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Why was Sambhu Mitra the living legend of Bengali Theatre?

Biplab Dasgupta gives first-hand accounts of his rehearsals

How Tagore re-introduced Esraj, an instrument that made its way from Afghan...

Esraj, the dying instrument that needs to be revived

Kashiprasad Ghosh - unsung ‘English’ poet and author of colonial Bengal...

Ghosh was praised for his writings by European critics

Ode to Padatik poet Subhash Mukhopadhyay on his birth anniversary

What set Mukhopadhyay’s political beliefs apart?

Devika Rani, the Greta Garbo of Indian cinema was from the Tagore family

The first lady of Indian cinema was from Bengal

GB Exclusive interview with Russian author Anna Goncharova

Children literature is important to nurture young minds

Utpal Dutt used theatre as a voice of dissent against political parties

He staged several satires as an anti-establishment tool

Sunayani Devi – forgotten first modern woman artist of Bengal School of A...

Sibling of Abanindranath Tagore she was a self-taught artist

BITM to showcase German machine used to record Rabindranath Tagore’s voic...

Tagore’s own rendition of poetry and music to come alive

Kolkata to host unique Women Writers’ Festival this weekend

Women writers of the city will discuss on various issues

Miss Shefali, Kolkata’s first cabaret dancer is no more!

She fought poverty and landed in Kolkata as a refugee

Uttarpara Library, the first public library of India still has 300-year-old...

Australia based entrepreneur Indranil Halder walks through this treasure trove

Kolkata’s Hemen & Co served musical maestros from Baba Allauddin Khan to ...

Small shop on Rashbehari Avenue with global musician clients

Rabi Ghosh, the king comedian was given his first break by Utpal Dutta!

He wished to become a bodybuilder and not an actor

Utpal Dutt – the unconventional actor who followed his own rules

Remember his role as Samuel Leibowitz in Manusher Adhikaray?

This book fair, celebrate the connect between Tagore and Russian poet Pushk...

Did you know several Russian students pursue their PhD on Tagore?

How singer and activist Hemango Biswas picked his tunes

Daughter Rongili Biswas shares some tales of the past

Bengali fashion designer Sabyasachi picked up by famous Swedish retailer He...

First Indian fashion designer to collaborate with global giant H&M

Why Devi Saraswati found her place on gramophone records?

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

Kolkata Book Fair brings back Russian Literature to Kolkata this year!

Relive your childhood with ‘Baba Yaga’ or your college days with Chekhov

Eureka! Meaning of Chinese Piccaso’s paintings deciphered at last

Chinese Picasso’s daughter came down to Visva Bharati for the task

Utpal Dutta – the doyen of Bengali Theatre comes in a new light in this s...

Theatre personality Biplab Dasgupta dissects Dutta’s talents

Stimulate creative thoughts at the MAYA Art Fair

From contemporary art, ceramics to music

How Madhusudan Dutta defied Ram and made Meghnad the hero

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

Did you know Bengal’s patachitra and kantha influenced Picasso and Chagal...

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

Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival set to nurture young minds...

Visit Nandan with your children and enjoy the film carnival

Dal Madal cannon and the saga of Bengal’s illustrious ironsmiths

How a group of indigenous ironsmiths made the largest cannon

Cultural capital of India, Kolkata, rediscovered at Art Villa Gallery

Art historian Debdutta Gupta and photographer Shubhomoy Mitra speak

Apu to Feluda --- Living legend Soumitro Chatterjee turns 85 today!

Actor and theatre personality Biplab Dasgupta pays a tribute

Journey of Muslin from Bengal to Milan!

Revived to its past glory by artist Shafiqul Kabir Chandan

Indubala Devi – the singing sensation of 1915 Calcutta!

Trained by none other than Gauhar Jaan

Bengal’s Masland Madur – weaving dreams on a natural fibre

How a rural craft turned global (Journey of a Bengal craft going global)

This Poush Sankranti try a lost pithe of Bengal

Dhakai pithe or Bhapa pithe is still sold on streets of Bangladesh

Kolkata Street Art Festival

Day long art celebration held in the City of Joy

Mahasweta Devi was more a socialist than a communist!

Why the author distanced herself from the communist party?

Air Ambulance to be used in Gangasagar this year

Special arrangements for people falling sick in the mela

Goalondo Fowl Curry - Pritha Sen reviving a lost cuisine

When food binds the soul of two Bengals

Unique Majilpur dolls that have uncanny resemblance to Kalighat patas

Meet the master artists of this almost dying craft form

9th Kolkata Christmas Carnival starts at Allen Park with huge fanfare

Hon’ble CM Mamata Banerjee passes message of love and peace

One of the oldest fairs of Kolkata -- Behala’s 227-year-old Chandi Me...

Rural feel in the middle of a bustling metropolis

Did you know Bankim Chandra depicted Jagadhhatri as ‘Bharat Mata?&rsq...

Krishnanagar’s Jagadhhatri Puja stated by Maharaja Krishnachandra

119-year-old Jagaddhatri Puja at ‘Medicine Man’ BK Pal’s ...

BK Pal helped freedom fighters while supplying Edward Tonic to the British!

Bengal is a hotbed of Shakti peeths! Why?

Largest concentration of feminine worship in form of Kali

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – MRINAL MANDAL

Artist Mrinal Mandal believes Lokkhi – Olokhhi is just a symbol

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – KAUSHIK CHAKRABORTY

Kaushik pens down the underlying hypocrisy of a ‘Lokhhi Meye’

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – SHUVAYU BHATTACHARJEE

Shuvayu pens down a script describing ‘Olokkhi’ women

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – SANTANU PAUL

Ace photographer Santanu captures on camera the ‘Olokhhi’ s of Kolkata

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – SHIBAJI BOSE

Shibaji Bose remembers Padmasundari, the ‘Olokhhi’ in his real life

GB ‘Lokkhi in Olokhhi’ – DR DEBANJAN CHAKRABARTI

Debanjan is a proud father of a not so Lokhhi meye

GB ‘LOKKHI IN OLOKKHI’ Series

Six men from Bengal are proud to be associated with so-called Olokkhis

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – JOIE BOSE

How she fights body shaming and still wins Mrs India East!

CM sends self-drawn Pujo Greeting cards to all 

Mamata Banerjee draws Durga with Bengali letters

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – MONISHA DUTTA

Raising a child single-handed after her husband’s death and working to earn

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – RHITI CHATTERJEE BOSE

How she juggles her passion as an artist and needs of a specially-abled child

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – SUPRIYA ROY

Rising against patriarchy in the ’60s, a woman gets educated and working

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – SWARNALI CHATTOPADHYA

Pursuing her passion for Kolkata and her studies

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – ENA RAY BANERJEE

How is it like to be a leading woman scientist and raising 3 kids

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – SANJUKTA DUTTA

How she moved from one state to another keeping her career alive!

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

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

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – URVASHI BASU

How she manages trans-continent life and work

REAL LIFE DASHABHUJA – GOPA BHATTACHARJEE

One who experimented with life always

Drishtikone at Tridhara of South Kolkata

The Theme Pujo that drives you to think!

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – NELINE MONDAL

How European Neline adjusted to an orthodox life in Bengal

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – INDRANI CHATTERJEE

Fighting the daily demons for a woman corporate leader is indeed difficult

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – RAKHEE GHOSH

From a cushy job in England to building a restaurant chain in Kolkata

How Ecological Harmony plays an important role in Durga Puja

Maa Durga’s Vahanas and Children represent elements of nature

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – DR PAULA RAY

Communication and research specialist from New Zealand

GB Real-Life Dashabhuja – MOUSUMI SENGUPTA

How Jill of Some Trades handles her creative passion and family commitments

And Still We Rise! GB REAL LIFE DASHABHUJAS 2019

Tale of women from Bengal who are nothing short of Devi Durga

Kamarpukur’s Chatterjee Bari serves Machher Jhol as bhog!

Have you ever heard fish being given in Durga bhog?

Samaj Sebi Sangha on Lake Road pays homage to labourers

Look what’s brewing at South Kolkata’s famous Samaj Sebi

Shonagachhi sex workers celebrate Durga Puja in a different way!

How Kolkata’s infamous ‘Red Light Area’ brings awareness through Devi Durga

How Nature plays an important role in Durga Puja

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

Good over Evil is need of the hour! Relevance of Mahalaya in modern India ...

Do you still tune in to ‘Mahisasur Mardini’ on Radio?

Mahabharat’s Karna never performed Tarpan. Why?

The day of remembering your forefathers

150-year-old Kolkata Durga Pujo where Mahishasura wears coat and pants!

Is it a colonial hangover? Or protest against oppressor?

If the NRC axe is hanging on you, visit the Rajdanga Durga Puja this year ...

