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October 02 2022

250-year-old Puja that moved back from Narail in Bangladesh

It was started by Ramanarayan Sen of Chinsurah

By Information Desk

October 01 2022

Durga worshipped as Pateshwari Devi at Burdwan Rajbari

During Maharaja Mahatab Chand’s reign, betel nuts were ‘slaughtered’ as a symbolic gesture

By Information Desk

September 30 2022

Chopping of trees in Kolkata for pujo pandals and ad hoardings

Huge hoardings reduce the flow of wind in the city to almost 10km per hour

By Saheli Mitra

September 30 2022

Festival of plays beckons theatre buffs to Academy of Fine Arts during Durg...

Veteran thespian Seema Mukhopadhyay will host two plays on Saptami

By Shuvra Dey

September 29 2022

Of ‘Bagans’ and ‘Bazaars’: Old Calcutta and its place names

Trade and commerce were intrinsic to the growth of Kolkata

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 29 2022

Nandotsav heralds Durga Puja at Baikunthapur Rajbari

Nandotsav at Baikunthapur Rajbari is a joyous occasion where children participate in ‘Dadhi-kado’

By TTW

September 28 2022

Celebrating Durga Puja at Netaji's house in Kodalia

Maa Durga successfully becomes a metaphor for the modern women

By Information Desk

September 28 2022

Sharbamangala – Kolkata artist’s artwork for ICU COVID patient creates ...

Oiendrila spent over 264 hours creating the magnum opus

By Saheli Mitra

September 27 2022

This Durga Puja, take your pets to Kolkata’s first pet-friendly pandal

The pandal is exclusively open to pets and pet parents until tomorrow

By Information Desk

September 27 2022

When the Goddess comes to the forests of Sonajhuri

The tribal people are the lifeblood of this puja

By Shuvra Dey

September 26 2022

What good is an autobiography that doesn’t tell the whole truth?

Part nine of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

September 26 2022

Durga Puja organizers at Girish Bhawan adopt new-age immersion technique

Since 1832, the four-day puja at Girish Bhawan has been an annual event and is now an integral part of Kolkata’s legacy

By Shuvra Dey

September 24 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Shriman Prithviraj, a shining gem that remains a treas...

An apparently simple narrative spiced up with delightful asides

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 24 2022

Shakespeare’s family members still lie in a Kolkata grave

The tomb of John Talbot Shakespear, a descendent of the Bard of Avon, lies in Kolkata's South Park Street Cemetery

By TTW

September 23 2022

Why did the 18th century give birth to the modern Durga Puja?

Why did the 18th century give birth to the modern Durga Puja?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 23 2022

A Slice of Bengal in Europe

Durga Puja in Cologne was started by the veteran members of Bharat Samiti

By Chaitali Sengupta

September 22 2022

Manna Dey and his love for kesar malai sherbet at Kapila Ashram

Kapila Ashram, century-old sherbet joint of Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 22 2022

How does Nature play an important role in Durga Puja

Durga Puja is not just a celebration – It is worshipping nature

By Diptarka Ghosh

September 21 2022

Hon’ble CM to inaugurate Alipore Jail Museum

Hon’ble State Chief Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, initiated the move to transform Alipore Jail into a museum

By Information Desk

September 20 2022

Century-old Parsi Dharamshala: A point of convergence for Kolkata foodies

Parsi cuisine is an eclectic mix of hot and sweet, nice and spice

By Kankana Mukherjee

September 20 2022

North Kolkata and B.K. Paul chemist shop

92B Sovabazar Street is an iconic address

By Maniklal Ghosh

September 19 2022

Learning to speak ‘American’, and my first paper published

Part eight of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

September 19 2022

Book launch: 'Park Street Theke Phire Dekha'

Book launch at the Oxford Book Store

By Information Desk

September 17 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Arogya Niketan, a legendary novel turned iconic film

Tarashankar’s beloved novel was also a successful film

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 17 2022

‘Bho Katta’— why do children these days no more shout these words?

Have mobile phones taken away the fun of kite flying?

By Shuvangi Dey

September 16 2022

Bengal learnt kite flying from Wajid Ali Shah!

Fly your kites high and remember the historical tale

By Shahanshah Mirza

September 16 2022

Country's first disc had an Armenian singer from Kolkata

Gauhar Jaan was an Armenian by birth

By Information Desk

September 15 2022

Charting a safe income for Tiger Widows of Sundarbans

Sundarban Foundation, the NGO that works for upliftment of the community in Sundarban

By Shuvra Dey

September 15 2022

Sarat Chandra, the author who created iconic women characters in Indian Lit...

His last novel Shesh Proshno also celebrates women

By Information Desk

September 14 2022

How Kolkata-based spice business reached the European shores

Dhannalal Jain: The success story of the Masala King of India

By Information Desk

September 14 2022

Kolkata girl’s wildlife film on hoolock gibbons for BBC gets nominated at...

Ashwika Kapur aka Ash Kapur is India’s youngest Green Oscar winner and wildlife filmmaker

By TTW

September 13 2022

The Darjeeling Mail was once run by bullocks

The Darjeeling Mail was run by bullocks!

By Bapi Ghosh

September 13 2022

Remembering silver screen’s Arati Bhattacharya

Arati faced the camera for the first time in 1971

By Information Desk

September 12 2022

When the twain met: Bibhutibhushan and Ray

What did Akira Kurosawa say about Pather Panchali?

By Information Desk

September 12 2022

Six-year-old Arushi clenches gold at Int’l Science Olympiad

A resident of Khardah, Arushi receives gold for Mathematics

By Information Desk

September 10 2022

Bengal’s Debankita ranks 22nd in NEET 2022

Who says Bengali medium can be detrimental to higher studies?

By Information Desk

September 09 2022

Himalaya’s daughter: How Bengal’s foremost mountaineer became involved ...

Utkarshe Aarohan is the voice for humble, small Pujas

By Information Desk

September 09 2022

India’s first post office was at Khejuri in East Midnapore

The birthplace of India’s First official Telegraph line connecting Calcutta-Khejuri and Diamond Harbour

By Information Desk

September 08 2022

World’s first women’s liberation journal by Dwarkanath Ganguly, one who...

He who wanted all Indian women to be literate

By Information Desk

September 08 2022

The Flag Man of Howrah

The Flagman wishes to build a shrine for Mother India one day

By Information Desk

September 07 2022

Bengalis and sweets go hand in hand

Sweet moulds were made in the forms of objects such as fish, lychee, custard apple and conch shell

By Information Desk

September 06 2022

From bioplastic to NASA, this Durgapur prodigy has been there, done that

At 17, Aparup Roy is already a star scientist

By Information Desk

September 06 2022

Kolkata Port Trust revives memory of Goalanda Ghat through steamer rides

The Kolkata Port Trust is all set to re-introduce a paddle steamer 'PS Bhopal' on the Hooghly River

By TTW

September 05 2022

A miserable failure in Biology, and I was supposed to be a professor!

Part seven of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

September 05 2022

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one. A tribute to Moth...

