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Inspired by Swedish girl, Presidency & JU join to make city...

Green Revolution of Sweden touches Kolkata’s college campus...

Visiting the Oldest Kite Flying clubs of Kolkata

Know of the famous kite flying competitions that still exist

Love for ‘Bangla’ draws young American Ivan to Kolk...

How ‘firangi’ Ivan turned to a ‘Bangali Bhadrol...

From Happiness of Onam to Super Theatre!

Do not miss GB Events List over this wet weekend

JU works on first historical online dictionary in Bengali!

Mammoth task of recording evolution of every Bengali word

SAVING THE HOOGHLY! Volunteers from New Zealand take up mission...

Kolkata’s aquatic eco-system needs to be saved

Armenian Street of Kolkata --- yet a community that has vanishe...

When and why did Armenians come from a distant land to this City ...

Video of two self-taught school children gymnasts from Garden R...

Even gymnast sensation Nadia Comaneci praises them on Twitter

Rubbles everywhere! Durga Pithuri Lane of Bowbazar looks like a...

East West Metro’s defective plan destroys a middle-class Ko...

Kolkata’s iconic Fairlawn Hotel where Shashi Kapoor spent...

Why did Bollywood’s charming couple Shashi Kapoor-Jennifer ...

BREAKING NEWS! IVF legend Dr Baidyanath Chakraborty donates his...

He refused to give it to corporate hospitals who offered large am...

What is so special about counselling special children?

Learn from counsellor Jyoti Sapru who provides free counselling t...

CONGRATS! Kolkata’s nephrologist Dr Pratim Sengupta gets ...

Exceptional work in kidney transplant and rural kidney health sch...

 World’s first Museum on Chaitanya Mahaprabhu opens ...

Walk through the museum to know the unknown and for divine bliss ...

Cabin restaurants of Kolkata and whiff of nostalgia at Anadi Ca...

Why are eateries with secluded cabins getting lost from the city?...

WATCH OUT! New Bridge coming up at Shyambazar!

To ease traffic snarls, the new bridge was proposed

Listen to renowned psychologist Anuttama Banerjee at MAYA Adda ...

She speaks on her professional journey and her soulful poetry

Iconic Deb Sahitya Kutir building of Kolkata saved, gets herita...

Purono Kolkatar Golpo took initiative to push the heritage tag

Young Tamilian Doctor of Kolkata sets Tagore’s poems to t...

Meet Madan Mohan Raj, Tamilian doctor who fell in love with Tagor...

Good News! Bazi Bazar might return to Maidan this year!

Authorities keeping a strict vigil on sale of sound crackers from...

How Calcutta High Court ruled: Today Is Not Kolkata’s Bir...

Why many celebrate the city’s birthday on 24th August ...

Two college students mend broken street taps with pocket money ...

Saving water wastage and promoting water conservation!

Why are lightning strikes increasing in Kolkata? Listen to scie...

Rising pollution behind increasing lightning strike deaths in Kol...

Landsharks trying to grab YMCA Heritage Hostel of Kolkata?

Purono Kolkatar Golpo group tries to save this Grade 1 Heritage ...

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

Listen to their soulful songs and the tale of their journey

GOOD NEWS! Majerhat Bridge to be complete by February 2020

New bridge will look like Vidyasagar Setu!

Pranjit Haloi, Kolkata’s Zomato Delivery boy raises music...

 Pranjit’s songs can beat any seasoned Bollywood singe...

Celebrate World Photography Day with ‘Blink’ at MAY...

Photography and painting by Suvomoy Mitra

Iconic Mess Baris of Kolkata make way for modern student PG roo...

City’s mess baris had well-known authors as residents once ...

World class Neuro-Rehab centre in Kolkata’s Inst. of Neur...

Recently a coma patient recovered and is now walking

Join Kolkata Cloud Chasers chasing clouds and storms this monso...

Unique city group that chases storms and clouds and sends informa...

Great Calcutta Killings! Today is that Black Day in the city&rs...

Massacres on ‘Direct Action Day’ turned Kolkata into ...

Freedom celebrations at Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata

Independence Day celebrations at city’s leading neuroscienc...

Kolkata’s heritage gate built by Dhaka’s Nawab is n...

Are we protecting the heritage of Kolkata?

Reconnect missing child beggars of Kolkata to families!

Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee endorses ‘No More Missing’...

India’s deepest metro station now in Kolkata!

