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January 30 2023

The teenager who literally died smiling

Khudiram Bose was hanged at 18

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 30 2023

2nd largest Book Fair of the world kicks off

World’s 2nd largest book fair is held every year in Kolkata with great pomp

By Information Desk

January 30 2023

What’s happening in Kolkata this week?

Events of the week

By Information Desk

January 28 2023

Terracotta Tales scripted in Burnt Clay

Terracotta temples were erected in Bankura, Murshidabad, Bishnupur

By TTW

January 28 2023

Rabindranath Tagore's niece controlled their estate on horseback with a gun...

Accomplished women of the Tagore household played important role in the land’s history culture

By Information Desk

January 27 2023

French artist Annabel and husband Sourav restore old Kolkata buildings thro...

Annabel Schenck trying to give a fresh look to old Kolkata buildings without destroying them

By Suranjana Mitra

January 27 2023

IAS officer Vivek Kumar once again wins hearts with tribute to Kolkata

In 2021, Kumar had released a single titled Amar Kolkata

By Information Desk

January 26 2023

Think you know all about our tricolour? Think again!

Pingali Venkayya is just one of the myths associated with India’s flag

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 25 2023

On National Tourism Day, look at the vintage travel posters we found!

The stereotype of Bengalis as inveterate travellers is well founded

By Information Desk

January 25 2023

Banabitan – the haven of nature conservation in the heart of Salt Lake

Covering almost an area of 70 acres, this open green space has a variety of flora and fauna

By Information Desk

January 24 2023

Ganesh Janani dolls – a mix of divine splendour and artistic aplomb

The eternal loving bond between a mother and a son is wrapped in the form of a clay doll

By TTW

January 24 2023

Swami Vivekananda influenced young Subhas Bose to fall in love with his mot...

Swamiji’s words became the guiding motto of Subhas Bose


By Information Desk

January 23 2023

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

January 21 2023

Turning Point: Working for specially-abled people since 25 years

Turning point is the first day-centre in Kolkata

By Information Desk

January 21 2023

Kunsang Chhopel: The Man who trains indigenous dogs in the Dooars

Dogs are usually intelligent creatures and can be trained for various purposes

By Information Desk

January 20 2023

Kantha coasters from The Bengal Store are a bridge between past and present...

‘Kantha’ has bridged the gap between the rich and the poor in Bengal

By TTW

January 20 2023

Spence’s Hotel, the first ever hotel of Asia was in Kolkata!

Even author Jules Verne mentioned about Spences Hotel

By Information Desk

January 19 2023

Bengal paintings on chariots were another form of fresco painting

Wooden chariots were once a pride of Bengal and Orissa

By Information Desk

January 19 2023

In the era of 'everything digitized', will Kolkata typists eventually vani...

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


By Saheli Mitra

January 18 2023

Why Kolkata is deservedly a top global food destination

Kolkata is the only Indian city among the World's Best Food Destinations

By Information Desk

January 18 2023

Mrinal Mandal is turning Khawabgaon into a centre for original Dokra Art

Lalbazaar was renamed Khawabgaon art village by Chalchitra Academy

By Saheli Mitra

January 17 2023

How a 15-year publishing hiatus almost cost Sarat Chandra his career

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay is India’s most translated author

By Information Desk

January 17 2023

MATER: The book that speaks saving India’s sons to save our daughters


An anthology of letters from Mother to Son edited by Saheli Mitra

By Information Desk

January 16 2023

Zoffany’s Last Supper adorns a Kolkata church

How did a world-famous painting land up in Kolkata?

By Debdutta Gupta

January 15 2023

On the eve of Makar Sankranti

Sadhus have a unique way of life and perspectives on the meaning of life

By TTW

January 14 2023

Tales and memories woven in the brick-red quilts - a Bengal staple

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

By Information Desk

January 14 2023

Bengalis who contributed to the building of Alipore Zoo

It was Wellesley who first thought of creating a zoological garden

By Information Desk

January 13 2023

Does keeping faith in Sundarban’s Bonbibi help wildlife conservation?

There are two versions of Bonbibi Johuranama/ Bon Bibir Karamoti

By Diptarka Ghosh

January 12 2023

How the British were mesmerised by Bengal’s ‘Palanquins’

The men who carried palanquins were called “Kahar”

By Mouni Mondal

January 12 2023

Swami Vivekananda on Practical Vedanta: ‘Different’ Understanding

Swami Vivekananda just lived for only 39 years

By Information Desk

January 11 2023

Raju Nepali - the North-East Indian hero, working as a anti-human trafficki...

Raju Nepali is the founder of Duars Expressmail

By Shuvra Dey

January 11 2023

A martyr at 19, the man who almost killed Charles Tegart

Gopimohan single-handedly attempted to assassinate Charles Tegart 

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 10 2023

From Phoolkopir shingara to Koraishutir kochuri - winter becomes a dining c...

Phoolkopir Shingara or Koraishutir Kochuri?

By Shuvra Dey

January 10 2023

Do we remember famous historian Sudhir Kumar Mitra’s anti-communal ideolo...

Sudhir Kumar Mitra was born in Jonai Boksha village in the Hooghly district

By Information Desk

January 07 2023

Modern Masterpieces: Pratham Pratishruti, Ashapurna Devi’s immortal warri...

Pratham Pratishruti is arguably Ashapurna Devi’s most celebrated work

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 07 2023

The Table On Which Bankim Chandra wrote his famous novels and poems

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was an essayist, novelist, critic, a journalist, polemicist and a thinker

By Information Desk

January 06 2023

Koustav Chatterjee becomes the 78th Grand Master. An exclusive GB interview...