Loving and caring soul that is still alive

By Information Desk

September 03 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Dhanni Meye, the comedy that runs deep

An all-star cast boosts a strong plot

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 03 2022

Unreleased Uttam: The films that never made it

Why did these Uttam Kumar films never find release?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 02 2022

Bengal’s age-old sal leaf utensils

An eco-friendly craft that also helps generate employment as well

By Information Desk

September 02 2022

When the Goddess came to the streets of Kolkata

Hon’ble CM of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee led a colourful street parade from Jorasanko in Central Kolkata to Red Road

By Information Desk

September 01 2022

World’s largest religious monument, larger than Angkor Wat coming up in N...

Bengal is set to get the world’s largest religious monument in Mayapur

By Information Desk

September 01 2022

Lost Palace of Siraj-ud-Daulah

Siraj-ud-Daulah is hailed as the last independent Nawab of Bengal

By TTW

August 31 2022

Bengal turns self-reliant in Rohu-Katla farming following the ‘Moyna Mode...

The development has been made possible under the guidance of the Hon'ble CM, Mamata Banerjee

By Information Desk

August 31 2022

Kolkata and its first bus service

In 1926, Walford & Company launched the city’s first double-decker bus

By TTW

August 30 2022

Indigenous paddy varieties by the women farmers of Bengal

This endeavour has also helped the villages to restore their ecological balance

By Information Desk

August 30 2022

Abhijit Sen, one of India’s leading agriculture economists passes away

Sen received the Padma Bhusan for public service in 2010

By Information Desk

August 30 2022

Radha Govinda Kar: Renaissance man of Betore

The school started in 1886 and it was named 'Calcutta School of Medicine'

By Shuvra Dey

August 29 2022

Hemanta, Manna, and the battle between two super successful Bengalis

Part six of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

August 29 2022

Virginia Woolf and her Bengal connect

Her ancestors were from erstwhile colonial Calcutta

By Information Desk

August 27 2022

On International Dog Day, let’s talk about undivided Bengal’s only pure...

The Sarail Hound was first bred by Mughal generals

By Information Desk

August 27 2022

Photographers Manoveena and Devalena, the magical duo

The sisters debuted as photographers between 1937 and 1940

By Information Desk

August 26 2022

Bhanu Bandyopadhyay, the ageless wonder

He was never just an actor

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 26 2022

Children’s playhouse in the lap of nature in Laxmikantapur

Khelaghar project was initiated 20 years ago at Raghunathpur in Kulpi Block, South 24 Parganas

By Information Desk

August 25 2022

Tale of 'taal'

The transformation of palm fruit in Bengali kitchens

By Information Desk

August 25 2022

Bankim Ghosh, the Boxing Champion who turned an actor

In 1948, Ghosh made his debut in the Bengali film with 'Bhuli Nai'

By Information Desk

August 24 2022

Howrah’s teenager makes it to India Book of Records with miniature art of...

She took 40 days to draw 532 miniature paintings on pieces of paper

By Information Desk

August 23 2022

How America deals with PNPC…or not!

Part five of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

August 22 2022

Tribute to ‘Badru’ of Maidan

Banerjee had represented West Bengal and won Santosh Trophy twice in 1953 and 1955

By Information Desk

August 22 2022

Debabrata Biswas and his priceless voice

The man who brought a different meaning to Rabindrasangeet

By Information Desk

August 20 2022

Amar Kutir goes online for the first time, thanks to The Bengal Store

Amar Kutir is one of the must-visit attractions of Santiniketan

By Information Desk

August 20 2022

Famous guitarist Denis Stern brings global music to Kolkata

Stern in a conversation with journalist Saheli Mitra

By Saheli Mitra

August 19 2022

On World Photography Day, raising a toast to Bengal’s first women photogr...

The Tagore ladies were among the first to take to photography

By Information Desk

August 19 2022

On this Janmashtami, try out the Makhhan Samosa

On Lord Krishna's birthday, satisfy your appetite

By Information Desk

August 18 2022

The earthy and robust taste of Bengal’s favourite Kochu

Colocasia esculenta plant is ingrained in our tradition and is an integral part of Durga Puja

By Information Desk

August 17 2022

Hatibagan, Kolkata’s ‘cinema para’

From morning until midnight, Hatibagan was a hub of showbiz glamour

By Mouni Mondal

August 17 2022

Bengal's Tahrina Nasrin crosses the Strait of Gibraltar

Nasrin took 4 hours and 23 minutes to cross the 15.1 km Strait of Gibraltar

By Information Desk

August 16 2022

Would all colour fade from life forever?

Part four of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

August 16 2022

Buried Dutch cemetery of Chinsurah

The Dutch cemetery has well planned narrow walkways around the graves

By Kankana Mukherjee

August 15 2022

Have you seen these patriotic Bengali films yet?

Our list of must-watch films

By Information Desk

August 15 2022

Letters to Remember: Celebrating Rishi Aurobindo’s 150th anniversary thro...

Rishi Aurobindo was one of the first Indians who received education in England

By Information Desk

August 14 2022

Salauddin and team from Bengal gets the tricolour flags ready for this Inde...

Mondal’s company is one of the few others who have been enlisted to supply flags to various government agencies

By Information Desk

August 13 2022

75 years after Independence, can we stop promoting the Pingali Venkayya myt...

The first attempt at a national flag was made by Sister Nivedita

By Information Desk

August 13 2022

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

To fight influence of Christian missionaries and western education

By Information Desk

August 12 2022

On World Elephant Day, a look at Bengal’s elephant corridors

Northern West Bengal is home to nearly 500 elephants

By Information Desk

August 12 2022

Durand Cup and Kolkata, a bond cemented by Mohammedan Sporting

The 2022 edition of the tournament begins on Aug 16

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 11 2022

Tracing the metamorphosis of Sri Aurobindo: A documentary from Bengal

This year marks the 15oth birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo

By Shuvra Dey

August 11 2022

Naya, a village where even a toddler knows how to hold a paintbrush

Bengal’s village is an open canvas of artists

By Information Desk

August 10 2022

How Alipore Zoo was born, and how it could have been born earlier!

A proposal for a zoo in Calcutta was put forward 150 years ago

By Information Desk

August 10 2022

Bibha Chowdhury: A life spent in chasing cosmic rays

Chowdhury was the first woman particle physicist in India and, the first Indian woman to earn a Ph.D. in Physics

By Information Desk

August 09 2022

Three years to a half-century, DD Bangla turns 47

A profile of the channel's two best known faces

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 09 2022

WB Government to preserve classic Bengali film negatives

In the initial phase, around 850 vintage films released between 1950 and 2000, have been selected for conservation

By Information Desk

August 08 2022

Death never conquered Tagore, he had seen too much of it

In a life marked by personal losses, Tagore thought deeply about death

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 08 2022

Mericamaya Satkahan: Potato chips with rice, and other trials

Part three of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

August 06 2022

On Hiroshima Day, looking back at Japan’s assault on Calcutta

The first Japanese bomb fell on Dec 20, 1942

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 06 2022

Kolkata's South Point School is set to launch its own nano-satellite

South Point happens to be the second private school in the country and first in Eastern India to go ahead with such an ambitious project

By Information Desk

August 06 2022

Squash player Saurav Ghosal creates a history @CWG 2022

First-ever Squash player to win a medal for India at the Commonwealth Games

By Information Desk

August 05 2022

‘A feeling of great sorrow overwhelmed me as we made our way to the locat...

How Nemai Ghosh escorted Satyajit Ray to the Ghare Baire shoot

By Information Desk

August 05 2022

Can we still save our old buildings? If not, why not?

