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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 06 2022

Raj Rajeshwari of Krishnanagar Rajbari

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

By Information Desk

October 04 2022

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

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

By TTW

October 03 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

October 02 2022

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

It was started by Ramanarayan Sen of Chinsurah

By Information Desk

October 01 2022

Durga worshipped as Pateshwari Devi at Burdwan Rajbari

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

By Information Desk

September 30 2022

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 20 2022

North Kolkata and B.K. Paul chemist shop

92B Sovabazar Street is an iconic address

By Maniklal 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

Bengal learnt kite flying from Wajid Ali Shah!

Fly your kites high and remember the historical tale

By Shahanshah Mirza

September 16 2022

Country's first disc had an Armenian singer from Kolkata

Gauhar Jaan was an Armenian by birth

By Information Desk

September 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

Bengal’s age-old sal leaf utensils

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

By Information Desk

September 02 2022

When the Goddess came to the streets of Kolkata

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

By Information Desk

September 01 2022

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

Tale of 'taal'

The transformation of palm fruit in Bengali kitchens

By Information Desk

August 25 2022

Bankim Ghosh, the Boxing Champion who turned an actor

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

By Information Desk

August 24 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

August 22 2022

Debabrata Biswas and his priceless voice

The man who brought a different meaning to Rabindrasangeet

By Information Desk

August 20 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

August 20 2022

Famous guitarist Denis Stern brings global music to Kolkata

Stern in a conversation with journalist Saheli Mitra

By Saheli Mitra

August 19 2022

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

The Tagore ladies were among the first to take to photography

By Information Desk

August 19 2022

On this Janmashtami, try out the Makhhan Samosa

On Lord Krishna's birthday, satisfy your appetite

By Information Desk

August 18 2022

The earthy and robust taste of Bengal’s favourite Kochu

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

By Information Desk

August 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 04 2022

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

Remembering the gifted musician on his birth anniversary

By Information Desk

August 03 2022

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 28 2022

How were Uttam and Suchitra on the sets?

Did their platonic love bloom?

By Suman Gupta

July 27 2022

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 27 2022

When Diana and Emulous floated on the Hooghly; the steam ships of British B...

The Diana was a modest 32 horsepower vessel sent on trial voyages in the waterways of East Bengal

By Information Desk

July 26 2022

Novel 'Heritage Walk': Destination Serampore Henry Martin Pagoda

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

By Mukut Tapadar

July 25 2022

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

This year marks Uttam Kumar’s 42nd death anniversary

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 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 13 2022

Remembering Chhabi Biwas on his birth anniversary

From Kabuliwala to Jalshaghar, the acting graph is stupendous!

By Information Desk

July 11 2022

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

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

By TTW

July 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

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

India’s oldest High Court is a storehouse of memories

By Information Desk

July 05 2022

Bengal’s Sponge Wood Art and Malakar community

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

By TTW

July 04 2022

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 30 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

June 30 2022

Bengal’s quilts are always red, why?

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

By Information Desk

June 29 2022

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

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

By Information Desk

June 29 2022

Tagore’s Gitanjali in Kurmali language

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

By Suman Sadhu

June 28 2022

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

The initiative is being launched with a series of three fairs

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 28 2022

Bengal Mango Utsav, celebrating mango happiness

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

By Maniklal Ghosh

June 27 2022

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

On RD Burman’s birth anniversary a GB exclusive

By Sivaji Chattopadhyay

June 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 13 2022

Boro Ghori, the silent timekeeper of Howrah Station

Timekeeper since World War I

By Information Desk

June 11 2022

Mind matters: How Bengali cinema treats mental health

Has mental health received its due?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 10 2022

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

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

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 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 30 2022

What did Rituparno have to say about Death?

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

By Information Desk

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 09 2022

When three ‘non-Bengalis’ showed me the true essence of Tagore

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

By Indrajit Sen

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 07 2022

Meena Kumari and her connect with the Tagore family

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

By Information Desk

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 25 2022

Zakaria Street – Paradise of Ramadaan Food

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

By Maniklal Ghosh

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 08 2022

From Roma to Suchitra Sen -- Tumultuous journey of a superstar

Tracing the elusive journey of the renowned actress

By Shuvra Dey

April 06 2022

Suchitra Sen, the recluse with a reason

Years after her passing, her enigma abides

By Information Desk

April 05 2022

How poet D.L. Roy fought for the farmers of Kajlagarh

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

By TTW

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 22 2022

Pahari Sanyal was not just an outstanding actor but a singer too

Even Satyajit Ray made him sing in his movies

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 18 2022

Handicrafts from water hyacinth

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

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

Sandhya Mukherjee was a national treasure, we just didn’t know it

The singer died in Kolkata of heart failureThe singer died in Kolkata of heart failure

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

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 09 2022

Banaphul -- The master storyteller

A tribute on his death anniversary

By Information Desk

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

November 29 2021

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways: Eastern Bengal Railway and Chalan Beel

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

By TTW

November 29 2021

Story of Dhaka University – The Museum of Bhasha Andolan

In this 3-episode series, GB delves into the past and present of Dhaka University, which has remained a historical landmark for the struggle for freedom

By Information Desk

November 27 2021

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Freedom fighter Grandson relocates to Shillo...