Koustav won his maiden GM norm in 2021

By TTW

January 06 2023

Why ‘Shibpur Botanical Garden’ owes a huge debt to William Roxburgh

The Indian Botanic Garden is the largest in Southeast Asia

By Information Desk

January 05 2023

Bori Monda: Bankura’s unique dessert vies for GI recognition

Ancient Bengal was known as ‘Gauda Banga’

By Information Desk

January 05 2023

Supreme Court of Calcutta’s judge John Hyde’s secret notes

John Hyde was a famous judge residing in Kolkata

By TTW

January 04 2023

Genesis of Bengal's Phuchka village

Every neighbourhood (para) has a puchkawala

By Information Desk

January 04 2023

User-friendly Braille maps for visually impaired students brought by NATMO

AI is used for 3D embossing to get the final Braille Maps

By Information Desk

January 03 2023

K. Ali Bakery: The century old heritage bakery of Mominpur

few bakeries have stood firm in the face of tumultuous times

By Suranjana Mitra

January 03 2023

James Augustus Hicky: The British of Calcutta who spoke against imperial ru...

Hicky started his newspaper ventures in Calcutta

By TTW

January 02 2023

Bengal’s rural housewives turn saxophone players

Their music has captivated the masses

By Suman Sadhu

January 02 2023

Amrita Mukherjee’s book reveals the secret diary of Calcutta’s iconic l...

Asoke Kumar Mukherjee was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Alipore Bar Association

By Information Desk

December 31 2022

100 years ago, someone thought of building an airport in Kolkata

The first flights landed in the city in 1924

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 31 2022

The Danes have left their architectural imprint on Serampore, the Hooghly t...

Serampore was known as ‘Frederiksnagar’, in honour of King Frederick V of Denmark

By Information Desk

December 30 2022

Saras Mela: Melting pot of artisans

Fairs are connecting links between rural artisans and urban buyers

By Suranjana Mitra

December 30 2022

Pele, the king of football is no more

Pele's Kolkata visit saved the maroon green brigade from losing the match

By Information Desk

December 29 2022

The only ‘Samovar’ Tea shop of Kolkata

Samovars are large metallic vessels used to boil and brew

By TTW

December 29 2022

Royal retreats, the heritage palace hotels of West Bengal

Kolkata has traditionally been known as a ‘City of Palaces’

By Information Desk

December 28 2022

What does GEN Y think about the traditional art of Pithe Making?

Pithe making had almost become a ritual to most Bengali households

By Information Desk

December 28 2022

Kolkata Street Music Festival celebrates the genius of street musicians and...

Street musicians and wandering performers are found all over Bengal

By Information Desk

December 27 2022

West Bengal's 'flower village' Khirai, helping garner alternative employmen...

Tracks of flowers of different hues will leave you mesmerised

By Aparupa Basu

December 27 2022

Steamships of British Bengal: symbolizing the progress of man and his maste...

In British minds steam became synonymous with civilization

By Information Desk

December 26 2022

Manzilat Fatima – Keeping authentic Royal Awadhi cuisine alive in Kolkata...

It was food that comforted Nawab Wajid Ali Shah

By Shuvra Dey

December 24 2022

A good role or stardom? KIFF asks the question

A star studded panel debated for and against

By Information Desk

December 24 2022

Christmas Festival 2022 kicks off amid fanfare

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the mega carnival yesterday

By Information Desk

December 23 2022

KIFF screens new docu honouring forgotten martyr of Murshidabad

Nalinikanta Bagchi is the subject of a film by Sumit Ghosh

By Sourav Mondal

December 23 2022

When two planets were engaged in a chat – why Tagore and Einstein never a...

Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein met a couple of times

By Saheli Mitra

December 22 2022

Alpana in a church for Christmas? Why not, if it is Kolkata?

A citizens’ initiative led by the indomitable Mudar Patherya

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 22 2022

House Number 13 on Cornwallis Street - a rich treasure trove of historical ...

Calcutta Training Academy functioned from this house between 1861-1890

By TTW

December 21 2022

Attacked in Pakistan, welcomed in Kolkata, Joyland makes history

Kolkata has proved yet again that art cannot have boundaries

By Suman Sadhu

December 21 2022

Mahila Art Studio at 32 Cornwallis Street, Calcutta, tells the story of wom...

Women of upper caste households in Bengal used to live in the andarmahal

By TTW

December 20 2022

The boy from Nadia who decides who is awarded the Nobel for Medicine

But here’s a lot more to Dr Asim K. Dutta Roy

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 20 2022

Gobardanga’s train platform number 3 ½ evokes memories from the past

Gobardanga is one of the oldest stations on the Sealdah-Bongaon section

By Information Desk

December 19 2022

Messi and Kolkata, a love affair that goes back over a decade

Lionel Messi played in Kolkata on Sep 2, 2011

By Information Desk

December 19 2022

Chakraberia – the Dihi that was older than Calcutta

Most of the colonial structures are missing along the Chakraberia Road now

By TTW

December 17 2022

December in Bengal is called Poush, a season of folk festivals and art

The idol of Tusu is immersed on the last day of Poush

By Information Desk

December 17 2022

Old Kolkata bhistiwalas make big screen debut, thanks to filmmaker Farha Kh...

The film is being screened at the Kolkata International Film Festival

By Suman Sadhu

December 16 2022

International Kolkata Art Festival celebrates Abanindranath Tagore’s 150t...

The Art festival has taken place in Indian Museum, Kolkata

By Information Desk

December 16 2022

A stroll along Maidan - 'the lungs of Kolkata'

A tale woven in fun and amazement

By Santanu Paul

December 15 2022

Kolkata International Film Festival celebrates Bachchan’s 80th in style

KIFF will screen eight of Bachchan’s most popular films

By Information Desk

December 15 2022

Remembering on her birth anniversary, Ma Sarada – goddess or a mere mothe...

Ma Sarada’s life story remained practically unknown

By Suranjana Mitra

December 14 2022

How the Kolkata Film Festival went ‘international’

KIFF was simply Kolkata Film Festival until 2001

By Sekhar Das

December 14 2022

Dakshin Kalikata Sevasram: Century-old home close to Netaji’s heart

Netaji in his letters mentions Dakshin Kalikata Sevasram

By TTW

December 13 2022

Bengal’s first-ever Santhali Book Fair in Jhargram turning heads

It aimed to revive a dying language by making it popular

By Information Desk

December 13 2022

Bengal’s mountaineers and their continued love affair with the peaks

Remembering the pioneers on International Mountain Day

By Information Desk

December 12 2022

Dhamsa – a sneak peek into tribal life, while in Kolkata

The restaurant has been given the shape of Dhamsa

By TTW

December 12 2022

Bengal's health related initiatives become a boon for it's people

Swasthya Sathi has modelled the health sector in a unique way

By Information Desk

December 10 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Chheley Kaar! The National Award winner ahead of its t...

The film was remade in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 09 2022

Will Joynagarer Moa become extinct soon due to a lack of raw materials?

The jaggery used in moa-making is best if it is poyra gur

By Information Desk

December 09 2022

Gone with the Wind’s heartthrob Vivien Leigh was born in Darjeeling!

Against a properly dramatic background, Vivien Mary Hartley was born

By Information Desk

December 08 2022

Walking down Apur Sansar Park; talking to architect Saibal Kar

Soumitra Chatterjee started his journey with ‘Apur Sansar’

By Suranjana Mitra

December 08 2022

A piece of Bengal in the core of Varanasi – Visiting the famous Bangali T...

This Bangali Tola is situated by the Dashashwamedh Ghat

By Suranjana Mitra

December 07 2022

Ballavpurer Roopkatha: Retelling a fairytale in celluloid

What is so special about this quirky horror comedy?

By Tangsu Karmakar

December 07 2022

Bengali scientists nail down antibiotic-resistant ‘Superbugs’

Seven scientists including three Bengali researchers identified the superbug

By Information Desk

December 06 2022

Breakfast at Trincas after 62 years!

Trincas catering a wholesome breakfast, keeping you energized for the day

By Saheli Mitra

December 06 2022

Rehab crucial for Parkinson’s patients, says Institute of Neurosciences K...

Parkinson’s Disease is a common neuro-degenerative disorder

By Information Desk

December 05 2022

In life and in death, how was Shri Aurobindo’s connect to his wife Mrinal...

Many often raised the question, why did Shri Aurobindo marry?

By Information Desk

December 05 2022

Max Mueller Bhavan celebrates its 65th year

Goethe Institute offers a large number of courses to suit every situation

By Suranjana Mitra

December 03 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Ganga, yet another ‘must watch’ that never got its...

This was only the second film for Rajen Tarafdar as director

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 03 2022

Khudiram’s love for revolvers as depicted by close aide Hemchandra Kanung...

Kanungo first met Khudiram on one of Medinipur’s quiet roads

By TTW

December 02 2022

Darjeeling Hills set to be the new ‘Saffron’ cultivation hub

Saffron has beome synonymous with luxury

By Information Desk

December 01 2022

When S.D. Burman was rejected because of his faulty pronunciation!

S.D. Burman was rejected by HMV

By TTW

December 01 2022

First 3D Planetarium of India coming up in Howrah this December

This planetarium will be a booster to stargazers

By Information Desk

November 30 2022

Can authorship be taught? Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob answers

The goal of ABSU is to increase the accessibility of Bangla literature

By Information Desk

November 30 2022

‘Nakshi Kantha’ – how Irene Begum pilots women empowerment

Irene was forced to discontinue studies due to poverty

By Information Desk

November 29 2022

Thakumar Jhuli – Bengal’s very own fairytales and the man behind them

Thakumar jhuli can any time beat Western fairytales

By Information Desk

November 28 2022

The Bengali scientist whose efforts pioneered India’s midday meal scheme

The genesis of his research lay in the Bengal famine

By Information Desk

November 28 2022

Chugging along Kolkata’s oldest railway track!

Railway operations commenced in West Bengal in 1915

By Information Desk

November 26 2022

Park Street bookstore promoting environment-friendliness

Earthcare Books focuses on books that cover ecological issues

By Information Desk

November 26 2022

Water Hyacinth – a simple aquatic beauty with a complicated back-story

Though it may seem like a simple water plant, water hyacinths once posed serious threat for the Bengal government. Here’s how.

By Information Desk

November 25 2022

Kolkata’s Pumpkin Shingaras invading the US snack market successfully

Pumpkin shingaras has casted spell in the US snack market and it has got its routes in Kolkata!

By Information Desk

November 25 2022

What made Australia call Tagore the ‘Prophet’?

Tagore was an Indian from a British colony to win the Nobel

By Information Desk

November 24 2022

Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob turns eight

The event is back in its offline avatar

By Information Desk

November 24 2022

This winter, go places you have never been before

Three easily accessible winter vacation destinations near Kolkata

By Information Desk

November 23 2022

Rare French photos of Calcutta on display at Indian Museum

The images are mostly reprints of originals from French museums

By Information Desk

November 23 2022

How was Kolkata’s famous Loreto House born?

It was founded in an era when women’s education was almost unheard of!

By TTW

November 22 2022

Tagore tried to save Bengal’s Shellac Doll Art

The demand for Shellac Dolls increases during the Rathayatra

By Information Desk

November 22 2022

Peeping into the life of Bonophool, the master story-teller

The master story-teller Bonophool and his hilarious idiosyncrasies

By Shuvra Dey

November 21 2022

Kolkata hosts fashion event that takes ability beyond disabilities

After Delhi and Bengaluru, this was the first time WWAD came to Kolkata

By Information Desk

November 21 2022

Two Kolkata women changing lives of the Dhapa rag-pickers

Girls and children from the rag-picking community of Dhapa are lately exposed to positive changes, thanks to these two women of Kolkata

By Shuvra Dey

November 19 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Stree, the film that brought Uttam-Soumitra together a...

The chemistry between the two men was near perfect

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 19 2022

Back when Rev. Lal Behari Dey’s novel won Darwin’s heart

Biologist Charles Darwin reached out to Lal Behari Dey after reading his novel

By TTW

November 18 2022

Women of Bankura and Jhargram show the way to Green bags

These bags are used extensively in Jhargram medical shops

By Information Desk

November 18 2022

Daruchitra – a long-forgotten wood engraving technique that was once stap...

From colossal lotuses to aquatic creepers – this wood engraving technique from ancient Bengal encompassed it all

By Raktim Mukhopadhyay

November 17 2022

Durga Puja art and its global possibilities, a discussion at Maya Art Space...

The post-Puja discussion is an annual feature

By Information Desk

November 17 2022

Bengal’s ‘Muluk Chalo’ stir was a harbinger of the trade union moveme...

‘Muluk Chalo’ or ‘Chargola Exodus’ created a huge political stir in 1921

By TTW

November 16 2022

The origin of Biryani – how a Mughal delicacy invaded Bengal

Bengali’s love biryani although it is not an indigenous dish

By Shuvra Dey

November 16 2022

Girindramohini Dasi – the feminist poet who was Tagore’s contemporary

Her poems were highly praised by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

By TTW

November 15 2022

Calcutta Club was formed by Indians to challenge the ‘European’ Bengal ...

How a challenge paved the path for a progressive Calcutta Club

By Information Desk

November 15 2022

Soumitro Chatterjee lives on: Exclusive interview with his daughter

Chatterjee was a prodigy and a legacy to be taken forward by the coming generations

By Suranjana Mitra

November 14 2022

On Children’s Day, a look at two men whose Bengali rhymes for children be...

In focus, Madan Mohan Tarkalankar and Jogindranath Sarkar

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 14 2022

Biresh Chandra Guha took India’s biochemistry research to new heights

He focused more on applying, than on just studying

By TTW

November 12 2022

Kolkata to host very special ramp walk at fashion show that breaks all barr...

WWAD is a social initiative for persons with disabilities 

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 12 2022

Chand Paul Ghat, where British Judges and dignitaries landed

The understated glory of Chand Paul Ghat

By TTW

November 11 2022

Bengali scientists discover shark fossil in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer becomes witness to the discovery of a Hybodont shark fossil

By Information Desk

November 11 2022

Bengal’s Haringhata meat to satiate foodies at FIFA World Cup, Qatar

Bengal’s own ‘Haringhata’ meat brand will be present at Qatar

By Information Desk

November 10 2022

Behala firm to equip Qatar FIFA World Cup power transformers

Proud moment for Bengal as Kolkata firm transformers reach Qatar

By Information Desk

November 10 2022

Bengali geologist unearths world’s largest uncut emerald

How a Durgapur resident made his way to Zambia

By Information Desk

November 09 2022

Jadavpur University scientists, part of ISRO’s Chandrayaan 3

Could Chandrayaan 3 keep up with the expectations?

By Information Desk

November 09 2022

RCTC: Horse Racer’s Paradise of the world

All you need to know about Royal Kolkata Turf Club

By TTW

November 08 2022

Rockstar in a Kanjeevaram, the enduring magic of Usha Uthup

The iconic playback and pop singer turned 74 this year

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 08 2022

Feathered friends are approaching Bengal this winter; are you ready to watc...

When and where to find the vast range of migratory birds that visit Bengal each winter? Here is the complete guide

By Information Desk

November 07 2022

Kolkata’s Grand Hotel was born from the ashes of a burnt theatre hall!

Before taking the shape of a luxurious hotel, Kolkata’s Grand Hotel was once a theatre hall

By TTW

November 05 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Madhumati, the film that nearly won Ritwik Ghatak a Fi...

Many Indian films, and even a few foreign ones, owe a debt to Madhumati

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 05 2022

How a Bengali couple’s utmost care helped Rahul Sheikh become the Bengal ...

Once the assistant of a mason, Rahul Sheikh was taken under wings by a Hindu couple who helped smoothen his journey towards success

By Sheikh Sahibul Haq

November 04 2022

An artist, a thinker, a loner - remembering Ritwik Ghatak on his birthday

A tribute to the maverick on his 97th birth anniversary

By Shoma A. Chatterji

November 04 2022

Black, White, and South: The many faces of Calcutta

How the early inhabitants of Kolkata divided the city

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 03 2022

Sri Aurobindo Pathamandir: a historical gem unknown by most

A quaint library located at the heart of Kolkata, a tour inside Sri Aurobindo Pathamandir can be a treat for the bookworms

By Suranjana Mitra

November 03 2022

Rani Rashmoni’s iconic Janbazar house finally acquires heritage status

The historically significant Janbazar house of Rani Rashmoni, which has been a witness of several important contemporary events, finally recognised as a heritage building

By Suranjana Mitra

November 02 2022

Incredible story of grit and courage: Football manager Rahul Sheikh creates...

The film-worthy life-story of football manager Rahul Sheikh who started his career as a masons’ assistant!

By Sheikh Sahibul Haq

November 02 2022

Railway coach at New Jalpaiguri gets an áppetizing’ makeover

A brand new initiative that helped turn an abandoned railway coach into a promising restaurant in New Jalpaiguri Station

By Information Desk

November 01 2022

Howrah Bridge, linking the past and present

Fascinating stories galore about the ancient bridge

By Information Desk

November 01 2022

Hawa, a Bangladeshi mystery-drama directed by Mejbaur Rahman

The movie based on the life of the fishermen

By Information Desk

October 31 2022

Ongoing Bangladesh Film Festival attracts Kolkata’s cine buffs in hordes

The initiative has been taken by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Bangladesh and it is managed by Bangladesh sub-high commission, Kolkata

By TTW

October 31 2022

WB government’s Lakshmir Bhandar Scheme bags prestigious SKOCH Award

Instituted in 2021, the scheme provides financial assistance to the women of deserving families of the state

By Information Desk

October 29 2022

Modern Masterpieces: 36 Chowringhee Lane, a debut worth remembering

A film in which one woman reaches out to another

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 29 2022

Tagore’s grandson Nitindranath and century old Visva-Bharati Publishing D...

The Visva-Bharati Publication (Visva Bharati Granthana Vibhaga) has completed its centenary year

By Angshuman Thakur

October 28 2022

Mahal Restaurant: Carrying a century-old illustrious legacy

Mahal Hotel and Restaurant is located at 6/3 Ramanath Majumdar Street, Kolkata 700009

By Aritra Dash

October 28 2022

Metamorphosis of Feluda: Did Ray wish to cast Amitabh Bachchan?

Feluda has enamoured readers and film lovers for more than half-a-century and continues to do so even now

By Information Desk

October 27 2022

Going on an authentic Parsi food trail in Kolkata

An Exclusive Interview with Supriya Mancherji

By Shuvra Dey

October 27 2022

Brikkho Foundation: Setting up Orphanage for Trees

Brikkho Foundation, under the aegis of Ghosh, is working to create an orphan home for trees

By Shuvra Dey

October 26 2022

Alipore Museum – Where History Stands Still

The Red Brick Wall of the Jail cum Museum has names of notable freedom fighters who were imprisoned here including Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose and many more

By Maniklal Ghosh

October 26 2022

Want to try out Rabdigram’s Rabdi this winter?

Depending on the traffic, it takes 1hour 50 minutes or so, to reach Rabdigram from Kolkata by car

By Sourav Das

October 25 2022

How a Christian donated land for the temple of Bhabatarini in Dakshineswar

The idea for the temple came to Rani Rashmoni in a dream

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 25 2022

What’s selling this Diwali?

Traditions have not been forgotten; they have just been modernised

By Suranjana Mitra

October 24 2022

Kali and Bengal’s legendary dacoits, an everlasting bond

Bengal’s dacoits are celebrated for their allegiance to Kali

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 24 2022

Are the Green Crackers really ‘Green’ this year?

This year, the Hon’ble High Court has sanctioned the use of only ‘Green fireworks’ complying with the 90 decibel (dB) noise

By Shuvra Dey

October 22 2022

Unique art of Bengal: Diwali Dolls

One of the most attractive Diwali doll made in Medinipur is a reproduction of Ravana

By Information Desk

October 22 2022

Architects Ayan Roy and Soumyadeep Das to design Bhutan's Paro Airport

The architects are both alumni of IIEST Shibpur, and co-founders of the architectural firm, VBRIDGE

By Information Desk

October 21 2022

How did Nirmalendu Chowdhury popularise Bangla folk songs

He made Bangla folk popular across the globe

By TTW

October 21 2022

The first Solar Dome of India comes up at Kolkata’s Eco Park

GB pays a visit to this site of scientific feat

By TTW

October 20 2022

The man who first played Othello on the Bengali stage

In 1848, Adhya made history at Sans Souci Theatre

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 20 2022

Celebrating Ayurveda Day

The story of a Bengali Ayurved who defied the British

By Debdutta Gupta

October 19 2022

Trincas Ming Room comes alive again

Trincas is one such legendary restaurant that has been in business for the past six decades

By Information Desk

October 19 2022

Slice of Baghdad still lives on, at Kolkata’s Jewish Girls’ School

An undying legacy of the Baghdadi Jewish community of India

By TTW

October 18 2022

Why did Visva Bharati Music Board give a fatwa against Debabrata Biswas

Remembering him on his death anniversary

By Information Desk

October 18 2022

Dilapidated Raipur Rajbari of Birbhum and illustrious Sinha family

The family is well known for Satyendra Prasanno Sinha who became the first Indian member of the British House of Lords

By TTW

October 17 2022

La’au, Kaninit, Nadakkavukaran, and other names that America has taught m...

Part eleven of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

October 15 2022

Modern Masterpiece: Titas Ekti Nodir Naam, the story of a river and a man w...

Titas Ekti Nodir Naam is a masterpiece because of its flaws

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 15 2022

Dr Shantanu Bhowmik transforms plastic wastes into utility products

Shantanu is not only a gifted scientist but he is also a painter amd an accomplished singer

By Information Desk

October 14 2022

Athlete Ila Mitra was tortured in jail instead of sprinting at 1940 Olympic...

The story of missed Olympian Ila Mitra’s struggle is one for the books indeed

By TTW

October 14 2022

Letter Boxes of Kolkata: An Enduring Love Story

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

By Shuvra Dey

October 13 2022

Bijoy Singha, the prince of Bengal who was once the ruler of Sri Lanka

How did a Bengali prince reach Srilanka?

By Information Desk

October 13 2022

Remembering poet Nishikanto Roychowdhury

Not only a poet but Roychowdhury was a lyricist as well

By Suranjana Mitra

October 12 2022

Did you know Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay was nominated for Nobel Prize?

According to nobelprize.org, Tarashankar had been nominated from India by author Krishna Kripalani, who was then the secretary of Sahitya Akademi

By Information Desk

October 12 2022

The first woman physicist to get a PhD from CU!

Dr Purnima Sinha and how she broke shackles of patriarchy

By Information Desk

October 11 2022

Patkheer: Deciphering lost recipes of Bengal

According to historical records, ‘patkheer' was a popular dessert of the people of Dhaka even during the Mughal era

By Information Desk

October 11 2022

Century old journey of Santiniketan’s Visva-Bharati Publishing Division

Rabindranath Tagore founded Visva-Bharati University on 18 September 1922

By Angshuman Thakur

October 10 2022

When my North Kolkata upbringing met America’s sexual liberation

Part ten of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

October 10 2022

King of Bengali Folk, Nirmalendu Chowdhury

Nirmalendu Chowdhury was given a hero’s welcome when he returned from Poland after mesmerizing the West with his songs

By TTW

October 09 2022

Is the traditional art of 'Lakshmi shara' vanishing?

A traditional practise that is endangered today is worshipping Maa Lakshmi on a shara

By Suranjana Mitra

October 08 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Basanta Bilap, creating magic out of everyday life

A film in which even the minor characters are unforgettable

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 07 2022

The fascinating story of the beginning of motoring in Calcutta

The pioneers of automobile manufacture towards the end of the 19th century were Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz

By Information Desk

October 06 2022

Raj Rajeshwari of Krishnanagar Rajbari

This puja was started by Maharaja Rudra Roy, the great grandfather of Krishna Chandra Roy

By Information Desk

October 04 2022

Villagers continue Rash Behari Ghosh’s Durga Puja at Burdwan’s Torkona

The puja that Rash Behari Ghosh initiated at his residence continues to be organized by residents of Torkona

By TTW

October 03 2022

Did the first Durga Puja of Indian subcontinent start in Tahirpur?

It is believed that grand celebration of Durga Puja first began in late 1500s

By Information Desk

October 02 2022

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

It was started by Ramanarayan Sen of Chinsurah

By Information Desk

October 01 2022

Durga worshipped as Pateshwari Devi at Burdwan Rajbari

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

By Information Desk

September 30 2022

Chopping of trees in Kolkata for pujo pandals and ad hoardings

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

By Saheli Mitra

September 30 2022

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

Veteran thespian Seema Mukhopadhyay will host two plays on Saptami

By Shuvra Dey

September 29 2022

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

Trade and commerce were intrinsic to the growth of Kolkata

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 29 2022

Nandotsav heralds Durga Puja at Baikunthapur Rajbari

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

By TTW

September 28 2022

Celebrating Durga Puja at Netaji's house in Kodalia

Maa Durga successfully becomes a metaphor for the modern women

By Information Desk

September 28 2022

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

Oiendrila spent over 264 hours creating the magnum opus

By Saheli Mitra

September 27 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

September 27 2022

When the Goddess comes to the forests of Sonajhuri

The tribal people are the lifeblood of this puja

By Shuvra Dey

September 26 2022

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

Part nine of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

September 26 2022

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

September 24 2022

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

An apparently simple narrative spiced up with delightful asides

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 24 2022

Shakespeare’s family members still lie in a Kolkata grave

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

By TTW

September 23 2022

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 23 2022

A Slice of Bengal in Europe

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

By Chaitali Sengupta

September 22 2022

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

Kapila Ashram, century-old sherbet joint of Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 22 2022

How does Nature play an important role in Durga Puja

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

By Diptarka Ghosh

September 21 2022

Hon’ble CM to inaugurate Alipore Jail Museum

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2022

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

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

By Kankana Mukherjee

September 20 2022

North Kolkata and B.K. Paul chemist shop

92B Sovabazar Street is an iconic address

By Maniklal Ghosh

September 19 2022

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

Part eight of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

September 19 2022

Book launch: 'Park Street Theke Phire Dekha'

Book launch at the Oxford Book Store

By Information Desk

September 17 2022

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

Tarashankar’s beloved novel was also a successful film

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 17 2022

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

Have mobile phones taken away the fun of kite flying?

By Shuvangi Dey

September 16 2022

Bengal learnt kite flying from Wajid Ali Shah!

Fly your kites high and remember the historical tale

By Shahanshah Mirza

September 16 2022

Country's first disc had an Armenian singer from Kolkata

Gauhar Jaan was an Armenian by birth

By Information Desk

September 15 2022

Charting a safe income for Tiger Widows of Sundarbans

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

By Shuvra Dey

September 15 2022

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

His last novel Shesh Proshno also celebrates women

By Information Desk

September 14 2022

How Kolkata-based spice business reached the European shores

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

By Information Desk

September 14 2022

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

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

By TTW

September 13 2022

The Darjeeling Mail was once run by bullocks

The Darjeeling Mail was run by bullocks!

By Bapi Ghosh

September 13 2022

Remembering silver screen’s Arati Bhattacharya

Arati faced the camera for the first time in 1971

By Information Desk

September 12 2022

When the twain met: Bibhutibhushan and Ray

What did Akira Kurosawa say about Pather Panchali?

By Information Desk

September 12 2022

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

A resident of Khardah, Arushi receives gold for Mathematics

By Information Desk

September 10 2022

Bengal’s Debankita ranks 22nd in NEET 2022

Who says Bengali medium can be detrimental to higher studies?

By Information Desk

September 09 2022

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

Utkarshe Aarohan is the voice for humble, small Pujas

By Information Desk

September 09 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

September 08 2022

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

He who wanted all Indian women to be literate

By Information Desk

September 08 2022

The Flag Man of Howrah

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

By Information Desk

September 07 2022

Bengalis and sweets go hand in hand

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

By Information Desk

September 06 2022

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

At 17, Aparup Roy is already a star scientist

By Information Desk

September 06 2022

Kolkata Port Trust revives memory of Goalanda Ghat through steamer rides

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

By TTW

September 05 2022

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

Part seven of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

September 05 2022

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

Loving and caring soul that is still alive

By Information Desk

September 03 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Dhanni Meye, the comedy that runs deep

An all-star cast boosts a strong plot

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 03 2022

Unreleased Uttam: The films that never made it

Why did these Uttam Kumar films never find release?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 02 2022

Bengal’s age-old sal leaf utensils

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

By Information Desk

September 02 2022

When the Goddess came to the streets of Kolkata

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

By Information Desk

September 01 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

September 01 2022

Lost Palace of Siraj-ud-Daulah

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

By TTW

August 31 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

August 31 2022

Kolkata and its first bus service

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

By TTW

August 30 2022

Indigenous paddy varieties by the women farmers of Bengal

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

By Information Desk

August 30 2022

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

Sen received the Padma Bhusan for public service in 2010

By Information Desk

August 30 2022

Radha Govinda Kar: Renaissance man of Betore

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

By Shuvra Dey

August 29 2022

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

Part six of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

August 29 2022

Virginia Woolf and her Bengal connect

Her ancestors were from erstwhile colonial Calcutta

By Information Desk

August 27 2022

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

The Sarail Hound was first bred by Mughal generals

By Information Desk

August 27 2022

Photographers Manoveena and Devalena, the magical duo

The sisters debuted as photographers between 1937 and 1940

By Information Desk

August 26 2022

Bhanu Bandyopadhyay, the ageless wonder

He was never just an actor

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 26 2022

Children’s playhouse in the lap of nature in Laxmikantapur

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

By Information Desk

August 25 2022

Tale of 'taal'

The transformation of palm fruit in Bengali kitchens

By Information Desk

August 25 2022

Bankim Ghosh, the Boxing Champion who turned an actor

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

By Information Desk

August 24 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

August 23 2022

How America deals with PNPC…or not!

Part five of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

August 22 2022

Tribute to ‘Badru’ of Maidan

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

By Information Desk

August 22 2022

Debabrata Biswas and his priceless voice

The man who brought a different meaning to Rabindrasangeet

By Information Desk

August 20 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

August 20 2022

Famous guitarist Denis Stern brings global music to Kolkata

Stern in a conversation with journalist Saheli Mitra

By Saheli Mitra

August 19 2022

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

The Tagore ladies were among the first to take to photography

By Information Desk

August 19 2022

On this Janmashtami, try out the Makhhan Samosa

On Lord Krishna's birthday, satisfy your appetite

By Information Desk

August 18 2022

The earthy and robust taste of Bengal’s favourite Kochu

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

By Information Desk

August 17 2022

Hatibagan, Kolkata’s ‘cinema para’

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

By Mouni Mondal

August 17 2022

Bengal's Tahrina Nasrin crosses the Strait of Gibraltar

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

By Information Desk

August 16 2022

Would all colour fade from life forever?

Part four of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

August 16 2022

Buried Dutch cemetery of Chinsurah

The Dutch cemetery has well planned narrow walkways around the graves

By Kankana Mukherjee

August 15 2022

Have you seen these patriotic Bengali films yet?

Our list of must-watch films

By Information Desk

August 15 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

August 14 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

August 13 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

August 13 2022

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

To fight influence of Christian missionaries and western education

By Information Desk

August 12 2022

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

Northern West Bengal is home to nearly 500 elephants

By Information Desk

August 12 2022

Durand Cup and Kolkata, a bond cemented by Mohammedan Sporting

The 2022 edition of the tournament begins on Aug 16

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 11 2022

Tracing the metamorphosis of Sri Aurobindo: A documentary from Bengal

This year marks the 15oth birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo

By Shuvra Dey

August 11 2022

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

Bengal’s village is an open canvas of artists

By Information Desk

August 10 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

August 10 2022

Bibha Chowdhury: A life spent in chasing cosmic rays

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

By Information Desk

August 09 2022

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

A profile of the channel's two best known faces

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 09 2022

WB Government to preserve classic Bengali film negatives

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

By Information Desk

August 08 2022

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 08 2022

Mericamaya Satkahan: Potato chips with rice, and other trials

Part three of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

August 06 2022

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

The first Japanese bomb fell on Dec 20, 1942

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 06 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

August 06 2022

Squash player Saurav Ghosal creates a history @CWG 2022

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

By Information Desk

August 05 2022

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

How Nemai Ghosh escorted Satyajit Ray to the Ghare Baire shoot

By Information Desk

August 05 2022

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

The KMC has identified 150 ‘extremely vulnerable’ buildings

By Information Desk

August 04 2022

North Kolkata and its Bangiya Sahitya Parishat

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

By Information Desk

August 04 2022

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

Remembering the gifted musician on his birth anniversary

By Information Desk

August 03 2022

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 03 2022

Lakshmi baskets of Bengal, sign of exquisite art

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

By TTW

August 02 2022

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

Bengal’s strongmen were celebrated in their time

By Information Desk

August 02 2022

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

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

By Mukut Tapadar

August 01 2022

Achinta Sheuli’s fairytale journey to Commonwealth gold

Howrah boy makes Commonwealth Games history

By Shuvra Dey

August 01 2022

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

Part two of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

July 31 2022

Emon Ekti Jhinuk Khunje Pelam Na…

Nirmala Mishra, the legendary Bengali singer is no more

By TTW

July 30 2022

Journals that pay tribute to daily life in Kolkata

Humour is never far from the life of the average Bengali

By Information Desk

July 30 2022

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

All three are octogenarian icons of Bengal art

By Information Desk

July 29 2022

Animal names, and the games we play

Traditional animal-themed games we love to play

By Information Desk

July 29 2022

The lost tigers of Buxa could be coming home

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

By Saheli Mitra

July 28 2022

Captain Suresh Biswas, the Bengali who became a Brazilian

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

By Information Desk

July 28 2022

How were Uttam and Suchitra on the sets?

Did their platonic love bloom?

By Suman Gupta

July 27 2022

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 26 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

July 26 2022

Novel 'Heritage Walk': Destination Serampore Henry Martin Pagoda

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

By Mukut Tapadar

July 25 2022

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

This year marks Uttam Kumar’s 42nd death anniversary

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 25 2022

Mericamaya Satkahan: Friendless in a distant land

A saga covering over three decades of the migrant experience

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

July 23 2022

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

Kumudini Homes is one of Kalimpong's oldest schools

By TTW

July 23 2022

How Labhpur influenced the writing spirit of Tarashankar

He who brought a slice of Rarh Bengal to life

By Shuvra Dey

July 22 2022

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

The Indian tricolour was adopted on this day in 1947

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 22 2022

GSI’s thrust to promote geo-tourism in India

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

By Information Desk

July 21 2022

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

One of Kolkata's oldest surviving homoeopathic institutions

By Maniklal Ghosh

July 21 2022

Nadia resident innovates Solar Bicycle

The average speed of the bicycle is 35 kilometers per hour

By Information Desk

July 20 2022

Desmond Doig, the man captivated by Calcutta

Last year marked Doig’s birth centenary

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 20 2022

WB Government to set up Khadi outlets at temple premises

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

By Information Desk

July 19 2022

The Dwijendralal we never knew

Looking back at a super achiever on his 160th birthday

By Information Desk

July 19 2022

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

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

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

July 18 2022

The roaring lions in our Nation Emblem

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

By Saheli Mitra

July 16 2022

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

Clay dolls of Krishnanagar date back to nearly 250 years ago

By Information Desk

July 16 2022

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

West Bengal Rifle Association says picture is improving

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 15 2022

Oncologists of SSKM perform first ever double mastectomy technique

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

By Information Desk

July 15 2022

100-year-old Deshbandhu Mistanna Bhandar downs shutters

Deshbandhu Mistanna Bhandar was established by Bibhutibhushan Chowdhury in 1921

By Information Desk

July 14 2022

Bengal’s Mehuli Ghosh wins Shooting World Champs

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

By Information Desk

July 14 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

July 13 2022

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

First Bengali film to get the honour

By TTW

July 13 2022

Remembering Chhabi Biwas on his birth anniversary

From Kabuliwala to Jalshaghar, the acting graph is stupendous!

By Information Desk

July 12 2022

Science City Kolkata @25

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

By Information Desk

July 12 2022

Raja's Farewell

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

By Information Desk

July 11 2022

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

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

By TTW

July 11 2022

Hidden tale of Metropolitan Building

Century old White way Laid law & Co.

By Debdutta Gupta

July 09 2022

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

The pioneers who paved the way for the big brands today

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 09 2022

The Ramcharit Manas manuscript that travelled from Mahisadal to Kolkata

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

By TTW

July 08 2022

Tale of the Padma bridge in Bangladesh

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

By Information Desk

July 07 2022

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 07 2022

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

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

By Saheli Mitra

July 06 2022

Bhutanghat, a paradise on earth

Bhutanghat is situated in the mountainous terrain along the river Raidak

By Information Desk

July 06 2022

Bolpur Railway Station to get a world-class facelift

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

By Information Desk

July 05 2022

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

India’s oldest High Court is a storehouse of memories

By Information Desk

July 05 2022

Bengal’s Sponge Wood Art and Malakar community

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

By TTW

July 04 2022

The day when Swami Vivekananda left us

What was Sister Nivedita's reaction at his funeral?

By Information Desk

July 04 2022

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

The filmmaker passed away in Kolkata of age-related ailments

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 02 2022

End of an era as Chacha’s Hotel downs shutters

The restaurant was set up by Gosaidas Patra in 1875

By Siman Roy

July 02 2022

Georgina Haque, the first female Bangladeshi drummer

Haque was inspired by the drummer late Sabbir Qadir

By Mouni Mondal

July 01 2022

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

The pilgrims were numerous, despite the hardships

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 01 2022

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

Poverty and personal tragedy could not stop him

By Indrajit Sen

June 30 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

June 29 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

June 29 2022

Tagore’s Gitanjali in Kurmali language

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

By Suman Sadhu

June 28 2022

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

The initiative is being launched with a series of three fairs

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 28 2022

Bengal Mango Utsav, celebrating mango happiness

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

By Maniklal Ghosh

June 27 2022

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

On RD Burman’s birth anniversary a GB exclusive

By Sivaji Chattopadhyay

June 27 2022

City hospital for reviving fountain pens to health

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

By Mouni Mondal

June 25 2022

North Dinajpur masks, the ongoing tradition

Diverse masks are made in different districts of West Bengal

By Information Desk

June 25 2022

‘Just Baked!’ Krishnadas Pal and his dreams

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

By Information Desk

June 24 2022

A Monsoon Date at Dacres Lane

Try out Apanjan's Khichuri or Chittoda's Ghugni

By Saheli Mitra

June 24 2022

How Tagore re-introduced Esraj, an Afghani musical instrument

Esraj, the dying instrument that needs to be revived

By Information Desk

June 23 2022

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

Great Eastern founder David Wilson was originally a baker

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 22 2022

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

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

By TTW

June 22 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

June 21 2022

Bob Dylan and Purna Das Baul, an immortal friendship

A tribute to Purna Das Baul on World Music Day

By Suman Sadhu

June 20 2022

Remembering Gour Kishore, the voice that knew no fear

This year marks the centenary of Gour Kishore Ghosh

By Information Desk

June 18 2022

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

Uday Deb creates Bengal themed comic art

By Information Desk

June 18 2022

Been to Kolkata's brand new Aircraft Museum yet?

This is only the second aircraft museum in India

By Maniklal Ghosh

June 17 2022

Grand ol’ Ambassador is to be back again

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

By TTW

June 17 2022

Nimtita Palace of Jalsaghar fame finally gets heritage tag

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

By TTW

June 16 2022

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 16 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

June 15 2022

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

Kolkata has prepared a detailed register of biodiversity

By Saheli Mitra

June 15 2022

Buddhadeb Dasgupta Memorial Trust remembers world renowned director

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

By TTW

June 14 2022

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

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

By Kankana Mukherjee

June 14 2022

Kolkata teenager’s short film clinches Dadasaheb Phalke Festival Award

An exclusive interview with Yubasana Kapas

By Shuvra Dey

June 13 2022

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

It is either a windy day or an umbrella day

By Information Desk

June 13 2022

Boro Ghori, the silent timekeeper of Howrah Station

Timekeeper since World War I

By Information Desk

June 11 2022

GPO, Kolkata's General Postal Museum

A four-room treasure trove

By Information Desk

June 11 2022

Mind matters: How Bengali cinema treats mental health

Has mental health received its due?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 10 2022

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

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

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 10 2022

Defaced but not defeated

Incredible story of an acid burn victim

By TTW

June 09 2022

Steve Banerjee, North America's best kept immigrant secret

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 09 2022

Nilima Ibrahim, a pioneer in women emancipation

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

By Shuvra Dey