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January 22 2021

How is Sir Ross’ Kolkata doing?

Under the sting of mosquitoes

By Information Desk

January 22 2021

The Mecca of Journalism lies in neglect

This is where Keshab Sen started the newspaper Indian Mirror

By Information Desk

January 21 2021

Kolkata Partition Museum, a dream awaiting realisation

A scholar’s ambitious project takes a step forward with a full-fledged art exhibition

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 20 2021

Brief history of the Duel Avenue of Kolkata

The venue that witnessed one of the most famous duels of colonial India

By TTW

January 14 2021

Cornwallis Street’s legendary shop: Kar-Mahalanobis

The first sports equipment store on Chowringhee by Bengali entrepreneurs

By TTW

January 13 2021

Sangeet Sarani --- Renaming the Kolkata Street where R.D. Burman was born

The iconic building where R.D Burman was born stands at 36/1, South End Park

By Information Desk

January 08 2021

The House where Sandesh Magazine was born

At present, Athenaeum Institution functions from this house

By TTW

January 06 2021

Abala Barrack: A house that epitomizes Bengal’s glorious past

The building on Cornwallis Street that once housed Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury

By TTW

December 31 2020

Look Back: Goddess of Love, Venus, found her way as Goddess Lakshmi in Beng...

Her statues adorned Kolkata’s mansions!

By Debdutta Gupta

December 28 2020

The oldest port of India, Kolkata Port

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

By Information Desk

December 25 2020

Transformation of Old Trams

Tram World at Gariahat Depot all set to highlight Kolkata’s heritage and culture

By TTW

December 22 2020

Kolkata was once called 'Black Town'

A Portrait of Black Town by Solvyns

By Information Desk

December 17 2020

Kolkata Police Museum, a mirror of the city’s growth

How the Kolkata Police Museum on Ripon Street gives you a history of the city as a whole, in a handsome nutshell

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 17 2020

The colonial Park Street Restaurants

The street that never sleeps

By Shuvra Dey

December 12 2020

House Number 13 on Cornwallis Street

Tales of Old Kolkata

By TTW

December 10 2020

Walking down the Historic lanes

Houses on Cornwallis Street that scripted Bengal Renaissance

By TTW

December 03 2020

Tribute to Soumitra Chatterjee

Apu Park to come up in New Town

By Information Desk

November 30 2020

First Car in India

Kolkata roads saw the First car in India

By Information Desk

November 28 2020

When tigers roamed the streets of Kolkata

Story about the rising tiger menace in the city

By Information Desk

November 14 2020

Young Reader’s Tram Car

World’s first library on Tram in Kolkata

By Information Desk

November 09 2020

How is Manna Dey’s Coffee House doing?

A look at the iconic structure

By Information Desk

November 09 2020

Kolkata gets its first F3 car racing team

Joba Racing Team, exclusive F3 Racing Team from Bengal launched

By Information Desk

November 07 2020

Story of the vanishing Bhistis in Kolkata

Where are they now?

By Information Desk

November 06 2020

Hogg Saheber Bazaar and a racist mind set

New Market was once a 'All White' marketplace

By Information Desk

November 05 2020

Tyre Park- a unique art installation venture

Wealth from waste initiative by West Bengal Transport Corporation

By Information Desk

November 05 2020

Kolkata Postal Museum - GPO

A four-room treasure trove

By Information Desk

November 04 2020

The building which stores dead letters

Kolkata never buried the 'lost letters'

By Information Desk

November 02 2020

A fierce historic battle was fought on Dalhousie Square

The battle that changed the course of Indian history

By Information Desk

October 31 2020

Landmark 19th century Calcutta High Court case of an ‘Unchaste Widow’ a...

How Kery Kolitani was harassed after she won the case

By Information Desk

October 20 2020

Did you know Tata Steel supplied the steel that made Howrah Bridge!

The quality steel was called Tiscom

By TTW

October 18 2020

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 10 2020

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 09 2020

Nanking Restaurant – first Chinese Restaurant of India started in Kolkata...

Why did this famous restaurant close down?

By TTW

October 05 2020

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

Advertisement highlights importance of tea in fighting illness

By Information Desk

October 04 2020

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 02 2020

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 30 2020

Kolkata’s Clive Street – The Wall Street of the East

Today’s Netaji Subhas Road

By Indranil Halder

September 27 2020

When a cigarette butt helped nail a murderer

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 25 2020

Kolkata’s first three storied building, why was it called Writers’ Buil...

The building that harbours many historical events

By Information Desk

September 22 2020

Kidderpore Tram Depot -- The oldest operational Tram Depot of Asia

The only Indian city where trams still ply

By Information Desk

September 20 2020

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 16 2020

From Gas Lights to Electricity – How Kolkata, the first British Indian ci...

Harrison Road was the first street to be lighted

By Information Desk

September 14 2020

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

By Information Desk

August 25 2020

Is Basusree shutting down? The movie hall that screened premiere of Pather ...

Iconic movie hall of Kolkata that made memories

By Information Desk

August 18 2020

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

1883 recorded gruesome killings by this cunning woman

By Information Desk

July 31 2020

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

Tale of those windmills, who built and where?

By Suromita Kanjilal

July 26 2020

‘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

By Information Desk

July 24 2020

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

By Suromita Kanjilal

July 18 2020

Howrah Bridge --- Linking Past and Present

Fascinating stories galore about the ancient bridge

By Information Desk

July 16 2020

KMC brings ‘Mist Cannon Machine’ to sanitize Kolkata Streets

Help remove Corona infected droplets during pandemic

By Information Desk

July 12 2020

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

Rajarshi Das supports several craftsmen in this venture

By Information Desk

July 11 2020

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

How Ratan Sarkar saved the day for Basaks and Seths

By Information Desk

June 21 2020

How did the Chinese land up in Kolkata and Bengal?

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

By Information Desk

May 28 2020

Cyclone Amphan could not damage an inch of century old Tala tank!

Mix of science and quick thinking helped

By Information Desk

May 22 2020

Solar-powered refrigerated vans deliver daily supplies to Kolkata’s elder...

How WBCADC is helping the older people of the city

By Information Desk

May 07 2020

The first departmental store of Kolkata – Hall & Anderson

Tracing the first in this era of stand-alone shops

By Information Desk

April 18 2020

On World Heritage Day, romancing the historical ghats of Kolkata

How and why these heritage ghats came into being?

