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Culture / Art & Craft

October 18 2021

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

The Man who brought the Paanch Chala Durga to Bengal

By TTW

October 07 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

September 24 2021

Bengal’s Alpona has its roots in Harappan Civilisation!

This art is thought to be 40,000 years old

By Information Desk

September 23 2021

When Saree crossed borders and draped Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

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

By Shuvra Dey

September 20 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

September 14 2021

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 13 2021

Minaret sculptors of Kanthalia in Murshidabad hold on to dying art

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

By Information Desk

September 09 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

September 06 2021

Gomira Mask Makers of Dinajpur – Skilled Wood Workers

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

By Shuvra Dey

September 01 2021

National Handicraft Award for women mat makers of Medinipur

Both women are from Sabang in Paschim Medinipur

By Information Desk

August 25 2021

Transgenders and Gay feature in Kalighat Patachitra for the first time

Timeless art gets a twist from Uttam Chitrakar

By TTW

August 21 2021

Bankura craftsman gets National Award for exclusive Conch Shell carving

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

By TTW

July 17 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

July 03 2021

Dokra handicraft, a thing of ancient beauty

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

By Information Desk

June 02 2021

Mojilpur clay dolls, endangered examples of an ancient Bengali craft

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

By Information Desk

May 27 2021

Mahalis of Birbhum – the tribe that weaves bamboo wonders

Artisans and craftsmen of Bengal excelling in bamboo craft

By Sourbav Nandi

May 25 2021

What did democracy mean to Ramkinkar Baij?

