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Double Death: When Lalbazar's source network brought a vengeful housewife t...

Trapped in a joyless marriage, a wealthy housewife planned the ultimate revenge on her husband

Even before Scotland Yard, Calcutta had the world's first fingerprint burea...

A British Inspector General and two Bengali sub-inspectors will forever be remembered as the pioneers who established fingerprinting as a science

Century-old Tea Advertisement at the historical H.C. Dey tea stall of Dumdu...

Advertisement highlights importance of tea in fighting illness

Serial horror, Bengal's Chainman killer

An account of the serial killer known as Chainman, who terrorised women in two Bengal districts for six years

A group of citizens fight to retain and revive Kolkata's beloved trams

Trams are among the very few non-polluting modes of public transport in the world

When a cigarette butt helped nail a murderer

Who had killed a wealthy Kolkata businessman, but smoked a cigarette before doing it?

How Kolkata Police got its Detective Department

Nearly 150 years ago, the murder of a young woman gave Kolkata, and India, their first specialised crime fighting unit

Which was Kolkata’s First Road? And which was the first road with a footp...

How the first road of Kolkata stopped Maratha bargis from invading

The first female serial killer of Bengal, Troilokya Devi, seven years befor...

1883 recorded gruesome killings by this cunning woman

Once upon a time Kolkata had twin windmills in the 18th century!

Tale of those windmills, who built and where?

‘Mask Up Kolkata’ --Kolkata Police starts unique campaign to fight Covi...

Awareness message to anthem by Usha Uthup is being used for the ‘ Mask Up Kolkata’ campaign

How a mass exodus from Kolkata’s ‘Hindu College’ was stopped 200 year...

When a well-known baiji wanted to admit his son to the college

Howrah Bridge --- Linking Past and Present

Fascinating stories galore about the ancient bridge

KMC brings ‘Mist Cannon Machine’ to sanitize Kolkata Streets

Help remove Corona infected droplets during pandemic

Meet Kolkata’s ‘Mask Man’ who sells masks at wedding venues to create...

Rajarshi Das supports several craftsmen in this venture

Calcutta’s first linguistic interpreter recruited by East India Company w...

How Ratan Sarkar saved the day for Basaks and Seths

How did the Chinese land up in Kolkata and Bengal?

On the wake of Indo-China conflict, a look at Chinese immigrants of Bengal

The first departmental store of Kolkata – Hall & Anderson

Tracing the first in this era of stand-alone shops

On World Heritage Day, romancing the historical ghats of Kolkata

How and why these heritage ghats came into being?

Have you ever wondered where the policemen on the streets are getting food ...

Mobile Canteen supplying food to working police force

Silence of the Hawkers – Kolkata’s Chaitra Sale is now just a memory!

How COVID-19 changes the scene at Haatibagan and Gariahat

State Fisheries Department to supply fresh fish to all localities during Lo...

Bengal’s love for fish is taken care of even during difficult times

Kolkata’s iconic double decker bus all set to stage a comeback

Which was the first double-decker route in the city?

Did you know a fierce historic battle was fought on Dalhousie Square!

The battle that changed the course of Indian history

Kolkata Police’s all women ‘Winners’ win big time against criminals

Winners successful in curbing crime against women

Chugging along the oldest railway track of Kolkata! Where? Behala!

How British built Kalighat-Falta Rail route for pilgrims

Great Mughal poet Mirza Ghalib’s love affair with Kolkata

GB traces the house where Ghalib lived during his stay in Kolkata

Falling in love with Kolkata over and over again!

Nothing can be better than walking tours to discover the city

Famous painter Zoffany’s Last Supper adorns a Kolkata church!

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

Why did Lord Bentinck praise Rani Rashmoni?

Baboo Ghat and the plaque that tells a secret tale

How a Marwari business in the 1890s protected modesty of Kolkata’s women!...

Travel to city’s Zenana Bathing Ghat to know more

What secret lies behind the ornate façade of Medicine House on B.K. Pal Av...

House where explosives for freedom fighters were made behind medicine bottles

Greco-Roman lion taps still found on Kolkata streets!

Lion taps were installed by British Royal Water Supply

Meet the Time-Keepers of Kolkata

Ghori Babu Swapan and Satyajit Dutta maintain all city clocks

Kabiraj Ganga Prasad defied the British and popularised ayurveda

Ramakrishna Paramhansa described him as a doctor with a Midas touch

The Bengali shop that supplied the first ever survey equipment to IIT

Journey down Pyary Mohan Soor’s shop established in 1848!

Century-old Gousia Library of Chitpur frozen in time

Priceless books depicting life of Sunderbans

Join the Bow Fest at Bow Barracks this Christmas!

Narrow lanes with red brick building come alive to song and dance

Anglo Indian jockeys of Race Course. Where are they now? 

If you are heading to watch the races this winter, get to know the jockeys

Meet the Saldanhas --- Goan Bakers of Kolkata

Surviving in the bakery business for more than 80 years!

First Indian to fly was from Kolkata --- Ramchandra Chatterjee

First Hot Air Balloon flight in 1836 from Garden Reach

Soccer’s greatest fan Pannalal Chatterjee, who witnessed Maradona&rsq...

He will no more be seen on the stands of 2022 World Cup

Did you know Kolkata has a Chinese Kalibari where noodles are offered as pr...

Why do Chinese community of Tangra worship Goddess Kali?

Pujo Shilpo -- MAYA Art Space hosts famous installation artists today

From Bhabatosh Sutar, Sanatan Dinda, Susanto Pal to Partha Dasgupta

Voice that we all fell in love with! Radio queen Sravanti Mazumdar in exclu...

‘Boroline’ girl and presenter Sravanti Mazumdar at MAYA Adda today!

Meet the Fanoosh makers of Kolkata

Passion of making sky lanterns down generations

Did Anthony Firingi establish the famous Firingi Kali Bari?

The European kabiyaal who made Kolkata his home

Want to meet Abanindranath Tagore’s grandson? Be at MAYA Art Space to...

Amitendranath Tagore is a Chinese language specialist

Lady Don of Kolkata’s Tangra! Meet Liu, owner of famous Chinese eater...

