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May 11 2021

How Tagore was ‘stamped’ on the world

In the 160th year of his birth, here’s looking at stamps on Tagore

By Information Desk

May 11 2021

Cliff Richard was once a resident of Howrah

Born and brought up in Howrah's narrow lanes!

By Information Desk

May 11 2021

From St Xavier’s to Tollywood, Bengal shows rare community Covid relief

Celebrities Parambrata, Anupam, Riddhi and Rwitobroto join hands in this hour of need

By Information Desk

May 10 2021

Mamata retains portfolios in new cabinet, major changes in education, food ...

A total of 17 new faces are ministers in Mamata Banerjee’s third-term cabinet

By Information Desk

May 10 2021

West Bengal Integrated COVID Management System (WBICMS) comes as a boon

Online portal helps monitor Covid facilities across the state

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

May 09 2021

Notir Puja: Rabindranath Tagore’s Only Film Nears Century

Pujarini was recast in dramatic form as Notir Puja in 1926

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 08 2021

Enter the world of MAli, the cartoonist by passion

Mahafuj Ali, or MAli’s works have quite often gone viral

By Information Desk

May 08 2021

Iconic bakery Kookie Jar shuts down factory due to COVID-19

Shop that baked Satyajit Ray’s birthday cakes for years, shuts down

By Information Desk

May 07 2021

Covid black market is a reflection of the blackness within us

The black market in both oxygen and Covid drugs is thriving

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 07 2021

How is Bengal's Jackfruit good for you?

Jackfruit is a boon for a healthy summer

By Information Desk

May 07 2021

Indumadhab Mallick revolutionized the kitchen with the invention of ‘Icmi...

The cooker that transformed the lives of Indian ladies

By Information Desk

May 06 2021

Grow your own urban garden, feel happier for it

How Kolkata’s home gardeners have found peace

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 06 2021

Siliguri physician uses Ayurveda to treat Covid-19, to great effect

A health sub-center in Fansideoa block is providing an alternative to mainstream medicine

By Bapi Ghosh

May 06 2021

Kolkata’s iconic Mohan’s Books and Magazines downs shutters

E-books have arrived, driving the last nail on Mohan’s coffin

By Information Desk

May 05 2021

Struck by Amphan, a 200-year-old church weathervane gets expert help

Cyclone Amphan broke the weathercock on top of St Andrew’s Church

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 05 2021

Mamata announces new Covid measures, suspends local trains

The announcement comes hours after the CM’s swearing-in

By Information Desk

May 05 2021

The house in Kolkata where Nawab Wajid Ali was deported

Kolkata house where Nawab Wajid Ali was deported

By Dr Asok Ganguly

May 05 2021

Sanguvalley of Kolkata – a distant call of Chittagong

Established by H.P Barua in 1945

By Mouni Mondal

May 04 2021

New Indian digital player Dialoguein presents global Bengali lit fest

‘Dialoguein Global Bengali Lit-Fest’, is to be held from May 6-8

By Information Desk

May 04 2021

Bengali immunologist gets top honour in USA for original research

Dr Sankar Ghosh among 120 newly elected members announced by the National Academy of Sciences

By Information Desk

May 03 2021

Chitrakar infuses modern social atrocities in Patachitra

Bhaskar Chitrakar tries to contemporize Kalighat Pata

By Information Desk

May 03 2021

Harry Hobbs, the English chronicler who fell in love with Calcutta

73 years in Kolkata & H Hobbs & Co Ltd.

By TTW

May 03 2021

Scientist Dr. Prabuddha Kundu and team develop triple-antigen oral COVID va...

If approved, this will be the first triple antigen composition manufactured by India

By Information Desk

May 02 2021

Satyajit Ray's world of cinemagic

A tribute to the Master filmmaker on his birth centenary

By Information Desk

May 02 2021

Satyajit Ray, hunger, and Pather Panchali

It is in Pather Panchali that we see hunger at its starkest

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 01 2021

Tea garden bungalows of North Bengal come alive in new book

The heritage homes are scattered across Darjeeling and the Dooars

By Information Desk

May 01 2021

The story behind Manna Dey’s ode to Kolkata’s Coffee House

Manna Dey sang ‘Coffee Houser Sei Addata’ in 1983

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 01 2021

Bengal’s troubled relationship with May Day

For three decades, ‘lockout’ and ‘union’ were part of life in Bengal

By Information Desk

April 30 2021

Kolkata Physicist makes path breaking Solar Particle Detector to detect Sun...

Path breaking discovery to help explore the myriad mysteries of the Sun

By Information Desk

April 30 2021

Highest ever net surplus in a decade at Kolkata Port Trust

Kolkata Port Trust witnesses a surplus of 26 percent

By Information Desk

April 29 2021

Beautiful Bankiput, the treasure nobody knows about

Bankiput is a little over 16 km from Kanthi

By Information Desk

April 29 2021

Bengal leads India’s Sustainable Energy plans for 2022

WBREDA plays major role in creating awareness about wind and solar energy

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 29 2021

Thankamani Kutty's journey from Kerala to Bengal

International Dance Day- tribute to Thankamani Kutty

By Somnath Kutty

April 28 2021

Gombhira, one of Bengal’s richest folk art forms

Gombhira is still performed by artistes from Malda

By Information Desk

April 28 2021

Why ‘Safe Drive Save Life’ owes a debt of gratitude to Franz Kafka!

For many years of his life, Kafka worked for an insurance company

By Suvashish Moitra

April 28 2021

IIT Kharagpur’s COVIRAP test kit to give reports in 45 minutes

COVIRAP testing is said to be more effective for community-level screening

By Information Desk

April 27 2021

Icche Gaon, the mountain paradise in Kalimpong

Echey Gaon means ‘topmost’ in the Lepcha language

By Information Desk

April 27 2021

The antiseptic cream with a swadeshi link

How proud Boroline was distributed for free in 1947

By Information Desk

April 27 2021

Kolkata Police creates green corridor for transportation of oxygen

Special task force created to stop hoarding of cylinders

By Information Desk

April 26 2021

A teenager and her ‘library’ are changing lives in a small village

Rahila Khatun refuses to let the pandemic deprive her village of education

By Shuvra Dey

April 26 2021

Chinatown’s oldest shop builds a culinary bridge

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

By Information Desk

April 24 2021

Jhargram Rajbari retains all its past glory

Raja Narasingha Malla Deb revamped the royal palace

By Information Desk

April 24 2021

Tangra Blues, the first ‘Bengali rap’ film

Rap arises from the heap of rubbish dumped in the slum called Tangra

By Shoma A. Chatterji

April 24 2021

Far away from the Maidan, the ‘IFA Shield’ comes alive in Harrow

Captaining the two sides will be Chima Okorie and Dipendu Biswas

By Information Desk

April 23 2021

A meeting with living legend and one of Netaji’s lieutenants

Asha Sahay joined the Rani of Jhansi regiment in Bangkok

By Information Desk

April 23 2021

How books have always turned out to be our favourite companions

On World Book Day, a best friend that we cannot part with

By Saheli Mitra

April 23 2021

The engineer who runs Kolpotoru Paan shop

Kolpotoru Paan  Shop is more than 85 years old

By Ruchita Bose

April 22 2021

On Earth Day, why not give ecotourism a boost?

