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Kaushik Ganguly’s Nagarkirtan bags several awards at SAARC ...

The movie on transgender love has some great performances and mus...

Tribute to the fearless and unstoppable poet Bishnu Dey on his bi...

Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith Award winning poet depicted contempo...

Aponjon actor Swarup Dutta no more!

Iconic actor of Tapan Sinha’s movie who was known for his &...

Bijon Bhattacharya --- The disorderly genius on stage

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

GB pays tribute to Badal Sircar, the revolutionary voice of Benga...

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

Satyajit Ray made a bride of Jorasanko Thakurbari sing for his mo...

How Amiya Tagore came out of the andarmahal to sing for Kanchenju...

Sonar Kella’s Mandar Bose died in poverty and pain

Anti-hero Kamu Mukherjee was indeed a brilliant actor

Famous song ‘2441139, Bela Bose’ almost landed Anjan ...

Did the telephone number 2441139 actually exist?

Iskule Bioscope- Bhalobashi Bangla creates a buzz in city schools...

Inculcating love for Bengali films among students

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

‘50 Years of Ray’s Detective’ traces this emoti...

Bengal’s famous theatre group Nandikar steps into its 60th ...

GB traces its journey from Ajitesh Bandopadhyay to Sohini Sengupt...

Iskule Bioscope popularizes Bengali children movies in Kolkata sc...

Well-known schools participate in the film extravaganza this week...

RD Burman experimented with utensils and objects to make music

He discovered sound in every corner, from shepherds to Asha Bhons...

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

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

The first gramophone record of India was sung by a Kolkata Armeni...

Gauhar Jaan was Angelina, born to an Armenian family

Violin Brothers and Rohan

World Music Day exclusive

Goddess of Music, Saraswati, was worshipped in brothels of Kolkat...

How babus of Kolkata patronized the music deity’s worship ...

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

 The song that was written a century ago

‘If God could sing, he would sound like Hemanta Da’ ...

Shivaji Chattopadhyay of Bhalobasha Bhalobasha fame remembers the...

Mitin Mashi – the new female detective on screen

Remember Suchitra Bhattacharya’s Mitin Mashi?

Girish Karnad’s deep association with Bengal’s theatr...

Despite the controversy over his Tagore’s play remark

Humble madoor of Sabang conquers Europe

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

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 ...

Is Jamai Shashthi a misogynistic festival of Bengal?

Shameless display of money and pampering for the men only!

The Ganga still flows, but Ruma Guhathakurta will never sing agai...

GB travels down memory lane with her famous songs and celluloid r...

Can Abir’s Sonada match Soumitro’s Feluda?

The new detective on Bengali screens

What did Rituparno Ghosh speak about ‘Death?’

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

Rickshawalas of Kolkata find place in a new movie

Kolkata’s rickshaws are as iconic as the city’s histo...

Is Kazi Nazrul Islam more celebrated in Bangladesh than Kolkata? ...

GB interview with Nazrul researcher Mujibur Rahman

Konttho – an outstanding movie of hope

Another masterpiece from Shiboprasad and Nandita kitty

Shyam Benegal to direct biopic on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Indo-Bangla feature film on founding father of Bangladesh

Saptapadi or Basanta Bilap? Movie themed Cadbury Mishti

Celebrating 100 years of Bengali Cinema the sweet way

War of letters between Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray!

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

Sreyashi Sen, the only woman film distributor in south-east Asia ...

How she struggled in a foreign land to set up Darpan

Famous singer Sahana Bajpaie speaks on her song in Konttho

In an exclusive interview, world-renowned singer about Shobai chu...

How ‘Film Director’ Rabindranath Tagore directed his ...

Tagore as the film director, to raise funds

Power-packed performances in Jesthoputro

Kaushik Ganguly again leaves a mark

Celebrating 100 years of Manna Dey!

Look into the Uttam Kumar- Manna Dey jugalbandi

In her directorial venture, Churni Ganguly wins hearts

Tarikh creates a subtext within a text

Thakurmar Jhuli can any time beat Harry Potter

Dakshinaranjan Mitra created a fantasy world more than a century ...

Bhaskar Chitrakar infuses modern social atrocities in Patachitra ...

The patua who is trying to contemporize Kalighat Pata

How Bengali literature romanticizes pathar mangsho

The favourite Bengali dish that has found place in famous books ...

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

What motivated Jiben Bose to join acting against his father&rsquo...

Did you know poet Nazrul Islam’s music was rejected by Visw...

Rabindranath Tagore finally came to his rescue

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

Meeting place of star actors who strike the right balance

On Jamini Roy’s birthday, learn what he said about Tagore&r...

