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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 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

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

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 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

September 08 2023

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

Celebrating International Literacy Day


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

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 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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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 06 2023

Indigenous rice cultivation and seed preservation in the Sundarbans

The agricultural sector in the Sundarbans now faces multiple new challenges

By Nilanjan Mishra

April 03 2023

What’s new in Kolkata this week?

List of events this week

By Information Desk

March 30 2023

The retired teacher from Ausgram who teaches tribal students for just one r...

This Master Moshai wishes to teach till his last breath

By Information Desk

February 07 2023

Mangala Kanti Ray who has preserved the obsolete Sarinda, gets Padma Shri

Each region of India has some unique musical instruments

By Information Desk

December 07 2022

Ballavpurer Roopkatha: Retelling a fairytale in celluloid

What is so special about this quirky horror comedy?

By Tangsu Karmakar

November 21 2022

Two Kolkata women changing lives of the Dhapa rag-pickers

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

By Shuvra Dey

October 29 2022

Modern Masterpieces: 36 Chowringhee Lane, a debut worth remembering

A film in which one woman reaches out to another

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 23 2022

How America deals with PNPC…or not!

Part five of Dr Partha Bandyopadhyay’s American saga

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

July 14 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

March 25 2022

One-man army on a cleaning drive, Prashanta Chandra of Midnapore is an insp...

He is often spotted working at all odd hours at different public zones with a broom- sweeping roads, parking lot, marketplace.

By Information Desk

March 08 2022

The women directors who shaped Bengali cinema

Taking stock of a few talented filmmakers

By Shoma A. Chatterji

January 29 2022

The Bengal recipients who kept their Padma awards this year

The Padma awards 2022 have generated controversy

By Information Desk

December 14 2021

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

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

By Saheli Mitra

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

July 27 2021

Girl students exceed boys in West Bengal

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


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

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

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


April 29 2021

Bengal leads India’s Sustainable Energy plans for 2022

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

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 19 2021

The Lucknow that Wajid Ali Shah built, in Kolkata

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 19 2021

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

Social schemes in Bengal have benefitted over nine crore people

By TTW Poll Guru

March 13 2021

Women Entrepreneurs in Bengal’s MSME

Female MSME owners top their male counterpart in Bengal

By Information Desk

March 08 2021

One woman against a mighty establishment, the Mamata Banerjee saga

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

By TTW Poll Guru

February 18 2021

Biswajit Chatterjee: The evergreen tinsel star of all seasons

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


February 10 2021

JOLOSHREE -- The Restaurant Boat in Chandannagar

Chandannagar shows the way for River Tourism in Bengal

By Information Desk

December 19 2020

‘Duare Sarkar’ crosses 1 cr registration in 15 days

Swastha Sathi scheme is getting the maximum response

By Information Desk

November 14 2020

Young Reader’s Tram Car

World’s first library on Tram in Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 11 2020

Majestic lighting of Paris’ Eiffel Tower was done by Tapas Sen, the wizar...

He received Asia’s Best Light Designer Award

By Saheli Mitra

September 08 2020

Weavers of Phulia create record by depicting entire Ramayan on one Taant Sa...

Guided by President’s Award winner Biren Kumar Basak

By Information Desk

August 15 2020

Let’s be self-reliant, let’s be independent where it is much needed!

West Bengal government’s meaningful self-reliant projects

By Information Desk

August 01 2020

‘Super-teacher’ of photography – Tirtha Dasgupta

The man whose passion for photography took him to heights

By Bapi Ghosh

July 15 2020

Bengal celebrates Youth Skill Day with unique Yuvasree project and Employme...

Channelizing youth potential for a better tomorrow

By Information Desk

May 01 2020

For art enthusiasts, Lepcha Museum of Kalimpong is a must visit

Preserving the culture and heritage of an ancient tribe

By Information Desk

April 21 2020

Did you know Ramkinkar Baij was a dramatist and not just a famous sculptor?...

Singer Mohan Singh speaks on this rare talent

By Suman Sadhu

March 21 2020

India’s super soccer star, our favourite PK Banerjee is no more!

The soccer player who got the highest FIFA honour!

