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Written by Saheli Mitra

Saheli Mitra

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Saheli Mitra is partner at Talespin Media, an internationally published poet and author. She runs her own blog All About Eve on women issues

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GB ‘LOKKHI IN OLOKKHI’ Series

Six men from Bengal are proud to be associated with so-called Olokkhis

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And Still We Rise! GB REAL LIFE DASHABHUJAS 2019

Tale of women from Bengal who are nothing short of Devi Durga

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Homecoming for Devi Durga with MAYA’s Agomoni Adda

Welcoming the Goddess as Uma through songs

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Project Bismillah on ‘Faces of Kashmir’ by Kolkata boy Kounteya Sinha

Path-breaking calendar on Kashmir to be launched by two Bengalis!

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Will Bengal tolerate Amit Shah’s imposition of Hindi?

How a rich language like Bengali is deliberately put on the backseat!

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Till We Meet Again showcases middle class Kolkata at its best

Author Shibaji Bose deftly plays around with aspirations and relations

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How Dr Madhumala Chattopadhyay reached out to hostile tribes of Andamans!

Why Jarwas and Sentinelese tribes accepted her but no one else!

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Listen to renowned psychologist Anuttama Banerjee at MAYA Adda today!

She speaks on her professional journey and her soulful poetry

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GB Exclusive -- Bengal’s cricketer Rituparna Roy appointed Vidarbha women coach

Meet the woman cricketer and coach who led her team to many int’l titles

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Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee’s new jewellery range speaks of his inner conflicts

Actor launches his new love --- Sujoy Prosad Fashion Accessories

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Band Dohar in a rare folk music adda at MAYA ART SPACE

Listen to their soulful songs and the tale of their journey

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Honoured at UN! Season’s Greetings: Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh

First Indian film to get UN collaboration; First transgender actor

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How Rabindranath Tagore protested Qurbani or animal sacrifice!

Beyond religious lines, Tagore’s play Bisarjan is relevant even today

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On his last journey Rabindranath Tagore got lost in a sea of humanity

People close to him were not even allowed to come near him

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New lease of life for Sunderbans’ tiger widows

Prasenjit Mandal gives an exclusive interview to GB

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On Friendship Day, explore the friendship of Kabuliwala and Minnie

Rabindranath Tagore had struck an odd friendship beyond time and borders

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GB Exclusive: Actress Sudiptaa Chakraborty on her new movie Samsara

How she gets into the role of a caretaker with elan

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Accident or murder? Actress Mahua Roychowdhury’s death a mystery

On her death anniversary GB remembers Tollywood’s talented actress

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Central govt. to sell off and privatize century old Bengal Chemicals!

Should this iconic pharma company of Prafulla Chandra Roy be given up?

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Bijon Bhattacharya --- The disorderly genius on stage

GB pays tribute to this theatre genius on his birth anniversary!

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Do not miss the Grand Canyon of Bengal!

Gangani – where river Silabati makes deep gorges like Colorado of USA

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Hook! Line! Sinker! Try some Mahseer fishing in Teesta

The angling destination of Bengal where you get the prized Golden Mahseer

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Kolkata’s Solar Man gets Canada’s Mission Innovation Champions award

Meet scientist S.P. Gon Chaudhuri who made India’s first floating solar plant

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After Krittika, another Class X student slashes wrist in school

Are Kolkata’s students falling to stress or suicide attempts are contagious?

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Yoga got a global view in 1930s, thanks to Bengal’s Bishnu Charan Ghosh

On this World Yoga Day a tribute to one of the earliest yoga gurus of India

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Is Bengal’s health sector known only for doctor assaults?

What about pathbreaking operations and new facilities?

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Paragliding at Deolo Hill

Laze, sleep, eat and just enjoy nature

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From Beef to Beep, yet food fest cancelled in Kolkata

Why has Kolkata suddenly turned so intolerant to food?

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Morgan House, the Ivy laced charming mansion of Kalimpong

One of the best WBTDC properties of Bengal

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Is Jamai Shashthi a misogynistic festival of Bengal?

