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Rural Palaces of Bengal: The forgotten Andul Rajbari – GetBengal story

The royal palace of Andul in Howrah still mesmerises us

The magnificent façade of Basu Bati reminds us of a lost heritage – GetB...

The Basu Bati was designed by a well-known Bengali engineer, Nilmoni Mitra

City Palace of Burdwan Maharaj – GetBengal story

Bijay Manzil was once the City Palace of the Maharaja of Burdwan

The Marble Palace in Kolkata speaks of the grandeur of the Mullicks – Ge...

The Marble Palace in Kolkata was built by late Rajendra Mullick

Gooptus of Middleton – First Native family to move to Calcutta’s ‘Whi...

The Gooptu Palace House was built as a blend of Indian and European aesthetics

The Staircase Bridge—175-year-old Thanthania Laha Palace—GetBengal stor...

The cantilever staircase of Thanthania Laha Palace echoes tales spanning three centuries

Bengal’s Ras Malai gets 2nd position among the world’s best cheese dess...

Ras Malai is now set to delight palates and captivate hearts worldwide

First Toto dictionary, keeping an endangered language alive :Interview with...

Bhakta Toto is the ‘language scientist’ trying to preserve his mother tongue

Gangasagar Mela: Does Faith override the ‘Environmental Sustainability’...

Sagar Island is part of the Sundarbans island complex with an area of nearly 240 sq. km

Swami Vivekananda himself tried all sorts of non-vegetarian foods, includin...

In a ‘food intolerant’ India how Vivekananda’s teachings should work

Three decades before BKS Iyengar, Bishnu Charan Ghosh from Kolkata populari...

On this International Day of Yoga a tribute to one of the earliest yoga gurus of India

The first female star of Bengali cinema and the melody queen Kanan Devi was...

Born on 22 April 1916, Kanan Devi was known as the melody queen

What Bose proved 100 years ago, AI proves again – Plants produce sounds t...

Plants emit sounds that are similar to human speech but at ultrasonic frequencies

Back when Pradip Bhattacharya's Raktakarabi made two convicts fall in love!...

Pradip Bhattacharya’s unique theatre therapy for jail inmates

'Green Man' Mantu Hait - the Bengal lawyer behind the creation of an urban ...

On International Day of Forests a look at the Urban Forest of Kolkata

Jute Queen of Kolkata Chaitali Das and her Rakshak Foundation revives the l...

Jute can be a game changer and the entire industry can be revived by pumping in new ideas

Bengal Seed Savers’ Meet pave the way for healthy living

The indigenous varieties can grow in remote areas where modern agricultural devices and techniques are not available

State Forest Department recruits Gaja-Mitras to end Human Pachyderm Conflic...

Clashes between humans and elephants have led to massive damage to crops and human lives

New Haven of Animals, the new zoo at New Town

Hon’ble Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, inaugurated the Harinalaya

Bengal’s century-old Chhot boat technique to be preserved in the British ...

The first recording of ‘Chhot’ boats have unique left-to-right downward sloping planking

‘MISHTI’ to save Sundarbans through planting and protecting Mangrove

The mangroves help hold back the strong blows of the high tidal waves

Will ‘Amrit Dharohar’ scheme of Union Budget help protect East Kolkata ...

It falls under the ‘Green Growth,’ one of the seven priorities of the recent budget

In the era of 'everything digitized', will Kolkata typists eventually vani...

There was a time when being a typist was lucrative, many of them even earning Rs.1000 a day

Mrinal Mandal is turning Khawabgaon into a centre for original Dokra Art

Lalbazaar was renamed Khawabgaon art village by Chalchitra Academy

When two planets were engaged in a chat – why Tagore and Einstein never a...

Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein met a couple of times

Breakfast at Trincas after 62 years!

Trincas catering a wholesome breakfast, keeping you energized for the day

Chopping of trees in Kolkata for pujo pandals and ad hoardings

Huge hoardings reduce the flow of wind in the city to almost 10km per hour

Sharbamangala – Kolkata artist’s artwork for ICU COVID patient creates ...

