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May 16 2024

The magnificent façade of Basu Bati reminds us of a lost heritage – GetB...

The Basu Bati was designed by a well-known Bengali engineer, Nilmoni Mitra

By Saheli Mitra

May 10 2024

City Palace of Burdwan Maharaj – GetBengal story

Bijay Manzil was once the City Palace of the Maharaja of Burdwan

By Saheli Mitra

May 03 2024

The Marble Palace in Kolkata speaks of the grandeur of the Mullicks – Ge...

The Marble Palace in Kolkata was built by late Rajendra Mullick

By Saheli Mitra

April 25 2024

Gooptus of Middleton – First Native family to move to Calcutta’s ‘Whi...

The Gooptu Palace House was built as a blend of Indian and European aesthetics

By Saheli Mitra

April 15 2024

The Staircase Bridge—175-year-old Thanthania Laha Palace—GetBengal stor...

The cantilever staircase of Thanthania Laha Palace echoes tales spanning three centuries

By Saheli Mitra

April 10 2024

Howrah bridge look-alike on the lake to connect to a mosque – GetBengal ...

Did you know Kolkata has India's only mosque amidst water?

By Information Desk

March 15 2024

‘Bawa-Bhonu Gupshup’ promises to bring Kolkatans closer to the dwindlin...

Parsi heritage to be celebrated in Kolkata in the ‘Bawa Bhonu Gup-Shup’ event

By TTW

March 14 2024

Lesser known ports along Hooghly river played an important role in Bengal t...

The "River-Time Silk Banners" project sheds light on the historical significance of ports along the Hooghly River

By Information Desk

March 01 2024

Historical exhibition at Sabarna Sangrahashala with a special display on tr...

This museum is a preservation of forgotten history

By Information Desk

February 13 2024

Chandannagar Museum now open to public - GetBengal story

Chandannagar College is the country’s only educational institution that was shut down from 1908-31 in view of the revolutionary activities

By Information Desk

November 01 2023

The illustrious Butto Kristo Paul chemist shop at North Kolkata - GetBengal...

92B Sovabazar Street is an iconic address

By Maniklal Ghosh

September 23 2023

Dakshindihi evokes fond memories of Tagore family’s connection with Bangl...

Dakshindihi is a village under Phultala Union Parishad of Phultala Upazila in Khulna, Bangladesh

By Information Desk

September 04 2023

Manchas of 18th century Bengal hold key to architectural splendour -GetBeng...

Manchas are of three types -- Dolmancha, Rasmancha and Tulsimancha

By TTW

August 21 2023

The lost heritage of Chaplin Hall: India’s first single screen movie thea...

Elphinstone Picture Palace was later renamed “Minerva” and was a popular theatre for screening Hollywood films

By Information Desk

August 07 2023

UK-based women’s group set for a Saree Walkathon on National Handloom Day...

India decided to highlight the country’s ancient heritage and declared August 7 as National Handloom Day

By Information Desk

August 03 2023

Bhot Bagan Math: Remnant of a glorious chapter of Tibetan Buddhist era - Ge...

It is a unique monastery with a rare influx of Shaiva and Tibetian Buddhist traditions in its origin

By Shuvra Dey

July 26 2023

Ancient Bengal’s phenomenal role in spreading Buddhism in Tibet - GetBeng...

Few figures in the history of Buddhism in Tibet have had as far-reaching and profound an influence as Atiśa Dīpankara

By Shuvra Dey

July 22 2023

In memoriam: Tribute to tragic Nawab Wajid Ali Shah on his bicentenary - Ge...

Ms. Manzilat Fatima inaugurated the two-day art exhibition titled ‘Intekhab’

By Information Desk

July 19 2023

Poet-playwright Dwijendralal Roy fought for the farmers of Kajlagarh - GetB...

D.L. Roy came to this place as the land settlement officer of the then Sujamutha division of Midnapore

By TTW

July 01 2023

The rich heritage of Calcutta High Court, going strong at 161 - GetBengal s...

