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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 13 2021

Ritwik Ghatak, the marginal man

A tribute to the maverick on his 96th birth anniversary

By Shoma A. Chatterji

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

Babu Baisnab Charan Adhya, the Bengali who played Othello

In 1848, Adhya made history at Sans Souci Theatre

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 20 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

September 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

Sunil Ganguly, the modern voice of Bengal

Remembering the legend on his 88th birthday

By Information Desk

September 07 2021

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

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

By TTW

September 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

Bhanu Bandyopadhyay, much more than an actor

Remembering the icon on his 102nd birthday

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 26 2021

Nona Ilish, the Ilish that we never talk about

One of the priciest fishes of Bangladesh

By TTW

August 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 09 2021

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 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 24 2021

The Uttam Kumar films we never saw

Uttam Kumar featured in several unreleased films

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 23 2021

How Labhpur influenced the writing spirit of Tarashankar Bandopadhyay

He who brought a slice of Rarh Bengal to life

By Shuvra Dey

July 21 2021

The Darjeeling Mail was run by bullocks!

During British era Darjeeling Mail had a bullock engine!

By Bapi Ghosh

July 20 2021

Dwijendralal Ray, the genius we forget to remember

Looking back at a super achiever on his 159th birthday

By Information Desk

July 19 2021

I was deeply impressed with Karan Johar: Tota Roychoudhury

An interview with Bengal’s fittest actor

By Shoma A. Chatterji

July 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 27 2021

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

On RD Burman’s birth anniversary a GB exclusive

By Sivaji Chattopadhyay

June 26 2021

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 21 2021

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

A tribute to Purna Das Baul on World Music Day

By Suman Sadhu

June 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 14 2021

Khejuri Post Office – India’s first post office

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

By Information Desk

June 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 10 2021

The man who made only the films he wanted to

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

By Shoma A. Chatterji

June 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 30 2021

What did Rituparno Ghosh have to say about Death?

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

By Information Desk

May 29 2021

Rammohan remembered: Sati and Antarjali Jatra

How an ancient social evil found expression in cinema

By Shoma A. Chatterji

May 29 2021

The man who made Mount Everest famous

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 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 12 2021

When ‘copywriter’ Rabindranath Tagore sold FMCG products

Tagore was a successful and brilliant copywriter

By TTW

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 20 2021

Bengal’s traditional Sal leaf utensils

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

By Information Desk

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

December 25 2020

On Christmas Day, a glimpse of Bengal's old churches

Christianity came to Bengal in the 16th century, and brought with it some truly magnificent churches

By Information Desk

December 23 2020

Phoolkopir Shingara or Koraishutir Kochuri?

On a trail of Bengal’s winter delicacies

By Shuvra Dey

December 22 2020

‘Bonga Hathi’, a touch of Bishnupur in your home

Wish to bring home the essence of ancient Bengal to your living room?

By Information Desk

December 21 2020

A final farewell to the doyen of Bengal's folk culture

Sudhir Chakraborty wasn't just an expert on the various folk arts of Bengal, but an institution

By Rahul Sen

December 21 2020

The Sweeter the Better- Boma Asian Bakery

The Home Bakers of Kolkata turned Social Entrepreneurs

By Kaulik Ghosh

December 16 2020

The taste of Bengal’s home-made sweets

Traditional recipes of ‘Pithe-Puli’

By Kaulik Ghosh

December 14 2020

Winter is incomplete without the Nolen Gur and Pithe

Recalling the grandmother’s recipes of Pithe Puli

By Kaulik Ghosh

December 11 2020

“Passion is more important than Price,” says Subrata Chakraborty

The only production designer from India to have been called by Hollywood for the Oscar Jury

By Saheli Mitra

December 09 2020

From Palms to Pots

Sap Tappers of Bankura give lessons on micro-entrepreneurship

By TTW

December 09 2020

From Haider to Padmaavat, Subrata Chakraborty has created magic

In a conversation with the most sought-after production designer

By Saheli Mitra

December 08 2020

India makes a ‘bee-line’ for pure Bengal Honey

Most major honey brands failed the purity test

By Saheli Mitra

December 07 2020

Somebody else’s war: Indian soldiers in World War I

On Armed Forces Flag Day, we look back at Indians, particularly Bengalis, in the first great war

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 07 2020

Asit Haldar - Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London

He was the first Indian to be elected a Fellow

By TTW

December 05 2020

The Santipur Local - Part 2

How the Earliest Trains look like?