Oiendrila spent over 264 hours creating the magnum opus

Famous guitarist Denis Stern brings global music to Kolkata

Stern in a conversation with journalist Saheli Mitra

The lost tigers of Buxa could be coming home

BTR was created in 1983 as India’s 15th tiger reserve

The roaring lions in our Nation Emblem

Dinanath Bhargava had sketched and illuminated India’s National Emblem, the Lion Capital of Ashoka

Swami Vivekananda made ‘foreigner’ Nivedita give speeches on Kali despi...

Vivekananda was convinced that a speech on Kali by a foreign disciple would be a befitting reply to his critics

A Monsoon Date at Dacres Lane

Try out Apanjan's Khichuri or Chittoda's Ghugni

Kolkata becomes the first Indian city to get a ‘Biodiversity Register’

Kolkata has prepared a detailed register of biodiversity

A stunning visual saga of Damodar, Bengal’s one-time river of sorrow

A coffee-table book paints a picture of a once mighty river

Nazrul Islam, harbinger of Hindu-Muslim harmony

Remembering Bengal’s rebel poet who questioned all religions

Husband wife duo empowering women in North Bengal

The Mushroom Revolution in Bengal

Satyajit Ray- The Man Who Knew Too Much: Barun Chanda’s ode to Ray

Barun Chanda had seen Ray from very close quarters while working with him for Seemabaddha

Sunset Musings – where world poets meet Tagore

“Tagore was a polymath. His politics was humanity.”

General public of Russia was warm towards Tagore despite Stalin’s sanctio...

A three-part series exploring Letters from Russia by Tagore written in 1930

Did Russia behave like a fascist? Tagore’s letters reveal the nation’s ...

A three-part series exploring Letters from Russia by Tagore written in 1930

Journey of an incorrigible optimist

Pinaki Ganguly's book explores some eternal questions

Tagore’s ‘Letters from Russia’ written almost a century ago reflects ...

A three-part series exploring Letters from Russia by Tagore written in 1930

How did Madhusudan Dutta defy Ram and make Meghnad the hero

When the villain of Hindu mythology turns a hero in an epic poem

Bengal introduces ‘salt-tolerant paddy’ for coastal areas – answer to...

At present scientists have developed around 12-16 salinity-resistant paddy varieties

Remembering Rabi Ghosh on his birth anniversary


Amartya Sen’s nostalgia: Jagat Kutir, his home in Dhaka

Sen’s childhood across different geographies, culture and environment

The lost world of Puja Barshikis

Is Pujo the same sans Pujo Barshikis?

'Golondaaj' is a new film based on the life of the 'Rockstar of Football’...

Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari's inspiring life story hits the silver screens

How books have always turned out to be our favourite companions

On World Book Day, a best friend that we cannot part with

Woven tales of a Baluchari Saree

Off to Bishnupur to watch Baluchari weavers

Look Back: Poetry over a tea-cup; the picturesque Dam Dim Tea Tour

From fabulous food to a fascinating Tea Trail

“Passion is more important than Price,” says Subrata Chakraborty

The only production designer from India to have been called by Hollywood for the Oscar Jury

From Haider to Padmaavat, Subrata Chakraborty has created magic

In a conversation with the most sought-after production designer

India makes a ‘bee-line’ for pure Bengal Honey

Most major honey brands failed the purity test

When Tagore shows you the way

Pradip Bhattacharya’s effort to make the prisoners a better human being

Why actor Soumitra was Ray’s muse

Decoding the many shades of Ray's 'Apu'

When marriage and job promises are used as baits

The single handed fight against women and child trafficking in North Bengal

Durga’s ornaments came from Germany by post! Daaker Saaj redefined!

How Maa Durga’s ornaments changed over the years

Author who created ‘Fearless Women’ in Indian literature

From Rajlakshmi to Chandramukhi to Kiranmayi

Misha Ghosal, messiah of Alipurduar’s Toto tribal girls, gets National Aw...

Bengal is proud of her and her work in trying to uplift the girls

Uttam Kumar was very close to his mother Chapala Devi but what made them di...

On a birthday night he left his home against her wishes

Daughters of Bengal always had right on father’s property by Dayabhaga la...

Recent SC judgement upholding Hindu daughter’s inheritance rights

COVID Care Network of Kolkata turns messiah to hundreds of COVID infected

Group consists of doctors, mountaineers, musicians and performers


Virologists and scientists negate the possibility

We don’t kill elephants! Bengal uses innovative elephant management syste...

