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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

Why don’t we get a Pagla Dashu anymore?

Where have all the Pagla Dashu's gone?

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

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

Leela Majumdar who broke all barriers of patriarchy!

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