By Rahul Haldar

December 02 2020

When Tagore shows you the way

Pradip Bhattacharya’s effort to make the prisoners a better human being

By Saheli Mitra

December 01 2020

New book of short stories boosts Bengal-Australia ties

Saheli Mitra is the only South Asian writer to feature in a prestigious new anthology of short stories

By Information Desk

December 01 2020

The Santipur Local

Martin Rail- tiny three-compartment trains on the narrow-gauge railroad tracks

By Rahul Haldar

November 28 2020

The citizen heritage keepers of Kolkata

Since 1984, INTACH has been fighting to restore and conserve Kolkata and Bengal’s priceless history

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 25 2020

Small Budget Big Film

Bengali film Ketu gets global recognition at Canada’s prestigious film festival

By Information Desk

November 24 2020

Bengal Home Industries seeks to revive glory days

India’s oldest heritage NGO is seeking new pastures

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 23 2020

Jagaddhatri Puja in times of Covid

Chandanagar Jagaddhatri Puja extravaganza has a subdued tone

By Information Desk

November 23 2020

The 19th century French Connection

Poet Toru Dutta- John Keats of Bengal

By Information Desk

November 21 2020

The Soumitrada I knew

One of Soumitra Chatterjee’s last directors pays homag

By Saibal Mitra

November 20 2020

A meeting on the 'Bridge'

One of Soumitra Chatterjee's exceptional acts

By Information Desk

November 19 2020

Apu to Feluda- A legend never dies

Soumitra Chatterjee was a rare versatile legend

By Biplab Dasgupta

November 17 2020

Why actor Soumitra was Ray’s muse

Decoding the many shades of Ray's 'Apu'

By Saheli Mitra

November 17 2020

When theatre is used to transform lives

Pradip Bhattacharya’s unique theatre therapy for jail inmates

By Saheli Mitra

November 16 2020

Soumitra and Nasiruddin in new film to address ‘intolerance’

The stalwarts join hands in movie 'Debotar Grash'

By Information Desk

November 16 2020

A picture says a thousand words

Wishing peace and prosperity for all brothers and sisters

By Information Desk

November 15 2020

Farewell, Feluda

Bidding adieu to Bengali cinema's most versatile actor ever

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 14 2020

Goddess Kali and the Bengal school of art

The story of becoming the household deity

By Debdutta Gupta

November 13 2020

Inclusiveness reflected in Festivals of Bengal

The tradition of making Goddess Kali’s hair

By TTW

November 07 2020

Kolkata’s Pice Hotels

This weekend go for a simple meal

By Rana Chakraborty

November 07 2020

Swami Vivekananda believed Gautam Buddha was reborn as Christ

Why Swami Vivekananda thought Buddha and Christ are same?

By Information Desk

November 06 2020

Harmonium’ by Dwarkin created a revolution in Bengal’s musical journey

Who founded Dwarkin? Was it a Bengali or British company?

By Information Desk

November 06 2020

The legacy of Radu Babu Chayer Dokan in Kolkata

How this century-old shop scored above plush Kolkata cafe

By Nirmalya Mukherjee

November 05 2020

Is Ektara also played in Rajasthan and Sind?

It may be the oldest stringed instrument in the Indian subcontinent

By Information Desk

November 04 2020

Stay fit in the pre-Diwali week with these healthy recipes

Nutrition and flavour matched

By Information Desk

November 03 2020

Bishnupur Gharana travelled to Murshidabad

Radhika Prasad Goswami was appointed as the music teacher of Maharaja’s school

By Information Desk

November 03 2020

North Dinajpur still holds on to the tradition of masks

Diverse masks are made in different districts of West Bengal

By Information Desk

October 31 2020

Earliest sketches of Kolkata by British landscape artists

Their sketches are indeed a living testimony

By Information Desk

October 29 2020

How was Bengal’s favourite ‘Posto’ born as ‘left-over’ of British...

Agricultural land in Bengal Presidency transformed into poppy fields

By TTW

October 28 2020

Joransanko Thakurbari’s ‘Glutton Club’ where voting happened on basis...

Abanindranath Tagore cooked Josi Kebab

By TTW

October 28 2020

Shantarakshita, Bengali Prince-turned-monk spread Buddhism even before Atis...

Tracing the history of spread of Buddhism in Tibet

By Information Desk

October 27 2020

500-year-old Durga Puja that starts on Vijaya Dashami in Raigunj!