Compassion, Scientific methods, solar powered electric wires to bulk sms

Remember what Tagore wrote about Locusts in Sahaj Path?

As they return to India, we return to our childhood book

Lord Buddha had deeply impacted Rabindranath Tagore

From Chandalika to Srimati, Lord Buddha was the driving force

Prof Ena Ray Banerjee says diverse gene pool of Indians can help fight COVI...

Prof Banerjee answers a plethora of questions on COVID-19

‘Yes, I heal, Yes I breathe’ – Mother Nature’s open letter to Human...

On International Mother Earth Day, a tribute to nature

Silence of the Hawkers – Kolkata’s Chaitra Sale is now just a memory!

How COVID-19 changes the scene at Haatibagan and Gariahat

What did Tagore write after his dear son died in a cholera epidemic?

On World Poetry Day let’s tackle grief and panic with poetry

Incredible tale of a Murshidabad girl who reigns Tokyo’s yoga world today...

On Women’s Day, GB brings the inspirational tale of Nupur Tewari

Where have all the Buxa Tigers gone?

They were not killed by poachers as per popular belief

Meeting Baul Karmakar --- The Terracota Warrior of Bankura

Visit to Panchmura, terracotta village of Bengal

Actress Sabitri Chatterjee overcame pangs of partition and poverty

She went on to become one of the finest actors of Tollywood

Falling in love with Kolkata over and over again!

Nothing can be better than walking tours to discover the city

The Bengal Store touches ‘body and soul’ with their chemical free perso...

Range of lab tested organic lotions from Bengal’s farms

Kolkata Book Fair brings back Russian Literature to Kolkata this year!

Relive your childhood with ‘Baba Yaga’ or your college days with Chekhov

Poetry over a tea-cup – the picturesque Dam Dim Tea Tour

From fabulous food to a fascinating Tea Trail

Taste a slice of vintage Kolkata at Mocambo this Christmas Eve!

From piping Sizzlers to Bekti Bell Meuniere

K.C. Paul, the man who tried to prove Galileo wrong! Was he mad or a man of...

How for decades Paul preached Sun goes around the Earth!

Nostalgic drive down Harish Mukherjee Road named after a British India jour...

Editor Harish Mukherjee fought for indigo planters’ rights

Young entrepreneur Gourav Bhattacharjee takes Silco, Bengal’s own Spo...

Exclusive interview opens up new vistas for entrepreneurship in Bengal

‘Men, fight for your rights!’ Men’s rights activist Nandi...

Why men’s rights should also be looked into in present day India!

Aparna Sen’s Ghware Baire Aaj is just an armchair political statement...

Did she need to take Tagore’s name to sell her movie?

GB Exclusive interview with Raj Chakraborty, KIFF Chairman and celebrated d...

Raj Chakraborty speaks about his learning experience at KIFF

‘Nati Nabaneeta’ --- Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s void can never b...

GB tribute to the feisty feminist and humourist

Director who called Hollywood ‘The Big Nipple’ -- KIFF Special ...

What made Bertolucci’s films the most colourful in Hollywood?

Voice that we all fell in love with! Radio queen Sravanti Mazumdar in exclu...

‘Boroline’ girl and presenter Sravanti Mazumdar at MAYA Adda today!


Six men from Bengal are proud to be associated with so-called Olokkhis


Tale of women from Bengal who are nothing short of Devi Durga

Director Shuvayu Bhattacharjee in an exclusive interview on ‘Kol...

Do not miss this Poetry Short Film to be launched soon!

Homecoming for Devi Durga with MAYA’s Agomoni Adda

Welcoming the Goddess as Uma through songs

Project Bismillah on ‘Faces of Kashmir’ by Kolkata boy Kounteya...

Path-breaking calendar on Kashmir to be launched by two Bengalis!

Beadon Street – death of Chaitanya Library and revamped Minerva

How the iconic street was named after a British visionary

Road Talks: Lindsay Street is synonymous to New Market and Christmas

How has Lindsay Street changed character over the years

 GB Exclusive: Listen to Shane Calvert, chief co-ordinator of Kolkata ...

