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May 17 2024

A hidden gem on Mirza Ghalib Street selling vintage records—GetBengal sto...

Munna's shop on Mirza Ghalib Street is a reminder of Kolkata's rich musical heritage

By Information Desk

May 16 2024

The magnificent façade of Basu Bati reminds us of a lost heritage – GetB...

The Basu Bati was designed by a well-known Bengali engineer, Nilmoni Mitra

By Saheli Mitra

May 15 2024

Culinary Trendsetters of Tagore Household – GetBengal story

Know about the gastronomic heritage of Jorasanko Thakurbari

By Mahua Dasgupta

May 10 2024

City Palace of Burdwan Maharaj – GetBengal story

Bijay Manzil was once the City Palace of the Maharaja of Burdwan

By Saheli Mitra

May 03 2024

The Marble Palace in Kolkata speaks of the grandeur of the Mullicks – Ge...

The Marble Palace in Kolkata was built by late Rajendra Mullick

By Saheli Mitra

April 29 2024

Housewife from rural Sundarbans reach top 5 in all India Nutritious Food Co...

Ganga Rani Haldar, from Sundarban, wins the spotlight with her cooking skills

By TTW

April 25 2024

Gooptus of Middleton – First Native family to move to Calcutta’s ‘Whi...

The Gooptu Palace House was built as a blend of Indian and European aesthetics

By Saheli Mitra

April 19 2024

The enduring charm of pantabhaat in Bengali cuisine—GetBengal story

Panta bhaat traditionally is a cuisine from rural Bengal

By Information Desk

April 15 2024

The Staircase Bridge—175-year-old Thanthania Laha Palace—GetBengal stor...

The cantilever staircase of Thanthania Laha Palace echoes tales spanning three centuries

By Saheli Mitra

April 13 2024

The Bengali Panjika: A timeless tradition intrinsic to the Bengali New Year...

Poila Baisakh feels incomplete without a panjika

By Amitava Purakayastha

April 10 2024

Howrah bridge look-alike on the lake to connect to a mosque – GetBengal ...

Did you know Kolkata has India's only mosque amidst water?

By Information Desk

April 09 2024

Gondhoraj Ghol: The Perfect Summer Cooler! - GetBengal story

Ghol with Gondhoraj lime is a quintessential Bengali summer drink

By Shushmita Banerjee

April 04 2024

Rishav Ghosh breaks taboo by singing on the streets—GetBengal story

Rishav Ghosh's Street Symphony Lights Up Kolkata's Nights

By Srijita Dutta

April 01 2024

Shyamali Khastagir, The woman behind Santiniketan’s Shonibarer Haat—Get...

Shyamali Khastagir played a key role in initiating Santiniketan's ‘Shonibarer Haat’

By Subhomoy Roy

March 28 2024

Amartya Bhattacharya’s ‘Son of Adam’ gets prestigious award at the Ma...

'Son of Adam' is an attempt to adapt a musical album into cinema

By Information Desk

March 27 2024

Debarata Chattopadhyay: A Bookaholic who bought books worth Rs 3 lakh from ...

This year, Debarata has proved himself to be the Kolkata Book Fair’s grandest icon

By Information Desk

March 26 2024

The Recipes and Rituals of Ramazan – GetBengal story

The Islamic lunar calendar heralds the start of Ramadan

By Sakina Limbdiwala

March 23 2024

Dol Jatra with a Difference – GetBengal story

Why always Santiniketan? Try out Amadpur and Nimdih

By Information Desk

March 19 2024

Bengal’s Ras Malai gets 2nd position among the world’s best cheese dess...

Ras Malai is now set to delight palates and captivate hearts worldwide

By Saheli Mitra

March 15 2024

‘Bawa-Bhonu Gupshup’ promises to bring Kolkatans closer to the dwindlin...

Parsi heritage to be celebrated in Kolkata in the ‘Bawa Bhonu Gup-Shup’ event

By TTW

March 14 2024

Lesser known ports along Hooghly river played an important role in Bengal t...

The "River-Time Silk Banners" project sheds light on the historical significance of ports along the Hooghly River

By Information Desk

March 13 2024

Uttam and Suchitra, an unbeatable romantic pair - GetBengal story

They shared an intimacy that was difficult to decipher off-screen

By Information Desk

March 07 2024

“Parama: A journey with Aparna Sen” – the new documentary on Aparna S...

The documentary recently had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam

By TTW

March 06 2024

Book on ‘One Less-than-a-crore Rock carvings of Unakoti’ released – G...

Launched on 2nd March at the city’s Middleton Art Gallery

By TTW

March 01 2024

Historical exhibition at Sabarna Sangrahashala with a special display on tr...

This museum is a preservation of forgotten history

By Information Desk

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 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 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

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 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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 12 2023

Pata Durga, where art surpasses religious bounderies - GetBengal story

The ‘pata chitra’ painters are called patua

By Information Desk

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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 04 2023

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

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

By TTW

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

The youngest ‘Magic Queen’ of Bengal, 9-year-old Mimi Haldar unlocks a ...

Magic lost much of its attraction with the advent of technological invasion that drove Gen X and Y to the world of the Internet

By Information Desk

April 04 2023

Satya Ranjan Dolui, the security guard who set up a library in a park with ...

Dolui transformed the place into a library with all kinds of books

By Suranjana Mitra

April 04 2023

German consulate pitches in to preserve Bengal’s cultural legacy

The German Consulate General signed an agreement to partner with Kolkata Sukriti Foundation

By Information Desk

April 03 2023

Govt sponsored Somponno Café is the new address of Alipore

The Somponno Café has a multilevel parking facility that has become a great relief to the regular visitors

By TTW

April 03 2023

What’s new in Kolkata this week?

List of events this week

By Information Desk

April 01 2023

Did Rabindranath Tagore write Sri Lanka’s national anthem?

In 1930, a young Samarakoon joined Visva-Bharati as a student of the Arts Department

By Mahua Dasgupta

March 31 2023

Re-looking at the glory that was ‘Mankar Rangmahal’

Mankar was once renowned as the ‘Temple town’ of Bengal

By TTW

March 29 2023

Utpal Dutta - the actor who curated an inimitable style of his own

Remember his role as Samuel Leibowitz in Manusher Adhikaray?

By Biplab Dasgupta

March 28 2023

Will the Kadi Barga houses of Old Kolkata survive an earthquake? Listen to ...

The natural question that pops up is why are only the buildings built prior to 1940 at risk?

By Sibapriya Dasgupta

March 27 2023

Back when Pradip Bhattacharya's Raktakarabi made two convicts fall in love!...

Pradip Bhattacharya’s unique theatre therapy for jail inmates

By Saheli Mitra

March 27 2023

A quick list of events taking place throughout Bengal this week

Krosswindz will be performing live at the Hard Rock Cafe in Kolkata on March 30th

By Information Desk

March 21 2023

On World Poetry Day, a toast to the 'mother of lies'

Every year, March 21 is World Poetry Day

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 16 2023

Jamini Roy’s Kolkata residence turned into art gallery

he most striking feature of Jamini Roy’s art is the inclusivity of people from all walks of life.