India’s oldest High Court is a storehouse of memories

By Information Desk

June 26 2023

The table where Bankim Chandra penned his renowned works of literature

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was an essayist, novelist, critic, a journalist, polemicist and a thinker

By Information Desk

June 10 2023

Sarbamangala Temple in East Burdwan offers endless pilgrimage for the soul

This holy shrine is one of the 52 Shakti Pithas dedicated to Adi Shakti

By TTW

June 07 2023

Bankim Chandra’s office at Jessore, the first district of undivided Benga...

Bankim Chandra honed his professional skills during his tenure at Jessore

By Information Desk

June 03 2023

Gourango Bari of Katwa still holds on to the legacy of Sri Chaitanya

Sri Gadadhara Das constructed the Gouranga Bari Temple

By Suranjana Mitra

May 16 2023

Santiniketan might be soon included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

Santiniketan was originally bought by Rabindranath Tagore’s father, Debendranath Tagore

By Information Desk

May 15 2023

Kushan period terracotta wheeled doll unearthed in Chandraketugarh

Were these wheeled dolls used just by children? Or were they part of religious rites as well?

By Information Desk

April 10 2023

Will the Rajbaris of Khidderpore stand the test of time?

Kidderpore is one of the oldest river ports under the control of Calcutta Port Trust

By Information Desk

March 31 2023

Re-looking at the glory that was ‘Mankar Rangmahal’

Mankar was once renowned as the ‘Temple town’ of Bengal

By TTW

March 28 2023

Will the Kadi Barga houses of Old Kolkata survive an earthquake? Listen to ...

The natural question that pops up is why are only the buildings built prior to 1940 at risk?

By Sibapriya Dasgupta

March 11 2023

Bengal’s ancient Mauryan site of Mahasthangarh, where History takes a nap...

Mahasthangarh is one of the oldest and most traditional places among the archaeological monuments of Bangladesh

By TTW

March 06 2023

Murshidabad’s Lalbagh property being claimed by Pakistan’s 1st Presiden...

The quiet, semirural Lalbagh of Murshidabad often cuts a story steeped in timeless wonder

By Information Desk

February 24 2023

Howrah Station’s famous Boro Ghori turns 95!

Timekeeper since World War I

By Information Desk

February 22 2023

'Doomtullah' - the old Calcutta street with a Jewish connect

The 350m long Ezra Street located in the heart of Kolkata is a testament of the city's vibrant Jewish history

By TTW

February 02 2023

Did you know Dwarkanath Tagore owned around 50 brothels in Calcutta?

He founded the Jorasanko Branch of the Tagore family

By Information Desk

February 01 2023

West Bengal’s first Saraswati temple was established a century ago in How...

The name ‘Saraswati' means 'elegant', 'flowing', and ‘watery'

By Shuvra Dey

January 30 2023

The teenager who literally died smiling

Khudiram Bose was hanged at 18

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 23 2023

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

January 14 2023

Tales and memories woven in the brick-red quilts - a Bengal staple

Feather-light 'lep' has been in use during winters in this subcontinent for hundreds of years

By Information Desk

January 14 2023

Bengalis who contributed to the building of Alipore Zoo

It was Wellesley who first thought of creating a zoological garden

By Information Desk

January 13 2023

Does keeping faith in Sundarban’s Bonbibi help wildlife conservation?

There are two versions of Bonbibi Johuranama/ Bon Bibir Karamoti

By Diptarka Ghosh

January 12 2023

How the British were mesmerised by Bengal’s ‘Palanquins’

The men who carried palanquins were called “Kahar”

By Mouni Mondal

January 06 2023

Why ‘Shibpur Botanical Garden’ owes a huge debt to William Roxburgh

The Indian Botanic Garden is the largest in Southeast Asia

By Information Desk

December 27 2022

Steamships of British Bengal: symbolizing the progress of man and his maste...

In British minds steam became synonymous with civilization

By Information Desk

December 20 2022

Gobardanga’s train platform number 3 ½ evokes memories from the past

Gobardanga is one of the oldest stations on the Sealdah-Bongaon section

By Information Desk

November 28 2022

Chugging along Kolkata’s oldest railway track!

Railway operations commenced in West Bengal in 1915

By Information Desk

November 03 2022

Rani Rashmoni’s iconic Janbazar house finally acquires heritage status

The historically significant Janbazar house of Rani Rashmoni, which has been a witness of several important contemporary events, finally recognised as a heritage building

By Suranjana Mitra

October 29 2022

Tagore’s grandson Nitindranath and century old Visva-Bharati Publishing D...

The Visva-Bharati Publication (Visva Bharati Granthana Vibhaga) has completed its centenary year

By Angshuman Thakur

October 25 2022

How a Christian donated land for the temple of Bhabatarini in Dakshineswar

The idea for the temple came to Rani Rashmoni in a dream

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

October 18 2022

Dilapidated Raipur Rajbari of Birbhum and illustrious Sinha family

The family is well known for Satyendra Prasanno Sinha who became the first Indian member of the British House of Lords

By TTW

October 13 2022

Bijoy Singha, the prince of Bengal who was once the ruler of Sri Lanka

How did a Bengali prince reach Srilanka?

By Information Desk

October 11 2022

Century old journey of Santiniketan’s Visva-Bharati Publishing Division

Rabindranath Tagore founded Visva-Bharati University on 18 September 1922

By Angshuman Thakur

September 13 2022

The Darjeeling Mail was once run by bullocks

The Darjeeling Mail was run by bullocks!

By Bapi Ghosh

September 09 2022

India’s first post office was at Khejuri in East Midnapore

The birthplace of India’s First official Telegraph line connecting Calcutta-Khejuri and Diamond Harbour

By Information Desk

September 06 2022

Kolkata Port Trust revives memory of Goalanda Ghat through steamer rides

The Kolkata Port Trust is all set to re-introduce a paddle steamer 'PS Bhopal' on the Hooghly River

By TTW

September 01 2022

Lost Palace of Siraj-ud-Daulah

Siraj-ud-Daulah is hailed as the last independent Nawab of Bengal

By TTW

August 16 2022

Buried Dutch cemetery of Chinsurah

The Dutch cemetery has well planned narrow walkways around the graves

By Kankana Mukherjee

August 13 2022

75 years after Independence, can we stop promoting the Pingali Venkayya myt...

The first attempt at a national flag was made by Sister Nivedita

By Information Desk

August 05 2022

Can we still save our old buildings? If not, why not?

The KMC has identified 150 ‘extremely vulnerable’ buildings

By Information Desk

August 04 2022

North Kolkata and its Bangiya Sahitya Parishat

Acharya Ramendrasundar Trivedi was the main influence behind the setting up of Bangiya Sahitya Parishat Library

By Information Desk

August 02 2022

Unique heritage walks: Destination Serampore Radhaballav and Madanmohun tem...

An ‘Aatchala’ Radhaballav Temple was built on the banks of Ganga River around 1677 by Rudraram Pundi

By Mukut Tapadar

July 27 2022

Moral policing to financial fraud, Bengal’s ‘pioneers’ who showed the...

The earliest case of white collar crime in Bengal dates back to 1904

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 26 2022

Novel 'Heritage Walk': Destination Serampore Henry Martin Pagoda

A Heritage Photo Walk is an attempt to trace the colonial practices

By Mukut Tapadar

July 22 2022

On India’s Flag Adoption Day, acknowledging the tricolour’s debt to Ben...

The Indian tricolour was adopted on this day in 1947

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 11 2022

Bolpur’s Laxmi Janardan Temple demonstrates that an artist’s religion i...

The Sarkar family has handed over the restoration work of the temple to a group of Muslim artists from Murshidabad district

By TTW

July 09 2022

The Ramcharit Manas manuscript that travelled from Mahisadal to Kolkata

The language of the manuscript is close to the Abadi Sanskrit dialect

By TTW

July 06 2022

Bolpur Railway Station to get a world-class facelift

The Bolpur Railway Station already has a place to visit- the Gitanjali Rail Museum right opposite to the station

By Information Desk

July 02 2022

End of an era as Chacha’s Hotel downs shutters

The restaurant was set up by Gosaidas Patra in 1875

By Siman Roy

July 01 2022

How the ancient road to ‘Jagannath Dham’ served Bengal’s pilgrims

The pilgrims were numerous, despite the hardships

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 17 2022

Nimtita Palace of Jalsaghar fame finally gets heritage tag

The almost 200-year-old palace has received the tag from West Bengal Heritage Commission

By TTW

June 01 2022

Shibpur's centuries-old Roxburgh House to be restored

The project has been named as 'Roxburgh International Hub Project'

By TTW

May 21 2022

Power of Museums: A Special celebration at Indian Museum

Museums uphold our glorious ethnographic heritage in the form of their collections

By Maniklal Ghosh

May 10 2022

Raghu Dakat – how he turned a disciple of singer Ramprasad

A three-part series on the tales of famous dacoits of Bengal in the 18th and 19th century

By TTW

May 07 2022

Raghu Dakat – why did a peasant’s son take up arms

A three-part series on the tales of famous dacoits of Bengal in the 18th and 19th century

By TTW

May 03 2022

‘Hare re re re’ – noble and ignoble Dacoits of Bengal

A three-part series on the tales of famous dacoits of Bengal in the 18th and 19th century

By TTW

April 21 2022

Old Danish Government House in Serampore ready for a fresh start

The newly renovated museum was inaugurated on April 8 in the presence of the Minister of State for Information and Culture and Tourism, Indranil Sen, and many more notable figures

By Kankana Mukherjee

April 20 2022

Ancient monuments unearthed near the Sundarbans of Bangladesh

The site has been unearthed in Rezakpur village of Khulna

By Information Desk

April 19 2022

Indian Museum brings Rakhaldas Banerjee and his discoveries to public

To commemorate the 137th birth anniversary of Rakhaldas Banerji

By Maniklal Ghosh

April 18 2022

Protecting one building at a time, the story of a pioneering top cop

In conversation with Soumen Mitra, former Commissioner of Police

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

April 15 2022

A few Bengali calendar basics as we begin 1429

Answering a few FAQs about Bangabda, the Bengali era

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 24 2022

Subhas and Emilie, what the world never knew

The story behind the facade

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

March 16 2022

Bengal’s Ghutiari Sharif – where faiths and belief meet beyond religiou...

It is known for the mazaar (resting place) of Pir Ghazi Mubarak Ali, a revered 17th-century Muslim Saint

By TTW

February 15 2022

The Real Rani – How Rani Rashmoni outwitted British East India Company

Her tactics left the officials of East India Company bewildered and rattled out of shock.

By TTW

February 14 2022

Real Rani -- Rani Rashmoni merged philanthropy and business

She was a kind and generous lady who was loved by her subjects

By TTW

February 10 2022

The Real Rani -- Rani Rashmoni’s husband taught her how to run a business...

Rani Rashmoni was a fast learner and could easily pick up the. Business tricks

By TTW

February 08 2022

The Real Rani -- Rani Rashmoni, one of the first female entrepreneurs of In...

She came, she saw and she conquered the oppressive system during her time

By TTW

January 31 2022

The man who ‘found’ Mohenjo Daro 100 years ago did many other things to...

RD Banerji began digging at Mohenjo Daro in 1922

By Information Desk

January 21 2022

What is topsy-turvy about Ultadanga?

Ultadanga is an important locality in the metropolis of Kolkata

By TTW

January 20 2022

Tipu Sultan and Tollygunge – Where do the two T’s meet?

Tollygunge derived its moniker from a colonel in the British Army named William Tolly

By TTW

January 20 2022

Over three centuries after his death, Job Charnock still an enigma

Relatively little is known about Charnock the man

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 07 2022

How Lord Bentinck helped in Birth & Growth of Darjeeling

Darjeeling was first acquired as a military outpost and sanatorium since it offered strategic advantages

By TTW

January 06 2022

The bus route between Calcutta and England that crossed 150 borders!

It is considered to be the longest bus route in the world till date.

