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Kaushik Ganguly’s Nagarkirtan bags several awards at SAARC Film Fest

The movie on transgender love has some great performances and music

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Tribute to the fearless and unstoppable poet Bishnu Dey on his birthday

Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith Award winning poet depicted contemporary times

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HIDCO brings new Urban Forest with hundreds of trees to Kolkata

Newtown will have acres of trees creating one of the largest urban forests of India

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US based Bengali scientist invents world’s first implantable artificial kidney

Shuvo Roy is co-inventor of an artificial kidney that can be transplanted

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Doctors of SSKM Hospital perform rare surgery to save boy

Advanced Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy on young Rohit Dolui saves his life

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Actress Ritabhari Chakraborty starts library for hearing impaired children

You can also donate books for the speech and hearing impaired kids

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Coolie to Crorepati – amazing tale of Harun Mondal and his honey business

Inspiring tale of a coolie from Baduria who runs a business running into millions

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Aponjon actor Swarup Dutta no more!

Iconic actor of Tapan Sinha’s movie who was known for his ‘difference’

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Do not miss the partial lunar eclipse over Kolkata today

When can you witness this celestial phenomenon from the city?

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SSKM scripts history today with liver transplant through organ donation

Green corridor brings liver and kidney from Park Clinic to SSKM in record time

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Uttam-Supriya treated guests to exclusive Bengali dishes like Sagar Doi

Kishore Kumar to Sanjeev Kumar, Bollywood idols at Uttam’s parties

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East Bengal Club flags to fly in 100 cities across the globe

Proud moment for the Kolkata soccer club on its centenary year!

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Kolkata Metro allows commuters to use staff toilets

So long basic washroom facilities were not available at metro stations

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Two British era cannons lying in neglect restored by PKG

Purono Kolkatar Golpo group help to restore two historical cannons

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Bengal boy 8-year-old beats cancer to win Table Tennis gold at world event

Aronyatesh Ganguly is our GB inspiration of the week!

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Super advanced Robotic Surgery to be introduced in SSKM

First of its kind in Eastern India, state run SSKM Hospital’s robotic unit

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GB pays tribute to Badal Sircar, the revolutionary voice of Bengal’s theatre

Sircar’s Ebong Indrajit opened a new vista for Indian stage

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No saplings in polythene bags! Use coconut shells instead

Siliguri Forest Department brings an innovative project

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Rajabazar Science College scientist part of Chandrayaan II

Chandrakanto Kumar is in charge of Chandrayaan II’s antennae section

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Sip n Bite café run by specially-abled children and their mothers

Do not miss this inspiring and exclusive GB video on how they run the show

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Bangladesh starts producing ‘Polythene’ bags from Jute

West Bengal can follow this model and create bio-degradable ‘polythene’ bags

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While India watched World Cup Cricket, Hima Das again made us proud

Invincible Hima Das claims second international gold within a week

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First Bengali Crorepati, two centuries ago and his trade with America

More than two centuries ago Ramdulal Dey had turned a crorepati!

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Santosh Mitra Square to have 18 crore gold Durga this year!

Kolkata’s big budget Durga Pujas a splurge of money only?

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Blood Shot eyes, rupture of blood vessels, new monsoon disease hits Kolkata

Beware, this is not Conjunctivitis, but Sub-congenital hemorrhage

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Academician Pabitra Sarkar gets 3rd highest civilian award of Japan

On July 15th he will receive ‘The Order of the Rising Sun’

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Beware of the ‘Laughing Gas’ gang in Kolkata

The Delhi robbery gang that are a new menace on city streets

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Real life Life of Pi --Kakdwip fisherman survived 4 days on choppy sea

Adrift for four days, without food and even a life jacket, fisherman rescued

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Bengali language left out from verdict list of Supreme Court!

Lawyers of Calcutta High Court writes a letter in protest to Chief Justice

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This Hilsa season try some lip-smacking Ilish recipe

Bengal’s kochu and hilsa go so well! Like fire on ice!

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Underground water depletion poses serious threat in South Kolkata

South Kolkata’s groundwater level is abysmally low

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Satyajit Ray made a bride of Jorasanko Thakurbari sing for his movie

How Amiya Tagore came out of the andarmahal to sing for Kanchenjungha

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State government focuses on rainwater conservation to combat scarcity

After Chennai it can be Kolkata, one day. Save water!

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Kolkata gets the first multi-sports museum

This World Cup season catch a glimpse of Virat Kohli’s bat at Fanattic Museum

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Sonar Kella’s Mandar Bose died in poverty and pain

Anti-hero Kamu Mukherjee was indeed a brilliant actor

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Behala’s well-known Ellora cinema hall shuts down

Just 5 people watched the last show in the 950-seater hall!

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Jadavpur University students crowd-source books and start women’s library

First crowd-funded only-women library of Bengal starts at Sheoraphuli

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Freedom fighter Khudiram Bose a ‘terrorist’ in govt school history books

State Education Minister apologizes and promises to rectify the shameful mistake

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East Bengal and Mohun Bagan unitedly write a letter to PM

Ghotis and Bangaals join hands to make ISL a happening premier league 

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State-RKM joint initiative: Sister Nivedita’s statue installed at UK cemetery

First outdoor statue of Sister Nivedita to be unveiled on July 27 at UK

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State government brings big change in process of recruiting school teachers

The entire procedure turns online to stop malpractices

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Saving RD Burman’s house in South End Park built by Sachin karta

WB Heritage Commission proposes to name the road as ‘Dev Burman Sarani’ 

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Live life king-size at Jhargram Palace of Bengal!

The palace where even Uttam Kumar stayed

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GB’s exclusive interview with ISKCON’s Vice President

On the first auspicious day of Kolkata Rathayatra Festival

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Want to buy a recently-seized bike on e-auction? Try Lalbazar’s auction

Rogue biker crackdown piled up several high-end bikes; Police plans sell-off

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Did you know Behala is older than 330-year-old Kolkata?

Part of the city that is more ancient than Kolkata! Some say 800-years-old

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New Parliament sensation Mahua Moitra questions Aadhar privacy

After her fiery and controversial speech on fascism, she now turns to Aadhar

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Good news! Tram routes to be back in Kolkata again!

New Tracks to be laid and old routes restored

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Behala family lived with mother’s corpse, Robinson Street memory back

Repeated tales of ‘House of Horrors’ in Kolkata send shivers through society

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Meet Biswajit Ghosh, the ‘Nail Man’ who removes nails from all trees

His mission is to save wounded trees whose barks are nailed with advertisements

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Iskule Bioscope- Bhalobashi Bangla creates a buzz in city schools

Inculcating love for Bengali films among students

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Bishnupur is not just about terracotta temples

The land of Mallas is famous for Baluchari, Taash and Music

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Giant catfish weighing 120kg caught by fishermen at Teesta barrage

The fish was sold in the market today for more than 60K!

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New ‘Bus Boxes’ on Kolkata roads to reduce fatal accidents

How will these boxes help in stopping racing buses?

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Doctor-patient jugalbandi in operation theatre while operating on tumour

First of its kind music therapy during operation at Thakurpukur Cancer Hospital

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Author Buddhadeb Guha to receive D.Lit

A proud moment for all Bengali readers who have loved his books

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Children of Champahati help in making eco-friendly bricks from plastic

Jadavpur University’s Pradip Mondal motivates the whole area to donate plastic

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Century-old telebhaja shop of Kolkata that was Netaji’s favourite

Lakshmi Narayan Shaw & Sons still distributes free telebhaja on his birthday

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Kolkata gets new sheriff – our favourite author Shankar

Author of Chowringhee and Koto Ajanare will now don a new role

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No Durga Puja at Mohammad Ali Park this year

Why this decision has been taken?

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Howrah-Delhi trains to run in just 12 hours!

Very soon you might wish to travel the distance on train and not flights

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Rabindranath Tagore called ‘Notun Bouthan’ after Greek goddess Hecate

On Kadambari Devi’s birthday, GB finds out why she was always an outcast

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In just 12 minutes donor kidney reaches SSKM today via green corridor

Another medical emergency handled with aplomb in Kolkata

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No Durga Puja pandal this year to block Kolkata roads

State government sends strict instruction to all police stations

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7-year-old Rishika chops off her long hair to donate to cancer patients

Now she is inspiring her friends and running a hair donation drive!