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

By TTW

November 26 2021

Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali, the crusader who changed South Bengal

The well-known 15th-century Sufi saint and ruler who promoted the spread of Islam in Bengal.

By TTW

November 26 2021

Order your pack of Mango Magic online from The Bengal Store

Mango is the king of all Indian fruits, and we show you exactly what you can do with it

By Information Desk

November 26 2021

New NATMO Monograph on Bengal’s Shaktipeeths to promote pilgrimage touris...

Bengal will soon have a detailed map to promote tourism along the Shaktipeeth trail

By Information Desk

November 25 2021

Bengal’s most beloved graphic storyteller hits 96

A tribute to the legendary Narayan Debnath

By Pratyasha Sarkar

November 24 2021

Kolkata Police rewarded for keeping city heritage safe

Many of the buildings belonging to the force are heritage structures

By Information Desk

November 24 2021

Remembering Rabi Ghosh on his birth anniversary

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By Saheli Mitra

November 24 2021

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways: Problems faced in track laying

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

By TTW

November 23 2021

Ghosts of Garden Reach, where history speaks

The ghosts that aren’t so frequently talked about

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 23 2021

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Gouripur Estate of Myemenshingha

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this 3rd out of 5-part series

By TTW

November 22 2021

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways, the first track of British India

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

By TTW

November 22 2021

Story of Dhaka University – Formed in aftermath of Bengal Partition of 19...

The University of Dhaka opened its doors on July 1, 1921, with Mr P. J. Hartog as its first Vice-Chancellor

By TTW

November 20 2021

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Jugalkishore, the dashing feudal lord

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this 2nd out of 5-part series

By TTW

November 18 2021

How did Hemango Biswas pick his tunes

Daughter Rongili Biswas shares some tales of the past

By Rongili Biswas

November 18 2021

Story of Dhaka University – The voice for the oppressed

Dhaka University has been a hotspot of revolutionaries and demonstrators since its inception

By TTW

November 16 2021

Our last bastion, Soumitra da

Remembering Soumitra Chattopadhyay, from a colleague and devoted admirer

By Biplab Dasgupta

November 16 2021

Did you know a Muslim, Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali started the line of Pirali Bra...

The Tagore family line descended from one such Pirali family

By TTW

November 15 2021

Hindu son of Siraj ud-daula, where are his descendants now?

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this 1st out of 5-part series

By TTW

November 15 2021

The Turk ruler of Bengal who learnt Sanskrit and worshipped Ganga

Zafar Khan Ghazi - The harbinger of communal harmony in Bengal

By TTW

November 12 2021

Remembering singer Arati Mukherjee

One of the few female vocalists who shone brightly during the golden era of Bengali music

By Shuvra Dey

November 12 2021

Amartya Sen’s nostalgia: Jagat Kutir, his home in Dhaka

Sen’s childhood across different geographies, culture and environment

By Saheli Mitra

November 11 2021

Sinhala and Bengal, a link that needs exploring

The people of Sri Lanka and Bengal are remarkable similar

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 10 2021

'Pujor Gaan', and what happened to it

A special album had to have a Puja release

By Information Desk

November 09 2021

Alexander Castle -- Where Rabindranath Tagore was invited by Muktagachha za...

The castle is also known as ‘Lohar Kuthi’ or ‘Rang Mahal’

By Shuvra Dey

November 05 2021

IAS officer Vivek Kumar's tribute to the city he loves

The additional Chief Secretary of West Bengal is a gifted singer

By Suman Sadhu

November 05 2021

Not just a freedom fighter, Chittaranjan Das was a poet too

Remembering Das on his birth anniversary

By Information Desk

November 04 2021

Ghatak's war between 'Man and Machine'

Ritwik Ghatak's Ajantrik was a revolutionary film

By Information Desk

November 03 2021

Differently-abled Diya Maker of North Bengal: Man who brings Light to Lives...