The artist who brought amalgamation of Western and Folk Art

The ghosts messed up Bhobishyoter Bhoot

Why Anik Dutta failed to deliver any message through his movie

Anil Chattopadhyay - the man who lived every character

Simple man and versatile actor who touched many hearts

Why did Suchitra Sen turn a recluse?

On her birth anniversary, GB finds out

In search of Suchitra Sen’s roots

House where she was born is now a museum in Pabna

Rituporno Ghosh returns on celluloid with his unfinished work

Jeshthoputro of Kaushik Ganguly is a must watch

Did you know Pahari Sanyal was a great singer?

Even Satyajit Ray made him sing in his movies

Utpal Dutt – the revolutionary actor on stage

On his birth anniversary GB remembers the other face of Dutt

Nandalal Bose’s Reclining Arjuna in public eye for the firs...

The rare painting will go under the hammer soon

Musician Gautam Chattopadhyay and Mohiner Ghoraguli

The man who deconstructed Bengal’s musical psyche

Our Tenida is no more: Tribute to Chinmoy Roy

Actor with a great sense of comic relief

Kabir Suman --- Tomake Chai

GB celebrates his 70th birthday

Shoojit Sircar’s new biopic on an unsung hero of Indian ind...

Vicky Kaushal to play the role of Udham Singh

Apu Trilogy sees a closure with new movie Abhijatrik

Director Subhrajit Mitra speaks to GB

Why did Ramkrishna Paramhansa choose Kali as his deity?

His family was a follower of Sri Ramchandra for generations

Goopi and Bagha turn peace messengers in a new animated movie

Do not miss the animated version Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya

Actress Sabitri Chatterjee overcame pangs of partition and povert...

She went on to become one of the finest actors of Tollywood

Walking Book Fair creates buzz in Kolkata!

Imagine a truckload of books at your doorstep

Tulsi Chakraborty: Prince and Pauper of Bengali celluloid

On his birthday a GB tribute to the great actor

Why did Satyajit Ray choose actress Kanika Majumdar?

She will always be remembered as a classy actress with a differen...

Golden era of actress Bharati Devi and her personal struggles

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

Who was Jibanananda Das’ Bonolota Sen?

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

Nagarkirtan -- ‘Pride’ of Transgender Love

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

‘Hold your tongue and let me love’

Reading Tagore’s Shesher Kabita on Valentines Day

Danny Denzongpa’s son steps into Bollywood

Remember that villain from Darjeeling?

Multi-lingual poetry meet festival ends in Kolkata

GB was present at the literary gala party

The sublime world of Satyajit Ray’s Heroes and Heroines

Amitava Nag explores multi-faceted characters of Ray’s film...

Usher in a new revolution with GetBengal Renaissance

Potpourri of articles by stalwarts of Bengal

Kolkata to witness a grand Literary Gala Party tomorrow

Literoma community brings in new literary festival to the city

How did Jisshu Sengupta fare in Manikarnika as Gangadhar Rao?

Actor from Bengal who is making a mark in Bollywood

Will Apu find a closure through ‘Abhijatrik?’

Madhur Bhandarkar makes a movie to close Apu Trilogy loop

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

Dying culinary art of Goyna Bori revived at a recent workshop

Abhaya’s Rohini da – actor Dilip Roy

Did you know Tapan Sinha mentored Dilip Roy?

Soumitro and Naseeruddin in new film to address ‘intoleranc...

Two stalwarts join hands in new movie Debotar Grash

How Mallika Basu raises a kitchen storm with Masala?

GB speaks to famous food blogger and London based author 

Satyajit Ray’s Aranyer Din Ratri celebrates 50 years!

Movie that brought raw sensuality and eroticism onscreen

Raghu Rai at Kolkata’s KIPF conference

Kolkata International Photography Festival announces venues

Why actor Soumitro Chatterjee was Satyajit Ray’s muse

On his birthday, GB decodes the many shades of Ray’s &lsquo...

Where the mystic meets the river

Different shades of Gangasagar Mela of Bengal

Remembering Hazar Churasir Ma

Mahasweta Devi’s ever protesting pen on her birth anniversa...

Prof Aloke Kumar gives 360-degree view of Kalighat Pat

He speaks on this indigenous art form of Bengal

How personal grief framed the personality of Chhaya Devi!

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

Ashapurna Devi – Feminist or ‘kitchen writer?’ ...

On her birth anniversary GB delves into her world of words

History finds life through scrolls

Silk scroll exhibition at Kolkata Centre for Creativity

Fun from Bow Barracks

Oldest garrison building

Pavel’s Rosogolla has more to it than a biopic

How love of a man for his wife led to invention of Rosogolla

Watch out for Kolkata boy Ram Kamal Mukherjee 

Short film director of Bollywood making a mark

76-year-old Kolkata engineer on his exquisite ink and paper drawi...

After an exhibition in London, Sandip Chatterjee is all set for a...