Metro station 30 metres below Howrah station is now complete

MAYA Art Space brings exciting Independence Day adda

Purono Kolkatar Gaan O Golpo with Devajit Bandopadhyay

Turkisyano – first Turkish ice-cream outlet of Kolkata

Do not miss this slice of Turkey in the middle of the city!

40 more E-Buses to hit city streets on August 26!

Aim to curb environmental pollution

Institute of Neurosciences creates history! Patient recovers fr...

Doctors use classical music therapy for treatment

As Jhulan starts today, GB takes you to Jhulan Bari of Kolkata ...

200-year-old heritage house with a narrow hanging lane between tw...

India’s first Underwater Metro to run in Kolkata soon!

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal congratulates Kolkata in a tw...

Miracle! Calcutta Medical College oncologists cure 4th stage ca...

State run medical college praised for this path-breaking feat

IIM Kolkata gets first female director, Anju Seth to head ...

Controversy over appointment of a US citizen as head of IIM in Ko...

Earthquake in Kolkata today! The city sits on a major tectonic ...

Earthquake was predicted in Kolkata in next 2 months!

Mandeville Gardens to be named after author Sunil Gangopadhyay!...

 KMC names the locality honouring the great Bengali poet and...

Hatibagan, North Kolkata’s cinema para got its name from ...

How is Kolkata’s Hatibagan thriving today?

Good News! Wipro to start 2nd campus employing 10,000 in Bengal...

Microsoft to follow Wipro and work with handloom weavers of Benga...

Kolkata Police directs houses of all old couples to get CCTV&nb...

In a bid to save elderly of Kolkata from being robbed and murdere...

CM says buildings of childless murdered couples will not go to ...

Bid to stop land sharks from grabbing lands and buildings in Kolk...

Earthquake predicted in Kolkata in next 2 months!

Why are seismologists worried about Kolkata?

World class air purifiers set up by KMC to help Calcuttans brea...

Like New York and Washington, Kolkata will soon get such air puri...

Kudos! Calcutta Medical College doctors remove rarest of rare f...

Baby was growing between stomach and intestine!

New Town to get first Tree Library of India

One stop destination for information on all species of trees

Good News! Kolkata gets 4th Liver Transplant Unit

Big boost to the city’s organ donation drive

Exclusive video on scion of Cossimbazar Rajbari who restores vi...

Meet Pallab Roy and Saurav Roy and know about their work on histo...

At last a ray of hope! Kolkata to experience monsoon showers fr...

After the longest ever summer in the last 10 years!

Only ‘Whites’ were allowed in New Market during Bri...

Surprised? Do not be so! Apartheid in the heart of Kolkata

New museum ‘Ami Kolkata’ that reconstructs the soul...

Do not miss the new museum at Metcalfe Hall

Kolkata Police stops man from suicide tracking his Facebook pos...

Kudos to Kolkata’s police force for saving a life

Kolkata’s Premier Clubs are first in the country to imple...

Calcutta Club, CCFC, CRC, Tolly and many clubs follow green initi...

Kolkata now has pet cabs to ferry pet dogs to clinics

All women pet cab service gives hassle free rides to your pet dog...

Did you know India’s oldest surviving auction house is in...

Only female auctioneer of India sits at Russell Exchange

Good News! Sealdah station to get platform extension

Plan to widen all platforms to handle crowds!

East-West metro comes with a series of safety nets to avoid tra...

After the horrific death last week, East West Metro to have moder...

Bene or pukur? Beniapukur is as old as Mangal Kavya’s inc...

Did you know Michael Madhusudhan Dutta lived in a house in Beniap...

100-year-old Beltala School to get college and English medium b...

CM Mamata Banerjee proposes 1.25 crore for the iconic school&rsqu...

Doctors of SSKM Hospital perform rare surgery to save boy

Advanced Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy on young Rohit Dolui saves his l...

Actress Ritabhari Chakraborty starts library for hearing impair...

You can also donate books for the speech and hearing impaired kid...

SSKM scripts history today with liver transplant through organ ...

Green corridor brings liver and kidney from Park Clinic to SSKM i...

Kolkata Metro allows commuters to use staff toilets

So long basic washroom facilities were not available at metro sta...

Two British era cannons lying in neglect restored by PKG

Purono Kolkatar Golpo group help to restore two historical cannon...

Super advanced Robotic Surgery to be introduced in SSKM  ...

First of its kind in Eastern India, state run SSKM Hospital&rsquo...

Blood Shot eyes, rupture of blood vessels, new monsoon disease ...

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

Beware of the ‘Laughing Gas’ gang in Kolkata

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

Kolkata gets the first multi-sports museum of India!

This World Cup season catch a glimpse of Virat Kohli’s bat ...