By Information Desk

February 24 2020

Caught in Indrajaal – the glamour of P.C. Sorcar, Maharajah of Magicians

How Sorcar took Indian magic to the world and made it famous

By Information Desk

February 16 2020

Peeping into the prismatic world of bureaucrat Atri Bhattacharya’s photog...

The man who followed his heart and passion

By Information Desk

January 30 2020

Messiah of the poor – two doctors from Bengal get Padmashree Awards

Take a look at the two doctors from Bengal -‘One rupee doctor’ Sushovan Banerjee & Sunderban’s Arunodoy Mondal who get Padmashree Awards in 2020 who are the messiahs of the poor.

By Information Desk

January 28 2020

Salute to Headmaster Kazi Masoom Akhtar for standing up against fundamental...

Masoom Akhtar wins Padmashree Award in education

By Information Desk

December 10 2019

KUDOS! State government launches Banglar Shiksha app with data on 1.5 crore...

Even Central Government heaps praise for this new e-portal

By Information Desk

November 18 2019

Centre’s NCRB records show Bengal fared best with 90% drop in women &...

Kudos to social welfare schemes of CM Mamata Banerjee

By Information Desk

September 30 2019

Landmark initiative to give ‘Gene Cards’ to Kanyashree girls

First in India! Students under Bengal’s Kanyashree scheme to get Gene Cards

By Information Desk

January 07 2019

English medium schools re-introduced by Bengal government

Huge boost in primary and secondary education sector

By Information Desk

December 26 2018

West Bengal tops list of Scotch Foundation list

Mamata Banerjee’s projects get highest recognition

By Information Desk

June 27 2018

Girl Power Groups in North Bengal stop trafficking

How the group of village girls stand against illicit trafficking

By Bapi Ghosh

January 25 2018

Who are helping Sunderban’s Tiger Widows?

Alternate livelihoods are needed for Sunderbans

By Biplab Das

January 17 2018

Sundarini Scheme to help women of Sunderbans

Women will sell their farm and dairy produce directly

By Information Desk

January 08 2018

After Kanyashree, comes up Bangla Gramin Abas Yojna

State government promises home for 5 lakh people  

By Information Desk

August 10 2017

School girl donates prize money for school building

She had won Kanyashree poem contest

By Information Desk

August 03 2017

Presidency student in menstrual blood

Proves menstruation is not a taboo

By Pratibha Sarkar

April 04 2019

How is the Das Munshi bastion of Raiganj voting this time?

All eyes on this Dinajpur constituency

By Information Desk

December 09 2019

Forgotten Hero swimmer Mihir Sen, only man to swim oceans of 5 continents i...

How Left front government turned him to penury

By Information Desk

February 02 2019

Leela Roy – the first woman post-graduate of Dhaka University

She saved many Hindu women during Noakhali riots

By Information Desk

September 07 2019

INSPIRATION! Two Class XII students of St Xavier’s bring science lear...

Students set up STEM Labs in schools for poor children

By Information Desk

October 25 2018

Kanyasree Yoddhas of Bengal is GB’s ‘Lakshmi’ brigade&nbs...

They stop child marriages, they save girls from doom

By Information Desk

July 01 2018

Students of ten city schools grow their own vegetables for mid-day meals

Innovative project that teaches students about environment

By Information Desk

March 16 2018

Murshidabad girls who have fought all odds to succeed in sports!