Salute to this women entrepreneur who fought poverty and mafia

Did you know Kolkata has produced six Nobel Laureates?

From Ronald Ross to Abhijit Bandopadhyay!

Usha Uthup will again perform live at Trincas this month!

Mark the 50th anniversary of Usha Uthup-Trincas reunion

Homecoming for Devi Durga with MAYA’s Agomoni Adda

Welcoming the Goddess as Uma through songs

Inspired by Swedish girl, Presidency & JU join to make city plastic fre...

Green Revolution of Sweden touches Kolkata’s college campuses

Love for ‘Bangla’ draws young American Ivan to Kolkata

How ‘firangi’ Ivan turned to a ‘Bangali Bhadrolok’

Kolkata is fast catching up on Food ATMS for the poor

How can you contribute to such ATMS?

Armenian Street of Kolkata --- yet a community that has vanished from the c...

When and why did Armenians come from a distant land to this City of Joy!

Video of two self-taught school children gymnasts from Garden Reach goes vi...

Even gymnast sensation Nadia Comaneci praises them on Twitter

BREAKING NEWS! IVF legend Dr Baidyanath Chakraborty donates his institute t...

He refused to give it to corporate hospitals who offered large amounts

What is so special about counselling special children?

Learn from counsellor Jyoti Sapru who provides free counselling to those in need 

CONGRATS! Kolkata’s nephrologist Dr Pratim Sengupta gets prestigious ...

Exceptional work in kidney transplant and rural kidney health schemes

Cabin restaurants of Kolkata and whiff of nostalgia at Anadi Cabin!

Why are eateries with secluded cabins getting lost from the city?

Listen to renowned psychologist Anuttama Banerjee at MAYA Adda today!

She speaks on her professional journey and her soulful poetry

Young Tamilian Doctor of Kolkata sets Tagore’s poems to tune!

Meet Madan Mohan Raj, Tamilian doctor who fell in love with Tagore’s creations

Two college students mend broken street taps with pocket money to save wate...

Saving water wastage and promoting water conservation!

Band Dohar in a rare folk music adda at MAYA ART SPACE

Listen to their soulful songs and the tale of their journey

Pranjit Haloi, Kolkata’s Zomato Delivery boy raises musical storm

 Pranjit’s songs can beat any seasoned Bollywood singer!

World class Neuro-Rehab centre in Kolkata’s Inst. of Neurosciences

Recently a coma patient recovered and is now walking

Join Kolkata Cloud Chasers chasing clouds and storms this monsoon!

Unique city group that chases storms and clouds and sends information

Great Calcutta Killings! Today is that Black Day in the city’s histor...

Massacres on ‘Direct Action Day’ turned Kolkata into a river of blood

Freedom celebrations at Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata

Independence Day celebrations at city’s leading neuroscience hospital

Reconnect missing child beggars of Kolkata to families!

Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee endorses ‘No More Missing’

MAYA Art Space brings exciting Independence Day adda

Purono Kolkatar Gaan O Golpo with Devajit Bandopadhyay

Mandeville Gardens to be named after author Sunil Gangopadhyay!

 KMC names the locality honouring the great Bengali poet and author

Kolkata Police directs houses of all old couples to get CCTV 

In a bid to save elderly of Kolkata from being robbed and murdered

CM says buildings of childless murdered couples will not go to promoters

Bid to stop land sharks from grabbing lands and buildings in Kolkata

Exclusive video on scion of Cossimbazar Rajbari who restores vintage cars ...

Meet Pallab Roy and Saurav Roy and know about their work on historic car models

Kolkata Police stops man from suicide tracking his Facebook post!

Kudos to Kolkata’s police force for saving a life

Kolkata now has pet cabs to ferry pet dogs to clinics

All women pet cab service gives hassle free rides to your pet dog

Actress Ritabhari Chakraborty starts library for hearing impaired children ...

You can also donate books for the speech and hearing impaired kids

Saving RD Burman’s house in South End Park built by Sachin karta

WB Heritage Commission proposes to name the road as ‘Dev Burman Sarani’ 

Behala family lived with mother’s corpse, Robinson Street memory back...

Repeated tales of ‘House of Horrors’ in Kolkata send shivers through society

Kolkata gets new sheriff – our favourite author Shankar

Author of Chowringhee and Koto Ajanare will now don a new role

‘Educating the Educator,’ city workshop for teachers

Held by Krishnamurti Foundation, the workshop addresses student issues

Conference on Diabetes organized by HELP foundation tomorrow

Kolkata has one of the largest incidence of diabetes

Kolkata’s Green Taxi to scatter seeds on way to Delhi

Meet Bapi’s Green Taxi and his continued effort to make the city green

Park Circus, Tiljala and Topsia are pockets where bike gangs operate

Authorities identify Kolkata pockets to strengthen checking

Kumortuli sees a sudden demand for Vidyasagar statues

College street is selling Borno Parichay in hundreds

Dr Robin Sengupta’s dream to build Kolkata’s Institute of Neuro...

Poverty and personal tragedy could not stop him

It was NRS Medical College where Kalazar’s medicine was discovered

The first germ killing medicine even before penicillin!

From Beef to Beep, yet food fest cancelled in Kolkata

Why has Kolkata suddenly turned so intolerant to food?

Motilal Seal, the man who made schools for Hindu boys and girls

To fight influence of Christian missionaries and western education

Poverty could not stop this Jadavpur book seller from writing

Book on Sunderbans earn international praise

Burra Bazar of Kolkata did not belong only to Marwaris

It was also home to several Bengali Gaddis

Kolkata’s romantic cycle days

On World Cycle Day, GB brings a different story

Lopamudra Mitra brings poetry and music at MAYA adda

How poems find a musical tribute through her voice

The China Man of Bengal

How the Chinese immigrants amalgamated with Kolkata’s culture

Meet the women of the only all-women Biker Club of Kolkata

How about women with an adrenaline rush!

