM Sh...

Indo-Bangladesh Cricket Match at Eden will be a gourmet delight!

Longest serving Mohun Bagan Secretary Anjan Mitra dead

Renowned CA and a Mohun Bagan man at heart and work

GB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 25th Kolkata International Film Festival 

What’s new brewing at the international film festival?

Did you know Bankim Chandra depicted Jagadhhatri as ‘Bharat Mata?&rsq...

Krishnanagar’s Jagadhhatri Puja stated by Maharaja Krishnachandra

Why not Bengali? JEE 2020 will have questions in Gujrati, English & Hin...

All India examination with a whiff of provincialism

119-year-old Jagaddhatri Puja at ‘Medicine Man’ BK Pal’s ...

BK Pal helped freedom fighters while supplying Edward Tonic to the British!

KIFF Centenary Homage: Karuna Bandopadhyay

Remember Satyajit Ray’s Sarbajaya?

GB shares a rare poem of Chittaranjan Das and how it was translated by Auro...

Our tribute to Chittaranjan Das on his birth anniversary

India’s youngest IAS Ansar Shaikh, who worked in tea-stalls becomes S...

Ansar brings a ray of hope to youths of Coochbehar!

Founder of the first women’s organisation of India and Asia was a Ben...

GB tribute to Sarala Devi who ruled the feminist movement of India

Rural Bengal Innovation! Purulia Doll Makers spread plant seeds through cla...

How rural women of Bengal bring environmental awareness

Blanket ban on Gutka & Pan Masala! Look how they almost destroyed Howra...

West Bengal Government takes a bold step by banning gutka from Nov 7

Will Behala and Salt Lake sink or swim? IIT Kharagpur-JU research warn...

Bay of Bengal rising much faster than Arabian Sea

‘Bharat’ Salman Khan might come to Maidan for East Bengal&rsquo...

What value will the Dabaang star add to Maidan soccer?

Breaking! Last ICS of India Monishi Sen dies 51 days before his 100th birth...

End of an era of British groomed ICS officers of India!

Santiniketan’s Pushparani turns You-Tube sensation at 78! Earns in la...

Tale of a rural housewife earning lakhs through food videos

Bohoman to bring back Aparna Sen- Soumitro Chatterjee chemistry!

What is the movie to be soon launched about?

IIT student Debayan Saha’s Minus 2.5 to combat Delhi pollution this w...

Proud of Saha’s technological discovery to fight rising pollution

KUDOS Institute of Neurosciences! Student recovers from 3-month paralysis a...

How JEE student Souvik Mukherjee got back from the jaws of death

Bengal’s Alpona Art has its roots in Harappan Civilisation!

This art is thought to be 40,000 years old

Congrats! Jadavpur University’s Pramit ranks 2nd in UPSC IES Examinat...

Indian Topper Pramit is from JU and makes Bengal proud

Did you know Kalighat Temple has a special architecture found only in Benga...

Special Kali idol of Kalighat that only had a face!

Midnapur’s famous sweet Babarsa might have got its name from Mughal E...

On the trail of a famous heritage sweet of Bengal

OYO goes for massive expansion in Bengal, to generate 15,000 jobs

Company plans to treble room count in Kolkata by next year

Meet the Fanoosh makers of Kolkata

Passion of making sky lanterns down generations

South Kolkata’s Lake Kalibari – where Goddess has a seat of fiv...

The Kali Temple established almost 60 years ago

Which Kali Temple of Bengal was razed by a cyclone in 1737?

Tracing the history of the cyclone through letters by British

Did Anthony Firingi establish the famous Firingi Kali Bari?

The European kabiyaal who made Kolkata his home

SPOOKY! Ghostbuster team of Kolkata’s Paranormal Society face aggress...

Crematorium at Siuri proves presence of six kinds of ‘spirits’

BREAKING! Baloch leader tells India Sati peeth Hinglaj Temple in Pakistan i...

This Sakti peeth is in Balochistan province and controlled by Pak army

Today is Bhoot Chaturdashi. Why do Bengalis have 14 saag on this day? ...

Bengal’s own Halloween follows scientific norms

His family was follower of Ram, yet Ramakrishna Paramhansa took Maa Kali as...

How Goddess Kali became a favourite of Ramkrishna Dev

Check out what to do this Diwali weekend

From Diya making to Bazi Bazar, have a Safe Diwali

CM Mamata Banerjee to give Bhai Phonta to WB Governor

Season of good wishes and brotherhood in Bengal

Trio at Eden Gardens next month? Mamata, Modi and Hasina!

The three might grace Indo-Bangladesh cricket match at the Eden Gardens

Powder to stop bleeding in 20 secs! DRDO honours Burdwan rice-mill owner&rs...

Discovery of young scientist from Bengal will save many soldiers!

Asia’s first hotel was in Kolkata! Does it still exist?

Even author Jules Verne mentioned about Spences Hotel

Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerji lands in Kolkata, look at his book launch

Will Good Economics for Hard Times answer to India’s economic slowdown?

Tracing the rise of Dada’s Dadagiri!

Watch out Sourav Ganguly’s rise to fame

BREAKING! MBBS Course to start at IIT Kharagpur from 2021!

The course will have 50 students in the beginning!

Want to meet Abanindranath Tagore’s grandson? Be at MAYA Art Space to...

Amitendranath Tagore is a Chinese language specialist

Raidighi housewives fight poverty, yet hold on to the art of ‘Diya Ma...