He speaks on what’s new in store this year at KCF

Can we ever get over the Peter Cat-Chelo Kebab love story?

GB brings the legendary dish of an iconic eatery of Kolkata

UP IAS officer sings Bengali song.

Vivek Kumar sings at Presidency University

Baul Sanghamitra Das tries to preserve Bengal’s folk songs

This student from Santiniketan speaks on her baul performances

Samantak: The Gaaner Opare phenomenon

He leads the next generation music trend in Bengal

Renowned singer Sahana Bajpaie to perform in Kolkata on V-Day

She speaks to GB about her favourite city and future plans

Paris based photographer Elodie Guignard is excited about KIPF

Elodie Guignard gives an exclusive interview to GB

Will Bengal tolerate Amit Shah’s imposition of Hindi?

How a rich language like Bengali is deliberately put on the backseat!

 Till We Meet Again showcases middle class Kolkata at its best

Author Shibaji Bose deftly plays around with aspirations and relations

How Dr Madhumala Chattopadhyay reached out to hostile tribes of Andamans!

Why Jarwas and Sentinelese tribes accepted her but no one else!

Listen to renowned psychologist Anuttama Banerjee at MAYA Adda today!

She speaks on her professional journey and her soulful poetry

GB Exclusive -- Bengal’s cricketer Rituparna Roy appointed Vidarbha w...

Meet the woman cricketer and coach who led her team to many int’l titles

Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee’s new jewellery range speaks of his inner con...

Actor launches his new love --- Sujoy Prosad Fashion Accessories

Band Dohar in a rare folk music adda at MAYA ART SPACE

Listen to their soulful songs and the tale of their journey

Honoured at UN! Season’s Greetings: Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh

First Indian film to get UN collaboration; First transgender actor

How Rabindranath Tagore protested Qurbani or animal sacrifice!

Beyond religious lines, Tagore’s play Bisarjan is relevant even today

On his last journey Rabindranath Tagore got lost in a sea of humanity

People close to him were not even allowed to come near him

New lease of life for Sunderbans’ tiger widows

Prasenjit Mandal gives an exclusive interview to GB

On Friendship Day, explore the friendship of Kabuliwala and Minnie

Rabindranath Tagore had struck an odd friendship beyond time and borders

GB Exclusive: Actress Sudiptaa Chakraborty on her new movie Samsara

How she gets into the role of a caretaker with elan

Accident or murder? Actress Mahua Roychowdhury’s death a mystery

On her death anniversary GB remembers Tollywood’s talented actress

Central govt. to sell off and privatize century old Bengal Chemicals!

Should this iconic pharma company of Prafulla Chandra Roy be given up?

Bijon Bhattacharya --- The disorderly genius on stage

GB pays tribute to this theatre genius on his birth anniversary!

Do not miss the Grand Canyon of Bengal!

Gangani – where river Silabati makes deep gorges like Colorado of USA

Hook! Line! Sinker! Try some Mahseer fishing in Teesta

The angling destination of Bengal where you get the prized Golden Mahseer

After Krittika, another Class X student slashes wrist in school

Are Kolkata’s students falling to stress or suicide attempts are contagious?

Is Bengal’s health sector known only for doctor assaults?

What about pathbreaking operations and new facilities?

Paragliding at Deolo Hill

Laze, sleep, eat and just enjoy nature

From Beef to Beep, yet food fest cancelled in Kolkata

Why has Kolkata suddenly turned so intolerant to food?

Morgan House, the Ivy laced charming mansion of Kalimpong

One of the best WBTDC properties of Bengal

Is Jamai Shashthi a misogynistic festival of Bengal?

Shameless display of money and pampering for the men only!

Will Bangla again take a backseat with Hindi language imposition?

Should we fight for the rights of our mother tongue in West Bengal?

Can Abir’s Sonada match Soumitro’s Feluda?

The new detective on Bengali screens

Mimi and Nusrat’s smart trousers a disrespect to Parliament?

Or a woman’s rights to wear comfortable clothes this summer?

Konttho – an outstanding movie of hope

Another masterpiece from Shiboprasad and Nandita kitty

Did ‘communist’ Bengal ever understand the relevance of May Day...

