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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

February 17 2022

Surajit Sengupta, the ‘boy’ who floored PK Banerjee

The ultimate gentleman and consummate artist

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 17 2022

Jibanananda’s Dhanseri, a river in urgent need of rescue

The river now flows through the Jhalkathi district of Bangladesh

By Information Desk

February 16 2022

Meadow grass instead of tiara, basil leaves for veil: Lentil dumpling pair ...

Even today this custom is observed in different parts of Bengal by fixing a specific date based on star constellation and astrological predictions

By Information Desk

February 15 2022

Sandhya Mukherjee was a national treasure, we just didn’t know it

The singer died in Kolkata of heart failureThe singer died in Kolkata of heart failure

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 15 2022

The Real Rani – How Rani Rashmoni outwitted British East India Company

Her tactics left the officials of East India Company bewildered and rattled out of shock.

By TTW

February 15 2022

Dwarakeshwari riverbank comes alive with 150-year-old Muri Festival

‘Muri Mela’ is held at Kanksa village of Burdwan-Panagarh in the state of West Bengal

By Kankana Mukherjee

February 14 2022

Charkha offers not just livelihoods, but life lessons too

The Charkha markets products created by the differently abled and marginalised

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 14 2022

Real Rani -- Rani Rashmoni merged philanthropy and business

She was a kind and generous lady who was loved by her subjects

By TTW

February 12 2022

Are young Bengali filmmakers no longer interested in theatrical releases?

One reason could be the dwindling number of theatres

By Shoma A. Chatterji

February 12 2022

Daughter of Tagore family who controlled estate on horseback with a gun and...

She was the first Indian lady exempted from the operation of the Arms Act

By Information Desk

February 11 2022

Josinta Kamala: Lives in Tarai slum and educates local children

She has been working tirelessly to uplift the status of the downtrodden members of society in remote areas

By Bapi Ghosh

February 11 2022

Bengali director’s documentary selected at Oscars this year

The documentary revolves around the story of a female Dalit journalist, who runs a unique newspaper called Khabar Lahariya

By Information Desk

February 10 2022

Kali Temple: The new abode of learning and venue of communal harmony

Breaking religious barriers, it became a hub of knowledge and education

By Information Desk

February 10 2022

The Real Rani -- Rani Rashmoni’s husband taught her how to run a business...

Rani Rashmoni was a fast learner and could easily pick up the. Business tricks

By TTW

February 09 2022

Graceful Trees of Dhakuria Lake – Exotic and Imported from other continen...

These graceful trees around the lake gives a spectacular view

By Information Desk

February 09 2022

Banaphul -- The master storyteller

A tribute on his death anniversary

By Information Desk

February 08 2022

The Real Rani -- Rani Rashmoni, one of the first female entrepreneurs of In...

She came, she saw and she conquered the oppressive system during her time

By TTW

February 08 2022

Rare Trees of Dhakuria Lake – Lungs of South Kolkata

The rare trees of Dhakuria Lake have braved several cyclones over the years and yet still standing tall

By Information Desk

February 07 2022

Bangla Tappa, born from Banjara music popularized by Nidhu Babu

It has roots in the musical journey of caravan travellers of north and north-western India

By Information Desk

February 07 2022

State to confer heritage status to Ram Mohan’s ancestral home at Radhanag...

To commemorate the 250th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy

By Information Desk

February 06 2022

Lata Mangeshkar’s passing should teach us the proper usage of the word ...

Lata Mangeshkar cannot be written about in the past tense

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 05 2022

Do your bit for sustainable fashion, check out our handicrafts range

An attempt to promote local artisans and minimal design

By Information Desk

February 04 2022

Ramdhanu – earliest children’s periodical in Bengali

It used to feature published poems, short stories, plays and novellas and many more articles

By Information Desk

February 04 2022

West Bengal Forest Department’s conservation drive of rare Batagur Baska ...

It is one of Asia’s largest freshwater and brackish water turtles

By Information Desk

February 03 2022

Bengal Chamber award honours corporate giants of old Calcutta

The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the oldest in India

By Information Desk

February 03 2022

Vanishing Typists of Calcutta High Court

There was a time when being a typist was lucrative, many of them even earning Rs.1000 a day

By Saheli Mitra

February 02 2022

Meet the man who made Alipore Zoo famous worldwide

Ram Brahma Sanyal was the first Indian superintendent of the Zoo

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 01 2022

The Englishman who started Durga Puja in Surul to succeed in business!

His profits doubled the next year and had a reversal of fortune

By TTW

February 01 2022

Bengal’s farmers cultivate high-nutrition laden Dutch cauliflowers

These colorful varieties of cauliflowers and cabbages are packed with nutritional values

By TTW

January 31 2022

The man who ‘found’ Mohenjo Daro 100 years ago did many other things to...

