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60-year-old mystery solved: Molecular model of heart discovered by Bengali ...

For the past 60 years, scientists across the globe have been researching the molecular formation of the heart

Joynagarer Moa, not just a sweet, but a brand in itself

Joynagar is also about stalwarts and an illustrious past

New beetle discovered in Behala: An interview with Zoology head of Ballygun...

The newly discovered beetle has been christened 'Maladera Kolkataensis' Bhuinya, Gupta, Sarkar and Ahrens-2023

Alipore Zoo gears up to house green anacondas and penguins: Will they survi...

The challenges are daunting but Kolkata zoo authorities are ready to provide the best possible habitat for the animals and birds

Detective Deepak Chatterjee & Swapan Kumar: Poster Boys of Bengal

Churning out detective stories by the dozen was only one of Swapan Kumar’s daily chores

Upcoming Symposium focusing on ‘The Lives of Sundarbans’ - GetBengal st...

Howrah Bignyan Chetona Samanwaya is a well-known NGO that prioritizes ‘Nature and Environment’

Why is the day before Kali Puja celebrated as Bhoot Chaturdashi? - GetBenga...

Bengalis have a strange fascination for the paranormal world

Have we forgotten the great historian Amales Tripathi? - GetBengal story

He initiated the creation of a History Honours curriculum based on modern research and literature

Khanam: Dhaka's first modern woman painter - GetBengal story

Nawabzadi Meherbanu Khanam was probably the first female painter of Muslim Bengal

100 years of ‘Abol Tabol:’ still at pinnacles of popularity – GetBeng...

The poems are not merely for children and each poem and even the quatrains, have a message and clues embedded in it

Dukhu Majhi: The man on a ‘green gold’ mission - GetBengal story

Majhi decides new destinations each day and plants saplings while watering and tending the ones he has already planted

Suman Ghosh’s ‘The Scavenger of Dreams’ reaches Busan Int’l Film Fe...

The city film fraternity is all agog with excitement as Ghosh's film

On top of the world, looking down at creation – GetBengal story

Biswas’ love affair with the mountains began back in the early 1990s when he was barely 20

DTDC – a Bengali entrepreneur’s dream gets wings to take worldwide flig...

Meet Subhasish Chakraborty, a Bengali who made a global brand

Poetry for Sukanta Bhattacharya was born from the trauma of war and famine ...

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

Howrah Para swimmer scripts history by crossing English Channel two ways - ...

Earlier in 2018, Rimo crossed the English Channel setting up a National record

Bhot Bagan Math: Remnant of a glorious chapter of Tibetan Buddhist era - Ge...

It is a unique monastery with a rare influx of Shaiva and Tibetian Buddhist traditions in its origin

Septuagenarian ‘Bird Watcher of Kuthibari’ protecting parrots from poac...

He often raids the nearby fields to cut off the mesh traps laid down by crooks to ensnare the magnificent birds

Ancient Bengal’s phenomenal role in spreading Buddhism in Tibet - GetBeng...

Few figures in the history of Buddhism in Tibet have had as far-reaching and profound an influence as Atiśa Dīpankara

Music speaks for Arup Das - a toto driver by profession and a passionate am...

Arup Das often entertains his passengers with his melodious renditions of popular songs

Ganapati Chakraborty: the Indian pioneer of professional magic was a Bengal...

Ganapati Chakraborty was born in 1858 in a landed aristocratic family in Chatra village

Artist’s deft brush strokes transform the Kala Bhavana roof into a lotus ...

Suman has transformed the roof into a pond with all the dimensions of height, width, and depth

Peter Cat on world map - ranks 17th among legendary restaurants globally - ...

TasteAtlas published its annual ranking of ‘Top 150 Most Legendary Restaurants of the World and Their Iconic Dishes’

Ex-Kala Bhavana artist using recycled wastes to produce paper – a GetBeng...

She uses grasses, various parts of plants and trees, and recycled wastes to produce paper

Lakshmiswar Singh: A forgotten craft teacher and Esperanto Expert of Santin...

Arguably his vision of development and education was ahead of his times

Mahasweta Ghosh: First Indian woman to complete world’s toughest ultra-ma...

Mahasweta Ghosh in the world of sprinters stokes our optimism and bestows all Indians with an opportunity to celebrate

Steve Pathé Zoutenn: the musical sensation from Central African Republic w...

He keeps posting his songs on Instagram and is flooded with requests for more

Burdwan welcomes a blue road made by discarded plastic!

The road stretches from Eklakshmi Toll Plaza to Rautara Bridge

Why Tagore took refuge in Planchette sessions to connect with the dead

He was drawn to the occult and tried various means to connect with his departed family members and friends

Septuagenarian curd seller Sameer Bhattacharjee is an inspiration for all: ...

Sameer Bhattacharjee is in full control of his life’s steering

Satyajit Ray viewed food as a way to cherish humanity through his movies

Food was an important aspect of Satyajit Ray’s films

Bengali geologist solves the Himalayan puzzle at last - when will the mount...

The Himalayas continue to rise by an average of 2 cm each year

Back when Frida Kahlo chose saree instead of her iconic Tehuana-style floor...

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

Royal Bengal Tigers of Sundarbans: Casualties of our success and symbols of...

The tiger population in the Sundarbans has already crossed 100

Seed paper pens of Naihati - great alternatives to conventional plastic pen...