Gajoldoba and Lamahatta are two of Bengal’s foremost ecotourism destinations

By Information Desk

April 22 2021

His passing has orphaned us

Shankha Ghosh was the voice of our conscience

By Daud Haider

April 22 2021

Kanan Devi- melody queen and the first female star of Bengal

On her birthday, GB pays a tribute

By Saheli Mitra

April 21 2021

Pathra, the temple town of Paschim Medinipur

Pathra is only 14 km from Medinipur town

By Information Desk

April 21 2021

Shankha Ghosh, the quiet revolutionary

The Jnanpith awardee was diagnosed with Covid this month

By TTW

April 21 2021

Daniell’s canvas picturing elephants on Chowringhee

GB brings you some enchanting landscapes of British ruled Calcutta

By Information Desk

April 20 2021

Childhood memory of triple talaq drives National Award-winner Farha

A GB Exclusive on the maker of the documentary film ‘Holy Rights’

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 20 2021

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

His poems were translated by none other than Aurobindo

By Information Desk

April 19 2021

127 years ago, the Bengali entrepreneur who had implemented business across...

Hemendra Bose from Records to Kuntalin Hair Oil

By Indrajit Sen

April 19 2021

The Lucknow that Wajid Ali Shah built, in Kolkata

What happened to the ‘shadow kingdom’ that the Nawab built?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 19 2021

Gauhar Jaan of Calcutta- The first to record Hindustani classical music on ...

Gramophone started its debut in Hindustani Classical with Gauhar Jaan

By Indrajit Sen

April 18 2021

Why is Bishnupur not a UNESCO World Heritage site yet?

Experts are of the view that the sheer diversity of Bishnupur’s art and culture makes it worthy of the world heritage tag

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 17 2021

Spend a perfect weekend at Diamond Harbour

Located close to the Gangasagar delta, Diamond Harbour was formerly known as Hajipur

By Information Desk

April 17 2021

DTDC – Bengali entrepreneur’s dreams on pan-India and global wings

Meet Subhasish Chakraborty, a Bengali who made a global brand

By Shuvra Dey

April 17 2021

India through its festivals, known and unknown

His labour of love has taught Sajal Ghosh a thing or two about communities and cultures in India

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 16 2021

Chilligola Rosogollas – the chilli infused sweet has attained cult status...

Made by the shop that Netaji had once visited

By Information Desk

April 16 2021

Prof Suman Chakraborty from Bengal gets prestigious Science Award

Chakraborty's contribution towards affordable healthcare

By Information Desk

April 16 2021

First Indian ‘Man of Letters’ of USA was a Bengali

Dhan Gopal Mukerji, a Stanford graduate and his children’s books

By TTW

April 15 2021

Domestic tourism and the travel-crazy Bengali

A tendency to go off the beaten track has taken the Bangali to all corners of the world

By Information Desk

April 15 2021

Reviving the Bengali kirtan, the music of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

A young musical scholar is on a mission to repopularise an ancient Bengali musical form

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 15 2021

Nabo Barsho politics, and culture

Nabo Barsho is primarily ethnic culture emanating from the soil of Bengal. It is not born of the city

By Daud Haider

April 14 2021

This Poila Baisakh, take a trip back to Sky Room and Blue Fox

A new restaurant is reviving the signature dishes of two of the city’s most famous restaurants

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 14 2021

Jharna Basak -- the Bengali actress who ruled Pakistan’s silver screen

She was the first superstar of the subcontinent with 180 Urdu and Bengali films

By Shuvra Dey

April 14 2021

Ali Akbar Khan and his musical journey

The sarod maestro and his virtuosity

By Indrajit Sen

April 13 2021

Mama Bhagne, the natural wonder of Birbhum

Mama Bhagne has become a tourist attraction in the Dubrajpur area

By Information Desk

April 13 2021

Kumartuli Turnaround – Season’s 1st Durga Idol sets sail to Sydney

With exports picking up, Kumartuli artisans breathe a sigh of relief

By Information Desk

April 13 2021

House where ‘Ramakrishna Kathamrita’ was scripted

Mahendranath Gupta: The annalist of the doctrines of Ramakrishna

By TTW

April 12 2021

Remembering Ashutosh Mukherjee

Ashutosh Mukherjee’s visions for higher education

By Information Desk

April 12 2021

Jalpaiguri engineer set to turn Bengal into freshwater pearl culture hub

Alinjar Guha of Jalpaiguri, an engineer by profession, set to turn Bengal into freshwater pearl culture hub

By Bapi Ghosh

April 12 2021

Rashbehari Constituency

TMC’s Debasish Kumar and BJP’s Subrata Saha

By TTW Poll Guru

April 10 2021

The house that Sarat Chandra built

Sarat Kuthi is the house where the author wrote some of his greatest works

By Information Desk

April 10 2021

Are Bengali OTT shows competitive at all?

What is the quality of OTT shows in general and Bengali shows in particular?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

April 10 2021

Blessings from the king of elections

The real star of the show is the Election Commission, or so says the Constitution

By Arjun Rudra

April 10 2021

Bengal tops India’s Small Savings with Rs 90,000 crore

Bengal is leading the way in small savings collections

By Information Desk

April 09 2021

Chalsa, queen of the Dooars

What truly sets Chalsa apart is its proximity to two of Bengal’s most famous forest reserves

By Information Desk

April 09 2021

A Library in an old fridge: It can only happen in Kolkata, The City of Lear...

Kalidas and Kumkum Halder’s new venture has turned into a hit

By Information Desk

April 08 2021

Kiriti Roy, created by Dr. Nihar Ranjan Gupta

Dr. Nihar Ranjan Gupta’s ‘Kiriti Roy’ is a hit among readers of all age

By TTW

April 08 2021

Contribution of millionaire Kolkata Cobblers towards a better India

The revolution of shoe trading market of Kolkata

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 07 2021

On World Health Day, a look back at some of medicine’s greatest triumphs

This year, the theme for World Health Day is ‘Building a Fairer and Healthier World for Everyone’

By Information Desk

April 07 2021

City restaurant hosts lunch in honour of Zomato delivery executives, netize...

‘Calcutta 64’ and ‘Awadhi Biryani’ recently organised a lunch for those who never taste the food they deliver

By Information Desk

April 07 2021

Falling in Love with Bengal’s Monohara

A sweet that steals your heart

By TTW

April 06 2021

Why are people pretending as though Covid has vanished?

With cases rising daily, why are we still not following Covid protocol?

By Information Desk

April 06 2021

Where have Tangra’s Chinese Tanneries gone?

Fading community of Kolkata

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 06 2021

Why did Suchitra turn a recluse?

On Sen's birth anniversary

By Information Desk

April 05 2021

National Medical College scripts history with first snake venom oral antido...