Artist Sadhon Pal deserves recognition for his efforts to keep the tradition of making beautiful earthen diyas alive in the face of adversity

By Bapi Ghosh

November 02 2021

GB celebrates the birthday of ‘Ruskin Bond of Bengal’

Today is Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay's birthday

By Information Desk

November 01 2021

Rare eerie owl comes visiting Kolkata before Bhoot Chaturdashi!

Ace photographer Santanu Paul presents a series on Eurasian Scops Owl

By Santanu Paul

October 30 2021

Asit Sen, the centurion nobody remembered

The director remains one of the pillars of Bengali cinema

By Shoma A. Chatterji

October 29 2021

Abol Tabol decoded: ‘Probasi’ translator reveals unknown facets of Suku...

Niladri Roy is a US-based electronics and telecom engineer

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 28 2021

The lost world of Puja Barshikis

Is Pujo the same sans Pujo Barshikis?

By Saheli Mitra

October 27 2021

Divinity on a clay plate

Durga has been delineated in myriad ways in patachitras

By Anjan Sen

October 26 2021

Pujor Bhog: Sign of plenty? Or memory of past pain?

Can Durga Puja be equated to ‘Thanksgiving’?

By Debopriya Chakraborty

October 26 2021

Durgapur Aatbari’s complex architecture saved many freedom fighters from ...

The run-down ancestral mansion stands as a silent witness of its own glorious past

By TTW

October 25 2021

Anil Chattopadhyay - the man who enlivened every character that he played

GB remembers him on his birth anniversary

By Information Desk

October 22 2021

Remembering Jibanananda Das on his death anniversary

Why is Jibanananda’s Banalata Sen a cult poem?

By Information Desk

October 21 2021

Kabir Suman remembers Pannalal Ghosh --- The ‘Flute God’ of India

Ghosh reinvented the classical flute, elevating it to the level of any other solo instrument in classical music

By TTW

October 21 2021

Sonachari – the new Silk woven by Bengal’s rural weavers

Sonamukhi has grown into one of the state's major silk weaving centers

By Information Desk

October 20 2021

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

Celebration of the refugee identity

By TTW

October 18 2021

Giant Jilipis of Kenjakura

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

By Information Desk

October 18 2021

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

The Man who brought the Paanch Chala Durga to Bengal

By TTW

October 09 2021

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

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

By Shoma A. Chatterji

October 09 2021

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

This pujo, get your copy of this book

By TTW

October 08 2021

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

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

By Shuvangi Dey

October 08 2021

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

By 1840, ‘Pujor chanda’ had become a menace

By Information Desk

October 07 2021

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

Get to know of their unique Kalabou ritual

By Information Desk

October 07 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

October 06 2021

The house that celebrates Durga Puja with patriotic songs

Rare Puja rituals of Kolkata's Hathkhola Dutta Bari

By Information Desk

October 06 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

October 05 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

October 05 2021

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

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

By Payel Samanta

October 04 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

October 04 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

October 02 2021

A century of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s magic

This year marks the onset of the filmmaker’s centenary

By Shoma A. Chatterji

October 01 2021

Healthy Bhaka Pitha of North Bengal is a Rajbanshi delicacy

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

By TTW

October 01 2021

Jalpaiguri tops Bengal language list with a diversity of 98 dialects

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

By Information Desk

September 30 2021

Why Tollywood should be grateful to an American

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 25 2021

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 24 2021

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

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

By TTW

September 24 2021

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

Kolkata Municipal Corporation has plans to buy the property

By Information Desk

September 24 2021

Bengal’s Alpona has its roots in Harappan Civilisation!

This art is thought to be 40,000 years old

By Information Desk

September 23 2021

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

The scheme is modelled on the London Blue Plaque

By Information Desk

September 23 2021

When Saree crossed borders and draped Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

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

By Shuvra Dey

September 21 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

September 21 2021

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

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

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

September 20 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

September 18 2021

After Pather Panchali, there is Talnabami

A little-known film captures the essence of Bibhutibhushan

By Shoma A. Chatterji

September 17 2021

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

Let the kites fly high today redefining your freedom

By Shahanshah Mirza

September 16 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

September 14 2021

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 14 2021

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

The movie deviated from the original novel

By Shuvra Dey

September 14 2021

The Swiss woman who wrote the first Bengali novel

‘Phulmani o Karunar Biboron’ was published in 1852

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 13 2021

Minaret sculptors of Kanthalia in Murshidabad hold on to dying art

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

By Information Desk

September 13 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

September 11 2021

Malda district throws up Buddhist wonder – in Jagjivanpur

Excavation at Jagjivanpur opens up the archaeological splendor of Bengal

By TTW

September 10 2021

Sukumar Ray and the magical world of Pagla Dashu

One of Bengal's most loveable young characters

By Shuvra Dey

September 09 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

September 08 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

September 07 2021

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

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

By TTW

September 06 2021

Not just a theatre, but a way of life

Should the glory days be allowed to end?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

September 06 2021

Gomira Mask Makers of Dinajpur – Skilled Wood Workers

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

By Shuvra Dey

September 04 2021

Will single-screen halls become a slice of nostalgia?