A new breed of eco-friendly sustainable alternatives for plastic pens has come to the market

Amulya Ghosh gave wings to women and broke the glass ceiling a century ago

Amulya was inspired by Pulin Bihari Das's book 'Lathi Khela O Ashi Shiksha' at a very young age

Sonagachhi: Tracing the chequered history of one of the Asia’s largest se...

The Babus led a lavish life, and spent lakhs on mujra and mehfil regularly

Women’s Day Series --- Dahan: Questioning gender stereotyping

Suchitra Bhattacharya's writing focuses on contemporary social issues

Women’s Day Series --- Subarnolata in pursuit of an identity

Ashapurna Devi authored over 30 novels, poetry, 10 volumes of collected works, and numerous stories for children

When Rabindranath Tagore was named a conspirator in an anti-British trial!

A collective movement of expatriate Indians called the 'Ghadar Party' was born

Women’s Day Series --- Sarat Chandra’s Abhaya defies traditional morali...

Chattopadhyay’s unconventional idea of chastity and reversed roles of women is best depicted in the female characters in Srikanta

Women’s Day Series --- Mrinal of Tagore’s Streer Patra defies the ‘ha...

The mid-19th century was an era of great social and political upheaval

Kolkata boy creates Guinness Records by building castles of cards

Arnav Daga, is a 15-year-old student of class IX at Sri Sri Academy

Letter boxes of Kolkata - taking us back to the era of pen and paper

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

Life is Art, Live yours in Colour

from January 27, 2023, passers by suddenly noticed a flurry of activities in the vicinity

Dried marigolds can be a cure for cancer!

Marigold is extensively used in temples and for worship, marriage ceremonies etc

West Bengal’s first Saraswati temple was established a century ago in How...

The name ‘Saraswati' means 'elegant', 'flowing', and ‘watery'

Peeping into the life of Bonophool, the master story-teller

The master story-teller Bonophool and his hilarious idiosyncrasies

Two Kolkata women changing lives of the Dhapa rag-pickers

Girls and children from the rag-picking community of Dhapa are lately exposed to positive changes, thanks to these two women of Kolkata

The origin of Biryani – how a Mughal delicacy invaded Bengal

Bengali’s love biryani although it is not an indigenous dish

Going on an authentic Parsi food trail in Kolkata

An Exclusive Interview with Supriya Mancherji

Brikkho Foundation: Setting up Orphanage for Trees

Brikkho Foundation, under the aegis of Ghosh, is working to create an orphan home for trees

Are the Green Crackers really ‘Green’ this year?

This year, the Hon’ble High Court has sanctioned the use of only ‘Green fireworks’ complying with the 90 decibel (dB) noise

Festival of plays beckons theatre buffs to Academy of Fine Arts during Durg...

Veteran thespian Seema Mukhopadhyay will host two plays on Saptami

When the Goddess comes to the forests of Sonajhuri

The tribal people are the lifeblood of this puja

Durga Puja organizers at Girish Bhawan adopt new-age immersion technique

Since 1832, the four-day puja at Girish Bhawan has been an annual event and is now an integral part of Kolkata’s legacy

Charting a safe income for Tiger Widows of Sundarbans

Sundarban Foundation, the NGO that works for upliftment of the community in Sundarban

Radha Govinda Kar: Renaissance man of Betore

The school started in 1886 and it was named 'Calcutta School of Medicine'

Tracing the metamorphosis of Sri Aurobindo: A documentary from Bengal

This year marks the 15oth birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo

Achinta Sheuli’s fairytale journey to Commonwealth gold

Howrah boy makes Commonwealth Games history

How Labhpur influenced the writing spirit of Tarashankar

He who brought a slice of Rarh Bengal to life

Nilima Ibrahim, a pioneer in women emancipation

‘Ami Birangana Bolchhi’ recounts the struggle and survival of the seven rape victims

Mukti’s Kitchen conquers Brooklyn with Indian style health food

Teaching Americans the fine art of Indian cooking

Sufi Master was honoured with a gold medal by Tagore

Ustad Safiur Rahman is a renowned lyricist/composer

Indraneel Bandopadhyay tries to keep the tradition of Lathi Khela alive in ...

‘Lathi khela' is an indigenous martial arts form of Bengal

IT engineer turned filmmaker lauds KIFF for focus on documentaries

Tanmay Shah’s film is about a specially abled artist

Jallianwala Bagh documentary an eye-opener at KIFF

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre was perpetrated on April 13, 2019

Documenting Bengal’s water craft – exclusive interview with the 'Boatma...

Swarup Bhattacharya has been researching boats for 25 years

From humble scooter to transport tycoon: Success story of Ganesh Chandra Gh...

He was an ambitious youth who dreamt of owning a swanky bus and start his transport business independently

Eden Gardens: A gift of love for Kolkata by three British siblings

Eden Gardens is third largest cricket stadium in the world

Remembering Subinoy Roy: Doyen of Rabindrasangeet, on his birth centenary y...

Roy was honored with Visva-Bharati's highest honour, Desikottam and the State Sangeet Academy Award

How Bengal still tries to preserve its legacy of Fountain Pens

For connoisseurs of fountain pens, Basak is a name to reckon with

Palsit railway station, where the iconic ‘Pather Panchali’ was shot

Palsit railway station, on the Howrah–Burdwan main line, is operated by Eastern Railway

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

The colonial Park Street Restaurants

The street that never sleeps

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

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

Still remains a favourite sweet from Bengal

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