Santiniketan’s Shonibarer Haat has lost its old-world charm...

Has city urban crowds and modern food stalls robbed the show?

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

Writer and columnist Jashodhara Sen speaks to GB

Vibrant colours of Pot Maya Festival of Pingla

How art of patachitra survived 2,500 years!

Raksha Bharadia speaks to GB on the tricks

Learn ‘How to Make Your Blog Work’ 

Drop in at Women Writers’ Fest tomorrow

Ipsita Ganguly speaks on ‘Writing about Self’

Author and journalist Jayeeta Ganguly speaks to GB

The Art and Craft of Writing About Self 

Author and journalist Shutapa Paul speaks to GB

Challenges of writing a political biography

Paintings by children bond Russia and India

Russia my love at Kolkata’s Nandan

Not Human Bombs, Kolkata offers Human Books

The First Human Library in Kolkata in January

Author Sanjib Chattopadhyay --- as I saw him

On the wake of the author winning Sahitya Akademi

Exclusive interview with Voice of Silence director

Debraj Naiya addresses post rape trauma through his film

Kala Bhavan celebrates 100 years with unpublished paintings

A look at exclusive art works by various artists at Kala Bhavan&n...

Is the art of sweet-dice making of Bengal fading fast?

Once upon a time Bengal made designer home-made sweets

Publishers from Pakistan may join Kolkata Book Fair 2019

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

Kolkata’s barefoot historian P.T. Nair behind the lens

Photographer Saheli Das captures his different moods

Jahar Roy, the comedian with perfect comic timing

Did you know Roy had his own tailoring shop!

Indo-Russian bond captured behind the lens at a Kolkata exhibitio...

GB speaks to Vice Consul of Russia on the photography exhibit

Wondrous transition of comedy in Bengali literature

Purono Kolkatar Golpo presented Hasyarasher Jibon Kahini

Tagore’s Gitanjali translated in Belarusian language

Republic of Belarus honours the great bard

GB exclusive interview with British author Janet MacLeod Trotter ...

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

Chhabi Biswas and his aristocratic perfection

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

Autumnal Lines by Jogen Chowdhury at MAYA Art Space

Rare sketches and line drawings of the master artist

KIFF brings to screen Supriya Devi of Meghe Dhaka Tara

A tribute to the legend Benu di and her outstanding performance ...

Kali – the docu-film against our obsession with skin colour...

Director Subrata Sen speaks to GB on dark-skin shaming

On Children’s Day KIFF brings award winning Child Movies

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

Go and watch docu-drama Menopause at KIFF

Breaking the shackles of social taboos in India

National Award winner Amartya Bhattacharyya speaks to GB

Runanubandha will have a world premiere at KIFF 

Catch Amitabh and Waheeda on the KIFF stage today!

Kolkata International Film Festival will feature 321 films!

Bengal’s own Halloween: Bhoot Chaturdashi

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

Why so many Shakti Peeths are concentrated in Bengal?

GB visits Shakti Peeths of Bengal on eve of Kali Puja

Artist Sanatan Dinda speaks to GB on nudity and body painting

Why body painting is still not popular in India 

Only Indian film topping BBC list is Pather Panchali

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

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

Kolkata has several ‘Earthing’ havens to keep your fe...

Nilanjan Bandyopadhyay interprets Bengali poetry through calligra...

Unique show of Poetry and Calligraphy at MAYA Art Space

Have a poetic Sunday with translations of post Tagore poems

Ruma Chakravarti from Australia shares with GB her translations ...

First Ever International Poetry Extravaganza in Kolkata

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

Manojder Advut Bari – a movie that fails to match the book ...

GB reviews a movie that had huge potential, but was a major let d...

Not just as Jatayu, Santosh Dutta acted in various roles with ela...

Our very own ‘Lal Mohan Ganguly’ was a criminal lawye...

Kolkata’s Kantha Museum, where tales are stitched

GB visits the exclusive Kantha Museum of the city

Oscar nominated movie ‘Doob’ has a Kolkata connect

Made in Bangladesh, conceptualised in Bengal

Bikash Roy – lawyer actor of Tollywood

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

FINDING THOKMAY --- Story of the Hills

GB Short Story of the week by Moinak Dutta

Meet the ‘Kite Runner’ of Kolkata

How he maneuvered to earn his prized kite!

Amitabh Bachchan to flag off ‘Movie Restoration’ proj...

Hundreds of films will be restored to their past glory

Look into Bengal’s Babu culture through babu dolls

Chalchitra Academy’s workshop brings this unique art form ...