GB tribute on his birthday

By Information Desk

May 18 2021

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

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

By Information Desk

May 08 2021

Enter the world of MAli, the cartoonist by passion

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

By Information Desk

May 03 2021

Chitrakar infuses modern social atrocities in Patachitra

Bhaskar Chitrakar tries to contemporize Kalighat Pata

By Information Desk

March 29 2021

Woven tales of a Baluchari Saree

Off to Bishnupur to watch Baluchari weavers

By Saheli Mitra

February 17 2021

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

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

By Shuvra Dey

January 29 2021

Artists from Bengal still rule at Christie’s Sale

Top selling Indian art at Christie’s is from Bengal

By Information Desk

January 27 2021

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

Weaved meticulously by rural women of Bengal

By Information Desk

January 20 2021

Bengal’s traditional Sal leaf utensils

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

By Information Desk

January 07 2021

Painting that had the idea of Bharat Mata

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

By Information Desk

January 02 2021

Madoor of Sabang conquers Europe

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

By Information Desk

December 22 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

December 07 2020

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

He was the first Indian to be elected a Fellow

By TTW

December 03 2020

Nandalal Bose- The man who illustrated The Indian Constitution

GB tribute to Nandalal Bose on his birth anniversary

By Debdutta Gupta

November 24 2020

Bengal Home Industries seeks to revive glory days

India’s oldest heritage NGO is seeking new pastures

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 14 2020

Goddess Kali and the Bengal school of art

The story of becoming the household deity

By Debdutta Gupta

November 13 2020

Inclusiveness reflected in Festivals of Bengal

The tradition of making Goddess Kali’s hair

By TTW

November 03 2020

North Dinajpur still holds on to the tradition of masks

Diverse masks are made in different districts of West Bengal

By Information Desk

October 31 2020

Earliest sketches of Kolkata by British landscape artists

Their sketches are indeed a living testimony

By Information Desk

October 19 2020

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

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

By Joydeep Sarkar

October 13 2020

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

Habibpur weaver’s labour of love gets national recognition

By Information Desk

September 18 2020

Sharbari Dutta, the woman who made Indian menswear fashionable

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

September 17 2020

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

Gaganendranath Tagore took up painting quite late in life

By Information Desk

September 09 2020

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

State government develops Natungram as Rural Craft Hub

By Information Desk

September 08 2020

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

Guided by President’s Award winner Biren Kumar Basak

By Information Desk

September 06 2020

Terracotta water bottles, your healthy lifestyle option

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

By Information Desk

August 30 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

August 23 2020

Tote bags, a perfect blend of beauty and utility

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

By Information Desk

August 18 2020

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

Stuck in a timeless ¬island amidst currents of change

By Information Desk

August 16 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

July 22 2020

Idea from Kolkata goes Global

#GoViralToStopTheVirus creatives to be exhibited in the United States

By Information Desk

July 01 2020

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By Information Desk

June 27 2020

Make greetings go viral

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June 26 2020

LET BIRD’S CALL GO VIRAL

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June 25 2020

Let Nature Go viral

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June 24 2020

Make Nataraj Go Viral

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June 23 2020

Make Solitude Go Viral

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June 20 2020

Make Kolkata Go Viral

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June 19 2020

Make New Horizons of Hope Go Viral

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June 17 2020

Make Black-out Poetry Go viral

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By Information Desk

June 16 2020

Let Origami Go Viral

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June 13 2020

Make Peace Go Viral

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June 13 2020

The dying art of exquisite stone carving of Susunia in Bankura

Breathing life into cold stone deftly!

By Information Desk

June 12 2020

Make Vision Go Viral

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By Information Desk

June 11 2020

Make Faith Go Viral

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By Information Desk

June 10 2020

Make Happiness Go Viral

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June 09 2020

Villagers of Birbhum still craft Bengal’s indigenous toy ‘Taalpatar Sep...

Tug-of-war between traditional toys and modern gadgets

By Information Desk

June 09 2020

Make Compassion Go Viral

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By Information Desk

June 07 2020

Make Performance Art go Viral

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By Information Desk

June 07 2020

First graphic novel series on Mahabharata based on 'Critical edition'

Artist from Bengal-- Sankha Banerjee’s path breaking initiative

By Information Desk

June 06 2020

Make art go viral

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By Information Desk

June 05 2020

Let Love For Dogs Go Viral

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June 04 2020

MAKE OCCULT ART GO VIRAL

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June 03 2020

Let Art go viral

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June 02 2020

Let art go viral

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June 01 2020

Make Endurance Go Viral

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May 31 2020

Let Hope Go Viral

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May 30 2020

Make Renewals Go Viral

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May 28 2020

Make child art go viral

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May 27 2020

Make focus go viral

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By Information Desk

May 21 2020

Let clean roads go viral

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By Information Desk

May 20 2020

Haludar – the forgotten ‘animal painter’ from Bengal 200 years ago!

He who helped British naturalists to preserve species

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May 20 2020

Make Madhubani Go Viral

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By Information Desk

May 19 2020

Make art go viral

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May 18 2020

Make 19-Word stories go viral

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May 17 2020

Let shadow play go viral

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By Information Desk

May 17 2020

Jogen Chowdhury- Life and times

First structured documentary on the living legend.

By Information Desk

May 16 2020

Let devotion go viral

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By Information Desk

May 15 2020

Let Turmeric Tea go viral

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By Information Desk

May 15 2020

Will the dying Santhali form of puppetry, Chadar Badar, survive?

Apathy and lack of support push Santhal doll makes to oblivion

By Information Desk

May 14 2020

Let reflection go viral

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By Information Desk

May 13 2020

Make peace go viral

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May 11 2020

LET CHILD ART GO VIRAL

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May 11 2020

U Ray & Sons - Upendrakisor was not just a storyteller, he was a scientific...

The maker of first block printing technology of India

By Information Desk

May 10 2020

MAKE MARINE LIFE GO VIRAL

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May 09 2020

LET STRONG SPINES GO VIRAL

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May 07 2020

Let Bengal Art Go Viral

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May 06 2020

Let Happiness Go Viral

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May 04 2020

Let Doodling Go Viral

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May 03 2020

Let Indian advertising go viral

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May 03 2020

On his birth anniversary, not the director – but calligrapher Satyajit Ra...