Kolkata comes up with first-ever Trans Clinic of Eastern India

The city recognizes health issues of transgenders

Record Collectors’ pride at MAYA Adda

Susanta Kumar Chatterjee on a musical conversation

Dutta Barir Haat was a unique event at a 200-year-old house

Showcasing the secret recipes and talents of women

Inmates of Pavlov Hospital get new wings to fly!

Showcase their art at Rang Matir Panchali

Kolkata’s Apni Roti brings a roti revolution for the poor

Supplying 7,000 rotis and sweets to the poorest of poor

MAYA Art Space adda unearths the sublime pathos of Atulprasad songs

Listen to journalist Ranjan Bandopadhyay and singer Riddhi Bandopadhyay

Kolkata’s innovative Green Auto with foliage and flowers on top

Driver Vijay Pal creates an auto with greenery

SPCKraft’s Vaama was a women’s festival with a difference

Talented women of Kolkata were felicitated

Homecoming for a hardworking warrior 

 ‘For us food is sacred, moms are holy’

Kolkata’s Chinese New celebrations behind the lens

Kolkata’s Chinese New celebrations behind the lens

How did the Hakka Chinese community learn Bengali

The community that settled in Kolkata more than 200 years ago!

Where have Kolkata’s Chinese gone?

Tracing the history of Chinese community in Kolkata

Kolkata’s ‘Saint of Slums’ receives Légion d'H...

Father Franchois Laborde inspired Lapierre’s City of Joy

Unearthing Indus Valley Civilisation at MAYA Art Space

Archaeologist Rajesh Purohit shares tales of new artefacts

Know the man behind Kolkata’s Anti-Hunger Squad

Zeeshan Majeed single-handedly feeds patients and their families

First Indian Vice Chancellor of CU was a Bengali

Gurudas Bandopadhhay, the man of contrasts

Paid menstrual leave for Kolkata’s working women

How a city organisation comes to the aid of working women

Michael Hoppkins’ dream factory at DhaparMaath

Weaving future behind piles of garbage

Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta embarks on a world record attempt

MAYA Art Space flags off his historic summit journey

Bidhan Sarani - where ancient Kolkata still lives!

Street on which the first Indian College was established

Come February 2019 and Kolkata will turn into a gallery 

Kolkata will host Asia’s largest international photo festival

100 years of Bengali Cinema unfold at MAYA adda 

Film scholar Sanjay Mukhopadhyay in a candid conversation

Where to head for a romantic escapade this winter?

Enjoy the love, the sun and the urban scape

Why are we averse to breast-feeding in public?

Kolkata’s shopping mall compares breast-feeding to ‘household chores’

Did you know Sukumar Ray was a print technologist?

GB delves into the other face of Sukumar Ray on his birthday

Where Leaders Are Made

A visit to Salt Lake’s Administrative Training Institute

New jewel of Kolkata’s Riverfront

Judges Ghat to get a new look soon

GB visits one of the oldest Collectible Store of Kolkata

Konark Collectibles is all about the bygone era

Undaunted foot soldiers of Kolkata Traffic Police

How they keep your cars going after Majerhat Bridge collapse

When Art Talks at MAYA Art Space's ARTALK

Documentary series on artists from Bengal

Walking down the ‘Pet Street’ of Kolkata

Discovering a rainbow of plants

Kolkata even has a chess club below a flyover!

Gariahat Chess Club inaugurated recently caters to chess lovers

Where Gods Reside: Kolkata’s Sacred Places

The book that places Kolkata on the ‘Spiritual Map’ of the world

 ‘Kolkata Adda’ revived at Maya Art Space

An evening of exchanging nostalgia

Vintage car restorers of Kolkata

Roys of Cossimbazar have a rare hobby

Transported to India’s Independence Day at MAYA Art Space

Rare documentary on Kolkata and collectors’ pride

Beating loneliness with Art Therapy at Maya Art Space

How art therapy is the new solution in treating depression

Mapping a map at the Maya Art Space adda

Exciting adda session on how route to Kedarnath changed after disaster

Five Calcuttans remember the nostalgia of Rather Mela

Listen to them about one of the most colourful fairs of Kolkata

Photographers from Bengal step on a historical voyage ‘Into the Unkno...

Kounteya Sinha and Alankar Chandra take Kolkata on the global map

Ghosts at Kolkata’s Presidency Jail!

Ghost chasing at the Presidency jail premise, Kolkata.

Jashn-e-Ghalib, Mirza Ghalib in Kolkata

Shahanshah Mirza discusses Ghalib’s ghazals

Panoramic view of Kolkata through prose, poetry, music

Poet Sharmila Ray on Kolkata as her muse

Meet multi-award winning film writer from Kolkata

Reetwika Banerjee is also a cyber security expert

World Art Day Walk in Kolkata

Unique event on Poila Baisakh in the city of joy

Project K2 launched to save dying idol-making tradition of Kolkata

Photo-journalist Kounteya Sinha starts scholarships for Kumartuli kids

One stop elder care platform in Kolkata

Elina Dutta speaks to GB about Tribeca Care

Has Bengal forgotten the golden legacy of Lathials?

How many of us remember revolutionary Pulin Behari Das?

How Rabindra Bharati University celebrated Basanta Utsav

RBU student Snigdha Mazumdar shares her memories

Lost Chinese community of Kolkata

GB’s tribute to them on Chinese New Year

Bengal’s ‘Padman’ is a college student from Kolkata

An MSc student from Ashutosh College brings a ‘menstrual revolution!’

Author Tarashankar’s house saved from promoters!

This is the house from where he wrote Hansuli Baker Upokatha

Will pink autos help stop women molestation in Kolkata?

‘Only Women’ Autos on Kolkata roads

What was a Kolkata rickshaw puller doing at Jaipur Lit Fest?

Rickshaw puller Manoranjan Byapari has many published books 

Challenges to Kolkata’s first ever floating market

India’s first ever floating market in a metro inaugurated

If you are lucky, you can ride a Cartoon Cab!

Taxi with cartoons drawn by Cartoon Dal!

Kolkata boy opens the first ever floating restaurant on sea!