RD Banerji began digging at Mohenjo Daro in 1922

By Information Desk

January 31 2022

Manisha Granthalaya, the bookstore which still sells Russian books

Bringing back a slice of Misha and the Bear!

By Information Desk

January 29 2022

Badal Roy, the global tabla maestro we forgot to remember

He is famed for working with the biggest names in world music

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 29 2022

The Bengal recipients who kept their Padma awards this year

The Padma awards 2022 have generated controversy

By Information Desk

January 28 2022

GB Exclusive interview with ace shooter Joydeep Karmakar

He is the only World Cup Silver medallist in 50-meter Rifle prone in India

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

January 28 2022

The Sugarr & Spice: Bengali entrepreneur’s dream come true

The entrepreneur’s dream was to establish a Bengali confectionary brand that would have the touch of world cuisine and taste

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

January 27 2022

How did Netaji bring communal harmony in INA

He believed in co-existence of different faiths

By Information Desk

January 26 2022

Benoy-Badal-Dinesh pack powerful punch with 8/12

Director Arun Roy seems to have created another classic

By Shoma A. Chatterji

January 25 2022

Calcutta University at 165, the home of many firsts

Founded in 1857, CU was Asia’s first multidisciplinary institution

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 25 2022

How did Madhusudan Dutta defy Ram and make Meghnad the hero

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

By Saheli Mitra

January 24 2022

Kolkata’s ‘Sitting Room’ --- The Baithakkhana Bazar

It is one of the largest paper markets in India

By Shuvra Dey

January 24 2022

Sabyasachi Haldar’s 'Free Electron Wire' receives US patent

Haldar had acquired patents for his inventions from the US, Britain and China

By Information Desk

January 23 2022

My father, as I would like him to be remembered

A daughter looks back at her iconic father

By Dr Anita Bose Pfaff

January 22 2022

The winter delight of Bengal, jhola nolen gur

Its exquisite flavour makes it every Bengali household’s winter favourite

By Information Desk

January 22 2022

Kalpanirjhar and its crusade for short films

The Kalpanirjhar International Film Festival began 19 years ago

By Shoma A. Chatterji

January 21 2022

Reviving the fading glory of the Bengali cartoon

A look back at India’s first Cartoon Mela, which ended on Jan 5

By Information Desk

January 21 2022

What is topsy-turvy about Ultadanga?

Ultadanga is an important locality in the metropolis of Kolkata

By TTW

January 20 2022

Tipu Sultan and Tollygunge – Where do the two T’s meet?

Tollygunge derived its moniker from a colonel in the British Army named William Tolly

By TTW

January 20 2022

Over three centuries after his death, Job Charnock still an enigma

Relatively little is known about Charnock the man

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 19 2022

The man, the actor, and my Soumitra 'kaku'

Composer-musician Debojyoti Mishra on his idol

By Debojyoti Mishra

January 18 2022

Kolkata to get brand new Solar Dome

The project is expected to be completed by year-end

By Information Desk

January 18 2022

How come a bazar in Kolkata’s Chinatown was named after an Italian?

Tiretta Bazaar in Kolkata is famous for its Chinese street food and breakfast

By TTW

January 17 2022

Bengali, the first Indian language that Tintin spoke

Tintin has been available in Bengali since 1975

By Information Desk

January 17 2022

Swami Vivekananda as a Women Activist

He believed that the idea of perfect womanhood is perfect independence

By Information Desk

January 15 2022

Spirituality through embroidery, a Kolkata designer’s lockdown journey

Sunetra Lahiri works global motifs into uniquely local art

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 15 2022

How a zamindar family of Bengal pioneered Royal Tourism

Exclusive GB Interview with Pallab Roy on Cossimbazar Palace

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

January 14 2022

Tusu on Makar Sankranti is a vibrant tribal festival of Bengal

It is a regional folk festival held on the last day of Bengali month of Poush

By TTW

January 14 2022

Swami Vivekananda: The socialist who did not follow Marx

His idea of socialism was more of the reformist ideology

By Information Desk

January 13 2022

Lakshminarayan Roychowdhury – Father of India’s Professional Photograph...

His love for art and photography started when he was introduced to the elite Bengali circle through his in-laws

By Kankana Mukherjee

January 13 2022

Gangotri to Ganga Sagar Walk – Meet Sanjit Das who spreads awareness

He aims to create awareness and sensitize the masses about sustainable environment and living

By Information Desk

January 12 2022

Swami Vivekananda could relegate Gods of his religion for greater cause of ...