Singer Rupankar Bagchi speaks to GB on music and much more

He has won hundreds of hearts by being just ‘Him’

Happy Birthday Sunil Gangopadhyay

GB pays tribute to this great poet and author

Woman and Her Muse is all about feminine self

USA based poet Lopamudra Banerjee launches her book

And the search goes on…

Pratik Dey Chowdhury’s masterpieces behind the lens

Meet ‘Bengali Aunty’ Sawan Dutta and peep into her ve...

Song-writer, arranger, singer and much more

India Cried That Night

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

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

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

Tulsi Chakraborty -- Prince and Pauper of Tollywood

Satyajit Ray felt Tulsi babu could have won an Oscar 

Trend of child-centric movies are back to Tollywood

 After the era of Satyajit Ray and Tapan Sinha

Anatara Chowdhury speaks on Salil Chowdhury and much more

How have Bengali songs evolved over the years?

Behala Nutan Dal addresses ‘World of Children’ this y...

Architect Abin Chaudhuri and his team handles the installations ...

Celebrating 82 Years of Rupa Publishing House

GB visits their iconic store that started in Kolkata

Walk down Bagbazar Street: One of the oldest streets of Kolkata ...

Girish Ghosh’s residence to Potlar Kochuri, delve into the ...

Scriptwriter from Bengal makes a short film on ‘Menopause&r...

Film all set to break taboo about female reproductive health

Tale of a grieving mother

How a mother misses her only daughter

Wish to read Abanindranath Tagore’s Khirer Putul in English...

Try out recently launched translation by Prof Amita Ray

GB visits Asim Paul’s Kumartuli Studio

In the age of theme pujo, are traditional idol makers taking a ba...

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

When children with special needs give stellar performances  ...

Read translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s short story Tyaag...

USA based author and poet Lopa Banerjee translates a story of Gol...

Back to Roots --- Unheard songs of landless people

Moinul Alam captures plight of the Rohingyas from Chittagong

How a poet is described through seven colours of a rainbow!

GB brings an event where a poet’s personality merges with a...

Sister Nivedita – The Offered One

GB presents an exhibition of a ‘different kind’

100 years of Sandesh – Bengal's iconic literary magazin...

GB brings you a documentary on its illustrous journey

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

Paramita Saha of Artsforward brings an innovative project to the ...

Tanuja returns to Tollywood; Watch Sonar Pahar

Will ‘Ke tumi nandini’ nostalgia be back again?

Sourav Ganguly’s tryst at the Lord’s Cricket Ground ...

The cricketer who played with sheer determination

Can Sourav Ganguly change the face of Bengal’s cricket?

On his birthday, remembering Sourav Ganguly

Can Ritwik match the popularity of Uttam Kumar as Srikanto?

Watch out for the new Srikanto movie by Pradipta Bhattacharya

Sangeet Bigyan, the magazine of Bishnupur Gharana

How it maintained the Bengali identity

GB salutes rare talent Amala Shankar on her 100th birthday!

Did you know Amala Shankar played a lead role in a movie?

Portrait of an artist as a stage designer!

Did you know Ramkinkar created stage design for Muktodhara?

Did you know actor Adil Hussain loves reading Batul The Great

Adil tells GB why he is a great fan of theatre personality Arun M...

Tale of the Missing Benarasi saree

Did Tilottama get back her prized possession?

Bohurupee brings digitized library of Bengal’s theatre

New contribution of Bohurupee group to the theatre world

Let’s look out for a true baul on World Music Day

Indrajit Sen on his tryst with a baul in Aila ravaged Sunderbans ...

‘Kolkata has inspired me to establish myself as an actor&rs...

For me, Bengal is synonymous with Rabindranath Tagore

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

Is this day a blatant show of male chauvinism?

Rainbow Jelly woven through forgotten fairy tales

Yet, the movie sends a strong message

GB Sunday short story: The Unsolved Mystery

How did the Chowkidaar disappear?

Artists from Bengal still rule at Christie’s Annual Sale

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

Ramkinkar’s horses were incomparable, says Somenath Hore

He was far ahead of his European counterparts

Tollywood pairing is not just about Uttam-Suchitra

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

Why did Tagore want Nazrul to end his hunger strike?

How did ‘Robi-haara’ Nazrul accept Tagore’s dea...

Going through a tram archive from within a tram
 

GB hops on to the Tram Museum of Kolkata

Meghbalika: Cloudscapes of Kolkata

Engineer and amateur photographer Arpan Ganguly on a cloudy tale ...

Bengal still boasts of the finest Muslin

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

Mandar Mallick, Father of Indian animation

How artist Ganesh Pyne learnt animation art from Mandar

Spot where Satyajit Ray shot Udayan Pandit’s Pathshala

Rural Bengal has often hosted some of the best film locations

Apathy faced by Bishnupur gharana’s musicians

GB reaches out to the family of ‘Gyan Gosai’

How it felt to work in Srijit Mukherjee’s Uma

Debanjan had a small role, but the experience was rewarding

Unique book donation drive in Kolkata to create library

Where poets and authors performed and donated their books

Incredible tale of making Salil Chowdhury’s Pagol Hawa

How singer Jatileshwar was stumped by Salil da

Did you know Kazi Nazrul Islam acted in a movie?