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Today was the day when Swami Vivekananda left this world in meditation

What was Sister Nivedita’s reaction at his funeral?

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Kolkata woman at MIT invents world’s first underwater drone

Meet Sampriti Bhattacharya, one of Forbes’ top 30 young talents

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Why is Prodosh C. Mitter or Feluda still relevant to us?

‘50 Years of Ray’s Detective’ traces this emotional connect

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Which route will ISKCON Rath take this year?

Be at these spots of Kolkata today to pull the Rath

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Silver Rath of Murshidabad 250-year-old

Bengal’s famous businessman Jagat Sheth’s connection with this Rath

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Today SSKM Hospital created history with first heart transplant

Anjana’s heart will now beat in Mrinmay’s body

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Hi-Fashion clothes this Puja being made by Tiger Widows of Sunderbans

Meet Prasenjit Mondal who is helping poor women turn to skilled tailors

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‘Educating the Educator,’ city workshop for teachers

Held by Krishnamurti Foundation, the workshop addresses student issues

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Rogue biker drags cop and injures him in front of Quest Mall!

Police to use technology to arrest such bikers to save their force from assault

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Howrah’s Deulti is all about author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhya

Quaint village along Rupnarayan throws open Sarat Chandra’s memories

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How the first Jagannath deity came to ISKCON

The story of Malati and Srila Prabhupada

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Actress Nusrat Jahan to be special guest at ISKCON Rathayatra

ISKCON impressed by her religious inclusiveness ideology

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St Xavier’s Law School starts in Kolkata promising new opportunities

Good news for city students pursuing a law degree

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Rushmita Oraon of Jalpaiguri brings home the National Rugby cup

Daughter of a driver and tea worker who is the Rugby Champ this year!

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12K rogue bikers booked in Kolkata in just 12 days!

Police now shifts focus to the city bylanes

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Kolkata scientists discover new protein to treat breast cancer

Scientific breakthrough by scientists of Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

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Electric supply might be shut every week for half an hour to save power

State Government takes commendable step to save environment

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On Doctor’s Day SSKM Kolkata comes up with world-class trauma centre

Inaugurated today by Chief Minister of West Bengal

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All India IMA headquarters named after Dr Bidhan Roy

On Dr Roy’s birth anniversary Bengal again rules over Delhi

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How Santiniketan celebrated Spring this year!

Watch out this vibrant video of Basanta Utsav 

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Why is Lord Jagannath called ‘Eating God?’

The lord is offered the best of global cuisine at ISKCON

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Conference on Diabetes organized by HELP foundation tomorrow

Kolkata has one of the largest incidence of diabetes

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New Q-cabs to hit Kolkata streets and challenge Ola and Uber!

They are believed to be as reasonable as metered taxis

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Iskule Bioscope popularizes Bengali children movies in Kolkata schools

Well-known schools participate in the film extravaganza this week

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Students embrace their favourite tree crying to save it from felling

Young students of Aushgram remind us of the Chipko Movement

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Did Ramkrishna Dev die of cancer? Death certificate states ulcer

Today KMC will handover his controversial death certificate to Belur Math

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Fake news on special dining halls in minority dominated state schools

State government urges citizens not to spread distorted news on social media

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Celebrating 100 years of Amala Shankar

Legendary Amala Shankar’s centenary celebrations start today

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How KMC saved a 100-year-old tree at Medical College

Haritaki Tree transplanted yesterday on the campus

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East West Metro is here from July!

Advanced coaches, LED lighting, world-class evacuation system

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Kolkata’s Green Taxi to scatter seeds on way to Delhi

Meet Bapi’s Green Taxi and his continued effort to make the city green

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Meet the first woman train mechanic of India from Bengal!

Pritilata Mandal keeps trains of Santragachhi fit and fine

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RD Burman experimented with utensils and objects to make music

He discovered sound in every corner, from shepherds to Asha Bhonsle’s laughter

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How Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describe Jagannath form?

Tale of Krishna and his spiritual transformation

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Just 100 more days to Durga Puja!

A look at this year’s Puja calendar and Durga Puja’s role in old Calcutta

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RD Burman’s Dum Maro Dumhad upset SD Burman. Why? 

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Bankim Chandra’s Devi Chaudhurani still alive in a Jalpaiguri Temple

Devi Chadhurani and Bhabani Pathak might have led the Sanyasi Movement

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Dr Sushobhon Banerjee treats patients for just Re 1!

The doctor who is treated as God by tribals of Bolpur

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Biryanishk – the new address for Biriyani lovers of Kolkata

Exclusive GB interview with founder Saugata Banerjee

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Park Circus, Tiljala and Topsia are pockets where bike gangs operate

Authorities identify Kolkata pockets to strengthen checking

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French firm gives green signal to Kolkata Metro underwater

Now ride on East-West Metro under the Hooghly

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Reach Bakkhali in record time from Kolkata. How?

New AC buses to reach you in half the time required before

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Charles Dickens’ son still lies in an obscure grave in Kolkata!

Famous author’s last letter to his son while he was in Kolkata

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Iconic Bengali publishing house of Kolkata saved from land sharks

Deb Sahitya Kutir that published first Borno Porichay saved from demolition

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Block raids by Kolkata Police to rein in Bike Gangs

More than 2.5k rogue bikers booked in 4 hours

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Why are idols of Lord Jagannath armless?

The lord that was made from wood sent by divine intervention

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Kolkata might get UNESCO ‘City of Literature’ tag

City Mayor to apply soon for the honour

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Almost century old Basanta Cabin of College street holds on to its charm

An eatery loved by Uttam Kumar and Basanta Chowdhury

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Nabarun Bhattacharjee’s voice could never be silenced

Remembering the revolutionary writer on his birthday

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Kumortuli sees a sudden demand for Vidyasagar statues

College street is selling Borno Parichay in hundreds

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What is Jadavpur University’s Dhoper Chop?

JU canteen’s Milan da is no more, but his creation still exists

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Regular brutal handling of 85-year-old Kolkata woman by ayah

Do nurse and ayah centres of Kolkata keep a tab on those they hire?

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Child of a sex worker, Sushila Sundori showed tiger stunts a century back

Meet the brave-heart woman from Bengal who was the first tiger trainer

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The first gramophone record of India was sung by a Kolkata Armenian

Gauhar Jaan was Angelina, born to an Armenian family

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Violin Brothers and Rohan

World Music Day exclusive

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Goddess of Music, Saraswati, was worshipped in brothels of Kolkata

How babus of Kolkata patronized the music deity’s worship

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Even Imran Khan needs Tagore for public administration!

Rabindranath Tagore’s views on nationalism are still relevant today

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Original tune of Vande Mataram is lost! How and why?

 The song that was written a century ago

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New AC trams of Kolkata generating huge revenue

 After Shyambazar they will also run in the Maidan and Gariahat sectors

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Why prominent Kolkata Muslims wrote a letter to punish the Bike Gangs?

Urge to bring waylaid Muslim youths of Bengal to mainstream

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Bengal’s eye of the needle – Kantha fabric art

From bedspread to ashon, Kantha has a universal appeal

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British chef who visited Kolkata is now jhalmuri seller of UK

Scotsman Angus Dennon learnt to make the tangy snacks from Kolkata streets

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Creator of India’s first test-tube baby was forced to commit suicide

Dr Subhash Mukhopadhyay took his life on this day

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Tarapith temple flowers are being used to produce bio-fertilisers

Flowers offered to the deity being used for a good cause

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Almost a century old paddle steamer to return to Hooghly

Heritage paddle steamer of yore might soon set sail with a restaurant

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Bengali’s favourite Hilsa being reared in a pond!

Thousands of Hilsa are being reared along with Rui-Katla

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Litchis – Saviours or Killers

This scorching summer, should you pop in litchis?

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Belvedere Mansion – the spooky haven of Kolkata

Let’s go ghost hunting this weekend night!

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Mother names newborn ‘Andolan’ respecting junior doctors

Baby was born during ongoing strike at Midnapore Medical College

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While on strike today junior doctor gives blood to patient

Need for O positive blood urges doctor to donate blood

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Visit New Town’s Feluda Park to meet your favourite detective

Enjoy a tea break with Jatayu and Topse in tow

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Pagla Dashu, our childhood nostalgia shot as a movie on mobile

Abhirup Ganguly of Jalpaiguri makes a wonder film on his android phone!

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Imagine your Zomato food coming through drones!

Kolkata food lovers be ready for a new treat

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Doctor of Kalna who still treats patients for only Rs 5!

Dr Goswami is like Uttam Kumar of Agnishwar

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Alipore Zoo to have the first virtual animal park of India

Bengal Safari Park of North Bengal to follow suit

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Nurses of Bengal trained to become health officers

State government project for Suswasthya Centres

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It was NRS Medical College where Kalazar’s medicine was discovered

The first germ killing medicine even before penicillin!

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Why did Vidyasagar throw his shoe on the stage of Nildorpon?

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay compared it to Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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Mitin Mashi – the new female detective on screen

Remember Suchitra Bhattacharya’s Mitin Mashi?

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Now Purulia gets a floating market

Municipality run market will promote local handicrafts

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Fort William paves the way for eco-friendly e-rickshaws

New model to curb air pollution in Kolkata

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ITC Royal Bengal – new ‘One of a Kind’ destination

The hotel adds a grand tag to the tourism potential of Bengal

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Two Kolkata mosques open doors to women

Special provisions for women to offer namaaz

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Wonder twins from Chinsurah selected by ISRO

They will participate in Young Scientist Programme

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Humble madoor of Sabang conquers Europe

Mats of Bengal have scored over luxury Western rugs and carpets!

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Malda school gives fee concessions for students who collect plastic

The plastic is recycled and bottles made into flower pots

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How much of Barna Parichay do Bengalis still follow?

New Vidyasagar statue to be unveiled at Vidyasagar College today

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Why did Sharmila Tagore remove all posters of An Evening in Paris?

She did not want her future mother-in-law to see her bikini clad image

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Online OPD appointments for state run hospitals in Bengal

New facility from state health department for all patients

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Swimmer Sayani Das from Kalna conquers Catalina Channel

Swimming for more than 12 hours, she again makes us proud

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Here is a Kolkata shop that still sells kochuri at just 25 paisa!

How could Lakshmi Narayan Ghosh stick to the original price?

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Motilal Seal, the man who made schools for Hindu boys and girls

To fight influence of Christian missionaries and western education

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When books worth a lakh is given as dowry!

In-laws gift the groom expensive books as ‘wedding gift’

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Biswa Bangla Restaurant: Kolkata’s world-class food hangout

Get an unforgettable view of 300-year-old Kolkata from the top

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Poverty could not stop this Jadavpur book seller from writing

Book on Sunderbans earn international praise

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Newly launched electric buses might save Kolkata from pollution

Centre for Science and Environment lauds Bengal government

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Climate change may wipe out Bengal tigers by 2070

What measures are being taken to protect the Big Cats

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Burra Bazar did not belong only to Marwaris community

It was also home to several Bengali Gaddis

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How ball room dance steps helped Darjeeling Toy Train journey

Engineer’s wife discovered how train could run on reverse

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Due to lack of funds, HS 9th rank holder might have to leave studies

Beliatore’s Ishita Chattopadhyay is fighting poverty

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Kolkata’s romantic cycle days

On World Cycle Day, GB brings a different story

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The Ganga still flows, but Ruma Guhathakurta will never sing again

GB travels down memory lane with her famous songs and celluloid roles

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Animal trafficking along Bongaon border is worse than women trafficking

Rare lion cub and monkey rescued last week enroute from Bangladesh

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Adrija of Bardhaman selected for Under 17 Football World Cup

She will be part of India’s women world cup team

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Sip that exotic cuppa and enjoy the lush Makaibari Tea Estate

The Estate of Kurseong that produces the world’s most expensive tea

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Mohan Bhandar, the sweet joint where Piku was shot

Amitabh Bachchan stopped here to have kochuri and jilipi

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Ninety plus, still running. Anadi Cabin’s Mughlai Paratha of kolkata

The old-world charm of this cabin restaurant still holds true

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are a Haleem addict, do not miss the Fishy Iftar this year

Fish and Iftar? Zakaria Street opens up to a new food choice

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Trendsetter Bethune College, make ‘Humanity’ a religion choice

In the admission forms ‘Humanity’ is a religion column

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What did Rituparno Ghosh speak about ‘Death?’

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

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Second largest airport of India to come up at Kalyani

It will ease the traffic at Dumdum Airport

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Quiz competitions in Siliguri to stop criminal activities

Innovative approach to maintain peace and order

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Her husband partitioned Bengal, while she danced in her peacock gown

Lady Curzon and India’s needle work art on her gown

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Vegetable vendor’s daughter stands 3rd in Higher Secondary

Barnali has fought poverty, yet reached heights of academic success

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Join the Muslin Trail of Murshidabad

The exotic weave of Bengal that has won the world

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Child turned ice-cream seller to fund his dad’s medicines

He travels miles to sell ice-creams this summer

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Health benefits of Bengal’s jackfruit

Jackfruit is a boon for a healthy summer

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Ninety plus, still running. Anadi Cabin’s Mughlai Paratha

The old-world charm of this cabin restaurant still holds true

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A Black Hole in the Universe gets a Bengali name

Gobhir Mallika takes Bengali language to a universal high!

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Gayatri Devi, Princess of Coochbehar on 100th birth anniversary

Maharani’s story comes alive through year-long celebrations

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On Buddha Purnima, let’s visit Mogalmari of Bengal

Buddhist site that also acted as a major international trade route

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Poll strong room of East Burdwan centre haunted?

Are ghosts playing with the EVM machines?

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If you are a Haleem addict, do not miss the Fishy Iftar this year!

Fish and Iftar? Zakaria Street opens up to a new food choice

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Shyam Benegal to direct biopic on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Indo-Bangla feature film on founding father of Bangladesh

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Health benefits of Bengal’s Panta Bhaat this summer!

Why was it popular in Bengal since ages

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Youngest member of US Congress wants to learn Bengali! Why?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had also campaigned partly in Bangla

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Saptapadi or Basanta Bilap? Movie themed Cadbury Mishti

Celebrating 100 years of Bengali Cinema the sweet way

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Meet ‘Lake Mamata’ --- The saviour of Rabindra Sarovar

Sumita Bandopadhyay keeps a strong vigil daily to stop pollution

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Lathiyal, who was Vidyasagar's bodyguard

How he saved Vidyasagar from Brahmin goons

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Kolkata comes up with first-ever Trans Clinic of Eastern India

The city recognizes health issues of transgenders

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Walk with red crabs at Bankiput – the serene beach of Bengal

This summer enjoy the tranquil charm of the shoreline

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Imagine Bengali as the official language of an African nation!

Sierra Leone has adopted Bengali as one of its official language

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Gigantic Black Hole gets a poetic name in Bengali!

Imagine the black hole being named as Gobhir Mallika

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War of letters between Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray!

On his birthday, an ode to Sen’s creative thoughts

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Kundu Sir, the ex-Naxalite and demi-god of Basirhat

How his institute for poor students coaches for free

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Bourne & Shepherd captured Kolkata’s babus behind the lens

The iconic photography studio giant mentioned in Satyajit Ray’s Feluda

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Student from Balurghat receives NASA scholarship

He won an essay competition on spaceships

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Wedding card that Rabindranath Tagore wrote himself

Some memories from Tagore’s wedding

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Mystery of the lost pen and Lalbazar’s summons to Tagore

Why was Rabindranath Tagore called to Lalbazar?

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Dipanjan Guha’s journey in time and space

The master of creating moods through melodies

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Salute to rural women entrepreneurs of Bengal

Women of Bonhooghly beat all odds to establish profitable turkey business

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Bombay Kulfi Joint of Bhowanipore is a calming refuge in summer

Try out some kulfi – Bengal’s answer to western ice creams!

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Tamralipta – the lost port of Bengal

It played a major role in spreading Buddhism

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Orange orchard paradise of Daragaon

Visit this new destination of North Bengal

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After cyclone Fani is a disastrous earthquake waiting?

Major earthquake predicted in next 2 days

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In the Line of Cyclones: Worst Bengal cyclones since 1737

Did you know Calcutta Cyclone of 1864 killed around 60,000?

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Lost son to cancer, mother builds school for slum children

Shimanti Das dedicates her life to hundreds of children

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The palace in Murshidabad where Satyajit Ray shot Jalshaghar!

On his birthday, let’s visit Nimtita Palace

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Record Collectors’ pride at MAYA Adda

Susanta Kumar Chatterjee on a musical conversation

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Celebrating 100 years of Manna Dey!

Look into the Uttam Kumar- Manna Dey jugalbandi

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Dutta Barir Haat was a unique event at a 200-year-old house

Showcasing the secret recipes and talents of women

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Asia’s Pele : footballer Kannan no more

Star player of Maidan who lived in poverty

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Monginis is back on Kolkata’s confectionary map

Will the new Monginis give tough competition to others?

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This poll season Didi Jhalmuri and Modi Rosogolla

How Kolkata gears up for polls through gastronomical delights

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First state-run film school to start in Kolkata this August

Aspiring directors and actors get a new film institute in the city

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Child brigade in Ayodhya Hills make the region plastic free

Children of some forest hamlets of Purulia show the way

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Inmates of Pavlov Hospital get new wings to fly!

Showcase their art at Rang Matir Panchali

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RK Mission Belur bags highest NAAC score

Creates history as the only institute from Bengal to get this honour

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Bhaskar Chitrakar infuses modern social atrocities in Patachitra

The patua who is trying to contemporize Kalighat Pata

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Celebrate ‘Shakespeare Feast’ and not fest in Kolkata

Food platter with names of Shakespeare’s immortal characters

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Next time you are at Sealdah Station, be treated royally

State’s first Executive Lounge at Sealdah Station

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Kolkata’s ‘42’ is now tallest building of India

Another feather on the city’s skyline

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Romance with the Hills at Keventer’s terrace cafe darjeeling

More than century old Keventer’s of Darjeeling

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TATA returns to Kolkata a decade after Singur

Shift headquarters of a key company to Kolkata from Odisha

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Remembering Krishanu Dey – Maradona of Bengal

Master of magic dribbles and goals

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Come, enjoy a Firingee Thala at Ekdalia Road

Curated by culinary expert Pritha Sen

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Lion taps of Kolkata that almost led to a riot during British rule

Some of the Greco-Roman taps can still be found

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Burdwan Medical College doctors perform miracle operation

Extract a growing foetus from the stomach of a baby

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How Bengali literature romanticizes pathar mangsho

The favourite Bengali dish that has found place in famous books

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Jiben Bose – the famous doctor’s son who turned an actor

What motivated Jiben Bose to join acting against his father’s wishes?

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What role are greeting cards playing this poll season?

Take a look at Poila Baisakh greetings cards

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Bookstore in Kolkata selling books in kilos!

Do visit Book Tuk and buy books in perfect condition

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More than a century old gun shop of Kolkata that still sells firearms

How was Narasinghachandra Dawn & Co set up in Kolkata?

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Look-alike of Dakshineshwar Temple – Barrackpore’s Annapurna Mandir

On Annapurna Puja, travel to the famous temple of Barrackpore

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Mukherji family from Bengal is keeper of Jallianwala Bagh memorial

On the centenary of the brutal massacre here is an unknown story

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Did you know Emperor Akbar started Bengali New Year Calendar?

How was the Poila Baisakh calendar different?

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Shreya Sen turned a well-known architect despite losing an arm

Victim of the ill-fated Gyaneshwari train accident

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On Jamini Roy’s birthday, learn what he said about Tagore’s art

The artist who brought amalgamation of Western and Folk Art

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This summer do not miss the 100-year-old sharbat joint of Kolkata

Paramount was once a meeting place for revolutionaries

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Poll graffiti in Mandarin adorn Kolkata’s China Town

City’s Chinese community show support to the ruling party

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When humanity speaks above religion

Meet grandma Smritilata and ‘grandson’ Abu

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Ice jackets to give relief to kolkata police dogs this scorching summer

Elite dog squad of Kolkata Police will play an important poll role

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For the best view of Kanchenjungha visit Ichhegaon

The wishing Himalayan hamlet of Bengal

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Horbola art of Bengal being used in poll campaigns

Meet Horbola Idris Ali, poll campaigner for all parties

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In this IPL season, hear the tale of a kabaddi captain living in poverty

Sangita was a national player, yet she makes thongas for a living

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Kolkata’s Apni Roti brings a roti revolution for the poor

Supplying 7,000 rotis and sweets to the poorest of poor

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Kantha – The intricately embroidered quilt of Bengal

Do not miss a visit to the Kantha Museum of Kolkata

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In search of Suchitra Sen’s roots

House where she was born is now a museum in Pabna

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Rituporno Ghosh returns on celluloid with his unfinished work

Jeshthoputro of Kaushik Ganguly is a must watch

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Wari Club that went up in flames was born after Partition

A look at the century old club of Kolkata’s Maidan

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Why Sonagachhi sex workers might opt for NOTA

Voters who wish to keep away from the polls

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What Flury’s is to Kolkata, Glenary’s is to Darjeeling

Yummy pastries that whip up childhood memories

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South Asia’s biggest floating solar power plant in Bengal

The power plant will attract an investment of 2,500 crore

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Kolkata’s innovative Green Auto with foliage and flowers on top

Driver Vijay Pal creates an auto with greenery

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Did you know Pahari Sanyal was a great singer?

Even Satyajit Ray made him sing in his movies

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Author Saradindu Bandopadhyay and his unusual murder weapons

On his birthday GB remembers the unusual success of his Byomkesh series

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Special creches during poll season to help young parents

National Election Commission woos voters

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Six Shirish trees to be chopped down in Kolkata’s Rabindra Sarobar

This squall season these trees might pose a threat

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Anti-Sting operation at Dumdum Airport!

State government fights mosquito menace

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Museum where boats sail

Visit the Boat Museum of Kolkata

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Unique app on artefacts and history launched by Indian Museum

Kolkata’s Indian Museum brings you closer to the lost eras

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Karan Chhatu mushroom of Bengal costs more than mutton!

This wild mushroom of Bishnupur is a season’s delicacy

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First Lokpal of India – Judge from Bengal

Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh makes us all proud

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Lepchajagat of Bengal is a paradise on earth

This April head for this tiny Himalayan hamlet

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SSKM comes up with a specialised organ-transplant unit

Complicated surgeries at affordable cost

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Nandalal Bose’s Reclining Arjuna in public eye for the first time

The rare painting will go under the hammer soon

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Mental Hospital patients in Bengal gain the right to vote

64 patients of Baharampur Mental Hospital will vote

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Viswa Bharati brings back the lost glory of Panchabati

Five trees that were planted by Rabindranath Tagore

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Bengal is fast catching up on Tea Tourism

Sourenee Tea Estate of Darjeeling is one such upscale destination

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Remembering Masterda Surya Sen on his birthday

Chittagong Armoury Raid and India’s Freedom Movement

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Ban on Palash ornaments in Santiniketan this Basanta Utsav

Viswa Bharati issues notice to stop exploitation of Palash trees

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Basanta Utsav of Santiniketan was started by Tagore’s ‘Shomi’

The festival of colours that attract tourists from across the globe

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Maximum women candidates from Bengal in upcoming elections

More than 40% of Lok Sabha TMC candidates are women this year

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Our Tenida is no more: Tribute to Chinmoy Roy

Actor with a great sense of comic relief

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Visit the Palash Forests of West Bengal this Spring!

Biharinath Hills is a riot of colours

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Service to the nation stood above marriage for this Purulia jawan!

Rajesh Gope of Indian Army kept his motherland above his wedding

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More than 70-year-old Sabir’s restaurant and Kolkata Rezala!

Did you know Hazi Ali Sabir first cooked the Kolkata Rezala?

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The man who spoke to elephants

Dhritikanta Lahiri Chowdhury’s death leaves a big void

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Magic of Kolkata’s Jadughar

How did Indian Museum come into being?

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Shoojit Sircar’s new biopic on an unsung hero of independence

Vicky Kaushal to play the role of Udham Singh

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The antiseptic cream with a Swadeshi connect

How proud Boroline was distributed for free in 1947

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Classical maestros perform at the Bishnupur Music Festival

Bring to life the oldest classical gharana of Bengal

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Singapore takes lesson from Kolkata to create ‘Art from Chaos’

Connect between Kolkata and Singapore under British India

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Six theme cities to come up in Bengal

The cities will be built on PPP model

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Great Bengal Quiz enhances knowledge on Bengal

The quiz that took place in various districts

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Alternative to Dumdum airport coming up at Barrackpore

A new airport to soon come up at Barrackpore. Good news for Kolkata

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Lost glory of Atreyi River and its Raikher Fish!

How are locals trying to save this historic river in Balurghat

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West Bengal Tourism Department awarded at the national level

Mangrove Forests of Sunderbans are the ‘Most Iconic Landscape’

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Why did Ramkrishna Paramhansa choose Kali as his deity?

His family was a follower of Sri Ramchandra for generations

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On International Women’s Day tale of a different ‘Kanyadaan’

Bengali wedding that deconstructs age-old beliefs

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Spirit of yuletide at Kolkata Christmas Carnival

Do not miss one of the largest Christmas Carnivals of India

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Jalpaiguri stops country liquor sale with mushroom cultivation

Innovative idea to stop liquor addiction of tea estate workers

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Goopi and Bagha turn peace messengers in a new animated movie

Do not miss the animated version Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya

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man from Asansol who researched on 422 flags of the world

Flag researcher Kalishankar Bhattacharya

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KIPF showcases Mother Teresa’s amazing journey

Documentary on Sunil K. Dutt who captured Mother in different moods

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Walking Book Fair creates buzz in Kolkata!

Imagine a truckload of books at your doorstep

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Tulsi Chakraborty: Prince and Pauper of Bengali celluloid

On his birthday a GB tribute to the great actor

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Bengal’s tourism festivals in districts prove to be a big hit!

An umbrella where all converged and made it a success

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Where have all the Bhistiwalas of Kolkata gone?

The men who supplied water to homes and offices once

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Kolkata’s stray ‘Neri’ dog proves herself in the dog squad!

Stray dogs overshoot the foreign bred sniffer dogs!

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India’s first integrated tourism hub comes up at Gajoldoba

Bhorer Alo – the mega-tourism hub of North Bengal

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Santhal women of Bankura unite to fight log poachers

Adivasi women showed the way to protect forests with just sickles

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Why did Satyajit Ray choose actress Kanika Majumdar?

She will always be remembered as a classy actress with a difference

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Grass cultivation in Rajarhat help farmers earn in lakhs

Bengal government help farmers to make remarkable profit

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Is Jibanananda’s Dhanseri dying?

What is Bangladesh doing to save this river?

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‘West Bengal Poised to Lead’ --- CII meet in Kolkata

Various sectors in Bengal throw up endless opportunities

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Have we failed our freedom fighters?

Have you heard of Batukeshwar Dutt, the unsung revolutionary

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Siliguri to have Singapore styled Marine Aquarium

Underground tunnel aquarium of North Bengal to draw tourists

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Pathra – the temple village with a rich past

Blend nature and history on your next trip

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Cancer Treatment for the poor in Bengal free of cost!

Calcutta Medical College comes up with ‘State Cancer Centre’

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UNESCO World Heritage Event in Kolkata

Bishnupur and Durga Puja made its due impact

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Nachiketa coins new song for Mohun Bagan

Tracing the journey of the team’s success

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Golden era of actress Bharati Devi and her personal struggles

Not just an actress, she was one of the first Indian models

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Bengal Ultra Marathon takes Purulia on global map

Participants from different countries on first ever Trail Run

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Subhomoy Biswas of Nadia invents a solar bike

Eco-friendly bike will help in curbing environmental pollution

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On Int’l Mother Language Day a look at Bengal’s endangered languages

How state government is trying to revive lost languages of Bengal

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CM launches all-women pink cabs in Kolkata today

State government ensures women safety and women empowerment

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Gudiya’s dreams – from a beggar to a Madhyamik student

GB traces the courage of a child beggar who dreamt of going to school

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Bengal’s new travel destination Biharinath

Local block and Panchayat turns this tranquil place to a tourist hotspot

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Netaji’s ancestral home in Kodalia gets a major revamp

The state government restored this ancestral home

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How did the Hakka Chinese community learn Bengali

The community that settled in Kolkata more than 200 years ago!

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Ankiti Basu, the girl from Bengal who is CEO at 27!

Entrepreneur from Bengal who dreamt it big!

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Solving the doctor-patient conflict in Bengal

Civic volunteers in government hospitals will resist attacks on doctors

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Who was Jibanananda Das’ Bonolota Sen?

On his birth anniversary GB’s tribute to the great poet

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West Bengal has potential of a new Buddhist Tourist Circuit

Travel India 2019 brings forth Bengal’s link with Buddhism

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Kolkata’s SSKM hospital saves a woman with blood tears!

How doctors of Institute of Psychiatry treated a rare ‘blood’ tear disease

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Soumyadeep Jana did not succumb to terrorist bullets

The 14-year-old from Midnapore who came out of come

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Kolkata’s ‘Saint of Slums’ receives Légion d'Honneur at 92

Father Franchois Laborde inspired Lapierre’s City of Joy

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Donot miss ‘The Bengal Ultra Run’ tomorrow at Purulia

Engineer Saikat Dutta tries to showcase unknown facets of Purulia

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Did you know Asia’s first zoo was built in Barrackpore?

Lord Wellesley’s zoo lost in the annals of time

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Nagarkirtan -- ‘Pride’ of Transgender Love

Do not miss this un-scathing movie on ‘different’ love

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‘Hold your tongue and let me love’

Reading Tagore’s Shesher Kabita on Valentines Day

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Tanushree Shankar encourages everyone to be at KIPF

GB spoke to the famous dancer and choreographer

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Rosogolla made out of rice!

Try out this simple recipe to use your leftover rice

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Danny Denzongpa’s son steps into Bollywood

Remember that villain from Darjeeling?

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Meet the ‘Don of Tangra’ Monica Liu

The Chinese woman who struggled and fought goons 

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Famous percussionist Tanmoy Bose to promote KIPF

GB spoke to Tanmoy Bose to find his take on this photography festival

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Kolkata’s two new proposed flyovers can be an environmental menace

Proposed Alipore Flyover can damage Adi Ganga and cause flooding

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State government hospital revives ‘brain dead’ woman

A feather in the cap of MR Bangur Hospital

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Gautam De tells GB why ICCR is a chosen venue for KIPF

Kolkata’s largest photography festival will hold show at ICCR

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Multi-lingual poetry meet festival ends in Kolkata

GB was present at the literary gala party

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Celebrate photographs that are more real than reality

Do not miss The Kolkata International Photo Festival

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BGBS opens up new dimensions to steer Bengal’s tourism

Digital and social platforms to play an important role

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Modern Bengal stands upon ‘Vision, Perception and Action’

Global and national industry leaders admit that at BGBS

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Fifth edition of Bengal Global Business Summit starts today

UK and Luxembourg to attend summit with biggest Indian delegation

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Mahendra Goswami Lane – the revolutionary road of north kolkata

The house that silently helped revolutionaries

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Chandannagar Bidhansabha Utsav felicitates town stalwarts

Where cultures merge and ‘people’ meet

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Usher in a new revolution with GetBengal Renaissance

Potpourri of articles by stalwarts of Bengal

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Raju ‘Joker’who brings a smile to the poor of North Bengal

He has overcome his own poverty to make the poor happy

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Unique discovery of life in India by IIT Kharagpur researchers

Earliest life flourished in India 2,500 million years ago

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Kolkata to witness a grand Literary Gala Party tomorrow

Literoma community brings in new literary festival to the city

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Celebrate convergence of all communities at Milan Utsav!

The festival that rings in the true essence of Bengal

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Leela Roy – the first woman post-graduate of Dhaka University

She saved many Hindu women during Noakhali riots

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How did Jisshu Sengupta fare in Manikarnika as Gangadhar Rao?

Actor from Bengal who is making a mark in Bollywood

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First ever Chandernagore Bidhansabha Utsav 2019

Come, celebrate at the erstwhile French colony

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Will Apu find a closure through ‘Abhijatrik?’

Madhur Bhandarkar makes a movie to close Apu Trilogy loop

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Fight of immortal 11 of ‘1911’ Mohun Bagan on celluloid

John Abraham brings legendary film on Mohun Bagan

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Bishnupur Festival being launched with greater grandeur this year

Bengal government revives lost glory and heritage of Bishnupur Gharana

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History of Kolkata Book Fair that starts tomorrow

When, where and why Kolkata Book Fair started?

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Goyna Bori of Bengal: Eat it or wear it as a jewellery?

Dying culinary art of Goyna Bori revived at a recent workshop

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Jhulan Goswami and Indian team create history in New Zealand

India’s women cricket team has won today!

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Abhaya’s Rohini da – actor Dilip Roy

Did you know Tapan Sinha mentored Dilip Roy?

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Meet Charles, Danny, Rock and their sisters at Darjeeling Zoo!

Legendary Mishmi Takins of Germany are new residents of the zoo

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Meet Ujjwal Pal from Siuri who cycled to the top of Chander Pahar

Real life Shankar of Chander Pahar back in action?

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West Bengal is a role model in empowering backward classes

The state has implemented various schemes for their upliftment

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Soumitro and Naseeruddin in new film to address ‘intolerance’

Two stalwarts join hands in new movie Debotar Grash

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International-standard tourist hub coming up at Mirik

Infrastructure development makes way to new tourist centre

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Speech of first Bengali Christian member of Constituent Assembly

H.C. Mookerjee helped in drafting Indian constitution

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When did Pondicherry join the Indian Republic?

How Aurobindo Ghosh helped in the merger

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Do not miss Bengal’s tableau tomorrow at Republic Day parade

Tableau to feature the meeting of Rabindranath Tagore and Gandhiji

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Young scientists from Bengal sweep Science Congress Awards

Bengal bags the highest number of awards, ahead of other states

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World War II bomb discovered during dredging at Kolkata port!

Reliving the dark tales of colonial rule and Japanese bombings!

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Rupam from Chandannagar wins National Award

Made cheap Beat the Heat Cooling Jacket while in school

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Did Netaji Subhash Bose die in a Vietnam Prison?

What has a French historian find recently about Netaji’s death?

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Why Ross Island has been named after Netaji Subhas Bose?

First hoisting of Indian National Flag 75 years ago

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New paddy cultivation technique brings profit to Balurghat

Youths helped by State Agriculture Department introduce mulching

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Emotional letter by Netaji’s wife written to his brother

The letter that first mentions the presence of Anita

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Did you know a century back 1 crore was spent for Bally Bridge?

The bridge that bears memories of Vivekananda

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Innovative packaged tours for Kolkata Book Fair

State government comes up with Book Tours to attract crowds

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The Ghosts of Kurseong

Are there spirits lurking in the forests of Kurseong?

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Morning After Traders Assembly Fire

The ‘Dala’ problem returns to haunt Kolkata’s markets

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City’s favourite ‘cheap’ South Indian Club canteen shuts down

Gone is an era of simple South Indian delicacies

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Bird hunting tribe of Bengal – The Pakhmaras

How the nomadic gypsies withstood modern world

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Kolkata’s Hungarian connect shuts shop

Why was Kalman Cold Storage so famous?

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Unearthing Indus Valley Civilisation at MAYA Art Space

Archaeologist Rajesh Purohit shares tales of new artefacts

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Geet Govindam poet Jaidev’s temple endangered

How and why the famous temple needs immediate attention!

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the man behind the Anti-Hunger Squad

Zeeshan Majeed single-handedly feeds patients and their families

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Enjoy five-star furnishings at government tourist lodges

Tourists of Bengal are in for a surprise!

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Mystery of the missing trees at Botanical Gardens shibpur

Did you know some trees have eaten up others?

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Cruelty against the city’s stray dogs is no stray incident

GB speaks to citizens of Kolkata to address the inhuman face of humans

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The unsung woman physicist from Bengal

Why Bibha Chowdhury never got her due recognition?

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RG Kar Hospital of Kolkata creates history

Successfully transplants goat ears on humans with deformities

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All women Pink Cabs to be launched in Kolkata

Bengal government’s Gatidhara project to help women drivers

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Scientists from Bengal discover electricity in spider webs

New green energy can be generated from webs and egg shells

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Chattagram Astragar Lunthan! Hang Surya Sen!

How Master da was brutally tortured and hanged on this day!

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New year calendar that spreads wildlife conservation awareness

Imagine a calendar with 12 hand-painted endangered species

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First Indian Vice Chancellor of CU was a Bengali

Gurudas Bandopadhhay, the man of contrasts

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Prof Aloke Kumar gives 360-degree view of Kalighat Pat

He speaks on this indigenous art form of Bengal

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IIT scientist warns of a major earthquake in Kolkata

The city sits on a deadly seismic zone

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When farmers of Bengal turned scientists

Using light in Chandramallika cultivation

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How personal grief framed the personality of Chhaya Devi!

Did you know she took her song lessons from Krishna Chandra Dey?

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State government comes up with schemes for farmers

 Beneficiary schemes to aid farmers

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State government starts renovation of Metropolitan Institution

Vidyasagar-founded institute saved and brought to past glory

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Ashapurna Devi – Feminist or ‘kitchen writer?’

On her birth anniversary GB delves into her world of words

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Baul and Folk Festival inaugurated in Birbhum

HCM encourages folk artistes through the Lok Prasar Prakalpa

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History finds life through scrolls

Silk scroll exhibition at Kolkata Centre for Creativity

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English medium schools re-introduced by Bengal government

Huge boost in primary and secondary education sector

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New service of Darjeeling Toy Train starts

 ‘Jungle Safari’ from Siliguri to attract more tourists

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Bagbazar rises to the first ever Rosogolla Utsav

Rich cultural heritage of Bagbazar showcased through sweet festival

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Paid menstrual leave for Kolkata’s working women

How a city organisation comes to the aid of working women

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Bengal Government’s new gift: Bakkhali Bridge

Now reach Bakkhali on a smooth ride from Kolkata

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Michael Hoppkins’ dream factory at DhaparMaath

Weaving future behind piles of garbage

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Celebrating 100 years of East Bengal Club

Renowned director Goutam Ghosh makes an in-depth documentary 

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Kalyani Palui and her girl gang’s fight against hooch sell

Despite death threats, the team has destroyed 60 cholai shops

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Revolutionary online mutation process in Bengal

Now property owners will have a hassle-free online mutation

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Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta embarks on a world record attempt

MAYA Art Space flags off his historic summit journey

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All new festive menu at Ekdalia Road

Try out duck or turkey platter

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Enjoy a mix of Rabindrasangeet and Chinese music

At Nicco Park’s special Chinese illumination festival 

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century old history of La Martiniere School

The French soldier who started this school

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Kolkata’s Paramount turns hundred

GB visits this iconic sherbet house where freedom fighters met

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Heritage Hotel falls prey to developers

Heritage building of Old Kenilworth Hotel being pulled down

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Murshidabad sets record in cabbage production this winter

Special nutritious cabbage being grown in Bengal

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Bengal government focus on malnutrition in tribal belt

Lodha and Sabar communities getting special protein food

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West Bengal tops list of Scotch Foundation list

Mamata Banerjee’s projects get highest recognition

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Enjoy a hearty Christmas lunch with Stuffed Turkey

Try this special stuffed turkey recipe at home

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Nutrition of Apples in the Christmas Apple Pie

Try out this simple Apple Pie Recipe at home

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Kolkata’s St John’s Church

World famous artist Johann Zoffany’s Last Supper!

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End your Christmas lunch on a sweet note

Do not miss this unique Christmas Pudding recipe

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Secret behind building of St Paul’s Cathedral

Did you know it was in memory of an assassinated Viceroy?

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Ayodhya Hills of Purulia soon to produce CTC tea

New industry in tribal belt to help local economy

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GB leaves through her famous Rannar Boi

Did you know author Leela Majumdar was also a great cook?

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Imagine Digha turning into a pilgrim site

Digha might take away the sheen of Jagannath dham Puri

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Jaynagar girls fight out gender discrimination on the football

They formed Shakti Vahini to stop child marriages

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Do not miss Mecha Sandesh of Beliatore

How did this century-old delicacy arise?

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British war memorial in Kolkata built by melting enemy cannons!

Have you ever been to Pepper Pot near Princep Ghat?

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How a tigress even slapped a young tiger who tried to mate!

Why tigresses of Alipore Zoo are not mating?

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Pakistan Army's inhuman atrocities against Bangladesh’s women

Today is 16th December, the day Bangladesh was liberated

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Swimmer Bula Chowdhury and her dream Swimming Academy

Bula Chowdhury pours her heart out in this exclusive GB interview 

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Why is Young Adult the fastest growing genre in fiction today?

Writer and columnist Jashodhara Sen speaks to GB

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‘Crab Man of Sundarbans’ is GB Inspiration of this week

Sukumar Mahato, a school drop-out, earns in lakhs

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Netaji’s flag hoisting at Andamans completes 75 years!

New 75-rupee coins to commemorate the historic event

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Raksha Bharadia speaks to GB on the tricks

Learn ‘How to Make Your Blog Work’ 

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Drop in at Women Writers’ Fest tomorrow

Ipsita Ganguly speaks on ‘Writing about Self’

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Septuagenarian headmaster cleans Churni bridge single-handedly

Swachh Bharat campaign needs to learn from his dedication

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Author and journalist Jayeeta Ganguly speaks to GetBengal

The Art and Craft of Writing About Self 

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Beware! Think twice before having street-side momos

Research shows they contain harmful chemicals

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Author and journalist Shutapa Paul speaks to GetBengal

Challenges of writing a political biography

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Bengal’s Alosree is India’s benchmark to solar power project

Schools and colleges of Bengal save lakhs in electricity bills

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Paintings by children bond Russia and India

Russia my love at Kolkata’s Nandan

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This exotic fruit being cultivated in Rajarhat

Wonder fruit ‘Dragon fruit’ steps into Bengal

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Not Human Bombs, Kolkata offers Human Books

The First Human Library in Kolkata in January

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Fragile mangrove forests cut down mercilessly by land sharks

Mangrove forest deforestation in Bakkhali-Henry Island

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Kala Bhavan celebrates 100 years with unpublished paintings

A look at exclusive art works by various artists at Kala Bhavan 

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hundred years of Bengali Cinema unfold at MAYA adda

Film scholar Sanjay Mukhopadhyay in a candid conversation

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English students to take lessons on Saptapadi and Sholay!

Calcutta University English syllabus to be revamped

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Anthropologist Madhumala Chattopadhyay speaks to GB

Why the Sentinelese tribe of Andaman should be left alone!

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Cement companies to invest 3K crore in Bengal

Three cement companies open job opportunities in state

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Where to head for a romantic escapade this winter?

Enjoy the love, the sun and the urban scape

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West Bengal Radio Club reunites lost man with family

Group of amateur radio enthusiasts work wonders

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Publishers from Pakistan may join Kolkata Book Fair 2019

Plethora of Urdu books at the Book Fair to be an added attraction

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Beer batter Loitta vs Crispy Chilli Mourala!

Bengal’s fishes find a new dimension in fusion dishes

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Why are we averse to breast-feeding in public?

Kolkata’s shopping mall compares breast-feeding to ‘household chores’

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Now breathe easy at Uttarpara’s oxygen parlour

Uttarpara Municipal Corporation starts an oxygen parlour

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Jahar Roy, the comedian with perfect comic timing

Did you know Roy had his own tailoring shop!

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Darjeeling Hills now grow coffee and orchids!

Directorate of Cinchona Plantation Mungpoo experiments

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Tagore Castle of Kolkata was built according to Windsor Castle

But why is this grand building in shambles today?

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Organic lipstick grown in Bengal from Lipstick Tree!

To all beautiful women – Here is Bengal’s Rupbriksha

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Did you know Lake Kalibari has a seat of five skulls?

Founder Haripada Chakraborty practiced Tantra here

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Tagore’s Gitanjali translated in Belarusian language

Republic of Belarus honours the great bard

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Kolkata street where Tagore wrote Nirjhare Swapnobhanga

Sudder Street is a meeting place of multi-cultural people

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Chhabi Biswas and his aristocratic perfection

Did you know in real life he came from a zamindar family?

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Autumnal Lines by Jogen Chowdhury at MAYA Art Space

Rare sketches and line drawings of the master artist

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After Rosogolla, Bengal’s bonde claims GI tag

Kamarpukur’s succulent white bonde is a unique delicacy

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Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee, As I Know Him

Not just an artist, but also a great human being

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KIFF brings to screen Supriya Devi of Meghe Dhaka Tara

A tribute to the legend Benu di and her outstanding performance

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Café Positive celebrates the cause of HIV positive patients

Only café in India managed by HIV positive people

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On Children’s Day KIFF brings award winning Child Movies

From undying spirit of a dying child, to one who travels far and wide

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Child prodigies from Bengal who beat all odds and made it big

Do not miss the tales of Babbar Ali, Tuhin Dey and Saifa Khatun

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cruise down Ganga, Jamuna and Brahmaputra

From Kolkata to Guwahati via Barishal and Dhaka!

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Catch Amitabh and Waheeda on the KIFF stage today!

Kolkata International Film Festival will feature 321 films!

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Bengal’s own Halloween: Bhoot Chaturdashi

Households in Bengal drive away evil forces in a scientific way!

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Why so many Shakti Peeths are concentrated in Bengal?

GB visits Shakti Peeths of Bengal on eve of Kali Puja

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Artist Sanatan Dinda speaks to GB on nudity and body painting

Why body painting is still not popular in India 

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Only Indian film topping BBC list is Pather Panchali

What is so timeless about Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali?

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Kaun Banega Crorepati crown for taxi driver from Sunderbans

Gazi Jalaluddin runs orphanage and schools for the poor

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Did you know Sukumar Ray was a print technologist?

GB delves into the other face of Sukumar Ray on his birthday

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Have a poetic Sunday with translations of post Tagore poems

Ruma Chakravarti from Australia shares with GB her translations

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Pritha Sen weaves stories through Bengali dishes

Bringing sociological and historical treasures of Bengali cuisine

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First Ever International Poetry Extravaganza in Kolkata

Poets from across the world to converge in the city this November

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GB Best Durga images of 2018

Clicked by GB readers

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Kanyasree Yoddhas of Bengal is GB’s ‘Lakshmi’ brigade

They stop child marriages, they save girls from doom

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Two Bengal farmers who taught us how to make ‘wealth’

GB traces inspirational tales of Sukumar Mallick and Harun Mondal

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Kojagori Lakshmi Puja Bangaal vs Ghoti

Is Bengal’s Lakshmi Puja a great leveler?

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Malda’s orphan Rohim wins international brick-laying competition

Abu Dhabi crown goes to Rohim who fought many odds

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Peep into 300-year-old Chandannagar’s Mondal Bari Puja

Get to know of their unique Kalabou ritual

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Special panta bhog offered to Maa Durga in Bakulia House

GB brings a different bhog spread of a Bonedi Bari Durga Puja

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Z’s Precinct Trunk or a Pandora’s Box?

GB was present at an exciting pre-puja Trunk Show

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Bengal government focuses on higher income for farmers

A recent CII meet throws up how farmers’ income is increasing

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Pujor Gaan: Do music albums still create a stir during Durga Puja?

GB traces the musical trends this Durga Puja from Asha Bhonsle to Baul

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Bengal builds first bus-stand for breastfeeding mothers

Mothers can breast-feed their babies at Bishnupur’s new bus-stand

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Let’s celebrate Mahalaya with ‘Onyo Durga’

Tales of five women who can only be compared to Goddess Durga

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From the Andarmahal of Sovabazar Rajbari Durga Puja

The first family Durga Puja of Kolkata

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Which kurta will you don this Durga Puja?

Check out the latest trends in kurtas and Panjabi this year

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Which nine-yards will drape you this Durga Puja

Check out the latest trends in sarees this year

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Imagine a Kolkata ‘Chop’ shop is named Apur Sansar!

What led to naming a shop selling chops, Apur Sansar!

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Bengal’s Noakhali riots drowned Gandhi into ‘darkest despair’

Gandhi’s non-violence shed to ruins on Noakhali’s bloody paths 

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New jewel of Kolkata’s Riverfront

Judges Ghat to get a new look soon

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Look out for jewellery trends in this Pujo

City-based jewellery designers speak on hot trends

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Oscar nominated movie ‘Doob’ has a Kolkata connect

Made in Bangladesh, conceptualised in Bengal

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GB visits one of the oldest Collectible Store of Kolkata

Konark Collectibles is all about the bygone era

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Bikash Roy – lawyer actor of Tollywood

The Dark Horse of Tollywood, for whom acting was a passion

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When Art Talks at MAYA Art Space's ARTALK

Documentary series on artists from Bengal

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Amitabh Bachchan to flag off ‘Movie Restoration’ project

Hundreds of films will be restored to their past glory

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How more than 200-year-old Jhulan Baari was restored

Iconic house of Kolkata where even musician Jadu Bhatta stayed

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Happy Birthday Sunil Gangopadhyay

GB pays tribute to this great poet and author

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And the search goes on…

Pratik Dey Chowdhury’s masterpieces behind the lens

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Will Menoka Cinema Hall soon shut shutters?

Kolkata’s single screen delights are on their way out

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‘Kolkata Adda’ revived at Maya Art Space

An evening of exchanging nostalgia

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India Cried That Night

Supratim Sarkar’s new book on India’s unknown freedom fighters

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Try out some Makhhan Samosa on Janmashtami

On Lord Krishna’s birthday, satisfy your appetite

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‘Dugga Pujo and Me’—How kites ushered in Durga Puja

On Rituporno Ghosh’s birthday, GB brings his first-person account

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Trend of child-centric movies are back to Tollywood

 After the era of Satyajit Ray and Tapan Sinha

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‘World of Children’ this year Nutan Dal behala addresses

Architect Abin Chaudhuri and his team handles the installations

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Vintage car restorers of Kolkata

Roys of Cossimbazar have a rare hobby

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Is today Kolkata’s birthday or not?

Case that was lodged by Sabarna Roychowdhury’s family

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Ilish recipes from Barishal and Narayanganj

This monsoon ride on a nostalgic high!

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Transported to India’s Independence Day at MAYA Art Space

Rare documentary on Kolkata and collectors’ pride

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Rajbhog and Kochuri at 150-year-old Putiram

Iconic sweet shop of Kolkata on Surya Sen Street

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Celebrating 82 Years of Rupa Publishing House

GB visits their iconic store that started in Kolkata

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He preached ‘Power of the Pen’ is greater than divisive politics

Atal Behari Vajpayee knew how to hold a nation together

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Somnath Chatterjee: The Man As I Knew Him

Remembering Somnath Chatterjee

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Project Silicon Valley inaugurated in Kolkata today

Huge boost to Bengal’s dream IT hub

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Pather Panchali's 'Harihar' Kanu Bandopadhyay refused Ray at the first meet

Did you know Kanu Bandopadhyay donated his earnings to Swadeshi Movement?

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alpona book by Abanindranath Tagore

The other face of Aban Thakur

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Which mask to use this Swine Flu season?

Just any mask does not help to avoid Swine Flu contamination

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GB Face of Bengal – Rajlakshmi Syam

Meet famous entrepreneur and fashion designer of Kolkata

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Beating loneliness with Art Therapy at Maya Art Space

How art therapy is the new solution in treating depression

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GB visits a century-old restored South Kolkata bungalow

Rajesh Sen’s The Zs’ Precinct proves old homes can be a revenue earner

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GB visits Asim Paul’s Kumartuli Studio

In the age of theme pujo, are traditional idol makers taking a back seat?

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Mapping a map at the Maya Art Space adda

Exciting adda session on how route to Kedarnath changed after disaster

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After Mishti hub, Kolkata might soon get a Street Food Hub!

Kolkata ranked top in global street food survey

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Dolly Basu’s Choopkatha brings specially-abled children on stage

When children with special needs give stellar performances 

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Scientist from Bengal saves Australians from sharks!

Is the movie Jaws relived by a man from Bengal?

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France is World Champions; Is Bengal’s French pocket worth a world view?

GB travels to Chandernagore to assess universal appeal of Bengal’s French homes 

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Five Calcuttans remember the nostalgia of Rather Mela

Listen to them about one of the most colourful fairs of Kolkata

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Top 5 Rathyatra Melas of Kolkata

Food, birds, saplings and that childhood cookery set!

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How Portuguese taught us the art of making sweets!

They who taught us to make chhanaand thus sandesh

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Enjoy a Royal Ratha yatra break at Mahishadal Palace

New luxury tourist destination at Mahishadal

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After Floating Market, now it’s Mishti Hub

Kolkata’s largest Mishti Hub inaugurated today in New Town

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Messi is out, but Bengal’s football craze is still

World Cup fever and Bengal’s Football Mania in movies

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Sangeet Bigyan, the magazine of Bishnupur Gharana

How it maintained the Bengali identity

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Students of ten city schools grow their own vegetables for mid-day meals

Innovative project that teaches students about environment

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Siddheshwari Kali Temple that was razed by a cyclone

Did you know it was also known as Govindaram’s Nava Ratna Temple

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Not all fans have written off Messi

Specially-abled artist of Bengal paints Messi portraits with his feet

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Portrait of an artist as a stage designer!

Did you know Ramkinkar created stage design for Muktodhara?

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Russians more interested in Tagore and Pushkin than World Cup

Most Indian fans in Russia are in for a surprise

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Famous sweet of Bengal from the Sultanate era

Chaitanya Dev’s favourite Roshokodombo

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Kansat, a Bengali sweet, was a favourite of Indira Gandhi

Why did Indira Gandhi ask Ghani Khan to bring Kansat to Delhi

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Kolkata once witnessed Peruvian coach Gareca’s skills at saltlake stadium

Gareca played against the Indian team at Salt Lake Stadium

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Imagine elephants walking down Chowringhee!

Even famine ravished people dying in the area

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Watch World Cup Football in Russia with a plate of bhaat-dal!

Mukherjees of Moscow catering Indian soccer fans in Russia with Bengali dishes

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Artists from Bengal still rule at Christie’s Annual Sale

Top selling Indian art this year at Christie’s is from Bengal

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The ‘Fishy’ Iftar tale

How Bengal’s fish got into the Eid menu

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Ramkinkar’s horses were incomparable, says Somenath Hore

He was far ahead of his European counterparts

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Tollywood pairing is not just about Uttam-Suchitra

Take on Bhanu-Ruma, Biswajit-Sandhya and Soumitro-Sharmila

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Tracing the Bengali gaddis of Burra Bazar

Bengali traders were pushed out by traders from other parts of India

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Wishing for some weekend peace? Where to go to?

Weekends are not just about parties, it is also about unwinding

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Bengal still boasts of the finest Muslin

Let’s go on a Muslin trail to Murshidabad, Burdwan and Nadia

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Tilabari – the house atop a hill

This summer head to new tourist destination of Tilabari

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Spot where Satyajit Ray shot Udayan Pandit’s Pathshala

Rural Bengal has often hosted some of the best film locations

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Patha Bhavan and My Childhood

Piyali Chanda, an ashramite pens her experiences about Santiniketan

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Another Bengali from NASA who makes us proud

Anita Sengupta, brain behind creating coldest spot in the universe

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Apathy faced by Bishnupur gharana’s musicians

GB reaches out to the family of ‘Gyan Gosai’

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How the British beautified Kolkata with shady avenues

Celebrated art historian Rathin Mitra speaks on Dalhousie Institute

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Despite Nipah virus scare, Bengal is a safe haven for bats

Bat’ pockets of Bengal; where are they found?

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Ghosts at Kolkata’s Presidency Jail!

Ghost chasing at the Presidency jail premise, Kolkata.

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Did you know there are 26 types of payesh in Bengal?

Dessert that is loaded with legends and traditions

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Will the most famous paan shop of Kolkata survive?

Listen to the electrical engineer who runs Kolpotoru Paan shop 

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Kolkata’s Eco Park throws up biodiversity

A treasure trove for nature lovers

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Bengali architect who designed Victoria Memorial

Bengali businessman Rajendranath Mookerjee was adored by the British

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Peep into newly opened Bangladesh Bhavan of Santiniketan

Priceless artefacts and letters housed in the Bhavan

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Boats from Khulna and Jessore in Salt Lake!

Once upon a time Bidhannagar traded with Bangladesh

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Did you know Kazi Nazrul Islam acted in a movie?

It was Bhakta Dhruv by Girish Ghosh

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Kazi Nazrul Islam write to his lady love

On Nazrul’s birthday a slice of that rare letter

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Bishnupur Gharana travels to Murshidabad

Who brought Bishnupur Gharana to Murshidabad?

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Meet the Bengal boy on Trans-Himalayan cycle

Jyotishko is out to spread environmental awareness

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Does Indian political scenario need Lalon Fakir today?

His songs have always mocked identity politics

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What did artist Ramkinkar say about Democracy?

Influenced by Tagore, this great sculptor speaks on politics

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When Rabindranath Tagore turned film director

Natir Puja: Director and actor Rabindranath Tagore

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Portuguese taught us to make world famous Bandel Cheese

Was Bandel Cheese a predecessor to Bengal’s sweets?

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Pathe Prabashe is not a travelogue

Annada Shankar Ray believed in borderless world

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Konnagar municipality saves Aban Thakur’s home

Residents and authorities join hands to keep promoters away