By Information Desk

January 03 2022

When Maratha Bargis could have taken Calcutta, but didn’t

Through the 1740s and 50s, Bengal was terrorised by Bargis

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

January 03 2022

Eden Gardens: A gift of love for Kolkata by three British siblings

Eden Gardens is third largest cricket stadium in the world

By Shuvra Dey

December 30 2021

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

How he got inducted in the court of French Royalty

By Information Desk

December 29 2021

Looking back at the first Poush Mela of Santiniketan

Santiniketan’s poush mela has now turned into an annual pilgrimage for many

By Mekhla Dasgupta

December 28 2021

Looking back at first Poush Mela: Maharshi Debendranath’s vision

Poush Mela charted a new course of interacting with rural people and tribal folks living in villages around Santiniketan

By Mekhla Dasgupta

December 25 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal: Church that got its name even before ...

This Parish was named after the first Archbishop of Calcutta, Msgr Paul Goethals

By TTW

December 24 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and influence of Tibetan craftsmen on ...

From Belgian Jesuits to Tibetan craftsmen, the melting pot of North Bengal Christianity

By TTW

December 23 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and role of Canadian Jesuits

Belgian and Canadian Jesuits were instrumental in helping establish the Christian community in North Bengal

By TTW

December 22 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and Darjeeling

Some of Darjeeling's churches were used by the British army for their religious needs

By TTW

December 21 2021

Dawn of Christianity in North Bengal and its historical churches

In February 1896, Dores Alanzo Robinson became the first Adventist to enter the territory of North Bengal

By TTW

December 10 2021

Palsit railway station, where the iconic ‘Pather Panchali’ was shot

Palsit railway station, on the Howrah–Burdwan main line, is operated by Eastern Railway

By Shuvra Dey

December 08 2021

Did you know India’s 2nd Largest Church stands in Raigunj of Bengal?

St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral is popularly known as the Raiganj Church.

By Information Desk

December 02 2021

The simple philanthropic life of Khan Jahan Ali

A large number of Hindus converted to Islam, being attracted by the humanitarian work of Khan Jahan Ali

By TTW

December 02 2021

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways: Was Bengal’s Agricultural Decline rela...

GB goes through historical data to trace the various railway tracts laid in Bengal during British India in this fourth out of the 6-part series

By TTW

November 30 2021

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Is Satyajit Ray’s grandfather a descendant...

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this and final part out of the 5-part series

By TTW

November 29 2021

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways: Eastern Bengal Railway and Chalan Beel

GB goes through historical data to trace the various railway tracts laid in Bengal during British India in this third out of the 6-part series

By TTW

November 29 2021

Story of Dhaka University – The Museum of Bhasha Andolan

In this 3-episode series, GB delves into the past and present of Dhaka University, which has remained a historical landmark for the struggle for freedom

By Information Desk

November 27 2021

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Freedom fighter Grandson relocates to Shillo...

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this fourth out of the 5-part series

By TTW

November 26 2021

Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali, the crusader who changed South Bengal

The well-known 15th-century Sufi saint and ruler who promoted the spread of Islam in Bengal.

By TTW

November 26 2021

New NATMO Monograph on Bengal’s Shaktipeeths to promote pilgrimage touris...

Bengal will soon have a detailed map to promote tourism along the Shaktipeeth trail

By Information Desk

November 24 2021

Kolkata Police rewarded for keeping city heritage safe

Many of the buildings belonging to the force are heritage structures

By Information Desk

November 24 2021

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways: Problems faced in track laying

GB goes through historical data to trace the various railway tracts laid in Bengal during British India in this second out of the 6-part series

By TTW

November 23 2021

Ghosts of Garden Reach, where history speaks

The ghosts that aren’t so frequently talked about

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

November 23 2021

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Gouripur Estate of Myemenshingha

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this 3rd out of 5-part series

By TTW

November 22 2021

Chugging tales of Bengal Railways, the first track of British India

GB goes through historical data to trace the various railway tracts laid in Bengal during British India in this first out of the 6-part series

By TTW

November 22 2021

Story of Dhaka University – Formed in aftermath of Bengal Partition of 19...