It was Bhakta Dhruv by Girish Ghosh

Bishnupur Gharana travels to Murshidabad

Who brought Bishnupur Gharana to Murshidabad?

Relive your childhood with Tuntunir Boi

Masterpiece by Upendra Kishore Roychowdhury

What did artist Ramkinkar say about Democracy?

Influenced by Tagore, this great sculptor speaks on politics

When Rabindranath Tagore turned film director

Natir Puja: Director and actor Rabindranath Tagore

Tribute to actress Lolita Chatterjee

An era of sophistication gone with her death

On Bengal’s Kantha Trail

Recent exhibition at Birla Academy showcases this folk art

Tagore in Translation

On Rabindra Jayanti, check out these translations

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

Mahul Brahma speaks to GB on his directorial debut

Life as It Is: Short Love Story

GB Sunday Story Telling

How Tagore built a ‘World in One Nest’

Tan Lee, an ashramite from China speaks on Tagore’s visions...

Did you know Satyajit Ray did a book on Bengali alphabets?

Have a look at the original book designed by Ray

Watch this original music video clip of Ghare Baire

Role of music in Satyajit Ray’s films

How Satyajit Ray made Indir Thakrun sing!

Chunibala Devi’s immortal song of Pather Panchali

Ramkinkar, Benodebihari and Nandalal – all in one

Travails of women reflected in K.G. Subramanyan’s work

Singer from Siliguri keeps Manna Dey alive

Pintu Goswami pays an incredible homage to Manna Dey every day! ...

Why did Chinese President come to meet Tagore?

Chinese academician W. Pachow greeted him at Visva Bharati

Earliest sketches of Kolkata by British artist

Engravings and oil paintings on timeless Kolkata

Why Bengali language still did not get classical status?

Tracing the rich history of Bengali language

GB DASHABHUJA SERIES (Part II)

World War II influenced changes in idol of Asura

Did Jamini Roy criticize Tagore’s paintings?

GB unearths letters between Tagore and Jamini Roy

Birth of Bengal’s only classical gharana: Bishnupur Gharana...

Documenting the pride of Bengal’s classical music world

Remember Uttam-Suchitra’s Sharey Chuattor?

Why were love letters marked Sharey Chuattor?

GB STORY-TELLING – Short story of the month

Prof. Amita Ray pens down a feline tale

Did you know Pt Ravi Shankar sang a Bengali Film song?

GB plays an exclusive recording of the song on his birthday

When Philosophy animates Art

Sabyasachi Mullick’s solo exhibition questions materialisti...

How and why Durga idols have changed over time

Durga Puja is just 6 months away, but idol making is in full swin...

Antique machines and artefacts of Cinchona Plantation

Next time you visit Mungpoo, you might get to see these treasures...

GB Byomkesh Quiz on author’s birthday

Today is Saradindu Bandopadhyay’s birthday

Author Saradindu Bandopadhyay brought in unusual murder weapons ...

Unusual weapons that detective Byomkesh Bakshi looked for

Can poetry bring a social movement in Kolkata again?

GB brings to you WE and Rhythm Divine Poets’ Festival

Rhythm Divine poets bring a poetry revolution to Kolkata

Do not miss Woman Scream Int’l Poetry & Arts Festival ...

Century old doors and gates of Kolkata

Will they survive the test of time?

What is Baul saree of Birbhum?

Kantha weavers of Nanoor create special Baul Kantha sarees and dr...

When Spring breaks across Red Hills

Urvashi Basu’s tribute to Purulia Spring through her lens ...

The Terracota Warrior of Bankura

Meet Baul Karmakar, the Terracota Man of Panchmura

How a man is trying to revive Bengal Muslin

Meet Shafiqul Kabir Chandan of Milan

Vanishing Yellow Taxis of Kolkata

Will this fleet be no more someday?

How a photography show tries to preserve Bengal’s past

Hear from India’s top art critic Uma Nair

Ahalya down the ages

She lives in every town, every village!

When a child is witness to a rape

Does she learn to be a woman, the hard way?

SPRING IN DIFFERENT HUES

Spring captured behind the lens

Enjoy Santiniketan’s Boshonto Utsav in Kolkata today!

Singer Manoj Murali brings Spring’s rhythm to Kolkata

Tales of Chitpur behind Saheli Das’ lens

Chitpur Road turns into a heritage corridor

New book on ‘Journey of Science in Bangla’

Two city educationists come up with iconic Bengali Science Book ...