Meet the KanyashreeYoddha kabbadi team of a Murshidabad Madrasah

By Murshida Khatun

March 14 2018

Meet Mustari Khatun of Dinajpur, who has stopped many child marriages

She helps girls to be financially independent

By Bapi Ghosh

February 10 2018

She sold vegetables, yet this woman from Bengal serve the poor

Subhasini Mistry built a free hospital for the poor

By Information Desk

December 11 2017

Kanyashree girls stop minor’s marriage

Kanyashree Scheme is not just on paper, it is showing results

By Information Desk

December 10 2017

Journey of a poor student from Ghatal to Oxford, England

He had no money to buy books, but he always stood first  

By Information Desk

November 06 2017

IIM graduate who is changing lives in Sunderbans

Meet Jadavpur University alumnus Biplab Das

By Saheli Mitra

September 12 2017

Bengal bags top project awards from Skoch Foundation

Six top awards for innovative projects go to Bengal

By Information Desk

July 30 2017

Kanyashree Kuheli Basak sets another milestone

Honesty wins over poverty

By Tale spin

June 24 2017

Meet the Kanyasree Yoddha: Girl Brigade of Bengal

These girls are bringing a revolution to Bengal

By Tale spin

July 16 2019

No saplings in polythene bags! Use coconut shells instead

Siliguri Forest Department brings an innovative project

By Information Desk

July 04 2019

Grand old man of Indian Industry, Kolkata’s BK Birla dies

Cremation to be held in the city today

By Information Desk

December 05 2018

100 years of Bengali Cinema unfold at MAYA adda 

Film scholar Sanjay Mukhopadhyay in a candid conversation

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Indian Museum – iconic KIPF venue partner

Rajesh Purohit of Indian Museum speaks to GB

By Debanjana Saha

September 20 2019

Tanushree Shankar encourages everyone to be at KIPF

GB spoke to the famous dancer and choreographer

By Information Desk

January 23 2019

Innovative packaged tours for Kolkata Book Fair

State government comes up with Book Tours to attract crowds

By Information Desk

October 28 2019

South Kolkata’s Lake Kalibari – where Goddess has a seat of fiv...

The Kali Temple established almost 60 years ago

By Information Desk

July 10 2019

GB’s exclusive interview with ISKCON’s Vice President

On the first auspicious day of Kolkata Rathayatra Festival

By Information Desk

December 22 2017

GB’s Christmas Weekend Calendar

From Arijit Singh concert to Jingle & Mingle, do not miss the fun!

By Information Desk

December 12 2017

Put that Paan on fire into your mouth and see it melt! 

Visit the new Paan Parlour of Kolkata!

By Information Desk

August 24 2018

When Bengal’s royals descended at ITC Sonar with Hilsa recipes

GB spoke to members of Rajbaris about their secret Hilsa recipes

September 10 2019

When you watch timeless Basanta Bilap or Saptapadi on a sweet frame!

Cadbury sweets of Kolkata shops designed on timeless movies

By Information Desk

December 10 2017

On the Sweet Trail at Ahaare Bangla

Urvashi Basu tastes innovative Bengal sweets from districts!

By Urvashi Basu

November 21 2017

Best Jhaalmuri outlets of Kolkata

Add that special something and make the best muri

By Shalinee Bhimsaria

October 20 2017

10 best Kali hymns or mantras

Chant them tonight

By Information Desk

September 21 2019

Project Bismillah on ‘Faces of Kashmir’ by Kolkata boy Kounteya...

Path-breaking calendar on Kashmir to be launched by two Bengalis!

By Saheli Mitra

September 20 2019

Kumar Sanu is back with Pujo album Kheyali Din

Music Composer Kinjal Chatterjee speaks on the album

By Rakhi Biswas

September 20 2019

British Council brings ‘Mix the City’ to Kolkata

Interactive music platform

By Information Desk

November 24 2019

Meet Santashree Chaudhuri who is turning poetry into films for the first ti...

Western concept of poetry-films brought to life

By Santasree Chaudhuri

September 01 2019

On his birth anniversary GB celebrates Rituporno Ghosh’s talent throu...

Some of the best movies ever made in Bengali Cinema

By Information Desk

August 30 2019

36 Chowringhee Lane revisited – Aparna Sen’s cult film was rele...

Directorial debut of Aparna Sen left a mark

By Information Desk

August 14 2019

Honoured at UN! Season’s Greetings: Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh

First Indian film to get UN collaboration; First transgender actor

By Saheli Mitra

November 03 2017

Clay and colour dialogue at Weavers’ Studio

Artistic symphony from Nov 4 

By Information Desk

January 29 2018

Why a Houston based author still remembers Netaji?

Shree writes about her childhood hero

By Shree

January 01 2018

'Unkept Resolutions'

GB Anthology Of Poem 2018

By Information Desk