Labour unions of Bengal only knew lock outs and militant agitation

When a saree tells a tale -- on a Baluchari trail

Bishnupur’s weavers script history on a six-yard wonder

Margaret’s Deck – exclusive tea-lounge of Kurseong

Sip on that hot cuppa while sitting within a tea estate!

Basu Paribar is not just a movie, it is a poetic journey

Meeting place of star actors who strike the right balance

The ghosts messed up Bhobishyoter Bhoot

Why Anik Dutta failed to deliver any message through his movie

Utpal Dutt – the revolutionary actor on stage

On his birth anniversary GB remembers the other face of Dutt

Unsung heroine Kalpana Dutta who fought against the British

The science graduate who handled explosives

When shall we stop maiming voices of artistic dissent?

Even ghosts are afraid of humans! A letter to Bhooter Raja

How Madhusudan Dutta defied Ram and made Meghnad the hero

When the villain of Hindu mythology turns a hero in an epic poem

How Mallika Basu raises a kitchen storm with Masala?

GB speaks to famous food blogger and London based author 

Satyajit Ray’s Aranyer Din Ratri celebrates 50 years!

Movie that brought raw sensuality and eroticism onscreen

Mountain Man from Bengal conquers Antarctica peak

Satyarup Siddhanta has achieved the unthinkable!

Not just a holy dip! 

Tracing the historical journey of Gangasagar

Remembering Hazar Churasir Ma

Mahasweta Devi’s ever protesting pen on her birth anniversary

Will the Left succeed in their bandh today in Bengal?

Bengal gears up to resist the decade old menace.

Poush Sankranti Dhaka and Sylheti style!

Not with pithe, but with Shakrainkites and mera-merighar

War of letters between Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen

Why Sen’s protest films stand out

Come February 2019 and Kolkata will turn into a gallery 

Kolkata will host Asia’s largest international photo festival

Author Sanjib Chattopadhyay --- as I saw him

On the wake of the author winning Sahitya Akademi

Architecture of ‘Santiniketan Griha’ is answer to religious har...

GB takes a stock of the house built by Debendranath Tagore

GB exclusive interview with British author Janet MacLeod Trotter

She will launch her latest book on Tea Planter’s Series in Kolkata

Today is the day when Rabindranath Tagore won Nobel Prize

What was Tagore’s reaction to the news?

National Award winner Amartya Bhattacharyya speaks to GB

Runanubandha will have a world premiere at KIFF 

Wish to walk on dewy grass? Where to head to in Kolkata?

Kolkata has several ‘Earthing’ havens to keep your feet dewy this autumn

Nilanjan Bandyopadhyay interprets Bengali poetry through calligraphy

Unique show of Poetry and Calligraphy at MAYA Art Space

Gone are the days when Puja barshikis carried a pujo fragrance

Puja barshiki releases set way ahead in July, have lost their attraction

Are dhaakis of Bengal a fading community today?

Why dhaakis no longer wish to carry forward their tradition

Not just as Jatayu, Santosh Dutta acted in various roles with elan!

Our very own ‘Lal Mohan Ganguly’ was a criminal lawyer

Musician from Bengal popularizes Indian Classical in China!

Exclusive interview with Moumita Mitra on music trends in Beijing

Where Leaders Are Made

A visit to Salt Lake’s Administrative Training Institute

Undaunted foot soldiers of Kolkata Traffic Police

How they keep your cars going after Majerhat Bridge collapse

Walking down the ‘Pet Street’ of Kolkata

Discovering a rainbow of plants

Where Gods Reside: Kolkata’s Sacred Places

The book that places Kolkata on the ‘Spiritual Map’ of the world

Dipping into greasy telebhaja at 100-year-old Potlar Dokan

Hop on to Bagbazar Street for some yummy telebhaja

How Satyarup turned from an asthmatic kid to Mountain Man 

Satyarup Siddhanta speaks to GB on his incredible journey

Amritendu Roy’s old heritage bungalow turned to a home-stay jewel of ...

GB peeps into RedBrick Residency in the heart of the city

Scriptwriter from Bengal makes a short film on ‘Menopause’

Film all set to break taboo about female reproductive health

Wish to read Abanindranath Tagore’s Khirer Putul in English?

