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Housewife from rural Sundarbans reach top 5 in all India Nutritious Food Co...

Ganga Rani Haldar, from Sundarban, wins the spotlight with her cooking skills

Save Kolkata’s Trams- mission by a retired biochemist

Kolkata boasts of India's only city with operational trams

The Life of Abadhoot- Rebel and Recluse to become a bestselling author —G...

Dulal Mukhopadhyay's transition into the enigmatic Abadhoot

Millet cultivation in Bengal – GetBengal story

Revival of millet cultivation in Bengal, promoting healthy alternatives

‘Bawa-Bhonu Gupshup’ promises to bring Kolkatans closer to the dwindlin...

Parsi heritage to be celebrated in Kolkata in the ‘Bawa Bhonu Gup-Shup’ event

“Parama: A journey with Aparna Sen” – the new documentary on Aparna S...

The documentary recently had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam

Book on ‘One Less-than-a-crore Rock carvings of Unakoti’ released – G...

Launched on 2nd March at the city’s Middleton Art Gallery

Scottish Church College to get its 2nd Campus in the restored Duff College ...

The new campus building has 28 rooms, and 1000-1200 students can study here at the same time

Kurkut chutney - bridging the gap between the tribal and mainstream Bengal ...

Kurkut is a red weaver ant that people usually avoid in fear of its acidic prick

Putul Naach – Preserving the lost art of Doll Making, by Chalchitra Acade...

Many Majilpur dolls were crafted to mock the arrogance and superficiality depicted in the Babu culture

Are Bengalis 'Army Shy?' The question persists - GetBengal story

Army veterans give their views on the perception

The first State Government ‘Organic Haat’ opened in Rajarhat - GetBenga...

The Organic Haat building is around 11,000 sqm and has 7 floors

Rupban Jatra Pala – a dying art form of Bengal set to revive - GetBengal ...

Stylized delivery and exaggerated gestures and orations are some of the features of Jatra

Lacework in Iron: Balusters and Railings of Kolkata - GetBengal story

The railings of Kolkata homes since the British era and pre-British era were made from cast iron

When Tandon Bari of Jorasanko lit up as a Theatre Stage - GetBengal story

Directed by actor and architect Anubha Fatehpuria, the play was presented by Padatik and Trisys Foundation

Shantipur Ray Bari Durga Puja, that started by worshipping a bamboo ‘winn...

Here, Maa Durga is known as the “Kulopoti Devi”

Octogenarian Sunil Pal brandishes art, his weapon for survival - GetBengal ...

Pal is a self-taught artist who picked up the finer aspects of paintings from a street artist in Manicktala years ago

Candle-making to empower rural women of Bengal financially - GetBengal stor...

Scented candles are a valuable tool for promoting mental health and well-being

600-year-old Durga puja that starts with Muslims offering bhog to Maa Durga...

This Pujo was started by the Banerjee family who lived in Monigram, Sagardighi

Moichara – the century-old ‘secular’ rural festival of Bengal - GetBe...

Moichara is a cattle race festival, marking the arrival of monsoon

First Land mapping of India started in Bengal by none other than Radhanath ...

Radhanath was one of the first two Indians to read Isaac Newton's Principia

Famous Khansamas of Kolkata and roads named in their honour - GetBengal sto...

The meaning of the Persian word 'Khansama' in Bengali, is an attendant who serves food, but for the old Calcutta gentlemen, Khansama meant a cook

Manchas of 18th century Bengal hold key to architectural splendour -GetBeng...

Manchas are of three types -- Dolmancha, Rasmancha and Tulsimancha

Scientist Bikash Sinha, the man who dared to defy political clout for the c...

He was a member of the Visva-Bharati University's Academic Council since 2002

Dr. James Esdaile: the Father of Anaesthesia started work at Hooghly Hospit...

After the success of the first attempt, Esdaile started performing more such surgeries using mesmerism

Stanford University calls Anjali Burman of Raniganj, the student who create...

EmaChat is a personal, secure and privacy-focused virtual room for romantic couples

Poet-playwright Dwijendralal Roy fought for the farmers of Kajlagarh - GetB...

D.L. Roy came to this place as the land settlement officer of the then Sujamutha division of Midnapore

Esther Abraham, the first Miss India, was born in Calcutta - GetBengal stor...