By TTW

March 16 2023

Kabir Suman on his birthday - Indrajit Sen recalls a four-day musical journ...

The man who broke the glass ceilings of Bengali songs

By Indrajit Sen

March 15 2023

Sanchari Das Mollick, the film editor from Kolkata makes all proud on the O...

Variety Magazine wrote that ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ might get the award

By Information Desk

March 13 2023

Binodini Opera brings Noti Binodini alive on stage as Sudipta Chakraborty g...

Binodini Dasi was born in 1863 in the suburbs of Kolkata which was predominantly inhabited by sex workers

By Suranjana Mitra

March 13 2023

List of events this week happening in Kolkata

List of events this week

By Information Desk

March 11 2023

Bengal’s ancient Mauryan site of Mahasthangarh, where History takes a nap...

Mahasthangarh is one of the oldest and most traditional places among the archaeological monuments of Bangladesh

By TTW

March 11 2023

Women’s Day Series --- Dahan: Questioning gender stereotyping

Suchitra Bhattacharya's writing focuses on contemporary social issues

By Shuvra Dey

March 10 2023

R D Burman clinked glasses and spoons and thus made music!

He discovered sound in every corner, from shepherds to Asha Bhonsle’s laughter

By Information Desk

March 10 2023

Women’s Day Series --- Subarnolata in pursuit of an identity

Ashapurna Devi authored over 30 novels, poetry, 10 volumes of collected works, and numerous stories for children

By Shuvra Dey

March 09 2023

Women’s Day Series --- Sarat Chandra’s Abhaya defies traditional morali...

Chattopadhyay’s unconventional idea of chastity and reversed roles of women is best depicted in the female characters in Srikanta

By Shuvra Dey

March 08 2023

Tufanganj’s Singara Dida is an inspiration at the age of 80!

Singara Dida from Tufanganj, West Bengal has been running a snack shop all by herself

By TTW

March 08 2023

Women’s Day Series --- Mrinal of Tagore’s Streer Patra defies the ‘ha...

The mid-19th century was an era of great social and political upheaval

By Shuvra Dey

March 07 2023

Letters written on Tagore’s Purabi by Victoria Ocampo

Purabi is an evening raga of Hindustani Classical Music signaling the onset of the dusk

By TTW

March 07 2023

Dol Utsav at Bishnupur kicks off with a touch of classical music

Dol Utsav will be celebrated with gusto on the 7th and 8th of March this year

By Information Desk

March 06 2023

Murshidabad’s Lalbagh property being claimed by Pakistan’s 1st Presiden...

The quiet, semirural Lalbagh of Murshidabad often cuts a story steeped in timeless wonder

By Information Desk

March 06 2023

What a colourful week ahead!

Events of the week

By Information Desk

March 04 2023

The Ghots of Bengal are a piece of Art

At times the Ghot itself is worshipped as a deity

By Information Desk

March 03 2023

Creator of Pandab Goenda, Shashtipada Chattopadhyay is no more

Pandab Goenda was every Bengali child’s favourite

By Information Desk

March 02 2023

Kolkata boy creates Guinness Records by building castles of cards

Arnav Daga, is a 15-year-old student of class IX at Sri Sri Academy

By Shuvra Dey

February 27 2023

List of events in Kolkata this week

Events of the week

By Information Desk

February 24 2023

Howrah Station’s famous Boro Ghori turns 95!

Timekeeper since World War I

By Information Desk

February 22 2023

Brilliant actor Pahari Sanyal had a commendable mastery over Hindustani cla...

Even Satyajit Ray made him sing in his movies

By Information Desk

February 22 2023

'Doomtullah' - the old Calcutta 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

February 21 2023

'Monohara' - the Bengali mish-mash between 'rosogolla' and 'sandesh'

A sweet that steals your heart

By TTW

February 20 2023

Upcoming events in Kolkata this week

Events of the week

By Information Desk

February 18 2023

Creator Sujan Dasgupta leaves 'Eken babu' in limbo

Both Sayantani and Shamita Dasgupta had translated Bengali fairy tales and published them in English

By Dr. Partha Bandopadhyay

February 17 2023

Bengal’s century-old Chhot boat technique to be preserved in the British ...

The first recording of ‘Chhot’ boats have unique left-to-right downward sloping planking

By Saheli Mitra

February 16 2023

Life is Art, Live yours in Colour

from January 27, 2023, passers by suddenly noticed a flurry of activities in the vicinity

By Shuvra Dey

February 15 2023

Immerse yourself in the culturally rich heritage of Bengal’s Theatre Vill...

Older generations fear that the very way of life is becoming a relic of the past

By TTW

February 13 2023

What's new this week?

Events of the week

By Information Desk

February 11 2023

Kolkata artist explores Zen Buddhism and Nature to create solo magic

Satori - In the Arms of Nature is a solo show on at ICCR

By Pradipta Kundu

February 10 2023

Hayavadana: Exploring man’s existential crisis

The play is about a strange horse-faced man, who wants to get rid of this strange life

By Pradipta Kundu

February 09 2023

Fuchkawala – the restaurant that started during Lockdown blues by two you...

Fuchkawala is now a brand and ever increasing, thanks to the innovative ideas of the siblings

By Suranjana Mitra

February 07 2023

Benode Behari Mukherjee, the semi-blind world-famous artist from Santiniket...

Did you know he was a mentor of Satyajit Ray?

By Shuvra Dey

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

February 06 2023

Events in Kolkata this week

Events of the week

By Information Desk

February 02 2023

Did you know Dwarkanath Tagore owned around 50 brothels in Calcutta?

He founded the Jorasanko Branch of the Tagore family

By Information Desk

February 01 2023

West Bengal’s first Saraswati temple was established a century ago in How...

The name ‘Saraswati' means 'elegant', 'flowing', and ‘watery'

By Shuvra Dey

January 30 2023

The teenager who literally died smiling

Khudiram Bose was hanged at 18

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 30 2023

2nd largest Book Fair of the world kicks off

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

By Information Desk

January 30 2023

What’s happening in Kolkata this week?

Events of the week

By Information Desk

January 28 2023

Terracotta Tales scripted in Burnt Clay

Terracotta temples were erected in Bankura, Murshidabad, Bishnupur

By TTW

January 27 2023

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

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

By Suranjana Mitra

January 27 2023

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

In 2021, Kumar had released a single titled Amar Kolkata

By Information Desk

January 24 2023

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

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

By TTW

January 23 2023

Subhas vs Prof Oaten, an encounter that changed two lives

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 20 2023

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

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

By TTW

January 19 2023

Bengal paintings on chariots were another form of fresco painting

Wooden chariots were once a pride of Bengal and Orissa

By Information Desk

January 18 2023

Why Kolkata is deservedly a top global food destination

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

By Information Desk

January 18 2023

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

Lalbazaar was renamed Khawabgaon art village by Chalchitra Academy

By Saheli Mitra

January 17 2023

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

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay is India’s most translated author

By Information Desk

January 17 2023

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


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

By Information Desk

January 16 2023

Zoffany’s Last Supper adorns a Kolkata church

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

By Debdutta Gupta

January 15 2023

On the eve of Makar Sankranti

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

By TTW

January 14 2023

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

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

By Information Desk

January 14 2023

Bengalis who contributed to the building of Alipore Zoo

It was Wellesley who first thought of creating a zoological garden

By Information Desk

January 13 2023

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

There are two versions of Bonbibi Johuranama/ Bon Bibir Karamoti

By Diptarka Ghosh

January 12 2023

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

The men who carried palanquins were called “Kahar”

By Mouni Mondal

January 10 2023

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

Phoolkopir Shingara or Koraishutir Kochuri?

