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Satyaprasad Gangopadhyay -- Rabindranath Tagore’s first publisher

Tagore’s first book of verses was published by his nephew, Satyaprasad

Remembering singer Arati Mukherjee

One of the few female vocalists who shone brightly during the golden era of Bengali music

Kolkata’s Letter Boxes: An Enduring Love Story

With the invention of the electronic mail, letter boxes are gradually vanishing from the streets of Kolkata

Alexander Castle -- Where Rabindranath Tagore was invited by Muktagachha za...

The castle is also known as ‘Lohar Kuthi’ or ‘Rang Mahal’

Non-vaccinated Dhakis face difficult future as puja pandals imposes restric...

Dhakis wait with bated breath for offers from pujo committees as organizers tighten covid protocols in pandals this year

Story of the vanishing rivers – Saraswati and Adi Ganga of Bengal

GB Exclusive with National Awardee Teacher (2013), Swarnali Chattopadhyay, on the importance of conservation of rivers

When Saree crossed borders and draped Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was fascinated by six yards of Bengali handloom and the stylish Parsi way of wearing it.

West Bengal has successfully increased Rhino population in the wild

Rajendra Jakhar, Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF) Wildlife, North Bengal speaks to GB on World Rhino Day

Youth from Canning makes a name with a first of its kind Coffee Documentary...

Pratik Dey Chowdhury met a variety of people, including café owners, coffee planters, roasters, and consumers, to learn about their perspectives on coffee

‘Batasha’ making art is on the verge of extinction due to lack of entre...

This popular sweet, which is part and parcel of any religious ceremonies, is now facing stiff competition from the modern confectionaries

Darjeeling Zoo breeding programmes help in preserving Red Pandas

Exclusive GB interview with Saurabh Chowdhury, Secretary, West Bengal Zoo Authority

A Heritage Medical Shop that supplied medicines to Rabindranath Tagore on h...

‘Mahatma & Co. Chemists and Druggists’, is a pharmacy with a long history and connection to Tagore's final days

Bengal to get 13,000 crore investments in IT: GB exclusive interview with I...

Mr. Swarup Roy talks about the development of the IT industry in Bengal

Theatre Man Kedarnath Dasgupta bridged India & UK through Oriental producti...

A ‘dreamer of peace’, he believed that art and literature could unify all humans

Sukumar Ray and the magical world of Pagla Dashu

One of Bengal's most loveable young characters

Niranjan Agar: ‘King of Egg Devils’ from colonial Kolkata

The centuries old ‘Niranjan Agar' cabin in North Kolkata has a long and illustrious past

Gomira Mask Makers of Dinajpur – Skilled Wood Workers

The wood-crafted Gomira masks represent the two forms of the divine dance- the Gomira and the RamVanvas

Meet Raju Nepali, North Bengal and North East India’s anti-human traffick...

Nepali has been a beam of hope to many in terrible times as

Mujtaba Ali’s ‘Deshe Bideshe’ describes life in Kabul as never seen b...

Syed Mujtaba Ali spent a year-and-a-half teaching in Kabul from 1927 to 1929

Sib Chandra Nundy: The Telegraph Man of India

In 1883, Nundy was awarded with the title of Rai Bahadur

Glowing brightly in the rich history of the delectable world of Sandesh: Gi...

Did you know Nakur tried his hand at wine Sandesh a century ago?

Dodo’r Dushtumir Class -- Virtual exploration outing for kids in Kolkata

The weekly class, hosted by Dodo himself with well-known mentors coming once a week, has already created quite a stir among both children and their parents

How Labhpur influenced the writing spirit of Tarashankar Bandopadhyay

He who brought a slice of Rarh Bengal to life

How a rural housewife ‘Alpona Mistri of Satkhira’ is helping preserve i...

Seed preservationist shows the way for sustainable organic farming

Hilsa is not just for taste, but also for health benefits!

The health benefits of this fish surpasses many super foods

Posto’s journey from Chinese opium farms to Bengal’s kitchens

Rolf Bauer, Professor of Economic and Social History at University of Vienna, wrote an exhaustive history of the opium trade in India

Village Kirtaniya from Mangalkot takes Bengal’s Sreekhol online to overse...

Bengal’s khol goes to the West through online lessons

Outstanding International Award for SSKM’s Dr. Sujoy Ghosh

Kolkata Doctor draws international accolade

From Baans to Bottle Taranga, Somnath Bandopadhyay creates musical instrume...

Bandyopadhyay’s miniature replicas of musical instruments are an instant eye-catcher

Mrityunjay Ghosh & Sons- for the connoisseurs of Kochuri in Kolkata

Kolkata’s heritage street food shop and its lip smacking Kochuris

How Rabindranath Tagore comes to our rescue in these trying times of bereav...

How the great poet coped with the loss of his loved ones with poems and songs

Cancer and anti-inflammatory medicines from Marigold petals!