‘Varespladib’ has shown promising results in clinical trials

By Information Desk

April 05 2021

Bengal’s Centenarian takes Covid-19 shot, inspires all to take the jab

Manorama Biswas from Jayantipur village creates history after getting vaccinated

By Information Desk

April 05 2021

Surya Sen Street – As defiant as its namesake Masterda!

A name which immortalize the revolutionary struggle for Indian independence

By TTW

April 03 2021

Junput and Udaipur, Bengal’s hidden seaside jewels

For solitude and serenity, these two are perfect weekend getaways

By Information Desk

April 03 2021

‘Amit Shah runs the BJP, but can we say Mr Modi doesn’t run it?’

Election strategist Prashant Kishor on why he thinks TMC will retain Bengal

By Information Desk

April 02 2021

On Autism Awareness Day, a range of products crafted by some special people...

A city NGO is marketing a range of lifestyle accessories created entirely by the differently abled

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 02 2021

Confluence of Minds – Tagore, Bose & Mahalanobis

Their work brought them closer

By Information Desk

April 01 2021

Top 10 summer destinations of West Bengal - Part II

The second part of our summer tourism roundup

By Information Desk

April 01 2021

‘Double engine’: Has Modi forgotten how his own party was born?

Is the Prime Minister telling the truth at all?

By Arjun Rudra

April 01 2021

How about a mouthwatering ‘Vote Sandesh’ on your palate?

The demand for Hindustan Sweets’ innovative ‘vote sweets’ is gathering momentum daily

By TTW Poll Guru

March 31 2021

Hall and Anderson - The first departmental store of the 'City of Joy'

Tracing the first in this era of stand-alone shops

By Information Desk

March 31 2021

Straight from the Nawab's kitchen-- Biriyani with Aloo

Recipe of Biryani with Aloo

By Fatima Mirza

March 31 2021

‘Nehru was noncommittal when I asked for Indian citizenship’

The second episode of ‘The Anita Dialogues’ with Netaji Subhas Bose’s daughter

By Information Desk

March 30 2021

Top 10 summer destinations in West Bengal - Part I

In no particular order, here are Bengal’s top 10 summer retreats

By Information Desk

March 29 2021

Beat the heat with the cool Gondhoraj Ghol

Try Bengal’s Gondhoraj Ghol!

By Shushmita Banerjee

March 29 2021

"Rifle is the source of all Power in the world," said Utpal Dutta

How a quote led to a revolution!

By Suman Sadhu

March 29 2021

Woven tales of a Baluchari Saree

Off to Bishnupur to watch Baluchari weavers

By Saheli Mitra

March 27 2021

National Award for Gumnami reflects a distinct pattern

What is more important for a filmmaker, an award or box-office returns?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 27 2021

Govt eco-resort near Sandakphu set to open doors to guests

The resort is at Tonglu, between Manebhanjan and Sandakphu

By Information Desk

March 27 2021

Basanta Utsav travels indoors

Santiniketan to observe closed doors ‘Basanta Utsav’ this year

By Information Desk

March 26 2021

Switching sides, the flavour of West Bengal 2021

Despite the anti-defection law, the tradition of defections continues

By Arjun Rudra

March 26 2021

Tracing the 'Bangali gaddis' of Burra Bazar

Bengali traders were pushed out by traders from other parts of India

By Information Desk

March 26 2021

Bangladesh at 50, defined by ‘Bengaliness’

The pride in our 50th year of Independence trumps religion and the two-nation theory

By Daud Haider

March 25 2021

Herbal Abeer makers of Shantipur

Organic farmer Sailen Chandi shows the way

By Shuvra Dey

March 25 2021

Jagajibanpur, Malda’s best kept secret

Had it not been for Jagajibanpur, the history of the Palas would be incomplete

By Information Desk

March 25 2021

Let’s go behind the Corinthian pillars of Metropolitan Building

Did you know Subho Tagore left Jorasanko and lived here?

By Debdutta Gupta

March 24 2021

West Bengal 2021: ‘Bharat Mata’ vs. ‘son of the soil’

The Constitution says any citizen may contest elections from any constituency in the country

By Arjun Rudra

March 24 2021

A slice of Gondhoraj wonder this summer

How about freshly plucked lemon for a Lemon Cake?

By Shushmita Banerjee

March 24 2021

How the Leftists are influenced by Bollywood

Poll Season throws up a new “peppy” Left group

By TTW Poll Guru

March 23 2021

Make a trip to Coochbehar Palace, a dream built in brick

Modeled after Buckingham Palace, it was built by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan

By Information Desk

March 23 2021

Fake news propaganda is negatively impacting communities and causing disrup...

As election day nears, misinformation is spreading fast and furious

By TTW Poll Guru

March 22 2021

The temple in Kolkata that survived an earthquake and cyclone

‘Black Pagoda’ that withstood natural calamities

By Information Desk

March 22 2021

Masterda- Remembering him on his birthday

Chittagong Armoury Raid and India's Freedom Movement

By Information Desk

March 22 2021

KP Chaudhuri, who with just $8 in his pocket went on to buy a hospital in U...

A road in USA is dedicated in his name

By TTW

March 21 2021

On International Day of Forests, here’s looking at Baikunthapur and its t...

For 2021, the theme of the International Day of Forests is ‘Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being’

By Information Desk

March 20 2021

Memories of Shutki - The Dried-Salted Fish

Food enthusiast Ranjini Guha narrates her love for Bangladeshi cuisine

By Ranjini Guha

March 20 2021

For the People

TMC Manifesto - bag full of goodies

By TTW Poll Guru

March 19 2021

Kurumbera Fort, a centuries-old mystery

The fort displays the architecture of ancient Odisha, but what was it built for?

By Information Desk

March 19 2021

All the goodness of fresh fruits in our mixed fruit jam

Our mixed fruit jams are free of chemicals and preservatives

By Information Desk

March 19 2021

Despite tight fiscal deficit, Bengal government's non-stop implementation o...

Social schemes in Bengal have benefitted over nine crore people

By TTW Poll Guru

March 18 2021

Meet Kolkata’s home chefs, a growing tribe

From cooking only for their families to cooking for strangers, a silent revolution has begun

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 18 2021

Why we need to remember Annadashankar Ray

His writings predicted what the future of India would be

By Daud Haider

March 17 2021

Why Bengal is a haven for heritage tourism

Its colonial past is certainly not the only heritage that Bengal boasts of

By Information Desk

March 17 2021

Manohar Aich, the man who hit the gym even at 100!

He took elephants on his chest

By Information Desk

March 17 2021

The first biopic on Mujibur Rahman was made in Kolkata

GB brings this incredible tale on Bangobondhu’s birth anniversary

By Information Desk

March 16 2021

Haridhan Mukherjee – The ‘Mama’ of Bengali cinema who fought poverty ...