Balaichandi Durga Puja has a special purpose

By Information Desk

October 20 2020

Maa Durga’s bhog cooked and offered by Muslims in 350-year-old Murshidaba...

The legacy of Muslims offering the first bhog still continues

By Information Desk

October 19 2020

Famous Chhanamukhi of Brahmanberia that transcended borders as Chhanar Murk...

The sweet that is needed for every festival of Bengal

By Information Desk

October 19 2020

The artiste who put Bengal's kantha stitch in Obama's living room

How a 77-year-old kantha artiste from Birbhum has put her village on the global map

By Joydeep Sarkar

October 18 2020

Durga Puja is not just fun, it sustains a huge unorganized sector – Liste...

Installation artists of famous Arjunpur Amra Shobai Club speak to GB

By TTW

October 18 2020

Famous Installation artist Asim Paul creates ‘natural’ barricades to ke...

Santoshpur Trikon Park Sarbajonin Durgotsab follows social distancing norms

By TTW

October 17 2020

Gouri Prasanna Majumdar, the golden man of Bengali ‘movie song’ nostalg...

Did he get his due recognition even during his lifetime?

By Information Desk

October 17 2020

AGOMONI – Corporatization of Kolkata’s theme Durga Pujas

How commercial needs infiltrated into a festival

By TTW

October 16 2020

Artist Debasis Barui stuck to social distancing installation at Barisha Sar...

No artisans from villages could be brought, locals were used

By TTW

October 15 2020

AGOMONI -- How Street Installation Art became part and parcel of Modern Dur...

Who brought in installation art to Bengal’s festivals?

By TTW

October 14 2020

Samaj Sebi Sangha celebrates Diamond Jubilee by helping 75 Amphan ravaged f...

Installation artist Pradip Das speaks to GB

By TTW

October 13 2020

Saraswati Sarkar, weaver of Nadia receives President’s Medal for her exqu...

Habibpur weaver’s labour of love gets national recognition

By Information Desk

October 08 2020

Sulunga, where Durga Puja ushered in a revolution

Nearly a century ago, the residents of a remote Birbhum village began a Puja that was more than just a ritual

By Joydeep Sarkar

October 08 2020

Agomoni -- Bengal’s Pata Durga reflects amalgamation of all religions

Some even look like Mughal art miniatures!

By TTW

October 07 2020

Celebrating 300-year-old Goswami Barir pujo of Serampore and its Danish inf...

How Goswamis wanted to buy Serampore for Rs 11,00,000!

By Indranil Halder

October 07 2020

Music department of Don Bosco Kolkata, creates a global musical bond throug...

We are the World spreads message of love and unity

By Information Desk

October 06 2020

Robot Maria to manage crowds during Durga Puja in Kolkata

SB Park Durga Puja Committee comes up with innovation

By Information Desk

October 06 2020

State Govt directives for low key Durga Puja amid Covid-19 pandemic

Maintaining all safety protocols

By TTW

October 03 2020

AGOMONI – Why Durga’s Chalchitra of Rani Rashmoni’s zamindar house wa...

Bengal’s Chalchitra artistes are facing a bleak future

By TTW

September 29 2020

19th century Bengali Sufi poetry book discovered in Australian deserts! Who...

Kasasol Ambia is a famous book printed in Kolkata

By TTW

September 28 2020

Lord Curzon was floored by Burdwan’s Sitabhog! Was it a sweet that Sita l...

Tracing the colonial journey of world-famous Sitabhog

By Information Desk

September 26 2020

Vidyasagar not just wrote Borno Parichay but several books on widow remarri...

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar brought liberalism in Bengali literature

By Information Desk

September 25 2020

The women of Bhangor and their unique Durga Puja

Covid may have forced a cut in the budget, but it has also brought out the human face of Durga Puja

By Firoz Ahmed

September 25 2020

Radhaballabhi --- Bengal’s delicacy made for Radha’s paramour

Did it come from Murshidabad’s Kandi?

By Information Desk

September 24 2020

Pragyasundari Devi turned Jorasanko Thakurbari kitchen to a centre of liber...

She wrote one of the first cookbooks of Bengal

By Information Desk

September 24 2020

Durga’s ornaments came from Germany by post! Daaker Saaj redefined!

How Maa Durga’s ornaments changed over the years

By Saheli Mitra

September 21 2020

When statues speak! Bengal’s statues amalgamate colonial power and local ...