French lady behind the lens empowering tribal kids of Bengal

Elodie Guignard teaches Jhargram kids tricks of photography

On A Saree Trail: Tale of a Baluchari

Off to Bishnupur to watch Baluchari weavers

Pirated books at Kolkata Book Fair!

A student of Loreto House finds out

Kolkata artist’s paintings on German stamps!

World-renowned artist Sudip Chatterjee speaks to GB

Let there be love

GB love anthology on Valentine's Day

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

She speaks to GB about her favourite city and future plans

Renowned photographer who took Kolkata to the world

Kounteya Sinha showcased the best of Kolkata on Italy’s str...

Saswata Chatterjee to act in Indo-Danish film

Bengali producer with Kolkata connect returns to her roots

France is trying to preserve Chandannagar’s heritage

How French lessons are being given to colleges

FACES at Kolkata Book Fair

Kolkata Book Fair is not just about books, but feelings

Bimal Roy ---The Man Who Spoke In Pictures

Daughter of veteran film-maker remembers father Bimal Roy

Dallas based author shares her Kolkata Book Fair memories

Lopa Banerjee misses the book fair of Kolkata

Meeting Ruskin Bond and Devdutt Pattanaik

Student Namit Chaturvedi shares his experience

Miss World in Kolkata, speaks on menstruation

Being a doctor, Miss World spoke on women health

Chandi Lahiri: An outlet for apolitical Bangali bhadralok

Cartoonist Rituparno Basu pays a befitting tribute

Moonlight and Magic

Blood and Blue Moon

Author Harsha Dutta feels Kolkata Book Fair has lost its glory&nb...

Why this Bengali author no more feels like going to the Book Fair...

Why a Houston based author still remembers Netaji?

Shree writes about her childhood hero

Actor Biplab Dasgupta remembers Supriya Devi

She was an immensely sensitive and emotional human being

How Kolkata’s Asiatic Society commissioned Padmavat transla...

Around 130 years ago British India was celebrating Padmavati

GB exclusive on Joideb Kenduli Mela

Sanghamitra Das Banerjee on bauls, fakirs and many more

Saraswati Puja or Bangali Valentine’s Day?

Is Saraswati Puja the perfect setting for love?

A sweet love story on Saraswati Puja

How they met and fell in love!

GB Winners' Meet

Get Bengal Anthology and Short Story Contest winners

In Search of Divine Charm

Snapshots of Bengal’s Gangasagar Mela

“I was convinced Gautam Buddha was reborn as Christ” ...

Why Swami Vivekananda thought Buddha and Christ are same?

Was Ashapurna Devi a ‘kitchen writer’ or a feminist? ...

GB remembers this great writer on her birthday

Sheeter Roddur, enjoy winter sun on canvas

GB brings exclusive paintings of an art exhibition

Female protagonists of Tagore’s short stories

Lopamudra Banerjee’s translations of Tagore’s stories...

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

Bhatia speaks on the different shades of this desert nation

'Unkept Resolutions'

GB Anthology Of Poem 2018

EU New Year Calendar features Kolkata boy’s photographs!

Famous photographer Kounteya Sinha’s unique photographs

Renowned photographer from Kolkata on a prestigious EU project

From Bill Gates to Clinton, Kounteya Sinha has been with top worl...

Kolkata’s student entrepreneurs bring their creations

Kreativ’s Zephyr is an exhibition with a difference  ...

Down a wintry Maidan

Kolkata wakes up to a cold winter morning at Maidan

Rabindranath Tagore did not wish to eat this work of art!

agore felt Goyna Bori should find place at an art gallery  ...

‘DIFFERENT STROKES’

Launching GB’s short story collection of the year!

Ekla Cholo Re with Shreya Ghoshal!

GB exclusive -- Shreya Ghoshal at Berklee College of Music ...

How singer and activist Hemango Biswas picked his tunes

Daughter Rongili Biswas shares some tales of the past

Samantak: The Gaaner Opare phenomenon

He leads the next generation music trend in Bengal

Uday Shankar’s experimental movie Kalpana

GB remembers Uday Shankar and his revolutionary dance form

Bengal’s Nakshi Kantha on a 20th century Chagall painting! ...

Why were European painters influenced by Bengal’s folk art?...

Sanjeeta-the rising star

Youth musical icon Sanjeeta Bhattacharya’s journey

HOME ALONE

Living with memories only

Professor Shonku is here!

Satyajit Ray’s science fiction is set to be on celluloid! ...

Sahana Bajpaie, globetrotting singer with a Bangali heart  ...

Sahana still misses Santiniketan and Bangladesh

Which blind artist inspired Saibal Mitra’s Chitrokor?

Two artists from two nations who refused to sell their art for mo...

Wish to try a hand in Bengal’s mask making?