The KMC has identified 150 ‘extremely vulnerable’ buildings

By Information Desk

August 04 2022

North Kolkata and its Bangiya Sahitya Parishat

Acharya Ramendrasundar Trivedi was the main influence behind the setting up of Bangiya Sahitya Parishat Library

By Information Desk

August 04 2022

Musical maestro Kishore Kumar was a prankster even in his school days

Remembering the gifted musician on his birth anniversary

By Information Desk

August 03 2022

The cyclone which became a trigger for the birth of a nation

The Bhola cyclone of 1970 is still one of the world’s worst natural disasters

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 03 2022

Lakshmi baskets of Bengal, sign of exquisite art

The baskets contained an idol of Lakshmi, mounted on a brass elephant

By TTW

August 02 2022

Achinta Sheuli reminds us of Bengal’s ‘weighty’ past

Bengal’s strongmen were celebrated in their time

By Information Desk

August 02 2022

Unique heritage walks: Destination Serampore Radhaballav and Madanmohun tem...

An ‘Aatchala’ Radhaballav Temple was built on the banks of Ganga River around 1677 by Rudraram Pundi

By Mukut Tapadar

August 01 2022

Achinta Sheuli’s fairytale journey to Commonwealth gold

Howrah boy makes Commonwealth Games history

By Shuvra Dey

August 01 2022

Mericamaya Satkahan: Living in the USA…on $380 a month

Part two of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

July 31 2022

Emon Ekti Jhinuk Khunje Pelam Na…

Nirmala Mishra, the legendary Bengali singer is no more

By TTW

July 30 2022

Journals that pay tribute to daily life in Kolkata

Humour is never far from the life of the average Bengali

By Information Desk

July 30 2022

Maya Art Space achieves a first, gathers three Bengal masters in one exhibi...

All three are octogenarian icons of Bengal art

By Information Desk

July 29 2022

Animal names, and the games we play

Traditional animal-themed games we love to play

By Information Desk

July 29 2022

The lost tigers of Buxa could be coming home

BTR was created in 1983 as India’s 15th tiger reserve

By Saheli Mitra

July 28 2022

Captain Suresh Biswas, the Bengali who became a Brazilian

The legendary Bengali is all but forgotten in the land of his birth

By Information Desk

July 28 2022

How were Uttam and Suchitra on the sets?

Did their platonic love bloom?

By Suman Gupta

July 27 2022

Moral policing to financial fraud, Bengal’s ‘pioneers’ who showed the...

The earliest case of white collar crime in Bengal dates back to 1904

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 27 2022

When Diana and Emulous floated on the Hooghly; the steam ships of British B...

The Diana was a modest 32 horsepower vessel sent on trial voyages in the waterways of East Bengal

By Information Desk

July 26 2022

Dr Sushovan Banerjee who treated the poor for Re 1 is no more

He was a general physician who had been treating patients for the past 57 years for just Re 1

By Information Desk

July 26 2022

Novel 'Heritage Walk': Destination Serampore Henry Martin Pagoda

A Heritage Photo Walk is an attempt to trace the colonial practices

By Mukut Tapadar

July 25 2022

The ‘what if’ factor in Uttam Kumar’s career still troubles us

This year marks Uttam Kumar’s 42nd death anniversary

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 25 2022

Mericamaya Satkahan: Friendless in a distant land

A saga covering over three decades of the migrant experience

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

July 23 2022

Kalimpong school makes history, takes India to Swiss global Pipes and Drums...

Kumudini Homes is one of Kalimpong's oldest schools

By TTW

July 23 2022

How Labhpur influenced the writing spirit of Tarashankar

He who brought a slice of Rarh Bengal to life

By Shuvra Dey

July 22 2022

On India’s Flag Adoption Day, acknowledging the tricolour’s debt to Ben...

The Indian tricolour was adopted on this day in 1947

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 22 2022

GSI’s thrust to promote geo-tourism in India

With the recent additions, there are 34 Geological Heritage Sites in India now

By Information Desk

July 21 2022

The 103-year-old Russa Pharmacy and its homoeopathic legacy

One of Kolkata's oldest surviving homoeopathic institutions

By Maniklal Ghosh

July 21 2022

Nadia resident innovates Solar Bicycle

The average speed of the bicycle is 35 kilometers per hour

By Information Desk

July 20 2022

Desmond Doig, the man captivated by Calcutta

Last year marked Doig’s birth centenary

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 20 2022

WB Government to set up Khadi outlets at temple premises

The first outlet will be set up at Mayapur, in the premises of the new ISKCON temple

By Information Desk

July 19 2022

The Dwijendralal we never knew

Looking back at a super achiever on his 160th birthday

By Information Desk

July 19 2022

Nabanita Ghosh, the musical girl from Uttarpara making waves in Denmark

Ghosh wishes to promote her music, her country’s music, and art through different events and cultural shows on Scandinavian soi

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

July 18 2022

The roaring lions in our Nation Emblem

Dinanath Bhargava had sketched and illuminated India’s National Emblem, the Lion Capital of Ashoka

By Saheli Mitra

July 16 2022

Krishnanagar clay Durga, a work of art and a piece of history

Clay dolls of Krishnanagar date back to nearly 250 years ago

By Information Desk

July 16 2022

Mehuli’s golden feat revives interest in Bengal’s rich rifle shooting t...

West Bengal Rifle Association says picture is improving

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 15 2022

Oncologists of SSKM perform first ever double mastectomy technique

It is similar to the one which Angelina Jolie, hollywood actress, had undergone in 2013

By Information Desk

July 15 2022

100-year-old Deshbandhu Mistanna Bhandar downs shutters

Deshbandhu Mistanna Bhandar was established by Bibhutibhushan Chowdhury in 1921

By Information Desk

July 14 2022

Bengal’s Mehuli Ghosh wins Shooting World Champs

In the 2017 National Championships, Mehuli won eight gold and three bronze medals, and was judged Best Shooter

By Information Desk

July 14 2022

How Lakshmir Bhandar scheme helped Dipali Santra save her family from penur...

Under this project, the government provides Rs 500 per month to families from the general category and Rs 1,000 to women belonging to SC and ST

By Information Desk

July 13 2022

Hooghly student’s film gets nominated at National Science Film Festival

First Bengali film to get the honour

By TTW

July 13 2022

Remembering Chhabi Biwas on his birth anniversary

From Kabuliwala to Jalshaghar, the acting graph is stupendous!

By Information Desk

July 12 2022

Science City Kolkata @25

Even today the Dinosaur Park remains one of the greatest attractions at Science City

By Information Desk

July 12 2022

Raja's Farewell

Raja was brought to the South Khairbari Tiger Rescue Center in North Bengal in the year 2008

By Information Desk

July 11 2022

Bolpur’s Laxmi Janardan Temple demonstrates that an artist’s religion i...

The Sarkar family has handed over the restoration work of the temple to a group of Muslim artists from Murshidabad district

By TTW

July 11 2022

Hidden tale of Metropolitan Building

Century old White way Laid law & Co.

By Debdutta Gupta

July 09 2022

Centenary for some, obscurity for others, the story of Bengal’s newspaper...