Behala’s well-known Ellora cinema hall shuts down

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

Jadavpur University students crowd-source books and start women...

First crowd-funded only-women library of Bengal starts at Sheorap...

Saving RD Burman’s house in South End Park built by Sachi...

WB Heritage Commission proposes to name the road as ‘Dev Bu...

Want to buy a recently-seized bike on e-auction? Try Lalbazar&r...

Rogue biker crackdown piled up several high-end bikes; Police pla...

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

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

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

New Tracks to be laid and old routes restored

Behala family lived with mother’s corpse, Robinson Street...

Repeated tales of ‘House of Horrors’ in Kolkata send ...

New ‘Bus Boxes’ on Kolkata roads to reduce fatal ac...

How will these boxes help in stopping racing buses?

Kolkata gets new sheriff – our favourite author Shankar ...

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

No Durga Puja at Mohammad Ali Park this year

Why this decision has been taken?

In just 12 minutes donor kidney reaches SSKM today via green co...

Another medical emergency handled with aplomb in Kolkata

No Durga Puja pandal this year to block Kolkata roads

State government sends strict instruction to all police stations ...

Today SSKM Hospital created history with first heart transplant...

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

‘Educating the Educator,’ city workshop for teacher...

Held by Krishnamurti Foundation, the workshop addresses student i...

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

Police to use technology to arrest such bikers to save their forc...

St Xavier’s Law School starts in Kolkata promising new op...

Good news for city students pursuing a law degree

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

Police now shifts focus to the city bylanes

On Doctor’s Day SSKM Kolkata comes up with world-class tr...

Inaugurated today by Chief Minister of West Bengal

Conference on Diabetes organized by HELP foundation tomorrow

Kolkata has one of the largest incidence of diabetes

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

They are believed to be as reasonable as metered taxis

East West Metro is here from July!

Advanced coaches, LED lighting, world-class evacuation system

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

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

Park Circus, Tiljala and Topsia are pockets where bike gangs op...

Authorities identify Kolkata pockets to strengthen checking

French firm gives green signal to Kolkata Metro underwater

Now ride on East-West Metro under the Hooghly

Charles Dickens’ son still lies in an obscure grave in Ko...

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

Iconic Bengali publishing house of Kolkata saved from land shar...

Deb Sahitya Kutir that published first Borno Porichay saved from ...

Block raids by Kolkata Police to rein in Bike Gangs

More than 2.5k rogue bikers booked in 4 hours

Kumortuli sees a sudden demand for Vidyasagar statues

College street is selling Borno Parichay in hundreds

New AC trams of Kolkata generating huge revenue

 After Shyambazar they will also run in the Maidan and Garia...

Almost a century old paddle steamer to return to Hooghly

Heritage paddle steamer of yore might soon set sail with a restau...

Dr Robin Sengupta’s dream to build Kolkata’s Instit...

Poverty and personal tragedy could not stop him

Belvedere Mansion – the spooky haven of Kolkata

Let’s go ghost hunting this weekend night!

Visit New Town’s Feluda Park to meet your favourite detec...

Enjoy a tea break with Jatayu and Topse in tow

Imagine your Zomato food coming through drones!

Kolkata food lovers be ready for a new treat

It was NRS Medical College where Kalazar’s medicine was d...

The first germ killing medicine even before penicillin!

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

New model to curb air pollution in Kolkata

From Beef to Beep, yet food fest cancelled in Kolkata

Why has Kolkata suddenly turned so intolerant to food?

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

To fight influence of Christian missionaries and western educatio...

Burra Bazar of Kolkata did not belong only to Marwaris

It was also home to several Bengali Gaddis

Kolkata’s romantic cycle days

On World Cycle Day, GB brings a different story

Lopamudra Mitra brings poetry and music at MAYA adda

How poems find a musical tribute through her voice

The China Man of Bengal

How the Chinese immigrants amalgamated with Kolkata’s cultu...

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

The city recognizes health issues of transgenders

Bourne & Shepherd captured Kolkata’s babus behind the...

The iconic photography studio giant mentioned in Satyajit Ray&rsq...

Dipanjan Guha’s journey in time and space

The master of creating moods through melodies

In the Line of Cyclones: Worst Bengal cyclones since 1737

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

Record Collectors’ pride at MAYA Adda

Susanta Kumar Chatterjee on a musical conversation

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

Showcasing the secret recipes and talents of women

Monginis is back on Kolkata’s confectionary map

Will the new Monginis give tough competition to others?

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

Aspiring directors and actors get a new film institute in the cit...