Buy country-made diyas this Diwali and light up homes of poor women of Bengal

Renowned photographer Raghu Rai, who made Kolkata his muse, wins French Awa...

50 years of ‘Behind his Lens’ has enriched the world of photography

Bengal’s dying art of alpona revived through children of ‘Khowa...

Chalchitra Academy holds special workshops for rural kids

KIFF Special: Who is the chief guest at KIFF this year? Yes, he is an Oscar...

German filmmaker Volker Schlondorff is the Chief Guest at KIFF 2019

1 crore poor patients get free medical benefits under Swasthya Sathi Scheme...

7.5 crore more people to be added under this state government scheme

Kolkata Int’l Film Festival brings back ‘celluloid’ films...

Old projectors of Nandan revamped to show these movies

Bengal tops in largest recruitment of engineers and IT professionals in Ind...

All India Council for Technical Education brings out the list

Bengal is a hotbed of Shakti peeths! Why?

Largest concentration of feminine worship in form of Kali

Iconic Kolkata Port turns 150! GB traces its rich history 

The port that played a major role in British India

Bengal govt. plans ‘co-living places’ to help IT professionals ...

New Town and Rajarhat to have such places built by joint venture

 ‘Ambulance Dada’ Karimul donates money of biopic to build...

Bollywood biopic on Karimul’s incredible way of ferrying patients

Tarun Niketan, the century-old pice hotel near Rashbehari

Established in 1915, the hotel still serves meals at throwaway prices

Nominated 8 times, why Bengali scientist Meghnad Saha never got a Nobel!

Not just science, he had a huge contribution to education of India

Lady Don of Kolkata’s Tangra! Meet Liu, owner of famous Chinese eater...

Salute to this women entrepreneur who fought poverty and mafia

 Institute of Neurosciences sets milestone! Rare operation on Scoliosi...

Spine surgeon Dr Anindya Basu and his team perform a rare feat

18th-century Bengali Poetry Book discovered from Australian Desert!

Book thought to be Quran is in reality a poetry book!

Scientist Sambhunath De, the unsung hero who never got a Nobel Prize

Despite being nominated many times for Nobel Prize in Medicine!

Lincoln Center to host a complete retrospective of Ritwik Ghatak

Big recognition to the visionary Bengali director’s career

Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee says India economy doing ‘badly’ ...

He believes Indian economy’s slowdown is a big cause for concern

Visva Bharati’s Kala Bhavan celebrates 100 years!

This is centenary year of the art revolution started by Tagore in 1919

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo are 6th married couple to win Nobel

Did you know Esther spent many years in Ballygunge?

Did you know Kolkata has produced six Nobel Laureates?

From Ronald Ross to Abhijit Bandopadhyay!

Nadia’s govt school grows own vegetables and fish for mid-day meals ...

Barnia Abhaynagar Vidyalaya is a role model for mid-day meal solution

BREAKING! Sourav Ganguly to be BCCI president after midnight drama

Kolkata’s Prince of Cricket to get the highest post of Indian Cricket

Howrah’s Suchorita fights poverty and studies under street-lights!

Courage and grit has taken Suchorita to College

How Lakshmi Puja of Bangaals and Ghotis of Bengal are different!

Did refugees from East Bengal, bring Kojagori Lakshmi Puja to Kolkata?

Paramita of Birbhum fought poverty to win gold at World Karate Champs.

Paramita Bhattacharya’s parents took loans to send her to Moscow!

Meet Sudipta Sengupta, first Indian woman to conquer Antarctica

Professor of Structural Geology in Jadavpur University

How did the Folk Art of Alpona come to Bengal?

Art of Alpona endorsed by Aban Thakur

Bengal’s Handloom brand Tantuja has made a turn around!

Huge profits in the last and current financial year!

Kolkata house where first widow remarriage took place is in shambles!

Plaque stating Vidyasagar married off first widow is also stolen!

CONGRATS! Entrepreneur Ankiti Bose in 2019 Fortune ‘40 Under 40&rsquo...

Co-founder of Zilingo, Bose is one of world’s most influential young entrepreneur

Bengali grandmother who became entrepreneur at 89!

Not to miss Latika Chakrabarty’s potli bags

Mother Dairy shuns plastic packaged milk through ‘Token Milk!’ ...

Learn how leading dairy chain joins ‘Plastic Free’ drive in Bengal

Visually challenged teenager from Bengal climbs 19,000 ft high peak

While we were pandal hopping, a feat created atop Rudragaira peak

CM sends self-drawn Pujo Greeting cards to all 

Mamata Banerjee draws Durga with Bengali letters

Drishtikone at Tridhara of South Kolkata

The Theme Pujo that drives you to think!

Royal Panchkot Durga Puja where even Gauhar Jaan had performed

Month long musical Durga Puja at the Royal Panchkot Thakurdalan

Why was Mahatma Gandhi unnerved by Bengal riots?

How did he react to the butchering of innocent lives!

If you are home cooking this Pujo, try this Leela Majumdar recipe

Author Leela Majumdar was also a great cook! Try her breakfast recipe

Significance of skull under Mahatma Gandhi’s feet in Ramkinkar statue...

On his 150th birth anniversary, look at Gandhi’s statue at Santiniketan

Handwriting expert Carl Baggett concludes Gumnami Baba was Netaji 

With release of Movie Gumnaami today, a look at the controversy

Around 450-year-old Haldarbari Pujo of North Kolkata

Famous Bonedi Bari pujo with Koshtipathhor idol