By Information Desk

April 18 2020

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

Mobile Canteen supplying food to working police force

By Information Desk

April 14 2020

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

How COVID-19 changes the scene at Haatibagan and Gariahat

By Saheli Mitra

March 31 2020

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

By Information Desk

March 17 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

March 14 2020

The heritage almost century-old Kolkata tea shop Balwant’s Dhaba

What makes this tea-shop such a big hit?

By Information Desk

February 24 2020

Emerald Bower is a witness to Bengalis who had accepted British crown!

They treated the colonisers like God!

By Debdutta Gupta

February 21 2020

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

Winners successful in curbing crime against women

By Information Desk

February 17 2020

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

How British built Kalighat-Falta Rail route for pilgrims

By Debdutta Gupta

February 15 2020

Great Mughal poet Mirza Ghalib’s love affair with Kolkata

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

By Debdutta Gupta

February 14 2020

Falling in love with Kolkata over and over again!

Nothing can be better than walking tours to discover the city

By Saheli Mitra

February 12 2020

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

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

By Debdutta Gupta

February 11 2020

First ever Sensory Park in Kolkata for children with special needs

Park to come up in New Town next year

By Information Desk

February 10 2020

Goddess of Love, Venus, found her way as Goddess Lakshmi in Bengali househo...

Her statues adorned Kolkata’s mansions!

By Debdutta Gupta

February 04 2020

Why did Lord Bentinck praise Rani Rashmoni?

Baboo Ghat and the plaque that tells a secret tale

By Debdutta Gupta

January 27 2020

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

Travel to city’s Zenana Bathing Ghat to know more

By Debdutta Gupta

January 22 2020

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

By Debdutta Gupta

January 21 2020

Greco-Roman lion taps still found on Kolkata streets!

Lion taps were installed by British Royal Water Supply

By Debdutta Gupta

January 21 2020

Meet the Time-Keepers of Kolkata

Ghori Babu Swapan and Satyajit Dutta maintain all city clocks

By Debdutta Gupta

January 18 2020

Kabiraj Ganga Prasad defied the British and popularised ayurveda

Ramakrishna Paramhansa described him as a doctor with a Midas touch

By Debdutta Gupta

January 16 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

January 10 2020

Century-old Gousia Library of Chitpur frozen in time

Priceless books depicting life of Sunderbans

By Information Desk

December 25 2019

Join the Bow Fest at Bow Barracks this Christmas!

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

By Information Desk

December 25 2019

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

By Information Desk

December 22 2019

Meet the Saldanhas --- Goan Bakers of Kolkata

Surviving in the bakery business for more than 80 years!

By Information Desk

December 22 2019

Dance to Mistletoe & Wine and remember Cliff Richard once lived in Howr...

Born and brought up in Howrah’s narrow lanes!

By Information Desk

December 21 2019

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

First Hot Air Balloon flight in 1836 from Garden Reach

By Information Desk

December 18 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

December 07 2019

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

Why do Chinese community of Tangra worship Goddess Kali?

By Information Desk

November 22 2019

Kolkata’s one-stop Silver Shop --- New Market’s iconic Chamba L...

Let’s go silver jewellery hunting!

By Debanjana Saha

November 18 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

October 30 2019

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

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

By Saheli Mitra

October 29 2019

To save Rabindra Sarobar from Chhath revellers, KMC creates artificial pond...

3.3 lakh litre pond created in South Kolkata

By Information Desk

October 28 2019

Meet the Fanoosh makers of Kolkata

Passion of making sky lanterns down generations

By Information Desk

October 27 2019

Did Anthony Firingi establish the famous Firingi Kali Bari?

The European kabiyaal who made Kolkata his home

By Information Desk

October 22 2019

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

Amitendranath Tagore is a Chinese language specialist

By Information Desk

October 18 2019

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

Salute to this women entrepreneur who fought poverty and mafia

By Information Desk

October 15 2019

Did you know Kolkata has produced six Nobel Laureates?

From Ronald Ross to Abhijit Bandopadhyay!

By Information Desk

September 25 2019

Usha Uthup will again perform live at Trincas this month!

Mark the 50th anniversary of Usha Uthup-Trincas reunion

By Information Desk

September 25 2019

Homecoming for Devi Durga with MAYA’s Agomoni Adda

Welcoming the Goddess as Uma through songs

By Saheli Mitra

September 19 2019

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

Green Revolution of Sweden touches Kolkata’s college campuses

By Information Desk

September 17 2019

Love for ‘Bangla’ draws young American Ivan to Kolkata

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

By Saikat Sarkar

September 13 2019

Kolkata is fast catching up on Food ATMS for the poor

How can you contribute to such ATMS?

By Information Desk

September 07 2019

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!

By Information Desk

September 05 2019

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

Even gymnast sensation Nadia Comaneci praises them on Twitter

By Information Desk

September 03 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

September 01 2019

What is so special about counselling special children?

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

By Jyoti Sapru

August 31 2019

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

Exceptional work in kidney transplant and rural kidney health schemes

By Information Desk

August 29 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

August 29 2019

Listen to renowned psychologist Anuttama Banerjee at MAYA Adda today!

She speaks on her professional journey and her soulful poetry

By Saheli Mitra

August 26 2019

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

By Information Desk

August 23 2019

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

Saving water wastage and promoting water conservation!

By Information Desk

August 22 2019

1,000 Rotis in one hour! KMC brings Roti Making Machines

Machines bought to feed the poor

By Information Desk

August 21 2019

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

Listen to their soulful songs and the tale of their journey

By Saheli Mitra

August 20 2019

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

 Pranjit’s songs can beat any seasoned Bollywood singer!

By Information Desk

August 19 2019

Celebrate World Photography Day with ‘Blink’ at MAYA Art Space ...

Photography and painting by Suvomoy Mitra

By Information Desk

August 17 2019

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

Recently a coma patient recovered and is now walking

By Information Desk

August 17 2019

Join Kolkata Cloud Chasers chasing clouds and storms this monsoon!

Unique city group that chases storms and clouds and sends information

By Information Desk

August 17 2019

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

By Information Desk

August 17 2019

Freedom celebrations at Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata

Independence Day celebrations at city’s leading neuroscience hospital

By Information Desk

August 15 2019

Reconnect missing child beggars of Kolkata to families!

Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee endorses ‘No More Missing’

By Information Desk

August 14 2019

MAYA Art Space brings exciting Independence Day adda

Purono Kolkatar Gaan O Golpo with Devajit Bandopadhyay

By Information Desk

August 03 2019

Mandeville Gardens to be named after author Sunil Gangopadhyay!