Statues add to the heritage pride of Bengal

By Indranil Halder

September 19 2020

Mahabharat and Mangal kabya trace the entry of mutton in Bengali kitchens!

How Mangsho Bhaat became a popular dish in Bengal

By Information Desk

September 19 2020

AGOMONI! Bangla Chaler Thakur to Chhobiana -- Changing face of Devi Durga i...

Durga idols amalgamated various art forms

By Saheli Mitra

September 18 2020

Sharbari Dutta, the woman who made Indian menswear fashionable

From Sachin Tendulkar to M.F. Husain, Sharbari Dutta made Indian men look good

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 17 2020

Celebrating birth anniversary of one of India’s first modern painters –...

Gaganendranath Tagore took up painting quite late in life

By Information Desk

September 17 2020

AGOMONI! Invoking the Goddess of Clay! How Kumartuli turned her abode

Why did artisans settle in Kumartuli?

By Saheli Mitra

September 15 2020

375-year-old zamindar bari of Amadpur and its bonedi barir Durga Puja

Terracotta temples and Ma Durga – a die for concoction

By Indranil Halder

September 15 2020

Author who created ‘Fearless Women’ in Indian literature

From Rajlakshmi to Chandramukhi to Kiranmayi

By Saheli Mitra

September 11 2020

Celebrating Tutu-Bhutu, and the genius of Dhiren Bal

Beloved Bengali children's classic 'Tutu-Bhutu' turned 60 recently

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 11 2020

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

He received Asia’s Best Light Designer Award

By Saheli Mitra

September 11 2020

Barwari Durga Puja first started in Bengal to uphold Swadeshi sentiments wi...

Birashtami Puja and Khadi exhibitions created patriotic feelings

By Information Desk

September 09 2020

Wooden owls and dolls of Burdwan’s Natungram – Bengal’s craftsmen at ...

State government develops Natungram as Rural Craft Hub

By Information Desk

September 09 2020

Did you know Warren Hastings founded Digha and called it ‘Brighton of the...

The British were carried away by Digha’s pristine beaches and blue sea

By Information Desk

September 08 2020

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

Guided by President’s Award winner Biren Kumar Basak

By Information Desk

September 08 2020

From ‘Rosuner Payesh’ to ‘Ilisher Ullash’, lost recipes find a new ...

Two Kolkatans have embarked on a culinary and cultural journey to archive and popularise lost and rare recipes

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 07 2020

Sunil Gangopadhyay - None in Bengali literature reinterpreted history so po...

On his birth anniversary, remembering Sunil

By Information Desk

September 06 2020

Terracotta water bottles, your healthy lifestyle option

Not only are terracotta bottles healthy, they are pocket-friendly too

By Information Desk

September 05 2020

From Vogue’s cover page to welcoming Hollywood star Ava Gardner, Cooch Be...

Bengal’s district of grandeur and opulence

By Indranil Halder

September 05 2020

Rituparno Ghosh special, Part 2: 'Ritu was never the interfering kind'

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

By Information Desk

September 03 2020

Uttam Kumar was very close to his mother Chapala Devi but what made them di...

On a birthday night he left his home against her wishes

By Saheli Mitra

September 03 2020

Quenching the thirsty soul and dancing in the Rains

Unique photo story by Santosh Rajgarhia

By Information Desk

August 31 2020

Nabadwip, the ‘Oxford of Bengal,’ gave birth to one of ancient India’...

Nadia was seat of liberal religious movement

By Indranil Halder

August 30 2020

Brindaban Chanda, the one-man army fighting for a dying art

The traditional art of making lac dolls will soon become extinct without our support

By Information Desk

August 29 2020

Century-old Mecha Sandesh of Beliatore still survives the test of time

Loaded with health benefits, this sweet is Bengal’s pride

By Information Desk

August 27 2020

Adventurous journey of globetrotter ‘Shingara’ from Central Asia to Ben...

From where did our favourite Phoolkopir Shingara land up in Bengal?

By Information Desk

August 26 2020

Who were the Ghatwals of Bengal’s Amodpur? They saved us from Bargi attac...

The Ghatwal clan still lives in Birbhum

By Shuvra Dey

August 25 2020

Bamabodhini Patrika of 19thcentury Bengal gave women of the Andarmahal a sp...

The journal opened the window to women emancipation

By Information Desk

August 23 2020

Tote bags, a perfect blend of beauty and utility

Our range of eco-friendly, block printed tote bags truly reflect the heritage of Bengal

By Information Desk

August 23 2020

Online concerts: Here to stay?

