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February 23 2024

Ai Yugo - the Japanese student who came from Tokyo in a quest to learn Beng...

Yugo studied in a Tokyo school and was brought up there

By Suman Sadhu

February 22 2024

Scottish Church College to get its 2nd Campus in the restored Duff College ...

The new campus building has 28 rooms, and 1000-1200 students can study here at the same time

By TTW

February 21 2024

First Toto dictionary, keeping an endangered language alive :Interview with...

Bhakta Toto is the ‘language scientist’ trying to preserve his mother tongue

By Saheli Mitra

February 19 2024

The Bengali trio who designed the Grammy-winning album of Shakti! – GetBe...

Their pride in acknowledging their roots and hometown goes to show how Kolkata has shaped them

By Information Desk

February 17 2024

Kurkut chutney - bridging the gap between the tribal and mainstream Bengal ...

Kurkut is a red weaver ant that people usually avoid in fear of its acidic prick

By TTW

February 15 2024

Bengal’s Gobindobhog &Tulaipanji rice to get the global export grading ta...

Gobindobhog and Tulaipanji variety rice got the Geographical Indication tags on August 28, 2017

By Suranjana Mitra

February 13 2024

Chandannagar Museum now open to public - GetBengal story

Chandannagar College is the country’s only educational institution that was shut down from 1908-31 in view of the revolutionary activities

By Information Desk

February 12 2024

Where have all the letters gone?- GetBengal story

Letters have always played a crucial role in Bengal’s rural and urban lives

By Information Desk

February 09 2024

Where have all the birds gone? - GetBengal story

Two types of migratory birds come to Bengal, the Trans-Himalayan species and the local migratory birds

By Information Desk

February 06 2024

Takdira Begum received Padma Shri for astonishing work on Nakshi Kantha sti...

She is not just a craftsperson being awarded, but rather an inspirational story to be heard and told

By Information Desk

February 03 2024

17-year-old Nabanita Mandal, who waged war against Haematological Cancer - ...

Many were inspired by her real-life story

By Payel Samanta

January 30 2024

‘Boro Lok er Beti Lo’ original singer & composer Ratan Kahar gets Padma...

He is more concerned about the poverty he has fought, yet keeping the folk songs of Birbhum alive

By Information Desk

January 29 2024

Gangasagar Mela: Does Faith override the ‘Environmental Sustainability’...

Sagar Island is part of the Sundarbans island complex with an area of nearly 240 sq. km

By Saheli Mitra

January 26 2024

Putul Naach – Preserving the lost art of Doll Making, by Chalchitra Acade...

Many Majilpur dolls were crafted to mock the arrogance and superficiality depicted in the Babu culture

By TTW

January 16 2024

Are Bengalis 'Army Shy?' The question persists - GetBengal story

Army veterans give their views on the perception

By TTW

December 28 2023

This Bengali entrepreneur implemented business across the spectrum 129 year...

Hemendra Bose from Records to Kuntalin Hair Oil

By Indrajit Sen

December 22 2023

Kolkata Christmas Carnival 2023

Christmas lights herald in the charm of Kolkata Christmas Festival

By Information Desk

December 18 2023

Joynagarer Moa, not just a sweet, but a brand in itself

Joynagar is also about stalwarts and an illustrious past

By Shuvra Dey

December 14 2023

Kolkata hears the story of Bo Thet Htun, whose films got him expelled from ...

KIFF: Broken Dreams is the creative output of eight filmmakers

By Suman Sadhu

December 12 2023

The Life and Times of David Hare by Sarojesh Mukerjee – GetBengal story

The book launch event was graced by renowned novelist and poet Amit Chaudhuri and acclaimed historian Dr. Rosinka Chaudhuri

By Information Desk

December 08 2023

You too can now adopt animals from Alipore Zoological Park - GetBengal stor...

In 2013, Alipore Zoological Park flagged off their ‘animal adoption’ program

By Shouvik Ray

December 07 2023

Bina Das, the fearless 21-years-old who asserted rebellion against British ...

Her actions consequently inspired many young women to participate in the freedom struggle of India

By Information Desk

December 06 2023

This winter, head to Sittong - 'The Orange Village of Darjeeling'

Quaint town of Kurseong is the new tourist destination

By Information Desk

December 06 2023

Rajdeep Mahant and Lisa Dutta become messiahs for stray dogs - GetBengal st...

Beating stray dogs is the most common form of assault, followed by their confinement and maiming them

By Information Desk

December 04 2023

Boi-Thek Khana: New Library by Jadavpur Shramjeevi Trust - GetBengal story

Fiction and non-fiction books will also be available along with children’s literature

By Shouvik Ray

December 04 2023

New beetle discovered in Behala: An interview with Zoology head of Ballygun...

The newly discovered beetle has been christened 'Maladera Kolkataensis' Bhuinya, Gupta, Sarkar and Ahrens-2023

By Shuvra Dey

December 02 2023

Alipore Zoo gears up to house green anacondas and penguins: Will they survi...

The challenges are daunting but Kolkata zoo authorities are ready to provide the best possible habitat for the animals and birds

By Shuvra Dey

December 01 2023

WB Ham Radio club reunites lost father with son - GetBengal story

Ham radio is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together

By Information Desk

December 01 2023

Detective Deepak Chatterjee & Swapan Kumar: Poster Boys of Bengal

Churning out detective stories by the dozen was only one of Swapan Kumar’s daily chores

By Shuvra Dey

November 30 2023

Raimatang: Enjoy a stay at the forested butterfly village near Alipurduar -...

Located by the river Raimatang in Dooars, this region is very close to the Buxa Tiger Reserve

By Siladitya Chakraborty

November 29 2023

Bongaon High School gets new arch in Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay’s name -...

The history of Bongaon is intertwined with the literary legend, Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay

By Information Desk

November 29 2023

Bangladesh’s ‘Nona Pani’ to be screened at 29th KIFF - GetBengal stor...

The narrative depicts the profound impact of Cyclone Aila on the lives of Khulna’s inhabitants

By Suman Sadhu

November 28 2023

New bird species spotted by Bengali bird enthusiasts in Arunachal - GetBeng...

The Lapland Longspur inhabits the Sumeru region

By Information Desk

November 27 2023

Sourav Sarangi’s Bagh Bahini at KIFF 2023 talks about unknown Tiger Savio...

Sourav Sarangi has been visiting the Sundarbans for 7 to 8 years now

By Suman Sadhu

November 27 2023

The first State Government ‘Organic Haat’ opened in Rajarhat - GetBenga...

The Organic Haat building is around 11,000 sqm and has 7 floors

By TTW

November 25 2023

The Book Bank of Vivekananda College is a big hit for needy students - GetB...

Book banks provide the students with books throughout the semester without any cost

By Suranjana Mitra

November 23 2023

Upcoming Symposium focusing on ‘The Lives of Sundarbans’ - GetBengal st...

Howrah Bignyan Chetona Samanwaya is a well-known NGO that prioritizes ‘Nature and Environment’

By Shuvra Dey

November 23 2023

Girl students set to join Scottish Church Collegiate School - GetBengal sto...

Girls will be entering the hallowed portal of the male stronghold from 2024

By Information Desk

November 22 2023

Kukur Tihar – celebrating the existence of man’s best friend - GetBenga...

According to legend, the dog is a messenger of Yama, the god of death, and they guard the doors of Heaven

By Information Desk

November 21 2023

Chandannagar Jagadhatri Puja spreading organ donation awareness through las...

It is celebrated over five days from Sasthi to Dashami

By Information Desk

November 21 2023

Bankura youth shocks the world by painting on poppy seeds! - GetBengal stor...

Ankur Samanta from Tella village in Bankura is an engineering student

By Utsa Tarafdar

November 20 2023

Legend behind Ma-i-toh Kali Temple of Sonamukhi - GetBengal story

Sonamukhi is an ancient settlement of Bankura and is renowned for its five-day-long festivities during Kali pujo

By Information Desk

November 20 2023

Upcoming investors’ summit aims to transform state to an industrial power...