Inmates of Pavlov Hospital get new wings to fly!

Showcase their art at Rang Matir Panchali

Celebrate ‘Shakespeare Feast’ and not fest in Kolka...

Food platter with names of Shakespeare’s immortal character...

Next time you are at Sealdah Station, be treated royally

State’s first Executive Lounge at Sealdah Station

Kolkata’s ‘42’ is now tallest building of Ind...

Another feather on the city’s skyline

Rang Matir Panchali – Kumartuli gives way to Street Festi...

Where World Art Day and Bengali New Year merged through public ar...

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

Some of the Greco-Roman taps can still be found

Bookstore in Kolkata selling books in kilos!

Do visit Book Tuk and buy books in perfect condition

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

How was Narasinghachandra Dawn & Co set up in Kolkata?

Trincas on Park Street is a musical nostalgia

Tracing the history of this restaurant that has withstood time

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

Elite dog squad of Kolkata Police will play an important poll rol...

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

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

MAYA Art Space adda unearths the sublime pathos of Atulprasad s...

Listen to journalist Ranjan Bandopadhyay and singer Riddhi Bandop...

Wari Club that went up in flames was born after Partition

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

Kolkata’s innovative Green Auto with foliage and flowers ...

Driver Vijay Pal creates an auto with greenery

Another century-old Kolkata movie hall shuts down, end of an er...

88-year-old Mitra Cinema to turn into shopping mall

Did you know Kolkata had goshalas since 1885?

A look at the lesser-known Calcutta Pinjrapole Society

Museum where boats sail

Visit the Boat Museum of Kolkata

Unique app on artefacts and history launched by Indian Museum ...

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

SSKM comes up with a specialised organ-transplant unit

Complicated surgeries at affordable cost

Magic of Kolkata’s Jadughar

How did Indian Museum come into being?

Singapore takes lesson from Kolkata to create ‘Art from C...

Connect between Kolkata and Singapore under British India

Alternative to Dumdum airport coming up at Barrackpore

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

SPCKraft’s Vaama was a women’s festival with a diff...

Talented women of Kolkata were felicitated

Prasant Panjiar’s photographs talk to each other

The photographer who captured bandits at KIPF

KIPF showcases Mother Teresa’s amazing journey

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

Where have all the Bhistiwalas of Kolkata gone?

The men who supplied water to homes and offices once

The Kashmir Connect to KIPF

Do not miss well-known photographer from the valley Irfan Nabi

Homecoming for a hardworking warrior 

 ‘For us food is sacred, moms are holy’

Kolkata Cloud Chasers to feature in KIPF

Photographs of extreme weather and landscapes

Kolkata’s Chinese New celebrations behind the lens

Kolkata’s Chinese New celebrations behind the lens

How did the Hakka Chinese community learn Bengali

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

Where have Kolkata’s Chinese gone?

Tracing the history of Chinese community in Kolkata

Indian Museum – iconic KIPF venue partner

Rajesh Purohit of Indian Museum speaks to GB

Paris based photographer Elodie Guignard is excited about KIPF ...

Elodie Guignard gives an exclusive interview to GB

Kolkata’s ‘Saint of Slums’ receives Lé...

Father Franchois Laborde inspired Lapierre’s City of Joy

Tanushree Shankar encourages everyone to be at KIPF

GB spoke to the famous dancer and choreographer

Meet the ‘Don of Tangra’ Monica Liu

The Chinese woman who struggled and fought goons 

Famous percussionist Tanmoy Bose to promote KIPF

GB spoke to Tanmoy Bose to find his take on this photography fest...

Kolkata’s two new proposed flyovers can be an environment...

Proposed Alipore Flyover can damage Adi Ganga and cause flooding ...

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

Kolkata’s largest photography festival will hold show at IC...

Celebrate photographs that are more real than reality

Do not miss The Kolkata International Photo Festival

Mahendra Goswami Lane – the revolutionary road

The house that silently helped revolutionaries

History of Kolkata Book Fair that starts tomorrow

When, where and why Kolkata Book Fair started?

World War II bomb discovered during dredging at Kolkata port! ...

Reliving the dark tales of colonial rule and Japanese bombings! ...

Innovative packaged tours for Kolkata Book Fair

State government comes up with Book Tours to attract crowds

Morning After Traders Assembly Fire

The ‘Dala’ problem returns to haunt Kolkata’s m...

City’s favourite ‘cheap’ South Indian Club ca...

Gone is an era of simple South Indian delicacies

Kolkata’s Hungarian connect shuts shop

Why was Kalman Cold Storage so famous?

Unearthing Indus Valley Civilisation at MAYA Art Space

Archaeologist Rajesh Purohit shares tales of new artefacts

Know the man behind Kolkata’s Anti-Hunger Squad

Zeeshan Majeed single-handedly feeds patients and their families ...

Cruelty against the city’s stray dogs is no stray inciden...

GB speaks to citizens of Kolkata to address the inhuman face of h...

First Indian Vice Chancellor of CU was a Bengali

Gurudas Bandopadhhay, the man of contrasts

IIT scientist warns of a major earthquake in Kolkata

The city sits on a deadly seismic zone

State government starts renovation of Metropolitan Institution ...

Vidyasagar-founded institute saved and brought to past glory

L.Madeira – 200 year old mortuary of Kolkata

They made Mother Teresa’s coffin

Paid menstrual leave for Kolkata’s working women

How a city organisation comes to the aid of working women

Michael Hoppkins’ dream factory at DhaparMaath

Weaving future behind piles of garbage

Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta embarks on a world record attemp...

MAYA Art Space flags off his historic summit journey

European Kabiyaal who established image of Goddess Kali

Tale of Antony Kabiyaal and Firingi Kalibari

Raja Basanta Roy Road’s revolutionary past 

The house where revolutionaries lived

What secret does Kolkata’s St John’s Church harbour...

World famous artist Johann Zoffany’s Last Supper!

Secret behind building of St Paul’s Cathedral

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

Bidhan Sarani - where ancient Kolkata still lives!

Street on which the first Indian College was established

British war memorial in Kolkata built by melting enemy cannons!...

Have you ever been to Pepper Pot near Princep Ghat?

Come February 2019 and Kolkata will turn into a gallery  ...

Kolkata will host Asia’s largest international photo festiv...

100 years of Bengali Cinema unfold at MAYA adda 

Film scholar Sanjay Mukhopadhyay in a candid conversation

Where to head for a romantic escapade this winter?

Enjoy the love, the sun and the urban scape

Why are we averse to breast-feeding in public?

Kolkata’s shopping mall compares breast-feeding to ‘h...

Tagore Castle of Kolkata was built according to Windsor Castle ...

But why is this grand building in shambles today?

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

Founder Haripada Chakraborty practiced Tantra here

Kolkata street where Tagore wrote Nirjhare Swapnobhanga  ...

Sudder Street is a meeting place of multi-cultural people

Buying books in kilos at Bookchor carnival in Kolkata

Were city’s bookworms satisfied with this first-of-a-kind e...

Did you know Sukumar Ray was a print technologist?

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

Where Leaders Are Made

A visit to Salt Lake’s Administrative Training Institute

New jewel of Kolkata’s Riverfront

Judges Ghat to get a new look soon

GB visits one of the oldest Collectible Store of Kolkata

Konark Collectibles is all about the bygone era

Undaunted foot soldiers of Kolkata Traffic Police

How they keep your cars going after Majerhat Bridge collapse

When Art Talks at MAYA Art Space's ARTALK

Documentary series on artists from Bengal

Kolkata even has a chess club below a flyover!

Gariahat Chess Club inaugurated recently caters to chess lovers ...

GB visits the first free Public Library of Asia in Uttarpara

How visionary Jaikrishna Mukherjee built this library

Where Gods Reside: Kolkata’s Sacred Places

The book that places Kolkata on the ‘Spiritual Map’ o...

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

Hop on to Bagbazar Street for some yummy telebhaja

Conversing with Puppets of Bengal at Puppet Museum

GB makes a trip to the exciting Puppet Museum of Kolkata

Meet the ‘Green Man’ who created an Urban Forest in...

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

Will Menoka Cinema Hall soon shut shutters? 

Kolkata’s single screen delights are on their way out

 ‘Kolkata Adda’ revived at Maya Art Space

An evening of exchanging nostalgia

Where boats do not sail, but tell a thousand stories

GB visits ‘Boat Museum’ of Kolkata

Vintage car restorers of Kolkata

Roys of Cossimbazar have a rare hobby

Is today Kolkata’s birthday or not?

Case that was lodged by Sabarna Roychowdhury’s family

Transported to India’s Independence Day at MAYA Art Space...

Rare documentary on Kolkata and collectors’ pride

Amritendu Roy’s old heritage bungalow turned to a home-st...

GB peeps into RedBrick Residency in the heart of the city

Beating loneliness with Art Therapy at Maya Art Space

How art therapy is the new solution in treating depression

GB visits a century-old restored South Kolkata bungalow

Rajesh Sen’s The Zs’ Precinct proves old homes can be...