Satyajit Ray respected his versatile acting prowess

By Information Desk

March 16 2021

West Bengal's Hasimara Airbase to house IAF Rafale squadron

Rafale fighter jets are expected to arrive by mid-April

By Information Desk

March 16 2021

West Bengal records one of the highest COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries

West Bengal successfully vaccinated 84,505 health workers in just 6 days

By Information Desk

March 15 2021

Tea tourism, a growing industry in itself

Experience unparalleled natural beauty, taste some of the world’s finest teas

By Information Desk

March 15 2021

Jogesh Dutta and his silent, universal art

A profile of India’s foremost mime artist

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 15 2021

Tulsi Chakraborty: The actor who ruled the Bengali cinema with pure comedy ...

Demand for Heritage status of Tulsi Chakraborty’s Howrah house

By TTW

March 13 2021

The Kolkata film festival nobody knows about

One of the very few festivals to successfully blend real and virtual

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 13 2021

En route to the burning ground?

What Narendra Modi achieved with his Brigade rally

By Arjun Rudra

March 13 2021

Women Entrepreneurs in Bengal’s MSME

Female MSME owners top their male counterpart in Bengal

By Information Desk

March 12 2021

Bengali author Sankar receives Sahitya Akademi Award

Sankar is also regarded as a street food expert

By Information Desk

March 12 2021

Gita Chandra – Bengali brave-heart and India’s first female paratrooper...

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

By TTW

March 12 2021

When ‘copywriter’ Rabindranath Tagore sold FMCG products

Tagore was a successful and brilliant copywriter

By TTW

March 11 2021

Why the Bishnupur Museum in Bankura is a must visit

Bankura has a history of human habitation since prehistoric times

By Information Desk

March 11 2021

Sonamukhi’s Sohini in US-Biden administration

The US President Joe Biden appointed Bengal’s Sohini Chatterjee

By Information Desk

March 11 2021

Did Victoria Ocampo turn Rabindranath Tagore into a painter?

How Ocampo inspired Tagore to explore the creative world of art and painting

By Information Desk

March 10 2021

Vote Songs of Dada Thakur

Century old songs which are still relevant today

By TTW Poll Guru

March 10 2021

Kalyani - the town that carries Bidhan Roy’s scars of unrequited love

Declared a Smart City by the state government in 2014

By Information Desk

March 09 2021

Gajoldoba, a tourism hotspot in the making

Located by the Teesta river, Gajoldoba is close to the Baikunthapur forest

By Information Desk

March 09 2021

Bengal’s Jabakusum Hair Oil - First Asian brand advertised in The Bengal ...

Marketed by princesses as ‘The Royal Toilette’

By TTW

March 09 2021

Kolkata tops six global megacities for fastest adoption of E-buses, beating...

New feather in Bengal’s cap for cleaner environment

By TTW Poll Guru

March 08 2021

One woman against a mighty establishment, the Mamata Banerjee saga

As she faces yet another tough election, a look at India’s only serving woman chief minister

By TTW Poll Guru

March 08 2021

Post COVID, Dalhousie street-food vendors get hygiene training

Dalhousie Square to turn into heritage ‘Food Street’

By Information Desk

March 08 2021

On Women’s Day, here’s a woman who speaks for men’s rights

How a men’s forum led by a woman is trying to change perceptions

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 07 2021

The broken rhythm of the Brigade

Abbas Siddiqui’s political immaturity

By Arjun Rudra

March 06 2021

Sittong, Bengal’s orange and quinine county

The first sight of luscious oranges hanging from trees is delightful

By Information Desk

March 06 2021

Should Green activism be included in mainstream politics?

Listen to Green Activists of Kolkata

By TTW Poll Guru

March 05 2021

Hastings, the neighbourhood that sums up Kolkata’s colonial past

From a Muslim burial ground to a ‘Coolie Bazar’ to a township for ordnance employees

By GM Kapur

March 05 2021

West Bengal outshines others in MSME employment generation as per Central G...

Bengal has hugely promoted the MSME employment rate

By TTW Poll Guru

March 05 2021

Bengal’s flower village “Khirai” is generating alternate employment f...

Post pandemic, Khirai farmers are enjoying brisk business once again

By Aparupa Basu

March 04 2021

Beef and Bread-eating youths of Cornwallis Street

Why were they forced to embrace Christianity

By TTW

March 04 2021

Chitpur Bridge — The Bridge that protected Kolkata from Maratha Bargis

A 3-mile long moat was dug to protect Calcutta from the marauding Bargis

By TTW

March 04 2021

CM’s E-Scooter ride sends out a strong message

Switch to sustainable energy

By TTW Poll Guru

March 03 2021

How Swami Vivekananda’s meeting with Jamsetji Tata changed India’s scie...

On Jamsetji Tata’s birth anniversary

By TTW

March 03 2021

On World Wildlife Day, make a pledge to save the Sundarbans

Four protected areas in the Sundarbans are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 03 2021

Romancing Bengal’s ‘Loitta’ across India

The fish that excited Robert Clive!

By Ranjini Guha

March 02 2021

Palash Ghosh – One of the last Bandel Cheese makers churning the historic...

The only family that still churns world famous gourmet delight

By Shuvra Dey

March 02 2021

Sridhar Acharya, the forgotten Bengali mathematician

Though part of an elite group, Sridhar Acharya’s name is rarely mentioned

By Information Desk

March 02 2021

Gramophone Records, a big hit at Guddu Bhai’s seven decades old shop

‘Vibrations’ — a mecca for all music aficionados

By Mouni Mondal

March 01 2021

Akashvani to be relaunched

The nostalgia of Calcutta Radio Club still hangs high

By Information Desk

March 01 2021

Madaris of Kolkata – the gypsy street magicians

Rahamatullah, the famous Madari of colonial Kolkata

By Shuvra Dey

March 01 2021

Victoria Ocampo sold her necklace to pay for Tagore’s stay in Argentina

Ocampo’s profound admiration for Tagore and her personal sacrifice

By Information Desk

February 28 2021

The Brigade wave

How many of the state’s 10 crore people come to Brigade?

By Arjun Rudra

February 27 2021

Mahishasura Mardini and the multi-layered world of Ranjan Ghosh

Young filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh is almost ready with his fourth feature film

By Shoma A. Chatterji

February 27 2021

The Brigade wave

How many of the state’s 10 crore people come to Brigade?

By Arjun Rudra

February 26 2021

Subhas vs Prof Oaten, an encounter that changed two lives

What happened to E.F. Oaten, the assault on whom caused Subhas Bose to be expelled from Presidency College?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 26 2021

When children become weapons for parents

Parental Alienation Syndrome is set to become an epidemic

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 26 2021

‘Those shouting loudest about ‘Women’s Lib’ are ones who don’t fo...

Leela Majumdar who broke all barriers of patriarchy!