The flagship investors’ summit of Government of West Bengal is now in its 7th edition

By Information Desk

November 18 2023

Maa Phire Elo - the Durga Museum of Rabindra Sarovar - GetBengal story

With the initiative of the State government and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, the museum has been created in Dhakuria Lake

By Arunabha Nag Roy

November 17 2023

Blindness could not stop Sabita Haldar from becoming the Howrah Station ann...

Sabita lost her vision when she rejected the proposal of a young man

By Information Desk

November 16 2023

Lodha-shabar's Khoabgaon emerges stronger, thanks to Chalchitra Academy - G...

Chalchitra Academy has been working towards bringing together folk art with mainstream artists

By Mouni Mondal

November 15 2023

School built by architect Rajen Mookerjee completes 100 years

Bhabla Tantra Sir Rajendra High School is a renowned school in the Basirhat Sub-division

By Information Desk

November 11 2023

Why is the day before Kali Puja celebrated as Bhoot Chaturdashi? - GetBenga...

Bengalis have a strange fascination for the paranormal world

By Shuvra Dey

November 11 2023

Mashaals herald Kali Puja of Malda following rituals of dacoits - GetBengal...

During the few days preceding the Puja, all the villagers turn strictly vegetarian

By Information Desk

November 10 2023

Sri Aurobindo Pathamandir: a historical gem unrecognised 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 09 2023

How are traditional diya makers of Bengal doing? - GetBengal story

Fighting alongside the Chinese electric lights are the earthen lamps which once used to dominate the markets of Bengal

By Suranjana Mitra

November 08 2023

‘Kochuripana’ will no longer be a nuisance - generating handicrafts fro...

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

By Information Desk

November 07 2023

Colonelgola Kali Mandir, Midnapore was frequented by freedom fighters - Get...

The Kali puja was started by the Dutta zamindar household

By Information Desk

November 06 2023

Motilal Seal, the first Bengali businessman to trade with Australia - GetBe...

First businessman to trade with Australia and use steamships

By Information Desk

November 04 2023

Here’s to the bygone musical ‘bebop’ era of Kolkata - GetBengal story...

Kolkata became the hotbed of jazz music during the 1970s

By Information Desk

November 03 2023

Monika Santra – the village girl matching her dance steps to dream big - ...

Under the tutelage of Shubhankar Ghosh, Moni honed her skills in classical dance

By Suranjana Mitra

November 03 2023

IAS officer Vivek Kumar’s special Puja release celebrates ‘touch’ - G...

Despite a super busy schedule, Vivek Kumar still finds time for music

By Information Desk

November 02 2023

Tamali Saha cracks IAS in first attempt at the age of only 23 - GetBengal s...

Her extraordinary journey serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring individuals all across the nation

By Information Desk

November 02 2023

Detective Shabor Dasgupta owes solely to creator Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay ...

Today is Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay's birthday

By Information Desk

November 01 2023

The illustrious Butto Kristo Paul chemist shop at North Kolkata - GetBengal...

92B Sovabazar Street is an iconic address

By Maniklal Ghosh

October 31 2023

Have we forgotten the great historian Amales Tripathi? - GetBengal story

He initiated the creation of a History Honours curriculum based on modern research and literature

By Shuvra Dey

October 31 2023

Will Pyari Pandit’s historic pathshala where Sarat Chandra studied be res...

Pyari Pandit’s pathshala is in shambles as its condition deteriorates with time

By Information Desk

October 30 2023

West Bengal’s first ‘Palna’ scheme for abandoned infants - GetBengal ...

Each year, 11 million infants are forsaken in India, left near railroad tracks, city dumps, and bus stands, the possibility of death all but certain

By Information Desk

October 28 2023

Why Organic farmers are doing great in West Bengal - GetBengal story

With the help of organic farming, entrepreneurs are getting involved in new-age natural agriculture

By Information Desk

October 27 2023

UNESCO recognizes Bengal’s Durga Puja as the “Intangible Cultural Herit...

Nearly 36,946 community Durga Pujas are organized in Bengal, among which 2,500 take place within Kolkata

By Information Desk

October 27 2023

Sarees made of water hyacinth yarn set to win hearts - GetBengal story

Swachhata Pukare has teamed up with Naturecraft to create sarees using water hyacinths

By Information Desk

October 26 2023

Rupban Jatra Pala – a dying art form of Bengal set to revive - GetBengal ...

Stylized delivery and exaggerated gestures and orations are some of the features of Jatra

By TTW

October 26 2023

Bengal's first quarterly ‘dog magazine’ for all pet parents - GetBengal...

A glance at the magazine's table of contents gives an idea of how useful they are for all dog lovers

By Pradipta Kundu

October 25 2023

Lacework in Iron: Balusters and Railings of Kolkata - GetBengal story

The railings of Kolkata homes since the British era and pre-British era were made from cast iron

By TTW

October 25 2023

Khanam: Dhaka's first modern woman painter - GetBengal story

Nawabzadi Meherbanu Khanam was probably the first female painter of Muslim Bengal

By Shuvra Dey

October 20 2023

The 'oh-so-unique' Raj Rajeshwari Durga Puja of Krishnanagar Rajbari – Ge...

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

By Information Desk

October 20 2023

Curious stories about the 480-year-old Naskari Durga Puja - GetBengal story...

The first day of Puja starts on Krishna Nabami, under a neem tree

By Information Desk

October 19 2023

Cook at Home this Pujo: Mitra Café style Fish Kabiraji - GetBengal story

The café’s signature item is the kabiraji cutlet and the most sought-after dish by foodies

By Information Desk

October 18 2023

Tradition reigns at 300-year-old Balisai Bhuiangarh Zamindarbari Durga Puja...

Since its inception, the Balisai Bhuiangarh Zamindars organized and financed Durga Puja and the tradition continues

By Information Desk

October 18 2023

Ghoshal Zamindar Bari Durga Pujo of Konnagar - GetBengal story

This year the puja of the Ghoshal Bari will complete its 569th year

By Information Desk

October 17 2023

Recreate Anadi Cabin’s Mughlai Paratha at home this Puja – GetBengal st...

Mughlai paratha is originally a deep-fried crispy Indian bread made with refined flour stuffed with egg or keema

By Information Desk

October 17 2023

Bengali techie makes it to Stanford's list of world's best scientists thric...

Professor Chakraborty has been researching advanced technologies on rural health systems for a long time

By Information Desk

October 16 2023

WBTDCL’s Puja Parikrama package is the ultimate Durga Puja experience - G...

From some of Kolkata’s most popular pujos to some of Bengal’s oldest, a list of pujas you must visit this year

By Information Desk

October 16 2023

Bengali midfielder emerging to rule in Canadian professional soccer - GetBe...

In October 2017, Shome made his MLS debut in the Montreal Impact's final game of the season

By Information Desk

October 14 2023

The fascinating journey of Hindol Roy, the antique gadget collector - GetBe...

Roy is a resident of College Para in Siuri, Birbhum district

By Information Desk

October 14 2023

"মা আসছেন": The Making of a Durga Puja Pavilion in Kolkata & ...

Every autumn, the city transforms itself into a huge public Art Festival

By Rituparna Roy

October 13 2023

Nalban to get a 360-degree makeover by New Year - GetBengal story

East Kolkata Wetlands are famously known as the 'Kidney of Kolkata'

By Information Desk

October 13 2023

Jhargram people skipping sleep to protect migratory birds - GetBengal story...

For many years Kendua under Jambani range, Jhargram has been a safe haven for migratory birds

By Information Desk

October 12 2023

Pata Durga, where art surpasses religious bounderies - GetBengal story

The ‘pata chitra’ painters are called patua

By Information Desk

October 11 2023

Wish to cook Niranjan Agar’s Dim’er Devil at home? Try this recipe - Ge...

Niranjan Agar makes the snack by cutting the egg into four halves and stuffing it with minced mutton

By Information Desk

October 11 2023

Anti-ragging kit developed by Bengali researchers to hit markets - GetBenga...