Kolkata’s floating restaurants on Ganga inspired Mridul

New Fish App to be launched by State Fisheries Department

Order any fish with ‘Smart Fish App’

Falling in love made easy this new year in Kolkata

Meet Rahul Maheshwari, the man behind Speed Meet

Home made yummy cakes from Steffi’s Box

She started baking cakes following her passion!

Why Mirza Ghalib fell in love with Kolkata?

Immortal Urdu verses that Ghalib wrote from Kolkata

This asthma patient from Kolkata scaled seven peaks!

How Satyarup Siddhanta overcame health issues to achieve his dream

South Korea starts Eastern India’s first trade office in Kolkata

Korean companies look forward to invest in Bengal

Braveheart Kolkata traffic cop with a prosthetic leg!

Sergeant Sudip Roy is first in India to work with an artificial limb

Why do we all say ‘Gouri Sen will bail us out!’

Gouri Sen was not a fictitious character, he was a generous man

A Thief’s Advice to Shibram Chakraborty

Shibram wrote his contacts on the wall and not in a diary

How about finding a passionate writer squatting on a street?

Extraordinary pavement book seller of Kolkata

At 18, this Kolkata girl is a world-famous bodybuilder

How Europa Bhowmik breached a male bastion!

The Last King of India and his love for Bengal

Wajid Ali Shah introduced kite flying and Calcutta Biriyani

Bipin chases fire in his brother’s memory

Fire chaser of Bengal who has doused more than 100 fires!

Snowfall in Kolkata! Where and how?

Head to the Snow Park in New Town

How Kolkata has started its season of giving

Charity starts at Bow Barracks before Christmas

Prostitution on Kolkata streets still thrives

Tracing Kolkata’s night spots: sex trade and deprivation

Sindhis of Kolkata unite to celebrate Nanak Jayanti

Sindhis had migrated to Kolkata from northwest India

Calcuttans get a chance to hone shooting skills

Police Training School offers citizens a chance to shoot

GB visits a recent Parsi festival held in the city

Highlighting Zoroastrian way of life

Why Bengalis believe in planchettes?

Have you ever tried bringing down a spirit?

Did you know poet Sukumar Ray was also a technologist?

Ray was a science graduate from Presidency College

Sister Nivedita’s lecture on Goddess Kali

Nivedita shocked elite Bengalis with her lecture  

Kolkata has a temple dedicated to Amitabh Bachchan!

On his 75th birthday, Amitabh to be worshipped

Winged wonders of Kolkata

Our feathered friends still sing

Kolkata's Mirza Ghalib?

Badshah of Urdu Shayari's love for Bengal

The doctor who returned to his roots

Meet dermatologist Dr Ashok Ganguly

Wish to chase clouds this monsoon?

Hollywood Twister comes alive in Bengal

I was in my home city Kolkata

The city I go back to when I feel breathless

Get a cleaner Kolkata this new year! How?

Kolkata Fire Brigade undertakes urban cleaning initiative

Good News! Kolkata soon to get 80 E-toilets!

How will they help to keep the city clean

Kolkata on a ‘Polo High’ on Christmas Day, only city where it i...

Sydney based entrepreneur Indranil Halder witnesses the fun

 GB Exclusive: Listen to Shane Calvert, chief co-ordinator of Kolkata ...

He speaks on what’s new in store this year at KCF

Vidyasagar and Tolstoy join hands at 44th Kolkata Book Fair

Celebrating 200 years of Vidyasagar and theme country Russia

Road Talks: Lindsay Street is synonymous to New Market and Christmas

How has Lindsay Street changed character over the years

Will Kolkata’s Tibetan woollen market survive climate change and vani...

Wellington Square annual market was city’s icon

Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata is closer home on AJC Bose Road!

Inaugurates new outpatient department for South Kolkata patients

Will Kolkata roads soon have dedicated Cycle Tracks? 

KMDA takes initiative for a Green Kolkata

Join the Green Rhinos Fundraiser Lunch at Z’s Precinct tomorrow

Help to spread awareness for saving the fragile Sundarbans

Trace Kolkata through Ink and Paper drawings of 76-year-old engineer Sandip...

Be at Golpark RK Mission today to have a look at these rare paintings

Legendary singer Debabrata Biswas’ Kolkata house turned into a cafe ...

Listing to his songs all day long as you take a bite

Established in 1836 iconic La Martiniere school to open co-ed campus in Beh...

Expansion of La Marts will give boost to city’s educational institutes

Kolkata to get back Rawdon Square after 30 years of lockdown!

KMC restores the iconic park that was once saved by Mamata Banerjee

HISTORIC! Calcutta University finally includes Third Gender option in all a...

From graduation to post graduation for all colleges under CU

Beadon Street – death of Chaitanya Library and revamped Minerva

How the iconic street was named after a British visionary

Kolkata laden with exciting events this week

From art exhibitions to theatre

On Bengali New Year, new Majerhat Bridge might be operational!

It will come as a big relief for South Kolkata

One of world’s largest science festival IISF starts in Kolkata today!...

350 students to replicate Jagadish Bose’s wireless communication

BREAKING! Kolkata’s IIM gets top rank in India, 17th in the world

Rankings were given recently by Financial Times Masters

KMDA to create ‘Land Banks’ around Kolkata for industries

KMDA gets hold of its land along EM Bypass and other parts

Check out what to do this Diwali weekend

From Diya making to Bazi Bazar, have a Safe Diwali

Kolkata comes up with new eco-friendly utensils made of lotus and maize lea...

These ‘Green Utensils’ will help fight plastic pollution

Baazi Bazar back to Maidan this year!

Get a chance to browse through the best of firecrackers closer home

BREAKING! Calcutta University and JU rank 1st & 2nd! QS India Govt Rati...

CM tweets on the success of the two Universities

Puja fervor over! Now try these events!

Tickle your intellectual quotient

BREAKING! UNESCO will join next year’s Red Road Durga Puja Carnival!&...

Durga Puja might be announced as world’s greatest festival

South Point School that groomed a Nobel Laureate has name in Guinness Recor...

The school that produced achievers in different fields!

Kolkata Trams set to make a comeback with new AC carriages!

City Mayor lays the plan for tram route revival

Kolkata to have all-electric bus fleet by 2030!