The Covid crisis has forced performing artistes to devise ways to get their art across to audiences online, but are we ready for it yet?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 23 2020

First neo-realistic movie of India was Nemai Ghosh’s Chhinnamool

The film attained wide acclaim in Russia but not in India

By Information Desk

August 22 2020

Timeless and priceless voice- Debabrata Biswas

The man who brought a different meaning to Rabindrasangeet

By Information Desk

August 20 2020

The man who wrote down Bengal's first ghost stories, in English!

The Rev. Lal Behari Dey was a preacher and professor. But he was also a boy who never forgot the stories heard in childhood

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 20 2020

Moichhara, Bengal's very own fertility ritual

A little known, yet centuries-old tradition is still alive and well in many parts of the state

By Information Desk

August 19 2020

In pandemic times, the lonely viewer

Pratik Dey Chowdhury's new film attempts to encapsulate our viewing experience in this era of isolation

By Samudranil Gupta

August 18 2020

Boat Makers of Balagarh --- holding on to 500-year-old craft of hand buildi...

Stuck in a timeless ¬island amidst currents of change

By Information Desk

August 17 2020

When Feluda’s Sidhu Jyatha Harindranath Chattopadhyay turned lyricist of ...

He sang his way to prison captured by the British

By Information Desk

August 16 2020

Kolkata in a box, filled with that special brand of magic

Artist Uday Deb has created an evocative set of fridge magnets designed to celebrate the essence of Kolkata

By Information Desk

August 16 2020

Sukanta Bhattacharya, whose poetry was born from irrevocable trauma of war ...

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

By Shuvra Dey

August 11 2020

The earliest Bengali prose in print, with a touch of Portugal

Way back in the 17th century, the Portuguese became the first people to print Bangla prose. Here’s how

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

August 10 2020

Bengalis who fought in World War I and the first ‘only Bengali’ British...

It was in August 1924 a monument was built by British in their memory

By Information Desk

August 09 2020

Paying homage to the soil

Every year, the ‘Halokarson’ ceremony at Sriniketan reminds us of Tagore’s commitment to the soil and those who cultivate it.

By Information Desk

August 08 2020

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp as dawn ha...

He who wove eternal tale of life and death

By Shuvra Dey

August 05 2020

Birendra Krishna Bhadra – creator of ‘Timeless Mahalaya’

Remembering on his birth anniversary

By Information Desk

August 04 2020

Musical genius Kishore Kumar was a prankster even in his school days!

Remembering the gifted musician on his birth anniversary

By Information Desk

August 01 2020

‘Super-teacher’ of photography – Tirtha Dasgupta

The man whose passion for photography took him to heights

By Bapi Ghosh

July 31 2020

‘Monsoon Wedding’ of Lightning and Clouds

Photo-essay on Kolkata’s Cloudscape

By Debarshi Duttagupta

July 26 2020

Nakshi pithe- where art and delicacy meet in Bengal

Nostalgia of Jasimuddin’s poetry and age old Bengali tradition

By Indrajit Sen

July 25 2020

Century-old Nadia school with major contribution in Bangladesh Freedom Move...

Demand for ‘Heritage’ tag for ancient school

By Dipak Saha

July 24 2020

‘I will go to the top.. the top.. the top’ and that’s what Uttam Kuma...

What catapulted the actor to a screen sensation over generations?

By Information Desk

July 23 2020

College Street Coffee House – Then & Now

Behind the lens of photographer Sandipa Malakar

By Sandipa Malakar

July 22 2020

Idea from Kolkata goes Global

#GoViralToStopTheVirus creatives to be exhibited in the United States

By Information Desk

July 17 2020

Bijon Bhattacharya: He who brought a slice of life on stage

On his birth anniversary remembering Nabanno

By Shuvra Dey

July 11 2020

Iconic 1973 play Marich Sangbad released as a film

Play has been fully digitized

By Information Desk

July 10 2020

Sourindro Mohan Tagore of Pathuriaghata was the Father of Fusion Music & fu...

How Queen Victoria asked him to do translations of her songs

By Indranil Halder

July 06 2020

Deep impact of Rabindrasangeet on a non-Bengali singer

Mohan Singh reminisces how Tagore influenced him

By Suman Sadhu

July 03 2020

“Korola-Chingri” - a must try for all fish lovers

How about a dish from the other side of Bengal?

By Shrabana Bhunya

July 01 2020