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

By Shoma A. Chatterji

September 03 2021

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

Revisiting one of Uttam Kumar’s most memorable films

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 02 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

September 01 2021

National Handicraft Award for women mat makers of Medinipur

Both women are from Sabang in Paschim Medinipur

By Information Desk

August 31 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

August 30 2021

How did Bengal’s only classical music gharana originate?

Tracing the rise and fall of Bishnupur Gharana

By Information Desk

August 30 2021

Buddhadeb Guha takes with him a nearly extinct world

Why we have lost more than just a writer

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 30 2021

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

Bengal worshipped the Lord with a difference!

By Information Desk

August 28 2021

Seven Bengali films make it to Melbourne 2021

Each film chosen presents a completely different genre

By Shoma A. Chatterji

August 27 2021

What makes Pather Panchali a timeless chart topper?

The film released on this day in 1955

By Information Desk

August 26 2021

Nona Ilish, the Ilish that we never talk about

One of the priciest fishes of Bangladesh

By TTW

August 25 2021

Transgenders and Gay feature in Kalighat Patachitra for the first time

Timeless art gets a twist from Uttam Chitrakar

By TTW

August 24 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

August 21 2021

Bankura craftsman gets National Award for exclusive Conch Shell carving

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

By TTW

August 20 2021

Gold Mask for Durga Idol to spread Pandemic awareness

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

By Information Desk

August 19 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

August 18 2021

Hauntings and history blend at Writers’ Building

Writers’ was once referred to as a mini-township

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 18 2021

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

This year, Maa Durga will be invoked by mothers

By Information Desk

August 14 2021

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

Tathagata Ghosh on his short film Dhulo

By Shoma A. Chatterji

August 14 2021

Kolkata Street with a Jewish Connect

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

By TTW

August 13 2021

Evolution of the Bengali chorchori

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

By Information Desk

August 11 2021

Season’s tallest Durga idol sets sail for USA

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

By Information Desk

August 09 2021

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 07 2021

The day Rabindranath became immortal

Physical death probably came as a relief

By Mahua Dasgupta

August 04 2021

Sromona Chakraborty on her ‘Bapi’ Kishore Kumar

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

By TTW

August 04 2021

‘Telebhaja’ for Re 1, Ghugni for Rs 2

A shop in Burdwan that caters to the poor

By Information Desk

August 03 2021

Documentary with strong Bengal connect wins Golden Eye at Cannes

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

By Information Desk

August 02 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

July 31 2021

Global recognition for Hrid Majharey, and our take on Shakespeare

Hrid Majharey was screened at the World Shakespeare Congress

By Shoma A. Chatterji

July 30 2021

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

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

By Suman Sadhu

July 28 2021

World War I, immortalised by Bengal’s soldiers

As a British colony, India was dragged into the war

By Information Desk

July 27 2021

Ilish recipes from Narayanganj and Barishal

This monsoon ride on a nostalgic high!

By Information Desk

July 24 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

July 19 2021

I was deeply impressed with Karan Johar: Tota Roychoudhury

An interview with Bengal’s fittest actor

By Shoma A. Chatterji

July 17 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

July 14 2021

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

He remains one of India’s best cinematographers

By Shoma A. Chatterji

July 12 2021

Rath Yatra, a global festival

The festival has long transcended geographical boundaries

By Information Desk

July 10 2021

WHY ARE BENGALI ACTORS RUSHING TO BOLLYWOOD?

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

By Shoma A. Chatterji

July 09 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

July 08 2021

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

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

By TTW

July 07 2021

Swami Vivekananda’s love for Khichuri and his special recipe

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

By Information Desk

July 07 2021

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

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

By TTW

July 05 2021

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

A curious bit of history unknown to most modern Kolkatans

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 05 2021

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

Bengal’s khol goes to the West through online lessons

By Shuvra Dey

July 03 2021

Dokra handicraft, a thing of ancient beauty

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

By Information Desk

July 03 2021

Octogenarian village chef Pushparani Sarkar turns Youtube Sensation

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

By Information Desk

July 02 2021

Remembering the mystic music of Bhaba Pagla

In celebration of Bhaba Pagla’s deeply philosophical spirit

By Information Desk

June 30 2021

The many good things about pure ghee

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

By Information Desk

June 29 2021

Michael Madhusudan, the genius who lost his way

Remembering one of Bengal’s greatest literary figures

By Information Desk

June 29 2021

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

Bhagaban Mali has been felicitated by the Community Policing Wing

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

June 28 2021

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

RDB would have turned 83 this year

By Information Desk

June 28 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

June 26 2021

Mithun at 71, the man behind the politics

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

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 25 2021

When Satyajit Ray breaches the domain of Netflix!