He who sketched most of his characters and even found calligraphed scripts

By Information Desk

May 02 2020

LET KITES GO VIRAL

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May 01 2020

LET UNITY GO VIRAL

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April 30 2020

LET CLEANLINESS GO VIRAL

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April 29 2020

LET ART GO VIRAL

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April 28 2020

LET OXYGEN GO VIRAL

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April 26 2020

Corona virus shape used to spread hope beauty kindness love

Positive twist to the virus shape by artists goes global

By Information Desk

April 16 2020

Reclining Arjuna by Nandalal Bose in public eye for the first time

The rare painting was with a freedom fighter

By Information Desk

April 12 2020

Jamini Roy - man with a vision far ahead of his times

How did Jamini Roy discern Tagore’s paintings?

By Information Desk

March 18 2020

Chittoprasad Bhattacharya, whose sketches on Bengal famine spoke a thousand...

Why was he not accepted in leading Art schools of Bengal?

By Information Desk

March 14 2020

Rani Putul of Bengal was made to praise Queen Victoria of England!

How the exquisite European faced dolls of Howrah are made

By Information Desk

March 12 2020

Even Shiv-Parvati litho-art of Bengal got a British aristocratic touch!

Chor Bagan Art Studio humanized mythological deities

By Debdutta Gupta

March 04 2020

Bengal’s Shora Painting --- bridging Hindu-Muslim divide

Hindu artisans depict tales of Muharram

By Sreyon

February 29 2020

Meeting Baul Karmakar --- The Terracota Warrior of Bankura

Visit to Panchmura, terracotta village of Bengal

By Saheli Mitra

February 24 2020

Caught in Indrajaal – the glamour of P.C. Sorcar, Maharajah of Magicians

How Sorcar took Indian magic to the world and made it famous

By Information Desk

February 18 2020

Naya – a village where even a two-year-old knows how to hold a paintbrush...

Bengal’s village is an open canvas of artists

By Information Desk

February 16 2020

Peeping into the prismatic world of bureaucrat Atri Bhattacharya’s photog...

The man who followed his heart and passion

By Information Desk

February 14 2020

Famous Doll series of Bikash Bhattacharjee is a silent witness to Bengal’...

Why did the artist protest through dolls?

By Debdutta Gupta

February 09 2020

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

Sibling of Abanindranath Tagore she was a self-taught artist

By Information Desk

February 08 2020

Binode Behari Mukherjee, the semi-blind world-famous artist from Santiniket...

Did you know he was a mentor of Satyajit Ray?

By Shuvra Dey

January 30 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

January 28 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

January 26 2020

Stimulate creative thoughts at the MAYA Art Fair

From contemporary art, ceramics to music

By Information Desk

January 25 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

January 22 2020

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

How a group of indigenous ironsmiths made the largest cannon

By Debdutta Gupta

January 22 2020

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

Art historian Debdutta Gupta and photographer Shubhomoy Mitra speak

By Information Desk

January 18 2020

Journey of Muslin from Bengal to Milan!

Revived to its past glory by artist Shafiqul Kabir Chandan

By Indrajit Sen

January 17 2020

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

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

By Dipak Barponda

January 15 2020

Kolkata Street Art Festival

Day long art celebration held in the City of Joy

By Information Desk

January 15 2020

Bankura’s Bikna crafts a metal tale that has evolved in recent times

Dokra Art form is as old as Mohenjodaro

By Information Desk

September 07 2018

And the search goes on…

Pratik Dey Chowdhury’s masterpieces behind the lens

By Information Desk

January 03 2020

Parampara -- 155th annual exhibition of Government Art College

Enter the oldest Art College of Asia

By Indranil Halder

October 22 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

October 22 2019

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

Chalchitra Academy holds special workshops for rural kids

By Information Desk

October 16 2019

Visva Bharati’s Kala Bhavan celebrates 100 years!

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

By Information Desk

October 12 2019

How did the Folk Art of Alpona come to Bengal?

Art of Alpona endorsed by Aban Thakur

By Information Desk

October 03 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

September 26 2019

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

Chalchitra Academy revives this palm toy through a workshop

By Information Desk

September 01 2019

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

Chalchitra Academy celebrated a vibrant Potochitra Painting workshop at Jhargram!