Swami Vivekananda gave clarion call for strength, patriotism and man-making

By Information Desk

January 12 2022

Swami Vivekananda and his views on World Fashion

His perspective on fashion for women

By Information Desk

January 11 2022

NATMO introduces user-friendly Braille maps for visually impaired students ...

The advanced Braille maps using innovative technology are durable, eco-friendly and easily accessible

By Information Desk

January 11 2022

Raju Nepali- A man on a mission to end human trafficking

On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

By Shuvra Dey

January 10 2022

Presidency University, Kolkata’s eminent educational institution

A 200-year-old institution that heralded a new era of education in India

By TTW

January 08 2022

Ashapurna Devi – the voice of the faceless, nameless women

GB tribute on her birth anniversary

By Information Desk

January 07 2022

How Lord Bentinck helped in Birth & Growth of Darjeeling

Darjeeling was first acquired as a military outpost and sanatorium since it offered strategic advantages

By TTW

January 07 2022

‘Sarkarism’ – Neo-Socialism introduced by Benoy Sarkar during World W...

Sarkarism was an attempt to endow Indian Social Science with a new method and content

By TTW

January 06 2022

Only 14,000 new cases per day? Let’s aim higher, Kolkata!

Those who still don’t have Covid don’t have a happening life

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 06 2022

The bus route between Calcutta and England that crossed 150 borders!

It is considered to be the longest bus route in the world till date.

By Information Desk

January 05 2022

Sundarbans farmers turn to floating farms to counter cyclone crisis

Seawater intrusion has made large chunks of coastal land useless

By Information Desk

January 05 2022

How are Mir Jafar and Lord Curzon associated with Kolkata’s National Libr...

Mir Jafar and Lord Curzon were instrumental in growth and development of National Library

By Information Desk

January 04 2022

Covid protocol in place, Kolkata welcomes 160 films from 42 nations

Not more than 50 percent seating in halls, says KIFF

By Suman Sadhu

January 04 2022

Jashoda Mishtanna Bhandar: Tale of an iconic sweetmeat shop

It is traditionally famous for its creamy Laal Mishti Doi

By Information Desk

January 03 2022

When Maratha Bargis could have taken Calcutta, but didn’t

Through the 1740s and 50s, Bengal was terrorised by Bargis

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 03 2022

Eden Gardens: A gift of love for Kolkata by three British siblings

Eden Gardens is third largest cricket stadium in the world

By Shuvra Dey

January 02 2022

Covid spike prompts restrictions in state

West Bengal has re-introduced some familiar restrictions

By Information Desk

January 01 2022

Even 200 years ago, Calcutta partied all night on New Year’s Day

The Christmas and New Year week was an entirely British import

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 31 2021

The story of ‘Narasinghachandra Dawn & Co, Gun and Rifle Makers

How was Narasinghachandra Dawn & Co set up in Kolkata?

By Information Desk

December 31 2021

The Kali idol of Kalighat has a significance beyond religion

Temple built in Bengal aatchala architecture

By Information Desk

December 30 2021

Was the police headquarters of Kolkata really red?

How did Lalbazar get its name?

By Information Desk

December 30 2021

Zamor, the slave boy from Bengal played a major role in bringing down Basti...

How he got inducted in the court of French Royalty

By Information Desk

December 29 2021

A new museum, the Mounted Police’s end-of-year gift to Kolkata

Kolkata Police’s unique heritage initiatives

By Information Desk

December 29 2021

Looking back at the first Poush Mela of Santiniketan

Santiniketan’s poush mela has now turned into an annual pilgrimage for many

By Mekhla Dasgupta

December 28 2021

Museum that reminds us of the truth of 71

What makes Dhaka's Muktijuddho Museum unique

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 28 2021

Looking back at first Poush Mela: Maharshi Debendranath’s vision

Poush Mela charted a new course of interacting with rural people and tribal folks living in villages around Santiniketan

By Mekhla Dasgupta

December 27 2021

Who was Jadu Babu and why a bazaar is named after him?

Did you know Jadunath Chaudhuri after whom 'Jadu Babur Bazar' is named, was a relative of Rani Rashmoni?

By TTW

December 27 2021

Kolkata’s classic vintage car rallies – A passage through nostalgia

Spend a winter morning admiring vintage classic cars zipping through Kolkata's streets

By Debarati Sinha Chanda

December 25 2021

Kidderpore girls punch their way to freedom and power

A documentary on the struggles of girls born into traditional Muslim families

By Shoma A. Chatterji

December 25 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal: Church that got its name even before ...

This Parish was named after the first Archbishop of Calcutta, Msgr Paul Goethals

By TTW

December 24 2021

Where can you see Kolkata’s tallest Christmas tree?