Shameless display of money and pampering for the men only!

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Will Bangla again take a backseat with Hindi language imposition?

Should we fight for the rights of our mother tongue in West Bengal?

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Can Abir’s Sonada match Soumitro’s Feluda?

The new detective on Bengali screens

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Mimi and Nusrat’s smart trousers a disrespect to Parliament?

Or a woman’s rights to wear comfortable clothes this summer?

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Konttho – an outstanding movie of hope

Another masterpiece from Shiboprasad and Nandita kitty

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Did ‘communist’ Bengal ever understand the relevance of May Day?

Labour unions of Bengal only knew lock outs and militant agitation

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When a saree tells a tale -- on a Baluchari trail

Bishnupur’s weavers script history on a six-yard wonder

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Margaret’s Deck – exclusive tea-lounge of Kurseong

Sip on that hot cuppa while sitting within a tea estate!

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Basu Paribar is not just a movie, it is a poetic journey

Meeting place of star actors who strike the right balance

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ghosts messed up Bhobishyoter Bhoot

Why Anik Dutta failed to deliver any message through his movie

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Utpal Dutt – the revolutionary actor on stage

On his birth anniversary GB remembers the other face of Dutt

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Unsung heroine Kalpana Dutta who fought against the British

The science graduate who handled explosives

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When shall we stop maiming voices of artistic dissent?

Even ghosts are afraid of humans! A letter to Bhooter Raja

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Paris based photographer Elodie Guignard is excited about KIPF

Elodie Guignard gives an exclusive interview to GB

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How Madhusudan Dutta defied Ram and made Meghnad the hero

When the villain of Hindu mythology turns a hero in an epic poem

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How Mallika Basu raises a kitchen storm with Masala?

GB speaks to famous food blogger and London based author 

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Satyajit Ray’s Aranyer Din Ratri celebrates 50 years!

Movie that brought raw sensuality and eroticism onscreen

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Why actor Soumitro Chatterjee was Satyajit Ray’s muse

On his birthday, GB decodes the many shades of Ray’s ‘Apu’

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Mountain Man from Bengal conquers Antarctica peak

Satyarup Siddhanta has achieved the unthinkable!

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Not just a holy dip!

Tracing the historical journey of Gangasagar

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Remembering Hazar Churasir Ma

Mahasweta Devi’s ever protesting pen on her birth anniversary

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Swami Vivekananda tried beef and all non-vegetarian food

In a ‘food intolerant’ India how Vivekananda’s teachings should work

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Will the Left succeed in their bandh today in Bengal?

Bengal gears up to resist the decade old menace.

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Poush Sankranti Dhaka and Sylheti style!

Not with pithe, but with Shakrainkites and mera-merighar

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Raja Basanta Roy Road’s revolutionary past

The house where revolutionaries lived

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How Pradipta Bhattacharyya restored century-old Unique Lodge

GB speaks to the owner of a unique house that was restored to its original form

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Longest Patachitra on walls of a Kolkata

Famous photographer Kounteya Sinha brings Manimala from Naya

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Neline Mondal – the European 'bou'

GB traces how she is trying to restore Chandernagore’s heritage

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Come February 2019 and Kolkata will turn into a gallery

Kolkata will host Asia’s largest international photo festival

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Author Sanjib Chattopadhyay --- as I saw him

On the wake of the author winning Sahitya Akademi

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Architecture of ‘Santiniketan Griha’ is answer to religious harmony

GB takes a stock of the house built by Debendranath Tagore

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GB exclusive interview with British author Janet MacLeod Trotter

She will launch her latest book on Tea Planter’s Series in Kolkata

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Today is the day when Rabindranath Tagore won Nobel Prize

What was Tagore’s reaction to the news?

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National Award winner Amartya Bhattacharyya speaks to GB

Runanubandha will have a world premiere at KIFF 

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walk on dewy grass? Where to head to in Kolkata?

Kolkata has several ‘Earthing’ havens to keep your feet dewy this autumn

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Nilanjan Bandyopadhyay interprets Bengali poetry through calligraphy

Unique show of Poetry and Calligraphy at MAYA Art Space

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Gone are the days when Puja barshikis carried a pujo fragrance

Puja barshiki releases set way ahead in July, have lost their attraction

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Are dhaakis of Bengal a fading community today?

Why dhaakis no longer wish to carry forward their tradition

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Not just as Jatayu, Santosh Dutta acted in various roles with elan!

Our very own ‘Lal Mohan Ganguly’ was a criminal lawyer

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Musician from Bengal popularizes Indian Classical in China!

Exclusive interview with Moumita Mitra on music trends in Beijing

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Where Leaders Are Made

A visit to Salt Lake’s Administrative Training Institute

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Undaunted foot soldiers of Kolkata Traffic Police

How they keep your cars going after Majerhat Bridge collapse

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Where Gods Reside: Kolkata’s Sacred Places

The book that places Kolkata on the ‘Spiritual Map’ of the world

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Dipping into greasy telebhaja at 100-year-old Potlar Dokan

Hop on to Bagbazar Street for some yummy telebhaja

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Man who created an Urban Forest in heart of kolkata at Chetla-Alipore

Lawyer Mantu Hait created a lush forest in the heart of Chetla-Alipore

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Meet ‘Bengali Aunty’ Sawan Dutta and peep into her videos

Song-writer, arranger, singer and much more

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When Bengal’s royals descended at ITC Sonar with Hilsa recipes

GB spoke to members of Rajbaris about their secret Hilsa recipes

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How Satyarup turned from an asthmatic kid to Mountain Man

Satyarup Siddhanta speaks to GB on his incredible journey

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Amritendu Roy’s old heritage bungalow turned to a home-stay jewel of Kolkata

GB peeps into RedBrick Residency in the heart of the city

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Scriptwriter from Bengal makes a short film on ‘Menopause’

Film all set to break taboo about female reproductive health

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Wish to read Abanindranath Tagore’s KhirerPutul in English?

Try out recently launched translation by Prof Amita Ray

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Madhubanti Roy Chowdhury helps ‘communities’ make their own books

How patuas, bauls and Kumortuli artisans make their own books

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Watch this first of its kind ‘protest dance platform’of Kolkata

Paramita Saha of Artsforward brings an innovative project to the city

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A Monsoon Date on Dacres Lane kolkata

Try out Apanjan’s Khichuri or Chittoda’sGhugni

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Platform Children of Howrah Station

How are they on International Day against Drug Abuse?

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Pampering the son-in-law: Bengal's Jamai Shashthi

Is this day a blatant show of male chauvinism?

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Photographers from Bengal step on a historical voyage ‘Into the Unknown’

Kounteya Sinha and Alankar Chandra take Kolkata on the global map

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Sahana Bajpaie gets Bengal’s Pride Award at United Kingdom Parliament

Famous Bengali singer gives an in-depth interview on music and much more

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Scientist from Kolkata who won Mr Gay World runners up 2018

Samarpan Maiti of Institute of Chemical Biology makes us proud

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Post It! The new micro-film by a Kolkata director

Mahul Brahma speaks to GB on his directorial debut

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Panoramic view of Kolkata through prose, poetry, music

Poet Sharmila Ray on Kolkata as her muse

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Meet multi-award winning film writer from Kolkata

Reetwika Banerjee is also a cyber security expert

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Where have all the Buxa Tigers gone?

They were not killed by poachers as per popular belief

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Where Sri Ramkrishna came to meet his Daayar Sagar

Iconic building still stands tall in Kolkata

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Purono Kolkatar Golpo is all about genuine emotions

Group that talks and works for Kolkata

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The Terracota Warrior of Bankura

Meet Baul Karmakar, the Terracota Man of Panchmura

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Kolkata has a Chocolate Tasting Club

Meet the chocoholics of ‘Good Vegetarian Food Group’

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One stop elder care platform

Elina Dutta speaks to GB about Tribeca Care

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Has Bengal forgotten the golden legacy of Lathials?

How many of us remember revolutionary Pulin Behari Das?

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Enjoy Santiniketan’s Boshonto Utsav in Kolkata today!