North Dinajpur still holds on to the tradition of masks

Park Street bookstore makes you environment friendly

Sip on a hot cuppa and discuss ecology with the owners

Author Sumana Roy believes in narratives of stillness

Her book has been shortlisted for Mumbai Lit Fest award

Lopa Banerjee’s ‘The Broken Home’ (Nastanirh) ...

This weekend read an extract from USA based author’s transl...

Rabi Ghosh: King of Comedy

Photo tribute from some of his best movies

Artisans of a Burdwan village still make ropes

Villagers have stuck to the traditional art of rope making

Tagore taught Victoria one Bengali word: Bhalobasha

Argentine film on Rabindranath and Victoria

The three artists of Tagore Family

A rare exhibition curated by Devdutta Gupta

US based author Lopamudra Banerjee speaks to GB

On her recent translation of Tagore’s short stories

Why watch a Godard movie at Kolkata Film Fest?

KIFF to feature Jean Godard’s movie for the first time

Ramkinkar’s sculptures to be finally preserved

They faced weathering as they lay in the open

Manojder Advut Bari on celluloid

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s hilarious masterpiece

Jalpaiguri boy’s film might enter Oscars

Docu-maker’s seven-minute film wins laurels worldwide

What to watch out for at Kolkata Int’l Film Fest?

There are many firsts this year, including Jean-Luc Godard’...

A village in Bengal where every inmate is an artist

GB takes you to Naya --- the award-winning village of Bengal

Did you know Chittaranjan Das was also a poet?

His poems were translated by none other than Aurobindo

Ritwik Ghatak’s last film

The filmmaker who was an artist first

Ritwik Ghatak’s war between ‘Man and Machine’ ...

Ghatak’s Ajantrik was a revolutionary movie

Parsi Way of Life

Teacher Sangeeta Kar takes GB on a Zoroastrian Journey

Why Miss Japan speaks fluent Bengali?

After all she is the great granddaughter of Prafulla Ghosh

Why author Shirshendu likes JK Rowling?

Are ghosts of his books similar to Rowling’s Potter?

GB celebrates birthday of ‘Ruskin Bond of Bengal’

Today is Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s birthday 

Kabuliwala’s new version at Tokyo Film Festival

Bioscopewalla, the contemporary Kabuliwala

Phulia comes up with world’s longest alpona

Alpona on NH34 finds place in Guinness Books of Records

How close was Sukumar Ray to Tagore?

Today is Sukumar Ray’s birth anniversary

Where have all the Pagla Dashus gone?

Why do we not get students like Pagla Dashu anymore?

Baul Sanghamitra Das tries to preserve Bengal’s folk songs ...

This student from Santiniketan speaks on her baul performances

Pathe Prabashe is not a mere travelogue

Annada Shankar Ray believed in borderless world

Why was Sister Nivedita fascinated by Mahabharata?

Reflecting on her book Cradle Tales of Hinduism

Girija – award winning documentary on Girija Devi

Directed by two young filmmakers from Bengal
 

Bengali poetry book discovered from Australian Desert!

Book thought to be Quran is a poetry book

Remember Ranu’s Prothom Bhag?

It was Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay and not Bandopadhyay!

Why did Manna Dey sing for Uttam Kumar?

On his death anniversary, GB’s tribute to the legend

House where Suchitra Sen was born

Learn about Sen’s ancestral home

Missionary who translated Bible to Bengali is no more

Father Christian Mignon taught Bengali at St Xaviers

Read along with Jibanananda Das

On his death anniversary, GB’s tribute to the great poet

Satyajit Ray designed Bonolata Sen cover

When Jibanananda and Ray worked together

Kayasthas of Bengal worship Chitragupta on Bhai Phonta
 

Who is Chitragupta? Book-keeper of Yamraj?

Today is Bengal’s own Halloween

Why do we have 14 saag on Bhoot Chaturdashi?

Shaktipeeth that lies in Pakistan

Hingol Shakti Peeth of Marutirtha Hinglaj

Baul who was called India’s Bob Dylan!

How Purna Das popularised baul songs in the West

Goddess Kali in the eyes of Bengal’s artists

Kali’s face on a cigarette case!

Swami Vivekananda’s poem on Goddess Kali 

How Swami Vivekananda explained ‘Kali the Mother’

 Jogen Chowdhury in an exclusive interview to GB

Artist Partha Dasgupta speaks to Jogen Chowdhury

Naxalbari workshop to revive indigenous musical instruments

Naxalbari is not just about bloody revolts, but also about music ...

Was Kishore Kumar a happy man?

His comic actions and songs say so, but was it his true image?

Four weddings and an enigmatic groom

Women in Kishore da’s life

Was Ekla Cholo Re the only song sung by Bachchan?