Abraham was crowned the country’s first Miss India in 1947

Town Hall to trace Kolkata’s journey through time - GetBengal story

The museum is structured in such a way that kids and adults alike will love the way history is represented

Kolkata's Jewish Girls’ School still preserves a slice of Baghdad

An undying legacy of the Baghdadi Jewish community of India

Hariprabha Takeda: First Indian Woman in Japan and her famous travelogue

Hariprabha Basu Mallick was born to Shashibhuban Basu Mallick and Nagendra Bala

The first plastic surgeon in India hailed from the quaint town of Chinsurah...

The first detailed description of plastic surgical procedures is found in the 'Sushruta Samhita'

Sarbamangala Temple in East Burdwan offers endless pilgrimage for the soul

This holy shrine is one of the 52 Shakti Pithas dedicated to Adi Shakti

J.B. Roy, the forgotten founder of Asia's first Ayurvedic college in Calcut...

It was the first Ayurvedic educational institution in India and the entire Asia

The 100-year-old D.M. Library was the first pan-Indian bookstore in Kolkata...

It is one of the oldest surviving bookstores of Bengal

From biscuits to cakes, the journey of Britannia started in Kolkata 130 yea...

Britannia went public in 1978 and was rechristened Britannia Industries Limited

MasterChef contestant Priyanka Kundu Biswas turns “Queen of Desserts” -...

She is well-educated and is a very good student who can also be referred to as a “geek”

Taking you through the Beadon Square – a tapestry of historical events

This park has witnessed India’s freedom struggle and played an important role

Bireswar Sen – the landscape artist who re-imagined the Himalayas in his ...

A show was held at the NGMA, Bengaluru showcasing 77 of his miniature watercolour landscapes

Balaka Ghosh’s documentary on ‘Death in The City’ wins an internation...

The Life Beyond Life Film Festival focuses on eschatological themes

Govt sponsored Somponno Café is the new address of Alipore

The Somponno Café has a multilevel parking facility that has become a great relief to the regular visitors

Re-looking at the glory that was ‘Mankar Rangmahal’

Mankar was once renowned as the ‘Temple town’ of Bengal

Jamini Roy’s Kolkata residence turned into art gallery

he most striking feature of Jamini Roy’s art is the inclusivity of people from all walks of life.

Bengal’s ancient Mauryan site of Mahasthangarh, where History takes a nap...

Mahasthangarh is one of the oldest and most traditional places among the archaeological monuments of Bangladesh

Tufanganj’s Singara Dida is an inspiration at the age of 80!

Singara Dida from Tufanganj, West Bengal has been running a snack shop all by herself

Letters written on Tagore’s Purabi by Victoria Ocampo

Purabi is an evening raga of Hindustani Classical Music signaling the onset of the dusk

Shyam Bazar: What’s in a name?

Sutanuti, Gobindopur, and Kolkata were three neighboring villages on the banks of the Hooghly River

'Doomtullah' - the old Calcutta street with a Jewish connect

The 350m long Ezra Street located in the heart of Kolkata is a testament of the city's vibrant Jewish history

Immerse yourself in the culturally rich heritage of Bengal’s Theatre Vill...

Older generations fear that the very way of life is becoming a relic of the past

Steamer service from Calcutta that transformed British Rangoon

Rangoon became a centre for trade from a large rural village

How climate change is impacting century-old temples of Sundarbans

The latest victim is the 11th-century temple of Jatar Deul

Terracotta Tales scripted in Burnt Clay

Terracotta temples were erected in Bankura, Murshidabad, Bishnupur

Ganesh Janani dolls – a mix of divine splendour and artistic aplomb

The eternal loving bond between a mother and a son is wrapped in the form of a clay doll

Kantha coasters from The Bengal Store are a bridge between past and present...

‘Kantha’ has bridged the gap between the rich and the poor in Bengal

On the eve of Makar Sankranti

Sadhus have a unique way of life and perspectives on the meaning of life

Supreme Court of Calcutta’s judge John Hyde’s secret notes

John Hyde was a famous judge residing in Kolkata

The only ‘Samovar’ Tea shop of Kolkata

Samovars are large metallic vessels used to boil and brew

House Number 13 on Cornwallis Street - a rich treasure trove of historical ...

Calcutta Training Academy functioned from this house between 1861-1890

Mahila Art Studio at 32 Cornwallis Street, Calcutta, tells the story of wom...

Women of upper caste households in Bengal used to live in the andarmahal

Chakraberia – the Dihi that was older than Calcutta

Most of the colonial structures are missing along the Chakraberia Road now

Dakshin Kalikata Sevasram: Century-old home close to Netaji’s heart

Netaji in his letters mentions Dakshin Kalikata Sevasram

Dhamsa – a sneak peek into tribal life, while in Kolkata

The restaurant has been given the shape of Dhamsa

Khudiram’s love for revolvers as depicted by close aide Hemchandra Kanung...