By Shuvra Dey

February 25 2021

The ancient charm of Tamluk

In ancient India, Tamralipta was a thriving business port

By Information Desk

February 25 2021

Uttam Kumar-Soumitra: The War that never was

A duo that defined the golden phase of Bengali film industry

By Shuvra Dey

February 25 2021

St. James’ student scripts a ‘waste-cloth’ recycle revolution

GB Exclusive with Tanay Jain, on helping poor artisans and slum children

By Kaulik Ghosh

February 24 2021

Chandannagore’s Alo Hub

One-stop destination for Light Wizards

By Information Desk

February 24 2021

Red Road – Where Fighter Planes Landed Once Upon A Time

A landing strip during World War II

By Information Desk

February 24 2021

Baba Bhootnath’s tea stall at Nimtala Ghat

‘Sadhu Baba’ Hari Shankar Pandey’s popular tea stall attracts a huge crowd, daily

By Information Desk

February 23 2021

Eco Park in New Town hosts workshop on its resident birds

Eco Park has evolved from just a patch of wasteland

By Information Desk

February 23 2021

The Jagat Seth House, once Bengal's central bank

Today, the principal mansion is a museum

By Information Desk

February 23 2021

Buenos Aires Travelogue – by Rabindranath Tagore

Bard of Bengal was an avid traveller

By Information Desk

February 22 2021

Thai-turned Bong, Sirattiya Bora converts ‘Lockdown’ into a successful ...

An exclusive interview with the Home Chef

By Jayatri Nag

February 22 2021

Pahari Sanyal was not just a brilliant actor but a singer too

Even Satyajit Ray made him sing in his movies

By Information Desk

February 21 2021

The language movement that led to freedom

The resistance against Urdu sowed the seeds for the eventual movement for independence in East Bengal

By Daud Haider

February 20 2021

Delivering the essence of Bengal, The Bengal Store crosses a milestone

In just eight months, The Bengal Store has reached out to 23 states across India

By Information Desk

February 20 2021

Buxa National Park, where nature and history live together

The incredibly diverse ecosystem of Buxa makes it a highly attractive tourist destination

By Information Desk

February 19 2021

Subhas and Emilie: The love that time forgot

Owing to German laws which made it difficult to marry foreigners, Emilie and Subhas married in secret

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 19 2021

‘Pad Crusaders’ who lead Menstrual campaigns in Rural Bengal

Meet Pragya Gupta and Ivaana C.Mitra

By Jayatri Nag

February 19 2021

Isa Guha: First Asian in the England cricket team

A three-time Ashes Winner, Isa Guha is a real inspiration to young female cricketers across the globe

By TTW

February 18 2021

Paschim Medinipur, the birthplace of heroes

From ancient archaeology to modern history, Paschim Medinipur has it all

By Information Desk

February 18 2021

The British hangover of Kolkata's elite clubs

Strict dress codes and male dominance in city clubs

By Mallika Bhaumik

February 18 2021

Biswajit Chatterjee: The evergreen tinsel star of all seasons

One of the first male movie actors in India to portray a woman’s role

By TTW

February 17 2021

Just roll it up!

Entrepreneur Payal Saha takes Kolkata’s ‘Kati Rolls’ to New York City

By Information Desk

February 17 2021

Adman O.C. Ganguly – The ‘Trendsetter’ Indian ad-guru of the 1940’

Ganguly’s iconic Dunlop and Lipton ads were watershed moments in the history of Indian advertisement

By Shuvra Dey

February 17 2021

Why is Jibanananda’s Banalata Sen a cult poem?

On his birth anniversary, remembering the poet

By Information Desk

February 16 2021

As tourism grows, Lamahatta says no to plastic

Tourists may bring in money, but they also bring plastic bottles, empty plastic packets, and every other kind of rubbish

By Information Desk

February 16 2021

Why did Devi Saraswati find her place on gramophone records?

Devi Saraswati found a new avatar in Calcutta in the 1900s

By Debdutta Gupta

February 15 2021

State Government launches Cruise along the Ganges

Ride from Kolkata to Serampore and Chandernagore

By Information Desk

February 15 2021

Hilsa tales: the good, the bad and the ugly

Shorshe ilish and ilish machh bhaja are legends in their own right, but what about an ilish bharta, or korma?

By Information Desk

February 15 2021

Netaji sent written messages in bread slices through his attendant

The House in Kurseong where Netaji was interned

By Jayatri Nag

February 14 2021

Rabindranath Tagore’s First Love – Annapurna

Celebrating Love on Valentine’s Day

By Information Desk

February 13 2021

From father to son, Bangla cinema is in safe hands of the Jalans

Gaurang’s father produced award-winning films by Tapan Sinha such as Safed Haathi, Aaj Ka Robin Hood, Harmonium and Anokha Moti

By Shoma A. Chatterji

February 13 2021

The Power of Radio

World Radio Day- Tribute to Community radio in Jangalmahal

By Indrajit Sen

February 13 2021

Suhasini Biswas’ Gitanjali Diary – The Anne Frank of Bengal

How Tagore’s Gitanjali helped her survive in a Japanese Detention Camp

By TTW

February 12 2021

Celebrating Gorumara, Bengal’s natural wonder

Gorumara is home to some of the richest animal and plant life in the country

By Information Desk

February 12 2021

Bengal Lamp: First to manufacture electric bulbs in India

The Lamp that once illuminated Bengal

By TTW

February 12 2021

‘To reach a port we must set sail,’ Sonali Banerjee

Story of India’s first female marine engineer

By TTW

February 11 2021

‘It was the most dangerous time in my father’s life’

Netaji Subhas Bose’s daughter Anita Bose-Pfaff recounts her father’s epic submarine journey

By Information Desk

February 11 2021

‘Art college students aren’t even told about a career in production des...

Our profile of renowned Bollywood production designer Amit Ray

By Indrajit Sen

February 11 2021

Kolkata’s eminent educational institution – The Presidency University

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

By TTW

February 10 2021

Netaji@125: Viewing India’s Subhas through the eyes of his daughter

Sampriti-A Bengali organisation in Germany aims to preserve Netaji’s legacy in Germany and Europe

By Information Desk

February 10 2021

JOLOSHREE -- The Restaurant Boat in Chandannagar

Chandannagar shows the way for River Tourism in Bengal

By Information Desk

February 10 2021

Robin Ghosh: Musician who gave the biggest hits in Pakistani movie industry...

Pakistan’s music lovers miss Bengali Maestro’s melody

By Shuvra Dey

February 09 2021

India’s Largest Buddha Statue is in the making in Kolkata

Sculptor Mintu Pal’s 100 feet tall ‘Reclining Buddha’ has created a buzz in Kolkata

By Information Desk

February 09 2021

State Tourism Department launches Bengal Himalayan Carnival

The carnival has come as a timely shot in the arm for the hills

By Information Desk

February 09 2021

Kolkata has turned many penniless dreamers into successful entrepreneurs

The fairytale rise of the Linc Pens

By TTW

February 08 2021

‘Dada would say, a hungry stomach is perfect for creativity’

How two Bengali boys design some of Bollywood’s biggest sets

By Indrajit Sen

February 08 2021

The famous Nabagopal Mitra’s gymnasium where Swami Vivekananda practiced ...