Anthology ‘Ray’ starts today

By TTW

June 21 2021

Jagannath Sadak, the ancient path to divinity

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 19 2021

'Nilkantha Pakhir Khonje' and the circle of life

Atin Bandyopadhyay's masterpiece is like a slow moving stream

By Baishali Mukherjee

June 18 2021

Famous Field Recordist Deben Bhattacharya who made Music on desert roads

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

By Information Desk

June 17 2021

Dhrupad maestro Bahadur Khan popularized the Bishnupur Gharana

Was Bahadur Khan honoured by king of Bishnupur?

By Information Desk

June 16 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

June 15 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

June 12 2021

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

Not many films deal with the sex worker vs housewife dynamic

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 11 2021

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

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

By Ranjini Guha

June 09 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

June 08 2021

Kolkata boy Rishav Ghosh receives prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award

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

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

June 08 2021

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

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

By TTW

June 07 2021

Pleasure of a Kolkata Summer – Phalsa on the Rocks

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

By Ranjini Guha

June 04 2021

How Bengal’s famous mangoes find their way into sweets

Mango Mania hits the sweet shops of Bengal

By Information Desk

June 02 2021

June, the month of the ‘Black Hole tragedy’

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 02 2021

Mojilpur clay dolls, endangered examples of an ancient Bengali craft

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

By Information Desk

June 02 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

June 01 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

May 31 2021

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 29 2021

Rammohan remembered: Sati and Antarjali Jatra

How an ancient social evil found expression in cinema

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 29 2021

The man who made Mount Everest famous

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 27 2021

Mahalis of Birbhum – the tribe that weaves bamboo wonders

Artisans and craftsmen of Bengal excelling in bamboo craft

By Sourbav Nandi

May 26 2021

Chitre monastery, the place to be on Buddha Purnima

Chitre is a beautiful mountain village in North Bengal

By Information Desk

May 26 2021

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

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

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

May 25 2021

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

Bengali freedom fighter introduced this delicacy in Japan

By Indrajit Sen

May 25 2021

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

The letter that harbours emotions hitherto unknown

By Information Desk

May 25 2021

What did democracy mean to Ramkinkar Baij?

GB tribute on his birthday

By Information Desk

May 24 2021

Bengal was once upon a time ruled by African Kings!

Story of the Habshi Sultans of Bengal

By Information Desk

May 21 2021

The Manik who never made it big on the big screen

This year marks the 113th birth anniversary of Manik Bandyopadhyay

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 20 2021

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 19 2021

Why was Manik Bandopadhyay’s writings influenced by Marxism?

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

By Information Desk

May 19 2021

Why was Sambhu Mitra a living legend of Bengali Theatre?

Biplab Dasgupta remembers him on his Death Anniversary

By Biplab Dasgupta

May 18 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

May 17 2021

Raw honey from the Sundarbans, and the story behind it

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

By Information Desk

May 15 2021

Bengal's famous sweet from the Sultanate era

Chaitanya Dev’s favourite Roshokodombo

By Information Desk

May 15 2021

Uttarpara archive celebrates 99 years of Mrinal Sen with unique tribute

The Mrinal Manjusha Museum will have a virtual launch this year

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 14 2021

The Mrinal Sen films we can no longer watch

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 13 2021

Can the Bengali diet boost your immunity?