The pioneers who paved the way for the big brands today

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 09 2022

The Ramcharit Manas manuscript that travelled from Mahisadal to Kolkata

The language of the manuscript is close to the Abadi Sanskrit dialect

By TTW

July 08 2022

Tale of the Padma bridge in Bangladesh

How Tagore inspired chief architects- father-son duo Abid and Jamilur Chowdhury

By Information Desk

July 07 2022

Olympics at 12, English Channel at 19: the legend of Arati Saha

The woman who should be an icon has faded quietly from memory

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 07 2022

Swami Vivekananda made ‘foreigner’ Nivedita give speeches on Kali despi...

Vivekananda was convinced that a speech on Kali by a foreign disciple would be a befitting reply to his critics

By Saheli Mitra

July 06 2022

Bhutanghat, a paradise on earth

Bhutanghat is situated in the mountainous terrain along the river Raidak

By Information Desk

July 06 2022

Bolpur Railway Station to get a world-class facelift

The Bolpur Railway Station already has a place to visit- the Gitanjali Rail Museum right opposite to the station

By Information Desk

July 05 2022

Going strong at 160, the rich heritage of Calcutta High Court

India’s oldest High Court is a storehouse of memories

By Information Desk

July 05 2022

Bengal’s Sponge Wood Art and Malakar community

After the Partition, several Malakar artists of East Bengal had migrated to districts of Coochbehar and Jalpaiguri

By TTW

July 04 2022

The day when Swami Vivekananda left us

What was Sister Nivedita's reaction at his funeral?

By Information Desk

July 04 2022

Tarun Majumdar: The versatile genius we couldn’t find a label for

The filmmaker passed away in Kolkata of age-related ailments

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 02 2022

End of an era as Chacha’s Hotel downs shutters

The restaurant was set up by Gosaidas Patra in 1875

By Siman Roy

July 02 2022

Georgina Haque, the first female Bangladeshi drummer

Haque was inspired by the drummer late Sabbir Qadir

By Mouni Mondal

July 01 2022

How the ancient road to ‘Jagannath Dham’ served Bengal’s pilgrims

The pilgrims were numerous, despite the hardships

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 01 2022

On World Doctor's day, let us all draw inspiration from Dr. R.P Sengupta, f...

Poverty and personal tragedy could not stop him

By Indrajit Sen

June 30 2022

Did you know Bhim Chandra Nag sells Ashubhog in memory of Sir Asutosh Mukhe...

The century old shop that was gifted a ‘Bengali’ clock by a British

By Information Desk

June 30 2022

Bengal’s quilts are always red, why?

Feather-light 'lep' has been in use during winters in this subcontinent for hundreds of years

By Information Desk

June 29 2022

What have we done beyond paying lip service to Michael Madhusudan Dutt?

Michael was a ‘post-colonial writer’ before the phrase even existed

By Information Desk

June 29 2022

Tagore’s Gitanjali in Kurmali language

In West Bengal, Kurmali is taught in two colleges in the undergraduate level

By Suman Sadhu

June 28 2022

Live in a large apartment complex? You could have your own Boimela!

The initiative is being launched with a series of three fairs

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 28 2022

Bengal Mango Utsav, celebrating mango happiness

Bengal Mango Utsav 2022 was held from 23rd to 25th June at Netaji Indoor Stadium

By Maniklal Ghosh

June 27 2022

When RD Burman had called Sivaji Chattopadhyay for 1942: A Love Story

On RD Burman’s birth anniversary a GB exclusive

By Sivaji Chattopadhyay

June 27 2022

City hospital for reviving fountain pens to health

The Fountain Pen Hospital represents a bygone idea in an age of instant communication

By Mouni Mondal

June 25 2022

North Dinajpur masks, the ongoing tradition

Diverse masks are made in different districts of West Bengal

By Information Desk

June 25 2022

‘Just Baked!’ Krishnadas Pal and his dreams

How a boy from Burdwan set up Bisk Farm, challenging big brands

By Information Desk

June 24 2022

A Monsoon Date at Dacres Lane

Try out Apanjan's Khichuri or Chittoda's Ghugni

By Saheli Mitra

June 24 2022

How Tagore re-introduced Esraj, an Afghani musical instrument

Esraj, the dying instrument that needs to be revived

By Information Desk

June 23 2022

Culinary heritage award for Great Eastern Hotel bakery, city’s beloved ca...

Great Eastern founder David Wilson was originally a baker

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 22 2022

Bengal's Gita Chandra, India’s first female paratrooper

Gita had para-trooped seven times as part of the training

By TTW

June 22 2022

Tagore’s century old piano put to tune by Kolkata’s Braganza

The piano was brought to Kolkata’s famous musical instrument shop Braganza

By Information Desk

June 21 2022

Bob Dylan and Purna Das Baul, an immortal friendship

A tribute to Purna Das Baul on World Music Day

By Suman Sadhu

June 20 2022

Remembering Gour Kishore, the voice that knew no fear

This year marks the centenary of Gour Kishore Ghosh

By Information Desk

June 18 2022

Art is funny, funny is art: Humor Ink at The Bengal Store

Uday Deb creates Bengal themed comic art

By Information Desk

June 18 2022

Been to Kolkata's brand new Aircraft Museum yet?

This is only the second aircraft museum in India

By Maniklal Ghosh

June 17 2022

Grand ol’ Ambassador is to be back again

HMFCI is collaborating with French automobile company Peugeot to bring out the Ambassador 2.0

By TTW

June 17 2022

Nimtita Palace of Jalsaghar fame finally gets heritage tag

The almost 200-year-old palace has received the tag from West Bengal Heritage Commission

By TTW

June 16 2022

From school dropout to pride of Bengal, the saga of the man behind Samarita...

Samaritan Mission has been shortlisted as one of the world’s best 100 schools

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 16 2022

Did you know the singer Hemanta Mukherjee was also a film producer?

Produced Mrinal Sen’s Neel Akasher Neechey and many Bollywood hits

By Information Desk

June 15 2022

Kolkata becomes the first Indian city to get a ‘Biodiversity Register’

Kolkata has prepared a detailed register of biodiversity

By Saheli Mitra

June 15 2022

Buddhadeb Dasgupta Memorial Trust remembers world renowned director

The Trust has quite a few projects in shaping which will cater to the philosophy of Buddhadeb Dasgupta

By TTW

June 14 2022

Bata - the Czech company that taught many Kolkatans to wear shoes

Bata Corporation was established in 1894 in the Moravian town of Zlín

By Kankana Mukherjee

June 14 2022

Kolkata teenager’s short film clinches Dadasaheb Phalke Festival Award

An exclusive interview with Yubasana Kapas

By Shuvra Dey

June 13 2022

K.C. Paul & Sons, making the seasons more special

It is either a windy day or an umbrella day

By Information Desk

June 13 2022

Boro Ghori, the silent timekeeper of Howrah Station

Timekeeper since World War I

By Information Desk

June 11 2022

GPO, Kolkata's General Postal Museum

A four-room treasure trove

By Information Desk

June 11 2022

Mind matters: How Bengali cinema treats mental health

Has mental health received its due?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 10 2022

Buddhadeb Dasgupta, the man who made only the films he wanted to

Until the end, Buddhadeb Dasgupta worked and lived on his own terms

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 10 2022

Defaced but not defeated

Incredible story of an acid burn victim

By TTW

June 09 2022

Steve Banerjee, North America's best kept immigrant secret

Revisiting the life of entrepreneur Steve Banerjee, perhaps the most infamous Bengali immigrant in the United States

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 09 2022

Nilima Ibrahim, a pioneer in women emancipation

‘Ami Birangana Bolchhi’ recounts the struggle and survival of the seven rape victims

By Shuvra Dey

June 08 2022

How Calcutta Police got its Detective Department

Nearly 150 years ago, the murder of a young woman gave Kolkata, and India, their first specialised crime fighting unit

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 08 2022

Hippies still live in the lanes of Kolkata

Beatniks continue to teach the values of peace and love

By Mouni Mondal

June 07 2022

Two centuries of Strand Road, the road carved out of a river

Work on this important road began in 1823, and ended in 1828

By Information Desk

June 07 2022

Murshidabad silk flags make their mark at Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubile...