 KMC names the locality honouring the great Bengali poet and author

By Information Desk

August 02 2019

Kolkata Police directs houses of all old couples to get CCTV 

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

By Information Desk

August 02 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

August 01 2019

Autistic Shounak’s art creations remind us of Taare Zameen Paar

Shounak Ghosh is an inspiration for all

By Information Desk

July 27 2019

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

By Information Desk

July 25 2019

Kolkata Police stops man from suicide tracking his Facebook post!

Kudos to Kolkata’s police force for saving a life

By Information Desk

July 23 2019

Kolkata now has pet cabs to ferry pet dogs to clinics

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

By Information Desk

July 18 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

July 10 2019

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’ 

By Information Desk

July 09 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

July 06 2019

Kolkata gets new sheriff – our favourite author Shankar

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

By Information Desk

July 04 2019

Grand old man of Indian Industry, Kolkata’s BK Birla dies

Cremation to be held in the city today

By Information Desk

July 04 2019

‘Educating the Educator,’ city workshop for teachers

Held by Krishnamurti Foundation, the workshop addresses student issues

By Information Desk

June 30 2019

Conference on Diabetes organized by HELP foundation tomorrow

Kolkata has one of the largest incidence of diabetes

By Information Desk

June 29 2019

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

By Information Desk

June 26 2019

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

Authorities identify Kolkata pockets to strengthen checking

By Information Desk

June 23 2019

Kumortuli sees a sudden demand for Vidyasagar statues

College street is selling Borno Parichay in hundreds

By Information Desk

June 18 2019

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

Poverty and personal tragedy could not stop him

By Indrajit Sen

June 18 2019

Vanish! Kolkata’s Houdini dies while performing daring act

Even magic will not bring back Mandrake

By Information Desk

June 14 2019

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

The first germ killing medicine even before penicillin!

By Information Desk

June 11 2019

From Beef to Beep, yet food fest cancelled in Kolkata

Why has Kolkata suddenly turned so intolerant to food?

By Saheli Mitra

June 08 2019

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

To fight influence of Christian missionaries and western education

By Information Desk

June 07 2019

Poverty could not stop this Jadavpur book seller from writing

Book on Sunderbans earn international praise

By Information Desk

June 05 2019

Burra Bazar of Kolkata did not belong only to Marwaris

It was also home to several Bengali Gaddis

By Information Desk

June 04 2019

Kolkata’s romantic cycle days

On World Cycle Day, GB brings a different story

By Information Desk

May 30 2019

Lopamudra Mitra brings poetry and music at MAYA adda

How poems find a musical tribute through her voice

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

May 28 2019

The China Man of Bengal

How the Chinese immigrants amalgamated with Kolkata’s culture

By Dola Dutta Roy

May 23 2019

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

How about women with an adrenaline rush!

By Information Desk

May 16 2019

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

The city recognizes health issues of transgenders

By Information Desk

May 01 2019

Record Collectors’ pride at MAYA Adda

Susanta Kumar Chatterjee on a musical conversation

By Information Desk

April 30 2019

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

Showcasing the secret recipes and talents of women

By Information Desk

April 25 2019

Inmates of Pavlov Hospital get new wings to fly!

Showcase their art at Rang Matir Panchali

By Information Desk

April 09 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

April 06 2019

MAYA Art Space adda unearths the sublime pathos of Atulprasad songs

Listen to journalist Ranjan Bandopadhyay and singer Riddhi Bandopadhyay

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

April 03 2019

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

Driver Vijay Pal creates an auto with greenery

By Information Desk

March 10 2019

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

Talented women of Kolkata were felicitated

By Information Desk

February 23 2019

Homecoming for a hardworking warrior 

 ‘For us food is sacred, moms are holy’

By Sanjeev Gupta

February 21 2019

Kolkata’s Chinese New celebrations behind the lens

Kolkata’s Chinese New celebrations behind the lens

By Arpita Chanda

February 20 2019

How did the Hakka Chinese community learn Bengali

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

By Information Desk

February 19 2019

Where have Kolkata’s Chinese gone?

Tracing the history of Chinese community in Kolkata

By Reetwika Banerjee

February 16 2019

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

Father Franchois Laborde inspired Lapierre’s City of Joy

By Information Desk

January 26 2019

Anupam Roy strikes a musical storm at MAYA adda

Watch this exclusive GB video

By Information Desk

January 19 2019

Unearthing Indus Valley Civilisation at MAYA Art Space

Archaeologist Rajesh Purohit shares tales of new artefacts

By Information Desk

January 18 2019

Know the man behind Kolkata’s Anti-Hunger Squad

Zeeshan Majeed single-handedly feeds patients and their families

By Information Desk

January 12 2019

US based Bengali professor merges science and music

Meet statistician Mousumi Banerjee

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

January 11 2019

First Indian Vice Chancellor of CU was a Bengali

Gurudas Bandopadhhay, the man of contrasts

By Information Desk

January 05 2019

Paid menstrual leave for Kolkata’s working women

How a city organisation comes to the aid of working women

By Information Desk

January 04 2019

Michael Hoppkins’ dream factory at DhaparMaath

Weaving future behind piles of garbage

By Information Desk

January 03 2019

Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta embarks on a world record attempt

MAYA Art Space flags off his historic summit journey

By Information Desk

December 19 2018

Bidhan Sarani - where ancient Kolkata still lives!

Street on which the first Indian College was established

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

December 12 2018

Come February 2019 and Kolkata will turn into a gallery 

Kolkata will host Asia’s largest international photo festival

By Saheli Mitra

December 07 2018

Students of J.D. Birla Institute beautify Tolly slums

They bring a smile to slum children

By Information Desk

December 07 2018

Listen to world renowned photographer Kounteya Sinha

Be a part of a vibrant MAYA adda

By Information Desk

December 05 2018

100 years of Bengali Cinema unfold at MAYA adda 

Film scholar Sanjay Mukhopadhyay in a candid conversation

By Information Desk

December 03 2018

Where to head for a romantic escapade this winter?

Enjoy the love, the sun and the urban scape

By Information Desk

November 30 2018

Why are we averse to breast-feeding in public?

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

By Information Desk

October 30 2018

Did you know Sukumar Ray was a print technologist?