The location where the ragging is taking place will be pinpointed on the mobile itself

By Information Desk

October 10 2023

Yelbong – The hidden Canyon of North Bengal - GetBengal story

Yelbong is considered by trekkers as one of the best canyon trek

By Siladitya Chakraborty

October 10 2023

Century-old Durga Puja of Purulia’s Deulghata - GetBengal story

The first mention of the Deulghata temple is found in the writings of the commissioner of Chota Nagpur

By Information Desk

October 09 2023

When Tandon Bari of Jorasanko lit up as a Theatre Stage - GetBengal story

Directed by actor and architect Anubha Fatehpuria, the play was presented by Padatik and Trisys Foundation

By TTW

October 09 2023

The first Indian Air Force pilot to get a Distinguished Flying Cross was a ...

Wing Commander Karun Krishna Majumdar was an exceptional man

By Information Desk

October 07 2023

‘Shabeki’ café in North Kolkata where Derozio held meetings - GetBenga...

The café offers a range of beverages and snacks to its patrons such as tea, coffee, sandwich, soup etc

By Suranjana Mitra

October 07 2023

Teachers and doctors across Bengal, serving the society for 1 rupee or less...

These teachers and doctors are the hope and inspiration of the present generation and their vision must be taken forward by their disciples.

By Information Desk

October 06 2023

Aspiring sculptors transcend visual disability to make Durga idols - GetBen...

This was the first time that visually impaired apprentices worked on the theme, Maa Aschhen

By Information Desk

October 05 2023

Shantipur Ray Bari Durga Puja, that started by worshipping a bamboo ‘winn...

Here, Maa Durga is known as the “Kulopoti Devi”

By TTW

October 05 2023

Bengal’s ‘Raastar Master’ selected for Global Teacher Award - GetBeng...

The Global Teacher Prize acknowledges educators displaying dedication and innovation in their teaching practices

By Information Desk

October 03 2023

Octogenarian Sunil Pal brandishes art, his weapon for survival - GetBengal ...

Pal is a self-taught artist who picked up the finer aspects of paintings from a street artist in Manicktala years ago

By TTW

October 03 2023

Candle-making to empower rural women of Bengal financially - GetBengal stor...

Scented candles are a valuable tool for promoting mental health and well-being

By TTW

October 02 2023

Did the first Indian Durga Puja start in Tahirpur? – GetBengal story

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

By Information Desk

October 02 2023

Back when the Bengal riots unnerved Mahatma Gandhi - GetBengal story

How did he react to the butchering of innocent lives!

By Information Desk

September 30 2023

The ‘Songhs’ of Old Calcutta were not just mere entertainers, but also ...

These performers used bantering wit and sarcasm to criticize the rich Babus

By Information Desk

September 30 2023

Global scientific community abuzz with sea-robin species discovered in Digh...

Fish inhabiting the coastal waters of Digha constitute a treasured resource both in terms of their utility as food and as materials for scientific study

By Information Desk

September 29 2023

100 years of ‘Abol Tabol:’ still at pinnacles of popularity – GetBeng...

The poems are not merely for children and each poem and even the quatrains, have a message and clues embedded in it

By Shuvra Dey

September 29 2023

Dukhu Majhi: The man on a ‘green gold’ mission - GetBengal story

Majhi decides new destinations each day and plants saplings while watering and tending the ones he has already planted

By Shuvra Dey

September 28 2023

Kolkata matchbox collector Srijan De Sarkar depicts history of matchboxes -...

It was his father Gopi De Sarkar whose love for matchboxes ignited this remarkable passion in him

By Information Desk

September 28 2023

Boroli: proudly called the ‘Hilsa’ of North Bengal - GetBengal story

‘Boroli’ or Barred Boril (Barilius barila) fish, is normally found in clear streams in the foothills

By Information Desk

September 27 2023

Titas Sadhu: a pacer propeling India to Asian Games Gold - GetBengal story

Many feel Titas is a worthy successor of Goswami

By Information Desk

September 26 2023

Babarsa from Khirpai, Bengal, finds its doppelganger in Ghevar, a Rajsthani...

Khirpai is located in Ghatal Mahakuma, Paschim Medinipur, and has its name etched in history because of Babarsa

By Information Desk

September 25 2023

600-year-old Durga puja that starts with Muslims offering bhog to Maa Durga...

This Pujo was started by the Banerjee family who lived in Monigram, Sagardighi

By TTW

September 23 2023

Dakshindihi evokes fond memories of Tagore family’s connection with Bangl...

Dakshindihi is a village under Phultala Union Parishad of Phultala Upazila in Khulna, Bangladesh

By Information Desk

September 22 2023

Kiriteshwari village wins ‘India's best village for tourism’ honour - G...

Hindus and Muslims have been jointly taking care of this holy shrine in Kiriteshwari village for generationsHindus and Muslims have been jointly taking care of this holy shrine in Kiriteshwari village for generations

By Information Desk

September 22 2023

Sonagachhi Durga Puja: Breaking fetters of customs to soak in the Puja spir...

Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee is an organization that works for the rights of the sex workers in the state

By Payel Samanta

September 21 2023

Rasgullas to rum balls – all the Kolkata sweets that have made it to the ...

Tasteatlas describes Flurys as a legendary tea room and confectionery located in Kolkata, established in 1927

By Information Desk

September 21 2023

Dutta bari at Beadon Street continues with the art of crafting sky lanterns...

Sky lanterns are also called Kongming lanterns in China

By Information Desk

September 20 2023

Moichara – the century-old ‘secular’ rural festival of Bengal - GetBe...

Moichara is a cattle race festival, marking the arrival of monsoon

By TTW

September 19 2023

First Land mapping of India started in Bengal by none other than Radhanath ...

Radhanath was one of the first two Indians to read Isaac Newton's Principia

By TTW

September 18 2023

Wajid Ali shah introduced 'kite flying' to Bengal - GetBengal story

Fly your kites high and remember the historical tale

By Shahanshah Mirza

September 16 2023

State government brings ‘Banglar Saree’ stores before Pujas for afforda...

State Minister Swapan Debnath mooted the idea of 'Duare Saree' akin to Duare Sarkar Camp

By Information Desk

September 16 2023

Shiuli – The Parcel Café bears testimony to the ongoing history of the G...

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

By Maniklal Ghosh

September 15 2023

State to satiate gourmets with Bengal Black goat meat before this pujas - G...

Health-conscious individuals love it since it is lean, rich in nutrients, and low in fat

By Information Desk

September 15 2023

Sarat Chandra, the creator of iconic women characters in Bengali Literature...

His last novel Shesh Proshno also celebrates women

By Information Desk

September 14 2023

Pick a grub while Pujo shopping! Gariahat’s historic eateries will entice...

If you are in the area, drop in to some of the historic eateries dotting here since ages

By Suranjana Mitra

September 14 2023

Sadhan C Dutt, the first to introduce private sector consulting firm in Ind...

Dutt devoted his entire life to serving society in a variety of capacities

By Information Desk

September 13 2023

Band of four Bengali scientists bestowed with Bhatnagar Prize 2022 – GetB...

The winners include Debabrata Maiti, Anindya Das, Deepyaan Gangopadhyay and Basudev Dasgupta

By Information Desk

September 13 2023

Famous Khansamas of Kolkata and roads named in their honour - GetBengal sto...

The meaning of the Persian word 'Khansama' in Bengali, is an attendant who serves food, but for the old Calcutta gentlemen, Khansama meant a cook

By TTW

September 12 2023

Suman Ghosh’s ‘The Scavenger of Dreams’ reaches Busan Int’l Film Fe...

The city film fraternity is all agog with excitement as Ghosh's film

By Shuvra Dey

September 11 2023

Street art of Patuli set to enkindle a vignette of Belfast - GetBengal stor...

Street art is created in a vast variety of ways with a wide range of techniques

By Information Desk

September 11 2023

It took years to build Mahajati Sadan, the dream project of Netaji - GetBen...

Mahajati Sadan is a fully air-conditioned theatre with a capacity of 1309 seats

By Information Desk

September 09 2023

Unique Alpona Village of Bangladesh that is also the memorial site of Tebha...