Theme Pujo highlighting plight of ‘stateless people’

Chaltabagan Sarbojonin pays tribute to Kolkata Police

Those who tirelessly work to make Durga puja a success

Why is Durga Puja 2019 ‘different’ for Bengal?

Heady concoction of new ideas, awards and nostalgia!

When Religion Unites: Dutta Bari worships Muslim girl as Maa Durga

Even Swami Vivekananda worshipped daughter of a Muslim boatman

Pujo Theatre: Thakurdalan where Uttam Kumar performed

Reliving Girish Bhavan Thakurdalan and memories of Jatra

GB Exclusive Video on Kumartuli – Abode of the Goddess of Clay

Watch out how artisans at Kumartuli are preparing for Durga Puja

This Durga Puja, priests will take classes on water conservation

How will water be conserved by various city Puja Committees

Santosh Mitra Square to have 18 crore gold Durga this year!

Kolkata’s big budget Durga Pujas a splurge of money only?

GB’s exclusive interview with ISKCON’s Vice President

On the first auspicious day of Kolkata Rathayatra Festival

Which route will ISKCON Rath take this year?

Be at these spots of Kolkata today to pull the Rath

How the first Jagannath deity came to ISKCON

The story of Malati and Srila Prabhupada

Actress Nusrat Jahan to be special guest at ISKCON Rathayatra

ISKCON impressed by her religious inclusiveness ideology

Why is Lord Jagannath called ‘Eating God?’

The lord is offered the best of global cuisine at ISKCON

How Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu describe Jagannath form?

Tale of Krishna and his spiritual transformation

Just 100 more days to Durga Puja!

A look at this year’s Puja calendar and Durga Puja’s role in old Calcutta

Why are idols of Lord Jagannath armless? 

The lord that was made from wood sent by divine intervention

Haalkhata, the intrinsic Poila Baisakh tradition

How Haalkhata is important to Bengal’s trade circuit even today

Poila Baisakh is never complete without a Panjika

Tale of that small pink book and loads of funny information!

440-year old Basanti Puja of Bagbazar Haldar Bari

How the 1,000-year-old idol was unearthed

Chandannagar Bidhansabha Utsav felicitates town stalwarts

Where cultures merge and ‘people’ meet

Celebrate convergence of all communities at Milan Utsav!

The festival that rings in the true essence of Bengal

Not just a holy dip! 

Tracing the historical journey of Gangasagar

Poush Sankranti Dhaka and Sylheti style!

Not with pithe, but with Shakrainkites and mera-merighar

Enjoy a mix of Rabindrasangeet and Chinese music

At Nicco Park’s special Chinese illumination festival 

Spreading joy through Christmas Carols

This Christmas enjoy the carols

Best Durga images of 2018

Clicked by GB readers

Peep into 300-year-old Chandannagar’s Mondal Bari Puja

Get to know of their unique Kalabou ritual

Gone are the days when Puja barshikis carried a pujo fragrance

Puja barshiki releases set way ahead in July, have lost their attraction

Z’s Precinct Trunk or a Pandora’s Box?

GB was present at an exciting pre-puja Trunk Show

The house that celebrates Durga Puja with patriotic songs

Rare Puja rituals of Kolkata’s Hathkhola Dutta Bari

Pujor Gaan: Do music albums still create a stir during Durga Puja?

GB traces the musical trends this Durga Puja from Asha Bhonsle to Baul

From the Andarmahal of Sovabazar Rajbari Durga Puja

The first family Durga Puja of Kolkata

Which kurta will you don this Durga Puja?

Check out the latest trends in kurtas and Panjabi this year

Which nine-yards will drape you this Durga Puja

Check out the latest trends in sarees this year

Look out for jewellery trends this Pujo

City-based jewellery designers speak on hot trends

GB brings rare rituals of Cossimbazar Rajbari Durga Pujo

More than 280 years old, Cossimbazar Pujo is a treat to the eyes

 ‘Power of Wind’ to be showcased at Ajeya Sanhati

How air pollution is killing millions across the world

Discovering ‘Eternal Depth’ this year with Talapark Pratyay Dur...

Aaro gobhire jao and explore unknown mysteries

What is the theme at Naktala Udayan Sangha this year?

What is the theme at Naktala Udayan Sangha this year?

Top 5 Rathyatra Melas of Kolkata

Food, birds, saplings and that childhood cookery set!

Making of the ISKCON Rath this year

How is the famous ISKCON Rath of Kolkata made and when does it start?

Wishing for some weekend peace? Where to go to?

Weekends are not just about parties, it is also about unwinding

From Rabindra Jayanti to Kolkata’s political heritage 

GB brings an extensive event calendar for the week

How a Brahmo celebrated Saraswati Puja

She was invited to every puja of her neighbourhood

A village Saraswati Puja with a difference

Memoirs of a Saraswati Puja long lost

Saraswati Puja where Muslim students participate

This village school puja is a symbol of communal harmony

Musical parade at Kolkata Christmas Carnival

School children will parade down Park Street

What has Kolkata in store this Christmas season?

Kolkata’s unique Christmas flavour

Kolkata Christmas Carnival showcases global cuisine!

You will be spoilt for choice at the carnival!

GB’s Christmas Weekend Calendar

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

What is so new about New Market this Christmas?

Nothing new, the same old-world charm

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

Visit the new Paan Parlour of Kolkata!

Irani chai? Whiskey chai? Kahwah?

Have it at Kolkata’s One-stop Tea Stop

Where do you get the season’s best phoolkopir shingara in Kolkata?

Samosa’s cousin shingara can be traced to Persia

Kolkata’s British charm relived on an Anglo-Indian palate

Dishes from kedgeree to pish pash, try any

Baghajatin started a revolutionary storm over a class of Paramount sherbet!...

Century old Paramount got Heritage Eatery tag last week

If you are home cooking this Pujo, try this Leela Majumdar recipe

Author Leela Majumdar was also a great cook! Try her breakfast recipe

With the monsoon still hovering, try some Ilish Paturi

Recipe from Beyond the Borders -- Narayanganj

Are days numbered for world-famous Kalimpong lollipop and cheese?

The Swiss dairy supplying the products shuts down!

This Sunday learn from GB how mutton came on Bengal’s plates

Mangsho-Bhaat of Bengal can be traced to the times of Mahabharata

Bengal’s khichuri is India’s super food

Bengal produces a variety of khichuri dishes including Aamish Bhog

Kolkata’s street food Ghugni in a new avatar at these spots

Try out some lip-smacking ghugni at these city crossings

Uttam-Supriya treated guests to exclusive Bengali dishes like Sagar Doi

Kishore Kumar to Sanjeev Kumar, Bollywood idols at Uttam’s parties

British chef who visited Kolkata is now jhalmuri seller of UK

Scotsman Angus Dennon learnt to make the tangy snacks from Kolkata streets

Here is a Kolkata shop that still sells kochuri at just 25 paisa!

How could Lakshmi Narayan Ghosh stick to the original price?

If you are a Haleem addict, do not miss the Fishy Iftar this year!

Fish and Iftar? Zakaria Street opens up to a new food choice

Health benefits of Bengal’s Panta Bhaat this summer!

Why was it popular in Bengal since ages

Try some simple less spicy Taki dishes this summer

What made Sada Dalna of Taki so delicious?

Food historian Pritha Sen prepares ‘Firingee Thala’ for Ekdalia...

Ekdalia Road of Kolkata to showcase this special menu

Jagantmata Bhojonalaya, century-old Odiya pice-hotel of Kolkata

Feel homesick with the innumerable low-cost fish dishes

What is You Tiao? Try it ahead of Chinese New Year

Chinese food with a revolutionary past used as protest tool

Nakshi Pithe – artistic delicacies of Bengal

Nostalgia of Jasimuddin’s poetry and delicate pithes

Bagbazar rises to the first ever Rosogolla Utsav

Rich cultural heritage of Bagbazar showcased through sweet festival

Iconic Jewish bakery of Nahoum’s still shines

Despite KMC notice of unclean environment

Ratan’s dosa stall in Burrabazar is a must try out

GB tastes the South Indian dishes in this small stall of Kolkata

Lost pithe recipes cook up a storm at Aahare Bangla

Do not miss pithe delicacies on last day of Aahare Bangla

Pritha Sen weaves stories through Bengali dishes across India

Bringing sociological and historical treasures of Bengali cuisine

Did you know Manna Dey loved kesar malai sherbet of Kapila Ashram?

Kapila Ashram, century-old sherbet joint of Kolkata

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

GB spoke to members of Rajbaris about their secret Hilsa recipes

Try some simple Taki dishes this hot summer

Sunanda Bose of Taki zamindar family helps us with simple dishes

Have you heard of Bhanga Chora Shukto

Non-vegetarian shukto from Bangladesh

Did you know there are 26 types of payesh in Bengal?