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

By Information Desk

October 02 2018

Where Leaders Are Made

A visit to Salt Lake’s Administrative Training Institute

By Saheli Mitra

September 29 2018

New jewel of Kolkata’s Riverfront

Judges Ghat to get a new look soon

By Information Desk

September 26 2018

GB visits one of the oldest Collectible Store of Kolkata

Konark Collectibles is all about the bygone era

By Information Desk

September 25 2018

Undaunted foot soldiers of Kolkata Traffic Police

How they keep your cars going after Majerhat Bridge collapse

By Saheli Mitra

September 21 2018

When Art Talks at MAYA Art Space's ARTALK

Documentary series on artists from Bengal

By Information Desk

September 20 2018

Walking down the ‘Pet Street’ of Kolkata

Discovering a rainbow of plants

By Saheli Mitra

September 14 2018

Kolkata even has a chess club below a flyover!

Gariahat Chess Club inaugurated recently caters to chess lovers

By Debanjana Saha

September 12 2018

Where Gods Reside: Kolkata’s Sacred Places

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

By Saheli Mitra

September 05 2018

 ‘Kolkata Adda’ revived at Maya Art Space

An evening of exchanging nostalgia

By Information Desk

August 25 2018

Vintage car restorers of Kolkata

Roys of Cossimbazar have a rare hobby

By Information Desk

August 21 2018

Transported to India’s Independence Day at MAYA Art Space

Rare documentary on Kolkata and collectors’ pride

By Information Desk

August 01 2018

Beating loneliness with Art Therapy at Maya Art Space

How art therapy is the new solution in treating depression

By Information Desk

July 25 2018

Mapping a map at the Maya Art Space adda

Exciting adda session on how route to Kedarnath changed after disaster

By Information Desk

July 18 2018

Maya Art Space revives the Bengali culture of ‘positive adda’ ...

Art, theatre, music, trekking and much more

By Information Desk

July 16 2018

Five Calcuttans remember the nostalgia of Rather Mela

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

By Information Desk

June 12 2018

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

Kounteya Sinha and Alankar Chandra take Kolkata on the global map

By Saheli Mitra

June 01 2018

Ghosts at Kolkata’s Presidency Jail!

Ghost chasing at the Presidency jail premise, Kolkata.

By Information Desk

May 10 2018

Jashn-e-Ghalib, Mirza Ghalib in Kolkata

Shahanshah Mirza discusses Ghalib’s ghazals

By Shahanshah Mirza

May 04 2018

Panoramic view of Kolkata through prose, poetry, music

Poet Sharmila Ray on Kolkata as her muse

By Saheli Mitra

May 01 2018

Meet multi-award winning film writer from Kolkata

Reetwika Banerjee is also a cyber security expert

By Saheli Mitra

April 15 2018

World Art Day Walk in Kolkata

Unique event on Poila Baisakh in the city of joy

By Information Desk

April 06 2018

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

Photo-journalist Kounteya Sinha starts scholarships for Kumartuli kids

By Information Desk

March 10 2018

One stop elder care platform in Kolkata

Elina Dutta speaks to GB about Tribeca Care

By Saheli Mitra

March 06 2018

Has Bengal forgotten the golden legacy of Lathials?

How many of us remember revolutionary Pulin Behari Das?

By Saheli Mitra

March 01 2018

How Rabindra Bharati University celebrated Basanta Utsav

RBU student Snigdha Mazumdar shares her memories

By Snigdha Mazumdar

February 17 2018

Lost Chinese community of Kolkata

GB’s tribute to them on Chinese New Year

By Information Desk

February 16 2018

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

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

By Shabina Akhtar

February 15 2018

Author Tarashankar’s house saved from promoters!

This is the house from where he wrote Hansuli Baker Upokatha

By Information Desk

February 13 2018

Will pink autos help stop women molestation in Kolkata?

‘Only Women’ Autos on Kolkata roads

By Information Desk

February 02 2018

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

Rickshaw puller Manoranjan Byapari has many published books 

By Information Desk

January 29 2018

Challenges to Kolkata’s first ever floating market

India’s first ever floating market in a metro inaugurated

By Information Desk

January 16 2018

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

Taxi with cartoons drawn by Cartoon Dal!

By Anup Ray

January 11 2018

Kolkata boy opens the first ever floating restaurant on sea!

Kolkata’s floating restaurants on Ganga inspired Mridul

By Saheli Mitra

January 02 2018

New Fish App to be launched by State Fisheries Department

Order any fish with ‘Smart Fish App’

By Information Desk

January 02 2018

Falling in love made easy this new year in Kolkata

Meet Rahul Maheshwari, the man behind Speed Meet

By Ruchita Bose

December 29 2017

Home made yummy cakes from Steffi’s Box

She started baking cakes following her passion!

By Stephanie Dawn Sweeney

December 28 2017

Why Mirza Ghalib fell in love with Kolkata?

Immortal Urdu verses that Ghalib wrote from Kolkata

By Debdutta Gupta

December 21 2017

This asthma patient from Kolkata scaled seven peaks!

How Satyarup Siddhanta overcame health issues to achieve his dream

By Information Desk

December 19 2017

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

Korean companies look forward to invest in Bengal

By Information Desk

December 19 2017

Braveheart Kolkata traffic cop with a prosthetic leg!

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

By Information Desk

December 15 2017

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

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

By Information Desk

December 13 2017

A Thief’s Advice to Shibram Chakraborty

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

By Information Desk

December 06 2017

How about finding a passionate writer squatting on a street?

Extraordinary pavement book seller of Kolkata

By Information Desk

December 02 2017

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

How Europa Bhowmik breached a male bastion!

By Information Desk

November 30 2017

The Last King of India and his love for Bengal

Wajid Ali Shah introduced kite flying and Calcutta Biriyani

By Shahanshah Mirza

November 30 2017

Bipin chases fire in his brother’s memory

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

By Information Desk

November 24 2017

Snowfall in Kolkata! Where and how?

Head to the Snow Park in New Town

By Information Desk

November 21 2017

How Kolkata has started its season of giving

Charity starts at Bow Barracks before Christmas

By Information Desk

November 18 2017

Prostitution on Kolkata streets still thrives

Tracing Kolkata’s night spots: sex trade and deprivation

By Shuvra Dey

November 10 2017

Sindhis of Kolkata unite to celebrate Nanak Jayanti

Sindhis had migrated to Kolkata from northwest India

By Deepak Giananey

November 09 2017

Calcuttans get a chance to hone shooting skills

Police Training School offers citizens a chance to shoot

By Information Desk

November 04 2017

GB visits a recent Parsi festival held in the city

Highlighting Zoroastrian way of life

By Jayanthi Srikant

October 31 2017

Why Bengalis believe in planchettes?