Houses of Tikoil village in Nacholupazila of Chapai Nawabgunj in Bangladesh have houses painted with Alpona

By Abdul Aziz

September 09 2023

‘New Town’ considered ‘Best Smart City of India’, to receive award ...

New Town has come a long way and has a bright future ahead

By Information Desk

September 08 2023

West Bengal on a voyage towards an educated society – GetBengal story

Celebrating International Literacy Day

By TTW

September 08 2023

Kizom and its historic monastery by the river Rangeet - GetBengal story

Some call this village the ‘Switzerland of Darjeeling’

By Siladitya Chakraborty

September 07 2023

None in Bengali literature reinterpreted history so poetically as Sunil Gan...

On his birth anniversary, remembering Sunil

By Information Desk

September 07 2023

Savoury Taal-made dishes to sweeten up your Janmasthami celebrations - GetB...

The transformation of palm fruit in Bengali kitchens

By Information Desk

September 06 2023

Plot No 5, and not Ogo Bodhu Sundori was Uttam Kumar’s last movie to rele...

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

By Information Desk

September 06 2023

London University confers D.Litt. on Mughal art historian Asok Kumar Das - ...

Dr. Das wrote ‘Matir Neechay Itihash’ that was published in the Magh, 1369

By Mouni Mondal

September 05 2023

Maya invites you to an adda with Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, a Bengali tycoon li...

Chandra Shekhar Ghosh is MD & CEO of Bandhan Bank

By Information Desk

September 04 2023

Kolkata Metro joins the league of world class cities like Berlin and London...

The steel third rail will now be replaced by high grade Aluminium Third Rail which comes with several advantages

By Information Desk

September 04 2023

Manchas of 18th century Bengal hold key to architectural splendour -GetBeng...

Manchas are of three types -- Dolmancha, Rasmancha and Tulsimancha

By TTW

September 02 2023

Sports Collector Sukanta Sensharma and his prized possessions- GetBengal st...

Sensharma is a Chemistry teacher of Haryana Vidya Mandir, Salt Lake

By Soumik Das

August 30 2023

Chequered journey of a girls’ school from California to Dhaka, to Kolkata...

According to Swamiji, true education builds character and develops personality

By Sibapriya Dasgupta

August 29 2023

Trees growing from disposed ‘rakhis’ – a Gach Green Hands Social Welf...

These people have been making rakhis out of soil and terracotta for the last two or three years

By Information Desk

August 29 2023

On top of the world, looking down at creation – GetBengal story

Biswas’ love affair with the mountains began back in the early 1990s when he was barely 20

By Shuvra Dey

August 28 2023

The voice behind Sealdah station announcements is that of the visually impa...

Paritosh relies on his exceptional memory and auditory skills to remember and recall train details accurately

By Information Desk

August 26 2023

Project PAW – saving canines to save humans – GetBengal story

Project PAW began its journey from Bardhhaman

By Utsa Tarafdar

August 25 2023

State to launch "Yatri Sathi" to revitalize city’s iconic yellow taxis - ...

The new mobile application, developed under the state government, is named "Yatri Sathi"

By Information Desk

August 25 2023

Fluid Moments- photographer Sankha Kar's tryst with the nuances of water - ...

A photographic exhibition by photo-journalist Shanka Kar' exceptional observation of water.

By Saptarshi Roy Bardhan

August 24 2023

Bengal small-town scientists played lead roles in Chandrayaan-3 mission

Anuj Nandi’s family members are residents of Islampur’s Ashrampara

By Information Desk

August 24 2023

Tracing the life and times of Bengal’s pioneer entomologist who created a...

Many of his important research articles were published regularly in renowned scientific journals in the country and abroad

By Information Desk

August 23 2023

Satyendranath Tagore’s wife was the first to teach the modern ‘Bangali...

The common Bengalis started calling her style of wearing a saree ‘the saree style of the Tagore family’

By Information Desk

August 23 2023

Sea Explorers Institute, Kolkata gears up for India’s first river pentath...

The Sea Explorers Institute, Kolkata, was the brainchild of distinguished scientist, explorer, voyager, swimmer, and oarsman, Dr. Pinaki Ranjan Chatterjee

By Information Desk

August 22 2023

Sambhu Mitra, undeniably the living legend of Bengali Theatre - GetBengal s...

Biplab Dasgupta remembers him on his Birth Anniversary

By Biplab Dasgupta

August 22 2023

Bengal to lead mangrove forestation scheme nationwide to stall coastal eros...

The Union government has proposed to the state government to initiate the mangrove plantation module nationwide

By Information Desk

August 21 2023

Board Game Museum: Where Board Games Teach History - GetBengal story

This unique museum is situated in professor Souvik Mukherjee’s residence on Ballygunge Circular Road

By Soumik Das

August 21 2023

The lost heritage of Chaplin Hall: India’s first single screen movie thea...

Elphinstone Picture Palace was later renamed “Minerva” and was a popular theatre for screening Hollywood films

By Information Desk

August 19 2023

Personas, who cemented the bond between Bengali women and photography - Get...

The Tagore ladies were among the first to take to photography

By Information Desk

August 19 2023

Bengali scientists unravel the great ambiguity of Quantum mechanics - GetBe...

At a fundamental level, both radiation and matter have the characteristics of particles and waves

By Information Desk

August 18 2023

Century-old Barrister Babur Bari being guarded by 4 women from landsharks -...

Barrister Babur Bari is situated in Beliaghata on 92, Kavi Sukanata Sarani boasting of European architectural influences

By Suranjana Mitra

August 17 2023

Malda teen javelin thrower aspires to win medals for India at the Olympics ...

Mishti trains under her coach, Asit Pal, and practices diligently in the field of the District Sports Association, Malda

By Information Desk

August 17 2023

Jalangi river turns into a lotus colony, thanks to RPF worker Nishit Mondal...

The lotus has existed on the earth for thousands of years, and their distribution is widespread

By Information Desk

August 16 2023

DTDC – a Bengali entrepreneur’s dream gets wings to take worldwide flig...

Meet Subhasish Chakraborty, a Bengali who made a global brand

By Shuvra Dey

August 16 2023

Swami Vivekananda himself tried all sorts of non-vegetarian foods, includin...

In a ‘food intolerant’ India how Vivekananda’s teachings should work

By Saheli Mitra

August 15 2023

Poetry for Sukanta Bhattacharya was born from the trauma of war and famine ...

Aren’t his poems relevant during the recent migrant labourer crisis?

By Shuvra Dey

August 15 2023

Freedom from communalism - did Aurobindo Ghosh wish for an unified India? -...

Quoting his famous Independence Day speech, Unified India

By Information Desk

August 14 2023

Chamurchi, its awe-inspiring biodiversity, picturesque locations, and easy ...

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

By Information Desk

August 14 2023

Howrah Para swimmer scripts history by crossing English Channel two ways - ...

Earlier in 2018, Rimo crossed the English Channel setting up a National record

By Shuvra Dey

August 12 2023

Jhandi, one of the yet-to-be explored jewels of North Bengal - GetBengal st...

Calling nature lovers and adventure tourists

By Information Desk

August 12 2023

Why protecting 'elephant corridors' is a growing essentiality - GetBengal s...

Northern West Bengal is home to nearly 500 elephants

By Information Desk

August 11 2023

Scientist Bikash Sinha, the man who dared to defy political clout for the c...

He was a member of the Visva-Bharati University's Academic Council since 2002

By TTW

August 11 2023

Bengali compulsory in every school of West Bengal, State declares - GetBeng...

This can also give rise to a three-tier linguistic system in West Bengal

By Information Desk

August 10 2023

Seed bombs to rescue the lost greenery of the famous Susunia Hills - GetBen...

It is a reserve for medicinal plants and a good location for camping and rock climbing

By Information Desk

August 10 2023

SKOCH Star of Governance Award 2022 conferred on WB Forest department - Get...