Dessert that is loaded with legends and traditions

In the holy Ramadan month, a visit to authentic eateries

Which Kolkata alleys are famous for Ramadan food?

Food  loving Bengali stalwarts

From Rammohan Roy to Sukumar Ray

Sweet dishes of Taki as remembered by Sunanda Bose

Aumbols and Malpoa, cooked Taki style

Taki’s signature dishes and their Jessore influence

Taki’s signature dishes and their Jessore influence

Koraishutir Kochuri or Phoolkopir Singara?

On a trail of Bengal’s winter delicacies

Nostalgic trip of Dhakai Paratha

Dhakai Paratha was once a favourite breakfast of North Kolkata

New fish app of Bengal govt, to bring fish at doorstep

Order 22 varieties of fish through this app

Bengal’s Bandel Cheese still rules the world

Portuguese taught Bengal how to make this cheese

Bengal’s geri-gugli and shutki make way to Int’l Food Fest

State government to showcase goynabori and morobba too

What did Leela Majumdar share in her Rannar Boi?

Leela Majumdar’s Rannar Boi is for the modern woman

Healthy snacking this Diwali and Bhai Phonta

Why not try these healthy snacks and care for your waistline?

GB shares recipe of NarkelNarufor Bijoya Dashami

The quintessentially Bengali sweet that tastes heavenly

A hearty meal at Kolkata’s Pice Hotels

This weekend go for a simple meal

Bengal’s Murgir Jhol a delicacy in Tokyo

Bengali freedom fighter introduced it in Japan

Pop goes the Panch Phoron

Bengal's famous five in new avatar

Bengal’s tryst with Mihidana – history of Burdwan’s famou...

Bhairab Chandra Nag designed the new sweets

Shimurali’s heritage sweet ‘Kaalakand’ made from buffalo ...

Try the century-old shop Mahamaya Mistanna Bhandar

Even Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa praised Felu Modak’s sweets

170-year-old sweet shop of Bengal that still tops the list

Bengal’s Mishti Doi is Bulgaria’s signature dish! 

How mishit doi came to Kolkata from Bulgaria?

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

Cadbury sweets of Kolkata shops designed on timeless movies

College Street’s heritage sweet shop Santosh Mistanna Bhandar will cl...

Shop that was famous for its Misti Doi and Labanga Latika

Rosogolla! Both Orissa and Bengal get GI tag! Choose one

Orissa Rosogolla also gets GI tag, which one you prefer?

The Baklava Box ---- A Slice of Turkey in Kolkata

Now enjoy Turkish delights sitting in this city itself

Drop in at Mohan Bhandar, the sweet joint where Piku was shot

Amitabh Bachchan stopped here to have kochuri and jilipi

Ramkrishna Paramhansa loved Kheerer Sandesh of Jodu Moyra

Did you know he was a priest of Jhamapukur Rajbari?

Do not miss Mecha Sandesh of Beliatore 

How did this century-old delicacy arise?

Adhar Chandra Das selling sweets for more than 100 years

GB was at Krishnanagar on a sweet trail

After Rosogolla, Bengal’s bonde claims GI tag

Kamarpukur’s succulent white bonde is a unique delicacy

How Portuguese taught us the art of making sweets!

They who taught us to make chhanaand thus sandesh

After Floating Market, now it’s Mishti Hub

Kolkata’s largest Mishti Hub inaugurated today in New Town

Famous sweet of Bengal from the Sultanate era

Chaitanya Dev’s favourite Roshokodombo

Kansat, a Bengali sweet, was a favourite of Indira Gandhi

Why did Indira Gandhi ask Ghani Khan to bring Kansat to Delhi

North Bengal’s pride- Lalmohan sweet

The sweet that melts in the mouth!

Choose between Moong Jalebi and Babarshah of Midnapore

Agriculturally rich Midnapore still makes indigenous sweets

Dying art of making Rosho Puli of Barishal!

Foodie Shushmita Banerjee shares her experience

Do you remember Bangladesh’s Gayanather Baalish Chomchom?

Undivided Bengal’s Gayanather Baalish was a famous sweet it?

Birbhum’s famous century-old Tantipara Jalebi!

Dey family of Tantipara still sells Jalebi during Urs Festival

The Orange Rosogollas of Kolkata!

Why not try some Komola Bhog at home?

How did Lyangcha and Kodma get their peculiar names?

Travel to East Burdwan to savour these sweets

How North Bengal villagers are taking lessons from Bangladesh

Art of gur making taught by traders from Rajshahi

Why Kalu Moira’s Kaju Barfi is better than its Northern cousins?

On your next travel, carry Jonai’s Manohara, it will never spoil

On the Sweet Trail at Ahaare Bangla

Urvashi Basu tastes innovative Bengal sweets from districts!

Did you know Morabba of Siuri is a Portuguese sweet?

Or Babursha of Midnapore honoured a British soldier

Fulia makes world’s largest rosogolla!

Honouring Haradhan Moira, the rosogolla creator

Sri Chaitanya first took rosogolla to Orissa

Dela-rosogolla of Bengal was introduced by Vaishnavites  

What is GI tag that boosted Rosogolla sales?

Know of Bengal products that have the GI tag

Now that Rosogolla is ours, let’s try it in many flavours

Rosogolla is Bengal’s but it can be flavoured universally

Who made Bengalis connoisseurs of sweets?

Portuguese settlers taught Bengalis the use of chhana

Look out for FIFA U-17 ‘Football Sandesh’

City sweet shops bring new football themed sweets

Kolkata’s oldest family owned Chinese restaurant Eau Chew gets Herita...

Almost century-old eatery serves best Chimney Soup of the city

Can we ever get over the Peter Cat-Chelo Kebab love story?

GB brings the legendary dish of an iconic eatery of Kolkata

Dhiren’s Cabin – where even Uttam Kumar visited for their famou...

The old-world charm of this Shovabazar eatery is still a showstopper

Winter is almost here! Want to have some Golbarir Kosha Mangsho?

Iconic Kolkata eatery at Shyambazar crossing

First ever Cricket-Themed Restaurant of Kolkata

Get a first-hand experience of Sourav’s Dadagiri!

Fresh from Athens! First Greek Restaurant in Kolkata

If you wish to have a slice of Greece, drop in at Zeusopolis

Century old Kolkata Café where freedom fighters met in disguise!

Not to miss the nostalgia of Favourite Cabin of Kolkata

Want some Mughlai Paratha of Anadi Cabin this monsoon?

The Kolkata restaurant that brings memories of the city’s cabin culture!

Sip n Bite café run by specially-abled children and their mothers

Do not miss this inspiring and exclusive GB video on how they run the show

Biryanishk – the new address for Biriyani lovers of Kolkata

Exclusive GB interview with founder Saugata Banerjee

What is Jadavpur University’s Dhoper Chop?

JU canteen’s Milan da is no more, but his creation still exists

Come, enjoy a Firingee Thala at Ekdalia Road

Curated by culinary expert Pritha Sen

Artsy Café – for the artistic foodie

The talk of the town where you enjoy books and art with food

Success of ‘Black’ meals at Kolkata’s Ekdalia Road

Dip into a plate of black rice and black Kadaknath Chicken

All new festive menu at Ekdalia Road

Try out duck or turkey platter

Royal Indian Hotel: Kolkata’s heritage biriyani joint

More than a century old restaurant serving Lucknow cuisine

Sipping a cuppa over Nachiketa’s songs

Jadavpur boy who gave up drugs to start Nachiketa’s tea stall

Iconic ‘Kalikar Chop er Dokan’ that still sells prawn chop at j...

Kalika celebrated their golden jubilee and still is a runaway hit

Rajbhog and Kochuri at 150-year-old Putiram

Iconic sweet shop of Kolkata on Surya Sen Street

GB finds out how ‘Coverage’ turned to ‘Kabiraji’ at...

Choose between Idiot Brain Chop or Kabiraji

A Monsoon Date on Dacres Lane

Try out Apanjan’s Khichuri or Chittoda’sGhugni

The ‘Fishy’ Iftar tale

How Bengal’s fish got into the Eid menu

Chowk Bazar of Dhaka comes alive on Kolkata’s Zakaria Street

‘Food Paradise of Kolkata’ comes alive during Ramadan

The city will soon enjoy Duck sausage and Duck pickles!

Thanks to experiments by Bengal’s agricultural scientists

Kolkata’s South Indian dishes are not always vegetarian

What about the non-veg South Indian dishes of Kolkata?

Have a Machh Bhaat meal at only Rs 21!