Have you ever tried bringing down a spirit?

By Information Desk

October 30 2017

Did you know poet Sukumar Ray was also a technologist?

Ray was a science graduate from Presidency College

By Information Desk

October 15 2017

Sister Nivedita’s lecture on Goddess Kali

Nivedita shocked elite Bengalis with her lecture  

By Information Desk

October 11 2017

Kolkata has a temple dedicated to Amitabh Bachchan!

On his 75th birthday, Amitabh to be worshipped

By Information Desk

July 04 2017

Winged wonders of Kolkata

Our feathered friends still sing

By Tale spin

July 02 2017

Kolkata's Mirza Ghalib?

Badshah of Urdu Shayari's love for Bengal

By Tale spin

June 22 2017

The doctor who returned to his roots

Meet dermatologist Dr Ashok Ganguly

By Saheli Mitra

June 22 2017

Wish to chase clouds this monsoon?

Hollywood Twister comes alive in Bengal

By Saheli Mitra

April 11 2017

I was in my home city Kolkata

The city I go back to when I feel breathless

By Sanjeev Gupta

January 03 2020

Get a cleaner Kolkata this new year! How?

Kolkata Fire Brigade undertakes urban cleaning initiative

By Information Desk

December 31 2019

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

How will they help to keep the city clean

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Sydney based entrepreneur Indranil Halder witnesses the fun

By Indranil Halder

September 20 2019

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

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

By Saheli Mitra

September 20 2019

Vidyasagar and Tolstoy join hands at 44th Kolkata Book Fair

Celebrating 200 years of Vidyasagar and theme country Russia

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

How has Lindsay Street changed character over the years

By Saheli Mitra

September 20 2019

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

Wellington Square annual market was city’s icon

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

GEAR UP! 9th edition of Kolkata Christmas Festival starts on 16th December ...

CM Mamata Banerjee to inaugurate the festival

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Inaugurates new outpatient department for South Kolkata patients

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Will Kolkata roads soon have dedicated Cycle Tracks? 

KMDA takes initiative for a Green Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Today St Xavier’s inaugurates state-of-the-art Finance Lab on Park St...

First of its kind in any college of Bengal

By Information Desk

December 02 2019

Jadavpur University 1st in QS World University Ranking 2020

Top among state universities of India

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Help to spread awareness for saving the fragile Sundarbans

By Information Desk

November 29 2019

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

From graduation to post graduation for all colleges under CU

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Beadon Street – death of Chaitanya Library and revamped Minerva

How the iconic street was named after a British visionary

By Saheli Mitra

September 20 2019

Kolkata laden with exciting events this week

From art exhibitions to theatre

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Bengali Bhadrolok’s Rashbehari Avenue – The Shopping Paradise

How did Rashbehari Avenue get its name?

By Saheli Mitra

September 20 2019

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

It will come as a big relief for South Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

350 students to replicate Jagadish Bose’s wireless communication

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Decoding the ‘Street that Never Sleeps.’ Nostalgia on Park Stre...

How did Park Street get its name?

By Saheli Mitra

September 20 2019

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

Rankings were given recently by Financial Times Masters

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

KMDA to create ‘Land Banks’ around Kolkata for industries

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

By Information Desk

October 26 2019

Check out what to do this Diwali weekend

From Diya making to Bazi Bazar, have a Safe Diwali

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

These ‘Green Utensils’ will help fight plastic pollution

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Baazi Bazar back to Maidan this year!

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

CM tweets on the success of the two Universities

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Puja fervor over! Now try these events!

Tickle your intellectual quotient

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Durga Puja might be announced as world’s greatest festival

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

The school that produced achievers in different fields!

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

City Mayor lays the plan for tram route revival

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Kolkata to have all-electric bus fleet by 2030!

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

KUDOS! International honour for KMDA at Copenhagen!

Successful implementation of zero polluting vehicles in Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Not to miss Durga Puja Carnival on Red Road tomorrow

Taking Kolkata’s Puja to the world podium

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Open-air Double Decker buses for foreign tourists in Kolkata

London styled buses to ply in Kolkata this winter

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata make people aware of spinal disorders

Symposium on creating awareness about Ankylosing Spondylitis

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Light-and-sound show on Howrah Bridge!

Starts from October, details inside

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

First ever Trail Run in Kolkata for Children!

JBG Kolkata Trail Run for Little Champs of Bengal

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

First online OPD vending machine for patients at SSKM Hospital

Steps to help patients from waiting in queues

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Do not miss exclusive exhibits of The Bengal Store starting today

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

From Happiness of Onam to Super Theatre!

Do not miss GB Events List over this wet weekend

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

JU works on first historical online dictionary in Bengali!

Mammoth task of recording evolution of every Bengali word

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

SAVING THE HOOGHLY! Volunteers from New Zealand take up mission of cleaning...

Kolkata’s aquatic eco-system needs to be saved

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

WATCH OUT! New Bridge coming up at Shyambazar!

To ease traffic snarls, the new bridge was proposed

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Why are lightning strikes increasing in Kolkata? Listen to scientists

Rising pollution behind increasing lightning strike deaths in Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

GOOD NEWS! Majerhat Bridge to be complete by February 2020

New bridge will look like Vidyasagar Setu!

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

India’s deepest metro station now in Kolkata!

Metro station 30 metres below Howrah station is now complete

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Turkisyano – first Turkish ice-cream outlet of Kolkata

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

By Information Desk

August 13 2019

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

Aim to curb environmental pollution

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Kolkata Municipal Corporation to provide rice meals at only Rs 6!

Rice hotels to be opened across the city!

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Institute of Neurosciences creates history! Patient recovers from coma

Doctors use classical music therapy for treatment

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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!

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal congratulates Kolkata in a tweet

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

State run medical college praised for this path-breaking feat

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Earthquake was predicted in Kolkata in next 2 months!

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Microsoft to follow Wipro and work with handloom weavers of Bengal

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Join Chief Minister today in ‘Save Green, Stay Clean’ walk ...

Green awareness is a necessity in Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Earthquake predicted in Kolkata in next 2 months!

Why are seismologists worried about Kolkata?

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Kudos! Calcutta Medical College doctors remove rarest of rare foetus

Baby was growing between stomach and intestine!