At 54 feet, this a fairly large tree even by global standards

By Information Desk

December 24 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and influence of Tibetan craftsmen on ...

From Belgian Jesuits to Tibetan craftsmen, the melting pot of North Bengal Christianity

By TTW

December 23 2021

Gobindaram, the nationalist who preceded Indian nationalism

Calcutta’s ‘Black Zamindar’ was also a pioneering patriot

By Information Desk

December 23 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and role of Canadian Jesuits

Belgian and Canadian Jesuits were instrumental in helping establish the Christian community in North Bengal

By TTW

December 22 2021

A shola Christmas tree? Why not?

A city hotel revisits Bengal's cultural heritage

By Information Desk

December 22 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and Darjeeling

Some of Darjeeling's churches were used by the British army for their religious needs

By TTW

December 21 2021

Vanishing tribe of Kadma – Bengal’s own candy makers

The pristine white Kadma sweet has been integral to all Bengali festivities for ages

By TTW

December 21 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and its historical churches

In February 1896, Dores Alanzo Robinson became the first Adventist to enter the territory of North Bengal

By TTW

December 20 2021

Kolkata heralds winter with Christmas Festival on Park Street

The festival begins today and will continue until Dec 30

By Information Desk

December 20 2021

Sulekha relaunches iconic Bangalipi exercise copy

Bangalipi will provide a glimpse into a chapter of history that many people are unfamiliar with

By TTW

December 18 2021

Netaji in books and cinema: The good and the not so good

What are the best sources to learn about Netaji?

By Information Desk

December 18 2021

Remembering Subinoy Roy: Doyen of Rabindrasangeet, on his birth centenary y...

Roy was honored with Visva-Bharati's highest honour, Desikottam and the State Sangeet Academy Award

By Shuvra Dey

December 17 2021

Has the Bengal Tiger truly returned to Buxa Tiger Reserve?

A lone tiger has been spotted at Buxa reserve recently

By Information Desk

December 17 2021

Scientist from Bengal, Anirban Das develops special boots for Siachen Jawan...

Das recently earned the 'Best Innovator Award' from the Indian government for his major utilitarian invention

By Information Desk

December 16 2021

Newly re-launched Elephant Safari beckons trippers at Gorumara Sanctuary

Tourists interested in going on a safari can now book their tickets online

By Information Desk

December 16 2021

Ratna Chakraborty, the freedom fighter who cleaned toilets

On Bijay Dibas, the incredible story of a true braveheart

By Information Desk

December 16 2021

Kutchi Memon Community of Kolkata – a lost tribe

Currently, approximately 200 families of their community reside in the city.

By TTW

December 15 2021

Sundarban Dibas highlights the critical need for mangrove conservation

If this ecosystem vanishes, we risk the destruction of mainland Bengal

By Information Desk

December 15 2021

How Bengal still tries to preserve its legacy of Fountain Pens

For connoisseurs of fountain pens, Basak is a name to reckon with

By Shuvra Dey

December 14 2021

Bengal introduces ‘salt-tolerant paddy’ for coastal areas – answer to...

At present scientists have developed around 12-16 salinity-resistant paddy varieties

By Saheli Mitra

December 14 2021

Kolkata’s Neena Gupta wins Ramanujan Prize

Gupta is the third woman to receive this prestigious award

By Information Desk

December 13 2021

India’s first Bengali literature festival turns seven

The festival was conceptualized in 2015 at Oxford Bookstores

By Information Desk

December 13 2021

Celebrating 'laughter maker' Shibram on his birthday

His creations are a treasure trove of Bengali literature

By Information Desk

December 13 2021

GB Exclusive interview with National Award winning director Sagnik Chatterj...

Sagnik Chatterjee's upcoming film features a song dedicated to renowned filmmaker, Satyajit Ray

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

December 11 2021

Netaji on film, has justice been done?

How has the Indian silver screen treated Netaji?

By Information Desk

December 11 2021

Kolkata girl Srotoswini Sinha’s artwork makes it to UN’s climate change...

GB Exclusive interview of Kolkata’s own Greta Thunberg

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

December 10 2021

Bengal Famine of 1943, Britain’s worst human rights violation on Indian s...

How British policies decimated Bengal in 1943

By Information Desk

December 10 2021

Palsit railway station, where the iconic ‘Pather Panchali’ was shot

Palsit railway station, on the Howrah–Burdwan main line, is operated by Eastern Railway

By Shuvra Dey

December 09 2021

How Hooghly shaped Bengal and its ties to the world

‘A River and the World - The Hooghly Story’ is on at Metcalfe Hall

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 09 2021

Welcome to the World of Heritage Trees of Kolkata

GB takes you on a Tree Walk to locate these unusual trees of Kolkata.