By Shuvra Dey

January 10 2023

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

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

By Information Desk

January 07 2023

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

Pratham Pratishruti is arguably Ashapurna Devi’s most celebrated work

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 06 2023

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

The Indian Botanic Garden is the largest in Southeast Asia

By Information Desk

January 05 2023

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

Ancient Bengal was known as ‘Gauda Banga’

By Information Desk

January 04 2023

Genesis of Bengal's Phuchka village

Every neighbourhood (para) has a puchkawala

By Information Desk

January 03 2023

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

few bakeries have stood firm in the face of tumultuous times

By Suranjana Mitra

January 02 2023

Bengal’s rural housewives turn saxophone players

Their music has captivated the masses

By Suman Sadhu

January 02 2023

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

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

By Information Desk

December 30 2022

Saras Mela: Melting pot of artisans

Fairs are connecting links between rural artisans and urban buyers

By Suranjana Mitra

December 29 2022

The only ‘Samovar’ Tea shop of Kolkata

Samovars are large metallic vessels used to boil and brew

By TTW

December 28 2022

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

Pithe making had almost become a ritual to most Bengali households

By Information Desk

December 27 2022

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

In British minds steam became synonymous with civilization

By Information Desk

December 26 2022

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

It was food that comforted Nawab Wajid Ali Shah

By Shuvra Dey

December 24 2022

A good role or stardom? KIFF asks the question

A star studded panel debated for and against

By Information Desk

December 24 2022

Christmas Festival 2022 kicks off amid fanfare

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the mega carnival yesterday

By Information Desk

December 23 2022

KIFF screens new docu honouring forgotten martyr of Murshidabad

Nalinikanta Bagchi is the subject of a film by Sumit Ghosh

By Sourav Mondal

December 23 2022

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

Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein met a couple of times

By Saheli Mitra

December 22 2022

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

A citizens’ initiative led by the indomitable Mudar Patherya

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 21 2022

Attacked in Pakistan, welcomed in Kolkata, Joyland makes history

Kolkata has proved yet again that art cannot have boundaries

By Suman Sadhu

December 20 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

December 17 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

December 17 2022

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

The film is being screened at the Kolkata International Film Festival

By Suman Sadhu

December 16 2022

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

The Art festival has taken place in Indian Museum, Kolkata

By Information Desk

December 16 2022

A stroll along Maidan - 'the lungs of Kolkata'

A tale woven in fun and amazement

By Santanu Paul

December 15 2022

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

KIFF will screen eight of Bachchan’s most popular films

By Information Desk

December 14 2022

How the Kolkata Film Festival went ‘international’

KIFF was simply Kolkata Film Festival until 2001

By Sekhar Das

December 13 2022

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

It aimed to revive a dying language by making it popular

By Information Desk

December 12 2022

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

The restaurant has been given the shape of Dhamsa

By TTW

December 10 2022

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

The film was remade in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 09 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

December 09 2022

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

Against a properly dramatic background, Vivien Mary Hartley was born

By Information Desk

December 07 2022

Ballavpurer Roopkatha: Retelling a fairytale in celluloid

What is so special about this quirky horror comedy?

By Tangsu Karmakar

December 06 2022

Breakfast at Trincas after 62 years!

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

By Saheli Mitra

December 03 2022

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

This was only the second film for Rajen Tarafdar as director

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 01 2022

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

S.D. Burman was rejected by HMV

By TTW

November 30 2022

Can authorship be taught? Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob answers

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

By Information Desk

November 29 2022

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

Thakumar jhuli can any time beat Western fairytales

By Information Desk

November 28 2022

Chugging along Kolkata’s oldest railway track!

Railway operations commenced in West Bengal in 1915

By Information Desk

November 26 2022

Park Street bookstore promoting environment-friendliness

Earthcare Books focuses on books that cover ecological issues

By Information Desk

November 25 2022

Kolkata’s Pumpkin Shingaras invading the US snack market successfully

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

By Information Desk

November 24 2022

Apeejay Bangla Sahitya Utsob turns eight

The event is back in its offline avatar

By Information Desk

November 23 2022

Rare French photos of Calcutta on display at Indian Museum

The images are mostly reprints of originals from French museums

By Information Desk

November 22 2022

Tagore tried to save Bengal’s Shellac Doll Art

The demand for Shellac Dolls increases during the Rathayatra

By Information Desk

November 22 2022

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

The master story-teller Bonophool and his hilarious idiosyncrasies

By Shuvra Dey

November 21 2022

Kolkata hosts fashion event that takes ability beyond disabilities

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

By Information Desk

November 19 2022

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

The chemistry between the two men was near perfect

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 18 2022

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

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

By Raktim Mukhopadhyay

November 17 2022

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

The post-Puja discussion is an annual feature

By Information Desk

November 16 2022

The origin of Biryani – how a Mughal delicacy invaded Bengal

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

By Shuvra Dey

November 16 2022

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

Her poems were highly praised by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

By TTW

November 15 2022

Soumitro Chatterjee lives on: Exclusive interview with his daughter

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

By Suranjana Mitra

November 14 2022

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

In focus, Madan Mohan Tarkalankar and Jogindranath Sarkar

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 12 2022

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

WWAD is a social initiative for persons with disabilities 

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 08 2022

Rockstar in a Kanjeevaram, the enduring magic of Usha Uthup

The iconic playback and pop singer turned 74 this year

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 05 2022

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 04 2022

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

A tribute to the maverick on his 97th birth anniversary

By Shoma A. Chatterji

November 03 2022

Rani Rashmoni’s iconic Janbazar house finally acquires heritage status

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

By Suranjana Mitra

November 02 2022

Railway coach at New Jalpaiguri gets an áppetizing’ makeover

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

By Information Desk

November 01 2022

Hawa, a Bangladeshi mystery-drama directed by Mejbaur Rahman

The movie based on the life of the fishermen

By Information Desk

October 31 2022

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

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

By TTW

October 29 2022

Modern Masterpieces: 36 Chowringhee Lane, a debut worth remembering

A film in which one woman reaches out to another

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 29 2022

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

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

By Angshuman Thakur

October 28 2022

Mahal Restaurant: Carrying a century-old illustrious legacy

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

By Aritra Dash

October 28 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

October 27 2022

Going on an authentic Parsi food trail in Kolkata

An Exclusive Interview with Supriya Mancherji

By Shuvra Dey

October 26 2022

Want to try out Rabdigram’s Rabdi this winter?