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

New Town to get first Tree Library of India

One stop destination for information on all species of trees

By Information Desk

July 30 2019

Good News! Kolkata gets 4th Liver Transplant Unit

Big boost to the city’s organ donation drive

By Information Desk

July 26 2019

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

After the longest ever summer in the last 10 years!

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

New museum ‘Ami Kolkata’ that reconstructs the soul of Kolkata ...

Do not miss the new museum at Metcalfe Hall

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Good News! Sealdah station to get platform extension

Plan to widen all platforms to handle crowds!

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Doctors of SSKM Hospital perform rare surgery to save boy

Advanced Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy on young Rohit Dolui saves his life

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

SSKM scripts history today with liver transplant through organ donation

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Kolkata Metro allows commuters to use staff toilets

So long basic washroom facilities were not available at metro stations

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Super advanced Robotic Surgery to be introduced in SSKM 

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Beware of the ‘Laughing Gas’ gang in Kolkata

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Kolkata gets the first multi-sports museum of India!

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

New Tracks to be laid and old routes restored

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Quality assurance in higher education

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

How will these boxes help in stopping racing buses?

By Information Desk

July 06 2019

No Durga Puja at Mohammad Ali Park this year

Why this decision has been taken?

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Another medical emergency handled with aplomb in Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

No Durga Puja pandal this year to block Kolkata roads

State government sends strict instruction to all police stations

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Good news for city students pursuing a law degree

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Police now shifts focus to the city bylanes

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Inaugurated today by Chief Minister of West Bengal

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

They are believed to be as reasonable as metered taxis

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

East West Metro is here from July!

Advanced coaches, LED lighting, world-class evacuation system

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

After 15 years Air India will again fly west from Kolkata

Dubai AI flight re-introduced

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

French firm gives green signal to Kolkata Metro underwater

Now ride on East-West Metro under the Hooghly

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Block raids by Kolkata Police to rein in Bike Gangs

More than 2.5k rogue bikers booked in 4 hours

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

New AC trams of Kolkata generating huge revenue

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Almost a century old paddle steamer to return to Hooghly

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

By Information Desk

June 16 2019

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

Enjoy a tea break with Jatayu and Topse in tow

By Information Desk

June 15 2019

Imagine your Zomato food coming through drones!

Kolkata food lovers be ready for a new treat

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

New model to curb air pollution in Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Kolkata Airport with a new flyover extension to ease traffic snarls

Now you might reach the airport on time!

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Dipanjan Guha’s journey in time and space

The master of creating moods through melodies

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Calcutta University throws open its century-old library to public

Everyone can browse through priceless books

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

In the Line of Cyclones: Worst Bengal cyclones since 1737

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Monginis is back on Kolkata’s confectionary map

Will the new Monginis give tough competition to others?

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Celebrate ‘Shakespeare Feast’ and not fest in Kolkata

Food platter with names of Shakespeare’s immortal characters

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Next time you are at Sealdah Station, be treated royally

State’s first Executive Lounge at Sealdah Station

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Another feather on the city’s skyline

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Bookstore in Kolkata selling books in kilos!

Do visit Book Tuk and buy books in perfect condition

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Ice jackets to give relief to police dogs this scorching summer

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Museum where boats sail

Visit the Boat Museum of Kolkata

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Unique app on artefacts and history launched by Indian Museum

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

SSKM comes up with a specialised organ-transplant unit

Complicated surgeries at affordable cost

By Information Desk

March 13 2019

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

Connect between Kolkata and Singapore under British India

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Alternative to Dumdum airport coming up at Barrackpore

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Prasant Panjiar’s photographs talk to each other

The photographer who captured bandits at KIPF

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

September 20 2019

KIPF showcases Mother Teresa’s amazing journey

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

The Kashmir Connect to KIPF

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

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

September 20 2019

Kolkata Cloud Chasers to feature in KIPF

Photographs of extreme weather and landscapes

By Debanjana Saha

September 20 2019

Indian Museum – iconic KIPF venue partner

Rajesh Purohit of Indian Museum speaks to GB

By Debanjana Saha

September 20 2019

Paris based photographer Elodie Guignard is excited about KIPF

Elodie Guignard gives an exclusive interview to GB

By Saheli Mitra

September 20 2019

Tanushree Shankar encourages everyone to be at KIPF

GB spoke to the famous dancer and choreographer

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Famous percussionist Tanmoy Bose to promote KIPF

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Proposed Alipore Flyover can damage Adi Ganga and cause flooding

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

Kolkata’s largest photography festival will hold show at ICCR

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Celebrate photographs that are more real than reality

Do not miss The Kolkata International Photo Festival

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

History of Kolkata Book Fair that starts tomorrow

When, where and why Kolkata Book Fair started?

By Information Desk

January 25 2019

World War II bomb discovered during dredging at Kolkata port!

Reliving the dark tales of colonial rule and Japanese bombings!

By Information Desk

January 23 2019

Innovative packaged tours for Kolkata Book Fair

State government comes up with Book Tours to attract crowds

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Famous bird market of Galiff Street might soon shut down 

Awaiting a Supreme Court order

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Morning After Traders Assembly Fire

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

IIT scientist warns of a major earthquake in Kolkata

The city sits on a deadly seismic zone

By Information Desk

September 20 2019

Buying books in kilos at Bookchor carnival in Kolkata

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

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

December 26 2019

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

Launch of more new-look single tramcars by March 2020

By Information Desk

December 25 2019

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

From piping Sizzlers to Bekti Bell Meuniere

By Saheli Mitra

December 16 2019

William Daniell’s canvas and elephants on Chowringhee!

GB brings you some enchanting landscapes of British ruled Calcutta

By Information Desk

December 14 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

December 12 2019

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

Editor Harish Mukherjee fought for indigo planters’ rights

By Saheli Mitra

December 08 2019

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

Poet Nazrul Islam was a frequent visitor at Dilkhusha

By Information Desk

December 08 2019

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

City loses yet another iconic single screen movie hall

By Information Desk

December 02 2019

The Melody shop that still repairs Uttam Kumar’s harmonium

Iconic Rashbehari shop that has its named entwined with legends

By Information Desk

November 30 2019

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

Treasure trove of how he had left money for widows!

By Information Desk

November 28 2019

Kolkata gets new museum at Town Hall

Showcases pre-colonial to independent India

By Information Desk

November 28 2019

Royal Gallery at Victoria Memorial opens after 25 years!