Swami Vivekananda’s favourite gymnasium

By TTW

February 06 2021

Nabadwip, once a capital, now an amalgam of religion and history

Nabadwip was the capital of Bengal under Ballal Sen and Lakshman Sen

By Information Desk

February 06 2021

Ritwik Ghatak's war between 'Man and Machine'

Ritwik Ghatak's Ajantrik was a revolutionary film

By Information Desk

February 05 2021

Kolkata’s only ‘Samovar’ Tea shop

Continuing the tradition of the unique charm and heritage of ‘Samovar’ tea

By TTW

February 05 2021

Did you know that Amrutanjan, the iconic pain balm, was founded in British ...

India’s favourite “Pain balm” and the freedom fighter who pioneered it

By Information Desk

February 05 2021

Serampore’s churches tell of its European past

The French, Portuguese, Dutch, and Danes, all had ‘kuthis’ here

By Information Desk

February 04 2021

Rabi Ghosh wanted to be a bodybuilder

The actor was given his first break by Utpal Dutta

By Saheli Mitra

February 04 2021

Why did Satyen Bose not get the Nobel Prize despite his pathbreaking resear...

Remembering the genius on his death anniversary

By Information Desk

February 03 2021

Protecting poet Hiralal Sen – British conspiracy to bring sedition charge...

How Hiralal Sen’s “Hungkar” put him at loggerheads with the British

By Shuvra Dey

February 03 2021

19th century Bengali hero who introduced Bicycles to Indians

The Sen-Raleigh Bicycle

By TTW

February 02 2021

Susunia Hill, Bankura’s ancient attraction

Susunia Hill is an ancient geographical formation located between Bankura and Purulia

By Information Desk

February 02 2021

The old world charm still thrives in Uttarpara’s century-old Lucy Babu’...

An eatery in suburban Kolkata that revolutionized the restaurant culture

By Shuvra Dey

February 02 2021

Our politicians lie to us, because we don’t care

By the time an allegation is proved to be a lie, nobody really cares about the truth

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 01 2021

Why do Bengalis believe in planchettes?

Have you ever tried bringing down a spirit?

By Information Desk

February 01 2021

Bhorai Kirtan – The dying music of Burdwan

How the Vaishnava cult gave rise to a traditional form of music and dance

By Information Desk

February 01 2021

The first Weaving School of Kolkata at Cornwallis Street

What led to its downfall?

By TTW

January 30 2021

By visiting the Sundarbans, you contribute to their preservation

The Sundarbans have often been called a natural safeguard for nearly 40 million people

By Information Desk

January 30 2021

It is the British soil that formed Strand Road

Not from Bengal’s mati

By Information Desk

January 29 2021

Artists from Bengal still rule at Christie’s Sale

Top selling Indian art at Christie’s is from Bengal

By Information Desk

January 29 2021

A flavour of Barishal-- Gulab Pati Sandesh

And that too home-made, from Grandma’s recipe

By Basudha Biswas Banerjee

January 29 2021

The iconic Coffee House and its predecessors

Where Kolkata's aristocratic gentry met

By Debdutta Gupta

January 28 2021

On your next trip to Darjeeling, watch out for film crews!

Once in great demand as a shooting location, Darjeeling is reclaiming that popularity

By Information Desk

January 28 2021

Jaldapara has almost prevented rhino poaching. How?

Recent poaching case was one of its kind

By Information Desk

January 28 2021

World’s 2nd city to enact anti-air pollution legislation in 1863

Lord Curzon took serious notice of infamous ‘Calcutta Smog’

By Information Desk

January 27 2021

Bengal’s traditional craft of making asanas can be traced to 7th century ...

Weaved meticulously by rural women of Bengal

By Information Desk

January 27 2021

Post Office hidden in the narrow lanes of North Kolkata, Archana

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

By Navpreet Arora

January 27 2021

Economist Jayati Ghosh appointed by the United Nations to a high-level advi...

Bengali scientist help fight economic challenges in a post-Covid world

By Information Desk

January 26 2021

Speech of the first Bengali Christian member of the Constituent Assembly

H.C. Mookerjee helped in drafting Indian constitution

By Information Desk

January 26 2021

Comic King Narayan Debnath has been awarded Padmashri

Narayan Debnath receives Padmashri Award

By TTW

January 26 2021

The Indian tricolour, and the myths behind it

The most widely circulated myth about our flag is that it is based on an idea put forth by Pingali Venkayya

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 25 2021

National Voters’ Day, and how India votes

This year, the ECI has launched the e-EPIC on the occasion of National Voters’ Day

By Information Desk

January 25 2021

On National Tourism Day, Bengal is confident of a better year

This year, the theme of National Tourism Day is ‘Dekho Apna Desh’

By Information Desk

January 24 2021

Education saw a sea change: The pandemic era witnessed a surge in e-learnin...

Schools of Bengal are upgrading their education system

By Kaulik Ghosh

January 23 2021

Malda, the ancient pride of of Bengal

Malda was once the hub of Bengal’s flourishing cotton and silk industries

By Information Desk

January 23 2021

The larger than life aura, Netaji’s enduring legacy

The hero worship has transcended what numerous scholars have called a troubled legacy

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 23 2021

How did Subhash Chandra Bose bring communal harmony in INA

He believed in co-existence of different faiths

By Information Desk

January 22 2021

How is Sir Ross’ Kolkata doing?

Under the sting of mosquitoes

By Information Desk

January 22 2021

Treasure trove of our food heritage

Bengal’s 19th century cookbooks

By Kaulik Ghosh

January 22 2021

The Mecca of Journalism lies in neglect

This is where Keshab Sen started the newspaper Indian Mirror

By Information Desk

January 21 2021

Kolkata Partition Museum, a dream awaiting realisation

A scholar’s ambitious project takes a step forward with a full-fledged art exhibition

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 21 2021

Visit Bishnupur not just for its temples, but for the Heemputul

Heemputul of Bishnupur seems to be enjoying a revival of sorts

By Information Desk

January 21 2021

When Brooke’s Swan Cars cruised through the crowded streets of Kolkata

The car first arrived in Calcutta in 1910

By Indranil Halder

January 20 2021

How have start-ups fared during the age of COVID 19?

The road to recovery

By TTW

January 20 2021

Bengal’s traditional Sal leaf utensils

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

By Information Desk

January 20 2021

Brief history of the Duel Avenue of Kolkata

The venue that witnessed one of the most famous duels of colonial India

By TTW

January 19 2021

A magical cruise through the Sunderbans

Take a two-day boat trip through the world’s largest mangrove forests

By Information Desk

January 19 2021

The Soumitra Chattopadhyay I knew, from ‘kaku’ to ‘babu’

Veteran composer-musician Debojyoti Mishra looks back at a life less ordinary

By Debojyoti Mishra

January 19 2021

Shout Out to our Real Heroes

“National Disaster Response Force” celebrates its 16th Raising Day

By Information Desk

January 18 2021

The ‘Shehnai’ family of Kolkata who played at the Buckingham palace

Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussein khan, the man behind Doordarshan’s signature tune

By Shuvra Dey

January 18 2021

Bengal Soap Factory— Pioneering entrepreneurship in Bengal in early 1900s...