Murshidabad's superfine mulberry produce may join the global silk network

By Information Desk

June 06 2022

Matchmaking Mishti with Literature – Jugal’s unique ‘sweet’ fest

The 3-day festival will take place between December 9-11

By TTW

June 06 2022

Kolkata’s ‘Asli Hero’ Mohammad Tauseef Rahman

Tauseef started his social work after losing his mother in 2013

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

June 04 2022

Remembering Ajoy Home, the Birdman of Bengal

Famous ornithologist from Bengal

By TTW

June 03 2022

‘Widow cuisine’ of Bengal: Vegetarian delicacies born out of oppression...

Non-vegetarian food was once forbidden for Bengali widows

By TTW

June 03 2022

In an era of vanishing single screens, little Radha Studio strikes back

At Rs 30 per head, the ticket price is ridiculous

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 02 2022

Poet Mirza Ghalib's love for Kolkata

GB traces the house where Ghalib lived during his stay in Kolkata

By Debdutta Gupta

June 02 2022

Did you know Nemai Ghosh was given a role to play in Sonar Kella?

The anecdote in the late photographer's own words

By Information Desk

June 01 2022

A tribal tale, folk paintings by Santhals in Bengal

Santhal tribe plays a big role in development of this art

By Information Desk

June 01 2022

Shibpur's centuries-old Roxburgh House to be restored

The project has been named as 'Roxburgh International Hub Project'

By TTW

May 31 2022

Motilal Seal, the richest Babu of Kolkata

First businessman to trade with Australia and use steamships

By Information Desk

May 31 2022

Mukti’s Kitchen conquers Brooklyn with Indian style health food

Teaching Americans the fine art of Indian cooking

By Shuvra Dey

May 30 2022

What did Rituparno have to say about Death?

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

By Information Desk

May 30 2022

Heritage Cycling Tour, first of its kind in Kolkata

The Bengal Chamber Heritage Cycling Tour will be a knowledge sharing event

By Information Desk

May 28 2022

Celebrate and support the crafts of Bengal, enrich yourself and your home

Help keep the age-old artistry of Bengal alive

By Information Desk

May 28 2022

A stunning visual saga of Damodar, Bengal’s one-time river of sorrow

A coffee-table book paints a picture of a once mighty river

By Saheli Mitra

May 27 2022

On this day, Oliver Kahn bid farewell to football in Kolkata

Kahn remains one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time

By Information Desk

May 26 2022

Jugi Jatra: The fading folk theatre of Midnapore

he performances are chiefly performed for the targeted rural masses

By TTW

May 26 2022

Have we forgotten the legacy of Girindrasekhar Bose?

Regarded as the Father of Asian Psychology, Dr Bose was an institution himself

By TTW

May 25 2022

Bose of Nakamuraya: How Japan adopted Rashbehari Bose

Bose was born on this day in 1886

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 25 2022

Siraj’s Murshidabad is the setting for debut novelist’s modern day thri...

Corporate hotshot Sudipta Sengupta’s novel is out in June

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 24 2022

Nazrul Islam, harbinger of Hindu-Muslim harmony

Remembering Bengal’s rebel poet who questioned all religions

By Saheli Mitra

May 24 2022

Husband wife duo empowering women in North Bengal

The Mushroom Revolution in Bengal

By Saheli Mitra

May 23 2022

‘To be’ or ‘Not to be’ in the classroom

Are early summer holidays a necessity?

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

May 23 2022

Taking care of your potted plants after a cyclone and rains

For terrace planters, potted plants are more vulnerable than trees and shrubs

By TTW

May 21 2022

Branded Dooars Tea set to be your next brew

Once favourite with Russian blenders, Dooars Tea finds a market once more

By TTW

May 21 2022

Power of Museums: A Special celebration at Indian Museum

Museums uphold our glorious ethnographic heritage in the form of their collections

By Maniklal Ghosh

May 20 2022

Satyajit Ray- The Man Who Knew Too Much: Barun Chanda’s ode to Ray

Barun Chanda had seen Ray from very close quarters while working with him for Seemabaddha

By Saheli Mitra

May 20 2022

Bengal’s women turned simple household items into work of art

Some of the folk arts have been handed down generations

By TTW

May 19 2022

Kolkata's Aam Utsab 2022

This was the 9th year of Aam Utsab

By Maniklal Ghosh

May 19 2022

Dhan Gopal Mukerji: Trailblazer cosmopolitan Indian modernist author

Dhan Gopal Mukerji, one of the earliest iconic cosmopolitan Indian modernists, travelled abroad in the first decade of the 20th century

By TTW

May 18 2022

Special Ro-Ro Ferry to reduce pressure on Vidyasagar Setu

This service will ferry cargo trucks from Kolkata Port to Shalimar and Sankhrail

By Information Desk

May 18 2022

Kolkata, the city of museums we didn’t know about

On International Day of Museums, a look at Kolkata’s many hidden treasures

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 17 2022

Three international synthetic tennis courts launched in North Bengal

The club, in association with BTA has plans to launch separate training camps for school children

By Information Desk

May 17 2022

'Shiuli' and their connect with Nolen Gur

What does a ‘Shiuli’ do?

By Information Desk

May 16 2022

Kolkata’s Fancy Lane where public executions were held

The tall robust trees of Fancy Lane bore silent witness to the crime perpetrated on poor subaltern people

By Information Desk

May 16 2022

Sufi Master was honoured with a gold medal by Tagore

Ustad Safiur Rahman is a renowned lyricist/composer

By Shuvra Dey

May 13 2022

Indraneel Bandopadhyay tries to keep the tradition of Lathi Khela alive in ...

‘Lathi khela' is an indigenous martial arts form of Bengal

By Shuvra Dey

May 13 2022

Takipara, the Mukto Gram or Pearl Village of Hooghly

The women are being trained by members of the Nature Environment and Wildlife Society

By Information Desk

May 12 2022

Upendrakishore Raychaudhuri, the boy who refused a zamindari

A tribute on the pioneering polymath’s 160th birthday

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 12 2022

Unique Recycled Jungle Gym in the middle of Bankura’s Forest

It is located near the entrance of the forest near Patharmora on Sonamukhi Road

By Information Desk

May 11 2022

Samabhav, the film festival that travels with a message of men against viol...

The Samabhav Travelling International Film Festival was held in Kolkata last month

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 11 2022

Sunset Musings – where world poets meet Tagore

“Tagore was a polymath. His politics was humanity.”