By Information Desk

August 23 2019

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

Artisans of Nadia get recognition in USA cities

By Information Desk

August 21 2019

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

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

By Saheli Mitra

August 21 2019

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

Market to College Street, Mitra sketched a different Kolkata

By Information Desk

August 11 2019

Chalchitra Academy’s artistic initiative at Jhargram’s Khwaabga...

Village of Bengal that walks and talks art

By Mrinal Mandal

August 08 2019

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

On his birth anniversary, GB remembers Abanindranath Tagore

By Information Desk

January 30 2019

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

Dying culinary art of Goyna Bori revived at a recent workshop

By Information Desk

January 11 2019

Prof Aloke Kumar gives 360-degree view of Kalighat Pat

He speaks on this indigenous art form of Bengal

By Information Desk

December 20 2018

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

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

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

December 14 2018

Vibrant colours of Pot Maya Festival of Pingla

How art of patachitra survived 2,500 years!

By Pratik Banerjee

December 05 2018

Kala Bhavan celebrates 100 years with unpublished paintings

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

By Information Desk

December 03 2018

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

Once upon a time Bengal made designer home-made sweets

By Sreemoyee Bhattacharya

November 29 2018

Grand murals of K.G. Subramanyan at Kala Bhavan

What do the murals depict?

By Saheli Mitra

November 19 2018

Autumnal Lines by Jogen Chowdhury at MAYA Art Space

Rare sketches and line drawings of the master artist

By Information Desk

November 03 2018

Artist Sanatan Dinda speaks to GB on nudity and body painting

Why body painting is still not popular in India 

By Information Desk

October 29 2018

Nilanjan Bandyopadhyay interprets Bengali poetry through calligraphy

Unique show of Poetry and Calligraphy at MAYA Art Space

By Saheli Mitra

September 14 2018

Look into Bengal’s Babu culture through babu dolls

Chalchitra Academy’s workshop brings this unique art form

By Shubhankar Das

July 26 2018

GB visits Asim Paul’s Kumartuli Studio

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

By Information Desk

July 16 2018

Sister Nivedita – The Offered One

GB presents an exhibition of a ‘different kind’

By Suman Sadhu

April 29 2018

Ramkinkar, Benodebihari and Nandalal – all in one

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

By Sabyasachi Mullick

February 15 2018

Kolkata artist’s paintings on German stamps!

World-renowned artist Sudip Chatterjee speaks to GB

By Saheli Mitra

November 23 2017

Artisans of a Burdwan village still make ropes

Villagers have stuck to the traditional art of rope making

By Dr. Swapan Thakur

November 09 2017

Ramkinkar’s sculptures to be finally preserved

They faced weathering as they lay in the open

By Information Desk

November 03 2017

Clay and colour dialogue at Weavers’ Studio

Artistic symphony from Nov 4 

By Information Desk

November 01 2017

Phulia comes up with world’s longest alpona

Alpona on NH34 finds place in Guinness Books of Records

By Information Desk

October 14 2017

 Jogen Chowdhury in an exclusive interview to GB

Artist Partha Dasgupta speaks to Jogen Chowdhury

By Information Desk

August 02 2017

Sanatan Dinda aces World Body painting Fest

Bengali artisttriumphson world stage

By Information Desk

August 02 2017

Jamini Roy paintings on Metro pillars

Nazrul Tirtha Metro pillars get new look

By Information Desk

June 28 2017

Reed mats vanishing from Bengal

Are reed mats losing to plastic mats?

By Tale spin

August 25 2016

Bengal’s Veteran Scroll Painter sings of Rabindranath

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

By Information Desk

September 20 2016

The Ceramic Works of Artist Partha Dasgupta

Exhibition of ceramic works titled “Amrit”

By Debdutta Gupta

August 25 2016

Rainy season and Bengal’s Artists

Rainy season and Bengal’s Artists

By Debdutta Gupta

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