State government opens Ekushe Annapurna stalls

Kolkata and districts to get more Kaviar meat shops

Now buy ready-to-eat exotic meat dishes from state’s Kaviar shops

Kolkata is fast moving away from Chinese to Korean

Korean cuisine makes inroads in biriyani-noodles bastion

Zakaria Street: Kolkata’s Mughlai Street

Go for the best kebabs, head to Kolkata’s Zakaria Street

 Move over noodles, try some Chinese Pakchoy!

Head to this Tangra joint and get a slice of China

Erstwhile communist Kolkata’s Russian cafe

A taste of Russian platter in Kolkata

Burma’s delicious connect with Kolkata

Two women making Khao Shay popular

Have a sumptuous Turkey Meal as Christmas Lunch

Learn the recipe for Christmas Special Stuffed Turkey

Royal Recipe from Banalata Sen’s Natore!

Try this Kancha Kathaler Korma today

Rosogolla made out of rice!

Try out this simple recipe to use your leftover rice

Nutrition of Apples in the Christmas Apple Pie

Try out this simple Apple Pie Recipe at home

End your Christmas lunch on a sweet note

Do not miss this unique Christmas Pudding recipe

GB leaves through her famous Rannar Boi

Did you know author Leela Majumdar was also a great cook?

Try out some Makhhan Samosa on Janmashtami

On Lord Krishna’s birthday, satisfy your appetite

Ilish recipes from Barishal and Narayanganj

This monsoon ride on a nostalgic high!

In this Hilsa season, try a different fish: Loitte Maacher Jhuribhaja

How the unassuming Bombay duck fish is prepared by Bengalis

Here’s a Khichdi dish with a difference!

Egg-Soya Masala Khichdi by Nayana Biswas Khare

Iftar recipe to break your fast

Fatima Mirza shares an Iftar recipe for the month of Ramzan

Some Gondhoraj wonder this summer

How about freshly plucked lemon for a Lemon Cake?

Panta Bhaat this scorching summer

Food columnist Nayana Biswas shares a recipe

Taste some Gulab Pati Sandesh of Barishal?

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

Keep yourself cool this Summery Spring!

Try Bengal’s Gondhoraj Ghol!

Try this recipe from Benudir Rannaghar

Supriya Devi is no more, but her recipes are still popular

Alpana motifs and sweet nothings of Nabanna

How to make the Bengali pancake?

This winter GB recommends, ‘Eat Like a Sindhi!’

Kolkata based teacher Deepak Giananey even shares a recipe

Try this begun-puri as suggested by Leela Majumdar

Out-of-the-box recipe from Rannar Boi

Niramish meat curry! Kali pujo bhog

Try this recipe this Kali pujo

Kaun Khichudi and Mashkalai Khichudi of Bangladesh

Try these off beat recipes of the Chakma tribe and from Pabna

Pui Ilish of Noakhali

Try this lip-smacking Bangladeshi recipe

Sweet bhog of Lakshmi Puja

Gur-Payesh elixir bhog

Ilish Pulao of Barishal

Try this Bangladeshi Ilish recipe

An age-old recipe for Eid

Sufia Khatoon sharing the ecstasy of celebrations

Committed effort to revive the forgotten Bengali cuisine

Remembering the Goalondo Steamer cuisine

TEAlicious – the new tea destination of Kolkata

Sip on your favourite blend and buy your Darjeeling Tea packs

Lost varieties of paddy of Bengal being revived

Have you heard of Dui Satin and Teen Satin rice?

Mushroom of Bishnupur that costs more than mutton

Karan Chhatu: Rare wild mushroom winsinstant stardom

Fifty shades of Bengal’s paddy

Cultivating traditional varieties of paddy

Bengal's food bowl - polyamorous paddy

Why pregnant women were fed on Dui Satin and Tin Satin rice

To die for --- Kapilda’s Ghugni Chaat at Girish Park

Kapil’s deft hands whipping up the chaat is like Pied Piper playing a tune 

Pujo Special Momo from Haringhata!

Try some sitting at home if you wish to avoid the crowd

How Jhumpa Lahiri brought Kolkata’s favourite Jhaalmuri through Names...

Protagonist Ashima traced her roots down a packet of jhaalmuri

Visit the award winning Phuchka Stall of Kolkata

Rajendra’s phuchka stall at Dhakuria has won several awards!

Kolkata café run by specially-abled youths

Do drop in at ‘Sip N Bite’

Beware! Think twice before having street-side momos

Research shows they contain harmful chemicals

Beer batter Loitta vs Crispy Chilli Mourala!

Bengal’s fishes find a new dimension in fusion dishes

Imagine a Kolkata ‘Chop’ shop is named Apur Sansar!

What led to naming a shop selling chops, Apur Sansar!

After Mishti hub, Kolkata might soon get a Street Food Hub!

Kolkata ranked top in global street food survey

Hum Tum aur Aam or Aam Antir Bhenpu?

Mango lovers and Mango Mania under one roof

What a variety of meat at Ahaare Bangla!

Chef Atrei Chatterjee savours some rare meat and fish at Ahaare Bangla

Colourful crabs are the new attraction at Ahaare Bangla!

Coloured crab dishes to be introduced for the first time at Food Fest 

Young Bengali food entrepreneur brings‘gourmet food’ to city

This Bengali girl was only 18, when she started her gourmet outlet

Radioactive sandwiches in Kolkata!

Photo-journalist turned sandwich maker sells them near Jadavpur

Best Jhaalmuri outlets of Kolkata

Add that special something and make the best muri

Let’s have some street momos of Kolkata

Try out these street-side momo corners

Bombay Kulfi Joint of Bhowanipore is a calming refuge in summer

Try out some kulfi – Bengal’s answer to western ice creams!

Did you know Kolkata has a Chocolate Tasting Club?

Meet the chocoholics of ‘Good Vegetarian Food Group’

Pratima Devi, unsung talent of Tagore household brought to limelight by Suj...

Did you know Rabindranath Tagore’s daughter-in-law was an author?

Purulia’s Chau makes a mark at Germany’s greatest festival

Chau dance has received UNESCO Heritage tag

Is Jamai Shashthi a misogynistic festival of Bengal?

Shameless display of money and pampering for the men only!

Why did Ramkrishna Paramhansa choose Kali as his deity?

His family was a follower of Sri Ramchandra for generations

Bengal’s own Halloween: Bhoot Chaturdashi

Households in Bengal drive away evil forces in a scientific way!

Why so many Shakti Peeths are concentrated in Bengal?

GB visits Shakti Peeths of Bengal on eve of Kali Puja

Pampering the son-in-law: Bengal's Jamai Shashthi

Is this day a blatant show of male chauvinism?

Bishnupur Gharana travels to Murshidabad

Who brought Bishnupur Gharana to Murshidabad?

Birth of Bengal’s only classical gharana: Bishnupur Gharana

Documenting the pride of Bengal’s classical music world

Enjoy Santiniketan’s Boshonto Utsav in Kolkata today!

Singer Manoj Murali brings Spring’s rhythm to Kolkata

Why Miss Japan speaks fluent Bengali?

After all she is the great granddaughter of Prafulla Ghosh

Shaktipeeth that lies in Pakistan

Hingol Shakti Peeth of Marutirtha Hinglaj

Bishnupur Gharana- A moment of joy

A lost glory is set to return

Abhijit Banerjee wore a dhoti while receiving Nobel Prize! How dhoti carrie...

Tracing the history of this quintessential Bengali attire

Showcasing 2,300-year-old Chandraketugarh and its Muslin trade in Australia...

Century-old Muslin trade brought to life on canvas!

Bengali grandmother who became entrepreneur at 89!

Not to miss Latika Chakrabarty’s potli bags

History finds life through scrolls

Silk scroll exhibition at Kolkata Centre for Creativity

Kolkata’s Kantha Museum, where tales are stitched

GB visits the exclusive Kantha Museum of the city

Bengal still boasts of the finest Muslin

Let’s go on a Muslin trail to Murshidabad, Burdwan and Nadia

On Bengal’s Kantha Trail

Recent exhibition at Birla Academy showcases this folk art

What is Baul saree of Birbhum?

Kantha weavers of Nanoor create special Baul Kantha sarees and dresses

On A Saree Trail: Tale of a Baluchari

Off to Bishnupur to watch Baluchari weavers

GB speaks to Kolkata’s celebrity designer Raja Biswas

A look at Black is the New Orange collection this pujo

Renowned photographer Raghu Rai, who made Kolkata his muse, wins French Awa...

50 years of ‘Behind his Lens’ has enriched the world of photography

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

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

World famous photographer Kounteya Sinha remembers Mother Teresa’s Sa...

On her birth anniversary, GB tribute to Mother Teresa who worked out of Kolkata

Raghu Rai at Kolkata’s KIPF conference

Kolkata International Photography Festival announces venues

Where the mystic meets the river

Different shades of Gangasagar Mela of Bengal

Fun from Bow Barracks

Oldest garrison building

Santiniketan’s Shonibarer Haat has lost its old-world charm

Has city urban crowds and modern food stalls robbed the show?