Kanungo first met Khudiram on one of Medinipur’s quiet roads

How was Kolkata’s famous Loreto House born?

It was founded in an era when women’s education was almost unheard of!

Back when Rev. Lal Behari Dey’s novel won Darwin’s heart

Biologist Charles Darwin reached out to Lal Behari Dey after reading his novel

Bengal’s ‘Muluk Chalo’ stir was a harbinger of the trade union moveme...

‘Muluk Chalo’ or ‘Chargola Exodus’ created a huge political stir in 1921

Girindramohini Dasi – the feminist poet who was Tagore’s contemporary

Her poems were highly praised by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

Biresh Chandra Guha took India’s biochemistry research to new heights

He focused more on applying, than on just studying

Chand Paul Ghat, where British Judges and dignitaries landed

The understated glory of Chand Paul Ghat

RCTC: Horse Racer’s Paradise of the world

All you need to know about Royal Kolkata Turf Club

Kolkata’s Grand Hotel was born from the ashes of a burnt theatre hall!

Before taking the shape of a luxurious hotel, Kolkata’s Grand Hotel was once a theatre hall

Ongoing Bangladesh Film Festival attracts Kolkata’s cine buffs in hordes

The initiative has been taken by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Bangladesh and it is managed by Bangladesh sub-high commission, Kolkata

How did Nirmalendu Chowdhury popularise Bangla folk songs

He made Bangla folk popular across the globe

The first Solar Dome of India comes up at Kolkata’s Eco Park

GB pays a visit to this site of scientific feat

Dilapidated Raipur Rajbari of Birbhum and illustrious Sinha family

The family is well known for Satyendra Prasanno Sinha who became the first Indian member of the British House of Lords

Athlete Ila Mitra was tortured in jail instead of sprinting at 1940 Olympic...

The story of missed Olympian Ila Mitra’s struggle is one for the books indeed

King of Bengali Folk, Nirmalendu Chowdhury

Nirmalendu Chowdhury was given a hero’s welcome when he returned from Poland after mesmerizing the West with his songs

Villagers continue Rash Behari Ghosh’s Durga Puja at Burdwan’s Torkona

The puja that Rash Behari Ghosh initiated at his residence continues to be organized by residents of Torkona

Nandotsav heralds Durga Puja at Baikunthapur Rajbari

Nandotsav at Baikunthapur Rajbari is a joyous occasion where children participate in ‘Dadhi-kado’

Shakespeare’s family members still lie in a Kolkata grave

The tomb of John Talbot Shakespear, a descendent of the Bard of Avon, lies in Kolkata's South Park Street Cemetery

Kolkata girl’s wildlife film on hoolock gibbons for BBC gets nominated at...

Ashwika Kapur aka Ash Kapur is India’s youngest Green Oscar winner and wildlife filmmaker

Kolkata Port Trust revives memory of Goalanda Ghat through steamer rides

The Kolkata Port Trust is all set to re-introduce a paddle steamer 'PS Bhopal' on the Hooghly River

Lost Palace of Siraj-ud-Daulah

Siraj-ud-Daulah is hailed as the last independent Nawab of Bengal

Kolkata and its first bus service

In 1926, Walford & Company launched the city’s first double-decker bus

Lakshmi baskets of Bengal, sign of exquisite art

The baskets contained an idol of Lakshmi, mounted on a brass elephant

Emon Ekti Jhinuk Khunje Pelam Na…

Nirmala Mishra, the legendary Bengali singer is no more

Kalimpong school makes history, takes India to Swiss global Pipes and Drums...

Kumudini Homes is one of Kalimpong's oldest schools

Bolpur’s Laxmi Janardan Temple demonstrates that an artist’s religion i...