Not just E-buses, even battery-operated ferry services to start soon

KUDOS! International honour for KMDA at Copenhagen!

Successful implementation of zero polluting vehicles in Kolkata

Not to miss Durga Puja Carnival on Red Road tomorrow

Taking Kolkata’s Puja to the world podium

Open-air Double Decker buses for foreign tourists in Kolkata

London styled buses to ply in Kolkata this winter

Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata make people aware of spinal disorders

Symposium on creating awareness about Ankylosing Spondylitis

Light-and-sound show on Howrah Bridge!

Starts from October, details inside

First ever Trail Run in Kolkata for Children!

JBG Kolkata Trail Run for Little Champs of Bengal

First online OPD vending machine for patients at SSKM Hospital

Steps to help patients from waiting in queues

Touch, feel and buy the Best of Bengal at MAYA Art Space

Do not miss exclusive exhibits of The Bengal Store starting today

From Happiness of Onam to Super Theatre!

Do not miss GB Events List over this wet weekend

JU works on first historical online dictionary in Bengali!

Mammoth task of recording evolution of every Bengali word

 World’s first Museum on Chaitanya Mahaprabhu opens at Baghbazar...

Walk through the museum to know the unknown and for divine bliss

WATCH OUT! New Bridge coming up at Shyambazar!

To ease traffic snarls, the new bridge was proposed

Why are lightning strikes increasing in Kolkata? Listen to scientists

Rising pollution behind increasing lightning strike deaths in Kolkata

GOOD NEWS! Majerhat Bridge to be complete by February 2020

New bridge will look like Vidyasagar Setu!

India’s deepest metro station now in Kolkata!

Metro station 30 metres below Howrah station is now complete

Turkisyano – first Turkish ice-cream outlet of Kolkata

Do not miss this slice of Turkey in the middle of the city!

40 more E-Buses to hit city streets on August 26!

Aim to curb environmental pollution

Institute of Neurosciences creates history! Patient recovers from coma

Doctors use classical music therapy for treatment

As Jhulan starts today, GB takes you to Jhulan Bari of Kolkata

200-year-old heritage house with a narrow hanging lane between two houses!

India’s first Underwater Metro to run in Kolkata soon!

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal congratulates Kolkata in a tweet

Miracle! Calcutta Medical College oncologists cure 4th stage cancer!  ...

State run medical college praised for this path-breaking feat

IIM Kolkata gets first female director, Anju Seth to head the institut...

Controversy over appointment of a US citizen as head of IIM in Kolkata

Earthquake in Kolkata today! The city sits on a major tectonic plate

Earthquake was predicted in Kolkata in next 2 months!

Good News! Wipro to start 2nd campus employing 10,000 in Bengal

Microsoft to follow Wipro and work with handloom weavers of Bengal

Earthquake predicted in Kolkata in next 2 months!

Why are seismologists worried about Kolkata?

World class air purifiers set up by KMC to help Calcuttans breathe easy

Like New York and Washington, Kolkata will soon get such air purifiers

Kudos! Calcutta Medical College doctors remove rarest of rare foetus

Baby was growing between stomach and intestine!

New Town to get first Tree Library of India

One stop destination for information on all species of trees

Good News! Kolkata gets 4th Liver Transplant Unit

Big boost to the city’s organ donation drive

At last a ray of hope! Kolkata to experience monsoon showers from today

After the longest ever summer in the last 10 years!

Kolkata’s Premier Clubs are first in the country to implement green n...

Calcutta Club, CCFC, CRC, Tolly and many clubs follow green initiatives

Good News! Sealdah station to get platform extension

Plan to widen all platforms to handle crowds!

East-West metro comes with a series of safety nets to avoid tragedy

After the horrific death last week, East West Metro to have modern devices

Doctors of SSKM Hospital perform rare surgery to save boy

Advanced Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy on young Rohit Dolui saves his life

SSKM scripts history today with liver transplant through organ donation

Green corridor brings liver and kidney from Park Clinic to SSKM in record time

Kolkata Metro allows commuters to use staff toilets

So long basic washroom facilities were not available at metro stations

Super advanced Robotic Surgery to be introduced in SSKM 

First of its kind in Eastern India, state run SSKM Hospital’s robotic unit

Blood Shot eyes, rupture of blood vessels, new monsoon disease hits Kolkata...

Beware, this is not Conjunctivitis, but Sub-congenital hemorrhage

Beware of the ‘Laughing Gas’ gang in Kolkata

The Delhi robbery gang that are a new menace on city streets

Kolkata gets the first multi-sports museum of India!

This World Cup season catch a glimpse of Virat Kohli’s bat at Fanattic Museum

Jadavpur University students crowd-source books and start women’s lib...

First crowd-funded only-women library of Bengal starts at Sheoraphuli

Want to buy a recently-seized bike on e-auction? Try Lalbazar’s aucti...

Rogue biker crackdown piled up several high-end bikes; Police plans sell-off

Good news! Tram routes to be back in Kolkata again!

New Tracks to be laid and old routes restored

St. Xavier’s first city institute to get ISO 9001 tag

Quality assurance in higher education

New ‘Bus Boxes’ on Kolkata roads to reduce fatal accidents

How will these boxes help in stopping racing buses?

No Durga Puja at Mohammad Ali Park this year

Why this decision has been taken?

In just 12 minutes donor kidney reaches SSKM today via green corridor

Another medical emergency handled with aplomb in Kolkata

No Durga Puja pandal this year to block Kolkata roads

State government sends strict instruction to all police stations

Rogue biker drags cop and injures him in front of Quest Mall!

Police to use technology to arrest such bikers to save their force from assault

St Xavier’s Law School starts in Kolkata promising new opportunities ...

Good news for city students pursuing a law degree

12K rogue bikers booked in Kolkata in just 12 days!

Police now shifts focus to the city bylanes

On Doctor’s Day SSKM Kolkata comes up with world-class trauma centre ...

Inaugurated today by Chief Minister of West Bengal

New Q-cabs to hit Kolkata streets and challenge Ola and Uber!

They are believed to be as reasonable as metered taxis

East West Metro is here from July!