Founded in 1902-03 by late Abani Mohon Ghose at 4 Raj Kumar Chatterjee Street

By TTW

January 18 2021

Love story that took Santiniketan by surprise

The untold story of Rathindranath Tagore

By Information Desk

January 17 2021

Kagey, the village with a view

Kagey is a predominantly agricultural village, where all farming is strictly organic

By Ajanta Sinha

January 16 2021

Bibhuti Bhushan’s legacy under threat, family seeks help

The house is in imminent danger of collapse, thanks to large-scale construction work

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 16 2021

Bengal’s mass immunisation success may aid Covid-19 vaccination

Covid-19 vaccination starts today in Bengal

By Information Desk

January 15 2021

Covid-19 vaccine drive in Bengal

Vaccine will be applied to frontline Covid warriors

By Kaulik Ghosh

January 15 2021

Are Bengalis 'Army Shy?'

Army veterans give their views on the perception

By TTW

January 15 2021

Remembering Chuni Goswami on his birthday

Way back in 1962, an Indian team led by a young Bengali pulled off a miracle

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 14 2021

Hetampur – the cultural heritage site of Birbhum

Hetampur is undoubtedly a tourist destination and a history lover’s delightful journey to the past

By Information Desk

January 14 2021

Cornwallis Street’s legendary shop: Kar-Mahalanobis

The first sports equipment store on Chowringhee by Bengali entrepreneurs

By TTW

January 14 2021

Decorated war hero of the Indo-China War 1962

Maj Gen Bejoy Mohan Bhattacharjea who led the force

By Information Desk

January 13 2021

Is the OTT boom passing Bengal by?

Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney Hotstar have been around in the Indian market since 2016-17

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 13 2021

Sangeet Sarani --- Renaming the Kolkata Street where R.D. Burman was born

The iconic building where R.D Burman was born stands at 36/1, South End Park

By Information Desk

January 13 2021

Jagadananda Roy: The Forgotten Science Guru of Santiniketan

The man who united the forces of science and literature through his brilliant stories

By Mahua Dasgupta

January 12 2021

Shankarpur, the still hidden jewel

This quiet fishing town has come into its own as a tourist destination

By Information Desk

January 12 2021

Caged youths still remember how to fly

Celebrating National Youth Day

By Kaulik Ghosh

January 12 2021

Swami Vivekananda's views on World Fashion

His perspective on fashion for women

By Information Desk

January 11 2021

Six decades after its birth, Bengal’s mini-Tibet shines bright

Darjeeling’s Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre is an example of self-reliance and cultural autonomy

By Indrajit Sen

January 11 2021

Better safe than Sorry: Sensitizing citizens on Road Safety

The importance of traffic rules and why it is necessary to abide by them

By Information Desk

January 10 2021

The art form called ‘nolen gur’, delivered to your doorstep

The delicate flavour of ‘nolen gur’ has remained an eternal Bengal favourite

By Information Desk

January 09 2021

Will 2021 be a year of hope?

Facilitating the students with the best

By Kaulik Ghosh

January 09 2021

Tributes to Ray, Soumitra, Ravi Shankar mark Kolkata Film Festival

The 26th Kolkata International Film Festival is now under way

By Information Desk

January 08 2021

The House where Sandesh Magazine was born

At present, Athenaeum Institution functions from this house

By TTW

January 08 2021

Kolkata’s ‘Boi Para’ looks to online sales on road to recovery

Reeling from the twin blows of Covid and Amphan, the Bengali publishing industry is on an uphill journey

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 07 2021

Bishnupur Music Festival gears up for another edition

Bengal’s only classical music gharana is alive and well

By Information Desk

January 07 2021

Painting that had the idea of Bharat Mata

How Abanindranath Tagore’s famous painting paved the way for an ideology

By Information Desk

January 07 2021

Empowering lives through education- Taranjit Singh

“Hopeful about the future business prospects in 2021,” says Taranjit Singh

By Kaulik Ghosh

January 06 2021

Why are so many of us in COVID denial?

Despite all the warnings and evidence, too many of us are ignoring the dangers of COVID

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 06 2021

Abala Barrack: A house that epitomizes Bengal’s glorious past

The building on Cornwallis Street that once housed Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury

By TTW

January 05 2021

Roll Kaku of Kolkata

He is on the look out for a school space for underprivileged children

By Information Desk

January 05 2021

Across all its properties, the WBTDCL scripted a success story in the latte...

Despite the gloom of 2020, the state’s Tourism Department staged a remarkable turnaround in the second half of the year

By Information Desk

January 05 2021

Deviprasad Roychowdhury: The Maverick Sculptor of the Twentieth century

An artist immortalized through Gandhiji’s “Dandi March” sculpture

By TTW

January 04 2021

Harsh Neotia- Leader with diverse business interests

“We are considering 2021 as a year of hope and betterment”

By TTW

January 04 2021

ABTA completes 100 years

Teachers’ movement to spread literacy completes a century

By Information Desk

January 04 2021

Low notes: How 2021 will treat our music industry

The ‘Covid year’ was a disaster, but will 2021 bring any cheer to the music industry?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 02 2021

Madoor of Sabang conquers Europe

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

By Information Desk

January 02 2021

Sans Souci Theatre of British Calcutta staged Shakespeare’s plays

Colonial influences on Kolkata’s culture

By Shuvra Dey

January 01 2021

Will the new year revive Kolkata’s beloved Cricket League?

Bengal has already hosted a successful T20 challenge earlier in 2020

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 01 2021

“A good librarian has a task cut out for him”

Tagore explored the theme of libraries to a great extent

By Information Desk

January 01 2021

Take a tram ride, spread Covid awareness

Covid Care Network has brought together some of the city’s most distinguished names

By Information Desk

December 31 2020

The Sweeter the Better- Mom’s Bakery

The Home Bakers of Kolkata turned Social Entrepreneurs

By Kaulik Ghosh

December 31 2020

Look Back: Goddess of Love, Venus, found her way as Goddess Lakshmi in Beng...

Her statues adorned Kolkata’s mansions!

By Debdutta Gupta

December 30 2020

How Kolkata’s ‘new township’ is an old American township!

The story of how ‘Roosevelt Nagar’ became the planned township of Kalyani

By Anthony Khatchaturian

December 30 2020

Rabindranath Tagore’s love for a Library of Books

Tagore would have probably embraced modern developments of e-books and e-journals

By Information Desk

December 30 2020

Look Back: Poetry over a tea-cup; the picturesque Dam Dim Tea Tour

From fabulous food to a fascinating Tea Trail

By Saheli Mitra

December 29 2020

LOOK BACK: Date with Death- Bengali millionaire Steve Banerjee and his doom...