Amitabh Bachchan sang around five songs for Bollywood

Bishnupur Gharana- A moment of joy

A lost glory is set to return

Enjoy an excerpt from Saradindu’s Tungabhadrar Teerey

Historical novel of Saradindu  Bandopadhyay

Sister Nivedita’s letters released as a book

RK Mission brings out a revised book on her letters
 

OLO SHOI: MONOCHROME WONDER

COLOURS OF PUJO RIDE ON A BLACK AND WHITE COMBO

Is Chander Pahar’s Diego Alvarez a fictional character?

Why Bibhutibhushan chose a Portuguese explorer?

GB speaks to Kolkata’s celebrity designer Raja Biswas

A look at Black is the New Orange collection this pujo

Rethinking religious tolerance as per Vivekananda’s ideolog...

GB’s tribute to Vivekananda’sChicago speech

Excerpt from Sunil Gangopadhyay's Shei Shomoy

Fascinating classic on Bengal Renaissance

Chilekotha is all about Bengali nostalgia

Why not pay a visit to ‘adda’ days again?

The Clay Goddess : Pujo Prostuti at Kumartuli

The Clay Goddess : Pujo Prostuti at Kumartuli

Excerpt from Rituporno Ghosh’s First Person

GB translates a chapter from his autobiography

When Amiya Tagore sang for Satyajit Ray’s Kanchenjunga

Amiya Tagore’s tryst with Ray’s Kanchenjunga

Watch out for a new Abir-Ritwick chemistry

On Kaushik Ganguly’s Chhaya-O-Chhobi

GB pays tribute to poet Nazrul Islam on his death anniversary

With a rare docu-feature,Nazrul – Jibon Porikroma

Troilokyonath Mukhopadhyay’s Domorudhor 

A chance to read Bengali satirist’s works in English

First film under new Censor Board chief banned

Prasoon Joshi bans very first film

Enjoy Bengali film festival in Delhi

Delhi all set to host Bengali Cine Festival

Bohurupi: The Chameleon Man

Is he extinct? Is he endangered? Photo-story by Bijoy Choudhury ...

Salman Khan might play role of Shiva!

Amish Tripathi’s Meluha’s movie adaptation

200-year-old Presidency history on virtual forum

Get ready access to rare documents

Hungry hands to smiling spirits

CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF INDIAN INDEPENDENCE

Music director Prabuddha Banerjee on Bhalobashar Shohor

Deconstructing an iconic song was a challenge for him

Two young city directors’ film head for Toronto

Hungry, adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy

Sanatan Dinda aces World Body painting Fest

Bengali artisttriumphson world stage

Jamini Roy paintings on Metro pillars

Nazrul Tirtha Metro pillars get new look

Neena Gupta asks for work on Instagram 

62-year-old wishes a fresh start

Peep into their myriad nests

Tale of the monogamous hornbill

Teaching ‘Lipstick Feminism’

Lipstick Under My Burkha

New theatre destination for Calcuttans

Inauguration of Ajitesh Mancha

Jagga Jasoos in Hirak Rajar Deshe

Great to watch. Tough to carry home.

Remake of Bengali film

Messi remake in Tamil and Hindi

‘Poet of Science’ is no more

Space scientist Yash Pal passes away

Bhalobashar Shohor (City of Love)

A tale of emotional devastations

Author Arundhati Roy on transient times

Reflecting on her latest novel

Homecoming for management guru Dr Saugata Banerjee

A management consultant who set up food chains in Kolkata

On a fashion high!

Meet Mahul Brahma, who speaks on luxury branding

On a Fusion Cuppa

Two women from Bengal mix dance and drama

Bikash Bhattacharjee paints dolls

Naxal movement on artist's canvas

Did you know Tagore was misled by Mussolini?

How a fascist leader fooled a Nobel Laureate

Salil Chowdhury’s wife Sabita is no more.

We bid adieu to Sabita Chowdhury, yet Boukatha kao pakhi will pla...

How Bengal’s ironsmiths assembled a cannon to fight Maratha...

Ironsmiths who made sickles and household items went on to make t...

Reed mats vanishing from Bengal

Are reed mats losing to plastic mats?

UP IAS officer sings Bengali song.

Vivek Kumar sings at Presidency University

Caught in a time warp 

Better bet to watch Karz or Karan Arjun

Bengalis embrace Islamic culture

The tale of an ancient book shop in the city

Chronicles in Pen and Ink

The Unpublished Postcards of Nandalal Bose

Bengal’s Veteran Scroll Painter sings of Rabindranath

80-year-old Dukhushyam, paints scrolls that tell stories on socio...

The Ceramic Works of Artist Partha Dasgupta

Exhibition of ceramic works titled “Amrit”

Rainy season and Bengal’s Artists

Rainy season and Bengal’s Artists

The city Girl with her camera

Kolkata Girl who clicked Darwin and Tennyson