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 13 2021

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

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

By TTW

May 12 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

May 11 2021

How Tagore was ‘stamped’ on the world

In the 160th year of his birth, here’s looking at stamps on Tagore

By Information Desk

May 09 2021

Notir Puja: Rabindranath Tagore’s Only Film Nears Century

Pujarini was recast in dramatic form as Notir Puja in 1926

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 08 2021

Enter the world of MAli, the cartoonist by passion

Mahafuj Ali, or MAli’s works have quite often gone viral

By Information Desk

May 05 2021

Sanguvalley of Kolkata – a distant call of Chittagong

Established by H.P Barua in 1945

By Mouni Mondal

May 04 2021

New Indian digital player Dialoguein presents global Bengali lit fest

‘Dialoguein Global Bengali Lit-Fest’, is to be held from May 6-8

By Information Desk

May 03 2021

Chitrakar infuses modern social atrocities in Patachitra

Bhaskar Chitrakar tries to contemporize Kalighat Pata

By Information Desk

May 02 2021

Satyajit Ray's world of cinemagic

A tribute to the Master filmmaker on his birth centenary

By Information Desk

May 02 2021

Satyajit Ray, hunger, and Pather Panchali

It is in Pather Panchali that we see hunger at its starkest

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 01 2021

The story behind Manna Dey’s ode to Kolkata’s Coffee House

Manna Dey sang ‘Coffee Houser Sei Addata’ in 1983

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 29 2021

Thankamani Kutty's journey from Kerala to Bengal

International Dance Day- tribute to Thankamani Kutty

By Somnath Kutty

April 24 2021

Tangra Blues, the first ‘Bengali rap’ film

Rap arises from the heap of rubbish dumped in the slum called Tangra

By Shoma A. Chatterji

April 23 2021

How books have always turned out to be our favourite companions

On World Book Day, a best friend that we cannot part with

By Saheli Mitra

April 22 2021

His passing has orphaned us

Shankha Ghosh was the voice of our conscience

By Daud Haider

April 22 2021

Kanan Devi- melody queen and the first female star of Bengal

On her birthday, GB pays a tribute

By Saheli Mitra

April 21 2021

Shankha Ghosh, the quiet revolutionary

The Jnanpith awardee was diagnosed with Covid this month

By TTW

April 20 2021

Childhood memory of triple talaq drives National Award-winner Farha

A GB Exclusive on the maker of the documentary film ‘Holy Rights’

By Gopa Bhattacharjee

April 19 2021

The Lucknow that Wajid Ali Shah built, in Kolkata

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 19 2021

Gauhar Jaan of Calcutta- The first to record Hindustani classical music on ...

Gramophone started its debut in Hindustani Classical with Gauhar Jaan

By Indrajit Sen

April 18 2021

Why is Bishnupur not a UNESCO World Heritage site yet?

Experts are of the view that the sheer diversity of Bishnupur’s art and culture makes it worthy of the world heritage tag

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 17 2021

India through its festivals, known and unknown

His labour of love has taught Sajal Ghosh a thing or two about communities and cultures in India

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 16 2021

Chilligola Rosogollas – the chilli infused sweet has attained cult status...

Made by the shop that Netaji had once visited

By Information Desk

April 16 2021

First Indian ‘Man of Letters’ of USA was a Bengali

Dhan Gopal Mukerji, a Stanford graduate and his children’s books

By TTW

April 15 2021

Reviving the Bengali kirtan, the music of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

A young musical scholar is on a mission to repopularise an ancient Bengali musical form

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 15 2021

Nabo Barsho politics, and culture

Nabo Barsho is primarily ethnic culture emanating from the soil of Bengal. It is not born of the city

By Daud Haider

April 14 2021

This Poila Baisakh, take a trip back to Sky Room and Blue Fox

A new restaurant is reviving the signature dishes of two of the city’s most famous restaurants

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 14 2021

Jharna Basak -- the Bengali actress who ruled Pakistan’s silver screen

She was the first superstar of the subcontinent with 180 Urdu and Bengali films

By Shuvra Dey

April 14 2021

Ali Akbar Khan and his musical journey

The sarod maestro and his virtuosity

By Indrajit Sen

April 13 2021

Kumartuli Turnaround – Season’s 1st Durga Idol sets sail to Sydney

With exports picking up, Kumartuli artisans breathe a sigh of relief

By Information Desk

April 10 2021

Are Bengali OTT shows competitive at all?

What is the quality of OTT shows in general and Bengali shows in particular?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

April 08 2021

Kiriti Roy, created by Dr. Nihar Ranjan Gupta

Dr. Nihar Ranjan Gupta’s ‘Kiriti Roy’ is a hit among readers of all age

By TTW

April 07 2021

Falling in Love with Bengal’s Monohara

A sweet that steals your heart

By TTW

March 31 2021

Straight from the Nawab's kitchen-- Biriyani with Aloo

Recipe of Biryani with Aloo

By Fatima Mirza

March 29 2021

Beat the heat with the cool Gondhoraj Ghol

Try Bengal’s Gondhoraj Ghol!

By Shushmita Banerjee

March 29 2021

"Rifle is the source of all Power in the world," said Utpal Dutta

How a quote led to a revolution!

By Suman Sadhu

March 29 2021

Woven tales of a Baluchari Saree

Off to Bishnupur to watch Baluchari weavers

By Saheli Mitra

March 27 2021

National Award for Gumnami reflects a distinct pattern

What is more important for a filmmaker, an award or box-office returns?