The Sarkar family has handed over the restoration work of the temple to a group of Muslim artists from Murshidabad district

The Ramcharit Manas manuscript that travelled from Mahisadal to Kolkata

The language of the manuscript is close to the Abadi Sanskrit dialect

Bengal’s Sponge Wood Art and Malakar community

After the Partition, several Malakar artists of East Bengal had migrated to districts of Coochbehar and Jalpaiguri

Bengal's Gita Chandra, India’s first female paratrooper

Gita had para-trooped seven times as part of the training

Grand ol’ Ambassador is to be back again

HMFCI is collaborating with French automobile company Peugeot to bring out the Ambassador 2.0

Nimtita Palace of Jalsaghar fame finally gets heritage tag

The almost 200-year-old palace has received the tag from West Bengal Heritage Commission

Buddhadeb Dasgupta Memorial Trust remembers world renowned director

The Trust has quite a few projects in shaping which will cater to the philosophy of Buddhadeb Dasgupta

Defaced but not defeated

Incredible story of an acid burn victim

Matchmaking Mishti with Literature – Jugal’s unique ‘sweet’ fest

The 3-day festival will take place between December 9-11

Remembering Ajoy Home, the Birdman of Bengal

Famous ornithologist from Bengal

‘Widow cuisine’ of Bengal: Vegetarian delicacies born out of oppression...

Non-vegetarian food was once forbidden for Bengali widows

Shibpur's centuries-old Roxburgh House to be restored

The project has been named as 'Roxburgh International Hub Project'

Jugi Jatra: The fading folk theatre of Midnapore

he performances are chiefly performed for the targeted rural masses

Have we forgotten the legacy of Girindrasekhar Bose?

Regarded as the Father of Asian Psychology, Dr Bose was an institution himself

Taking care of your potted plants after a cyclone and rains

For terrace planters, potted plants are more vulnerable than trees and shrubs

Branded Dooars Tea set to be your next brew

Once favourite with Russian blenders, Dooars Tea finds a market once more

Bengal’s women turned simple household items into work of art

Some of the folk arts have been handed down generations

Dhan Gopal Mukerji: Trailblazer cosmopolitan Indian modernist author

Dhan Gopal Mukerji, one of the earliest iconic cosmopolitan Indian modernists, travelled abroad in the first decade of the 20th century

Raghu Dakat – how he turned a disciple of singer Ramprasad

A three-part series on the tales of famous dacoits of Bengal in the 18th and 19th century

Raghu Dakat – why did a peasant’s son take up arms

A three-part series on the tales of famous dacoits of Bengal in the 18th and 19th century

How Calcutta’s aristocrats helped Bengali theatre grow strong roots

Support from wealthy natives did much for early Bengali theatre

‘Hare re re re’ – noble and ignoble Dacoits of Bengal

A three-part series on the tales of famous dacoits of Bengal in the 18th and 19th century

The 18th-century Russian who drove the birth of modern Bengali theatre

Our two-part series on the birth and growth of Bengali theatre

Finnish film Compartment No. 6 a must watch at KIFF

Director Juho Kuosmanen won the Grand Prix at Cannes

Oscar 2022 contender A Hero to premiere at KIFF

Listen to Iranian director Asghar Farhadi

Potoler Dolma, the Bengali summer delicacy that isn’t Bengali at all

Like many of Bengal’s borrowings, the dolma comes from a distant land

Riten Mozumdar – Polymath and Artist Designer who conquered the world

Mozumdar’s body of work displayed a diversity of range and materials exemplifying a rare mastery over mediums and techniques

Howrah’s Green Revolution with first-of-its kind Japan’s Miyawaki fores...

The area chosen is Shibgunj under Shyampur Block I in between Gadiara and Garchumuk on a 1,000 square meter plo

In memory of the man behind Bengal’s first world-class ad agency

From Satyajit Ray to ITC, everyone knew Karukrit

Walking down Professor Shonku Park in New Town

The landscaped park stands just behind City Centre 2 with Ray’s immortal literary creation, Professor Shonku, as the theme

When Love is Locked in first-ever Audit Firm of India – Lovelock Lewis & ...

Arthur Samuel Lovelock was one of the partners of Lovelock & Lewis

Basri Shah Mosque: The Oldest Mosque of Kolkata

Like other religious structures, the mosques of Kolkata are important contributors to its history

Ramnath Biswas, the man with a gypsy soul

The first Bengali Globetrotter who circumnavigated the globe on his bicycle

Bengal’s Ghutiari Sharif – where faiths and belief meet beyond religiou...

It is known for the mazaar (resting place) of Pir Ghazi Mubarak Ali, a revered 17th-century Muslim Saint

Asia’s first human dissection was by a Bengali doctor in colonial Calcutt...

His path-breaking work has opened up a new vista in modern medical studies

First book fair held in Bengal was not today’s Kolkata Book Fair

It was organized in 1918 by the National Council of Education

Colesworthey Grant: World's first animal crusader started work in Kolkata

He founded The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), the world’s oldest animal welfare charity in 1824

Kolkata has the world’s oldest polo club, and polo cup. Did you know?