Paintings by children bond Russia and India

Russia my love at Kolkata’s Nandan

Kolkata’s barefoot historian P.T. Nair behind the lens

Photographer Saheli Das captures his different moods

Indo-Russian bond captured behind the lens at a Kolkata exhibition

GB speaks to Vice Consul of Russia on the photography exhibit

Wish to walk on dewy grass? Where to head to in Kolkata?

Kolkata has several ‘Earthing’ havens to keep your feet dewy this autumn

Meet the ‘Kite Runner’ of Kolkata

How he maneuvered to earn his prized kite!

And the search goes on…

Pratik Dey Chowdhury’s masterpieces behind the lens

Walk down Bagbazar Street: One of the oldest streets of Kolkata

Girish Ghosh’s residence to Potlar Kochuri, delve into the past

Back to Roots --- Unheard songs of landless people

Moinul Alam captures plight of the Rohingyas from Chittagong

Going through a tram archive from within a tram  

GB hops on to the Tram Museum of Kolkata

Meghbalika: Cloudscapes of Kolkata

Engineer and amateur photographer Arpan Ganguly on a cloudy tale

A peek through Santiniketan’s ‘Shonibarer Haat’

Bangla’s market with a rural touch

Antique machines and artefacts of Cinchona Plantation

Next time you visit Mungpoo, you might get to see these treasures

Century old doors and gates of Kolkata

Will they survive the test of time?

When Spring breaks across Red Hills

Urvashi Basu’s tribute to Purulia Spring through her lens

Vanishing Yellow Taxis of Kolkata

Will this fleet be no more someday?

How a photography show tries to preserve Bengal’s past

Hear from India’s top art critic Uma Nair

SPRING IN DIFFERENT HUES

Spring captured behind the lens

Tales of Chitpur behind Saheli Das’ lens

Chitpur Road turns into a heritage corridor

French lady behind the lens empowering tribal kids of Bengal

Elodie Guignard teaches Jhargram kids tricks of photography

FACES at Kolkata Book Fair

Kolkata Book Fair is not just about books, but feelings

Miss World in Kolkata, speaks on menstruation

Being a doctor, Miss World spoke on women health

Moonlight and Magic

Blood and Blue Moon

Capturing 66th Dover Music Conference

Where great maestros meet

GB Winners' Meet

Get Bengal Anthology and Short Story Contest winners

Sheeter Roddur, enjoy winter sun on canvas

GB brings exclusive paintings of an art exhibition

EU New Year Calendar features Kolkata boy’s photographs!

Famous photographer Kounteya Sinha’s unique photographs

Renowned photographer from Kolkata on a prestigious EU project

From Bill Gates to Clinton, Kounteya Sinha has been with top world leaders

Down a wintry Maidan

Kolkata wakes up to a cold winter morning at Maidan

HOME ALONE

Living with memories only

Parsi Way of Life

Teacher Sangeeta Kar takes GB on a Zoroastrian Journey

OLO SHOI: MONOCHROME WONDER

COLOURS OF PUJO RIDE ON A BLACK AND WHITE COMBO

The Clay Goddess : Pujo Prostuti at Kumartuli

The Clay Goddess : Pujo Prostuti at Kumartuli

Hungry hands to smiling spirits

CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF INDIAN INDEPENDENCE

Dama Dam Mast Qalandar girl Runa Laila to perform at Eden from 8pm today! ...

How this popular Bangladeshi singer had taken Indian audience by storm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SALIL CHOWDHURY! GB Exclusive with his daughter Antara

Antara Chowdhury on an exclusive interview about her father

Burdwan’s 9-year-old Priti is the new Indian ‘Superstar’ ...

Priti Bhattacharya wins coveted ‘Superstar Singer’ reality show!

Santiniketan’s Udayan comes alive with Shataborsho Porey

Eclectic evening with Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee’s magical performance

Krishna Chattopadhyay – nightingale of devotional songs who lost her ...

On her birth anniversary GB traces her musical journey

Why did Dhaki Gokul Chandra break patriarchy and trained women?

How a man from a Bengal village made a Team of Women Dhaakis

Kumar Sanu is back with Pujo album Kheyali Din

Music Composer Kinjal Chatterjee speaks on the album

Famous song ‘2441139, Bela Bose’ almost landed Anjan Dutta in c...

Did the telephone number 2441139 actually exist?

RD Burman experimented with utensils and objects to make music

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

RD Burman’s Dum Maro Dum had upset SD Burman. Why? 

RD Burman’s Dum Maro Dumhad upset SD Burman. Why? 

The first gramophone record of India was sung by a Kolkata Armenian

Gauhar Jaan was Angelina, born to an Armenian family

Violin Brothers and Rohan

World Music Day exclusive

Goddess of Music, Saraswati, was worshipped in brothels of Kolkata

How babus of Kolkata patronized the music deity’s worship

Original tune of Vande Mataram is lost! How and why?

 The song that was written a century ago

‘If God could sing, he would sound like Hemanta Da’

Shivaji Chattopadhyay of Bhalobasha Bhalobasha fame remembers the singer

Celebrating 100 years of Manna Dey!

Look into the Uttam Kumar- Manna Dey jugalbandi

Musician Gautam Chattopadhyay and Mohiner Ghoraguli

The man who deconstructed Bengal’s musical psyche

Kabir Suman --- Tomake Chai

GB celebrates his 70th birthday

Singer Rupankar Bagchi speaks to GB on music and much more

He has won hundreds of hearts by being just ‘Him’

Anatara Chowdhury speaks on Salil Chowdhury and much more

How have Bengali songs evolved over the years?

Let’s look out for a true baul on World Music Day

Indrajit Sen on his tryst with a baul in Aila ravaged Sunderbans

Incredible tale of making Salil Chowdhury’s Pagol Hawa

How singer Jatileshwar was stumped by Salil da

How Satyajit Ray made Indir Thakrun sing!

Chunibala Devi’s immortal song of Pather Panchali

Singer from Siliguri keeps Manna Dey alive

Pintu Goswami pays an incredible homage to Manna Dey every day!

Did you know Pt Ravi Shankar sang a Bengali Film song?

GB plays an exclusive recording of the song on his birthday

Renowned singer Sahana Bajpaie to perform in Kolkata on V-Day

She speaks to GB about her favourite city and future plans

GB exclusive on Joideb Kenduli Mela

Sanghamitra Das Banerjee on bauls, fakirs and many more

Ekla Cholo Re with Shreya Ghoshal!

GB exclusive -- Shreya Ghoshal at Berklee College of Music

Samantak: The Gaaner Opare phenomenon

He leads the next generation music trend in Bengal

Sanjeeta-the rising star

Youth musical icon Sanjeeta Bhattacharya’s journey

Sahana Bajpaie, globetrotting singer with a Bangali heart 

Sahana still misses Santiniketan and Bangladesh

Baul Sanghamitra Das tries to preserve Bengal’s folk songs

This student from Santiniketan speaks on her baul performances

Why did Manna Dey sing for Uttam Kumar?

On his death anniversary, GB’s tribute to the legend

Baul who was called India’s Bob Dylan!

How Purna Das popularised baul songs in the West

When Amiya Tagore sang for Satyajit Ray’s Kanchenjunga

Amiya Tagore’s tryst with Ray’s Kanchenjunga

Music director Prabuddha Banerjee on Bhalobashar Shohor

Deconstructing an iconic song was a challenge for him

Salil Chowdhury’s wife Sabita is no more.

We bid adieu to Sabita Chowdhury, yet Boukatha kao pakhi will play on forever.

UP IAS officer sings Bengali song.

Vivek Kumar sings at Presidency University

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

Satyajit Ray respected his versatile acting prowess

How far will Dhritiman Chatterjee do justice to Professor Shonku’s ro...

Satyajit Ray’s science fiction brought to life

My Date with Barunbabur Bandhu

Film that brings Soumitra-Madhabi chemistry onscreen after Charulata

Saswata Chatterjee back as Bob Biswas this January

Shooting to start in Kolkata next month

Aamir Khan’s Kolkata calling, Shoot on Howrah Bridge!

All Aamir Khan fans geared up for a date

Sabitri Chatterjee, who fought poverty and partition and became a celebrate...

Tracing the life and times of Uttam Kumar’s ‘Sabi’

First look of Avijatrik, the newly-made monochrome last leg of Apur Sansar ...

Apu, Aparna and Kajol return to silver screen in a B/W mode

Aparna Sen’s Ghware Baire Aaj is just an armchair political statement...

Did she need to take Tagore’s name to sell her movie?

Tagore’s Ghare Baire was powerful, has Aparna Sen lived up to it in G...