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 27 2021

Basanta Utsav travels indoors

Santiniketan to observe closed doors ‘Basanta Utsav’ this year

By Information Desk

March 25 2021

Herbal Abeer makers of Shantipur

Organic farmer Sailen Chandi shows the way

By Shuvra Dey

March 24 2021

A slice of Gondhoraj wonder this summer

How about freshly plucked lemon for a Lemon Cake?

By Shushmita Banerjee

March 20 2021

Memories of Shutki - The Dried-Salted Fish

Food enthusiast Ranjini Guha narrates her love for Bangladeshi cuisine

By Ranjini Guha

March 19 2021

All the goodness of fresh fruits in our mixed fruit jam

Our mixed fruit jams are free of chemicals and preservatives

By Information Desk

March 18 2021

Meet Kolkata’s home chefs, a growing tribe

From cooking only for their families to cooking for strangers, a silent revolution has begun

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 18 2021

Why we need to remember Annadashankar Ray

His writings predicted what the future of India would be

By Daud Haider

March 17 2021

The first biopic on Mujibur Rahman was made in Kolkata

GB brings this incredible tale on Bangobondhu’s birth anniversary

By Information Desk

March 16 2021

Haridhan Mukherjee – The ‘Mama’ of Bengali cinema who fought poverty ...

Satyajit Ray respected his versatile acting prowess

By Information Desk

March 15 2021

Tulsi Chakraborty: The actor who ruled the Bengali cinema with pure comedy ...

Demand for Heritage status of Tulsi Chakraborty’s Howrah house

By TTW

March 13 2021

The Kolkata film festival nobody knows about

One of the very few festivals to successfully blend real and virtual

By Shoma A. Chatterji

March 12 2021

Bengali author Sankar receives Sahitya Akademi Award

Sankar is also regarded as a street food expert

By Information Desk

March 11 2021

Did Victoria Ocampo turn Rabindranath Tagore into a painter?

How Ocampo inspired Tagore to explore the creative world of art and painting

By Information Desk

March 10 2021

Kalyani - the town that carries Bidhan Roy’s scars of unrequited love

Declared a Smart City by the state government in 2014

By Information Desk

March 08 2021

Post COVID, Dalhousie street-food vendors get hygiene training

Dalhousie Square to turn into heritage ‘Food Street’

By Information Desk

March 05 2021

Hastings, the neighbourhood that sums up Kolkata’s colonial past

From a Muslim burial ground to a ‘Coolie Bazar’ to a township for ordnance employees

By GM Kapur

March 03 2021

Romancing Bengal’s ‘Loitta’ across India

The fish that excited Robert Clive!

By Ranjini Guha

March 02 2021

Palash Ghosh – One of the last Bandel Cheese makers churning the historic...

The only family that still churns world famous gourmet delight

By Shuvra Dey

March 02 2021

Gramophone Records, a big hit at Guddu Bhai’s seven decades old shop

‘Vibrations’ — a mecca for all music aficionados

By Mouni Mondal

March 01 2021

Victoria Ocampo sold her necklace to pay for Tagore’s stay in Argentina

Ocampo’s profound admiration for Tagore and her personal sacrifice

By Information Desk

February 27 2021

Mahishasura Mardini and the multi-layered world of Ranjan Ghosh

Young filmmaker Ranjan Ghosh is almost ready with his fourth feature film

By Shoma A. Chatterji

February 26 2021

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

February 25 2021

Uttam Kumar-Soumitra: The War that never was

A duo that defined the golden phase of Bengali film industry

By Shuvra Dey

February 24 2021

Baba Bhootnath’s tea stall at Nimtala Ghat

‘Sadhu Baba’ Hari Shankar Pandey’s popular tea stall attracts a huge crowd, daily

By Information Desk

February 23 2021

Buenos Aires Travelogue – by Rabindranath Tagore

Bard of Bengal was an avid traveller

By Information Desk

February 22 2021

Thai-turned Bong, Sirattiya Bora converts ‘Lockdown’ into a successful ...

An exclusive interview with the Home Chef

By Jayatri Nag

February 18 2021

Biswajit Chatterjee: The evergreen tinsel star of all seasons

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

By TTW

February 17 2021

Adman O.C. Ganguly – The ‘Trendsetter’ Indian ad-guru of the 1940’

Ganguly’s iconic Dunlop and Lipton ads were watershed moments in the history of Indian advertisement

By Shuvra Dey

February 16 2021

Why did Devi Saraswati find her place on gramophone records?

Devi Saraswati found a new avatar in Calcutta in the 1900s

By Debdutta Gupta

February 15 2021

Hilsa tales: the good, the bad and the ugly

Shorshe ilish and ilish machh bhaja are legends in their own right, but what about an ilish bharta, or korma?