The game as we know it today comes from Manipur

A Street in Kolkata that got its name from Shimul Trees

The Shimul Tress are considered the city’s oldest inhabitants

The Real Rani – How Rani Rashmoni outwitted British East India Company

Her tactics left the officials of East India Company bewildered and rattled out of shock.

Real Rani -- Rani Rashmoni merged philanthropy and business

She was a kind and generous lady who was loved by her subjects

The Real Rani -- Rani Rashmoni’s husband taught her how to run a business...

Rani Rashmoni was a fast learner and could easily pick up the. Business tricks

The Real Rani -- Rani Rashmoni, one of the first female entrepreneurs of In...

She came, she saw and she conquered the oppressive system during her time

The Englishman who started Durga Puja in Surul to succeed in business!

His profits doubled the next year and had a reversal of fortune

Bengal’s farmers cultivate high-nutrition laden Dutch cauliflowers

These colorful varieties of cauliflowers and cabbages are packed with nutritional values

What is topsy-turvy about Ultadanga?

Ultadanga is an important locality in the metropolis of Kolkata

Tipu Sultan and Tollygunge – Where do the two T’s meet?

Tollygunge derived its moniker from a colonel in the British Army named William Tolly

How come a bazar in Kolkata’s Chinatown was named after an Italian?

Tiretta Bazaar in Kolkata is famous for its Chinese street food and breakfast

Tusu on Makar Sankranti is a vibrant tribal festival of Bengal

It is a regional folk festival held on the last day of Bengali month of Poush

Presidency University, Kolkata’s eminent educational institution

A 200-year-old institution that heralded a new era of education in India

How Lord Bentinck helped in Birth & Growth of Darjeeling

Darjeeling was first acquired as a military outpost and sanatorium since it offered strategic advantages

‘Sarkarism’ – Neo-Socialism introduced by Benoy Sarkar during World W...

Sarkarism was an attempt to endow Indian Social Science with a new method and content

Who was Jadu Babu and why a bazaar is named after him?

Did you know Jadunath Chaudhuri after whom 'Jadu Babur Bazar' is named, was a relative of Rani Rashmoni?

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal: Church that got its name even before ...

This Parish was named after the first Archbishop of Calcutta, Msgr Paul Goethals

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and influence of Tibetan craftsmen on ...

From Belgian Jesuits to Tibetan craftsmen, the melting pot of North Bengal Christianity

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and role of Canadian Jesuits

Belgian and Canadian Jesuits were instrumental in helping establish the Christian community in North Bengal

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and Darjeeling

Some of Darjeeling's churches were used by the British army for their religious needs

Vanishing tribe of Kadma – Bengal’s own candy makers

The pristine white Kadma sweet has been integral to all Bengali festivities for ages

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and its historical churches

In February 1896, Dores Alanzo Robinson became the first Adventist to enter the territory of North Bengal

Sulekha relaunches iconic Bangalipi exercise copy

Bangalipi will provide a glimpse into a chapter of history that many people are unfamiliar with

Kutchi Memon Community of Kolkata – a lost tribe

Currently, approximately 200 families of their community reside in the city.

Welcome to the World of Heritage Trees of Kolkata

GB takes you on a Tree Walk to locate these unusual trees of Kolkata.

The simple philanthropic life of Khan Jahan Ali

A large number of Hindus converted to Islam, being attracted by the humanitarian work of Khan Jahan Ali

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways: Was Bengal’s Agricultural Decline rela...

GB goes through historical data to trace the various railway tracts laid in Bengal during British India in this fourth out of the 6-part series

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Is Satyajit Ray’s grandfather a descendant...

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this and final part out of the 5-part series

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways: Eastern Bengal Railway and Chalan Beel

GB goes through historical data to trace the various railway tracts laid in Bengal during British India in this third out of the 6-part series

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Freedom fighter Grandson relocates to Shillo...

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this fourth out of the 5-part series

Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali, the crusader who changed South Bengal

The well-known 15th-century Sufi saint and ruler who promoted the spread of Islam in Bengal.

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways: Problems faced in track laying

GB goes through historical data to trace the various railway tracts laid in Bengal during British India in this second out of the 6-part series

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Gouripur Estate of Myemenshingha

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this 3rd out of 5-part series

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways, the first track of British India

GB goes through historical data to trace the various railway tracts laid in Bengal during British India in this first out of the 6-part series

Story of Dhaka University – Formed in aftermath of Bengal Partition of 19...