Even Satyajit Ray came up with a rare and weak cast!

KIFF celebrates Children’s Day with ‘Child’ movies

Film-makers from across the world pay homage to children

Rakhee Gulzar’s new movie Nirban being screened at KIFF

Why did Gautam Halder’s Nirban take so long to release?

GB KIFF SPECIAL: Celebrating 100 years of Jahar Roy

KIFF pays tribute to 100 years of legendary comedian

GB Exclusive interview with Raj Chakraborty, KIFF Chairman and celebrated d...

Raj Chakraborty speaks about his learning experience at KIFF

GB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 25th Kolkata International Film Festival 

What’s new brewing at the international film festival?

KIFF Centenary Homage: Karuna Bandopadhyay

Remember Satyajit Ray’s Sarbajaya?

Director who called Hollywood ‘The Big Nipple’ -- KIFF Special ...

What made Bertolucci’s films the most colourful in Hollywood?

Bohoman to bring back Aparna Sen- Soumitro Chatterjee chemistry!

What is the movie to be soon launched about?

Gumnaami – in the eyes of journalist and Probashi Bangali Shubhobroto...

Dissecting the truth behind Netaji’s disappearance

KIFF Special: Who is the chief guest at KIFF this year? Yes, he is an Oscar...

German filmmaker Volker Schlondorff is the Chief Guest at KIFF 2019

Kolkata Int’l Film Festival brings back ‘celluloid’ films...

Old projectors of Nandan revamped to show these movies

Lincoln Center to host a complete retrospective of Ritwik Ghatak

Big recognition to the visionary Bengali director’s career

Handwriting expert Carl Baggett concludes Gumnami Baba was Netaji 

With release of Movie Gumnaami today, a look at the controversy

Director Shuvayu Bhattacharjee in an exclusive interview on ‘Kol...

Do not miss this Poetry Short Film to be launched soon!

Last of the Aristocrats of Bengali Cine World --- Chhabi Biswas

From Kabuliwala to Jalshaghar, the acting graph is stupendous!

Happy Birthday Feluda, Sabyasachi Chakraborty!

He probably was the second best to Soumitro Chatterjee

Did you know Pather Pachali’s Sarbajaya was a revolutionary communist...

She immortalized the character of Durga’s mother through her acting!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UTTAM KUMAR! Tracing the Suchitra-Uttam enigma on the actor&...

Why Uttam wanted to meet his ‘Rama’ a week before his death?

 On Mahanayak’s birthday, a look back at one of Uttam Kumar&rsqu...

The hilarious movie with a tale behind its naming

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

Some of the best movies ever made in Bengali Cinema

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RITUPORNO GHOSH: Read this excerpt from his autobiography! ...

GB pays tribute to one of the most talented actors of Bengal cineworld

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Did you know Bhanu Bandopadhyay was scientist Satyen Bose's...

Actor who made generations laugh with his Bangaal was a bright student

On his birth anniversary Sombhu Mitra --- a cult by himself

The man who brought a new wave in Bengal’s theatre circuit

Actor Soumitro Chatterjee recovers, released from hospital today

We all pray for his return to the screens and stage

Saswata Chatterjee gets Best Actor Award at Madrid Film Festival

He is one of the most versatile actors of recent times

Actor Rudranil Ghosh to feature in Badhaai Ho director’s next film&nb...

Bollywood calling! Rudranil Ghosh gets a big break

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

First Indian film to get UN collaboration; First transgender actor

Three Bengali films pick up National Awards this year

Great moment for directors of Tollywood

On his birthday, a look at ‘lover boy’ Kishore Kumar and his 4 ...

How romance and marriage played a different role in Kishore’s life

GB Exclusive: Actress Sudiptaa Chakraborty on her new movie Samsara

How she gets into the role of a caretaker with elan

Looking back at Goutam Ghosh’s iconic movie Paar

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

Week before he died, Uttam Kumar wished to meet Suchitra Sen! Why?

Did she meet him? If not why? How did Uttam’s ‘Rama’ react on his death?

Accident or murder? Actress Mahua Roychowdhury’s death a mystery

On her death anniversary GB remembers Tollywood’s talented actress

Actor Kali Banerjee wanted to become a freedom fighter

He was beaten up by his father for getting into sports

Kaushik Ganguly’s Nagarkirtan bags several awards at SAARC Film Fest ...

The movie on transgender love has some great performances and music

Aponjon actor Swarup Dutta no more!

Iconic actor of Tapan Sinha’s movie who was known for his ‘difference’

Bijon Bhattacharya --- The disorderly genius on stage

GB pays tribute to this theatre genius on his birth anniversary!

GB pays tribute to Badal Sircar, the revolutionary voice of Bengal’s ...

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

Satyajit Ray made a bride of Jorasanko Thakurbari sing for his movie

How Amiya Tagore came out of the andarmahal to sing for Kanchenjungha

Iskule Bioscope- Bhalobashi Bangla creates a buzz in city schools

Inculcating love for Bengali films among students

Why is Prodosh C. Mitter or Feluda still relevant to us?

‘50 Years of Ray’s Detective’ traces this emotional connect

Bengal’s famous theatre group Nandikar steps into its 60th year today...

GB traces its journey from Ajitesh Bandopadhyay to Sohini Sengupta

Iskule Bioscope popularizes Bengali children movies in Kolkata schools

Well-known schools participate in the film extravaganza this week

Remembering Bhombal da of Dadar Kirti

On Anup Kumar’s birthday

Mitin Mashi – the new female detective on screen

Remember Suchitra Bhattacharya’s Mitin Mashi?

Girish Karnad’s deep association with Bengal’s theatre world

Despite the controversy over his Tagore’s play remark

Why did Sharmila Tagore remove all posters of An Evening in Paris?

She did not want her future mother-in-law to see her bikini clad image

The Ganga still flows, but Ruma Guhathakurta will never sing again

GB travels down memory lane with her famous songs and celluloid roles

Can Abir’s Sonada match Soumitro’s Feluda?

The new detective on Bengali screens

What did Rituparno Ghosh speak about ‘Death?’

On the director’s death anniversary in his own words

Rickshawalas of Kolkata find place in a new movie

Kolkata’s rickshaws are as iconic as the city’s historical past

Is Kazi Nazrul Islam more celebrated in Bangladesh than Kolkata?

GB interview with Nazrul researcher Mujibur Rahman

Konttho – an outstanding movie of hope

Another masterpiece from Shiboprasad and Nandita kitty

Shyam Benegal to direct biopic on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Indo-Bangla feature film on founding father of Bangladesh

Saptapadi or Basanta Bilap? Movie themed Cadbury Mishti

Celebrating 100 years of Bengali Cinema the sweet way

War of letters between Mrinal Sen and Satyajit Ray!

On his birthday, an ode to Sen’s creative thoughts

Sreyashi Sen, the only woman film distributor in south-east Asia

How she struggled in a foreign land to set up Darpan

Famous singer Sahana Bajpaie speaks on her song in Konttho

In an exclusive interview, world-renowned singer about Shobai chup

Power-packed performances in Jesthoputro

Kaushik Ganguly again leaves a mark

In her directorial venture, Churni Ganguly wins hearts

Tarikh creates a subtext within a text

Thriller Vinci Da will keep you on tenterhooks!

Superb acting and gripping climax

Jiben Bose – the famous doctor’s son who turned an actor

What motivated Jiben Bose to join acting against his father’s wishes?

Basu Paribar is not just a movie, it is a poetic journey

Meeting place of star actors who strike the right balance

The ghosts messed up Bhobishyoter Bhoot

Why Anik Dutta failed to deliver any message through his movie

Anil Chattopadhyay - the man who lived every character

Simple man and versatile actor who touched many hearts

Why did Suchitra Sen turn a recluse?

On her birth anniversary, GB finds out

In search of Suchitra Sen’s roots

House where she was born is now a museum in Pabna

Rituporno Ghosh returns on celluloid with his unfinished work

Jeshthoputro of Kaushik Ganguly is a must watch

Did you know Pahari Sanyal was a great singer?

Even Satyajit Ray made him sing in his movies

Utpal Dutt – the revolutionary actor on stage

On his birth anniversary GB remembers the other face of Dutt

Chandrabati Devi: Chandramukhi of PromotheshBarua’s Devdas

She gave up her family for the love of films

Our Tenida is no more: Tribute to Chinmoy Roy

Actor with a great sense of comic relief

Apu Trilogy sees a closure with new movie Abhijatrik

Director Subhrajit Mitra speaks to GB

Goopi and Bagha turn peace messengers in a new animated movie

Do not miss the animated version Goopi Gawaiya Bagha Bajaiya

Why did Satyajit Ray choose actress Kanika Majumdar?