Following the SKOCH evaluation process for governance awards, West Bengal topped in the forestry sector in 2022

By Information Desk

August 09 2023

Kakali Das Kapas brings alive Van Gogh’s Starry Night on Batik – GetBen...

Kakali Das Kapas is an experienced Batik designer, her work is recognised at both District and State levels

By Suranjana Mitra

August 09 2023

Dr. James Esdaile: the Father of Anaesthesia started work at Hooghly Hospit...

After the success of the first attempt, Esdaile started performing more such surgeries using mesmerism

By TTW

August 08 2023

Howrah resident contributing greatly to nature conservation: Exclusive GetB...

Chitrak Pramanik, a resident of Howrah, Bagnan is dedicated to conserving nature and the animals

By Suranjana Mitra

August 07 2023

UK-based women’s group set for a Saree Walkathon on National Handloom Day...

India decided to highlight the country’s ancient heritage and declared August 7 as National Handloom Day

By Information Desk

August 04 2023

The topsy-turvy journey of eggs in Bengali households, traced through Benga...

In many families, people would devour eggs behind closed doors away from the public eye to avoid criticism

By Information Desk

August 04 2023

An unschooled singer who had no classical training, Kishore Kumar was God...

Remembering the gifted musician on his birth anniversary

By Information Desk

August 03 2023

Bhot Bagan Math: Remnant of a glorious chapter of Tibetan Buddhist era - Ge...

It is a unique monastery with a rare influx of Shaiva and Tibetian Buddhist traditions in its origin

By Shuvra Dey

August 03 2023

Das Gupta and Company, the oldest book shop opens a free library - GetBenga...

Opened in 1886, the bookshop’s doors are wide open to everyone

By Suranjana Mitra

August 02 2023

Septuagenarian ‘Bird Watcher of Kuthibari’ protecting parrots from poac...

He often raids the nearby fields to cut off the mesh traps laid down by crooks to ensnare the magnificent birds

By Shuvra Dey

August 01 2023

Why is India's largest paper market named 'Baithakkhana Bazar' - GetBengal ...

It is one of the largest paper markets in India

By Shuvra Dey

August 01 2023

Sutradhars of Notungram narrate tales from folklore and mythology through w...

Rashputul carved by these artisans also has huge popularity

By Information Desk

July 31 2023

London University honours historian from Bengal - GetBengal story

Das was born in Garbeta, Medinipur district, and was mentored by legendary historian Nihar Ranjan Ray

By Information Desk

July 31 2023

Guerilla Gardening – returning to nature, what belongs to nature – GetB...

You can easily teach the kids to prepare seed balls at home

By Information Desk

July 28 2023

Fish Kochuri of Nilachal, where taste meets innovation – GetBengal story...

Currently, Nilachal runs its own restaurant and catering business

By Shouvik Ray

July 28 2023

Banabitan, conserving nature positively amid the bustling Salt Lake - GetBe...

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

By Information Desk

July 27 2023

Bangkok-style street food streets to be set up in Kolkata - GetBengal story...

The civic body has earmarked places like New Market, the south gate of Victoria Memorial, Millennium Park and Prinsep Ghat

By Information Desk

July 27 2023

Farmers of Belda opt for groundnut farming, make big profits - GetBengal st...

Groundnut is an important oilseed crop grown in India

By Information Desk

July 26 2023

Bankura, not the land of history, but a wildlife paradise - GetBengal story...

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

By Information Desk

July 26 2023

Ancient Bengal’s phenomenal role in spreading Buddhism in Tibet - GetBeng...

Few figures in the history of Buddhism in Tibet have had as far-reaching and profound an influence as Atiśa Dīpankara

By Shuvra Dey

July 25 2023

Famous dessert from Shibpur’s heritage Roychowdhury Bari – Kadali Payes...

Payesh is also called “poromanno”, where “porom” means “the absolute” and “onno” means grains

By Information Desk

July 25 2023

The Forest Department of West Bengal to launch modern vet clinic for wild a...

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park has earned the distinction of being the best zoo in the country last year

By Information Desk

July 24 2023

Uttam Kumar - the human behind the oozing screen persona - GetBengal story

What catapulted the actor to a screen sensation over generations?

By Information Desk

July 24 2023

State govt. plans pocket gardens of sandalwood trees across Kolkata

It is widely used in perfumes, cosmetics, aromatherapy and pharmaceuticals

By Information Desk

July 22 2023

Eco-friendly Doko art workshop to take place in Takda, Darjeeling - GetBeng...

The workshop will take place at Sishu Sikcha Kendra, SSK, Rampuria Khasmal, Darjeeling

By Information Desk

July 22 2023

In memoriam: Tribute to tragic Nawab Wajid Ali Shah on his bicentenary - Ge...

Ms. Manzilat Fatima inaugurated the two-day art exhibition titled ‘Intekhab’

By Information Desk

July 21 2023

English professor in Bengal, unplugging a new horizon for the shutterbugs -...

This professor of English has launched a one-year diploma course on photography

By Soumik Das

July 21 2023

Organic dairy farming and vegetable production: Purnima Mandal of Sundarban...

Purnima Mandal is a resident of Ramnagar Abad, a remote village in Patharpratima Block

By Information Desk

July 20 2023

Music speaks for Arup Das - a toto driver by profession and a passionate am...

Arup Das often entertains his passengers with his melodious renditions of popular songs

By Shuvra Dey

July 20 2023

Stanford University calls Anjali Burman of Raniganj, the student who create...

EmaChat is a personal, secure and privacy-focused virtual room for romantic couples

By TTW

July 19 2023

Poet-playwright Dwijendralal Roy fought for the farmers of Kajlagarh - GetB...

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

By TTW

July 18 2023

Bishnu Dey, the fearless poet who brought in a unique dimension in Bengali ...

Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith Award winning poet depicted contemporary times

By Information Desk

July 18 2023

The magnificent snow-capped Tiger Hills declared to be a plastic free zone ...

The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration has declared Tiger Hill a plastic free zone

By Information Desk

July 17 2023

Sabudana papads, ramping up the monsoons in Bengal - GetBengal story

Almost every Bengali household savours with love papads made of sabudana

By Information Desk

July 17 2023

Bijon Bhattacharya: the dreamer who believed in the power of performing art...

On his birth anniversary remembering Nabanno

By Shuvra Dey

July 15 2023

Bengali theatre found an unparalleled voice with the arrival of maestro Bad...

Sircar’s Ebong Indrajit opened a new vista for Indian stage

By Information Desk

July 15 2023

North Dinajpur farmer cultivates energy-rich ‘Breadfruit Tree’ – New ...

Saha planted the breadfruit trees around September-October

By Information Desk

July 14 2023

Esther Abraham, the first Miss India, was born in Calcutta - GetBengal stor...

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

By TTW

July 14 2023

Ganapati Chakraborty: the Indian pioneer of professional magic was a Bengal...

Ganapati Chakraborty was born in 1858 in a landed aristocratic family in Chatra village

By Shuvra Dey

July 13 2023

Chhabi Biswas and his illustrious career comprising of almost 250 films - G...

From Kabuliwala to Jalshaghar, the acting graph is stupendous!

By Information Desk

July 13 2023

Huge response to KMC plastic bottles craft challenge - GetBengal story

The KMC officials were overwhelmed with the response they received

By Information Desk

July 12 2023

Children’s park amid Sal forest built by the Panchet Forest Division

The spot has been designed in a manner that it allures tourists

By Information Desk

July 12 2023

Five from Tamluk set record by biking to Everest Base Camp - GetBengal stor...

The quartet are once again gearing up to explore some new biking trail

By Information Desk

July 11 2023

Radhatilak rice – the one indigenous paddy variety that warms the heart a...

Bengal has celebrated various festivals, all of which revolve around the cultivation and harvesting of rice

By Information Desk

July 11 2023

“Dolphin Mitra” to be launched in Bengal to save Gangetic Dolphins – ...

The Government of India declared the Dolphin as the national aquatic animal in 2009

By Information Desk

July 10 2023

Jackfruit sweets carry forward the legacy of Bengal’s ‘sandesh’

While some love it for its distinctive, musky smell, others simply mark it as pungent

By Information Desk

July 08 2023

Sourav Ganguly continues to be the ‘Maharaja’ of Indian cricket - GetBe...