Advanced coaches, LED lighting, world-class evacuation system

French firm gives green signal to Kolkata Metro underwater

Now ride on East-West Metro under the Hooghly

Block raids by Kolkata Police to rein in Bike Gangs

More than 2.5k rogue bikers booked in 4 hours

New AC trams of Kolkata generating huge revenue

 After Shyambazar they will also run in the Maidan and Gariahat sectors

Almost a century old paddle steamer to return to Hooghly

Heritage paddle steamer of yore might soon set sail with a restaurant

Visit New Town’s Feluda Park to meet your favourite detective

Enjoy a tea break with Jatayu and Topse in tow

Imagine your Zomato food coming through drones!

Kolkata food lovers be ready for a new treat

Fort William paves the way for eco-friendly e-rickshaws

New model to curb air pollution in Kolkata

Dipanjan Guha’s journey in time and space

The master of creating moods through melodies

In the Line of Cyclones: Worst Bengal cyclones since 1737

Did you know Calcutta Cyclone of 1864 killed around 60,000?

Monginis is back on Kolkata’s confectionary map

Will the new Monginis give tough competition to others?

First state-run film school to start in Kolkata this August

Aspiring directors and actors get a new film institute in the city

Celebrate ‘Shakespeare Feast’ and not fest in Kolkata

Food platter with names of Shakespeare’s immortal characters

Next time you are at Sealdah Station, be treated royally

State’s first Executive Lounge at Sealdah Station

Kolkata’s ‘42’ is now tallest building of India

Another feather on the city’s skyline

Bookstore in Kolkata selling books in kilos!

Do visit Book Tuk and buy books in perfect condition

Ice jackets to give relief to police dogs this scorching summer

Elite dog squad of Kolkata Police will play an important poll role

Museum where boats sail

Visit the Boat Museum of Kolkata

Unique app on artefacts and history launched by Indian Museum

Kolkata’s Indian Museum brings you closer to the lost eras

SSKM comes up with a specialised organ-transplant unit

Complicated surgeries at affordable cost

Singapore takes lesson from Kolkata to create ‘Art from Chaos’ ...

Connect between Kolkata and Singapore under British India

Alternative to Dumdum airport coming up at Barrackpore

A new airport to soon come up at Barrackpore. Good news for Kolkata

Prasant Panjiar’s photographs talk to each other

The photographer who captured bandits at KIPF

KIPF showcases Mother Teresa’s amazing journey

Documentary on Sunil K. Dutt who captured Mother in different moods

The Kashmir Connect to KIPF

Do not miss well-known photographer from the valley Irfan Nabi

Kolkata Cloud Chasers to feature in KIPF

Photographs of extreme weather and landscapes

Indian Museum – iconic KIPF venue partner

Rajesh Purohit of Indian Museum speaks to GB

Paris based photographer Elodie Guignard is excited about KIPF

Elodie Guignard gives an exclusive interview to GB

Tanushree Shankar encourages everyone to be at KIPF

GB spoke to the famous dancer and choreographer

Famous percussionist Tanmoy Bose to promote KIPF

GB spoke to Tanmoy Bose to find his take on this photography festival

Kolkata’s two new proposed flyovers can be an environmental menace

Proposed Alipore Flyover can damage Adi Ganga and cause flooding

Gautam De tells GB why ICCR is a chosen venue for KIPF

Kolkata’s largest photography festival will hold show at ICCR

Celebrate photographs that are more real than reality

Do not miss The Kolkata International Photo Festival

History of Kolkata Book Fair that starts tomorrow

When, where and why Kolkata Book Fair started?

World War II bomb discovered during dredging at Kolkata port!

Reliving the dark tales of colonial rule and Japanese bombings!

Innovative packaged tours for Kolkata Book Fair

State government comes up with Book Tours to attract crowds

Morning After Traders Assembly Fire

The ‘Dala’ problem returns to haunt Kolkata’s markets

Cruelty against the city’s stray dogs is no stray incident 

GB speaks to citizens of Kolkata to address the inhuman face of humans

IIT scientist warns of a major earthquake in Kolkata

The city sits on a deadly seismic zone

Buying books in kilos at Bookchor carnival in Kolkata

Were city’s bookworms satisfied with this first-of-a-kind event?

Century old Kolkata tram gets a single car chic look this Christmas

Launch of more new-look single tramcars by March 2020

Taste a slice of vintage Kolkata at Mocambo this Christmas Eve!

From piping Sizzlers to Bekti Bell Meuniere

William Daniell’s canvas and elephants on Chowringhee!

GB brings you some enchanting landscapes of British ruled Calcutta

Did you know St Xavier’s College was established twice?

Where was the first college and why did it wind up?

Nostalgic drive down Harish Mukherjee Road named after a British India jour...

Editor Harish Mukherjee fought for indigo planters’ rights

110-year-old Dilkhusha Cabin got prestigious Heritage Eatery Tag yesterday!...

Poet Nazrul Islam was a frequent visitor at Dilkhusha

Curtains finally come down on Roxy Cinema Hall by High Court Order

City loses yet another iconic single screen movie hall

The Melody shop that still repairs Uttam Kumar’s harmonium

Iconic Rashbehari shop that has its named entwined with legends

BREAKING! 200-year-old chest found in Sanskrit College with Vidyasagar&rsqu...

Treasure trove of how he had left money for widows!

Kolkata gets new museum at Town Hall

Showcases pre-colonial to independent India

Royal Gallery at Victoria Memorial opens after 25 years!

Step in to see India’s largest oil painting

On Heritage Week, GB brings the story of how Deb Sahitya Kutir building was...

Purono Kolkatar Golpo took the fight against demolition

120 years of Kolkata’s Electric Trams celebrated with special cover r...

Tracing the history from horse trams to electric trams

Oldest Dhobi Khana of India is still operational in Kolkata

Explorer Arpita Chanda on this iconic washing ground

Did you know Kalighat Temple has a special architecture found only in Benga...

Special Kali idol of Kalighat that only had a face!

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

The Kali Temple established almost 60 years ago

Which Kali Temple of Bengal was razed by a cyclone in 1737?