By TTW

December 08 2021

William 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

December 08 2021

Did you know India’s 2nd Largest Church stands in Raigunj of Bengal?

St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral is popularly known as the Raiganj Church.

By Information Desk

December 07 2021

Shankar at 87, may the joy never fade

Awards have not done justice to his stunning popularity

By Information Desk

December 07 2021

Rare Bird, sighted 170 years ago, seen again in Darjeeling

Satyr Tragopan is found in the Himalayan range of Sikkim and Bhutan

By Information Desk

December 06 2021

This winter, ‘Eat Like a Sindhi!’

Kolkata based teacher Deepak Giananey even shares a recipe

By Deepak Giananey

December 06 2021

Ceramics : Through the Lens of Fine Art

Ceramic requires the most intimate human touch and undergoes a radical transformation

By Sabyasachi Mullick

December 06 2021

East Midnapore brings back native, lost fish varieties of Bengal

Flood-affected pisciculturists can finally breathe a sigh of relief

By Information Desk

December 04 2021

Final destination for our Kolkata Walk

Covering some of Kolkata’s best known structures

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 04 2021

Kalna Scientist Arindam Modak features in world’s top scientist list

Arindam Modak's field of research is energy and environment

By Information Desk

December 04 2021

Joshy Joseph, the Malayali with a Kolkata trilogy

A Kolkatan, both by choice and by profession

By Shoma A. Chatterji

December 03 2021

Alipurduar’s scientist Souvik Basu gets call from NASA to probe sun parti...

Basu been invited to work as a Research Scientist at Lockheed Martin company

By Information Desk

December 02 2021

‘Germany felt that Russia should invade India’

How Netaji misread the Nazi government

By Information Desk

December 02 2021

The simple philanthropic life of Khan Jahan Ali

A large number of Hindus converted to Islam, being attracted by the humanitarian work of Khan Jahan Ali

By TTW

December 02 2021

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways: Was Bengal’s Agricultural Decline rela...

GB goes through historical data to trace the various railway tracts laid in Bengal during British India in this fourth out of the 6-part series

By TTW

December 01 2021

Bengali scientist Uttirna Mukherjee joins mission to save International Spa...

Mukherjee and her colleagues are continuously advising the astronauts on board the ISS on how to avert disaster

By Information Desk

December 01 2021

Try some piping hot soup this winter

The best soup joints of Kolkata

By Information Desk

December 01 2021

Complex heart surgery at NRS saves child, cost only Rs 2 under Shishu-Sathi...

A brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, this scheme provides free treatment to children undergoing heart surgeries

By Information Desk

November 30 2021

New English translation pays homage to iconic Thakumar Jhuli

Dakshinaranjan Mitra Majumdar published his work in 1907

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 30 2021

Satyaprasad Gangopadhyay -- Rabindranath Tagore’s first publisher

Tagore’s first book of verses was published by his nephew, Satyaprasad

By Shuvra Dey

November 30 2021

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Is Satyajit Ray’s grandfather a descendant...

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this and final part out of the 5-part series

By TTW

November 29 2021

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways: Eastern Bengal Railway and Chalan Beel

GB goes through historical data to trace the various railway tracts laid in Bengal during British India in this third out of the 6-part series

By TTW

November 29 2021

Story of Dhaka University – The Museum of Bhasha Andolan

In this 3-episode series, GB delves into the past and present of Dhaka University, which has remained a historical landmark for the struggle for freedom

By Information Desk

November 27 2021

Walk near the docks that made Calcutta

A church, mosque, a temple

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 27 2021

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Freedom fighter Grandson relocates to Shillo...

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this fourth out of the 5-part series

By TTW

November 27 2021

Why Bengali sportswomen are indebted to these men

The names of Nilmoni Das and Janki Das may be forgotten today, yet they played a critical role in drawing Bengali women to the sporting arena

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 26 2021

Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali, the crusader who changed South Bengal

The well-known 15th-century Sufi saint and ruler who promoted the spread of Islam in Bengal.

By TTW

November 26 2021

Order your pack of Mango Magic online from The Bengal Store

Mango is the king of all Indian fruits, and we show you exactly what you can do with it

By Information Desk

November 26 2021

New NATMO Monograph on Bengal’s Shaktipeeths to promote pilgrimage touris...

Bengal will soon have a detailed map to promote tourism along the Shaktipeeth trail

By Information Desk

November 25 2021

Panioty, Kolkata’s marble drinking water fountain by the Greeks!

Where is it? What is its condition?