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

By Information Desk

July 08 2023

‘Smart farmer’ successfully sets up piggery at Jhargram, thank to ‘D...

Pig rearing is increasingly the trade of choice for business-minded youngsters in West Bengal

By Information Desk

July 07 2023

Nawabpasand to Kalasur, Kohitoor to Saranga - a quick glance at the Murshid...

Tracing the history of 124 rare varieties of mangoes from Bengal

By Information Desk

July 07 2023

India’s first female mechanical engineer who changed the face of the indu...

Ila Majumdar overcame the barriers to emerge as Bengal’s first female mechanical engineer

By Information Desk

July 06 2023

WB Govt. to install Health ATMs: Machines set to revolutionize healthcare -...

Health ATM is a one-stop digital touch-screen kiosk hardware designed for managing health-related information

By Information Desk

July 05 2023

Beat the Heat with some Taal Shansh Cocktails

No matter if it's water or fruit juice, we constantly feel the need to moisten our bodies from the inside

By Debamita Ghosh Sarkar

July 05 2023

Town Hall to trace Kolkata’s journey through time - GetBengal story

The museum is structured in such a way that kids and adults alike will love the way history is represented

By TTW

July 04 2023

Artist’s deft brush strokes transform the Kala Bhavana roof into a lotus ...

Suman has transformed the roof into a pond with all the dimensions of height, width, and depth

By Shuvra Dey

July 04 2023

Did Swami Vivekananda have a premonition about his impending death in actua...

What was Sister Nivedita's reaction at his funeral?

By Information Desk

July 03 2023

Hamiruddin Middya from Bankura village clenched the prestigious Sahitya Aka...

His first book, ‘Azrailer Dak’ was published in 2018

By Information Desk

July 03 2023

Kolkata bus roofs are to be fitted with air filters, according to a govt. i...

Named ‘Shuddha Vayu,’ this is the first of its kind device being used in India

By Information Desk

July 01 2023

The rich heritage of Calcutta High Court, going strong at 161 - GetBengal s...

India’s oldest High Court is a storehouse of memories

By Information Desk

July 01 2023

Drawing inspiration from Dr. R.P Sengupta, founder of Institute of Neurosci...

Poverty and personal tragedy could not stop him

By Indrajit Sen

June 30 2023

Peter Cat on world map - ranks 17th among legendary restaurants globally - ...

TasteAtlas published its annual ranking of ‘Top 150 Most Legendary Restaurants of the World and Their Iconic Dishes’

By Shuvra Dey

June 30 2023

Margo soap was a part of 'Swadeshi', launched by a Stanford graduate - GetB...

Khagendra Das' answer to British supremacy in FMCG goods

By Information Desk

June 29 2023

Kolkata sweet-shop 'Bhim Chandra Nag' sells Ashubhog in memory of Sir Asuto...

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

By Information Desk

June 29 2023

The Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, was founded by the father of I...

Remembering the genius on National Statistics Day

By Information Desk

June 28 2023

Ex-Kala Bhavana artist using recycled wastes to produce paper – a GetBeng...

She uses grasses, various parts of plants and trees, and recycled wastes to produce paper

By Shuvra Dey

June 28 2023

Mangroves to the rescue of river banks along Kolkata - GetBengal story

Mangroves are hardy plants and require very little or no maintenance

By Information Desk

June 27 2023

Shibram and Sharadindu's 'Mess Bari's, fighting against the aggression of m...

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

By Mouni Mondal

June 26 2023

Sal leaf utensils - a Bengal speciality!

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

By Information Desk

June 26 2023

The table where Bankim Chandra penned his renowned works of literature

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

By Information Desk

June 24 2023

Lakshmiswar Singh: A forgotten craft teacher and Esperanto Expert of Santin...

Arguably his vision of development and education was ahead of his times

By Shuvra Dey

June 24 2023

Kolkata's Jewish Girls’ School still preserves a slice of Baghdad

An undying legacy of the Baghdadi Jewish community of India

By TTW

June 23 2023

A Bengal-based online store that delivers the truest essence of rural Bangl...

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

By Information Desk

June 23 2023

“Mohammad Yunus of South Bengal” Madhuri Ghosh elevating rural lives

Madhuri Ghosh was the headmistress at Bangalpur Jyotirmoyee Prathamik Balika Vidyalaya

By Information Desk

June 22 2023

'The miracle cure for any ailment' Boroline has a swadeshi link!

How proud Boroline was distributed for free in 1947

By Information Desk

June 22 2023

Mahasweta Ghosh: First Indian woman to complete world’s toughest ultra-ma...

Mahasweta Ghosh in the world of sprinters stokes our optimism and bestows all Indians with an opportunity to celebrate

By Shuvra Dey

June 21 2023

Steve Pathé Zoutenn: the musical sensation from Central African Republic w...

He keeps posting his songs on Instagram and is flooded with requests for more

By Shuvra Dey

June 21 2023

Three decades before BKS Iyengar, Bishnu Charan Ghosh from Kolkata populari...

On this International Day of Yoga a tribute to one of the earliest yoga gurus of India

By Saheli Mitra

June 20 2023

8 Kalimpong suburbs in the global race for ‘Best Tourist Village’ title...

The villages are selected based on certain parameters

By Information Desk

June 20 2023

Searsloe and Ukhra Ratha Yatra: Legacy of celebrating the glory of the Supr...

During Ratha yatra, Searsole Rajbari wakes up to celebrate the festival with gusto

By Information Desk

June 19 2023

Get to know about the biodiversity of West Bengal with just a click of a bu...

The Board supported various schools and institutions to organise Bio-Tour or Jeevan Safar

By Suranjana Mitra

June 17 2023

Picasso and Chagall's artworks show distinct influences of Bengal's Patachi...

Bengal’s Kantha work can be seen on 1915 Marc Chagall art work

By Information Desk

June 17 2023

Hariprabha Takeda: First Indian Woman in Japan and her famous travelogue

Hariprabha Basu Mallick was born to Shashibhuban Basu Mallick and Nagendra Bala

By TTW

June 16 2023

About Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, the god-gifted creator of immortal tunes and me...

Shivaji Chattopadhyay of Bhalobasha Bhalobasha fame remembers the singer

By Sivaji Chattopadhyay

June 16 2023

Medicinal Ayapana Herb Cultivation by Malda farmers brings loads of revenue...

Due to the lack of knowledge about Ayapana and its qualities and benefits, most people overlook it

By Information Desk

June 15 2023

Bahrisons Kolkata: the New Book Haven for Kolkata Bookworms

The thrill that you feel when you explore the city and find a new bookstore is unmatched

By Suranjana Mitra

June 15 2023

20 green cracker units in Bengal get state govt clearance

A large number of fireworks manufacturers welcomed the government’s proactive gesture and applied for licenses

By Information Desk

June 14 2023

A Bengali played ‘Othello’ in the last play that took place in Sans Sou...

Sans Souci theatre at Park Street was a huge majestic building that resembled the Greek Parthenon

By Information Desk

June 14 2023

The first plastic surgeon in India hailed from the quaint town of Chinsurah...

The first detailed description of plastic surgical procedures is found in the 'Sushruta Samhita'

By TTW

June 13 2023

Chandannagar school boy invents ‘Spy’ shoes

Souvik wishes to pursue higher studies in science at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology

By Information Desk

June 12 2023

Almost a century ago, Nabaneeta Dev Sen’s mother did her own 'sampradan' ...

The heroine of Nabaneeta's life was as courageous as she was!

By Information Desk

June 12 2023

“Vintage Voyage” –the new gallery of Birla Industrial and Technologic...