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 29 2020

Lamahatta, the ‘accidental’ tourist destination

One of the newest entrants on Bengal’s tourism map, Lamahatta is unspoiled and picture perfect

By Information Desk

December 28 2020

The Sweeter the Better- Foodscapes

The Home Bakers of Kolkata turned Social Entrepreneurs

By Kaulik Ghosh

December 28 2020

The oldest port of India, Kolkata Port

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

By Information Desk

December 26 2020

Manoj Guha, the man who put Bengal on the world badminton map

As India prepares to join the Olympic badminton qualifiers race, we look back to a forgotten era

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 26 2020

In the lap of nature- Chhota Mangwa

Jewel of the Darjeeling Hills

By Information Desk

December 25 2020

On Christmas Day, a glimpse of Bengal's old churches

Christianity came to Bengal in the 16th century, and brought with it some truly magnificent churches

By Information Desk

December 25 2020

Tagore, the Naturalist

His subtle love for nature

By Information Desk

December 25 2020

Transformation of Old Trams

Tram World at Gariahat Depot all set to highlight Kolkata’s heritage and culture

By TTW

December 24 2020

Natural Oasis of Bengal, Marble Lake of Ayodhya Hills

Lake that holds many secrets

By Information Desk

December 24 2020

Cancer survivor and cricket icon Arun Lal gives a shocking account on pappa...

Did you know diesel is used for rolling the pappads?

By Information Desk

December 24 2020

Bangla Sangeet Mela 2020 brings end-of-year cheer

Nearly 5,000 artistes are participating in the Sangeet Mela this year

By Information Desk

December 23 2020

Phoolkopir Shingara or Koraishutir Kochuri?

On a trail of Bengal’s winter delicacies

By Shuvra Dey

December 23 2020

Tagore’s Man-Nature Interface

He introduced outdoor classes

By Information Desk

December 23 2020

Bengal paved the way for the first Peasant Revolution in India

Farmers forced the British to pass new act

By TTW

December 22 2020

‘Bonga Hathi’, a touch of Bishnupur in your home

Wish to bring home the essence of ancient Bengal to your living room?

By Information Desk

December 22 2020

Kolkata was once called 'Black Town'

A Portrait of Black Town by Solvyns

By Information Desk

December 22 2020

Kolkata Christmas Festival gets underway

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the annual Christmas Festival at Allen Park

By Information Desk

December 21 2020

A final farewell to the doyen of Bengal's folk culture

Sudhir Chakraborty wasn't just an expert on the various folk arts of Bengal, but an institution

By Rahul Sen

December 21 2020

The Sweeter the Better- Boma Asian Bakery

The Home Bakers of Kolkata turned Social Entrepreneurs

By Kaulik Ghosh

December 21 2020

The story of Christmas, myth and reality

Do we really know the story behind Christmas?

By Anthony Khatchaturian

December 19 2020

A trip to Bagora, a trip to paradise

The little village of Bagora is the highest point in Kurseong, offering unparalleled views across a stunning valley

By Ajanta Sinha

December 19 2020

‘Duare Sarkar’ crosses 1 cr registration in 15 days

Swastha Sathi scheme is getting the maximum response

By Information Desk

December 18 2020

Tagore's profound spiritualism

The spiritual journey of Tagore

By Information Desk

December 18 2020

Covid or not, Kolkata will get its Christmas Carnival

Kolkata will end the year on a high with the Park Street Christmas Carnival 2020

By Information Desk

December 17 2020

Kolkata Police Museum, a mirror of the city’s growth

How the Kolkata Police Museum on Ripon Street gives you a history of the city as a whole, in a handsome nutshell

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 17 2020

Slice of Turkey in Kolkata- Baklava Box

Turkish delights in the City of Joy

By Information Desk

December 17 2020

The colonial Park Street Restaurants

The street that never sleeps

By Shuvra Dey

December 16 2020

The taste of Bengal’s home-made sweets

Traditional recipes of ‘Pithe-Puli’

By Kaulik Ghosh

December 16 2020

Tagore and his boundless curiosity

Rabindranath Tagore and Gayatri Mantra

By Information Desk

December 16 2020

On Vijay Diwas, remembering the man who gave Bangla its identity

Vijay Diwas is observed in both India and Bangladesh, and a new book tries to reevaluate the man who led the charge

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 15 2020

Kolkata kicks off the winter with season’s first tourism fair

The Nandan complex has just hosted a tourism fair. Several more are scheduled across various districts

By Information Desk

December 15 2020

First to record the height of Mt. Everest

Radhanath Sikdar needed no computer for calculating the height of Mount Everest

By Information Desk

December 15 2020

The flavour of purity and tradition

Indigenous paddy varieties from Bengal

By Dr. Anupam Paul

December 14 2020

Winter is incomplete without the Nolen Gur and Pithe

Recalling the grandmother’s recipes of Pithe Puli

By Kaulik Ghosh

December 14 2020

Child and Infant Mortality rate reduced in Bengal

Bengal has considerably improved its Institutional Delivery Mechanism in Health

By Information Desk

December 14 2020

Maradona of Kolkata Maidan

Krishanu Dey’s left foot magic

By Information Desk

December 13 2020

Success story: Bangladesh’s textile exports, second only to China

How has Bangladesh turned its textile industry into a global case study?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 12 2020

This winter, go places you have never been before

Three rarely frequented destinations in Bengal offer the chance of a perfect getaway

By Information Desk

December 12 2020

House Number 13 on Cornwallis Street

Tales of Old Kolkata

By TTW

December 11 2020

Bengali scientists get highest Infosys Awards

Scientists recognised for their contribution to Mathematics and Physics

By Information Desk

December 11 2020

Tagore's love for ink and paper

Memories of the written letters

By Information Desk

December 11 2020

“Passion is more important than Price,” says Subrata Chakraborty

The only production designer from India to have been called by Hollywood for the Oscar Jury

By Saheli Mitra

December 10 2020

The ‘fair’ season begins in Bengal

Like every year, the state government will organize winter fairs across the districts this year

By Information Desk

December 10 2020

Everybody is born free and equal

On Human Rights Day

By Information Desk

December 10 2020

The Bengali in Joe Biden’s cabinet

A boy from Kolkata may be one of the USA’s most influential government officials

By Information Desk

December 10 2020

Walking down the Historic lanes

Houses on Cornwallis Street that scripted Bengal Renaissance

By TTW

December 09 2020

From Palms to Pots

Sap Tappers of Bankura give lessons on micro-entrepreneurship

By TTW

December 09 2020

The Nobel Prize news that came via Telegram

The gramophone record has had a deep connect with Rabindranath Tagore

By Information Desk

December 09 2020

From Haider to Padmaavat, Subrata Chakraborty has created magic

In a conversation with the most sought-after production designer

By Saheli Mitra

December 08 2020

Business conference on the Hooghly, anyone?

The state tourism department has launched an all new river cruise

By Information Desk

December 08 2020

India makes a ‘bee-line’ for pure Bengal Honey

Most major honey brands failed the purity test

By Saheli Mitra

December 07 2020

Somebody else’s war: Indian soldiers in World War I

On Armed Forces Flag Day, we look back at Indians, particularly Bengalis, in the first great war

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 07 2020

Asit Haldar - Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London

He was the first Indian to be elected a Fellow

By TTW