Step in to see India’s largest oil painting

By Information Desk

November 25 2019

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

Purono Kolkatar Golpo took the fight against demolition

By Information Desk

November 19 2019

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

Tracing the history from horse trams to electric trams

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November 11 2019

Oldest Dhobi Khana of India is still operational in Kolkata

Explorer Arpita Chanda on this iconic washing ground

By Arpita Chanda

October 29 2019

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

Special Kali idol of Kalighat that only had a face!

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October 28 2019

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

The Kali Temple established almost 60 years ago

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October 27 2019

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

Tracing the history of the cyclone through letters by British

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October 24 2019

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

Even author Jules Verne mentioned about Spences Hotel

By Information Desk

October 20 2019

Iconic Kolkata Port turns 150! GB traces its rich history 

The port that played a major role in British India

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October 11 2019

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

Plaque stating Vidyasagar married off first widow is also stolen!

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September 28 2019

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

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

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September 22 2019

Manisha Granthalaya -- the bookstore that still sells Russian books

Bringing back a slice of Misha and the Bear!

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September 19 2019

Visiting the Oldest Kite Flying clubs of Kolkata

Know of the famous kite flying competitions that still exist

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September 05 2019

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

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

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September 05 2019

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

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

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August 25 2019

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

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

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August 22 2019

Landsharks trying to grab YMCA Heritage Hostel of Kolkata?

Purono Kolkatar Golpo group tries to save this Grade 1 Heritage

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August 18 2019

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

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August 16 2019

Kolkata’s heritage gate built by Dhaka’s Nawab is now a litti- ...

Are we protecting the heritage of Kolkata?

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August 03 2019

Hatibagan, North Kolkata’s cinema para got its name from elephants? ...

How is Kolkata’s Hatibagan thriving today?

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July 31 2019

Victoria Memorial shows up cracks! Need immediate attention!

Daniel Room crack spotted two decades ago

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July 25 2019

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

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

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July 20 2019

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

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

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July 19 2019

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

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July 17 2019

Two British era cannons lying in neglect restored by PKG

Purono Kolkatar Golpo group help to restore two historical cannons

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July 12 2019

Behala’s well-known Ellora cinema hall shuts down

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

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July 09 2019

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

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June 25 2019

Iconic Bengali publishing house of Kolkata saved from land sharks

Deb Sahitya Kutir that published first Borno Porichay saved from demolition

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June 24 2019

Kolkata might get UNESCO ‘City of Literature’ tag

City Mayor to apply soon for the honour

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June 18 2019

Belvedere Mansion – the spooky haven of Kolkata

Let’s go ghost hunting this weekend night!

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May 12 2019

Bourne & Shepherd captured Kolkata’s babus behind the lens

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

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April 21 2019

Rang Matir Panchali – Kumartuli gives way to Street Festival

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

By Indrajit Sen

April 17 2019

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

How was Narasinghachandra Dawn & Co set up in Kolkata?

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April 06 2019

Wari Club that went up in flames was born after Partition

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

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April 03 2019

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

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

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

April 02 2019

Did you know Kolkata had goshalas since 1885?

A look at the lesser-known Calcutta Pinjrapole Society

By Amitava Purakayastha

March 23 2019

Did you know Kolkata has the oldest Dhobi Khana of India?

When and why did the British start it?

By Arpita Chanda

March 15 2019

Magic of Kolkata’s Jadughar

How did Indian Museum come into being?

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March 03 2019

Where have all the Bhistiwalas of Kolkata gone?

The men who supplied water to homes and offices once

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February 05 2019

Mahendra Goswami Lane – the revolutionary road

The house that silently helped revolutionaries

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January 21 2019

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

Gone is an era of simple South Indian delicacies

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January 19 2019

Kolkata’s Hungarian connect shuts shop

Why was Kalman Cold Storage so famous?

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January 08 2019

State government starts renovation of Metropolitan Institution

Vidyasagar-founded institute saved and brought to past glory

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January 07 2019

L.Madeira – 200 year old mortuary of Kolkata

They made Mother Teresa’s coffin

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

January 02 2019

Raja Basanta Roy Road’s revolutionary past 

The house where revolutionaries lived

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December 26 2018

Join the eerie walk through Lower Circular Cemetery

Learn about its ancient residents!

By Amitava Purakayastha

December 24 2018

What lies behind the Doric columns of Greek Orthodox Church?

Rare connect between Greeks and Kolkata

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December 23 2018

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

World famous artist Johann Zoffany’s Last Supper!

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December 22 2018

Secret behind building of St Paul’s Cathedral

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

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December 17 2018

British war memorial in Kolkata built by melting enemy cannons!

Have you ever been to Pepper Pot near Princep Ghat?

By Information Desk

November 26 2018

Tagore Castle of Kolkata was built according to Windsor Castle

But why is this grand building in shambles today?

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November 21 2018

Kolkata street where Tagore wrote Nirjhare Swapnobhanga 

Sudder Street is a meeting place of multi-cultural people

By Information Desk

September 13 2018

GB visits the first free Public Library of Asia in Uttarpara

How visionary Jaikrishna Mukherjee built this library

By Arnab Banerjee

September 11 2018

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

Hop on to Bagbazar Street for some yummy telebhaja

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September 10 2018

Conversing with Puppets of Bengal at Puppet Museum

GB makes a trip to the exciting Puppet Museum of Kolkata

By Sayantan Goswami

September 06 2018

Will Menoka Cinema Hall soon shut shutters? 

Kolkata’s single screen delights are on their way out

By Information Desk

August 31 2018

Where boats do not sail, but tell a thousand stories

GB visits ‘Boat Museum’ of Kolkata

By Sayantan Goswami

August 25 2018

Is today Kolkata’s birthday or not?

Case that was lodged by Sabarna Roychowdhury’s family

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August 23 2018

Hindustan Road – Where Tradition meets Modernity

A hidden jewel of South Kolkata

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August 20 2018

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

GB peeps into RedBrick Residency in the heart of the city

By Saheli Mitra

July 27 2018

GB visits a century-old restored South Kolkata bungalow

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

By Information Desk

July 25 2018

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

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

By Arpita Chanda

July 21 2018

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

By Debanjana Saha

June 29 2018

The British woman who loved Kolkata more than England

Why was Frances Johnson, known as Begum Johnson?

By Arpita Chanda

June 14 2018

Farewell to Elite Cinema Hall

How piracy and multiplexes killed well-known theatres

By Suman Sadhu

June 13 2018

Tracing the Bengali gaddis of Burra Bazar

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

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June 04 2018

How the British beautified Kolkata with shady avenues

Celebrated art historian Rathin Mitra speaks on Dalhousie Institute

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June 03 2018

Was police headquarters of Kolkata really red?

