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Did you know Bankim Chandra depicted Jagadhhatri as ‘Bharat ...

Krishnanagar’s Jagadhhatri Puja stated by Maharaja Krishnach...

119-year-old Jagaddhatri Puja at ‘Medicine Man’ BK Pal...

BK Pal helped freedom fighters while supplying Edward Tonic to the...

Bengal is a hotbed of Shakti peeths! Why?

Largest concentration of feminine worship in form of Kali

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – MRINAL MANDAL

Artist Mrinal Mandal believes Lokkhi – Olokhhi is just a sym...

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – KAUSHIK CHAKRABORTY

Kaushik pens down the underlying hypocrisy of a ‘Lokhhi Meye...

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – SHUVAYU BHATTACHARJEE ...

Shuvayu pens down a script describing ‘Olokkhi’ women ...

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – SANTANU PAUL

Ace photographer Santanu captures on camera the ‘Olokhhi&rsq...

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – SHIBAJI BOSE

Shibaji Bose remembers Padmasundari, the ‘Olokhhi’ in ...

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – DR DEBANJAN CHAKRABARTI...

Debanjan is a proud father of a not so Lokhhi meye

GB ‘LOKKHI IN OLOKKHI’ Series

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

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – JOIE BOSE

How she fights body shaming and still wins Mrs India East!

CM sends self-drawn Pujo Greeting cards to all 

Mamata Banerjee draws Durga with Bengali letters

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – MONISHA DUTTA

Raising a child single-handed after her husband’s death and ...

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – RHITI CHATTERJEE BOSE

How she juggles her passion as an artist and needs of a specially-...

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – SUPRIYA ROY

Rising against patriarchy in the ’60s, a woman gets educated...

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – SWARNALI CHATTOPADHYA

Pursuing her passion for Kolkata and her studies

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – ENA RAY BANERJEE

How is it like to be a leading woman scientist and raising 3 kids ...

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – SANJUKTA DUTTA

How she moved from one state to another keeping her career alive! ...

500-year-old Durga Puja along the Shali River of Bankura 

GB visits a pujo that is even older to Kolkata’s history

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – URVASHI BASU

How she manages trans-continent life and work

REAL LIFE DASHABHUJA – GOPA BHATTACHARJEE

One who experimented with life always

Drishtikone at Tridhara of South Kolkata

The Theme Pujo that drives you to think!

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – NELINE MONDAL

How European Neline adjusted to an orthodox life in Bengal

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – INDRANI CHATTERJEE

Fighting the daily demons for a woman corporate leader is indeed d...

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – RAKHEE GHOSH

From a cushy job in England to building a restaurant chain in Kolk...

How Ecological Harmony plays an important role in Durga Puja

Maa Durga’s Vahanas and Children represent elements of natur...

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – DR PAULA RAY

Communication and research specialist from New Zealand

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – MOUSUMI SENGUPTA

How Jill of Some Trades handles her creative passion and family co...

And Still We Rise! GB REAL LIFE DASHABHUJAS 2019

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

Kamarpukur’s Chatterjee Bari serves Machher Jhol as bhog!

Have you ever heard fish being given in Durga bhog?

Samaj Sebi Sangha on Lake Road pays homage to labourers

Look what’s brewing at South Kolkata’s famous Samaj Se...

Shonagachhi sex workers celebrate Durga Puja in a different way! ...

How Kolkata’s infamous ‘Red Light Area’ brings a...

How Nature plays an important role in Durga Puja

Durga Puja is not just a celebration – It is worshipping nat...

Good over Evil is need of the hour! Relevance of Mahalaya in moder...

Do you still tune in to ‘Mahisasur Mardini’ on Radio? ...

Mahabharat’s Karna never performed Tarpan. Why?

The day of remembering your forefathers

150-year-old Kolkata Durga Pujo where Mahishasura wears coat and p...

Is it a colonial hangover? Or protest against oppressor?

If the NRC axe is hanging on you, visit the Rajdanga Durga Puja th...

Theme Pujo highlighting plight of ‘stateless people’ ...

Chaltabagan Sarbojonin pays tribute to Kolkata Police

Those who tirelessly work to make Durga puja a success

Why is Durga Puja 2019 ‘different’ for Bengal?

Heady concoction of new ideas, awards and nostalgia!

When Religion Unites: Dutta Bari worships Muslim girl as Maa Durga...

Even Swami Vivekananda worshipped daughter of a Muslim boatman

Pujo Theatre: Thakurdalan where Uttam Kumar performed

Reliving Girish Bhavan Thakurdalan and memories of Jatra

GB Exclusive Video on Kumartuli – Abode of the Goddess of Cl...