Try out recently launched translation by Prof Amita Ray

Celebrating Rashbehari Bose and Toshiko’s 100th marriage anniversary

Why is Bengal’s Murgir Jhol famous in Japan?

Platform Children of Howrah Station

How are they on International Day against Drug Abuse?

Pampering the son-in-law: Bengal's Jamai Shashthi

Is this day a blatant show of male chauvinism?

Photographers from Bengal step on a historical voyage ‘Into the Unkno...

Kounteya Sinha and Alankar Chandra take Kolkata on the global map

Sahana Bajpaie gets Bengal’s Pride Award at UK Parliament

Famous Bengali singer gives an in-depth interview on music and much more

Scientist from Kolkata who won Mr Gay World runners up 2018

Samarpan Maiti of Institute of Chemical Biology makes us proud

Post It! The new micro-film by a Kolkata director

Mahul Brahma speaks to GB on his directorial debut

Panoramic view of Kolkata through prose, poetry, music

Poet Sharmila Ray on Kolkata as her muse

Meet multi-award winning film writer from Kolkata

Reetwika Banerjee is also a cyber security expert

Purono Kolkatar Golpo is all about genuine emotions

Group that talks and works for Kolkata

Did you know Kolkata has a Chocolate Tasting Club?

Meet the chocoholics of ‘Good Vegetarian Food Group’

One stop elder care platform in Kolkata

Elina Dutta speaks to GB about Tribeca Care

Has Bengal forgotten the golden legacy of Lathials?

How many of us remember revolutionary Pulin Behari Das?

Enjoy Santiniketan’s Boshonto Utsav in Kolkata today!

Singer Manoj Murali brings Spring’s rhythm to Kolkata

Kolkata artist’s paintings on German stamps!

World-renowned artist Sudip Chatterjee speaks to GB

Kolkata engineer who helps you turn a farmer

Farmizen allows you to grow your own vegetables

Elizabeth Clarke of Windamere Darjeeling speaks to GB

The Heritage hotel that is as old as Darjeeling

Bengal riding high on new Tourism Map

Bengal’s Principal Secretary Tourism, speaks to GB  

Kolkata boy opens the first ever floating restaurant on sea!

Kolkata’s floating restaurants on Ganga inspired Mridul

Journalist Asha Bhatia’s new book is on ‘Modern Dubai’

Bhatia speaks on the different shades of this desert nation

She set up a women’s college at a Bengal village recently

Meet this famous educationist who went back to her roots

Young Bengali food entrepreneur brings‘gourmet food’ to city

This Bengali girl was only 18, when she started her gourmet outlet

Sahana Bajpaie, globetrotting singer with a Bangali heart 

Sahana still misses Santiniketan and Bangladesh

Author Sumana Roy believes in narratives of stillness

Her book has been shortlisted for Mumbai Lit Fest award

Indigo grown again in Bengal after 150 years!

GB speaks to Amrita Mukherjee of Indigo Sutra

Children of Bengal who have no childhood

Brick kiln child labourers of Bengal

IIM graduate who is changing lives in Sunderbans

Meet Jadavpur University alumnus Biplab Das

World-renowned Bengali techie brings projects to Bengal

Top technologist Sauvik Banerjjee’s homecoming

Tantric meditation of east or Tantric sex of west?

How Goddess Kali is being marketed in the West?

World-renowned Bengali techie brings projects to Bengal

Top technologist Sauvik Banerjjee’s homecoming

BEWARE! Do not fall prey to ‘Toxic Beauty’

Learn about harmful ‘Dirty Dozen’ cosmetic ingredients

Troilokyonath Mukhopadhyay’s Domorudhor 

A chance to read Bengali satirist’s works in English

Armed guards to stop tomato loot

Tomatoes are acting pricey!

Hook, Line & Sinker!

Chandan Gupta brings international angling to Bengal

Homecoming to the banks of Icchamati

US based author Lopamudra's annual time travel

An age-old recipe for Eid

Sufia Khatoon sharing the ecstasy of celebrations

The doctor who returned to his roots

Meet dermatologist Dr Ashok Ganguly

Wish to chase clouds this monsoon?

Hollywood Twister comes alive in Bengal