By Saheli Mitra

May 10 2022

Raghu Dakat – how he turned a disciple of singer Ramprasad

A three-part series on the tales of famous dacoits of Bengal in the 18th and 19th century

By TTW

May 09 2022

Panchphoran Rui recipe from Jorasanko Thakurbari’s kitchen

Written by Rabindranath’s niece, Pragyasundari Devi

By Information Desk

May 09 2022

When three ‘non-Bengalis’ showed me the true essence of Tagore

I feel sorry for the purists who miss Tagore’s universal spirit

By Indrajit Sen

May 07 2022

Raghu Dakat – why did a peasant’s son take up arms

A three-part series on the tales of famous dacoits of Bengal in the 18th and 19th century

By TTW

May 07 2022

Meena Kumari and her connect with the Tagore family

Meena Kumari’s grandmother, Hemsundari Tagore, was married to Jadu Nandan Tagore

By Information Desk

May 06 2022

Swimmer Sayani Das becomes first Asian to conquer Molokai Channel

In 2017, Sayani crossed the English Channel

By Information Desk

May 05 2022

First female farmer of Murshidabad

Her life is an example of grit and courage

By Information Desk

May 04 2022

The winners at KIFF this year, an eclectic mix of surprises

Who took home the trophies from KIFF 2022?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 04 2022

I made it into the classroom: Nemai Ghosh on Pratidwandi

The ace photographer on how he finally chose a career

By Information Desk

May 03 2022

How Calcutta’s aristocrats helped Bengali theatre grow strong roots

Support from wealthy natives did much for early Bengali theatre

By TTW

May 03 2022

‘Hare re re re’ – noble and ignoble Dacoits of Bengal

A three-part series on the tales of famous dacoits of Bengal in the 18th and 19th century

By TTW

May 02 2022

Why Sharmila Tagore gifted Nemai Ghosh a tele-lens on the sets of Aranyer D...

Unknown stories about India’s most famous filmmaker

By Information Desk

May 02 2022

Firework in your stomach! Dalle Khursani from North Bengal

It is one of the hottest chilies in the world

By Information Desk

May 01 2022

IT engineer turned filmmaker lauds KIFF for focus on documentaries

Tanmay Shah’s film is about a specially abled artist

By Shuvra Dey

May 01 2022

What is Parbha Chhau, and why I wanted to make a film on it

A 200-year-old dance form is dying a slow death

By Abanti Sinha

April 30 2022

Documentary on Aruna Vasudev at KIFF pays tribute to mother of Asian Cinema...

The film traces Vasudev’s journey as film critic, cinema activist, and impresario

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 30 2022

Jallianwala Bagh documentary an eye-opener at KIFF

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre was perpetrated on April 13, 2019

By Shuvra Dey

April 30 2022

I hope one day we will have a KIFF market: director-producer Bauddhayan Muk...

Mukherji’s Little Lamb Films has two entries at KIFF 2022

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 29 2022

Can’t dance? Says who? On World Dance Day, make dance part of your life

Dance can improve your quality of life in very many ways

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 29 2022

Veteran journo Sovan Tarafder makes documentary debut at KIFF

An ode to the fierce spirit of Kolkata’s visually impaired actors

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 29 2022

Capturing the pioneering spirit of Bengal’s preeminent theatre personalit...

A look at Ashoke Viswanathan’s documentary on Badal Sircar

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 28 2022

Chander Pahar’s Diego Alvarez, a fictional character or a real-life?

Diego Alvarez was the most important part of Shankar's life

By Information Desk

April 27 2022

The 18th-century Russian who drove the birth of modern Bengali theatre

Our two-part series on the birth and growth of Bengali theatre

By TTW

April 27 2022

Bangitola’s heritage Monda

Monda might not have been discovered in Bangitola first, rather it was a sweet of English Bazar

By Information Desk

April 26 2022

Special: 'The pandemic has changed the meaning of home for all of us'

Actor Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee brings debut directorial to KIFF

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 26 2022

Kolkata and its first advanced Sports Science Lab

The Department of Sports Science and Yoga has been running successfully at RKMVERI

By Information Desk

April 25 2022

Delve into the conflicting worlds of body and mind with Titane at KIFF

The film has won a Palme d’Or at Cannes

By TTW

April 25 2022

Zakaria Street – Paradise of Ramadaan Food

Under the shadows of Kolkata’s biggest mosque, it is located near one of the oldest localities in Kolkata

By Maniklal Ghosh

April 23 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Sagina Mahato, the saga of a forgotten North Bengal he...

A tribute to the memory of Tapan Sinha and Dilip Kumar

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 23 2022

BGBS 2022, the highest earning business summit in Bengal so far

West Bengal received proposals worth Rs 3.42 lakh crore at BGBS

By Information Desk

April 22 2022

Finnish film Compartment No. 6 a must watch at KIFF

Director Juho Kuosmanen won the Grand Prix at Cannes

By TTW

April 22 2022

A year without Sankha Ghosh

A true conscience keeper

By Information Desk

April 21 2022

Oscar 2022 contender A Hero to premiere at KIFF

Listen to Iranian director Asghar Farhadi

By TTW

April 21 2022

Old Danish Government House in Serampore ready for a fresh start

The newly renovated museum was inaugurated on April 8 in the presence of the Minister of State for Information and Culture and Tourism, Indranil Sen, and many more notable figures

By Kankana Mukherjee

April 20 2022

After world premiere in Moscow, Adieu GODARD set for Indian premiere at KIF...

Exclusive interview with the director and cast

By TTW

April 20 2022

Ancient monuments unearthed near the Sundarbans of Bangladesh

The site has been unearthed in Rezakpur village of Khulna

By Information Desk

April 19 2022

Bengal Global Business Summit 2022 signals hope for recovery from global sl...

The sixth BGBS was scheduled to be held in 2021

By Information Desk

April 19 2022

Indian Museum brings Rakhaldas Banerjee and his discoveries to public

To commemorate the 137th birth anniversary of Rakhaldas Banerji

By Maniklal Ghosh

April 18 2022

Protecting one building at a time, the story of a pioneering top cop

In conversation with Soumen Mitra, former Commissioner of Police

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 18 2022

Eastern India’s premier neurosciences institute turns 13

On April 15 this year, I-NK celebrated its 13th foundation day

By Information Desk

April 18 2022

Anjan Chakraborty – the bibliophile of Bijoygarh

He is one of the most recognised bibliophiles in Kolkata

By Information Desk

April 16 2022

Kolkata People's Film Festival provokes thought, leaves memories

A celebration of the cinema of resistance

By Shoma A. Chatterji

April 16 2022

Nandalal Bose, the master who illustrated the Indian Constitution

GB tribute to Nandalal Bose on his death anniversary

By Debdutta Gupta

April 15 2022

A few Bengali calendar basics as we begin 1429

Answering a few FAQs about Bangabda, the Bengali era

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 14 2022

Celebrate Poila Baisakh with specially curated menu at The Salt House

The special menu is based on the menu of The Tangra Project

By Information Desk

April 14 2022

‘He was one of the best actors in the world,’ Nemai Ghosh on Satyajit R...

Excerpt from Nemai Ghosh’s book Manikda- Memories of Satyajit Ray

By Information Desk

April 13 2022

Potoler Dolma, the Bengali summer delicacy that isn’t Bengali at all

Like many of Bengal’s borrowings, the dolma comes from a distant land

By TTW

April 13 2022

Riten Mozumdar – Polymath and Artist Designer who conquered the world

Mozumdar’s body of work displayed a diversity of range and materials exemplifying a rare mastery over mediums and techniques

By TTW

April 12 2022

Documenting Bengal’s water craft – exclusive interview with the 'Boatma...