How did Lalbazar get its name?

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June 01 2018

Remembering Laddie, the ‘War Dead’ of Kolkata

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

By Tuhin K.Roy

May 30 2018

Will the most famous paan shop of Kolkata survive?

Listen to the electrical engineer who runs Kolpotoru Paan shop 

By Information Desk

May 28 2018

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

Who shot the old photographs of Paikpara Rajbari?

By Amitava Purakayastha

May 27 2018

Who built the biggest mosque of Bengal, Nakhoda Masjid?

Tracing Cutchi Memon Muslims and how they landed in Bengal 

By Arpita Chanda

May 26 2018

Let’s go behind Corinthian pillars of Metropolitan Building

Did you know Subho Tagore left Joransanko and live here?

By Debdutta Gupta

May 21 2018

Why Gariahat is still a street shopper’s paradise?

GB prepares a perfect fashion combo from street items

By Namrata Dutta Narayan

May 20 2018

Footprints of World War I in Kolkata

Impact of World War I in Kolkata

By Tuhin K.Roy

May 12 2018

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

High street retail space and apartments to replace Charu Market

By Information Desk

May 09 2018

How is Kolkata’s Grand Hotel linked to Tagore’s play?

Funny tale of staging of a wrong play!

By Debdutta Gupta

May 08 2018

Do not miss this heritage symposium at an old Kolkata building

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

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May 05 2018

Have you heard of Archana Post Office of Kolkata?

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

By Navpreet Arora

May 04 2018

Century old library of Kolkata

Travel to Santi Institute to enjoy books and peace

By Information Desk

April 28 2018

Imagine Bande Mataram played in your ears with a cleaner!

Babus of Belgachhia Villa played rhythms with ear cleaning tools!

By Amitava Purakayastha

April 26 2018

Kolkata house where Nawab Wajid Ali was deported

Picturesque palace with flowing Ganga still stands tall

By Dr Asok Ganguly

April 24 2018

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

Indian Museum unearths 1.5 million-year-old tools

By Information Desk

April 17 2018

Purono Kolkatar Golpo saves Vidyasagar’s Metropolitan Institute

Learn what the local councillor and Trustee Board had to say

By Swarnali Chattopadhya

April 17 2018

Where Sri Ramkrishna came to meet his Daayar Sagar

Iconic building still stands tall in Kolkata

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April 08 2018

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

Will Kolkata ever learn to protect its heritage buildings?

By Swarnali Chattopadhya

April 04 2018

Purono Kolkatar Golpo is all about genuine emotions

Group that talks and works for Kolkata

By Saheli Mitra

March 26 2018

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

This move will help highlight Bengal’s lost heritage

By Information Desk

March 20 2018

Communist China funds Kolkata monastery revamp!

Hiuen Tsang Monastery bonds Kolkata and China

By Information Desk

March 12 2018

Kolkata comes alive through photographs of old buildings!

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

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March 07 2018

Kalighat’s Kali idol has a significance beyond religion

Temple built in Bengal aatchala architecture

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February 27 2018

British owners sell off landmark Kolkata hotel 

Fairlawn Hotel on Sudder Street sold off

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February 06 2018

When a Professor of Zoology visited Asiatic Society

Prof Ena Ray Banerjee felt nostalgic viewing century old archives

By Ena Ray Banerjee

January 24 2018

When will Kolkata learn to protect heritage structures?

City monuments that are neglected and harbor laundry drying

By Information Desk

January 20 2018

Son et Lumiere at Jorasanko Thakurbari from next week

A rare experience for the first time in Kolkata

By Information Desk

January 15 2018

Meet the electrical engineer who runs a famous paan shop

Shyamal Dutta and Kolpotoru paan shop of Kolkata

By Ruchita Bose

December 29 2017

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

To support weavers and Bengal handlooms since 1917!

By Information Desk

December 08 2017

Wooden tram of Kolkata finds a place of honour

To be showcased at Heritage Transport Museum

By Information Desk

December 06 2017

How poet Madhusudan Dutt’s Kidderpore house got saved

Recent RTI case saved the house from demolition

By Information Desk

December 06 2017

Howrah Bridge through a child’s lens

Student Kshrugal Bhattacharya shares his love for the bridge 

By Kshrugal Bhattacharya

December 05 2017

How Chinatown’s oldest shop is building a culinary bridge

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

By Information Desk

November 27 2017

Paint the town red! Kolkata feeder boxes get facelift

Famous movie paintings on electric boxes catch city’s fancy

By Information Desk

November 21 2017

All new Son-et-Lumiere at Victoria Memorial

From Job Charnock to contemporary Kolkata

By Information Desk

November 20 2017

Kolkata temple that survived an earthquake and cyclone

‘Black Pagoda’ that withstood natural calamities

By Information Desk

November 13 2017

Architectural conservationist Kamalika Bose speaks to GB

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

By Information Desk

November 13 2017

The British hangover of elite clubs of Kolkata

Strict dress codes and male dominance in city clubs

By Mallika Bhaumik

November 09 2017

233-year-old Asiatic Society of Kolkata goes digital

Oldest archive of the country turns digital

By Information Desk

November 06 2017

Death knell tolls for Tea Board

Iconic tea board building will be no more

By Information Desk

November 02 2017

Are Anglo Indians of Kolkata vanishing?   

Student Shae-Lynn Samuel finds out

By Shae-Lynn Samuel

October 31 2017

Get spooked this Halloween with GB

Walk down haunted city sites today

By Information Desk

October 21 2017

Restored Nivedita house to open this month

Major restoration uplifts the 120-year-old house

By Information Desk

October 17 2017

Moida Kali! Well, she is not made of flour

An ancient Kali Temple in the village of Moida

By Information Desk

October 09 2017

Kolkata’s oldest citizen alive and kicking

255-year-old Banyan tree is still growing

By Information Desk

August 06 2017

College Street Coffee House had many predecessors

Where Kolkata’s aristocratic gentry met

By Debdutta Gupta

July 07 2017

Scrapping of Stage Coach Act

Will Phaetons not run anymore in Kolkata?

By Tale spin

August 25 2016

Nationalism and the 19th Century Calcutta

The city became the hub of nationalism

By Uttaran Chaudhury

August 25 2016

The U.S. Military Photographer who captured the city

Photographs of Calcutta during second world war

By Debdutta Gupta

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