The University of Dhaka opened its doors on July 1, 1921, with Mr P. J. Hartog as its first Vice-Chancellor

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Jugalkishore, the dashing feudal lord

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this 2nd out of 5-part series

Story of Dhaka University – The voice for the oppressed

Dhaka University has been a hotspot of revolutionaries and demonstrators since its inception

Dr. Sambhu Nath Dey: The saviour who chased Cholera

His pioneering research set the stage for more effective treatment and control of cholera

Did you know a Muslim, Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali started the line of Pirali Bra...

The Tagore family line descended from one such Pirali family

Hindu son of Siraj ud-daula, where are his descendants now?

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this 1st out of 5-part series

The Turk ruler of Bengal who learnt Sanskrit and worshipped Ganga

Zafar Khan Ghazi - The harbinger of communal harmony in Bengal

How modern traffic system was developed in Calcutta during World War II

The unsystematic vehicular mobility in Calcutta was a major source of concern for the US military forces stationed there as part of the WW II contingent

Rain gambling in 19th-century Kolkata: Babus betting on Rain!

Rain gambling was a popular pastime introduced in the 19th century by aristocratic Bengali Babus of Kolkata

Durgapur Aatbari’s complex architecture saved many freedom fighters from ...

The run-down ancestral mansion stands as a silent witness of its own glorious past

Kabir Suman remembers Pannalal Ghosh --- The ‘Flute God’ of India

Ghosh reinvented the classical flute, elevating it to the level of any other solo instrument in classical music

‘Lightning Sculptor’ Gopeswar Pal surprised British media at Wembley Ar...

The Man who brought the Paanch Chala Durga to Bengal

PUJO READ: Uttam Kumar --- A Life in Cinema; Bloomsbury

This pujo, get your copy of this book

Healthy Bhaka Pitha of North Bengal is a Rajbanshi delicacy

These rice cakes which have been in tradition for over a century are very popular among the local community

Kalimpong’s bustling markets offer phumbi, churpi and many lesser-known p...

Kalimpong's colourful haats, or weekly bazaars, are well recognised for their distinctive culinary delicacies that can be stocked all over the year

Class VI student of East Midnapore builds a ‘Lightning resistant Umbrella...

The youngster's discovery has prompted him to enter a national competition, the theme of which is "Science for Sustainable Living 2021"

Scientist from remote Sundarbans, Subhashish Natua honoured for COVID-19 va...

The exceptionally talented scientist from a remote village in the Sundarbans has made all Bengalis proud of his achievements

Daily wage earner’s son from Bongaon becomes ‘Scorer’ at IPL: Meet Ta...

Tanay Panti is a professional electronic scoreboard monitor

Shiksha Ratna for Canning’s Nitai Mali – the teacher who fights for tri...

This year, he has received the Shiksha Ratna Award 2021

Malda district throws up Buddhist wonder – in Jagjivanpur

Excavation at Jagjivanpur opens up the archaeological splendor of Bengal

‘Truck Art’ to be used to ‘Save Tigers’ of Sundarbans: Famous Pakis...

The 'Truck Art' campaign by Joydip Kundu to promote tiger conservation in India will raise awareness among people

Nabadwip Cuisine boasts of Lal Doi, one of the best curds of India

Kalipada Modak’s Chakku Doi is famous across the globe for its creamy texture and delicious taste

Olympia Sporting House -- Oldest Javelin shop of India still runs at Bowbaz...

This heritage sporting equipment shop has been manufacturing javelins for more than a century now.

Lozenge Mashi of Maidan – Jamuna Das and her love for soccer

A GB exclusive with Jamuna Das, a household name in the city’s footballing circles

Armenian Street: Tale of a Kolkata Street that preceded British by centurie...

The Street that represents one of Calcutta’s oldest trading community

Our Lady Queen of the Missions, 75 years of service

A school that goes way beyond education

Nona Ilish, the Ilish that we never talk about

One of the priciest fishes of Bangladesh

Two boys from Darjeeling put Bengal on the Racing Map of India

They are all set to represent Bengal at the upcoming Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship in Chennai

Transgenders and Gay feature in Kalighat Patachitra for the first time

Timeless art gets a twist from Uttam Chitrakar

Parimal Kanji – Kolkata’s green crusader and his cycling expedition acr...

Penniless yet young at heart, Kanji, in his mid-fifties, sets an example

Best kept secret of Nawabi Bengal – Kohitoor

Exclusively created for the Nawab of Bengal, Kohitoor is one of India’s most expensive mangoes

Was Topsia named after local fish Topshe?