By Information Desk

November 25 2021

Bengal’s most beloved graphic storyteller hits 96

A tribute to the legendary Narayan Debnath

By Pratyasha Sarkar

November 24 2021

Kolkata Police rewarded for keeping city heritage safe

Many of the buildings belonging to the force are heritage structures

By Information Desk

November 24 2021

Remembering Rabi Ghosh on his birth anniversary

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By Saheli Mitra

November 24 2021

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways: Problems faced in track laying

GB goes through historical data to trace the various railway tracts laid in Bengal during British India in this second out of the 6-part series

By TTW

November 23 2021

Ghosts of Garden Reach, where history speaks

The ghosts that aren’t so frequently talked about

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 23 2021

Bengal’s Shalimar laid foundation in 1941

Brand that diversified from oil to spices

By Indrajit Sen

November 23 2021

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Gouripur Estate of Myemenshingha

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this 3rd out of 5-part series

By TTW

November 22 2021

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways, the first track of British India

GB goes through historical data to trace the various railway tracts laid in Bengal during British India in this first out of the 6-part series

By TTW

November 22 2021

Story of Dhaka University – Formed in aftermath of Bengal Partition of 19...

The University of Dhaka opened its doors on July 1, 1921, with Mr P. J. Hartog as its first Vice-Chancellor

By TTW

November 20 2021

Walk through Kolkata’s cities of the dead

A church, two cemeteries, a college

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 20 2021

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Jugalkishore, the dashing feudal lord

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this 2nd out of 5-part series

By TTW

November 19 2021

Slavery, the dark secret from Calcutta’s past

The city was an outpost of the slave trade in the 18th century

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 19 2021

Will Kolpotoru, the famous paan shop of Kolkata, survive?

Listen to the electrical engineer who runs Kolpotoru Paan shop

By Information Desk

November 18 2021

How did Hemango Biswas pick his tunes

Daughter Rongili Biswas shares some tales of the past

By Rongili Biswas

November 18 2021

Story of Dhaka University – The voice for the oppressed

Dhaka University has been a hotspot of revolutionaries and demonstrators since its inception

By TTW

November 17 2021

Dr. Sambhu Nath Dey: The saviour who chased Cholera

His pioneering research set the stage for more effective treatment and control of cholera

By TTW

November 17 2021

Cholo Kheli – A noble KP initiative to touch upon a child’s life

Kolkata Police and Trisys Foundation’s has recently launched Cholo Kheli

By Information Desk

November 16 2021

Our last bastion, Soumitra da

Remembering Soumitra Chattopadhyay, from a colleague and devoted admirer

By Biplab Dasgupta

November 16 2021

Did you know a Muslim, Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali started the line of Pirali Bra...

The Tagore family line descended from one such Pirali family

By TTW

November 15 2021

Hindu son of Siraj ud-daula, where are his descendants now?

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this 1st out of 5-part series

By TTW

November 15 2021

The Turk ruler of Bengal who learnt Sanskrit and worshipped Ganga

Zafar Khan Ghazi - The harbinger of communal harmony in Bengal

By TTW

November 13 2021

Ritwik Ghatak, the marginal man

A tribute to the maverick on his 96th birth anniversary

By Shoma A. Chatterji

November 13 2021

Caught between two worlds, walking in Calcutta’s grey town

A part of the city that was neither ‘white’ nor ‘black’

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 12 2021

Remembering singer Arati Mukherjee

One of the few female vocalists who shone brightly during the golden era of Bengali music

By Shuvra Dey

November 12 2021

Amartya Sen’s nostalgia: Jagat Kutir, his home in Dhaka

Sen’s childhood across different geographies, culture and environment

By Saheli Mitra

November 11 2021

Sinhala and Bengal, a link that needs exploring

The people of Sri Lanka and Bengal are remarkable similar

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 11 2021

How modern traffic system was developed in Calcutta during World War II

The unsystematic vehicular mobility in Calcutta was a major source of concern for the US military forces stationed there as part of the WW II contingent

By TTW

November 10 2021

'Pujor Gaan', and what happened to it

A special album had to have a Puja release

By Information Desk

November 10 2021

Kolkata’s Letter Boxes: An Enduring Love Story

With the invention of the electronic mail, letter boxes are gradually vanishing from the streets of Kolkata

By Shuvra Dey

November 09 2021

North Bengal, the gift that keeps giving

No matter how often you visit, the Dooars retain their charm

By Gourishankar Bhattacharya

November 09 2021

Alexander Castle -- Where Rabindranath Tagore was invited by Muktagachha za...

The castle is also known as ‘Lohar Kuthi’ or ‘Rang Mahal’

By Shuvra Dey

November 08 2021

Young Bengali entrepreneur mentioned by Ratan Tata leads the way with WTF

Listen to Sayan Chakraborty’s story

By Shuvra Dey

November 08 2021

West Bengal becomes a forerunner in discovery of new plants and animal spec...