The gallery has live demonstrations of how the technologies work

By Suranjana Mitra

June 10 2023

Eye of Horus: A vignette of Egypt in Kolkata. An Exclusive GB interview

he ‘Eye of Horus’ is a concept and symbol in ancient Egyptian religion that represents well-being, healing, and protection

By Information Desk

June 10 2023

Sarbamangala Temple in East Burdwan offers endless pilgrimage for the soul

This holy shrine is one of the 52 Shakti Pithas dedicated to Adi Shakti

By TTW

June 09 2023

Shibu Ghosh: The man who cycled up to Kedarnath, shares his experiences wit...

He started his journey towards Kedarnath from Bardhaman and reached his destination on 16th May finally

By Suranjana Mitra

June 09 2023

Burdwan welcomes a blue road made by discarded plastic!

The road stretches from Eklakshmi Toll Plaza to Rautara Bridge

By Shuvra Dey

June 08 2023

Bengal celebrates the "1st Buddhadeb Dasgupta Film & Poetry Festival” wit...

Poems were an inseparable part of Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s films

By Mouni Mondal

June 07 2023

Bankim Chandra’s office at Jessore, the first district of undivided Benga...

Bankim Chandra honed his professional skills during his tenure at Jessore

By Information Desk

June 06 2023

‘Abhijan’ offers a journey into West Bengal’s first thematic book caf...

Maruf Hossain is the owner of Abhijan Book Café and the prime figure behind Abhijan Publishers

By Pradipta Kundu

June 06 2023

UAE Dates cultivated in Katwa successfully brings hope to farmers

Gopal Mandal has developed a plantation of Arabian palm trees on his two-bigha land

By Information Desk

June 05 2023

Koushik Dey sets record by painting the world’s largest Tagore portrait

Koushik had recorded his process of painting and clicked pictures of his work and sent them to the India Book of Records

By Suranjana Mitra

June 03 2023

Gourango Bari of Katwa still holds on to the legacy of Sri Chaitanya

Sri Gadadhara Das constructed the Gouranga Bari Temple

By Suranjana Mitra

June 03 2023

The glorious days when Cycle was an integral part of the soul of Kolkata

On World Cycle Day, GB brings a different story

By Information Desk

June 02 2023

Bengal’s own Panta Bhaat gets a direct entry on the five-star menus!

Not only is panta bhaat time-saving, but it also needs barely any effort

By Information Desk

June 01 2023

Durgapur housewife wins Bronze in World Powerlifting contest

Seema Dutta Chatterjee’s success has inspired more girls to take up powerlifting

By Information Desk

June 01 2023

J.B. Roy, the forgotten founder of Asia's first Ayurvedic college in Calcut...

It was the first Ayurvedic educational institution in India and the entire Asia

By TTW

May 31 2023

Why Tagore took refuge in Planchette sessions to connect with the dead

He was drawn to the occult and tried various means to connect with his departed family members and friends

By Shuvra Dey

May 31 2023

Hooghly joins Malda and Murshidabad as big-time mango exporters in Bengal

West Bengal cultivates some of the best-quality mangoes

By Information Desk

May 30 2023

Death arrived silently, back when Rituporno lost his mother all of a sudden...

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

By Information Desk

May 30 2023

Public executions were once held in Kolkata's 'Fancy' Lane

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

By Information Desk

May 29 2023

A hub of showbiz glamour, Kolkata's 'cinema para' once glittered gloriously...

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

By Mouni Mondal

May 29 2023

Septuagenarian curd seller Sameer Bhattacharjee is an inspiration for all: ...

Sameer Bhattacharjee is in full control of his life’s steering

By Shuvra Dey

May 27 2023

The unusual bond between Hemanta and Uttam, though bent but never broken!

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

By Information Desk

May 27 2023

The nondescript Palashi, which once altered the history of India!

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

By Information Desk

May 26 2023

The sour-sweet saga of ‘tok dal’ – a Bengal summer speciality!

Dal is a healthy food option that has secured its place on the daily menu of almost every Bengali household

By Utsa Tarafdar

May 26 2023

Bankura-based Kolay biscuits once competed with Parle-G!

Bengal has always been a major player in the biscuit-making industry

By Information Desk

May 25 2023

The 100-year-old D.M. Library was the first pan-Indian bookstore in Kolkata...

It is one of the oldest surviving bookstores of Bengal

By TTW

May 25 2023

Tagore’s life-long romance with Motichur sandesh – a Chandannagar speci...

Rabindranath had a sweet tooth and was fond of fresh sweets delivered to their residence at Chandannagar

By Information Desk

May 24 2023

When Tagore came to 'Music Director' Kazi Nazrul Islam's rescue!

Rabindranath Tagore overruled Visva Bharati and helped Nazrul

By Information Desk

May 24 2023

Bengali professor-researcher acclaimed as the best researcher in India as p...

He explained his view while illustrating the point from his own field of experiment

By Soumik Das

May 23 2023

Satyajit Ray viewed food as a way to cherish humanity through his movies

Food was an important aspect of Satyajit Ray’s films

By Shuvra Dey

May 23 2023

Kitab Lovers in Kolkata: Load books in boxes and take them home!

Those who follow the Kitab Lovers account on social media will get a free entry

By Suranjana Mitra

May 22 2023

Born in the darkness of a moonless night, Raja Rammohan Roy spread his ligh...

How Tagore and Max Mueller describes this great man!

By Supriya Roy

May 22 2023

Would climate change wipe out Bengal tigers by 2070?

What measures are being taken to protect the Big Cats

By Information Desk

May 20 2023

Malda confectioners give a new twist to mango delicacies!

This initiative is all set to be a harbinger of a new ‘Mango revolution’ in Bengal

By Information Desk

May 19 2023

Did Marxism give shape to Manik Bandopadhyay's writings?

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

By Information Desk

May 19 2023

Ecosphere: an open air library by a 25-years-old!

Lama had started this venture in March, 2022

By Suranjana Mitra

May 18 2023

Kolkata, the home of museums nobody knows about

On International Day of Museums, a look at the city’s hidden gems

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 18 2023

British-era cannon pulled out from a busy pavement in Kolkata!

Kolkata and Bengal since ages had been home to different types of cannons

By Information Desk

May 17 2023

Madur Mat Art of Bengal: A story of skill, creativity, and empowerment

The word madur is used as a generic term for floor mats, although it designates mats woven from a specific type of reed

By Information Desk

May 17 2023

From biscuits to cakes, the journey of Britannia started in Kolkata 130 yea...

Britannia went public in 1978 and was rechristened Britannia Industries Limited

By TTW

May 16 2023

Chhenar Kalia – the savoury Bengali cuisine that became a part of Mahabho...

Mahanayak Uttam Kumar was closely related to the puja

By Information Desk

May 16 2023

Santiniketan might be soon included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Santiniketan was originally bought by Rabindranath Tagore’s father, Debendranath Tagore

By Information Desk

May 15 2023

Kushan period terracotta wheeled doll unearthed in Chandraketugarh

Were these wheeled dolls used just by children? Or were they part of religious rites as well?

By Information Desk

May 15 2023

How the legacy business of JK Masale spiced up the global markets

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

By Information Desk

May 13 2023

Strange as it may seem, Bollywood diva Meena Kumari was related to the illu...

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

By Information Desk

May 13 2023

Garai Art Centre brings the therapeutic effect of art to Kolkata

Octogenarian Tarak Garai is a name to reckon with in the contemporary Indian art scene

By Information Desk

May 12 2023

Padma luchi: From a 117-year-old ‘boubhaat’ menu card of Sovabazar Rajb...

The 117-year-old menu card for Keshavchandra’s wedding had 36 items on the list

By Information Desk

May 12 2023

Jadavpur Vidyapith secures its place among top 10 schools in the country

The board results of the school at the secondary and higher secondary levels are stellar

By Sibapriya Dasgupta

May 11 2023

A three-domed structure over a platform - why is Kurumbera called a 'fort'?...

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

By Information Desk

May 11 2023

Bengal boy Debasmit Ghosh wins gold medal at International karate Champions...

Debasmit Ghosh is a resident of Pero Harishpur in Udaynarayanpur Block, Howrah

By Information Desk

May 10 2023

Bengali geologist solves the Himalayan puzzle at last - when will the mount...