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

By Sourav Das

October 25 2022

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 24 2022

Kali and Bengal’s legendary dacoits, an everlasting bond

Bengal’s dacoits are celebrated for their allegiance to Kali

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 22 2022

Unique art of Bengal: Diwali Dolls

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

By Information Desk

October 21 2022

How did Nirmalendu Chowdhury popularise Bangla folk songs

He made Bangla folk popular across the globe

By TTW

October 20 2022

The man who first played Othello on the Bengali stage

In 1848, Adhya made history at Sans Souci Theatre

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 18 2022

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

Remembering him on his death anniversary

By Information Desk

October 18 2022

Dilapidated Raipur Rajbari of Birbhum and illustrious Sinha family

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

By TTW

October 15 2022

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

Titas Ekti Nodir Naam is a masterpiece because of its flaws

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 13 2022

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

How did a Bengali prince reach Srilanka?

By Information Desk

October 13 2022

Remembering poet Nishikanto Roychowdhury

Not only a poet but Roychowdhury was a lyricist as well

By Suranjana Mitra

October 12 2022

Did you know Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay was nominated for Nobel Prize?

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

By Information Desk

October 11 2022

Patkheer: Deciphering lost recipes of Bengal

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

By Information Desk

October 11 2022

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

Rabindranath Tagore founded Visva-Bharati University on 18 September 1922

By Angshuman Thakur

October 10 2022

King of Bengali Folk, Nirmalendu Chowdhury

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

By TTW

October 09 2022

Is the traditional art of 'Lakshmi shara' vanishing?

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

By Suranjana Mitra

October 08 2022

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

A film in which even the minor characters are unforgettable

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 04 2022

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

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

By TTW

October 02 2022

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

It was started by Ramanarayan Sen of Chinsurah

By Information Desk

October 01 2022

Durga worshipped as Pateshwari Devi at Burdwan Rajbari

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

By Information Desk

September 30 2022

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

Veteran thespian Seema Mukhopadhyay will host two plays on Saptami

By Shuvra Dey

September 29 2022

Nandotsav heralds Durga Puja at Baikunthapur Rajbari

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

By TTW

September 28 2022

Celebrating Durga Puja at Netaji's house in Kodalia

Maa Durga successfully becomes a metaphor for the modern women

By Information Desk

September 28 2022

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

Oiendrila spent over 264 hours creating the magnum opus

By Saheli Mitra

September 27 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

September 27 2022

When the Goddess comes to the forests of Sonajhuri

The tribal people are the lifeblood of this puja

By Shuvra Dey

September 26 2022

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

September 24 2022

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

An apparently simple narrative spiced up with delightful asides

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 23 2022

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 23 2022

A Slice of Bengal in Europe

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

By Chaitali Sengupta

September 22 2022

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

Kapila Ashram, century-old sherbet joint of Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 22 2022

How does Nature play an important role in Durga Puja

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

By Diptarka Ghosh

September 19 2022

Book launch: 'Park Street Theke Phire Dekha'

Book launch at the Oxford Book Store

By Information Desk

September 17 2022

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

Tarashankar’s beloved novel was also a successful film

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 16 2022

Country's first disc had an Armenian singer from Kolkata

Gauhar Jaan was an Armenian by birth

By Information Desk

September 13 2022

The Darjeeling Mail was once run by bullocks

The Darjeeling Mail was run by bullocks!

By Bapi Ghosh

September 13 2022

Remembering silver screen’s Arati Bhattacharya

Arati faced the camera for the first time in 1971

By Information Desk

September 09 2022

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

Utkarshe Aarohan is the voice for humble, small Pujas

By Information Desk

September 09 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

September 07 2022

Bengalis and sweets go hand in hand

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

By Information Desk

September 06 2022

Kolkata Port Trust revives memory of Goalanda Ghat through steamer rides

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

By TTW

September 03 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Dhanni Meye, the comedy that runs deep

An all-star cast boosts a strong plot

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 03 2022

Unreleased Uttam: The films that never made it

Why did these Uttam Kumar films never find release?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 02 2022

When the Goddess came to the streets of Kolkata

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

By Information Desk

September 01 2022

Lost Palace of Siraj-ud-Daulah

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

By TTW

August 29 2022

Virginia Woolf and her Bengal connect

Her ancestors were from erstwhile colonial Calcutta

By Information Desk

August 27 2022

Photographers Manoveena and Devalena, the magical duo

The sisters debuted as photographers between 1937 and 1940

By Information Desk

August 26 2022

Bhanu Bandyopadhyay, the ageless wonder

He was never just an actor

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 25 2022

Bankim Ghosh, the Boxing Champion who turned an actor

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

By Information Desk

August 24 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

August 22 2022

Debabrata Biswas and his priceless voice

The man who brought a different meaning to Rabindrasangeet

By Information Desk

August 20 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

August 20 2022

Famous guitarist Denis Stern brings global music to Kolkata

Stern in a conversation with journalist Saheli Mitra

By Saheli Mitra

August 19 2022

On this Janmashtami, try out the Makhhan Samosa

On Lord Krishna's birthday, satisfy your appetite

By Information Desk

August 18 2022

The earthy and robust taste of Bengal’s favourite Kochu

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

By Information Desk

August 16 2022

Buried Dutch cemetery of Chinsurah

The Dutch cemetery has well planned narrow walkways around the graves

By Kankana Mukherjee

August 15 2022

Have you seen these patriotic Bengali films yet?

Our list of must-watch films

By Information Desk

August 13 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

August 11 2022

Tracing the metamorphosis of Sri Aurobindo: A documentary from Bengal

This year marks the 15oth birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo

By Shuvra Dey

August 11 2022

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

Bengal’s village is an open canvas of artists

By Information Desk

August 09 2022

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

A profile of the channel's two best known faces

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 09 2022

WB Government to preserve classic Bengali film negatives

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

By Information Desk

August 08 2022

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 05 2022

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

How Nemai Ghosh escorted Satyajit Ray to the Ghare Baire shoot

By Information Desk

August 05 2022

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

The KMC has identified 150 ‘extremely vulnerable’ buildings

By Information Desk

August 04 2022

North Kolkata and its Bangiya Sahitya Parishat

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

By Information Desk

August 03 2022

Lakshmi baskets of Bengal, sign of exquisite art

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

By TTW

August 02 2022

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

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

By Mukut Tapadar

July 31 2022

Emon Ekti Jhinuk Khunje Pelam Na…

Nirmala Mishra, the legendary Bengali singer is no more

By TTW

July 30 2022

Journals that pay tribute to daily life in Kolkata

Humour is never far from the life of the average Bengali

By Information Desk

July 30 2022

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

All three are octogenarian icons of Bengal art

By Information Desk

July 27 2022

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 26 2022

Novel 'Heritage Walk': Destination Serampore Henry Martin Pagoda

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

By Mukut Tapadar

July 25 2022

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

This year marks Uttam Kumar’s 42nd death anniversary

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 23 2022

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

Kumudini Homes is one of Kalimpong's oldest schools

By TTW

July 23 2022

How Labhpur influenced the writing spirit of Tarashankar

He who brought a slice of Rarh Bengal to life

By Shuvra Dey

July 22 2022

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

The Indian tricolour was adopted on this day in 1947

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 19 2022

The Dwijendralal we never knew

Looking back at a super achiever on his 160th birthday

By Information Desk

July 19 2022

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

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

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

July 16 2022

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

Clay dolls of Krishnanagar date back to nearly 250 years ago

By Information Desk

July 15 2022

100-year-old Deshbandhu Mistanna Bhandar downs shutters

Deshbandhu Mistanna Bhandar was established by Bibhutibhushan Chowdhury in 1921

By Information Desk

July 13 2022

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

First Bengali film to get the honour

By TTW

July 11 2022

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

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

By TTW

July 09 2022

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

The pioneers who paved the way for the big brands today

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 09 2022

The Ramcharit Manas manuscript that travelled from Mahisadal to Kolkata

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

By TTW

July 06 2022

Bolpur Railway Station to get a world-class facelift

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

By Information Desk

July 05 2022

Bengal’s Sponge Wood Art and Malakar community

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

By TTW

July 04 2022

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

The filmmaker passed away in Kolkata of age-related ailments

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 02 2022

End of an era as Chacha’s Hotel downs shutters

The restaurant was set up by Gosaidas Patra in 1875

By Siman Roy

July 02 2022

Georgina Haque, the first female Bangladeshi drummer

Haque was inspired by the drummer late Sabbir Qadir

By Mouni Mondal

July 01 2022

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

The pilgrims were numerous, despite the hardships

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 29 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

June 29 2022

Tagore’s Gitanjali in Kurmali language

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

By Suman Sadhu

June 28 2022

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

The initiative is being launched with a series of three fairs

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 28 2022

Bengal Mango Utsav, celebrating mango happiness

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

By Maniklal Ghosh

June 27 2022

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

On RD Burman’s birth anniversary a GB exclusive

By Sivaji Chattopadhyay

June 25 2022

North Dinajpur masks, the ongoing tradition

Diverse masks are made in different districts of West Bengal

By Information Desk

June 24 2022

A Monsoon Date at Dacres Lane

Try out Apanjan's Khichuri or Chittoda's Ghugni

By Saheli Mitra

June 24 2022

How Tagore re-introduced Esraj, an Afghani musical instrument

Esraj, the dying instrument that needs to be revived

By Information Desk

June 22 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

June 21 2022

Bob Dylan and Purna Das Baul, an immortal friendship

A tribute to Purna Das Baul on World Music Day

By Suman Sadhu

June 20 2022

Remembering Gour Kishore, the voice that knew no fear

This year marks the centenary of Gour Kishore Ghosh

By Information Desk

June 18 2022

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

Uday Deb creates Bengal themed comic art

By Information Desk

June 17 2022

Nimtita Palace of Jalsaghar fame finally gets heritage tag

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

By TTW

June 16 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

June 15 2022

Buddhadeb Dasgupta Memorial Trust remembers world renowned director

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

By TTW

June 14 2022

Kolkata teenager’s short film clinches Dadasaheb Phalke Festival Award

An exclusive interview with Yubasana Kapas

By Shuvra Dey

June 11 2022

Mind matters: How Bengali cinema treats mental health

Has mental health received its due?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 10 2022

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

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

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 07 2022

Murshidabad silk flags make their mark at Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubile...

Murshidabad's superfine mulberry produce may join the global silk network

By Information Desk

June 06 2022

Matchmaking Mishti with Literature – Jugal’s unique ‘sweet’ fest

The 3-day festival will take place between December 9-11

By TTW

June 03 2022

‘Widow cuisine’ of Bengal: Vegetarian delicacies born out of oppression...

Non-vegetarian food was once forbidden for Bengali widows

By TTW

June 02 2022

Did you know Nemai Ghosh was given a role to play in Sonar Kella?

The anecdote in the late photographer's own words

By Information Desk

June 01 2022

A tribal tale, folk paintings by Santhals in Bengal

Santhal tribe plays a big role in development of this art

By Information Desk

June 01 2022

Shibpur's centuries-old Roxburgh House to be restored

The project has been named as 'Roxburgh International Hub Project'

By TTW

May 31 2022

Mukti’s Kitchen conquers Brooklyn with Indian style health food

Teaching Americans the fine art of Indian cooking

By Shuvra Dey

May 28 2022

Celebrate and support the crafts of Bengal, enrich yourself and your home

Help keep the age-old artistry of Bengal alive

By Information Desk

May 28 2022

A stunning visual saga of Damodar, Bengal’s one-time river of sorrow

A coffee-table book paints a picture of a once mighty river

By Saheli Mitra

May 26 2022

Jugi Jatra: The fading folk theatre of Midnapore

he performances are chiefly performed for the targeted rural masses

By TTW

May 25 2022

Siraj’s Murshidabad is the setting for debut novelist’s modern day thri...

Corporate hotshot Sudipta Sengupta’s novel is out in June

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 21 2022

Branded Dooars Tea set to be your next brew

Once favourite with Russian blenders, Dooars Tea finds a market once more

By TTW

May 21 2022

Power of Museums: A Special celebration at Indian Museum

Museums uphold our glorious ethnographic heritage in the form of their collections

By Maniklal Ghosh

May 20 2022

Satyajit Ray- The Man Who Knew Too Much: Barun Chanda’s ode to Ray

Barun Chanda had seen Ray from very close quarters while working with him for Seemabaddha

By Saheli Mitra

May 20 2022

Bengal’s women turned simple household items into work of art

Some of the folk arts have been handed down generations

By TTW

May 19 2022

Kolkata's Aam Utsab 2022

This was the 9th year of Aam Utsab

By Maniklal Ghosh

May 19 2022

Dhan Gopal Mukerji: Trailblazer cosmopolitan Indian modernist author

Dhan Gopal Mukerji, one of the earliest iconic cosmopolitan Indian modernists, travelled abroad in the first decade of the 20th century

By TTW

May 16 2022

Sufi Master was honoured with a gold medal by Tagore

Ustad Safiur Rahman is a renowned lyricist/composer

By Shuvra Dey

May 11 2022

Samabhav, the film festival that travels with a message of men against viol...

The Samabhav Travelling International Film Festival was held in Kolkata last month

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 11 2022

Sunset Musings – where world poets meet Tagore

“Tagore was a polymath. His politics was humanity.”

By Saheli Mitra

May 10 2022

Raghu Dakat – how he turned a disciple of singer Ramprasad

A three-part series on the tales of famous dacoits of Bengal in the 18th and 19th century

By TTW

May 09 2022

Panchphoran Rui recipe from Jorasanko Thakurbari’s kitchen

Written by Rabindranath’s niece, Pragyasundari Devi

By Information Desk

May 07 2022

Raghu Dakat – why did a peasant’s son take up arms

A three-part series on the tales of famous dacoits of Bengal in the 18th and 19th century

By TTW

May 04 2022

The winners at KIFF this year, an eclectic mix of surprises

Who took home the trophies from KIFF 2022?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 04 2022

I made it into the classroom: Nemai Ghosh on Pratidwandi

The ace photographer on how he finally chose a career

By Information Desk

May 03 2022

How Calcutta’s aristocrats helped Bengali theatre grow strong roots

Support from wealthy natives did much for early Bengali theatre

By TTW

May 03 2022

‘Hare re re re’ – noble and ignoble Dacoits of Bengal

A three-part series on the tales of famous dacoits of Bengal in the 18th and 19th century

By TTW

May 02 2022

Why Sharmila Tagore gifted Nemai Ghosh a tele-lens on the sets of Aranyer D...