Tracing the history of the cyclone through letters by British

Asia’s first hotel was in Kolkata! Does it still exist?

Even author Jules Verne mentioned about Spences Hotel

Iconic Kolkata Port turns 150! GB traces its rich history 

The port that played a major role in British India

Kolkata house where first widow remarriage took place is in shambles!

Plaque stating Vidyasagar married off first widow is also stolen!

Iconic Trincas on Park Street celebrates 60th anniversary this weekend! &n...

GB traces nostalgic trip of this iconic restaurant where music bands were born

Visiting the Oldest Kite Flying clubs of Kolkata

Know of the famous kite flying competitions that still exist

Rubbles everywhere! Durga Pithuri Lane of Bowbazar looks like a bombarded w...

East West Metro’s defective plan destroys a middle-class Kolkata neighbourhood

Kolkata’s iconic Fairlawn Hotel where Shashi Kapoor spent his honeymo...

Why did Bollywood’s charming couple Shashi Kapoor-Jennifer choose this hotel?

How Calcutta High Court ruled: Today Is Not Kolkata’s Birthday!

Why many celebrate the city’s birthday on 24th August 

Landsharks trying to grab YMCA Heritage Hostel of Kolkata?

Purono Kolkatar Golpo group tries to save this Grade 1 Heritage

Iconic Mess Baris of Kolkata make way for modern student PG rooms

City’s mess baris had well-known authors as residents once upon a time

Victoria Memorial shows up cracks! Need immediate attention!

Daniel Room crack spotted two decades ago

Only ‘Whites’ were allowed in New Market during British era!

Surprised? Do not be so! Apartheid in the heart of Kolkata

Bene or pukur? Beniapukur is as old as Mangal Kavya’s inception

Did you know Michael Madhusudhan Dutta lived in a house in Beniapukur?

100-year-old Beltala School to get college and English medium branch

CM Mamata Banerjee proposes 1.25 crore for the iconic school’s development

Two British era cannons lying in neglect restored by PKG

Purono Kolkatar Golpo group help to restore two historical cannons

Behala’s well-known Ellora cinema hall shuts down

Just 5 people watched the last show in the 950-seater hall!

Did you know Behala is older than 330-year-old Kolkata?

Part of the city that is more ancient than Kolkata! Some say 800-years-old

Iconic Bengali publishing house of Kolkata saved from land sharks

Deb Sahitya Kutir that published first Borno Porichay saved from demolition

Kolkata might get UNESCO ‘City of Literature’ tag

City Mayor to apply soon for the honour

Belvedere Mansion – the spooky haven of Kolkata

Let’s go ghost hunting this weekend night!

Bourne & Shepherd captured Kolkata’s babus behind the lens

The iconic photography studio giant mentioned in Satyajit Ray’s Feluda

Rang Matir Panchali – Kumartuli gives way to Street Festival

Where World Art Day and Bengali New Year merged through public art

More than a century old gun shop of Kolkata that still sells firearms

How was Narasinghachandra Dawn & Co set up in Kolkata?

Wari Club that went up in flames was born after Partition

A look at the century old club of Kolkata’s Maidan

Another century-old Kolkata movie hall shuts down, end of an era?

88-year-old Mitra Cinema to turn into shopping mall

Did you know Kolkata had goshalas since 1885?

A look at the lesser-known Calcutta Pinjrapole Society

Magic of Kolkata’s Jadughar

How did Indian Museum come into being?

Where have all the Bhistiwalas of Kolkata gone?

The men who supplied water to homes and offices once

Mahendra Goswami Lane – the revolutionary road

The house that silently helped revolutionaries

City’s favourite ‘cheap’ South Indian Club canteen shuts ...

Gone is an era of simple South Indian delicacies

Kolkata’s Hungarian connect shuts shop

Why was Kalman Cold Storage so famous?

State government starts renovation of Metropolitan Institution

Vidyasagar-founded institute saved and brought to past glory

L.Madeira – 200 year old mortuary of Kolkata

They made Mother Teresa’s coffin

Raja Basanta Roy Road’s revolutionary past 

The house where revolutionaries lived

What secret does Kolkata’s St John’s Church harbour?

World famous artist Johann Zoffany’s Last Supper!

Secret behind building of St Paul’s Cathedral

Did you know it was in memory of an assassinated Viceroy?

British war memorial in Kolkata built by melting enemy cannons!

Have you ever been to Pepper Pot near Princep Ghat?

Tagore Castle of Kolkata was built according to Windsor Castle

But why is this grand building in shambles today?

Kolkata street where Tagore wrote Nirjhare Swapnobhanga 

Sudder Street is a meeting place of multi-cultural people

GB visits the first free Public Library of Asia in Uttarpara

How visionary Jaikrishna Mukherjee built this library

Dipping into greasy telebhaja at 100-year-old Potlar Dokan

Hop on to Bagbazar Street for some yummy telebhaja

Conversing with Puppets of Bengal at Puppet Museum

GB makes a trip to the exciting Puppet Museum of Kolkata

Will Menoka Cinema Hall soon shut shutters? 

Kolkata’s single screen delights are on their way out

Where boats do not sail, but tell a thousand stories

GB visits ‘Boat Museum’ of Kolkata

Is today Kolkata’s birthday or not?

Case that was lodged by Sabarna Roychowdhury’s family

Amritendu Roy’s old heritage bungalow turned to a home-stay jewel of ...

GB peeps into RedBrick Residency in the heart of the city

GB visits a century-old restored South Kolkata bungalow

Rajesh Sen’s The Zs’ Precinct proves old homes can be a revenue earner

Gorosthaney Shabdhan! Arpita Chanda turns detective and locates a Missing L...

But who was ‘Hindoo Stuart’ and why is he famous?

How Siddhartha Shankar Ray’s Lal Bari turns a new tourist homestay

Thanks to Ray’s niece, this iconic building did not fall prey to promoters

The British woman who loved Kolkata more than England

Why was Frances Johnson, known as Begum Johnson?