Mapping a map at the Maya Art Space adda

Exciting adda session on how route to Kedarnath changed after dis...

Gorosthaney Shabdhan! Arpita Chanda turns detective and locates...

But who was ‘Hindoo Stuart’ and why is he famous?

How Siddhartha Shankar Ray’s Lal Bari turns a new tourist...

Thanks to Ray’s niece, this iconic building did not fall pr...

Five Calcuttans remember the nostalgia of Rather Mela

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

The British woman who loved Kolkata more than England

Why was Frances Johnson, known as Begum Johnson?

Siddheshwari Kali Temple that was razed by a cyclone

Did you know it was also known as Govindaram’s Nava Ratna T...

Imagine elephants walking down Chowringhee!

Even famine ravished people dying in the area

Farewell to Elite Cinema Hall

How piracy and multiplexes killed well-known theatres

Tracing the Bengali gaddis of Burra Bazar

Bengali traders were pushed out by traders from other parts of In...

Photographers from Bengal step on a historical voyage ‘In...

Kounteya Sinha and Alankar Chandra take Kolkata on the global map...

How the British beautified Kolkata with shady avenues

Celebrated art historian Rathin Mitra speaks on Dalhousie Institu...

Ghosts at Kolkata’s Presidency Jail!

Ghost chasing at the Presidency jail premise, Kolkata.

Remembering Laddie, the ‘War Dead’ of Kolkata

How is Indra Roy Road of Bhowanipur linked to World War I?

Will the most famous paan shop of Kolkata survive?

Listen to the electrical engineer who runs Kolpotoru Paan shop&nb...

‘Royal Fish’ in ‘Royal Oil’ at Belgachh...

Who shot the old photographs of Paikpara Rajbari?

Who built the biggest mosque of Bengal, Nakhoda Masjid?

Tracing Cutchi Memon Muslims and how they landed in Bengal  ...

Let’s go behind Corinthian pillars of Metropolitan Buildi...

Did you know Subho Tagore left Joransanko and live here?

Why Gariahat is still a street shopper’s paradise?

GB prepares a perfect fashion combo from street items

Footprints of World War I in Kolkata

Impact of World War I in Kolkata

Will 100-year-old Charu Market be another revamp victim?

High street retail space and apartments to replace Charu Market ...

Jashn-e-Ghalib, Mirza Ghalib in Kolkata

Shahanshah Mirza discusses Ghalib’s ghazals

Why was Kolkata once called Black Town?

A Portrait of Black Town by Solvyns

Do not miss this heritage symposium at an old Kolkata building ...

Reclaiming the City: Built Fabric of Kolkata RECLAIMING THE CITY:...

Have you heard of Archana Post Office of Kolkata?

Sub post-office that was solely built to dispatch a magazine

Century old library of Kolkata

Travel to Santi Institute to enjoy books and peace

Panoramic view of Kolkata through prose, poetry, music

Poet Sharmila Ray on Kolkata as her muse

Meet multi-award winning film writer from Kolkata

Reetwika Banerjee is also a cyber security expert

Imagine Bande Mataram played in your ears with a cleaner!

Babus of Belgachhia Villa played rhythms with ear cleaning tools!...

Kolkata house where Nawab Wajid Ali was deported

Picturesque palace with flowing Ganga still stands tall

Old Stone Age tools found in Kolkata museum’s vault!

Indian Museum unearths 1.5 million-year-old tools

Purono Kolkatar Golpo saves Vidyasagar’s Metropolitan Ins...

Learn what the local councillor and Trustee Board had to say

Where Sri Ramkrishna came to meet his Daayar Sagar

Iconic building still stands tall in Kolkata

World Art Day Walk in Kolkata

Unique event on Poila Baisakh in the city of joy

Vidyasagar’s Metropolitan Institution being demolished si...

Will Kolkata ever learn to protect its heritage buildings?

Project K2 launched to save dying idol-making tradition of Kolk...

Photo-journalist Kounteya Sinha starts scholarships for Kumartuli...

Purono Kolkatar Golpo is all about genuine emotions

Group that talks and works for Kolkata

Dwarkin’s ‘Bellow Harmonium’ created a revolu...

Who founded Dwarkin? Was it a Bengali or British company?

Bengali woman’s andarmahal to be part of post-graduate sy...

This move will help highlight Bengal’s lost heritage

Communist China funds Kolkata monastery revamp!

Hiuen Tsang Monastery bonds Kolkata and China

Why does famous Radu Babu Chayer Dokan still survive?

How this century-old shop scored above plush Kolkata cafes

Kolkata comes alive through photographs of old buildings!

Do not miss VIVA -- Kounteya Sinha’s 2018 summer repertoire...

One stop elder care platform in Kolkata

Elina Dutta speaks to GB about Tribeca Care

Kalighat’s Kali idol has a significance beyond religion ...

Temple built in Bengal aatchala architecture

Has Bengal forgotten the golden legacy of Lathials?

How many of us remember revolutionary Pulin Behari Das?

How Rabindra Bharati University celebrated Basanta Utsav

RBU student Snigdha Mazumdar shares her memories

British owners sell off landmark Kolkata hotel 

Fairlawn Hotel on Sudder Street sold off

Meet the Don of Kolkata’s Chinatown!

Superwoman who fought adversities and turned an entrepreneur

Lost Chinese community of Kolkata

GB’s tribute to them on Chinese New Year

Bengal’s ‘Padman’ is a college student from K...

An MSc student from Ashutosh College brings a ‘menstrual re...

Abandoned and unknown fountains of Kolkata

Many of us do not even know they exist!

Author Tarashankar’s house saved from promoters!

This is the house from where he wrote Hansuli Baker Upokatha

Did you know Kolkata Port was India’s oldest port?

It handled half of India’s trade during World War I

Will pink autos help stop women molestation in Kolkata?

‘Only Women’ Autos on Kolkata roads

When a Professor of Zoology visited Asiatic Society

Prof Ena Ray Banerjee felt nostalgic viewing century old archives...

What was a Kolkata rickshaw puller doing at Jaipur Lit Fest?

Rickshaw puller Manoranjan Byapari has many published books ...

Challenges to Kolkata’s first ever floating market

India’s first ever floating market in a metro inaugurated ...

When will Kolkata learn to protect heritage structures?

City monuments that are neglected and harbor laundry drying

Son et Lumiere at Jorasanko Thakurbari from next week

A rare experience for the first time in Kolkata

If you are lucky, you can ride a Cartoon Cab!

Taxi with cartoons drawn by Cartoon Dal!

Meet the electrical engineer who runs a famous paan shop

Shyamal Dutta and Kolpotoru paan shop of Kolkata

How Tibetan refugees bring warmth to Kolkata?

Are they facing problems in the city these days?

Kolkata boy opens the first ever floating restaurant on sea!

Kolkata’s floating restaurants on Ganga inspired Mridul

Did you know Kolkata port had a flourishing trade with Greeks ...

Sister Paradisi is matriarch of the city’s Greek Orthodox C...

Saldanha Bakery: The 83-year-old bakery of Kolkata

GB meets the women heads of Saldanha bakery

What did Einstein write to Satyen Bose?

Why Bengalis forgot S.N. Bose on his 125th birth anniversary?

New Fish App to be launched by State Fisheries Department

Order any fish with ‘Smart Fish App’

Falling in love made easy this new year in Kolkata

Meet Rahul Maheshwari, the man behind Speed Meet

Home made yummy cakes from Steffi’s Box

She started baking cakes following her passion!

Did you know India’s oldest NGO started from Kolkata?

To support weavers and Bengal handlooms since 1917!

Why Mirza Ghalib fell in love with Kolkata?

Immortal Urdu verses that Ghalib wrote from Kolkata

This asthma patient from Kolkata scaled seven peaks!

How Satyarup Siddhanta overcame health issues to achieve his drea...

South Korea starts Eastern India’s first trade office in ...

Korean companies look forward to invest in Bengal

Braveheart Kolkata traffic cop with a prosthetic leg!

Sergeant Sudip Roy is first in India to work with an artificial l...

Why do we all say ‘Gouri Sen will bail us out!’

Gouri Sen was not a fictitious character, he was a generous man ...

Mecca of Journalism lies in neglect at Taltala

This is where Keshab Sen started the newspaper Indian Mirror

A Thief’s Advice to Shibram Chakraborty

Shibram wrote his contacts on the wall and not in a diary

Wooden tram of Kolkata finds a place of honour

To be showcased at Heritage Transport Museum

How poet Madhusudan Dutt’s Kidderpore house got saved

Recent RTI case saved the house from demolition

Howrah Bridge through a child’s lens

Student Kshrugal Bhattacharya shares his love for the bridge ...

How about finding a passionate writer squatting on a street?

Extraordinary pavement book seller of Kolkata

How Chinatown’s oldest shop is building a culinary bridge...