Scientist Suhrita Charabarty generates income for marginalized farmers

Meet Dr. Swapan Jana, JU alumnus and Director, R&D, Serum Institute

Learn how he steered the COVISHIELD manufacture

A teenager and her ‘library’ are changing lives in a small village

Rahila Khatun refuses to let the pandemic deprive her village of education

DTDC – Bengali entrepreneur’s dreams on pan-India and global wings

Meet Subhasish Chakraborty, a Bengali who made a global brand

Jharna Basak -- the Bengali actress who ruled Pakistan’s silver screen

She was the first superstar of the subcontinent with 180 Urdu and Bengali films

Herbal Abeer makers of Shantipur

Organic farmer Sailen Chandi shows the way

Palash Ghosh – One of the last Bandel Cheese makers churning the historic...

The only family that still churns world famous gourmet delight

Madaris of Kolkata – the gypsy street magicians

Rahamatullah, the famous Madari of colonial Kolkata

‘Those shouting loudest about ‘Women’s Lib’ are ones who don’t fo...

Leela Majumdar who broke all barriers of patriarchy!

Uttam Kumar-Soumitra: The War that never was

A duo that defined the golden phase of Bengali film industry

Adman O.C. Ganguly – The ‘Trendsetter’ Indian ad-guru of the 1940’

Ganguly’s iconic Dunlop and Lipton ads were watershed moments in the history of Indian advertisement

Robin Ghosh: Musician who gave the biggest hits in Pakistani movie industry...

Pakistan’s music lovers miss Bengali Maestro’s melody

Protecting poet Hiralal Sen – British conspiracy to bring sedition charge...

How Hiralal Sen’s “Hungkar” put him at loggerheads with the British

The old world charm still thrives in Uttarpara’s century-old Lucy Babu’...

An eatery in suburban Kolkata that revolutionized the restaurant culture

The ‘Shehnai’ family of Kolkata who played at the Buckingham palace

Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussein khan, the man behind Doordarshan’s signature tune

Phoolkopir Shingara or Koraishutir Kochuri?

On a trail of Bengal’s winter delicacies

The colonial Park Street Restaurants

The street that never sleeps

Joynagarer Moa-the brand that defines a town

Joynagar is also about stalwarts and an illustrious past

First Indian footballer to play in Europe

Md. Salim from Kolkata proved to be an Asian sensation in Britain

Tagore wanted to break walls – then why walls coming up in Visva Bharati?...

GB speaks to leading residents of Santiniketan to get a view

India’s badminton stars are awarded, but Jadurberia’s famous shuttlecoc...

The best hand-made shuttlecocks of India come from Howrah

Sukanta Bhattacharya, whose poetry was born from irrevocable trauma of war ...

Aren’t his poems relevant during the recent migrant labourer crisis?

Jalbhora Taalshash – the sweet made to dupe a son-in-law!

Still remains a favourite sweet from Bengal

Bijon Bhattacharya: He who brought a slice of life on stage

On his birth anniversary remembering Nabanno

Where have all the snake charmers of Bengal gone? Do you hear their flutes ...

Snake charmers are now used to protect these endangered reptiles

MANGO MANIA! Two historical mango recipes from Bengal

Tracing the historical trail of how mango dishes were popularised

Lockdown and family – We are in it together, we shall overcome

On World Family day, let’s look at a real-family story

Kolkata’s last bioscopewallah Md Salim to retire as smartphones take over...

How Salim kept a celluloid dream alive for generations

Passing by Borun Babu’s hearth and home

Borun Babur Bondhu is a rare gem in Bengali movie scenario

Ode to Padatik poet Subhash Mukhopadhyay on his birth anniversary

What set Mukhopadhyay’s political beliefs apart?

Where do you get the season’s best phoolkopir shingara in Kolkata?

Samosa’s cousin shingara can be traced to Persia

Enjoy a gurgling Mal River at Bengal’s Toonbari

Perfect getaway for an adventure loving trekker

Zakaria Street: Kolkata’s Mughlai Street

Go for the best kebabs, head to Kolkata’s Zakaria Street

How Jhumpa Lahiri brought Kolkata’s favourite Jhaalmuri through Names...

Protagonist Ashima traced her roots down a packet of jhaalmuri

Here is a new holiday destination in Bengal!

Travel down to Kankrajhor, this winter

What has Kolkata in store this Christmas season?

Kolkata’s unique Christmas flavour

Which blind artist inspired Saibal Mitra’s Chitrokor?

Two artists from two nations who refused to sell their art for money

Radioactive sandwiches in Kolkata!

Photo-journalist turned sandwich maker sells them near Jadavpur

Prostitution on Kolkata streets still thrives

Tracing Kolkata’s night spots: sex trade and deprivation

Chilekotha is all about Bengali nostalgia

Why not pay a visit to ‘adda’ days again?

Watch out for a new Abir-Ritwick chemistry

On Kaushik Ganguly’s Chhaya-O-Chhobi