ZSI has enlisted 30 new animal species from Bengal discovered in the state last year

By Information Desk

November 06 2021

Back to ‘saheb para’, the heart of White Calcutta

Our next walk through Calcutta’s past

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 06 2021

Rain gambling in 19th-century Kolkata: Babus betting on Rain!

Rain gambling was a popular pastime introduced in the 19th century by aristocratic Bengali Babus of Kolkata

By TTW

November 05 2021

IAS officer Vivek Kumar's tribute to the city he loves

The additional Chief Secretary of West Bengal is a gifted singer

By Suman Sadhu

November 05 2021

Not just a freedom fighter, Chittaranjan Das was a poet too

Remembering Das on his birth anniversary

By Information Desk

November 04 2021

Ghatak's war between 'Man and Machine'

Ritwik Ghatak's Ajantrik was a revolutionary film

By Information Desk

November 03 2021

Differently-abled Diya Maker of North Bengal: Man who brings Light to Lives...

Artist Sadhon Pal deserves recognition for his efforts to keep the tradition of making beautiful earthen diyas alive in the face of adversity

By Bapi Ghosh

November 03 2021

First Miss India, Esther Abraham, came from Calcutta’s Jewish family

Abraham was crowned the country’s first Miss India in 1947

By TTW

November 02 2021

GB celebrates the birthday of ‘Ruskin Bond of Bengal’

Today is Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay's birthday

By Information Desk

November 01 2021

Rare eerie owl comes visiting Kolkata before Bhoot Chaturdashi!

Ace photographer Santanu Paul presents a series on Eurasian Scops Owl

By Santanu Paul

November 01 2021

West Burdwan Teacher transforms village streets into classrooms

Fondly known as ‘Rastar master’ (teacher of the streets), Nayak teaches almost all subjects

By Information Desk

October 30 2021

From Kali to Jagannath to Star Theatre, a walk to remember

Another walk through Calcutta’s past

By Information Desk

October 30 2021

Asit Sen, the centurion nobody remembered

The director remains one of the pillars of Bengali cinema

By Shoma A. Chatterji

October 29 2021

Durga Puja or art show? Maya Art Space hosts a to and fro

Maya’s seventh ‘Pujo Shilpo’ adda was held recently

By Information Desk

October 29 2021

Abol Tabol decoded: ‘Probasi’ translator reveals unknown facets of Suku...

Niladri Roy is a US-based electronics and telecom engineer

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 28 2021

Dream pay package: The salaries that lured the British to Calcutta

Calcutta became a wealth creator for British officials

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 28 2021

The lost world of Puja Barshikis

Is Pujo the same sans Pujo Barshikis?

By Saheli Mitra

October 27 2021

Divinity on a clay plate

Durga has been delineated in myriad ways in patachitras

By Anjan Sen

October 27 2021

The Melody, the shop that still repairs Uttam Kumar’s harmonium

Iconic Rashbehari shop that has its named entwined with legends

By Information Desk

October 26 2021

Pujor Bhog: Sign of plenty? Or memory of past pain?

Can Durga Puja be equated to ‘Thanksgiving’?

By Debopriya Chakraborty

October 26 2021

Durgapur Aatbari’s complex architecture saved many freedom fighters from ...

The run-down ancestral mansion stands as a silent witness of its own glorious past

By TTW

October 25 2021

City of Shopkeepers: What kind of wealth did Calcutta offer to the British?...

The British had never seen wealth such as the kind Bengal possessed

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 25 2021

Anil Chattopadhyay - the man who enlivened every character that he played

GB remembers him on his birth anniversary

By Information Desk

October 23 2021

Walking down College Street, home to temples of learning

Our walk turns to one of the city’s most notable neighbourhoods

By Information Desk

October 23 2021

Azad Hind, the government that saw the future

Arzī Hukumat-e-Azad Hind was formed in Singapore in 1943

By Information Desk

October 22 2021

On a day when India crossed 1 billion COVID vaccination

Bengal stands 3rd in the drive

By Information Desk

October 22 2021

Remembering Jibanananda Das on his death anniversary

Why is Jibanananda’s Banalata Sen a cult poem?

By Information Desk

October 21 2021

Kabir Suman remembers Pannalal Ghosh --- The ‘Flute God’ of India

Ghosh reinvented the classical flute, elevating it to the level of any other solo instrument in classical music

By TTW

October 21 2021

Sonachari – the new Silk woven by Bengal’s rural weavers

Sonamukhi has grown into one of the state's major silk weaving centers

By Information Desk

October 20 2021

Why does Kojagori Lokhhi Puja remind many Bangaals of the aftermath of Beng...