They will home-deliver home-made Chinese sauces and frozen food ...

At 18, this Kolkata girl is a world-famous bodybuilder

How Europa Bhowmik breached a male bastion!

The Last King of India and his love for Bengal

Wajid Ali Shah introduced kite flying and Calcutta Biriyani

Bipin chases fire in his brother’s memory

Fire chaser of Bengal who has doused more than 100 fires!

Was Hogg Saheber Bazaar a racist venture?

New Market was once a ‘All White’ marketplace

Paint the town red! Kolkata feeder boxes get facelift

Famous movie paintings on electric boxes catch city’s fancy...

Snowfall in Kolkata! Where and how?

Head to the Snow Park in New Town

All new Son-et-Lumiere at Victoria Memorial

From Job Charnock to contemporary Kolkata

How Kolkata has started its season of giving

Charity starts at Bow Barracks before Christmas

Kolkata temple that survived an earthquake and cyclone

‘Black Pagoda’ that withstood natural calamities

Prostitution on Kolkata streets still thrives

Tracing Kolkata’s night spots: sex trade and deprivation

Dalhousie square was once a battleground!

A battle before the Battle of Plassey was fought here

Architectural conservationist Kamalika Bose speaks to GB

On how to preserve Bengal’s architecture and Kolkata’...

The British hangover of elite clubs of Kolkata

Strict dress codes and male dominance in city clubs

Last Anglo-Indian jockeys of Kolkata

Royal Calcutta Turf Club and its past splendour

Sindhis of Kolkata unite to celebrate Nanak Jayanti

Sindhis had migrated to Kolkata from northwest India

Calcuttans get a chance to hone shooting skills

Police Training School offers citizens a chance to shoot

233-year-old Asiatic Society of Kolkata goes digital

Oldest archive of the country turns digital

Kolkata bookstore that still sells Russian books

Poet Bishnu Dey had named this store, Manisha Granthalaya

Death knell tolls for Tea Board

Iconic tea board building will be no more

GB visits a recent Parsi festival held in the city

Highlighting Zoroastrian way of life

Did you know GPO Kolkata has a Postal Museum?

GPO’s Museum and Philatelic Library was set up on this day ...

Are Anglo Indians of Kolkata vanishing? 
 

Student Shae-Lynn Samuel finds out

Why Bengalis believe in planchettes?

Have you ever tried bringing down a spirit?

Get spooked this Halloween with GB

Walk down haunted city sites today

Did you know poet Sukumar Ray was also a technologist?

Ray was a science graduate from Presidency College

How is Sir Ronald Ross’ Kolkata doing?

Under the sting of mosquitoes!

How is Manna Dey’s Coffee House?

On his death anniversary a look at the iconic structure

Restored Nivedita house to open this month

Major restoration uplifts the 120-year-old house

Bengali style Fanoosh making being revived in Kolkata

Bengal’s fanooshare different from Chinese lanterns

Moida Kali! Well, she is not made of flour

An ancient Kali Temple in the village of Moida

Sister Nivedita’s lecture on Goddess Kali

Nivedita shocked elite Bengalis with her lecture
 

Kolkata has a temple dedicated to Amitabh Bachchan!

On his 75th birthday, Amitabh to be worshipped

Kolkata’s oldest citizen alive and kicking

255-year-old Banyan tree is still growing

Century-old Paramount Sherbet and Swadeshi Movement

Where poet Nazrul quenched his thirst

College Street Coffee House had many predecessors

Where Kolkata’s aristocratic gentry met

Scrapping of Stage Coach Act

Will Phaetons not run anymore in Kolkata?

Venus Vs Goddess Lakshmi

Why were Venus idols shipped to Bengal?

Winged wonders of Kolkata

Our feathered friends still sing

Kolkata's Mirza Ghalib?

Badshah of Urdu Shayari's love for Bengal

Greco-Roman lion taps still adorn Kolkata.

Lion taps installed by Royal Water Supply

A businessman restored modesty of women in Calcutta

The Zenana Bathing Ghat during British rule

The doctor who returned to his roots

Meet dermatologist Dr Ashok Ganguly

Wish to chase clouds this monsoon?

Hollywood Twister comes alive in Bengal

I was in my home city Kolkata

The city I go back to when I feel breathless

A Royal Defiance by Kabiraj Ganga Prasad

Macauley's theory was challenged

Kolkata Tramways

Kolkata should revive these harmless rides

The U.S. Military Photographer who captured the city

Photographs of Calcutta during second world war

Nationalism and the 19th Century Calcutta

The city became the hub of nationalism