Farewell to Elite Cinema Hall

How piracy and multiplexes killed well-known theatres

Tracing the Bengali gaddis of Burra Bazar

Bengali traders were pushed out by traders from other parts of India

How the British beautified Kolkata with shady avenues

Celebrated art historian Rathin Mitra speaks on Dalhousie Institute

Remembering Laddie, the ‘War Dead’ of Kolkata

How is Indra Roy Road of Bhowanipur linked to World War I?

Will the most famous paan shop of Kolkata survive?

Listen to the electrical engineer who runs Kolpotoru Paan shop 

‘Royal Fish’ in ‘Royal Oil’ at Belgachhia Villa!

Who shot the old photographs of Paikpara Rajbari?

Who built the biggest mosque of Bengal, Nakhoda Masjid?

Tracing Cutchi Memon Muslims and how they landed in Bengal 

Let’s go behind Corinthian pillars of Metropolitan Building

Did you know Subho Tagore left Joransanko and live here?

Why Gariahat is still a street shopper’s paradise?

GB prepares a perfect fashion combo from street items

Footprints of World War I in Kolkata

Impact of World War I in Kolkata

Will 100-year-old Charu Market be another revamp victim?

High street retail space and apartments to replace Charu Market

Why was Kolkata once called Black Town?

A Portrait of Black Town by Solvyns

Do not miss this heritage symposium at an old Kolkata building

Reclaiming the City: Built Fabric of Kolkata RECLAIMING THE CITY:

Have you heard of Archana Post Office of Kolkata?

Sub post-office that was solely built to dispatch a magazine

Century old library of Kolkata

Travel to Santi Institute to enjoy books and peace

Imagine Bande Mataram played in your ears with a cleaner!

Babus of Belgachhia Villa played rhythms with ear cleaning tools!

Kolkata house where Nawab Wajid Ali was deported

Picturesque palace with flowing Ganga still stands tall

Old Stone Age tools found in Kolkata museum’s vault!

Indian Museum unearths 1.5 million-year-old tools

Purono Kolkatar Golpo saves Vidyasagar’s Metropolitan Institute

Learn what the local councillor and Trustee Board had to say

Where Sri Ramkrishna came to meet his Daayar Sagar

Iconic building still stands tall in Kolkata

Vidyasagar’s Metropolitan Institution being demolished since yesterda...

Will Kolkata ever learn to protect its heritage buildings?

Purono Kolkatar Golpo is all about genuine emotions

Group that talks and works for Kolkata

Dwarkin’s ‘Bellow Harmonium’ created a revolution in Beng...

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

Bengali woman’s andarmahal to be part of post-graduate syllabus

This move will help highlight Bengal’s lost heritage

Communist China funds Kolkata monastery revamp!

Hiuen Tsang Monastery bonds Kolkata and China

Why does famous Radu Babu Chayer Dokan still survive?

How this century-old shop scored above plush Kolkata cafes

Kolkata comes alive through photographs of old buildings!

Do not miss VIVA -- Kounteya Sinha’s 2018 summer repertoire show

Kalighat’s Kali idol has a significance beyond religion

Temple built in Bengal aatchala architecture

British owners sell off landmark Kolkata hotel 

Fairlawn Hotel on Sudder Street sold off

Did you know Kolkata Port was India’s oldest port?

It handled half of India’s trade during World War I

When a Professor of Zoology visited Asiatic Society

Prof Ena Ray Banerjee felt nostalgic viewing century old archives

When will Kolkata learn to protect heritage structures?

City monuments that are neglected and harbor laundry drying

Son et Lumiere at Jorasanko Thakurbari from next week

A rare experience for the first time in Kolkata

Meet the electrical engineer who runs a famous paan shop

Shyamal Dutta and Kolpotoru paan shop of Kolkata

Did you know India’s oldest NGO started from Kolkata?

To support weavers and Bengal handlooms since 1917!

Mecca of Journalism lies in neglect at Taltala

This is where Keshab Sen started the newspaper Indian Mirror

Wooden tram of Kolkata finds a place of honour

To be showcased at Heritage Transport Museum

How poet Madhusudan Dutt’s Kidderpore house got saved

Recent RTI case saved the house from demolition

Howrah Bridge through a child’s lens

Student Kshrugal Bhattacharya shares his love for the bridge 

How Chinatown’s oldest shop is building a culinary bridge

They will home-deliver home-made Chinese sauces and frozen food

Was Hogg Saheber Bazaar a racist venture?

New Market was once a ‘All White’ marketplace

Paint the town red! Kolkata feeder boxes get facelift

Famous movie paintings on electric boxes catch city’s fancy

All new Son-et-Lumiere at Victoria Memorial

From Job Charnock to contemporary Kolkata

Kolkata temple that survived an earthquake and cyclone

‘Black Pagoda’ that withstood natural calamities

Architectural conservationist Kamalika Bose speaks to GB

On how to preserve Bengal’s architecture and Kolkata’s buildings

The British hangover of elite clubs of Kolkata

Strict dress codes and male dominance in city clubs

233-year-old Asiatic Society of Kolkata goes digital

Oldest archive of the country turns digital

Death knell tolls for Tea Board

Iconic tea board building will be no more

Did you know GPO Kolkata has a Postal Museum?

GPO’s Museum and Philatelic Library was set up on this day

Are Anglo Indians of Kolkata vanishing?   

Student Shae-Lynn Samuel finds out

Get spooked this Halloween with GB

Walk down haunted city sites today

How is Sir Ronald Ross’ Kolkata doing?

Under the sting of mosquitoes!

How is Manna Dey’s Coffee House?

On his death anniversary a look at the iconic structure

Restored Nivedita house to open this month

Major restoration uplifts the 120-year-old house

Moida Kali! Well, she is not made of flour

An ancient Kali Temple in the village of Moida

Kolkata’s oldest citizen alive and kicking

255-year-old Banyan tree is still growing

College Street Coffee House had many predecessors

Where Kolkata’s aristocratic gentry met

Scrapping of Stage Coach Act

Will Phaetons not run anymore in Kolkata?

Nationalism and the 19th Century Calcutta

The city became the hub of nationalism

The U.S. Military Photographer who captured the city

Photographs of Calcutta during second world war