Singer Manoj Murali brings Spring’s rhythm to Kolkata

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On A Saree Trail: Tale of a Baluchari

Off to Bishnupur to watch Baluchari weavers

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Kolkata artist’s paintings on German stamps!

World-renowned artist Sudip Chatterjee speaks to GB

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Renowned singer Sahana Bajpaie to perform in Kolkata on V-Day

She speaks to GB about her favourite city and future plans

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Tea-Estate tourism is gaining popularity in Bengal

Vinita Bajoria of Sourenee Estate speaks to GB

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Kolkata engineer who helps you turn a farmer

Farmizen allows you to grow your own vegetables

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Bari Kothi will bring Murshidabad of west bengal on global tourist map

Why Murshidabad never got its due as a tourist destination

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Elizabeth Clarke of Windamere Darjeeling speaks to GB

The Heritage hotel that is as old as Darjeeling

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Bengal riding high on new Tourism Map

Bengal’s Principal Secretary Tourism, speaks to GB  

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Kolkata boy opens the first ever floating restaurant on sea!

Kolkata’s floating restaurants on Ganga inspired Mridul

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Journalist Asha Bhatia’s new book is on ‘Modern Dubai’

Bhatia speaks on the different shades of this desert nation

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Bishnupur temples show amalgamation of architectures

Burnt clay temples reflect Mughal, Rajasthani and Aatchala designs

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Renowned photographer from Kolkata on a prestigious EU project

From Bill Gates to Clinton, Kounteya Sinha has been with top world leaders

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Activists take legal route to save East Kolkata Wetlands

Environmentalists protest against government’s attempt to build park

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Samantak Sinha

He leads the next generation music trend in Bengal

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She set up a women’s college at a Bengal village recently

Meet this famous educationist who went back to her roots

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Young Bengali food entrepreneur brings‘gourmet food’ to city

This Bengali girl was only 18, when she started her gourmet outlet

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Sahana Bajpaie, globetrotting singer with a Bangali heart

Sahana still misses Santiniketan and Bangladesh

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Author Sumana Roy believes in narratives of stillness

Her book has been shortlisted for Mumbai Lit Fest award

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Indigo grown again in Bengal after 150 years!

GB speaks to Amrita Mukherjee of Indigo Sutra

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Children of Bengal who have no childhood

Brick kiln child labourers of Bengal

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IIM graduate who is changing lives in Sunderbans

Meet Jadavpur University alumnus Biplab Das

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Baul Sanghamitra Das tries to preserve Bengal’s folk songs

This student from Santiniketan speaks on her baul performances

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World-renowned Bengali techie brings projects to Bengal

Top technologist Sauvik Banerjjee’s homecoming

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Tantric meditation of east or Tantric sex of west?

How Goddess Kali is being marketed in the West?

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Lost childhood

No more home-made narus and chaanchersandesh

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World-renowned Bengali techie brings projects to Bengal

Top technologist Sauvik Banerjjee’s homecoming

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BEWARE! Do not fall prey to ‘Toxic Beauty’ cosmetic ingredients

Learn about harmful ‘Dirty Dozen’ cosmetic ingredients

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Troilokyonath Mukhopadhyay’s Domorudhor

A chance to read Bengali satirist’s works in English

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Can Tagores Mungpoo be saved from dying a silent death

How a handful of Nepali workers celebrate Baishe Srabon

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Armed guards to stop tomato loot

Tomatoes are acting pricey!

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Homecoming for management guru Dr Saugata Banerjee

A management consultant who set up food chains in Kolkata

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On a fashion high

Meet Mahul Brahma, who speaks on luxury branding

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Hook, Line & Sinker

Chandan Gupta brings international angling to Bengal

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Homecoming to the banks of Icchamati

US based author Lopamudra's annual time travel

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This Eid savour an age-old recipe from Sufias kitchen

Sufia Khatoon sharing the ecstasy of celebrations

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Dr Asok Ganguly

Meet dermatologist Dr Ashok Ganguly

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Cloud Cather

Hollywood Twister comes alive in Bengal