By Information Desk

February 15 2021

Netaji sent written messages in bread slices through his attendant

The House in Kurseong where Netaji was interned

By Jayatri Nag

February 14 2021

Rabindranath Tagore’s First Love – Annapurna

Celebrating Love on Valentine’s Day

By Information Desk

February 13 2021

From father to son, Bangla cinema is in safe hands of the Jalans

Gaurang’s father produced award-winning films by Tapan Sinha such as Safed Haathi, Aaj Ka Robin Hood, Harmonium and Anokha Moti

By Shoma A. Chatterji

February 13 2021

Suhasini Biswas’ Gitanjali Diary – The Anne Frank of Bengal

How Tagore’s Gitanjali helped her survive in a Japanese Detention Camp

By TTW

February 11 2021

‘Art college students aren’t even told about a career in production des...

Our profile of renowned Bollywood production designer Amit Ray

By Indrajit Sen

February 10 2021

Robin Ghosh: Musician who gave the biggest hits in Pakistani movie industry...

Pakistan’s music lovers miss Bengali Maestro’s melody

By Shuvra Dey

February 08 2021

‘Dada would say, a hungry stomach is perfect for creativity’

How two Bengali boys design some of Bollywood’s biggest sets

By Indrajit Sen

February 05 2021

Kolkata’s only ‘Samovar’ Tea shop

Continuing the tradition of the unique charm and heritage of ‘Samovar’ tea

By TTW

February 03 2021

Protecting poet Hiralal Sen – British conspiracy to bring sedition charge...

How Hiralal Sen’s “Hungkar” put him at loggerheads with the British

By Shuvra Dey

February 02 2021

The old world charm still thrives in Uttarpara’s century-old Lucy Babu’...

An eatery in suburban Kolkata that revolutionized the restaurant culture

By Shuvra Dey

February 01 2021

Bhorai Kirtan – The dying music of Burdwan

How the Vaishnava cult gave rise to a traditional form of music and dance

By Information Desk

January 29 2021

Artists from Bengal still rule at Christie’s Sale

Top selling Indian art at Christie’s is from Bengal

By Information Desk

January 29 2021

A flavour of Barishal-- Gulab Pati Sandesh

And that too home-made, from Grandma’s recipe

By Basudha Biswas Banerjee

January 27 2021

Bengal’s traditional craft of making asanas can be traced to 7th century ...

Weaved meticulously by rural women of Bengal

By Information Desk

January 26 2021

Comic King Narayan Debnath has been awarded Padmashri

Narayan Debnath receives Padmashri Award

By TTW

January 22 2021

Treasure trove of our food heritage

Bengal’s 19th century cookbooks

By Kaulik Ghosh

January 21 2021

When Brooke’s Swan Cars cruised through the crowded streets of Kolkata

The car first arrived in Calcutta in 1910

By Indranil Halder

January 18 2021

The ‘Shehnai’ family of Kolkata who played at the Buckingham palace

Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussein khan, the man behind Doordarshan’s signature tune

By Shuvra Dey

January 16 2021

Bibhuti Bhushan’s legacy under threat, family seeks help

The house is in imminent danger of collapse, thanks to large-scale construction work

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 13 2021

Is the OTT boom passing Bengal by?

Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Disney Hotstar have been around in the Indian market since 2016-17

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 11 2021

Six decades after its birth, Bengal’s mini-Tibet shines bright

Darjeeling’s Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre is an example of self-reliance and cultural autonomy

By Indrajit Sen

January 10 2021

The art form called ‘nolen gur’, delivered to your doorstep

The delicate flavour of ‘nolen gur’ has remained an eternal Bengal favourite

By Information Desk

January 09 2021

Tributes to Ray, Soumitra, Ravi Shankar mark Kolkata Film Festival

The 26th Kolkata International Film Festival is now under way

By Information Desk

January 07 2021

Painting that had the idea of Bharat Mata

How Abanindranath Tagore’s famous painting paved the way for an ideology

By Information Desk

January 04 2021

Low notes: How 2021 will treat our music industry

The ‘Covid year’ was a disaster, but will 2021 bring any cheer to the music industry?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 02 2021

Madoor of Sabang conquers Europe

Mats of Bengal have scored over luxury Western rugs and carpets!

By Information Desk

January 02 2021

Sans Souci Theatre of British Calcutta staged Shakespeare’s plays

Colonial influences on Kolkata’s culture

By Shuvra Dey

December 31 2020

The Sweeter the Better- Mom’s Bakery

The Home Bakers of Kolkata turned Social Entrepreneurs

By Kaulik Ghosh

December 28 2020

The Sweeter the Better- Foodscapes

The Home Bakers of Kolkata turned Social Entrepreneurs

By Kaulik Ghosh