The University of Dhaka opened its doors on July 1, 1921, with Mr P. J. Hartog as its first Vice-Chancellor

By TTW

November 20 2021

Hindu son of Siraj-ud-daullah: Jugalkishore, the dashing feudal lord

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this 2nd out of 5-part series

By TTW

November 18 2021

Story of Dhaka University – The voice for the oppressed

Dhaka University has been a hotspot of revolutionaries and demonstrators since its inception

By TTW

November 16 2021

Did you know a Muslim, Hazrat Khan Jahan Ali started the line of Pirali Bra...

The Tagore family line descended from one such Pirali family

By TTW

November 15 2021

Hindu son of Siraj ud-daula, where are his descendants now?

GB goes through historical data to trace the family of the last independent Nawab of Bengal in this 1st out of 5-part series

By TTW

November 15 2021

The Turk ruler of Bengal who learnt Sanskrit and worshipped Ganga

Zafar Khan Ghazi - The harbinger of communal harmony in Bengal

By TTW

November 12 2021

Amartya Sen’s nostalgia: Jagat Kutir, his home in Dhaka

Sen’s childhood across different geographies, culture and environment

By Saheli Mitra

November 09 2021

Alexander Castle -- Where Rabindranath Tagore was invited by Muktagachha za...

The castle is also known as ‘Lohar Kuthi’ or ‘Rang Mahal’

By Shuvra Dey

October 26 2021

Durgapur Aatbari’s complex architecture saved many freedom fighters from ...

The run-down ancestral mansion stands as a silent witness of its own glorious past

By TTW

October 05 2021

Three Kolkata Restaurants get Heritage plaque – Mocambo, Kwality & Trinca...

With the newly bestowed Heritage Plaques, these three restaurants might turn into iconic puja hotspots this year

By Information Desk

October 01 2021

Jalpaiguri tops Bengal language list with a diversity of 98 dialects

The district is a shining example of unity despite the multiplicity of dialects spoken here

By Information Desk

September 24 2021

Will SD and RD's home truly become a museum?

Kolkata Municipal Corporation has plans to buy the property

By Information Desk

September 23 2021

Kolkata Blue Plaque, a drive to make heritage part of daily life

The scheme is modelled on the London Blue Plaque

By Information Desk

September 17 2021

How did Wajid Ali Shah bring his favourite sport Kite Flying to Kolkata?

Let the kites fly high today redefining your freedom

By Shahanshah Mirza

September 13 2021

‘Pandu Rajar Dhipi’ – Bengal’s Chalcolithic site could be as old as...

An archaeological marvel signifying a rich heritage, it once ran parallel to the late Harappan era

By Information Desk

September 11 2021

Malda district throws up Buddhist wonder – in Jagjivanpur

Excavation at Jagjivanpur opens up the archaeological splendor of Bengal

By TTW

August 18 2021

Hauntings and history blend at Writers’ Building

Writers’ was once referred to as a mini-township

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

July 28 2021

World War I, immortalised by Bengal’s soldiers

As a British colony, India was dragged into the war

By Information Desk

July 05 2021

Alipore, the posh Kolkata locality named after a ‘traitor’

A curious bit of history unknown to most modern Kolkatans

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 21 2021

Jagannath Sadak, the ancient path to divinity

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

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

June 02 2021

June, the month of the ‘Black Hole tragedy’

Where Kolkata’s GPO stands today was where the Black Hole allegedly once stood

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 29 2021

The man who made Mount Everest famous

Renowned mountaineer Debashis Biswas on why it is important to remember Tenzing Norgay

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 24 2021

Bengal was once upon a time ruled by African Kings!

Story of the Habshi Sultans of Bengal

By Information Desk

May 20 2021

'Khoka’ then and now, Kolkata’s notorious Pagla Murder Case

What if the Khoka of celluloid were to have a real-life counterpart?

By Yajnaseni Chakraborty

May 11 2021

How Tagore was ‘stamped’ on the world

In the 160th year of his birth, here’s looking at stamps on Tagore

By Information Desk

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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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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