Unknown stories about India’s most famous filmmaker

By Information Desk

May 01 2022

IT engineer turned filmmaker lauds KIFF for focus on documentaries

Tanmay Shah’s film is about a specially abled artist

By Shuvra Dey

May 01 2022

What is Parbha Chhau, and why I wanted to make a film on it

A 200-year-old dance form is dying a slow death

By Abanti Sinha

April 30 2022

Documentary on Aruna Vasudev at KIFF pays tribute to mother of Asian Cinema...

The film traces Vasudev’s journey as film critic, cinema activist, and impresario

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 30 2022

Jallianwala Bagh documentary an eye-opener at KIFF

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre was perpetrated on April 13, 2019

By Shuvra Dey

April 30 2022

I hope one day we will have a KIFF market: director-producer Bauddhayan Muk...

Mukherji’s Little Lamb Films has two entries at KIFF 2022

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 29 2022

Can’t dance? Says who? On World Dance Day, make dance part of your life

Dance can improve your quality of life in very many ways

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 29 2022

Veteran journo Sovan Tarafder makes documentary debut at KIFF

An ode to the fierce spirit of Kolkata’s visually impaired actors

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 29 2022

Capturing the pioneering spirit of Bengal’s preeminent theatre personalit...

A look at Ashoke Viswanathan’s documentary on Badal Sircar

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 28 2022

Chander Pahar’s Diego Alvarez, a fictional character or a real-life?

Diego Alvarez was the most important part of Shankar's life

By Information Desk

April 27 2022

The 18th-century Russian who drove the birth of modern Bengali theatre

Our two-part series on the birth and growth of Bengali theatre

By TTW

April 27 2022

Bangitola’s heritage Monda

Monda might not have been discovered in Bangitola first, rather it was a sweet of English Bazar

By Information Desk

April 26 2022

Special: 'The pandemic has changed the meaning of home for all of us'

Actor Sujoy Prasad Chatterjee brings debut directorial to KIFF

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 25 2022

Delve into the conflicting worlds of body and mind with Titane at KIFF

The film has won a Palme d’Or at Cannes

By TTW

April 23 2022

Modern Masterpieces: Sagina Mahato, the saga of a forgotten North Bengal he...

A tribute to the memory of Tapan Sinha and Dilip Kumar

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 22 2022

Finnish film Compartment No. 6 a must watch at KIFF

Director Juho Kuosmanen won the Grand Prix at Cannes

By TTW

April 22 2022

A year without Sankha Ghosh

A true conscience keeper

By Information Desk

April 21 2022

Oscar 2022 contender A Hero to premiere at KIFF

Listen to Iranian director Asghar Farhadi

By TTW

April 21 2022

Old Danish Government House in Serampore ready for a fresh start

The newly renovated museum was inaugurated on April 8 in the presence of the Minister of State for Information and Culture and Tourism, Indranil Sen, and many more notable figures

By Kankana Mukherjee

April 20 2022

After world premiere in Moscow, Adieu GODARD set for Indian premiere at KIF...

Exclusive interview with the director and cast

By TTW

April 20 2022

Ancient monuments unearthed near the Sundarbans of Bangladesh

The site has been unearthed in Rezakpur village of Khulna

By Information Desk

April 19 2022

Indian Museum brings Rakhaldas Banerjee and his discoveries to public

To commemorate the 137th birth anniversary of Rakhaldas Banerji

By Maniklal Ghosh

April 18 2022

Protecting one building at a time, the story of a pioneering top cop

In conversation with Soumen Mitra, former Commissioner of Police

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 18 2022

Anjan Chakraborty – the bibliophile of Bijoygarh

He is one of the most recognised bibliophiles in Kolkata

By Information Desk

April 16 2022

Kolkata People's Film Festival provokes thought, leaves memories

A celebration of the cinema of resistance

By Shoma A. Chatterji

April 16 2022

Nandalal Bose, the master who illustrated the Indian Constitution

GB tribute to Nandalal Bose on his death anniversary

By Debdutta Gupta

April 15 2022

A few Bengali calendar basics as we begin 1429

Answering a few FAQs about Bangabda, the Bengali era

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 14 2022

Celebrate Poila Baisakh with specially curated menu at The Salt House

The special menu is based on the menu of The Tangra Project

By Information Desk

April 14 2022

‘He was one of the best actors in the world,’ Nemai Ghosh on Satyajit R...

Excerpt from Nemai Ghosh’s book Manikda- Memories of Satyajit Ray

By Information Desk

April 13 2022

Potoler Dolma, the Bengali summer delicacy that isn’t Bengali at all

Like many of Bengal’s borrowings, the dolma comes from a distant land

By TTW

April 13 2022

Riten Mozumdar – Polymath and Artist Designer who conquered the world

Mozumdar’s body of work displayed a diversity of range and materials exemplifying a rare mastery over mediums and techniques

By TTW

April 09 2022

Modern Masterpieces: The enduring relevance of Ganadevata

Looking back at a timeless Bengali classic

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 06 2022

Suchitra Sen, the recluse with a reason

Years after her passing, her enigma abides

By Information Desk

April 02 2022

Uneasy ties: Student politics and cinema

How the silver screen has treated the thorny issue

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 30 2022

Saradindu Bandopadhyay brought in unusual murder weapons

Unusual weapons that detective Byomkesh Bakshi looked for

By Information Desk

March 29 2022

Giant mural pays tribute to 100 years of Satyajit Ray

The ‘Ray Wall’ is a stone’s throw from the Rabindra Sarobar Metro station

By Information Desk

March 26 2022

At home in the world, revisiting the memoirs of Amartya Sen

An in depthreading of Amartya Sen's memoirs

By Suman Sadhu

March 26 2022

Terracotta art: The beauty of burnt clay

Bengal and terracotta share a lasting bond

By Information Desk

March 24 2022

Subhas and Emilie, what the world never knew

The story behind the facade

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 21 2022

General public of Russia was warm towards Tagore despite Stalin’s sanctio...

A three-part series exploring Letters from Russia by Tagore written in 1930

By Saheli Mitra

March 19 2022

‘Reunion films’ seem popular in Tollywood today. How do they fare?

All the films are characterised by people who once formed a group

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 18 2022

Purnadas Baul, Birbhum's gift to world music

Bengal's best-known Baul turns 89

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 17 2022

Did Russia behave like a fascist? Tagore’s letters reveal the nation’s ...

A three-part series exploring Letters from Russia by Tagore written in 1930

By Saheli Mitra

March 16 2022

Bengal’s Ghutiari Sharif – where faiths and belief meet beyond religiou...