Swarup Bhattacharya has been researching boats for 25 years

By Shuvra Dey

April 12 2022

KMC trying to save city’s water bodies, too little too late?

Kolkata has lost 44 percent of its water bodies in the last two decades

By Somendra Mohan Ghosh

April 11 2022

Nundlal Guin, the architect who built some of Kolkata’s most famous landm...

A look back at one of Bengal’s preeminent architects

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 11 2022

Mahakaran Metro Station gets Heritage Gallery for Martyrs

The entire station is being embellished with rare photographs and information on Benoy, Badal and Dinesh’s heroic deeds.

By Information Desk

April 09 2022

Stuck for Poila Baisakh gifting ideas? How about a box full of the essence ...

The start of the new year is the best time to buy new things

By Information Desk

April 09 2022

Modern Masterpieces: The enduring relevance of Ganadevata

Looking back at a timeless Bengali classic

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 08 2022

From Roma to Suchitra Sen -- Tumultuous journey of a superstar

Tracing the elusive journey of the renowned actress

By Shuvra Dey

April 08 2022

Howrah’s Green Revolution with first-of-its kind Japan’s Miyawaki fores...

The area chosen is Shibgunj under Shyampur Block I in between Gadiara and Garchumuk on a 1,000 square meter plo

By TTW

April 07 2022

Darjeeling ‘First Flush’ sells at record price, all previous records br...

The season's first flush Darjeeling tea has received a record price of Rs 23,000 per kg.

By Information Desk

April 07 2022

Sukumar Sen, unsung hero of Indian democracy

Next year marks the 6oth anniversary of India’s first CEC

By Information Desk

April 06 2022

Suchitra Sen, the recluse with a reason

Years after her passing, her enigma abides

By Information Desk

April 06 2022

Bagbazar, the ghat neighbourhood of Kolkata

Nearly 100 ghats line the east and west banks of the Hooghly

By Information Desk

April 05 2022

In memory of the man behind Bengal’s first world-class ad agency

From Satyajit Ray to ITC, everyone knew Karukrit

By TTW

April 05 2022

How poet D.L. Roy fought for the farmers of Kajlagarh

D.L. Roy came to this place as the land settlement officer of the then Sujamutha division of Midnapore

By TTW

April 04 2022

Jadavpur’s Raja Das creates history by climbing Gojaburu with bare hands

He did not even use the basic tools needed as he climbed up the hill

By Information Desk

April 04 2022

North Bengal’s Pinaki Narayan Maitra sets record in Korean martial arts

Winning laurels in 60 events, Maitra’s mixed bag of medals include gold, silver and bronze

By Bapi Ghosh

April 02 2022

Why social inclusion is critical for those with autism

Today is World Autism Awareness Day

By Information Desk

April 02 2022

Uneasy ties: Student politics and cinema

How the silver screen has treated the thorny issue

By Shoma A. Chatterji

April 01 2022

Join us on a tour of Shiuli – the first Parcel Café of India

It is named after a popular autumn flower of Bengal - Shiuli

By Maniklal Ghosh

April 01 2022

Why are we letting Bengal’s very own martial arts form die?

Bengal, more than other parts of India, has ties to the lathi

By Information Desk

March 31 2022

Bengal receives “Most Pro-active States for implementing RCS Scheme” aw...

The government bags the award in the category of “Most Pro-active States for implementing RCS scheme”

By Information Desk

March 31 2022

Sushil Sen, the teenager who sparked a plot to kill a magistrate

This year marks the 130th birth anniversary of Sushil Sen

By Information Desk

March 30 2022

Saradindu Bandopadhyay brought in unusual murder weapons

Unusual weapons that detective Byomkesh Bakshi looked for

By Information Desk

March 30 2022

Walking down Professor Shonku Park in New Town

The landscaped park stands just behind City Centre 2 with Ray’s immortal literary creation, Professor Shonku, as the theme

By TTW

March 29 2022

Giant mural pays tribute to 100 years of Satyajit Ray

The ‘Ray Wall’ is a stone’s throw from the Rabindra Sarobar Metro station

By Information Desk

March 29 2022

How the Prince of Pala dynasty turned a Yogi

A two-part series on Chowranginath, a famous prince of the Pala dynasty

By Raktim Mukhopadhyay

March 28 2022

What is hidden behind Maidan police station?

A two-part series on Chowranginath, a famous prince of the Pala dynasty

By Raktim Mukhopadhyay

March 28 2022

When Love is Locked in first-ever Audit Firm of India – Lovelock Lewis & ...

Arthur Samuel Lovelock was one of the partners of Lovelock & Lewis

By TTW

March 26 2022

At home in the world, revisiting the memoirs of Amartya Sen

An in depthreading of Amartya Sen's memoirs

By Suman Sadhu

March 26 2022

Terracotta art: The beauty of burnt clay

Bengal and terracotta share a lasting bond

By Information Desk

March 25 2022

One-man army on a cleaning drive, Prashanta Chandra of Midnapore is an insp...

He is often spotted working at all odd hours at different public zones with a broom- sweeping roads, parking lot, marketplace.

By Information Desk

March 25 2022

Saumyendranath Tagore, the Communist of the Tagore household

He is considered one of the pioneers of the communist movement in India

By Information Desk

March 24 2022

Piyali Basak -- First Indian woman set to summit Mt. Everest without oxygen...

She is the first Indian civilian to climb Mt. Dhaulagiri without supplementary oxygen

By Information Desk

March 24 2022

Subhas and Emilie, what the world never knew

The story behind the facade

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 23 2022

Basri Shah Mosque: The Oldest Mosque of Kolkata

Like other religious structures, the mosques of Kolkata are important contributors to its history

By TTW

March 23 2022

Tree Walk in the Victoria Memorial Grounds: Would you like to join?

An initiative by Victoria Memorial authorities

By Maniklal Ghosh

March 22 2022

Ramnath Biswas, the man with a gypsy soul

The first Bengali Globetrotter who circumnavigated the globe on his bicycle

By TTW

March 21 2022

General public of Russia was warm towards Tagore despite Stalin’s sanctio...

A three-part series exploring Letters from Russia by Tagore written in 1930

By Saheli Mitra

March 19 2022

‘Reunion films’ seem popular in Tollywood today. How do they fare?

All the films are characterised by people who once formed a group

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 19 2022

An online store trademarking the essence of Bengal through their products

Founded in 2019, The Bengal Store offers a wide range of products from Bengal

By Information Desk

March 18 2022

Purnadas Baul, Birbhum's gift to world music

Bengal's best-known Baul turns 89

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 17 2022

Did Russia behave like a fascist? Tagore’s letters reveal the nation’s ...

A three-part series exploring Letters from Russia by Tagore written in 1930

By Saheli Mitra

March 16 2022

Bengal’s Ghutiari Sharif – where faiths and belief meet beyond religiou...

It is known for the mazaar (resting place) of Pir Ghazi Mubarak Ali, a revered 17th-century Muslim Saint

By TTW

March 16 2022

Asia’s first human dissection was by a Bengali doctor in colonial Calcutt...

His path-breaking work has opened up a new vista in modern medical studies

By TTW

March 15 2022

Delectable Belgian waffle set to win Bengal’s gourmet hearts

Waffle has been quietly gaining ground in Bengal and now this delicacy has mesmerized Bengali foodies’ palates

By Payel Samanta

March 15 2022

DM Library, first pan-Indian bookstore set up in Kolkata 100 years ago

It is one of the oldest surviving bookstores of Bengal

By TTW

March 14 2022

Empowering women alongside a Book fair: That happens only in Kolkata!

Organized by Girl Power Empowerment (GPE) Foundation on the occasion of International Women’s Day

By Information Desk

March 12 2022

The City of Joy etched in a box of nostalgic memories

Designed and curated by popular artist Uday Deb

By Information Desk

March 12 2022

Journey of an incorrigible optimist

Pinaki Ganguly's book explores some eternal questions

By Saheli Mitra

March 11 2022

World’s first female language martyr: Kamala Bhattacharya

Remembering the language martyrs of February 21, 1952 and the fight for their mother language

By Simon Roy

March 11 2022

Coffee House played cupid to Ritwik Ghatak-Surama’s love story

Sadhana Roy Chowdhury introduced Surama to Ritwik at the Coffee House

By Urnanav Tantu Ghosh

March 10 2022

Erstwhile Kolkata’s top-notch publication house -- Gurudas Chattopadhyay ...

It was initially known as Bengal Medical Library

By Shuvra Dey

March 10 2022

Hunting for Shibram Chakraborty and Byomkesh Bakshi’s Mess Bari

An experience of the bygone eras of ‘Mess-Bari’ culture of colonial Calcutta

By Mouni Mondal

March 09 2022

First book fair held in Bengal was not today’s Kolkata Book Fair

It was organized in 1918 by the National Council of Education

By TTW

March 09 2022

Kamala Bhattacharya: World’s first female language martyr

Remembering the language martyrs of February 21, 1952 and the fight for their mother language

By Simon Roy

March 08 2022

Six Bengali women, and the mountain they named Lalana

In 1970, three women from Kolkata scaled an unknown peak in Himachal

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 08 2022

The women directors who shaped Bengali cinema

Taking stock of a few talented filmmakers

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 07 2022

Walking into Kolkata’s iconic ‘mess-baris’ – first-hand account

An experience of the bygone eras of ‘Mess-Bari’ culture of colonial Calcutta

By Mouni Mondal

March 07 2022

Tagore’s ‘Letters from Russia’ written almost a century ago reflects ...

A three-part series exploring Letters from Russia by Tagore written in 1930

By Saheli Mitra

March 05 2022

Dolls that not only look great, but tell stories from Bengal’s past

The sheer variety of dolls adds to their age-old charm

By Information Desk

March 05 2022

Young filmmaker speaks up for the voiceless of red-light Kolkata

ORA: Daughters on Rent is Olivia Das’ debut as producer-director

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 04 2022

Learning at world’s own school - Prithibir Pathshala imparts unique skill...

The school targets first generation learners and aims to bring children from underprivileged families

By Kankana Mukherjee

March 04 2022

Siliguri’s Raja selected as Bengal football team’s goalkeeper for Santo...

He is the first youth from North Bengal to be selected as a goalkeeper for the prestigious Santosh Trophy

By Bapi Ghosh

March 03 2022

Ray of hope in West Bengal on World Wildlife Day

Quite a few species seem to be making comebacks

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 03 2022

The peerless Tulsi Chakraborty, and the tears behind the laughter

The legendary actor was born on March 3 in a village in Howrah

By Information Desk

March 02 2022

Colesworthey Grant: World's first animal crusader started work in Kolkata

He founded The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), the world’s oldest animal welfare charity in 1824

By TTW

March 01 2022

Kolkata has the world’s oldest polo club, and polo cup. Did you know?

The game as we know it today comes from Manipur

By TTW

March 01 2022

How West Bengal’s Student Credit Card scheme can help you on your way

The Student Credit Card scheme covers all higher education courses

By Information Desk

February 28 2022

Give in to Pareidolia at Maya Art Space

An exhibition of ‘photo narratives’ is on at Maya Art Space

By Information Desk

February 28 2022

Zeenat Rehana Islam’s book lends voice to Bengali girls’ struggles duri...

Post-reading analysis of Zeenat Rehana Islam's book, 'Lockdown Diary'

By Suman Sadhu

February 27 2022

Kolkata Book Fair 2022 will be live. What does this mean?

This is a path-breaking occurrence for an event of this size

By Information Desk

February 26 2022

What did author Leela Majumdar share in her Rannar Boi?

Leela Majumdar’s Rannar Boi is for the modern woman

By Information Desk

February 26 2022

A cookbook worthy of a Nobel Prize winner

This is as much a cookbook as it is a social commentary

By Information Desk

February 25 2022

Big news for poultry farmers as Hooghly youth starts black soldier fly farm...

He started the cultivation of black soldier fly as an alternative source of protein for aquaculture, animal feed, pet food and human nutrition

By Information Desk

February 25 2022

Metamorphosis of Bay leaf from a food condiment to bookmark!

College girl Priyanjali Sen’s unique innovation

By Mouni Mondal

February 24 2022

From humble scooter to transport tycoon: Success story of Ganesh Chandra Gh...

He was an ambitious youth who dreamt of owning a swanky bus and start his transport business independently

By Shuvra Dey

February 24 2022

Subhankar Patra's 'Sunday Watch' team of obsessed bird watchers

Howrah's well-known ornithologist Subhankar Patra, whose public group is 'Sunday Watch'

By Suman Sadhu

February 23 2022

Meet Richa Ghosh, Bengal’s newest cricket sensation

Richa Ghosh has scored the fastest 50 by an Indian woman

By Information Desk

February 23 2022

WB Govt turns weavers of Nadia self-reliant through modern power looms

The primary target is to develop infrastructure in a bid to turn self-reliant

By Information Desk

February 22 2022

Innovative Palanquin Ambulances launched in North Bengal

A pregnant woman of the Dukpa community was brought down for delivery from Buxa hilltop in one such palanquin ambulance

By Information Desk

February 22 2022

Pahari Sanyal was not just an outstanding actor but a singer too

Even Satyajit Ray made him sing in his movies

By Information Desk

February 21 2022

Books are big at The Bengal Store!

We have a literary treasure trove to offer

By Information Desk

February 21 2022

A life dedicated to Lata Mangeshkar

Snehashish Chatterjee has published 12 volumes of Lata Geetkosh

By Shoma A. Chatterji

February 21 2022

First Screening of ‘Maestro, A Portrait,’ a film on Buddhadeb Dasgupta

GB was present at Nandan II at the exclusive premiere

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

February 19 2022

A Street in Kolkata that got its name from Shimul Trees

The Shimul Tress are considered the city’s oldest inhabitants

By TTW

February 19 2022

Tribal Bengal, a book like no other

A look at Bengal’s incredibly rich tribal heritage

By Information Desk

February 18 2022

High quality affordable art, the theme at MAYA Art Space art fair

The aim is to make art financially accessible to ordinary people

By Information Desk

February 18 2022

Handicrafts from water hyacinth

Visva Bharati student’s novel scheme gets state minister’s nod

By Information Desk