The Himalayas continue to rise by an average of 2 cm each year

By Shuvra Dey

May 09 2023

Back when Rabindranath Tagore bonded with the Nizam of Hyderabad over educa...

The Nizam allocated a handsome grant for a hostel to be constructed at the Visva Bharati University

By Information Desk

May 09 2023

When the 'non- Bengali' singers opened my eyes to the true essence of Tagor...

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

By Indrajit Sen

May 08 2023

United Missionary Girl’s High School: Almost 200-year legacy still going ...

24 Christian girls stayed in the boarding house and 20 Christian girls were day scholars

By Sibapriya Dasgupta

May 06 2023

What should we keep in mind while purchasing pure ghee from the market!

Pure ghee has been used in Indian food recipes since time immemorial

By Information Desk

May 06 2023

9-year-old Aarush from Kolkata honoured by NASA as India’s youngest ‘Ci...

Aarush Naskar loves the stars, the sun and is very interested in knowing about them

By Information Desk

May 05 2023

MasterChef contestant Priyanka Kundu Biswas turns “Queen of Desserts” -...

She is well-educated and is a very good student who can also be referred to as a “geek”

By TTW

May 04 2023

Taking you through the Beadon Square – a tapestry of historical events

This park has witnessed India’s freedom struggle and played an important role

By TTW

May 04 2023

Dipanwita Debnath translated Lepcha songs into Bangla and received Agnikany...

Dipanwita Debnath was not familier with Lepcha songs, nor had she heard them before

By Suranjana Mitra

May 03 2023

Back when Frida Kahlo chose saree instead of her iconic Tehuana-style floor...

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

By Shuvra Dey

May 03 2023

Ghostbusters coming to Calcutta High Court to probe haunting spirits

DoS investigates cases related to ghosts, haunted locations, black magic, parapsychology, aliens, UFOs, crop circles and unidentified creatures

By Information Desk

May 02 2023

A fishy love affair - Mache Bhate Bangali

Bengalis stand out with a unique identity based on their passion for fish

By Debamita Ghosh Sarkar

May 02 2023

'Author' Satyajit Ray and his obsession with magic and the supernatural

A tribute to the Master filmmaker on his birth centenary

By Information Desk

May 01 2023

How Manna Dey’s immortal Coffee Houser Sei Addata was born

Coffee Houser Sei Addata was released in 1983

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 01 2023

Why do Bengal has a troubled relationship with May day?

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

By Information Desk

April 29 2023

Thankamani Kutty - how a dance aspirant from Kerala made Bengal her home w...

International Dance Day- tribute to Thankamani Kutty

By Somnath Kutty

April 29 2023

The dancer at 82 has defied age and remained evergreen: Meet Purnima Ghosh

Recently Purnima Ghosh has performed on stage as Radha in ‘Bhanusingher Padabali

By Information Desk

April 28 2023

Banak – Colour of Bengal’s Clay Art

The method by which this indigenous colour is collected by artists is also quite unusual

By Information Desk

April 28 2023

Tagore in Bollywood – How he influenced major movie songs

Rabindrasangeet has been in Bollywood for decades

By Information Desk

April 27 2023

Sri Krishna Hotel of Serampore reminds us of Indubalar Bhaater Hotel

Subhashree Ganguly plays the role of Indubala in the web series Indubala Bhaater Hotel

By Information Desk

April 27 2023

Can Music be used to fight climate change? World-famous activist Sukrit Sen...

Sukrit Sen leads the Kolkata Chapter of the Living Waters Museum

By Suranjana Mitra

April 26 2023

From having Rs 100, to setting up a 200-crore business empire – Malay De...

Delhi was a difficult city for Debnath who landed here just after his Higher Secondary examinations, from a nondescript village in North Bengal

By Information Desk

April 26 2023

Royal Bengal Tigers of Sundarbans: Casualties of our success and symbols of...

The tiger population in the Sundarbans has already crossed 100

By Shuvra Dey

April 25 2023

NASA’s Bengali scientist discovers Black Hole’s magnetic reversal

Space is spectacular, continues to surprise people, and there are a lot of unanswered questions out there

By Information Desk

April 24 2023

Seed paper pens of Naihati - great alternatives to conventional plastic pen...

A new breed of eco-friendly sustainable alternatives for plastic pens has come to the market

By Shuvra Dey

April 24 2023

Amulya Ghosh gave wings to women and broke the glass ceiling a century ago

Amulya was inspired by Pulin Bihari Das's book 'Lathi Khela O Ashi Shiksha' at a very young age

By Shuvra Dey

April 22 2023

The first female star of Bengali cinema and the melody queen Kanan Devi was...

Born on 22 April 1916, Kanan Devi was known as the melody queen

By Saheli Mitra

April 22 2023

Let's talk about two of West Bengal’s most favoured ecotourism destinatio...

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

By Information Desk

April 21 2023

Dolly Roy, the first woman tea taster of India, has breathed her last

Dolly’s – The Tea Shop in a corner of South Kolkata’s Dakshinapan Shopping Centre

By Information Desk

April 21 2023

What Bose proved 100 years ago, AI proves again – Plants produce sounds t...

Plants emit sounds that are similar to human speech but at ultrasonic frequencies

By Saheli Mitra

April 20 2023

Overviewing Zakaria Street - the Ramadaan food paradise

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

By Maniklal Ghosh

April 20 2023

Centurion statistician who worked from Calcutta gets highest International ...

The award, worth $80,000, will be handed over to C.R. Rao at the World Statistical Congress

By Information Desk

April 19 2023

More than just a wedding ritual, ‘Gaye holud’ has a scientific explana...

Bengali weddings are full of vibrant colours, scrumptious delicacies, and fascinating rituals

By Utsa Tarafdar

April 18 2023

Exclusive: For this Pakistani, his love for Bengali has opened the world to...

Tahir Wahid is a student of Karachi University

By Suman Sadhu

April 17 2023

Cartoonist Narayan Debnath’s Nonte Fonte hits the Big Screen

Debnath’s creations were gobbled up by children in various magazines and newspapers where they came as series

By Information Desk

April 17 2023

Bireswar Sen – the landscape artist who re-imagined the Himalayas in his ...

A show was held at the NGMA, Bengaluru showcasing 77 of his miniature watercolour landscapes

By TTW

April 15 2023

Thailand’s Songkran, the spiritual cousin of Sankranti

Thai Songkran happens when the sun moves from Pisces to Aries in the zodiac

By Anita Bose

April 14 2023

Phalsa on the rocks to your rescue this summer!

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

By Ranjini Guha

April 14 2023

Kolkata Metro creates history as the first underwater metro run in India

Two Metro rakes had been taken to Howrah Maidan station from Esplanade station

By Information Desk

April 13 2023

Gajon - the rain-invoking rural folk festival belonging to the ancient Beng...

Celebrated in Chaitra before Bengali New Year

By Arpita Chanda

April 13 2023

Balaka Ghosh’s documentary on ‘Death in The City’ wins an internation...

The Life Beyond Life Film Festival focuses on eschatological themes

By TTW

April 12 2023

Bosco on Wheels: distributing free meals to the underprivileged

The first edition of Bosco on Wheels has already distributed more than 2,000 rotis

By Suranjana Mitra

April 12 2023

Kala Bhavan students put up Garbage Art installation made from the waste of...

A colourful structure can be seen these days while entering the Sonajhuri Haat

By Information Desk

April 11 2023

You think you know what maya is? Come to Maya to find out!

Maya is an ancient, and central, concept of Hindu philosophy

By Information Desk

April 11 2023

Raj Bhavan all set to open to the public for heritage tours

A heritage walk will also be organised on the premises of Raj Bhavan to give an idea about the rich history of the building

By Information Desk

April 10 2023

The 'Miracle man of Homeopathy' behind the 104-years old Russa Pharmacy

One of Kolkata's oldest surviving homoeopathic institutions

By Maniklal Ghosh

April 10 2023

Will the Rajbaris of Khidderpore stand the test of time?

Kidderpore is one of the oldest river ports under the control of Calcutta Port Trust

By Information Desk

April 08 2023