Famous for its tanneries, Topsia was once also a flourishing fishing ground

Bankura craftsman gets National Award for exclusive Conch Shell carving

An entire episode from the ancient Indian epic, ‘Mahabharata’ comes alive on the surface of a conch shell

As Kabul falls to Taliban, Afghans of Calcutta pray for their nation

A GB exclusive on the Kabuliwalas of Kolkata

Bengali scientist invents unique biodegradable plastic that can even be eat...

A group of young scientists have created a plastic bag made of potato starch

Only Kolkata lines up for Books

Even in the midst of a pandemic, Bengal is experiencing long queues in front of bookstores, consisting mainly of young people

Is Chowringhee older than Kolkata?

The first road of Calcutta where pavements were built to facilitate erection of gas lamps

‘Shashi Kapoor Room’ opens to guests at Kolkata’s iconic Fairlawn Hot...

Kolkata was so close to the hearts of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal, that they even spent their honeymoon at Fairlawn Hotel

Foundation Day of Doordarshan Kolkata

Forgotten documentaries to be telecast on Doordarshan Kolkata

Sromona Chakraborty on her ‘Bapi’ Kishore Kumar

Sromona and her family always shared a wonderful relationship with Kishore Kumar

Bengal’s ‘Arjun’ Atanu Das defeats 4-time Olympic medalist at Tokyo O...

Today, Das defeats 4-time Olympic medalist, Korea’s Jinhyek OH in a shoot-off

Girl students exceed boys in West Bengal

Only state in India where girl students are more than the boys

State launches low-cost IAS study centre to boost aspirants from Bengal

West Bengal was the state that produced the first Indian ICS

Americans and racial divide on the streets of 1942 Calcutta

American soldiers landed in Calcutta during World War II

Is Kolkata’s Yellow Taxi losing the battle with the App Cabs?

The Iconic yellow ambassador taxis are slowly vanishing from the city

Modhu Bose, the man who brought ‘Parallel Cinema’ to India

Bose, at times known as the Renaissance Man of Indian cinema

Legends Never Die! Dilip Kumar’s love for Bengal and his presence in Beng...

Dilip Kumar was always a huge fan of Uttam Kumar's captivating screen presence

Bengal launches new mobile app to control Dengue and Malaria

‘Protirodh App’, a beacon of hope for victims of vector-borne diseases

When Satyajit Ray breaches the domain of Netflix!

Anthology ‘Ray’ starts today

‘Duare Vaccine’ in remote Alipurduar villages

Health workers go all out in their effort to make vaccination drive a success

Soccer sensation Subho Pal from Salkia signed by FC Bayern Munich U-19 team...

Seventeen-year-old Subho Pal is all set to fulfill his dream

Basak’s Poor Pharmacy – Colonial Kolkata’s first charitable pharmacy

The pharmacy of Kolkata that provided a ray of hope to the downtrodden during the British Raj

Abdul Ahad –Rabindrasangeet exponent who directed even Pankaj Mallick and...

The Bangladeshi musical talent who helped Rabindrasangeet gain fame among the masses

Subhajit Mukherjee leads “Mission Green”- India’s mango seed plantati...

Recognized as ‘Innovator of the Year 2019’, Mukherjee’s initiatives have been praised by the Prime Minister of our country

Chhota Bristol or Shaw Brothers – Kolkata’s oldest bar and how it still...

Filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak was often found here at a table, indulging in heated arguments with his friends

Bengal’s ‘Machher Jhol’ travels all the way to Masterchef Australia

Kishwar Chowdhury’s ‘Machher Jhol’ wins the hearts of the judges at Masterchef Australia

RKM teacher and scientist Swapan Ghosh invents plastic degrading microbes

The most startling of his inventions is the permanent and radical solution to the menace of plastic waste

How a century-old pandemic boosted India’s fight for freedom

How did India’s British administration deal with the Spanish flu pandemic?

Meet home chefs who are cooking free meals for COVID patients

During these crucial times, Good Samaritans are feeding the affected

Ray-Uttam’s 'Nayak' celebrates 55th anniversary this May

What was so special about Ray's 'Nayak'?

Kanyashree student Digantika Bose’s COVID-19 mask wins global recognition...