It is known for the mazaar (resting place) of Pir Ghazi Mubarak Ali, a revered 17th-century Muslim Saint

By TTW

March 15 2022

Delectable Belgian waffle set to win Bengal’s gourmet hearts

Waffle has been quietly gaining ground in Bengal and now this delicacy has mesmerized Bengali foodies’ palates

By Payel Samanta

March 12 2022

The City of Joy etched in a box of nostalgic memories

Designed and curated by popular artist Uday Deb

By Information Desk

March 12 2022

Journey of an incorrigible optimist

Pinaki Ganguly's book explores some eternal questions

By Saheli Mitra

March 11 2022

Coffee House played cupid to Ritwik Ghatak-Surama’s love story

Sadhana Roy Chowdhury introduced Surama to Ritwik at the Coffee House

By Urnanav Tantu Ghosh

March 10 2022

Erstwhile Kolkata’s top-notch publication house -- Gurudas Chattopadhyay ...

It was initially known as Bengal Medical Library

By Shuvra Dey

March 09 2022

First book fair held in Bengal was not today’s Kolkata Book Fair

It was organized in 1918 by the National Council of Education

By TTW

March 08 2022

The women directors who shaped Bengali cinema

Taking stock of a few talented filmmakers

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 07 2022

Tagore’s ‘Letters from Russia’ written almost a century ago reflects ...

A three-part series exploring Letters from Russia by Tagore written in 1930

By Saheli Mitra

March 05 2022

Dolls that not only look great, but tell stories from Bengal’s past

The sheer variety of dolls adds to their age-old charm

By Information Desk

March 05 2022

Young filmmaker speaks up for the voiceless of red-light Kolkata

ORA: Daughters on Rent is Olivia Das’ debut as producer-director

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 03 2022

The peerless Tulsi Chakraborty, and the tears behind the laughter

The legendary actor was born on March 3 in a village in Howrah

By Information Desk

February 28 2022

Give in to Pareidolia at Maya Art Space

An exhibition of ‘photo narratives’ is on at Maya Art Space

By Information Desk

February 28 2022

Zeenat Rehana Islam’s book lends voice to Bengali girls’ struggles duri...

Post-reading analysis of Zeenat Rehana Islam's book, 'Lockdown Diary'

By Suman Sadhu

February 26 2022

What did author Leela Majumdar share in her Rannar Boi?

Leela Majumdar’s Rannar Boi is for the modern woman

By Information Desk

February 26 2022

A cookbook worthy of a Nobel Prize winner

This is as much a cookbook as it is a social commentary

By Information Desk

February 25 2022

Metamorphosis of Bay leaf from a food condiment to bookmark!

College girl Priyanjali Sen’s unique innovation

By Mouni Mondal

February 23 2022

WB Govt turns weavers of Nadia self-reliant through modern power looms

The primary target is to develop infrastructure in a bid to turn self-reliant

By Information Desk

February 21 2022

Books are big at The Bengal Store!

We have a literary treasure trove to offer

By Information Desk

February 21 2022

A life dedicated to Lata Mangeshkar

Snehashish Chatterjee has published 12 volumes of Lata Geetkosh

By Shoma A. Chatterji

February 21 2022

First Screening of ‘Maestro, A Portrait,’ a film on Buddhadeb Dasgupta

GB was present at Nandan II at the exclusive premiere

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

February 19 2022

Tribal Bengal, a book like no other

A look at Bengal’s incredibly rich tribal heritage

By Information Desk

February 18 2022

High quality affordable art, the theme at MAYA Art Space art fair

The aim is to make art financially accessible to ordinary people

By Information Desk

February 16 2022

Meadow grass instead of tiara, basil leaves for veil: Lentil dumpling pair ...

Even today this custom is observed in different parts of Bengal by fixing a specific date based on star constellation and astrological predictions

By Information Desk

February 15 2022

The Real Rani – How Rani Rashmoni outwitted British East India Company

Her tactics left the officials of East India Company bewildered and rattled out of shock.

By TTW

February 15 2022

Dwarakeshwari riverbank comes alive with 150-year-old Muri Festival

‘Muri Mela’ is held at Kanksa village of Burdwan-Panagarh in the state of West Bengal

By Kankana Mukherjee

February 14 2022

Real Rani -- Rani Rashmoni merged philanthropy and business

She was a kind and generous lady who was loved by her subjects

By TTW

February 12 2022

Are young Bengali filmmakers no longer interested in theatrical releases?

One reason could be the dwindling number of theatres

By Shoma A. Chatterji

February 11 2022

Bengali director’s documentary selected at Oscars this year

The documentary revolves around the story of a female Dalit journalist, who runs a unique newspaper called Khabar Lahariya

By Information Desk

February 10 2022

The Real Rani -- Rani Rashmoni’s husband taught her how to run a business...

Rani Rashmoni was a fast learner and could easily pick up the. Business tricks

By TTW

February 08 2022

The Real Rani -- Rani Rashmoni, one of the first female entrepreneurs of In...

She came, she saw and she conquered the oppressive system during her time

By TTW

February 07 2022

Bangla Tappa, born from Banjara music popularized by Nidhu Babu

It has roots in the musical journey of caravan travellers of north and north-western India

By Information Desk

February 07 2022

State to confer heritage status to Ram Mohan’s ancestral home at Radhanag...

To commemorate the 250th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy

By Information Desk

February 06 2022

Lata Mangeshkar’s passing should teach us the proper usage of the word ...

Lata Mangeshkar cannot be written about in the past tense

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 05 2022

Do your bit for sustainable fashion, check out our handicrafts range

An attempt to promote local artisans and minimal design

By Information Desk

February 04 2022

Ramdhanu – earliest children’s periodical in Bengali

It used to feature published poems, short stories, plays and novellas and many more articles

By Information Desk

February 01 2022

The Englishman who started Durga Puja in Surul to succeed in business!

His profits doubled the next year and had a reversal of fortune

By TTW

January 31 2022

The man who ‘found’ Mohenjo Daro 100 years ago did many other things to...

RD Banerji began digging at Mohenjo Daro in 1922

By Information Desk

January 29 2022

Badal Roy, the global tabla maestro we forgot to remember

He is famed for working with the biggest names in world music

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 26 2022

Benoy-Badal-Dinesh pack powerful punch with 8/12

Director Arun Roy seems to have created another classic

By Shoma A. Chatterji

January 25 2022

How did Madhusudan Dutta defy Ram and make Meghnad the hero

When the villain of Hindu mythology turns a hero in an epic poem

By Saheli Mitra

January 22 2022

The winter delight of Bengal, jhola nolen gur

Its exquisite flavour makes it every Bengali household’s winter favourite

By Information Desk

January 22 2022

Kalpanirjhar and its crusade for short films

The Kalpanirjhar International Film Festival began 19 years ago

By Shoma A. Chatterji

January 21 2022

Reviving the fading glory of the Bengali cartoon

A look back at India’s first Cartoon Mela, which ended on Jan 5

By Information Desk

January 21 2022

What is topsy-turvy about Ultadanga?

Ultadanga is an important locality in the metropolis of Kolkata

By TTW

January 20 2022

Tipu Sultan and Tollygunge – Where do the two T’s meet?