She will always be remembered as a classy actress with a difference

Golden era of actress Bharati Devi and her personal struggles

Not just an actress, she was one of the first Indian models

Nagarkirtan -- ‘Pride’ of Transgender Love

Do not miss this un-scathing movie on ‘different’ love

Danny Denzongpa’s son steps into Bollywood

Remember that villain from Darjeeling?

How did Jisshu Sengupta fare in Manikarnika as Gangadhar Rao?

Actor from Bengal who is making a mark in Bollywood

Will Apu find a closure through ‘Abhijatrik?’

Madhur Bhandarkar makes a movie to close Apu Trilogy loop

Abhaya’s Rohini da – actor Dilip Roy

Did you know Tapan Sinha mentored Dilip Roy?

Soumitro and Naseeruddin in new film to address ‘intolerance’ ...

Two stalwarts join hands in new movie Debotar Grash

Satyajit Ray’s Aranyer Din Ratri celebrates 50 years!

Movie that brought raw sensuality and eroticism onscreen

Why actor Soumitro Chatterjee was Satyajit Ray’s muse

On his birthday, GB decodes the many shades of Ray’s ‘Apu’

How personal grief framed the personality of Chhaya Devi!

Did you know she took her song lessons from Krishna Chandra Dey?

War of letters between Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen

Why Sen’s protest films stand out

Pavel’s Rosogolla has more to it than a biopic

How love of a man for his wife led to invention of Rosogolla

Watch out for Kolkata boy Ram Kamal Mukherjee 

Short film director of Bollywood making a mark

Exclusive interview with Voice of Silence director

Debraj Naiya addresses post rape trauma through his film

KIFF brings to screen Supriya Devi of Meghe Dhaka Tara

A tribute to the legend Benu di and her outstanding performance

Kali – the docu-film against our obsession with skin colour

Director Subrata Sen speaks to GB on dark-skin shaming

On Children’s Day KIFF brings award winning Child Movies

From undying spirit of a dying child, to one who travels far and wide

Go and watch docu-drama Menopause at KIFF

Breaking the shackles of social taboos in India

National Award winner Amartya Bhattacharyya speaks to GB

Runanubandha will have a world premiere at KIFF 

Catch Amitabh and Waheeda on the KIFF stage today!

Kolkata International Film Festival will feature 321 films!

Only Indian film topping BBC list is Pather Panchali

What is so timeless about Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali?

Manojder Advut Bari – a movie that fails to match the book

GB reviews a movie that had huge potential, but was a major let down

Not just as Jatayu, Santosh Dutta acted in various roles with elan!

Our very own ‘Lal Mohan Ganguly’ was a criminal lawyer

Oscar nominated movie ‘Doob’ has a Kolkata connect

Made in Bangladesh, conceptualised in Bengal

Amitabh Bachchan to flag off ‘Movie Restoration’ project in Kol...

Hundreds of films will be restored to their past glory

‘Dugga Pujo and Me’—How kites ushered in Durga Puja

On Rituporno Ghosh’s birthday, GB brings his first-person account

Trend of child-centric movies are back to Tollywood

 After the era of Satyajit Ray and Tapan Sinha

Scriptwriter from Bengal makes a short film on ‘Menopause’

Film all set to break taboo about female reproductive health

Tanuja returns to Tollywood; Watch Sonar Pahar

Will ‘Ke tumi nandini’ nostalgia be back again?

Can Ritwik match the popularity of Uttam Kumar as Srikanto?

Watch out for the new Srikanto movie by Pradipta Bhattacharya

‘Kolkata has inspired me to establish myself as an actor’

For me, Bengal is synonymous with Rabindranath Tagore

Rainbow Jelly woven through forgotten fairy tales

Yet, the movie sends a strong message

Tollywood pairing is not just about Uttam-Suchitra

Take on Bhanu-Ruma, Biswajit-Sandhya and Soumitro-Sharmila

Spot where Satyajit Ray shot Udayan Pandit’s Pathshala

Rural Bengal has often hosted some of the best film locations

How it felt to work in Srijit Mukherjee’s Uma

Debanjan had a small role, but the experience was rewarding

Did you know Kazi Nazrul Islam acted in a movie?

It was Bhakta Dhruv by Girish Ghosh

Tribute to actress Lolita Chatterjee

An era of sophistication gone with her death

Post It! The new micro-film by a Kolkata director

Mahul Brahma speaks to GB on his directorial debut

Watch this original music video clip of Ghare Baire

Role of music in Satyajit Ray’s films

Saswata Chatterjee to act in Indo-Danish film

Bengali producer with Kolkata connect returns to her roots

Bimal Roy ---The Man Who Spoke In Pictures

Daughter of veteran film-maker remembers father Bimal Roy

Actor Biplab Dasgupta remembers Supriya Devi

She was an immensely sensitive and emotional human being

How Kolkata’s Asiatic Society commissioned Padmavat translation

Around 130 years ago British India was celebrating Padmavati

City Film Fest on Bangladesh Liberation War

Watch this out between Jan 5-8

Professor Shonku is here!

Satyajit Ray’s science fiction is set to be on celluloid!

Which blind artist inspired Saibal Mitra’s Chitrokor?

Two artists from two nations who refused to sell their art for money

Tagore taught Victoria one Bengali word: Bhalobasha

Argentine film on Rabindranath and Victoria

Why watch a Godard movie at Kolkata Film Fest?

KIFF to feature Jean Godard’s movie for the first time

Manojder Advut Bari on celluloid

Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay’s hilarious masterpiece

Jalpaiguri boy’s film might enter Oscars

Docu-maker’s seven-minute film wins laurels worldwide

What to watch out for at Kolkata Int’l Film Fest?

There are many firsts this year, including Jean-Luc Godard’s movie

Ritwik Ghatak’s war between ‘Man and Machine’

Ghatak’s Ajantrik was a revolutionary movie

Kabuliwala’s new version at Tokyo Film Festival

Bioscopewalla, the contemporary Kabuliwala

Pathe Prabashe is not a mere travelogue

Annada Shankar Ray believed in borderless world

Girija – award winning documentary on Girija Devi

Directed by two young filmmakers from Bengal  

House where Suchitra Sen was born

Learn about Sen’s ancestral home

Was Kishore Kumar a happy man?

His comic actions and songs say so, but was it his true image?

Was Ekla Cholo Re the only song sung by Bachchan?

Amitabh Bachchan sang around five songs for Bollywood

Chilekotha is all about Bengali nostalgia

Why not pay a visit to ‘adda’ days again?

Watch out for a new Abir-Ritwick chemistry

On Kaushik Ganguly’s Chhaya-O-Chhobi

GB pays tribute to poet Nazrul Islam on his death anniversary

With a rare docu-feature,Nazrul – Jibon Porikroma

First film under new Censor Board chief banned

Prasoon Joshi bans very first film

Enjoy Bengali film festival in Delhi

Delhi all set to host Bengali Cine Festival

Salman Khan might play role of Shiva!

Amish Tripathi’s Meluha’s movie adaptation

Two young city directors’ film head for Toronto

Hungry, adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy

Neena Gupta asks for work on Instagram 

62-year-old wishes a fresh start

Teaching ‘Lipstick Feminism’

Lipstick Under My Burkha

New theatre destination for Calcuttans

Inauguration of Ajitesh Mancha

Jagga Jasoos in Hirak Rajar Deshe

Great to watch. Tough to carry home.

Remake of Bengali film

Messi remake in Tamil and Hindi

Bhalobashar Shohor (City of Love)

A tale of emotional devastations

Caught in a time warp 

Better bet to watch Karz or Karan Arjun

Handwritten Indian Constitution by Nandalal Bose! Rare Gem!

GB tribute to Nandalal Bose on his birth anniversary

Bengal’s Alpona Art has its roots in Harappan Civilisation!

This art is thought to be 40,000 years old

Kali in the eyes of Bengal’s artists

From Bottola Art to contemporary artist Ganesh Pyne

Raidighi housewives fight poverty, yet hold on to the art of ‘Diya Ma...

Buy country-made diyas this Diwali and light up homes of poor women of Bengal

Bengal’s dying art of alpona revived through children of ‘Khowa...

Chalchitra Academy holds special workshops for rural kids

Visva Bharati’s Kala Bhavan celebrates 100 years!

This is centenary year of the art revolution started by Tagore in 1919

How did the Folk Art of Alpona come to Bengal?

Art of Alpona endorsed by Aban Thakur

Significance of skull under Mahatma Gandhi’s feet in Ramkinkar statue...

On his 150th birth anniversary, look at Gandhi’s statue at Santiniketan

Bengal’s dying craft Talpatar Shepai gets a boost! How?

Chalchitra Academy revives this palm toy through a workshop

Chalchitra Academy celebrated a vibrant Potochitra Painting workshop at Jha...