Anti-viral mask gets global 'Top 10 Inspirational Design Award' by Google

Shankha Ghosh, the quiet revolutionary

The Jnanpith awardee was diagnosed with Covid this month

First Indian ‘Man of Letters’ of USA was a Bengali

Dhan Gopal Mukerji, a Stanford graduate and his children’s books

House where ‘Ramakrishna Kathamrita’ was scripted

Mahendranath Gupta: The annalist of the doctrines of Ramakrishna

Kiriti Roy, created by Dr. Nihar Ranjan Gupta

Dr. Nihar Ranjan Gupta’s ‘Kiriti Roy’ is a hit among readers of all age

Surya Sen Street – As defiant as its namesake Masterda!

A name which immortalize the revolutionary struggle for Indian independence

Tulsi Chakraborty: The actor who ruled the Bengali cinema with pure comedy ...

Demand for Heritage status of Tulsi Chakraborty’s Howrah house

Beef and Bread-eating youths of Cornwallis Street

Why were they forced to embrace Christianity

Chitpur Bridge — The Bridge that protected Kolkata from Maratha Bargis

A 3-mile long moat was dug to protect Calcutta from the marauding Bargis

Isa Guha: First Asian in the England cricket team

A three-time Ashes Winner, Isa Guha is a real inspiration to young female cricketers across the globe

Biswajit Chatterjee: The evergreen tinsel star of all seasons

One of the first male movie actors in India to portray a woman’s role

Suhasini Biswas’ Gitanjali Diary – The Anne Frank of Bengal

How Tagore’s Gitanjali helped her survive in a Japanese Detention Camp

Bengal Lamp: First to manufacture electric bulbs in India

The Lamp that once illuminated Bengal

‘To reach a port we must set sail,’ Sonali Banerjee

Story of India’s first female marine engineer

Comic King Narayan Debnath has been awarded Padmashri

Narayan Debnath receives Padmashri Award

Bengal Soap Factory— Pioneering entrepreneurship in Bengal in early 1900s...

Founded in 1902-03 by late Abani Mohon Ghose at 4 Raj Kumar Chatterjee Street

Cornwallis Street’s legendary shop: Kar-Mahalanobis

The first sports equipment store on Chowringhee by Bengali entrepreneurs

The House where Sandesh Magazine was born

At present, Athenaeum Institution functions from this house

Abala Barrack: A house that epitomizes Bengal’s glorious past

The building on Cornwallis Street that once housed Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury

Deviprasad Roychowdhury: The Maverick Sculptor of the Twentieth century

An artist immortalized through Gandhiji’s “Dandi March” sculpture

Harsh Neotia- Leader with diverse business interests

“We are considering 2021 as a year of hope and betterment”

Transformation of Old Trams

Tram World at Gariahat Depot all set to highlight Kolkata’s heritage and culture

Bengal paved the way for the first Peasant Revolution in India

Farmers forced the British to pass new act

From Palms to Pots

Sap Tappers of Bankura give lessons on micro-entrepreneurship

Asit Haldar - Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London

He was the first Indian to be elected a Fellow

Vaccination during colonial time

Bengal had Smallpox vaccination application a century ago

Inclusiveness reflected in Festivals of Bengal

The tradition of making Goddess Kali’s hair

How was Bengal’s favourite ‘Posto’ born as ‘left-over’ of British...

Agricultural land in Bengal Presidency transformed into poppy fields

Durga Puja is not just fun, it sustains a huge unorganized sector – Liste...

Installation artists of famous Arjunpur Amra Shobai Club speak to GB

Famous Installation artist Asim Paul creates ‘natural’ barricades to ke...

Santoshpur Trikon Park Sarbajonin Durgotsab follows social distancing norms

AGOMONI – Corporatization of Kolkata’s theme Durga Pujas

How commercial needs infiltrated into a festival

Artist Debasis Barui stuck to social distancing installation at Barisha Sar...

No artisans from villages could be brought, locals were used

AGOMONI -- How Street Installation Art became part and parcel of Modern Dur...

Who brought in installation art to Bengal’s festivals?

Father of Bengali sci-fi fiction Jagadananda Roy wrote in 1892, even before...

Travels to Venus was one of the earliest sci-fi book of Bengal

Swami Vivekananda was at Hathras a century ago where he met trusted discipl...

Sharat Gupta was the additional station master of Hathras

AGOMONI – Why Durga’s Chalchitra of Rani Rashmoni’s zamindar house wa...

Bengal’s Chalchitra artistes are facing a bleak future

‘Afghanistan is my watan, but Kolkata is my mulk’ – stateless Kabuliw...

How are the Rahmats of Tagore’s Kabuliwala fame doing?