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Culture / History & Heritage

April 19 2021

The Lucknow that Wajid Ali Shah built, in Kolkata

What happened to the ‘shadow kingdom’ that the Nawab built?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 18 2021

Why is Bishnupur not a UNESCO World Heritage site yet?

Experts are of the view that the sheer diversity of Bishnupur’s art and culture makes it worthy of the world heritage tag

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 17 2021

The first biopic on Mujibur Rahman was made in Kolkata

GB brings this incredible tale on Bangobondhu’s birth anniversary

By Information Desk

March 10 2021

Kalyani - the town that carries Bidhan Roy’s scars of unrequited love

Declared a Smart City by the state government in 2014

By Information Desk

March 05 2021

Hastings, the neighbourhood that sums up Kolkata’s colonial past

From a Muslim burial ground to a ‘Coolie Bazar’ to a township for ordnance employees

By GM Kapur

February 26 2021

Subhas vs Prof Oaten, an encounter that changed two lives

What happened to E.F. Oaten, the assault on whom caused Subhas Bose to be expelled from Presidency College?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

February 15 2021

Netaji sent written messages in bread slices through his attendant

The House in Kurseong where Netaji was interned

By Jayatri Nag

January 21 2021

When Brooke’s Swan Cars cruised through the crowded streets of Kolkata

The car first arrived in Calcutta in 1910

By Indranil Halder

January 16 2021

Bibhuti Bhushan’s legacy under threat, family seeks help

The house is in imminent danger of collapse, thanks to large-scale construction work

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 11 2021

Six decades after its birth, Bengal’s mini-Tibet shines bright

Darjeeling’s Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Centre is an example of self-reliance and cultural autonomy

By Indrajit Sen

January 02 2021

Sans Souci Theatre of British Calcutta staged Shakespeare’s plays

Colonial influences on Kolkata’s culture

By Shuvra Dey

December 25 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

December 07 2020

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

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 05 2020

The Santipur Local - Part 2

How the Earliest Trains look like?

By Rahul Haldar

December 04 2020

Jagannath Sadak, the once holy route from Calcutta to Puri

Once the only route from Calcutta to Puri, Jagannath Sadak is an integral part of Bengal and Odisha

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

December 01 2020

The Santipur Local

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

By Rahul Haldar

November 28 2020

The citizen heritage keepers of Kolkata

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 28 2020

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

Tracing the history of spread of Buddhism in Tibet

By Information Desk

September 21 2020

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

Statues add to the heritage pride of Bengal

By Indranil Halder

September 16 2020

How did Wajid Ali Shah, Nawab of Awadh bring his favourite sport Kite Flyin...

Let the kites fly high today redefining your freedom

By Shahanshah Mirza

September 09 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

September 05 2020

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

Bengal’s district of grandeur and opulence

By Indranil Halder

August 26 2020

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

The Ghatwal clan still lives in Birbhum

By Shuvra Dey

August 21 2020

Zamor, slave boy from Bengal played a major role in bringing down Bastille ...

How he got inducted in the court of French Royalty

By Information Desk

August 10 2020

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

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

By Information Desk

July 25 2020

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

Demand for ‘Heritage’ tag for ancient school

By Dipak Saha

June 23 2020

Bengali woman who first tamed tigers on a circus arena – wow! Sushila Sun...

The first Indian woman to show Tiger Acts in a circus

By Indranil Halder

June 11 2020

Bijoy Singha – the prince of Bengal who went on to rule Sri Lanka!

How did a Bengali prince reach Srilanka?

By Information Desk

June 01 2020

67th Everest Day celebrated at Darjeeling’s Himalayan Mountaineering Inst...

HMI remembers Tenzing Norgay on his 106th Birth Anniversary

By Information Desk

May 26 2020

Century-old Corona Typewriter lies in Quarantine at Darjeeling

The typewriter is preserved in Sister Nivedita’s house

By Bapi Ghosh

April 26 2020

Did you know Bengal was once upon a time ruled by African Kings!

Story of the Habshi Sultans of Bengal

By Information Desk

March 20 2020

Himadri Shankar Dey --- Lone crusader launches heritage museum

Shuvendu Mohan Dey Historical Museum of Barshool

By Information Desk

March 10 2020

Kolkata’s last bioscopewallah Md Salim to retire as smartphones take over...

How Salim kept a celluloid dream alive for generations

By Shuvra Dey

March 05 2020

In search of roots --- how Partition uprooted Bengalis

Off to Barishal to relive memories

By Amit Sen

February 29 2020

The Big Ben of Howrah Station --- Boro Ghori turns 94!

Timekeeper since World War I

By Information Desk

February 27 2020

Victoria Park of Dhaka was witness to first war of Indian independence

Revisiting the checkered past of Old Dhaka

By Sreyon

February 18 2020

The grand dilapidated Nimtita Palace where Satyajit Ray shot Jalshaghar

How can the palace be saved from floods?

By Information Desk

November 23 2019

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

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

By Information Desk

October 30 2019

Why Bengal’s Kayasthyas worship Chitragupta on Bhai Phonta?

Tracing the link between life and death

By Information Desk

July 27 2019

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

Chau dance has received UNESCO Heritage tag

By Information Desk

June 08 2019

Is Jamai Shashthi a misogynistic festival of Bengal?

Shameless display of money and pampering for the men only!

By Saheli Mitra

November 06 2018

Bengal’s own Halloween: Bhoot Chaturdashi

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

By Information Desk

November 05 2018

Why so many Shakti Peeths are concentrated in Bengal?

GB visits Shakti Peeths of Bengal on eve of Kali Puja

By Information Desk

June 19 2018

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

Is this day a blatant show of male chauvinism?

By Saheli Mitra

February 28 2018

Enjoy Santiniketan’s Boshonto Utsav in Kolkata today!

Singer Manoj Murali brings Spring’s rhythm to Kolkata

By Saheli Mitra

November 03 2017

Why Miss Japan speaks fluent Bengali?

After all she is the great granddaughter of Prafulla Ghosh

By Information Desk

October 20 2017

10 best Kali hymns or mantras

Chant them tonight

By Information Desk

October 18 2017

Shaktipeeth that lies in Pakistan

Hingol Shakti Peeth of Marutirtha Hinglaj

By Information Desk

September 24 2017

Bishnupur Gharana- A moment of joy

A lost glory is set to return

By Information Desk

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