Watch out how artisans at Kumartuli are preparing for Durga Puja ...

This Durga Puja, priests will take classes on water conservation ...

How will water be conserved by various city Puja Committees

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

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

GB’s exclusive interview with ISKCON’s Vice President ...

On the first auspicious day of Kolkata Rathayatra Festival

Which route will ISKCON Rath take this year?

Be at these spots of Kolkata today to pull the Rath

How the first Jagannath deity came to ISKCON

The story of Malati and Srila Prabhupada

Actress Nusrat Jahan to be special guest at ISKCON Rathayatra

ISKCON impressed by her religious inclusiveness ideology

Why is Lord Jagannath called ‘Eating God?’

The lord is offered the best of global cuisine at ISKCON

How Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describe Jagannath form?

Tale of Krishna and his spiritual transformation

Just 100 more days to Durga Puja!

A look at this year’s Puja calendar and Durga Puja’s r...

Why are idols of Lord Jagannath armless? 

The lord that was made from wood sent by divine intervention

Haalkhata, the intrinsic Poila Baisakh tradition

How Haalkhata is important to Bengal’s trade circuit even to...

Poila Baisakh is never complete without a Panjika

Tale of that small pink book and loads of funny information!

440-year old Basanti Puja of Bagbazar Haldar Bari

How the 1,000-year-old idol was unearthed

Chandannagar Bidhansabha Utsav felicitates town stalwarts

Where cultures merge and ‘people’ meet

Celebrate convergence of all communities at Milan Utsav!

The festival that rings in the true essence of Bengal

First ever Chandernagore Bidhansabha Utsav 2019

Come, celebrate at the erstwhile French colony

Not just a holy dip! 

Tracing the historical journey of Gangasagar

Poush Sankranti Dhaka and Sylheti style!

Not with pithe, but with Shakrainkites and mera-merighar

Enjoy a mix of Rabindrasangeet and Chinese music

At Nicco Park’s special Chinese illumination festival  ...

Spreading joy through Christmas Carols

This Christmas enjoy the carols

Best Durga images of 2018

Clicked by GB readers

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

Get to know of their unique Kalabou ritual

Gone are the days when Puja barshikis carried a pujo fragrance

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

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

GB was present at an exciting pre-puja Trunk Show

The house that celebrates Durga Puja with patriotic songs

Rare Puja rituals of Kolkata’s Hathkhola Dutta Bari

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

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

From the Andarmahal of Sovabazar Rajbari Durga Puja

The first family Durga Puja of Kolkata

Which kurta will you don this Durga Puja?

Check out the latest trends in kurtas and Panjabi this year

Which nine-yards will drape you this Durga Puja

Check out the latest trends in sarees this year

‘All-Women’ Hindustan Club celebrates feminine power o...

What is brewing this year at Hindustan Club?

Look out for jewellery trends this Pujo

City-based jewellery designers speak on hot trends

GB brings rare rituals of Cossimbazar Rajbari Durga Pujo

More than 280 years old, Cossimbazar Pujo is a treat to the eyes ...

 ‘Power of Wind’ to be showcased at Ajeya Sanhati...

How air pollution is killing millions across the world

Discovering ‘Eternal Depth’ this year with Talapark Pr...

Aaro gobhire jao and explore unknown mysteries

What is the theme at Naktala Udayan Sangha this year?

What is the theme at Naktala Udayan Sangha this year?

Top 5 Rathyatra Melas of Kolkata

Food, birds, saplings and that childhood cookery set!

Making of the ISKCON Rath this year

How is the famous ISKCON Rath of Kolkata made and when does it sta...

Wishing for some weekend peace? Where to go to?

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

From Rabindra Jayanti to Kolkata’s political heritage  ...

GB brings an extensive event calendar for the week

How a Brahmo celebrated Saraswati Puja

She was invited to every puja of her neighbourhood

A village Saraswati Puja with a difference

Memoirs of a Saraswati Puja long lost

Saraswati Puja where Muslim students participate

This village school puja is a symbol of communal harmony

Musical parade at Kolkata Christmas Carnival

School children will parade down Park Street

What has Kolkata in store this Christmas season?

Kolkata’s unique Christmas flavour

Kolkata Christmas Carnival showcases global cuisine!

You will be spoilt for choice at the carnival!

GB’s Christmas Weekend Calendar

From Arijit Singh concert to Jingle & Mingle, do not miss the ...

What is so new about New Market this Christmas?

Nothing new, the same old-world charm

Irani chai? Whiskey chai? Kahwah?

Have it at Kolkata’s One-stop Tea Stop