Chalchitra Academy celebrated a vibrant Potochitra Painting workshop at Jhargram!

NADIA TO ATLANTA! Bengal’s idol makers cross seven seas

Artisans of Nadia get recognition in USA cities

Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee’s new jewellery range speaks of his inner con...

Actor launches his new love --- Sujoy Prosad Fashion Accessories

Artist who froze Kolkata through sketches -- Rathin Mitra passes away

Market to College Street, Mitra sketched a different Kolkata

Aban Thakur’s book on alpona endorsing alpona art by Bengal’s w...

On his birth anniversary, GB remembers Abanindranath Tagore

Humble madoor of Sabang conquers Europe

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

Bhaskar Chitrakar infuses modern social atrocities in Patachitra

The patua who is trying to contemporize Kalighat Pata

On Jamini Roy’s birthday, learn what he said about Tagore’s art...

The artist who brought amalgamation of Western and Folk Art

Nandalal Bose’s Reclining Arjuna in public eye for the first time

The rare painting will go under the hammer soon

Goyna Bori of Bengal: Eat it or wear it as a jewellery?

Dying culinary art of Goyna Bori revived at a recent workshop

Prof Aloke Kumar gives 360-degree view of Kalighat Pat

He speaks on this indigenous art form of Bengal

76-year-old Kolkata engineer on his exquisite ink and paper drawings

After an exhibition in London, Sandip Chatterjee is all set for a book!

Vibrant colours of Pot Maya Festival of Pingla

How art of patachitra survived 2,500 years!

Kala Bhavan celebrates 100 years with unpublished paintings

A look at exclusive art works by various artists at Kala Bhavan 

Is the art of sweet-dice making of Bengal fading fast?

Once upon a time Bengal made designer home-made sweets

Autumnal Lines by Jogen Chowdhury at MAYA Art Space

Rare sketches and line drawings of the master artist

Artist Sanatan Dinda speaks to GB on nudity and body painting

Why body painting is still not popular in India 

Nilanjan Bandyopadhyay interprets Bengali poetry through calligraphy

Unique show of Poetry and Calligraphy at MAYA Art Space

Look into Bengal’s Babu culture through babu dolls

Chalchitra Academy’s workshop brings this unique art form

GB visits Asim Paul’s Kumartuli Studio

In the age of theme pujo, are traditional idol makers taking a back seat?

Sister Nivedita – The Offered One

GB presents an exhibition of a ‘different kind’

Artists from Bengal still rule at Christie’s Annual Sale

Top selling Indian art this year at Christie’s is from Bengal

Ramkinkar’s horses were incomparable, says Somenath Hore

He was far ahead of his European counterparts

What did artist Ramkinkar say about Democracy?

Influenced by Tagore, this great sculptor speaks on politics

Ramkinkar, Benodebihari and Nandalal – all in one

Travails of women reflected in K.G. Subramanyan’s work

Earliest sketches of Kolkata by British artist

Engravings and oil paintings on timeless Kolkata

Did Jamini Roy criticize Tagore’s paintings?

GB unearths letters between Tagore and Jamini Roy

The Terracota Warrior of Bankura

Meet Baul Karmakar, the Terracota Man of Panchmura

Kolkata artist’s paintings on German stamps!

World-renowned artist Sudip Chatterjee speaks to GB

Wish to try a hand in Bengal’s mask making?

North Dinajpur still holds on to the tradition of masks

Artisans of a Burdwan village still make ropes

Villagers have stuck to the traditional art of rope making

The three artists of Tagore Family

A rare exhibition curated by Devdutta Gupta

Ramkinkar’s sculptures to be finally preserved

They faced weathering as they lay in the open

Phulia comes up with world’s longest alpona

Alpona on NH34 finds place in Guinness Books of Records

 Jogen Chowdhury in an exclusive interview to GB

Artist Partha Dasgupta speaks to Jogen Chowdhury

Sanatan Dinda aces World Body painting Fest

Bengali artisttriumphson world stage

Jamini Roy paintings on Metro pillars

Nazrul Tirtha Metro pillars get new look

Did you know Tagore was misled by Mussolini?

How a fascist leader fooled a Nobel Laureate

Reed mats vanishing from Bengal

Are reed mats losing to plastic mats?

Bengal’s Veteran Scroll Painter sings of Rabindranath

80-year-old Dukhushyam, paints scrolls that tell stories on socio-political issues

The Ceramic Works of Artist Partha Dasgupta

Exhibition of ceramic works titled “Amrit”

Rainy season and Bengal’s Artists

Rainy season and Bengal’s Artists

Decoding Padma Nadir Majhi and turbulent life of Manik Bandopadhyay

Why Bandopadhyay did not get his due from Bengal’s literary world?

Bengal’s own Agatha Christie Prabhavati Devi and her female detective...

Prabhavati invaded male domain of detectives decades ago

Ram and Sita were siblings? Linguist Suniti Kumar Chattopadhyay proved thro...

How Bhashacharya Suniti Kumar raised a furor 5 decades ago

Bengal embraced Lord Rama not on religious lines, but as a product of Bhakt...

Krittibasi Ramayan gives social picture of Bengal in middle ages

When Bengal’s history reaches the shores of Australia through William...

Sydney based Bengali entrepreneur Indranil Halder on the evening

Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerji lands in Kolkata, look at his book launch

Will Good Economics for Hard Times answer to India’s economic slowdown?

18th-century Bengali Poetry Book discovered from Australian Desert!

Book thought to be Quran is in reality a poetry book!

Is poetry lost in translation?

IPPL discusses through ‘Tryst with Poetry in Translation’

 Till We Meet Again showcases middle class Kolkata at its best

Author Shibaji Bose deftly plays around with aspirations and relations

Why Sibram Chakraborty could never forgive Sarat Chandra?

How the two authors split on monetary deals!

Author Shibaji Bose speaks on Till We Meet Again

Ordinary People with Extra-ordinary Stories

Tribute to the fearless and unstoppable poet Bishnu Dey on his birthday

Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith Award winning poet depicted contemporary times

Thakurmar Jhuli can any time beat Harry Potter

Dakshinaranjan Mitra created a fantasy world more than a century ago

Walking Book Fair creates buzz in Kolkata!

Imagine a truckload of books at your doorstep

Who was Jibanananda Das’ Bonolota Sen?

On his birth anniversary GB’s tribute to the great poet

‘Hold your tongue and let me love’

Reading Tagore’s Shesher Kabita on Valentines Day

Multi-lingual poetry meet festival ends in Kolkata

GB was present at the literary gala party

The sublime world of Satyajit Ray’s Heroes and Heroines

Amitava Nag explores multi-faceted characters of Ray’s films 

Usher in a new revolution with GetBengal Renaissance

Potpourri of articles by stalwarts of Bengal

Kolkata to witness a grand Literary Gala Party tomorrow

Literoma community brings in new literary festival to the city

How Mallika Basu raises a kitchen storm with Masala?

GB speaks to famous food blogger and London based author 

Remembering Hazar Churasir Ma

Mahasweta Devi’s ever protesting pen on her birth anniversary

Ashapurna Devi – Feminist or ‘kitchen writer?’

On her birth anniversary GB delves into her world of words

Why is Young Adult the fastest growing genre in fiction today?

Writer and columnist Jashodhara Sen speaks to GB

Raksha Bharadia speaks to GB on the tricks

Learn ‘How to Make Your Blog Work’ 

Drop in at Women Writers’ Fest tomorrow

Ipsita Ganguly speaks on ‘Writing about Self’

Author and journalist Jayeeta Ganguly speaks to GB

The Art and Craft of Writing About Self 

Author and journalist Shutapa Paul speaks to GB

Challenges of writing a political biography

Not Human Bombs, Kolkata offers Human Books

The First Human Library in Kolkata in January

Author Sanjib Chattopadhyay --- as I saw him

On the wake of the author winning Sahitya Akademi

Publishers from Pakistan may join Kolkata Book Fair 2019

Plethora of Urdu books at the Book Fair to be an added attraction

Wondrous transition of comedy in Bengali literature

Purono Kolkatar Golpo presented Hasyarasher Jibon Kahini

Tagore’s Gitanjali translated in Belarusian language

Republic of Belarus honours the great bard

GB exclusive interview with British author Janet MacLeod Trotter

She will launch her latest book on Tea Planter’s Series in Kolkata

Have a poetic Sunday with translations of post Tagore poems

Ruma Chakravarti from Australia shares with GB her translations

First Ever International Poetry Extravaganza in Kolkata

Poets from across the world to converge in the city this November

FINDING THOKMAY --- Story of the Hills

GB Short Story of the week by Moinak Dutta

Happy Birthday Sunil Gangopadhyay

GB pays tribute to this great poet and author