Tollygunge derived its moniker from a colonel in the British Army named William Tolly

By TTW

January 20 2022

Over three centuries after his death, Job Charnock still an enigma

Relatively little is known about Charnock the man

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 19 2022

The man, the actor, and my Soumitra 'kaku'

Composer-musician Debojyoti Mishra on his idol

By Debojyoti Mishra

January 18 2022

How come a bazar in Kolkata’s Chinatown was named after an Italian?

Tiretta Bazaar in Kolkata is famous for its Chinese street food and breakfast

By TTW

January 17 2022

Bengali, the first Indian language that Tintin spoke

Tintin has been available in Bengali since 1975

By Information Desk

January 15 2022

Spirituality through embroidery, a Kolkata designer’s lockdown journey

Sunetra Lahiri works global motifs into uniquely local art

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 14 2022

Tusu on Makar Sankranti is a vibrant tribal festival of Bengal

It is a regional folk festival held on the last day of Bengali month of Poush

By TTW

January 13 2022

Lakshminarayan Roychowdhury – Father of India’s Professional Photograph...

His love for art and photography started when he was introduced to the elite Bengali circle through his in-laws

By Kankana Mukherjee

January 08 2022

Ashapurna Devi – the voice of the faceless, nameless women

GB tribute on her birth anniversary

By Information Desk

January 07 2022

How Lord Bentinck helped in Birth & Growth of Darjeeling

Darjeeling was first acquired as a military outpost and sanatorium since it offered strategic advantages

By TTW

January 06 2022

The bus route between Calcutta and England that crossed 150 borders!

It is considered to be the longest bus route in the world till date.

By Information Desk

January 05 2022

How are Mir Jafar and Lord Curzon associated with Kolkata’s National Libr...

Mir Jafar and Lord Curzon were instrumental in growth and development of National Library

By Information Desk

January 04 2022

Covid protocol in place, Kolkata welcomes 160 films from 42 nations

Not more than 50 percent seating in halls, says KIFF

By Suman Sadhu

January 04 2022

Jashoda Mishtanna Bhandar: Tale of an iconic sweetmeat shop

It is traditionally famous for its creamy Laal Mishti Doi

By Information Desk

January 03 2022

When Maratha Bargis could have taken Calcutta, but didn’t

Through the 1740s and 50s, Bengal was terrorised by Bargis

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 03 2022

Eden Gardens: A gift of love for Kolkata by three British siblings

Eden Gardens is third largest cricket stadium in the world

By Shuvra Dey

December 30 2021

Zamor, the slave boy from Bengal played a major role in bringing down Basti...

How he got inducted in the court of French Royalty

By Information Desk

December 29 2021

Looking back at the first Poush Mela of Santiniketan

Santiniketan’s poush mela has now turned into an annual pilgrimage for many

By Mekhla Dasgupta

December 28 2021

Looking back at first Poush Mela: Maharshi Debendranath’s vision

Poush Mela charted a new course of interacting with rural people and tribal folks living in villages around Santiniketan

By Mekhla Dasgupta

December 25 2021

Kidderpore girls punch their way to freedom and power

A documentary on the struggles of girls born into traditional Muslim families

By Shoma A. Chatterji

December 25 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal: Church that got its name even before ...

This Parish was named after the first Archbishop of Calcutta, Msgr Paul Goethals

By TTW

December 24 2021

Where can you see Kolkata’s tallest Christmas tree?

At 54 feet, this a fairly large tree even by global standards

By Information Desk

December 24 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and influence of Tibetan craftsmen on ...

From Belgian Jesuits to Tibetan craftsmen, the melting pot of North Bengal Christianity

By TTW

December 23 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and role of Canadian Jesuits

Belgian and Canadian Jesuits were instrumental in helping establish the Christian community in North Bengal

By TTW

December 22 2021

A shola Christmas tree? Why not?

A city hotel revisits Bengal's cultural heritage

By Information Desk

December 22 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and Darjeeling

Some of Darjeeling's churches were used by the British army for their religious needs

By TTW

December 21 2021

Vanishing tribe of Kadma – Bengal’s own candy makers

The pristine white Kadma sweet has been integral to all Bengali festivities for ages

By TTW

December 21 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and its historical churches

In February 1896, Dores Alanzo Robinson became the first Adventist to enter the territory of North Bengal

By TTW

December 20 2021

Kolkata heralds winter with Christmas Festival on Park Street

The festival begins today and will continue until Dec 30

By Information Desk

December 18 2021

Remembering Subinoy Roy: Doyen of Rabindrasangeet, on his birth centenary y...

Roy was honored with Visva-Bharati's highest honour, Desikottam and the State Sangeet Academy Award

By Shuvra Dey

December 13 2021

India’s first Bengali literature festival turns seven

The festival was conceptualized in 2015 at Oxford Bookstores

By Information Desk

December 13 2021

Celebrating 'laughter maker' Shibram on his birthday

His creations are a treasure trove of Bengali literature

By Information Desk

December 13 2021

GB Exclusive interview with National Award winning director Sagnik Chatterj...

Sagnik Chatterjee's upcoming film features a song dedicated to renowned filmmaker, Satyajit Ray

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

December 11 2021

Kolkata girl Srotoswini Sinha’s artwork makes it to UN’s climate change...

GB Exclusive interview of Kolkata’s own Greta Thunberg

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

December 10 2021

Palsit railway station, where the iconic ‘Pather Panchali’ was shot

Palsit railway station, on the Howrah–Burdwan main line, is operated by Eastern Railway

By Shuvra Dey

December 09 2021

How Hooghly shaped Bengal and its ties to the world

‘A River and the World - The Hooghly Story’ is on at Metcalfe Hall

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 08 2021

Did you know India’s 2nd Largest Church stands in Raigunj of Bengal?

St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral is popularly known as the Raiganj Church.

By Information Desk

December 07 2021

Shankar at 87, may the joy never fade

Awards have not done justice to his stunning popularity

By Information Desk

December 06 2021

This winter, ‘Eat Like a Sindhi!’

Kolkata based teacher Deepak Giananey even shares a recipe

By Deepak Giananey

December 06 2021

Ceramics : Through the Lens of Fine Art

Ceramic requires the most intimate human touch and undergoes a radical transformation

By Sabyasachi Mullick

December 04 2021

Joshy Joseph, the Malayali with a Kolkata trilogy

A Kolkatan, both by choice and by profession

By Shoma A. Chatterji

December 02 2021

The simple philanthropic life of Khan Jahan Ali

A large number of Hindus converted to Islam, being attracted by the humanitarian work of Khan Jahan Ali

By TTW

December 02 2021

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways: Was Bengal’s Agricultural Decline rela...

GB goes through historical data to trace the various railway tracts laid in Bengal during British India in this fourth out of the 6-part series

By TTW

December 01 2021

Try some piping hot soup this winter

The best soup joints of Kolkata

By Information Desk

November 30 2021

New English translation pays homage to iconic Thakumar Jhuli

Dakshinaranjan Mitra Majumdar published his work in 1907

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 30 2021

Satyaprasad Gangopadhyay -- Rabindranath Tagore’s first publisher

Tagore’s first book of verses was published by his nephew, Satyaprasad

By Shuvra Dey

November 30 2021

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Is Satyajit Ray’s grandfather a descendant...

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this and final part out of the 5-part series

By TTW

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