Celebration of the refugee identity

By TTW

October 19 2021

Duelling, or how the British in Calcutta killed each other

The Calcutta Gazette would often furnish instances of duels

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 19 2021

'Golondaaj' is a new film based on the life of the 'Rockstar of Football’...

Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari's inspiring life story hits the silver screens

By Saheli Mitra

October 18 2021

Giant Jilipis of Kenjakura

'Jilipi' is believed to have travelled all the way from Persia to Bengal during the medieval age

By Information Desk

October 18 2021

‘Lightning Sculptor’ Gopeswar Pal surprised British media at Wembley Ar...

The Man who brought the Paanch Chala Durga to Bengal

By TTW

October 10 2021

Celebrating Durga, celebrating autumn

Autumnscape is all about the joy of being Bangali

By Information Desk

October 09 2021

New documentary pays tribute to the dhaak, the soul of Durga Puja

‘Dhak - The Drum of Bengal’ is to be screened later this year

By Shoma A. Chatterji

October 09 2021

PUJO READ: Uttam Kumar --- A Life in Cinema; Bloomsbury

This pujo, get your copy of this book

By TTW

October 08 2021

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

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

By Shuvangi Dey

October 08 2021

Baroyari pujas and the age-old custom of ‘Pujor chanda’

By 1840, ‘Pujor chanda’ had become a menace

By Information Desk

October 07 2021

More than a 300-year-old Chandannagar’s Mondal Bari Puja

Get to know of their unique Kalabou ritual

By Information Desk

October 07 2021

Hooghly artist creates history by drawing CM’s miniature on palm leaf

Ghosh's amazing feat has not only made his hometown proud, but the entire state is basking in his reflected glory

By Information Desk

October 06 2021

The house that celebrates Durga Puja with patriotic songs

Rare Puja rituals of Kolkata's Hathkhola Dutta Bari

By Information Desk

October 06 2021

Chittaranjan Das to Subhash Bose – illustrious Presidents of Baghbazar Sa...

For more than a century, 'Baghbazar Sarbojanin Durgotsav' has been a silent witness to the changing times

By Information Desk

October 06 2021

Water ambulance service launched for residents of Sundarbans

The new water ambulance will be of great assistance to the residents of the remote delta islands

By Information Desk

October 05 2021

‘Galakata Gali’ and murderous robbers, crime in old Calcutta

Early Caclutta had a large floating population

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 05 2021

Three Kolkata Restaurants get Heritage plaque – Mocambo, Kwality & Trinca...

With the newly bestowed Heritage Plaques, these three restaurants might turn into iconic puja hotspots this year

By Information Desk

October 05 2021

'Nostalgia'– Germany’s Bangla Band all set to sing Rabindrasangeet in G...

'Nostalgia' intends to perform popular Bengali band hits in Germany during Durga Pujo

By Payel Samanta

October 04 2021

On World Animal Day, a Kolkata hospital is asking for your help

An international day of action for animal rights and welfare

By Information Desk

October 04 2021

Non-vaccinated Dhakis face difficult future as puja pandals imposes restric...

Dhakis wait with bated breath for offers from pujo committees as organizers tighten covid protocols in pandals this year

By Shuvra Dey

October 04 2021

Jute Durga Idol with a difference – made by orphans of Nimtouri Orphanage...

All members of Nimtouri Home are working diligently to present a spectacular show for the audience during the Pujas

By Information Desk

October 02 2021

Lost in obscurity, Calcutta’s oldest surviving temples

Our walk continues along the temple trail

By Information Desk

October 02 2021

A century of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s magic

This year marks the onset of the filmmaker’s centenary

By Shoma A. Chatterji

October 02 2021

Hemanta Sengupta: The man who became Gandhi’s bodyguard

Mahatma Gandhi through the eyes of a young boy

By Payel Samanta

October 01 2021

Healthy Bhaka Pitha of North Bengal is a Rajbanshi delicacy

These rice cakes which have been in tradition for over a century are very popular among the local community

By TTW

October 01 2021

Jalpaiguri tops Bengal language list with a diversity of 98 dialects

The district is a shining example of unity despite the multiplicity of dialects spoken here

By Information Desk

September 30 2021

Rich beyond belief: How the wealthy of Calcutta spent their fortunes

The wealth came from trade with the British East India Company

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 30 2021

Where did Sri Ramkrishna come to meet his Daayar Sagar?

Iconic building still stands tall in Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 30 2021

Why Tollywood should be grateful to an American

Long before Bollywood was even thought of, Hollywood came to India via Tollywood. How? Read on to find out

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 29 2021

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

Trade and commerce were intrinsic to the growth of Kolkata

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty