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October 20 2021

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

Celebration of the refugee identity

By TTW

October 19 2021

Duelling, or how the British in Calcutta killed each other

The Calcutta Gazette would often furnish instances of duels

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 19 2021

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

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

By Saheli Mitra

October 18 2021

Giant Jilipis of Kenjakura

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

By Information Desk

October 18 2021

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

The Man who brought the Paanch Chala Durga to Bengal

By TTW

October 10 2021

Celebrating Durga, celebrating autumn

Autumnscape is all about the joy of being Bangali

By Information Desk

October 09 2021

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

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

By Shoma A. Chatterji

October 09 2021

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

This pujo, get your copy of this book

By TTW

October 08 2021

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

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

By Shuvangi Dey

October 08 2021

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

By 1840, ‘Pujor chanda’ had become a menace

By Information Desk

October 07 2021

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

Get to know of their unique Kalabou ritual

By Information Desk

October 07 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

October 06 2021

The house that celebrates Durga Puja with patriotic songs

Rare Puja rituals of Kolkata's Hathkhola Dutta Bari

By Information Desk

October 06 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

October 06 2021

Water ambulance service launched for residents of Sundarbans

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

By Information Desk

October 05 2021

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

Early Caclutta had a large floating population

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 05 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

October 05 2021

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

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

By Payel Samanta

October 04 2021

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

An international day of action for animal rights and welfare

By Information Desk

October 04 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

October 04 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

October 02 2021

Lost in obscurity, Calcutta’s oldest surviving temples

Our walk continues along the temple trail

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 02 2021

A century of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s magic

This year marks the onset of the filmmaker’s centenary

By Shoma A. Chatterji

October 02 2021

Hemanta Sengupta: The man who became Gandhi’s bodyguard

Mahatma Gandhi through the eyes of a young boy

By Payel Samanta

October 01 2021

Healthy Bhaka Pitha of North Bengal is a Rajbanshi delicacy

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

By TTW

October 01 2021

Jalpaiguri tops Bengal language list with a diversity of 98 dialects

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

By Information Desk

September 30 2021

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

The wealth came from trade with the British East India Company

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 30 2021

Where did Sri Ramkrishna come to meet his Daayar Sagar?

Iconic building still stands tall in Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 30 2021

Why Tollywood should be grateful to an American

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 29 2021

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

Trade and commerce were intrinsic to the growth of Kolkata

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 29 2021

Listen To Your Heart

World Heart Day

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

September 29 2021

Bengali scientists shine bright in India’s highest Science Award – Bhat...

Four from Bengal bag the Bhatnagar Award 2021

By Information Desk

September 28 2021

‘Tola, ‘Para’ and ‘Tala’: What Kolkata’s old place names tell u...

Two forces behind the growth of Calcutta were commerce and military might

By Information Desk

September 28 2021

Recalling Ajoy Home, the Birdman of Bengal

Famous ornithologist from Bengal

By TTW

September 28 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

September 27 2021

On World Tourism Day, the Bengali is travelling again!

How and why has Covid been unable to dampen spirits?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 27 2021

Rammohan Roy, a feminist ahead of his time

On his death anniversary

By Information Desk

September 26 2021

Story of the vanishing rivers – Saraswati and Adi Ganga of Bengal

GB Exclusive with National Awardee Teacher (2013), Swarnali Chattopadhyay, on the importance of conservation of rivers

By Shuvra Dey

September 25 2021

Old Calcutta’s temple trail, a cultural odyssey

Kolkata’s religious heritage and its origins

By Information Desk

September 25 2021

Sarat Bose, the older brother who stayed in the background

The eighth edition of ‘The Anita Dialogues’

By Information Desk

September 25 2021

'Why do we only hear the dhaak during Durga Puja?'

Inspired by tabla maestro Tanmoy Bose, Gokul Chandra Das is not merely bringing the dhaak into the musical mainstream, but inspiring others in turn

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 24 2021

Kalimpong’s bustling markets offer phumbi, churpi and many lesser-known p...

Kalimpong's colourful haats, or weekly bazaars, are well recognised for their distinctive culinary delicacies that can be stocked all over the year

By TTW

September 24 2021

Will SD and RD's home truly become a museum?

Kolkata Municipal Corporation has plans to buy the property

By Information Desk

September 24 2021

Bengal’s Alpona has its roots in Harappan Civilisation!

This art is thought to be 40,000 years old

By Information Desk

September 23 2021

Class VI student of East Midnapore builds a ‘Lightning resistant Umbrella...

The youngster's discovery has prompted him to enter a national competition, the theme of which is "Science for Sustainable Living 2021"

By TTW

September 23 2021

Kolkata Blue Plaque, a drive to make heritage part of daily life

The scheme is modelled on the London Blue Plaque

By Information Desk

September 23 2021

When Saree crossed borders and draped Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was fascinated by six yards of Bengali handloom and the stylish Parsi way of wearing it.

By Shuvra Dey

September 22 2021

West Bengal has successfully increased Rhino population in the wild

Rajendra Jakhar, Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF) Wildlife, North Bengal speaks to GB on World Rhino Day

By Shuvra Dey

September 22 2021

Kolkata safest city for elderly too

Data gathered from NCRB 2020 report

By Information Desk

September 21 2021

Youth from Canning makes a name with a first of its kind Coffee Documentary...

Pratik Dey Chowdhury met a variety of people, including café owners, coffee planters, roasters, and consumers, to learn about their perspectives on coffee

By Shuvra Dey

September 21 2021

Bengal’s unique Sheherwali Cuisine – the Royal Vegetarian delight of Mu...

One of Bengal's best kept secrets is the royal vegetarian cuisine of the affluent Jain families who migrated to Kolkata nearly 300 years ago

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

September 21 2021

Scientist from remote Sundarbans, Subhashish Natua honoured for COVID-19 va...

The exceptionally talented scientist from a remote village in the Sundarbans has made all Bengalis proud of his achievements

By TTW

September 20 2021

Babu Baisnab Charan Adhya, the Bengali who played Othello

In 1848, Adhya made history at Sans Souci Theatre

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 20 2021

‘Batasha’ making art is on the verge of extinction due to lack of entre...

This popular sweet, which is part and parcel of any religious ceremonies, is now facing stiff competition from the modern confectionaries

By Shuvra Dey

September 20 2021

Daily wage earner’s son from Bongaon becomes ‘Scorer’ at IPL: Meet Ta...

Tanay Panti is a professional electronic scoreboard monitor

By TTW

September 18 2021

Poison Info Centre of RG Kar gets a prestigious place in WHO list

Only Government Hospital in India to get this position

By Information Desk

September 18 2021

Darjeeling Zoo breeding programmes help in preserving Red Pandas

Exclusive GB interview with Saurabh Chowdhury, Secretary, West Bengal Zoo Authority

By Shuvra Dey

September 18 2021

After Pather Panchali, there is Talnabami

A little-known film captures the essence of Bibhutibhushan

By Shoma A. Chatterji

September 17 2021

Kolkata is Safest Metro to live in as per National Crime Records Bureau dat...

Data shows Kolkata has recorded the lowest rate of cognizable offences

By Information Desk

September 17 2021

How did Wajid Ali Shah bring his favourite sport Kite Flying to Kolkata?

Let the kites fly high today redefining your freedom

By Shahanshah Mirza

September 17 2021

Euro-style Vistadome trains usher in a big boost to North Bengal tourism

North Bengal’s 'Vistadome luxury train service' has become the talk of the town, with tourists comparing the experience to that of Swiss Euro Rail

By Information Desk

September 16 2021

Kolkata has the oldest Dhobi Khana of India

When and why did the British start it?

By Arpita Chanda

September 16 2021

Tea stall that perennially shares food with penniless nomads: Meet the Karm...

The Karmakars have been feeding poor people every day with a missionary zeal

By Information Desk

September 16 2021

Shiksha Ratna for Canning’s Nitai Mali – the teacher who fights for tri...

This year, he has received the Shiksha Ratna Award 2021

By TTW

September 15 2021

The drinking houses of old Calcutta, and a Bengali who dared step in

Why we should know the name of Srikrishna Dutta

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 15 2021

Burdwan boy gets prestigious US scholarship for research on growing rice in...

Akash Dutta is preparing to travel to the US to conduct research on how to genetically modify plants to generate more sustainable species

By Information Desk

September 15 2021

A Heritage Medical Shop that supplied medicines to Rabindranath Tagore on h...

‘Mahatma & Co. Chemists and Druggists’, is a pharmacy with a long history and connection to Tagore's final days

By Shuvra Dey

September 14 2021

Kolkata breaks new ground, hosts India’s first solo AI art exhibition

The show is titled ‘EXO-Stential – AI Musings on the Posthuman’

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 14 2021

Tarashankar's iconic creation – Krishnendu-Rina Brown chemistry in Saptap...

The movie deviated from the original novel

By Shuvra Dey

September 14 2021

The Swiss woman who wrote the first Bengali novel

‘Phulmani o Karunar Biboron’ was published in 1852

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 13 2021

Minaret sculptors of Kanthalia in Murshidabad hold on to dying art

The potters of Kanthalia village are the exclusive minaret makers in the country

By Information Desk

September 13 2021

Bengal to get 13,000 crore investments in IT: GB exclusive interview with I...

Mr. Swarup Roy talks about the development of the IT industry in Bengal

By Shuvra Dey

September 13 2021

‘Pandu Rajar Dhipi’ – Bengal’s Chalcolithic site could be as old as...

An archaeological marvel signifying a rich heritage, it once ran parallel to the late Harappan era

By Information Desk

September 11 2021

Walking through the centre of Kolkata

Kolkata’s native aristocracy in focus

By Information Desk

September 11 2021

Malda district throws up Buddhist wonder – in Jagjivanpur

Excavation at Jagjivanpur opens up the archaeological splendor of Bengal

By TTW

September 11 2021

Theatre Man Kedarnath Dasgupta bridged India & UK through Oriental producti...

A ‘dreamer of peace’, he believed that art and literature could unify all humans

By Shuvra Dey

September 10 2021

Sukumar Ray and the magical world of Pagla Dashu

One of Bengal's most loveable young characters

By Shuvra Dey

September 10 2021

‘Truck Art’ to be used to ‘Save Tigers’ of Sundarbans: Famous Pakis...

The 'Truck Art' campaign by Joydip Kundu to promote tiger conservation in India will raise awareness among people

By TTW

September 09 2021

Where do the ‘ghosts’ of Garstin Place come from?

Garstin Place is one of Kolkata’s most famous ‘haunted’ locations

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 09 2021

Beliaghata Gandhi Bhavan: Epicentre of fight against communalism

The building that bears witness to a vital chapter of Indian history

By Information Desk

September 09 2021

Sculptor’s wonder: Creative ‘Bus House’ of Bolpur

Potter from Bengal creates a unique art form with commercial success too

By Information Desk

September 08 2021

Niranjan Agar: ‘King of Egg Devils’ from colonial Kolkata

The centuries old ‘Niranjan Agar' cabin in North Kolkata has a long and illustrious past

By Shuvra Dey

September 08 2021

GB Exclusive: Darjeeling Zoo set to be revamped on Prague Zoo model

An agreement (MoU) has been signed between the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) and Prague Zoo authorities

By Information Desk

September 08 2021

West Bengal is striding towards a literate society

Celebrating International Literacy Day

By TTW

September 07 2021

Sunil Ganguly, the modern voice of Bengal

Remembering the legend on his 88th birthday

By Information Desk

September 07 2021

Nabadwip Cuisine boasts of Lal Doi, one of the best curds of India

Kalipada Modak’s Chakku Doi is famous across the globe for its creamy texture and delicious taste

By TTW

September 07 2021

Olympia Sporting House -- Oldest Javelin shop of India still runs at Bowbaz...

This heritage sporting equipment shop has been manufacturing javelins for more than a century now.

By TTW

September 06 2021

Not just a theatre, but a way of life

Should the glory days be allowed to end?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

September 06 2021

Gomira Mask Makers of Dinajpur – Skilled Wood Workers

The wood-crafted Gomira masks represent the two forms of the divine dance- the Gomira and the RamVanvas

By Shuvra Dey

September 06 2021

Lozenge Mashi of Maidan – Jamuna Das and her love for soccer

A GB exclusive with Jamuna Das, a household name in the city’s footballing circles

By TTW

September 04 2021

A walk down Sealdah and Bowbazar, among the oldest areas of Kolkata

Sealdah was intrinsic to the growth of the city

By Information Desk

September 04 2021

Will single-screen halls become a slice of nostalgia?

Gone are the chips sellers and tea sellers, coffee, ice-cream and popcorn

By Shoma A. Chatterji

September 04 2021

Meet Raju Nepali, North Bengal and North East India’s anti-human traffick...

Nepali has been a beam of hope to many in terrible times as

By Shuvra Dey

September 03 2021

Saptapadi, not just a romantic masterpiece, but a message against hatred

Revisiting one of Uttam Kumar’s most memorable films

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 03 2021

Armenian Street: Tale of a Kolkata Street that preceded British by centurie...

The Street that represents one of Calcutta’s oldest trading community

By TTW

September 03 2021

Can Bengal grow chemical-free paddy?

A landmark initiative is on in the state to grow organic crops

By Dr. Anupam Paul

September 02 2021

Our Lady Queen of the Missions, 75 years of service

A school that goes way beyond education

By TTW

September 02 2021

Mujtaba Ali’s ‘Deshe Bideshe’ describes life in Kabul as never seen b...

Syed Mujtaba Ali spent a year-and-a-half teaching in Kabul from 1927 to 1929

By Shuvra Dey

September 02 2021

Bengal's Folk Rice: Conserving a Neglected Treasure

5000 varieties of rice and more

By Dr. Anupam Paul

September 01 2021

Kolkata girl offers first peek into Indus Valley language mystery

This could well be a revolutionary breakthrough

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 01 2021

National Handicraft Award for women mat makers of Medinipur

Both women are from Sabang in Paschim Medinipur

By Information Desk

September 01 2021

Gumghar Lane & Hospital – Where People were Quarantined in British Kolkat...

The famous hospital in central Kolkata is currently the centre for treating covid-19 patients

By Information Desk

August 31 2021

Go see a Kolkata ‘mess bari’ before it vanishes

Yet another way of life is on its way out in the city

By Information Desk

August 31 2021

A Stanford graduate had launched Margo soap a century ago as part of Swade...

Khagendra Das' answer to British supremacy in FMCG goods

By Information Desk

August 31 2021

Rituparno Ghosh special, Part I: 'His bottom line was, I want it done’

Composer-music director Prabuddha Banerjee in conversation about his memories of Rituparno Ghosh

By Information Desk

August 30 2021

How did Bengal’s only classical music gharana originate?

Tracing the rise and fall of Bishnupur Gharana

By Information Desk

August 30 2021

Buddhadeb Guha takes with him a nearly extinct world

Why we have lost more than just a writer

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 30 2021

Bankim Chandra described a different face of ‘Krishna’ in Krishnacharit...

Bengal worshipped the Lord with a difference!

By Information Desk

August 28 2021

Walking around the ‘native’ palaces of Kolkata

The ninth episode of our walk around Kolkata

By Information Desk

August 28 2021

Seven Bengali films make it to Melbourne 2021

Each film chosen presents a completely different genre

By Shoma A. Chatterji

August 28 2021

Hilarious letter of a thief to Shibram Chakraborty

On his death anniversary a GB tribute

By Information Desk

August 27 2021

What makes Pather Panchali a timeless chart topper?

The film released on this day in 1955

By Information Desk

August 27 2021

Bankura, a wildlife paradise apart from everything else

The next time you visit Bankura, take in some of its forests

By Information Desk

August 27 2021

Sib Chandra Nundy: The Telegraph Man of India

In 1883, Nundy was awarded with the title of Rai Bahadur

By Shuvra Dey

August 26 2021

Bhanu Bandyopadhyay, much more than an actor

Remembering the icon on his 102nd birthday

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 26 2021

Nona Ilish, the Ilish that we never talk about

One of the priciest fishes of Bangladesh

By TTW

August 26 2021

Two boys from Darjeeling put Bengal on the Racing Map of India

They are all set to represent Bengal at the upcoming Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship in Chennai

By TTW

August 25 2021

After almost 80 years, perhaps Netaji can finally rest in peace

Why is Netaji’s death still a mystery?

By Information Desk

August 25 2021

Transgenders and Gay feature in Kalighat Patachitra for the first time

Timeless art gets a twist from Uttam Chitrakar

By TTW

August 25 2021

‘Detectives of Supernatural,’ a Ghostbuster team joins hands with Kolka...

Exclusive Interview with ghost busters on the launch of ‘Rise above Fear’

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

August 24 2021

Kolkata Partition Museum prepares for virtual avatar

A virtual museum is scheduled for a 2022 opening

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 24 2021

Parimal Kanji – Kolkata’s green crusader and his cycling expedition acr...

Penniless yet young at heart, Kanji, in his mid-fifties, sets an example

By TTW

August 24 2021

Plot No 5 was Uttam Kumar’s Last Movie. Not Ogo Bodhu Sundori

Plot No. 5 was a hit in Bengal and it ran for as many as 10 weeks in Elite Cinema Hall

By Information Desk

August 23 2021

Best kept secret of Nawabi Bengal – Kohitoor

Exclusively created for the Nawab of Bengal, Kohitoor is one of India’s most expensive mangoes

By TTW

August 23 2021

Was Topsia named after local fish Topshe?

Famous for its tanneries, Topsia was once also a flourishing fishing ground

By TTW

August 21 2021

From kebabs to fruits, walking through the bazaars of old Kolkata

Musical instruments, wigs, hookahs, attar, take your pick

By Information Desk

August 21 2021

As Jhulan starts tomorrow, GB takes you to Jhulan Bari of Kolkata

200-year-old heritage house with a narrow hanging lane between two houses!

By Information Desk

August 21 2021

Bankura craftsman gets National Award for exclusive Conch Shell carving

An entire episode from the ancient Indian epic, ‘Mahabharata’ comes alive on the surface of a conch shell

By TTW

August 20 2021

In Kolkata’s 331st year, a look at its oldest road

The road supposedly took its name from a notorious robber

By Information Desk

August 20 2021

RYDE – ‘All Day Same Fare’ App Cab launched in Kolkata

Services will be available 24X7 and the fare will be the same throughout the day

By Information Desk

August 20 2021

Gold Mask for Durga Idol to spread Pandemic awareness

To raise public awareness, the Durga idol at Baguiati Pujo Club will be wearing a mask this year

By Information Desk

August 19 2021

Glowing brightly in the rich history of the delectable world of Sandesh: Gi...

Did you know Nakur tried his hand at wine Sandesh a century ago?

By Shuvra Dey

August 19 2021

As Kabul falls to Taliban, Afghans of Calcutta pray for their nation

A GB exclusive on the Kabuliwalas of Kolkata

By TTW

August 18 2021

Hauntings and history blend at Writers’ Building

Writers’ was once referred to as a mini-township

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 18 2021

Cultivation of superior quality Prawn with low Glycemic Index starts in We...

New Hatcheries in Haldia to bring huge profits

By Information Desk

August 18 2021

For the first time in the history of Durga Puja, women priestesses will con...

This year, Maa Durga will be invoked by mothers

By Information Desk

August 17 2021

Taki, the land of zamindars, has a diverse cultural legacy

Experience a relaxing weekend getaway at a Bagan Bari resort

By Information Desk

August 17 2021

Why could Bagha Jatin not be the father of our nation?

How Bagha Jatin almost pulled off an 1857 repeat

By Prithwindra Mukherjee

August 17 2021

‘Colours of Kolkata’ the new graffiti revolution launched by WBTC

‘Colours of Kolkata’ campaign starts from Park Circus and will cover most of the depots’ walls until Durga Puja

By Information Desk

August 16 2021

Bengali scientist invents unique biodegradable plastic that can even be eat...

A group of young scientists have created a plastic bag made of potato starch

By TTW

August 16 2021

Only Kolkata lines up for Books

Even in the midst of a pandemic, Bengal is experiencing long queues in front of bookstores, consisting mainly of young people

By TTW

August 16 2021

Ramakrishna Paramhansa – Man beyond Religion

A beacon of hope for contemporary world

By Anita Bose

August 15 2021

The Prophet of Indian Nationalism

Shri Aurobindo Ghosh’s 149th birth anniversary

By Information Desk

August 15 2021

Bagha Jatin, the freedom fighter who sought to capture Fort William

Thinking of the underrated revolutionary on Independence Day

By Prithwindra Mukherjee

August 14 2021

The ghats of Kolkata, a walk like no other

The seventh episode of our walk around Kolkata

By Information Desk

August 14 2021

‘I hope never to make a film like this again’

Tathagata Ghosh on his short film Dhulo

By Shoma A. Chatterji

August 14 2021

Kolkata Street with a Jewish Connect

The 350m long Ezra Street located in the heart of Kolkata is a testament of the city's vibrant Jewish history

By TTW

August 13 2021

Evolution of the Bengali chorchori

A time-saving Bengali recipe that used to feed joint families once upon a time

By Information Desk

August 13 2021

Coochbehar, the land of kings

Coochbehar is the only completely planned town in northern Bengal

By Information Desk

August 13 2021

Is Chowringhee older than Kolkata?

The first road of Calcutta where pavements were built to facilitate erection of gas lamps

By TTW

August 12 2021

Tree plantation drive for a greener Maidan

Kolkata has launched a tree plantation initiative in response to the devastation caused by numerous cyclones

By Information Desk

August 12 2021

Bengal’s MR Bangur given India’s Best District Hospital tag by Niti Aay...

During the COVID-19 2nd wave, it became the first government Covid facility to introduce virtual visiting hours for its patients

By Information Desk

August 12 2021

Bengal starts Tree Ambulance service

The Tree Ambulance, accompanied by plant experts, is ready to help increase Mother Nature's green cover

By Information Desk

August 11 2021

Season’s tallest Durga idol sets sail for USA

A 10-feet tall idol of Goddess Durga has been shipped to the United States

By Information Desk

August 11 2021

First robotic kidney transplant of Eastern India performed in Kolkata

Robot Assisted Kidney Transplantation (RAKT) is pushing the boundaries of robotic surgery

By Information Desk

August 11 2021

West Bengal kick starts CNG buses to reduce fare during diesel price rise

The dual fuel engine introduced by the State Transport Department of Bengal is both environmental friendly and economically viable

By Information Desk

August 10 2021

Four decades after death, India’s IVF baby pioneer gets state recognition...

Dr Subhash Mukhopadhyay was ostracized in his lifetime

By Information Desk

August 10 2021

West Bengal Government executes massive Mangrove Plantation in Sundarbans

South 24-Parganas district administration has finalized plans to plant 7.5 crores mangrove sapling

By Information Desk

August 10 2021

‘Shashi Kapoor Room’ opens to guests at Kolkata’s iconic Fairlawn Hot...

Kolkata was so close to the hearts of Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal, that they even spent their honeymoon at Fairlawn Hotel

By TTW

August 09 2021

Should Bengal’s Sarbhaja and Sarpuria join the GI tags club?

Applications pending for Tangail, Jamdani, Garad-Korial, Muslin, and Kalonuniya rice

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 09 2021

On DD Bangla's birthday, a chat with two very familiar faces

In DD Bangla’s 45th year, some of Bangla television’s best known faces re-visit the day it all began

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 09 2021

Foundation Day of Doordarshan Kolkata

Forgotten documentaries to be telecast on Doordarshan Kolkata

By TTW

August 07 2021

The day Rabindranath became immortal

Physical death probably came as a relief

By Mahua Dasgupta

August 07 2021

Kolkata gives Zoological Survey its first woman director

Dr Dhriti Banerjee is a Presidency alumnus

By Information Desk

August 06 2021

A city book shop selling books by kilos

You get brand new titles and old priceless books

By Information Desk

August 06 2021

West Bengal Government recieves multiple SKOCH Awards

West Bengal Government's hard work brings accolades with multiple SKOCH Awards

By Information Desk

August 06 2021

Remembering Kolkata's 'Japani' bombs on Hiroshima Day

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were part of the Allied plan to make Japan suffer for its attack on Allied territories in Asia

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 05 2021

Chandannagar Jagaddhatri Puja committees receive vaccine boost

The vaccination programme is being held at Rabindra Bhaban

By Information Desk

August 05 2021

Anshuman Thakur’s ‘Tree School’ of Murshidabad

A school for the Adivasi children

By Suman Sadhu

August 05 2021

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

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

By TTW

August 04 2021

‘Burdwan stew’ and ‘loll shraub’, what the sahibs of old Calcutta a...

An army of servants was a feature for more than a century

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 04 2021

Sromona Chakraborty on her ‘Bapi’ Kishore Kumar

Sromona and her family always shared a wonderful relationship with Kishore Kumar

By TTW

August 04 2021

‘Telebhaja’ for Re 1, Ghugni for Rs 2

A shop in Burdwan that caters to the poor

By Information Desk

August 03 2021

Palashi, the village that changed Indian history

Did you know that ‘Plassey’ is not in Murshidabad?

By Information Desk

August 03 2021

Documentary with strong Bengal connect wins Golden Eye at Cannes

Payal Kapadia’s first feature ‘A Night of Knowing Nothing’ bagged the prestigious Golden Eye Award for ‘Best Documentary’ at the Cannes Film Festival 2021

By Information Desk

August 03 2021

Naren Hansda – Pied Piper of Purulia

Hansda’s ‘Sidho Kanho Mission School’ is on a mission to educate Santhals and weed off superstitious beliefs.

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

August 02 2021

Dodo’r Dushtumir Class -- Virtual exploration outing for kids in Kolkata

The weekly class, hosted by Dodo himself with well-known mentors coming once a week, has already created quite a stir among both children and their parents

By Shuvra Dey

August 02 2021

‘Once Upon A Time in Calcutta’ gets selected at Venice Film Festival

National Award-winner Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s third feature, ‘Once Upon A Time In Calcutta,’ has been selected in the prestigious upcoming 78th Venice Film Festival

By Information Desk

August 02 2021

Graduate from Kolkata Medical College tops AIIMS entrance Exam

Another medical graduate from Malda, has ranked seventh in the same examination

By Information Desk

July 31 2021

On the waterfront: a walk along the Hooghly

The Hooghly made Calcutta attractive to European traders

By Information Desk

July 31 2021

Global recognition for Hrid Majharey, and our take on Shakespeare

Hrid Majharey was screened at the World Shakespeare Congress

By Shoma A. Chatterji

July 30 2021

‘Germany only helped India as much as it suited them’

Presenting the eighth edition of The Anita Dialogues

By Information Desk

July 30 2021

West Bengal Tourism Department and France join hands for Chandannagar reviv...

The French settlement in Chandannagar came up in 1692

By Information Desk

July 30 2021

Nazrul’s century-old ‘Bidrohi’ remains the voice of protest against i...

‘Bidrohi’ was first published in ‘Bijli’ and later in other periodicals

By Suman Sadhu

July 29 2021

Celebrating Coochbehar on Mohun Bagan Day! Why, though?

Mohun Bagan Day is celebrated on July 29

By Suman Sadhu

July 29 2021

International Tiger Day, and one man’s quest to photograph the beautiful ...

A four-decade career in chasing wildlife for 40 years

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 29 2021

Bengal’s ‘Arjun’ Atanu Das defeats 4-time Olympic medalist at Tokyo O...

Today, Das defeats 4-time Olympic medalist, Korea’s Jinhyek OH in a shoot-off

By TTW

July 28 2021

World War I, immortalised by Bengal’s soldiers

As a British colony, India was dragged into the war

By Information Desk

July 27 2021

Ilish recipes from Narayanganj and Barishal

This monsoon ride on a nostalgic high!

By Information Desk

July 27 2021

Tables turned: how an Indian bought the East India Company

Once responsible for furthering Britain's colonising dreams, the East India Company was dissolved in 1874. Or so we thought

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 27 2021

Girl students exceed boys in West Bengal

Only state in India where girl students are more than the boys

By TTW

July 26 2021

Kolkata’s first linguistic interpreter recruited by East India Company wa...

How Ratan Sarkar saved the day for Basaks and Seths

By Information Desk

July 26 2021

Umashankar Mandal- the 'Mangrove Man' of Sundarbans

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

July 25 2021

Remembering the doctor who created India's first and world's second test tu...

The first test tube baby of India, Durga was born under Dr Mukhopadhyay

By Information Desk

July 24 2021

Walk on for a perfect balance of religion and commerce

The fifth episode of our customised walk around old Kolkata

By Information Desk

July 24 2021

A spectacular comeback for Bengal's Sutirtha Mukherjee

Sutirtha Mukherjee won her debut match at the Tokyo Olympics, beating Sweden's Linda Bergström

By Information Desk

July 24 2021

Looking back at Goutam Ghose's iconic movie 'Paar'

On his birthday, GB pays tribute to director Ghose and his protest movies

By Information Desk

July 24 2021

The Uttam Kumar films we never saw

Uttam Kumar featured in several unreleased films

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 23 2021

How Labhpur influenced the writing spirit of Tarashankar Bandopadhyay

He who brought a slice of Rarh Bengal to life

By Shuvra Dey

July 23 2021

City’s beloved Prachi cinema beats pandemic blues with a new look

The ‘Prachi model’ could well become an example

By Information Desk

July 23 2021

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

Have you ever been to Pepper Pot near Prinsep Ghat?

By Information Desk

July 22 2021

Bhutanghat, paradise on earth

Bhutanghat is situated in the mountainous terrain along the river Raidak

By Information Desk

July 22 2021

The story of Bengal's all-time favourite snack

Modern techniques helped favourite chanachur Mukharochak's survival

By Indrajit Sen

July 22 2021

Can India please stop disrespecting its flag with a fake image?

On July 22, 1947, India officially adopted its national flag

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 21 2021

The Darjeeling Mail was run by bullocks!

During British era Darjeeling Mail had a bullock engine!

By Bapi Ghosh

July 21 2021

How a rural housewife ‘Alpona Mistri of Satkhira’ is helping preserve i...

Seed preservationist shows the way for sustainable organic farming

By Shuvra Dey

July 21 2021

The tales of Nakhoda Masjid

Tracing Cutchi Memon Muslims and how they landed in Bengal

By Arpita Chanda

July 20 2021

Mirik, the magic is just beginning

Mirik is surrounded by several well-known and picturesque tea estates

By Information Desk

July 20 2021

6B Raja Basanta Roy Road

The house where revolutionaries lived

By Saheli Mitra

July 20 2021

Dwijendralal Ray, the genius we forget to remember

Looking back at a super achiever on his 159th birthday

By Information Desk

July 19 2021

I was deeply impressed with Karan Johar: Tota Roychoudhury

An interview with Bengal’s fittest actor

By Shoma A. Chatterji

July 19 2021

Kolkata street where Rabindranath wrote Nirjhare Swapnobhanga

Sudder Street is a meeting place of multi-cultural people

By Information Desk

July 17 2021

The places of worship in old Calcutta, and what we learn from them

A walk around Canning Street and Brabourne Road

By Information Desk

July 17 2021

State launches low-cost IAS study centre to boost aspirants from Bengal

West Bengal was the state that produced the first Indian ICS

By TTW

July 17 2021

Plagiarized by Spielberg, Ray’s ‘The Alien’ failed to land in Bengal!...

Spielberg’s ‘E.T.’ would not have been possible without Satyajit Ray’s script for ‘The Alien’

By Information Desk

July 16 2021

Some terror, some history, the ghosts of Garden Reach

The ghosts that aren’t so frequently talked about

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 16 2021

Negative RTPCR or double vaccination must for tourists in WB

State government steps up drive against third wave

By Information Desk

July 16 2021

Potata vs All-Rounder- the new brand war on Bengal’s Snack turf

Pran Potata or ITC All Rounder?

By TTW

July 15 2021

Entrepreneur brings British Land Rovers home to Darjeeling

Dawa Tenzin offers a unique tour of the Queen of the Hills

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

July 15 2021

Where boats do not sail, but weave a thousand stories

GB visits 'Boat Museum' of Kolkata

By Information Desk

July 15 2021

Bengal’s Sulekha Ink and a story of resilience

Turn around story of India’s first Ink Business

By Indrajit Sen

July 14 2021

Environmental award for Kolkata CP Soumen Mitra

The commissioner is also a heritage conservationist

By Information Desk

July 14 2021

Subrata Mitra, the pioneer behind Ray, finally gets his due

He remains one of India’s best cinematographers

By Shoma A. Chatterji

July 14 2021

West Bengal generates environmental awareness by adopting endangered specie...

Bengal Government brings Mother Nature closer to common man

By Diptarka Ghosh

July 13 2021

Esplanade, the beating heart of old Calcutta

A walk around the old commercial hub

By Information Desk

July 13 2021

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

An undying legacy of the Baghdadi Jewish community of India

By TTW

July 13 2021

How Kolkata-based spice business reached European shores!

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

By Information Desk

July 12 2021

Rath Yatra, a global festival

The festival has long transcended geographical boundaries

By Information Desk

July 12 2021

Americans and racial divide on the streets of 1942 Calcutta

American soldiers landed in Calcutta during World War II

By TTW

July 12 2021

Tagore too had a biographer- Prabhatkumar Mukhopadhyay

Prabhatkumar founded the Rabindra Parichay Sabha

By Mahua Dasgupta

July 10 2021

Chamurchi, home of the musical cave

Described as the Gateway to Bhutan, Chamurchi is filled with awe-inspiring biodiversity

By Information Desk

July 10 2021

WHY ARE BENGALI ACTORS RUSHING TO BOLLYWOOD?

Every creative artist, consciously or subconsciously, dreams of going beyond borders

By Shoma A. Chatterji

July 10 2021

Hilsa is not just for taste, but also for health benefits!

The health benefits of this fish surpasses many super foods

By Shuvra Dey

July 09 2021

Rath Yatra or not, Lord Jagannath of Mahesh is a miracle

This year marks the 625th anniversary of the Mahesh Rath Yatra

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 09 2021

Posto’s journey from Chinese opium farms to Bengal’s kitchens

Rolf Bauer, Professor of Economic and Social History at University of Vienna, wrote an exhaustive history of the opium trade in India

By Shuvra Dey

July 09 2021

Is Kolkata’s Yellow Taxi losing the battle with the App Cabs?

The Iconic yellow ambassador taxis are slowly vanishing from the city

By TTW

July 08 2021

Why we remember Franz Kafka on Safe Drive Save Life Day

The Safe Drive Save Life campaign was launched in 2016

By Suvashish Moitra

July 08 2021

Modhu Bose, the man who brought ‘Parallel Cinema’ to India

Bose, at times known as the Renaissance Man of Indian cinema

By TTW

July 08 2021

The ‘Maharaja’ of Indian cricket – Sourav Ganguly

Dada’s Dadagiri on and off field has always attracted all

By Information Desk

July 07 2021

Swami Vivekananda’s love for Khichuri and his special recipe

The term khichuri (khicṛī) is derived from the Sanskrit khiccā, a dish of rice and legumes

By Information Desk

July 07 2021

The quiet passing of Bengal’s double Olympic gold medallist

Keshav Chandra Dutt has left us far more quietly than he should have

By Information Desk

July 07 2021

Legends Never Die! Dilip Kumar’s love for Bengal and his presence in Beng...

Dilip Kumar was always a huge fan of Uttam Kumar's captivating screen presence

By TTW

July 06 2021

Hon’ble CM launches drive to place Bengal on global tourism map

Tourism Minister Indranil Sen embarks on implementation tour

By Information Desk

July 06 2021

WHO concurs potency of Bengal’s sesame seeds in fighting Covid-19

Two Bengali scientists prove potency of Til

By Information Desk

July 06 2021

Kolkata’s Arushi Pant receives this year’s prestigious Diana Award

Since the age of 10, Pant worked on a child protection project in the rural districts of West Bengal

By Information Desk

July 05 2021

Alipore, the posh Kolkata locality named after a ‘traitor’

A curious bit of history unknown to most modern Kolkatans

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 05 2021

Village Kirtaniya from Mangalkot takes Bengal’s Sreekhol online to overse...

Bengal’s khol goes to the West through online lessons

By Shuvra Dey

July 03 2021

Kurseong in the rains, an experience not to be missed

Kurseong was beloved of Netaji Subhas Bose and his family

By Information Desk

July 03 2021

Dokra handicraft, a thing of ancient beauty

The Bengal Store’s Dokra pieces retain all their original beauty

By Information Desk

July 03 2021

Octogenarian village chef Pushparani Sarkar turns Youtube Sensation

Pushparani’s channel Villfood, now boasts of 1.47 million subscribers

By Information Desk

July 02 2021

Remembering the mystic music of Bhaba Pagla

In celebration of Bhaba Pagla’s deeply philosophical spirit

By Information Desk

July 02 2021

From Jhargram to Tokyo Olympics! Pranati Nayak, India’s lone gymnast from...

Pranati Nayak is the only other female gymnast from India to qualify for the Olympics after Dipa Karmakar

By Information Desk

July 02 2021

Outstanding International Award for SSKM’s Dr. Sujoy Ghosh

Kolkata Doctor draws international accolade

By Shuvra Dey

July 01 2021

Why is a doctor who dies of Covid not a martyr?

On Doctor’s Day, that is the question to ask

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 01 2021

State launches student credit card, following Mamata’s election promise

The scheme offers loans to students in Class 10 and above

By Information Desk

July 01 2021

Bengal launches new mobile app to control Dengue and Malaria

‘Protirodh App’, a beacon of hope for victims of vector-borne diseases

By TTW

June 30 2021

Take Bengal’s Mango Tourism trail to see how much you don’t know

West Bengal still grows over 150 varieties of mangoes

By Information Desk

June 30 2021

The many good things about pure ghee

While artificial ghee can poison your system, natural ghee does the opposite

By Information Desk

June 30 2021

The 'essence' of purity and tradition

Indigenous paddy varieties from Bengal

By Dr. Anupam Paul

June 29 2021

Michael Madhusudan, the genius who lost his way

Remembering one of Bengal’s greatest literary figures

By Information Desk

June 29 2021

Jhandi, a perfect weekend getaway in the rains

Calling nature lovers and adventure tourists

By Information Desk

June 29 2021

“It’s late in God’s house, but it’s not dark’ proves Malda’s vi...

Bhagaban Mali has been felicitated by the Community Policing Wing

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

June 28 2021

From Tublu to Pancham, the Calcutta years of R.D. Burman

RDB would have turned 83 this year

By Information Desk

June 28 2021

West Bengal Government launches Lakshmi Bhandar scheme to help poor familie...

The scheme will provide financial aid to women heads of families

By Information Desk

June 28 2021

From Baans to Bottle Taranga, Somnath Bandopadhyay creates musical instrume...

Bandyopadhyay’s miniature replicas of musical instruments are an instant eye-catcher

By Shuvra Dey

June 27 2021

When Pancham da called Sivaji Chattopadhyay for 1942: A Love Story

On RD Burman’s birth anniversary a GB exclusive

By Sivaji Chattopadhyay

June 26 2021

A little bit of BBD Bag, a whole lot of Calcutta

Yet more vignettes of Kolkata’s heritage on our weekly walk

By Information Desk

June 26 2021

Mithun at 71, the man behind the politics

Over nearly four decades, Mithun has broken every rule in the Bollywood book

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 26 2021

Rare ghost fungus spotted in Bengal

Farmer Bhairab Saini saw them in his village in Bankura

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

June 25 2021

Organisers, priests, idol makers to get vaccines before Pujas in Howrah

Howrah health administration has set a target of 20,000 vaccinations daily

By Information Desk

June 25 2021

When Satyajit Ray breaches the domain of Netflix!

Anthology ‘Ray’ starts today

By TTW

June 24 2021

Royal retreats, the heritage palace hotels of Bengal

The ‘Rajbari Hotel’ phenomenon has rapidly gained ground in West Bengal

By Information Desk

June 24 2021

Bengal and its ITIs top India’s skill development charts

The state currently has 272 ITIs, 153 polytechnics, and 21 pharmacy institutes

By Information Desk

June 24 2021

Kakali Ghosh, the messiah policewoman from Baruipur

Ghosh looks after Anti-Human Trafficking Unit in her sub-division

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

June 23 2021

A lifetime in 11 years, the Netaji-Emilie saga

The June edition of ‘The Anita Dialogues’ marks the first time Emilie met Subhas

By Information Desk

June 23 2021

KMC starts first COVID safe home for children in Kolkata

Preparation for 3rd COVID wave in full swing

By Information Desk

June 23 2021

‘Duare Vaccine’ in remote Alipurduar villages

Health workers go all out in their effort to make vaccination drive a success

By TTW

June 22 2021

Duarsini, a paradise in Purulia

The lovely little village is a perfect weekend getaway

By Information Desk

June 22 2021

The Hidden tale of Metropolitan Building

Century old White way Laid law & Co.

By Debdutta Gupta

June 22 2021

West Bengal Government to recruit 32,000 teachers this year

State Government to carry out recruitment process in the education sector

By Information Desk

June 21 2021

Jagannath Sadak, the ancient path to divinity

Once the only route from Calcutta to Puri, Jagannath Sadak is an integral part of Bengal and Odisha

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 21 2021

Bob Dylan and Bengal’s favourite Baul, an immortal friendship

A tribute to Purna Das Baul on World Music Day

By Suman Sadhu

June 21 2021

Chandannagar Assembly Constituency shows the way with 'Duare Vaccine'

Most elderly residents of the town have been covered by the programme

By Information Desk

June 19 2021

Enjoy the lockdown with your very own customised Kolkata Walk

Take small steps towards a post-Covid world

By Information Desk

June 19 2021

'Nilkantha Pakhir Khonje' and the circle of life

Atin Bandyopadhyay's masterpiece is like a slow moving stream

By Baishali Mukherjee

June 19 2021

The Greco-Roman lion taps are still found on the streets of Kolkata

Lion taps were installed by British Royal Water Supply

By Debdutta Gupta

June 18 2021

Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting, joint creators of Durand history

Kolkata’s Durand connection began with Mohun Bagan 1oo years ago

By Information Desk

June 18 2021

CM launches second phase of ‘Krishak Bandhu’, to benefit 60 lakh farmer...

The scheme also makes provisions for agricultural labourers and sharecroppers

By Information Desk

June 18 2021

Famous Field Recordist Deben Bhattacharya who made Music on desert roads

Meet the Bengali who introduced Bengal’s traditional folk music to the world arena

By Information Desk

June 17 2021

Baranti, the dream eco-tourism destination

Baranti is a small tribal village in Raghunathpur subdivision of Purulia district

By Information Desk

June 17 2021

Dhrupad maestro Bahadur Khan popularized the Bishnupur Gharana

Was Bahadur Khan honoured by king of Bishnupur?

By Information Desk

June 17 2021

Should Mt. Everest be named Sikdar Parvat after Radhanath Sikdar?

The mathematician from Bengal who measured the height of Mount Everest

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

June 16 2021

'Mera Har Din Keo Karpin!' How a Bengali brand survived more than a century...

B.N Dey thought of 'Make in India' 110 years before Modi

By Indrajit Sen

June 16 2021

Calcutta Police trumped Scotland Yard with world's first fingerprint bureau...

A British Inspector General and two Bengali sub-inspectors will forever be remembered as the pioneers who established fingerprinting as a science

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 16 2021

Hemanta-Uttam, a bond that bent, but never broke

Inseparable on the silver screen, the two were fast friends in real life too

By Information Desk

June 15 2021

First rail link between Bengal and Sikkim promises boost for tourism

The Sevoke-Rangpo Rail Project was proposed when Mamata Banerjee was Railway Minister

By Information Desk

June 15 2021

Bengal shows caste and gender equality by choosing Adivasi women in State C...

Tribal women are leading the way in politics as Bengal appoints three Adivasi women to its cabinet

By Suman Sadhu

June 15 2021

Did Tagore compose Jana Gana Mana in praise of King George V?

Well, the answer is NO and was clarified by the poet himself in a letter written in 1937

By Information Desk

June 14 2021

Are we appreciating the way our children have coped with Covid?

Our children are in a situation for which nothing has prepared them

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 14 2021

Potoler Dolma – from the shores of Mediterranean to Bay of Bengal

A delicacy that traversed the sea route to reach the ports of Bengal

By TTW

June 14 2021

Khejuri Post Office – India’s first post office

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

By Information Desk

June 13 2021

Barrackpore, the ancient town the British 'adopted'

Long before it became India's first British cantonment, Barrackpore was an ancient settlement

By Information Desk

June 12 2021

Who is a prostitute, asks Pramita Bhowmik’s short film

Not many films deal with the sex worker vs housewife dynamic

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 12 2021

Dr. Ramendra Lal Mukherjee invents pocket ventilator as a safe alternative ...

This inexpensive ventilator can provide instant support to patients with breathing trouble

By Information Desk

June 12 2021

Soccer sensation Subho Pal from Salkia signed by FC Bayern Munich U-19 team...

Seventeen-year-old Subho Pal is all set to fulfill his dream

By TTW

June 11 2021

Trinamool Congress, a baptism by youth

The jibes against him from the country’s two most important men have created a national identity for Abhishek Banerjee

By Suvashish Moitra

June 11 2021

Remember the Rum Ball of Jalajog? Or was it Flurys?

Ranjini Guha, a food blogger from Kolkata, shares her love for Rum Balls and her easy recipe for homemade ones

By Ranjini Guha

June 10 2021

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 2021

Darjeeling on foot, an experience not to be missed

Experience Darjeeling from a different perspective with a heritage walk

By Information Desk

June 10 2021

Basak’s Poor Pharmacy – Colonial Kolkata’s first charitable pharmacy

The pharmacy of Kolkata that provided a ray of hope to the downtrodden during the British Raj

By TTW

June 09 2021

When Tagore fell victim to ‘fake news’

How Tagore and Grand Hotel were at the center of chaos

By Debdutta Gupta

June 09 2021

Mrityunjay Ghosh & Sons- for the connoisseurs of Kochuri in Kolkata

Kolkata’s heritage street food shop and its lip smacking Kochuris

By Shuvra Dey

June 09 2021

West Bengal Government drafts a 120-crore plan to save the East Kolkata Wet...

The plan has been drafted with the help of experts which shall be implemented in the next five years

By Information Desk

June 08 2021

The man who gave India its first map, and named Meghalaya

In memory of pioneering Bengali geographer S.P. Chatterjee

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 08 2021

Kolkata boy Rishav Ghosh receives prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award

Rishav receives the award for the Best Director in ‘Student Category’

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

June 08 2021

Abdul Ahad –Rabindrasangeet exponent who directed even Pankaj Mallick and...

The Bangladeshi musical talent who helped Rabindrasangeet gain fame among the masses

By TTW

June 07 2021

Pleasure of a Kolkata Summer – Phalsa on the Rocks

Food blogger ‘Ranjini Guha’ shares her favourite Phalsa cocktail recipe with GB

By Ranjini Guha

June 07 2021

State tourism department begins India’s first vaccination drive for indus...

A total of 6 lakh vaccine recipients have been targeted

By Information Desk

June 05 2021

This monsoon, put Hilsa Tourism on the map!

Drive down to a hilsa hotspot and take your pick of fresh catch

By Information Desk

June 05 2021

Turn your terrace into a herb garden, the Coochbehar way

On World Environment Day, 100 terraces become herb gardens

By Suman Sadhu

June 05 2021

Subhajit Mukherjee leads “Mission Green”- India’s mango seed plantati...

Recognized as ‘Innovator of the Year 2019’, Mukherjee’s initiatives have been praised by the Prime Minister of our country

By TTW

June 05 2021

Sundarbans ecosystem restoration on World Environment Day

Seasonal cyclones are posing a major threat to the largest riverine delta of the world

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

June 04 2021

As Bengal’s Covid figures markedly improve, will life crawl back to norma...

The latest government guidelines offer partial lockdown relaxations

By Information Desk

June 04 2021

How Bengal’s famous mangoes find their way into sweets

Mango Mania hits the sweet shops of Bengal

By Information Desk

June 03 2021

Meet Ujjal Pal-- the man from Siuri who cycled to the top of Chander Pahar

Real life Shankar of Chander Pahar back in action?

By Information Desk

June 03 2021

Kolkata and its romantic cycle days

On World Cycle Day, GB brings a different story

By Information Desk

June 02 2021

June, the month of the ‘Black Hole tragedy’

Where Kolkata’s GPO stands today was where the Black Hole allegedly once stood

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 02 2021

Mojilpur clay dolls, endangered examples of an ancient Bengali craft

Mojilpur clay dolls differ from fired-clay dolls made in other parts of Bengal

By Information Desk

June 02 2021

How Rabindranath Tagore comes to our rescue in these trying times of bereav...

How the great poet coped with the loss of his loved ones with poems and songs

By Shuvra Dey

June 01 2021

How a transport strike changed Calcutta’s traffic for good

In 1827, Calcutta saw what was probably India’s first transport strike

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 01 2021

Succulent Sandesh and 200-year-old heritage ‘Makhan Lal Sandesh’

This 200-year- old sweet shop is a go-to destination for all the connoisseurs of sweets

By Information Desk

June 01 2021

Chhota Bristol or Shaw Brothers – Kolkata’s oldest bar and how it still...

Filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak was often found here at a table, indulging in heated arguments with his friends

By TTW

May 31 2021

‘TNG Sir’, the Narayan Ganguly we know so little about

Last year marked the 50th death anniversary of the literary icon

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 30 2021

What did Rituparno Ghosh have to say about Death?

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

By Information Desk

May 29 2021

Rammohan remembered: Sati and Antarjali Jatra

How an ancient social evil found expression in cinema

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 29 2021

The man who made Mount Everest famous

Renowned mountaineer Debashis Biswas on why it is important to remember Tenzing Norgay

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 29 2021

Messiah of the poor-- Meet Dr. Swapan Roy of Siliguri

Dr Roy conducts free health camp weekly at the hospital at Dooars

By Bapi Ghosh

May 28 2021

Bhola, the cyclone that gave birth to a nation

The Bhola cyclones remains one of the world’s worst natural disasters

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 28 2021

The British beautified Kolkata with shady avenues. How?

Celebrated art historian Rathin Mitra speaks on Dalhousie Institute

By Information Desk

May 28 2021

Kolkata startup develops mobile app to monitor oxygen saturation and pulse ...

This app uses the rear camera and flashlight to give accurate SpO2 & pulse readings

By Information Desk

May 27 2021

Rabi babu and Subhas, a bond that endured

The political views of the two men were often at odds

By Information Desk

May 27 2021

Bengali scientist creates long-lasting disinfectant to ward off COVID-19

DuroKea sanitizer provides prolonged protection against a wide range of germs including COVID-19 virus

By Information Desk

May 27 2021

Mahalis of Birbhum – the tribe that weaves bamboo wonders

Artisans and craftsmen of Bengal excelling in bamboo craft

By Sourbav Nandi

May 26 2021

Chitre monastery, the place to be on Buddha Purnima

Chitre is a beautiful mountain village in North Bengal

By Information Desk

May 26 2021

Bengal’s ‘Machher Jhol’ travels all the way to Masterchef Australia

Kishwar Chowdhury’s ‘Machher Jhol’ wins the hearts of the judges at Masterchef Australia

By TTW

May 26 2021

Kolkata boy Pubarun Basu wins Youth Photographer of the Year 2021 at the So...

Pubarun is the first Indian, in the 14-year-old history of the Sony World Photography Awards, to become the winner

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

May 25 2021

Rash Behari Bose made Bengal’s Murgir Jhol famous in Tokyo

Bengali freedom fighter introduced this delicacy in Japan

By Indrajit Sen

May 25 2021

Amphan, Yaas prove how global warming is changing cyclones

Why are tropical cyclones becoming so frequent, and so intense?

By Information Desk

May 25 2021

Love never dies! Nazrul's famous love letter to his lady love on his birth ...

The letter that harbours emotions hitherto unknown

By Information Desk

May 25 2021

What did democracy mean to Ramkinkar Baij?

GB tribute on his birthday

By Information Desk

May 24 2021

Bengal was once upon a time ruled by African Kings!

Story of the Habshi Sultans of Bengal

By Information Desk

May 24 2021

Kabiraj Ganga defied the British by popularising Ayurveda

Ramakrishna Paramhansa described him as a doctor with a Midas touch

By Debdutta Gupta

May 22 2021

RKM teacher and scientist Swapan Ghosh invents plastic degrading microbes

The most startling of his inventions is the permanent and radical solution to the menace of plastic waste

By TTW

May 21 2021

The Manik who never made it big on the big screen

This year marks the 113th birth anniversary of Manik Bandyopadhyay

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 21 2021

Cancer and anti-inflammatory medicines from Marigold petals!

Scientist Suhrita Charabarty generates income for marginalized farmers

By Shuvra Dey

May 21 2021

L.Madeira, a 200-year-old mortuary of Kolkata

Who could run away from the clutches of the inevitable reality of life!

By Information Desk

May 20 2021

'Khoka’ then and now, Kolkata’s notorious Pagla Murder Case

What if the Khoka of celluloid were to have a real-life counterpart?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 20 2021

Andrew Yule and his love for Bengal’s Golden Fibre

How Andrew Yule amassed huge wealth by trading in jute!

By Indranil Halder

May 19 2021

How a century-old pandemic boosted India’s fight for freedom

How did India’s British administration deal with the Spanish flu pandemic?

By TTW

May 19 2021

Why was Manik Bandopadhyay’s writings influenced by Marxism?

Bandopadhyay’s writings dealt with the wretchedness of existence in the context of rural Bengal

By Information Desk

May 19 2021

Why was Sambhu Mitra a living legend of Bengali Theatre?

Biplab Dasgupta remembers him on his Death Anniversary

By Biplab Dasgupta

May 18 2021

Fani, Amphan, Taukte, now Yaas? How cyclones are named

Will Yaas become another Amphan?

By Information Desk

May 18 2021

Meet Dr. Swapan Jana, JU alumnus and Director, R&D, Serum Institute

Learn how he steered the COVISHIELD manufacture

By Shuvra Dey

May 18 2021

Gifted Artist Anirban Mishra’s colourful world of Pens and Ink

Misra’s traditional hand-made pens are a hit among the masses

By Information Desk

May 17 2021

Raw honey from the Sundarbans, and the story behind it

The raw honey that comes to us directly from beehives in the Sundarbans tells a tale of hardship and courage

By Information Desk

May 17 2021

Sangay Sherpa puts Darjeeling’s adventure sports on global map

Thrill seekers have always made Darjeeling their stomping ground

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

May 15 2021

Bengal's famous sweet from the Sultanate era

Chaitanya Dev’s favourite Roshokodombo

By Information Desk

May 15 2021

Is blood really thicker than water?

An important question to ask on International Family Day

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 15 2021

West Bengal tightens lockdown guidelines, extended to May 30

The announcement was made by chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay

By Information Desk

May 15 2021

Uttarpara archive celebrates 99 years of Mrinal Sen with unique tribute

The Mrinal Manjusha Museum will have a virtual launch this year

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 14 2021

The Mrinal Sen films we can no longer watch

As far as history of cinema goes, Bengal has almost nothing to show before 1930

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 14 2021

Meet home chefs who are cooking free meals for COVID patients

During these crucial times, Good Samaritans are feeding the affected

By TTW

May 13 2021

Can the Bengali diet boost your immunity?

The thing about Bengali cuisine is that many immunity-boosting foods are inbuilt

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 13 2021

Ray-Uttam’s 'Nayak' celebrates 55th anniversary this May

What was so special about Ray's 'Nayak'?

By TTW

May 12 2021

Hatibagan, Kolkata’s ‘cinema city’

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

By Mouni Mondal

May 12 2021

Mr U. Ray, Bengal’s gift to the world of printing

Like his contemporary Rabindranath Tagore, Upendrakishore Roy Chowdhury was a polymath

By Information Desk

May 12 2021

Kanyashree student Digantika Bose’s COVID-19 mask wins global recognition...

Anti-viral mask gets global 'Top 10 Inspirational Design Award' by Google

By TTW

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